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Daniels Defends Law Stripping Planned Parenthood of Taxpayer Money

1:36 PM, Jun 23, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A CBS affiliate in Terre Haute reports

Daniels rejected the Justice Department’s contention that cutting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood is illegal, and the Governor also rejected claims by advocates of Planned Parenthood that the cuts would leave women without needed healthcare.

“It’s not the Federal government’s job to tell a state through whom to deliver these services,” Daniels said. “Our job is to make sure not a single person, woman or otherwise, misses a single appointment or a single service. There’s no reason for that to happen. We have 800 alternative providers in this state.”

The AP reported yesterday that women are "fending for themselves" without Medicaid funding for 28 Planned Parenthoods in the state. The AP made no mention of the 800 alternative Medicaid providers that prescribe birth control but do not perform elective abortions.

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