Video: Legislature Passes Pro-Life Bill

April 2, 2019 | Posted in Abortion, Video | By

Planned Parenthood called this pro-life bill “the worst attack” on abortion yet this session.

Planned Parenthood Gets Nearly $16.2 Million in Federal Funding

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Abortion | By

Last week the federal Department of Health and Human Services released a list of federal Title X funding recipients.

According to the federal report, Planned Parenthood affiliates around the nation will receive $16,170,000 in Title X funds this fiscal year.

Title X grants from the federal government are earmarked for family planning services.

In Arkansas, Title X funds go to the State; elsewhere, the money goes to private groups.

The report indicates federal funding will go to Planned Parenthood affiliates working in eight states.

Even though it’s still receiving millions of dollars in public funding, Planned Parenthood issued a statement chastising the Trump Administration for stripping four of its affiliates of Title X grants this year.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of abortions, and the Title X money it receives from the federal government helps keep its doors open. Although Title X funds cannot be used directly for abortion, the taxpayer dollars help subsidize its abortion business indirectly. That’s why states like Arkansas have fought to keep Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers off the government dole.

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Planned Parenthood Says This Pro-Life Bill is “The Worst Attack” on Abortion This Year

March 27, 2019 | Posted in Abortion | By

Yesterday Planned Parenthood issued a statement calling S.B. 448 by Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) and Rep. Sonia Barker (R – Smackover) “the worst attack” on abortion this year in Arkansas.

According to Planned Parenthood, S.B. 448 is more far-reaching than any other pro-life bill Arkansas has passed this legislative session.

Here’s what S.B. 448 — the “worst attack” on abortion in Arkansas — does:

It requires doctors who perform abortions to be board-certified or board-eligible OB/GYNs.

The bill also updates a pro-life law Arkansas passed in the 1980s, but Planned Parenthood has said little, if anything, about that.

For perspective, under current law, any medical doctor can perform an abortion in Arkansas. S.B. 448 simply protects women from dangerous abortion practices by ensuring doctors who perform abortions are trained in obstetrics and gynecology.

That sounds pretty reasonable to me, and I think most Arkansans would agree.

You can read S.B. 448 here.

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