Skip to comments.GOP foiled as funds flow to Planned Parenthood
Posted on 05/08/2012 11:18:53 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
Newly empowered Republicans in states across the country are pushing to kill public contracts with Planned Parenthood, only to find their efforts blocked by the Obama administration and federal courts.
In New Hampshire, the administration circumvented officials by awarding a $1 million grant directly to the nations largest provider of abortion services after state officials blocked a grant to the organization.
Every federal district court that has ruled so far has sided with Planned Parenthood. That has helped the administration, which has threatened to cut off states Medicaid funding if they refuse to work with the organization.
The clashes have accelerated since 2010, when the GOP swept to power in a number of state legislatures that had long been in Democratic hands.
The next fight is likely to be in Arizona. Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, signed a bill Friday barring any public money from being funneled through the state to any abortion provider.
This is a common-sense law that tightens existing state regulations and closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly, Mrs. Brewer said. By signing this measure into law, I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion.
Legislators are debating similar proposals in Ohio, New Hampshire and Iowa. If all of the bills are passed, the door could open to more lawsuits that legal analysts say may wind up before the Supreme Court.
Simmering under it all are challenges in Indiana, Kansas and Texas, where district courts ruled against the states. Each of those cases is pending before appeals courts.
Pro-life groups say they are ready for a long, state-by-state fight against the administration.
If the president wants to come in here and bully us around, hes got...
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The Commie in Chief has to be defeated in November!!!
Following FTA: “In New Hampshire, the administration circumvented officials by awarding a $1 million grant directly to the nations largest provider of abortion services after state officials blocked a grant to the organization.”
“Every federal district court that has ruled so far has sided with Planned Parenthood. That has helped the administration, which has threatened to cut off states Medicaid funding if they refuse to work with the organization.”
In keeping with my theme of voter turn out, or rather lack thereof that I predict this November the above reflects exactly what I mean when I write people are thinking of this election with the perspective of “why should I bother?”
We have to get the “why should I bother, they are just going to do as they want anyway?” attitude out of the equation.
Between RINOmney, and Liebama there’s little enthusiasm as it is, but when we add the persistant wee birdie flipped at us, and our legitimate Congressional representation from the Obama camp into the mix, and the fact THEY ARE PERCEIVEDLY GETTING AWAY WITH IT ALL, we have a major challenge on our hands.
We have to have some wins prior to the election. Just a few to excite the populace into getting out there, and voting out the radicals that are plying their Leftist mischief in our government.
Abortion is murder. Birth “control” is an attempt to defy God’s will.
Both are evil.
This is so freaking illegal. What if Bush had given the Catholics millions to promote abstinance? To fight prostitution of children? Yeah, that separation of church and state...
This is all the pedophile agenda to the fore, because, you see, since we all are children and underage now, we need the government to plan our lives, planned parenthood style.
This has never been about individual choice, it’s about a forced unionization and allowing government managed pedophilic prostitution for tax purposes.
Maybe PP can hold a bake sale for funding, oh wait the govt won;t let them do that, mwahahaha.
I would WELCOME cutting off Medicaid Funding, if it stopped baby-killing, and let those parasites ALSO be Required to be drug-tested, to recieve Medicaid Benefits. Let’s see how that shakes out, and how many “Elderly” fail drug tests (the usual whining Democrat claim of “hurts the Elderly”). Likewise, EVERY Medicaid Recipient gets Photo ID and background Checked, too!
Why is Planned Parenthood getting tax money to begin with?
Why can’t they raise the money themselves? Oh, that’s right...that CAN’T raise money by themselves...not enough abortionistas out there who want to part with their cash.
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