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Obama sidesteps Tennessee law, gives Planned Parenthood $400,000
Life Site News ^ | 7/5/2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 07/06/2012 6:30:53 AM PDT by IbJensen

WEST MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, July 5, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Months after Tennessee state and local officials chose to defund Planned Parenthood, the Obama administration has directly awarded the abortion provider a federal contract restoring some of the lost funds.

The administration has awarded Planned Parenthood in Memphis with $400,000 in Title X family planning funds.

The state’s legislature and Republican governor, Bill Haslam, took pains to transfer family planning dollars from facilities that perform abortions to other local hospitals and health centers. Local officials also opted to prioritize those who had not performed a procedure many of the state’s residents find morally objectionable.

Last November, Shelby County became the last county in the state to strip the abortion industry of taxpayer largesse after awarding Planned Parenthood’s grant to Christ Community Health Services (CCHS).

The federal grant represented little more than half the usual taxpayer-funded tab, which totaled $727,000 last year, according to Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.

The Obama administration made a similar move in a different state last September, directly funding Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire to the tune of $1 million after legislators defunded the abortion giant.

“This end run around the people of Tennessee will serve to underscore the urgent need to elect a pro-life president, Senate and Congress in November,” said Harris.

The federal grant was announced by Rep. Steven Cohen, D-TN, who said Planned Parenthood has been helping young women “lead happier, healthier lives for years.”

Rep. Cohen once equated those who campaigned against the president’s health care bill with Nazis repeating “a Big Lie just like Goebbels.”

Harris expressed disappointment and hope at the announcement. “We’ve done good work here in Tennessee electing pro-life majorities to the Legislature and Congress,” he said. “But all of that can apparently be undone by a single official unless we have a pro-life president and a pro-life senate solidly committed to defending the weakest and most vulnerable of all.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; evilobamaregime; plannedparenthood
He oversteps all the time for several reasons! One, he wants to show America that he can do what he wants to when he wants to. He da boss!

Two, he's a big-time communist and, like all big-time communists is thick headed and stupid. But then he was born in Kenya of a promiscuous communist mother and a communist African who never legally married his mother. So, this makes him, like Billy Goat Clinton a basta-d.

If indeed you are a basta-d you must act like one.

Soetoe Obama hates this nation and is public enemy number one, so......let's give him four more years of this bullshit!

1 posted on 07/06/2012 6:31:01 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
There are no laws.

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

2 posted on 07/06/2012 6:33:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: IbJensen

...so Obastard wants black children aborted..?


3 posted on 07/06/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes.

0bama wants black babies to be killed.

0bama wants black women to be injured and rendered infertile.

0bama must be some sort of Ku Klux Klan anti-black racist.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: IbJensen

Not to worry; Abortion funding will be un-limited to the baby-killing mills, with Obamacare.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:36 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Just how does a president skip the legislative appropriations process and just dole out cash directly to anyone he wants?

How does this work exactly?


6 posted on 07/06/2012 6:42:34 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: traditional1

Just how does a president skip the legislative appropriations process and just dole out cash directly to anyone he wants?

How does this work exactly?


7 posted on 07/06/2012 6:42:34 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: IbJensen

Isn’t there a sheriff in TN that has the stones to arrest him and charge with breaking the law? Or is the TN legislature ready to quit since they are “obsolete”?


8 posted on 07/06/2012 6:42:44 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: IbJensen

The Imperial Presidency. “The law is for thee, not for me”


9 posted on 07/06/2012 6:42:48 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: IbJensen

The spirit of Pharaoh and Herod lives on in Obama.

Try washing those hands, Barry. Maybe that will help.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+27:24&version=KJV

Matthew 27:24

King James Version (KJV)

24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made,
he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude,
saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person:
see ye to it.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 6:43:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: LibsRJerks
That's what Czars are for; take their bloated budgets, with built-in "walkin' around money", and bail out constituencies with taxpayers' money to buy their votes. That's why we're up to our a$$holes in Debt; BUYING votes and paying off Unions and Lobbyists.

It's the new "American Way".

11 posted on 07/06/2012 6:51:53 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: IbJensen

Obama pulled out his checkbook?

How is Obama able to keep handing out money without congress?

Penn Jillette was on Hannity last night, he is right.
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/penn-jillette-on-hannity-29897811.html

but I won’t be voting Gary Johnson!


12 posted on 07/06/2012 6:54:00 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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“This end run around the people of Tennessee will serve to underscore the urgent need to elect a pro-life president...in November,” said Harris.

Well, that leaves out the "Republican" nominee.

http://www.tomhoefling.com

13 posted on 07/06/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: IbJensen

“This end run around the people of Tennessee will serve to underscore the urgent need to elect a pro-life president,
________________________________________________

Well that excludes Willard...


14 posted on 07/06/2012 7:01:37 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ArrogantBustard
0bama must be some sort of Ku Klux Klan anti-black racist.

Does seem that way, doesn't it?

15 posted on 07/06/2012 7:05:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: IbJensen

Well, Obama and everyone were running against earmarks. Now it’s Obama and the executive branch that are doling out earmarks. At least Congress has Constitutional authority for spending via earmarks. There is no such authority for the executive branch.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 7:08:21 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: who knows what evil?
Why not? He comes from a line of slave traders. Destroying his own is in his bloodstream.
17 posted on 07/06/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: IbJensen

“West Memphis, Tenessee”? West Memphis is across the river in Arkansas. And the City of Memphis, as all us locals know, is actually the Capital of North Mississippi.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by Gtown
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To: LibsRJerks

“Just how does a president skip the legislative appropriations process and just dole out cash directly to anyone he wants?

How does this work exactly?”

There are too many standing laws, for the president to twist, pick, and turn. Also to be frank Obama cares little for adhering to any of them.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT by Monorprise
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