Court bars Ind. defunding of Planned Parenthood
Upholds finding that state violated federal rules
Indiana stepped between women and their physicians when it enacted a law that blocked Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago upheld a lower court’s finding that Indiana violated federal regulations when it enacted a law that denied Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds for general health services including cancer screenings.