- Feb 17, 2020
The Spanish subsidiarity of the International Planned Parenthood Federation lost its “public service organization” designation in May 2016, when it was discovered the group had been illegally financed for seven years. It has lost its appeal on the decision.
Defendants celebrate the dismissal of 14 of the 15 criminal charges against an undercover journalist who made secret recordings of conversations between Planned Parenthood and tissue harvesters in the trade of fetal tissue of aborted fetuses. The charge for conspiracy to invade privacy has not been dropped.
The Center for Medical Progress recently released a video showing participants at a national abortion convention discussing body parts of fetuses in abortion procedures. Previous videos allegedly showed employees in the abortion industry discussing the sale of body parts from aborted babies.
On Sunday, an agreement was reached between the House and Senate on an Omnibus bill, a funding bill for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year that could be voted on this week. The bill would increase funding for international famine relief, but would not cut funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
It is now possible for states to redirect Title X family planning funding away from clinics that perform abortions, such as planned parenthood. President Donald Trump signed the bill into law, overruling what some consider the previous administration’s “parting gift to the abortion industry.”
Two pro-life activists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, are facing 15 felonies for criminal conspiracy to invade privacy when they made undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials. As lawsuits pile up on both sides of the debate, anti-abortion advocates claim that “History is on our side.”