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Court blocks Ind. defunding of Planned Parenthood
AP ^ | 10-23-3012 | Charles Wilson

Posted on 10/23/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by Red Badger

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana stepped between women and their physicians when it enacted a law that blocked Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago effectively upheld decisions by a district judge and a Medicaid review panel that found the 2011 law denied patients the right to choose their own health care provider.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 7thcircuit; abortion; plannedparenthood; prolife

1 posted on 10/23/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

And the tax-payer funded ‘War on Babies’ continues.


2 posted on 10/23/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Red Badger

The law prohibited women from choosing PP as their healthcare provider?


3 posted on 10/23/2012 1:56:26 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Red Badger

How does a judge force government to give money to non-government organizations? That is definitely unconstitutional


4 posted on 10/23/2012 1:57:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Red Badger

I am unaware Planned Parenthood is a healthcare provider.


5 posted on 10/23/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GeronL

This could be exactly the 10th Amendment case that we have been looking for...


6 posted on 10/23/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Red Badger

Does the government not paying for something, prevent women from paying for it themselves?

No women were prevented from going to Planned Parenthood.

Must be judges on crack cocaine...


7 posted on 10/23/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: AFPhys

I wish the GOP would come out against all taxpayer funding of business and private organizations.


8 posted on 10/23/2012 2:11:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Not to mention unelected Federal judges now seize the power of the State purse away from the elected representatives of the People.

Get your muskets ready, boys.


9 posted on 10/23/2012 2:16:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

” found the 2011 law denied patients the right to choose their own health care provider.”

But when Obamacare denies the right of the people to choose their own health care provider...?


10 posted on 10/23/2012 2:19:09 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Red Badger

So many things wrong on so many levels with this decision.

Just a few

The court cannot determine what the legislation + executive branches of government wants and doesn’t want to fund.

Funding does not prohibit the actions of Planned Parenthood. They’re free to solicit donations and charge for their services.

Planned Parenthood is a Quasi Political organization that support specific candidates. Therefore, the Legislation + executive cannot (in the spirit of the constitution) fund them.

Is PP a political action committee or medical service provider? You can’t be both.

The mere act of requiring physicians and their assistants to have licenses and pass qualified board review is an act in itself that limits patients from service providers.


11 posted on 10/23/2012 2:19:39 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: GeronL

I don’t oppose absolutely “Basic Research” grants or assistance with such programs, with the proviso that ALL discoveries within such categories must be “public domain”, not subject to patent or copyright.

Other than that, I agree: the most involvement the gov’t ought to have in business decisions ought to be allowing deductions of such research for tax computation. Even there, I would much rather see corporations pay no income tax at all, and instead raise the tax on dividends to compensate.


12 posted on 10/23/2012 2:20:16 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: GeronL
Star Trek's Dr. Richard Daystrom to his out-of-control M5 computer that tapped into its own power source (vaporizing a crewman) to prevent its being switched off:

"Survive?   Yes, protect yourself, but not by murdering!
"How can we repay that?

HF

13 posted on 10/23/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by holden
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
And the tax-payer funded ‘War on Babies’ continues.

We at Planned Parenthood do not agree with your characterization of our activities as a war on babies. It is more of a eugenics driven effort to improve the human stock and eventually create a race of thoroughbreds. To do this it is necessary and desirable to discourage the breeding of those of inferior quality. Promotion of better breeding is a highly desirable goal and the means of attaining it are by providing choices to women when they become pregnant, especially those who are inferior or simply unworthy of life. That is why we place so many of our clinics at locations where there are many women whose breeding is particularly undesirable, generally the inner cities. I hope this clarifies your understanding of our laudable goals.

14 posted on 10/23/2012 2:24:53 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: AFPhys

I don’t believe in raising other taxes to compensate. The government needs to survive on less money.

One- merge all welfare into a single program, not 80+

Have one bureaucracy that hands out a cash sum, same in all states (states can add to it if they want) but the people have to show up in person once a month to get it. It would be about the same/ a bit more than all the welfare they already get but in cash. It would be enough where we could even use it for the unemployed instead of having a separate program.

Bureaucracy swallows more than half the welfare budget, so doing this would save mega billions without even reducing the actual benefits.


15 posted on 10/23/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Red Badger

Court out of Chicago. Figures.


16 posted on 10/23/2012 2:39:37 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red Badger

How can they force us to spend our money like that?


17 posted on 10/23/2012 2:40:46 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: Red Badger

Yet another reason why Roe must be overturned. The states must rule. Sluts can always move to a ‘blue’ state for their abortions.


