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Indiana cuts funding for Planned Parenthood

Catholic World News - May 11, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana has signed legislation that stops all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, making Indiana the first state to take that step.

Planned Parenthood officials immediately sought a court order preventing the halt in public funding. The organization argues that the loss of $3 million in state support will lead to increased levels of cancer, sexually transmitted disease, and unplanned pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood has been caught up in controversy over its claims to provide protection against cancer, since the organization's clinics--which are set up to perform abortions--do not offer cancer-screening facilities. The group has also been challenged to respond to studies indicating that the distribution of birth-control devices does not lower the rate of unplanned pregnancy.

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  • Posted by: Obregon - May. 12, 2011 12:50 AM ET USA

    I wish "all" the States of the American union will do the same. Why should the tax payers of America be forced to contribute to an organization supporting the butchering of the unborn?

  • Posted by: jmilloy46427 - May. 11, 2011 7:47 PM ET USA

    Go, Indiana!!!!!!!

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 11, 2011 7:26 PM ET USA

    Governor Mitch Daniels for President!

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 11, 2011 7:08 PM ET USA

    There are many other quality organizations that provide comprehensive women's healthcare services including mammograms and cancer screenings (without doing abortions) that can readily fill this 'gap'. I pray for the sake of women and children, that state after state will follow Indiana. As more and more people realize what 'abortion' truly is and what it does to each unborn baby while it is alive, they are coming to the defense of mothers and their unborn children.

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