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  • GOP Fails Pro-Life Voters by Refusing to Defund Planned Parenthood

    12/10/2018 6:17:44 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Faithwire ^ | Dec 6, 2018 | Carly Hoilman
    As the final weeks of the GOP-controlled Congress draw to a close, pro-life voters look on with great disappointment at the Republican politicians who failed to follow through on their most crucial promise: to defund Planned Parenthood. In about a month, Democrats will take over the House of Representatives and any hope of stripping the abortion giant of federal funding will pass away. With precious little time left in the lame-duck session, GOP congressional leaders have chosen to ignore the persistent urgings of pro-life leaders. Just last week, leaders from Live Action, Students for Life America, the Susan B. Anthony...
  • [Vanity] Can We Defund the Special Counsel?

    08/24/2018 8:09:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    It was my wife's idea | Today (my favorite day) | Me
    Can we defund the Special Counsel? My wife is thinking that with the end of the budget year, perhaps Congress should simply put in DOJ's budget that no money can be used for the Special Counsel's office or activities. I like the idea. Can we do that?
  • Republican Senate Moving to Fund Planned Parenthood and Aborted-Baby-Parts Research

    08/24/2018 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2018 | 4:53 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted to pass an appropriations bill funding the Department of Health and Human Services that—if adopted by the House and signed by President Trump—will not only permit the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood but will also allow the continued federal funding of scientific research that creates “humanized mice” using organs taken from aborted babies. After some maneuvering on Thursday afternoon, the leadership allowed a floor vote on an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) that would have prohibited all federal funding of Planned Parenthood. That amendment was only brought up for a vote...
  • Planned Parenthood Has a New Financial Lifeline…from the Adult Sex Toy Industry

    08/23/2017 10:46:46 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Supporters of Planned Parenthood are trying to boost the abortion giant’s shaky bottom line by selling sex toys, uterus-themed emojis and sex-positive wrapping paper. The merchandise may be X-rated, but abortion opponents say it’s just another argument in favor of weaning Planned Parenthood off taxpayer funding.
  • Secret Document Shows Planned Parenthood Trying to Get California to Sue if Congress Defunds It

    06/28/2017 10:12:26 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 27, 2017   | Cheryl Sullenger
    New documents obtained by Operation Rescue reveal Planned Parenthood’s attempt to use the State of California as a tool to challenge any potential defunding in the current efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Operation Rescue received the records from the Office of the California Attorney General as the result of a public records request. On March 17, 2017, Celinda Vazquez, Vice President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, sent an e-mail marked “High” importance to Attorney General Xavier Bacerra, that included a letter from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California requesting a meeting to discuss “potential litigation in the...
  • An Excellent Start! These 19 Agencies Completely Defunded by Trump Budget

    03/18/2017 3:57:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    Politistick ^ | March 18, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    It’s not law yet, and it doesn’t cut overall spending that much. Nor does it significantly cut the deficit or come close to balancing the budget, which will never come under control until the 800 lb. elephant in the room — “entitlements” — are gutted dramatically. And it doesn’t go as far as I would in slashing and burning the DC bureaucracy — largely unconstitutional — a giant sucking sound of redistribution of wealth from hardworking Americans to the blood-sucking leeches in the nation’s capitol. {..snip..}
  • GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

    02/16/2017 3:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2017 5:03 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The House voted Thursday to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions. A rule imposed by the Obama administration says that states cannot deny funding to clinics for reasons unrelated to their ability to provide basic family planning services. Federal dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions, except in restricted circumstances. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black and other Republicans said the rule, finalized in December, unfairly restricts how states can spend federal family-planning funds. …
  • White House: Trump executive order will 'defund' sanctuary cities

    01/25/2017 11:33:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/17 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump will direct his secretary of homeland security to examine ways the administration can suspend grants to so-called "sanctuary cities," or areas where law enforcement agents do not enforce immigration laws, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. "What the executive order does is, it directs the secretary to ... look at funding streams that are going to these cities ... and figure out how we can defund those streams," Spicer said of an executive action Trump was expected to sign later in the day. Spicer dismissed suggestions that Trump would seek to deport children who were brought...
  • Trump Didn’t Just Re-enact the Old Ban on Funding International Planned Parenthood – He Made It Vast

    01/25/2017 11:09:55 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 25, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    Full Title:  Trump Didn’t Just Re-enact the Old Ban on Funding International Planned Parenthood – He Made It Vastly Stronger WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump’s newly reinstated ban on funding to foreign pro-abortion groups is not just a repeat of old Republican policy it turns out. In fact, it is vastly stronger. The “Mexico City Policy” has been enacted by Republican presidents since Reagan, and subsequently overturned by Democratic presidents. It bars U.S. taxpayer funding to organizations abroad that perform or promote abortions. But Trump’s version of the executive order goes even further. Not only does it...
  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 171 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: “The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • Pres Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/22/2017 12:17:29 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Life News ^ | January 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    FULL TITLE: President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of...
  • Planned Parenthood on the ropes as Republicans move in for knockout punch

