ADF dispels myths about Indiana bill that would defund Planned Parenthood

LLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
April 29, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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ADF dispels myths about Indiana bill that would defund Planned Parenthood

ADF provides legal opinion to Gov. Mitch Daniels affirming bill is legally sound

INDIANAPOLIS — The Alliance Defense Fund provided a legal opinion to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Thursday which dispels rumors that a legislature-approved bill defunding abortionists will endanger the state’s Medicaid funds.  The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature before it can become law.

The bill, known as the Schneider Amendment (H.B. 1210), would have the effect of defunding Planned Parenthood and other similar organizations that perform abortions; however, the ADF opinion explains that the bill does not conflict with federal mandates and does not target any particular organization for exclusion from the Medicaid program.  Federal appeals courts have upheld similar bills in Texas and Missouri.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/4744

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