Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy for Focus on the Family (Focus) recently editorialized in a newsletter that the demise of Indiana’s failed attempt to deny funding to Planned Parenthood may have solutions that on first examination may seem impossible.
As an example, Focus pointed to Texas as a model that other states would do well to mimic:
“When Texas passed a similar law, the Obama administration threatened to cut off its Medicaid funding entirely. But rather than cave to the pressure, the Lone Star State declared it would find a way to continue providing high-quality healthcare services to poor people on its own, rather than funnel more of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to groups dedicated to taking innocent life.”
The question, of course, is whether other states will follow the bold lead of Texas, as well as whether or not other states are in the position or have the fortitude to do so given the “fiscal crisis” many of them believe they are in.
The question citizens and particularly Christians must ask themselves is whether any state in our country can afford not to follow that lead.
About Tom Stark
Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com