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  • Obama Threatens to Veto Pro-Life Bill to Completely Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    01/23/2015 7:43:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, the House passed legislation that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions that ensures abortions are not directly funded in any federal governmental program or department. The president says he will veto it. The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support abortions. The House voted 242-179 for the bill with 239 Republicans and three Democrats voting to ban taxpayer funding of...
  • New Congressional Bill Would De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    01/08/2015 4:33:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | 1/8/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Just weeks after it announced that it killed another 327,000 unborn babies in abortions in its most recent fiscal year, Planned Parenthood faces a new Congressional bill to yank its taxpayer funding. Congressional Republicans informed LifeNews today that more than 80 other House members re-introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act would would revoke taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood to ensure taxpayers are not financing the abortion industry. Representative Diane Black, a pro-life congresswoman from Tennessee, is the lead sponsor of the bill along with Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Pro-Life Caucus Co-Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ), and...
  • Melinda Gates Lies to Time: Our Foundation Doesn't Fund Abortion

    12/01/2014 1:11:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Tim Graham | November 30, 2014
    Melinda Gates is the ideal philanthropist in the eyes of the liberals at Time magazine – after all, she and her husband Bill Gates became Time’s Persons of the Year...about the same time they gave Time money for a health summit. Anyhow, Melinda was recently honored with the “Ten Questions” interview with Belinda Luscombe in Time’s December 1 and 8 issue. They promoted “The philanthropist on the importance of contraceptives, her daughters and her growing optimism.” The contraceptive talk turned to....vagina mints? Then Mrs. Gates lied to (or at best, misled) Time about her foundation's support for abortion advocates.
  • California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

    10/22/2014 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/14
    A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.
  • Israel to fund all abortions for women 20-33 starting next year

    01/01/2014 7:16:05 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 01/01/2014 | Ido Erfati
    Israel will pay for abortions for women aged 20 to 33 regardless of circumstance starting next year, health officials said Monday, adding that they hope to make eligibilty for state funding universal in the future.
  • Federal Court UPHOLDS Texas Ban on Planned Parenthood Taxpayer Funding

    08/24/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow
    The U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas CAN enforce a new law that cuts off Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood, and abortion provider. This has been a roller coaster ride for Texas. Soon after Texas passed the new law last year, Planned Parenthood sued. President Obama also responded by threatening to terminate funding for women's health services in Texas in response to Texas refusing to fund Abortion Providers like Planned Parenthood as part of the Texas Women's Health Service Program.  A liberal activist judge ruled that Texas cannot enforce the new law....
  • Socialists chant for 'free abortion on demand' at (Chicago) conference

    07/15/2012 10:35:23 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 14, 2012 | Joe Newby
    A video posted to Youtube earlier this week shows a large crowd of socialists chanting for free abortion on demand, Life Site News reported Thursday. “Free abortion on demand! Can we do it? Yes, we can," chanted attendees at the "Socialism 2012" conference held in Chicago by the International Socialist Organization. The call for free abortion was preceded by calls of "intifada" and freedom for Palestine. According to EAG News' Kyle Olson, 1,500 socialists attended the conference. "Like previous years, attendees consumed Marxist propaganda on government education, government health care and how to best end capitalism," Olson wrote. The meeting's...
  • GOP foiled as funds flow to Planned Parenthood

    05/08/2012 11:18:53 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Newly empowered Republicans in states across the country are pushing to kill public contracts with Planned Parenthood, only to find their efforts blocked by the Obama administration and federal courts. In New Hampshire, the administration circumvented officials by awarding a $1 million grant directly to the nation’s largest provider of abortion services after state officials blocked a grant to the organization. Every federal district court that has ruled so far has sided with Planned Parenthood. That has helped the administration, which has threatened to cut off states’ Medicaid funding if they refuse to work with the organization. The clashes have...
  • TX Ban on Abortion Funding Resumes - TX AG Greg Abbott Wins Federal Appeal!

