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
Planned Parenthood supporters protest actions by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
outside the governor’s mansion, Aug. 21, 2015.
Written by Ray Nothstine
By setting up a streaming loop of the now infamous undercover abortion videos outside the governor’s residence, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal challenged pro-Planned Parenthood protestors in an innovative way.
A half a dozen pro-Planned Parenthood protestors, many adorned in pink, showed up at the governor’s residence to decry Jindal’s actions to strip the popular abortion provider of state Medicaid funding in August. The protestors held pink and blue Planned Parenthood placards that read “Don’t take away my care,” and “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”
On Twitter, Jindal, who is running for Republican nomination for president, said Friday that “Protesters stayed far away from the Planned Parenthood videos we had playing on my lawn.”
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk bucked his Republican colleagues Monday and sided with U.S. Senate Democrats to keep taxpayer money flowing to Planned Parenthood. Kirk, who has a 25 percent rating from NARAL (the nation’s leading pro-abortion group), defended his vote to sustain the Democratic filibuster on the grounds that Planned Parenthood does not sell baby parts in his home state of Illinois.
“In other states tissue donation programs should be investigated but in Illinois there is no similar program,” Kirk said in a statement to The Hill. “I do not plan to cut access to basic health care and contraception for women, the majority of whom have no other resources.”
Apparently, it was of no consequence to the senator that Planned Parenthood illegally sells baby parts in the United States, the country whose laws Kirk has sworn to defend.… Continue Reading
At a rally to defund Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized Planned Parenthood, calling it “hypocritical” that “these same people who say that it’s a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys.”
“I’ve spent so many nights in the operating room, all night long, working, toiling so hard to save one of those lives, and you know one of the most wonderful aspects of life is later on you can see that same little baby as a 25- or 30-year-old who has their own little baby, and yet there was somebody at some point saying that it was just a clump of cells that didn’t mean anything,” said Carson.
“Well isn’t it funny that these same people who say that it’s a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys, because how could you have such organs from a meaningless clump of cells,” Carson said.… Continue Reading
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to force the Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood this week, as a second undercover video unleashes a new storm of scrutiny of the organization.
Cruz’s office said Tuesday that he plans to file an amendment on the highway bill that would eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, in addition to an amendment that would fully repeal ObamaCare.
Cruz is the second senator — and the second GOP presidential candidate — who is eying the highway bill as an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said last week that he will “use all legislative vehicles at his disposal” to force a vote this week but has not released details of his plan.
Planned Parenthood landed in a firestorm of controversy last week after anti-abortion activists released a secretly recorded video in which a high-ranking medical officer describes the preservation of fetal tissue in shockingly candid detail.… Continue Reading
After the release of yet another shocking undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official negotiating the sale of body parts, Carly Fiorina has responded to the issue with a video of her own. In the video, Fiorina stands with pro-life leaders: Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and Pastor Walter Hoye. Fiorina takes the opportunity to lambaste Democrats for standing up for abortion rather than standing up for women:
This article was originally posted on the IllinoisReview.com blog.