“President Obama is holding $4 billion in Medicaid funding hostage in an effort to force Indiana taxpayers to underwrite the biggest threat to unborn life: abortion.” Washington Post, 6/10/11
“The bill [banning abortions] was taken off the floor Wednesday and referred to the Appropriations Committee, according to the bill’s author Rep. John LaBruzzo (R)…..The reason for the high price tag, according to LaBruzzo, has to do with the fear Louisiana could lose a serious amount of [4.5 billion] Medicaid funding if it went against the federal ruling legalizing abortions in the country.” Fox8live.com, 6/9/11
However, in Tennessee…
“Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said the decision by Metro, as well as similar actions being taken in Shelby County, mean that Planned Parenthood will no longer receive federal funds in any of the state’s 95 counties…..We are at long last moving towards the final stages of the Planned Parenthood shell game,” he said in a statement. “It has always been the ambition of Republicans in the legislature to defund this organization. … I’d like to praise the Governor for working to completely turn off the spigot of taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood.” Citizens-Times, 6/11/11
The state of Tennessee has decided against bad federal law; every State has a RIGHT to do so. This isn’t hard, people. We the People have the right to not be a socialistic nation, (which is what the framers feared) and penned the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment which gives States sovereign RIGHTS:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
The Tenth Amendment gives Americans the right to change bad law or go to a state that will. It keeps federal government from getting too big and/or socialistic.
Legal abortion keeps Democrats in office which is exactly why Obama will illegally withhold the Medicaid purse from anyone that isn’t playing his game to get himself and other Dems reelected by placating Planned Parenthood.
So, curb your enthusiasm, Planned Parenthood…We the People are saying NO.