Obama administration: Indiana ban on funds for abortion services violates federal law

[JURIST] The Obama administration took a stand Wednesday against a controversial Indiana law [HB 1210] that prevents health care providers with abortion [JURIST news archive] services from receiving Medicaid funds. Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent a letter [text, PDF] to Patricia Casanova of the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning [official websites] in response to a request for approval, saying the law violates federal law. Medicaid funds cannot be used for abortions…

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