The following comes from an April 19 Washington Post article by Lena H. Sun:
The Obama administration on Tuesday warned officials in all 50 states that actions to end Medicaid funding of Planned Parenthood may be out of compliance with federal law.
Ten states have taken action or recently passed legislation to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood after antiabortion activists released covertly filmed video in the summer purporting to show that the women’s health organization and abortion provider illegally sold fetal tissue for a profit. Planned Parenthood supporters have criticized the videos as deceptively edited, and multiple state investigations have turned up no wrongdoing on the part of the organization.
The 10 states are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
The Medicaid defunding is part of a broader set of actions that have been taken by 24 states against Planned Parenthood since July, advocates said. In recent months, courts have blocked efforts to restrict access to care at Planned Parenthood in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Utah.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement that in recent months, “These political attacks on our patients have gone from a simmer to full rolling boil.”
She added: “What they couldn’t do in Congress, they’re now trying to do state by state, and jeopardizing care for more than half a million people.”
What? We were told, abortions will NOT be federal funded! So how did PP federal funding occur? Was it slipped into Medicaid budgets & then forced onto the States? Let the States fight back and decide. Tell Congress/Courts, NO MORE $$ for ugly abortion. God help us.
How is killing the unborn care? Planned Parenthood is really a bad plan. Let us hope Planned Parenthood go back to the planning board and get a new plan.
Cut all Planned Parenthood funding.then States Sue the Administration for failing to comply with the law that they passed.
The Obama administration is totally IMMORAL, and I have always wished it could be obliterated from American history! Obama does not support and uphold our traditional Judeo-Christian foundation, belief in God, our original Constitution, traditional Marriage and family as established by God, chastity for the unmarried, and the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death! Obama constantly undermines and destroys our total American way of life! A highly dangerous, destructive, and subversive president and his administration! A TOTAL DISGRACE!!
Linda Maria, So very well said! Many of us in the pew knew this was his own agenda & the DP platform before his election. Did you know, that over 50% of Catholics voted for him & intrinsic evil twice? Those in power have not been able to establish a proper challenge to the immoral DP agenda. It’s a study in ‘failed’ courage. May God help us VOTE wisely this November. The country needs a unique winner. 4/8 more years of this stuff & a decent moral life, as we know it, will be extremely difficult for us in the pew. This is why, I’m in for the non-establishment front runner. I’m praying & hoping God ‘gave’ him all that money (& non PC spunk) for a time like this. He may have the will to obliterate much of the last 8 years, God…