Seventh Circuit orders Indiana to fund state’s largest abortion business

October 25, 2012

Indianapolis – The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the State of Indiana cannot redirect Medicaid funding from entities that provide abortion, the largest provider in Indiana being Planned Parenthood, as required in Indiana law passed by the legislature in 2011.

“Today’s ruling means that unelected judges are forcing Indiana to subsidize our state’s largest abortion business – Planned Parenthood – through Medicaid funding in spite of the clear intent of the Indiana legislature,” said Indiana Right to Life Legislative Director Sue Swayze. “This is a loss for every taxpayer in Indiana. We urge the State to appeal this ruling and we remain confident we will one day see an outcome that protects taxpayers.”

The court also ruled that the State of Indiana is permitted to remove funding from entities that provide abortions, outside of the scope of Medicaid. The ruling allows Indiana to have discretionary authority in how funds are distributed from block grants and other funding under state control.

Read the full Seventh Circuit opinion here

 

 

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