A federal judge will rule Wednesday at noon on a temporary stay which would allow Planned Parenthood to continue seeing Medicaid patients for the time being.
Within ten minutes of the governor’s signature on a bill cutting government funding from Planned Parenthood Tuesday, the organization’s lawyers filed for the stay. Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum says clinics will still receive Medicaid patients Wednesday morning.
“Hopefully,” she said, “we have the kind of resolution that we’re seeking, which is that none of our patients have to be told they cannot have their Pap tests and get their birth control at our locations across the state.”
Planned Parenthood also filed an injunction Tuesday which addresses larger portions of the bill, including informed consent language and abortion limitations.