On Thursday, the day Indiana’s near total ban on abortion took effect, Republicans Jennifer-Ruth Green and Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and former President Donald Trump’s appointment as ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and leave the matter up to individual states puts the decision closer to the people.
“I respect the fact that the court has passed this Roe v. Wade decision down to the states,” said Green, who is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan, D-Highland, to represent the 1st Congressional District.
Abortion, said Green, who is Black, has a heavy impact on the Black community, “but 90% of the time we find people have abortions because of economics. I think it’s important we focus on that.”
The economy, she said, is in crisis.
“I feel very sympathetic for women who even…