A milestone for the cause of life:
Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana has signed a bill to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The bill makes the Hoosier state the first to go as far as it has in shutting down funding.
Daniels signed the bill Thursday along with 79 other bills and the abortion business has already responded by saying it has filed a temporary restraining order seeking to prevent the law from being enforced, though one pro-life group has already said the lawsuit will likely fail in court.
… The new law also bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and is one of the strongest pro-life bills in the history of the state. The provisions contained in the bill will amount to the most substantial block of pro-life legislation passed in Indiana since the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973 and they include one revoking taxpayer funding through the state government for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
House Bill 1210 contains provisions to end all state-directed funding for businesses that do abortions, to protect pain-capable unborn children beginning at 20 weeks, to opt-out of abortion coverage in any state health exchanges required under the new federal health law, to require that women considering abortion be given full, factual information in writing, and to require doctors who do abortions, or their designees, to maintain local hospital admitting privileges in order to streamline access to emergency care for women injured by abortion.
At the end of April, Daniels issued a statement about why he planned to sign the bill into law. [Continue reading at LifeNews...]
Bravo, Governor Daniels!