A bill stripping Planned Parenthood Federation of America of federal taxpayer dollars for a period of at least one year passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lawmakers in the House voted largely on party lines on Friday to pass HR 3134, 241 to 187, which would place a one-year moratorium on federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
"For the one-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, subject to subsection (b), no funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., unless such entities certify that Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period," reads HR 3134. more >>
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would grant legal protection for babies born alive in an attempted abortion.
In a vote of 248 yeas to 177 nays taken on Friday H.R.3504, titled the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" was passed in a largely party line tally.
Introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks earlier this month, H.R. 3504 seeks to amend the federal criminal code to mandate that abortion providers must give proper medical care to any baby born alive in their facility. more >>
Planned Parenthood supporters in positions of government power are looking to jail and financially destroy the producer of the undercover sting videos that have brought attention to the abortion giant's illegal practices, a pro-life lawyer claims.
Tom Brejcha, an attorney for the Thomas More Society, said anti-abortion activist and Center For Medical Progress founder David Daleiden is facing aggressive lawsuits for his undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood, and their end goal is to put him in jail and "destroy him financially."
David Daleiden and Tom Brejcha were two of the four figures who presented during a "Stop Baby Parts Trafficking" live webcast Tuesday. The simulcast was hosted by David Bereit, the national director of 40 Days for Life, a pro-life mobilization effort. more >>
Thanks to a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, millions of people on the Internet are hearing the story of a 38-year-old abortion survivor.
Gianna Jessen, whose life was the inspiration for the film "October Baby," told the House Judiciary Committee last week how she survived 18 hours of being burned in her mother's womb at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California. Her experience proves that God's will is stronger than her biological mother's "right to choose," she said.
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, has come under fire in recent months thanks to investigative videos from the Center of Medical Progress. Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen explained that her mother was seven-and-a-half months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood and was advised to get an abortion. more >>
Republican presidential candidates debated the best way to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, and whether a forced government shutdown would work or do more harm, at Wednesday night's debate on CNN.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz called Planned Parenthood "an ongoing criminal enterprise" that should not receive over $500 million in annual tax dollars, and called on Republican leaders in the House and Senate to "stop surrendering" and "start standing."
"These are horrifying. On these videos, Planned Parenthood also essentially confesses to multiple felonies," declared Cruz. "It is a felony with ten years' jail term to sell the body parts of unborn children for profit. That's what these videos show Planned Parenthood doing." more >>
Former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina received an ovation during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate after she strongly denounced Planned Parenthood and implied that the Republicans in Congress should risk a government shutdown to force a presidential veto to spending legislation that wouldn't fund the abortion giant.
As the topic of whether or not Republicans in Congress should risk a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood was raised at the CNN debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, Ohio Gov. John Kasich argued that it is pointless to attempt defunding Planned Parenthood through the continuing resolution, if President Barack Obama is just going to veto such legislation.
With the GOP in control of both the House and Senate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Fiorina responded to Kasich's veto argument stating that conservatives should not back down from their opposition to Planned Parenthood's $500 million in annual federal funding just because Obama is sure to veto. more >>