According to The Journal Gazette, Planned Parenthood asked U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt for a restraining order today, just hours after Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that would strip the chain of reproductive health clinics of their funding in the state.
House Enrolled Act 1210, which prohibits the funding of any entity that provides abortions, became law the moment Daniels signed it. Lawyers from the ACLU of Indiana immediately asked the court for an injunction on behalf of Planned Parenthood.
The Journal Gazette says that it is unclear what will what happen if the judge does not grant the injunction.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana stands to lose about $1.5 million in Medicaid family planning money if the law stands. It is currently unknown what will happen to that money once it is permanently removed from Planned Parenthood.
In general, the legality of the bill’s possible implementation remains highly contentious.
The judge is set to make a “temporary ruling” sometime today.