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23 Feb 19
kommonsentsjane

From the rhetoric which is being exercised by these Senators only tells me these people do not adhere to the U.S. Constitution – Amendment I (1791) – which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; […]

23 Feb 19
BCNN1 WP

Religious liberty advocates including Southern Baptists hope the U.S. Supreme Court will establish a clear precedent Feb. 27 to answer a question regarding the separation of church and state in the public square. On the court’s docket is the case of the 40-foot Bladensburg Cross World War I veterans’ memorial on public property in Bladensburg, […]

23 Feb 19
Tammy Haynes

Supporters of the high court ruling say the decision is a step toward lowering the amount of civil forfeiture in the United States.          from WTSP – News http://rssfeeds.wtsp.com/~/598387758/0/wtsp/home~Supreme-Court-limits-police-power-to-take-your-property-in-K-Land-Rover-case via WTSP – NewsIFTTT

23 Feb 19
Twin Cities
WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same locations as abortion providers, and require stricter financial separation. Clinic staff would still be permitted to discuss abortion with clients, along with other options. However, that would no longer be required. The move is the latest in a series of Trump administration efforts to remake government policy on reproductive health. The American Medical Association warned it could have an impact far beyond abortion, potentially affecting access to health care services now provided to low-income women by the clinics, including birth control, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. By law, the family planning program does not pay for abortions. “This is the wrong prescription and threatens to compound a health equity deficit in this nation,” AMA president Barbara L. McAneny said in a statement. “Women should have access to these medical services regardless of where they live, how much money they make, their background, or whether they have health insurance.” It could be some time before women served by the federal family program feel the full impact. Women’s groups, organizations representing the clinics, and Democratic-led states are expected to sue to block the policy from going into effect. Administration officials told abortion opponents on a call Friday that they expect legal action, according to a participant. Abortion is a legal medical procedure, but federal laws prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman. Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates are major providers of family planning services as well as abortions, said the administration is trying to impose a “gag rule,” and launched a full campaign to block it. Congressional supporters of the organization said it receives about $60 million a year from the federal program.[related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] “I want our patients to know this — we will fight through every avenue so this illegal, unethical rule never goes into effect,” said Planned Parenthood’s president, Dr. Leana Wen. She said the new policy would prevent doctors from referring women for abortions “even if your life depended on it.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared: “Republicans must end their relentless assault on women’s health care and rights.” Planned Parenthood and other groups representing the clinics say the new requirements for physical separation of facilities would be costly and all but impossible to fulfill. Planned Parenthood said the administration is making another attempt to drive it out of business, after efforts to deny funding failed in Congress. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway scoffed at that argument. “They’ve been saying for years they don’t co-mingle their funds, so this should be easy for them,” she told reporters at the White House. “Physically separate and financially separate.” Religious conservatives see the administration’s action as a way to break down what they call an indirect taxpayer subsidy of abortion providers. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, called it “a major step toward the ultimate goal of ending taxpayers’ forced partnership with the abortion industry.” The regulation was published Friday on an HHS website. It’s not official until it appears in the Federal Register and the department said there could be “minor editorial changes.” A department official confirmed it was the final version. Known as Title X, the family-planning program serves about 4 million women annually through independent clinics, many operated by Planned Parenthood affiliates, which serve about 40 percent of all clients. The grant program costs taxpayers about $260 million a year. Leaders of health associations representing black and Latino health care providers and patients joined Wen at a news briefing to decry the new rule They said women from their communities make up more than half the beneficiaries of Title X grants and would be disproportionately harmed by the changes. But abortion opponent Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said the administration rule “does not cut family planning funding by a single dime, and instead directs tax dollars to entities that provide health care to women but do not perform abortions.” Her organization is a political advocacy group that backs anti-abortion candidates. An umbrella group that represents family planning clinics broadly, not only those affiliated with Planned Parenthood, said the administration was acting based on ideology and not in the best interests of patients. “This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which will frustrate and ultimately discourage patients from seeking the health care they need,” Clare Coleman, head of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, said in a statement. Although abortion remains politically divisive, the U.S. abortion rate has dropped significantly, from about 29 per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 1980 to about 15 in 2014. Better contraception, fewer unintended pregnancies and state restrictions may have played a role, according to a recent scientific report. Polls show most Americans do not want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion. The Trump administration’s policy echoes a Reagan-era regulation that barred clinics from even discussing abortion with women. It never went into effect as written, although the Supreme Court ruled it was an appropriate use of executive power.[related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The policy was rescinded under President Bill Clinton, and a new rule took effect requiring “nondirective” counseling to include a full range of options for women. The Trump administration is now rolling back the Clinton requirement. ___ Crary reported from New York. Associated Press writer Jill Colvin contributed to this report.
23 Feb 19
The Life of Liv

I have always admired the 60’s, well it was the defining decade after all, a time where restrictions were minimising and the true essence of ‘Peace and Love’ become like a magnet to everyone. From Brigitte Bardot’s beehive to Mary Quant’s geometric prints, every 1960s fashion icon contributed their own signature style to the decade. […]

23 Feb 19
Free Belynda Goff

I am going to share an article that came out today by Mike Masterson with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette titled “Irrelevant Me”. Before I do I feel the need to share my thoughts. We have no doubt who “Identification” is. He doesn’t have the courage to use his name but we know. You see his […]

23 Feb 19
Tribune Online

I don’t smoke but live in the same room with two friends who smoke. Another friend warned me that I am at the mercy of passive smoking through my smoker friends. Kindly educate me about passive smoking especially if it is hazardous. Brimo (by SMS) Confusion over Rivers, as INEC claims ignorance of Supreme Court […]

23 Feb 19
Game Codes UK

Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history. From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation […]

23 Feb 19

doves & ravens fly the same

Your relationship should be your place of peace. It should be the place where all armor comes off, egos are humbled, and transparency reigns supreme.

23 Feb 19
Social News XYZ

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused the Congress of indulging in cheap election gimmicks by raising Ram temple issue and asked its party president Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on the matter. Speaking to the media after a statement from Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat that the […]

23 Feb 19
Atlanta Limousine and Car Service

After New York City and Amazon went to war over a new campus in Queens, the city is heading into battle with another tech giant: Uber. Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a yearlong cap on Uber vehicles last summer, making New York the first major American city to rein in the booming ride-hail company. Now […]

23 Feb 19
The Montgomery Insider

Join Alabama State University for a most historic event for the last week of Black History Month at a special news conference being held on Monday (Feb. 25), at 1:30 p.m on what is the 59th anniversary (to the day) of the world famous 1960 ASU Student-Led  “1960 Lunch Counter Sit-In Protest,” which occurred at the Montgomery County Courthouse’s cafeteria. NOTE: It may be viewed as it occurs on LiveStream at the following […]

23 Feb 19
hullsoamazing

Attended the first of this years Lourdes meetings last Monday evening. The first one without Gerald but we held it at the Humber Social Club in his memory and we may have helped to swell the profits. Tony W & Tony K came down from Middlesbrough and there was eleven of us in total which […]

23 Feb 19
Pakistan News Shows, Debates and Discussion

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Saturday asked the lower courts to dispose of the pending cases in an expedition manner. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa asked the lower courts to curb the trend of filling  unnecessary petitions and lawyers’ stay pleas and added that these factors were effecting […]