Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 01:07 am
In a setback for state efforts to defund abortion providers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Indiana's appeal of a court ruling against its ban on Medicaid dollars for organizations that perform abortions.
"The court missed an opportunity to clarify, once and for all, that states may cut the abortion industry off from all sources of taxpayer funding," said Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life, on May 28.
"Big Abortion has no constitutional right to force Americans to support its deadly industry with tax dollars," she emphasized.
Mike Fichter, Indiana Right to Life president and CEO, said the Supreme Court's decision not to hear Indiana v. Planned Parenthood is "a defeat for all states that wish to pass laws regarding funds in their own states."