Betrayal: Brett Kavanaugh cast deciding Supreme Court vote enabling Medicaid funding of Planned Parenthood

Et tu, Kavanaugh?

Medicaid is a government welfare program that provides health care services for “the poor”. Jointly funded by the states and the federal government, Medicaid is largely administered by the states. About 70 million people — one out of every five Americans — are enrolled in the program, including two million women who use Planned Parenthood clinics.

Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider.

Two states, Kansas and Louisiana, seek to exclude Planned Parenthood (PP) from their Medicaid “health care” providers, after a series of undercover videos show PP abortion clinics engaged in illegal sales of fetal tissue for allegedly medical research. In the words of Jeanne Mancini, the president of March for Life: “Abortion is not healthcare, it is a human rights abuse. Until Planned Parenthood ceases to perform abortions they should not receive any money from taxpayers.”

Kansas and Louisiana brought suit to in an effort to exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, but preserve their Medicaid funding. The cases are Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (17-1340) and Gee v. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast Inc. (17-1492). But their cases were tossed by lower courts.

Similar defunding laws in Arizona, Ohio, Texas, and Indiana have also been tossed by the lower courts. Only Arkansas’ law has been allowed to go into effect, but that is being challenged in the courts.

To quote Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri: (pp. 1-2)

Medicaid offers the States a bargain: Congress provides federal funds in exchange for the States’ agreement to spend them in accordance with congressionally imposed conditions…. When a state fails to comply with the terms of Medicaid, the statute provides one remedy: the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services may withhold funds from the state…. [T]he Tenth Circuit below held that §23(A) of the Medicaid Act…requires states to provide in their administrative plans the ability of eligible patients to obtain services from “any institution, agency, community pharmacy, or person, qualified to perform the service or services required…who undertakes to provide him such services.” 42 U.S.C. §1396a(a)(23)(A). Although the Medicaid Act elsewhere grants a state substantial leeway in deciding when to exclude individual providers from the Medicaid program, see id. §1396a(p)(1), the Tenth Circuit’s decision permits patients to challenge those decisions in federal court….

Fox News reports that on Monday, December 10, 2018, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals from Kansas and Louisiana, effectively giving a victory to Planned Parenthood.

According to Supreme Court rules, 4 of the 9 justices must vote “yes” for the Court to accept a case (source: United States Courts). That means that the Court’s newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, cast the deciding vote.

Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, crowed: “We are pleased that lower court rulings protecting patients remain in place. Every person has a fundamental right to health care, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much they earn.”

The three conservative justices who dissented are Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. They maintain the Supreme Court should get involved in the legal fight on states’ rights grounds. Justice Clarence Thomas said: “These cases are not about abortion rights. They are about private rights of action under the Medicaid Act. Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty.”

The six members voting to deny the petitions did not comment. They are the four “liberals” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan) and two other ostensibly conservative members—Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts.

During the Senate confirmation hearings on Kavanaugh, Planned Parenthood had threatened senators if they voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood needn’t have bothered as Kavanaugh poses no threat to their funding and slaughter.

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Watchman
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Am I imagining things but has talk of impeachment of Kavanaugh by the dems disappeared because of his sinful decision?

Grigori
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Grigori

I tried telling people that the circus from the left regarding Kavanaugh was nothing but a gigantic psyops scam to get them to support him. I wanted to see Kavanaugh fail, just for different reasons than the left. Likewise, everybody supports everything Trump is doing, no matter how obviously it goes against our interests or what he promised. Trump is a circus to distract us while his boss Soros finishes taking down our count

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

The lunatic liberal/Bolshevik DemocRats scream “Diversity” yet if one looks at their side of the Supreme Court one will see 3 confirmed AshkeNazis and 1 crypto-Sephardic. This is one of the best examples of the hypocrisy & lies of the Democrats on their anti-White/Christian “Diversity” mantra………..

True Dan
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True Dan

I want to make sure I understand the headline: “Brett Kavanaugh Casts the Deciding Supreme Court Vote.” And the vote count was 6 to 3. Now if Kavanaugh had voted otherwise, the vote count would have been 5 to 4 with the same results. I’m trying to understand how Kavanaugh’s vote was the deciding vote. Can anyone help? Could the headline be Fake News? Perhaps the headline should have read: “Brett Kavanaugh Casts Vote to Decline Review of Suit that Would have Stopped State Funding of Planned Parenthood in Two States.” Or is there some detail that I am missing?

Goldbug
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Goldbug

Nobody should be surprised. There were several reasons Kavanaugh was a questionable choice due to past activities (involvement with GWB, Patriot Act, Vince Foster cover-up). Many doubted he was ever a strict constructionist or that he would vote as hoped by Christians and conservatives. His support was solidified as a result of the “convenient,” cleverly planned charade provided by progressives.

