Ind. Planned Parenthood extends care until June 15

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Posted: May 25, 2011 11:57 AM
Ind. Planned Parenthood extends care until June 15

Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will continue serving Medicaid patients through at least June 15 after receiving more than $100,000 in donations from 46 states and several countries.

The organization says donors are responding to a new Indiana law cutting off much of its public funding.

Planned Parenthood said Wednesday the donations are a temporary fix that will allow 9,300 Medicaid patients at 28 health centers across Indiana to continue receiving care such as Pap tests, breast exams and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

A federal judge has set a June 6 hearing on Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction blocking the new state law that was pushed by Republicans. The judge has said she'll rule on the matter by July 1.