It’s no surprise President Obama is a big fan of Planned Parenthood – most Democrats are.
But you’d think that after the recent allegations of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and selling of fetus material and baby body parts, as captured on undercover video and as queried by members in Congress, that the Democrats might go quiet a bit on their rabid support of the health outlet.
But not so. In fact, quite the opposite.
“As a parting gift to women, the Obama administration finalized a rule on Wednesday that will prohibit states from defunding Planned Parenthood for political reasons,” the Huffington Post reported.
Are you kidding?
Fully 24 Republican-controlled state legislatures have called for cuts in public funding of Planned Parenthood over the last five years because some of the clinics offer abortions – even though federal law blocks taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.
But now, under a new rule first proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services a few months ago, no state will be lawfully able to restrict money disbursements to Planned Parenthood except in cases of provable subpar clincial neglect.
“President Obama has cemented his legacy as a champion for women’s health,” said Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, in the Huffington Post.
Well, that’s one way to look at it. Another is, President Obama has cemented his legacy as an extreme pro-abortion leader.
More than a dozen states have tried to block public funding of Planned Parenthood since the release of videos that painted the organization as little more than a baby parts’ harvester. Republicans in Congress, too, have tried to block taxpayer dollars from going to the agency, with little success.
But pro-life advocates can take heart.
“[Donald] Trump’s picks for HHS secretary, Rep. Tom Price, fiercely opposes abortion and said in 2012 that birth control does not need to be covered by health insurance because not one woman in the country has trouble getting access to it,” the Huffington Post reported.
Source: the Huffington Post