Pat
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Pat

I read your comment and could hear those same words coming out of my own mouth 35 years ago. In fact, I shamefully remember telling that to a group of women on a street corner who were trying to raise awareness about abortion. Needless to say, I don’t feel that way today. Without saying the obvious about its murder etc, my only question is, most cases are pregnancy by recreational sex. Why aren’t those men and women, boy and girls taking contraceptives? And if they don’t want to be responsible and take preventive measures then stop acting like animals, show… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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I cannot understand Kavanaugh’s reasoning, but it seems to me he was thinking along legalistic and procedural lines: Rather than look at the moral imperative ignited by this moral (and demographic) outrage, he seems to have reasoned along legalistic or procedural lines. In other words, “Should I vote to decide to confront the evil of abortion, an evil I myself am against?” or, “Should I vote whether or not this Court shall take this case?” So he voted for the latter. And for all we know, there may be good reason for doing so IN THIS CASE. But the end… Read more »

Carson
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Carson

Now he can celebrate with a keg.

Mark McCollum
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Mark McCollum

Thank you to all you people who let the government get away with cold blooded murder in broad daylight, and were too chicken to speak up and call murder murder. Thank God Jesus didn’t chicken out. He could have said the hell with us. Now, good luck trying to stop murder of the unborn behind closed doors. You all botched it. I say we make a petition to dig up that jet that buried itself in Pennsylvania. It has to be there, our honest government said that is what happened to that plane. This isn’t Pearl Harbor. At least give… Read more »

Lil Miss Tyfied
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Lil Miss Tyfied

Judas!
I & all my friends were praying around the clock for this man to save him from the unjust abuse he was getting at the hands of vicious women making obvious false accusations & attacking him. God protected him & he was victorious.
Now he’s turned around after being given the opportunity for these unborn babies right to be born & killed them…..& funded it!
He wasn’t willing to protect the unborn babies & that was the sole reason he was granted the supreme course position.
What a waste of time!
He’s doomed!
No more prayers for Kavenaugh!

Dan
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Dan

I guess the reasoning is that if funding PP, as the Republican Party did behind our backs, is effectively the will of the people in our democracy, then no one, including judges, can set himself above that will because of his moral or religious beliefs. As Scalia put it, “If the people, for example, want abortion, the state should permit abortion in a democracy.” This of course is utter nonsense since most Americans oppose abortion last I heard, and the fig leaf of “neutral law” that Kavanaugh may be relying on—I have no idea—can also readily be seen as nonsense… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

I am wondering how the S.C. has so much power to begin with? Do we not have 3 co-equal Branches of Government? Or were those teachers in school who taught me that lying?

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Has ANY Conservative grabbed Kavanaugh by the collar,slammed him down into a chair and just asked him,point blank,”WTF,bud? Splain to me why’d you DO that? Did someone pay you off? Did someone threaten to kill YOU,or your FAMILY? Did you suddenly realize you’re REALLY a Democrat?”

Dave
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Looks like we have yet another jackass-in-an-elephant-suit SCOTUS “justice” on our hands.

Can’t say I’m surprised.

Good thing the SCOTUS isn’t the final word on anything, despite what the lefty “educators” have indoctrinated so many to believe.

Donald Canaday
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Hello, planned parenthood funded by Medicaid is for Americans with physical or mental disability.So, if government decides a mental behavior health patient would be delegated for health reasons and is pregnant woman. An arbortion could be formed, even if Woman wanted take baby until birth, the government through Medicaid would cover costs of abortion could be performed.

Grif
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I’ve been trying to get my head wrapped around this all day, and I have come to some conclusions as to why Kavanaugh voted as he did and why Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch voted as they did. I believe that Kavanaugh and the three dissenters ALL VOTED CORRECTLY even though they voted on opposite sides of the ruling to decline to accept the cases. My reasoning rests on several things. 1. What does the law say? 2. What do the Medicaid regulations say? 3. What did the petitioners seek? 4. What did the petitioners offer as… Read more »

Lil Miss Tyfied
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Lil Miss Tyfied

You know, I write a very civil response to this. But strangely enough it doesnt show up here. I’m calling CENSORSHIP!!!
once again!
Shame on you!

Seumas
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Seumas

Another color showing event, demonstrating that there isn’t really anyone in the government that can be counted on. You can’t drain the swamp from the government, when the government Is the swamp, as indicated by the repeated let downs and continued corruption, with only minor “appearance” concessions to keep people on the fence or in the camp of support, thinking that something is being done when it isn’t. What about epstein getting off on a “deal”, trump putting in acosta who had prior dealings with epstein? They’re still a bunch of satanist creeps, I think, and since the public cannot… Read more »

sargentodiaz
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There was no explanation of why this decision was made.
Many “experts” say it was because these cases did not get to the crux of the problem and the court has others that are more appropriate for consideration.

Leeann Springer
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Leeann Springer

I’ve been following this for a while, trying to fully understand his decision. I don’t think he voted for “Planned Parenthood” giving them a “full green light”. It appears this involved 2 particular cases, which some said “did not warrant a SCOTUS hearing. Planned Parenthood performs murder for hire, of our most innocent “the unborn”. However, in deciding not to hear the 2 particular cases, in turn, gave PP the go ahead. I do not agree with the decision not to hear the cases, because it is about saving the lives of the unborn and not making the tax payers… Read more »

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