INDIANAPOLIS — After Indiana’s restrictive abortion law was passed late Friday night, Lilly released a statement against the legislation. However, the company once donated thousands to lawmakers who recently supported the abortion ban in the Indiana House and Senate.
The statement, which was released Saturday, said, “Given this new law, we will be forced to plan for more employment growth outside our home state.”
Lilly’s political action committee (PAC) has given more than $50,000 since 2019 to 16 Hoosier Republicans who recently voted in favor of the abortion ban. During that time, they gave $37,000 to 20 Hoosier Democrats and Republicans who just voted against the ban.
Lilly explained its PAC donations to I-Team 8. They said the PAC gives to candidates who “understand the value of a vibrant pharmaceutical ecosystem and support pro-innovation policies to address unmet patient needs.” They also said they choose candidates based on criteria that are “reviewed frequently.”