facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Court won't review Planned Parenthood case

May 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that struck down Indiana's ban on Medicaid funds going to Planned Parenthood.

A state law says, " An agency of the state may not: (1) enter into a contract with; or (2) make a grant to; any entity that performs abortions or maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed that involves the expenditure of state funds or federal funds administered by the state."

Medicaid is a joint state-federal program. A federal judge issued an injunction against the implementation of the law.

Eventually, a U.S. appeals court ruled that Indiana's restriction "violates the federal law guarantee that Medicaid enrollees be given their free choice of provider."

The high court rejected review of the case in a one line order without comment.

Several states have the same restriction on the dispersal of Medicaid funds, but the Supreme Court's rejection sets no precedent and may not affect those laws by itself.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
4
Alleged jihadist charged with killing 4 in Washington, N.J.
5
Former student pleads guilty to killing at Purdue University
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback