Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate that would prevent the federal government from giving the controversial abortion-giant Planned Parenthood any taxpayer funds for a period of one year, unless the organization can assure the money will not be used to perform abortions.
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 in the House Tuesday, while Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., introduced the same measure in the Senate Wednesday afternoon. The House bill has 80 original co-sponsors, while Lankford is still gathering Senate co-sponsors.
The bills also make clear that if Planned Parenthood is given funds on the grounds that it won't be used for abortions and actually uses federal funds for abortions in cases other than rape, incest or to save the mother's life, the secretary of Health and Human Services and the secretary of Agriculture are responsible for seeking repayment from the organization. more >>
As the scandalous saga of Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby body parts continues, I shudder to think what happened to three of my babies.
As a post abortive mother, I wonder what happened to the bodies of three of my babies. My two abortions and a subsequent miscarriage in the 1970s, all due to wrong thinking and misinformation from Planned Parenthood and the anti-life industry at large are all part of a dark season of my life. I write about these experiences in my books King Rules, How Can the Dream Survive and Sons of Thunder.
I remember the hours in the abortion facilities; the pain, the stress and duress of procedures that left my womb empty and my heart broken; having papers pushed before me for signature with minimal if any explanation. Like many women, I was there with conflicting thoughts and feelings. All that time not knowing that my babies would share in my pain. more >>
Unless you've been in a cave the last few days or you only get your news from the mainstream media, I am sure you are well aware of the Planned Parenthood scandal exposed by a secret videotape.
Over dinner and a glass of wine, a Planned Parenthood doctor casually explains how they can sometime preserve body parts of the unborn babies that can be sold. She glibly discusses how they sell the heart, the lungs, and the liver.
My colleague at the ministry, John Rabe, made a great point the other day about this scandal. Either it will cause a great shift in the national debate on abortion or it will show us the great searing of the American conscience. more >>
Eleven U.S. Senators signed a letter to the attorney general and the Department of Health and Human Services, requesting a thorough investigation of whether Planned Parenthood has violated federal law prohibiting the sale of human fetal tissue for profit.
"The disturbing facts revealed in this video raise the question whether the employees of a federally funded organization have violated federal law by engaging in the transfer of human fetal tissue for profit, and whether the modification of abortion techniques for the purpose of obtaining that tissue violates applicable research guidelines established by federal law," the 11 senators wrote.
The letter was addressed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Tuesday. Some of the signers of the letter requesting a federal investigation include Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. more >>
Undercover videos show that Planned Parenthood abortionists use ultrasounds to help them keep the organs of aborted babies intact, while opposing using ultrasounds to show expectant mothers seeking abortions the life living within their wombs, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pointed out in a video posted to her Facebook page.
Six pro-life leaders are standing with her in the video. They are, left to right, the Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and pastor Walter Hoye.
You can watch the video below. more >>
Religious and other pro-life charity organizations that aid sex trafficking victims will longer be awarded federal grants if they are unable to offer abortion counseling services due to religious convictions come this fall after the Obama administration passed a new Department of Health and Human Services grant requirement last month.
According to the Washington Examiner, a change to HHS guidelines passed in June explains that the department is now disqualifying aid organizations that do not offer "the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care," which also includes abortion counseling and referrals.
The report adds that groups that refuse to offer abortion counseling services to trafficking victims have the option to ensure that abortion counseling is provided through a third-party in order to remain eligible for the grant funding. more >>