When Congress voted to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, the abortion group claimed that women would go without mammograms. But a simple phone survey of Planned Parenthood clinics revealed that Planned Parenthood does not offer mammograms.
When Indiana passed the Abortion Provider Defunding Act, making abortion groups ineligible for Medicaid funding, Planned Parenthood cried that women would go without essential care. As they put it, cutting Planned Parenthood off the Medicaid rolls would “take away health care from thousands of women in Indiana, leaving them at greater risk for undetected cancers, untreated infections and unintended pregnancies.”
Wrong again. Spectacularly wrong.
Lila Rose and her daring crew at Live Action put Planned Parenthood to the test. Are there other providers in Indiana that offer essential care to Medicaid patients?
They found that Indiana has over 800 Medicaid providers. Planned Parenthood’s 28 clinics serve less than one percent of the state’s Medicaid patients. And there are other qualified providers in the same areas as those Planned Parenthood clinics.
This brief video captures Planned Parenthood employees telling prospective Medicaid patients that other qualified providers are available in their area who offer the same services as Planned Parenthood.
Add this to the reports of Planned Parenthood’s other corrupt practices of covering up child abuse, aiding sex traffickers, giving medically inaccurate information, sexualizing children, and fraudulently over-billing the government.
Donald Berwick, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has threatened to cut off all Medicaid funding — $4 billion — to the state of Indiana if it persists in steering Medicaid patients to legitimate providers who do not commit abortion. (President Obama recess-appointed the controversial Berwick when the U.S. Senate would not confirm him.)
This emphasizes the Obama administration’s priorities: every Medicaid patient in the state will be cut off if abortionists are not funded. Clearly their interest is not in patients, or women, but in Planned Parenthood.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels pointed out that “any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions.”
To get $2-3 million in Medicaid funding and provide for the patients that they claim are desperate for its services, all Planned Parenthood has to do is end its deadly trade.
Instead, they sued the state — as if, even in these perilous economic times, they are entitled to our tax dollars. The Obama administration joined the abortion giant in the lawsuit.
To stand with Indiana in defunding Planned Parenthood and against the Obama administration’s attempt to blackmail the state into funding the abortion giant, sign the “I Stand With Indiana” petition.