The nation’s top court refused to hear a case that carried big implications for Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding. Officials in Louisiana and Kansas, two Republican-led states, contended that health providers can’t go to court if they are blocked from Medicaid. The Supreme Court’s decision lets stand rulings by lower courts that said states would violate federal law if they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood and other providers. The Supreme Court refused to hear a case that would have considered whether states can block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Officials in Louisiana and Kansas contended that providers don’t get the right to go to court if they are kicked out of Medicaid by individual states. By refusing to consider the case, the top court let stand previous federal appeals court rulings that allowed Planned Parenthood to contest laws in Louisiana and Kansas that would have stripped … [Read more...] about Supreme Court refuses to take up states’ case to defund Planned Parenthood
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Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:47 p.m. UTC Jun 12, 2018 Lansing — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday approved a $56.8 billion budget for next year that seeks to kill aid for Planned Parenthood despite a warning from GOP Gov. Rick Snyder the ban may be unconstitutional. The Planned Parenthood drama punctuated an otherwise smooth budget process for legislative leaders and the term-limited governor, who reached broad agreement on the budget last month after officials identified a $500 million surplus. The budget deal includes $330 million in extra funding for road repairs and transportation projects next year, $100 million for Snyder’s new talent attraction plan and the largest per-pupil school funding boost of its kind since 2002. Snyder cannot line-item veto boilerplate budget language. But Senate Democrats who voted for the general government spending bill appeared confident the governor will declare the … [Read more...] about Snyder: Planned Parenthood defunding plan ‘unconstitutional’
Planned Parenthood has sought out an unlikely ally to combat its staff unionizing efforts: President Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). As The Intercept reported, staff members from 14 chapters of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, in coordination with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), organized their workplaces this past December. A representative of the 153 employees told Law & Crime they work exceedingly long hours with not enough compensation, especially considering the “intense and emotional work” they’re involved in. While there are other unionized chapters, Planned Parenthood leadership did not support this latest round of efforts, arguing that the union ought to include all the clinics in the regional area, which spans three states. The non-profit organization approached the Trump administration to challenge the decision, despite the president’s ongoing mission to defund Planned Parenthood operations. … [Read more...] about Irony alert: Planned Parenthood asks Trump administration to halt staff unionizing
The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Or at least to evict it from the federal family planning program, where it provides care to more than 40 percent of that program’s 4 million patients. Congress last year failed to wipe out funding for Planned Parenthood, because the bill faced overwhelming Democratic objections and would not have received the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate.MENTAL HEALTH: Major depression diagnoses skyrocketing in millennials, adolescentsBut the imposition of a slightly retooled version of a regulation, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1991 after a five-year fight, could potentially accomplish what Congress could not. The rules now under review, according to Trump administration officials, would require facilities receiving federal family planning funds to be physically … [Read more...] about Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds. What does that mean?