With the release of the sixth Center for Medical Progress video on Planned Parenthood (this time exposing the abortion giant for not getting permission from the mothers before their tissue-saving procedures) comes the federal government threatening the state of Louisiana over Bobby Jindal’s move to defund the organization in the state. This via The Advocate:
The federal health agency warned Louisiana officials that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s termination of Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider may violate federal law.But the administration countered Wednesday that it used state law that allows contracts to be canceled with 30-day notice by either party. Louisiana is not discriminating against the organization because of the services it provides, a Jindal official said.
“That gets into the choice issue,” said Olivia Watkins Hwang, spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Hospitals.
Jindal ended the state’s nearly $300,000 contract with Planned Parenthood last week, saying the organization is not worthy of getting public assistance from the state. He cited undercover videos that allegedly depict the selling of fetal body parts at some facilities outside Louisiana.
Of course it falls on the states to take actions against Planned Parenthood with the Washington D.C. Failure Theater has concluded. Several states have made similar moves in the past (Scott Walker, for example, has touted the fact that he did it well ahead of the other governors currently running for president), and more are likely to come if the videos from the CMP continue getting worse and worse. And how does the federal government react? First by launching an investigation into the sketchy practices… of CMP. Virtually all left-of-center politicians have stepped up to defend Planned Parenthood.
Defense, though, is not enough. Now, threatening states with legal action and attempting to strong-arm others into being okay with the savage butchery of children is the way of the Left. Unfortunately, it won’t be the last time, either. This is a humanitarian crisis the federal government is attempting to keep us from fixing. The saddest part? It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time.