Now before you start claiming that this is an "Obama agenda" to force Planned Parenthood onto the taxpayers, bear in mind that, during the Bush administration, Texas sought the same exemption for Planned Parenthood and was denied. Why? Because, under Federal law, states do NOT have the right to force their citizens to accept providers they do not want. Fact is that Planned Parenthood does an excellent job with cancer screenings, and because they are competent providers, people have the right to pick them as a provider, if they so choose.The Obama administration said Thursday it would stop funding a Texas women's health-care program after the state excluded Planned Parenthood from participating, the latest skirmish in a national battle over reproductive-health coverage.
What is this meme about Republicans wanting smaller government that stays out of peoples' lives? It's just a lie. Republicans, as well as Democrats, want the Federal government intruding into the lives of citizens, and the crap going on in Texas is the smoking gun which proves that fact.
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