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 …Continue reading "Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Stellar Pro-life Record "
WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a proposed rule to require health plan issuers operating in state and federal healthcare exchanges to separately bill for any elective abortion coverage and to segregate any collected funds. In 2010, the passage of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did away with the longstanding …Continue reading "National Right to Life Applauds Announcement from Trump Administration Regarding Pro-Life Policies in Health Insurance"
By Dave Andrusko Back in November, we reported on a taxpayer lawsuit brought against State of Illinois officials challenging House Bill 40, which requires public funding of elective abortions. It was brought by the Thomas More Society which said that “under HB 40, Illinoisans will be forced to pay for 20,000 to 30,000 abortions per year …Continue reading "Challenge to state law funding elective abortions now moves to Illinois Supreme Court"
Editor’s note. The following is a letter to the editor written by Wanda Franz. Ph.D., president of West Virginians for Life. In a recent Letter to the Editor, a contributor wrote that we should vote no on Amendment 1. This letter is a total misrepresentation of the facts and the law. Amendment 1 will stop …Continue reading "Amendment 1 Stops Taxpayer Funding of Abortion"
WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump Administration announced that it intends to issue new pro-life regulations surrounding the Title X program to ensure that federal family planning funding does not directly or indirectly promote abortion. Congress created Title X in 1970 as a preventative family planning program. In order to ensure that the program did not …Continue reading "National Right to Life Applauds Trump Administration Announcement to Restore Pro-life Protections to the Title X Program"
By Hannah Ellis This November, member nations of the “Group of 7” (G-7) met in Italy to discuss current global health issues and challenges. To the outrage of abortion activists, the G-7 members landed on language that omits abortion terms under the “Gender Perspective in Health Policies and Rights for Women, Children and Adolescents” section …Continue reading "Helping Women Doesn’t Mean Advocating Abortion. Quite the Opposite, In Fact."
By Bill Poehler ST. PAUL — Two key pro-life measures affirming licensing and funding standards have been approved by the Minnesota House of Representatives . Both measures have the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). H.F. 809 (S.F. 702), authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, would prohibit state funds from being used …Continue reading "MN House approves bills regarding abortion funding, licensing standards"
Legislation would apply state licensing, federal funding standards to abortion industry ST. PAUL — Two key pro-life measures affirming licensing and funding standards were approved by the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Finance committee Thursday. Both measures have the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). H.F. 809 (S.F. 702), authored by …Continue reading "Taxpayer funded abortion ban, abortion facility licensing approved by House health committee"
Editor’s note. This appeared at the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues [PNCI] and is reposted with permission. The pro-life action of President Trump by reissuing and expanding the Mexico City Policy (MCP) has resulted in non-US organizations that perform or promote abortion choosing to continue their abortion work and to lose US funding estimated to …Continue reading "Global Abortion Industry Seeks Funding and Support in Europe"
By Dave Andrusko Back in September NRL News Today posted stories about a proposed Health & Human Services(HHS) rule that would nullify state eligibility thresholds that prioritizes Title X grants to full-service medical facilities. On Wednesday, the Obama Administration finalized the rule which will take effect two days before pro-life President-elect Donald Trump takes office …Continue reading "Farewell gift from Obama to his friends at Planned Parenthood"
On anniversary of Doe v. Gomez abortion-on-demand decision, cost for abortions rises to $21.5 million ST. PAUL — More than 73,000 unborn babies have been killed in Minnesota with taxpayer funds since a Dec. 15, 1995, Minnesota Supreme Court ruling required taxpayers to fund abortions, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDHS) and …Continue reading "Taxpayer funded abortion in Minnesota: 20 years, 73,000 abortions"
Majority of Ohioans agree taxpayer funding should be redirected to other health centers Editor’s note. NRL News Today reported last week that hours after approval by the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, the Ohio Senate voted to re-route $1.3 million in state funding away from Planned Parenthood to Federally Qualified Health Centers or other …Continue reading "Poll: Two-Thirds of Ohioans Want to De-Fund Planned Parenthood"