Friday, May 20, 2011
Judge Doesn’t Block Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood
I know that this news is at least a week old, but anyway . . . . . .
A federal judge has declined a request by the Planned Parenthood abortion business to issue a temporary restraining order blocking a new state law Governor Mitch Daniels signed that yanks its taxpayer funding.
The legislation would cut off anywhere from $2 million to $3 million the Planned Parenthood abortion business receives in federal funds via the Indiana government through Medicaid. It also bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on fetal pain.
Planned Parenthood is of course fighting the decision, but Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter called Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s action to seek a restraining order “an attempt to use the courts to force Indiana to continue subsidizing its abortion operations.”
“This is a delay tactic intended to keep public funding flowing to Indiana’s largest abortion business as long as possible,” he told LifeNews.com. “We are confident that Indiana will successfully defend this statute and that all state-directed funding will eventually be ended for Planned Parenthood and all other abortion businesses in Indiana.”
Let's all do the VICTORY dance!!!!!