INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday he will sign restrictive abortion legislation, making Indiana the first state to cut off all government funding for Planned Parenthood and boosting Daniels' credentials among social conservatives as he considers whether to run for president.
Daniels said he supported the abortion restrictions from the outset and that the provision added to defund abortion providers did not change his mind. He said women's health, family planning and other services will remain available.
"The principle involved commands the support of an overwhelming majority of Hoosiers," Daniels said in a statement announcing his intention to sign the bill when it arrives on his desk in about a week.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana said in a statement it would file an injunction to "try to halt this alarming erosion of public health policy in our state."
Answer by BabyBugsmama at 4:18 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:21 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Good on him in terms of the $$$$ piece. Why attach your name to abortion IF you're seriously thinking about a bid as a presidential nominee in an election slated for the next year? Social conservatives are not paving the path to the WH, sorry- MUCH bigger issues that WE as a NATION are facing-
Answer by Sisteract at 4:36 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 4:36 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 4:48 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:01 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 5:17 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
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