Posts Tagged ‘planned parenthood’

New Hampshire House Defunds Planned Parenthood

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

CitizenLink:

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 207-147 on Wednesday to pass a bill stripping state funding of Planned Parenthood and any other group performing elective abortions.

The 60-vote majority was plenty to pass HB 228 on to the state Senate, but not enough to override a potential veto from Gov. John Lynch.

“The majority of people agree that, regardless of individual beliefs, taxpayers should not be forced to contribute to the largest abortion provider in American when so many are diametrically religiously and morally opposed to the practice of abortions,” House Speaker Bill O’Brien said.

Olathe Rep. Mike Kiegerl’s end-of-session report for Topeka legislative session: ‘The most difficult session in my 5-year tenure’

Monday, May 18th, 2009

From Mike Kiegerl:

After a contentious fight over SB 51, the annexation bill that both chambers passed, the Kansas legislature adjourned Friday morning until the Sine Die session June 4th. We started Thursday 9 am and ended 2:37 am Friday. I got home at 4:30 am and I’m still recovering from the marathon session but I wanted to get my thoughts to you while their still fresh in my tired brain.

This was the most difficult session in my 5 year tenure and, according to old timers, the most difficult ever. Overshadowed by the deep recession and consequent sharp declines in revenue, the budget for fiscal 2009 had to be completely revised and a workable budget for fiscal 2010, which begins July 1, needed to be finished before the 90 day span allocated for each annual session. At times it seemed an impossible task made more complicated by a Governor whose attention was focused on national office and not the needs of the state. Sadly, her contribution to the budgets was limited by what she did not want and there were no practical solutions offered. Therefore the 2009 budget is essentially the version of the House while the 2010 budget is entirely the work product of the Senate. (more…)

Kansas Liberty: Pro-life lawmakers wonder how far Parkinson will go to protect abortion provider

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Kansas Liberty:

A successful effort this week, led by Sen. Tim Huelskamp (R-Fowler), to amend a budget bill approved by both the Kansas House and Senate to make it more difficult for taxpayer dollars to flow to Planned Parenthood was hailed as a victory by pro-life forces.

The Huelskamp amendment was approved by both the Kansas House and Senate, and the budget package has been sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson, who has expressed support for the  budget-related aspects of the legislation. Under the amendment, the money would be diverted…

Kathleen Sebelius: ‘Abortion industry’s top governor’

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Jennifer Giroux at Human Events:

Last year, Planned Parenthood boasted in a Wall Street Journal story they would spend an unprecedented $10 million in the 2008 election cycle to make sure they elected strong allies at all levels of government. With the election of President Obama and a long chain of Planned Parenthood affiliated cabinet and staff members, the investment has paid off.

The crown jewel for Planned Parenthood’s portfolio is the appointment of Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas as Secretary of Health and Human Services, deceptively presented in an Associated Press article on February 28 as a lovable Democratic governor “reaching across the aisle” to do whatever she can to “minimize abortion;” the article even credits her with the 9% drop in abortions from 2002-2007.

As she now takes center stage, it is important that pro-lifers pull back the curtain and allow America an unfiltered look at what really went on in Kansas under the watch of Governor Sebelius in the state known as “the abortion capital of the world.”