6/27/2022

ABORTION/ENDORSEMENT: “On a sweltering day in Adams County, Illinois, former President Donald Trump spoke in front of thousands of exuberant supporters, highlighting his endorsement of first-term Congresswoman Mary Miller and gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey. Supporters of former president Trump and Congresswoman Miller were energized after the repeal of Roe v. Wade. Miller called it a […]

Read More… from 6/27/2022

6/24/2022

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT: “Today’s decision [relating to abortion], which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. It was […]

Read More… from 6/24/2022

6/24/2022

ABORTION/MIKE PENCE/SUPREME COURT: “As Republicans across the United States are celebrating the Supreme Court decision Friday to overturn the fundamental right to an abortion established in Roe v. Wade, former vice president Mike Pence is calling for a national ban on the procedure, while former president Donald Trump argued the court’s decision is ‘something that […]

Read More… from 6/24/2022

6/24/2022

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT: “Former President Donald Trump called Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade ‘the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation’ — and gave himself credit for the outcome in the controversial decision to undo federal abortion rights. Trump nominated three of the five conservative Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe […]

Read More… from 6/24/2022

5/20/2022

2024 ELECTION/ABORTION: “In the weeks since a draft opinion to overturn Roe was revealed, Trump has barely talked about the issue during interviews, at political rallies, and in his social media posts. According to two sources familiar with the matter, this is indeed an intentional and calculated silence. In recent days, Trump has told some […]

Read More… from 5/20/2022

5/4/2022

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT: “President Donald Trump slammed the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade in an exclusive interview with David Brody that will air on the rapidly growing Real America’s Voice network on Wednesday, May 4 at 3pm EST. ‘I will say the leak was a terrible thing, you are just […]

Read More… from 5/4/2022

9/4/2021

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT: Sharyl Attkisson: “Do you agree with the [Supreme Court] ruling [refusing to block the Texas abortion law]? “I’m studying it right now. I know that the ruling was very complex and also probably temporary. I think other things will happen and that will be the big deal and the big picture. So we’ll […]

Read More… from 9/4/2021

12/16/2020

ABORTION/CALIFORNIA/HEALTHCARE/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration said Wednesday [Dec. 16, 2020] it was cutting $200 million in federal healthcare funding to California because the state requires insurance providers to cover abortions… The Department of Health and Human Services determined that the state was violating a federal antidiscrimination law, known as the Weldon Amendment, that protects insurers […]

Read More… from 12/16/2020

11/1/2020

2020 ELECTION/ABORTION/EDUCATION/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Biden will terminate school choice, eliminate charter schools, defund religious schools, ban prayer in public schools, indoctrinate your children with Anti-American lies, and force you to subsidize extreme late-term abortion. We believe that every child is a Sacred Gift from God!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 1, 2020 11:35 am […]

Read More… from 11/1/2020

10/23/2020

ABORTION/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP ADMIN: “The United States on Thursday signed an anti-abortion declaration along with more than 30 countries representing over 1.6 billion people… Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar took part in a virtual signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration. Egypt, Uganda, Brazil, Hungary and Indonesia […]

Read More… from 10/23/2020

10/6/2020

2020 ELECTION/ABORTION/DEMS/ELIZABETH WARREN/JOE BIDEN/SUPREME COURT/VOTING: “Wow. Joe Biden just took a more Liberal position on Roe v. Wade than Elizabeth Warren at her highest. He also wants to PACK our great United States Supreme Court. This is what the Dems will do. Remember as they try changing positions before elections end. GET OUT AND VOTE!“ […]

Read More… from 10/6/2020

9/18/2020

2020 ELECTION/2A/ABORTION/BORDER/CONGRESS/CRIME/ENDORSEMENT/MILITARY/TAXES/VETS: “Michelle @FischbachMN7 is running for Congress in Minnesota. Michelle will protect the unborn, is Strong on Crime & Borders, Cutting Taxes, your #2A, Loves our Military, Vets, & will stand w/ our Great Farmers. Michelle has my Complete & Total Endorsement!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2020 10:20 am […]

