GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson has ripped Republican leadership for agreeing to a new $1.1 trillion spending bill, claiming that America's grandchildren will look at it as the week "America failed."
"You need no further proof than what the GOP Leadership did to us in the new spending bill. Billions of new unfunded spending. Mountains of new debt. Not to mention funding to bring Syrian Refugees into our country and to keep funding for Planned Parenthood," Carson told supporters in a Facebook message on Sunday.
"I am angry but no longer shocked. Some of my colleagues running for President talk a big game. They give angry speeches but when the votes were counted none of them even tried to stop this deal. They take their special interest money, collect their paychecks and pensions and give us only rhetoric," he added. more >>
Hillary Clinton, speaking at ABC presidential primary debate in New Hampshire Saturday night, warned that gay rights, funding for Planned Parenthood and "Obamacare" would be reversed if the Republican Party takes the White House. She also attacked GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his remarks against Muslims.
"This is a watershed election. I know how important it is that we have a Democrat succeed President Obama in the White House," Clinton said in the debate at St. Anselm College, in which Democratic candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also participated.
"From my perspective, we have to prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we've made," Clinton added, according to the transcript of the debate published by The Washington Post. "They would repeal the Affordable Care Act, not improve it. They would give more tax breaks to the super-wealthy and corporations, not to the middle class. And they would, despite all their tough talk about terrorism, continue to let people who are on the no-fly list buy guns." more >>
The Alliance Defending Freedom motioned federal court to intervene on behalf of Catholic hospitals to defend them from being forced to perform abortions by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
A federal ACLU lawsuit from October is asking the court to force Trinity Health and its staff to commit abortions regardless of their religious and pro-life objections.
Trinity Health, which operates 86 facilities in 21 states, is one of the largest Catholic hospital systems in the nation. The religious healthcare system employs more than 25,000 licensed physicians and its headquarters is in Livonia, Michigan. more >>
The top figure who unveiled undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and other abortion operators is having to defend his right to investigative journalism in court.
Attorneys from the Thomas More Society are representing David Daleiden and defending his right to record and disseminate footage from a National Abortion Federation (NAF) annual meeting.
Lawyers from Daleiden made arguments in his defense in San Francisco on Friday at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. more >>
Federal lawmakers unveiled a new budget-busting spending compromise that fully funds Planned Parenthood, and the popular abortion provider and President Barack Obama are declaring victory.
President Obama and Democrats consistently said they would not go along with a budget deal that did not fully fund the popular abortion provider.
Defunding Planned Parenthood was a popular talking point among many pro-life Congressional members and Republicans in the wake of this year's aborted-baby-parts-harvesting scandal that emboldened pro-life activists. more >>
Now that the House and Senate have passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, all eyes are on President Obama. Will he bolster his pro-abortion record by vetoing this legislation supported by a majority of Americans?
Even if a presidential veto is forthcoming, it will not be the end. Congress has been ramping up its investigation into the ethics and legality of major abortion industry corporations — Planned Parenthood foremost among them — through the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.
"We are charged with gathering information and conducting fact-finding to get answers," stated Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), who recently named pro-life stalwart March Bell as Staff Director of this select committee. more >>