Clinic worker: Yay, Medicaid, Yay more abortions!

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. A clinic worker commenting on a graph with states colored different shades based on how many abortions they had: Hey look, a bunch of heat maps of abortion stats in the US! The above shows abortion rates in each state. Right off the bat, …

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Judge extends injunction blocking Texas’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood Medicaid contract

By Texas Right to Life Austin, Texas — On Tuesday U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks extended the injunction blocking Texas from removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid contracts until the conclusion of the full trial of Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit to remain in the Medicaid program. Planned Parenthood was notified of the final decision to terminate contracts …

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Commemorating 40 Years of the Life-Saving Hyde Amendment, Over a million lives saved

Hillary Clinton wants to end the Hyde Amendment Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five …

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What a repeal of the Hyde Amendment would mean

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months.  This first ran August …

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Arizona Governor signs law ensuring abortion clinics “fully segregate” Medicaid dollars so that none pays for elective abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would give new powers to the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program, “to decide that certain individuals or entities cannot participate in the system,” reported Howard Fischer of Capital Media Services. The measure” most significantly allows …

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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast files lawsuit challenging state decision to cut off Medicaid funding

By Dave Andrusko As anticipated, on Monday Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast filed a federal lawsuit in response to the October decision by the state of Texas to begin the process to end the organization’s Medicaid funding. Similar court challenges have been filed in other states , including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Utah. In their lawsuit, …

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Planned Parenthood sues Texas to reinstate Medicaid money

By Calvin Freiburger Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has announced that her organization is filing a lawsuit against the state of Texas over its attempts to block Medicaid dollars from going to the abortion giant. “This is illegal and a violation of federal law,” Richards declared. As Live Action News has covered, Texas launched an …

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Louisiana appeals Order that would Keep Medicaid Money Flowing to Planned Parenthood

Editor’s note. The following update comings from Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Last week U.S. District Court Judge John deGravelle ordered the state to continue using taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood. On Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Hospitals appealed that decision to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in …

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Federal Judge says Alabama must restore PPFA’s Medicaid funding

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, the same judge who overturned an Alabama law that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, ordered the state to immediately restore Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. In August, Gov. Robert Bentley had written “The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been …

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Federal Judge temporarily reinstates Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood in Arkansas

By Dave Andrusko In mid-August pro-life Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson moved to cut state funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, ordering the Department of Human Services to sever its Medicaid contract with the abortion provider. Referring to the then-six undercover videos brought to the public’s attention by the Center for Medical Progress, Gov. Hutchinson …

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Looming Medicaid Payment Crisis Highlights Fatal Flaw in Obama Health Care Financing

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The Medicaid program, which provides insurance coverage for lower income Americans, has expanded under the Obama Health Care law and now covers over one-fifth of Americans. Yet it is now set to face big cuts in the new year. In a December 27, 2014, …

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