Court blocks Indiana from defunding Planned Parenthood“This is not about an abortion case."
By Charles Wilson, Associated Press
Indianapolis (AP) — 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 ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago effectively upheld decisions by a district judge and a Medicaid review panel that found the 2011 law denied patients the right to choose their own health care provider.
“This is not about an abortion case. This is a case about Medicaid services — non-abortion-related services — and the attempt by the state of Indiana to punish Planned Parenthood and its clients from receiving non-abortion health services merely because Planned Parenthood, without any sort of state or federal money or any Medicaid funds, also provides abortions,” Ken Falk, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, said at a news conference in Indianapolis following Tuesday’s decision. The ACLU argued the case on behalf of Planned Parenthood. [link]
This is all about an abortion case. And everyone knows it.
Planned Parenthood had the option to drop its (primary) service to its customers, if state funding was that important to its existence and abortion weren't. Instead it has the best of both worlds. Babies will continue to be slaughtered and the holocaust will continue to be paid for by the taxpayer.
A federal court says so.
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