North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Jul 28, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo weighed in on Indiana’s potential abortion ban and its likelihood to become official

Thousands of people arguing the abortion issue surrounded the Indiana Statehouse and filled its corridors as state lawmakers began consideration of a Republican proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state and Vice President Kamala Harris denounced the effort during a meeting with Democratic legislators.

Harris said during a trip to Indianapolis that the abortion ban proposal reflects a health care crisis in the country. Despite the bill’s abortion ban language, anti-abortion activists lined up before a legislative committee to argue that the bill wasn’t strict enough and lacked enforcement teeth.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago, where he discussed how likely the abortion ban in Indiana will take effect.

“Depending on how active the conversation is, it ultimately could take a couple of weeks before this ban becomes likely,” said Caliendo. “What will really be interesting, of course, is what are the details of the ban, and that’s why I think this might take more than a couple of days to become official. There’s a lot to consider, especially with how Dobbs was written.”

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.