The prestigious national organization Americans United for Life ranks Indiana as the fifth most pro-life state in the nation in its 2021 report on the status of all 50 states. The new rating elevates Indiana from the sixth position it held in 2020.
Indiana currently follows only Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi in the list of the most pro-life states. California, Oregon, New Jersey and Vermont are ranked as the least pro-life states in the nation.
“Indiana’s high rating is a testimony to the leaders, volunteers, sidewalk counselors, pregnancy assistance ministries, and policymakers who work tirelessly to protect life,” states Indiana Right to Life president and CEO, Mike Fichter. “We know that we have so much work left to do until every unborn child’s life is protected by law, but this recognition by Americans United for Life is a great boost for our spirits.”
Fichter is optimistic that legislative advances in the 2021 Indiana legislature will catapult Indiana to an even higher rating in 2022, but notes, “Ratings are encouraging, but the ultimate goal is not to achieve high ratings but to secure legal protection for all human life, including unborn children. We hope to be a part in helping all fifty states to get there.”
The AUL Life List is our annual state ranking based on our comprehensive analysis of each state’s law and policy protections for human life from conception to natural death.