Nashville Becomes Largest Abortion-Free City in U.S. After Planned Parenthood Stops Doing Abortions

Nashville is abortion-free after a Planned Parenthood in the city stopped aborting unborn babies last week.

The abortion chain ran the only abortion facility in Nashville after another independent abortion business closed earlier this year, the Tennessean reports. Now, there are six abortion facilities left in Tennessee. More>>

Justice Thomas Blasts Supreme Court for Sidestepping Planned Parenthood: “Quit Abdicating Our Judicial Duty”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized his fellow justices Monday for refusing to do their job when they rejected a case about state efforts to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

On Monday, six of the nine justices refused to take two cases out of Kansas and Louisiana where lower courts refused to allow the states to defund the nation’s biggest abortion business. More>>

Supreme Court Refuses to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

The Supreme Court declined to take two cases today out of Kansas and Louisiana where lower courts refused to allow the states to defund the nation’s biggest abortion business.

Both states, and several others, moved to revoke taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood after videos exposed the abortion giant selling the body parts of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood took the states and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Kansas cannot defund Planned Parenthood, despite an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into its aborted baby body parts trade. More>>

Supreme Court May Have Declined Planned Parenthood Funding Case for Non-Abortion Reasons

Abortion activists are celebrating and pro-lifers are disappointed after the U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case involving state efforts to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

The name Planned Parenthood and the abortion issue popped out in the cases, but some conservative reporters cautioned that people should understand all the facts before jumping to conclusions about the justices’ future rulings on abortion. More>>

Kavanaugh Joins Liberals To Protect Pro-Planned Parenthood Ruling

The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas.

The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider.

“So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.’”

“Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty,” Thomas added. “If anything, neutrally applying the law is all the more important when political issues are in the background.” More>>

Planned Parenthood, the only abortion provider left in Nashville, suspends abortion services

The only remaining abortion clinic in Nashville has ceased offering abortions, instead referring patients to clinics hundreds of miles away in Knoxville and Memphis. 

Officials with Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, which operates the north Nashville clinic, could not say when the it would resume providing abortions. The organization has a shortage of abortion providers, a spokeswoman said.

It is also “undergoing a period of quality improvement and will return with these services soon,” a statement said.  More>>

Report: Rep. Mark Meadows Under Consideration for Trump Chief of Staff

Rep. Mark Meadows is being considered as a replacement for outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Axios reported late Sunday.

The development coincides with late-breaking news Sunday that top rumored Chief of Staff candidate Nick Ayers was out of the running. Axios cited three sources with direct knowledge who said President Donald Trump was asking confidants about Meadows and three other unnamed candidates as potential Chief of Staff replacements. More>>

Patrick K. O’Donnell: Pearl Harbor’s Lesson ‘Is to Be Prepared’

Military historian Patrick K. O’Donnell — author of “The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home” —  described America’s need “to be prepared” as a primary lesson of the attack on Pearl Harbor. More>>