View Full Version : Obama Admin. To Force States To Fund Abortions

05-23-2011, 07:36 PM

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is raising serious objections to a new Indiana law that cuts off state and federal money for Planned Parenthood clinics providing health care to low-income women on Medicaid....

If a state Medicaid program is not in compliance with federal law and regulations, federal officials can take corrective action, including “the total or partial withholding” of federal Medicaid money. The mere threat of such a penalty is often enough to get states to comply. Actually imposing the penalty would, in many cases, hurt the very people whom Medicaid is intended to help.

Administration officials said the Indiana law imposed impermissible restrictions on the freedom of Medicaid recipients to choose health care providers.

Indiana is one of at least a half-dozen states that have taken aim at Planned Parenthood because it performs abortions, about one-fourth of those performed in the United States.


We heard over and over, as Dems pushed health care, that federal law prohibits funding abortion. How could Indiana's attempt to withdraw funding abortion violate federal law? How could federal law require states to fund abortion?

05-23-2011, 07:41 PM
I'd love to see them try this. Watch the votes fly out the window so damn fast...

05-24-2011, 09:54 AM
Indiana can always refuse the federal funding and fund their own medicaid program.

05-24-2011, 09:58 AM
I saw the subject line and assumed it was Megimoo.