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More Abortions
Abortion used to be understood a sad procedure that some had to go through, now it it celebrated from the rooftops... what happened?

Planned Parenthood sues the state of Iowa in yet another effort by them to be able to performing as many abortions as possible, rather than providing quality care to women in need.

Planned Parenthood’s latest argument is that the two laws in Iowa that requires women to wait at least 72-hours and undergo proper medical consultation before they can get an abortion done.

The agency argues that the wait time and the consultation should not be mandatory and should be something the women could decide to have on her own.

Jason Reynolds, manager at an abortion clinic stated that “A lot of patients were very angered on why someone could decide this type of thing for them,” and that “other patients were very upset because they had already made this decision.”

Agreeing, Daniel Grossman, a physician at the University of California, San Francisco, stated that, if the law remains in place, “women will be delayed in the process of seeking an abortion.”

The 72-hour wait time was made into the law by Gov. Terry Branstad (R) earlier this year and was later lifted. However, Planned Parenthood has their eyes set on getting the policy removed completely.

While, the abortion provider argues that they focus is on health care and not on politics, it is to be noted that the agency received a major blow when  governor Brandstad declined some 30 million in federal Medicaid funding for the agency.

Earlier this year a video concerning the agency strongly backed by the Democrats that featured a women expressing her experience with Planned Parenthood. She stated, “For me it was a struggle, because I felt like Planned Parenthood treated women like cattle.”

The video further highlighted Sue Thayer, a manager at one of Planned Parenthood’s clinic. Sue was noted saying that the nation’s leading abortion provider “kept pushing harder and harder and harder to see more and more clients.”

“I remember when it went to four an hour, everybody was like, ‘How are we supposed to see four an hour?’ And then it was five an hour. And it got so, when your clinician was there, it was this insane, crazy, chaotic time,” she continued.  “Women were just herded through there, really,” she says.

Trevino, another clinic manager expressed that she was very bothered when she was asked to spend less time on consulting patients. “It just seems unethical to not spend that time with your patient and provide the proper care and explanation,” she argued.

Abortion is a decision that needs to be well thought out. The state of Iowa argues that by implementing a three day wait time and the series of consultations give women enough time to be certain of their decision and to educate them about the processes involved in an abortion.

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Statehouse Budget
"If we throw taxpayer money to this organization, I know their PAC will surely gives us millions for reelection"

Oregon State passed a bill that requires all insurance companies within the state to provide free abortion services to all, including illegal immigrants.

While, on one side we see President Trump imposing a travel ban, tightening immigration rules and building walls to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States, on the other hand the lawmakers in Oregon have pushed for a bill to allocate $10 million of taxpayer dollars on this reproductive health care bill.

The “Reproductive Health Equity Act”, was passed by a 33-23 votes most of which were by Democrats “Even while the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress are trying to strip away reproductive rights, Oregon is ensuring access regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity, or type of insurance,” stated the House Democrats.

The bill that was passed without a single vote from the Republic party is noted as “political gift card to Planned Parenthood.”

“This highly contentious bill isn’t about health care or about people, it is a political gift card to Planned Parenthood,” stated Jonathan Lockwood, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus.

Gayle Atteberry, highlighted that this was perhaps another attempt by the Democrats to support “one of their primary campaign supporters, Planned Parenthood.”

“This terrible legislation is just another example of how Oregon’s largest abortion provider’s only real concern is for their financial bottom line,” Atteberry stated.

“The Oregon Health Authority testified [Thursday] that HB 3391-B will provide almost $500,000 more for abortions. Make no mistake: most of this money is going to Planned Parenthood,” she emphasized.

Furthermore, Republican state Rep. Jodi Hack talked of the passing of this bill as “the saddest day I have experienced in the Oregon Legislature.”

“It’s extremely disheartening that House Democrats have decided to move forward with this bill despite overwhelming concerns from employers and religious Oregonians,” Hack stated.

