Planned Parenthood

Araceli Gomez-Aldana / WBOI


Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky will be closing its Fort Wayne health center.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research announced their results for its Employment and Earnings Index and Poverty and Opportunity Index this week. States are graded on six areas and Indiana scored a “D+” in the reproductive rights category. 

Governor Mike Pence says the state’s investigation of Planned Parenthood was important in the wake of what he calls appalling remarks by senior officials of the national health care provider.

Pence ordered the State Health Department to investigate the abortion provider two weeks ago in the wake of videos allegedly showing national Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue, which is against the law in Indiana. 

Courtesy / PPINK

A federal judge has signed off on an agreement reached between lawyers representing the state and Planned Parenthood of Indiana that nullifies a 2013 state law.

Ultimately, the law requiring a Lafayette abortion clinic to have the same facilities as those that perform surgical abortions never went into effect at all.

Almost as soon as the law was passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013, a challenge to it was filed in court and a judge barred the law from taking effect, pending an appeal.

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