GOVERNOR WON’T PULL TRIGGER ON GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED ABORTIONISTS
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal hasn’t exactly made waves in the 2016 “Republican” presidential race, but he has shown leadership back at home when it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood.
In fact Jindal is now dispensing advice to other governors regarding how to defund the government subsidized abortion provider in their states.
“At my direction, (the Department of Health and Hospitals) notified Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of the termination of their Medicaid contract with the state of Louisiana, for cause,” Jindal wrote in a recent letter to Iowa governor Terry Branstad.
Jindal’s letter urged Branstad to look at the shocking undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing the organization’s gruesome fetal body parts scam – which was exposed earlier this year.
“I encourage you to watch these videos and to take similar action in your state as well,” Jindal wrote to Branstad.
Did Branstad take action? No.
“The attorney general’s office has notified us that we don’t have reasons (to cancel Planned Parenthood contracts),” Branstad told The Des Moines Register. “They haven’t violated their responsibilities under the grants that they have received from the state.”
Has Jindal sent similar letters to other governors?
We reached out to his office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana earlier this week in an effort to see if a Planned Parenthood letter had also been provided to S.C. governor Nikki Haley – another chief executive in an influential (for now) early-voting state.
Like Branstad, Haley has refused to defund Planned Parenthood – even though there is a clear path for her to do so, according to S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks of Spartanburg. Hicks has been leading the S.C. General Assembly’s response to the Planned Parenthood scandal – and has not shied away from criticizing Haley.
“I’m so frustrated,” she told us this week.
Six weeks ago Hicks criticized Haley’s woefully inadequate response to the scandal – which basically consisted of calling for an investigation and threatening to close down a few clinics if they didn’t make changes.
No clinics were closed. Oh, and the investigation Haley called for had already been conducted.
Hicks has repeatedly challenged Haley to defund Planned Parenthood – yet has received no response.
Will Jindal’s letter finally get Haley to take action?
We doubt it …
Haley has two objectives right now: Running for vice president and beating up on Donald Trump at the behest of her “Republican” establishment buddies. Protecting the lives of the unborn from Planned Parenthood’s gruesome, illegal exploitation is obviously not on her radar.
Nor apparently, was it on the radar of the “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate.
“What we are dealing with is a holocaust, pure and simple … and there’s a special place in hell for those profiting off of it,” we wrote when this scandal broke. ” There’s also a special place in hell for the politicians and mainstream media outlets turning a blind eye to this story.”
That’s you, Nimrata.