Businesses Struggle With ‘Contraception Mandate’ As Lawsuits Play Out

Obama administration, in court brief, supports prayer at public meetings | Baptist Press at Townhall

Federal Judge Rules City Can’t Thwart Mobile Ultrasound’s Efforts to ‘Save Lives of Unborn Children’ | Christian News Network

Planned Parenthood announces a new string of clinic closures | Live Action News

Arizona group to help NH mom fight to pray near school | KTAR

GAO Plans Full Audit on Planned Parenthood

“Ted Cruz Steals Rick Santorum’s Thunder Among Iowa Evangelicals” | Caffeinated Thoughts

Businesses struggle with ‘contraception mandate’ as lawsuits play out

GAO opens investigation into Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer money | Fox News

Court Stops Illinois City From Prohibiting Mobile Pregnancy Center | Life News

“Planned Parenthood’s publicly-funded, billion-dollar abortion empire has to play by the same rules as everyone else”

Congress, States, And Even Obama’s Doj Rally To Prayer-givers’ Defense | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Planned Parenthood in fight-or-settle dilemma over anti-abortion lawfare | The Guardian

Evansville Crosses, Freedom to pray and the Supreme Court | David Cortman and Chris Wischer on The World and Everything In It

Hobby Lobby Wins Temporary Restraining Order On Contraception Mandate | Human Events

Planned Parenthood investigation launched | Tom Strode of BP at BRNow

    Tom Strode of Baptist Press at BRNow: The settlement brought to at least $12.5 million the amount of “waste, abuse and ‘fraudulent overbilling’ of taxpayers” by Planned Parenthood affiliates in publicly revealed audits, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF has charged Planned Parenthood with misusing millions of dollars in government funds in a report to Congress.

    Other ADF lawsuits contend Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed fraudulent claims for far more in government money. Its suit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland – based in Des Moines, Iowa – alleges the organization filed nearly 500,000 false Medicaid claims and received nearly $28 million. Its legal action against Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., says damages could be more than $370 million from fraudulent claims. ADF Senior Counsel Michael Norton called the settlement in the PPGC case “merely the tip of the iceberg.” Planned Parenthood “uses taxpayer dollars to pad its bottom line with little regard for the health of women,” he said. “[It] has been improperly reimbursed by millions of taxpayer dollars over the years.”


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GAO to Audit Planned Parenthood, Abortion Providers That Receive Taxpayer Funding

    Christian Post: Michael J. Norton, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which has filed lawsuits against Planned Parenthood, told the CP on Wednesday that the organization has, during the past few years, released reports to Congress that have identified waste, abuse and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family programs and other organizations, as well as potential fraud by Planned Parenthood affiliates relating to grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “We have been focusing on Planned Parenthood’s waste, abuse and potential fraud, and to identify Planned Parenthood as significantly taking advantage of well-funded, poorly addressed family planning programs in particular,” Norton said. “Audits and other reviews of Planned Parenthood affiliates’ financial data and practices – as well as 45 audits of state family planning programs and one audit of a family planning organization – found more than $108 million in waste, abuse and potential fraud. Taxpayer money is only supposed to be used responsibly and for the common good.”


  • Posted: 08/08/2013
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Step By Step, “small” Cases Regain Legal Ground For The Gospel | Alan Sears

Planned Parenthood Investigation Launched | Right Side News

    Right Side News: The settlement brought to at least $12.5 million the amount of “waste, abuse and ‘fraudulent overbilling’ of taxpayers” by Planned Parenthood affiliates in publicly revealed audits, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF has charged Planned Parenthood with misusing millions of dollars in government funds in a report to Congress. Other ADF lawsuits contend Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed fraudulent claims for far more in government money. Its suit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland — based in Des Moines, Iowa — alleges the organization filed nearly 500,000 false Medicaid claims and received nearly $28 million. Its legal action against Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., says damages could be more than $370 million from fraudulent claims. ADF Senior Counsel Michael Norton called the settlement in the PPGC case “merely the tip of the iceberg.” Planned Parenthood “uses taxpayer dollars to pad its bottom line with little regard for the health of women,” he said. “[It] has been improperly reimbursed by millions of taxpayer dollars over the years.”


