Abortion

Court Rules Indiana Can't Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood

State can't bar abortion providers from collecting Medicaid funds for medical services.

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Indiana cannot cut funding for Planned Parenthood because the organization provided abortion services according to a court decision.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a portion of a lower court ruling that said Indiana could not enforce a state law that barred abortion providers from collecting Medicaid funds for medical services. Some of those services included cancer screenings in addition to abortions.

In June 2011, a judge blocked portions of the bill and the state appealed the ruling.