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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21 states challenge Trump Administration Restoration of Title X Regulations to Separate Family Planning from Abortion

By Dave Andrusko Last month, National Right to Life congratulated the Trump Administration for issuing a final HHS rule to restore–emphasis on restore–Title X family planning regulations to prohibit grantees from co-locating with abortion clinics, or from referring clients for abortion. Nothing to do with cutting family planning money—none was cut—but everything to do with …

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New Protect Life Rule—Similar to President Reagan’s Policy Ensures No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in America’s Family Planning Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) today applauded the Trump Administration’s final rule on the Title X Family Planning Program that protects the program from funding abortions. “The Title X Program can now finally return to its originally intended purpose—the provision of family planning services, not abortions,” Smith said. “Title X funding was never intended …

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Alaska Supreme Court upholds block on restrictions for Medicaid abortion funding

By Calvin Freiburger ANCHORAGE, February 18, 2019 – In a victory for the abortion industry, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that it would uphold a lower court decision barring enforcement of two state regulations that kept Medicaid funds from subsidizing abortions beyond the limits of the federal Hyde Amendment. Under a law enacted in …

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Lawsuit Demanding Taxpayer Funding of Abortion is Without Merit

By Marie V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation With abortions at record low levels in Pennsylvania, it is clear that demand for abortion is declining. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that abortion facilities want to find a way to increase their clientele. As a result, fifteen of the seventeen abortion centers in …

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Taxpayers Will Be Outraged at Suit Requiring Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

Harrisburg, PA—Taxpayers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be outraged by a lawsuit demanding that hard-earned tax dollars be spent on abortion. Abortion facilities in Pennsylvania have filed a suit that would require taxpayer-funded Medicaid money to be spent on abortion in an attempt to overturn the Keystone State’s long-standing ban on the practice. “Poll …

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Another lame pro-abortion attack on the Hyde Amendment

By Dave Andrusko Say what you will about the delusional nature of their insistence, it’s refreshing when pro-abortionists stop beating around the bush and just announce that it is your and my obligation to pay for their abortions. This, by the way, was one of Hillary Clinton’s “new” arguments in 2016. For the first time …

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Stellar Pro-life Record 

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation  Editor’s note. Pro-life Sen. Cindy Hyde–Smith (R-Miss.) was appointed to fill out the term of pro-life Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned for health reasons. She will compete against pro-abortion Democrat Mike Espy November 27 in a run-off. Under Mississippi law if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, the top two …

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