26 Jun '11, 9am

Indiana Law To Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked | Care2 Causes

Indiana Law To Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked | Care2 Causes

Planned Parenthood of Indiana was granted an injunction against the new Indiana state law that forbids any federal funding to be used to obtain health care, family planning or birth control from a Planned Parenthood agency. The bill, signed by Republican Governor and former presidential hopeful Mitch Daniels, was a first in the country attempt to block federal funds from a specific provider, a move the Obama administration ruled as discrimination. Numerous national Republican politicians then came out in support of the Indiana law, calling it an “overstepping” of federal authority over letting states decide which providers are qualified and which are not. Since the ban has been passed, the Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state have been relying heavily on individual donations, and have recently furloughed employees in an attempt to keep clinics open across the state. ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/indiana-law-to-defund-planned...

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