Backing Indiana to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

By Jay Sekulow1308883297000

It's a pro-life law that is getting a lot of attention - and a law under attack by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

I'm talking about a new law in the state of Indiana that prohibits the distribution of federal funds it receives to organizations like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions.

I applaud Indiana's approach to taking action to stop the flow of federal taxpayer funds to the nation's largest abortion provider. With Planned Parenthood already receiving more than $350 million dollars a year in federal taxpayer funds, Indiana is sending a powerful message to Washington - it's time to put a halt to sending federal funds to Planned Parenthood.

The new law already cleared one legal hurdle last month when a federal judge refused to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the law. 

There's a hearing in federal court today on Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary injunction to block the law.

We're preparing an amicus brief, representing thousands of Americans, in support of the Indiana law and backing Indiana's constitutional authority to ensure that no federal funds are used for abortion.

All of this began last month when Planned Parenthood, with the assistance of the ACLU, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the measure after Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed it into law last month. And, now, the Obama Administration announced it is urging Indiana to scrap the new law, claiming it violates a federal statute. 

It's no surprise that Planned Parenthood has mounted a legal challenge. After all, the nation's largest abortion provider certainly doesn't want to lose millions in federal taxpayer dollars - funds that enable Planned Parenthood to free-up other money to pay for abortions.  It's also no surprise that the Obama Administration would defend a pro-abortion organization.

I have directed a legal team to prepare a friend-of-the-court brief in this case to be filed on Indiana's behalf supporting this pro-life law.  We are planning to represent thousands of Americans - those who want to take a stand for life - those who want to see federal funds to Planned Parenthood stopped. 

We've formed the  Committee to Defund Planned Parenthood's Abortions at the State Level where you can add your name backing the new Indiana law.  Add your name here.

We will keep you posted as this develops.

Latest in
Pro Life

Pro-Life Victory at the White House

By Jay Sekulow1494964603668

Earlier this year, I wrote about the significant pro-life victory when President Trump reinstated Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City Policy to prohibit the use of U.S. taxpayer money in foreign aid to organizations that either fund or promote abortions around the world. President Trump did exactly what...

read more

Mother’s Day & the Miracle of Every Life

By Joseph Williams1494622536205

How could France censor a pro-life video message of people with Down Syndrome talking about how much they love life and love their mothers? Our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has just filed a legal application with the European Court of Human Rights to challenge...

read more

When Science & Morality Agree on Abortion

By Palmer Williams1493404986868

Over the last several years, many state legislatures around the nation have taken important steps towards upholding their mandates to protect the most vulnerable of their citizenry. Sixteen states have passed laws that ban abortions at the point at which the unborn baby with a heartbeat can feel...

read more

ACLJ Seeks Full Court Review in Abortion Case

By Edward White1492028216009

Today the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), along with its co-counsel, filed a petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking rehearing in the appeal involving the undercover investigation of the abortion industry conducted by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). In particular,

read more