Planned Parenthood protests bills

March 8, 2011

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and its supports rallied Tuesday morning at the Indiana Statehouse against several legislative proposals that threaten the group’s public funding. The organization, the state’s leading abortion provider, says it spends the tax dollars it receives to offer low-cost reproductive health care, such as birth control and ovarian cancer screenings. Republican U.S. Congressman Mike Pence said taxpayer money should not go to groups that provide abortion. He said cutting the group’s funding would save taxpayers nearly $350 million per year.