Planned Parenthood Suing Alabama Could be a Good Thing
Here’s some good news. Planned Parenthood is suing Alabama because the state refuses to use taxpayer money to fund the abortion provider.
“Planned Parenthood Southeast Friday filed suit against the State of Alabama and Governor Robert Bentley over his decision to cancel the state’s family planning contract with the abortion provider following allegations the organization sells the body parts of aborted babies.
“‘[Alabama officials are] hell-bent on ending a woman’s ability to make her own deeply personal and private health decisions,’ said Planned Parenthood Southeast CEO Staci Fox in a statement announcing the suit.
“‘Governor Bentley is trying to dictate where a woman can go for contraception and other preventive care if she’s enrolled in Medicaid,’ the statement continued. ‘Meanwhile, Alabama is dealing with some of the nation’s worst health outcomes, and restricting access to providers will do nothing to help the urgent problems we face.’
“The Obama administration threatened to strip Medicaid funding from the Yellowhammer state because of Governor Bentley’s decision.
“‘Longstanding Medicaid laws prohibit states from restricting individuals who have coverage through Medicaid from receiving care from a qualified provider,’ said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Kevin Griffis.
“‘By restricting which provider a woman could choose to receive care from, women could lose access to critical preventive care, such as cancer screenings.’”
It remains to be seen if Gov. Bentley will give in under pressure from the Federal government. The government taxes residents of Alabama, and if the state does not go along with some Federal law, the government cuts off funding. So what the government steals, it uses to hold a state hostage with its own money.
What we need is a jury trial for the suit. Put Planned Parenthood on trial, show the undercover videos, and the let a jury decide if their hard-earned money should go to killing unborn babies and the sale of baby body parts.