When Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a bill into law denying Planned Parenthood any federal funding, the group was able to limp on, providing low cost care for lower income men and women by relying on some generous donors, who kept the doors open until the courts could block the law.
Now, while the legal battle continues over whether or not the legislature has the ability to pull the federal funding from the health care provider, it may become easier for donors to give to the organization itself.
Via IDS News:
Planned Parenthood of Indiana, currently bogged down by legal woes and threats of funding cuts, received a sliver of good news in late July.
Neighborhood Assistance Program awarded PPIN $6,000 for the 2011-12 fiscal year, PPIN President and CEO Betty Cockrum said.
“This is a great motivator for donors,” Cockrum said. “They can receive half their gift back in tax credits.”
The funding is the largest PPIN has received in its three-year relationship with NAP,
The ruling on whether the state can limit federal funds to Planned Parenthood is not expected until some time in 2012.