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  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • Despite Pressure ABC News Doesn't Budge, Refuses to Allow Carly Fiorina to Debate Saturday

    02/05/2016 7:32:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    ABC News announced the lineup for Saturday's GOP presidential debate in Manchester late Thursday evening. Seven candidates will take the stage just three days before the New Hampshire primary. For Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will not be one of them despite beating rivals John Kasich and Chris Christie in the Iowa caucus. She's also beating Dr. Ben Carson in New Hampshire polling.  .@ABC reveals Republican candidates participating in Saturday's #GOPDebate https://t.co/phaAPdGLAh pic.twitter.com/VHuGgmlBd4— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR) February 5, 2016 Fiorina is responding with accusations the "game is rigged." "I've been telling you the game is rigged. And here's even more...
  • The LA Times Wants You to Feel Bad About Babies Being Born

    02/05/2016 6:51:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 4, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    In bold, stark lettering, an article by the LA Times featured the following ground-breaking headline splashed across its Wednesday edition: “After Texas Stopped Funding Planned Parenthood, Low-Income Women Had More Babies.” The article is based on a recent study conducted by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which seeks to link a recent 1.9 percent increase in Texas births paid for by Medicaid to the fact that the state cut off funding to the nation's largest abortion provider last year. In other words, more babies are...
  • The Planned Parenthood Videos and Ethical Zotting

    02/05/2016 9:43:06 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    5280 Denver ^ | 1/29/16 | Luc Hatlestad
    Journalism isn't rocket science. Nor is it law, medicine, or any other field that requires specific credentials to practice it. Many reporters have a journalism degree; some don't. All you really need to get into journalism is a strong sense of curiosity, decent writing skills (a few too many of us don't even have that), and a commitment to finding the truth.... Journalists "take an angle" on stories all the time, because we're human beings who have opinions or hunches about things, and because this profession pays us to have them. But there's a right way and a wrong way...
  • Do Not Close The Book On Carly Fiorina

    02/04/2016 8:38:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and now Rand Paul. All were considered to be serious candidates for the Republican nomination for president and all have dropped out.Carly Fiorina began the campaign with far less name recognition, far less money, and yet her national profile has grown and when she speaks people hang on every word. She has far outlasted the so-called heavyweights, do not count her out.While I have yet to endorsein the GOP presidential race, what has so impressed me about Carly is the drive, persistence and consistency she has shown throughout the entire process. She...
  • Activist behind Planned Parenthood video offered probation

    02/04/2016 9:50:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 12:43 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Terry Yates, the attorney for David Daleiden, who faces a felony and a misdemeanor charge, said he is prepared to head to trial if he can't quash the indictment and isn't interested in a probation offer that would keep Daleiden out of prison. Daleiden surrendered to authorities Thursday, posted $3,000 bond and made two court appearances. "I'm very grateful for all the support from the public," he said afterward. Sandra Merritt,...
  • D.A. Who Indicted David Daleiden Received Over $25,000 From Attorney for Late-Term Abortionist

    02/03/2016 9:41:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Today, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson (pictured) defended her indictment of pro-life advocate David Daleiden despite the fact that a Planned Parenthood abortion business board members works as a prosecutor in her office. Now, new information has come to light that Anderson’s campaign received more than $25,000 from the attorney who works for a late-term abortionist. As LifeNews reported Monday, a Texas grand jury has ignored the videos exposing a Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic caught selling aborted baby body parts and has instead indicted the man behind producing the expose’ videos. The Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden...
  • David Daleiden Prosecutor Got Money, PR Help From Late Term Abortionist’s Lawyer

    02/03/2016 3:43:26 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/16 | Evan Gahr
    The Houston prosecutor whose grand jury indicted two pro-life activists behind the Planned Parenthood sting but cleared the group of wrongdoing is closely connected to the lawyer for a late-term abortionist she failed to prosecute. Chip Lewis, the attorney for Douglas Karpen, did spin control for Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson after she came under fire for letting his doctor client off the hook. He also contributed $25,000 to her election campaign the following year. Lewis has even suggested that the outcome for his client could explain why the grand jury indicted Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden,...
  • Invoices from Houston Planned Parenthood Show Profit from Aborted Baby Remains & Add Concerns...

