LifeNews.com: The county government in Memphis has given the Planned Parenthood abortion business a second chance to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funding that pro-life advocates thought would be revoked.
LifeNews.com: In Ohio, a lawsuit in which Planned Parenthood was recently found to have violated an Ohio informed consent law has been “resolved and dismissed,” according to the Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney who filed the suit. ADF-allied attorney Brian Hurley represents the parents of a girl who, at age 14, was brought to a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion by the 22-year-old soccer coach who impregnated her.
LifeNews.com: Although Planned Parenthood officials like to talk about how a small percentage of the “services” it provides women are abortion-related, an analysis from Live Action indicates 38.4 percent of its income is derived from abortions.
LifeSiteNews.com: A survey of all U.S. ZIP codes where Planned Parenthood clinics are located in the United States has found that most are located in areas with a minority population significantly higher than the state average.
LifeNews.com: Abortions are up in Indiana slightly thanks in part to the Planned Parenthood abortion business doing more abortions and using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug more frequently.
LifeNews.com: The last county in Tennessee to provide taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood has chosen to send its state family planning grant money elsewhere — making it so the abortion business has been almost totally de-funded.
Late Tuesday, the Obama administration made a decision to force New Hampshire taxpayers to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business after the state’s Executive Council voted to revoke a $1.8 million contract.
East Valley Tribune: New restrictions on abortion are set to take Tuesday after Planned Parenthood Arizona announced Monday it would not appeal a ruling declaring them legal. But a court fight remains.
Is the NH Health Commissioner conspiring with the Obama Admin. to force New Hampshire to fund Planned Parenthood?
LifeNews.com: Now, New Hampshire Executive Councilor David Wheeler says he is concerned New Hampshire Health Commissioner Nick Toumpas is conspiring with the Obama administration to go over the heads of the council to restore the funding.
Center for Arizona Policy: Arizona’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, announced today that they would not appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court the Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the 2009 Abortion Consent Act.
LifeNews.com: Life Decisions International has released a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that support Planned Parenthood, which does more abortions than any other business in the nation.
Today, N.H. Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas informed the council that the Obama administration is taking over the awarding of federal family planning grants and taking control of the recipient decision-making process New Hampshire had.
Julie Rovner at NationalJournal.com: But in general, there has been a fairly bright line between contraception and abortion, if only because the former has been so much more acceptable to the public . . . For that reason, frontal attacks on contraception, and even federal funding of contraception, other than its relationship to abortion, have been relatively rare. But no more.
Care2 Causes: Doe’s lawyer for her case is Harold J. Cassidy, best known as the lawyer who helped orchestrate the South Dakota law requiring that all abortion providers tell women undergoing abortions that having an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being,” a portion of which was upheld by the 8th court on September 2nd. Doe’s legal team has already stated they will appeal to the Illinois State Supreme Court.
LifeNews.com: A Florida county has voted to revoke $500,000 in taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. After significant pro-life lobbying, the Children’s Services Council Taxing Authority (CSC) stopped funding Planned Parenthood after sending the abortion giant millions of dollars over the years.
OneNewsNow.com: “Planned Parenthood and other proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information mothers have about abortion and the life within them,” explains Steven H. Aden, attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF). “It was incredible for the lower court to have determined that the law cannot acknowledge that a pregnant woman has an existing relationship with that unborn human being because some human beings are somehow not persons.”
TCPalm.com: The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County’s regular monthly meeting is expected to generate more interest than usual Thursday as council board members decide whether to retain Planned Parenthood as the organization’s teen services provider.
Examiner.com: The 12,000 square foot facility on Opdyke Road has a deed restriction designating it for office, retail or restaurant use only. Planned Parenthood purchased the property in November of 2010 without disclosing to the landowner what purpose they intended to use the property for.
KAKE.com: A Planned Parenthood official says Kansas has forwarded about $58,000 in federal funds, part of a larger amount that’s the subject of a lawsuit.
LifeNews.com: The Obama administration recently posted a new document to the White House web site touting its efforts to combat sex trafficking in the United States. But the document ignores Planned Parenthood — the abortion business where undercover investigations earlier this year revealed staff willing to arrange for abortions for sex traffickers.
LifeNews.com: At least three non-government organizations have been found to be espousing the legalization of abortion in the Philippines, as senators resumed floor debates on the controversial “reproductive health” (RH) bill Monday.
LifeSiteNews.com: Harold Cassidy, an attorney affiliated with the Alliance Defense Fund, filed the appeal to the 8th Circuit on behalf of a group of pregnancy centers that successfully intervened in the suit to protect the interest of women . . . ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden said the court was right to uphold informing women of “an undisputed biological fact.” “A child’s life is worth more than Planned Parenthood’s bottom line,” said Aden. “Planned Parenthood and other proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information mothers have about abortion and the life within them.”
