After its passage in committee Tuesday, the Indiana Senate on Wednesday officially adopted the committee report on the controversial bill to restrict abortion, setting the stage for floor debate to begin Thursday.
The motion to accept the report prevailed in a 35-9 vote along party lines, with six senators not voting.
“I’m offended,” said Taylor. “This is the body of the people.”
He then criticized those who sided with Bray.
“The chair of the committee decided he was not going to hear amendments that we offered during the committee,” said Taylor. “You don’t care about the minority; you care about power. And that’s exactly what you did today by denying my opportunity to speak today.”
The Senate will continue debate and consider amendments during its second reading at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.