Having hoped to precede Texas' and Arizona's big rattlesnake-skin-cowboy-boot footsteps, Indiana seemed poised in 2011 to deny Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds because the organization performs abortions. Then U.S. district judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued an injunction blocking parts of Indiana's law last summer. On Friday, a federal hearing officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Chicago further blocked Indiana's anti-abortion scheming when he determined that the changes in Indiana's Medicaid plan denied women the right to choose their healthcare providers, which at least momentarily halted Indiana's efforts to choke off funding to Planned Parenthood.
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