Indiana Law Slashes Planned Parenthood Funding

Originally published on May 11, 2011 11:35 am
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And in Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law yesterday that makes his state the first to ban all government funding for Planned Parenthood. The bill also imposes some of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion. Planned Parenthood has clinics across the country and it receives funds through Medicaid and from government grants.

There has long been a prohibition against using federal money for abortions. But many Republicans say that paying for any services at Planned Parenthood indirectly subsidizes abortion.

The ACLU filed a temporary stay and injunction and a judge is expected to rule later today. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.