INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis Monday to talk abortion protection, confirms her office.
Vice President Harris will hold a special roundtable discussion with Hoosier lawmakers about protecting reproductive rights. She held a similar roundtable with Indiana Democrat Phil GiaQuinta and others earlier this year.
Monday also marks the beginning of the Indiana General Assembly’s special session, in which lawmakers will mainly focus on abortion and inflation relief. A pro-life rally has also been scheduled for Monday.
Earlier this week, state Senate Republicans introduced Senate Bill 1, which would essentially ban all abortions in Indiana without any week limit. Exceptions were outlined for situations involving rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger.
Indiana has found itself at the heart of the abortion debate after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe V. Wade. A 10-year-old girl from Ohio, whom records confirm was raped, traveled to Indiana to receive an abortion, provided by Dr. Caitlin Bernard of Indianapolis.