Judge hears ACLU challenge to Governor’s decision to cut budget of state courts that compel Alaska to pay for elective abortions

By Dave Andrusko When last NRL News Today reported on the issue, the ACLU had just sued Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy who had cut from the budget of the state Supreme Court the amount it cost the state of Alaska to fund abortions, a requirement (you guessed it) of the Alaska Supreme Court. By using …

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Will your tax dollars pay for abortion on Virginia campuses?

By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Only days ago, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new, first of its kind law that will require all tax-payer funded public universities to make chemical abortion available to students. That’s right, the Governor of California has decided it is reasonable to force the …

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National Right to Life Statement on the Fiscal Year 2019 Title X Grantees

WASHINGTON–Late yesterday, the Office of Population Affairs announced funding awards of $33.6 million for fiscal year 2019 to 50 current Title X grantees to supplement their family planning services. These funds were made available when certain grantees, including Planned Parenthood, left the Title X program rather than comply with the Protect Life Rule issued earlier …

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HHS Issues Supplemental Grant Awards to 50 Title X Recipients

HHS prioritized addressing any service gaps left by the grantees that chose to leave the Title X program Editor’s note. As you recall, Planned Parenthood pulled out of the Title X Family Planning Program. HHS had issued a rule, finalized in February, which restored Title X family planning regulations to prohibit grantees from co-locating with …

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Tax-funded abortions in Minnesota hit another all-time high

Latest state report shows Planned Parenthood continues to exploit public coffers By Paul Stark ABORTIONS FUNDED by Minnesota taxpayers in 2017 reached a record high for the third straight year, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.06 million for a total of 4,356 abortions. State-funded …

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Trump administration begins enforcement of Title X rules barring recipients from performing or referring for abortions

By Dave Andrusko Monday, the day before Planned Parenthood axed its new president, the Trump Administration notified Title X family planning recipients that it is immediately barring grantees from performing or referring for abortions. A separate provision of the rule requiring a clean financial and physical separation between abortion providers and other services will take …

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National Right to Life praises Trump Administration and HHS for immediate action on Title X

The Trump Administration formally announced that it has begun immediately enforcing its Title X rules which state that grantees, such as Planned Parenthood, may not co-locate with abortion clinics or refer clients for abortion. “We praise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their immediate enforcement of this reasonable policy,” said National Right …

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Tax-funded abortions in Minnesota hit another all-time high as Planned Parenthood continues to exploit public coffers

By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life ST. PAUL — Abortions funded by Minnesota taxpayers in 2017 reached a record high for the third straight year, according to a report just released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.06 million for a total of 4,356 abortions. State-funded abortions have risen each …

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Frustrated pro-abortion House Democrat slams Trump Administration as “Abortion Obsessed”

By Dave Andrusko What could any member of a pro-life administration enjoy hearing more than for a dyed in the wool pro-abortion to slam him or her as “abortion obsessed”? That’s what Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Wednesday hearing. “Your administration is abortion-obsessed,” Frankel said at a House …

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Trump Administration Stops Backdoor Funding to Foreign Organizations that Perform Abortion

By Jonathan Abbamonte U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a press briefing Tuesday, announced the Trump administration is expanding the Mexico City Policy to stop backdoor funding to pro-abortion organizations. Under the new expanded policy, foreign NGOs [Non Governmental Organizations] receiving U.S. foreign health assistance will be prohibited from providing funding to any other …

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Trump’s Enforcement of Mexico City Policy is a Major Victory in Protecting Life

By Rep. Chris Smith Editor’s note. Elsewhere today, we’ve posted NRLC’s praise for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Trump Administration for pledging to enforce, to the broadest extent possible, regulations under the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” program that protect U.S. foreign aid funding from being used to pay for or …

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Wisconsin Right to Life criticizes Attorney General Josh Kaul for joining Multi-State Lawsuit against New Title X Rule

Editor’s note. On Tuesday, NRL News Today reported on the lawsuits filed by 21 states against the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule to restore Title X family planning regulations to prohibit grantees from co-locating with abortion clinics, or from referring clients for abortion. The following comes from Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s state …

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