By Scott Tibbs, June 7, 2011
When Mitch Daniels signed HEA 1210 into law and prohibited Planned Parenthood from receiving tax money through Medicaid, he said that "any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions."
Planned Parenthood of Indiana could not abide this restriction because they are determined to murder unborn children. If they are truly so concerned with providing the alleged "wide range" of "services" to their clients, why not end the abortion practice that they claim is such a small portion of their business? Why not work within the system to provide health care to those who need it?
Let's not forget that PPIN has been caught twice on tape by Live Action Films trying to cover up the sexual abuse of 13 year old girls.
Let's also not forget that Planned Parenthood also bragged in a request for funding from the Bloomington City Council and Monroe County Council that they would provide contraception to 13 year old girls. When a 13 year old girl is pregnant, that is prima facie evidence that a felony has taken place. As I explained months ago, giving contraception to these girls helps sexual predators cover up their crimes.
The people of Indiana, through our elected representatives, have decided we do not want to subsidize this reprehensible corporation. Barack Obama (who carried Indiana in 2008) has decided he simply does not care what the people and our elected legislature want to do in terms of administrating the state's Medicaid program and will instead force us to send tax money to Planned Parenthood.
The Indianapolis Star reported that Obama's decision "could cost the state millions and possibly even billions of dollars" by taking away federal funds from Indiana's Medicaid program.
So there you have it. Barack Obama is so radically pro-abortion that he would deny health care to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers rather than see Planned Parenthood lose one dime of corporate welfare or see them stop performing abortions. Does this man have no shame?
Indiana should call Obama's bluff. We should simply refuse to comply with Obama's unconstitutional attempt to void an act of the Indiana State Legislature. If Obama chooses to withhold funds from the state and deny health care to the poor, the disabled and the elderly, make him own his choice. As people go without health care, make it clear that President Obama is the one taking it away.
Let's see just how committed President Obama is to the cause of killing babies in the womb. Let's see if the President who was elected on a platform of providing universal health care is willing to sacrifice the health (and maybe even the lives) of hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers rather than give a picometer of his militant pro-abortion agenda.
It's your move, Mr. President. What is your choice?