Governor Holcomb largely dismisses potential economic impact of abortion ban
Gov. Eric Holcomb largely dismissed any impact Indiana’s near-total abortion ban will have on attracting and retaining businesses and talent to the state.
Holcomb spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since he signed the abortion ban into law.
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Holcomb acknowledged that some companies might avoid Indiana entirely because of its abortion ban. But the governor insisted the state is well-positioned to continue adding jobs and investments.
“It’s because of access to talent,” Holcomb said. “And we have that access to talent – we had it yesterday, we have it today and we’ll have it tomorrow.”
Holcomb said he signed the ban because he met his “threshold of progress.”
“It’s progress towards valuing the sanctity of life and expressing it through law,” Holcomb said.
Holcomb said he anticipates further debates and changes to the law in the future but wouldn’t say what kind of changes he’d like to see.