Judge Rejects Attempt to Block Indiana Abortion Law

by Gabe Bullard on May 11, 2011

A federal judge has refused to block a new Indiana law that cuts off funding for Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana brought the request to court, but the judge denied the organization’s request for a temporary restraining order.

Planned Parenthood argues that the law would jeopardize healthcare for thousands of women, and they hope to keep their funds secure while the law is being challenged. The law also places tighter restrictions on abortions.

In other states, pro-choice organizations have refrained from challenging similar laws, largely out of concern that a loss in court would set new legal precedents against abortion.

Additional information from the Associated Press

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