Tag: Planned PArenthood

Trump’s Title X “Gag Rule” Protects Patients from Abortions

Warren Albrecht | United States

President Trump’s so-called Title X gag rule of medical staff from family planning clinics does nothing more than reduce abortion money. Planned Parenthood receives almost $60 million in Title X grant money. The mainstream media headlines are always about Planned Parenthood and the catastrophe if one clinic closes.

Today, the media testimony in support of Title X is discussed as women’s health. However, Title X is not designed for that result.

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services oversees Title X activities and monies. All arguments against the recent Title X rule by the Trump Administration is about the interpretation of the “abortion” section of Title X.  Section 1008 of the Family Planning and Population Research Act reads, “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”

If the world is to collapse because of overpopulation, as was the concern of President Nixon and John D Rockefeller III, then Title X would be the single most important federal funding plan in the history of the world. Today, Title X is continually fought over as a money machine for abortion referrals.

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Justice Thomas Reveals a History of Population Control

Dr. Warren Albrecht | United States

In a 20 page concurring opinion in the recent Box v. Planned Parenthood, Justice Clarence Thomas describes a modern population control doctrine where Planned Parenthood would lead modern-day eugenics providing abortion exclusively because of the sex or race of the baby or non-lethal disabilities such as Down’s Syndrome.

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Trump’s Fetal Tissue Ban Makes Good Business Sense

Dr. Warren Albrecht | United States

President Donald Trump led his administration to ban fetal tissue use in research. Both the Washington Post and New York Times immediately pointed to research from HIV to Parkinson’s as possibly being “devastated”.

“The ban on fetal tissue research is akin to a ban on hope for millions of Americans suffering from life-threatening and debilitating diseases. It will also severely impact the National Institutes of Health, universities and other researchers, who will lose key funding for their laboratories and their vital work.”

It is documented well in the book Science Left Behind that, from Bill Clinton to Obama, politicians have been trying to get around the issue of stem cell research. Originally, the issue surrounded embryos, and Congress restricted any money directly involved in their destruction. Dr. James Thomson, at the University of Wisconsin in 1998, isolated Human Embryonic Stem (hESC) cells. These cells are essentially origin cells. They can differentiate into any cell from the body. The potential for curing or treating diseases may be infinite. Dr. Thomson was funded through the Geron Corporation and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundations. Essentially no federal government funds were used. Stem cells derived from the different tissues of a fetus became the next political battleground.

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Ohio is Defunding Planned Parenthood

Othman Mekhloufi | @othmanmekhloufi

In February of 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed legislation that cut all funding for abortion-providing health centers, namely Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has been the source of a lot of controversies surrounding the abortion issue. Ohio allocated roughly $1.3 million to other federally qualified health centers, health departments, as well as other non-abortion providing healthcare providers.

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Bill to Repeal Hyde Amendment, Mandate Taxpayer Funded Abortion

Jack Parkos | @j.ackp

A bloc of female democrats has introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Patty Murray introduced the Senate’s version of the bill as well. The bills primary aim is to repeal the Hyde amendment.

What Does This Bill Entail?

This bill was originally introduced in 2017 under the same name but has now been reintroduced. The bill suggested that “No woman should have the decision to have, or not to have, an abortion made for her based on her ability or inability to afford the procedure.”  and calls for the federal government to “ensure coverage for abortion care.” Furthermore, it said that state and local governments could not restrict abortion coverage. This is a clear violation of the Tenth Amendment which states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.

The Hyde Amendment

The EACH Woman Act also aims to repeal the Hyde Amendment. This law prevents the use of federal funds for abortion, with the exception of cases where the mother’s life is in danger. However, with the largest provider of abortion services Planned Parenthood receiving 500 million in federal funding each year, there have been questions as to how well this law has been followed.

But this new bill proposed by the Democrats would clear the air. If EACH passes, pro-lifers will have to pay for the abortions they oppose to greatly. Repealing the Hyde Amendment was part of the Democrat Party’s 2016 platform.

In 2017 the Republican-controlled Senate attempted to pass a bill that would make the Hyde Amendment permanent, as stated by former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. However, the bill died in the Senate.


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