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  • Obamaloans

    01/15/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by grimalkin · 7 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | 1/15/2014 | Iain Murray
    We know the pattern by now. A crisis arises. As my Competitive Enterprise Institute colleague Chris Horner puts it, this administration says, “There’s no time to waste, we must do something now, sign here, details to follow.” And every time, we discover that we have signed up for more than we bargained for. That was the case with the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 supposedly to solve the problems that caused the financial crisis. Only now are we seeing the details to follow. They amount to a government takeover of the financial industry and increased government control over our behavior,...
  • Louisiana pro-lifers call for Jindal to defund Planned Parenthood affiliate in wake of Texas fraud

    07/30/2013 9:17:33 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:34 EST | Ben Johnson
    NEW ORLEANS, July 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast's (PPGC) $1.4 million Medicaid fraud settlement with the state of Texas, two state pro-life organizations have called for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to end all state funding to PPGC. The abortion provider operates two facilities in the state, which received $575,000 in taxpayer funds from the Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) during the 2012 fiscal year. The Planned Parenthood affiliate agreed last Wednesday to refund Texas Medicaid $1.4 million in fraud for overbilling, billing for services it never rendered, and falsifying medical records...
  • Taxpayer Funded Films Flop With Viewers

    05/14/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2013 | Tom Gantert
    When "Love and Honor" was filmed in Ann Arbor in 2011, it received statewide media attention. But when the movie was released, the film was more like its original working title, "AWOL." The movie was released March 22 to two theaters and grossed $2,815 in its opening weekend. As of April 11, it has grossed $16,769, according to Box Office Mojo. Michigan taxpayers gave the "Love and Honor" production company $1.6 million in film incentives for $4.1 million in spending in the state. "Love and Honor" was far from the only movie shot in Michigan to fizzle at the box...
  • No Abortion Funding in 'Obamacare' Health Exchanges, Virginia Decides

    04/04/2013 10:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2013 | By Napp Nazworth
    The Virginia House and Senate voted Wednesday to ban abortion coverage in insurance plans sold through the health care exchange that will be set up in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." The amendment was proposed by the state's governor, Bob McDonnell. Senate Democrats were hoping to block the measure, but failed when two Democrats joined Republicans to move the amendment forward, according to NBC Washington. The state had already passed a similar amendment in 2011 but a new amendment was necessary because Virginia opted to let the federal government set up the exchange rather than set up...
  • Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    10/27/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 10-26-2012 | Steven Ertelt
    October 26, 2012 Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Steven Ertelt The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to grant an additional hearing to Planned Parenthood regarding Texas’ legislation to end taxpayer funding of abortion companies, including Planned Parenthood.The decision effectively ends the legal controversy surrounding the law and affirms Texas’ right to stop taxpayer dollars from flowing to abortion providers.Texas Gov. Rick Perry applauded the decision, saying, “Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood, OPPOSING bill to stop taxpayer funded abortions (BARF ALERT)

    02/02/2012 9:58:53 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    VA Planned Parenthood email
    We are 23 days into the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly, and things are moving fast! Over the past few days, we've had some really awful legislation pass committees, including HB62. HB62 is an attempt to repeal Medicaid funding for abortion for women whose pregnancies have been diagnosed with severe fetal abnormalities. These cases are rare and often these pregnancies are very wanted by the families. HB62 will punish the poorest women of Virginia by adding a crippling financial impact to a devastating diagnosis. Please take action and let your Delegate know you OPPOSE HB62!
  • Republicans dodge the real lesson of Solyndra

    09/19/2011 4:29:09 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Timothy P. Carney
    In Republican-leaning circles in Washington, the question of the moment has been "Does this Solyndra thing have legs?" -- in other words, will the news media keep running stories on the subsidized, politically connected solar power company that just went bankrupt? When Republicans ask this question, they mean, "Will this significantly detract from President Obama's re-election chances?" The brief answer is: Probably not, because too many Republicans are asking the wrong questions and drawing the wrong conclusions.
  • Kansas Ordered to Resume Abortion Clinic Funding (Federal Judge to the rescue of Planned Parenthood)

