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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here is the latest from National Right to Life on the ongoing debate about the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/no-matter-what-pro-abortionists-say-this-is-what-the-%e2%80%9cno-taxpayer-funding-for-abortions-act-means/#more-1680 Richard M.
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 www.ExposePlannedParenthood.com.
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. http://www.nrlc.org/News_and_Views/Feb11/nv020711.html Richard M.
The Public Discourse website has posted additional analysis of the abortion/health care controversy. See this analysis by Helen Alvare http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/07/1468 and this analysis by the editors of Public Discourse. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/07/1449 Richard M.
The controversy about health care reform and abortion continues. See Richard Doerflinger’s analysis, “Abortion returns to the health care reform debate.” http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2010/07/abortion-returns-to-health-care-reform.html 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 […]