“Price is Right” Donates Almost $100K to Planned Parenthood

On Monday longtime game show The Price is Right aired a special prime time episode, during which it was announced that the show would donate money to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider.

Fox News writes,

The longest-running game show in television history aired Monday evening with regular host Drew Carey joined by Emmy-winning host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” RuPaul. The famous drag queen was on hand to help raise money for charity, with the show promising to match all the contestants’ prize winnings with a donation to Planned Parenthood.

Contestants won big during the special, totaling $97,266 in prizes. This meant that the same dollar amount is now going to the organization [Planned Parenthood] as a charitable donation.

Approximately one-third or more of all abortions takes place in a Planned Parenthood facility.

In Arkansas, Planned Parenthood performs hundreds of drug-induced abortions every year, and the organization recently opened a brand new facility in west Little Rock while its Fayetteville facility remains closed amid relocation efforts.

Despite all of this, here’s something important to remember:

Abortion in Arkansas has declined significantly in the past 20 years.

In 2018, Arkansas’ abortion numbers hit a 42-year low, and public opinion polling shows most Arkansans believe abortion ought to be completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

Slowly but surely, we’re winning the fight to protect innocent human life in Arkansas.

Judge Rejects Abortionists’ Lawsuit Against State

Last week ACLU attorneys representing abortionists in Little Rock filed a legal challenge against the State of Arkansas over health directives that require women to test negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours before having a surgical abortion.

On Thursday U.S. District Judge Brian Miller rejected the ACLU’s motion against the state.

This is a big win for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and her team.

As we have said before, the State of Arkansas is requiring everyone to test negative for COVID-19 before having an elective surgery.

This is a general rule that applies to all elective surgeries — including surgical abortions.

But abortionists have kept trying to get the courts to carve out special exemptions just for them.

At a time when other doctors and facilities are abiding by state rules to help fight COVID-19, it’s very telling that abortionists still want special treatment.

Fortunately, Judge Miller has recognized that abortionists need to follow the same rules as everybody else during a pandemic like the current one.

That’s a very good thing.

Here’s a quick recap of everything that has led up to this point:

  • On March 30, Governor Hutchinson issued guidelines telling all medical clinics to postpone elective procedures, but abortion providers did not comply.
  • On April 3, Governor Hutchinson and Secretary of Health Dr. Nathaniel Smith issued a directive, with the force of law, specifically naming abortion providers. Again, abortionists kept performing surgical abortions.
  • On April 7, inspectors from the State of Arkansas found proof that elective surgical abortions were taking place despite the state’s directives and guidelines.
  • On Friday, April 10, Little Rock Family Planning Services — Arkansas’ only surgical abortion clinic — received a “cease and desist” letter and was told to stop performing surgical abortions or face penalties from the state.
  • Abortionists filed a legal challenge on April 13.
  • On April 14, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a restraining order against the state.
  • On April 15, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office asked the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Judge Baker’s restraining order.
  • On April 22, a three-judge panel from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Judge Baker’s temporary restraining order, thereby letting the state restrict surgical abortions.
  • On April 27, the State of Arkansas rolled out new directives permitting elective outpatient surgical procedures if the patient tests negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of the procedure.
  • On Friday, May 1, the ACLU renewed its legal challenge against the state, arguing that it is unreasonable to require a woman to test negative for COVID-19 before having a surgical abortion.
  • On Thursday, May 7, U.S. District Judge Brian Miller rejected the ACLU’s renewed legal challenge.