Take Abortion Out of Family Planning Programs Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), Diane Black (R-TN-06), Ron Estes (R-KS-04), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) joined 149 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting that the department move swiftly to issue new regulations for …Continue reading "153 Members Call for New Title X Regulations"
No money in $8.8 billion budget bill for clinics that perform, counsel in favor of or refer patients to abortion services By Dave Andrusko When the unicameral Nebraska legislature was in the throes of a fierce fight over its two-year budget, pro-life Gov. Pete Ricketts wrote, “Senators need to lay their differences aside and work …Continue reading "Nebraska Gov. signs budget preventing Title X money from going to abortion providers"
Prevents Title X money from going to abortion providers By Dave Andrusko Last week, in the middle of an intense fight over the budget which was stalled in the state Senate, pro-life Gov. Pete Ricketts wrote, “Senators need to lay their differences aside and work together to get these budget adjustments done with the pro-life …Continue reading "Nebraska Right to Life supports Scheer Amendment to state budget"
Would prioritize Title X funds away from PPFA and to public health departments In his first official act the newly-elected pro-abortion governor of New Jersey restored state funding for Planned Parenthood, overturning the pro-life funding policies of outgoing governor Chris Christie. Tennessee must codify into law the pro-life administrative policy of Gov. Bill Haslam to …Continue reading "Step-by-step SB 2494 is steadily advancing in Tennessee Legislature"
Editor’s note. The followed is based on an alert distributed by Tennessee Right to Life. Following an approval today from the Tennessee House Health Committee of HB 2262, the Senate companion bill, SB 2494, will be heard Wednesday in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. If Tennessee is going to continue to prioritize Title X …Continue reading "Tennessee Senate committee to vote on prioritizing Title X away from PPFA and to public health departments"
By Dave Andrusko An already great week for our Movement, which began with the swearing in of Neil Gorsuch as a justice of the Supreme Court, became even sweeter this morning when pro-life President Donald Trump signed H. J. Res. 43. As reported previously in NRL News Today, H.J. Res. 43 uses the Congressional Review …Continue reading "President Trump signs H. J. Res. 43 to nullify Obama’s 11th hour gift to Planned Parenthood"
By Dave Andrusko The House of Representatives today voted 230-188 to nullify an 11th hour Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood. H. J. Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), would use the Congressional Review Act to address Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services’ regulation designed …Continue reading "House passes measure to nullify last-minute gift from Obama to Planned Parenthood"
By Dave Andrusko Back in mid-December we wrote about a last-minute gift from outgoing pro-abortion President Barack Obama to his Planned Parenthood sweetheart. Tomorrow the House of Representatives will vote on H. J. Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). This resolution would use the Congressional Review Act to nullify that 11th hour Obama …Continue reading "House to vote Thursday to nullify Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood"
No contracts to providers “that perform abortion” By Dave Andrusko The Virginia Senate today joined the Virginia House in passing a bill that would end federal Title X funding for abortion providers and redirect it to community health clinics that offer more comprehensive care and do not perform abortions. The 20-19 vote on HB 2264 …Continue reading "Virginia bill to prioritizes Title X money goes to Governor McAuliffe"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Obama administration is slapping down every state that has acted on the idea that the federal Title X reproductive healthcare program was NOT created to bankroll Planned Parenthood. A proposed new Health & Human Services(HHS) rule announced last week would nullify state eligibility thresholds (such as …Continue reading "Obama’s HHS: Title X grants must go to Planned Parenthood"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director Shortly after Tuesday’s 45-minute hearing, federal district Judge Thomas Marten issued a funding order for the ACLU-represented Dodge City Family Planning (DCFP) clinic. DCFP had asked for $40,000, plus attorney fees. Last week, Marten permitted DCFP to join Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit to halt the new Kansas budget …Continue reading "Federal Judge orders Kansas to pay clinic that joined Planned Parenthood suit"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director Is it possible that Federal Judge Thomas Marten may be reconsidering his hasty decision to allow the two-person Dodge City Family Planning (DCFP) to piggyback onto Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against Kansas’ new Title X eligibility requirements? Last August Judge Marten granted Planned Parenthood of Kansas Mid-Missouri a …Continue reading "Could Judge Marten be Rethinking his Decision?"