It is amazing to see courage from politicians.
It is even more amazing when we see it from State politicians who are turning down Federal money. But in Texas, that is what is happening.
The State of Texas is defunding Planned Parenthood by refusing to give it any Medicaid money and even running the risk of having a cut off of Federal funds.
Perry's administration announced Thursday that it will soon implement a GOP law banning Medicaid funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and other healthcare providers that either furnish abortions or are affiliated with those that furnish abortions.
Current law already bars federal funding for abortions. But critics of the present system argue that money's fungibility makes it impossible for abortion providers to isolate the private funds they receive for abortions from the federal funds they get for cancer screenings, contraceptives and other preventive-care programs.
Perry's administration said the new state restrictions, scheduled to take effect March 14, are perfectly legitimate.
"Under federal law, states administer Medicaid and have the right to set the criteria for providers in the program. That is what Texas is doing," Texas Health and Human Services spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman told the Texas Tribune. "We have a state law that our Attorney General says is constitutional, and it clearly bans abortion providers from taking part in the Women's Health Program.
"We can't violate a perfectly valid state law just to appease Washington," Goodman added.
Good for Texas!
The liberals are crying that conservatives are denying cancer screenings and other medical procedures for poor women.
Oh the bovine scatology is getting deep!
Liberals seem to forget that Planned Parenthood is not the only provider of those services. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortion services in the nation and even if the money the State of Texas gives them is not used for abortion, it frees up other money to be used for that.
Planned Parenthood is also a huge contributor to liberal Democrats. Planned Parenthood feeds at the government trough and to make sure the money stream keeps coming its way, it makes political contributions to liberal Democrats.
Good for the GOP for cutting off their money. No organization has the right to be funded by the state. When they use public funds for services a great majority of the state find offensive, the state has the right not to foot the bill for it.
The good news is, the more funding is cut off from Planned Parenthood, the less money they will have to contribute to liberal Democrats.
Let’s hope more states like Texas cut them off from the public trough!
WAY TO GO TEXAS!!! HOPE OTHER "COWARDLY" STATES WILL TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT!
Rick may create "THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS" AGAIN !
WE REALLY DO NEED MORE GOVERNORS AND STATE LEGISLATURES TO STAND UP AGAINST FEDERAL TYRANNY, YEAH FOR TEXAS, BOO THAT THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES SO FAR WITH COURAGE.
We need to "Impeach" or "Recall" (where you have state law) Governors that refuse to Represent the People !
I'm beginning to think about looking for proprety for sale in TX. Heck, when they succede from the union, I want to be there. At least someone has some balls.
50 "Sovereign Republics"......That is where we started (13 then) !
Those 50 soverign Republics folded like flies as soon as one dictator came in the picture. We don't have a George Washington
WE STILL HAVE A CONSTITUTION ! WE ARE NOT 50 "BLENDED" STATES BUT 50 "SEPARATE" STATES.....OTHERWISE WE WOULD NOT HAVE 50 GOVERNORS AND 50 STATE LEGISLATURES !
THE 50 "SOVEREIGN STATES" HAVE TO "EXERCISE THEIR AUTHORITY" !
Unfortunately Ron, half of the governors are socialist liberals who worship the traitor muslim a****** obama
THINK ABOUT IT......THERE IS A "CHAIN OF COMMAND" IN THIS "REPUBLIC" OF "REPRESENTATIVE" GOVERNMENT.....OTHERWISE...WE HAVE A "MAJORITY RULES" !
I DON'T WANT IT THAT WAY....BUT T. ROOSEVELT SAID, "WHEN YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED...THE PROPER REMEDY IS REFERENDUM (DEMOCRACY BY THE MAJORITY) !
NOW...THAT IS THE WAY IT WORKS....WHY SHOULD WE PAY CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO "REPRESENT" THE PEOPLE, WHEN THEY "REFUSE" TO REPRESNT US.
DAMN RIGHT RICK PERRY WILL ESTABLISH " THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS " !
Yep...my beloved Oregon is at the top of the list for socialist liberals in control!