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  • Planned Parenthood is building an army to prepare for the 2016 election

    05/25/2016 3:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fusion ^ | May 25, 2016 | Katie McDonough
    PITTSBURGH—”I can’t wait to cancel out my dad’s vote.” The theme of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s membership summit was The Power of Pink, but Audrey Leonard had just articulated what I would come to understand as its unofficial, almost spiritual, motto. Call it the anti-dad bloc, if by “dad” you mean a certain kind of conservative, often older, male voter. The same constituency that has, in a great many states in this country, defined whether and how women like Leonard can access basic health services. The 18-year-old college student from Indiana was one of nearly 1,000 people, most of...
  • Senate passes bill to bar public funding to abortion providers

    05/24/2016 3:06:30 PM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/23/16 | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A bill to bar public funding for entities that provide abortions, legislation that could be used to prevent Planned Parenthood from opening an abortion clinic in New Orleans, passed the full Senate on Monday (May 23). The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards. The bill is one of several this session that have sought to address concerns raised by the release of videos portraying Planned Parenthood officials discussing the organization's tissue donation program last summer. The videos were produced by an anti-abortion group, and contained graphic language about abortion procedures.Gov. Bobby Jindal looked for ways...
  • Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video

    05/24/2016 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a copy of the undercover video. As reported on April 14, Jared Woodfill, a lawyer for undercover videographer David Daleiden told Breitbart Texas, “We have clear evidence that the DA is colluding with Planned Parenthood.” The District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, is Devon Anderson. David Daleiden, is the president and founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleiden’s undercover...
  • Judge temporarily blocks state from axing Planned Parenthood money

    05/23/2016 1:08:16 PM PDT · by hankbrown · 34 replies
    A federal judge temporarily stopped the Ohio Department of Health from stripping more than $1 million from Planned Parenthood. A law, passed by mostly GOP legislators and signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich, would divert about $1.4 million in taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood to health departments for programs like HIV testing and sex education.
  • Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?

    05/20/2016 5:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al Gore started making millions by claiming that anyone who disagreed with his apocalyptic prophecies was "anti-science," there were the "scientific socialists." "Social engineer" is now rightly seen as a term of scorn and derision, but it was once a label that progressive eggheads eagerly accepted. Masking opinions in a white smock is a brilliant, albeit infuriating and shabby, rhetorical tactic. As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,...
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Pro-Life Christians Should be Treated Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 4:01:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | May 9, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Every day, it seems, the United States is becoming a more hostile environment for people with pro-life and conservative positions. Abortion activists constantly challenge pro-life laws, stall abortion industry investigations, force religious objectors to pay for abortions and attack life-affirming resource organizations. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A recent article by Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet on the blog Balkinization calls for liberals to pursue even more aggressive measures against conservatives and pro-lifers, according to a new column by The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson.Anderson wrote at The Daily Signal: Now that President Barack Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary, liberal causes can...
  • Miley Cyrus to Jimmy Fallon: I’m a ‘Good Face’ For Abortion, Planned Parenthood

    05/19/2016 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 19 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Miley Cyrus couldn’t be prouder to represent Planned Parenthood and abortion, according to the singer herself. On Tuesday, late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon invited the 23-year-old celebrity on the Tonight Show as a guest. To introduce Cyrus, Fallon asked the audience to “please welcome one of the coolest, hardest working people we know.” In the middle of interviewing Cyrus, Fallon brought up her “charity” work. “You’re releasing a T-shirt today?” he prompted Cyrus, before holding up a shirt featuring a photo of her behind a steamy pane of glass kissing the word “pro-choice” traced in the fog. In agreement,...
  • Obama Gives Planned Parenthood $5 Million Grant to Target Kids as Young as Five [Jeremiah 32]

    05/18/2016 3:28:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/16/2016 | EMILY DEROIS
    Parents are standing up against Planned Parenthood infiltrating Iowa schools. The Obama Administration has put forth more than $5 million towards Planned Parenthood providing sex education to the children, some as young as 5, but pro-lifers and concerned parents are working to keep the abortion giant away from Iowa children, according to One News Now. According to Ricky A. Rohrig of the Pregnancy Center of Southwest Iowa, Planned Parenthood was already run out of their schools several years ago after the parents realized exactly what they were teaching their young children. One News Now reported that Planned Parenthood was "graphically...
  • Miley Cyrus Sells T-Shirts to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    05/17/2016 10:43:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 17, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion corporation is a billion-dollar business — but apparently singer Miley Cyrus thinks it could use a few more bucks. The actress and media icon is selling t-shirts to raise funds for the biggest abortion company in the nation. As LifeNews previously reported, Cyrus launched a campaign in April to support the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The singer and actress, known for shocking audiences with nudity, sexual gestures and generally grotesque behavior, posted a photo on Instagram and Twitter to announce the campaign The post shows Cyrus wearing a bright pink pin with the abortion giant’s logo...
  • Arizona governor signs budget defunding Planned Parenthood, cuts at least $200,000

    05/12/2016 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 10, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Tuesday, Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed into law a budget stripping at least $200,000 in funding from Planned Parenthood, calling the budget “proof the government can live within its means and be responsible with the people’s money.” The budget, which takes effect on July 1, ends abortion providers’ practice of charging the government for more than the cost of medications, which Planned Parenthood is accused of using to obtain “reimbursements” up to ten times the actual cost. The provision was added to the budget by an amendment last week. The language exempts licensed hospitals and outpatient facilities operated...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: Bill Clinton’s Philandering is “Absolutely Not an Issue on Anyone’s Mind”

    05/12/2016 7:12:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of American voters are concerned about the potential to have a serial philander as the “First Gentleman” should abortion activist Hillary Clinton become president. But the head of the nation’s biggest abortion business says it won’t be a problem. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday asked Cecile Richards to comment on the problems Bill Clinton may pose for Hillary and comments from Donald Trump that Clinton enabled Bill Clinton to engage in more inappropriate behavior. Naturally, the abortion giant’s CEO quickly played the woman card. Later, Richards essentially said Bill Clinton’s philandering is not an issue — though voters will...
  • Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter mentally incompetent

    05/11/2016 2:08:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/11/16 | AP
    A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The decision by Judge Gilbert Martinez puts the case against Robert Dear, 57, on hold until his mental competency can be restored through treatment. He will be sent to the state psychiatric hospital, and his mental health will be reviewed in August. As he was led out of the courtroom, Dear yelled at the judge: "That's called prejudiced, filthy animal!" The case will resume when Dear is found to be mentally capable of...
  • Congressional Panel Issues More Subpoenas in Ongoing Planned Parenthood Investigation

    05/09/2016 11:17:23 AM PDT · by milton23 · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/9/2016 | Leah Jessen
    A House panel issued subpoenas to two organizations in an effort to access information related to the purchase and sale of aborted baby body parts. The House of Representatives Select Investigative Panel issued subpoenas on April 29 to Scinto Group, LLP and Five Star Bancorp to get accounting and bank records of StemExpress, a biomedical tissue procurement company that used to work with Planned Parenthood. StemExpress has reportedly failed to turn over all documents to Congress after the Select Investigative Panel subpoenaed the company.
  • Birth Control;Separating Sex From Fruitfulness...Gender pt 5

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into...
  • Planned Parenthood helping transgender patients with sex changes

    05/05/2016 1:45:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Planned Parenthood has found a new niche that could prove nearly as controversial as providing abortions: helping transgendered people through the sex-change process. In the wake of last summer’s undercover videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials selling baby body parts for money – which is illegal – legislators in several states have looked for ways to deny funding to the women’s health giant. While Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing, they have stopped accepting reimbursements for providing fetal parts to researchers. However, the gender reassignment process may enable the organization to make up the lost cash by other...
  • Oklahoma Defunds Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Agency Cancels Its Contracts

    05/05/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Oklahoma is taking steps to divorce itself from the Planned Paethood abortion business after the company was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. A Medicaid agency is canceling the contracts it has with the abortion company. Last year, Oklahoma pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin called for defunding Planned Parenthood after a state review discovered that the abortion giant’s state affiliates may be overbilling Medicaid. Fallin that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority end its contracts with the abortion business’s affiliates that operate in the state. Her call came after a state review of Planned Parenthood found a...
  • Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood

    05/05/2016 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The bio-tech firm that purchases aborted baby parts and fully intact aborted babies from the Planned Parenthood abortion business is stonewalling Congress in its attempt to research and investigate the sales. It is failing to provide financial records so the panel can determine if federal law has been broken which prohibits profiting from the sale of aborted baby parts. To gain access to the records, the Select Investigative Panel has issued subpoenas to two financial entities — Scinto Group, LLP and Five Star Bancorp — in an effort to obtain StemExpress accounting and banking records, which the fetal tissue procurement...
  • Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa officially shuts down

    05/04/2016 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 3 2016 | Becky Yeh
    A Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa has officially shut down after it announced its closure earlier this year. The location in Dubuque, which offered medication abortions only, reported a drop in clientele as reason for closure. The Dubuque location was in operation for eight years, and it is among almost a dozen satellite Planned Parenthood facilities to shutter in recent years. In 2014, Planned Parenthood closed facilities in Red Oak and Creston; and over the years, the abortion giant shut down similar facilities in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Knoxville, Newton, Mount Pleasant Storm Lake, Spencer and Washington. Dubuque County...
  • Kansas permanently defunds Planned Parenthood, sends money to health clinics

    05/04/2016 5:10:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | Susan Michelle
    Kansas defunded Planned Parenthood this week, and in doing so expanded access to healthcare for poor women. Kansas Senate Bill 436 reallocates money from the abortion provider to full-service healthcare clinics that serve women in need, but the abortion giant is crying foul. Gov. Sam Brownback, who vowed to defund the abortion giant during a State of the State speech in January, made the following statement: “The time has come to finish the job. We must keep working to protect our most innocent Kansans, the unborn. Every year since I became governor we have enacted pro-life legislation. We have come...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/03/2016 2:25:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | May 2, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards seems to jump at every chance she gets to do an interview with a journalist who will flatter her abortion work. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.She told the Texas Observer: TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought...
  • These photos make me proud to work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign (says Robby Mook - caption time)

    05/03/2016 5:26:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    HillaryClinton.com ^ | 1/25/2016 | Robby Mook
    Last night, Bernie Sanders told the Washington Post that his campaign has “an excitement and energy that does not exist and will not exist in the Clinton campaign.” That’s crazy—and more than a little insulting! All across America, this team is turning out in droves to knock doors, make calls, and wait in line for hours for a chance to hear Hillary speak about her plans to make life better for American families. They inspire me every single day—take a look:
  • ACLU sues Indiana over Pence’s abortion law

    05/01/2016 5:15:37 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    WISH ^ | May 1, 2016 | Alexis Moberger
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) The legal fight is on in the state of Indiana over Gov. Mike Pences new abortion law. The law doesnt take effect until July 1, but the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana are doing what they can to ensure the law never makes it to that date. “The most alarming and upsetting aspects of 1337 is that intrusion into the relationship between a woman and her doctor,” ACLU Executive Director Jane Henegar said. “Imposing, inserting politicians into that conversation erodes that trust.” The new law prohibits doctors from knowingly terminating a pregnancy because of...
  • Planned Parenthood Scores Another Courtroom Victory (Center for Medical Progress)

    04/28/2016 5:58:28 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/16 | Bob Eschliman
    The courtroom battles over the Center for Medical Progress (CMP)'s undercover investigative videos that highlighted Planned Parenthood's profiting from the trafficking of aborted baby tissue and organs continues to rage on. In California, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and Planned Parenthood scored a minor victory when a federal judge issued an injunction preventing CMP and investigative journalist David Daleiden from releasing any more footage. According to Life Legal Defense Foundation, which is assisting with the legal battle, the judge's ruling was based in part on the NAF's allegations that the videos were "deceptively edited." In an amicus brief signed by...
  • Pro-Life Group Lists Every Company Backing Planned Parenthood

    04/26/2016 7:07:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life organization that has spent decades working to try to get corporations to stop giving financial donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business has released a revised listing of companies backing the abortion giant. Life Decisions International has released a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that support Planned Parenthood, which does more abortions than any other business in the nation. The organziation tells LifeNews.com that more than 334 corporations have agreed to stop funding Planned Parenthood in the decades that it has been working to divorce corporate America from the abortion industry. LDI makes a...
  • WATCH: Satanists Mock Killing of Unborn Children in Bizarre and Grotesque Protest

    04/26/2016 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life protesters faced a disturbing scene this weekend in Michigan when a group of Satanists arrived to counter-protest wearing baby masks and carrying whips. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organized a protest outside of the Detroit Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Saturday as part of a larger #ProtestPP movement to expose the abortion giant’s deadly trade of aborting unborn babies and trafficking their body parts. During the pro-life event, a local Satanist group arrived and conducted a disturbingly grotesque counter-protest. Some of the Satanists dressed in masks and diapers to look like babies, while others dressed in black, carried whips...
  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A black doctor who was fired for supposedly inflammatory sermons unrelated to his medical work filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on Wednesday, claiming religious discrimination. This is particularly ironic, considering the governor of that state recently vetoed a religious liberty bill.Dr. Eric Walsh previously served on President Obama's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, was a board member of the Latino Health Collaborative, and started California's first city-run dental clinic for low-income families dealing with AIDS. Nevertheless, Walsh was fired only one week after being hired by Georgia's Department of Public Health. Right before Walsh was terminated, the...
  • Missouri Legislature defunds Planned Parenthood, cuts $380,000

    04/25/2016 10:38:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 24, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Missouri Legislature has passed a budget that would eliminate taxpayer funding and reimbursements for abortion facilities, depriving Planned Parenthood in the state of an estimated $380,000. The move means foregoing $8 million the state would have received from the federal government, but the budget replaces that amount with Missouri’s own revenue. The money will now instead go, Senate Budget Chairman Kurt Schaefer explains, “to rural health clinics, [Federally Qualified Health Centers], and county health departments, of which there are over 580 across the state,” which he says provide all the same non-abortion services as Planned Parenthood does. Representative Judy...
  • Oklahoma Approves Bill to Suspend the Medical Licenses of Any Doctor Who Does Abortions

    04/25/2016 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A bill headed to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk this week would strip abortionists of their medical licenses and basically outlaw abortions in the state. The bill describes an abortion as “unprofessional conduct” and prohibits Oklahoma medical licensure officials from renewing or granting licenses to doctors who do abortions, except to save the mother’s life, according to the Washington Post. The state House passed the bill on Thursday in a strong, bipartisan vote; and the Oklahoma Senate passed it in March, LifeNews reported. Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm, who sponsored the measure, said the purpose is to protect unborn babies’...
  • Cecile Richards: Vote for Hillary Clinton Because Pro-Lifers Want to “Get Rid of Planned Parenthood”

    04/25/2016 8:36:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Cecile Richards campaigned for Hillary Clinton over the weekend and said abortion activists should vote for her because pro-life supporters want to “get rid of Planned Parenthood.” Richards and the Clinton campaign have been joined at the hp from the beginning and Planned Parenthood made its first-ever presidential endorsement supporting Clinton. Richards campaigned at Brown University, the very liberal Ivy League school that is her alma mater and, as she always does, falsely equated opposing abortion with opposing health care for women: President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards ’80 spoke on campus Friday to advocate...
  • Planned Parenthood on abortion: “God loves you no matter what you decide”

    04/24/2016 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Saynsumthn.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Child killing abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using God to target paying customers for abortion. In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth...
  • Presbyterian Pastor: “I Love Planned Parenthood.” Calls Abortion Business a “Ministry"

    04/24/2016 6:25:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 24, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    The president of the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United States is thanking “Faith Leaders” for standing with them. In a tweet by Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, recently released she states, “So grateful to the many faith leaders who stand with Planned Parenthood and our patients. http://ppact.io/1IIU4QF Thank you, @awkukla!” Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood Faith Leaders @awkukla is Andrew Kukla, who describes himself as a , “Presby minister, love philosophy and Kierkegaard in particular, dad of four young kids, and I live in Boise, ID,” on his twitter page. The link takes you to a post written...
  • Planned Parenthood uses God to sell abortion

    04/24/2016 7:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Saynsumthn.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Child killing abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using God to target paying customers for abortion. In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth...
  • Abortion clinics are businesses, don’t like protesters

    04/24/2016 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    From Lauren Bianchi, of the pro-choice group FURIE: “I don’t know exactly when escorting started but it was a response to an awful wave of terrorism, when antiabortion protesters would chain themselves to the doors to keep people from getting in. Clinics are businesses. They don’t want people standing around outside. [Activists] thought they should be allowed to have clinic-defense protests. When I was an escort, I was told that patients can’t tell the difference [between protesting factions].” Aimee Levitt “Chicago feminist group FURIE takes on antiabortion marchers this Sunday” Chicago Reader FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
  • #ProtestPP Campaign Draws Protesters to Planned Parenthood Clinics Across the Country

    04/23/2016 4:35:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    blaze.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    #ProtestPP, a coalition of state and national pro-life groups, held its first annual nationwide protest at Planned Parenthood facilities on Saturday. The coalition held nationwide protests last year following the release of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives that raised allegations that the organization had been trafficking aborted fetal body parts. Profiting from the sale of human body parts – including those of the unborn – is a felony in the United States. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood have denied illegal conduct. Eric Scheidler, the executive director of Pro-Life Action League, one of the groups in the coalition, said in a...
  • Conservatives Can’t Let Obamacare’s Collapse go to Waste

    04/21/2016 7:18:09 AM PDT · by writer33 · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/21/16 | Joshua Withrow
    On Tuesday, the largest private health insurance provider in the U.S., United Healthcare, announced that it would be pulling its plans out of the ObamaCare exchanges in all but a few states. Among a continuing string of bad news for President’ Obama’s Affordable Care Act, this one should stand out as an indicator that the ACA’s collapse is accelerating. Conservatives need to be ready to explain why and to present solutions, because advocates for fully socialized medicine will be ready to turn the collapsing exchanges to their advantage. All of the deficiencies in Obamacare’s structure have been well documented. High...
  • Obamacare Guru: Meh, America's Largest Insurer Abandoning the Exchanges isn't a 'Big Blow'

    04/22/2016 1:34:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Give it time. This guy will eventually admit that the country's largest insurer pulling out of most Obamacare exchanges augurs poorly for the fiscal health of the law he championed -- just as he finally got around to conceding that the 'Affordable' Care Act isn't controlling costs.  Nothing to see here, MSNBC viewers (via the Free Beacon): Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel: UnitedHealth leaving exchanges isn't that big a dealEmanuel claims that this story is overblown because UnitedHealth wasn't a major player in the exchanges.  They were enough of a player to lose over $1 billion in 2015 and 2016, and their concerns about...
  • Judge upholds pro-life Tennessee Amendment 1

    04/22/2016 11:57:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 22, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Thursday, Williamson County Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley rejected pro-abortion advocates’ efforts to invalidate Tennessee’s Amendment 1, which clarifies that the state Constitution contains no right to abortion. Abortion advocates had challenged the law, which voters enacted in 2014, on an interpretation of the state requirements for constitutional amendments that claims the number of “yes” votes must be equal to or greater than the number of people voting for governor plus one, and therefore only voters who voted in the gubernatorial race should have their votes on the amendment counted. The state countered by arguing that Amendment 1 was...
  • Pro-Lifers Will Protest at Planned Parenthood in Over 200 Cities Saturday After it Sells Aborted..

    04/22/2016 1:01:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Pro-Lifers Will Protest at Planned Parenthood in Over 200 Cities Saturday After it Sells Aborted Babies A nation-wide rallying effort to expose Planned Parenthood’s horrendous abortion practices will take place on Saturday at more than 200 locations across the U.S. Organized by a group of pro-life organizations, the #ProtestPP rallies will remind communities of the abortion chain’s abhorrent treatment of unborn babies through abortion and the sale of their body parts. The #ProtestPP movement began last year after the Center for Medical Progress began releasing undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies’ body parts. Last year 100,000...
  • No one is beyond conversion, Abby Johnson tells Georgetown students

    04/22/2016 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    patheos.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | CNA Daily News
    Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- No matter how deeply someone may be entrenched in the culture of death, they are never beyond the loving reach of Christ, said former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson to a group of Georgetown University students on Wednesday. “I’m standing in front of you today as a testament to the power of conversion,” Johnson, a former Texas Planned Parenthood clinic director who later converted to Catholicism, said in a talk scheduled the same day as Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards’ address to students on Georgetown’s campus. Reflecting later on...
  • 11 Quick Takeaways From House Hearing On Aborted Baby Parts Trafficking

    04/22/2016 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Abortion clinics and the businesses that purchase aborted baby parts likely conspired to violate federal laws against fetal human organ trafficking, expert witnesses at a House hearing testified yesterday. Evidence of a widespread market for unborn baby parts — down to the tongue, scalp, eyes — was introduced at a testy hearing of the House Select Panel on Infant Lives. Here are the 11 big takeaways from the hearing chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN). 1) Federal Law Prohibits Profiting Off of Aborted Baby Parts In 1993, the House passed the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 with...
  • Here’s How Much Planned Parenthood Has Donated to the Democrats on the Panel Investigating It

    04/22/2016 12:28:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    Democratic lawmakers appointed to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood received more than $81,000 in campaign contributions from the organization since 1990, according to a study by the Media Research Center. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the Democratic appointments to the panel earlier this week. “I am proud to name six strong champions of women, families and facts to stand up against the latest Republican assault on women’s health,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Select Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health. As Republicans try to...
  • Obama Administration Threatens States Defunding Planned Parenthood…Again

    04/22/2016 4:30:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Obama administration is once again threatening officials – this time in all 50 states – that cutting off Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding could be a violation of federal law.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sending a letter to all state Medicaid offices to warn that terminating specific providers – such as Planned Parenthood – can be done only if those providers fail to cover medical services or cannot bill for those services, reports the Washington Post.Marissa Padilla, a spokeswoman for the federal Health and Human Services department, said: CMS is sending a letter to all states...
  • Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company

    04/22/2016 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Louisiana state House committee has approved legislation that would further defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the state. last year, pro-life former Governor Bobby Jindal cut off a taxpayer-funded contract with Planned Parenthood after the abortion business was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. In August, then-Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood that provides the abortion company with family planning funding through Medicaid. But Planned Parenthood went to court to block the move. Then, Jindal tried a different approach — one based on the fact that Planned Parenthood has been caught...
  • Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    04/22/2016 11:32:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Planned Parenthood is losing money left and right as states, outraged by its trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts, move to defund the abortion giant. This week, Mississippi legislators sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would prohibit tax dollars through Medicaid from going to groups that perform elective abortions, according to the Associated Press. Mississippi Senate Bill 2238 passed the state House on Saturday, and the state Senate gave it the final OK on Wednesday, the report states. Gov. Bryant is expected to sign it. Modeled after Texas legislation, the bill was introduced after pro-life legislators witnessed the...
  • Missouri Legislature Passes Budget Defunding Planned Parenthood, Cutting $380,000

    04/22/2016 11:27:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Missouri lawmakers just sent their governor a budget that would take away hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from abortion groups in the state. Missourinet reports the legislators approved the budget on Thursday with a provision to give up $8 million in federal dollars, part of which would have gone to Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Instead, the state budgeted money to support community health centers that don’t do abortions, according to the report. The budget also prohibits any taxpayer dollars through Medicaid from going to groups that perform elective abortions. The Planned Parenthood abortion business runs 13 facilities in Missouri...
  • Three former U.S. prosecutors say fetal-tissue profiteering probe is warranted

    04/20/2016 4:55:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Three former federal prosecutors testified Wednesday that a federal investigation is warranted into whether a California medical procurement company and abortion clinics are illegally profiting from aborted fetal tissue. “Based on my review of the exhibits, a competent, ethical federal prosecutor could establish probable cause that both the abortion clinics and the procurement business violated the statute, aided and abetted one another in violating the statute, and likely conspired together to violate the statute,” said Brian P. Lennon, a former federal prosecutor in Michigan and Virginia. His comments before the House Select Panel on Infant Lives came as part of...
  • The Pricing of Fetal Tissue

    04/20/2016 4:18:23 PM PDT · by Morgana
    youtube ^ | April 20, 2016 | energyandcommerce
    The Pricing of Fetal Tissue Streamed live 10 hours ago
  • Rep. Love: ‘Who Protects the Minor’s Interests’ in Fetal Tissue Donation? Process ‘Not Transparent’

    04/20/2016 4:27:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Lauretta Brown |
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) compared organ donation to fetal tissue donation at a Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives Subcommittee hearing Wednesday. Love asked, “Who protects the minor’s interests” in a fetal tissue donation, adding that as compared to an organ donation “it is not transparent how the fetal organs will be used or by what organization.” The congressional investigation of the sale of tissue from unborn baby parts was called for following the release of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) last summer, which revealed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of unborn baby...
  • Senator Passionately Condemns Sales of Aborted Babies: “Babies are Not the Sum of Their Parts”

    04/20/2016 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    During a Congressional hearing today on new documents showing Planned Parenthood illegally profited from the sale of aborted baby parts, pro-life Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska gave passionate testimony condemning the practice. Here’s what Senator Sasse had to say and video of his moving testimony: Questions of profit and legality matter because we are talking about people. It matters whether or not procurement businesses broke the law. It matters whether or not abortion clinics line their pockets through the dismemberment and distribution of children—all while receiving tax dollars. It matters because we are talking about the tiny limbs of babies...
  • Planned Parenthood Sold Aborted Babies’ Brains, Hearts, Livers, Glands, and Even Their Scalps

    04/20/2016 4:05:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    The Select Panel on Infant Lives has released a series of exhibits that prove beyond a doubt that Planned Parenthood has lied to the American people about not earning illegal profits from trafficking aborted baby tissue and organs. “It is clear from the documentation released by the Select Panel that money paid to Planned Parenthood in exchange for aborted baby remains qualified as illegal ‘valuable consideration.’ This completely validates every allegation that was put forth by investigators from the Center for Medical Progress,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, who also served as a founding board member for the...