In July 2015, The Center for Medical Progress began releasing videos that featured Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue sales.
The videos sparked so much public outrage, some in the pro-life movement, like House Speaker Paul Ryan, called for an end of Planned Parenthood’s government funding (the organization received $1.5 million in government grants in 2014).
But there’s one source of Planned Parenthood’s funding that never enters the conversation — a secret weapon since the beginning.
In 1921, Margaret Sanger began opening illegal birth control clinics under what became Planned Parenthood. She was incredibly controversial, in part because of her membership in the New York Socialist Party and several arrests.
We are thrilled to be able to endorse a solid Republican candidate for U.S. Senator, and a challenger to incumbent liberal Republican Mark Kirk. James Marter is pro-life, pro-marriage and understands the importance of religious liberty. On the other hand, Illinois’ incumbent junior senator has a long record of actively opposing conservative Christian values. Kirk has voted to continue tax dollars for Planned Parenthood, publicly celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, co-sponsored the radical Equal Rights Amendment and voted against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Marter, a 53-year-old software consultant, has been married for 30 years to Jill, and have four grown children. They are active in St. Ann Parish in Oswego.
Marter believes in smaller government with less taxes and regulations. He would vote to prosecute Planned Parenthood for selling aborted and live baby parts, fight to enforce immigration laws, work to balance the federal budget, work to eliminate federal funding in Common Core and uphold the right to bear arms.… Continue Reading
One of the astonishing things about this election cycle is the way in which evangelicals who should know better have flocked to a candidate who is a notorious and unrepentant womanizer, made a fortune by preying on human weakness (gambling), insults his political opponents contrary to the teaching of Christ (Matthew 5:21-26), regularly uses language the Bible condemns, and has never apologized to God for any of it.
This is a man who can’t stop praising the “great work” that Planned Parenthood does and thinks that abortion only represents about 3% of what it does. He thinks an appeals court judge who upheld partial birth abortion is a “brilliant” jurist who would make a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice. He promised a lesbian activist that special rights based on sexually deviant behavior would make “forward motion” in his administration.… Continue Reading
The Illinois Family Action (IFA) Board of Directors enthusiastically endorses Dr. Jay Kinzler for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 6th District. Kinzler, a medical doctor and Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, fully understands the importance of family, the sanctity of life, and the definition of marriage. Dr. Kinzler has a proven record in local government reining in waste and corruption. His commitment to accountability in government will help efforts to stop the continued out-of-control spending in Congress.
“The decision to endorse Dr. Kinzler over incumbent Peter Roskam was not easy,” said IFA executive director David E. Smith. “However, Roskam’s recent vote in favor of the budget-busting omnibus bill and the big government education bill (ESSA) that creates a new federal pre-kindergarten program, despite our calls against these proposals is frustrating.”
“But perhaps most troubling is Roskam’s unapologetic support and endorsement for U.S.… Continue Reading
Donald Trump said, during [Saturday night’s] CBS News Debate, that Ted Cruz lied when Cruz said that Trump continues to support Planned Parenthood. Did Cruz lie?
Here’s what Breitbart reported that Donald Trump said regarding Planned Parenthood during the defund fight.
When pressed on non-abortion services Planned Parenthood allegedly provides, Trump said, “What I would do when the time came, I’d look at the individual things they do, and maybe some of the individual things they do are good. I know a lot of the things are bad. But certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government, absolutely.”
Trump continued, “I would look at the good aspects of [Planned Parenthood], and I would also look, because I’m sure they do some things properly and good and that are good for women, and I would look at that, and I would look at other aspects also.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens at a campaign town hall even in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Dec. 29, 2015.
Planned Parenthood announced its endorsement of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The endorsement is the first in the largest abortion provider’s roughly 100-year-long existence.
In a statement released by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the group labeled Clinton the “best presidential candidate for reproductive rights, hands down.”
“Hillary Clinton holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history. She doesn’t just support women’s health — she has been a proactive leader on expanding access to women’s health care,” stated PPFA.
“We live in an era where access to birth control, abortion, and services at Planned Parenthood are under unprecedented attack.… Continue Reading
Some say, “I like Cruz, but I’m voting for Trump because I don’t believe Cruz can win the general.” These voters are really saying they believe we have lost the country to the Left. Therefore, a true conservative touting traditional values cannot win the presidency in today’s America. This mindset reminds me of what many conservatives did to Sarah Palin.
Palin epitomized the character, principles, and values we in the tea party longed to see in our politicians. Defying the Left, Palin boldly defended the Constitution. She was a faithful long-suffering powerful advocate for God, family and country. When the full rage of the Left was unleashed to destroy her, suddenly Palin became a political leper in the minds of some conservatives and was declared unelectable.… Continue Reading
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Lindsey Graham all voted in favor of the recent bill to cut major congressional spending geared towards the controversial Planned Parenthood.
The bill cut at least 89 percent of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding as well as major components of Obamacare: the “Independent Payment Advisory Board” and the “excess benefits tax.” Rubio made a statement to LifeNews.com about the importance of the passing bill for him and the American people:
I’m especially proud to support what this bill does to protect innocent unborn children, and increase funding for women’s health care by defunding Planned Parenthood and redirecting the taxpayer dollars it currently receives toward more worthy causes. Planned Parenthood has proven itself to be a morally bankrupt organization that shows little regard for the women they purport to serve and even less regard for innocent life.
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” ~Haile Selassie
When it comes to the voice of pro-life leaders and legislators in Illinois, it’s not a cat that’s got their tongue, it’s an 800-pound elephant named Bruce Rauner. In the wake of the Planned Parenthood scandal the Republican Governor has remained silent and what’s worse yet, Illinois’ journalists, pro-life activists, and most fellow Republicans seem to prefer it that way.
Governors of at least seven states have either halted funding to Planned Parenthood or ordered special investigations into the allegations that they sell baby body parts, but not in Illinois and not Governor Bruce Rauner.… Continue Reading
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shown his cowardice. He’s so afraid of President Barack Obama that he won’t even try anymore.
On Monday, McConnell proved he has no stomach for a fight to defund Planned Parenthood, despite overwhelming evidence that it is butchering babies and selling their body parts. I’d say he has no backbone either.
In a radio interview, McConnell said that if he defunded the abortion giant in upcoming spending bills, Obama would veto it, thus shutting down the government and blaming Republicans. This year, Planned Parenthood will receive over one-half billion dollars in taxpayer money.
What happens is the U.S. House defunds Planned Parenthood in the upcoming budget. They send the bill to the U.S. Senate, which passes it and sends it to the president for his signature.… Continue Reading