An attempt by Indiana legislators to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, primarily because the group provides abortions, was turned down in a federal appeals court Tuesday.
The law in question, signed by Republican governor Mitch Daniels in 2011, was the first of its kind. It was designed to cut off all Medicaid funding for all abortion providers in Indiana -- for any and all medical services provided by the organization. The decision, at the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, follows an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt in June 2011, which blocked parts of the law.
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