"It is apparent that after the recent revelations on the actions of Planned Parenthood, that this organization does not represent the values of the people of our state and Arkansas is better served by terminating any and all existing contracts with them," [Arkansas Gov. Asa] Hutchinson said in a statement [explaining the termination of PP's Medicaid contract]. From an MSNBC report.
Steve Benen at MSNBC/RachelMaddow responds:
Remember, there are no allegations of wrongdoing against Arkansas’ Planned Parenthood affiliates. Rather, the state’s Republican governor believes the health care organization represents the wrong "values," and should therefore lose state funding, regardless of the health consequences.
The most recent ruckus over fetal tissue research was never about that. It's all about Republican values -- values that the Greedy Old Patriarchs have no problem imposing on all women. "Watch me vote"? You bet.