Texas Wins Stay to Keep De-Funding Planned Parenthood
Texas has won a stay from a federal appeals court to continue de-funding Planned Parenthood while the lawsuit the abortion business filed to keep its taxpayer funding stream going continues in court.
As LifeNews reported . . . , a federal judge ruled against Texas in its attempt to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business through its statewide family planning and women’s health program.*
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against Texas contending that the new law prohibiting it from participating in the Women’s Health Program is unconstitutional discrimination. The lawsuit asked the court for an injunction to stop enforcement of the rules preventing Planned Parenthood from getting taxpayer funding via the program, saying the rules violate their rights by putting an “unconstitutional condition on their participation” in the Women’s Health Program. Continue reading.
*While the CPLC supports efforts to redirect funds away from abortion giant Planned Parenthood, we have grave concerns about the Women's Health Program in its current form, particularly the distribution of contraception by WHP providers under the guise of "health care."
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Special Edition Life Front: Responsible Voting Seminar
Date: Tuesday, May 22
The weekly series Life Front is presenting a Special Edition:Responsible Voting Seminar. This free seminar will be presented by Becky Visosky, Director of Communications for the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. We will discuss how our Catholic beliefs and civic responsibilities intersect and what it means to be a Catholic voice in the public square. For more information, please contact Tom Grossman at 972-352-7632 or .
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Join in prayer for the protection of the sanctity of life. The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night, and you may leave personal prayer requests with them. There will be food and drink available in the evening.
Cemetery of Innocents Gravesite Memorial Service – with special remembrance of Fr. Edward Robinson, O.P.
Date: Sunday, May 20
Please join us at the gravesite of some 1,500 aborted babies whose bodies were recovered from the trash and buried at Calvary Hill. The service will include a special remembrance of Father Edward Robinson, O.P., whose tireless devotion to life inspired us all. Fr. Robinson passed to his eternal reward on March 29 and is buried just a few feet from the babies. Please bring flowers.
China: Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Guangcheng Escapes by Steven Ertelt., LifeNews.com
Chen Guangcheng, a blind attorney who has been the leading campaigner in China against forced abortions, has escaped house arrest. He had been under house arrest and prevented by family planning officials from leaving his home for months following serving a bogus prison sentence on trumped up charges. Continue reading.
Pepsi Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com
After months of pro-life protests and opposition, PepsiCo has indicated it will alter its contract with biotech firm Senomyx Inc., which uses cells from a baby killed in an abortion to conduct flavor testing. . . . Pepsi’s decision [is being] hailed . . . as a major breakthrough and achievement by thousands of concerned consumers who have been writing and boycotting PepsiCo beverages since last May. Continue reading.
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