Court: Indiana Must Fund Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court says Indiana cannot cut funding for Planned Parenthood. That's right. The court is saying that a state, despite the will of its people, must fund the abortion industry.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels bravely signed a law last year that made Indiana the first state to deny Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood because they provide abortions.

You might recall that after Daniels signed that law a standoff ensured with the Obama Administration threatening to withhold Medicaid funding from Indiana. The Administration later filed a brief in opposition of the law to force Indiana to fund the abortion giant that's responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths per year.

Susan B. Anthony List
President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued a statement, saying:
“Over the last two years – as 14 states have introduced or enacted measures to end taxpayer funding of abortion businesses – America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood has been able to rely only on sympathetic courts and the Obama Administration to buck the will of the taxpayers. Despite misinformation from the highest levels – including President Obama’s recent repetition of the falsehood that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms – more and more Americans have concluded that this abortion-centered business does not need or deserve taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood may have been handed a victory in the court but is losing, more importantly, in the court of public opinion."
What a horror.

The Obama administration and the courts are clearly coming out not only against state's right but human rights. Because more important than human rights is Planned Parenthood's right to your money.



  1. The Southern Illinois Catholic blog makes a great point about the inconsistency between this decision and the recent court decision regarding Catholic Charities in Illinois. The Illinois court found that Catholic Charities is not entitled to state funds, and that the state (Illinois) is free to cut off their funding. The court ruling regarding Indiana obviously reached a very different conclusion.

    You can read his full post here:

  2. When do 'We the People' decide enough is enough?

  3. Under what authority can the court dictate to a state which private enterprise it MUST financially subsidize?
    Maybe Governor Daniels should consider refusing federal medicaid funding altogether.

  4. What's the rationale? Is there even one?

    When people don't even bother to rationalize the stuff they do, it's a bad sign.

  5. Yes, what grounds can they possibly have to force the state to give money to a private entity? Unless it's to fulfill an existing contract (which I could see), how can a court dictate distribution of state funds?

  6. Paul:

    It's all about means to an end. You don't need consistency to achieve that.

  7. The next Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, is an extremely pro-life. I would expect him to fight this hard!


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