Planned Parenthood of Indiana v. Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health


SUMMARY

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging provision of HEA 1210, which seeks to defund family planning programs in Indiana on the basis that state taxpayer money could be used to support abortion services.

STATUS

A district court blocked enforcement of the provision, ruling that Planned Parenthood was likely to prevail on its claim that the state can’t cut off funding to which Planned Parenthood is otherwise entitled solely because Planned Parenthood provides abortion services. (Planned Parenthood of Indiana v. Commissioner of Indiana Dept. of Health, 794 F.Supp.2d 892 (S.D. Ind. 2011).)

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s ruling. (Planned Parenthood of Indiana v. Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health, No. 11-2464 (7th Cir. Oct. 23, 2012).) The U.S. Supreme Court refused to take the case.

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