Thousands to attend an Abortion Access Rally inside Statehouse on the first day of the Special Session

INDIANAPOLIS – The ACLU of Indiana, Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, and Women4Change Indiana are hosting a Bans Off Indiana rally to demand that state lawmakers keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible in Indiana. Organizers expect several thousand Hoosiers in attendance at the rally scheduled for the first day of the special session, Monday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Indiana Statehouse, South Atrium at 200 West Washington Street in Indianapolis. 

S.B. 1, the proposed bill, is a ban on abortion that will force Hoosiers to carry a pregnancy against their will. This bill would have life-altering consequences and serious health risks.

Speakers will include:

  • ACLU of Indiana, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, Katie Blair 
  • Senator Jean Breaux 
  • Senator Shelly Yoder 
  • Planned Parenthood – LaKimba DeSadier-PPAA SD, Rebecca Gibron-Acting CEO PPGNHAIK, Alexis McGill Johnson-PPFA President and CEO 
  • Domestic Violence Organization Representatives 
  • Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, Representative Robin Shackleford 
  • Women 4 Change, Executive Director, Rima Shahid 
  • Representative Maureen Bauer 
  • Representative Carey Hamilton 
  • Owner of Silver in the City, Kristin Kohn 
  • Doctor Amy Caldwell 
  • Impacted Hoosiers 
  • Faith leaders