  • Posted: 08/07/2013
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23 US States Urge Supreme Court to Allow Prayer in Government Meetings | Christian Post

Members of Congress add voices to Greece prayer case | Democrat and Chronicle

Legal group wants California clerks to uphold Prop. 8 | One News Now

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Busted For Apparent Fraud, Faces $4.3 Million Fine | Michael Norton at Townhall

High Court to Hear Landmark Case on Religious Expression | Mo. Family Policy Council

GAO To Launch Nationwide Investigation Into Planned Parenthood | Breitbart

Planned Parenthood now under nationwide investigation by GAO, Congressmen announce

FRC, 85 Members of Congress File Brief in Biggest Religious Liberty Supreme Court Case In Last Half Century | PR Newswire

Media That Clamored Against Komen Skips Planned Parenthood Paying $4.3 Million in Medicaid Fraud Case

“DOMA Ruling: As Violent Anti-Gay Marriage Protests Rock France, Will the Same Happen in the U.S.?” | PolicyMic

New Orleans City Council Officially Lifts Ban on Preaching After Sundown | ChristianNews.net

Eyes will be on Iowa as political visitors arrive | The Californian

“Gay couples get hitched in Minnesota, Rhode Island” | Buffalo News (AP)

Planned Parenthood Now Over $12.5 Million in Government Determined Waste, Abuse, and Possible Fraud | NRL News

Same-sex marriages now recognized in Rhode Island, Minnesota | Catholic Online

Mainstream Media Ignores Massive Fraud at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz | LifeNews

Conestoga Wood again will appeal case | Lancaster Online

Mom Banned From Praying for Children’s Safety on School Grounds | The New American

Mom banned from campus for praying out loud | One News Now

Judge Rules Against 10 Churches Seeking Cross Display on Ind. Waterfront Property

“Gay Marriage In Minnesota And Rhode Island Legalized, Weddings Start At Midnight” | Huffington Post (AP)

“Gay couples begin marrying in Minn. and RI, as more than quarter of US states now allow it” | Newser

Trump: The Unemployed ‘Get Better Benefits’ Than ‘The People That Are Working’ | The New Civil Rights Movement

Oklahoma couples sue for marriage equality | Democratic Underground

Planned Parenthood Now Over $12.5 Million In Government Determined Waste, Abuse, And Fraud | Casey Mattox

Prop. 8 proponents answer objections to clerks enforcing constitution, rule of law | Alliance Defending Freedom

When Planned Parenthood isn’t news (fraud edition)

HHS Mandate Challenges Headed to Supreme Court? | NC Register

New York Times Solves Thorny Constitutional Debate

Minnesota: Lessons on free speech in school | Nicholas Zinos at Pioneer Presss

Christian Legal Group Fights ACLU’s Attempt to End Student Prayer at Public School Football Games

Just speak up! | Kristi Burton Brown at Live Action News

Mennonite Company Fights HHS Mandate: We Won’t be Forced to Comply

Pro-Life Louisiana pro-lifers ask state to defund Planned Parenthood | One News Now

Family business asks full 3rd Circuit to protect religious freedom from Obama mandate | Alliance Defending Freedom

New pleadings filed in same-sex marriage ban suit | Tulsa World

A Principal Allowed Her to Deliver Bible Readings on School Property Every Morning This Past Spring

    Patheos: Of course, a Religious Right group is arguing that this is a violation of the mother’s rights: [Says Matthew Sharp, general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom,] “The students know it’s the mother and her own speech — something that the First Amendment protects — and that it is not the school mandating this woman to do it.” . . . Sharp of the pro-prayer Alliance Defending Freedom says the group hasn’t decided whether to take up Urena’s cause. “What this mother is doing is carrying on one of the great American traditions,” he said. I reiterate my earlier point: If the mother were preaching any faith other than Christianity, I doubt Sharp would be defending her . . .


  • Posted: 07/31/2013
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Additional misconduct at Planned Parenthood’s Wilmington clinic alleged at hearing

Ex-staff testify about breaches in Planned Parenthood clinic care | News Journal

Mom banned from praying outside high school | The New Age

Planned Parenthood clinic manager says workers were poorly trained

Mennonite-owned furniture company vows to appeal ObamaCare mandate | One News Now

“Tolerance in San Antonio: There’s apparently nothing very gay at the Alamo” | Washington Times Editorial