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U.S. House Republicans Bring Pro-Life Hearing to Capitol Hill

House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, have made their pro-infanticide stance clear: For the past seven months they have blocked all attempts to have a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) leading to House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s procedural tactic known as a discharge petition.

The petition has been signed by more than 200 members of Congress but needs at least 218 signatures to bring H.R. 962 to a floor vote. The bill would require hospital care to babies born after failed abortions and levy fines or even a prison term for abortion doctors who intentionally kill the infant abortion survivor.

In response to Democrat obstruction, House Republicans invited pro-life medical experts and others to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a hearing to examine the abortion survivors legislation. The hearing was held in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center because Speaker Pelosi denied House Republicans a committee hearing room.

Jill Stanek, a pro-life activist with Susan B. Anthony List, explained that babies born alive can survive for an hour or more, enough time to get them medical care to save them. Stanek then added, “How far will doctors go to comfort themselves for letting abortion survivors die? Pretty far. Clearly, little abortion survivors desperately need Congress to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to provide them with legal medical protections and not leave open the decision whether they live or die.”

Since every Republican House member has already signed it, the remaining signatures have to be from Democrats. See if your member of Congress has signed the petition, and if not, encourage him or her to do so today.

“I live for the day when abortion is not just illegal but it is unthinkable, and what is happening to these babies that are born because they are unwanted is unconscionable,” said Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., one of the hosts of the hearing.

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Examining the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Full Hearing)
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Where Does Your Representative in Congress Stand on Infanticide?
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Planned Parenthood Ropes in Popular Artists to Promote New Campaign

Planned Parenthood is enlisting nearly 140 popular artists, including Ariana Grande, Beck, Foo Fighters, Heart, Idina Menzel, John Legend, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Norah Jones, and Sarah McLachlan, to promote its latest effort to normalize abortion.

The new campaign is called “#BansOffMyBody,” and it is intended to garner opposition to state legislative efforts to limit abortion and promote the abortion giant’s blatant lie that “the Trump administration forced Planned Parenthood and other providers out of the Title X program through the unethical gag rule.” In reality, Planned Parenthood consciously chose not to follow the federal rules, and that is what resulted in the loss of funds.

This new effort is a way to protect what they deem to be the “fundamental right to control our bodies” through abortion. While Planned Parenthood clamors that “everyone deserves health care that’s free of shame, stigma, or judgment,” and seeks to do that by equating abortion with “health care,” shame, stigma, and judgment are the natural by-products of a conscience pricked by the killing of one’s unborn child. Release from those things will not come from a human law, but from God’s forgiveness for breaking His law.

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LIZZO, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Halsey, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, HAIM, Sara Bareilles, Troye Sivan, Macklemore, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Carole King, Hayley Kiyoko, Bon Iver, Beck, Selena Gomez, and More Speak Out Against Abortion Restrictions
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David Daleiden Hearing Over Undercover Fetal Tissue Trafficking Videos Begins This Week

David Daleiden, the investigative journalist for the Center for Medical Progress, and his cohort, Sandra Merritt, who together created a series of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue trafficking, have been the subject of a nine-day preliminary hearing in San Francisco that started this week. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether there’s enough evidence to try them on 15 felony counts for invasion of privacy.

The argument against Daleiden and Merritt is that they videotaped Planned Parenthood-affiliated abortion providers without their knowledge concerning fetal tissue procurement at the National Abortion Federation’s annual conferences in 2014 and 2015. The prosecution contends that conference attendees were required to sign confidentiality agreements prohibiting them from divulging details about the conference to anyone not in attendance.

However, the defense claims that the NAF’s exhibitor rules and regulations did not prohibit video recordings. Further, Daleiden’s attorney, Peter Breen, said that California’s Invasion of Privacy Act excludes any conversation that can be reasonably overheard or recorded, and therefore “none of the content was confidential.” Breen added that Daleiden’s journalistic efforts should be protected by California’s shield laws.

Tuesday marked the first time that any of Daleiden’s undercover videos have been played in an open court.

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FACT Signs onto Amicus Brief Upholding Biological Definition of Sex

An amicus brief was filed last week with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of family policy councils around the country, including FACT in a case that will decide whether the word “sex” as used in Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination in the workplace includes “gender identity.”

The case, Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, involves a male funeral home worker who now identifies as a woman and wanted to dress as a woman while at work. The funeral home declined this request and fired the employee based on its sex-specific dress code and in accord with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission standards. Nevertheless, the EEOC sued the funeral home for sexual discrimination.

The amicus brief, which supports the position of the funeral home, states that interpreting “sex” to include “gender expression” or “gender identity” in Title VII would make any laws concerning “sex” discrimination meaningless and impossible to apply. This would ultimately affect the interpretation of corresponding terms in Title IX, which prohibits “sex” discrimination in education. That, of course, would affect the rights of parentals in regard to their child’s education, women’s sports, bathroom and locker room facilities, medical care, and the like.

As it says in the amicus brief, “The case here involves no children. But it asks the Court to declare, for the first time, that sex and gender–and terms like ‘girls’ and ‘boys’–lack any ‘fixed external referent’. . . Sex would be unmoored from testable ideas of biology and law. . . In one fell swoop, ‘mother,’ ‘father,’ ‘son,’ and ‘daughter’ would lose their legal meanings.”

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Planned Parenthood Pulls Out of Title X Funding Program

Rather than comply with specific Trump administration stipulations that require abortion facilities to be physically and financially separate from non-abortive family planning facilities in order to receive Title X family planning funds, Planned Parenthood has opted to pull out of the program.

The abortion giant had hoped that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit would step in to block this new Trump regulation, but it has not. Planned Parenthood will lose out on $60 million in annual Title X funds.

Planned Parenthood likes to refer to the regulation as a “gag rule” because it eliminates referrals for abortion, but the new regulation still allows discussion of abortion and allows “nondirective counseling on abortion,” counseling that does not push a woman toward abortion.

While Planned Parenthood hopes the public will see them as a victim “forced out” of the program by the Trump administration, in reality, it was a calculated move to continue performing abortions the way they always have.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) explains, “Every grantee had the choice to accept the grant and comply with the program’s regulations or not accept the grant if they did not want to comply. Some grantees are now blaming the government for their own actions . . . and they are abandoning their obligations to serve their patients under the program.”

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