Read More… from 9/18/2020

8/28/2020

ABORTION/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In his speech accepting the Republican Party’s nomination, Trump outlined a series of positions that he claimed are held by Biden but that, overwhelmingly, are not… The Biden plan will not ‘eliminate borders.’ Trump repeatedly claims that Biden and Democrats want ‘open borders,’ a nonsensical and indefensible claim… Trump attributes to […]

Read More… from 8/28/2020

8/10/2020

2A/ABORTION/BORDER/CRIME/ENDORSEMENT/MILITARY/TAXES/VETS: “Vote for Michelle – a real winner! #MN07 RT @realDonaldTrump Michelle @FischbachMN7 is running for Congress in Minnesota. Michelle will protect the unborn, is Strong on Crime & Borders, Cutting Taxes, your #2A, Loves our Military, Vets, & will stand w/ our Great Farmers. Michelle has my Complete & Total Endorsement!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 8/10/2020

6/18/2020

2A/ABORTION/RELIGION/SUPREME COURT/VOTING: “I will be releasing a new list of Conservative Supreme Court Justice nominees, which may include some, or many of those already on the list, by September 1, 2020. If given the opportunity, I will only choose from this list, as in the past, a Conservative Supreme Court Justice… …Based on decisions being […]

Read More… from 6/18/2020

6/18/2020

2A/ABORTION/BORDER/DACA/DEMS/SUPREME COURT/RELIGION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The recent Supreme Court decisions, not only on DACA, Sanctuary Cities, Census, and others, tell you only one thing, we need NEW JUSTICES of the Supreme Court. If the Radical Left Democrats assume power, your Second Amendment, Right to Life, Secure Borders, and… …Religious Liberty, among many other things, are […]

Read More… from 6/18/2020

11/6/2019

ABORTION/COURTS/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Wednesday [11-6-19] voided the Trump administration’s ‘conscience rule,’ which would have made it easier for health care workers to avoid assisting with abortion or other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds. Hospitals, insurance companies or local governments that violated their employees’ rights under the rule could have […]

Read More… from 11/6/2019

8/19/2019

ABORTION/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Planned Parenthood said Monday [8-19-19] that it would withdraw from the federal family planning program that provides birth control and other health services to poor women rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that forbids referrals to doctors who can perform abortions. Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million […]

Read More… from 8/19/2019

8/19/2019

ABORTION/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Planned Parenthood said Monday [8-19-19] that it would withdraw from the federal family planning program that provides birth control and other health services to poor women rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that forbids referrals to doctors who can perform abortions. Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million […]

Read More… from 8/19/2019

8/16/2019

ABORTION/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Millions of low-income women could lose access to birth control and other reproductive health services when a Trump administration rule kicks in Monday [9-19-19] night that bans funding for clinics that make abortion referrals, among other restrictions. The new policy steers federal dollars toward anti-abortion, faith-based providers and bans all […]

Read More… from 8/16/2019

7/18/2019

ABORTION/HEALTHCARE/ILLINOIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration’s rule barring federally subsidized family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday [7-18-19], vowing the state would step in to fund most of those clinics itself. Illinois’ action comes a week after a federal appeals court cleared the way for […]

Read More… from 7/18/2019

6/5/2019

ABORTION/HHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced Wednesday [6-5-19] that the federal government would sharply curtail federal spending on medical research that uses tissue from aborted fetuses, mainly by ending fetal-tissue research within the National Institutes of Health. The move goes a long way toward fulfilling a top goal of anti-abortion groups that have lobbied […]

Read More… from 6/5/2019

5/22/2019

ABORTION/GOP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Supreme Court may well be headed for an election-year fight over abortion rights, but it’s not likely to be a blockbuster showdown over Roe v. Wade. Courtwatchers anticipate that the justices will agree to take one or more cases related to abortion restrictions in the coming term, drawing attention […]

Read More… from 5/22/2019

5/21/2019

ABORTION/DEMS/ELECTION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “2020 Democratic presidential candidates are plunging into the debate over restrictive new abortion laws in states like Alabama, Georgia and Missouri — making abortion rights a central part of their messaging as some charge President Donald Trump with waging a ‘war on women.’ Republicans have often sought to seize on the […]

Read More… from 5/21/2019

5/18/2019

ABORTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new…..” […]

Read More… from 5/18/2019

5/18/2019

ABORTION/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life. The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May […]

