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• Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare
• Abby Johnson Sues Planned Parenthood, Claims $6M in Fraud

• Obama Cuts Women s Health Program After Planned Parenthood Dropped

• Obama Admin Arranging Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

More Pro-Life News
• Poll: Obama Does Worse With Women After Mandate Battle
• Pro-Abortion Doonesbury Cartoon Calls Ultrasound Rape
• The Truth: Abortion Prompts Women s Mental Health Problems
• Gary Trudeau s Doonesbury Pushes Ultrasound-Rape Claim
• UK Doc Suspended for Agreeing to Sex-Selection Abortion
• Huge National Rally Coming Soon Against Obama HHS Mandate
• My Doctor Would Do Abortion at Eight Months of Pregnancy
• 256 Babies Saved From Abortion so Far in 40 Days for Life
• Women s Rights and Pro-Life Perspective Go Hand in Hand
• More Texas Abortion Practitioners Face Disciplinary Hearings
• University of Kansas Must Quit Training Abortion Doctors

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Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare
It s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law.

Nestled within the individual mandate in the Obamacare act that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government approved insurance or pay a penalty is an abortion premium mandate. This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans will have to decide between a plan that violates their consciences by funding abortion, or a plan that may not meet their health needs.

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-admin-finalizes-rules-1-abortions-in-obamacare/

Abby Johnson Sues Planned Parenthood, Claims $6M in Fraud
Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions.

The federal whistleblower lawsuit was unsealed on Friday and alleges that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast submitted more than 87,000 reimbursement claims for services that were false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible. The Alliance Defense Fund filed the lawsuit for Johnson, also a LifeNews blogger, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston.

The formerly sealed federal whistleblower suit against Planned Parenthood was made public Friday and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson.

Johnson had system-wide access to Planned Parenthood files, billing records and information for two years and said she filed the lawsuit to simply expose Planned Parenthood and expose their corruption, and expose what they are doing with American tax dollars. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/abby-johnson-sues-planned-parenthood-claims-6m-in-fraud/

Obama Cuts Women s Health Program After Planned Parenthood Dropped
The Obama administration made it official on Friday by following through on its threat to cease providing funding for a women s health program in Texas that serves low-income women because the state passed a law saying the program can t fund abortion businesses.

The state banned Planned Parenthood from participating in the program along with any other agencies that do abortions. In response, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius traveled to Houston to make the announcement that the Obama administration would cut funding of the program and would no longer continue the waiver that Texas had previously been given to continue funding of the program temporarily.

The Obama administration claims banning Planned Parenthood violates the rules governing Medicaid while Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas officials disagree and maintain rules for Medicaid allow states the right to determine the qualifications necessary for those agencies allowed to participate in the program, which serves approximately 130,000 low-income women in Texas and provides cancer screenings, family planning and other health services to women. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-cuts-womens-health-program-after-planned-parenthood-dropped/

Obama Admin Arranging Abortions for Illegal Immigrants
The Obama administration is arranging abortions at taxpayer expense for illegal immigrations who are detained by customs officials, according to a recent report from CNS News.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the division the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the nation s immigration laws, is the agency that is paying for some abortions at taxpayer expense and arranging for the abortions for the illegal immigrants. As CNS reports:

The ICE detention operations manual also says that illegal alien detainees who are pregnant will be provided with help not just for an impending delivery but also in obtaining an abortion .

Abortions will be taxpayer-funded if the life of the mother is deemed to be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, and ICE will arrange transportation to the abortionist at no cost to the detainee. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-admin-arranging-abortions-for-illegal-immigrants/

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Poll: Obama Does Worse With Women After Mandate Battle
If you read the media coverage of the great debate over the new Obama HHS mandate that requires religious employers to purchase birth control and drugs that can cause abortions for their employees, you d think the issue was a boon for Obama s ratings.

However, new polling data shows that s not the case, as the newest Washington Post/ABC poll reveals. According to John McCormack of the Weekly Standard:

During the first few days of February, about a week before Obama declared a so-called accommodation to the contraception/abortifacient mandate, a Washington Post/ABC poll showed Obama s approval rating at 50 percent, with 46 percent of Americans disapproving.

