Irish taxpayers to fund abortions

Is this what the Irish people want the healthcare budget spent on? By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Just 24 hours after Ireland’s constitutional protection of the unborn ended with President Michael D Higgins’ signing into law of the referendum result, Health Minister Simon Harris announced that abortion will be provided free on …

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Appeals Court refuses to rehear decision mandating Medicaid funding for Louisiana Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On a tie vote of 7-7, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday refused to hear a three-judge panel’s decision that stymied efforts by the state of Louisiana to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The 5th Circuit is currently short three judges. The panel’s unanimous September 2016 decision upheld …

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Arkansas again cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko Two weeks ago, NRL News Today reported that the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had denied a request to reconsider a three-judge panel’s decision that upheld Arkansas’s determination to discontinue Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The August 16 ruling by the three-judge panel vacated U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s orders in 2015 …

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Appeals court denies Planned Parenthood request to rehear defunding decision

By Dave Andrusko On Monday the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request to reconsider a three-judge panel’s decision that upheld Arkansas’s determination to discontinue Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The lawsuit brought by three Planned Parenthood Great Plains patients argued a full court review was necessary because the decision conflicts with …

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Let’s end taxpayer funding of abortion in Minnesota

By Paul Stark Minnesota taxpayers have bankrolled elective abortions for low-income women for more than two decades. But the problem is getting worse year after year. In 2015, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.05 million for 4,218 abortions. That’s the largest annual number of tax-funded abortions ever. And …

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Bill headed to Iowa Governor that defunds abortion providers

By Dave Andrusko You have to give the pro-abortion-to-the-core Des Moines Register credit: they don’t even pretend to be non-partisan. (More about that momentarily.) Yesterday, on a party-line vote, the Iowa Senate followed up House approval Wednesday by okaying the $1.77 billion Health and Human Services budget bill–Senate File 515. “The bill calls for Iowa’s …

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Trump Administration will defund UNFPA, cites its involvement in China’s coercive population control

By Dave Andrusko WASHINGTON, D.C. The Trump administration announced Monday it will cut off U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, on the basis that the UNFPA’s activities in China are complicit with that nation’s coercive population control program, the implementation of which includes forced abortion and involuntary sterilization. “I congratulate pro-life President Donald …

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MCCL backs bills to ban taxpayer funded abortions, require abortion facility licensing

Legislation addresses injustice, women’s safety concerns ST. PAUL — Justice and safety regarding abortion are the focus of two initiatives introduced today in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate. A bill to ban taxpayer funded abortions and another to license abortion facilities have the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the …

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Iowa Senate votes to reallocate state funding away from abortion providers

By Dave Andrusko The Iowa Senate, voting strictly along party lines, Thursday voted in favor of SF 2. The bill would reallocate state taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to federally qualified health centers and family planning organizations who do not provide abortion services. As state Senator Amy Sinclair, the bill’s …

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Commemorating 40 Years of the Life-Saving Hyde Amendment, Over a million lives saved

Hillary Clinton wants to end the Hyde Amendment Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five …

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Eleanor Clift: Planned Parenthood Performs ‘Very Small Number of Abortions’

By Jack Coleman Hundreds of thousands one year, hundreds of thousands more the next. At some point all those dead babies start adding up, regardless of whether Eleanor Clift looks the other way. The Daily Beast columnist, in her recurring gig as a panelist on The McLaughlin Group, did her part over the weekend to …

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Pro-life Ohio Gov. Kasich signs law prohibiting state from contracting with organizations that perform or promote abortion

By Dave Andrusko On Sunday, pro-life Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio Right to Life’s legislation which prohibits the state from contracting for health services with any organization that performs or promotes abortions, which includes $1 million in government funds to Planned Parenthood. His signature of H.B. 294 follows House approval last Wednesday by a …

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