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Thousands donate to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has seen a huge surge of donations since November and they’re thanking Vice President Mike Pence. The controversy began last year when Pence signed a bill into law that prohibits women getting an abortion on the basis of ethnicity, sex or disability. The […]

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Judge grants injunction on state’s controversial abortion law

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial new law will not go into effect Friday after U.S. District Court Judge Tonya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunction. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed the lawsuit after the General Assembly passed a law earlier this year that would have banned abortions based on the fetus’ […]

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Rally protesting Indiana’s new abortion law draws more than 1,000

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — More than a thousand people gathered in downtown Indianapolis to rally against what some are calling the most restrictive abortion law in the country. The crowd of both men and women stood and chanted in front of the Statehouse Saturday in protest of Indiana’s new abortion law. The […]

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Planned Parenthood facilities of Indiana and Kentucky found to be in compliance with state laws and regulations

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced that on July 28 it received official notice from the Indiana State Department of Health that the health centers at the center of a recent investigation are compliant with state regulations. “We are pleased this unfounded complaint is resolved,” Betty […]

Commentary: Planned Parenthood and a Hoosier show trial

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Commentary: Planned Parenthood and a Hoosier show trial

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The latest dispute regarding Planned Parenthood illustrates much of what is wrong with American politics. For those who haven’t followed the story, an activist with a long history of opposing reproductive rights made several visits to Planned Parenthood offices. He filmed several of the exchanges he had with Planned […]

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House Republicans pen letter of support for Planned Parenthood investigations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Speaker Brian Bosma is just one of 59 House Republican Caucus members who sent a letter of support to Gov. Mike Pence amidst the call for an investigation into Planned Parenthood facilities. The letter reads, in part, “We are writing to express our concerns regarding the recent revelations surrounding […]

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Pence orders investigation of state Planned Parenthood clinics amid uproar over video

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­— Planned Parenthood facilities across the state are going under the microscope. On Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence ordered the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood clinics in cooperation with the attorney general’s office. The move comes after the emergence of a video released by anti-abortion activists who say […]

Commentary: When the fight is all that matters

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Commentary: When the fight is all that matters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It was a “gotcha” moment. Not long ago, some anti-abortion activists who call themselves Live Action Films sent a young woman to talk with a Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky counselor. The young woman claimed she was only 15 and had a 17-year-old boyfriend. While the young woman […]

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Planned Parenthood employee gone after undercover video reveals questionable sex talk

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Planned Parenthood employee who gave a girl claiming to be 15 years old advice about sexual role playing and sadomasochism is no longer working for the organization, the group’s local president said Wednesday. The move came after an anti-abortion group posted an undercover video from a Planned Parenthood […]

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Right to Life ‘outraged’ by state award given to PP’s Cockrum

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life on Tuesday denounced a state group’s decision to give an award to the chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The anti-abortion’s group’s president, Mike Fichter, said he is “outraged” by the honor. The Indiana Commission for Women honored Betty Cockrum – […]

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