Baptist Press: “Planned Parenthood and other proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information mothers have about abortion and the life within them,” said Steven Aden, senior counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief backing the state law. “It was incredible for the lower court to have determined that the law cannot acknowledge that a ‘pregnant woman has an existing relationship with that unborn human being’ because some human beings are somehow not ‘persons.’”
LifeNews.com: Anytime journalists feel the need to reinforce unexamined Planned Parenthood statements, they pull the Guttmacher card. The Guttmacher Institute, founded by former Planned Parenthood President and former Vice President of the American Eugenics Society, Alan F. Guttmacher, is continually lavished with misleading credentials by mainstream media.
Bigger Birth Control Bucks Not Working: Planned Parenthood Making No Progress Against Unintended Pregnancy
Christian Newswire: According to a new study released by the Guttmacher Institute, increased funding for Planned Parenthood has had no impact on the rate of unintended pregnancies across the nation, as Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, stated in his latest commentary. Even more startling is the unintended pregnancy rate among poor women, which the Guttmacher report says has “increased dramatically.”
The New American: Steven H. Aden of the Alliance Defense Fund, which had filed a brief in the case on behalf of a number of pro-life groups, noted that a “child’s life is worth more than Planned Parenthood’s bottom line. Planned Parenthood and other proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information mothers have about abortion and the life within them.” He added that it was “incredible for the lower court to have determined that the law cannot acknowledge that a ‘pregnant woman has an existing relationship with that unborn human being’ because some human beings are somehow not ‘persons.’ The 8th Circuit rightly determined that it’s perfectly constitutional to inform women of an undisputed biological fact.”
WorldNetDaily: “A child’s life is worth more than Planned Parenthood’s bottom line,” said Steve H. Aden, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, which filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Family Research Council, CareNet, Heartbeat International and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates. The key attorney on the case was Harold Cassidy, one of more than 2,000 lawyers in the ADF organization. “Planned Parenthood and other proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information mothers have about abortion and the life within them. It was incredible for the lower court to have determined that the law cannot acknowledge that a ‘pregnant woman has an existing relationship with that unborn human being’ because some human beings are somehow not ‘persons.’ The 8th Circuit rightly determined that it’s perfectly constitutional to inform women of an undisputed biological fact,” Aden said.
LifeNews.com: “A child’s life is worth more than Planned Parenthood’s bottom line,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “Planned Parenthood and other proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information mothers have about abortion and the life within them. It was incredible for the lower court to have determined that the law cannot acknowledge that a ‘pregnant woman has an existing relationship with that unborn human being’ because some human beings are somehow not ‘persons.’ The 8th Circuit rightly determined that it’s perfectly constitutional to inform women of an undisputed biological fact.”
“Media ok with Planned Parenthood government-funded political activity, but go after marriage group”
LifeSiteNews.com: Why is this a double standard? Because I can’t remember the Associated Press or the mainstream media ever seriously inquiring into how Planned Parenthood uses its federal money. The IFPC was given a $2.2 million grant from 2006-2010, the AP reports. But official sources cited by Americans United for Life show that Planned Parenthood receives tens of millions of federal dollars a year.
For these reasons we reverse the judgment of the district court striking down the relationship advisories; affirm its ruling upholding the human being advisory approved in Rounds; and affirm its rulings upholding the general risk advisory and striking down the suicide advisory.
LifeSiteNews.com: Alliance Defense Fund lawyers first revealed the existence of the meetings between Obama Justice Department officials and abortion lobbyists last year; although they were able to attend the meetings, the conservative lawyers expressed concern that no one in the pro-life community had been invited to the unpublicized events. The “resource guide” administered at the meetings, said ADF attorney Matthew Bowman, was “not only completely one-sided, it adopts the bias against free speech that the abortion movement has been trying to promote for years.”
KITV Honolulu: Hawaii has the 17th highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, according to the federal government. That’s one reason why Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other groups want to turn sex education in public schools from elective to mandatory.
South Memphis News: The Tennessee Department of Health has awarded Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) a grant to fund a major syphilis elimination project in Shelby County, Tennessee.
LifeNews.com: After a new pro-life law going into effect caused Planned Parenthood to close or scale back at several locations throughout Arizona, the abortion business is announcing it is expanding its hours in Tucson to make up for it.
