Skip to comments.Judge Blocks Indiana From Cutting Funds for Planned Parenthood Over Abortions
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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Which obamacare takes away.
The very same “Justice Department” that says that the democrat party’s ObamaCare can take away your freedom to chose your own provider.
There, fixed it.
All the more reason to get government out of the health care provider business once and for all...
Yes, by all means, keep our tax dollars flowing into the coffers of baby killers.
Funny how the article doesn't mention that fact.
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.
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?
The whole system is rigged, including the inJustice dept.
Replace Congress. Impeach and remove any judge who won’t provide equal protection for all persons as the Constitution imperatively requires.
I might be a bit of an a-hole here but I don't trust any chick with three names. Never did, never will!
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.
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.
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.
Fork it over America: the Ruling Class needs the money. :)
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.
We need to find the State Supremacy clause. Anyone know where it is in the Constitution? I am not a Legal Scholar.
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?
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.
Repeal the 17th. Until that happens the states will never be free of the feds.
They didn’t also provide a picture so we could not see that she is also “one of Holder’s people.”
these judges MUST be stopped from hampering the will of the people...WE are supposed to be in control, not some black robbed jackass
I’ll see your judge and raise you two.
Plaintiffs formum shop..find a federal judge they suspect will be sympathetic, and file in that jurisdiction..
Thank you. I will write my Congressman about the illegal Federal takeover of State’s rights.
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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.
Now now, I'm sure that's just a coincidence.
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.
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.).
“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?
I doubt that would ever happen. no many vested interests.
Either find honest employment, or starve, one would hope...