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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 […]

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Federal Tax Dollars Paid for 300 DC Abortions

Public funding was provided for approximately 300 abortions in the District of Columbia during the past two years, prior to recent repeal of that funding by Congress. The story is reported on a blog of the Washington Post here.

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Americans United for Life Report on Planned Parenthood

Today on Public Discourse, Bill Saunders–Senior Vice President and Senior Council for Americans United for Life–reports on AUL’s in-depth investigation into Planned Parenthood. The report discusses overbilling by Planned Parenthood, failure to abide by state parental involvement laws, involvement in opposing common sense regulation of abortion, and disregard of FDA regulations on the use of […]

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Abortion Funding and the Right to Resist Bodily Invasion

In an article that can be found on SSRN, Robin West, a prominent feminist law professor, evaluates Eileen McDonagh theory that the state funding of abortion facilitiates a woman’s right right to resist the non-consensual invasion, appropriation, and use of her physical body by an unwelcome fetus. West praises McDonagh’s theory as making the personhood […]

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The Right Reason for Not Funding Planned Parenthood.

The best reason not to fund Planned Parenthood is never mentioned in the newspapers. (Could it also have been overlooked in the briefs?) Numerous undercover investigations have shown that Planned Parenthood prefers money to the interests of women. But even without that evidence, it would be unwise to entrust pregnancy prevention and pregnancy counseling to […]

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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act

Here is the latest from National Right to Life on the ongoing debate about the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act. Richard M.

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Defunding the abortion group Planned Parenthood

The feminist group The Susan B. Anthony List invites persons interested in defunding Planned Parenthood to attend its teleconference and web simulcast Monday 3-7-11, 9 PM EST.  Registration is available through

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House to consider two important pro-life bills

This week, the House will consider two important pro-life bills– “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and the “Protect Life Act.” Here is a story from the National Right to Life News. Richard M.

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more on abortion and health care

The Public Discourse website has posted additional analysis of the abortion/health care controversy. See  this analysis by Helen Alvare   and this analysis by the editors of Public Discourse. Richard M.

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PPACA and abortion

The controversy about health care reform and abortion continues. See Richard Doerflinger’s analysis, “Abortion returns to the health care reform debate.”  His analysis deals with the recent discovery that certain statewide insurance plans (funding by federal money) covered elective abortions. After an outcry, the Obama Administration eventually made clear that abortion would not be […]