During the 2016 election cycle's first presidential debate Thursday evening, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal implied that Planned Parenthood is likely to be federally investigated and lose its over $500 million in annual federal funds should former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not be elected the next president.
Jindal, who participated in Fox News' Republican presidential debate for second-tier candidates based on polling numbers, assured that if he was elected president, he would not only defund America's largest abortion provider but would also investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood has been criminally negotiating for-profit sale of fetal body parts.
"Planned Parenthood had better hope that Hillary Clinton wins this election because I guarantee that under President Jindal, January of 2017, the Department of Justice, and the IRS, and everybody else will be consenting, and the federal government will be going into Planned Parenthood," Jindal asserted. "This is absolutely disgusting and revolts of conscience of the nation. Absolutely, we need to defund Planned Parenthood." more >>
When Fox News hosts the first 2016 GOP presidential debate on Thursday, it is vital that each candidate addresses Planned Parenthood. Presidential candidates in both parties must end the war on babies.
The following memo is being made available to each of the candidates to provide you with the facts about Planned Parenthood. Supporters of Planned Parenthood and many in the media refuse to talk about these facts, but the public has the right to know them, given that 41 percent of Planned Parenthood's budget — a half billion dollars a year — is subsidized by hard working taxpayers.
Since mid-July, Planned Parenthood's atrocities have been laid bare before the American public. Yet there is still much educating to do, as the American people deserve all the facts. I urge the GOP candidates to be voices of truth to our nation, defenders of life for our innocent children, and authentic advocates for women. more >>
Franklin Graham, the CEO of Samaritan's Purse and a fierce pro-life advocate, has criticized comments made by Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada who accused Republicans of losing their "moral compass" following an attempt by lawmakers to bring a bill to defund Planned Parenthood up for a vote.
Graham took to Facebook to address the comments made by Reid, and blasted the senator's pro-choice stance on Wednesday.
"Senator Harry Reid outrageously declared yesterday that Republicans had 'lost their moral compass' after they were unable to get the 60 votes needed to move the bill in Congress forward that would defund Planned Parenthood," wrote Graham. more >>
President Barack Obama ripped the practice of killing albinos in Africa for ritual purposes as "craziness" and "cruel" and called for its end Monday, as a weeks-long scandal swirled in the U.S. over a series of undercover videos highlighting Planned Parenthood's controversial marketing of aborted baby parts.
Obama made the remarks during an address to 500 exceptional young African leaders at the second Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit and Town Hall in Washington D.C.
Emphasizing the importance of liberty to American Christians, a North Carolina megachurch pastor noted he would rather live in a "pro-choice United States" than a "pro-life Soviet Union."
J.D. Greear, senior pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, gave a speech Wednesday as part of an event in Tennessee hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
Focusing on how the church should be involved in politics, Greear told those gathered in Nashville that "the very freedoms we enjoy to talk about these things come from generations of Christians who applied their worldview to politics." more >>
Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has consistently declared "no more government shutdowns," but a growing number of Republicans say they will not vote for a budget that funds Planned Parenthood.
Most legislative experts and many lawmakers agree that the release of undercover video footage showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the selling of aborted baby body parts may threaten a budget agreement in the weeks and possibly months ahead.
With much of the money to Planned Parenthood tied up in mandatory expenditures under Medicaid, it may take a stand alone bill to sort out the funding issue. more >>