    02/03/2016 7:36:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | January 29, 2015 | Operation Rescue
    FULL TITLE: Invoices from Houston Planned Parenthood Show Profit from Aborted Baby Remains & Add Concerns that Grand Jury Tainted by Bias Houston, Texas – Yesterday, Operation Rescue’s Texas attorney, Briscoe Cain, released never-before seen documents that show Planned Parenthood engaged in providing fetal body parts from aborted babies to four public-funded Texas universities. Cain stated in a news conference held in front of the Houston Planned Parenthood office that the documents “appear to throw water on Planned Parenthood’s claim that they do not profit from the sale of fetal tissue, but only make enough to cover their costs.” These...
  • Family Research Council Releases Issue Analysis of Planned Parenthood and Biotech Industry...

    02/03/2016 7:24:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    .frc.org ^ | February 3, 2016 | J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao,
    FULL TITLE: Family Research Council Releases Issue Analysis of Planned Parenthood and Biotech Industry Use of Aborted Babies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council’s Center for Human Dignity has published a new Issue Analysis titled “Investigating Planned Parenthood and Research Using Aborted Babies.” Authored by Center Director Arina Grossu, the purpose of this study is to investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices and its harvesting of aborted babies’ organs. These findings synthesize what is publically known about Planned Parenthood, its harvesting of aborted baby parts, the operations of biotech companies involved in this industry, and its end-use consumers, including National Institutes...
  • Videographer in Planned Parenthood case to be offered probation

    02/03/2016 7:15:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    chron.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Brian Rogers
    A California woman charged last week for her role in the production of undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic will be offered probation, a Harris County prosecutor said in court. Sandra Susan Merritt, of San Jose, Calif., appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony which carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses last week cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations....
  • BREAKING: David Daleiden, Heading to Court Feb. 4, Releases New Planned Parenthood Video

    02/03/2016 4:19:43 PM PST · by blueyon · 17 replies
    SeasonsOfGrace.com ^ | 2/04/16 | Kathy Schiffer
    THIS JUST IN from the Thomas More Society, the not-for-profit, public interest law firm that is defending David Daleiden against charges that he and his Center for Medical Progress have violated the law in exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of aborted baby body parts: As prelude to David Daleiden presenting himself to the Harris County court this week, the Center for Medical Progress released a new video exposing how Planned Parenthood used accounting gimmicks to hide its illegal sale of fetal tissue. Daleiden will present himself before Judge Brock Thomas at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 4th. Statement by Peter...
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 3:10:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 282 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 02, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have to say one thing, one more thing, one more time. I do not like -- and I've got a Reuters story: "Marco Rubio Emerges Champion of Battered Republican Establishment." Another Reuters story, headline: "Republican Cruz Calls Iowa Win a Victory for Conservative Grassroots." I do not like, speaking for myself, I don't like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate. I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting...
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Really Like’ Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 8:52:01 PM PST · by 867V309 · 254 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 2 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Limbaugh told listeners that he felt like a “lone wolf” for appreciating Rubio, because so many people were angry at him for pursuing amnesty in the Senate with the Gang of Eight
  • Timeline of Rush Limbaugh’s growing hatred of Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 9:02:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 55 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jun. 27, 2013
    1/29 Marco Rubio unveils Rubiocare on the Rush Limbaugh Show 2/7 Rush Limbaugh heaps praise on Marco Rubio: He is the real deal! 3/6 Rush Limbaugh lists Marco Rubio as one of his favorite conservatives 4/4 Rush Limbaugh takes Marco Rubios call, ignores Rand Paul 4/18 Rush Limbaugh: I cant ask Marco Rubio any tough questions because it might curb his enthusiasm (SNIP) 6/12 Rush Limbaugh defends Marco Rubios border security lies 6/13 Rush Limbaugh feels played by Marco Rubio 6/13 Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio is taking advantage of my goodwill, insulting my intelligence
  • Pro-Life Groups Demand D.A. Drop Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood

    02/02/2016 8:33:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A coalition of pro-life groups is urging Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to drop the charges filed against two pro-life advocates, including David Daleiden, for exposing the Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. The Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden and another pro-life activist, Sandra Merritt, behind the videos. Instead of prosecuting Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, Daleiden was indicted for buying them. Daleiden and Merritt were charged with one felony related to tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to buying human tissue. The felony charge was in reference to...
  • Planned Parenthood Trashes Ted Cruz After Iowa Win, Claims He Doesn’t Understand Birth Control

    02/02/2016 8:37:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business wasted no time trashing pro-life Senator Ted Cruz after the Texas lawmaker won the Iowa caucus vote last night. Cruz won the Republican vote followed by Trump and pro-life Florida Senator Marco Rubio jumped up to a surprisingly close third-place finish to come in just behind Trump, nearly overtaking him as well. In a series of tweets, Planned Parenthood attacked Cruz’s pro-life views on abortion and went as far as making inane claims that Cruz doesn’t understand how birth control works: Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, Cruz sailed to victory with the backing...
  • FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast CEO Melaney Linton

    02/02/2016 8:28:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | February 2, 2016 | Center for Medical Progress
    FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast CEO Melaney Linton Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Director of Research Melissa Farrell Explains Abortion Group “Worded” Fetal Specimen Line Item as “Patient Consent” to Skirt Law, Agrees to Financial Profit from Sales: “We Definitely Want to Do That”
  • Planned Parenthood Houston Admits Accounting Gimmicks Hide Baby Parts Sales, Invoices Charge $8,000

    02/02/2016 8:19:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | February 2, 2016 | Center for Medical Progress
    Planned Parenthood Houston Admits Accounting Gimmicks Hide Baby Parts Sales, Invoices Charge $8,000 PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOUSTON ADMITS ACCOUNTING GIMMICKS HIDE BABY PARTS SALES, INVOICES TO UTMB CHARGE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Director of Research Melissa Farrell Explains Abortion Group “Worded” Fetal Specimen Line Item as “Patient Consent” to Skirt Law, Agrees to Financial Profit from Sales: “We Definitely Want to Do That” Contact: Peter Robbio, probbio@crcpublicrelations.com, 703.683.5004 HOUSTON, Feb. 3--A new video at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and newly-released documents from a Texas Public Information Act request show how Planned Parenthood used accounting gimmicks to hide its...
  • Why prosecuting the Center for Medical Progress leaves even pro-abortion activists worried

    02/02/2016 9:56:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 2, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Both sides of the abortion debate are watching to see what will happen in Texas, now that the Center for Medical Progress has been indicted for exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal activities. Abortion advocates have been celebrating with supportive tweets, and the Daily Show even held a pep rally. Meanwhile, pro-lifers quickly pointed out the shocking conflict of interest within the prosecutor’s office, as Harris County prosecutor Lauren Reeder sits on the board of directors of the very Planned Parenthood affiliate that was under question. But not everyone falls neatly into the prescribed pro-abortion or pro-life boxes. Even abortion advocates are...
  • Obama Administration Ignores Federal Law, Allows California to Force Churches to Fund Abortions

    02/02/2016 9:46:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It has been more than a year since the Obama Administration promised to investigate a California order that forces churches to fund abortions through health insurance plans. Despite the repeated urging of pro-life lawmakers and religious groups in California to act on that promise, the administration appears to be doing nothing. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The...
  • Governor Matt Bevin Shuts Down Illegal, Unlicensed Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Kentucky

    02/01/2016 6:28:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Governor Matt Bevin Shuts Down Illegal, Unlicensed Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Kentucky A Louisville, Kentucky Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shut down Friday after pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin discovered the abortion clinic was operating without a license. The new abortion clinic opened in December and applied for a license to do abortions from the state; however, last week, Bevin’s office found out that the abortion clinic began offering surgical and medical abortions in January without a license, LifeNews reported. The Courier-Journal reports that the abortion clinic stopped doing abortions Friday after Bevin’s office sent a “cease and desist”...
  • San Francisco weighs giving condoms to middle schoolers

    02/01/2016 8:46:33 AM PST · by rey · 25 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 1 Feb 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco's public schools leaders are considering distributing condoms at middle schools. The San Francisco Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/1QC51ID) Monday that the policy change was introduced as part of an overall effort by the San Francisco Unified School District to further prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy among minors. A board committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Monday. The board first adopted a policy to distribute condoms at high schools in 1991, and in 1996 the board amended the district's condom distribution program to allow parents to opt out or exclude their child from the program, the...
  • Kentucky governor orders Planned Parenthood to stop committing abortions

    01/30/2016 11:00:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 29, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) has sent a letter to Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, ordering their new Louisville, KY, abortion facility to stop committing abortions due to a permit application which was “deficient for multiple reasons” pertaining to hospital agreement and ambulatory transport preparations for complications. “There is no tolerance whatsoever for people in the commonwealth of Kentucky disregarding the law,” Bevin told reporters, accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally performing abortions without proper credentials. “They are unlicensed, they are doing it knowingly, and they are going to be brought to justice on this front.” A Kentucky new station...
  • Planned Parenthood Caught Violating Same Law Against Organ Sales David Daleiden Was Indicted Over

    01/30/2016 10:54:34 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Just days after a Texas grand jury ignored evidence of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies’ body parts and indited whistle blower David Daleiden instead, a pro-life group released new documents that appear to show the abortion chain billing for aborted babies’ body parts. Attorney Brisco Cain, who represents Operation Rescue, released a series of invoices between Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast and the University of Texas Medical Branch on Thursday, showing charges ranging from $1,500 to $3,750 for “consent payments” that Planned Parenthood supplied to university researchers. “Consent payments” mean aborted babies’ body parts, according to Planned Parenthood Gulf...
  • Man Drove His Two Teenage Kids to Planned Parenthood to Spray Pro-Lifers With Tomato Juice

    01/30/2016 10:46:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Though often under-reported in the mainstream media, pro-life advocates who protest outside of abortion centers often are targets of harassment and sometimes violence. On Wednesday in Arizona, pro-life protesters were targeted by a man and his two teenage children in a drive-by incident, according to 12 News in Phoenix. Police arrested 34-year-old David Turner after he allegedly had his 14-year-old daughter use a squirt gun to spray tomato juice from his car onto pro-lifers standing outside a Tempe Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the report states. According to authorities, the father bought a water gun and tomato juice on Wednesday morning...
  • Gov. Bevin sends cease-and-desist letter to Louisville Planned Parenthood offering abortions

    01/30/2016 8:30:10 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WKYT ^ | 1/28/2016 | WKYT NEWS STAFF
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Matt Bevin says a cease-and-desist letter was sent Friday to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville that is accused of performing abortions illegally. On Friday, Bevin told WKYT's Bill Bryant that there were "people on site right now investigating the exact scope and nature of what they've been doing." "It's literally unfolding," Bevin said before a 1 p.m. taping of Kentucky Newsmakers. Planned Parenthood leaders say the health clinic opened in Louisville last month. Officials have said they applied for an abortion facility license, and began services under the guidance of the Kentucky Office of...
  • Legal Counsel for Operation Rescue Has Damning Planned Parenthood Invoices

    01/29/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | January 28, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Briscoe Cain, the Texas legal counsel for Operation Rescue says Planned Parenthood invoices show that fetal tissue was being purchased for medical research Briscoe Cain, the Texas lawyer for Operation Rescue held a press conference on Thursday at the mega-Planned Parenthood in Houston. In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Briscoe Cain (legal counsel for Operation Rescue) said, “The purpose of releasing these documents is to shed light on previously unseen evidence of criminal activity by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and to publicly release for the first time financial documents exposing the practice of purchasing aborted fetal tissue by Texas...
  • Ky. Governor claims Planned Parenthood performs 'illegal, unlicensed' abortions

