Is Planned Parenthood Funded, or is it Gone Now? A Simple Explanation to Allay Confusion

Photo: Courtesy St. George, Utah News By Janice Barlow PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING EXPLANATION There is some confusion as to whether Planned Parenthood is defunded in the $1.1 Trillion massive spending bill which passed in April. No. It is fully funded. Where it is defunded is in the House portion of the “repeal” of the AHCA. But only the Medicaid part is has passed through the House for defunding – the part that covers free abortions. This is not passed legislation. It needs to go to the Senate. Title X in…

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Did Your Congress Members Sell You Out on Health Care, Sanctuary Cities?

By Janice Barlow Our government just passed a trillion dollar spending budget to keep the government running until the end of September. Mostly, it appeases the Democrats, and doesn’t do what President Trump promised to do regarding key issues, such as defunding Planned Parenthood and Sanctuary cities. PBS stated this morning: “GOP leaders decided against trying to use the must-do spending bill to “defund” Planned Parenthood. The White House also backed away from language to take away grants from “sanctuary cities” that do not share information about people’s immigration status…

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The Choice is To Choose Life: Republican Senators Will Show Their True Colors on Spending Bill

By Janice Barlow In a strange twist of events in DC, the most conservative of House Republicans decided to go along with the revised version of the Health Care bill, which was far from a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The Health Care proposal is part of the Spending Bill. Like most bills, it is not a standalone bill, making the process of voting for parts that matter to congressional members a murky one. It’s a short term fix to avoid an otherwise inevitable government shutdown. The Trumpcare part will be…

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Conservatives Betrayed by Their Own: Freedom Caucus Caves

By Dani Graham In the ultimate act of betrayal, the House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it will be supporting the Obamacare-lite healthcare bill, the AHCA after an amendment was added. The MacArthur amendment, named after one of its authors Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) in a joint effort with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), gives States the opportunity to obtain a Limited Waiver from some of the federal mandates. This waiver can only be approved if the States show that its intention is to lower premium costs or expand coverage to more…

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