Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
ALL Pro-Life Today: Obama wins-Planned Parenthood closes clinics; the ultimate irony
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Obama wins----Planned Parenthood closes clinics; the ultimate irony
By Jim Sedlak
Planned Parenthood will close many of its clinics before the next presidential election. I have been actively fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985. It's clear to me that the American public is ready to throw Planned Parenthood into the dustbin of history. Since the mid-1990s, the citizens have been forcing Planned Parenthood to retreat. In 1992, Planned Parenthood had 922 clinics across the country. Bill Clinton was elected president that year. Planned Parenthood publicly announced a goal to have 2,000 clinics by the year 2000. It never made it. Planned Parenthood grew to 938 clinics in 1995. But it simply could not withstand the constant pressure from parents and pro-life advocates. Across the country, it began closing more clinics than it was opening. In the year 2000, Planned Parenthood reported having 875 clinics----a far cry from its goal of 2,000.[ Click here to read more. ]
Apparently, Planned Parenthood is no longer content exploiting just women and children----so they've moved on to the federal government. Over the past several years, it seems the country's biggest abortion provider has also been running one of the country's biggest scams: a Medicaid racket that's ripped off millions of taxpayer dollars. Today, it appears that at least six states have been targeted by Cecile Richards's scheme, which reportedly conned the government with hundreds of thousands of bogus reimbursement claims. One of those states----Texas----will be hearing its first arguments on the issue this week in U.S. District Court, thanks to former Planned Parenthood director-turned-whistleblower Abby Johnson.
Cleveland.com Opponents of a bill stripping about $2 million in federal dollars from Planned Parenthood packed a Statehouse hearing room, producing doctors, patients and abortion-rights leaders to decry the legislation. But it didn't change a single Republican mind on the House Health and Aging Committee, which passed the legislation on a party-line vote Wednesday, sending it to the Ohio House floor. The legislation, House Bill 298, reprioritizes allocations of federal family planning dollars. Instead of the current competitive grant process, the bill gives priority to public health departments and federally qualified health centers before non-public family planning centers such as the 32 operated in Ohio by Planned Parenthood. The federal funds cannot be used for abortions.
Judge Egan Walker announced that abortion is no longer an option being considered in the case of a pregnant Reno woman with mental disabilities. Judge Walker had been holding hearings to determine whether to force 32-year-old Elisa Bauer to abort her baby against the wishes of her adoptive parents, Bill and Amy Bauer, who say she wants to have the baby and give it up for adoption. The court plans to use the remaining scheduled evidentiary hearings to gather additional information to help her caretakers make the best decisions for her as she carries her pregnancy to term.