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  • Trump’s New Abortion Regulation Continues Jack Kemp’s Pro-Life Legacy

    05/19/2018 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 19, 2019 | Frank Cannon
    On Friday, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan.However, up to now, the framework has never truly been enforced. President Clinton quickly ditched it as soon as he took...
  • Lawmakers call on Trump to cut off Planned Parenthood’s Title X funding

    05/01/2018 1:33:50 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Nearly 200 members of Congress and 100 state and national pro-life groups are calling on the Trump administration to take taxpayers out of the abortion business. The coalition sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday asking him to cut off abortion providers from Title X dollars, which are earmarked for family planning services. “For far too long the Title X Family Planning Program has been integrated with abortion centers,” the letter read. “It is time to act swiftly to disentangle abortion centers from the Title X network. Doing so would be consistent with the...
  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • New App Funded by Tax Dollars Connects Teens to Birth Control, ‘Sexuality Education’

    02/23/2016 12:54:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2016 | 3:40 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A Pennsylvania-based non-profit group dedicated to giving young people access to birth control and "sexuality education" has launched a free app that connects "teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health." AccessMatters launched the app, dubbed "It Matters," last week, and a spokesperson with the organization told that the app was funded by grants from Health and Human Services' Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control's teen pregnancy prevention program. "Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs (Sexually...
  • 3 ways taxpayers are funding abortion at Planned Parenthood

    11/09/2015 6:34:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Its no secret that taxpayers are footing the bill for abortion giant Planned Parenthood, despite claims that taxpayer dollars are not being used to subsidize the group and its activities. Here are three ways Planned Parenthood is benefiting at the expense of the American taxpayer.1. State fundingCurrently, 17 states directly fund elective abortions under Medicaid, the federal health care program for low income Americans. The Guttmacher Institute reports that Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia, use public funding to pay for abortion procedures.While the 1976 Hyde Amendment prevents federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortions through Medicaid—with the exception of...
  • Obama Punishes Kansas for De-Funding Planned Parenthood by Cutting Its Title X Funding

    08/28/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 26, 2015
    The Obama administration has punished the state of Kansas for cutting taxpayer funds for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by cutting its federal Title X funding by the same amount. The moves comes at the same time the abortion giant is facing intense criticism over its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. In 2011, pro-life Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs. The Kansas Senate passed the measure on a 28-10 vote and the state...
  • Proposed Budget Cuts Title X Funding to Abortion Providers

    06/23/2015 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kathleen Brown |
    ( -- House Republicans are pushing a budget proposal that cuts funding from Title X, the national family planning program enacted by former President Richard Nixon in 1970, because it allocates federal funds to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of Title X funding, and also the nation’s largest abortion provider. The organization has been vocal about its opposition to the 2016 Fiscal Year budget proposal released by the House Appropriations Labor-Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Tuesday. Section 229 of the budget bill states that: “None of the funds appropriated in this Act...
  • 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 ^ | Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:34 EST | Ben Johnson
    NEW ORLEANS, July 29, 2013 ( – 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...
  • Pro-life internist likes Santorum, but pleads for consistency on Title X

    02/29/2012 1:47:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 29, 2012 | Matt C. Abbott
    Chris Kahlenborn, M.D., respected internist and founder/president of The Polycarp Research Institute, writes (slightly edited): I like Rick Santorum a lot. I like his family values. I like his persistence. And I love his love for unborn children, especially those with genetic problems. However, I do have a problem with his inconsistency regarding Title X funding. Mr. Santorum has publicly stated that he believes contraception harms women and families; and that Plan B may act as an abortifacient. He has also stated that he supported, and still supports, Title X funding to family planning agencies that supply both oral contraceptives...
  • Planned Parenthood guilty of tens of millions of $ in fraud charge: whistleblower report

    02/16/2012 2:32:32 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies ^ | 2-16-2012 | Ben Johnson
    LUFKIN, TEXAS, February 15, 2012, ( – The Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood that touched off the controversy over Susan G. Komen’s funding of the abortion giant may soon expand into a series of national hearings in the nation’s capital and court cases around the country that could expose hundreds of millions of dollars of financial impropriety, critics say. Karen Reynolds, a decade-long employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) in Texas, has filed a lawsuit claiming 12 Planned Parenthood mills in Texas and Louisiana bilked the government by billing medical agencies for services that were unnecessary or that were...
  • Pro-life Santorum voted for govt subsidies to Planned Parenthood

    The taxpayer-subsidized abortion mill, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a 12-month period and performed 329,455 abortions. While he was in the U.S. Senate representing Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, a pro-life Roman Catholic, had voted to fund indirectly (through title X family planning) Planned Parenthood clinics. Santorum also voted in favor of HR 796, the Abortion Clinic Access Bill; his was a “key vote”. HR 796 sought to amend the federal criminal code to prohibit actions directed at clinics which perform abortion procedures, or at those persons attempting to access these clinics. He also enthusiastically...
  • Pro-Lifer: Christians Wasting Their Votes on Both Parties

