Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Obama Is Now Forcing Indiana To Fund Planned Parenthood

President Obama followed through today on his threat to force Indiana to fund Planned Parenthood. I guess Obama's tolerance of evil now includes: infanticide, child rape, and child prostitution. From Life News:
The Obama administration today denied Indiana’s use of its new state law that would deny millions in taxpayer dollars to the Indiana affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion business.

Governor Mitch Daniels signed the law, which would cut off anywhere from $2 million to $3 million the Planned Parenthood abortion business receives in federal funds via the Indiana government through Medicaid.

Daniels said that “any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions.”

However, the Obama administration has told the state it can’t implement the new law, with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick denying a request to deny funds saying the federal Medicaid law stipulates that states can’t exclude providers based on the services they provide.

“Medicaid programs may not exclude qualified health care providers from providing services that are funded under the program because of a provider’s scope of practice,” Berwick wrote, according to National Journal. “We assume this decision is not unexpected.”

Berwick also said the law makes it so states can’t prohibit access to family planning, which is provided under federal law. His department released a memo advising states that they can’t exclude abortion providers from receiving taxpayer funds via Medicaid...
We should not be surprised by the actions of a pro-abortion absolutist that will seek to maximize the number of unborn babies that are killed every year in this country and throughout the world. Obama proves again that Liberalism and the Democrat Party are about oppressing the most helpless class of humanity the world has ever know. So much for all their self righteous talk about being concerned about "the least of these".