Judge allows Utah to block federal funds to state's Planned Parenthood. A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Utah can cut off federal funds to the state’s Planned Parenthood organization, a move the Republican governor ordered after the release of secretly recorded videos by an anti-abortion group.
The ruling from US district judge Clark Waddoups reversed an earlier decision temporarily ordering the money to keep flowing to the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. His ruling allows Utah to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood while the organization still pursues its lawsuit against the state. Like Utah, other states have moved to cut funding to Planned Parenthood chapters. The organization has filed lawsuits in Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana to block them from stripping contracts and federal money distributed by the states. The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah sued the state in October, arguing that Governor Gary Herbert’s move to block the money violated its first amendment right to advocate for or perform abortions.
Planned Parenthood. CBO Reveals The Staggering Government Cost Of Defunding Planned Parenthood. How Attacking Planned Parenthood Shames Women Into Silence. By now, we’ve all heard of Congress’ hissy fit over Planned Parenthood funding.
As the House attempts to defund the program, and the American people wait in suspense for another government shutdown, we’ve got to ask ourselves why this is all happening. Is it the cost of abortions? Well, no. Abortions cannot be financed through government funding. This Woman's Response to Republicans Who Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood is Worth Your Applause. How I relied on Planned Parenthood. Ana Kasparian is best known as a host and producer of the largest online news show "The Young Turks," (TYT) a show covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle.
She is also the main host of the rapidly growing panel show "The Point" on the TYT Network. When Ana's not hosting and producing news content, she teaches upper division journalism at her alma mater California State University Northridge. In a symbolic political move, the House of Representatives voted in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood. Republicans Want To Spend $130 Million Of Your Money To Defund Planned Parenthood. Senate Republicans are set to vote to defund Planned Parenthood Thursday afternoon, which is going to increase government spending by $130 million.
Even after Republicans tried to make the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring process partisan to favor their inaccurate claims, that body has determined that yet another Big Republican Idea is going to cost $130 million over ten years. Yes, that is the cost of permanently defunding Planned Parenthood for something they didn’t do. Here’s the tricky part. The CBO determined that defunding Planned Parenthood would reduce spending by $520 million in ten years. Wow, right? Woman's Response To Republican War On Planned Parenthood Deserves A Standing Ovation. “Carly Fiorina by Gage Skidmore 2” by Gage Skidmore.
Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons. A tense battle to defund Planned Parenthood is being waged in Congress in the wake of the release of highly edited videos by the conservative pro-life group The Center for American Progress (CMP). David Daleiden, the founder of CMP, alleged the videos provide evidence of a “criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reach[ing] to the very highest levels of [the] organization.” Planned Parenthood condemned these as false accusations, stating that all donations are made “with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards,” and “there is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood.”
As Scheifer posted: November 7th 2013. GOP lawmaker doesn’t get why Planned Parenthood exists: ‘As a guy,’ I can just go someplace else for care. Rep.
Glenn Grothman (YouTube) A Wisconsin Republican offered perhaps the most ridiculous argument against federal funding of Planned Parenthood during a Tuesday hearing that opened with an absurd suggestion and rolled downhill from there. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) asked Cecile Richards, the Planned Parenthood CEO, why her organization’s services were necessary because, “as a guy,” he had plenty of health care options, reported Right Wing Watch. Democrats seek to question anti-Planned Parenthood video hoaxster over potentially illegal activities. Democratic members of Congress who support Planned Parenthood are eager to speak to the man behind the recent smear campaign against the health provider and ask him some questions.
BuzzFeed.com reported on a request by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee that is investigating Planned Parenthood to question David Daleiden of the anti-abortion organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The committee, headed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), subjected Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards to a heated interrogation last week. Planned Parenthood seeks class action status after Arkansas cuts payments. Planned Parenthood has sought class action status for its Medicaid patients in Arkansas after a U.S. judge ordered the state to continue payments to three women who challenged Arkansas’ move to halt payments to the organization.
The filing in federal court in Arkansas on Monday could reverse the state’s decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood programs in the state, lawyers for the group said on Tuesday. Governor Asa Hutchinson had ordered Planned Parenthood removed from the list of Medicaid providers after videos surfaced in July that purported to show its personnel negotiating the sale of fetal body parts for profit. The state has appealed the federal court judge’s injunction involving the three women and said it acted legally in cutting off funds.
Planned Parenthood has denied wrongdoing and said its Arkansas clinics do not perform surgical abortions. U.S. Republican committee chair admits: No evidence Planned Parenthood misused federal funding. Rep.
Jason Caffetz (R-UT), who spearheaded the House GOP committee that investigated Planned Parenthood, admitted on Thursday that there was no indication that the womens’ health organization had misused its federal funding, the Huffington Post reported. “Did I look at the finances and have a hearing specifically as to the revenue portion and how they spend? Yes,” Chaffetz said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting. “Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any.” GOP Probe Into Planned Parenthood Funding Comes Up Empty. Democrats Want To Question Head Of Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos, But GOP Says No. Ohio GOP Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood. The bill was passed by the state senate with a 23-10 vote along partisan lines, after Republican lawmakers cancelled a scheduled hearing on the legislation to hurry the bill to the floor for a vote.
(Ohio Republicans / YouTube) See more of our coverage on the effects of the misleading Center for Medical Progress videos here. Judge Blocks Alabama's Attempt To Defund Planned Parenthood, Blasts GOP War On Women. Alabama, like many states controlled by the Republican Party, recently attempted to defund Planned Parenthood when now-discredited videos were released which purported to show that the women’s healthcare provider had accepted money for providing fetal tissue for research.
But U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has now dealt the powers-that-be in Alabama a stinging rebuke for their efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood, issuing a 66-page ruling that calls the GOP out for their continued War on Women. Judge Thompson wrote that Alabama had failed to identify a single legal reason why they could or should cut funding to Planned Parenthood.