By Amanda Lamm
That’s because Indiana too often chooses to invest its resources in promoting an anti-abortionagenda, rather than in the programs and services that would allow all Hoosiers and families to thrive. Poverty is on the rise in many major Indiana cities. Our increasing maternal and infant mortality rates are far higher than the national average, and rural Hoosiers often struggle to obtain adequate prenatal and birthing care. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research gave Indiana a “D” (again) for the economic status of women, and an “F” for work and family, ranking us last among every state and the District of Columbia for our lack of policies like paid family or disability leave, elder and dependent care, child care, and prekindergarten.