    05/02/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 9 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/1/12 | David Bellow
    Just yesterday I posted that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Abbott was Appealing an Austin Judge's Ruling to Block Planned Parenthood Tax Funding Ban. This meant that Texas would be forced to give tax money to baby killers, or shut down the Women's Health Program entirely. GREG ABBOTT WON! Gregg Abbott worked fast and within 24 hours, he got the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals to overturn this Austin Judges decision to block the ban. This means that Texas can keep withholding tax money from baby killer abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. Here is more from One News Now:...
  • Breaking: Two dozen Senators call on Komen to reverse Planned Parenthood decision

    02/02/2012 11:28:30 AM PST · by alancarp · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/2012 | Greg Sargent
    The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people — a decision which has caused an uproar among women’s groups and on social media — is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray. I’m told that 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the...
  • For Dems, Abortion Trumps All

    02/02/2012 11:06:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    How charming. Democrats are attacking the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation because it has declined to give yet another grant to Planned Parenthood. Note that Planned Parenthood itself doesn't even do breast screenings . . . by its own admission, it only "connects" women to entities that do provide cancer screenings and mammograms.  How can one argue that Komen has done something wrong by concluding that its money wasn't best spent handing grants to the nation's best-known abortion provider -- one that provides no direct services pertaining to breast health? And that isn't even the stated basis for the foundation's decision....
  • Budget cuts close 6 Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota

    06/21/2011 10:04:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Planned Parenthood is closing six clinics in outstate Minnesota on Aug. 1 because of federal budget cuts made this spring in a highly politicized abortion battle. The state's largest provider of family planning and abortions announced the closures Monday, citing an 11 percent reduction in its budget because of cuts to the federal Title X program. Closing are clinics in Thief River Falls, Brainerd, Red Wing, Owatonna, Albert Lea and Fairmont. They did not perform abortions, but provided services ranging from contraception to cervical cancer screenings to testing for sexually-transmitted diseases. Clients will be encouraged to use any of the...
  • Judge Doesn't Block Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood

    05/11/2011 10:54:30 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 11, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Doesn't Block Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood Indianapolis, IN -- A federal judge has declined a request by the Planned Parenthood abortion business to issue a temporary restraining order blocking a new state law Governor Mitch Daniels signed that yanks its taxpayer funding. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/11/judge-doesnt-block-new-law-de-funding-planned-parenthood/
  • Judge allows Ind. to cut Planned Parenthood funds

    05/11/2011 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2011 | KEN KUSMER
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana won a key victory in its fight to cut off public funding for Planned Parenthood Wednesday when a federal judge refused to block a tough new abortion law from taking effect, a move that could boost Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels' image among social conservatives as he considers running for president. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt denied Planned Parenthood of Indiana's request for a temporary restraining order despite arguments that the law jeopardizes health care for thousands of women.
  • Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT · by julieee · 60 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood Washington, DC -- The office of Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who claims to be a pro-life Democrat, has confirmed he will not vote for an amendment to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/12/bob-casey-will-vote-against-de-funding-planned-parenthood/
  • Democrats will yield on everything but abortion

    04/12/2011 2:46:25 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/10/11 | Timothy P.Carney
    This Democratic Senate and White House are clearly willing to disappoint their base on many issues. They've agreed to spending cuts and tax cuts for the wealthy, scrapped a public option, and continued warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detention of terrorism suspects and unnecessary wars on Arab dictators. But in last week's budget debate we glimpsed the party's unshakable core: dedication to the abortion lobby. President Obama had promised to veto the House-passed bill funding government through the end of the fiscal year, and Majority Leader Harry Reid made it clear the Senate would never pass it. But the final agreement --...
  • Democratic Female Senators Irate Over GOP Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood

    04/10/2011 8:46:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 09, 2011 | Sean Lengell
    Democratic Female Senators Irate Over GOP Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood Sean Lengell April 8, 2011 Nine Democratic female senators held a news conference Friday to slam Republicans for their insistence that funding for Planned Parenthood be stripped from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. "These cuts are biased, politically motivated, they hurt women, and we the women in the Senate will not let it happen," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. "What's at stake isn't the amount of cuts, it's the ability of American women — poor American women — to get health care service." Added...
  • Schumer: Senate Will ‘Never, Never, Never’ Defund Planned Parenthood

    04/08/2011 3:22:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/8/11 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed yesterday that the provision to defund Planned Parenthood that passed the House earlier this year is “never, never, never going to pass the Senate.” Schumer made the remarks Thursday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally sponsored by the National Organization for Women, NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
  • Muted Abortion Response Speaks Volumes(i.e Deal averting shutdown might be in the works)

