Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and supporter of deceased late-term abortionist, George Tiller, said on Friday that a Texas health program for low-income women will no longer receive federal funding because Planned Parenthood has been banned from the program.
Two weeks ago, Texas state officials announced plans to prevent Planned Parenthood from participating in the Medicaid Women’s Health Program, which provides health screenings and contraceptive services. The state has made the decision to exclude clinics from the program that are affiliated with abortion providers, even though the clinics themselves do not provide abortions.
Ms. Sebelius said that the federal government, which has covered about 90% of the cost of the program, will gradually end the program over the next few months. “The waiver will not be extended,” she said. “We’ve put them on notice.”
Federal requirements stipulate that the state is not permitted to exclude qualified providers from the women’s program, and Texas has not received a waiver from those regulations.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, however, announced that his state will find the cash to allow the program to continue its services. “We’re going to fund this program,” Gov. Perry said. “Listen, we’ll find the money. The state is committed to this program…This program is not going away.”
The governor directed his state’s secretary of the Health and Human Services Commission to work with the Texas legislature to locate funding for the program. Approximately 130,000 women are enrolled in the program……… MORE HERE
Even after all these years of legalized abortions, the debate is hot and nasty, and shows no signs of simmering down to a cool burn. The problem is the TRUTH! When a woman presents herself at a clinic to ask about abortion, the medical staff indoctrinates her in such a way as to deny the truth of the life within her. This is what angers the Right. Tell her the truth and then let her decide, but she must make an INFORMED choice, not an ignorant one! That is a BABY – a person growing within her. The left insists it be the WOMAN’s choice, but that denies the right of life to the unborn person. Choice … mom wins because her voice is louder? Might makes right?
Below, are some numbers to consider. They are somewhat out of context, but the links are there.
According to Planned Parenthood’s own figures,
- Of the 800,000 breast exams Planned Parenthood does each year, only 34,000 are funded by Susan G. Komen. That’s just 4.25%.
- Komen funded 700,000 breast exams in 2011. Of these, only an est. 34,000 were done by Planned Parenthood. That’s 4.86%. 34,000 was calculated based on Planned Parenthood’s statement that they had done 170,000 screenings in total over the last five years with Komen money.
What do these percentages mean for women seeking breast exams?
- Planned Parenthood has lost funding for only 5% of the breast exams they conduct. If Planned Parenthood can genuinely not afford to give this 5% of women breast exams, these women can easily go to another free or low-cost center.
- Susan G. Komen has not ceased providing funding for the breast exams they were funding Planned Parenthood to carry out (under 5% of the total breast exams Komen funds). Susan G. Komen will instead redirect that funding to other centers that provide breast exams, and that are on the front lines of women’s health care.
Let’s be absolutely clear. The accusation against Susan G. Komen that they will be responsible for jeopardizing women’s access to lifesaving breast exams, or that they will be responsible for women dying due to a breast exam being unavailable are patently unfounded scaremongering…… MORE HERE