Did you know? The Patriot Post is funded 100% by its readers. Help us stay front and center in the fight for Liberty and support the 2021 Year-End Campaign.

Jordan Candler / February 19, 2016

Wisconsin Purges Planned Parenthood of Funding

Another state joins the effort to defund the abortion industry.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sure knows how to get things done. His state joins Ohio as the latest to purge Planned Parenthood of taxpayer support. CBS News reports:

> “One of the two bills the Republican governor signed at a faith-based counseling clinic in Waukesha requires clinics that participate in a federal program that allows them to purchase discounted drugs to bill Medicaid for the actual acquisition costs and a dispensing fee. The change will cost Planned Parenthood an estimated $4.5 million per year, according to the organization, because lower reimbursement rates are offered to clinics linked to abortion services. … The other bill Walker signed at Life’s Connection prevents the state from directing any federal Title X grant money to an organization or affiliate that provides abortions. That could mean a loss of $3.5 million in federal dollars for Planned Parenthood.”

One counter strategy used by Democrats is to argue that abortion is really all about health care. Enter Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s Nicole Safar, who complained, “It really is disingenuous to be talking about cuts to health care at an organization that provides religious counseling, but no health care.” While moral convictions compel governors like Walker to defend all life, others, like Safer, masquerade behind “health care” to make religious institutions appear the guilty ones. Thankfully, more and more states aren’t buying what they’re selling. Literally and figuratively.

Scott Walker had defied political firestorm after political firestorm. His impressive résumé exemplifies a genuine American conservative. He’s successfully taken on Big Labor (and further agitated unions by winning a recall election), said no to Medicaid expansion and Common Core, implemented a pro-growth economic policy that saw unemployment drop from 9.2% to 5.2%, balanced the budget, and, yes, fought ardently for the unborn. It’s a shame he was swept so quickly out of the GOP race. Yet all the remaining candidates can learn from his accomplishments, beginning with embracing this reality: You can have a conservative manifesto and succeed.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.