Can states defund Planned Parenthood?

Monday, August 6, 2018
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Planned Parenthood logo with cash backgroundThe U.S. Supreme Court could get involved if states continue to spark the wrath of Planned Parenthood by deciding to take away Medicaid funds from abortion facilities.

Planned Parenthood has filed suit against states that want to redistribute the money to local clinics that offer far more services and are not associated with terminating the lives of preborn babies. Attorney Rachel Busick of Americans United for Life tells OneNewsNow the abortion conglomerate files suit when states decide to no longer finance them.

"Planned Parenthood's suing because they think that they should have a constitutional right to receive government funds because they provide abortion," Busick comments. But she asserts that "they clearly do not" have that right.


No non-profit organization has a constitutional right to government funds. Still, a number of states are facing lawsuits brought on by the abortion cartel -- South Carolina being the latest.

"So we have Louisiana, Indiana, Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas," the pro-lifer lists. And South Carolina's case may go before the U.S. Supreme Court because seven circuit courts of appeal have split on the issue.

"There is … currently a 5-2 split in the circuit courts of appeal, and two states -- Kansas and Louisiana -- have both asked the Supreme Court to decide whether they can, in fact, defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under their state Medicaid program."

Americans United for Life has filed briefs for both states asking the Supreme Court to take the cases, a decision justices are expected to make during a conference session September 24th.

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