    08/02/2011 3:44:36 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 18 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 2, 2011 | CBN News
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new Kansas law that would have stripped Planned Parenthood locations in the state of federal funding. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ordered the state to immediately resume funding for Planned Parenthood Monday, agreeing that without the injunction the abortion provider would suffer while the case works its way through court. Kansas Planned Parenthood leaders claimed the law would force them to close clinics. They also said nearly 6,000 patients would face higher costs, have less access to services, and longer waits or travel times for appointments. The state argued that public health...
  • Speaker Boehner Hails Introduction of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

    01/20/2011 9:03:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies
    Speaker Boehner Hails Introduction of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Speaker Boehner: “This common-sense legislation reflects the will of the people and deserves the support of the House. It is one of our highest legislative priorities. As such, I have directed that it receive the designation of H.R. 3.” Washington, Jan 20 - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) held a press conference today to discuss the introduction of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” Pledge to America legislation that would codify the Hyde Amendment by permanently prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion across...
  • VIDEO: NPR CEO: Williams' Views Should Stay Between Himself And "His Psychiatrist"

    10/21/2010 2:10:18 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    NPR CEO Vivian Schiller: Juan Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and "his psychiatrist or his publicist."
  • Maryland Becomes Second State to Offer Federally Funded Abortions Under Obamacare

    07/19/2010 2:37:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 2+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | July 16, 2010 | by Matt Cover
    SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - Maryland will join Pennsylvania as the second state to use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under the new health care law signed by President Barack Obama in March, according to information released by Maryland’s State Health Insurance Plan. Maryland will receive $85 million in federal funds for its federally mandated high-risk insurance pool, which will cover abortions. As CNSNews.com reported on July 14, Pennsylvania will receive $160 million in federal funds for its high-risk insurance pool, which will also cover abortions."
  • DILLER: Planned Parenthood's missing millions

    06/21/2010 11:18:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/21/2010 | Rita Diller
    New GAO report reveals disturbing financial discrepancies A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on federal tax money funneled into Planned Parenthood and similar organizations raises more questions than it answers about the nation's largest abortion chain. Planned Parenthood Federation of America's (PPFA) audits show the organization spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but the abortion behemoth's own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period. That's not pocket change. Why the discrepancy? The report (the first of...
  • Report Shows Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Got $650 Million in Taxpayer Funds

    06/16/2010 3:59:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 667+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/16/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new Government Accountability Office report shows the Planned Parenthood abortion business reported spending over $650 million in federal funds over a seven year period. That averages to just under $100 million in federal funds each year and is something pro-life groups and lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to see ended. The new 33-page report concerns how much federal money the Planned Parenthood federation of America is receiving and from what sources -- with most of the funds coming from the Title X family planning program.Combining the money received from the Health and Human Services department...
  • GAO: Planned Parenthood received $657 million in tax dollars over last seven years

    06/17/2010 5:18:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/16/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    The Government Accountability Office has a released a report, “Fiscal Years 2002-2009 Obligations, Disbursements, and Expenditures for Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities.” But despite the soporific title, the report contains some pretty startling revelations about the amount government funding going to groups either perform abortions or advocate it.Over the seven year period studied in the report, Planned Parenthood received $657.1 million in tax dollars; Population Council received $284.3 million, the Guttmacher Institute received $12.7 million, Advocates for Youth received $8.7 million, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation received $3.9 million.All in all, $966.7 million tax dollars went to encouraging...
  • Obama Approval Drops 5 Percent to New Low Since Pro-Abortion Health Care Law

    04/02/2010 8:23:56 AM PDT · by julieee · 22 replies · 971+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Approval Drops 5 Percent to New Low Since Pro-Abortion Health Care Law Washington, DC -- A new CBS News poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped 5 percent since he signed the pro-abortion health care bill into law. The CBS poll has him at a new low of 44 percent and a news Rasmussen poll has Obama down to a 46 percent approval rating. http://LifeNews.com/nat6216.html
  • 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...
  • Bachmann: ObamaCare Will Create Federally Funded Abortion and Cause 30 Percent Increase (Video)

