Planned Parenthood seeks to block Ind. funding cut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will go to court to try to block a plan to cut off funding to the state's abortion providers.

Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday he will sign an abortion bill that makes Indiana the first state to cut off all government funding for Planned Parenthood. The bill would give Indiana one of the nation's toughest abortion laws and could boost Daniels' credentials among social conservatives as he considers whether to run for president.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum says Daniels' decision to sign the bill will cost thousands of patients access to health screenings and other non-abortion services. She says Planned Parenthood will seek an injunction to stop what she called an "alarming erosion of public health policy in our state."

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