Posts Tagged:medicaid

Pro-life leader ‘confident’ Manchin will oppose abortion funding in upcoming budget battles

One pro-life leader is “confident” that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) – a key swing vote in the U.S. Senate – will oppose efforts to fund abortions in the coming fiscal year. With President Joe Biden expected to release the details of his budget request for the 2022 fiscal year next week, one long-standing federal…Read More

Federal court says Texas can withhold Medicaid from Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the authority of states to not fund abortion providers through Medicaid. A majority opinion of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, issued Nov. 23, ruled that abortion providers and their customers could not challenge Texas’ decision to withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton…Read More

Kansas Catholic Conference says Medicaid expansion needs pro-life revisions

As Kansas considers expanding its Medicaid program, the state’s Catholic Conference said its support is contingent upon the establishment of pro-life safeguards. Last week, the Special Committee on Medicaid Expansion – a joint House and Senate panel – held two days of hearings discussing an expansion of KanCare. Chuck Weber, executive director of the Kansas…Read More