An Indiana state House committee approved a bill that will tell women how the abortion pill can be reversed in order to save their baby if they change their mind after taking it.

Very few states have considered this landmark legislation even though quite a number of babies have been saved from abortion after women have changed their mind following consumption of the mifepristone (RU 486) abortion drug.

Today, the Indiana House Public Policy Committee voted 7-6 to advance House Bill (HB) 1128 out of committee. Authored by Rep. Ron Bacon (IN-75), HB 1128 increases informed consent for women seeking a chemical abortion in Indiana by notifying them that this type of abortion procedure may be able to be reversed or stopped.

Public Policy Committee Chairman Ben Smaltz (IN-52) oversaw the amendment process, resulting in additional changes to HB 1128. Amendments adopted today make minor changes to the state’s termination of pregnancy report, strengthen health and safety standards at abortion facilities and work to help women being sexually trafficked.

“Pro-life advocates are pleased that the House Public Policy Committee voted to increase informed consent for Hoosier women,” said Indiana Right to Life’s Vice President of Public Affairs Sue Swayze-Liebel. “If women are to be truly informed, then if makes sense to notify them that chemical abortions may be able to be reversed if they change their mind shortly after taking the first abortion pill. We urge Hoosiers to contact their representative and urge passage in the full House of HB 1128 on chemical abortion reversal information.”

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