Indiana move to cut Planned Parenthood funds blocked
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A federal judge has blocked part of a new Indiana law that cuts off some public funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana because it provides abortions.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on Friday granted Planned Parenthood’s request for an injunction striking down the part of the law that calls for the funding cut.
The organization’s attorney, Ken Falk, has said Indiana was the first state to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood for general health services such as breast exams and Pap tests. The law signed May 10 by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels cut off about $1.4 million.