Ben Carson defends his pro-life stance on ‘The View’

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson took on the all-female, mostly pro-abortion panel (at least one of whom is still falsely claiming that Planned Parenthood offers mammograms) on The View today, discussing his beliefs on life, birth control, and the Republican Party.

The Blaze reports:

“In my case, I spent my entire career trying to preserve life and give people quality of life,” [Carson] said, explaining his past operations on premature babies and babies still in the womb. “There is no way you’re going to convince me that they’re not important, that they’re just a mass of cells.”

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Don’t let Iowa Governor Branstad chicken out on defunding Planned Parenthood

In July, Iowa Republican Governor Terry Branstad responded to the news of Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting side business by ordering a comprehensive review of state women’s health and family planning funding to ensure none of it was helping Planned Parenthood perform abortions. Alas, now he says he can’t defund Planned Parenthood after all:

“It appears to me, and the advice that we have received from the attorney general’s office, is that we cannot defund Planned Parenthood,” Branstad said last week, according to The Des Moines Register. “The attorney general’s office has notified us that we don’t have reasons; [Planned Parenthood hasn’t] violated their responsibilities under the grants that they have received from the state.”

The Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader is not impressed, and has been doing a lot of work to refute Branstad’s claims and pressure him into doing the right thing.

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Cruz: States should ‘stand up and lead’ to defund Planned Parenthood

Senator Ted Cruz is best known for standing by the right principles, despite opposition. And once again, Cruz is standing by his call for the government to end taxpayer funding of abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.

While Cruz’s battle to end the federal funding of Planned Parenthood has not yet been won, he doesn’t see this as the end of the fight. Posting on his presidential campaign’s Facebook page, Cruz wrote: “You don’t have to win every fight. … But you DO have to stand for something.” And speaking of standing for something, Cruz is now speaking out on how state governments can and ought to stop Planned Parenthood funding.

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New poll shows less than stellar results for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has had quite the week. Last Tuesday, the organization’s president and CEO, Cecile Richards, spoke to the House Oversight Committee about the abortion giant’s use of taxpayer funding. Her appearance was not so stellar.

The results from a recent poll by the Economist/YouGov weren’t so stellar for Planned Parenthood, either.

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BREAKING: Pro-life Congressman Jason Chaffetz to run for Speaker

Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced his resignation. He is expected to leave Congress at the end of the month.

At least three Congressmen have now come forward in the race to replace him.

The newest to announce is Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Chaffetz officially made his announcement Sunday morning while speaking to Chris Wallace for Fox News Sunday.

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Where do we go after Planned Parenthood funding vote?

Now that the Republican-controlled Congress dutifully voted to keep giving Planned Parenthood our money for another few months, it’s time to account for who did the right thing and who didn’t.

The Senate, which flipped back into the GOP’s hands last year thanks in large part to pro-lifers, voted 78-20 for the “clean” budget resolution. Only 20 of the 54 Republicans voted not to accept a budget that subsidized Big Abortion. Among those who stood on principle were presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Rand Paul (though he was AWOL the other night when Cruz tried to attach defunding to the bill), a handful of the Senate’s more conservative members, and only one member of Senate majority leadership: Republican Conference Vice Chair Roy Blunt.

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Pelosi unwittingly reveals pro-abortion politicians’ weakness

Nancy Pelosi is on a roll. Last week she lamely rationalized identifying as a Catholic while spitting on one of her faith’s gravest moral teachings, and this week she doubled down on her worship of abortion in particularly disgruntled fashion. As Kelli reported on Thursday, the House Minority Leader got a simple question from a reporter, and her non-answer said far more than she intended…

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What does Cecile Richards think about those who disagree with her?

Planned Parenthood CEO and president Cecile Richards testified before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday and seemed to have difficulty conceding that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has political ties. And yet they still receive taxpayer dollars.

It seems unfair that such a politically charged and morally objectionable group would receive such funds. This is even more objectionable, considering what Richards thinks of her opponents. She made her thoughts quite clear during her exchange with Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

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VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi skirts question on whether a preborn child is a human

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, taking questions from reporters today, seemed taken aback when an unidentified reporter bluntly asked, “Leader Pelosi, in reference to funding of Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?”

Ms. Pelosi was not pleased, replying, “I am a devout, practicing Catholic. A mother of five children. When my baby was born, my firth child, my oldest child, was six years old. I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.”

Curiously, she added, “I do not intend to respond to your question which has no basis in what public policy we do here.”

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Planned Parenthood CEO falsely told Congress they never claimed to provide mammograms

On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood CEO and president Cecile Richards appeared before the House Oversight Committee during a charged five hour testimony.  Richards was unable to answer many questions for committee members, but there was one thing Richards didn’t seem to have a problem answering, and that’s the fact that Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms.

This is odd, considering Richards and her staff have publicly made it seem, on many occasions, as if the organization does.

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Reminder to Rubio and GOP candidates: Touting morning-after pill won’t change pro-aborts’ narrative

Florida Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio has taken some grief for standing firm against abortion even in cases of rape, and impressed pro-lifers by articulating his position in a clear, compassionate way that doesn’t play into the “War on Women” narrative.

But while Rubio still deserves credit for not backing down, he appears to be qualifying his position in another way:

I have said repeatedly that I understand how difficult it is, a young 15-year-old girl who finds herself pregnant and she’s scared and she has her whole future ahead of her. And I don’t in any way diminish that and I do believe women have the right to choose what to do with their own bodies. But in the case of a pregnancy there’s a second person involved, and that’s an unborn human being.

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Planned Parenthood president claims babies have never been born alive after botched abortions

During Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards’ testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, Richards had a difficult time answering basic questions.

Richards also had quite the incredulous claim when asked about babies born alive after abortions.

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