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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: introvert
Tax dollars do not fund abortions. It's against the law.
The SCOTUS definition of the ACA as a "tax" disagrees with you, friend.
The ACA mandates that at least one of the multi-state plans offered on each state’s marketplace excludes abortion coverage (exceptions for instances of rape, incest and life endangerment are permissible).
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Gryphon66
If the right ends up getting a victory here, it is SERIOUSLY going to hurt them in the polls next year.
Though, like I said at the beginning of the thread, Obama is most likely to veto this; and that is IF they can get this through the House as well.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: BlueJacket
That still doesn't mean you shouldn't verify the information. That is just being willfully naive. As it stands, all that video evidence likely wouldn't be able to be admitted into any legal proceedings because it wasn't obtained lawfully.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Krazysh0t
according that the complaint both the federal dept of justice and the california dept of justice announced they were beginning criminal investigations of CMP and the planned parenthood videos.
it will be interesting to see where this goes. it prove to be a very costly mistake on the part of this group both monetary and freedom...
But just how much funding does Planned Parenthood receive from the government? In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014, Planned Parenthood had $1.3 billion in total revenue. Of that, $528.4 million came from government health services grants and reimbursements. The group says the vast majority of federal dollars it receives comes from Medicaid reimbursements for providing preventative health care.
That's why ending the flow of federal dollars isn't as simple as turning off the spigot. The laws governing Medicaid - the health insurance program for low-income families - prevent states from excluding certain providers solely because of other medical services they provide, like abortions. Those laws also say Medicaid recipients must be allowed to seek treatment from anyone who is qualified to perform the services. This is sometimes called a "freedom of choice" provision.
In other words, the bill introduced by the Senate Republicans Wednesday - if it were to pass - would violate existing federal law and almost certainly face a challenge in court, Susan Fogel, the Director of Reproductive Health for the National Health Law Program, told CBS News. [Source]
It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but the White House gave a forceful defense of Planned Parenthood Wednesday and decried Republican lawmakers’ efforts to defund the organization in the wake of undercover videos revealing the sale of fetal tissue.
White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said he didn’t know whether President Obama has seen the videos because the president just returned Wednesday from a five-day trip to Africa.
But Mr. Schultz said White House officials are “familiar with the news reports, including that a lot of these videos have been edited.”
And he said the White House “couldn’t disagree more” with congressional Republicans who want to strip the organization of federal funding over the issue.