Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Killing Babies in Abortions “is Life Sustaining”

The governor of Michigan said Thursday that abortion is “life sustaining.”

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, discussed abortion in times of the coronavirus pandemic during David Axelrod’s Axe Files podcast posted Thursday. Whitmer, who has drawn criticism for the coronavirus restrictions she’s implemented, noted that while Michigan has put a hold on performing all elective surgeries, abortions can still be performed in the state and are considered essential.

“We stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan,” she said. “Some people have tried to say that that type of a procedure is considered the same and that’s ridiculous,” she added, referring to abortion.

“A woman’s healthcare, her whole future, her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election, it is a fundamental to her life,” Whitmer said. “It is life sustaining and it’s something that government should not be getting in the middle of. ” More>>

Parenthood Parenthood Fires CEO Leana Wen After 10 Months, Wants More Aggressive Pro-Abortion Leader

Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Leanna Wen has been fired after just 10 months on the job. The abortion corporation wants a more aggressively pro-abortion activist as its leader as it heads into the crucial 2020 presidential election. More>>

Judge Ends Injunction, Last Abortion Biz in Missouri May be Shut Down in Four Days

A St. Louis Planned Parenthood may continue to abort unborn babies despite numerous health and safety violations, a judge ruled Monday.

Circuit court Judge Michael Stelzer extended his initial preliminary injunction through Friday even though the abortion facility no longer has a license, CBS News reports.

Last week, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services decided not to renew the facility’s license, citing dozens of serious health and safety violations. Pro-life advocates have documented 72 occasions when ambulances were called to the abortion facility for women with abortion complications.

Planned Parenthood sued Missouri health officials several weeks ago over the licensing dispute. But on Monday, Judge Stelzer said the abortion group should take its complaint to the Administrative Hearing Commission instead, according to the report. More>>

Court Rules President Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

A federal appeals court today ruled President Donald Trump can partially defund planned Parenthood while the abortion business’ lawsuit agaisnt his administrations new rules moves forward.

As LifeNews reported in March, the Trump administration finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

The abortion chain receives about $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds annually, but that could change now that the new rules are being implemented. The administration’s changes to Title X family planning grants have angered the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, prompting a lawsuit, but they provide hope for life-affirming pregnancy centers, which can now compete with the abortion giant for the federal funds. More>>

Landlord Kicks Out Planned Parenthood, Ends Abortion Business’ Lease

Planned Parenthood’s landlord in Fayetteville, Arkansas was NOT a fan of 40 Days for Life.

From baseless police calls to turning the sprinklers on vigil participants, he did whatever he could to make life difficult for 40 Days for Life volunteers.

Sheila, the local campaign leader, was frustrated and angry. But she never quit praying. “I had a prayer team dedicated to the landlord,” she said.

Slowly, things began to change. First, the landlord stunned the 40 Days for Life team when he welcomed a mobile ultrasound unit to park on the property.

And then he made the decision not to renew Planned Parenthood’s lease. More>>

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill today that would ban abortions on babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome before birth. The Pennsylvania state House approved the bill on a 117 to 76 vote — with Republicans generally supporting the bill to protect babies with Down Syndrome from abortion and Democrats voting to allow them to be killed in abortions. More>>