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No one seems to have reported about this event. My daughter Jessica brought it to my attention. I think this is a very big deal.

http://www.nytimes.com/...

I have been angry at Obama and the Democrats for a long time about what I perceived as neglect of women and their right to medical care and their right to control their own bodies. Calling for "abortion detente" had the effect of making me want to spit on the man and his minions. The whole "detente" idea is ridiculous on its face. You cannot have detente with folks who are stalking and harassing and shooting you.

So here is Obama and the Feds in a throwdown with Mitch Daniels and the State of Indiana. I wonder who is going to blink first. Way to go, President Obama and the Democrats.

U.S. Objects to New Law on Clinics in Indiana
By ROBERT PEAR

The Obama administration is raising serious objections to a new Indiana law that cuts off state and federal money for Planned Parenthood clinics providing health care to low-income women on Medicaid.

.The objections set the stage for a clash between the White House and Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican, over an issue that ignites passions in both parties.

The changes in Indiana are subject to federal review and approval, and administration officials have made it clear they will not approve the changes in the form adopted by the state.

Federal officials have 90 days to act but may feel pressure to act sooner because Indiana is already enforcing its law, which took effect on May 10, and because legislators in other states are working on similar measures.

If a state Medicaid program is not in compliance with federal law and regulations, federal officials can take corrective action, including “the total or partial withholding” of federal Medicaid money. The mere threat of such a penalty is often enough to get states to comply. Actually imposing the penalty would, in many cases, hurt the very people whom Medicaid is intended to help.

Originally posted to The Purple Pits on Tue May 24, 2011 at 08:23 AM PDT.

Also republished by Abortion.

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