The Biden administration has repeatedly come into conflict with state governments. It appears the White House has tried to strong-arm conservative states into embracing its far-left agenda. Those states that have refused were “punished” in various ways.
The White House threatened to withhold federal funding for school lunches unless states adopted its transgender policy. Biden had previously pulled medical resources from states that refused to push COVID vaccines.
One state has been fighting Biden over a major issue. The White House responded by pulling funds that went to help mothers and children. Instead, it has been funneling millions to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
From Daily Wire:
Earlier this year, the Biden administration disqualified Tennessee from being eligible for Title X “family planning” funding because the state had blocked the money from going toward counseling for abortion. According to a new report, $3.9 million of federal money will be sent from the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood to the Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi.
Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee blasted the Biden administration for withholding Title X funding that goes to help families. The conservative state is being singled out by the federal government because it refuses to counsel women to get abortions.
Biden is now transferring funds from the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood to PP clinics in Tennessee. The administration is bypassing the state government to deposit funds directly into this organization’s pockets.
Meanwhile, the White House is denying Tennessee funds that could be used to help struggling mothers and families.
Tennessee is one of many red states with strong pro-life laws. The state has banned abortion except for serious risks to the woman. On top of this, the state prohibits Planned Parenthood and other groups from solely recommending abortion to women in need.
This comes as the Biden administration faces harsh criticism for its pro-abortion agenda. In the aftermath of Roe v. Wade’s demise, the White House has searched for ways to bypass state abortion bans.
Biden has tried to legalize the mailing of the so-called abortion pill to states with abortion bans. The administration has launched lawsuits against Republican-led states, joined by many abortion advocates.
The Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to pass their own laws governing abortion. Democrats and the White House appear to be trying to undermine that ruling.
- Biden has withheld funds from Tennessee because of its abortion policies.
- The federal government is funneling tax dollars into the state’s Planned Parenthood offices.
- Biden is denying states funds for families unless they advise women to get abortions.
Source: Daily Wire