“Oregonians have a right to access reproductive care, but that does not mean Oregon employers should be forced to forfeit their right to hold true to their deeply held religious beliefs,” she urged.

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Planned Parenthood
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." - Founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger

Several Republicans have hinted that they may be willing to give in to Democrats on funding for Planned Parenthood, if that could help the GOP repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a Fox News reporter.

The House of Representatives, dominated by Republicans, has already passed its version of the legislation known as the American Health Care Act, which will essentially repeal and replace Obamacare. It is now up to the Senate, also led by Republicans, to pass the legislation. However, that may not be as easy; getting both moderate and conservative Republicans on board the same bill could prove to be a tough challenge.

The House passed the AHCA by a narrow margin in May, with a vote of 217-213. While 20 Republicans joined the Democrats in opposing the house bill, it effectively pulled out federal funds from Planned Parenthood, however, the bill did go on to give states the authority to give the abortion services provider federally allocated money.

Nevertheless, it now appears that Senate Republicans may be more likely to directly fund Planned Parenthood in return for major health care reforms. Fox News reporter Chad Pergram says that some Senate Republicans have indicated that they are more “willing to ‘give’ on social issues like abortion if it meant they could pass health care.”

On Monday, Fox News also reported that Senate Republicans have sent various health care proposals to the Congressional Budget Office to determine the cost and impact it could have on the health insurance industry. Additionally, Fox News reported that the GOP has still not submitted its complete and final draft to the Congressional Budget Office; and it’s still unclear what the complete version contains since no Republican is ready to release it.

According to Axios, a Republican has said regarding the decision to release the final draft: “We’re not stupid.”

The Congressional Budget Office could take up to two weeks to release the score on the bill.

According to Business Insider, Senate Republican leaders expect that some form of health care legislation will move out of the upper chamber before the recess begins on July 4.

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Do they stand by Planned Parenthood because they have little chance of ever getting pregnant?

The Kansas City Star reported on Thursday that Planned Parenthood affiliates in Missouri will be expanding their abortion services to more clinics after a state law regulating the procedure was halted by a judge.

The law, according to the Star, required doctors who perform abortion procedures, to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers and have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Last year, in Texas, a similar was struck down by the United States Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri and Planned Parenthood Great Plains’ spokespersons announced that as a result of the court ruling, they will be performing abortions at four more clinics, which will be in Kansas City, Joplin, Columbia, and Springfield.

Spokespersons for the affiliates, Mary Kogut and Laura McQuade, announced in a joint statement that “we are excited to end Missouri’s shameful one-provider status, and soon be offering four more locations where women can access safe, legal abortion without facing geographical obstacles.”

“We are proud to say this is a step forward in ensuring abortion is more than a right in name only,” they said.

In a statement to the Star, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is a Republican, said that he will be looking to challenge the decision.

“Today a federal court struck down large portions of Missouri law that protect the health and safety of women who seek to obtain an abortion,” Hawley said. “This decision was wrong. I will appeal.”

“Missouri has an obligation to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of women undergoing medical procedures in state licensed medical facilities,” he added.

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Ted Cruz

If you ask frontrunner Donald Trump, it’s a no brainer:

While Donald Trump tends to deal in black and white statements without many details, Ted Cruz has made very specific allegations against Trump in an email released last night:

He is so rattled by my surge in the polls, our victory in Iowa, and our strong finish in New Hampshire that he has decided to continue his scorched earth campaign in an attempt to burn down everyone and everything in his path.

I can’t fault Donald for this…it’s the only way he can distract voters from his record:

• Support for Hillary-style healthcare;
• Support for partial birth abortion;
• Support for bank bailouts;
• Support for Obama stimulus; and
• Enthusiastic embrace of eminent domain.

Honest?

No, it’s pretty dirty if you look into specifics.

