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Katie Blair

Katie Blair

Katie Blair is the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at the ACLU of Indiana. She spearheads the organization’s coalition and legislative work on issues like privacy and surveillance, LGBTQ rights, smart justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice and voting rights.

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Has Indiana’s near-total abortion ban quickly become an outright ban?

By: - October 2, 2023

Indiana lawmakers narrowly guaranteed a few ‘exceptions’ in the state’s sweeping abortion ban that went into effect August 1. The problem: too often these kinds of exceptions don’t matter in practice.  Mounting evidence from across the country reveals similar legal exceptions in other states leave pregnant people unprotected and vulnerable. And this is despite ‘exceptions’ […]

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The intertwined attacks on abortion and gender-affirming care in Indiana

By: - May 25, 2023

In the Indiana Statehouse, our bodies have become battlegrounds as politicians seek to pass extreme bans on abortion, restrict access to birth control and medication abortion, and keep transgender people from accessing the care that they need. This past year has been devastating for our right and ability to make personal decisions about our own […]

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Indiana lawmakers launch all-out campaign against LGBTQ Hoosiers

By: - January 25, 2023

The Indiana General Assembly has put forward a slate of hate — an onslaught of bills targeting LGBTQ Hoosiers and singling out trans kids. There is no other way to describe what we are seeing at the Statehouse. This is not one or two bad bills, this is a well-orchestrated, hate-driven campaign to push trans […]

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The Prosecutorial Power Struggle

By: - October 6, 2022

We have seen it play out in Indiana every session for the last several years – Indiana’s GOP lawmakers have been attempting to strip power away from local prosecutors, and instead hand it over to the Attorney General.  On the flipside, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears recently attempted to hire his own representation in the […]

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Roe v. Wade – a bigger fight than abortion

By: - June 28, 2022

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and dismantled the constitutional protections for abortion that have existed for nearly 50 years, taking away our ability to control if and when to have a child. And some Indiana elected officials have already signaled their intent to pass an abortion ban, despite the fact that the […]