    04/08/2011 2:51:11 PM PDT · by JosephSmithNAW · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | Friday, April 8, 2011 | Major Garret
    "As the clock ticked down toward a federal government shutdown, signs surfaced on Friday that a deal would be struck before the midnight deadline. One telling indication was the fact that Democrats, out there aggressively defending funding for community health clinics and Title X funding, were met by mostly Republican silence. They appeared ready to back an agreement that didn't include the controversial rider concerning funding for Planned Parenthood. This might well be the face-saving concession Democrats win from Republicans as they acquiesce to $38 billion in cuts from the fiscal 2011 budget."Both Ace of Spades and hot air are...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: GOP actions could increase abortions

    04/08/2011 10:13:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Kathleen Sebelius: GOP actions could increase abortions By: Kate Nocera April 8, 2011 11:58 AM EDT HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had some strong words for House Republicans as Democrats said the continuing budget negotiations were held up over Title X and Planned Parenthood funding. “I think it’s really unfortunate Congress can’t come to a resolution on this year’s budget ... cutting [Title X] funding would increase the number of unintended pregnancies and increase the number of abortions, so the people who say they’re having this battle about abortion are actually not looking at what the statistics have indicated,” Sebelius told...
  • GOP Defund Planned Parenthood to Blame Gov Shutdown on Radical Feminists Who Give Woman Abortions

    04/07/2011 5:12:14 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 9 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-matthews-panel-gop-wants-to-defund-planned-parenthood-to-blame-gov-shutdown-on-radical-feminists-who-want-to-give-woman-abortions/ Chris Matthews Panel: GOP Wants to Defund Planned Parenthood to Blame Gov Shutdown on Radical Feminists Who Want to Give Woman Abortions
  • Likely GOP Presidential Candidates Want Planned Parenthood De-Funded

    04/04/2011 9:27:02 AM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 4, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Likely GOP Presidential Candidates Want Planned Parenthood De-Funded Washington, DC -- This week, the Susan B. Anthony List contacted Republican presidential hopefuls to ask them where they stand on defunding Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/04/likely-gop-presidential-candidates-want-planned-parenthood-de-funded/
  • Planned Parenthood, Abortion Enabled My Abuse; Now I’m Pro-Life

    04/02/2011 12:36:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/1/11 | Kristan Hawkins
    As the CR vote comes to a climax again next week, I wanted to share an incredible story with the LifeNews blog readers.  We’ve seen the Live Action undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s protection of racists, rapists and sex traffickers but their movies come to life when SFLA directly works with Planned Parenthood’s victims.Melissa Pereira, a pro-life student leader at Caldwell College in New Jersey, sent me her story last week after winning the “Tell Congress” video contest and her interview with the National Pro-Life Youth Podcast. It is so powerful, I want to share it with you. As...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO’s Mammogram Claims Are False

    03/30/2011 7:27:28 AM PDT · by Boogieman · 9 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 3/30/2011 | Lila Rose
    In the wake of undercover evidence revealing Planned Parenthood’s abusive and illegal activity, the America’s biggest abortion business unrolled a massive PR campaign to defend its $363-million-a-year taxpayer subsidies. The campaign included TV, print, radio and online ad buys, a big pink bus rolling across the country, and numerous appearances and opinion pieces by Planned Parenthood spokespersons and supporters (including this gem by PP vice-president of communications Stuart Schear. Planned Parenthood has been insisting that they provide invaluable health services to “millions” of America women. (Video at link) Just a few weeks ago, on national television, Planned Parenthood President Cecile...
  • Sen. Scott Brown will support tax money for Planned Parenthood

    03/22/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 78 replies
    Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, is one of the only Senate Republicans who favor legal abortion. So today’s news that he will vote to keep tax money for Planned Parenthood is not shocking, but it is still disappointing. Catholics, especially in Massachusetts, can let their voices be heard by calling Senator Brown’s office at (202) 224-4543. Here’s the statement that Senator Brown issued today: “I support family planning and health services for women. Given our severe budget problems, I don’t believe any area of the budget is completely immune from cuts,” he said. “However, the proposal to eliminate all funding for...
  • House Dems Say They Oppose Hyde Amendment, Support Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

    02/10/2011 10:26:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 10, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) (at podium) joined other House Democrats for a press conference on Wednesday to express their opposition to two Republican-sponsored bills that would prohibit federal funds from being used to pay for abortions. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – A group of House Democrats -- asked directly if they support the use of federal (taxpayer) funds to pay for abortion -- said yes, they do.At press conference on Wednesday, the Democrats also voiced their opposition to two Republican-sponsored bills that would prohibit federal funding of abortion.CNSNews.com asked if any of the House members at the press conference supported the use of federal...
  • House Approves Bill Repealing Abortion-Funding Obamacare