Read More… from 5/18/2019

5/16/2019

ABORTION/DEMS/GOP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “With grisly claims that Democrats promote ‘birth day abortions’ and are ‘the party of death,’ the Republican Party and its conservative allies have aggressively reset the terms of one of the country’s most divisive and emotionally fraught debates, forcing Democrats to reassess how they should respond to attacks and distortions that portray […]

Read More… from 5/16/2019

5/16/2019

ABORTION/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Richard Land, a prominent evangelical Christian leader, said he could pinpoint the moment that Donald J. Trump secured his election. It was in the third presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, and the question was about abortion. ‘If you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month, you can take […]

Read More… from 5/16/2019

5/8/2019

ABORTION/GOP/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @TXRandy14: Today, I led my Republican colleagues in asking for the #BornAliveAct to be taken up. Dem Leadership again denied our reques…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 7:10 am […]

Read More… from 5/8/2019

4/25/2019

ABORTION/COURTS/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday [4-25-19] blocked a Trump administration rule that would have overhauled the Title X federal family planning program and cut funding to health providers that offer abortions or abortion referrals. U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Bastian, an Obama appointee, issued a nationwide injunction […]

Read More… from 4/25/2019

4/25/2019

ABORTION/COURTS/FEDERAL FUNDING/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A lack of clear guidance from the Trump administration on its imminent overhaul of the federal family planning program has left states and health providers scrambling to figure out the rules — even as legal challenges cast doubt on when and whether the change will take effect. Revisions to the Title […]

Read More… from 4/25/2019

3/29/2019

ABORTION/HHS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration took an important step on Friday [3-29-19] in its push to restrict access to abortion and contraception, announcing that it would give as much as $5.1 million in family planning funds to a nonprofit organization funded by allies of the Catholic Church. The grant from the Department of […]

Read More… from 3/29/2019

3/29/2019

ABORTION/HHS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “The Trump administration announced Friday [3-29-19] that it’s awarding about $250 million in Title X federal family planning grants to states and providers across the country. The providers include an anti-abortion chain of clinics, as well as several states and provider groups that are threatening to drop out of the program […]

Read More… from 3/29/2019

3/29/2019

ABORTION/BUDGET/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s sweeping changes to federal family planning policy may not hit anywhere harder than Utah, which has $2 million at stake and would be hard pressed to Planned Parenthood if the organization makes good on a threat to pull out of the state rather than operate under the new […]

Read More… from 3/29/2019

2/22/2019

ABORTION/DEMS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s overhaul of a federal family planning program is opening a new front in the abortion wars on a divided Capitol Hill. A rule the administration released Friday [2-22-19] will effectively cut off tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that offer abortions, while steering […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019

2/22/2019

ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration issued a final rule on Friday [2-22-19] that could effectively cut off tens of millions of federal family planning dollars to Planned Parenthood and steer some of that funding towards anti-abortion, faith-based care providers. While the revamp of the Title X program does not accomplish the full defunding […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019

2/22/2019

ABORTION/DEMS/HHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s administration issued a rule Friday [2-22-19] to restrict federal funding for groups such as Planned Parenthood that provide abortion referrals. The rule, first proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services last year, would ban organizations from providing abortions if they are performed in the same facilities as […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019

2/22/2019

ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced on Friday [2-22-19] that it will bar organizations that provide abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning money, a step that could strip millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood and direct it toward religiously-based, anti-abortion groups. The new federal rule is almost certain to be challenged in […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019

2/7/2019

ABORTION/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [2-7-19] outlined the importance of faith in American society in a speech that at times mirrored his State of the Union address from earlier this week…The president proceeded to list his administration’s accomplishments and goals. But those words were quickly overshadowed on social media when, in the […]

Read More… from 2/7/2019

2/7/2019

ABORTION/ELECTION/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump used an appearance at a high-profile religious gathering Thursday [2-7-19] to stress anti-abortion policies and appeal to conservative, Christian voters as the 2020 election campaign gets underway…That pledge, two days after Trump in his State of the Union address denounced late-term abortion, is part of his effort to re-energize […]

