Indiana GOP Rep. Bob Morris has claimed that the girls Scouts are “bent on promoting communism, lesbianism and subverting “traditional American family values,”” according to MSNBC.com. I will say that I am not a huge fan of their aborted-fetus flavored cookies, but I am quite partial to Lesbian Lemon Wafer.
The group may still be fighting over federal funds, but they might see an upswing in individual donations.
Defunding Planned Parenthood as a provider of family planning. Of Medicaid. Of Title X. What does this do exactly?
See, because here’s the thing I don’t quite get. Even if those on the right ARE correct, which is a big IF, that there are other providers.
Then what you’ve accomplished is what?
Anti-choice activists want to know why Planned Parenthood can’t be defunded if there are “800 other Medicaid providers in Indiana.”
When you write bad laws, you get bad consequences.
In an important victory for women in Indiana and elsewhere, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of an Indiana law barring Planned Parenthood Indiana from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.
In the hopes that the courts will overturn the state’s funding ban, local Planned Parenthoods are having staff take unpaid leave rather than close the doors.
While Indiana’s anti-abortion Republicans (and a select few Democrats) dig in their heels, thousands of people who use Medicaid to pay for birth control, STD testing and treatment, cervical cancer screening and breast exams are at risk.
What are the two most important points the media, pundit class, and progressive policymakers keep missing about the “abortion” debate? Answer: It’s not about abortion and it’s not about “life.”
The HHS states that Indiana cannot deny federal Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood.