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  • 18-Year-Old’s Short Film on Abortion Will Blow Your Mind

    11/29/2015 6:59:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | NANCY FLANDERS
    (LiveActionNews) -- One decision can change everything. Mitosis, a short film from 18-year-old director Hannah Victoria (Worth Saving), aims to prove that. It may seem that the choices we make for ourselves will affect us and us alone, but it simply isn't true. There is always a ripple effect, whether small or large. Mitosis tells the story of a young doctor, who after making a promise to a childhood friend, sets out to find a cure for cancer. The film, from Victoria's company Expressionistic Studios, was released on YouTube this week and promises to shine a light on the magnitude...
  • [In Africa] Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: “Resist Practices That Threaten the Innocent Unborn”

    11/28/2015 3:52:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis encouraged Catholics in Africa to reject abortion and treat children as a blessing on Thursday in Kenya. "We are also called to resist practices which foster arrogance in men, hurt or demean women, and threaten the life of the innocent unborn," the pontiff said during a Mass at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, according to the BBC. He encouraged young people to stand up for the sanctity of every human life by shaping "a society which is ever more just, inclusive and respectful of human dignity." He added that they "should reject everything that leads to prejudice...
  • Gays fail once more at UN, abortion language also rolled back

    11/27/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/27/15 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    A paragraph about sex education in a resolution on the rights of children stalled debate in the General Assembly on Tuesday and forced a vote on the resolution, which has traditionally been adopted consensually. Europeans and Latin Americans sponsoring the resolution could not be swayed, and insisted throughout the weeks leading up to the vote that the resolution on children must contain a specific prescription for “comprehensive evidence-based education on human sexuality,” and no alternative would satisfy them. Delegations implored the sponsors of the resolution to show “sensitivity” and to recognize the lack of consensus to no avail as they...
  • Cruz Condemns Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/28/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by Isara · 95 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday night condemned the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado while urging caution regarding the suspect’s motives. “We don’t know ... what those motives were, but whatever they were, it’s unacceptable, and it’s horrific and wrong,” the Republican presidential hopeful told reporters here before a town hall. Cruz is among the first — if not the first — GOP candidate to denounce the shooting, which happened Friday in Colorado Springs and...
  • Colorado shooter politically motivated, said ‘no more baby parts’ after attacking PP

    11/28/2015 5:35:48 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 154 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/15 | Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever and Wesley Lowery
    The gunman suspected of storming a Planned Parenthood clinic and killing a police officer and two others told the officers who arrested him “no more baby parts,’’ after being taken into custody, according to a law enforcement official. The attack on the clinic was “definitely politically motivated,’’ the official — who has been briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because it is still unfolding — told The Washington Post. NBC News, which first reported the comment attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear, said Dear also mentioned President Obama in a range of statements to investigators that...
  • Planned Parenthood shooting 'crime against women'

    11/28/2015 6:51:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2015 | CNN
    (CNN) —Calling the deadly shooting that occurred at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood center the day before "a tragedy that is beyond speech," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Saturday that the community "was immersed in sorrow."
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT Republican, Identifies as Woman

    11/28/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 149 replies
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs.
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT A Republican, Identifies As A Woman

    11/28/2015 12:44:21 PM PST · by IChing · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs. The suspect was identified as Robert Lewis Dear. According to his voter registration Robert Lewis Dear identifies as a woman. Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. from Hartsel, Colorado is registered to vote in Park County, Colorado as a woman. dear female That’s weird. Dear also lists his party as UAF. Colorado Voters Info has...
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 103 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • 'War on Women' Alert: That 'Big Bully' Texas Is Making Women Drive Longer for Abortions

    11/27/2015 1:56:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tim Graham
    In Tuesday's USA Today, Supreme Court correspondent Richard Wolf (not to be confused with the former MSNBC exec Richard Wolffe) reported another one of those sob-story pieces about how women seeking abortions will have to drive more than an hour to have their babies "terminated." The headline was "In Texas, Going the Distance for an Abortion." The star of the article was "Veronica" in San Antonio, but she "didn't want her last name used because of the personal nature of the procedure." Wolf began:
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,385 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Hollywood's Twin Takes on Abortion Propaganda

    11/27/2015 5:09:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Some pro-abortion feminists recently denounced Hollywood for not producing TV and movie plots wherein the unborn baby is dispatched with zero remorse. It doesn't get more extremist than this. While Hollywood is without question virtually (but not entirely) unanimous in its pro-choice sentiments, even when the abortion option is selected, rarely is it selected without personal angst for the simple reason that there is angst -- unless you're devoid of a soul and a conscience. That cry for saccharine pro-abortion propaganda was satisfied on Nov. 18 by ABC's Thursday night drama "Scandal." Not only did the central character, Olivia Pope,...
  • Individuals Picketed in Moscow on the 95th Anniversary of Legalization of Abortions in Russia

    11/24/2015 7:30:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/19/15
    On November 18, 2015, the 95th anniversary of legalization of abortions in the Soviet Union, individuals picketed in defense of life of pre-born children at the entrances to the Council of Federation and the State Duma in Moscow. The Pro-Life Movement activists silently witnessed the fact of legality of infanticide for past 95 years before the elected representatives of the people and representatives of the regions who were arriving to the plenary meetings. Commenting on the action, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Cooperation of the Church and Society Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said: "I am very glad that Orthodox...
  • Report: US abortions continue to decline, down 4 pct in 2012

    11/25/2015 11:55:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | MIKE STOBBE | 54 minutes ago
    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. abortions continue to fall, according to a new federal report released Wednesday. Federal statistics show abortions have been in a general decline for about 25 years. The number of reported abortions dropped 4 percent in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. About 699,000 abortions were reported to the federal government that year. That's about 31,000 fewer than the year before. ... ...Declines were seen in states that have passed anti-abortion laws as well as in more liberal states.
  • Ohio State law school under microsope for reaction to pro-life column

    11/25/2015 6:39:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/15 | Valerie Richardson
    All Madison Gesiotto wanted to do when she met with the dean of her law school was report a threat prompted by a newspaper column she wrote pointing out the high abortion rate in the black community. She assumed the meeting would last 10 minutes. Instead, she said, she was there for about an hour as three deans at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law critiqued her on what they saw as problems with her Oct. 23 column in The Washington Times, “The number one killer of black Americans.”
  • New Breastfeeding Studies: Mainstream Media Still Ignores the Obvious

    11/25/2015 6:37:35 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 19 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/25/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    About two weeks ago I linked to a piece from the Christian Post entitled "Women at Risk: Abortion and Breast Cancer [ABC] Linked." It reports, "Of the approximate 74 research studies conducted on the ABC link since 1973, 58 show a direct connection between increased breast cancer rates and induced abortion. All of these studies were conducted by international medical organizations. A more recent study, conducted by a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, also supports the ABC link." ...No less than The New York Times, ABC News, and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) have, in the last few days, reported...
  • Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    11/23/2015 7:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 11/23/15 | todd richmond
    A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 decision doesn't put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas' law in a case that could settle the issue nationally. The Wisconsin case centers on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional...
  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas over Medicaid funding

    11/23/2015 7:11:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/23/15 | Maria L. La Ganga
    Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state's actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive healthcare to women.“Women in Texas today have fewer rights than they did when I was growing up, and less access to healthcare,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards told reporters when announcing the lawsuit. “This time, they're targeting some of the most vulnerable Texans -- women who already have the least access to healthcare in the country.”Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott announced in...
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • When Is Abortion Not a Sin against the Creator?

