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  • House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    February 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    The U.S. House of Representatives acted 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. Representatives took the action under Congress’ authority to review agency rulemaking – in this case, the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

    February 14 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

    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 to Congress.

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  • New Planned Parenthood videos get lawmakers’ attention

    February 9 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    New Planned Parenthood videos get lawmakers’ attention

    Lawmakers gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to spotlight new undercover pro-life videos and to reiterate their commitments to defunding Planned Parenthood. The videos, made by pro-life activist Lila Rose’s organization Live Action, show Planned Parenthood employees telling women seeking prenatal care to go somewhere else for their ultrasounds.

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  • Pro-life tsunami floods state legislatures

    February 1 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Pro-life tsunami floods state legislatures

    Pro-life leaders say a nationwide surge in optimism is driving the wave of pro-life bills already introduced in the first few weeks of this year’s state legislative sessions. The nearly 50 new bills include bans on dismemberment abortions and any procedure after 20 weeks gestation, fetal burial requirements and bills that would defund Planned Parenthood.

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  • ERLC deploys online effort for PPFA defunding

    January 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC deploys online effort for PPFA defunding

    The ERLC announced 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.

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  • Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of Title X funding fight

    January 24 2017 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of Title X funding fight

    A federal judge on Jan. 19 blocked an effort by the state of Texas to strip Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding. State officials announced plans last month to cut $3 million in funding, the final step in a long process to pull all government money from the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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  • StemExpress drops effort to quash Planned Parenthood video

    January 17 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    StemExpress drops effort to quash Planned Parenthood video

    Investigative group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) faces one fewer lawsuit connected to its undercover recordings revealing Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities’ sale of aborted baby body parts. StemExpress, a human tissue procurement company, dropped its lawsuit aimed at an incriminating video taken by CMP.

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  • Investigative panel urges defunding of PPFA

    January 6 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Investigative panel urges defunding of PPFA

    Planned Parenthood should no longer receive federal funds, a special congressional panel has recommended following a nearly 15-month investigation. The report not only called for congressional action to protect unborn children and their mothers, but it also recommended restrictions on government grants to abortion providers and on research using fetal tissue.

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  • Texas moves to pull Planned Parenthood funding

    January 3 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Texas moves to pull Planned Parenthood funding

    Texas will no longer send $3.1 million of Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter sent to the organization. The letter, from Texas Health and Human Services Commission Inspector General Stuart Bowen, gave Planned Parenthood 30 days’ notice before the state shuts off funding.

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  • Rule protects Planned Parenthood in Obama’s last days

    December 19 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rule protects Planned Parenthood in Obama’s last days

    Pro-life advocates hope the Obama administration’s latest beneficial act for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers will have a brief existence. Barely five weeks before President Obama leaves office, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule that would effectively block states from prohibiting Title X funds for abortion providers.

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  • PPFA prosecution could have ‘cooling effect’

    December 15 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PPFA prosecution could have ‘cooling effect’

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s decision to refer the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and several affiliates for potential federal prosecution has drawn praise from a pastor who helped draft a Southern Baptist Convention resolution rebuking America’s largest abortion provider. The resolution “decr[ied] the immoral actions of Planned Parenthood clinics across America.”

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  • Macy’s ends Planned Parenthood contributions

    December 15 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Macy’s ends Planned Parenthood contributions

    Macy’s Inc. has reportedly discontinued contributions to Planned Parenthood after customers complained of the chain’s support of the abortion provider. Macy’s Inc.’s latest 990 tax form verifies that the retail giant no longer includes the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in its community contributions, the research group 2ndVote said.

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  • Abortion groups challenge restrictions in three states

    December 8 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Abortion groups challenge restrictions in three states

    Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups filed lawsuits challenging abortion regulations in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina. The lawsuits challenge three types of restrictions, from requirements for abortionists to a 20-week abortion ban. Pro-life advocates suspect the lawsuits are carefully testing judicial waters after Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt.

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  • Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast referred for prosecution

    December 6 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast referred for prosecution

    The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for criminal prosecution to the Texas attorney general over allegations it sold aborted babies’ body parts. “There is so much that we the American people didn’t understand and still don’t understand about this industry,” said Rep. Mia Love.

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  • Congress doubles budget for investigating Planned Parenthood

    November 30 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Congress doubles budget for investigating Planned Parenthood

    Congress now has twice the money to push ahead with investigations into allegations Planned Parenthood sold aborted baby parts for profit. House Republicans voted to increase the budget for the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives from $790,000 to a total of over $1.5 million for this year.

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