Bill Includes a Gender and Disability Abortion Ban and Penalties Against Those Who Sell Aborted Baby Parts
INDIANAPOLIS - Today, the Indiana Senate passed House Bill 1337, pro-life legislation that includes a variety of life-affirming measures. Indiana State Senator and candidate for Indiana's Third Congressional District, Liz Brown, authored a portion of the language amended into the bill and was a bill sponsor of House Bill 1337 in the Indiana Senate.
House Bill 1337 will ban abortions on the basis of gender or an adverse prenatal diagnosis, such as Down syndrome. It prevents a Planned Parenthood-style of harvesting and trafficking scandal. It also increases informed consent for women and requires that aborted babies be cremated or buried instead of thrown out with medical waste.
"I am proud of our efforts to defend the sanctity of human life by passing House Bill 1337," said Brown. "I'm pleased this bill says we will not stand for discrimination against the unborn because the child is a girl or has an extra chromosome. Another important aspect in House Bill 1337 is that we will not tolerate the trafficking or sale of aborted babies like Planned Parenthood was involved in as revealed by the Center for Medical Progress videos. Every unborn child in Indiana deserves our full protection and this bill brings us one step closer to the day when every child receives a birthday."
House Bill 1337 passed the Indiana Senate by a vote of 37-13. It needs to pass the Indiana House before it will be eligible for the governor's signature.
Liz Brown, a Republican, seeks to represent Indiana's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown currently serves Indiana Senate District 15 in the state legislature and is a former member of the Fort Wayne City Council. She has a long history of community involvement including roles with Boys and Girls Clubs, Cub Scouts, Parkview Hospital Ethics Committee, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and various school boards. As a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator with her own mediation business, Liz maintains a number of associations in the legal field. Liz and her husband of 33 years, Steve, have seven children.