Killing children is federal policy. Killing Planned Parenthood is therefore a threat to the Feds.
The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women’s health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said on Wednesday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency, was in contact with officials in Louisiana and Alabama this month, said a spokesperson for the agency’s parent, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The agency warned those two states that their plans to terminate Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood may illegally restrict beneficiary access to services, the spokesperson said in a statement.
Planned Parenthood has been at the center of a national debate since the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress last month began releasing undercover videos showing doctors discussing the sale of fetal body parts.
Federal law requires state Medicaid programs to cover family-planning services and supplies for anyone of child-bearing age. Ending the agreements with Planned Parenthood would limit beneficiaries’ access to care and services from qualified providers of their choice, according to HHS.
What is the key word here? This: “may.” Whenever you read “may,” immediately substitute, “or may not.”
When an unnamed government “spokesperson” says anything, we can safely ignore it.
What is needed is for states to ignore federal regulations. Counties should do the same.
Formal secession is not necessary. All it takes is for states and local governments to ignore federal regulations. Let the Feds sue. This will jam federal courts.
That day is coming. Be patient.
When Washington’s checks bounce, functional secession draweth nigh.