    11/23/2015 6:55:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    American Life League ^ | 11/20/15 | Judie Brown
    A recent story in the Washington Post left me agog! I mean really folks, how intentionally pointed and disjointed can a report that is really not a report be? Curious? The Post states that “nearly 2 percent of Texas women say they tried to induce abortion.” The headline is generated by a report entitled “Knowledge, Opinion and Experience Related to Abortion Self-Induction in Texas” prepared by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. The report and the Post story concur that self-induced abortions in Texas have taken a dramatic turn since the abortion clinic regulation bill was passed and signed into law...
  • John Bel Edwards calls Medicaid expansion 'among the highest priorities'

    11/23/2015 2:06:46 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards called expanding Medicaid "among the highest priorities" of his new administration, though he said Sunday (Nov. 22) he may not be able to approve an expanded program on Day One. Edwards has said for months that he would accept the expansion of Medicaid, which requires executive approval, in the early days of his administration. But he said new questions have been raised about a funding mechanism the Legislature finished building in the spring. There is "a difference of opinion" in interpretations of how the bill was drafted and passed, Edwards said. But he did not appear...
  • The Thrill Is Gone for Obamacare as Health-Care Approval (Pelosi knew)

    11/22/2015 2:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    www.msn.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Eric Pianin
    Troubling signs about the Affordable Care Act and the state of health care in the U.S. have bubbled up in the last few weeks. The administration's Obamacare enrollment projections for the coming year are down, the projected cost of premiums and out of pocket costs are up, nearly half of the insurance co-ops associated with the program are going out of business, and UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, said it may withdraw from the government marketplaces in 2017. Now comes a new survey by Gallup showing growing discontent with Obamacare and the U.S. health-care industry more generally after...
  • Every Child Has Potential, Says Planned Parenthood [semi-satire]

    11/22/2015 10:10:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    During last weekend's Democratic debate, Planned Parenthood tweeted that "every child deserves the opportunity to live up to their God given potential." The tweet was intended to support presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has been a stalwart backer of the organization. Inasmuch as Planned Parenthood has accounted for the termination of the lives of tens of millions of children since 1973's Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, many found the tweet ironic. "Not so," insisted President Cecile Richards. "When you look at the home environments that would have awaited the vast majority of those aborted it should be clear that...
  • The Black Lives Matter Movement Is About To Jump Into The 2016 Marijuana Battle

    11/17/2015 8:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Darren Sands
    Marijuana legalization advocates want the support of Black Lives Matter activists in 2016. But a debate on tactics is brewing legalization groups and Black Lives Matter activists who worry people of color are being left out of the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. WASHINGTON — Leading up to his meeting with the Black Lives Matter group Campaign Zero at the Frederick Douglass House in September, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders steeled himself for an argument. He’d only previously come face-to-face with Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to interrupt him. But over the course of the meeting, the activists spoke authoritatively...
  • Huckabee, Cruz Dismiss Planned Parenthood $20 Million Campaign: ‘Lies,’ ‘No Credibility...

    11/21/2015 3:04:18 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ...Mike Huckabee and Sen. Ted Cruz...have dismissed Planned Parenthood's announcement of its $20 million campaign against pro-life candidates as a notice coming from a group that “lies” and is lacking in “credibility.” ...In a new video announcing the abortion business' campaign, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards referred to the pro-life base of the GOP as "extremists" and placed them on notice....Rick Tyler, national spokesperson for Cruz's campaign, told Breitbart News, "Planned Parenthood has been exposed for who they are and no amount of money is going to either repair their image nor harm pro-life candidates because Planned Parenthood has no...
  • ABC's Scandal: Kerry Washington Aborts Baby to 'Silent Night'

    11/21/2015 1:07:37 PM PST · by xzins · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11.20.2015 | Paul Bois
    There really is no other way to put this story than to let out a sigh of wounded disbelief. News 51 7519 No one may ever accuse actress Kerry Washington of being merely a leftist poser in terms of abortion rights, certainly not after last night's episode of ABC's Scandal, which featured her alter-ego Olivia Pope – the show's main character – having an abortion while the beloved Christmas tune "Silent Night" played in the background. You read that correctly. Kerry Washington and the producers of Scandal actually had the nerve to show the main character abort her and the...
  • Schulte Resigns from Iowa GOP SCC to Endorse Ted Cruz

