BLOGFreedom Matters: House Panel Concludes Planned Parenthood Must Be Defunded

By Bob Trent Posted on: | January 09, 2017

2016 certainly ended with a bang!

North Carolina’s HB2 survived a special session called by new Democratic Governor Roy Cooper to repeal the common sense personal privacy legislation. The bill caused politicians in the state a lot of heartburn earlier in 2016 with some claiming that it cost Governor Pat McCrory his job and hurt the state financially.

So how did HB2 survive? Perhaps it was the recent Forbes magazine report ranking North Carolina’s economy as the second best performing in the country, better even than Texas, which is now considering personal privacy legislation.

Speaking of Texas, a district court judge issued an injunction halting a new HHS rule that would have forced healthcare professionals to perform gender transition services, including on children, even though it would violate their beliefs.  


Also on Freedom Matters this week: A report identifying waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers totaling more than $132 million was submitted to Congress last week.

The 2017 report titled “Profit. No Matter What", from Alliance Defending Freedom and the Charlotte Lozier Institute urges Congress to continue its investigation into the misuse of taxpayer dollars and specifically target Planned Parenthood for billing Medicaid for services already paid for by individuals and organizations. 

In the same week, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives concluded its yearlong investigation calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. The Panel’s final report makes numerous criminal and regulatory referrals to federal and state agency and law enforcement officials and alleges Planned Parenthood affiliates profited from the sale of baby body parts. 


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Bob Trent

Media Relations Director

Prior to joining ADF as Media Relations Director, Bob was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate radio station KTAR in Phoenix, AZ.

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