Read More… from 2/7/2019

2/6/2019

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Tuesday [2-5-19] evening asked Congress to ban a type of abortion often referred to as ‘late-term abortion.’ He said he wanted to protect ‘children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.’ He scorned New York’s recently passed Reproductive Health Act, saying that lawmakers had ‘cheered with delight […]

Read More… from 2/6/2019

2/6/2019

ABORTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The delicate issue of third-trimester abortions has been in the news recently, with legislation in New York and Virginia sparking new controversy. The issue was amplified by comments last week from Virginia’s embattled Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam. During his State of the Union address on Tuesday [2-5-19] night, President Donald Trump took […]

Read More… from 2/6/2019

2/6/2019

ABORTION/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump – who once described himself as ‘very pro-choice’ – burnished his anti-abortion credentials during his State of the Union address Tuesday [2-5-19] night with harsh attacks on recent state actions. Trump charged lawmakers in New York with having ‘cheered with delight’ after recently passing legislation to ‘allow a baby […]

Read More… from 2/6/2019

2/1/2019

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Three years after handing down a major decision in favor of abortion rights in a Texas case, the Supreme Court is faced with a nearly identical case from a neighboring state. The biggest difference? There’s a new president in town – and a new Supreme Court. That makes the justices’ upcoming […]

Read More… from 2/1/2019

1/31/2019

ABORTION/DEMS/ELECTION/GOP/MIKE PENCE/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When New York expanded abortion rights last week for the first time in 49 years, Democrats across the state were exultant. Now, that jubilation has been met with an equal and opposite reaction. Anti-abortion advocates, from grass-roots activists all the way to the White House, are taking aim at New […]

Read More… from 1/31/2019

11/8/2018

ABORTION/COURTS/HHS/OBAMACARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “HHS on Wednesday [11-7-18] rolled out two regulations, one final and one proposed, that would further restrict access to reproductive health care procedures. — The move that was expected: HHS finalized a rule that would allow nearly any employer to claim a moral or religious exemption to Obamacare’s birth control mandate. The […]

Read More… from 11/8/2018

9/12/2018

ABORTION/GOP/NOMINATIONS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a key GOP vote, said Wednesday [9-12-18] that she is still reviewing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record and plans to speak with him later in the week…Collins is one of the few Republican lawmakers who say they support abortion rights, and she has yet to announce […]

Read More… from 9/12/2018

9/7/2018

ABORTION/HHS/NOMINATION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Brett Kavanaugh’s views on birth control drew scrutiny in Washington on Thursday [9-6-18] as abortion rights advocates charged that the Supreme Court nominee had referred to contraceptives as ‘abortion-inducing drugs.’ Supporters of Kavanaugh were quick to respond, saying he was summarizing the argument of a religious group challenging the Affordable Care Act’s […]

Read More… from 9/7/2018

8/21/2018

ABORTION/NOMINATION/SENATE/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh considers the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion to be settled law, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Tuesday [8-21-18], but Democrats were deeply skeptical. Collins, a Republican who backs abortion rights and is considered a key vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination, […]

Read More… from 8/21/2018

7/23/2018

ABORTION/NOMINATIONS/POLLS/SENATE/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “As the Senate nears debate on a new Supreme Court nominee who could give the panel a conservative edge, a majority of voters say they are increasingly opposed to undermining a woman’s right to have an abortion and are becoming more likely to say they support abortion-rights candidates, a new poll shows. […]

Read More… from 7/23/2018

7/10/2018

ABORTION/DEMS/NOMINATIONS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Even before Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement, Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative advocacy group, had reserved more than two dozen internet domain names — one for each candidate on President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees. The idea, said Carrie Severino, the group’s chief counsel, was to […]

Read More… from 7/10/2018

7/3/2018

ABORTION/LGBTQ/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the week since Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement, the future of Roe v. Wade has dominated the conversation among both liberals and conservatives, becoming a flash point in the partisan battle over President Trump’s pick to fill the seat. The effect Justice Kennedy’s retirement could have on lesbian, […]

Read More… from 7/3/2018

7/3/2018

ABORTION/NOMINATIONS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “From the moment Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court last week, speculation has centered on whether his replacement would vote to overturn a woman’s right to abortion. But the individuals considered top contenders for Kennedy’s seat have produced a sparse record of legal rulings and writings […]

