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Indiana likely will stop defending a law that stripped Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood after the Supreme Court declined to hear the case Tuesday, an attorney who represents the nation's largest abortion provider said.
Indiana can't block Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, upholding the crux of a lower court's order that said the state couldn't deny patients the right to choose their own health care provider.
Indiana asked a federal appeals court Monday to lift a judge's order blocking parts of a new abortion law that cuts some public Planned Parenthood funding, saying the issue should be decided by Medicaid officials and not the courts.
Indiana's attorney general on Tuesday appealed a judge's ruling that blocked key aspects of a new state law that would cut public funding for Planned Parenthood's general health services because the organization also provides abortions.
A powerful earthquake rocked Alaska's largest city and other parts of the state's most populated region on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Federal officials said Monday they're taking a hard look at a new Indiana law that withholds some public funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, a development that could cost the state some of its Medicaid funding.
Indiana won a key victory in its fight to cut off public funding for Planned Parenthood on Wednesday when a federal judge refused to block a tough abortion law from taking effect, a move that could boost Gov. Mitch Daniels' image among social conservatives as he considers running for the Republican presidential nomination.