Federal Government Steps in to Protect Planned Parenthood

Let me get this straight… the federal government is saying that state taxpayers must pay for a private organization that provides campaign funds and support for Democrats who run the Executive Branch of the federal government. I could understand it being possibly illegal to ban Planned Parenthood, but since when is taxpayer funding of a private company a guaranteed right?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women’s health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said on Wednesday.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency, was in contact with officials in Louisiana and Alabama this month, said a spokesperson for the agency’s parent, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The agency warned those two states that their plans to terminate Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood may illegally restrict beneficiary access to services, the spokesperson said in a statement.