LifeNews.com: A leading pro-life organization that is behind the innovative 20-week abortion ban based on the scientific evidence showing that unborn children feel pain during an abortion is welcoming the first lawsuit against it.
Michael New at National Review Online: New York Times house editorials on sanctity-of-life issues sometimes read like Planned Parenthood press releases, and Tuesday’s editorial, which condemns efforts in Kansas to prevent health-insurance policies from covering abortion services, is certainly no exception. Interestingly, the Times completely fails to realize that the primary culprit is Obamacare.
LifeNews.com: The state of Kansas will appeal the latest ruling from a federal judge forcing the state to send taxpayer funds to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The state announced it will comply with the most recent decision.
In the latest skirmish in the battle between Kansas and Planned Parenthood, a judge has ordered the state to send taxpayer funds to the abortion business following complaints from it that it lost state public funding.
Chuck Colson at Breakpoint: Americans United for Life recently published a report titled “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood.” It details the horror stories that have exploded in the news in recent years: Planned Parenthood employees assisting pimps and sex traffickers; misleading women about the dangers of abortion; refusing to comply with parental notification laws; and misusing millions in taxpayer dollars.
LifeNews.com: The Kansas Attorney General’s office filed an appellate brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals asking it to halt the decision placing a temporary hold on enforcing the new law de-funding Planned Parenthood. State officials say it is not complying because there are no taxpayer funds to restore.
LifeNews.com: One side is “conservative” and “antiabortion.” The other side is not labeled liberal, but they are “reproductive-health activists,” and the Guttmacher Institute . . .
LifeNews.com: A new reported issued by the pro-life group Life Dynamics proves that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in the United States target black and Hispanic Americans by placing abortion facilities in communities with high minority populations. Titled, “Racial Targeting and Population Control,” the new report validates the claims pro-life advocates have made for years . . .
The Boston Globe: “There needs to be a means of true communication,’’ said Michael J. DePrimo, a civil rights lawyer based in Connecticut who represents several of the protesters in the case. They include an 84-year-old doctor, an 83-year-old grandmother, and a 30-year-old seminary student.
LifeNews.com: North Carolina officials are examining a potential appeal of a recent judge’s ruling saying the state must fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business while the court move forward with hearings on the lawsuit it filed.
LifeNews.com: New figures directly from the Komen for the Cure foundation show 18 affiliates of the breast cancer charity gave a total of more than $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010.
LifeNews.com: The chair of the national Democratic party headlined a small rally in Florida yesterday for the Planned Parenthood, in what is the latest event having Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz working with the abortion business.
The Huffington Post: The states launched an unprecedented avalanche of attacks against Planned Parenthood in their 2011 legislative sessions, but Planned Parenthood is battling back in the courts. Eighteen states have passed one or more measures to limit the services the family planning provider can offer . . .
FoxNews.com: Planned Parenthood may return to federal court to force Kansas to immediately release federal funds for the group’s non-abortion services because it doesn’t believe the state is complying with a judge’s order, the leader of its regional chapter said Thursday.
LifeNews.com: The Wisconsin affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion business is facing tough economic times following a decision by state legislators to cut off $1 million in taxpayer funding for the agency.
A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina must fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business while it moves forward with the lawsuit it filed against the state over a decision by state lawmakers to revoke its taxpayer funding in the state budget.
Kristina Bui at the Arizona Daily Wildcat: In a statement, Steven H. Aden, of the Alliance Defense Fund, said Planned Parenthood wouldn’t challenge laws that allow women to make informed decisions if it truly cared about the interests of women. The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian nonprofit organization, was part of the legal team defending the act, and Aden argued the case in the Court of Appeals. “The court ruled rightly in this case in rejecting the arguments of the nation’s largest purveyor of abortion,” Aden said. “The protection of women is not unconstitutional.” It’s like women can’t be trusted to do anything right outside of the kitchen, including make their own decisions about their bodies.
OneNewsNow.com: Alliance Defense Fund attorney Michael J. Norton says, “On two separate occasions the people of Colorado strongly expressed that no taxpayer should be forced to pay for a procedure that takes innocent human life. That’s why they amended the state constitution to put a stop to it. This is a simple matter of the rule of law.”
LifeSiteNews.com: Texas Right to Life Legislative Director John Seago told LifeSiteNews.com that his organization called over 70 Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas and confirmed six additional closures in Arlington, Mesquite, Plano, Sherman, Terrell, and Waxahachie. All seven locations are scheduled to be closed by the end of September.
