Indiana Farts in the Government's General Direction

So you recall that Indiana decided to defund Planned Parenthood by violating the rules of Medicaid? The government was all "Uhm, no." in response. Well, Indiana responds by telling the gov't to take its no and shove it:
Indiana officials said Thursday they will defy a federal order to continue funding Planned Parenthood and other clinics that offer abortion services.

Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a law in May that would cut off federal funding from Indiana clinics that perform abortions. The law is primarily aimed at the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics, which get federal family planning grants to administer services unrelated to abortion.


"The way the law was written, it went into effect the moment the governor signed it," Marcus Barlow, a spokesman for Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration, said in a telephone interview.

"We were just advised by our lawyers that we should continue to enforce Indiana law."
I see.

There is a hearing scheduled for next Monday (Planned Parenthood sued) before U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. Judge Walton Pratt has stated she will rule on the issue by July 1st.

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