    03/21/2010 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 803+ views
    Earlier today Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., explained the consequences of Rep. Bart Stupak’s, D-Mich., decision to support health care reform — even with President Barack Obama’s so-called executive order that will restrict federal abortion funding. Bachmann said at a press conference earlier on March 21 this health care reform legislation “will for the first time in the history of our nation create federally funded abortion.” She also cited the Guttmacher Institute and said abortions will in crease 30 percent under ObamaCare. ...more (w/video)...
  • Obama Executive Order on Abortion Funding

    03/21/2010 1:36:48 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 28 replies · 980+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-21-10 | Foxnews.com
    The White House just released this statement: STATEMENT FROM COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DAN PFEIFFER Today, the President announced that he will be issuing an executive order after the passage of the health insurance reform law that will reaffirm its consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced, and that the health care legislation’s restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented. The President has said from the start that this health...
  • Obama reverses abortion-funding policy

    03/20/2010 8:32:41 PM PDT · by bushwon · 20 replies · 1,063+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/24/2009 | --
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama struck down a rule Friday that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family-planning clinics that promote abortion or provide counseling or referrals about abortion services. President Obama says he doesn't want family planning to be used as a "political wedge." President Obama says he doesn't want family planning to be used as a "political wedge." Obama said in a statement that family planning aid has been used as a "political wedge issue," adding that he had "no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate." The policy says any organization receiving U.S. family-planning funds from...
  • Acorn on Brink of Bankruptcy, Officials Say

    03/20/2010 4:18:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,155+ views
    Acorn on Brink of Bankruptcy, Officials Say By IAN URBINA BALTIMORE — The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and other funds, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, officials of the group said Friday. Acorn is holding a teleconference this weekend to discuss plans for a bankruptcy filing, two officials of the group said. They asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the news media. Over the last six months, at least 15 of the group’s 30 state...
  • Facing massive deficit, NJ governor proposes cutting Planned Parenthood from budget

    03/19/2010 10:18:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 822+ views
    cna ^ | March 19, 2010
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Trenton, N.J., Mar 19, 2010 / 03:18 am (CNA).- As part of a wider budget cutting plan, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed the complete elimination of millions of dollars of funding for “family planning” agencies run by Planned Parenthood.Christie, a Republican who took office in January, faces an $11 billion deficit. According to Mary Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life (NJRTL), Planned Parenthood-run agencies have been receiving millions of state taxpayer dollars. Their funding had nearly doubled since 2002.In the same period, New Jersey was one of the top...
  • Pelosi Rejects Stupak Deal to Remove Abortion Funding From Senate Bill

    03/19/2010 2:05:28 PM PDT · by julieee · 70 replies · 1,394+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pelosi Rejects Stupak Deal to Remove Abortion Funding From Senate Bill Washington, DC -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has, once again, rejected a plea from Rep. Bart Stupak to agree to a deal to remove the abortion funding from the Senate health care bill in exchange for support for it. Stupak and other pro-life Democrats have been hoping to strike the abortion funding in exchange for support. http://www.Lifenews.com/nat6150.html
  • Governor Chris Christie Eliminates Funding for Planned Parenthood in Proposed FY 11 Budget

    03/16/2010 7:46:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 1,253+ views
    NJRTL ^ | 03.16.10 | Marie Tasy
    Dear Pro-Life Friends: Governor Christie delivered his budget address today for the 2011 budget. Among the programs he proposed completely eliminating was funding for family planning.  Planned Parenthood dominates the network of family planning organizations in New Jersey.  Last year, Corzine allocated $7.6M to family planning agencies.  NJ has the second highest rate of teen abortions in the nation.  For years, Planned Parenthood has been part of the problem and not the solution.   Planned Parenthood promotes abortion and refers minors for abortion without parental involvement.  Two of the Planned Parenthood organizations which receive family planning money also perform abortions.  Although they claim...
  • Health Care Alert: Maddow is Mad, NOW is Nasty. Bishops say No! Stupak Stands Strong.

