Good for Mitch Daniels. No one else in the world listens to or cares about what Urkel thinks or wants, why should anyone else? The man is a menace, his administration’s policies are both incompetent and depraved, and if we’re going to stop the destruction, all of us have to stand up to the SOB. Now if only Congress would do the same thing.

Background: Administration blocks Indiana’s efforts to cut Planned Parenthood funding

Indiana Defies Federal Government on Planned Parenthood

Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a law in May that would cut off federal funding from Indiana clinics that perform abortions. The law is primarily aimed at the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics, which get federal family planning grants to administer services unrelated to abortion.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick said on Wednesday the federal government could not endorse the law because it restricts access to a range of important family planning services. Federal money cannot be spent directly on abortion services anyway, but most clinics that offer abortion also offer other family planning and health services, from breast cancer screening to birth control advice.

Indiana says it will implement the amendment despite Berwick’s warning. “The way the law was written, it went into effect the moment the governor signed it,” Marcus Barlow, a spokesman for Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, said in a telephone interview. “We were just advised by our lawyers that we should continue to enforce Indiana law.” […]

“We fully expect Indiana to comply with the law,” Berwick said in an interview Thursday.

The federal government has a big enforcement stick—$4 billion in its share to Indiana for Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance plan for the poor. “We’ve sent out a bulletin to all of the states notifying them of the finding in Indiana. And I expect that states will comply,” Berwick said.

So resistance is futile huh? We’ll see.

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  1. Tinker says:

    Hope other states will follow suit!

  2. dennisl59 says:

    The South Park UNRULY Mob! Yesssss!!!

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