    12/16/2003 6:11:52 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 144 replies · 183+ views ^ | December 15, 2003 | Rusty Pugh and Jody Brown
    A South Carolina pro-life activist says there isn't a "dime's worth of difference" between the two major political parties when it comes to protecting the unborn -- and he is asking Christian voters to remember that in next fall's elections.Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the world's largest abortion provider, is a "money machine." The agency's just-released annual report shows a total income of more than three-quarters of a billion dollars -- $288 million in clinic operations, $254 million in taxpayer money, and $228 million in donations. The report also indicates the abortion mill made more than $36 million in profits...
  • Santorum Voted to Subsidize Abortion, Planned Parenthood

    01/24/2012 7:45:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 90 replies · 1+ views
    The New American & you tube ^ | 01.16.12 | Alex Newman
    GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is under fire in South Carolina for touting his alleged pro-life beliefs but voting to subsidize abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in America, while serving in the U.S. Senate. He has also backed pro-abortion candidates and voted for legislation that is being used to federally prosecute peaceful pro-life protesters who demonstrate outside of abortion clinics. Critics are outraged.The once top-tier Republican candidate, who surged into the spotlight after an unexpected strong finish in Iowa before a disastrous showing in New Hampshire, defended himself against the attacks by lashing out at fellow...
  • Trick or Tweet [Planned Parenthood shells out big money for Twitter "followers"]

    06/22/2011 4:16:13 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | 6/21/11 | Tony Perkins
    If Planned Parenthood were really suffering financially, do you think the organization could afford to spend $100,000 on tweets? Jill Stanek did some digging and found out that America's biggest abortion group is so desperate that it's paying people to follow them on Twitter. As a new form of advertising, the social media execs are offering "promoted tweets," where companies can pay to have their messages listed with users. Back in September, the Wall Street Journal reported Twitter was selling the 140-character messages for $100,000 each. Planned Parenthood has paid for two. Obviously, the abortion giant is more interested in...
  • Budget cuts close 6 Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota

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

    03/28/2011 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 8 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/27/11 | Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
    There is a fundamental incoherence in federal policy, which limits the rights of the states to regulate or even influence norms of sexual behavior while at the same time assigns to itself the right to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to influence those norms at the state, local, and individual lev...
  • Montana lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood, family planning funding

    03/19/2011 7:17:52 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Montana lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood, family planning funding by Peter Smith Fri Mar 18 4:45 PM EST HELENA, Montana, March 18, 2011 ( – Lawmakers in the Montana House of Representatives have moved to cut family planning money entirely from the state budget, denying local Planned Parenthood clinics a sizable chunk of state and federal funds. The Missoulian reports that the GOP-run Montana House voted 53-47 last Friday to stop receiving $4.7 million per year in federal Title X family planning funds for the next two years. The cut would be added to another $1 million in state family-planning...
  • Urgent email from Planned Parenthood on upcoming House vote (BARF ALERT)

    02/15/2011 8:08:51 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CALL Rep. xxxxxxxxxx NOW. Congress is voting to cut off all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. This is the most dangerous legislative assault on women's health and Planned Parenthood in our history. Tell Rep. xxxxxxx to vote NO on any attempt to end Title X funding and cut off women from their only source of primary care. Dial 202-730-9001 Dear xxxx, This is it. Right now, Congress is considering a provision to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers. This is truly an emergency for Planned Parenthood and women's health. Call now and tell Rep. xxxxxxxx...
  • ‘We Are Living in the Midst of the Greatest Human Genocide in the History of Humanity,’ Rep...

    02/11/2011 9:06:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 11, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Complete title: ‘We Are Living in the Midst of the Greatest Human Genocide in the History of Humanity,’ Rep. Franks Says of Legalized Abortion Rep. Trent Franks (R-N.M) said at a press conference on Feb. 10 to push for ending the federal funding of Planned Parenthood that the United States is 'awash in the blood' of the some 50 million unborn children who have been aborted since the procedure was made legal in 1973. ( Starr) ( – Rep. Trent Franks (R-N.M.) said on Thursday that because modern technology can reveal fetal development in the womb, Americans are starting to...
  • Republicans launch new effort to defund Planned Parenthood in spending plan (Good!)

    02/09/2011 3:22:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2011 | Jason Millman
    In a new Republican effort to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, a new spending proposal announced Wednesday would strip away all Title X family planning funds for low-income individuals. The seven-month continuing resolution offered by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) would remove all $327 million from the Title X program as the GOP pushes a bill that would block such funding to Planned Parenthood and other groups that offer abortion services. Planned Parenthood called it an "extreme proposal." “Unbelievably, the House Leadership has set its sights on abolishing a program that provides lifesaving and preventive care to millions...