Arguments Heard in Planned Parenthood of Indiana Funding Appeal

Arguments have been made in the case of an Indiana law that blocked public funding for abortion providers. Public funds cannot currently pay for abortions, but the law is based on the idea that giving any Medicare or Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood for other medical procedures helps to subsidize abortion. Planned Parenthood and the […]

Indiana AG Appeals Planned Parenthood Ruling, Organization Looks to Kansas Case for Encouragement

The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed its brief in the defense of a state law that defunds Planned Parenthood. The law passed the General Assembly this year and blocks Medicaid funding from any organization that provides abortions. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged the law, and won a […]

Planned Parenthood Of Indiana Gets State Grant

From the Associated Press: Indiana officials are reversing course and giving Planned Parenthood of Indiana $6,000 in neighborhood assistance grants. The organization’s president and CEO Betty Cockrum says the grants should help the group leverage $12,000 in donations. The money comes from the Indiana Housing Community and Development Authority. The agency said in June it […]

Indiana Attorney General Appealing Latest Ruling in Planned Parenthood Case

Officials with Planned Parenthood of Indiana say they are not surprised that the state attorney general is appealing a recent court ruling in favor of the group. After a law blocking state funding from any organization that provides abortions took effect, Planned Parenthood filed suit. Late last week, a judge issued a temporary block on […]

Injunction Granted in Indiana Planned Parenthood Case

A federal judge in Indiana has stopped the enforcement of a state law that strips Planned Parenthood–and any other organizations that provide abortions–of public funds. The decision is in line with a recent opinion from the U.S. Justice Department, which contends that states cannot restrict Medicaid patients’ access to care. But while the law will […]

Planned Parenthood Donations Run Out, Cuts Possible

The donations that have made Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s services available to Medicaid patients will dry up today. The donations began pouring into the organization’s offices in early May, after Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law stripping Planned Parenthood of public funding. The money provided most services for the organization’s 9,300 Medicaid patients. President Betty […]

Zoeller Says Federal Challenge Should Take Precedent Over Planned Parenthood Case

The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the Indiana Attorney General were in court today to debate the legality of a state statute that blocks public funding to Planned Parenthood. The law blocks any of Indiana’s Medicaid dollars from going to the organization or any other that provides abortions, though federal funding […]

Donations to Fund Indiana Planned Parenthood for Another Week

Planned Parenthood of Indiana will use donated funds to extend care to patients for another week. The organization lost much of its money through an anti-abortion law recently signed by Governor Mitch Daniels. But Planned Parenthood has received donations from across the country, and will use the money to continue operations until May 21. Organization […]

Judge Rejects Attempt to Block Indiana Abortion Law

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 […]

Update With Audio: Moffett Says Abortion is Murder

Losing a key pro-life endorsement to state Senate President David Williams, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett flexed his socially conservative views in a recent questionnaire sent out by the Associated Press. The Louisville businessman, who is backed by the Tea Party, didn’t pull any punches on the issues and equated abortion with murder. From the […]