    House Approves Bill Repealing Abortion-Funding Obamacare Washington, DC -- The House of Representatives today fulfilled its election mandate to repeal the bill that cause Republicans to sweep into office and install a new pro-life majority. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/19/house-approves-bill-repealing-abortion-funding-obamacare/
  • Judge Rules ObamaCare Constitutional Despite Abortion Funding

    12/01/2010 8:56:29 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Rules ObamaCare Constitutional Despite Abortion Funding Richmond, VA -- A federal judge in Virginia has issued a preliminary ruling in one of several lawsuits filed against ObamaCare, which pro-life groups opposed because it contained no provisions fully eliminating abortion funding. The case, filed by Liberty University, a Christian college, is different from the main lawsuits state attorney general filed against the health care takeover law because it centers on the question of forcing taxpayers to fund abortions. http://LifeNews.com/nat-6901
  • Judge Rules ObamaCare Constitutional Despite Abortion Funding

    12/01/2010 8:56:23 AM PST · by julieee · 12 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Rules ObamaCare Constitutional Despite Abortion Funding Richmond, VA -- A federal judge in Virginia has issued a preliminary ruling in one of several lawsuits filed against ObamaCare, which pro-life groups opposed because it contained no provisions fully eliminating abortion funding. The case, filed by Liberty University, a Christian college, is different from the main lawsuits state attorney general filed against the health care takeover law because it centers on the question of forcing taxpayers to fund abortions. http://LifeNews.com/nat-6901
  • New Jersey Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes After Christie Cuts Funds

    09/22/2010 7:30:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 9/21/2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) -- After the New Jersey state Senate defeated an attempt to override the decision of Gov. Chris Christie to cut off state taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, the first facility run by the national abortion giant is closing.The Cherry Hill Courier Post newspaper says a Planned Parenthood facility located on Haddonfield Road and operated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey will close down.PP-SNJ stands to lose as much as $160,000 in taxpayer funds because of Christie's decision and the upholding of his veto. With the closing of the Cherry Hill center, Planned Parenthood customers...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood on budget victory (BARF ALERT)

    03/26/2010 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 237+ views
    email received from Planned Parenthood
    Thank you for defending women's health! Dear xxxx, As we told you last week, the two remaining anti-choice budget amendments were stripped from HB30. While the budget conference committee meets behind closed doors, we know that several of our legislative champions fought hard for Planned Parenthood. Both Gov. McDonnell and A.G. Cuccinelli have vowed to do everything in their power to strip Planned Parenthood of state funding, so this victory is particularly important! TAKE ACTION: Please thank these legislators now! OR call them to say thank you: Senator Janet Howell (D-32): (703) 709-8283 Senator Edward Houck (D-17): (540) 786-2782 Senator...
  • Slaughter House Surprise: Simply 'Deem' Health Bill Passed after Voting on Fix Bill

    03/13/2010 10:00:25 AM PST · by topher · 46 replies · 1,815+ views
    Friday March 12, 2010 Slaughter House Surprise: Simply 'Deem' Health Bill Passed after Voting on Fix Bill By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Democrats struggling to find enough votes to pass the Senate bill in the House of Representatives could bypass the problem by simply "deeming" the health bill passed after voting for a separate compromise measure, rather than actually voting on it, according to House Rules Committee chair Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY).Congress Daily reported Wednesday that Rep. Slaughter is considering preparing a rule that would deem the abortion-expanding Senate health care bill passed once the...
  • United Church of Christ, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterians OK Abortion Funding

    12/07/2009 4:10:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 70 replies · 1,802+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/7/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A collection of pro-abortion religious groups authored a letter today to members of the Senate that essentially places them on record supporting taxpayer funding of abortions. The letter expresses their opposition to the Nelson amendment, released today, to remove abortion funding from the Senate government-run health care bill. The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church are the four mainline protestant denominations to sign the letter asking lawmakers to oppose the Nelson amendment.They are joined by the Disciples Justice Action Center, NA'AMAT USA, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a...
  • Shame: Religious Left Demands Obamacare Abortion Funding