Read More… from 7/3/2018

7/3/2018

ABORTION/RUSSIA/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Supreme Court confirmation hearings often develop their own tenor, depending on the nominee and the issues of the day. Even without a choice yet from President Donald Trump, two themes already have emerged: Russia and Roe. Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide, has been a Senate […]

Read More… from 7/3/2018

7/2/2018

ABORTION/POLLS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Voters overwhelmingly agree with the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday [7-2-18]. More than 6 in 10 voters — 63% — agree with the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion, while 31% disagree. There’s a surprisingly small gender divide on the issue, […]

Read More… from 7/2/2018

6/29/2018

ABORTION/NOMINATIONS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Now that President Donald Trump has the opportunity to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court, some abortion opponents hope that Roe v. Wade will end up overturned or gutted — and they have already been working towards that moment. Over the past year, state legislatures in Iowa, Louisiana and […]

Read More… from 6/29/2018

6/28/2018

ABORTION/GOP/SENATE/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Sen. Susan Collins took a notable phone call Thursday [6-28-18] as she enters the eye of the Supreme Court confirmation storm: It was White House counsel Don McGahn, sounding out the moderate Maine Republican in what she called a ‘preliminary discussion’ of the high court vacancy. Republicans control the Senate by a […]

Read More… from 6/28/2018

6/28/2018

ABORTION/GOP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement announcement was less than a day old when liberal activists rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court on Thursday [6-28-18], invoking the names of two Republican senators who, they believe, hold the future of Roe v. Wade in their hands…Ms. Collins, of Maine, and Ms. Murkowski, […]

Read More… from 6/28/2018

6/26/2018

ABORTION/GOP/OBAMA/SUPREME COURT/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The consequences of President Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — and the Republican blockade of President Obama’s nomination of Merrick B. Garland in 2016 for that seat — reverberated powerfully on Tuesday as the court’s conservative majority handed down major decisions on Mr. Trump’s travel […]

Read More… from 6/26/2018

6/4/2018

ABORTION/IMMIGRATION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday [6-4-18] threw out a lower court ruling that let a pregnant illegal immigrant minor held in federal immigration custody obtain an abortion last year at age 17 over the objections of President Donald Trump’s administration. The justices provided a legal victory to Trump’s administration even […]

Read More… from 6/4/2018

5/30/2018

ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESDIENT/WOMEN: “Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting ‘a culture of life.’ But women’s-rights activists and some medical experts view the […]

Read More… from 5/30/2018

5/22/2018

ABORTION/HHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will move ahead with restrictions on funding access for family planning providers that offer abortion services, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday [5-22-18]. The announcement came shortly before President Donald Trump was addressed the annual gala of the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports […]

Read More… from 5/22/2018

5/17/2018

ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to places that do would lose federal funding under a new Trump administration rule that takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood, according to three administration officials. The rule, which is to be announced Friday [5-18-18], is a top priority of social conservatives and is […]

Read More… from 5/17/2018

5/18/2018

ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is planning a controversial new proposition that would bar abortions at facilities receiving any federal family planning funds, an effort that could further divide the country on one of its most difficult political topics. Planned Parenthood, which could lose funds if the move is enacted, has immediately raised […]

Read More… from 5/18/2018

5/18/2018

ABORTION/HHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Health clinics that get federal family-planning funds would no longer be required to counsel women about abortions and could no longer refer patients for the procedure under a widely anticipated Trump administration initiative. The move is part of a sweeping effort by the administration to roll back access to abortion and contraception, […]

Read More… from 5/18/2018

5/18/2018

ABORTION/GOP/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [5-18-18] issued a proposal that would effectively stop giving government funds that subsidize birth control for low-income women to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions. The plan is aimed at fulfilling Trump’s campaign pledge to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortions […]

Read More… from 5/18/2018

3/20/2018

ABORTION/CALIFORNIA/SUPREME COURT: “Supreme Court justices on Tuesday [3-20-18] questioned the intent of a California law that the state says aims to inform pregnant women of their rights to reproductive health care, but antiabortion groups say forces them to promote abortion. The 2015 law requires facilities offering pregnancy-related services—including crisis pregnancy centers that seek to persuade […]

