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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - " State, Planned Parenthood reach agreement in funding dispute"

Tim Evans reports late this morning in IndyStar that the State and Planned Parenthood have signed an agreement, filed in federal court, that the State of Indiana is “permanently enjoined from enforcing the statute to deny Medicaid funding and reimbursement to Planned Parenthood of Indiana.” More from the story:

The resolution came two months after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the state’s challenge to a federal court ruling that struck down the law.

The law also would have defunded family planning programs throughout the state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Planned Parenthood Federation of America initially challenged the law in 2011.

A month after then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the law, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a temporary injunction stopping it from taking effect.

Last October, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that injunction. The Indiana attorney general's office petitioned the Supreme Court in February.

Earlier in the story:
Under the law, Medicaid patients would have been barred from obtaining preventive health-care services at Planned Parenthood health centers, and health-care providers who perform abortions would have been penalized, despite not using federal money for those services.
For background, start with this ILB entry from June 1st.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 30, 2013 12:54 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts