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Judge Blocks Indiana From Cutting Funds for Planned Parenthood Over Abortions
FOXNews ^ | June 24 | AP

Posted on 06/24/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT by cornelis

INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge on Friday blocked the parts of Indiana's tough new abortion law that cuts off most of Planned Parenthood's public funding in the state because the organization provides abortions.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction in striking down the law's defunding provision as unconstitutional, and siding with federal Medicaid officials who have said states cannot disqualify Medicaid providers merely because they also offer abortions.

The U.S. Justice Department also had filed a brief siding with Planned Parenthood, with attorneys saying the law restricts Medicaid recipients' freedom to choose their health care provider.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/24/judge-blocks-indiana-from-cutting-funds-for-planned-parenthood-over-abortions/#ixzz1QFelqIL5

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: abortion; corruption; daniels; democrats; democratskillbabies; govtabuse; indianadaniels; judicialdictatorship; judicialtyranny; liberalfascism; liberals; moralabsolutes; obama; obamasminions; plannedmurderhood; plannedparenthood; pratt; progressives; prolife; statesrights; tanyawaltonpratt; tyranny

1 posted on 06/24/2011 7:51:26 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
"with attorneys saying the law restricts Medicaid recipients' freedom to choose their health care provider. "

Which obamacare takes away.

2 posted on 06/24/2011 7:52:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: julieee; rep-always; This Just In; Cicero; Girlene; eCSMaster; Mr. Lucky; NormsRevenge

FYI


3 posted on 06/24/2011 7:54:12 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

The very same “Justice Department” that says that the democrat party’s ObamaCare can take away your freedom to chose your own provider.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 7:57:11 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: cornelis
U.S. District Judge psycho-bitch Tanya Walton Pratt granted Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction

There, fixed it.

5 posted on 06/24/2011 7:57:34 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: cornelis

All the more reason to get government out of the health care provider business once and for all...


6 posted on 06/24/2011 7:58:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Muslim Brotherhood (renames itself) the Liberty and Justice Party. NOT A JOKE.)
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To: cornelis

Yes, by all means, keep our tax dollars flowing into the coffers of baby killers.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 8:01:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: cornelis
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt

Obama appointee.

Funny how the article doesn't mention that fact.

8 posted on 06/24/2011 8:02:11 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: cornelis

Since when does anyone have an inherent RIGHT to choose their healthcare provider when on Medicaid? If they don’t want to take you because you don’t meet their criteria you don’t get to choose them. Not all providers take Medicaid. You can’t choose them if they don’t take Medicaid.

This is nuts.

Besides, how did the judge determine this was the only reason they were denied funding? Lots of PP places don’t meet health code requirements.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 8:03:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cornelis

I hope Indiana tells the Feds to go screw themselves and opts out of federal funding for Medicaid.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 8:07:21 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
I hope Indiana tells the Feds to go screw themselves and opts out of federal funding for Medicaid.

The governor is Daniels. He's nolonger thinking about running for president. Any bets what he'll do?

11 posted on 06/24/2011 8:11:10 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: driftdiver

The whole system is rigged, including the inJustice dept.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 8:15:12 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: cornelis

Replace Congress. Impeach and remove any judge who won’t provide equal protection for all persons as the Constitution imperatively requires.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 8:17:52 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey Republicans, get back to me if you ever decide to become republicans.)
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To: cornelis
"Tanya Walton Pratt"

I might be a bit of an a-hole here but I don't trust any chick with three names. Never did, never will!

14 posted on 06/24/2011 8:21:41 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: cornelis

I’d love to be there when this ho has to go before the real JUDGE and explain to him why she decided to become a baby killer. “Unconstitutional” may @$$. That “unconstitutional” crap isn’t going to hold up when she goes before the Lord.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 8:23:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: jtal
There was never any doubt in my mind how she was going to rule.

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16 posted on 06/24/2011 8:25:37 PM PDT by digger48
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To: pnh102
I hope Indiana tells the Feds to go screw themselves and opts out of federal funding for Medicaid.

Bingo. If you take the Fedzilla's money, they make the rules. I suspect the judge is legally correct.

Also, the dirty secret is many states make money off of medicaid. One scam Clinton signed into law in Arkansas was charging huge taxes on certain procedures. Say if a procedure cost $100 they would charge a 200% sales tax, making the total cost $300. The state would pay a third of the total, or $100, giving them an easy $100 profit.

17 posted on 06/24/2011 8:26:14 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: pnh102
"I hope Indiana tells the Feds to go screw themselves and opts out of federal funding for Medicaid."

It's gonna take a bunch of states telling the Fed they've had enough and will run their states by the will of their citizens. I really don't know what else we can do. It's obvious the Feds have plans of their own that don't include the US Constitution.

18 posted on 06/24/2011 8:34:06 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: cornelis

Fork it over America: the Ruling Class needs the money. :)


19 posted on 06/24/2011 8:59:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: cornelis

Someone once wrote that for every legal issue being contested there is always some federal judge willing to declare it unconstitutional, no matter how stupid his or her stance on the issue may be.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 9:06:27 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: cornelis

We need to find the State Supremacy clause. Anyone know where it is in the Constitution? I am not a Legal Scholar.


21 posted on 06/24/2011 9:59:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: cornelis

we are headed for a judicial dictatorship. Even if conservatives get control of congress & WH, the ACLU types will challenge everything they do and activist liberal judges will prevent a conservative agenda from occurring, just like they did in AZ and now in IN.

Anybody have a solution?


22 posted on 06/24/2011 10:00:08 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: originalbuckeye
You are looking for the Tenth Amendment which provides that the federales have only those powers SPECIFICALLY enumerated in the Constitution as powers of the central government and that all else are reserved to the states and the people respectively.

This is a trial court decision. Indiana will appeal to the Seventh Circuit where this decision will be reversed. The major danger would be if one of Sandra Day O'Kennedy or the conservative four on SCOTUS were to die or resign and Comrade O got to appoint an additional constitutional illiterate to SCOTUS making a five-member majority against the constitution. This is the danger when the justices and judges are not legal scholars but knee-jerk political hacks.

23 posted on 06/24/2011 10:07:46 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: secondamendmentkid

Repeal the 17th. Until that happens the states will never be free of the feds.


24 posted on 06/24/2011 11:07:07 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: jtal

They didn’t also provide a picture so we could not see that she is also “one of Holder’s people.”


25 posted on 06/25/2011 12:16:40 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: BlackElk
Sandra Day O'Kennedy

Heh, thanks for the chuckle.
26 posted on 06/25/2011 1:38:08 AM PDT by andyk (Interstate <> Intrastate)
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To: cornelis

these judges MUST be stopped from hampering the will of the people...WE are supposed to be in control, not some black robbed jackass


27 posted on 06/25/2011 2:58:05 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: cornelis

I’ll see your judge and raise you two.


28 posted on 06/25/2011 6:06:39 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: OldPossum

Plaintiffs formum shop..find a federal judge they suspect will be sympathetic, and file in that jurisdiction..


29 posted on 06/25/2011 7:24:29 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: BlackElk

Thank you. I will write my Congressman about the illegal Federal takeover of State’s rights.


30 posted on 06/25/2011 7:33:16 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: andyk

Thank you!


31 posted on 06/25/2011 1:18:18 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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States' Rights are being destroyed. Judges gone wild are one of the key components of the leftist coup happening right now.

32 posted on 06/25/2011 1:59:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cornelis

Unbelievable.


33 posted on 06/25/2011 3:20:55 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: jtal
Obama appointee. Funny how the article doesn't mention that fact.

Now now, I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

34 posted on 06/25/2011 3:26:26 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: secondamendmentkid
we are headed for a judicial dictatorship. Even if conservatives get control of congress & WH, the ACLU types will challenge everything they do and activist liberal judges will prevent a conservative agenda from occurring, just like they did in AZ and now in IN. Anybody have a solution?

There's always the Nuclear Option:

Article III, Sec. 1

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

Congress has the power under the Constitution to dissolve the courts.

35 posted on 06/25/2011 3:40:17 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

More importantly, Congress can determine the jurisdictional limits of federal courts. Congress can create a law that says “federal courts have no jurisdiction over cases involving abortion” (or same-sex marriage, etc.).


36 posted on 06/25/2011 5:34:28 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Hoodat

“Congress has the power under the Constitution to dissolve the courts.”

That’s one solution, albeit a highly unlikely one. What would all the shysters do then?


37 posted on 06/26/2011 11:25:28 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: WVNan

I doubt that would ever happen. no many vested interests.


38 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:06 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: secondamendmentkid
What would all the shysters do then?

Either find honest employment, or starve, one would hope...

the infowarrior

39 posted on 06/27/2011 11:24:21 PM PDT by infowarrior
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