A federal district court in Arizona made it official this week and entered a permanent injunction that blocks a law designed to strip Planned Parenthood clinics in the state of funds by banning Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions.
It’s time for politicians to admit this isn’t about defunding Planned Parenthood, it’s about defunding family planning.
The conference of city mayors have grown tired of the war on women.
The state would “reprioritize” all federal funding, moving Planned Parenthood to last in line.
Boycotts and harassment tactics have an impact, even if it’s not the impact the anti-choicers would like. When businesses submit to antiabortion browbeating, it forces clinicians to scramble to find new suppliers, diverts attention from the provision of care, and exacerbates tensions and anxieties.
The only real surprise is that it took this long for someone to suggest it.
Funds meant for low income women needing reproductive health care will instead go to “full-service health clinics” and “pregnancy support and adoption counseling.”
Governor Daniels has an abortion and runs for President.
Foes are painting Planned Parenthood as an inflated corporation, dangerously powerful and drunk on profits. So the true kingpin of American corporate power is a group of community health clinics providing free and low-cost care?
Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta, GA) of “rape victims aren’t victims” and, now, miscarriage is “prenatal murder” infamy, is not simply a “Lone Ranger,” as some call him. He’s exactly what happens when we allow a GOP full-scale war on women, girls and families to get this far.