    01/28/2016 8:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jessica Denson
    Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Matt Bevin (R) claimed Thursday that Planned Parenthood is performing illegal and unlicensed abortions in Kentucky. He spoke to reporters and photographers during an unrelated event in Louisville. "I've always been a very strongly unapologetic pro-life individual," Bevin said. "To that end, that has not changed. What I tell you is interesting, and this is just breaking news even today, is that Planned Parenthood is illegally performing abortions in Kentucky." He went on to say, "It's that brazen disregard for the law that is going to be hammered down. There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
  • How Planned Parenthood became 'victims of a crime' in hidden camera case

    01/28/2016 6:18:44 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2016 | Kelsey Warner
    ...Mr. Schaffer said shortly after Planned Parenthood hired him last summer, he initiated a "dialog" with prosecutors in Harris County, which encompasses most of Houston, about the details of the case, and maintained communication throughout the investigation, which lasted two months. Schaffer said his clients volunteered documentation and invited prosecutors to question employees and tour its Houston clinic. Also critical to the investigation was the grand jury's focus, which changed course and started looking at the anti-abortion activists, Schaffer said on a conference call with reporters, adding he received that information from a prosecutor...
  • Trump Defends Planned Parenthood (6 month old article)

    01/26/2016 1:10:41 PM PST · by dangus · 183 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-15-16 | Jesse Byrnes
    <p>Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defended Planned Parenthood during an interview Tuesday night, doubling down on his remarks that part of the group should be funded.</p> <p>Trump's comments immediately drew fire from anti-abortion-rights advocates, who say that abortion represents a larger portion of what the organization does and that it should be entirely defunded.</p>
  • Lawyers Assail ‘Runaway Grand Jury’ in Indictments of Abortion Opponents (Prosecutor Cracking?)

    01/27/2016 7:43:14 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/27/16 | Manny Fernandez
    HOUSTON -- Lawyers for anti-abortion activists, including one who was a leading figure in the defeat of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance last year, on Wednesday called this week's indictments of Planned Parenthood critics legally flawed. They said they would ask the district attorney not to proceed with the case. (snip) Mr. Woodfill and another lawyer representing Mr. Daleiden and Ms. Merritt, Terry W. Yates, called for another grand jury to look into Planned Parenthood's actions. "We believe that this is a runaway grand jury that has acted contrary to the law," Mr. Woodfill said. "Instead of indicting the wrongdoers here,...
  • Planned Parenthood Board Member Works in Office of D.A. Who Is Prosecuting Pro-Life Investigator

    01/27/2016 4:23:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Christian News ^ | 1/27/16 | Heather Clark
    **SNIP** There have also been concerns following the discovery that a prosecutor in the Harris County district attorney's Division of Criminal Family Law also serves as a director on the board of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. According to reports, Lauren Reeder told District Attorney Devon Anderson earlier this year about her work with the abortion giant in order to be "transparent." However, she also said that she didn't see a conflict of interest in the situation. "I don't think there's any conflict in my dual roles in two separate organizations," Reeder told reporters.
  • Melissa Gilbert tells Mike Bishop to end Planned Parenthood investigation

    01/27/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 40 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Brian Johnston
    HOWELL Michigan congressional candidate Melissa Gilbert (D, Howell) is calling upon Rep. Mike Bishop (R, Rochester) to end his Planned Parenthood investigation and “apologize to Michigan taxpayers.” Gilbert said in a press release that Bishop is “wasting … time and money investigating Planned Parenthood based on heavily-edited videos.” A Texas grand jury indicted David R. Deleiden and Sandra S. Merritt for tampering with government records, according to the New York Times. The grand jurors said Planned Parenthood was not guilty of any wrongdoing. According to Gilbert, Bishop has voted six times to defund Planned Parenthood. Gilbert, an actress and former...
  • Grand Jury Thinks Fake License Worse Than Slaughtered Babies

