Skip to comments.Obama Punishes Kansas for De-Funding Planned Parenthood by Cutting Its Title X Funding
Posted on 08/28/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT by Morgana
The Obama administration has punished the state of Kansas for cutting taxpayer funds for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by cutting its federal Title X funding by the same amount. The moves comes at the same time the abortion giant is facing intense criticism over its sales of aborted babies and their body parts.
In 2011, pro-life Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs. The Kansas Senate passed the measure on a 28-10 vote and the state House followed suit with an 86-30 vote.
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The measure has the state budget directing over $300,000 in Title 10 money to local full-service health clinics instead of Planed Parenthood and it places $300,000 into the Stan Clark grant-matched fund for pregnancy support and adoption counseling.
The funding cuts eventually resulted in the Planned Parenthood abortion business closing one of its centers.
Now, the Obama administration, in the wake of additional states cutting Planned Parenthood funding following the massive scandal, is going after one state that already cut tax-funding to the abortion company. According to an AP report: The federal government reduced its Title X funding to the state by about the $370,000 annually in Title X money that two Planned Parenthood facilities in Wichita and Hays and an unaffiliated clinic in Dodge City had been receiving.
While Kansas revoked taxpayer dollars for an abortion business, the Obama administrations decision hurts womens health and deprives them of legitimate medical and health care.
As AP reports, Medical providers say that means low-income patients are finding it harder to access birth control, cancer screenings and other reproductive health care services.
People have fewer places to go, and for those with limited means that may make utilizing those services even more difficult, said JVonnah Maryman, director for public health at the Sedgwick County Health Department.
In terms of the pro-life law de-funding Planned Parenthood, the insurance portion of the legislation prohibits private health insurance companies from forcing enrollees to pay for abortions and it makes those who want to potentially have abortion coverage pay for an insurance rider. It also ensures abortions cant be paid for with taxpayer dollars through the state exchanges set up under the federal Obamacare health care law.
ACTION: Thank Governor Brownback at https://governor.ks.gov/
Congress should just send the funds anyway.
To hell with that illegal in our White House.
A necessary part of getting the Republic back is states’ refusal to accept federal funding for anything, regardless of the immediate consequences.
I just wrote Brownback a letter of support.
Every dollar lost is worth it, if it means saving innocents.
The Obungler is an evil POS.
Pingaling. You know the Kansas list better.
How many babies have to pay the forfeit for his lies?
I miss the rule of law. Back when I was young, Congress had the power of the purse and allocated money; the executive’s job was to implement the law as passed.
HOORAY Kansas. Wake up CONgre$$. Check$ and Balance$. Out-of-control executive branch.
Good. Neither the states nor the Federal government should be spending money on “birth control.”
If you take their money, you have to take their orders. Without the threat of withholding their money, they have no power over states.
I would love to see states refuse all federal monies and refuse entry to federal collection agents. Money would flood into the first state to do so.
“The Title X family planning program was enacted by President Nixon in 1970 to fund a range of preventive health care services free of charge to patients at or below the poverty level.”..........
Means a welfare program cut and taken away from the gimmedats? This might be a good thing by saving those tax payer dollars. The problem is potentially, more abortions may be forthcoming.
Cut the beast off from its food and it weakens. Of course the problem is that there is no relationship between income and output anymore. The first step is to try an amicable disassociation...
Governor’s of individual states need to stand up to this tyrant ubongo.
Finally, stand up for AMerica or step down and let someone who will stand up take over.
Stop letting a two bit marxist push you around!
This what America has chosen to stand for. TWICE.
I’m quite sure, that buried in the debacle that was the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, was a ruling regarding the withholding of Medicaid funds by the Feds, to the States, that made it clear that the practice of withholding said funds due to policy differences was unconstitutional. Could someone verify that for me?
Quaint, ever so quaint!
You WILL Supply Ubama's donors with the Body Parts of Children or else!
Hey, they have a business to run here people and like every business they need "Raw Materials"
(I think I am going to be sick!)
Actually, monetarily, Kansas is even. If they cut PP by say, $1M, they have an additional $1M to spend. If the Feds then take away $1M, Kansas is net even and PP is still out the money.
These are things that happen when you have a petty tyrant in charge. One who obviously has no concept of economics.
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