13 Jul '11, 5pm

State Abortion Limitations Skyrocket | Care2 Causes

State Abortion Limitations Skyrocket | Care2 Causes

Two states moved to restrict eligibility for family planning funds for providers that have any association with abortion. Indiana prohibits agencies that provide abortion from receiving any funding through the state, including Medicaid. (On June 30, a federal district court blocked enforcement of the legislation.) Wisconsin prohibits agencies that provide abortion services or referrals from receiving funding through the state. Neither state is a Title X grantee, so Title X funds are not affected by the restriction. Planned Parenthood is the only agency that is affected in either state. These new measures join long-standing provisions in three other states (CO, OH and TX) requiring agencies that receive funding — either state family planning funds or federal block grant allotments — through a state agency to be separate from agencies that provide abortion services (see Stat...

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