U.S. District Judge Tanya Marie Walton Pratt ruled on Friday (in time for the news to be hidden over the weekend) to Block portions of the new Indiana abortion law, particularly the part which stopped state funding to planned parenthood. Judge Walton Pratt was nominated by Sen Evan Bayh, and appointed by Obama, apparently to help carry out the leftist agenda of keeping Indiana’s minority populations under control.
The Indiana Atty. General is likely to appeal.
U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker blocked parts of Indiana’s new immigration law, claiming that immigration is a federal issue. Judge Sarah Evans Barker, a 1984 Reagan appointee, after a quarter century, is signaling her readiness to retire, in a manner analogous to that of Senator Richard Lugar.
In this Belgian study, 23.5 percent of the lung transplants are taken from euthanized patients. Better outcomes for the recipient are reported using these organs rather than those from accident or trauma victims.
According to a Canadian Medical Association report, 20 percent of Belgian nurses, interviewed for their study, reported involvement in euthanasia, with half of those cases being without request or consent of the patient.
(Perhaps there’s reason that Hugo Chavez hasn’t been doing any of his medical tourism in Belgium. )
Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has been in Cuba for surgery, which offers a partial explanation for his having disappeared from the airwaves.
Imagine having no physicians in one’s country capable of performing abdominal surgery, and choosing Cuba as the preferred location for said treatment. The latest story is that an abscess has been removed from Chavez’s pelvic region.
Pro-abort, Governor Christina Gregoire is hanging up the cannula of office , we hear, having decided not to run for a third term. Things apparently won’t improve much for pro-lifers if Republican Rob McKenna succeeds in his bid. A claim to be Catholic doesn’t necessarily mean pro-life.
While the court case concerning Indiana’s new law defunding abortion clinics is decided, Indiana planned parenthood is closing its clinics for a day, and stopping services to its 9300 Medicaid patients.
There is no expectation for the supporters of planned parenthood to make up the 1.3 million dollar per year shortfall to allow free care for the underprivileged.
Things are not the same for this organization as it is for the pro-life crisis pregnancy care centers.
Hospitals can create a mini corporation and sector it off to do all the objectionable stuff using private funds.
This is really easy. A building does not have to contain only one corporation. It’s very easy to rent out a section to another corporation which does the unfundable activity while the rest of the institution qualifies for federal funds.
This can be done for a hundred thousand bucks or less in some cases. If the law gets picky, they can park a single wide outside and get er done.
Hospitals at this time are turning themselves inside out, spending millions upgrading technology to remain qualified for medicare and medicaid funds.
Segregating the abortions sufficiently to remain qualified for federal funds is no big deal for most institutions, other than than having some of their benefactors find out what is being done there.
Mitt can stop pretending that he’s pro-life enough to honor our desire not to pay for the killings.