Obama Admin’s HHS kills Texas women’s health program because State prohibits money to help Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood, founded by the eugenicist Margaret Sanger to kill off black people, the mentally challenged and other societal undesirables, now has one objective: make money from the death of babies through as many abortions as possible.  This is why PP will eagerly pass out contraceptives: when they fail, women use abortion as backup.  Contraceptives are good for business!

It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Democrats and the Obama Administration would prop up Planned Parenthood.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right?

As Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of HHS herself said, fewer babies will keep health care costs down.   This is, of course, the same HHS through which Pres. Obama – who as a state senator vigorously promoted legalizing infanticide in the case of failed abortions – is attacking the Catholic Church and undermining the 1st Amendment.

From LifeNews on 15 March:

Obama Kills Texas Women’s Health Program Over Planned Parenthood

by Steven Ertelt

The Obama administration made it official today when HHS officials notified Texas authorities that the administration is killing a woman’s health program because the state prohibited Planned Parenthood and abortion businesses from involvement.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced today that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas following the state’s decision to implement a law Governor Rick Perry signed that prohibits any business that does abortions from participating and receiving tax dollars via the program.

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Read the rest there.

To think that quisling catholics helped Pres. Obama into office and then praised him and sucked up to him like puling sycophants, all weak-kneed whenever he crooned about “common ground”.

Dupes.

Hey, you liberals out there! Still wanna vote for this guy?

Is this the hope and change you wanted?

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17 Responses to Obama Admin’s HHS kills Texas women’s health program because State prohibits money to help Planned Parenthood

  1. Fr_Sotelo says:

    I’m laughing at the Official Seal of the Democratic Party, because of how accurate it is becoming.

  2. chantgirl says:

    Imperious Rex is so concerned about women’s “health services” that he will deny funding to women’s health services. There is a pretty good arm-wrestling match going on right now between state and federal power. This is not the first time Obama has penalized a state for daring to oppose PP. This is also why I don’t have much hope that the Federal government is going to respect the conscience clauses of various states.

  3. Charles E Flynn says:

    Are there four donkeymen of the Culture of Death?

  4. irishgirl says:

    Whoever created the ‘Great Seal of the Democratic Party’ had the right idea!
    It perfectly fits the party ideology.
    Please, dear God, help us to defeat Obama this coming November!

  5. Thom says:

    ” This is why PP will eagerly pass out contraceptives: when they fail, women use abortion as backup. Contraceptives are good for business!”

    PP handing out condoms is like a liposuction clinic handing out frosted lard cakes – a transparent ploy to drum up business.

  6. lh says:

    He is an evil, evil man, an instrument of satan. God please help us.

  7. Johnno says:

    So much for concerns about women’s health… Obama and the Democrats are going to let women die on the streets and on the floors of hospitals by their actions, amirite?

    But hey, I’ll give Obama this! He sticks to his principles! He does not compromise his morality for the sake of getting along in our secular society!

    Obama would’ve made a fine bishop… Heck, he could’ve made a fine Pope! It’s too bad Satan recruited him instead…

  8. irishgirl says:

    @ Johnno: Obama a bishop, or a Pope? God forbid!
    Are you out of your mind?
    He is an evil, evil man; and he should kicked out on his keister come November!

  9. JKnott says:

    Obama won’t win the election, he is going to steal it.

    No vote id.

  10. Kassi says:

    I live in Texas and have followed this closely as I am also a pro-life activist. The so-called Women’s Health Program is nothing more than a subsidized “family planning exam” once per year for women so they will receive contraceptives and not have babies on Medicaid. I encourage everyone to read – from the state’s own website – what this program is and is not. It is not comprehensive healthcare and is extremely limited in what it does. Scroll down to “Covered Services” and read carefully: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/WHP/index.shtml

    It is above all a means to provide low-income women with contraceptives, some of which are abortifacient and/or carcinogenic. The “screenings” this “family planning exam” “might” include are limited, if they are offered at all. NOTE: It does not say they have to be done. Nor does the PAP smear have to be done. They merely “might” be done. Most of these screenings are the kind that would be done to see if a particular contraceptive is contraindicated due to some other health issue. There is no treatment covered and that is clear from the website as well. This is not about women’s health nor is it pro-life or something that Catholics in good conscience should support. If you took the contraceptives out of it, there would be nothing left to this program. In other words, there is nothing redeeming about it.

