Too many liberals in power — bad for religious freedom, for unborn babies, for children stuck in bad schools, etc.
Gov. Bobby Jindal sought to end Louisiana’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress’s aborted-baby harvesting videos. His order would have taken effect today. It was a noble and bold pro-life move. The problem is we have a pro-abortion liberal in the White House who will continue to refuse to protect unborn babies.
The governor’s order is in jeopardy. From the Wall Street Journal:
Lawyers representing Louisiana and a regional affiliate of Planned Parenthood are facing off in federal court on Wednesday on the question of whether the state can ban the group from receiving Medicaid dollars.
At a hearing scheduled for this afternoon, U.S. District Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge will consider Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc.’s request for an injunction that would block Louisiana from expelling the organization from the federal- and state-funded subsidized health-insurance program, at least in the short term.
The Obama administration filed a brief in the case claiming that Gov. Jindal’s order violates the state’s “obligations under the Medicaid statute by denying Medicaid beneficiaries of their right to obtain medical care from the qualified providers of their choice.”
Obama is so committed to protecting Planned Parenthood’s baby harvesting operation, he sent DOJ lawyers to sue us. http://t.co/3dP4NDTPUw
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) September 1, 2015
This is what an overpowering and bloated central government has wrought.
Although Planned Parenthood doesn’t kill babies in Louisiana (according to WSJ), pro-lifers want to block tax dollars from going to the organization regardless. A Planned Parenthood clinic that doesn’t kill babies is still affiliated with the national office. Any of their clinics, in the words of Gov. Jindal, don’t “represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life.”
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