Administration says Indiana law violates Medicaid rules
June 2nd, 2011
04:19 PM ET
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Administration says Indiana law violates Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON (CNN)–The Obama administration is attempting to block Indiana from enforcing a new law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood.

The Department of Health and Human Services notified state officials of its decision by letter on Wednesday. The restrictive state law signed last month by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels was designed to keep clinics run by the private group from performing abortions, because any that did so would lose virtually all Medicaid-funded business.

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  1. Sniffit

    Indeed it does...saw this coming a mile away. Enjoy losing ALL $4B of your federal Medicaid funding, Indiana.

    Of course, this is the same state in which a state legislator argued that there should be no "rape and incest exception" to an anti-abortion law because all those disobedient sl-ts out there "will just lie and say it was rape or incest" to get their recreational abortions. You know, because like Birdbrains Bachman said, it's such an easy, non-traumatic, flighty decision that women are popping in at Planned Parenthood in between shopping for groceries and getting their nails done.

    June 2, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. Bill NY

    Nothing like those trying to unseparate Church and State.

    June 2, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Typical republican governor. All the government they need is enough to watch each woman in this country 24/7 to keep them "in their place" and strip them of all the rights they've earned.

    Small governmet? NO. More like a police state in which women are nothing but an object to be used for breeding.

    June 2, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Is deficit big issue for GOP No, is unemployment big issue for GOP NO

    Republicans biggest issue is from 08-04-1961 to 11-04-2008 simple

    June 2, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. jackal & jester

    The rich always have options. The poor only have choices and those are you either get it or not

    June 2, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. bob

    Go get 'em Prez. Indiana Governor is keeping women from their God given rights. And good health care.

    June 2, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  7. s kel

    ummm wait , the state gov of indiania wants to have more govt control of a womens choice about her body??? Wait is that not more govt intrusivness ? And a republican govt at that? What liers you repukes are.

    June 2, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  8. AL

    Looks like they just want women to quit getting abortions on the government's dime.

    June 2, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. Patrick from Minnesota

    70% of anti-abortion activists are men. 100% of them will never be pregnant.

    June 2, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |