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  • Trump’s Victory and the Religious Right

    11/17/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    “Clinton's loss at the hands of Donald Trump amounted to the most surprising outcome in the history of modern electoral politics.” So writes David Catanese for (11/11/16).Many of the pollsters proved to be wrong after all. To his credit, Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia cried mea culpa, declaring: “We were wrong, ok? The entire punditry industry. The entire polling industry. The entire analyst industry. And I want to take this opportunity to take my fair share of the blame. We were wrong.”“Success,” noted John F. Kennedy after he took responsibility for the fiasco that was the Bay of Pigs, “has...
  • This law saved two million babies from abortion. Democrats want it gone.

    10/01/2016 2:40:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | October 1, 2016 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    Forty-three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled abortion to be a constitutional right. Three years later, Illinois Republican Rep. Henry Hyde pushed Congress into banning almost all federal funds from being used for abortions. That ban, an annual budget rider known as the Hyde Amendment, has saved more than two million children from death in the womb, according to a new report from Charlotte Lozier Institute Associate Scholar Dr. Michael New.Naturally, Democrats want it gone. From my article at The Stream: The Democratic Party’s platform promises to repeal of the Amendment because it “impede[s] a woman’s access to abortion,”...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Permanently Banning Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    09/17/2016 9:10:34 AM PDT · by blueberry12 · 13 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Sept 16, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Donald Trump today has issued a call to make permanent the Hyde Amendment that bans almost all federal taxpayer funding of abortions and is credited with saving the lives of over 1 million Americans from abortion. Trump‘s call comes as Hillary Clinton is campaigning in reversing Hyde and forcing Americans to fund free abortions for women with their tax dollars. Every year, Congress is forced to fight the battle to protect Americans from being forced to pay for abortions with their tax dollars. Democrats annually fight the pro-life budget provision and hope they can eventually reverse it should they take...
  • Rep. Chu: Tax-Funded Abortions ‘Will Actually Save This Country Money’

    07/27/2016 11:36:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 27, 2016 | 2:42 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic Party platform’s new language Tuesday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, saying doing so will save money. […] Chu supported the EACH Woman Act last summer, which would have lifted the Hyde Amendment’s restrictions on federal funding for abortion. …
  • Hillary Calls for Free Abortions for Medicaid Recipients

    01/13/2016 10:53:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | John McCormack
    At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients. "I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said. "Not as long as we have laws on the book like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," -SNIP- The Hyde amendment prevents federal funding of abortion...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • Five Democrats Join Bus Tour to Repeal Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion

    08/12/2014 12:15:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 12, 2014 | Tatiana Lozano
    ( - At least five House Democrats are participating in a nationwide “Be Bold Road Trip” this month in an effort to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the federal government from directly subsidizing abortions. Starting August 9 in Los Angeles, the bus tour will run until mid-September and end in Washington, D.C. The 10,000-mile itinerary covers eight states and 12 cities. As part of the bus tour, Representatives Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) will speak against the Hyde Amendment in their home states, according to the Huffington Post....
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Accuses GOP of 'Making Sure That We Would Redefine Rape'

    05/02/2012 6:28:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Accuses GOP of 'Making Sure That We Would Redefine Rape' By Matt Cover ( – Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, accused Republicans on Tuesday of "making sure that we would redefine rape." “I think the agenda of the Republican Party and of Mitt Romney has clearly been--and can be interpreted as--an attack on the issues that matter to women,” Wasserman-Schultz said during a conference call. “From the very beginning of this Congress,” she said, “the first priorities in the first bills the Republicans introduced repealing the Affordable Care Act which...
  • Taxpayers paying for Planned Parenthood abortions, violating Hyde: pro-life group

    07/18/2011 4:15:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/18/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2011 ( – The national pro-life group American Life League has released a new video showing how federal funds given to Planned Parenthood are being used to support the organization’s massive abortion business, contrary to the federal Hyde amendment. The Hyde Amendment, named after its chief sponsor Republican Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois, is a legislative provision first enacted in 1976 that is aimed at stopping Medicaid and other federal tax dollars from funding abortions, except in cases or rape, incest, or where the mother’s life is at risk. But, according to American Life League, their...
  • Obama Admin Accused of Ignoring Hyde Amdt on Abortion Funding

    03/11/2011 9:47:31 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies ^ | March 11, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Accused of Ignoring Hyde Amdt on Abortion Funding Washington, DC -- A pro-life group that uncovered how the University of North Carolina was requiring students to pay for abortions under a student health care plan says the Obama administration may be ignoring the Hyde Amendment.
  • 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. ( Starr) ( – 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 asked if any of the House members at the press conference supported the use of federal...
  • Subsidizing Health Plans That Cover Abortion Is Not Federal Funding of Abortion, Democrats Say

    02/09/2011 9:29:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 9, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday that providing individuals with subsidies under the health care law to purchase health insurance plans that cover abortion services is not considered federal funding of abortion. VIDEO 2:16 minutes “It’s not federal funding,” she said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. “We’re saying people have the right to get insurance, whatever insurance they want, and they get a tax credit for providing insurance. We’re not spending federal funds on abortion. So, what they are doing is twisting and turning what the meaning is of federal funds that has never...
  • Congresswoman Calls for Repealing Hyde Amendment; Backs Assertion That Abortion is Safer...

    09/30/2010 4:49:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/30/2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion except in certain cases, should be repealed, and also said “there’s no evidence” that increasing access to abortion services encourages people to get abortions. At an event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights to call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, asked Rep. Schakowsky, “So, increasing access to abortion, you think, does not encourage some people to get abortions?” Rep. Schakowsky said, “No, there’s no evidence of that around the world, where access to abortion is more available...
  • Confirms: Obamacare Dollars Were Set to Fund Abortions before Controversy

    07/23/2010 11:10:07 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | July 23, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Friday July 23, 2010 Confirms: Obamacare Dollars Were Set to Fund Abortions before Controversy By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2010 ( - The non-partisan fact-checking site has vindicated the National Right to Life Committee's (NRLC) claim that federal monies were on the brink of funding abortions in state high-risk insurance pools before the matter was exposed by NRLC, prompting the Obama administration to retroactively enforce Hyde-amendment restrictions.The controversy erupted a week and a half ago, when NRLC revealed that abortions would be funded under a $160 million Pennsylvania program, a fact that contradicted the repeated assurances of President Obama...
  • Catholic Bishops Threaten To Oppose Obamacare Bills

    10/08/2009 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 271+ views
    ABC News/The Lid ^ | 10/8/09 | The Lid
    The Catholic Bishops handling Obamacare for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are not happy with the bills before the Senate, and promise to work against the bill if it is not changed. Sent by Bishop William Murphy, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop John Wester, a letter was sent today outlining their concerns: “that no one should be forced to pay for or participate in abortion, that health care should be affordable and available to the poor and vulnerable, and that the needs of legal immigrants should be met.”
  • Obama Spokesman Falsely Claims Hyde Amdt Stops Abortion in Health Care

    10/08/2009 8:34:32 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 322+ views ^ | October 8, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Spokesman Falsely Claims Hyde Amdt Stops Abortion in Health Care Washington, DC -- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs mislead reporters today during his afternoon press briefing with a false claim that the Hyde amendment would prohibit taxpayer-funding of abortions in the Congressional health care bills. However, the long-standing law does not apply to the legislation.
  • Planned Parenthood (and others) Seek Bailout $$$

    01/17/2009 8:10:44 PM PST · by GVnana · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Stop the Bailout for Planned Parenthood Abortion groups have submitted their 50 page proposal to the Obama-Biden transition team. At the top of the list? More taxpayer dollars for abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood. How much more? Over 1.5 billion dollars more! The Abortion Bailout Package: * $1 BILLION dollars in taxpayer funding for International Abortion Groups * $700 million in taxpayer funding for “Title X” Health Clinics (aka your local Planned Parenthood affiliate) * $65 million for the UNFPA, an international aid organization connected to coercive abortion as part of China’s coercive one-child policy * Repeal the Hyde Amendment...
  • Republican Congressman Opposed to Abortion Calls Rudy Giuliani Pro-Life

    10/07/2007 9:05:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 592+ views ^ | October 2, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven EditorOctober 2, 2007Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani has tried every trick in the book in order to persuade pro-life voters to consider him for the Republican nomination for president. Now a congressman with a long record of opposing abortion has labeled the former mayor pro-life and said he would have voted mostly pro-life if he had been a congressman as well.Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, says that if Giuliani were a member of Congress today, he'd be considered pro-life."In a hypothetical comparison of congressional votes, Mayor Giuliani's voting record would mirror the voting record of...
  • Brody File (CBN): Giuliani Campaign on Abortion (no change to Hyde Amendment)

    03/28/2007 12:43:50 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 188+ views
    Christian Broadcast Network ^ | March 28, 2007 | Brody File, CBN & AP
    The Rudy Giuliani campaign claims the former New York mayor will be keeping his hands off the Hyde Amendment. Giuliani will "not seek to make any changes to the Hyde Amendment which restricts federal funding of abortion," the campaign told the Brody File. The amendment, passed in 1976, prohibits federal funding for abortion with the exceptions of cases involving rape, incest, or endangerment of the life of the mother. Still, Giuliani's camp insists everything possible should be done to encourage a culture of life. The campaign said, "He has consistently said he personally hates abortion and wishes no woman ever...
  • Ronald Reagan, Father Of the Pro-Life Movement (How A Cause Was Born)

    11/06/2003 6:35:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 3 replies · 229+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Asia ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2003 | FRED BARNES
    <p>When President Bush signed a ban on partial-birth abortion yesterday, it marked the first congressional rollback of Roe v. Wade since the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion was handed down in 1973. And it marked the success of an idea as well. The idea, of course, is that abortion is inhuman and should be limited as sharply as possible and ultimately outlawed altogether.</p>