Health & Environment


A mother’s advice to Indiana legislators post-Roe

BY: - July 1, 2022

My daughter texted just hours after the landmark abortion precedent Roe v. Wade was struck down, asking about immediately getting a new IUD and expressing rage, sadness and frustration over what might come next. “This is something I won’t stop fighting about,” she said. “My body is mine. No one makes decisions on it for […]

Biden supports filibuster exception for abortion rights

BY: - June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday said he supports an exception to the U.S. Senate filibuster in order to enshrine Roe v. Wade in federal law, after the Supreme Court last week struck down the case that established abortion as a constitutional right. “I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and […]

Indiana governor says no “red lines” on possible abortion legislation

BY: - June 30, 2022

Indiana’s governor he’ll sign any abortion-restricting measures that make it to his desk during the upcoming special legislative session.

Access to abortion for members of the military eyed by Democrats

BY: - June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could end the constitutional right will harm troops. The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking […]

Indiana COVID-19 numbers down after scaled-back reporting

BY: - June 30, 2022

COVID-19 numbers are down after state officials scaled back reporting protocols, and vaccines are available for virtually all residents. 

Indiana lawmakers push back meeting on tax refunds, new abortion law

BY: - June 29, 2022

Indiana lawmakers announced Wednesday they will delay a reconvening of the General Assembly until late July, pushing back the governor’s proposed tax refund payments and allowing legislators more time to craft an expected plan to further restrict access to abortions. Republican leadership in the House and Senate said state lawmakers plan to return to the […]

Indiana lawmakers weigh THC regulations, marijuana decriminalization

BY: - June 29, 2022

Indiana lawmakers this summer and fall will discuss potential regulations for THC products, as well as possible decriminalization of marijuana.

U.S. HHS chief vows to protect abortion access

BY: - June 29, 2022

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra pledged Tuesday to work to preserve abortion access in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “despicable” decision overturning Roe v. Wade — though the department’s specific actions will depend on how states seeking to limit abortion access proceed. Becerra said HHS would enforce federal laws to […]

$500,000 awarded for domestic violence emergency shelter and services

BY: - June 28, 2022

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute recently awarded $500,000 in grant funding to 26 non-profits to provide emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Social Services Block Grant program. “Domestic violence shelters are there for people during […]

Indiana attorney general asks courts to lift abortion law injunctions

BY: - June 28, 2022

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita asked the courts to lift injunctions against numerous Indiana abortion laws

Can social services handle abortion-ban baby bump?

BY: - June 28, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – From diapers and formula to childcare access, advocates say Indiana lags when it comes to providing services and supports that will see an increase in demand if abortion is banned.  With the legislature calling for a special session to curtail access to abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, thousands more Hoosier children […]

Indiana lawmakers drafting abortion plan for July

BY: - June 28, 2022

Indiana lawmakers have signaled support for new restrictions on abortions but remain quiet about what specifically could be proposed.