Silent protestors hovered outside Bloomington’s Planned Parenthood office Wednesday joined by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece.
Planned Parenthood filed a suit in May saying the state has violated federal law in trying to defund the organization.
A federal judge ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood, temporarily halting portions of an Indiana law seeking to block federal funds to abortion providers.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum said that while her staff may be uncomfortable with the law, they will abide by it.
Injunction blocks state restriction of Medicaid to organizations that provide abortions, but upholds "informed consent" portion of law.
As of June 21, Medicaid patients will either have to pay out of pocket or lose Planned Parenthood's services.
The IHDCA cited recent Indiana legislation that cut off funding for organizations that perform abortions; PPIN says the new law shouldn't impact the program.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana receives another extension.
The organization collected about $30 thousand since the General Assembly announced it would vote on defunding.
A state law cutting Planned Parenthood’s government funding will not be put on hold after a federal judge denied a temporary stay Wednesday.