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New HHS Protect Life Rule Would Cut Funding to Abortion Providers—But There’s Still Room for Improvement



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_Title_X_081618.mp3 In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new rule proposal that, if adopted, would stop funding for abortion providers through the Department’s Title X family planning program. Pro-life advocates have been calling the new rule “Protect Life Rule.” This rule is a good first step, but there are several ways it could be strengthened. As currently written, the Protect Life Rule would prohibit Title X funding for organizations that …

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PRI Review – June 26, 2018



Xi Jinping Places Catholic Church in China Under Direct Party Control Facebook is Suppressing Pro-Life Voices Trump Administration Releases New Rule to Stop Title X Funding for Abortion Providers Xi Jinping Places Catholic Church in China Under Direct Party Control – The decision means that the proposed Vatican-China agreement would not merely be a surrender of the Chinese faithful to the Communist Party—it would be an utter betrayal of the faith. PRI President Steven Mosher …

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Trump Administration Releases New Rule to Stop Title X Funding for Abortion Providers



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HV_New-HHS-Rule-For-Title-X.mp3 The Trump administration yesterday released a much-anticipated rule proposal to block federal Title X family planning grants from funding abortion clinics and service providers that offer abortion referrals. The new rule is expected to hit Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers hard. Planned Parenthood alone stands to lose as much as $60 million a year under the rule change if they refuse to disentangle their abortion services from Title X services. Title X is …

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Abortion Providers Sue Texas for Banning Dismemberment Abortion



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/WB_TX_110717.mp3 A Texas law banning a gruesome and inhumane abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation (D&E) is being challenged in federal court. This past Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division opened a trial on the state’s D&E ban. D&E, better known as ‘dismemberment abortion,’ is one of the most brutal abortion procedures legally permitted in the United States. The procedure …

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Trump Administration Lifts Onerous HHS Contraceptive Mandate, Litigation Ensues



On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reversed the deeply controversial Obama-era Contraceptive Mandate which had forced religious employers to violate their religious beliefs by facilitating access to contraception in their employer-sponsored health care plans. Following the release of new HHS guidelines, Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra (D), Attorney General of Massachusetts Maura Healey (D), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) were quick …

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Why We Must Defund Planned Parenthood



Of the many issues debated about perennially, few have the potential to save lives like defunding nation’s number one abortion provider–Planned Parenthood. Defunding Planned Parenthood could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. In 2013 alone (FY2013), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the U.S. affiliate of Planned Parenthood, claimed the lives of 327,653 unborn children. Planned Parenthood stops 37 beating hearts every hour. Planned Parenthood’s abortion business relies heavily on funding from the …

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New Privacy Video by PRI



PRI has released another short, humorous cartoon! This time, it’s a Schoolhouse Rock-style starring your medical records, and showing just how much danger your privacy actually is in. The video, available for viewing here, is only a minute and a half long. But in the snappy, humorous style that has come to define PRI’s cartoons, it explains how existing laws leave your medical records very vulnerable–to everyone from from government officials to insurance companies. “Even …

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New Cartoon on Medical Privacy by PRI



Front Royal, VA, 03/19/12 — The Population Research Institute (PRI) has released another short, humorous cartoon — this time explaining the issue of medical privacy, and some of the threats posed by electronic medical records. The video — available at pop.org/medical-privacy — is a minute and a half long. In the snappy, humorous style that has come to define PRI’s cartoons, it explains how existing laws leave your medical records wide open to everyone from …

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