    12/01/2009 3:55:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 493+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 12/1/09 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.orgWASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- The lobbying offices of the mainline churches have joined with abortion rights advocacy groups in opposing the Stupak-Pitts restriction against government health insurance funded abortions. Unlike the evangelical left, which has sought to consolidate liberal evangelical support behind Obamacare by promising protections against government funded abortion, the old religious left is urging constituents to tell the U.S. Senate to drop the abortion restriction. "It is now up to the Senate to keep health care reform free of religious doctrine and restrictions that will...
  • Killing the Stupak Amendment Wouldn't Have Killed the Bill

    11/10/2009 3:08:13 AM PST · by mlizzy · 19 replies · 678+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 11-10-09 | John McCormack
    On Saturday night the Democrats narrowly passed a monstrosity of a health-care bill. Some conservatives blamed the National Right to Life Committee. How is that possible? In order to get enough votes to secure final passage, Nancy Pelosi allowed an up-or-down vote on the Stupak amendment to bar federal funding of abortion through the health-care bill. Rep. John Shadegg (R, Ariz.), who made a bid this year to be Republican minority leader, and Americans for Prosperity urged Republicans to defeat the pro-life measure by voting present. They argued that defeating the amendment could bring down the entire bill: “(Nancy) Pelosi...
  • Obama Officially Endorses Abortion-Funding Health Care Bill

    11/06/2009 2:09:34 PM PST · by julieee · 11 replies · 435+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 6, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Officially Endorses Abortion-Funding Health Care Bill Washington, DC -- With a new statement released today from the White House, President Barack Obama finally officially put his imprimatur on the House health care bill that contains massive abortion funding. Obama has previously been criticized for saying he wanted no abortion funding but lobbying for the bill. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5626.html
  • Symptom Of The Disease: Abortion Funding By Government

    11/03/2009 2:01:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 220+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | Stever McGough
    Many Democrats are concerned about the language in the $1.2 trillion health care presented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that allows for a loophole – there’s that word again – to indirectly fund abortion. Some call it an accounting gimmick, but this is a very clear example of a symptom of the disease. More from today’s Washington Post.
  • McDonnell Pledges Veto Of Planned Parenthood Funding On Laura Ingraham’s Show

    10/30/2009 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 471+ views
    On Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell appeared on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show and, to the delight of many pro-lifers, took a definitive stand on banning taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. For many, such as Virginians For Life, such a public stand from McDonnell was essential and urged him for some time to make a public pledge. Remember
  • Rep. Stupak calls on President Obama to act to support abortion funding restrictions

    10/27/2009 1:37:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 349+ views
    cna ^ | October 27, 2009
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) / President Barack Obama Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2009 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- Pro-life Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) has called on President Obama to back up his stated support for the exclusion of abortion funding from health care legislation. Recounting how congressional leaders are opposing funding restrictions, Stupak warned that action is needed as “crunch time” arrives.Rep. Stupak, who is advocating the inclusion of a Hyde Amendment provision that would bar federal abortion funding from proposed health care reform, spoke about his health care conversation with President Obama in an interview with CNSNews.com.On Sept....
  • Tax Dollars Shouldn't Fund Abortion

    10/15/2009 6:35:55 AM PDT · by Nobel_1 · 5 replies · 711+ views
    WSJ ^ | 10/15/2009 | Charmaine Yoest
    The debate over health-care reform is now entering a new phase. This week, the Senate Finance Committee voted for Sen. Max Baucus's health-care bill, which sets up a possible Senate vote on the legislation later this month. Aggressive negotiations are underway on how to handle abortion funding. Democratic leaders claim that all they want is to maintain the "status quo" on abortion. In reality, maintaining what we have now isn't even on the table. To do that, a health-care bill would have to explicitly prevent federal dollars from being used for elective abortions. Provisions that would have done that were...
  • Pelosi Dodges Question of Whether Government Health-Care Plan Will Fund Abortion

    07/29/2009 6:09:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 842+ views
    Pelosi Dodges Question of Whether Government Health-Care Plan Will Fund Abortion Wednesday, July 29, 2009 By CNSNews.com Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – While many pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives say they will not vote for a health care reform bill unless it explicitly prohibits federal funding for abortion through insurance plans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has declined to state whether the final legislation should address the issue. On the July 26 edition of CNN’s State of the Union, for example, host John King asked Pelosi: “If this bill passes and there’s a public option, should that public option...
  • A bailout for the abortion industry?

