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Senate cuts PPFA funds, challenges Obama
Dec08

Senate cuts PPFA funds, challenges Obama

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate passed a budget-related bill Thursday night (Dec. 3) that challenges President Obama to carry out his promised veto to protect, in part, the country’s No. 1 abortion provider. Senators voted 52-47 in a nearly party-line roll call for a reconciliation measure that cuts 80 to 90 percent of federal funds in the next year for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its...

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Federal, state officials keep heat on PPFA
Oct29

Federal, state officials keep heat on PPFA

WASHINGTON (BP) — Federal and state government officials are continuing their efforts to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for its trade in baby body parts. The actions — in this case by the U.S. House of Representatives and the state of Texas — have come in response to revelations in undercover videos that show various Planned Parenthood officials in different locations discussing the sale of organs from aborted...

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Pro-lifers: PPFA head fails to satisfy concerns
Oct01

Pro-lifers: PPFA head fails to satisfy concerns

WASHINGTON (BP)—Congressional testimony by Planned Parenthood’s (PP) president failed to satisfy the concerns of lawmakers and pro-life advocates in the wake of undercover videos providing evidence the organization trades in baby body parts. Cecile Richards, head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), denounced charges—apparently of unethical or illegal activity by her organization—based on the videos as “offensive and...

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Judge orders Davis freed from jail
Sep08

Judge orders Davis freed from jail

ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) — A federal judge freed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis from jail Tuesday (Sept. 8). David Bunning, a federal judge in Ashland, Ky., ordered Davis’ release after he became convinced the deputy clerks in her Rowan County office had obeyed his order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. He ordered Davis to jail Sept. 3 when she again refused to comply with...

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Judge jails Kentucky county clerk
Sep03

Judge jails Kentucky county clerk

ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) — A federal judge jailed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis Thursday (Sept. 3) for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In finding her in contempt of court, Judge David Bunning rejected the option of fining Davis, instead ordering federal marshals to take her into custody until she agrees to abide by his earlier order to provide licenses to gay couples, according to The Louisville...

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