Then, from March 7 to 10 a week into the national media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh s degrading remarks about Georgetown Law student and liberal activist Sandra Fluke Washington Post/ABC conducted another poll. It found Obama s approval rating at 46 percent, down four points from February, and his disapproval rating at 50 percent, up four points from February. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/poll-obama-does-worse-with-women-after-mandate-battle/

Pro-Abortion Doonesbury Cartoon Calls Ultrasound Rape
Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau is under fire from conservatives again, this time because he is running a cartoon that some newspaper already plan not to run because it compares ultrasound to rape.

The cartoon a response to new pro-life laws in Texas and Virginia allowing women to see the results of the pre-abortion ultrasound that abortion centers routinely perform but don t always show women attacks Republican lawmakers for putting the laws in place. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/pro-abortion-doonesbury-cartoon-calls-ultrasound-rape/

The Truth: Abortion Prompts Women s Mental Health Problems
Over the past few days there has been a great deal of press concerning a peer-reviewed article I published in 2009 with co-authors Dr. Catherine Coyle, Dr. Vincent Rue, and Dr. Martha Shuping in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

The analyses in this paper employed data from the National Comorbidity Survey with a large number of significant associations detected between abortion and various mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/the-truth-abortion-prompts-womens-mental-health-problems/

Gary Trudeau s Doonesbury Pushes Ultrasound-Rape Claim
The last time newspapers spiked leftist Gary Trudeau s political cartoon series Doonesbury was in 1985 when he parodied the pro-life film documentary, The Silent Scream, which showed an actual abortion. Now that one must have been a hoot. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/gary-trudeaus-doonesbury-pushes-ultrasound-rape-claim/


UK Doc Suspended for Agreeing to Sex-Selection Abortion
Another abortion practitioner has been suspended in the shocking expose revealing abortion doctors facilitating illegal sex-selection abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/uk-doc-suspended-for-agreeing-to-sex-selection-abortion/

Huge National Rally Coming Soon Against Obama HHS Mandate
Americans across the religious and non-religious spectrum alike have taken umbrage to the President s demand that they pay for contraceptives and abortion pills for other Americans whether they like it or not. And as a result, they re banding together to remind the nation that this affront to religious freedom is a fight created not by religious groups, but wholly by the Obama administration. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/huge-national-rally-coming-soon-against-obama-hhs-mandate/

My Doctor Would Do Abortion at Eight Months of Pregnancy
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256 Babies Saved From Abortion so Far in 40 Days for Life
It s another Good News Monday! So I ll get right to the information I know you want to hear. So far during this 40 Days for Life campaign, we are aware of 256 babies who have been saved from abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/256-babies-saved-from-abortion-so-far-in-40-days-for-life/

Women s Rights and Pro-Life Perspective Go Hand in Hand
March 8th was designated International Women s Day by the United Nations. It was a day for all of us to reflect on the achievements made by women and the work still to be done in fully realizing equality around the world. When basic human rights are denied to one group in a society, that violation affects society as a whole. For this reason, both men and women should take the time to contemplate on the status of women. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/womens-rights-and-pro-life-perspective-go-hand-in-hand/

More Texas Abortion Practitioners Face Disciplinary Hearings
The Texas Medical Board has scheduled for more abortion practitioners for hearings before Informal Show Compliance and Settlement Conferences based on complaints of them not following state laws. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/more-texas-abortion-practitioners-face-disciplinary-hearings/

New York Times Uses Obama Mandate to Attack Republicans
The New York Times went all-out Sunday to prove that centrist women were fleeing the GOP in droves. Reporter Susan Saulny and six other reporters from across the country filed Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With G.O.P., for Sunday s paper. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/new-york-times-uses-obama-mandate-to-attack-republicans/

University of Kansas Must Quit Training Abortion Doctors
There is no reason that Kansas should succumb to the desire of the University of Kansas (KU) to continue decades of facilitating, promoting and paying for abortion trainingin their post-graduate residency program. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/university-of-kansas-must-quit-training-abortion-doctors/

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