The Patriot Post® · Dem Scheme Would Mandate Abortion Funding

By Jordan Candler ·

California is actively seeking to censor pro-lifers for last year’s horrifying Planned Parenthood revelations, but it’s not the only liberal enclave using the bully pulpit and rule-making prowess as retaliation against conservatives. Last summer’s startling video footage from the Center for Medical Progress caught some Planned Parenthood clinics unlawfully selling baby parts to fatten their coffers. The ensuing backlash resulted in clinical closings and monetary constrictions in more than a dozen red states. Now, the Obama administration is working on an insidious backdoor proposal to force states to fund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

According to a report in The Washington Times, “The Department of Health and Human Services rule would prevent states from redirecting Title X funds, which are earmarked for family planning services, to other Federally Qualified Health Centers for reasons ‘unrelated to their ability to provide Title X services effectively.’ Rep. Diane Black, a Tennessee Republican who wrote the House-approved ‘Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,’ said the rule is just the latest ‘stunt’ by the Obama administration to ‘protect its friends in the big abortion industry.’”

“Additionally,” the Times further notes, “because the Hyde Amendment already prevents federal dollars from being used for abortions, the agency argues, it is unreasonable to redirect Title X funds from centers that perform abortions, especially when doing so would ‘adversely affect accessibility of Title X services.’” Well, the law didn’t stop Planned Parenthood from pocketing loads of cash from fetal harvesting “research.” Are we also to believe that the organization doesn’t use taxpayer dollars to promote abortion? Like everything else his administration does, Obama is defaulting to the regulatory state and misusing its authority to accomplish his goals. Even if it costs human lives.