In today’s News:
Planned Parenthood was exposed five years ago today
Five years ago today in 2015, David Daleiden released the first of many incriminating videos that showed the world the gruesome underbelly of illegal practices by the abortion industry. The Thomas More Society would soon thereafter begin its defense of undercover journalist Daleiden. As researchers and reporters for the Human Capital Project of the Center for Medical Progress, Daleiden and his investigative partner, Sandra Merritt, posed as human tissue buyers. What they uncovered shocked the country as the videos they recorded revealed planned parenthood’s involvement in aborted baby body parts trafficking. Daleiden has been charged by pro-abortion interests with a broad range of both felonies and misdemeanors.
Trump finalizes another pro-life regulation
The Trump administration finalized another pro-life regulation yesterday, this one to clarify that the definition of sex discrimination in Obamacare does not include abortions. The new rule officially ends a 2016 regulation from the Obama administration that could have forced medical workers to help abort unborn babies. It restores the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination to “the plain meaning … as determined by biology,” according to the U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services.
Judicial ruling favors abortion
A federal judge has struck down a rule from the Trump administration requiring greater transparency for health insurance plans within the Affordable Care Act marketplaces that cover elective abortions. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake ruled against a regulation introduced by the Department of Health And Human Services to require insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act to issue a separate bill and collect a separate payment for coverage of elective abortion. Critics, however, argued that Obama-era enforcement regulations were so permissive as to render the rules meaningless, allowing health insurers to collect an abortion surcharge without separately identifying it on monthly invoices or collecting it separately. A government accountability office report in 2014 found that many insurers were ignoring section’s requirements.
Satanic Temple threatens Mississippi
A Satanic Temple in Mississippi sent a letter warning that they will sue if the new state flag includes the phrase “In God We Trust,” saying that it is an “exclusionary religious phrase.” The state of Mississippi voted to retire their current state flag, which has included an image of the Confederate battle flag for 120 years, on June 28. When Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed it into law, the law stated that the new flag could not have any images or references to the Confederacy and must include the national phrase “In God We Trust.” Mississippi voters will have the opportunity to vote for the new flag’s design this November.