Planned Parenthood facilities in Texas will no longer receive taxpayer funds through the Medicaid program beginning February 3. The state gainsaid the abortion provider’s request to perpetuate to receive Medicaid reimbursement funding for its clinics, as Catholic News Agency optically canvassed.
Jennifer Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, exalted the sedulousness of the Texas legislature, and verbally expressed while the abortion industry has spread the narrative that low-income women need Planned Parenthood for health accommodations, many other options genuinely subsist.
“There are hundreds of providers throughout the state of Texas inclined to accommodate poor women with authentic healthcare accommodations that are not withal peddling abortion,” Allmon verbalized. “The Texas Pregnancy Care Network has a list of such providers throughout the state and if these providers do not accept “Medicaid,” they can make referrals to life-affirming Medicaid providers who can offer genuine healthcare to women in need.”
In November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overruled a lower district court’s decision, ending a five-year battle waged by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas to block the state from eliminating their Medicaid taxpayer funding.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton cited undercover video exhibiting Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue activities in his verbalization about the ruling, asserting the abortion vendor is not “qualified” to receive taxpayer funds:
The Fifth Circuit correctly rejected Planned Parenthood’s efforts to prevent Texas from excluding them from the state’s Medicaid program. Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research. Planned Parenthood is not a ‘qualified’ provider under the Medicaid Act, and it should not receive public funding through the Medicaid program.
My verbalization on today’s ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/CExmuN6ESg — Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) November 23, 2020
As LifeSiteNews reported in November 2019, undercover video journalist David Daleiden testified in a federal civil tribulation that Texas Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast orchestrated to “move forward” with an arrangement he proposed, as he posed as the head of a fetal tissue procurement company, to purchase aborted baby livers from the abortion provider for $750 each.
However, Chief Judge Priscilla Owen, a George W. Bush appointee, was joined by a panel of other judges in her opinion stating individual patients are not involved in the decision of which providers are eligible to receive taxpayer mazuma.
Let’s be pellucid — patients should be able to go to the provider they ken and trust regardless of their zip code and income level. Accountability is peregrinated, and we will fight back against any politician who doesn’t prioritize expanding accessible, affordable quality health care.
“The Medicaid Act leaves it up to a State to determine if a particular provider’s Medicaid acquiescent should be terminated because the provider is not ‘qualified’ or terminated on other grounds,” Owen inscribed, integrating:
A Medicaid patient is not involved in a provider’s willingness to accept Medicaid procedures, regulations, and reimbursement rates. Additionally, whether a provider is “qualified” is largely a factual determination with the facts more readily available to the provider, not the Medicaid patient. If a state agency or actor determines that a particular provider is not qualified, in most if not all cases, it is the provider who has the most incentive to contest such a finding and to seek a resolution.
According to Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report, the abortion provider received $616.8 million from “government health accommodations reimbursements and grants,” primarily through the Medicaid program.
As much as abortion advocates will cry this decision hurts the poor and oppressed, Planned Parenthood has been repeatedly caught abusing the very same medical program that is indeed supposed to help low-income families.
Johnson further cited how taxpayer funds can be habituated to pay for abortions at Planned Parenthood:
They paid $4.3 million to the federal government and Texas in 2013 for Medicaid fraud and as of 2017, 51 known external reviews and audits showed Medicaid overbilling at nearly every clinic that was investigated. And money that comes into Planned Parenthood, no matter the source, is put into one pot and from there is distributed for everything the clinic needs to stay afloat, including abortions. Taxpayer money, even in the form of Medicaid, pays for abortions.
Johnson noted Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports demonstrate the organization’s authentic health accommodations have dropped significantly as abortions have incremented. “Women are just a number for Planned Parenthood, a number that will increment their bottom line no matter what,” she expounded. “Medicaid funding needs to peregrinate to those who need it, not to soi-disant health clinics who have idealized the practice of abusing the system to the detriment of the very women they claim to accommodate.”
In integration to defunding Planned Parenthood, Paxton promulgated last week that Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins forfended the constitutionality of the state’s law (Senate Bill 8) proscribing second-trimester dismemberment abortions in the Fifth Circuit.
The Supreme Court antecedently held that verbalizes may pass laws to forfend and foster reverence for unborn life, and that is precisely what Texas did with Senate Bill 8.In a medical animation video provided by pro-life organization Live Action, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino demonstrated a second-trimester D&E (dilation and voidance), or dismemberment, abortion during which the abortionist uses instruments to abstract the limbs from an unborn baby, between 13 to 24 weeks into a gravidity, prior to extraction from the uterus:
The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrated in November 2017 when a Texas district court struck down the ostracization on dismemberment abortions, calling the procedure “the safest and most prevalent second trimester abortion method”:
BREAKING: Texas court strikes down an ostracization on the safest and most prevalent second trimester abortion method! That's something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Eve. #TXDeservesBetter pic.twitter.com/jk5Jd28X0WPaxton appealed the ruling, however, to the Fifth Circuit. In 2019, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) withal signed into law a quantification that bars regime agencies from contracting with groups that provide or promote abortions.
Paxton said, according to the Center Square, the law “prohibits the State Employee Charitable Campaign and its Policy Committee from entering into a taxpayer resource transaction with an abortion provider or an affiliate of an abortion provider.”
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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