The Obama administration is going to make sure Planned Parenthood gets their fair share. And they don’t care what your state may have to say about it. The latest Obama bully move comes via New Hampshire. While that state decided to not award Planned Parenthood $1.8 million in tax payer dollars, in effect defunding it, the Obama administration has intervened and said that it will decide who gets the family planning contracts in New Hampshire. I think we can all connect the dots and say with a high level of confidence Planned Parenthood will be getting that $2 million after all. Obama doesn’t care if you don’t want to fund abortion. He’s the money badger and he’s nasty.
This action comes on the heels of the Obama administration telling Indiana it cannot enact the legislation that state passed that would cut off Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood. This would have prevented up to $3 million dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. But again, the Obama administration thwarted the will of that state declaring:
“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.”
Ultimately, a judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring Indiana to continue Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood after the Obama administration filed a lawsuit. As Live Action accurately points out, women do not need Planned Parenthood for non-abortion services in Indiana or anywhere in the United States for that matter. There are thousands of health clinics that can provide the same (and probably better) care for low income women. Planned Parenthood would have us believe otherwise – using scare tactics to make us think that millions of poor women will now have no health care. It is a bold-faced lie. As the joke goes, how do you know when Cecile Richards is lying? Her lips are moving.