4:22 PM, Jun 29, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
When Indiana cut off Medicaid funding to the state's 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, the Associated Press reported that poor women "were left fending for themselves ... to pay for birth control, breast exams, Pap tests and other medical services." What the AP failed to mention is that there are 800 no
8:08 AM, Jun 3, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with A. B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
But Democrats who vote pro-life get a pass.2:55 PM, May 26, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday morning that Republicans are "anti-woman" and are waging "war on women" in pursuit of an "extremely radical social agenda." What about her Democratic colleagues who voted the same way as Republicans to cut off taxpayer-funding of abortion and/or Planned Parenthood? Are they "anti-woman" as well? "No," said Wasserman Schultz. They get a pass.
The campaign to defund the country's largest abortion provider advances.1:31 PM, Apr 13, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
One storyline to emerge from the 2011 budget deal is that social conservatives were really the ones who lost.
4:20 PM, Apr 6, 2011 • By HELEN ALVARé
As everyone waits with baited breath to see if there will be a federal government shutdown, few have closely examined one of the bigger sticking points in the budget debate: Funding for Planned Parenthood. In mid-February, the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood by a vote of 240 to 185. Meanwhile, in the upper chamber, forty-one senators have pledged to oppose any spending bill that threatens defund the organization.
Planned Parenthood hopes to get "no-cost birth control in the bill."10:35 PM, Jun 1, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
As further evidence of how politicized health care would become under Obamacare, Politico reports that Planned Parenthood is pushing for a national mandate that insurers must provide free birth control.
2:35 PM, Mar 24, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
From the American Principles Project:
When Bart Stupak announced his support for the Senate Health Care Reform Bill, one reporter asked him if the deal between Barack Obama and the pro-life Democrats was made face-to-face with the President himself. Mr. Stupak said that he had made the deal working with White House Counsel Robert Bauer.
Who is this Robert Bauer - the man capable of selling Bart Stupak a bill of goods on the Executive Order?
Prior to his involvement with Mr. Obama, from 2005-2007 Mr. Bauer was a registered lobbyist for America Votes. In this capacity, he sought to enact laws that would help the fund-raising prospects of left-leaning 527s. After he finished the campaign of Mr. Obama, he served as the Counsel for the pro-choice election powerhouse EMILY's List.
America Votes (AV) is a coalition of liberal groups that has, according to their website "more than 20,000,000 Americans in every state in the country." AV is controlled by an Executive Board that consists of 9 members: 5 unions (AFL-CIO, AFSCME, NEA, SEIU, and UFCW), 2 global warming advocacy groups (The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters), 1 general liberal advocacy network (Progressive Future), and, most importantly, the most influential pro-choice lobby - The Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Of course, this doesn't prove that Stupak's deal is meaningless--we have to rely on logic and the law to prove that. But it is fitting that Stupak sold out for a deal with a lawyer who has worked for the abortion lobby. As Planned Parenthood's president said, the executive order is nothing more than a "symbolic gesture."