New Indiana Law Forces Planned Parenthood Clinics To Close; Thousands To Lose Access To Health Care

by Ben Hoffman

Indiana passed a law that cuts state and Medicaid funding to the organization’s 28 clinics in the state (only four of which provide abortion services). Planned Parenthood’s services focus on contraception, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) testing and treatment, and cancer screening and prevention. Serving mostly adults who earn below 150 percent of the poverty line, Planned Parenthood “estimates it prevents more than 620,00 unintended pregnancies each year, and 220,000 abortions.” Only 3 percent of its services actually involve abortion procedures. Read more…

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