Editor’s note. The following letter to the editor was published on April 21, 2015, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Mr. Stark is Communications Associate for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life A recent letter (“Planned Parenthood tax dollars,” April 12) claims that “abortion is not paid for by taxpayers,” citing the Hyde Amendment. But that …Continue reading "Abortion is not a public good and is paid for by taxpayers"
By Diane Paffel and Paul Stark Taxpayers fund one-third of abortions in Minnesota, according to figures released in early April by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This is cause for serious concern and discussion. Consider, first, some history. Beginning in 1978, Minnesota law prohibited public funding of abortions except in cases of rape, …Continue reading "What’s being done in your name: Abortion"
By Susan T. Muskett, J.D. Senior Legislative Counsel Editor’s note. This appeared in the online, digital edition of National Right to Life News for April. You can read this story and all the many other important news items and commentary at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsApril2014.pdf. Based on the number of persons who had enrolled in ObamaCare as …Continue reading "Staggering $5 Billion in Premium Subsidies to ObamaCare Exchanges that Permit Elective Abortion Coverage – for Starters"
By Dave Andrusko Yesterday we posted an analysis of a remarkable piece that appeared on a pro-abortion site titled “Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift: Changing the Conversation on Reproductive Rights and Moral Values.” In a word, it brought a new dimension to the phrase pro-abortion absolutism. But, of course, in her relentless …Continue reading "Protecting the Unborn requires taking on the machinery of death"
By Maria Gallagher, legislative director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It may not make the list of top stories of 2013, but Pennsylvania continues to be a beacon of light in the cultural darkness created by Roe v. Wade. Here’s just a sample of the legislative victories that have made the Keystone State a champion in …Continue reading "Pennsylvania Remains a National Leader in the Fight for Life!"
The question of who pays for abortion insurance was answered Wednesday in Michigan. The Michigan House (62-47) and Senate (27-11) approved the citizen-initiated Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act is about who desires abortion coverage and who will pay for it, not whether abortion is legal or if insurance is available. …Continue reading "Victory for Michigan: Elective abortion removed as standard ‘benefit’ from health plans"
“Public employees are the only ones in Wisconsin who continue to have their abortions paid for by the taxpayers of Wisconsin,” said Susan Armacost, Wisconsin Right to Life Legislative Director. “Wisconsin law is crystal clear….no taxpayer dollars may be used to pay for abortions except in very limited situations. Medicaid recipients do not have their …Continue reading "Pro- Abortion Legislators Want Taxpayers To Pay for the Abortions of Public Employees"
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a major pro-life bill — the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) — on or about Wednesday, May 4, 2011. National Right to Life urges you to promptly contact the office of your representative in the U.S. House, to urge him or her to …Continue reading "U.S. House to Vote on No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act!"