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Indiana’s Planned Parenthood Law Could Cost Taxpayers A ‘Quarter Of A Million Dollars’ In Legal Fees

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Indiana’s law banning Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funds may cost the state $4 billion in federal Medicaid funds, but the state would also be responsible for paying the legal expenses for anyone who challenges the constitutionality of the measure. Sarah Seward of the Courier Press is reporting that the legal fees alone could “cost Indiana taxpayers a quarter of a million dollars” or more if the ruling is appealed. The state is “obligated to pay not just its own legal fees but the other side’s, too.”