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People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing center in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

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Robyn Pennacchia writes at Wonkette –Well, this is just a good time for Trump to cut health funds for abortion to California::

California is having a hard time. There have been more cases of COVID-19 than any other state in the country, with only New York and Texas deaths recorded. Just two days ago, the state confirmed more than 61,000 cases in a single day.

It's really, really bad!

So if you were a normal, compassionate person, you would probably say, "Yeah, California definitely needs health care. We definitely shouldn't cut their health funding at this point, especially for a really stupid reason." But Donald Trump is not a normal, compassionate person. Obviously.

We can expect him to cut $ 200 million in Medicaid funding for California because the state requires employers to get health insurance that covers abortion. On Wednesday, Trump's Health and Welfare Minister Alex Azar said in a press release that this violated the Weldon amendment. Which "Prohibits federal agencies and programs, as well as state and local governments receiving money under the law, from discriminating against individuals, healthcare facilities, insurance plans, and other facilities for refusing to provide, pay, cover, or request abortions. "

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