On abortion, Trump has been on record as hating abortion but supporting the same position as Ron Paul; it’s a state issue, not a federal issue. While conservatives and even libertarians can agree that abortion is murder, they can also agree that a state solution is the best course to save lives.

Cruz’s attack on Trump regarding “Hillary-style healthcare” and support for the “Obama stimulus” is the same as saying that Trump stands with George W. Bush, who started the bank bailouts and stimulus packages on his watch . . . still not a good thing.

As for an “enthusiastic embrace of eminent domain” the statement is laughable but Trump has failed to differentiate between the proper use of eminent domain and the abuse of eminent domain for private benefit.

Whether Cruz is a “liar” or a man who walks on the edge of truth is up to his supporters. However, it is clear that Cruz, more than any other candidate, walks the line between integrity and dishonesty like a drunken woman taking a roadside sobriety test.

Comment and complain below.

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Doritos

File this in the STFU drawer.

The pro-abortion group, NARAL, had stern words for the Doritos commercial in which an expectant mother undergoing an ultrasound was thrown for an entertaining loop when her still-in-the-womb baby showed a love of the tasty snack.

So what’s NARAL’s problem?

The commercial was “humanizing fetuses.”

Yeah, no joke.

Here’s the tweet by NARAL that will make you want to slap an abortionist today:

If you missed the light-hearted Super Bowl 50 ad, watch it here:

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You may not have known it but yesterday was the “1 in 3 Abortion Speakout.”

No joke.

Think Progress combined with a group called “bitchmedia”  sponsored the “2016 1 in 3 Abortion Speakout” yesterday and encouraging women to speak out about their abortions.

The group claims that one in three women have had an abortion in their lifetime.

The statistic is criticized as false.

Regardless, over 900 women have actually gone forward with the call-to-action by posting their abortion experiences on Twitter – and the results are cringe worthy.

Here are a few for the folks bold enough to read them:

The children aborted by these women will never have a chance to respond.

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planned parenthood

The non-profit group, Family Research Council, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for sending to the President’s desk a budget reconciliation bill dealing with funding for Planned Parenthood and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act would remove, for one year, most funding under several mandatory programs such as Medicaid for abortion entities, including Planned Parenthood. The bill would also repeal key provisions of Obamacare, which encourages subsidies for abortion coverage and threatens conscience protections.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following statement about this vote:

“Congress sent a clear message today to the President on behalf of unborn children, their mothers, and for taxpayers. Never before has Congress been able to send a bill to President Obama’s desk ending the forced partnership between taxpayers and Planned Parenthood. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to the many Members of Congress who made the protection of the unborn, and the repeal of pro-abortion, punitive mandates within Obamacare such a high priority.

“In their role as representatives of the people, Congress has spoken. It is now up to the President to decide whether to continue funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider which ended the lives of 323,999 innocent babies during their last reported fiscal year alone, or whether he will listen to the American people. If the President vetoes this bill, he alone will bear the moral responsibility for sending our tax dollars to a group that has allegedly engaged in the selling of baby body parts for profit.

“A critical precedent has now been set for moving a similar measure forward when America finally has a President who understands the value of every person, born and unborn. What has formerly been viewed as impossible has now been made much more possible, and we look forward to the day when a pro-life Congress sends a similar bill to a pro-life President to sign into law.

“We thank all of House Leadership, especially Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Budget Committee ChairmanTom Price (R-Ga.), as well as the co-chairs of the House Values Action Team, Representatives Joe Pitts (R-Pa.),John Fleming (R-La.), and Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), for their hard work and partnership with the Senate in making today’s vote possible. Indeed, without the unified efforts of House and Senate Republicans, this historic precedent and victory would have been impossible,” concluded Perkins.

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abortion

The fight over Planned Parenthood funding that’s been being waged in the halls of Congress took an interesting turn–with Senate Democrats going all-in on late-term abortion.

