Planned Parenthood of Indiana Extends Care Into June

By Scott Sarvay

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Extends Care Into June

May 25, 2011 Updated May 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Thanks to contributions from individuals in 46 states and multiple countries, Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) will be able to extend care to its established Medicaid patients through at least Wednesday, June 15.

PPIN has received more than $100,000 in donations since the last week of the legislative session. That’s when lawmakers approved a measure to prohibit the state from entering into contracts with, or granting to, any entities (other than hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers) that provide abortions.

Governor Daniels signed the law on May 10 and effectively cut off 9,300 PPIN Medicaid patients from their preferred provider.

Thanks to donations, which are a temporary fix, PPIN has been able to cover the costs of Medicaid patients’.

PPIN will argue for an injunction in the U.S. District Court on June 6th.

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