Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Planned Parenthood Appeal

Ken AshfordSupreme Court, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

This is good news.

Indiana passed a law attempting to strip Planned Parenthood of all of its Medicaid funding because it performs abortions among its medical services.  The courts, including the Seventh Circuit, said this was unconstitutional because the federal-state Medicaid health program for the poor is for general health services including cancer screening.

The state appealed to the U.S Supreme Court, which today decided not to hear the case.  This keeps the lower court decision intact.

Indiana is one of seven states to try this tactic to hurt women by removing funding for their healthcare.  Looks like all seven will have to go back to the drawing board.