LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bosma betrays the unborn

Statehouse Insiders are whispering that House Speaker Brian Bosma plans to kill bills that protect the unborn this coming legislative session.

This shouldn’t surprise pro-life Hoosiers who recall that Bosma defended Ben Smaltz, his hand-picked chair of the House Public Policy Committee, when Smaltz refused to give the Protection at Conception Bill, a hearing or a vote in 2017.

The 1973 Roe versus Wade ruling was predicated on the false premise that what is conceived in the womb is not human life. In actual Roe versus Wade audio, Justice Potter Stewart notes that the case for abortion would be an almost impossible case if it were established that an unborn fetus is a person within the protection of the 14th amendment.

Indiana Statute IC 16-34-2-1.1 confirms that life begins at conception stating “That human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.”

Abortion is defined as the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. How can you terminate life if it hasn’t begun?

The Protection at Conception bill would dismantle abortion by using the Supreme Court’s own language coupled with Indiana’s own code.

Sadly, Bosma and Smaltz don’t seem to care about the U.S. or Indiana Constitutions, or the 8,000 Hoosier babies that will die this year because they killed the bill that could save them. Please tell Bosma and Smaltz that the Protection at Protection Bill deserves a hearing and a vote, and the 8,000 Hoosier babies aborted every year deserve a chance at life.

— Jim Arnold, Muncie, Indiana