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House Republicans bet on private sector for infant mortality fix

House Republicans bet on private sector for infant mortality fix

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans are preparing to wager the lives of some 700 Hoosier babies a year on their philosophy that the private sector is more capable of reducing infant mortality than any government program.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Three weeks after losing his House leadership post for failing to disclose a major conflict of interest, state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, announced Friday he's quitting the Legislature.

September 19, 2014 4:25 pm

AG accuses abortion docs of paperwork errors

INDIANAPOLIS | The medical license of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former Gary abortion provider, could be revoked after Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a 1,833-count compliant against him Wednesday with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Those who allow abortion should fear God

In his July 29 letter, John Anderson proposes the reason the prayers of millions of conservative Christians have failed in their attempts to make abortion illegal might be because "God doesn't want an anti-abortion law to be."

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

There's a place for all human life

What would we do with the excess population if employers are not compelled to make contraceptives and abortifacients available to their employees? This query is similar to the time-worn question of choice advocates: "Without abortion, and we had these 56 million people, how would we support …

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Show love rather than seeking end to abortion

Has anybody wondered why anti-abortion proponents have been unsuccessful in getting a government law on the books that makes abortion illegal? Their struggle has continued on for more than four decades with millions in funding spent -- and all for naught. Why this so-far failure? Could it be…

July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana abortions drop again

INDIANAPOLIS | For the fifth year in a row, the number of abortions performed in Indiana was less than the year before.

July 16, 2014 5:30 pm
Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Like others of her generation, Betty Cockrum had a "political awakening" in 1968.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Video
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video

Let's support state, federal pro-life legislation

“Thou shalt kill,” the altered commandment in Clay Bennett’s recent editorial cartoon, asked us to think twice about capital punishment. Clearly, no one wants an innocent person to die for a crime he or she did not commit.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Use birth control to reduce pregnancy risks

I was appalled by James Battles' letter over a “Why should men determine rights women should have?” He is way off the real subject.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Restore some sense of dignity to human life

Last year I advised of great advances in the right to choose: gender selection and using kidneys of aborted children in flavor enhancement tests for soda pop. Let me relate an innovative and exciting development from the right to choose.

April 03, 2014 1:00 am

You have no right to make decisions for any woman

Barry Emigh wrote a compelling letter against a woman's right to abortion based solely on the premise that consensual sex is the same as a contract. Exactly what contract is entered into when a woman is raped or the victim of incest? Does going to a party imply one has entered into a contrac…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Why should men determine what rights women have?

Based upon the female's biological, psychological/emotional, cultural investment of post conception: nine months of pregnancy, painful birthing, school/job disruption, years of nurturing (breastfeeding, changing diapers, sleepless nights, etc.) vs. the male's investment of a few minutes plus…

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Man should have say in response to pregnancy

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court only took into account a woman's choice. The Legislature has failed to recognize sex as a "contract of mutual consent, or agreement, with the assumption of risk." By contract both share the decision of an abortion.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Book release Saturday will focus on women's health

GARY | A book release Saturday will double as a women's health education event called Girl Fight. The book, titled "THE FIGHT: Chronicles of a Champion," was written by Nikia Hammonds-Blakely.

March 04, 2014 12:05 am

Indiana should commit to sexuality education

Complaints about abortion providers uncovered a few tardy reports of abortions for 13-year-olds. Pregnancy in 13-year-olds is always unfortunate.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

Business tax cut advances at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House approved a business tax cut proposal Monday that's expected to be merged with a state Senate-revised measure into one plan that its supporters claim will create jobs for Hoosiers.

March 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Thought before action, then no need for abortion

No one hears the cry of a child in the womb? No one feels the pain of a child in the womb? As the jaws of death comes searching for it, life is ended for the child before it could exist.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
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