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  • Pro-lifers applaud DOJ's probe into Planned Parenthood

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Staff, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pro-life advocates hope a new U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Planned Parenthood marks a turning point for the nation's largest abortion provider.

    On Thursday (Dec. 17), the Justice Department requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicating it has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood. In 2016, both the Judiciary Committee and The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives did their own investigations into the abortion industry and fetal procurement businesses. Both panels referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the end of 2016 for illegally profiting from fetal tissue sales. Read More

  • Trump signs bill enabling states to defund PPFA

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump signed legislation today (April 13) that once again enables states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

    Trump's action overturned a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in December, only five weeks before President Obama left office. Many pro-life advocates perceived the HHS regulation, which effectively barred states from prohibiting Title X funds for abortion clinics, as a parting gift from Obama to the abortion industry. Read More

  • Pence twice breaks ties to repeal pro-PPFA rule

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Senate approved repeal of a pro-Planned Parenthood rule by the slimmest of margins Thursday (March 30) in an action that twice required Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie.

    Pence's decisive votes -- first to bring the proposal to the Senate floor and then to pass it -- broke 50-50 roll calls and provided final action by Congress to reverse an Obama administration regulation. The rule in question effectively bars states from prohibiting funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The House of Representatives approved the measure in a 230-188 vote in February. Read More

  • PPFA fights defunding; CMP fights felony charges

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Planned Parenthood again finds itself in a battle to protect its government funding and tarnished reputation, while secret investigators who uncovered the abortion giant's latest scandal fight felony charges. Read More

  • Abortion 'vital' to Planned Parenthood mission

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 09, 2017 (one year ago)

    "This is just another example of why Planned Parenthood deserves not a penny of taxpayer funding."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Planned Parenthood's rejection of a White House offer to maintain federal funding if it drops its abortion business demonstrates how important the lethal procedure is to the organization, Southern Baptist leaders said.

    The informal proposal and the refusal -- reported March 6 by The New York Times -- came as Congress and President Trump consider legislation to cut funds for the country's scandal-plagued, leading abortion provider. Both a budget bill and a new health-care replacement measure proposed in the House of Representatives would slash funds for Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $500 million annually in government grants and reimbursements. Read More

  • Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Texas is the latest state to suffer a judicial setback in its effort to eliminate government funds for Planned Parenthood.

    Federal Judge Sam Sparks of Austin, in a Feb. 21 ruling, blocked enforcement of a December decision by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates from participation in the state's Medicaid program. State Attorney General Ken Paxton promised to appeal Sparks' opinion. Read More

  • House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, February 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives acted Thursday (Feb. 16) to rescind a two-month-old rule from the Obama administration that effectively restricts states from prohibiting funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

    The House voted 230-188 for House Joint Resolution 43, which disapproves of the rule and renders it without effect. Representatives took the action under Congress' authority to review agency rulemaking -- in this case, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read More

  • Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 13, 2017 (one year ago)

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    COLUMBIA, Mo. (BP) -- Pro-life demonstrators held rallies Feb. 11 at more than 220 Planned Parenthood clinics in 45 states to advocate withdrawing government funds from America's largest abortion provider.

    Meanwhile, a petition drive led by Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures on a letter asking Congress "to support the budget resolution that defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects funding to federally qualified health centers."

    Federally qualified health centers, which meet women's health care needs without ... Read More

  • ERLC deploys online effort for PPFA defunding

    by Tom Strode , posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission unveiled just prior to the second Evangelicals for Life conference a groundbreaking initiative in the attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

    The ERLC announced Tuesday (Jan. 24) an online advertising campaign to rally support for the congressional drive to cut federal dollars for the country's No. 1 abortion provider. The effort is the first of its kind by the ERLC and includes a digital petition that makes it possible for the commission to deliver the list of signers to congressional leaders. Read More