Yesterday, Governor Mitch Daniels signed the pro-life Indiana House Bill 1210 into law, solidifying the efforts of the pro-life Indiana State Legislature to protect unborn children, women and taxpayers from the violence of abortion.
Not only does Indiana House Bill 1210 strip Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses in Indiana of the taxpayer funding they currently receive, but this bill also:
- provides protections for pain-capable children beginning at 20 weeks,
- opts-out Indiana from abortion coverage in the state health exchanges under Obamacare,
- requires abortionists or their designees to maintain local hospital admitting privileges, and
- strengthens Indiana’s informed consent law.
Desperate to keep their pockets filled with taxpayer dollars, Planned Parenthood of Indiana immediately got to work and asked a judge to stop implementation of the law. In a follow up victory today, Planned Parenthood’s request was denied!
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. But typically a judge’s reluctance to even temporarily put a law on hold does not bode well for the plaintiff, in this case Planned Parenthood.
Sue Swayze, rockstar, legislative director of Indiana Right to Life, and good friend to the Susan B. Anthony List told USA today she is confident that the pro-lifers will see this victory through to the end, saying:
“We’ve done some legal research ourselves and think that it’s going to stand. It might actually, once approved, become a model for the rest of the country.”
Congrats, Hoosiers! And thank you for providing what looks to be model legislation for other states looking to take it upon themselves to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level.