    11/20/2015 8:34:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | November 20, 2015
    Cruz for President today announced that longtime Iowa political activist, and well-respected Republican leader, Loras Schulte, has formally resigned from the Iowa GOP State Central Committee to publicly endorse and support Ted Cruz for President. “I’ve been actively involved in Republican politics for more than thirty years, serving in nearly every capacity one can be involved in; from local committee-man to County Chairman, to serving on the State Central Committee,” Schulte said. He also served as the State Director for Pat Buchanan’s Presidential Campaign in 1996 and for Gary Bauer in 2000. Leading up to this current election cycle, each...
  • SICK! ABC's 'Scandal' Sets Main Character's Abortion to 'Silent Night'

    11/20/2015 2:32:27 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/19/15 | Alexa Mouteveli...
    ABC's Scandal just crossed a sickening line in the episode "Baby It's Cold Outside." The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn "Silent Night," a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has an abortion, killing her and the president's baby.
  • Study: 100,000 Texas women have tried to self-induce abortion

    11/19/2015 1:57:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Ashley Welch
    An estimated 100,000 to 240,000 women of reproductive age in Texas have attempted a self-induced abortion at some point in their lives, according to a new study. Researchers from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), who conducted the study at the University of Texas, surveyed 779 women ages 18 to 49 from across the state. Of these women, 1.7 percent reported ever having attempted to end a pregnancy on their own without medical assistance. When asked about their best friends, 4.7 percent of the participants said they were either sure or suspected the friend had tried a self-induced abortion. The...
  • Divorced couple's frozen embryos must be 'thawed and discarded,' judge rules

    11/19/2015 1:41:01 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Maura Dolan
    A San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday that frozen embryos a woman wants to use over her ex-husband's objections must be “thawed and discarded.” Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, in an 83-page decision, upheld a consent form the couple signed shortly after their marriage in 2010. The couple agreed on the form provided by the fertility clinic that the embryos should be destroyed if they divorced.
  • More Gates money for abortion: Foundation gives another $120M to ‘family planning’

    11/19/2015 6:18:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/18/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    NEW YORK CITY, November 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In response to a lower than projected Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report, Bill Gates is spending more money on abortifacient birth control in third-world countries. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced additional donations over three years totaling $120 million more for their pet project, a global initiative to combat childbirth among the poorest of the world. FP 2020 had a goal of getting contraceptives to 120 million more women and girls by its namesake year. A status report showed only an additional 25 million, far short of the trajectory needed...
  • Liberals Push U.S. Bishops to Change Focus in Voting Guidelines [USCCB resists... for now]

    11/18/2015 7:10:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In a full-court press, liberal Catholic media are trying to push the U.S. bishops to amend their election guidelines to focus more on care for the poor and immigration than issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion and religious liberty. The U.S. Bishops are meeting now in Baltimore, and for the moment seem determined to stay the course, insisting especially on issues such as religious liberty and man-woman marriage. The Bishops' election guide , called "Faithful Citizenship, " ... suggests the relative importance of certain issues vis-à-vis others. The first two "serious moral questions" in the Bishops' guide are abortion and...
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • Planned Parenthood Plans $20 Million Election Fight

    11/18/2015 3:36:57 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    CNN, via WMAL.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | CNN, via WMAL.com
    Planned Parenthood is planning to spend at least $20 million fighting Republicans at the ballot box next year as the group punches back against GOP efforts to end its federal funding. "Extremists made the 2016 election about attacking reproductive rights," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who was grilled extensively on Capitol Hill in September, said in a video announcing the effort Tuesday. The group is planning to focus on the White House and Senate races in a few key states, including New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The states not only have potentially competitive Senate races, but are also...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Too Old And Sick To Be President

