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Fri May 22, 2020, 04:03 PM

Conservative states fight to undermine Planned Parenthood yet again [View all]

Source: American Independent



By Lisa Needham -May 22, 2020 3:30 PM

A group of Republican attorneys general is asking the Supreme Court to block low-income patients from health care providers if they offer abortions.

Attorneys general from 19 states, led by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to block health care providers who offer abortion from being Medicaid providers. This move represents the latest attack to undermine and defund abortion providers, even when they are providing much-needed health care.

It has long been a goal of anti-abortion activists to cut health care providers that perform abortions off from any public funding. The Hyde Amendment already prohibits the use of federal Medicaid funding for abortions, even in instances when a doctor recommends the patient do so.

Additionally, last year, the Trump administration imposed the so-called "domestic gag rule," which prohibits clinics that perform abortions from receiving any Title X funds. Title X is a government program that was signed into law under President Richard Nixon, which provides federal money for family planning services, including birth control and sexual health screenings, for people with low incomes.

Read more: https://americanindependent.com/planned-parenthood-republicans-medicaid-supreme-court-abortion-hyde-amendment-health-care/



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State and local government are struggling to pay there collective bills, the country has 19 jerks, using tax dollars to under mine a federal law.............and to top it all off these libertarians are marching in lock step with that another libertarian that says states should go and file for bankruptcy............if they can't pay there bills.............. I really do believe that when we take back this country that we should put 2 justices on the bench............to stop this happy horseshit once and for all.................

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