Indiana women on Medicaid who rely on Planned Parenthood for medical care might want to start looking elsewhere.
On Tuesday, a federal judge denied Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have stopped HEA 1210 — a controversial measure that cuts off all federal funding to the state’s largest reproductive health care organization — from going into effect.
Indiana is the first state to ban Planned Parenthood from receiving federal dollars. According to the organization, 9,300 Medicaid patients in Indiana will lose access to services, such as screenings for cervical cancer, birth control and other preventive health care, through Planned Parenthood.
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the bill into law on Tuesday. Planned Parenthood, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, immediately filed for a temporary restraining order and injunction.
While the restraining order was refused, the hearing on the injunction will take place on June 6.
“We are deeply disappointed that the judge decided not to stop this unconscionable law from impacting Hoosiers seeking preventive, reproductive health care,” said Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum. “The ruling means that Hoosiers who rely on federal funding have lost access to their crucial and lifesaving preventive health care at Planned Parenthood of Indiana.”