Back in 2016, at least ten states responded to the horrific reality revealed in the Center for Medical Progress sting videos on Planned Parenthood by threatening to yank Medicare funding.
That’s when President Obama preemptively responded with a letter from his administration threatening potential legal action if the states followed through with it.
But that threat is now officially over after the Trump administration announced this week that the policy has been rescinded.
And then Trump went one step further by establishing a new division the HHS Office of Civil Rights which will protect religious freedom in the workplace.
Obama’s legacy is crumbling faster than a sand castle in a rainstorm.
Here’s more from Redstate…
This is excellent news, so kudos to President Trump and the administration on this one.
The administration is taking a positive step for states’ rights and the Right to Life movement, by rescinding another Obama-era move that prevented states from cutting Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood.
From the Washington Examiner:
The administration is rescinding an April 2016 letter that the Obama administration sent to states warning them that restricting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood could violate federal law. Administration officials said Friday it is rescinding the guidance to give states more flexibility over how they manage Medicaid.
“States who run Medicaid jointly have had a say in whether providers in borders eligible to participate in Medicaid program,” said Charmaine Yoest, assistant secretary for public affairs at Health and Human Services.
In 2016, there were 10 states that responded to the horrific undercover videos from Center for Medical Progress, showing Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price tags placed on the parts of aborted fetuses. These states sought to cut Medicaid funding, but the Obama administration swept in and passed the advisory, preventing the move.