Even though the Senate still wants to keep federal money flowing into Planned Parenthood’s coffers, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wants to do what he can to cut off the flow of public money to the “women’s health” organization. The Blaze reported:
“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life,” Jindal said in a statement. “It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state.”
Louisiana is among at least nine states across the country that have opened up investigations into Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released several videos seemingly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue for research.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals informed Planned Parenthood that it is terminating the group’s Medicaid provider agreement.
On the day of the first video’s release, Jindal, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced the state would be investigating Planned Parenthood.
One of the things Planned Parenthood proponents claimed in the Senate GOP’s defunding effort was that it wasn’t as simple as removing the funding, because that would be a violation of Medicaid laws. Even when states have tried to do what Louisiana is in the process of doing now, the case would wind up in court, and the judge would predictably side with Planned Parenthood.
Maybe this time is different though. The climate is changing with regard to people’s opinion of Planned Parenthood. It’s no longer seen as this bastion of women’s rights and liberation. It’s more of a slaughterhouse, and supporting it is becoming more and more politically unfeasible.
It’ll never make sense that PETA can produce myriad of undercover videos of animal slaughterhouses, and supporters are filled with righteous indignation over them. But when an organization like the Center for Medical Progress does the exact same thing, except with a human slaughterhouse, people are filled with anger over the people that produced the video instead of what the videos expose.