Skip to comments.Obama admin skirts New Hampshire’s elected officials, awards $1 million to Planned Parenthood
Posted on 09/14/2011 2:48:20 PM PDT by NYer
CONCORD, New Hampshire, September 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is bypassing state authorities in New Hampshire to restore Planned Parenthood’s funding directly.
Earlier this summer the states Executive Council voted to redirect Planned Parenthood’s $1.8 million share of Medicaid funding to clinics that do not perform abortions. Immediately after, however, the Obama administration threatened to deprive all of New Hampshire’s Medicaid facilities of federal funding unless the Executive Council reversed its decision.
Kansas and Indiana have received similar threats this year.
Now the Obama administration says it has bypassed the Executive Council and awarded a $1 million contract to Planned Parenthood in the state.
Planned Parenthood said Tuesday that the Obama administrations decision recognizes that it is “an essential and established part of the health care infrastructure in New Hampshire, serving almost 16,000 women, men and teens through health centers in Claremont, Derry, Exeter, Keene, Manchester and West Lebanon.”
New Hampshire Councilor David Wheeler, one of the members of the Executive Council who voted against the Planned Parenthood contact, slammed the move, saying it highlights the arrogance of the Obama administration.
“Even though the state of New Hampshire turned down Planned Parenthood as a contractor, the Obama administration says you’re going to take it anyway, whether you like it or not,” Wheeler said.
U.S Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., concurred, saying, New Hampshires Executive Council has spoken on this matter, and the (Obama) administration should respect the states right to make this decision.
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony list also condemned the administration’s move in strong terms.
“President Obama has proven time and again that he will do whatever it takes to ensure that Planned Parenthood continues to receive taxpayer subsidies, even if that means going around a state’s elected representatives,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Obama is the most pro-abortion President in our country’s history and his allegiance to Planned Parenthood is unwavering.”
Last month, federal judges in Kansas and North Carolina forced authorities to continue funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer monies.
A federal judge in June also forced Indiana to resume its Planned Parenthood funding after she deemed the Obama administration’s threat to cut all Medicaid funding over the change too dangerous for Indiana citizens.
He gives millions to kill babies and taxes soup kitchens. What kind of man is this...
Inquiring minds want to know why the Republican House of Representatives, where all spending bills must originate, has not defunded Obama’s discretionary stash.
It seems like every day he is giving several billion to some third world country or tens of millions to a green energy company or millions to planned parenthood. If the election of 2010 is to have any meaning, Boehner and the Republican Congress must use the appropriations process to eliminate Obama’s ability to raid the Treasury for discretionary spending.
What a first class puke this POS is! Absolute garbage!
The state should pass a 100% tax on companies receiving federal funding in spite of prohibitions.
So now the federal government may override the wishes of a sovereign state and get away with it?
Lock and load, New Hampshire.
Obama and the left do not play fair....................
Good question. I have also wondered where he is getting the money, writing checks to his various whims, spending money like its Friday night on welfare row.
Does anyone think that President George W. Bush would have been able to indiscriminately spend like this without some idiot dem calling for hearings?
Seriously, I mean, where are the balls on the Republicans in Congress?
The Cult of Death will not be denied, and it demand sacrifices of the innocent, even by means of forcing those who stand to defend them to subsidize the slaughter. I can think of no greater affront to common decency or motivation to insurrection, and yet this Administration pursues both with reckless abandon.
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The purported president keeps bending/breaking the rules and now pouring tax money into NH just to kill baby New Hampshire residents. Sickening.
I want to know the answers to both your questions myself!! Many of us do!
A Peek Under the Planned Parenthood Rock
Behind vapid bumper sticker slogans like safe, legal, and rare, this is the mentality of pro-abortion moonbats:
“What kind of man is this...”
This man was nominated by the democrat party to be the president. He is the cream of the crop of that party. He is also the man the main stream media fawned over and openly campaigned for. He is to them, their wonder boy.
Add in all the other motley humans who support dims regardless of their character.
He is the man and the face of the entire democrat party and their media. NEVER let them live this down.
What happens if the states ignored the Federal Judge and told him to “pack salt”? Will the POS send in the Brown Shirts?
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