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Feds to stop funding Texas women's health program
Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 6:33:16 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

The federal government will stop funding a Texas health program that serves 130,000 low-income women because of a state law that bars abortion-affiliated clinics from getting public money, a top U.S. health official said Friday.

The federal money, which covers 90 percent of the state's $40 million program, will be phased out between May and September because the law violates federal regulations requiring that women have a choice in medical care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said during a trip to Houston.

(Excerpt) Read more at baytownsun.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; healthcare; obamacare; plannedparenthood; prolife; sebelius; warontexas; women
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1 posted on 03/09/2012 6:33:20 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The pressure is on.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:45 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Poor women hardest hit.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:38 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So the 50% of Texans who pay Federal income tax should stop paying immediately.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:36:02 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you read down to about half way, you will find out it’s political thuggery...

The problem in Texas is being caused by lawmakers’ desire to prevent STATE funds from going to Planned Parenthood.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:12 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: doc1019

I am a Texan and I think this is great news. We need to get the feds out of the picture.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:40:27 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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>> federal regulations requiring that women have a choice

In other words, legal killing.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The solution is simple. Offer these “poor women” on public assistence a one way bus ticket to Chicago, Illinois or Oakland California or Mexico. Have them take their families along. Take them off the welfare rolls and move along. Shiela Jackson Lee will lose most of her recipients.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:39 PM PST by detective
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Democrats’ war on women.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:54 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The 0bama regime’s relentless promotion of abortion is essential to the ‘population control’ required under the United Nation’s “Agenda 21”. Make no mistake, that’s what this regime’s fervor is all about.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:37 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Vince Ferrer

And then the welfare recipients then move out of Texas. Wheres the downside here? (as far as Texas is concerned)


11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:07 PM PST by D Rider
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To: GeronL

I agree. All states should get the Fed out of state affairs. If states were independent of the Fed, perhaps the Fed would go back to their original reason for existence ... protection of our borders and such. Just say’n


12 posted on 03/09/2012 6:49:46 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: GeronL

I agree. I’m sure they can come up with $40 million from increased oil and gas fracking revenues.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: D Rider

I’d pop for a few bus tickets.........


14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:40 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is only one of inumerable examples of the following pattern:

1. Citizens of state are taxed by fedgov.

2. Fedgov offers the state or citizens money, but only if they behave in the federally approved manner.

3. State or citizens refuse. Funds withheld.

SOLUTION: Don't send $ to fedgov in the first place. (Yes, laws need to change.)

15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:51:27 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: D Rider

All I know is now isn’t the time to go wobbly. Everyone needs to stand their ground.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:52:02 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let me know when they stop funding illegal aliens and UNFPA.

12 March 2009
U.S. Resumption of UNFPA Funding to Boost Women’s Health and Rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York —Yesterday’s action by President Barack Obama to pave the way for the release of United States funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, reminds the world of his commitment to women’s health, rights and equality, according to UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.

“This is a great day for women, girls and their families around the world,” said Ms. Obaid. “We warmly applaud this action by President Obama, which underlines his support to the protection of the lives and human dignity of women and girls in the poorest countries.”

President Obama yesterday signed legislation containing a $50 million contribution to UNFPA. This puts in motion the restoration of U.S. funding for UNFPA, which had been suspended since 2002.

hteeteep://www.unfpa.org/public/News/pid/2180


17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:57:07 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RetiredTexasVet; doc1019

We need to get the feds out of education and highways too. It’s stupid to send money to DC and then to get some back. It’s all about control.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 6:58:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sebelius is, of course, quite mad. We have to get her out of there now.

This is exactly the sort of tit for tat a true totalitarian gets involved in.

19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:00:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama hates Texas, and he’s always messing with Texas. Obama hates Catholics, and he’s messing with Catholics..

He makes me feel soooooo special.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:00:32 PM PST by sockmonkey (Catholic Texan)
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To: muawiyah

This entire admin is insane


21 posted on 03/09/2012 7:02:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Their way or the highway.. people be damned. Typical of these hateful jerks.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 7:05:20 PM PST by Track9 ("Strength through peace.. oh wait, I mean.." Mit Romney)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Deduct the $40 million from the money Texas sends to the Feds.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 7:05:57 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: GeronL
WELL FREEPERS this should be a call to arms!!! THIS really shows just how much this CARING administration gives a damn about women's health!!! Find a way to get this viral!!!!
24 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:39 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The federal government will stop funding a Texas health program that serves 130,000 low-income women because of a state law that bars abortion-affiliated clinics from getting public money, a top U.S. health official said Friday.
25 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:53 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The federal government will stop funding a Texas health program that serves 130,000 low-income women because of a state law that bars abortion-affiliated clinics from getting public money, a top U.S. health official said Friday.
26 posted on 03/09/2012 7:08:03 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is how the Democrats care about poor women. Texas should use some of its fat revenue checks from the latest spike in oil prices to fund medical care for the indigent, both men and women. Hopefully, they would do a better job than the money-grubbing baby-murderers at Planned Parenthood.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 7:09:05 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kit cat

So many businesses are moving to Texas, Governor Perry should tell
The Feds to screw themselves his tax revenue should cover this with no
problem and they are free from these Marxists!!!”