    11/17/2015 10:12:43 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.    Hillary never participated in athletics when she was younger, something about being too ugly to participate. And now, as she approaches the BIG SEVEN-ZERO she is very out of shape. It is a safe...
  • NY’s biggest Obamacare co-op goes broke, leaving hospitals holding the bag

    11/17/2015 10:52:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Health Republic came on the New York health insurance scene in 2014 it made a huge splash. Flush with Obamacare cash they offered bargain basement rates which attracted customers away from many other established insurance companies. It was simply the picture of success for the President’s new Affordable Care Act and the people rejoiced. (Syracuse.com) Health Republic of New York made a big splash when it debuted in 2014 with rock-bottom health insurance prices that undercut its competitors across the state.Its premium rates were 30 percent below average in Onondaga County. The new company, backed with $265 million...
  • NY hospitals, doctors fear Health Republic meltdown will cost them millions

    11/17/2015 2:12:53 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 49 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | By James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, N.Y. – New York hospitals and doctors are worried they may be left holding the bag for millions of dollars owed to them by Health Republic, the financially troubled health insurer regulators are shutting down Nov. 30. Hospitals are owed more than $160 million, according to the Healthcare Association of New York State -- HANYS for short, a hospital trade group. Syracuse's three hospitals are owed $2.2 million. The state Medical Society is surveying doctors to find out how much they are owed. It estimates the insurer owes doctors "tens of millions of dollars." The state has told Health...
  • How New York's biggest Obamacare health insurer went broke

    11/17/2015 2:18:10 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | By James T. Mulder
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Health Republic of New York made a big splash when it debuted in 2014 with rock-bottom health insurance prices that undercut its competitors across the state. Its premium rates were 30 percent below average in Onondaga County. The new company, backed with $265 million in federal loans, quickly captured the biggest share of new business on the state's health insurance exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Now Health Republic is going broke because of those low prices, forcing its 200,000 members – including 4,060 in Central New York – to get...
  • Swedish court rules pro-life midwife must perform abortions

    11/17/2015 7:50:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/16/15 | Pete Baklinski
    SWEDEN, November 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A local Swedish court found last week that a midwife’s rights had been infringed upon after she was denied employment at three separate maternity centers because of her refusal to assist at abortions. Despite this, the court ultimately ruled against the midwife, stating that maternity centers have a “duty to ensure that women have effective access to abortion.” A U.S. legal defense organization which filed a friend-of-the-court brief on the midwife’s behalf has criticized the ruling as a violation of Swedish and international law. “We are disappointed the court did not affirm Swedish law...
  • Swedish Court Rules Medical Personnel Have No Right to Opt out of Abortions [semi-satire]

    11/16/2015 11:16:01 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    While acknowledging that the law requiring medical practitioners to conduct abortions may violate the moral objections of some individuals, a Swedish court ruled that "a citizen's legal obligation to obey the law takes precedence over a private right of conscience." The case arose when nurse Ellinor Grimmark sought to be excused from assisting in abortion procedures. "I did not seek to impose my will upon the patients seeking these procedures," Grimmark said. "I only sought to avoid complicity in this crime against the human rights of the little children." Judge Lief Niflheim was not entirely unsympathetic to Grimmark's position, but...
  • Court won’t hear case over grant to Planned Parenthood

    11/16/2015 7:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 9:39 AM EST
    The Supreme Court has rejected an anti-abortion group's bid to force disclosure of confidential Planned Parenthood and federal government records about a contract for family planning services in New Hampshire. The justices on Monday let stand a ruling that allowed the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to withhold some documents in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by New Hampshire Right to Life. ...
  • Court Gives Pregnancy Centers Preliminary Relief Against California's New Notice Requirements

