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Praise God! Initial Victory of Planned Parenthood if Indiana.

Today a Federal Judge denied Planned Parenthood’s request to rule a ban of state funding unconstitutional. While this is just the first step it is an great victory.

Indy Star.com Reports:

A federal judge today denied Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s request that she order the state to hold off on enforcing a new law cutting funds to the health care provider.

Planned Parenthood challenged the constitutionality of the law and filed a restraining order in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis Tuesday — hours after Gov. Mitch Daniels signed it.

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt will take more time to consider whether the law itself should stand. Today’s ruling was only on Planned Parenthood’s request for an emergency hold on the law.

In coming weeks, the judge will consider both sides’ arguments and decide by July 1 whether to issue a preliminary injunction barring the state from enforcing the law.

Pratt said from the bench that today’s ruling should not be viewed as an indication of how she will rule on the law’s constitutionality. Allowing the law to go into effect now would not cause irreversible harm, she said, in part because Planned Parenthood has up to a year to bill for Medicaid expenses. Also, she said, the health-care provider also has an emergency fund to help cover costs.

“This court is not persuaded that (the law) will have a concrete and immediate effect,” Pratt said.

Full article: http://www.indystar.com/article/20110511/NEWS05/105110386/Judge-refuses-delay-enforcement-Ind-abortion-law?odyssey=nav%7Chead

While this is not the final ruling, it is nice to see Planned Parenthood cannot just bully this federal judge. We still have a lot of praying to do about the defunding of the nations largest child killer in Indiana, but today we got one more step closer.

If your not familiar with what is going on, Indiana became the first state to defund Planned Parenthood after the failure to do so in the US Congress earlier in the year.

Jill Stanek reported yesterday:

Yesterday Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (pictured above) signed a new law that makes his state the 1st in the country to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The law specifies the state cannot enter into contracts with businesses that provide abortions, excluding hospitals hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. Obviously, PP is the target.
This amounts to roughly $3 million annually, or 20% of PPIN’s budget, according to its president, Betty Cockrum. PPIN owns 28 clinics, 4 of which commit abortions.

The new law took effect immediately, but PPIN and the ACLU likewise immediately filed a motion in court to block it. US District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt (pictured right) is expected to rule on their request for a restraining order today. Pratt is an Obama appointee, so don’t hold your breath on the outcome of this 1st legal step of many. At issue is Medicaid funding. The other side’s argument, according to the Los Angeles Times:

PP says the measure is unconstitutional and violates federal law. It says 22,000 patients could be left without access to Pap tests and other non-abortion services.

Full story at http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/05/planned-parenthood-seeks-restraining-order-against-new-indiana-law-that-cut-off-funding/#more-29265

6 Comments

  1. lulu
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    if they need tax payer money, how can they afford lawyers to challenge anyone who is prolife, prolife bills and laws? makes ya wounder

  2. Dakota
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Why can’t these people get the idea through their pea-brains that the government already can’t spend money for abortions. You pea-brains are going to do so much more damage to women who seek birth control or need a yearly breast exam. It’s obvious that Indiana has no one intelligent in their legislature. Daniels will have his a** handed to him on a platter should he decide to run for president. Not everyone in America have pea-sized brains.

    • Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

      Point one, if the money is going to PP it is still helping them spend other money on abortion. If money pays for the rent, the lights, the salary of the people doing the abortions, it pays for the abortions.

      Point 2 if you want the government to stay out of your bedroom, don’t expect them to pay for the activities that go on inside it. Pay for your own sex life or stop crying out to keep our rosaries off your ovaries.

  3. Jocelyn
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Dakota, while we always welcome the predictably of pro choice folks’ use of name-calling, you’re a little short-sighted. Planned Parenthood is NOT the only place women can go for health services. As Jill Stanek pointed out, there are OTHER health care facilities that are subsidized by the government where low-income women can go for services for and BEYOND gynecological and with their entire families.
    “Daniels, though, said his administration reviewed women’s access to services “and can confirm that all non-abortion services, whether family planning or basic women’s health, will remain readily available in every one of our 92 counties.”

  4. Jocelyn
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    ” if you want the government to stay out of your bedroom, don’t expect them to pay for the activities that go on inside it.” Amen, Bryan! Keep up the good work!

  5. Nicole
    Posted May 12, 2011 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    I live in Indiana. Should I be contacting someone to voice my support of this legislation? It’s frustrating to me that judges always have the last say in these issues. Sometimes I wonder how democratic our system really is when one judge can uphold or strike down a law based on her or his opinion.

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