(Michigan City, IN) - People will be speaking against the state’s new abortion law in Michigan City tomorrow. The Rally for Reproductive Rights will occur at the “You Are Beautiful” grounds along U.S. 12 beside City Hall.
Among the event sponsors is State Representative Pat Boy (D) Michigan City.
Boy, who publicly denounced the legislation signed by the governor recently, is expected to be among several guest speakers during the rally scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
Brianna Holzer of La Porte organized a pro-choice rally several weeks ago outside the courthouse along Lincolnway. Feeling public sentiment is on their side, Holzer urged pro-choice supporters not to give up on trying to have the new restrictions on abortion overturned.
“It’s not representing the people in Indiana who actually didn’t really want this to happen. Now is actually the time to have our voices heard,” Holzer said.
The state’s abortion law, considered one of the most restrictive in the nation, takes effect on September 15.
Under the law, abortion is outlawed except when the health of the mother and baby are in question or cases of rape and incest. Abortion in the case of rape or incest, though, is prohibited after ten weeks of pregnancy.
Boy said many women, especially the very young, don’t realize they’re pregnant until 12 weeks or longer after fertilization.