Trump Rolls Back Obama Warning to States on Defunding Planned Parenthood

Anugrah Kumar – January 20, 2018

The Trump administration has announced that it’s revoking the Obama-era policy of restricting state governments from denying Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood on the grounds that they are abortion providers.

Department of Health and Human Services under Obama issued the warning in 2016 when 24 states denied Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following an undercover investigation by the Center for Medical Progress exposed the abortion provider’s alleged business of selling aborted babies’ body parts.

The Trump administration rescinded the guidance Friday in a letter to state Medicaid directors, which said the guidance favored abortion providers, according to The Hill.

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Ohio Senate Advances Bill to Keep Aborted Babies From Being Dumped Into Landfills With Trash

– January 18, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Senate has advanced a bill that would require the bodies of aborted babies to either be buried or cremated, instead of being steamed or incinerated and dumped in landfills, as had been discovered in 2015 by the state attorney general’s office.

S.B. 28, also known as the Unborn Child Dignity Act, passed the Senate 24-9 in a party line vote on Wednesday. It was primarily sponsored by Sen. Joe Uecker, R-Miami Township, to address what his office described as “the appalling abortion industry practice of desecrating aborted fetal remains by disposing of them via public landfills.”

“The abortion industry’s practice of sending these dead babies to landfills only further demonstrates an utter disregard for the sanctity of human life,” he said in a statement. “This law takes steps to help protect the dignity of babies whose lives ended too soon at the hands of abortionists.”

The bill grants mothers who obtain an abortion the right to determine how she wants her now dead baby disposed of and where.

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California May Force Public Colleges to Provide Abortion Pills to Students

Michael Gryboski – January 11, 2018

California’s legislature is considering a bill that, if enacted, would compel student health centers at the state’s public colleges to provide abortion pills to female students by 2022.

Known as Senate Bill 320, the Senate Education Committee voted to approve the proposed legislation on Wednesday, which would affect all the campuses of the University of California and California State University.

“More than 400,000 students classified as female are educated at California’s public university campuses, and it is central to the mission of California’s public university student health centers to minimize the negative impact of health concerns on students’ studies and to facilitate retention and graduation,” argued the bill.

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4 States Join At-Home Abortion Pill Program Where Women Terminate Their Own Pregnancies

Michael Gryboski – January 5, 2018

Four states are taking part in a program in which women induce their own abortions at home, using medication, following a short video conference with an abortion provider.

Hawaii, New York, Oregon, and Washington state have been taking part in the program, overseen by Gynuity Health Projects, an abortion provider, since late 2016.

Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi of the University of Hawaii explained to Hawaii News Now in an interview published Wednesday that the patient uses two sets of pills to induce an abortion during the first trimester.

“The process is like inducing a miscarriage definitely stopping the pregnancy and then the second set of pills causing the pregnancy to pass,” Moayedi said. “Women were doing that part at home any way. What we are changing is that you don’t have to take that first set of pills in front of us.”

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UK Baby Born Healthy After Doctors Misdiagnose Child, Recommend Abortion

– January 9, 2018

LONDON — A mother in the United Kingdom is upset at her local hospital in realizing that she could have aborted her baby, being told that she had a rare disease, when the child was actually born completely healthy.

Kamelia Walters, 25, told The Sun that when she went to St. George’s Hospital in Tooting last January, she was advised that the scan showed that her baby’s bones were fractured and that she “probably” had Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type III, also known as “brittle bone disease.”

According to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, type III is the most severe form of the condition, as “infants generally have mildly shortened and bowed limbs, small chests, and a soft calvarium (head)” and “[t]here may be multiple long-bone fractures at birth, including many rib fractures.”

Walters said that the diagnosis frightened her and it was recommended that she obtain an abortion.

“I was so scared when I first got told,” she told the outlet. “They started telling me I could get an abortion.”

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Abortion is Not a Fundamental Right Rules Federal Appeals Court

Danika Delello – January 11, 2018

A pro-life victory was won on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court voted to keep an amendment to Tennessee’s state constitution that denies abortion as a fundamental right.

Amendment 1, which states “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion,” was passed in 2014, but pro-abortion groups have been fighting to have it removed ever since, according to LifeNews.

