HARNED:  Taxpayer funding of abortions set to increase under Obamacare

As Americans cast ballots in one of the most critical elections in decades, many would be surprised to learn that the current administration is prepared to funnel millions of dollars in new Medicaid funding to abortion providers. Only President Romney working with the new Congress can stop it.

Fundamentally, it is troubling that Planned Parenthood and their colleagues, who do not provide comprehensive health care for women, receive significant funding from Medicaid, a program intended to provide health care for those most in need. Planned Parenthood’s internal surveys show that approximately 70 percent of women who visit their clinics do not follow up with referrals to other medical facilities to have other important health needs addressed. As a result, it is better for women to seek birth control and related services from more comprehensive health care facilities, such as community health centers, who can address a broad array of health issues that Planned Parenthood clinics are not equipped to handle.

Further, with an anemic economy and an overcommitted federal government, where is this new Medicaid funding coming from? Call it another “gift” from President Obama and his allies in Congress to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, covertly delivered through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade. [Continue Reading…]

Originally posted at The Washington Times