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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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  • 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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