HolyCoast: HHS: It's Not About Women's Health, It's About Funding Abortion

Saturday, March 10, 2012

HHS: It's Not About Women's Health, It's About Funding Abortion

There's no better example of that attitude than right here:
The Obama administration confirmed Friday that it will stop funding a Medicaid family-planning and preventive care program for 130,000 low-income Texas women after the state barred Planned Parenthood and other "affiliates of abortion providers" from participating.

The Health and Human Services Department will "let Texas know that that waiver will not be extended," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday, according to The Associated Press.

Sebelius said the money will be phased out between May and September, the AP reports, to give the women enrolled in the Women's Health Program a chance to find alternative care.
It's clear that HHS is not really interested in women's health, they're interested in punishing Texas women because their state chooses not to send funds to an abortion mill. The health of women is irrelevant.

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