• At Last! Title X Noose Removed from the Hands of Planned Parenthood

    Surge Summary: Title X is once again being enforced against abortion provider Planned Parenthood causing the organization to withdraw from the program, which is good — life, after all, is a gift from God, as our Founders recognized, and shouldn’t be prematurely ended. 

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    As reported by the Washington Post:

    Planned Parenthood announced Monday that it is pulling out of the Title X federal family planning program (for low-income Americans) rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions.

    Pro-life groups heralded the abrupt decision as a major victory — and one that signaled that Planned Parenthood, contrary to its claims, is primarily a politically motivated abortion provider, not a healthcare organization.

    I would add this appears to be evidence that the organization values a pro-abortion agenda more than it does the essential health-care services it provides to so many women and girls.

    This rule stands in clear opposition to the Clinton administration rule in 2000, requiring Title X providers to tell patients where they could get abortions if they were asked. The Department of Health and Human Services argues that its new rule better reflects the underlying law, which bars Title X funds from going to programs “where abortion is a method of family planning.”

    I am sure you will agree that this is certainly a necessary and legal step in the right direction for the federal government.

    You see, abortion is illegal. And protecting, committing, funding, or participating in the act is criminal…period…even if it is the federal government.

    I do not make this statement because the Constitution says it, but because God says it.

    The Bible was the chief source of law and morality for the founders of our nation. They understood that God’s protective laws such as “thou shalt not murder” were not negotiable and eternal.

    Alexander Hamilton declared, “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”

    The truth of Hamilton’s assertion can easily be seen in America’s founding documents:

    In the Declaration of Independence, our founders stated, “All men are created equal with certain unalienable rights.”  Did you catch that?  They were not “born equal,” but rather “created equal” by their Creator with certain unalienable rights – chiefly life.  And we all know human beings are created in the womb of their mother at conception.

    The Preamble of our Constitution declares its purpose: “To secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” In other words, our founders pledged to protect the life of future generations.

    In the Constitution we find the framers again securing and guaranteeing protection of all life in the Fifth Amendment: “No person shall be deprived of life…without due process of law.” This applies to every living person, and we know abortion violates this right by killing babies before they’re born, let alone before due process.

    It is essential our government stay subservient to the rules of our Eternal God.

    I leave you with the wisdom of founding father John Dickinson:

    “Our liberties do not come from charters; for these are only the declaration of pre-existing rights. They do not depend on parchments or seals, but come from the king of kings and the Lord of all the earth.”

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    Image: Adapted from: Fibonacci Blue – Flickr: Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31846166

    Jake MacAulay

    Jake MacAulay serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach that presents the founders’ “American View” of law and government. IOTC has produced thousands of graduates in all 50 states with a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which America’s founding documents are based. Jake is an ordained minister and former syndicated talk show host who has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in public and private schools.

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