Although a judge ordered the state to give the group back its Title X funds, the money is still being tied up.
In an important victory for women in Indiana and elsewhere, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of an Indiana law barring Planned Parenthood Indiana from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.
Whether we’re talking about health care, budgets or the economy, cutting publicly-funded family planning programs makes no sense.
Indiana women: Your bodies are now officially political pawns. And Governor Daniels is calling check mate.
DC Abortion Fund helps women whose Medicaid-funding for abortion was pulled at the last minute; Florida senate wants to subject Medicaid funding for contraception to religious refusals; and Sen. Manchin thinks showing that no Title X money is spent on abortion will solve something.
Although an amendment to remove Title X funding passed the House it failed in the senate.
Last week the fate of the entire federal government revolved around birth control. Yes, birth control. Analysis of the ongoing war against women being waged in Congress and in state legislatures nationwide.
If the family planning infrastructure of our nation is obliterated by the current strains of extremism, we’ll see not only more unintended pregnancies and abortions, but also a big rise in STDs.
The three Republican senators are signalling that they will not vote to eliminate Title X funding.
Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.