On Monday, the anti-abortion organization Indianapolis Right to Life hosted the Indiana March for Life with Students for Life of America. The marchers began at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, the oldest Catholic parish in Indianapolis and went down Georgia St., then went down Meridian Street, around Monument Circle and around the Indiana Statehouse, holding a rally in front of the building. Numerous political figures joined the march, including Senator Mike Braun, State Treasurer Daniel Elliot and State Representative Timothy West, with others including Indiana Representative Jim Banks, Senator Todd Young, Attorney General Todd Rokita, and Secretary of State Diego Morales making an appearance at the rally. Braun, Young, and Rokita spoke, in addition to activists including Indianapolis Right to Life President Marc Tuttle and motivational speaker Mark Hublar. The event was first held in 2018. Watch the video of the march here. Watch the video of the rally here.
The national March for Life was in Washington D.C. on Saturday, the first to be held following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24 of last year. Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued an injunction against Senate Bill 1, the Indiana abortion restriction law in late September and the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments over one of the two lawsuits filed by the Indiana ACLU over the bill on Thursday.
On Saturday, May 27, 2013, more than 200,000 packed the streets of downtown Indianapolis to watch the 500 Festival Parade that preluded the Indianapolis 500. As a part of the procession, drivers waved to fans and signed autographs, marching bands performed, and many floats passed by the cheering spectators. In addition, the IUPUI cheerleaders also participated in the parade.
IUPUI split a doubleheader with the Robert Morris Colonials on April 23rd, including a walkoff win in the first game.