Indiana Ready to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding?

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Indiana is set to become the first state to cut all government funding for Planned Parenthood.

The state house voted 66 to 32 to strip the abortion provider of the $3 million it receives from the federal government every year. The state senate has already approved the measure.

The bill would also ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy unless there is a substantial threat to the woman's life or health. It also requires women seeking an abortion be told that life begins at conception and that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital.

Gov. Mitch Daniels has one week to sign the bill or let it become law without his signature. He could also veto the bill because if the measure becomes law, the Hoosier State could lose $4 million in federal family planning grants.

A Daniels spokeswoman said the governor would not comment until the bill arrives on his desk for action.

Daniels has said he will decide if he will run for president after the state legislature adjourns on Friday.

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