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Indiana AG defends case against Planned Parenthood

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is defending the state's two-year legal battle to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood for general medical services.

Zoeller says "it was important and necessary to defend the policy decision of the people's elected representatives in the Legislature that Medicaid dollars should not indirectly subsidize the payroll and overhead expenses of abortion providers."

He says that if legal challenges to similar statutes in other states eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court, Indiana would have another opportunity through an amicus brief to assert that argument.

A judge issued a permanent injunction Tuesday ending Indiana's battle to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood because it performs abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Indiana's appeal in May.

 

Posted 7/30/2013