Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Removal

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Kermit Gosnell, PPFA, and Hillary Clinton.

Right-to-life advocate Linda Heilman prays during a sit-in in front of a proposed Planned Parenthood location while demonstrating the group’s opposition to congressional funding of Planned Parenthood on Sept. 21 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) AUSTIN–Texas Planned Parenthood affiliates and ten anonymous patients have filed suit against the state’s health agency to stop them from cutting Medicaid funding from the women’s health organization.Planned Parenthood’s Texas affiliates on Monday filed a federal lawsuit to keep state health officials from booting them from the state’s Medicaid program.The Pro-Life Action League caught a disturbing moment on video (watch below) last Monday in Chicago outside a Planned Parenthood conference when an abortionist knelt down beside the photo of an aborted baby to thank God for her work.

Bowen Loftin as University of Missouri-Columbia chancellor on Nov. 9, some Mizzou students and abortion-rights supporters saw an opportunity to try to reverse a controversial university decision. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus, needs no introduction to any pro-life audience, let alone the readers of National Right to Life News and National Right to Life News Today. Three days after receiving notice of their pending exclusion from the Medicaid program, Planned Parenthood was served with massive document requests and subpoenas for patient records, doctors’ notes and test results.

They have begun a campaign seeking to pressure Mizzou Interim Chancellor Hank Foley to reconsider Loftin’s decision to eliminate a category of clinical privilege at the university’s hospital that is likely to end the ability of women to get abortions in Columbia after the end of this month. Nor does Planned Parenthood, whose callous indifference to the lives of unborn children is matched only by its corporate desire to increase its market share in the abortion industry. It would also end the allocation of federal dollars to Planned Parenthood through Medicaid, the joint state-federal insurer of last resort that is administered by Texas. Or, perhaps better put, what are the common threads that link a man convicted of three counts of 1st degree murder, the largest abortion provider in the known galaxy, and the pro-abortion frontrunner for the abortion-saturated Democratic Party’s presidential nomination?

Republican state leaders have long worked to cut taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions at some of its Texas clinics, but none that receive state or federal dollars. PPFA’s national office mandated that every affiliate have at least one abortion performing center; PPFA is fiercely promoting chemical abortions (and “Webcam” abortions which allow the abortionist to be in one location but talk women all over the state through a chemical abortion); and PPFA is building mega-clinics.

Now Foley finds himself squarely between an energized student activist community that has the potential to shine a national spotlight on his decision making, and a conservative Missouri Legislature that controls the university’s funding. Moreover through its roles as ObamaCare “navigators,” “in-person assisters,” or “certified applications counselors,” PPFA is able to channel even more clients into its clinics. The abortionist continued: “… and my role as a human being is not to judge others but to give them care and compassion when I can know nothing of their hearts. For more than a week, students have taken to Twitter with the #FixItFoley campaign designed to pressure Foley into restoring physician Colleen McNicholas’ hospital privileges. “What Planned Parenthood does is critically important,” said Jordan Hoyt, a graduate student in MU’s School of Public Health. “Abortion is a critical part of it.

Among the videos were recordings of staff at Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, where two abortion foes in April misrepresented themselves as research executives and provided fake California drivers’ licenses. I leave the judgment to you and your divine judgment.” “And I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be here … and to ask for you to touch the hearts of those that in their pride fail to have compassion and truly live the example of Christ and to love all. “And to reserve judgment and to humble themselves before Thee as the all seeing and all knowing and magnanimous and loving being. It’s a legal service and it needs to be safe and accessible.” In addition to the campaign, a group calling itself Mizzou for Planned Parenthood has started a broader social media campaign with a Facebook page that shares stories from students and former students about Planned Parenthood’s importance.

And I would hope that you would soften their hearts and help them to see the cruelty and the damage that their actions lead to.” “I’ve been organizing pro-life street protests for over eight years, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything as strange as the abortionist praying on a public sidewalk that I saw last Monday,” Yonke said. “But as strange and contradictory as her prayer may have been, I hope that what we as pro-lifers could learn from it is to pray for our opposition without impugning their motives or pretending we can read their hearts, which, as this abortionist correctly pointed out, we cannot know.” The pro-life group was protesting outside the North American Forum on Family Planning at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society for Family Planning. In one post, Mizzou law student Jessica Miller wrote a letter to Foley sharing her experiences suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome, a medical condition that causes prolonged menstrual cycles and other complications. He did again in an op-ed printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday under the headline “It’s time to demand answers from Planned Parenthood.” The House has voted to form a select investigative panel to learn more about the brutal practices at Planned Parenthood that were exposed in undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).

What the eleven undercover CMP videos have accomplished is to give us the ability–if we choose–to see the truth, to know the truth. “We have been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, and because we know that, I am not going to crush that part. Each–Gosnell, PPFA, and Clinton–is incapable of being embarrassed by behavior and language that in less cruel time would have shocked normal people senseless. Texas’ move comes weeks after a federal district court in Louisiana temporarily halted similar efforts there until the courts could better examine the issue. Gosnell , whose specialty was aborting huge babies, joked that one baby was so big he could “walk me to the bus stop.” In case you forgot, when police raided his home, they found it as flea-ridden and stench-filled as his Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic–a place of unbearable smells where “You could tell there was death somewhere.” What was Gosnell doing as police donned bio-hazard suits to investigate the basement (besides calling himself a “nice guy” for providing a bottle of flea repellent)?

The group has further garnered support in the form of a resolution from different Mizzou student governing bodies including the MU Graduate Professional Council. I would say a lot of people want liver; and for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they will know where they are putting their forceps.” What Nucatola describes is a dismemberment abortion – arms, legs, torsos, decapitation – but the prized body part is preserved, pulled out intact, and then sold to brokers. Various and sundry PPFA big-wigs were caught on undercover camera laughing about making enough money off of the baby parts of aborted babies to buy a Lamborghini. In 2012, Planned Parenthood took to the courts to challenge Texas’ Republican-led effort to kick the organization out of the Texas Medicaid Women’s Health Program, which covered family planning services and cancer screenings for poor women. Another nonchalantly told investigators posing as fetal tissue procurers, “We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural. …Oh, gonads!

In that case, which Planned Parenthood eventually lost, Texas officials had argued that federal Medicaid laws gave individual states the authority to determine which health providers were qualified to participate. Oh, my God, gonads.” And in case anyone might be wondering, the added assurance, “Everything we provide is fresh.” In some respects, Clinton’s responses have been even worse. Smith concludes by illustrating the depths to which abortionists will sink, illustrated by the notorious Kermit Gosnell now serving three consecutive life terms.

He quotes from the Grand Jury report which, even though I have read it multiple times and this quote dozens of times, still is chilling: “Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He called it ‘ensuring fetal demise.’ The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. Practically a public service (never mind the millions and millions that pour into the already over-flowing Planned Parenthood coffers from aborting unborn children). That the slaughter of over 1 million unborn children each year is gradually toppling the edifice of respect for all vulnerable life–the campaign for physician-assisted suicide is no coincidence–is either ignored or denied. At a 2009 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, pro-life Congressman Chris Smith, questioning Clinton about whether euphemisms (such as “reproductive health”) are code for abortion. “We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women’s health,” Clinton told Smith. “And reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal, and rare.” She believed then, and she believes now, that “broader human development” is tied to “women’s reproductive rights,” as she explained in her March 7 speech marking International Women’s Day.

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