    01/27/2016 10:26:46 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It seems you don’t have to shoot the messenger any more, just get a Texas grand jury to forget about that ham sandwich and indict the messenger, in this case David Daleiden, director of the Center for Medical Progress, and another pro-life activist, Sandra S. Merritt, for their videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s booming business of selling the body parts of aborted babies for cash.
  • In Houston, a Dubious Indictment

    01/27/2016 2:21:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-26-16 | The Editors
    When David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, launched his now-famous investigation of potential organ trafficking at Planned Parenthood, he had to know that his work would place him within the Left’s crosshairs. Planned Parenthood, after all, isn't merely the nation's largest abortion provider, it's the centerpiece of the Left's efforts to normalize the killing of unborn children as merely one aspect of "reproductive health care." It receives hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding, President Obama has asked God's blessings on the organization, and his administration defends it so fiercely that he once pledged to shut...
  • The charges against anti-Planned Parenthood filmmaker, explained

    01/26/2016 10:17:36 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/26/16 | Danielle Paquette
    (snip) Initially, the grand jury set out to investigate Planned Parenthood. But on Monday, it instead returned charges against Daleiden. Harris County prosecutors declined to explain the charges. But Josh Schaffer, a lawyer for Planned Parenthood in Houston, says this is what it all means: *** The fake IDs used by Daleiden and Merritt, which look like California licenses, triggered the felony charge, Schaffer said. The IDs appeared in Harris County court documents. Daleiden went by Robert Sarkis. *** “They presented those to security at the Planned Parenthood office to gain access to the facility for the meeting they’d scheduled...
  • Tens of Thousands Sign Petition Calling for Criminal Charges to Be Dropped Against David Daleiden

    01/26/2016 9:58:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Thousands of supporters have signed onto petitions calling for criminal charges against David Daleiden, the pro-life activist behind last year's undercover Planned Parenthood videos, and one of his associates to be dropped. On Monday, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, which was investigating whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic violated laws by selling organs of aborted babies for profit, cleared the abortion provider of any wrongdoing and indicted Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and his associate Sandra Merritt. Daleiden and Merritt, who are both from California, were both indicted on the charge of tampering with...
  • The Miracle in the Snow

    01/26/2016 8:48:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Whether or not Planned Parenthood and the mainstream media ignore them, there will ALWAYS be busloads of students ready to head to March for Life protests, even when getting back home means getting through the generation’s worst blizzard. Miracle searchers don’t have to delve into the long ago past searching for miracles from Above. They only have to go back to Sunday past when a ‘Miracle in the Snow’ proved that not even the worst blizzard of a generation can blow out the candle of faith. With high winds driving 30 and more inches of snow, Winter Storm ‘Jonah’ blew...
  • Planned Parenthood cleared, but 2 indicted over videos

    01/26/2016 5:26:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Chron ^ | Brian M. Rosenthal
    A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses on Monday cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations, surprising the officials who called for the probe and delighting supporters of the women's health organization. The Harris County grand jury indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, both of California, on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony with a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. It also charged Daleiden, the leader of the videographers, with the same misdemeanor he had...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD OFF HOOK--VIDEO PRODUCERS INDICTED!! BABY PARTS STILL FOR SALE--WHY WE MUST WIN

    01/25/2016 8:34:17 PM PST · by windhover · 34 replies
    January, 25, 2016 | Windhover
    Late today a Texas grand jury found no case against PP for selling baby parts; they did indite the producers of the video for unlawfully viewing a government form. Megyn Kelly of Fox news was the source for me. Background is that pro life Gov.of Texas appointed the prosecutor, in the case, to find if an indictment of PP could be found AGAINST them for selling baby parts. Instead the Producers were indicted! This cannot happen by accident. Even if a grand jury would not find an intictment against PP, a separate action would have to be prosecuted by the...
  • Prayer thread for the Center for Medical Progress investigators indicted, and for unborn children

