Skip to comments.Court blocks Ind. defunding of Planned Parenthood
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.
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And the tax-payer funded ‘War on Babies’ continues.
The law prohibited women from choosing PP as their healthcare provider?
How does a judge force government to give money to non-government organizations? That is definitely unconstitutional
I am unaware Planned Parenthood is a healthcare provider.
This could be exactly the 10th Amendment case that we have been looking for...
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...
I wish the GOP would come out against all taxpayer funding of business and private organizations.
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.
” 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...?
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.
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.
"Survive? Yes, protect yourself, but not by murdering!
"How can we repay that?
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.
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.
Court out of Chicago. Figures.
How can they force us to spend our money like that?
Yet another reason why Roe must be overturned. The states must rule. Sluts can always move to a ‘blue’ state for their abortions.
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.
I suppose a phone book could also be considered a healthcare provider because it provides referrals.
Or Planned Parenthood could take “charity” cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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...
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?
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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.
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.
You little people will shut your faces and pay your taxes.
Planned Parenthood needs the money. :)
I think they should be sued for false advertising. Should be called Baby Butchering Inc. since you need a baby to be a parent.
PP has doctors NOT performing abortion services???
PP has doctors NOT performing abortion services???
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