    01/09/2017 3:53:17 PM PST · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    A unified Republican government is poised to slash hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood’s annual budget — the culmination of a public relations nightmare 18 months in the making that has left the nation’s largest abortion provider more vulnerable than ever to pro-life advances.
  • NARAL President: Repealing Obamacare ‘Is About Disempowering Women’

    01/06/2017 6:02:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 6:06 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    A Republican initiative aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act “is about denying women healthcare” and “disempowering women,” NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue said on Capitol Hill Thursday. Speaking at a press conference held by House Democratic leaders to protest GOP plans to repeal the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, Hogue said President-elect Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP-controlled Senate have “no mandate to take away our healthcare.” “More Americans voted for Democratic leadership in the White House and the Senate than voted for the Republicans,” she said. Hogue also cited “reports” saying “that Trump voters are...
  • Senate GOP drops push to 'defund Obamacare'

    06/07/2016 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 10:40 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Republicans controlling the Senate are abandoning an effort to use their power over the federal purse strings to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The more pragmatic approach with a huge $164 billion spending measure reflects a hope by top Republicans like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove veto bait from must-pass spending bills in hopes of advancing them more easily. …
  • Regarding Speaker Ryan's advance surrender on defunding Planned Parenthood

    11/01/2015 3:07:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    "This is what I mean when I say being an effective opposition party. I think being an effective opposition party means being honest with people upfront about what it is we can and cannot achieve." - Speaker Paul "Squish" Ryan Where would we be if our forebears had Ryan's fighting spirit? Great "Ryan" moments in history: "Give me Liberty, or give me whatever you want!" - Patrick "Ryan" Henry "It's too cold here and the outcome is doubtful anyway, so we should all just go home and cozy up to the fire. To hell with the revolution." - General George...
  • Rev. Graham: If Obama Vetoes Defund of PP, 'The Blood' of 'Butchered' Children 'Will Be On His...

    09/21/2015 3:59:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/21/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood, Reverend Franklin Graham said it was "a great step" that he hopes will also pass in the Senate, adding that although President Barack Obama has said he will veto such legislation, if he does "it will be at his own peril," and the blood of the children "butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands." "After much heated and emotional debate, on Friday the House passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act," said Rev. Graham in a Sept. 20 post on Facebook. "This is...
  • Cruz, Bush and Kasich Back De-Funding Planned Parenthood During GOP Debate [KASICH BS ALERT]

    09/17/2015 1:52:23 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9-17-2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Three of the Republican presidential candidates said during last night’s debate that they want to see the Planned Parenthood abortion business de-funded. The debate came on the same week that the Center for Medical Progress released it’s 10th video in a series exposing the abortion corporation selling aborted babies and their body parts for research. Senator Ted Cruz has been leading the charge to force Democrats to shut down the federal government if Planned Parenthood is not de-funded. “We shouldn’t be sending $500 million of taxpayer money to funding an ongoing criminal enterprise, and I’ll tell you, the fact that...
  • Planned Parenthood Hearing re-airing on CSPAN right now

    09/12/2015 10:50:48 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 3 replies
    CSPAN
    Just found the Planned Parenthood hearings on CSPAN if you missed them on Wednesday.
  • Ted Cruz Vows To Defund Planned Parenthood, Prosecute Criminal Violations

    08/27/2015 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he plans to launch a grassroots campaign that will defund Planned Parenthood in all 50 states and prosecute all criminal violations by the nation’s largest abortion provider.Cruz invited thousands of evangelical pastors from across the country to participate in a conference call Tuesday night, and let them know he would do his best to ensure the government is not funded if funding includes taxpayer monies for Planned Parenthood.---“We can expect President Obama and many of the congressional Democrats to cry loudly that if Congress uses its authority, Congress will be quote ‘shutting down the...
  • Congressional Republicans To Keep Organ Harvesting Alive and Babies Dead

    08/26/2015 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | August 25th, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    Congressional Republicans are coming up with every excuse imaginable to avoid having to defund Planned Parenthood. Right now they’re going with the “let’s investigate” card. They think that if they just probe deeply enough they’ll have enough ammunition to attack the Democrats. Yes, that would be the exact same Democrats who have seen the same videos everyone else has seen and decided it is no big deal. Conservatives in Congress are gearing up for a fight on this issue against their own leadership. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% in the Senate is convinced that a government shutdown by President Obama...