Search  |  Login  |  Register

1308858705000

by Steven Ertelt | Indianapolis, IN | LifeNews.com

A third pro-life legal group has issued an opinion defending the new law in Indiana that puts abortion limits in place and also revokes funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) informed LifeNews.com today that it will file an amicus brief, representing members of Congress and thousands of Americans, backing a new Indiana law that prohibits the distribution of federal funds it receives to organizations like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions.

“We applaud Indiana’s approach to taking action to stop the flow of federal taxpayer funds to the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the pro-life legal group.

“With Planned Parenthood already receiving more than $350 million dollars a year in federal taxpayer funds, Indiana is sending a powerful message to Washington – it’s time to put a halt to sending federal funds to Planned Parenthood,” Sekulow said. “The new law already cleared one legal hurdle last month when a federal judge refused to issue a Temporary Restraining Order blocking the law.  As this issue winds its way through the federal court system, we’re preparing to file an amicus brief on Indiana’s behalf in support of this law and its constitutional authority to ensure that no federal funds are used for abortion.”

Planned Parenthood, with the assistance of the ACLU, a pro-abrotion legal organization, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the measure after Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed it into law last month. The Obama Administration announced it is urging Indiana to scrap the new law, claiming it violates a federal statute. A hearing is taking place today in federal court as Planned Parenthood seeks a preliminary injunction to block the law.

“It’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood has mounted a legal challenge,” Sekulow added. “The nation’s largest abortion provider certainly doesn’t want to lose millions in federal taxpayer dollars – funds that enable Planned Parenthood to free-up other money to pay for abortions.  It’s also no surprise that the Obama Administration would defend a pro-abortion organization.”. . .

You can read the complete story here.

 

Latest in
Pro Life

Abortion: The Selfishness of Eugenics

By ACLJ.org1413399163190

The miracle of life truly is, well, miraculous. How two cells come together to form, perfectly, a small human life. The way a woman’s body changes to accommodate that new life throughout pregnancy. And even afterward, how a woman’s body can continue to sustain that life. The full breadth of this...

read more

The Deception Over Abortion

By Matthew Clark1413308134781

It’s one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever read. A woman about to abort her unborn child wrote a sadly naive letter to her child, which she refers to as her “Little Thing”. She is clearly deceived, fallen victim to the abortion distortion pushed by the radical left in the media and our...

read more

Culture of Death Suffers Major Defeat

By Matthew Clark1412715549591

Last week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling allowing provisions of a pro-life Texas law, vehemently apposed by radical abortion supporters, to go into effect. Earlier a federal district court in Texas issued an injunction blocking aspects of this pro-life law that among other things...

read more

Scripture Could Be Hazardous?

By Francis J. Manion1412354293856

On October 1st, I had the privilege of defending Mr. George Krail, of Burlington County, New Jersey in a trial in Cherry Hill New Jersey Municipal Court. Cherry Hill, a prosperous stretch of post-World War II suburban sprawl that buried the once blooming orchards of South Jersey beneath miles of...

read more