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Victory for Life

Gary Bauer · Mar. 14, 2019

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, suffered a big legal defeat Tuesday in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

In 2016, Ohio passed legislation that cut off taxpayer funding to organizations that promote or perform abortions. Predictably, Planned Parenthood sued the state, arguing it had a constitutional right to perform abortions with taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood prevailed in lower federal courts.

But Tuesday 11 of the court’s 17 judges came down squarely on the side of life, on the side of common sense and on the side of taxpayers in upholding the Ohio law. The majority opinion declared that while women may have a right to obtain abortions, Planned Parenthood does not have a constitutional right to perform them with taxpayer dollars.

Here are some excerpts from the majority opinion:

“Private organizations do not have a constitutional right to obtain governmental funding to support their activities. The State also may choose not to subsidize constitutionally protected activities.

"Just as it has no obligation to provide a platform for an individual’s free speech … it has no obligation to pay for a woman’s abortion.  Case after case establishes that a government may refuse to subsidize abortion services…

”[Planned Parenthood does] not have a Fourteenth Amendment right to perform abortions. The Supreme Court has never identified a freestanding right to perform abortions.“

In related news, I am pleased to report that the Senate’s confirmation Tuesday of President Trump’s 35th circuit court nominee transformed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals from a liberal majority to a conservative majority. 

As Senate Republicans prepare to change the rules to end the Democrats’ unprecedented obstruction of President Trump’s nominees, I look forward to sharing more such victories with you in the future!

Obama’s Obstruction Of Justice

House Democrats have made no secret of their desire to impeach the president for obstruction of justice. But newly released transcripts of testimony from former FBI officials suggest lawmakers may be looking to impeach the wrong president.

During an exchange with Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), former FBI lawyer Lisa Page makes it crystal clear that the Obama Justice Department effectively handcuffed and shutdown the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. 

Page said the FBI and the Justice Department had "multiple conversations … about charging [Clinton with] gross negligence,” but that Justice officials ordered the FBI not to recommend such charges. 

Page also told lawmakers that the FBI was not truly in charge of the investigation, saying:

“Everybody talks about this as if this was the FBI investigation, and the truth of the matter is there … was not a single investigative step that we did not do in consultation with or at the direction of the Justice Department.”

Lisa Page also makes it clear that many FBI decisions were driven by political considerations, made under the assumption that Hillary Clinton would win the election, thus becoming president, and that Donald Trump would lose. 

We have also learned in recent days that the FBI’s top lawyer, James Baker, found Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information “alarming” and “appalling,” and that Baker wanted to prosecute Clinton. But the Justice Department was obviously meddling in the investigation and would not allow it.

These revelations cast serious doubt on the claims of Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who insisted that she was a neutral party in the investigation and would accept whatever the FBI recommended. 

We now know that four days after her declaration of neutrality, James Comey cleared Hillary Clinton because Lynch, who ran the Justice Department, had essentially ordered him to do so.

It was clear from the beginning that Hillary Clinton deliberately evaded security protocols and procedures. She did exactly what she ordered State Department staff not to do. An ambassador was fired in part because he violated that policy. 

There’s the “intent” to mishandle classified information that James Comey said he could not find. 

Now it is also clear that the Obama Justice Department obstructed justice in the Clinton investigation while it set out to pervert justice in the Trump/Russia investigation.

Trump Trolls Pelosi

After Nancy Pelosi said that she wasn’t interested in impeachment, the president thanked the speaker, tweeting:

“I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi’s statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong… the Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great – and many other successes!  

"How do you impeach a man who is considered by many to be the President with the most successful first two years in history, especially when he has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?”

A Big Liberal Scandal

I’m sure you heard the big news Tuesday that dozens of wealthy elites, including some Hollywood liberals, and a number of big universities were caught up in major bribery/admissions scandal. 

What is one of the main tenets of modern day progressivism? Moral relativism. 

The left rejects the idea that anything is always right or wrong. It all depends on who’s deciding. In politics, it means you can do anything to advance the progressive cause. 

But there is considerable irony in that the moral relativists who dominate Hollywood tried to cheat the moral relativists who run our universities!

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