Read More… from 3/20/2018

3/8/2018

ABORTION/BUDGET/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “A push from the White House and congressional Republicans to add new antiabortion provisions into a sweeping spending bill has divided lawmakers as they work to reach a deal that will fund the government beyond mid-March. Republican lawmakers want to expand restrictions that already prevent federal funding from going to abortions, and they […]

Read More… from 3/8/2018

3/7/2018

ABORTION/HEALTHCARE/HOUSE OF REPS/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “House Republicans are demanding a series of controversial abortion and health care policies in the annual health spending bill, setting up a showdown with Democrats and threatening passage of an omnibus spending package to keep the government open. Democrats are vowing to block the slew of long-sought conservative priorities. The riders […]

Read More… from 3/7/2018

2/28/2018

ABORTION/DHS/HHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s policy of halting abortions among undocumented minors was established by email through an ad hoc process without formal legal vetting, according to new documents released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU, which is suing the administration over the policy, made public the December depositions of the […]

Read More… from 2/28/2018

2/13/2018

ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Planned Parenthood will announce on Tuesday [2-13-18] a new campaign to help expand access to reproductive health care state-by-state, CNN has learned. The nonprofit is working alongside state lawmakers, advocates for reproductive rights and partners — such as the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Latino Memphis in Tennessee and the Michigan […]

Read More… from 2/13/2018

2/9/2018

ABORTION/FOREIGN POLICY/HEALTHCARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said just four out of 733 organizations that have received US funding to deliver health services have turned down US grants rather than accept new rules that forbid the US providing aid to promote or perform abortions overseas. Advocates said that claim drastically downplays the impact of the […]

Read More… from 2/9/2018

1/29/2018

ABORTION/DEMS/POLITICS: “A bill criminalizing abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed to advance in the Senate on Monday [1-29-18] but forced Democrats up for re-election in competitive races to take sides on the contentious issue. The legislation secured 51 votes, mostly from Republicans, shy of the 60 the bill needed to move forward. The […]

Read More… from 1/29/2018

1/29/2018

ABORTION/POLITICS: “The Senate on Monday [1-29-18] evening is set to consider a bill criminalizing abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a vote that is almost certain to fail but may force Democrats up for re-election in largely Republican states to publicly take sides on the issue. The legislation has become a core plank of […]

Read More… from 1/29/2018

1/19/2018

ABORTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, I was honored and proud to address the 45th Annual @March_for_Life! You are living witnesses of this year’s March for Life theme: #LoveSavesLives. https://t.co/DMST4qhDmp” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 19, 2018 01:39pm […]

Read More… from 1/19/2018

1/19/2018

ABORTION/HHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump touted his administration’s anti-abortion record on Friday [1-19-18] during remarks that made him the first sitting president to speak via video feed to the March for Life gathering in Washington… Trump’s video address heralding his administration for a series of anti-abortion decisions that have been made over the last […]

Read More… from 1/19/2018

1/17/2018

ABORTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will speak at Friday’s [1-19-18] March for Life, becoming the first sitting president to address the annual anti-abortion gathering by satellite in its 45-year history. The announcement, made on Wednesday by the White House, caps a stunning evolution for Trump, who once declared himself ‘pro-choice in every respect.’ A […]

Read More… from 1/17/2018

12/22/2017

ABORTION/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL: “The 17-year-old migrant was pregnant. She said she had been raped in her home county, and she knew from the timing that she was carrying her attacker’s child. She wanted to terminate her pregnancy. But she was underage and undocumented, and, after she was caught crossing the border illegally, living in a government shelter. […]

Read More… from 12/22/2017

12/19/2017

ABORTION/HHS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Renewed Trump administration efforts to prevent undocumented teens in U.S. custody from obtaining abortions suffered setbacks this week, but the ongoing court battle shows no signs of subsiding. The Justice Department said Tuesday [12-19-17] that one teen in custody who is seeking an abortion was a 19-year-old adult, not a 17-year-old […]

Read More… from 12/19/2017

12/18/2017

ABORTION/HHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two undocumented immigrants in United States custody must be allowed to have abortions, a federal judge ruled on Monday [12-18-17], objecting to a Trump administration policy. The immigrants, both 17, entered the United States illegally and are being held in government-run shelters. Under a policy announced in March by the Department of […]

