Eric Holcomb is “Quite Proud” of Record That Puts Hoosier Families’ Health in Jeopardy

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Eric Holcomb is “quite proud” to run on a record that with one piece of legislation puts the health of women and their families in jeopardy. In fact, HEA 1337 was signed in a closed-door ceremony to the objection of many Hoosiers, including Statehouse Republicans.

The result? Thousands of Hoosiers came together to protest HEA 1337 as Indiana once again saw embarrassing news coverage from across the nation. All for this current administration to check another box off their out-of-touch ideological agenda.

“Eric Holcomb has put his ideological agenda first even as Hoosiers are working harder yet still falling behind the rest of the nation. But the worst part, HEA 1337 could place the health of women and the well-being of Hoosier families in jeopardy,” said Drew Anderson, Communications Director. “Hoosiers are fed up with the social agenda over the last four years, and they are ready for a governor who will get back to work to solve today’s issues facing their families. As history shows, that’s not Eric Holcomb.”

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: HEA 1337 PUTS WOMEN’S HEALTH IN JEOPARDY

Holcomb Would Have Signed HEA 1337

Holcomb would have signed HEA 1337. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star editorial board, in response to a direct question if he would have signed HEA 1337, Holcomb said, “I’m pro-life. So I would… Anything, to me personally that I believe protects life, I would be supportive of. It’s that simple.” [Indianapolis Star Editorial Board Interview, 8/29/2016]

Holcomb dismissed the importance of HEA 1337, saying “there’s a lot of better issues out there.” In an interview with the Indianapolis Star editorial board, in response to a follow-up questions about HEA 1337, Holcomb said, “I mean, we’ve had six or seven questions right now on abortion, or this past bill. But there’s a lot of better issues out there, contentious issues, and I’ll work with them on all of them.” [Indianapolis Star Editorial Board Interview, 8/29/2016]

Holcomb’s Pro-Life Position

Holcomb: If It’s Pro-Life, I’ll Sign It. During an interview with the Indianapolis Star editorial board, Holcomb answered a question about his pro-life policies: “I’m pro-life. So I would… Anything, to me personally that I believe protects life, I would be supportive of. It’s that simple.” [Indianpolis Star Editorial Board Interview, 8/29/2016]

Holcomb Said He Had Always Been Pro-Life. HOLCOMB: “Well, I’m pro-life and always have been. I think anyone who’s known me from the beginning of my career knows that.” [Fox 59, IN Focus, 8/16/15]

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