U.S. WARNS States Against Defunding Planned Parenthood 

AS REPORTED BY (REUTERS)

The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women’s health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said on Wednesday.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency, was in contact with officials in Louisiana and Alabama this month, said a spokesperson for the agency’s parent, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The agency warned those two states that their plans to terminate Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood may illegally restrict beneficiary access to services, the spokesperson said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood has been at the center of a national debate since the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress last month began releasing undercover videos showing doctors discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

Federal law requires state Medicaid programs to cover family-planning services and supplies for anyone of child-bearing age. Ending the agreements with Planned Parenthood would limit beneficiaries’ access to care and services from qualified providers of their choice, according to HHS.

Medicaid is a U.S. government healthcare program for the poor; Medicare is for the aged and disabled.

Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said in a statement on Wednesday that moves to eliminate its funding were “political grandstanding.”

“It’s good to hear that HHS has clarified what we already know: blocking women’s access to care at Planned Parenthood is against the law,” she said.

Anti-abortion activists said that a sixth video, released on Wednesday, shows Planned Parenthood doctors sell aborted fetal tissue to researchers without the mother’s permission.

As it has for weeks, Planned Parenthood said it has done nothing wrong.

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  • Michael Fahey

    How about warning Planned Parenthood that it is committing crimes against humanity.

    • reticle

      Well, except it isnt

      • Nahalban

        yeah it really is. A holocaust bigger than the nazis bigger than Stalin almost bigger than Mao.

        • reticle

          Oh nonsense. You want to be anti abortion, feel free; we all are. But stick to reality here. There’s no ‘holocaust’. That’s the kind of terminology that gets people shot and bombed, and there’s no place for it.

          • Nahalban

            No what gets them shot and bombed is the fact that they say nothing is wrong with their pro death agenda.

          • reticle

            LOL spoken like a true domestic terrist.

          • Nahalban

            Spoken like a true sheep you should probably just mosey on back to the herd before the Shepard has to come lookin.

          • reticle

            Doot derp doot sheeple sheeple derp doot

            Kid, you’re an idiot.

          • Nahalban

            So basically you have nothing intelligent to add further and are attempting cheap theatrics to write off my opinion. With your ilk it comes as no surprise. Or in the words of your people baa baa baa

          • reticle

            I imagine you’re used to people writing off your opinions, if they’re as dumb as what you just coughed up here.

            Hint for future life — when you want someone to care what you think, don’t call them names.

            Also don’t talk like a terrist — no one really cares what a terrist thinks. We employ people specifically to keep an eye on people like you, and we’ve got good reason for that.

            Good night; it’s bedtime for me.

          • Nahalban

            vice versa.

          • reticle

            Your capitulation was expected and has been noted.

          • Nahalban

            Oh I forgot to translate that for you. baaaaaa

          • Nunnyah Biz

            Your house has been targeted!

          • reticle

            You’re a douchenozzle

          • Nunnyah Biz

            Such language for a child! Yo’ mama should slap some manners, and intelligence, into you!

          • reticle

            Normally I’m more civil, unlike your sort. You don’t rate civil.

          • jwbaumann

            Fifty plus million human lives violently ended? Yeah, that’s a holocaust.

          • reticle

            Is it six, or fifty? Jeesh, get your stories straight.

            (See the comment above, which I will cross reference with yours)

          • http://thelongversion.com/ TheLongVersion

            What do you call 6 million dead babies since 1970? Oh yeah, “choice”…

          • reticle

            Is it six, or fifty? Jeesh, get your stories straight.

            (See the comment below, which I will cross reference with yours)

      • jwbaumann

        So slicing open live babies to remove the brain and heart is not a crime against humanity? Is it at least a crime against the baby?

        • reticle

          That would be illegal. It’s not a ‘crime against humanity’, it’s a crime against the statutes of every state in the Union, which is worse.

          It’s also not happening.

  • J_Mulkey

    Thats not limiting them. Obsmacare covers everything planned parenthood covers.