Read More… from 12/18/2017

11/13/2017

ABORTION/CALIFORNIA/LEGAL/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court agreed Monday [11-13-17] to hear an antiabortion group’s challenge to a California law that requires ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ to notify patients that the state offers subsidies for contraception and abortion. The challengers say the disclosure law violates the 1st Amendment because it forces the faith-based pregnancy centers to send a […]

Read More… from 11/13/2017

10/27/2017

ABORTION/DHS/HHS/IMMIGRATION/TEXAS: “After a visit to a federal detention center in Texas earlier this year, Scott Lloyd focused on the details of one pregnant girl. He wanted to ensure she had food she liked and was comfortable, and he wanted to counsel her against having an abortion… The shelter, for children who cross the U.S. border […]

Read More… from 10/27/2017

10/23/2017

ABORTION/HHS/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider an order that delayed an abortion for an undocumented teenager. A three-judge appeals court panel on Friday [10-20-17] gave the Trump administration until Oct. 31 to find a sponsor for the girl, who crossed from Mexico to Texas […]

Read More… from 10/23/2017

10/19/2017

ABORTION/HHS/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TEXAS: “A lawsuit at the intersection of two emotional issues—illegal immigration and abortion—is speeding through the courts, as judges consider whether an undocumented teen in U.S. custody may terminate her pregnancy over the wishes of the Trump administration. The 17-year-old girl has been held in a government-funded shelter in Texas since September, when she crossed […]

Read More… from 10/19/2017

10/18/2017

ABORTION/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TEXAS: “A federal judge on Wednesday [10-18-17] ordered top United States government officials to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant to get an abortion — the first ruling in a case that could eventually grow to include hundreds of other undocumented minors who seek access to an abortion while in federal custody. In issuing a temporary […]

Read More… from 10/18/2017

10/16/2017

ABORTION/HHS/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL: “The Trump administration is preventing an undocumented, pregnant teenager detained in a Brownsville refugee shelter from getting an abortion in a policy shift with big implications for hundreds of other pregnant, unaccompanied minors held in such shelters… For the last seven months, the Health and Human Services Department has intervened to prevent abortions sought […]

Read More… from 10/16/2017

10/4/2017

ABORTION/HOUSE OF REPS/POLITICAL FIGURES: “Embattled Rep. Tim Murphy is weighing his political future as pressure mounts on the Pennsylvania Republican to resign. Murphy met privately with Speaker Paul Ryan Wednesday [10-4-17], according to GOP sources. Numerous top Republicans want Murphy to step down amid a report that the married, anti-abortion congressman suggested his mistress terminate […]

Read More… from 10/4/2017

10/3/2017

ABORTION/HOUSE OF REPS: “The House passed a bill to criminalize abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy on Tuesday [10-3-17], advancing a core plank of the Republican antiabortion push, which has President Donald Trump’s support but is likely to founder in the Senate. Republicans advanced the bill on a 237-189 largely party-line vote, the third […]

Read More… from 10/3/2017

10/3/2017

ABORTION/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday [10-3-17] on legislation that would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for instances where the life of the mother is at risk and in cases involving rape or incest. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which is similar to legislation […]

Read More… from 10/3/2017

9/27/2017

ABORTION/BUDGET/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions performed worldwide every year are unsafe and women in poor countries face even higher risks due to U.S. funding cuts to family planning programs abroad, health experts said on Thursday [9-28-17]. U.S. President Donald Trump has reinstated a policy that requires foreign NGOs that […]

Read More… from 9/27/2017

9/15/2017

ABORTION/BUDGET/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has taken a series of steps to cut funds for abortion providers and promote conservative reproductive policies, moving toward what supporters and opponents say could be the most antiabortion presidential agenda in recent memory. A high-profile push to withhold federal Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions […]

Read More… from 9/15/2017

6/21/2017

ABORTION/GOP/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): “Abortion flared up Wednesday [6-21-17] as the latest hot-button issue to complicate passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which Senate Republican leaders hope to unveil on Thursday and pass next week. The repeal bill approved last month by the House would bar the use of federal tax credits […]

Read More… from 6/21/2017