Saturday, November 10, 2012

Eric Holder’s Connection to Georgia – An Endgame Maneuver?

Georgia has many good laws on the books, some of which seek to ensure the services provided are not compromising a woman’s health – the Woman’s right to Know is one such law. Another law attaches criminal penalties to any physician that performs "a second trimester abortion outside of a licensed hospital, a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a health facility licensed as an abortion facility by the Department of Community Health". It was this provision of Georgia law that sent Michelle Wolven of Eagle Watch and I on a quest to find the legal basis for late term abortionist Tyrone Malloy’s performing second trimester abortions in Georgia. While searching for licenses, we stumbled upon a connection between Attorney General Eric Holder and Tyrone Malloy. It seems his wife and sister-in-law own the property out of which Malloy was indicted for Medicaid fraud.

Some have questioned why a big deal is being made of this fact. After all, they say, landlords typically do not know what their tenants are doing. Perhaps that is true in the typical landlord/tenant relationship. But this landlord is married to the Attorney General of the United States. And this Attorney General launched a task force to crack down on Medicaid fraud, the very act for which this tenant was indicted. The Attorney General has not prosecuted one abortion provider through this task force. And this Attorney General, after being contacted for comments about his wife’s relationship with the indicted doctor, changed tax and deed records, removing his wife’s name. These aggressive steps to remove his wife’s name from the records cause us to ask why. Is there a bigger picture we are missing – other than the obvious conflict of interest?

I think so. Shortly after President Obama won his first term in office the abortion community gave him a 100 day plan. In that plan they requested the President “Establish parity between the income level at which a woman is eligible for pregnancy care and the income level at which she is eligible for family planning services under Medicaid”. They explained that “Bans on public funding for abortion services have severely restricted access to safe abortion care for women, disproportionately affecting poor women, women of color, and certain immigrant women. The President’s budget should strike language restricting abortion funding for (i) Medicaid-eligible women and Medicare beneficiaries (Hyde amendment); (ii) federal employees and their dependents (FEHB program); (iii) residents of the District of Columbia; (iv) Peace Corps volunteers; (v) Native-American women; and (vi) women in federal prisons”. (Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration, page 6). Clearly the abortion industry is asking for removal the Hyde Amendment that prohibits billing taxpayers for abortions.

Tyrone Malloy's case could be the first of many to try and do so. By appealing to Georgia’s Supreme Court he immediately challenged his indictment, refusing to enter a plea, and questioning the constitutionality of the laws under which he was indicted. I can only wonder if Malloy's indictment is being used by the abortion industry and the Attorney General to achieve what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said was one of the purposes of the Roe v. Wade case i.e. “that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.” (Place of Women on the Court, New York Times Magazine, July 7, 2009). I can only wonder if this is the case the Obama Administration is promoting, through the longtime family friendship of the Attorney General with abortionist Malloy, to implement the request made by the abortion lobby in the 100 day plan given to the President at the start of his Presidency. I pray that pro-life attorneys are gearing up to stop this latest attack on use of taxpayer money to fund abortion giants like Planned Parenthood. I pray that pro-life Congressmen of every stripe are prepared to address this attack by strengthening our laws against endgame maneuvers such as these. I pray that taxpayers are alert and will push back against the use of tax dollars to target "poor women, women of color, and certain immigrant women". I pray we are all alert and fighting back against the termination of innocent lives.

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