CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pro-life advocates are celebrating a recent Supreme Court decision to send the final ruling for a controversial lawsuit back down to the lower courts. The case in question, Kerr v. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, outlines whether or not pro-life states like South Carolina can direct Medicaid funds — which are intended to help low-income individuals obtain necessary medical assistance — away from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
“Pro-life states like South Carolina should be free to determine that Planned Parenthood and other entities that peddle abortion are not qualified to receive taxpayer funding through Medicaid,” Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Chris Schandevel commented.
Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), commented on the implications of the case, both for the state of South Carolina as well as the rest of the country.
“Rust is to metal what cancer is to our human bodies — once it gets started, if you don’t totally eradicate it, it will end up destroying its host,” Ginn said. “Governments and cultures can also have cancerous entities that, if allowed to remain, will end up killing whatever they invade. As for America, there is probably no greater purveyor of ultimate death and destruction than Planned Parenthood. This birthchild of Margaret Sanger, a renowned eugenicist, has proven to be a rival in genocide to even the horrendously evil regimes of Hitler and Stalin. Just from the years from 2015 to 2021, Planned Parenthood’s own numbers brag about the murder of over 2,000,000 human babies. The Hyde Amendment passed in 1977 said that no federal funds could be used to provide abortions except in the case of rape, incest, or the life endangerment of the mother, yet despite this Planned Parenthood has been flooded with a windfall of taxpayer monies all for the purpose of killing babies just on a whim.
“Thankfully, after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the state of South Carolina decided that it was no longer going to allow its Medicaid dollars to fund Planned Parenthood’s genocide. Of course, not wanting to be separated from its ill-gotten gains, the local Planned Parenthood South Atlantic sued the state. Thereafter, a federal district court decision in Kerr v. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic forced the state to restore the blood money. Thankfully, just this past Tuesday the U. S. Supreme Court threw out the lower court ruling, which had blocked South Carolina from stopping the forced taxpayer funding for this tyrant organization. Though the case is not over, the Supreme Court decision is certainly a welcomed one, not only for innocent children and pro-life supporters, but also for the concept that individual states should have some say so in how these Medicaid dollars are spent within their borders.
“Southern Evangelical Seminary is based on the inerrant and infallible Word of God, but we also know that because of natural law some things are just inherently wrong. The wanton destruction of human babies certainly fits in this category. So, kudos to the state of South Carolina and its leadership for taking such a strong and logical stand and to the U. S. Supreme Court for recognizing their right to do so. Perhaps if the winds of change shift mightily, the new congress and president of the United States who take office in January of 2025 may decide that the great mass of citizens who strongly oppose what Planned Parenthood and their underlings are doing behind closed doors under the guise of women’s health need not be the funding source for their genocide. While we are about the business of removing cancerous tumors from the federal dole, maybe it’s also time to take a closer look at taxpayer funding for the propaganda machine of the godless Left, National Public Radio, as well.”