    03/14/2010 12:08:16 PM PDT · by tcg · 37 replies · 6,055+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/14/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    She is on MSNBC, a network which prides itself as being "the place for politics." Of course, it depends on your politics. Trained by Keith Olbermann, she is a little less annoying than her mentor. She does it with a smile. She is arrogant …and she is an activist. And, when she gets mad…. she gets even. That was eminently clear on March 10, 2010 when she decided to jettison any claims at being a reporter and simply verbally attack Congressman Bart Stupak. The piece was entitled "Bart Stupak´s 15 Minutes of Fame." Ms. Maddow simply does not like the...
  • Rep. Stupak: Democratic Leadership Admitted They Want to Fund Abortion

    03/12/2010 1:29:47 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 98 replies · 4,803+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | March 11, 2010 | Naked Emperor News
    Rep. Stupak: Democratic Leadership Admitted They Want to Fund Abortion http://www.breitbart.tv/rep-stupak-democratic-leadership-admitted-they-want-to-fund-abortion/ Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Stupak: Health bill abortion fight can be resolved ('optimistic' on Commiecare™)

    03/08/2010 5:12:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies · 388+ views
    KSBY ^ | 3/08/10
    Stupak: Health bill abortion fight can be resolvedAssociated Press Updated: Mar 8, 2010 4:09 PM TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak says prospects are good for resolving a dispute over abortion that's led some House Democrats to threaten to withhold support of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Stupak said Monday he expects to resume talks with House leaders this week about wording that wouldn't impose new limits on abortion rights but also wouldn't allow federal funding of the procedure. Stupak's emerged as spokesman for about a dozen House Democrats who say the Senate's version of health...
  • Newly-Unveiled Obama Health Bill Proposal Even More Pro-Abortion: NRLC

    02/23/2010 2:30:49 AM PST · by schmootman · 11 replies · 509+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new health care bill proposed by President Obama Monday threatens to expand abortion even more drastically than the health care bills stymied in Congress over the past several months, says the National Right to Life Committee. The White House is threatening to ram the proposal through the Senate on a 51-vote majority using a tactic known as budget reconciliation. The process circumvents the need for a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority by placing the health care overhaul under the heading of a "budget" bill. "Any member of Congress who votes for the final legislation...
  • Angry VA Planned Parenthood schedules protests around VA on Monday

    02/19/2010 11:41:55 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 378+ views
    Dear xxxxxx, As you know, Planned Parenthood has been all over the news recently. On Monday, anti-choice members of the House of Delegates amended HB1108, the 'Trust Women, Respect Choice' license plate bill to redirect the funds generated from the sale of the plate to a different organization! This unprecedented and discriminatory action has sparked media coverage, free speech debate, and outrage. Click here to read about the actions of Del. Todd Gilbert and company. Then, to add insult to injury, Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) and anti-choice clergy held a press conference at the General Assembly yesterday. Del. Marshall used...
  • Virginia Pastors Want Planned Parenthood Defunded

    02/18/2010 8:30:35 PM PST · by HokieMom · 19 replies · 343+ views
    RTD ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | DENA POTTER
    = break = "Today, this African American pastor is declaring war against Planned Parenthood," said the Rev. Joe Ellison, vice president of the Council on Biblical Principles. Ellison acknowledged paying for girlfriends to have abortions while he was in college and the shame he feels because of it. "We're asking pastors to shut them down in the community. We're asking pastors to pray them out, and we're asking Planned Parenthood to leave our children alone." =break= The pastors accused the organization's founder, the late Margaret Sanger, of setting up birth control clinics in black neighborhoods in an attempt to eradicate...
  • Battle Over Abortion Funding in Congress Pits Catholics Against Each Other

    01/04/2010 3:59:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 950+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/4/10 | Deal Hudson
    LifeNews.com Note: Deal W. Hudson is the director of the Morley Institute for Church & Culture and InsideCatholic.com, and is the author of Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States (Simon and Schuster). The present standoff over abortion funding in health-care reform pits two sets of Catholics against each other: The bishops, supported by pro-life leaders, zealously oppose abortion funding, while prominent Catholic members of Congress just as zealously promote it. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leads the pro-abortion Catholic pack pushing hard for abortion funding in the health-care bill. Her...
  • Extending Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Couples Will Cost $898M [Taxpayers Pay For Perversion?]