Voters opposed to the amendment filed a lawsuit against it within days of its approval. When that failed, they took the matter to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The amendment passed 53% to 47%, but opponents claimed that the way the state of Tennessee counts ballots is unconstitutional and demanded a recount, says the Tennessean.

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Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org

Although this is a little bit of sanity thrown into a world intent on destroying babies at an alarming rate, it will be mostly ignored. In fact, there is talk of criminalising those that advocate pro-life with a fine and possibly imprisonment if they believe in the sanctuary of life.

“Thou shalt not kill (commit murder)” Ex 20:13

This means the taking away of a human life unlawfully as stated in Matthew.

“And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
He saith unto him, which? Jesus said, thou shalt do no murder. Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness” Matt 19:17-18

It is hard to believe that mankind could turn this commandment completely around even to the extent of punishing someone who believes in God’s Word.

It should be that anyone aimed at persuading a mother TO abort her child could face criminal charges. Leaving out that little word “not” makes a lot of difference!

Planned Parenthood Annual Report: 82 Abortions for Every Adoption Referral

Brandon Showalter – January 4, 2018

Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report reveals that for every adoption referral the organization made they performed 82 abortions, and the federal government is the group’s largest source of funding.

The abortion giant received more than $543 million in federal dollars in the most recent fiscal year despite seeing fewer patients, a 61 percent increase over what they received ten years ago, Catholic News Agency reported Thursday. Last year the group saw 2.4 million patients at its hundreds of locations nationwide.

Planned Parenthood’s excess revenue also increased by 27 percent from $77.5 million to $98.5 million. The group performed a total of 321,384 abortion procedures, approximately 878 per day, in fiscal year 2016-2017.

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Appeals Court Strikes Maryland City’s Law Forcing Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion

Michael Gryboski

A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Maryland city’s law that forced a pro-life center to post disclaimers at their facility about not providing abortions.

The panel ruled unanimously last Friday that a Baltimore ordinance requiring the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns to post signs at their building saying they will not refer for abortions violates the pro-life group’s First Amendment rights.

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, who authored the panel’s decision, concluded that the ordinance forced “a politically and religiously motivated group to convey a message fundamentally at odds with its core belief and mission.”

“This court has in the past struck down attempts to compel speech from abortion providers. And today we do the same with regard to compelling speech from abortion foes,” wrote Judge Wilkinson.

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Planned Parenthood: We Did 321,384 Abortions; Got $543.7 Million in Tax Dollars

Terence P. Jeffrey – January 2, 2018

(CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood says its affiliates did 321,384 abortions in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 2016, according to its newly released 2016-2017 annual report.

In the same report, Planned Parenthood says its affiliates received $543.7 million in payments from government—“Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants,” the report calls them—in the year that ended on June 30, 2017.

According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, Medicaid and the federal Title X Family Planning Program both provide tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. (As summarized in a Congressional Research Service report published in May 2017, Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates received $400.56 million in Medicaid funding in 2012 and $64.35 million in Title X funding.)

Because 2016 was a leap year that included 366 days, the 321,384 abortions Planned Parenthood did during fiscal 2016 equaled approximately 878 for every day of the year.

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Video: Liberal Student Makes The Case For Killing Two-Year-Old Kids As Pro-Choice Extremism Exposed

Alex Thomas – January 4, 2018

A December encounter between Students for Life’s Appalachian Regional Coordinator Brenna Lewis and a pro-choice liberal student at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee is going viral after a video of the discussion showed the student advocating for killing two-year-old kids.

The unnamed student openly makes his case for infanticide for children up to two years old during an unhinged rant that clearly shows that at least some on the pro-choice left are hardcore extremists who most Americans would never support if they actually knew what they stood for.

“Without communication, we have no way of knowing if you’re sentient or not,” claimed the student. “It’s no different than this tree. It’s alive. But is it sentient?”

“Can the two year old talk to me?” he continued. “Generally speaking, the child still has the inability to communicate.”

The president of Students for Life of America noted that this shocking belief system actually represents mainstream opinion within the pro-choice movement.

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