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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "State, Planned Parenthood reach agreement in funding dispute"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, which included the documents, Ken Kusmer of the AP has this story, headed "Two-year fight against Planned Parenthood is over; state loses." An interesting quote:

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller issued a statement saying “it was important and necessary to defend the policy decision of the people’s elected representatives in the legislature that Medicaid dollars should not indirectly subsidize the payroll and overhead expenses of abortion providers.”

“If legal challenges to similar statutes in other states eventually reach the United States Supreme Court, then Indiana would have another opportunity through an amicus brief to assert this legal argument,” Zoeller said.

Tuesday’s ruling made permanent the judge’s June 2011 preliminary injunction. It came a day after the two sides filed an agreement with the court stipulating that the state cannot violate Medicaid’s “freedom of choice” provision.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 31, 2013 10:55 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts