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  • SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Arkansas Baptists

    May 30 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Arkansas Baptists

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Planned Parenthood’s challenge of an Arkansas abortion law could allow the state to become the first to effectively outlaw medication-induced abortions. “I am thankful for the discernment used by the U.S. Supreme Court to not address this issue,” Sonny Tucker, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, said.

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  • Her call: vulnerable women & babies in their wombs

    March 29 2018 by Kayla Rinker, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Her call: vulnerable women & babies in their wombs

    The abdominal bleeding wouldn’t stop and she was running a fever of 104. The landlord knew the ordeal her young tenant had been through at Planned Parenthood, so she called somebody who knew more about post-abortion health concerns than she did. After a few phone calls, the scared young woman was connected with Bonnie Lee. ...

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  • Planned Parenthood reports more money, fewer services

    January 16 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood reports more money, fewer services

    Abortion giant Planned Parenthood raised more money in 2016 but provided fewer services, including abortions, according to the annual report it released last week. The report struck a tone of defiance against recent pro-life efforts but offered no explanation for the drop in assistance for women not seeking abortions.

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

    December 14 2017 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Staff | with 0 comments
    Pro-lifers applaud DOJ’s probe into Planned Parenthood

    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. The Justice Department requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicating it has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood.

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  • GOP urged to keep promise to defund Planned Parenthood

    September 8 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP urged to keep promise to defund Planned Parenthood

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined other pro-life leaders in telling congressional Republicans it is “well past time to deliver” on their promise to defund Planned Parenthood. The letter urges them to adopt legislation that would remove most of the federal funding received by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates.

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  • David Daleiden takes pro-life case to Supreme Court

    August 10 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    David Daleiden takes pro-life case to Supreme Court

    Lawyers for David Daleiden appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week over the ongoing litigation suppressing his undercover videos. During the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation annual conventions, the 28-year-old pro-life activist filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers allegedly discussing the illegal fetal tissue trade and late-term abortion procedures.

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  • ERLC prioritizes life, parenting, Moore says

    June 19 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC prioritizes life, parenting, Moore says

    Protection of human life and preparation of parents have been among the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) priorities during the last year, Russell Moore told messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is devoted to speaking to Southern Baptists, while also declaring a message to the world, Moore told messengers.

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  • Center for Medical Progress appeals removal of videos

    June 8 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Center for Medical Progress appeals removal of videos

    Last week, lawyers for The Center for Medical Progress released more footage of abortionists discussing late-term abortions at National Abortion Federation conventions. The video, along with other footage under temporary injunction, disappeared from YouTube after U.S. District Judge William Orrick ordered it taken down.

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  • Planned Parenthood annual report eyed by pro-lifers

    June 6 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood annual report eyed by pro-lifers

    Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report – marked by some declining health care services for women – again demonstrates abortion is its priority and federal defunding should be the result, pro-life leaders say. The organization’s 2015-2016 report showed the country’s largest abortion provider performed about 4,300 more of the lethal procedures than the previous year.

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  • Trump signs bill enabling states to defund PPFA

    April 17 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump signs bill enabling states to defund PPFA

    President Trump signed legislation 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 in December, only five weeks before President Obama left office.

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  • Federal court overturns Indiana ultrasound law

    April 11 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Federal court overturns Indiana ultrasound law

    A federal judge on April 3 blocked an Indiana law that required women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound at least 18 hours before the procedure. Several states have laws requiring ultrasounds to give women the chance to see their babies before they abort them.

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  • Pence twice breaks ties to repeal pro-PPFA rule

    April 3 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pence twice breaks ties to repeal pro-PPFA rule

    The U.S. Senate approved repeal of a pro-Planned Parenthood rule by the slimmest of margins in an action that twice required Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie. Pence’s decisive votes broke 50-50 roll calls and provided final action by Congress to reverse an Obama administration regulation.

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  • PPFA fights defunding; CMP fights felony charges

    March 31 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PPFA fights defunding; CMP fights felony charges

    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. The U.S. Senate voted March 30 to approve a measure that would free states to bar funds for Planned Parenthood.

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  • Abortion ‘vital’ to Planned Parenthood mission

    March 10 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion ‘vital’ to Planned Parenthood mission

    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. The informal proposal and the refusal came as Congress and President Trump consider legislation to cut funds for the country’s scandal-plagued, leading abortion provider.

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  • Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood

    February 24 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood

    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 blocked enforcement of a decision by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates from participation in the state’s Medicaid program.

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