Archive for the ‘Taxpayer funding’ Category

Why abortion is still the most important political issue

UFL member, O. Carter Snead (Notre Dame), has a terrific new article on the Public Discourse blog, Protect the Weak and Vulnerable: The Primacy of the Life Issue. In the article, he first establishes that the debates over abortion and embryo destructive research are really about membership in the human family and the reach of […]

Austrians Debate Abortion in Public Hospitals

In 1974 Austria removed all criminal penalties for abortions in the first three months of pregancy. While most people interpret this action as making abortion legal, some public authorities argue that the change merely removed any penalty for conduct that remains illegal (or at least publiclly disfavored). The change was challenged on the basis that […]

Healthcare Reform and Prolife Principles

Ryan Anderson provides a brief review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) from the prolife perspective in Protected in Law, Cared for in Life. His key concerns deal with the Act’s apparent inclusion of abortion as healthcare for funding purposes and the failure to include protection of conscience provisions for healthcare […]

Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies

The Brookings Institute has published a new study, The High Cost of Unintended Pregnancy. The abstract describes the conclusion of the study: The high incidence of unintended pregnancy imposes costs on American society that range from increased rates of crime and welfare participation to reduced levels of high-school completion and labor-force participation. We focus on […]

Will federally-mandated contraceptive coverage reduce abortion?

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Women’s Preventive Services Study Committee recommended that health insurers cover “the full range of Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity” without co-pays or deductibles for patients in a report issued today. The report can be found […]

Wisconsin Budget Redirects Funds away from Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently signed a budget bill which redirects $1 million in state and federal family planning funds away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin toward other providers of family planning services.  According to , “in 2010 Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received more than $18 million in federal and state family planning funds that […]