Indiana Judge Halts Pro-Life Law In Favor Of Pagan Beliefs

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Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch (D) halted Indiana’s Senate Enrolled Act 1, which prevents most abortions, saying it violates the views of some non-Christians who have filed suit.  Welch wrote the opinion, “[M]any [p]agans believe that in recognition of women’s autonomy demanded by their sincere beliefs, women must be allowed to obtain abortions.” Critics say that Welch has missed the meaning of the state’s 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act which is similar to the 1993 RFRA signed by Bill Clinton.  Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) said, “Science, not religion, tells us that abortion kills a human being.”