    Extending Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Couples Will Cost $898M, CBO Says Extending federal benefits to same-sex couples will cost taxpayers $898 million over the next nine years, according to an analysis of "domestic partnership" legislation released by the Congressional Budget Office. FILE: U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, center, and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, right, both openly gay members of Congress. Extending federal benefits to same-sex couples will cost taxpayers $898 million over the next nine years, according to an analysis of "domestic partnership" legislation released last by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO said in its Dec. 17 report that the...
  • Catholic Group Supports Senate on Abortion Aid

    12/25/2009 8:08:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 909+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 25th 2009
    Catholic Group Supports Senate on Abortion Aid By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK December 25, 2009 WASHINGTON — In an apparent split with Roman Catholic bishops over the abortion-financing provisions of the proposed health care overhaul, the nation’s Catholic hospitals have signaled that they back the Senate’s compromise on the issue, raising hopes of breaking an impasse in Congress and stirring controversy within the church. The Senate bill, approved Thursday morning, allows any state to bar the use of federal subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortion and requires insurers in other states to divide subsidy money into separate accounts so that...
  • Sen. Casey abandons dad's legacy

    12/24/2009 9:08:30 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Water Cooler/Washington Times ^ | 12/23/2009 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D - PA), who came to office as a pro-life Democrat in 2006 under the banner that he would continue his father's fight in pro-life causes has turned out to be pretty disappointing. When asked by the Washington Times on Tuesday what he thought his father, the late Bob Casey Sr., former governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995, would think of the abortion issue in the health care bill.: "I have no way of knowing. We’re dealing with something here which is unusual and unprecedented. We’ve had year to year appropriation bills where the Hyde...
  • Pro-Life Democrat Predicts Senate Health Care Bill Will ‘Go Down in Flames’ in House, Unless Changes

    12/24/2009 9:21:15 AM PST · by rhema · 77 replies · 3,118+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 23, 2009 | Pete Winn
    The Senate health care bill is dead on arrival in the House of Representatives unless major changes are made, including removal of special “carve outs” for Medicaid funding for certain states and inclusion of language barring taxpayer-funded health plans that cover abortions, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) told CNSNews.com on Tuesday. Faced with the possibility that House Democratic leaders and the White House will try to force the U.S. House to accept “as is” the health care bill that the Senate is poised to pass on Christmas Eve, the pro-life Democrat said the Senate bill differs too much from the version...
  • Senate Passes Health Care Bill: Funds Abortions, Mandates Insurance Coverage

    12/24/2009 8:30:57 AM PST · by julieee · 12 replies · 616+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Passes Health Care Bill: Funds Abortions, Mandates Insurance Coverage Washington, DC -- The Senate today passed the government-run health care bill that includes massive taxpayer funding of abortion and opens the door for the Obama administration to force insurance companies to pay for abortions. With passage, the two chambers of Congress has approved very different legislation. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5818.html
  • Senate Passes Health Care Bill: Funds Abortions, Mandates Insurance Coverage

    12/24/2009 8:21:14 AM PST · by julieee · 14 replies · 548+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Passes Health Care Bill: Funds Abortions, Mandates Insurance Coverage Washington, DC -- The Senate today passed the government-run health care bill that includes massive taxpayer funding of abortion and opens the door for the Obama administration to force insurance companies to pay for abortions. With passage, the two chambers of Congress has approved very different legislation. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5818.html
  • Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge'

