Indianapolis – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK), is delighted to have been granted a preliminary injunction regarding HEA 1337 by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
“This cruel law painted a grim picture for Indiana women with its blatant, unwelcome intrusion into private, independent decision making. HEA 1337 is a violation of the sacred doctor and patient relationship,” said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK. “Today’s decision shows Gov. Mike Pence that he cannot force his religious ideology on Hoosiers. It is further compelling recognition by the courts that legislation interfering with women’s reproductive rights will not be tolerated.”
A hearing on PPINK’s motion for a preliminary injunction against HEA 1337 was held on June 14, 2016. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt entered the preliminary injunction on June 30, 2016.
PPINK, with the ACLU of Indiana, filed a lawsuit on April 7 in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, asking the court to enjoin HEA 1337.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) provides high-quality health care to more than 55,000 men and women each year at our health centers across two states. Our centers are staffed by skilled clinicians and highly trained health care professionals. 93% of our nonprofit’s services are preventive in nature and include Pap tests, breast and testicular cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and annual wellness exams. Through the Sara and Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education initiative, PPINK also provides sexuality and reproductive health education programs, equipping people to make responsible decisions so that families thrive in Indiana and Kentucky.
PPINK’s doors are open to all who need care and we provide our services in a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental manner. We accept Medicaid and insurance.