The vote was on the so-called “fetal pain” bill–which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, allegedly the time when an unborn fetus can start to feel pain. There would be exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

Due to substantial advances in neonatal care over the last few decades for babies born prematurely, babies can now routinely survive as young as 24 weeks–meaning that, without the fetal pain bill being passed, babies that could survive on their own are still legally allowed to be aborted at the mother’s discretion.

The bill needed 60 votes to move ahead, due to Senate procedures. It fell short by just six votes; it received 54 votes for, 42 against, with 4 absentations. Two Republicans–Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois–and three Democrats–Sens. Bob Casey of Illinois, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana–crossed party lines.

However, the fact that the bill even made it to the floor of Congress is something of a watershed moment for the pro-life movement, since it will help rally Republicans around the issue of abortion in a key election year.

Already, abortion has begun to emerge as one of the defining issues of 2016–largely due to the release of ten hidden-camera videos that displayed Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted fetuses for “Lamborghini” prices to medical research firms. And one of the largest applause lines from last week’s Republican presidential debate was Carly Fiorina’s impassioned defense of pro-life values.

Further, a vote to scuttle the 20-week abortion ban puts Democrats firmly on the side of the minority when it comes to abortion rights. Repeatedly, Democrats have in large part refused to put any limits on when an abortion could happen–which could lead to situations where a fully-developed fetus that hasn’t been born yet could technically be aborted.

But while a narrow majority of the country identifies as “pro-choice,” many people who support legalized abortion also support restrictions on the age of the fetus: namely a 20-week ban like the ones the Democrats just struck down.

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Pro-life Americans win important Federal Court victory against ObamaCare

A federal judge last week granted March for Life – which sponsors an annual rally attended by tens of thousands of abortion opponents each year – an exemption from the Obamacare birth control mandate citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as well as the Fifth Amendment.

Bill McMorris, reporting for the Washington Free Beacon, said the organization, with the assistance of the Alliance Defending Freedom, sued the Department of Health and Human Services after the agency refused to exempt March for Life from sponsoring insurance plans that featured contraception that can induce abortions after conception in some cases.

Judge Richard Leon of the powerful U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the religious employer exemption should apply to the organization. Judge Leon, appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2002, wrote:

“If the purpose of the religious employer exemption is, as HHS states, to respect the anti-abortifacient tenets of an employment relationship, then it makes no rational sense-indeed, no sense whatsoever to deny March for Life that same respect.”

“Defendants are hereby permanently ENJOINED from enforcing against plaintiff March for Life, its health insurance issuer, and the insurance issuer(s) of employee plaintiffs … the statutes and regulations requiring a health insurance issuer to include contraceptive coverage in plaintiffs’ health insurance plans.”

In celebrating the legal victory, March for Life’s attorney Matt Bowman Matt Bowman issued a press release that said, in part, that:

“Pro-life organizations should not be forced into betraying the very values they were established to advance.”

“This is especially true of March for Life, which was founded to uphold life, not to assist in taking it. The government has no right to demand that organizations provide health insurance plan options that explicitly contradict their mission.”

As part of his ruling, Judge Leon dismissed claims from the Obama administration that granting a religious freedom exemption for March for Life would “all but lead to the end of group health coverage.” “Please!” the judge said in his response.

“Defendant’s parade of horribles necessarily looks beyond the employee plaintiffs in this particular case and purports to project what would happen if other individuals assert similar objections.”

“However, defendants seem to envisage a world in which the government would require third-party insurance companies to provide coverage in every possible form requested by an individual on religious grounds. That, most assuredly, is not the action the Court is taking here.”

The Department of Health and Human Services not return a request by McMorris for comment.
McMorris quoted Bowman’s co-counsel, Kevin Theriot, who said that the case came down to government coercion and whether the department could force a non-profit organization to act contrary to its mission.

“Americans should not be forced to choose between following their deepest convictions and submitting to unlawful and unnecessary government mandates. We hope other courts that consider similar cases will issue their own orders upholding the right of pro-life organizations to be free from this type of government coercion.”

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