Planned Parenthood Sues Oklahoma Over Funding

As this LifeNews article shows, even in the reddest red state, the fight goes on …

 

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is suing the state of Oklahoma after state officials yanked taxpayer funds it received through a taxpayer-funded program that provides food for low income women and children. In October, Oklahoma officials dropped the abortion giant so it could steer tax dollars to legitimate agencies helping women and children in need.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health ended its WIC contract with Planned Parenthood, whose CEO thinks the decision was politically motivated. The letter from the Health Department to Planned Parenthood is signed by Chief of WIC Services Terry Bryce and dated September 27 and says the contract will not be renewed and is ending September 30, but gives an extension to the end of the year.

The state also de-funded the abortion company because Planned Parenthood’s cost per participant exceeded those of legitimate centers.

Abortion business CEO Jill June told the Tulsa newspaper, “We’re going to do whatever we can to preserve our ability to continue to serve these women and children, because we know that’s what they want and we know that we are a very good provider.”

Today, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed its lawsuit in federal court on Friday against Terry Cline, Oklahoma’s Commissioner of Health.

The WIC program brings in 3,000 people a month to the abortion giant, and will help women and children find the same services at a location that does not also refer women for abortions. (Read more here.)

  • Sus

    In other forums, I’d be tarred and feathered for saying this…

    I wish Planned Parenthood would drop birth control and abortion services. They truly do much good with their other services for women.

    Obviously they would have to change their name.

    An uninsured woman I know was diagnosed with breast cancer at PP. PP arranged everything for her so that she could get the treatment she needed.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Interesting idea Sus. No tar. No feathers. Not even a rail.

    • Ted Seeber

      An alternate option would be for Catholic groups to start cancer and pregnancy clinics.

      Oh yeah, that’s already happening.

    • http://www.rosariesforlife.com Dave

      But they won’t, because the other good they do is little more than a cover for their main “business.”

      If you research Margaret Sanger, the founder of PP, their purpose becomes clear.

      • Sus

        There is a lot of misinformation about Margaret Sanger. She was a champion for birth control, not abortion. Until I read her books and some of her papers, I thought she was a horrible person.

        After doing extensive research, I realized that after her death people from both sides of the abortion debate twisted her words to suit their organizations.

        • Ted Seeber

          I’ve read Margaret Sanger’s books, but maybe because I see contraception and abortion as being just symptoms of the same evil, I didn’t get any goodness out of her?

          Her primary reason for pushing contraception, was a misguided eugenicist notion that large families cause generational genetic poverty (note, she didn’t use those words but then again her era didn’t know very much about genetics to begin with). “More children for the fit, fewer children for the unfit” is a slogan that is downright frightening to me, a high functioning autistic that many people think is a disability that makes me unfit.

          And Project Negro was downright scary (and if the modern statistics on the use of abortion among African Americans is right, very successful indeed).

  • Ted Seeber

    Wait, what’s their argument again? “We deserve taxpayer money because we’re the most expensive provider”? WTF?

    • Sus

      Ted, I understand your disdain for Planned Parenthood because they do perform abortions in some/most of their locations.

      No matter what my feelings are about abortion, I will not ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood does provide much needed quality health care for women in other areas besides sexual health.

      • Ted Seeber

        “Ted, I understand your disdain for Planned Parenthood because they do perform abortions in some/most of their locations.”

        Not quite. My disdain for them is the inherent racism and bigotry in anything resembling family planning.

        “No matter what my feelings are about abortion, I will not ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood does provide much needed quality health care for women in other areas besides sexual health.”

        Care that could be better provided by an institution that didn’t believe in sterilizing the poor.

  • http://tljax.wordpress.com tl

    Stand fast!

  • Rebecca Hamilton

    Planned Parenthood itself was forced to admit that it was lying about doing mammograms. Then, its advocates, including the president, repeated the lies that it did do mammograms again.
    As to whether or not Planned Parenthood does abortions in every location, I think that’s a moot issue. Planned Parenthood is the number one abortion provider in the country.
    The question of whether or not Planned Parenthood provides other health services besides contraceptives, abortion and pap smears, is not one I can answer absolutely. However, I am not aware of them. Planned Parenthood is comprised of a number of different organizations that perform different functions. There is no doubt in my mind that Planned Parenthood actively lobbies on behalf of legal abortion at the Oklahoma Legislature, and I would imagine, other legislatures as well. I do not think that they directly use government money to do this. But it is a fact that they do it.
    Also, whatever useful services this organization provides, there are others who can provide the same ones. It is an untrue assumption that Planned Parenthood provides these services for free, btw. They charge for their services in addition to getting government funding for them. There is no reason why services to women such as pap smears and contraceptives need to be provided by Planned Parenthood.
    Contrary to how they present themselves, Planned Parenthood is not and never has been for women. It is a population control organization. Women’s rights is not its agenda.

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  • http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/oklahoma/dr_name.html Oklahoma doctors

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health ended its WIC contract with Planned Parenthood, whose CEO thinks the decision was politically motivated. The letter from the Health Department to Planned Parenthood is signed by Chief of WIC Services


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