Friday, April 29, 2011

Indiana Set to Defund Planned Parenthood and Tighten Its Abortion Restrictions

 Ms. Magazine: Newsflash: Indiana Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood, by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze: 

Indiana The state’s House voted 66-32 yesterday to cut the $3 million in federal money the state distributes to Planned Parenthood’s family planning and health programs. The Senate voted to approve the measure earlier this month, and the bill now hits Gov. Mitch Daniels’ desk, where most expect that he’ll sign it.

HB 1210 is extremely restrictive. Aside from defunding Planned Parenthood, it would also:

Ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy–even though the Supreme Court has ruled abortions are allowed until fetal viability, which is generally at 24 weeks.

 Indy Governor weighs signing abortion bill, by Mary Beth Schneider & Heather Gillers:

Legislation would take away $2 million of $3 million that Planned Parenthood receives

Gov. Mitch Daniels said this morning he does not know yet if he will sign House Bill 1210, which makes Indiana’s abortion restrictions among the tightest in the nation while also defunding Planned Parenthood. . . .

Among those closely watching Daniels’ decision will be those handicapping his presidential prospects. . . .

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