In response to Daniels signing HEA 1210 into law, the American Civil Liberties Union of America, along with lawyers from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, filed a request for an injunction and temporary restraining order in the U.S District Court. If the judge rules in our favor, it would temporarily prevent the leglislation from taking effect as we continue to fight the law. A ruling is expected later this afternoon.
Regardless, Planned Parenthood of Indiana is committed to continuing to provide their healthcare services during the fight against HEA 1210. “By signing this bill, the governor has put the health care of thousands of Hoosiers who rely on federal funding at risk,” said PPIN President and CEO Betty Cockrum. “And by signing when he did, he put patients with appointments tomorrow at PPIN health centers in danger of not getting their birth control or physical exams. However, we’re not going to let that happen. We will see all patients who rely on federal funding that have appointments until we receive a ruling in this case, and will cover those costs out of our Women’s Health Fund.”
Check out this great broadcast from NPR to learn more about the situation and what HEA 1210 reveals about the future challenges our organization will face. To stay informted on the situation as it develops, check out our Facebook page, or Planned Parenthood of Indiana's Facebook page where you'll find updates and articles as the counter-attack on HEA 1210 continues.
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