Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana continues to hold the banner high in support of pro-family legislation as he signed a bill on Tuesday that tightens abortion rules, cuts $2 million dollars to Planned Parenthood which accounts for a large portion of Planned Parenthood’s federal budget, and is “the first state to prohibit the use of Medicaid at Planned Parenthood.”
Planned Parenthood is attacking the bill by using fear tactics by suggesting that the bill would deny women pre-cancer screenings, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Governor Daniels refutes these claims and states that services will “remain readily available in every one of the 92 counties.”
Will the courageous actions of Governor Daniels pace the way for other states? I hope so!
Important follow up news:
Judge Doesn’t Block Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has declined a request by the Planned Parenthood abortion business to issue a temporary restraining order blocking a new state law Governor Mitch Daniels signed that yanks its taxpayer funding. The legislation would cut off anywhere from $2 million to $3 million the Planned Parenthood abortion business receives in federal funds via the Indiana government through Medicaid. It also bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on fetal pain. Read more …