LifeNews.com: “If Planned Parenthood truly cared about what’s best for women, they wouldn’t be repeatedly going to court around the nation to stop laws that allow women to make fully informed choices,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden, who argued before the Court of Appeals on June 14. “The court ruled rightly in this case in rejecting the arguments of the nation’s largest purveyor of abortion. The protection of women is not unconstitutional.” . . . “Everyone deserves full and accurate information before undergoing any medical procedure,” said Center for Arizona Policy Legal Counsel Deborah Sheasby, co-counsel and one of more than 2,000 attorneys in the ADF alliance. [more]
KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona: Planned Parenthood says it’s ending abortion services in three Arizona cities to comply with state laws that placed restrictions on abortions.
ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (AzCADV) have filed a First Amendment challenge to an Arizona law that would exclude any nonprofit organization that provides abortion referrals or counseling from receiving donations through the state’s Working Poor Tax Credit Program. This law is part of a larger trend nationwide to punish those organizations that support women’s reproductive decisionmaking. | Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence vs. Arizona Department of Revenue (complaint)
Terence Jeffrey at Human Events: By the end of September, when fiscal 2011 ends, House Speaker John Boehner must answer a simple yet profound question: Will he lead a Republican-controlled House of Representatives in enacting government funding bills for fiscal 2012 that allow tax dollars to flow to a group that kills an average of 910 unborn babies per day? Boehner ought to say: No way. Case closed.
LifeNews.com: The health department in New Hampshire will not reinstate $1.8 million in taxpayer funding revoked earlier this summer by the Executive Council and that will likely cause the abortion business to close or scale back in the Granite State.
LifeNews.com: Desperate for ways to operate without the millions of our tax dollars, plans are underway to close Planned Parenthood clinics and merge affiliates.
ADF attorney Steve Aden at Townhall : A June 24 column I wrote for Townhall.com highlighted the grassroots effort to defund Planned Parenthood one state at a time. At that time, I covered the fact that North Carolina’s legislation had overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto and passed a bill that cut funding to Planned Parenthood by approximately $434,000 annually. And while that was great news, on July 28, the legislature overrode another veto to enact even more encouraging measures for defenders of life throughout the country: an informed consent law . . .
Education News: More and more Christian parents are having their daughters bid good-bye to Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Girl Scouts because of the organization’s relationship with Planned Parenthood, the largest player in America’s abortion industry.
CBN.com: Steve Aden is an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a group that monitors sanctity of life issues across the nation. He points to recent undercover investigations by the pro-life group Live Action. The group shot undercover video purportedly showing Planned parenthood workers working with sex traffickers to provide abortions to underage girls. “They’ve ignored laws requiring the reporting of sex traffickers and the abuse of minors,” Aden said.
LifeNews.com: The state of Illinois now requires abortion centers to join legitimate medical facilities in reporting cases of statutory rape to authorities in order for young girls to be protected. That’s something Planned Parenthood opposed.
LifeNews.com: Washington Trust Bank funded the loan that made the new abortion facility possible, according to records the Catholic Sentinel newspaper obtained recently
LifeNews.com: A federal judge held a hearing this morning over a lawsuit the Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed against a new provision in the North Carolina state budget that revokes its taxpayer funding.
LifeNews.com: Yesterday, the Kansas Attorney General’s office filed an appellate brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals asking it to halt a judge’s decision placing a temporary hold on enforcing the new law de-funding the Planned parenthood abortion business.
LifeNews.com: In a new letter to the editor to the Napa Valley Register newspaper, Norman Fleishman, praises the policy as he offers his support for the Obama administration’s recent decision forcing insurance companies to cover birth control and drugs that can cause abortion.
LifeNews.com: The Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-life legal group, filed papers with the Colorado Supreme Court Friday . . . The democratic process and the rule of law should not be sacrificed for the sake of benefiting Planned Parenthood’s bottom line,” said lead counsel Barry Arrington. “We are confident that the Colorado Supreme Court will acknowledge that the former governor and other state officials were not at liberty to ignore the will of the people on this matter. Colorado voters already decided the issue when they amended the state constitution to prohibit tax dollar subsidies to abortion providers. It is fundamentally wrong, particularly in tight budget times, for taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions.”
LifeNews.com: The American Center for Law and Justice, a pro-life legal group, today urged a federal appeals court, on behalf of 41 members of Congress and more than 25,000 Americans who signed petitions in support of the law, to reverse a lower court decision and uphold an Indiana law that prohibits federal funds from going to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.
LifeNews.com: A pro-life law firm has filed legal papers with an appeals court defending the law the state recently-approved that revokes taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
LifeNews.com: n June, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH), a large and very aggressive affiliate, announced it would be opening a dozen new facilities in Iowa and Nebraska in addition to the abortion clinics it already operated in these Midwestern states.