BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has promised that Massachusetts will plug any holes within the funds of the state bankruptcy of Deliberate Parenthood if Congress strikes to dam using Medicaid investment for remedy on the girls’s well being care group.
The transfer via Mr. Baker, a Republican governor of a Democratic-leaning state, is meant, partly, to sign the distance between his positions and the ones of the Republican-controlled Congress, a lot of whose individuals oppose Deliberate Parenthood since the group supplies abortions.
Federal regulations already limit federal cash from getting used for abortion, however these days permit Medicaid to hide different services and products, like screening and remedy for cancers and sexually transmitted illnesses.
“Governor Baker is a robust supporter of ladies’s well being and believes the commonwealth has a accountability to verify get admission to to the essential well being care services and products presented via Deliberate Parenthood in all corners of our state,” the governor’s spokeswoman, Lizzy Guyton, stated in a commentary on Friday. “The management is ready to fund those services and products must the government pursue adjustments that may block deal with girls and households right here in Massachusetts.”