    12/19/2009 10:31:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,787+ views
    Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge' By Michael O'Brien - 12/19/09 12:38 PM ET The Senate healthcare bill's language on abortion "sets up a Supreme Court challenge," one senator warned Saturday. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) asserted that the compromise on abortion contained within the bill, which would seek to segregate federal funds from subsidizing health plans covering abortion, is unconstitutional. "What this provision does that Sen. Nelson negotiated sets up a Supreme Court challenge. Roe v. Wade's pretty clear on federal funding for abortion," Chambliss said at a Capitol Hill press conference early this afternoon. The compromise...
  • Nelson and Reid Agree to Phony Abortion Funding Compromise in Senate Bill

    12/19/2009 9:34:32 AM PST · by julieee · 33 replies · 1,175+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 19, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Nelson and Reid Agree to Phony Abortion Funding Compromise in Senate Bill Washington, DC -- Senator Ben Nelson announced today that he will become the crucial 60th vote that Democrats need to pass a government-run health care bill. Nelson has been holding out because of the massive abortion funding in the bill, but said today he will give the measure his support. The compromise Nelson agreed to with Reid makes it so states could disallow abortion coverage in the new health insurance exchanges. States that don't opt out will force taxpayers to fund abortions. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5793b.html
  • Public funding of DC abortions - Time for a Tax Protest?

    12/19/2009 7:33:33 AM PST · by UFC Pride K1 · 5 replies · 487+ views
    PLB ^ | 12/19/2009 | Political Eye
    Yesterday a friend and I were discussing the fact that President Obama allowed the public funding of abortions in Washington DC, and what our response should be. My friend suggested that instead of an all out refusal to pay taxes, and instead of individuals doing this on their own - which the IRS would salivate over - he suggested a massive tax protest held over a certain period of time. If the signers of the Manhattan Declaration are serious about refusing to pay taxes over the public funding of abortion via health care legislation, let me say there is no...
  • Abortion Deal In Sight In Senate Healthcare Negotiations [It's Over! Boxer "Optimistic" on 60 Votes]

    12/18/2009 10:12:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1,422+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 18th 2009
    Abortion Deal In Sight In Senate Healthcare Negotiations Barbara Boxer is 'optimistic' about reaching 60 votes after all-day talks with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic holdout Ben Nelson. The GOP redoubles threats to slow business to a crawl. By Janet Hook and Noam N. Levey December 18, 2009 Reporting from Washington - With a critical vote looming this weekend, Senate Democratic negotiators closed in Friday night on a deal to persuade a lone Democratic holdout -- Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson -- to back the party's healthcare bill after a marathon day of negotiations. That would give Democrats the 60...
  • Breaking: Nelson rejects abortion compromise

    12/17/2009 10:31:21 AM PST · by JRochelle · 124 replies · 5,076+ views
    HotAir ^ | 12/17/2009 | Ed Morrisey
    The path to 60 just got a lot more difficult: In an interview Thursday with a Nebraska radio station, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said new compromise language on abortion funding is unacceptable. “As it is right now, without further modifications, it isn’t sufficient,” Nelson told KLIN radio in Lincoln, NE. This could be a significant blow to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s effort to line up 60 votes in the coming days for the health care bill. Nelson has said he would filibuster the bill unless the abortion language mirrored what was included in the House bill. Even if abortion...
  • House Approves Bill That Funds Abortions in Nation's Capital

    12/10/2009 12:22:58 PM PST · by julieee · 8 replies · 516+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 10, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    House Approves Bill That Funds Abortions in Nation's Capital Washington, DC -- The House of Representatives on Thursday approved an omnibus spending bill that would overturn a decades-long policy preventing taxpayer funding of abortions in the nation's capital. One pro-life group suggests overturning the policy could increase abortions by as much as 1,000 a year. The Senate will vote on this bill as soon as this weekend! Full story and action alert at: http://www.lifenews.com/nat5762.html
  • President Obama Again Violates No Abortion Funds Pledge by Backing Senate Bill

