Tag: Abortion

Texas Officials Make Surprise Visits to Planned Parenthood in Ongoing Investigation

In unannounced visits to nearly a dozen Planned Parenthood offices in the state, Texas officials delivered written demands for documents on Thursday as part of their ongoing investigation into the organization. Investigators with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) visited facilities in the Houston, Dallas, Brownsville and San Antonio to personally submit the subpoenas. […]

Confidential Planned Parenthood video leaked

Complete raw footage from the Planned Parenthood videos surfaced Thursday on the conservative website Got News?, whose editor said he had gotten it from a House staffer despite lawmakers’ pledge to keep it confidential.Editor Charles Johnson released the full footage Thursday even after the National Abortion Federation got a temporary restraining order a day earlier […]

Planned Parenthood says Texas launches politically charged document hunt

AUSTIN, Texas  (Reuters) – Texas sent agents to Planned Parenthood facilities on Thursday seeking documents, the group said, calling it a “politically motivated” move that comes on the heels of the state’s Republican leaders barring it from receiving Medicaid money.   Members of the Texas Office of the Inspector General made unannounced visits at Planned […]

California Churches File Lawsuit to Fight Mandatory Abortion Funding in Health Plans

Three California churches filed a lawsuit Friday against California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) as part of their fight against the DMHC’s classification last year of elective abortion as a “basic health service,” mandating abortion coverage in all state health care plans with no religious exemptions.   The California DMHC stated in an August 2014 letter to seven […]

Texas Strips Planned Parenthood Of Medicaid Funds, Cites CMP

Texas stripped Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding Monday, citing undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress as evidence of “serious” Medicaid violations.   Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas are “no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal, and ethical manner,” Texas Health and Human Services said in a […]

Public Support for Planned Parenthood Dropping

A Quinnipiac poll shows that Planned Parenthood is no longer as widely loved as the abortion giant was back in the 1990s.   The Washington Post reports that in 1989, the Gallup poll found 89% of Americans who knew of Planned Parenthood viewed the group positively. Those are numbers even the most wildly popular president would envy. […]

ACLU Sues Catholic Health Organization

The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan have announced that they have filed a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, a Catholic health organization, for refusing to perform abortions.   A spokesperson for Trinity Health said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal that “this case has no […]

Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

The justices are returning to the bench on Monday for the start of their new term and their first public appearance together since a number of high-profile decisions in June that displayed passionate, sometimes barbed, disagreements and suggested some bruised feelings among the nine judges.   The three-month break probably is a good thing, Justice […]

Planned Parenthood Chief Denies Her Own Statistics

The chart shows that 2006 to 2013, Planned Parenthood cancer screenings dropped from 2,007,371 to 935,573, a drop of more than 50 percent.   The chart also showed that during the same time period abortions performed by Planned Parenthood rose 12 percent from 289,750 to 327,000.   Richards blustered, “You created this slide. I don’t […]

Pope Francis: Pro-Life Cause ‘Primary Reason’ for U.S. Visit

I encourage you, then, to confront the challenging issues of our time. Ever present within each of them is life as gift and responsibility. The future freedom and dignity of our societies depends on how we will face these challenges. The innocent victim of abortion, the children who die of hunger or from bombings, the immigrants […]