Ohio Senate President Keith Faber Testifies in Favor of De-Funding Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko Ohio Right to Life is reporting that earlier today Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) provided sponsor testimony on legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood in an appearance before the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee. Carrying 15 co-sponsors, Senate Bill 214 responds to the ten undercover videos released by the Center for …

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Five Takeaways from House Oversight Committee hearing on PPFA’s governmental funding

By Dave Andrusko In a nearly five hour long hearing, PPFA President Cecile Richards today sparred with critics on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and basked in praise from supporters. Here are five takeaways from the hearing which centered on taxpayer funding of the largest abortion provider in the United States. As was …

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Planned Parenthood’s morbid fascination with death

By Dave Andrusko If you have a few minutes, go to C-SPAN’s coverage of Wednesday’s White House briefing. At the 43 minute mark, White House spokesman Josh Earnest responded to questions about the second Republican presidential debate and funding for Planned Parenthood. It’s worth the time because it is a good illustration of the White …

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Five states have now cut funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko And then there were five. In rapid succession, Utah and Arkansas last week became the fourth and fifth states to defund Planned Parenthood. On Friday pro-life Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson “moved to cut the state’s funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and ordered the Department of Human Services to sever its …

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The day after the debate over Planned Parenthood funding: Some thoughts

By Dave Andrusko The most important takeaway from yesterday’s vote on S. 1881 is not–repeat not–that the Democrats were able to block a bill that would end all federal funding of the nation’s largest abortion provider. While unfortunate, the inability of pro-lifers in the Senate to get 60 votes to “invoke cloture” (move the bill …

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U.S. Senate defunding vote & lessons from Kansas

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Yesterday, the U.S. Senate fell seven votes shy of the 60 votes needed to defund the nation’s largest abortion business–Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates. The good news is that 55 Senators support S. 1881– one pro-life Senator was absent and another changed his …

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Senate Democrats Block Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats today voted to block a bill that would end all federal funding of the nation’s largest abortion provider. The measure, S. 1881, would block funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates. The vote to advance the bill was 53 to 46. However, 55 current senators actually …

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The debate over Planned Parent funding raises the question, “Who do we want to be as a nation?”

By Dave Andrusko There are many takeaways from today’s unsuccessful vote to take federal funds currently going to Planned Parenthood and distribute them to other agencies, including community health centers, that provide health care services to women . Tomorrow we’ll talk about many of them, today just two. The opening prayer that began the session …

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Approaching the vote to Defund Planned Parenthood: Part One

By Dave Andrusko As you know, there is a scheduled vote this afternoon to defund the largest abortion provider in the world, Planned Parenthood. PPFA is the billion dollar “non-profit” whose executives created a storm of controversy for committing what we call in Washington a “gaffe”: telling the truth about their appalling dehumanization of unborn …

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Approaching the vote to Defund Planned Parenthood: Part Three

“A nation that will allow this, will allow anything.” By Dave Andrusko A couple of hours from now the United States Senate will vote on federal funding of Planned Parenthood. As the vote approaches there are several “’x’ things to remember” stories floating around, so let’s add our own. First and foremost, there are these …

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House includes pro-life bills in HHS omnibus legislation

Editor’s note. The following news release was issued by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. ST. PAUL — Legislation to license abortion facilities and end taxpayer funded abortion has been added to the Minnesota House of Representatives Health and Human Services omnibus bill. Both measures were approved Thursday on votes of 76-57 and are strongly supported …

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Taxpayer funded abortions reach highest percentage ever in Minnesota

Taxpayers have paid more than $21 million to abortion providers, according to state agency ST. PAUL —After 18 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans have funded more than 69,000 abortions at a cost of $21.5 million, according to a just-released report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Taxpayer-funded abortions numbered almost 3,400 in Minnesota …

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