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6th Circuit Allows Ohio to Deny Funds to Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled Tuesday that Ohio can deny funds to Planned Parenthood or other entities that perform abortions.

The full appeals court, overturning a decision of a three-member panel of the court, ruled 11-6 that the ban does not pose an undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion and that Planned Parenthood affiliates do not have a constitutional right to perform abortions. The essence of the ruling is that states have the discretion to decide who gets public funding and there is no right to perform abortions.

Of the 11 judges on the panel, four were hand-selected by Trump, while the six dissenting judges were appointed by Democratic presidents.

The 6th Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Consequently, and happily, the ruling is controlling in Tennessee.

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California DA Orders Fetal Tissue Trafficking Companies to Close Down

After an investigation prompted by Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos, Orange County, Calif., District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has ordered two California-based companies selling fetal tissue, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, to permanently close down within 60 and 120 days, respectively. The two companies must also pay a settlement of $7,785,000, and DV Biologics must pay $195,000 in civil penalties.

The district attorney discovered that these two companies had “unlawfully” sold “fetal-derived products to pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions around the world” between 2009 and 2011. Both companies are owned by Andres Isaias, who is part of an internationally known crime family.

Interestingly, Planned Parenthood is not implicated and was not part of the Orange County lawsuit. However, this week both the U.S. Justice Department and FBI announced a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood.

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FBI Investigates Fetal Tissue Trafficking

This week the FBI requested unredacted documents that the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained from abortion providers as part of a probe into whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers sold fetal tissue, which is illegal, instead of simply transferring fetal tissue for research purposes.

Both the House and the Senate have been investigating these allegations for the past couple of years, and both found enough evidence for a criminal investigation.

“There is a great deal of evidence showing the abortion industry has skirted both state and federal laws that serve as the bare-minimum protection for the dignity of human life. . . . We hope that this unprecedented investigation will uncover the truth. Only a thorough investigation by the Justice Department will ensure that women and their unborn children are protected from the dangerous motivations behind this criminal conduct,” said Catherine Glenn Foster, CEO and president of Americans United for Life.

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Planned Parenthood Targets Pregnant Black Women in Tasteless Tweet

The abortion giant has shown its eugenics underbelly in a recent tweet campaign targeted to black women. The tweet from PP Black Community reads, “If you’re a Black woman in America, it’s statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth #ScaryStats.” Ironically, this blatant message of death was posted on Halloween.

Convincing black women that it is safer to have an abortion than to give birth is sending a message directly opposite of Planned Parenthood’s typical message of supposed “empowerment” and “inclusion.”

Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for Unborn Children and niece of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against the tweet by saying, “The pro-life movement stands for justice and is ‘the new civil rights movement.’ What ‘Blacks’ were for the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s, the unborn are for the Civil Rights Movement of today.”

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Planned Parenthood Reminds DREAMers They Can Still Get Abortions

Cecile Richardson, president of Planned Parenthood, responded to President Donald Trump’s end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) with a tweet saying, “Cruel. Unacceptable. We won’t stand silent. Our doors remain open to all, including DREAMers and DACA recipients—no matter what.”

Richardson’s strong statement opened a firestorm from pro-lifers on Twitter, who quickly pointed out Richardson’s lack of compassion for the lives of the unborn who are murdered by the well-funded abortion giant every day.

Planned Parenthood’s fundraising email that reiterated “We believe in every person’s right to control their own destiny and their own body” obviously doesn’t include unborn persons.

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