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Robyn Pennacchia at Wonkette writes—Well This Is Just A Swell Time For Trump To Cut Healthcare Funds To California Over Abortion:

California is having a tough time. It is had extra instances of COVID-19 than some other state within the nation, and trails solely New York and Texas in complete deaths. Actually, simply two days in the past, the state confirmed greater than 61,000 instances in a single day.

It is actually, actually unhealthy!

So in case you had been a standard, compassionate human being, you’ll most likely be like, “Yeah, California positively wants healthcare. We should always positively not minimize off their healthcare funding presently, significantly for a very silly cause.” However Donald Trump is just not a standard, compassionate human being. Clearly.

That’s the reason, we are able to assume, he’s chopping $200 million in Medicaid funding to California as a result of the state requires employers to offer well being care insurance coverage that covers abortion. On Wednesday, Trump’s Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar defined in a press launch that this violates the Weldon Modification, which “prohibits federal businesses and packages and state and native governments that obtain cash beneath the invoice from ‘discriminating’ in opposition to people, well being care amenities, insurance coverage, and different entities as a result of they refuse to offer, pay for, present protection of, or refer for abortions.”