Lafayette pro-lifers say it’s ‘boots on’ time in a post-Roe world
Plus, prepping for more rallies in downtown Lafayette after Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, as eyes turn to Statehouse for the General Assembly’s special session, starting July 6
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The rallies continued in downtown Lafayette after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, this time with Tippecanoe County Right to Life members offering a series of prayers and promises Sunday afternoon for a coming era where states are free to outlaw abortion.
“Welcome to a post-Roe America,” Anna Allgaier, a local Right to Life board member, told about three dozen people holding signs pleading for an end to abortion and calling on the state and federal government to defund Planned Parenthood.
“Praise the Lord that, without a doubt, we are the post-Roe generation,” she said.
As with a pro-choice rally that drew 100-plus to the same courthouse steps Friday – just hours after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a Mississippi case the justices used to call out the 1973 Roe decision as “egregiously wrong from the start” – eyes were on the July 6 start of a special session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Initially called for Gov. Eric Holcomb’s $225 tax refund plan, the special session will play out as Indiana’s chance to tighten the state’s abortion regulations – or even totally ban the practice.
As with the pro-choice rally on the same steps Friday afternoon, those gathered Sunday seemed to agree that legislature would make a move in July. How far lawmakers would go and what came next seemed to be the only doubt.
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