    01/25/2016 7:04:44 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 23 replies
    1/25/16
    This is an unbelievable miscarriage of justice. It's of pure Satanic caliber that Planned Parenthood could do what they're shown doing on video and yet have the audacity to claim themselves to be the victims. While liberals want to let Hillary Clinton off on any technicalities they can find, and also want to let Planned Parenthood off on them, yet they dare to indict on technicalities the people who would expose PP's evil. Let's pray especially for the vulnerable unborn. Every life is created by God and belongs to Him. Let's also pray for the utter failure of the prosecution...
  • CMP Statement on Harris County Announcement [People Prosecuted for Pro-Life Journalism]

    01/25/2016 6:36:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Center For Medical Progress ^ | 1/25/16 | David Daleiden
    The Center for Medical Progress uses the same undercover techniques that investigative journalists have used for decades in exercising our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and of the press, and follows all applicable laws. We respect the processes of the Harris County District Attorney, and note that buying fetal tissue requires a seller as well. Planned Parenthood still cannot deny the admissions from their leadership about fetal organ sales captured on video for all the world to see.
  • Chris Hayes Hotly Denies Planned Parenthood Sold Baby Parts

    01/25/2016 6:36:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes can assert that Planned Parenthood's sales of baby body parts were not illegal. But for him to claim, as he did on his MSNBC show tonight, that PP did not sell baby parts is . . . choose your synonym for dishonest. As the videos revealed, not only was PP selling body parts, one of its officials joked [we have to hope] that she wanted to get as much money as possible so she could buy a Lamborghini. To support his absurd claim, Hayes relied on the Orwellian decision of a Houston grand jury today to indict not...
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:23:44 PM PST · by Washi · 185 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas –  A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
  • Harris grand jury indicts pair behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 1:56:06 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 52 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/25/2016 | Brian Rogers
    Harris County grand jury probe into Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast ended Monday with the indictments of two anti-abortion activists. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted for tampering with a governmental record. An additional indictment for prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs was issued for Daleiden, according to a release from the Harris County District Attorneys Office.
  • Jeb Bush: Bloomberg was 'a great mayor'

    01/24/2016 7:57:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Sunday said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is reportedly considering an independent presidential bid in 2016, was "a great mayor." "Look, he's a good man," Bush said on ABC's "This Week." "He was a great mayor. He's much more liberal than I am, but he's a good person."
  • Donald Trump noticeably absent from GOP candidates standing for life on anniversary of Roe

    01/24/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Sun · 133 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Kristi Burton Brown
    On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many GOP presidential contenders were not silent. While Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continue to defend the horrors of abortion, Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson took to social media. Recognizing the tragedy of over 58 million lives lost, these candidates explained why they stand for life. Donald Trump, however, has been silent on abortion, the March for Life, and Roe v. Wade all day. He is the only GOP front runner to avoid making a statement. Issues concerning Trump’s pro-abortion past continue...
  • 58,586,256 Abortions Later - Obama Celebrates Roe v. Wade: "It Affirmed Freedom" [Jeremiah 19]

    01/23/2016 5:03:03 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/22/2016 | Staff
    President Barack Obama issued a statement today, celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that declared abortion a constitutionally protected right. "Today, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed a woman's freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health," said Obama. In a report issued last week, the National Right to Life Committee estimated that there have been 58,586,256 abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade. The NRLC's estimate is based on data published by the Guttmacher Institute and...
  • Bill looking to cut funding for Planned Parenthood heads to Senate floor

    01/23/2016 1:58:52 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/21/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT - Bills that would limit funding for Planned Parenthood and make selling fetal tissue illegal in Kentucky were sent to the Senate floor on Thursday. Senate Bill 7, which would set a priority system to fund state and federal family planning services, and Senate Bill 25, which would make the sale of fetal tissue from an aborted fetus a class C felony, passed the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee on a 9-1 vote. Both bills came in response to controversial undercover videos "that clearly showed that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics were selling aborted fetal parts for...