Via LiveActionNews.org — Here are 10 reasons why a civilized nation that cares about the rights of women and children ought to support the permanent defunding of Planned Parenthood.
The organization's widespread corruption should be particularly concerning to human rights activists and taxpayers in general, who are forced to pay for the 'services' Planned Parenthood performs.
1. Planned Parenthood takes the lives of over 300,000 innocent children every year. more >>
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that makes major changes to the Affordable Care Act and defunds Planned Parenthood for at least one year, sending it to the desk of President Barack Obama.
In a largely party-line vote, lawmakers passed HR 3762, also called the Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, by a vote of 240 to 181.
While Planned Parenthood is not mentioned directly in HR 3762's text, the nation's largest abortion provider would lose funding under Section 206, titled "Federal Payments to States" which lists abortion providers as a "prohibited entity" banned from receiving taxpayer funding, with the exception of abortions performed due to rape, incest or life threatening complication. more >>
A group of pharmacists appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to receive religious liberty protection from a Washington state law mandating that they sell drugs that could cause an abortion.
Ralph's Thriftway, Rhonda Mesler, and Margo Thelen have argued in a writ of certiorari filed Monday that a Washington law removing conscience protections for pharmacists violates their religious freedom.
In an interview with The Christian Post, InterVarsity explained why a Black Lives Matter representative was included at its Urbana 15 student missions conference but a pro-life group was denied an exhibitor application.
InterVarsity's denial of Students for Life had nothing to do with the worthiness of the organization's mission but was based upon an application requirement that the pro-life group failed to meet, InterVarsity vice president Greg Jao told The Christian Post during a phone interview Monday.
"My understanding is that Students for Life is a non-religious organization," Jao said. more >>
America's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, conducted nearly 324,000 abortions and received over $553 million from taxpayers in 2014, the organization's latest report shows.
Planned Parenthood released its annual report for 2014-2015 which shows that although the organization performed fewer abortions, provided fewer services and saw about 200,000 fewer clients than in 2013, the organization received increased funding from the federal government.
Although the Hyde Amendment explicitly forbids federal tax dollars from being used to pay for abortions, the amount of taxpayer dollars that went to Planned Parenthood increased by about $25 million from 2013 to 2014, as the group received $553.7 million in 2014. more >>
It's time to draw a proverbial "line in the sand" on the abortion issue and how it relates to our Christian faith.
As Christians, we cannot continue to dance around the genocide that is taking place in our midst, and while many incredible individuals and organizations have been doing hard work fighting against this unimaginable injustice, it's time that we all stand with them.
So who I want to address this to is Christians who have been wavering in their opinions on whether or not abortion is compatible with their faith, because we need you to recognize abortion for what it is and join us in the stand against the murder of unborn children both in our country and around the world. more >>