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Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« on: January 14, 2016, 03:42:50 PM »
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered state officials to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and its affiliates through the state Medicaid program, a move the organization said on Wednesday it would challenge in court.

Brownback, a Republican, said in his state of the state address on Tuesday that he would direct the state health secretary to ensure that no taxpayer money go to Planned Parenthood, which he said trafficked in baby body parts.

"No longer will we send the money of hard-working Kansans to fund an industry that disrespects life and violates the moral conscience of our people," Brownback said in a statement.

The governor's statement was an apparent reference to videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group that activists said showed that Planned Parenthood officials in some states had discussed the sale of aborted fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood has denied any illegal payments, calling the videos distortions of the issue of fetal-tissue donations. The organization has said it has received only reimbursements for its costs, which are legal under U.S. law.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it would issue a termination letter to Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

Laura McQuade, president and chief executive of the Kansas and Mid-Missouri Planned Parenthood, said the planned termination would result in a legal battle.

"Kansans and their health care providers are not Mr. Brownback's punching bag and we will fight back," McQuade said.

Federal funds cannot be used for abortions, but Planned Parenthood also provides Medicaid covered services such as contraception, cancer screening and other care.

Several states have sought to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood following the release of the videos. Courts have blocked some of those attempts at least temporarily in Utah, Louisiana, Alabama and other states.
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So to sum up Brownback as Governor....he bankrupted the state with idiot fiscal decisions (the old GOP standby....massive upper class tax cuts!). He continues to fight the ACA in his state which would benefit tons of poor Kansans, and now he's decided to run the "abstinence only" route, because it's apparently so successful (thanks Bristol!) and because "planned parenthood trafficked in baby parts", which has been debunked by every credible source as hogwash.

Seriously...does this guy do ANYTHING that shows a lick of common sense?
Have you got to get rid of all your knowledge and all your common sense to save your soul? - Clarence Darrow

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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 03:43:12 PM »
Ooops. LOL, sorry Ray.
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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 03:59:56 PM »
You did it again.....

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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 05:29:55 PM »
You did it again.....

I was educated in Oklahoma. I can't help it.
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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 05:40:12 PM »
Goddamn it! There should be a penalty for this crap
Corey Clark: 2016-2017 Hawkeye Hammer

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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 05:41:35 PM »
Goddamn it! There should be a penalty for this crap

Don't rile me Hawkeye.  >:(
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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 05:59:31 PM »
Be glad you weren't educated in Texas.

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Re: Imbecile Governor making decisions based on propaganda
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 06:45:03 PM »
Be glad you weren't educated in Texas.

Yeah...at least I'm semi-literate. Would probably be scratching pictures of stick figures in the dirt to communicate if I grew up in Texas.
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