28 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:33 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: GeronL

I am taking care of an elderly parent in the socialist state of CA. when
my parent is no longer with me, I AM MOVING TO TEXAS so fast, I do
not think I will stop to sleep along the way!!!!


29 posted on 03/09/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: McGavin999

“Deduct the $40 million from the money Texas sends to the Feds.”

And when the Feds whine that they are going to punish Texas for using that $40,000,000 for poor Texans, Texans ought to fly that good old “Come and Take It!” flag from its fight for independence. There are FAR more guns in Texas than the federal government has, and no one has to teach millions of Texans how to shoot.

But we wouldn’t have to go that far. Texas could just shut down every oil and gas pipeline that leaves our state. Talk about gas prices!


30 posted on 03/09/2012 7:17:06 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The title and first part of the article is sooo misleading.

The fed gives the money to the STATE. The state spends the money as they see fit. Not the way Sebellius and Obama see fit.

So they will stop giving the state that money. Because Texas doesn’t want abortions done through planned parenthood...


31 posted on 03/09/2012 7:19:23 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. Now shut down all those clinics, and stop funding the fed.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 7:21:47 PM PST by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: detective

By George, you got the right idea!

If they can’t get freebies, maybe they will go to some cesspool state that furnishes them.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 7:21:56 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Arm_Bears
No! No! Don't go there.

Texas is still one of the productive states and that's why Obama hates us.
Write or better yet call your Governor and Lt Governor and applaud their stand.

Our allegiance is to the Constitution and not some two bit Marxist dictator.

34 posted on 03/09/2012 7:22:25 PM PST by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: Freddd
The problem in Texas is being caused by lawmakers’ desire to prevent STATE funds from going to Planned Parenthood.

NO, the problem is the Fed decided to punish Texas for cutting off the funding of Planned Parenthood (Abortionists). What the Legislature did is legal. What the Fed did is not.

35 posted on 03/09/2012 7:22:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Irenic

FUUN

FUBO


36 posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:38 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: McGavin999

“Deduct the $40 million from the money Texas sends to the Feds.”
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Something! The feds take Texas tax dollars then hold back funding to Texas for women’s health care— BUT use Texas tax dollars to fund UNFPA for womens health care around the world—health care that sometimes is used in FORCED abortions.
http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/31/congress-must-cut-unfpa-funds-to-stop-forced-abortions/

Bill:http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.2059:


37 posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:41 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Kit cat

Texas can use more people like you here.


38 posted on 03/09/2012 7:25:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sockmonkey

Yes, and Obozo declared war on all Christians, Jews and some other faiths.

In open defiance of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which he took an oath to “protect and defend”.

This is not going away. The Christians and hopefully the Jews will crawl over broken glass to unseat this lying dictator want to be.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 7:27:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From the article:
“the Women's Health Program provides cancer screenings, family planning and other women's health services.”

What exactly does this $40,000,000 “program” really offer those 130,000 women in Texas at the bargain price of $307 each?

It sounds like it might be just another NGO referral agency.
Are the cancer screenings merely a pamphlet on self performed breast exams?
Is family planning a brochure explaining various methods of contraceptives, and a list of local OB/GYNs ?
What, exactly, is included in “other women's health services”?
Are they merely copied lists of social service agency and health clinics contact information?

40 posted on 03/09/2012 7:28:57 PM PST by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hit the Feds right back. Texas should fund it with money generated by taxing windmills and solar panels! Those things exist only by way of Federal subsidy anyway.

Milk ‘em like a cow, if they ask for it.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: Texas Fossil
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42 posted on 03/09/2012 8:06:08 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: OkiMusashi

hahaha! Love it!

Here, T Boone, T Boone, T Boone....


43 posted on 03/09/2012 8:09:56 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Yep. Let them have it. hee hee hee


44 posted on 03/09/2012 8:10:12 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The democrats war on women.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 8:55:11 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: All
Just think about this:

The Obama regime would rather Texas women go without healthcare than for it to be done according to the values of Texans.

46 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:19 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: doc1019
The problem with that is the Feds aren't going to lower taxes on Texans or anyone because a state stops taking "federal" dollars.

This is why Newt plans a "10th amendment" commission, which Perry's agreed to be on, to find ways to return power and control to the states so it can deal delivering services more efficiently to their residents themselves.

47 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:39 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From the office the Governor Perry .....

“Your administration’s attempt to violate states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by mandating which health providers the State of Texas must use is nothing more than an effort to continue to financially support abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and their affiliates,” Gov. Perry wrote to President Obama.”

“The federal government should not be in the business of protecting abortion providers at the expense of the health of Texas women. Texans send a substantial amount of our tax dollars to Washington, D.C., and it is unacceptable that your administration is denying Texas taxpayers the use of those dollars to fund this program simply because of your pro-abortion agenda.”

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/17020/


48 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:58 PM PST by baysider
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To: newzjunkey

Perry has always championed states rights.

Newt said that he first became aware of the importance of the 10th amendment only after reading Perry’s book, “Fed Up”.

(Newt wrote the foreward)


49 posted on 03/09/2012 9:32:41 PM PST by baysider
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To: doc1019

Great news! Although it is good news, this should also be used to advantage and poor women should be told that Obama has cut their welfare while spending 10 million dollars for Michelle’s vacations.


50 posted on 03/09/2012 9:33:16 PM PST by JimWayne
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