Skip to comments.First State Ever: Indiana Votes to Cut Planned Parenthood
Posted on 04/28/2011 1:28:57 PM PDT by Nachum
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana is poised to become the first state to cut off all government funding for the Planned Parenthood organization, providing a significant victory for the anti-abortion movement but presenting a political predicament for the states governor, Mitch Daniels, as he considers running for president.
The Indiana House voted 66-32 Wednesday to approve a bill cutting the $3 million in federal money the state distributes to the organization for family planning and health programs.
The measure also ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy unless there is a substantial threat to the womans life or health and requires women seeking an abortion be told that life begins at conception and that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. The Senate approved the measure earlier this month.
The action opens a new legislative front in the conservative assault on Planned Parenthood, which has been targeted for its abortion services. Efforts to cut off federal funds in Congress failed this month, but bills are moving in a number of statehouses.
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God will truly bless the GREAT state of Indiana.
May the Lord bless and keep thee oh Republican Hoosier legislature!
What's it gonna be?
Well GOD bless them and lets hope Mitch has the stones to sign the bill.
Republicans can wait and wait until Roe v Wade is repealed or they just cut funding to PP now.
I mean, we could’ve done this on the federal level when the GOP had all branches of govt for 6 years.
What "predicament?" The one where his image is enhanced and more people come to know and support him?
Proud of ‘em! :)
Hopefully soon,it will be good riddance to Plan Parenthood funding from my old home state of Indiana !
Way to go, Hoosiers! God bless you!
What does it take to have a veto-proof vote?
A simple majority of both houses can over ride a veto. The problem is that the legislative session ends tomorrow, so an override vote would have to wait until next year.
Some “Republicans” believe the support of baby-killers is necessary to become president.
are you saying that is what Daniels is? Does he support abortion rights? I wasn’t aware of that.