    07/26/2009 8:58:54 PM PDT · by ttjemery · 1 replies · 85+ views
    A bill under the guise of reducing abortion could actually do the opposite. LifeNews.com reports Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a former pro-lifer who abandoned his views and was subsequently kicked off the board of Democrats for Life of America, and Representative Rose DeLauro (D-Connecticut), a former staff of NARAL, have introduced a bill being touted as pro-life legislation but is being called a "bailout for the abortion industry." According to Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee, the $647-million "Reducing the Need for Abortions Initiative" does not live up to its name. "It’s authored by a former leader...
  • BREAKING: Pence Amendment Fails, House Votes to Increase Tax Dollars for Planned Parenthood

    07/24/2009 12:59:07 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 40 replies · 1,424+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 24, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After unexpectedly passing the House Rules committee late yesterday, an amendment introduced by Rep. Mike Pence to strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding under Health and Human Services "family planning" (or Title X) funds, has failed. The House of Representatives rejected the Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood by a vote of 183 to 247. The Labor/Health and Human Services appropriations bill contains $317.5 million for the Title X Family Planning program (a $10 million or 3% increase over 2008 levels), which is a major source of funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates....
  • Wow: Dozens of Democrats lining up against ObamaCare over … abortion ?

    07/22/2009 4:16:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 120 replies · 2,550+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 22, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Standard counts no fewer than 53 Dems on record as having problems with the House bill, but so lopsided is the blue majority that the GOP would need to peel off 40 of them to block it. That’s not going to happen on Obama’s signature policy initiative. Assuming their objections are economic in nature, Pelosi will simply shower the fencesitters with legislative goodies until enough of them are willing to choke down ObamaCare. But what if their objections are based on something more profound than economics? Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak said he is “optimistic” that his campaign to include...
  • Pence: Proposal to de-fund Planned Parenthood adds to health care abortion controversy

    07/23/2009 6:36:43 AM PDT · by VocalObserver · 2 replies · 332+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 07/22/2009 | CNA
    Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2009 / 07:05 pm (CNA).- As debate continues about de facto federal funding for abortion in proposed health care legislation, U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) has filed an amendment which would deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood through Title X Family Planning.
  • Congressman to Offer Amendment to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    07/17/2009 12:30:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/17/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The most recent annual report shows Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, received $350 million in taxpayer dollars from state, local and federal governments. Congressman Mike Pence says that's too much money and he is floating an amendment to reduce the flow. Pence, an Indiana Republican, will offer an amendment next week to the appropriations bill that funds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The amendment would stop HHS’ Family Planning funding (Title X) from going to Planned Parenthood."Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of family planning money and is also the largest...
  • Call Congress to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    07/17/2009 9:27:14 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 274+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Call Congress to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Washington, DC -- The most recent annual report shows Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, received $350 million in taxpayer dollars from state, local and federal governments. Congressman Mike Pence says that's too much money and he is floating an amendment to reduce the flow. Story and action alert at: http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5237.html
  • Democrats Manipulate Vote, Prevent Stopping Tax-Funded Abortions in DC

    07/16/2009 3:04:21 PM PDT · by julieee · 384+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 16, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats Manipulate Vote, Prevent Stopping Tax-Funded Abortions in DC Washington, DC -- Members of the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives manipulated a vote on Thursday. The end result is the prevention of a vote on an amendment that would stop forcing taxpayers from having to pay for abortions in the nation's capital. See http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5233.html for full story and action alert.
  • Smuggling Abortion Agenda Into Health Care Reform

    07/16/2009 11:58:53 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 5 replies · 547+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 7/16/2009 | Charlie Butts
    If passed, two healthcare reform bills could mean more abortions at taxpayers' expense. The two primary measures -- the Kennedy bill and the House Democratic leadership bill -- contain provisions that would represent the greatest expansion of abortion since the Supreme Court legalized it in 1973, according to Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee. "These two bills contain multiple provisions that would result in federally mandated insurance coverage of abortion on demand, result in massive federal subsidies for abortion, result even in mandated creation of many new abortion clinics across the country," he explains.
  • Health care bill drawing bipartisan fire over abortion funding

    07/14/2009 4:37:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 397+ views
    cna ^ | July 14, 2009
    Rep. Chris Smith speaking Tuesday afternoon Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2009 / 05:55 pm (CNA).- As Congress prepares to consider President Obama's health care reform this week, the legislation is drawing opposition from both sides of the aisle. At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, ten lawmakers warned that the current draft of the health care bill will force taxpayers, businesses and insurance providers to pay for abortions. Reaction from Democrats first became public when a group of 19 congressmen, some of them "Blue Dog Democrats," sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the end of June....