Skip to comments.Obama's War On Women: No Health Care For You!
Posted on 03/23/2012 4:11:11 PM PDT by raptor22
Leadership: The administration denies funding for a Texas program that serves low-income women because of a law saying the program can't fund Planned Parenthood. Is this how the president protects women's health?
Physician, to coin a phrase, heal thyself. The administration, faithful to the Alinsky technique of demonizing one's opponents and distracting people from real issues, managed to divert attention from ObamaCare's shredding of the Constitution by forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptives in violation of their religious freedom.
Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student whose lifestyle allegedly tottered on insolvency unless free contraception was provided, was trotted forth to explain why not forcing others to buy her a product that was freely available for $9 a month somehow constituted a war on women and women's health.
But in what constitutes a real war on women's health, President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn $30 million worth of funding from a Texas Medicaid program that provides health care services for low-income women.
It did so because Texas recently passed a law that said its Women's Health Program could not disperse funds to abortion and contraception providers such as Planned Parenthood.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius personally traveled to Houston to make the announcement that the Obama administration would cut funding of the program and would no longer continue the waiver that Texas had previously been given to continue funding of the program temporarily.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued an opinion declaring that federal law allows states to exclude abortion providers and their affiliated organizations from Medicaid. In a letter to Obama, Texas Gov. Perry accused the administration of trying to violate states' rights "by mandating which health providers the state of Texas must use."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
About 3% of the women who patronized Planned Parenthood last year were referred to adoption services.
About 96% received an abortion.
I don't know that I would consider Planned Parenthood a "provider of women's health services".
Good interpretation and great title. We won't see NOW calling on Obama to restore this funding anytime soon.
Obama :”If you wont pay for free abortions then screw all your poor women, let them die.”
Now here is a chance for cowardly Republicans to turn the tables on Democrats.
“Now here is a chance for cowardly Republicans to turn the tables on Democrats.”
But they won’t. It’s interesting isn’t it, that every time they have the chance they blow it.