  • Maya Pinion

    There are plenty of clinics and medical centers where Medicaid recipients can go to get their birth control pills. PP is not the only game in town.

    • reticle

      Not so many that treat on a sliding scale, and not so many that offer as wide a range of services.

      • SGT Scientist

        Liar. You are simply a liar. None of the women in my life ever go to PP for anything. There are far more alternatives to PP that don’t vivisect babies for profit than there are PP clinics.

        • reticle

          Your lack of awareness doesn’t make other people liars.

          • SGT Scientist

            There is only one PP in the entire state of North Dakota. It is way over on the MN border in Fargo. The women in ND are doing fine last I checked.

          • reticle

            There ought to be a couple hundred; you’d have fewer unwanted pregnancies, lower disease rates, all sorts of awesome stuff. ND currently has a weird attitude towards PP (and women in general) but that’ll improve.

          • Nunnyah Biz

            Just another of the usurpers trollbabies here folks………….ignore it!

  • right_on

    Us v. Them? Tyranny much, Obama? Keep pushing, Abu Barack, and you will get the civil war you so desire! Be careful what you wish for…it will NOT turn out very good for you and your ilk!

    • reticle

      Keyboard Warrior alert

    • Beckah

      Hasn’t his entire “regime” been “us v. them”? He does want a civil war so he can declare martial law and not give up his throne.

    • Nunnyah Biz

      I’ve been ready ever since the traitors infesting our gov’t. let the foreign born usurper take office!

  • merrychicago

    Planned Parenthood. Care. No matter what. Even if we have to crunch your baby above and below. Even if we have to do it without your consent.

  • MichaelJohnWilliams

    Quoted: “It’s good to hear that HHS has clarified what we already know:
    blocking women’s access to care at Planned Parenthood is against the
    law,” she said.

    Really! There is a law that Planned Parenthood, a private business, must get funds or it is against the law? Please state chapter and verse of the law to educate us.

  • anonymous

    Kristen Harris Nelson. Really??? Shut up honey. Ur clueless!

  • anonymous

    Infanticide is pagan devil worship. Don’t get it twisted. . BHO promotes death for Christians, for babies, for anyone that doesn’t worship him.

  • iprazhm

    The federal government issues threats if we try to stop them from using our tax dollars to fund the butchering of unborn babies. Our government now has the official status of Child Serial Killers. Now we know why they wont stop ISIS or any other muslim terrorist group…they ARE the supreme terrorist group.

  • bushrat49

    supposedly being about women’s health is a red herring. My wife and dozens of her women friends have appointments with their doctors every yr about their health, and have never been turned down. ,

    • Nunnyah Biz

      And I’ll bet they are responsible with the vag!na’s too, and don’t “plan” to Murder their own Children either, do they?!

  • Beckah

    Didn’t Wisconsin do this a couple of years ago?
    With mandated health care, there’s NO REASON for PP to exist any longer.

  • Nunnyah Biz

    “Federal law requires state Medicaid programs to cover family-planning services and supplies for anyone of child-bearing age.”

    It clearly states FAMILY PLANNING!!! It says nothing about funding women, who have been irresponsible with their vag!nas, to premeditate the MURDER of their own Children!

    Simple solution here folks; states stop sending tax money to the feds! Then they won’t have anything to blackmail you with! Just ignore the traitors infesting our gov’t…………………I DO!

  • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

    Abortion is NOT “family planning”. It is an after thought for the people who do NOT do “family planning”. “Oops, I made a mistake, I’ll go to the clinic and kill this baby so I don’t have to bother with it.”

  • Fb-mom

    Defunding Planned Parenthood is also taking away birth control from those that can’t afford it. So when these women that can’t afford birth control are now getting pregnant and have to apply for welfare, what will be your response to that? Pro life doesn’t end at birth. Will all you people that are against Planned Parenthood now be against these mothers on welfare? I have had to use their services in the past and at no time was abortion ever even offered to me.