Skip to comments.Judge Blocks Indiana From Cutting Funds for Planned Parenthood Over Abortions
Posted on 06/24/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT by cornelis
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge on Friday blocked the parts of Indiana's tough new abortion law that cuts off most of Planned Parenthood's public funding in the state because the organization provides abortions.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction in striking down the law's defunding provision as unconstitutional, and siding with federal Medicaid officials who have said states cannot disqualify Medicaid providers merely because they also offer abortions.
The U.S. Justice Department also had filed a brief siding with Planned Parenthood, with attorneys saying the law restricts Medicaid recipients' freedom to choose their health care provider.
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Which obamacare takes away.
The very same “Justice Department” that says that the democrat party’s ObamaCare can take away your freedom to chose your own provider.
There, fixed it.
All the more reason to get government out of the health care provider business once and for all...
Yes, by all means, keep our tax dollars flowing into the coffers of baby killers.
Funny how the article doesn't mention that fact.
Since when does anyone have an inherent RIGHT to choose their healthcare provider when on Medicaid? If they don’t want to take you because you don’t meet their criteria you don’t get to choose them. Not all providers take Medicaid. You can’t choose them if they don’t take Medicaid.
This is nuts.
Besides, how did the judge determine this was the only reason they were denied funding? Lots of PP places don’t meet health code requirements.
I hope Indiana tells the Feds to go screw themselves and opts out of federal funding for Medicaid.
The governor is Daniels. He's nolonger thinking about running for president. Any bets what he'll do?
The whole system is rigged, including the inJustice dept.
Replace Congress. Impeach and remove any judge who won’t provide equal protection for all persons as the Constitution imperatively requires.
I might be a bit of an a-hole here but I don't trust any chick with three names. Never did, never will!
I’d love to be there when this ho has to go before the real JUDGE and explain to him why she decided to become a baby killer. “Unconstitutional” may @$$. That “unconstitutional” crap isn’t going to hold up when she goes before the Lord.
Bingo. If you take the Fedzilla's money, they make the rules. I suspect the judge is legally correct.
Also, the dirty secret is many states make money off of medicaid. One scam Clinton signed into law in Arkansas was charging huge taxes on certain procedures. Say if a procedure cost $100 they would charge a 200% sales tax, making the total cost $300. The state would pay a third of the total, or $100, giving them an easy $100 profit.
It's gonna take a bunch of states telling the Fed they've had enough and will run their states by the will of their citizens. I really don't know what else we can do. It's obvious the Feds have plans of their own that don't include the US Constitution.
Fork it over America: the Ruling Class needs the money. :)
Someone once wrote that for every legal issue being contested there is always some federal judge willing to declare it unconstitutional, no matter how stupid his or her stance on the issue may be.
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