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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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~Eowyn

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Lena Dunham is selling clothes, including the dress she wore when Hillary lost – proceeds go to baby butchers Planned Parenthood

lena dunham on election night

Lena Dunham and Lady Gag on the night Hillary lost to President Trump


I can only image the smells on these items. YUCK.
From Yahoo: Lena Dunham will be auctioning off the contents of her closet — and the proceeds of the sales will benefit Planned Parenthood. The New York Times reports that the 31-year-old actress will be listing 169 pieces from her wardrobe at the online consignment shop the RealReal, beginning on Monday.
While the RealReal takes a 30 percent cut of every sale, Dunham will be donating the entirety of her 70 percent profit to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The decision, she explained, came from a need to let go of the physical pieces that were simply not worth holding on to for the sake of memory.
Dunham told The NYT, “I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally.” She continued, “I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn’t identify with her gender at birth. You can’t live for the future that does not yet exist. I have to take all this good fashion fortune I’ve had and spread it.”
Dunham’s clothing selection runs the gamut: There are epic red-carpet dresses, once-favorite vintage tees from off-duty days, and even items once worn on screen by her Girls character, Hannah Horvath. The sale is not only special because of its charitable nod but also for its personalized touch, as each item will come with a letter from Dunham explaining the item’s provenance and significance.
Some even come with the same sentiment from the designer him- or herself. The NYT exemplifies her 2013 Golden Globes gown from Zac Posen, writing, “Buy the Zac Posen gown she wore to the 2013 Golden Globes and you will hear about how she hyperventilated while wearing it, and had to be removed from it by Glenn Close and a pair of nail scissors.”
The pieces range in size from a 4 to a 12 and up. Prices begin at $35 (for ASOS pumps) and rise up to nearly $4,000 (for her Elizabeth Kenney Met Gala gown from this past year).
A longtime supporter of women’s rights, including the work of Planned Parenthood, Dunham told The NYT that “It’s a very, very challenging moment to be a woman in America. Planned Parenthood’s never been more essential. The work that I’ve done with them has really become front and center to my life, really as important to me as my art in a lot of ways.
From Twitchy: “One particular item for sale is evidence of the soul-crushing pain Dunham experienced the night Hillary Clinton lost.
DCG

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