So, legal eagles, perhaps you can help me to understand this. Indiana has passed a law setting further state requirements on the use of Medicaid dollars within the state so as to block funding of Planned Parenthood within the state. The Obama administration says it's illegal for Indiana to do this. Planned Parenthood has the chutzpah to try to say that defunding it is unconstitutional!
Let's set aside the last of those as absurd on its face. What's the deal with federal law? Is it, as I suspect, sheer bluff on the part of the Obama admin. to say that federal law prohibits states from setting up such further criteria on use of Medicaid funds?
Irony note: This is the same administration that won't enforce federal law in Oregon where federally controlled substances are used for state-legalized assisted suicide.