    12/07/2009 4:06:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 369+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/7/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama told the American people in a national speech in September that "my" health care plan would not include taxpayer funding of abortion. Obama broke that pledge once by lobbying members of the House to support a pro-abortion funding bill and he did it again this weekend in the Senate. Obama met with Senate Democrats in a closed door session on Sunday and told them to support the Harry Reid-sponsored bill that includes massive abortion funding and could force insurance companies to cover abortions with taxpayer's premiums.Although the media wasn't allowed into the...
  • Baucus took girlfriend on taxpayer-funded junkets in 2008

    12/07/2009 12:05:46 PM PST · by opentalk · 16 replies · 720+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 7, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    What would a “state director” have to do with overseas Senate junkets? It apparently helps if the state director is dating the Senator who takes the junket. The Hill reports that Melodee Hanes, Max Baucus’ girlfriend and his state director, traveled with Baucus on taxpayer funds to the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam in 2008, just before Baucus nominated her to be a US Attorney (via Libertarian Republican): Former U.S. attorney nominee Melodee Hanes traveled abroad with Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and six other staff members twice at the end of 2008, both times as a member of the lawmaker’s...
  • 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
  • Pro-Life Activists Display 140 Foot Image of the Number 71 on the Lawn of the United States Capitol

    10/03/2009 1:59:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 858+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/3/09 | Christian Newswire
    The display was shown on Friday, October 2 Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741, 202-547-1735WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- The number 71 represents the percentage of Americans who oppose taxpayer funded abortions according to a nationwide Zogby poll. This display is part of national campaign organized by the Christian Defense Coalition called "Abortion is Not Health Care." This initiative has included prayer vigils, rallies, demonstrations and lobbying in Washington, D.C. and across the nation over the past several months. The Christian Defense Coalition and Generation Life have joined Operation Rescue in a online campaign called "I am 71."   For more information go...
  • Abortion in Health Care "Way Beyond my Field": Cardinal Mahoney

    09/23/2009 5:22:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies · 2,455+ views
    Life Site News ^ | September 23, 2009 | John Jalsevac
    September 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a recent interview with CNSNews.com, Cardinal Roger Mahoney declined to answer a question about whether or not he agreed with Cardinal Justin Rigali that the Obama health care bill should include language explicitly excluding any public funding of abortion. "This is way beyond my field," the cardinal responded."My field is immigration," said Mahoney, who is the archbishop of Los Angeles. "I really haven't kept up on that, and I spend all my time on this other. You have to get somebody who spends time on that."When asked whether he believed abortion should be funded under...
  • Sebelius: President Rules Out Public Funding for Abortion

    09/13/2009 11:35:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,207+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/13/09 | George Stephanopoulos
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told me on ‘This Week’ the President will go beyond language in a House bill to make sure no public money goes to pay for abortions under health care reform. Abortion foes argue language in the House bill has too many holes and that taxpayers could potentially subsidize abortions. Sebelius told me there will be no uncertainty with the President's plan. “In fact recently the Catholic bishops came out, after the President’s statement saying that his statement about what he intends in the plan that no public fund would go to fund abortion and the fact...
  • Senate Will Soon Consider Abortion Funding in DC, for Federal Employees

    09/07/2009 10:03:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 590+ views
    Life New ^ | 9/7/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The campaign to stop the massive expansion of taxpayer-funding of abortions through the health care bills isn't the only abortion debate that will take place in Congress as lawmakers return from their August break. They will also consider funding abortions in the nation's capital and for federal employees.Early this summer, President Obama asked members of Congress to write the federal budget bills in such as way as to allow tax-funding abortions in the District of Columbia.The House complied and approved a bill that funds abortions in Washington and then the House Appropriations Committee voted largely...
  • Senate Will Soon Consider Abortion Funding in DC, for Federal Employees

    09/07/2009 10:10:57 AM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies · 494+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 7, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Will Soon Consider Abortion Funding in DC, for Federal Employees Washington, DC -- The campaign to stop the massive expansion of taxpayer-funding of abortions through the health care bills isn't the only abortion debate that will take place in Congress as lawmakers return from their August break. They will also consider funding abortions in the nation's capital and for federal employees. Full story and action alert at: http://www.Lifenews.com/nat5433.html