18 posted on 10/23/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Red Badger

Judge blocks Arizona law that bars funding to Planned Parenthood

U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake granted the temporary injunction to Planned Parenthood, which had sued Arizona to block the law, which was signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in May but whose implementation has been on hold.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947515/posts


19 posted on 10/23/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: freekitty
“I am unaware Planned Parenthood is a healthcare provider.”


I suppose a phone book could also be considered a healthcare provider because it provides referrals.

20 posted on 10/23/2012 3:22:30 PM PDT by Mark was here (The dog he ate was a composite ... wasn't one dog, was an amalgam of many breeds, like a casserole.)
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To: montag813

Or Planned Parenthood could take “charity” cases.


21 posted on 10/23/2012 3:31:16 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Arrest the Judge and put him in Prison for Usurping the Rights of a Free and Independent State in direct violation of the US Constitution. No Judge has the Authority to “Order” a State to do anything. Read the damn constitution, it says Very clearly and plainly what the Fed has authority over and HEALTHCARE aint in there.


22 posted on 10/23/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: bmwcyle
I've tried, oh how I've tried to understand liberal "thinking.

A "private" organization like PP, MUST be funded by the public.

However a "private" organization like the Boy Scouts MUST have any and all public funds cut, because they believe in things liberals don't like.

And it's OK to BAN them from even using public property. Because the public pays for it.

And even if a publically owned parcel of land is sold to a private entity, so that a 70 year old Cross can simply exist on it, the Cross MUST be torn down.

Not subsidized, not just left alone, must be DESTROYED.

23 posted on 10/23/2012 3:49:14 PM PDT by boop (I weary of the chase. Wait for me. I shall be merciful and quick. ...)
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To: GeronL

I strongly favor ending the corporate income tax. I believe that would make it much more likely that accurate economics comes into play as to evaluating investments and the payoff from investment.

The current tax structure gives a major tax break to individuals for capital gains income exactly because that income has already been taxed once via the corporate tax. It makes sense that if the corporate tax goes away, the CG structure should also, again, to yield the best market valuation of investments.


24 posted on 10/23/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

I can live without corporate income taxes as long as we also are not handing out money to GM and Solyndra anymore or any type of subsidies, even agricultural.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 4:36:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: fwdude
Court out of Chicago America's North Korea.
26 posted on 10/23/2012 4:48:56 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: eyeamok

“Read the damn constitution, it says Very clearly and plainly what the Fed has authority over and HEALTHCARE aint in there.”

Didn’t our good friend Justice Roberts recently rule to the contrary?

Can’t blame the ol’ rascal; why, it’s hard to get into those Beltway cocktail parties without your thirty pieces of silver...


27 posted on 10/23/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Nope, he decided it was a Tax.


28 posted on 10/23/2012 7:42:07 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok
“Nope, he decided it was a Tax.”

Yes, but isn't upholding obamacare as Constitutional, even if the penalty assessments are deemed a ‘tax’, tantamount to ruling that the Feds have the authority to virtually control healthcare?

29 posted on 10/23/2012 8:17:56 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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Solution: A Fedgov reduced to its Constitutional duties ONLY. Then PP would automatically never receive one thin dime of gov money. Much evil fruit would wither on the vine.

30 posted on 10/23/2012 8:30:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MichaelCorleone

You have a point there, but I thought they also said States were free to not participate, either way this is why I have always been in favor of impeaching Judges and yes even Roberts for finding Magical Meanings in the PLAIN LANGUAGE of the US CONSTITUTION. But we have nothing but Whimps and Quislings in Congress.


31 posted on 10/23/2012 8:49:33 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Red Badger

You little people will shut your faces and pay your taxes.

Planned Parenthood needs the money. :)


32 posted on 10/24/2012 12:17:49 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Mark was here

I agree


33 posted on 10/24/2012 1:25:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: boop

AMEN


34 posted on 10/24/2012 4:16:52 AM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: Red Badger

I think they should be sued for false advertising. Should be called Baby Butchering Inc. since you need a baby to be a parent.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 4:57:43 AM PDT by culpeper (I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny... TJ)
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To: Red Badger

PP has doctors NOT performing abortion services???


36 posted on 10/24/2012 6:19:00 AM PDT by BonRad
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To: Red Badger

PP has doctors NOT performing abortion services???


37 posted on 10/24/2012 6:19:20 AM PDT by BonRad
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To: GeronL

Absolutely.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 8:36:43 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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