    11/14/2015 6:40:21 PM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Religion Clause | 11-14-2015 | Howard Friedman
    InA Woman's Friend Pregnancy Resource Center v. Harris, (ED CA, Nov. 13, 2015), a California federal district court issued a preliminary injunction barring the state of California from enforcing it recently enactedReproductive FACT Act against two religiously affiliated pregnancy counseling centers. (See prior related posting.) The new law requires reproductive health clinics to furnish a notice to clients that California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services, prenatal care, and abortion, for eligible women. In issuing the preliminary injunction, the court held: The notice requirement ... constitutes content-based government compelled speech. The...
  • How Senate GOP Leadership Stymied Ted Cruz on Defunding Planned Parenthood

    09/29/2015 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 29, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    Days after Sen. Ted Cruz criticized his partys leadership for preemptively surrendering to President Barack Obama, those GOP leaders exacted their revenge on Cruz. As the Senate voted Monday on a continuing resolution with taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, Cruz attempted to offer an amendment ending all federal funding for Americas largest abortion provider. The amendment also cut off money to implement the Iran nuclear deal. But in a departure from Senate custom, a quartet of Republican leaders blocked the Texas senator from even getting a vote on his amendment. Only one senator, Mike Lee of Utah, stood with Cruz...
  • Trump Stands By Past Support For Universal Health Care

    07/18/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/18/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is standing by his past support for universal health care. I want people taken care of in the country, okay? You can call it anything you want, but I want including people that dont have anything, The Donald told radio host John Fredericks in an interview Wednesday. We gotta do that. Trump said in 1999 when he was flirting with a presidential rub on the Reform Party ticket that the U.S. should make health care an entitlement and that coverage should be universal. I would put forward a comprehensive health care program...
  • Wendy Davis: I Aborted My Baby ‘Out of Love’

    11/14/2015 7:26:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/14/15 | Dr Susan Berry
    Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis said in an interview published Tuesday that she had an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy “out of love” for her daughter.In an interview with Mic, Davis said, “I discovered that my daughter was suffering from an irreparable and non-life sustaining brain deformation or malformation, and it was one of the most heart-wrenching decisions I’ve ever had to make, and I made my decision out of love.”As reported by CNSNews.com, reporter Elizabeth Plank attended a pro-life conference and interviewed participants first about whether abortion itself is murder, and, second, about whether a woman who...
  • Katie Couric Complains Pro-Lifers Make It “Harder Than Ever” to Work at Planned Parenthood

    11/13/2015 5:31:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/13/15 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal, pro-abortion journalist Katie Couric on Tuesday interviewed the President of Planned Parenthood and worried about how “tough” pro-life supporters were making things for the organization. Couric snidely noted, “While Planned Parenthood says that abortions account for just three percent of its clinical work, opponents won’t be happy until that number is zero.”(Couric did not point out that the organization makes hundreds of millions from abortions.) Talking to President Cecile Richards, the journalist, who now interviews people for Yahoo, fretted, “The videos inflamed already passionate critics, making it harder than ever for the organization to do its job. How tough...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • Supreme Court takes up major challenge to abortion restrictions

    11/13/2015 11:24:25 AM PST · by NRx · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-13-2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Friday decided to hear its first major abortion controversy in nearly a decade, agreeing to determine how far states may go in regulating the procedure without violating a woman’s constitutional rights. It will be one of the court’s most consequential rulings on the morally and politically divisive subject, and it will land just months before Americans choose a new president. The divide over protecting the unborn and safeguarding the right of a woman to choose is among the starkest differences between the Republican and Democratic candidates. Numerous states have enacted restrictions that lawmakers say protect a...
  • Texas tries to stitch a safety net without Planned Parenthood

    11/12/2015 3:47:28 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    One America News Network ^ | November 12, 2015 | Andy Sullivan
    In 2011, the Texas state legislature cut Planned Parenthood out of one family-planning program and revamped the way another program hands out funds, placing private clinics like Planned Parenthood at the bottom of the list. Last month, Governor Greg Abbott said he would block the organization from participating in all Medicaid programs in the state. Legislators also imposed a welter of expensive new regulations on abortion clinics, forcing many of them to close.