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… Continue reading Zoeller Says Federal Challenge Should Take Precedent Over Planned Parenthood Case

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Returns to Court Monday

Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s fight against an anti-abortion law continues in court tomorrow. The organization is seeking to have a law that strips public funding from Planned Parenthood and any other organizations that provide access to abortion. Planned Parenthood argues that the state cannot restrict Medicaid patients’ choice of providers. Further, federal money cannot be… Continue reading Planned Parenthood of Indiana Returns to Court Monday

White House Says Indiana Law Could Cost the State Medicaid Funding

A recent law in Indiana that blocked government funding to Planned Parenthood could backfire. The bill is aimed at blocking abortion, and it stops any Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthood. The organization receives about $3 million for services, but cannot use the money on abortions. While Planned Parenthood is challenging the law in… Continue reading White House Says Indiana Law Could Cost the State Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Continues Fight Against New State Law

Planned Parenthood of Indiana will be in court soon to try to have a law that strips the organization of public funding overturned. A previous attempt to have the law stopped was rejected shortly after Governor Mitch Daniels signed the legislation. Organization president Betty Cockrum says if the court case doesn’t work, she thinks the… Continue reading Planned Parenthood of Indiana Continues Fight Against New State Law

Planned Parenthood of Indiana to Use Donations to Provide Services Through Mid-June

Planned Parenthood of Indiana will use $100,000 in unsolicited donations to continue serving Medicaid patients through June 15th. After a bill stripping the organization of its public funding became law earlier this month, donations have poured into Planned Parenthood’s offices. President Betty Cockrum says the checks have come with personal, sometimes angry, messages attached. “‘If… Continue reading Planned Parenthood of Indiana to Use Donations to Provide Services Through Mid-June

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… Continue reading Donations to Fund Indiana Planned Parenthood for Another Week

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… Continue reading Judge Rejects Attempt to Block Indiana Abortion Law

Abortion Bill Clears Indiana House

The Indiana House of Representatives has given final approval to a bill that would place further restrictions on women seeking an abortion and would cut taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. The measure cleared the Republican-led chamber by a vote of 66-32 and heads to Governor Mitch Daniels, who says he has not decided if he’ll… Continue reading Abortion Bill Clears Indiana House

While Some Advocates Wait, Planned Parenthood of Indiana Promises to Challenge Abortion Restrictions

Planned Parenthood of Indiana has vowed to fight a bill that would cut funding for the organization and ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But the action would make Planned Parenthood unique among pro-choice groups. The bill is before the Indiana House and can only be challenged if it becomes law. Similar measures have… Continue reading While Some Advocates Wait, Planned Parenthood of Indiana Promises to Challenge Abortion Restrictions