Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pro-Life Group Backs Donald Trump: “He Will Appoint Pro-Life Judges and Defund Planned Parenthood”

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Another state pro-life group has issued a statement supporting Donald Trump. The New York State Right to Life Committee PAC is supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States in the 2016 election. The endorsement comes after a pro-life group from Pennsylvania;vania backed Trump.

The pro-life organization says it appreciates Trump’s advocacy for good judges — especially for the Supreme Court — and his willingness to sign legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“Mr. Trump has met the criteria of the PAC on the life issues and he is running a serious campaign,” the group told in a statement. “He has also said he will appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court and will not approve funding for Planned Parenthood as long as they are in the abortion business.” . . .

New York State Right to Life, which is the state pro-life group form where both candidates hail and knows both well, says Hillary Clinton is too pro-abortion for any pro-life voter to consider.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton is a strong proponent of abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. She supports Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, and encourages efforts at the United Nations to make abortion a fundamental human right throughout the world.,” the group told LifeNews.

Recently, Trump released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director. . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood Caught Engaging in $28 Million in Medicaid Fraud - Can't Stop Lawsuit

Just one Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa allegedly committed $28 million in medicaid fraud. And now a federal appeals court has ruled that it can’t stop the lawsuit a former Planned Parenthood clinic director filed against it.

Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer filed the lawsuit against the abortion giant’s Iowa affiliate accusing it of submitting “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failing to meet acceptable standards of medical practice. Alliance Defending Freedom filed the suit for Thayer in March 2011.

The lawsuit claims that Planned Parenthood’s Iowa affiliate submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failed to meet acceptable standards of medical practice. . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood Paying People Up to $720 a Week to Promote Hillary Clinton

One sure sign of Planned Parenthood’s struggles is its difficulty finding volunteers who will promote its radical pro-abortion agenda. Instead, it has to pay people.

Currently, the abortion business is advertising paid positions on Craig’s List to go door to door promoting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and abortions in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The abortion group says people can earn up to $720 a week canvassing “in support of access to abortion, Planned Parenthood and Democratic candidates.”

One of the candidates certainly will be pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton who received Planned Parenthood’s endorsement and shares its extreme pro-abortion position. . . . Read More

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Planned Parenthood Awards 13 Journalists at 100th Anniversary Gala

Planned Parenthood doesn’t need a PR firm when it has the media who do just as well – if not better – at pushing the abortion giant’s agenda: death.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America bestowed Media Excellence Awards to 13 journalists during its 2016 National Conference Gala earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Since its founding, the taxpayer-funded organization has recognized a total of 270 media outlets and journalists for doing its bidding.

Of the media awarded, Democracy NOW! host and executive producer Amy Goodman received the “highest honor,” according to Planned Parenthood. Goodman repeatedly used her platform to defend Planned Parenthood following the release of the Center for Medical Progress videos last summer that showed, among other things, clinic workers picking apart aborted baby limbs in a dish with tweezers.

Planned Parenthood listed the other winners of the 2016 Media Excellence Awards as:

Sunnivie Brydum and Mitch Kellaway of The Advocate, for “Fighting to Free Ky Peterson on Trans Liberation Tuesday,” “Feds Probe Georgia’s Treatment of LGBT Prisoners” and “We Must Talk About Violence Against Trans Men”

Zuri and Staceyann Chin of Living Room Protest, for “We Stand with Planned Parenthood!”

Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow of Call Your Girlfriend

Imani Gandi of Rewire, for “How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women”

Dani McClain of The Nation, for “Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. So Why Are Some Women Still Skeptical?”

Alex Morris of Rolling Stone, for “The War on Planned Parenthood”

Caitlin Moscatello of Cosmopolitan, for “How to Have a Safe Abortion”

Raquel Reichard of Latina, for “Planned Parenthood – A Latina Lifeline Under Fire”

Kayla Webley of Marie Claire, for “Mission Critical” or “On the Front Lines of the Abortion Wars”

The abortion giant commended the journalists’ “incredible work” and “commitment to advancing social justice.” Or, more specifically, praised writers and activists who push for abortion and contraception as well as write on racism and the transgender movement. . . . Read More

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Lawmaker Defends Dismemberment Abortions: “I Uphold the Constitution Not the Bible”

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A Philadelphia lawmaker stood up in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday to defend state laws allowing unborn babies to be killed in brutal dismemberment abortions and painful later-term abortions.

