“Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ (R) ‘truce’ on social issues is now facing its first real test,” according to TPMuckraker.com.
“Indiana is set to become the first state to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, unless Daniels vetoes the bill sent to him Thursday by the Indiana State Legislature.
“Daniels, who is firmly anti-abortion, has a week to act on the bill.
“Planned Parenthood Of Indiana has said the bill could cost the state $4 million in Medicaid federal family funds. The bill would run afoul of federal law, which prohibits states from picking which providers may offer family planning services to Medicaid patients. According to Planned Parenthood, by violating that law, Indiana may risk losing all federal funds for family planning providers.
“The bill would also ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“It’s a tough line to walk for Daniels, who, as a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, needs to prove his conservative chops. He’s faced heated criticism on the right for calling for a ‘truce’ on social issues and suggesting lawmakers focus on fiscal matters instead.”
The rest of the article is here.
For background “Christie’s conservatism not just all about the $$$” is here. Like Daniels, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also is considered a possible candidate for President.
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