Texas Law Passed Banning Planned Parenthood From Health Program Funding

These rich white men need to step out of women’s health care issues for real!

Texas opposed government funding for Planned Parenthood clinics because the organization provides abortions and their Governor, former Presidential Candidate (and idiot) Rick Perry, applauded the decision.

According to CNN:

Texas won another battle against Planned Parenthood this week.

A federal appeals court, on Thursday, refused to grant another hearing to the organization, a decision that stops the organization’s fight against Texas’ effort to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry applauded the decision, by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In Texas we choose life, and we will immediately begin defunding all abortion affiliates to honor and uphold that choice,” Perry said.

The decision continues a legal struggle that has been going on for months.

The Texas Women’s Health Program provides about 130,000 low-income women with family planning exams, related health screenings and contraception…The state said in March that it was willing to give up funding from Washington and run the Women’s Health Program itself.

It then adopted a rule that required clinics funded by the program to certify they do not perform abortions or are not affiliates of entities that perform abortions.

In a letter to Texas officials in March, Medicaid Director Cindy Mann said the state’s decision was regrettable. It would, she said, “prevent women enrolled in the program from receiving services from the trusted health care providers they have chosen and relied on for their care.”

Planned Parenthood sued Texas, winning an injunction against the law by arguing that abortion is constitutional and Texas’ efforts would block women’s access to preventive health care. But a federal court later ruled in favor of Texas.

When will they realize that Planned Parenthood does so much more than provide abortions??

Now women in Texas who rely on the organization for mammograms, pap smears, and other ob/gyn-related health concerns will have to pay more out-of-pocket fees or find a new Doctor altogether. SMH

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VA Lawmaker Says Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment To Women Who Had Abortions!

Are you f-ing kidding?? Somehow this bigot delegate got votes and now he’s one of many lawmakers trying to tell women what to do with their bodies.

On Thursday, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R) spoke at a press conference against state funding for Planned Parenthood. He blasted the organization for supporting a women’s right to choose, saying that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children:

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

Marshall is also fighting against health care reform, saying that “Obamacare” is trying to take “your soul.” Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been pushing back against high-profile figures and entities who have been attacking people with disabilities. Will she speak out against someone in her own party?

Sounds like his looney azz needs to work on his own soul and step down off of his soap box.

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