LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protection at Conception bill hasn’t been given a fair chance

I feel safe inside my cozy cocoon. I grow stronger and more self-aware with each passing day. I hear distant voices and feel that mine will soon join them.

But now I hear my mother and another, arguing about “her predicament”. “I am not ready to be a father!” he screams. “This ‘mistake’ must be undone!”

I feel hopelessness and fear. Mama breaks into tears.

This battle is oft repeated with harsh demands and wounding words.

Next… Smiling voices… Healthy choices…Family planning…Painless procedure… Children later….

I squirm to one side, and then the other to flee cruel steel.

But Death is relentless; I am trapped. Death grabs me and pulls with potent force.

My soul cries out in agony as limbs are ripped one by one from my fragile frame.

My skull is crushed. My spirit escapes my tattered corpse. I float above the gruesome scene and witness as my lifeless body is reassembled to ensure that no part of me remains inside.


In 2017, and again this year Rep. Curt Nisly introduced the Protection at Conception bill to protect all pre-born babies from the moment of conception to natural death, but Rep. Ben Smaltz, House Speaker Brian Bosma’s hand-picked chair of the House Public Policy Committee, refused to give the bill a hearing or a vote.

Bosma and Smaltz killed the bill that would save 8,000 Hoosier babies from abortion every year.

Please call Brian Bosma, 317-232-9677, and Ben Smaltz, 317-232-9850, and ask them “why.”

— Jim Arnold, Central Indiana