    Note also that the reasoning behind this program is nearly identical to that of Sebelius with regard to the HHS Mandate. Here is one of several articles you can find about how great it is that Texas has fewer Medicaid “births” due to WHP and how that was the purpose of it all along (forgive the graphic): http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/m/Blogs?oid=oid%3A1284117

    In pertinent part:

    “The WHP is a Medicaid-waiver program that offers low-income and uninsured women who wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for Medicaid, unless pregnant, an opportunity to receive preventative health and family planning care. The program, devised by lawmakers in 2005, was conceived as a way to save the state money and to prevent unwanted pregnancies. It has so far done just that: In calendar year 2009, according to the Health and Human Services Commission, the program averted 10,300 Medicaid-paid births, saving the state roughly $46 million in all funds. Indeed, the program is paid for by a 90-10 match from the feds – that is, for every $1 the state kicks in, the feds throw in $9. In other words, it’s a great deal for Texas – especially when you consider that more than half of all Texas births are paid for by Medicaid; in 2009 alone that cost the state nearly $3 billion.”

    For even more chilling statistics as to the births “averted” by this program, see the Texas Medical Association’s testimony before the state legislature last spring re. WHP: http://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=21131

    The “spin” on Obama’s defunding of this program by pro-lifers, the pro-life media, pro-life lobbying groups, etc., has been stunning to the few pro-lifers of us that see this program as it is. Planned Parenthood was defunded, but other facilities will provide this contraception (again, some of which is abortifacient and/or carcinogenic) at taxpayer’s expense for a eugenicist end. Pro-lifers in Texas seem to have lost their way on this one, perhaps believing that merely defunding Planned Parenthood makes this program pro-life. It does not. Perhaps this also betrays how many pro-lifers (including Catholic pro-lifers) think that contraception is acceptable or at least acceptable as the lesser evil. It is not.

    And, given how pro-life organizations and individuals have clamored for the continuation of this contraception program to reduce births on Medicaid, how can we then argue against the HHS Mandate and criticize the justification for it? It is so vitally important that we be consistent at every level or we lose our moral authority and credibility on these issues. We cannot leave ourselves open to being called hypocrites.

    Defunding this program was the truly pro-life thing to do, although I am certain that is not what Obama intended. Fear not, however, if you support it. Our governor has vowed to “find the money” to continue it, despite the state’s budget problems. He can scarcely afford not to as babies are expensive, just like Sebelius said. This has been a disappointing episode in Texas pro-life politics, as has the pro-life news coverage of it. I hope that your readers take a moment to educate themselves about the true nature of this program.

  11. GW says:

    This is all about the fact Planned Parenthood is a sacred cow for the left. Indeed, Jennifer Granholm, in her recent op-ed in Politico, made the argument that the refusal to fund Planned Parenthood amounts to “sexual McCarthyism.” The failure of her argument is that there are a host of organizations that do not also do abortions can step in to meet the mandates of Title X. This is all about the left wanting to insure that PP continues to be the recipient of choice for most if not all Title X funds. When New Hampshire delisted PP for Title X a few months ago, the Obama administration stepped in and simply gave a no bid contract to the New England branch of PP.

    Why is PP such a sacred cow? It goes, I think, far beyond abortion. Sanger wasn’t merely a eugenecist. She was the first of the “free love” crowd in our modern era, believing that sex should be without any moral or ethical considerations and specifically challenging the Catholic Church on that issue. And today, PP does in fact promote precisely push the sexualization of women and girls free of moral consideration. If you go to Bookwormroom.com (a friend of mine) and search for Planned Parenthood, you will find a video released a few months ago that documents the efforts by PP in horrific technicolor. Bottom line, PP has been a central part of the socialist left and their war on religion in the U.S. since the mid-50′s. And the left screams when one of their sacred cows is touched. And they try to pose on the moral high-ground while doing it. It is so transparent and so intellectually disingenuous, I still do not understand how a single person can actually vote these people into office. Obviously I have a limited imagination.

  12. GW says:

    What I wrote above is almost coherent. Pushed print before edit. Sorry.

  13. ContraMundum says:

    No, the seal is much too cool. The Democratic Party is not worthy of that.

  14. gambletrainman says:

    I agree with JKnott. Obama will probably steal the election. You’d be surprised at the number of people I personally know who still think OBUMA is God’s gift to mankind. One person I graduated from high school with says he can sleep peacefully now, that we finally have a great president. Ok, sleep in pieces.

    Another one says that when anything goes wrong, it’s the Catholics and Republicans who are to blame, not the Democrats (my wording is “demoncats”). The Catholic Church has been subjecting the world to the cruelest torture for centuries. He’s 100% sure that Obama will straighten things out. Heaven help us.

  15. wmeyer says:

    JKnott: I pray you are wrong. I doubt whether the republic will survive another term of O. It is more likely that we will wind up with a dictator.

  16. Luke Whittaker says:

    I believe that the democratic party will oppress us for four more years (and not because they have my vote–by no means!). IMO the lack of a new president will simply be a sign of the times. This is a battle that we must continue to wage in the public square, to be sure. But more importantly, it is one in which we need to realize our calling to follow Christ more and more faithfully each day: It is a spiritual battle.

    Pope Benedict (then Cardinal Ratzinger) was wise to say that the Church “will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.”

    “But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.”

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