Wednesday, December 21, 2016
If there is one thing Texas hates worse than poors
It is poors who are women. What with their having all that funny plumbing down there and no money to pay for the necessary medical plumbers, they cost money that could be flowing into rich peoples accounts. So Texas has decided to redirect one of those money streams by blocking $3 Million in Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. For some reason Planned Parenthood, whose main effort is providing health care and advice to all women really gives Texican gubmint men a real wild hair across their ass.
Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, according to a legal document obtained on Wednesday, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect nearly 11,000 low-income people.Trump himself could care less but Texicans get all wild eyed at the though of a woman not totally dependent on some good ol' boy and beating up on women works well for them because there is a large group of women in Texas who believe in self-flagellation.
Planned Parenthood said it would seek court help to block the funding halt, which would cut cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing and other programs.
Planned Parenthood gets about $500 million annually in federal funds, largely in reimbursements through Medicaid, which provides health coverage to millions of low-income Americans.
Texas and several other Republican-controlled states have tried to cut the organization's funding after an anti-abortion group released videos last year that it said showed officials from Planned Parenthood negotiating prices for fetal tissues from abortions it performs.
Texas sent a final termination notice to Planned Parenthood in the state on Tuesday to alert it of the funding cut, the document showed, saying the basis of the termination was the videos.
Planned Parenthood has denied wrongdoing, saying the videos were heavily edited and that it does not profit from fetal tissue donation. It has challenged similar defunding efforts in other states, calling them politically motivated.
Republican President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, and at least 14 states have tried to pass legislation or taken administration action to prevent the organization from receiving federal Title X funding.
"Texas is a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation," Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement. "With this action, the state is doubling down on reckless policies that have been absolutely devastating for women."
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