State Rep. Brian Sims, a pro-abortion Democrat from Philadelphia, was one of 65 legislators who voted against House Bill 1948 on Tuesday. The bill would ban brutal dismemberment abortions that tear unborn babies limb from limb and prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when unborn babies can feel pain. . . .

Sims, however, ignored the medical evidence that the “personal medical decision” of abortion involves two people’s lives, not just one, and an abortion purposefully destroys one of those lives without their knowledge or consent. . . .

The bill passed the state House on Tuesday with support from 132 legislators, LifeNews reported. . . . Read More

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Obama Administration Forces California Churches to Pay for Abortions

Churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration.

The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions.

The churches filed a lawsuit against the regulation last October, and it has been moving through the courts.

They also asked the Obama administration to uphold the Weldon Amendment — federal law that protects conscience rights. But, today, the HHS Office of Civil Rights released the results of its investigation into the California abortion mandate, stating it found no violation and is closing its investigation of the complaints without further action.

OCR’s decision is based on a flawed reading of the Weldon amendment. They argue that the Weldon amendment only protects health insurance plans, and not the purchasers of such plans, and state that the insurance companies have not complained. . . . Read More @ Life News

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Hillary Clinton’s Short List of VP Running Mates Includes Three Abortion Advocates

Hillary Clinton is a longtime abortion advocate who is perfectly fine with abortions up to birth with virtually no limits. So it comes as no surprise that three of the people on the short list for a potential spot as her vice-presidential running mate support abortion.

Those on the shortlist include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of progressives who has emerged as a blistering critic of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump; Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a well-liked lawmaker from an important general election battleground state; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro of Texas, a rising star in the Democratic Party. . . .

Warren is a strong abortion proponent who has a 0 percentage pro-life voting record in Congress, according to the National Right to Life Committee. She led the fight to force religious groups like the Little Sisters and Christian businesses like Hobby Lobby to be mandated to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their health plans.

Kaine is a longtime abortion advocate who has sought to appear moderate on abortion. But he was pro-abortion enough for Democrats for Life to yank its endorsement of him.

“His spokesman and website are now identifying him as a pro-choice Democrat. DFLA, therefore, cannot endorse Governor Kaine,” it said.

Kaine says on his own web site that he doesn’t want to put any limits on the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason and has resulted in 55 million abortions. . . .

Meanwhile, Julian Castro has strong support from Planned Parenthood. Shortly after his confirmation as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development – abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards called Castro her friend and tweeted congratulations.

Castro supported Planned Parenthood’s effort to derail a late-term abortion ban in Texas. According to the abortion giant, thenMayor Juli├ín Castro joined the radically pro-choice Stand With Texas Women bus tour rally in San Antonio. Castro is also a long time supporter of pro-abortion Gubernatorial Texas hopeful – Wendy Davis. . . . Read More

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Report From Today's Pro-Life Leaders Meeting With Trump

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List: Firstly, I need to thank the hundreds of you who emailed me back committing to pray for the meeting with Donald Trump today. It was so encouraging to know I had so many committed, passionate pro-lifers praying for me at one time. I shared a few of your messages with the rest of the SBA List team and they were also really encouraged. Thank you so much. Your prayers and support are so valued at this critical time in our fight for LIFE.

I know that many of you were anxious to get a report back from the meeting, and I have a few minutes before I get on the train back to our office in Washington, D.C., so I have put together some thoughts on our time with the presumptive Republican nominee.

Mr. Trump was very generous with his time. Before the main meeting, a handful of Pro-Life, Conservative and Christian leaders met with him in a private setting.

Later in the day we gathered with nearly 1,000 leaders, activists and donors from across the country. He related well, coming across confident and comfortable in such a large crowd of thought leaders whose opinions and actions will be so critical as we approach November.

I was encouraged when Mr. Trump reiterated the most important pro-life commitment he has made to date: that he would appoint pro-life judges to SCOTUS. To quote him verbatim, "We are going to appoint great Supreme Court justices... These will be justices of great intellect... And they will be pro-life."

Mr. Trump also spoke about the threats to religious liberty and how the federal government continues to threaten the freedom of speech of people of faith and conscience to speak out in the public square. We both know how fundamental religious liberty is to our fight for life when we consider the anti-life mandates of the Obama administration that seek to force Pro-Lifers and Christians to violate their conscience by paying for life-ending drugs and abortions. And we're not blind. We know that a Clinton presidency would only further such draconian measures.

This is far from the end of the conversation. But it is important the conversation is taking place. Over the next few weeks and months, your SBA List team will continue to encourage Mr Trump to reiterate the important commitments he's made to date:

1. That he will appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court
2. That he will advocate for and sign into law the Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act that would ban abortions after 5 months - a point by which the science is clear: Unborn babies can feel pain
3. That he will defund Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion business

And we will continue to educate voters in battleground states about Hillary's extreme record on abortion and the unprecedented threat the unborn would face under another Clinton presidency. As you know, we're already on the ground in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. Just last week our incredible field team knocked on their 400,000th door.

Thank you once again for your notes of support, and for your many prayers. They are making a difference.

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California Bill Threatens Religious Colleges

by Bill Donohue, Catholic League: The California State Assembly is considering a bill that would gut the religious identity of faith-based colleges and universities in the state.

SB 1146, which has already been passed by the state Senate, is sponsored by Sen. Ricardo Lara, one of seven members of the legislature’s LGBT caucus. It’s ostensible purpose is to protect LGBT students against discrimination. In reality, however, it is a heavy-handed exercise in anti-religious discrimination.

The bill would severely constrict religious exemptions from federal Title IX regulations. Previously applicable to all students in religious colleges, these exemptions would now be restricted to only those educational programs in such colleges that prepare students for clerical ministry or other religious vocations, or for teaching theological subjects pertaining to religion.

For all others students, religious colleges and universities in California would no longer be able to require theology or religious studies classes, attendance at worship services, or corporate prayer in convocations or classes. The schools’ ability to include religious ideas in regular course work could be threatened. And of course, maintaining separate male and female bathrooms and dormitories would be prohibited.

“SB 1146 is a direct and blatant attack on the religious freedom of Catholic and Christian citizens of California advanced by the state’s LGBT legislative lobby,” said Dr. Derry Connolly, president of John Paul the Great Catholic College in Escondido, California. “It severely impacts citizens’ constitutionally protected right to freedom of religion.”

This bill should be defeated, and religious freedom upheld in California for all faith-based institutions of higher learning.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Hospital Drops Abortionist After Demonic Rant Saying He Loves Killing Babies

Last week, LifeNews reported on how a California pro-lifer captured his disturbing exchange with a notorious San Diego abortionist on video. Now, a local hospital has terminated its relationship with the abortion practitioner.

Abortionist Robert Santella has a bad reputation with his patients, having faced several disciplinary measures from the California Medical Board. He also has been accused of injuring several patients in botched abortions.

Recently, pro-life advocate Zephaniah Mel stood outside Santella’s Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in San Diego and was approached by Santella. The 72-year-old abortionist’s demeanor and remarks are extremely disturbing. At one point, Santella, in a demonic rant, told Mel that he “loves” aborting babies. . . . Read More

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Number of Teenagers Having Sex Has Dramatically Declined

... On June 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new 2015 data from the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which updates what we know about youth and their engagement in health risk behaviors.

The results show that fewer teens are drinking than before, less are involved in physical fighting, and teen smoking hit its lowest level since the government began tracking it in 1991.

But the big news is the dramatic increase in the percentage of teens who have never had sex. Since 1991 (the first year the CDC began tracking youth risk behaviors), the percent of high school students who have never had sex has increased 28 percent. In real numbers, that means that nearly 6 in 10 teens are making the healthiest choice by waiting for sex—the highest percent to date.

When the CDC released the news a few months ago that teen birth rates are now at an all-time low, few suggested that waiting for sex might be a significant reason. . . . Read More @ The Daily Signal

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Friday, June 17, 2016

David Daleiden: Baby Body Parts Scandal ‘Could Take Planned Parenthood Down’

by Claire Chretien, Life Site News: The revelation that America’s largest abortion provider trafficked in baby body parts is the scandal that “could take Planned Parenthood down,” Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden said in an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.

“Planned Parenthood and their business partners know that the baby parts issue is the biggest scandal that they have ever faced and it’s the scandal that could take them down,” Daleiden told LifeSiteNews.

Daleiden’s investigation has resulted in numerous state and federal investigations into Planned Parenthood and its business partner StemExpress, which procures fetal body parts for research. A Congressional panel recently accused StemExpress and the abortion centers with which it contracted of violating federal patient privacy and informed consent regulations.

StemExpress, Planned Parenthood, and the National Abortion Federation have all pursued legal action against Daleiden.

“I think it’s the biggest mistake that Planned Parenthood made, to bring all of these issues about the veracity of the videotapes and the things that their senior-level leadership have said on camera, and the details of their baby parts program,” said Daleiden. “To bring all of that into courtroom and put all of that under the scrutiny of the tools of the legal system.”

Daleiden also said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if StemExpress withdrew its lawsuit against him because the evidence coming out against the company makes it “no longer worth it to them” to pursue action against the Center for Medical Progress.
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NFL Players' Kids Wish Dads 'Happy Father's Day!' In Heartwarming Ad

by Katie Yoder, NRL News: Looking for some good news this Father’s Day? Try this heartening video of kids saying what makes their dads special. To Americans, they’re NFL players. But to their kids, they’re just the best dads ever.

In a Father’s Day ad released Tuesday, the kids of NFL stars Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Vince Wilfork (Houston Texans) and Ryan Kalil (Carolina Panthers) talked about their dads on camera – while their dads secretly listened in from another room.

The kids’ comments (and their dads’ reactions) are priceless.
“It’s Father’s Day and we want to know: what do you love about your Dad?” the video description read. “We asked kids to tell us while their Dads secretly listened in. Their responses ranged from funny to sweet but never failed to make their Dads smile.”

As the “official hotel of the NFL,” Marriot’s Courtyard Hotels sponsored the video.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters.

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Donald Trump to Meet With Top Pro-Life Leaders During Private Summit

Since he’s become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, pro-life voters are starting to move in Donald Trump’s direction — especially knowing the alternative is abortion activists Hillary Clinton. But many pro-life voters and some pro-life leaders remain skeptical about supporting Trump given some of his misstatements and past support for abortion.

To gain a better understanding and insight on his abortion views and to potentially be able to endorse his candidacy, a group of top pro-life leaders plan to meet with Trump this month. On Tuesday, June 21, national Christian conservative leaders will gather in New York City for a private summit with the businessman to meet with him regarding issues of importance to the pro-life community.

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis has been invited to attend the meeting as a representative of Ohio’s pro-life movement. . . . Gonidakis told that the goal of the meeting is to seek unity by allowing pro-life leaders and Trump to learn more about each other. The group will not be making any joint or collective endorsements, decisions or statements. . . . Read More @ Life News

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clinton Used to Say She Wants Abortions “Safe, Legal and Rare.” She’s Dropped “Rare”

Hillary Clinton used to describe her position on abortion with the terms “safe, legal and rare.” It’s a position that falls in line with a majority of Americans, and Clinton knows it.

Except Clinton is not one of them.

The Democratic presidential candidate takes a radical stance on abortion that matches only the most zealous abortion activists. She supports full-fledged taxpayer funding of abortion. She has spoken in support of partial-birth abortion. During an interview on The View recently Clinton also said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. . . .

In a new editorial, the Washington Times pointed out how Clinton’s rhetoric on abortion has changed. In 2008, Clinton kept her “safe, legal, rare” position in her failed run for the Democratic presidential nomination. At one point on the ’08 campaign trail, Clinton even said “… and by rare, I mean rare.”

Her change in tune has become increasingly evident, however. The conservative news outlet noted that during a recent TV interview, Clinton said, “You know, I’ve been on record for many years about where I stand on abortion, how it should be safe and legal and I have the same position that I’ve had for a very long time.” Catch that? She dropped the “rare.” And it wasn’t just a slip-up. She also dropped the “rare” during her recent speech to the abortion business Planned Parenthood, the Times pointed out. . . . Read More

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