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Activists Seek More Planned Parent Defunding

Friday, 20 May 2011 11:30 AM

The signing of a recent law by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to defund Planned Parenthood has anti-abortion activist hoping it’s the start of a state-by-state movement. In the Hoosier state, the measure has forced the agency to depend on donations to keep operating for now, the Indianapolis Star reported Friday.

indiana planned parenthood"Indiana's the first domino, but there will be many to fall after that," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a Washington, D.C.-based group that opposes abortion and supports ending government funding for Planned Parenthood.

Dannenfelser said anti-abortion activists want to make sure their tax dollars are not going to an organization that performs abortions.

"Indiana proved it could be done," Dannenfelser said, "and these other state legislatures like Wisconsin can point to what Indiana did and say we have a chance to do the right thing."

Planned Parenthood of Indiana receives about $3 million per year in taxpayer funds. Cutting off those funds has forced the agency to cut back on its services. It’s depending on donations to maintain some services now.

The agency is challenging the new law in court. A judge is expected to decide by July 1 whether to allow the law to stay in effect while the case goes through the court system.

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