Adding on to Matt’s previous post, some good news.
Using the same law in Indiana which has prompted the President to extort Indiana into funding Planned Parenthood, the state has denied Planned Parenthood a tax credit.
INDIANAPOLIS — The state has denied Planned Parenthood of Indiana participation in a tax credit program that helps non-profits raise money, citing the state’s new abortion law that aims to de-fund the organization.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority notified Planned Parenthood that it has rejected its application to participate for a third year in the Neighborhood Assistance Program.
The program allots $2.5 million in tax credits annually to organizations, which then distribute them to donors. The donors can then deduct half the amount of their contributions from their income tax liability.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it has used the tax credits during the past two years to raise $21,238 for preventative health care programs for low-income people in Marion County.
Not a lot of money, but if it saves on life…
Further, Alabama becomes the sixth state to pass a fetal pain law banning abortion after the 20th week.
Mere minutes before a midnight deadline, the Alabama State Senate approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, becoming the sixth state to pass a ban on abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy. Following an earlier 66 to 19 vote approval by the state House of Representatives, the Senate passed the bill by an overwhelming 26 to 5 vote margin. If Republican Governor Robert Bentley signs the bill, as he is expected to, Alabama will join Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska in enacting laws banning abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, noted the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. “The bills that ban abortion at 20 weeks reveal the low regard the legislature holds not only for women, but also the U.S. Supreme Court,” Reuters News quoted Guttmacher’s Elizabeth Nash as saying. “The Court has ruled that abortion must be legal at least until viability. After viability, states can only ban abortion as long as it is allowed in cases to protect the woman’s health and life.” But the pro-life organization National Right to Life regarded passage of the bill, which takes into account that pre-born babies can feel pain early on, as good news. “Modern medical science furnishes us with compelling evidence that unborn children recoil from painful stimuli, that their stress hormones increase when they are subjected to any painful stimuli, and that they require anesthesia for fetal surgery,” Mary Spaulding Balch, a spokeswoman for the national pro-life group, said in a statement. “Therefore, the states have a compelling interest in protecting unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.
Every cut, every blow, no matter how small, counts. It may be years before this issue is turned back to the states so this is where the battle is. Instead of death by a thousand cuts, we employ a strategy of life by a thousand cuts. And if Indiana succeeds in its battle over Medicaid, that would be a huge gash.
Praying, hoping, fighting.