H.J.Res. 43 Now Law – A Win For Pro-Life Values

Totally being ignored or generally hushed up by MSM has been the signing of HJ Res 43 into law. Only brief references and mostly non-mainstream have told the story.

The president’s enactment of the legislation into law is the latest in what is now a series of pro-life actions by his administration in moves designed to fulfill promises of his campaign to pro-life advocates:

–Trump signed an executive order Jan. 23 that reinstated the bans on federal funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas.

–The State Department announced April 3 it would not forward congressionally approved money to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Briefly, on April 18, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the first ever federal law banning abortion procedures in Gonzales vs Carhart which also included Gonzales vs Planned Parenthood. In a 5–4 decision for Alberto R. Gonzales as Attorney General, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority. Its ruling overturned the Ninth Circuit Courts decision.

  • The Federal Partial-abortion Ban Act criminalized abortions in the second trimester. The Supreme Court’s decision upheld Congress’s ban and held that it did not impose an undue burden on the due process right of women to obtain an abortion, “under precedents we here assume to be controlling,” such as the Court’s prior decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The court found that there is “uncertainty [in the medical community] over whether the barred procedure is ever necessary to preserve a woman’s health”; and in the past the court “has given state and federal legislatures wide discretion to pass legislation in areas where there is medical and scientific uncertainty.”

On December 19, 2016, Health and Human Services attempted to circumvent Congress and that Supreme Court ruling by passing their own “final rule” amending the regulations that apply to Title X Project Grants for Family Planning Services. It was issued by the Department of Health and Human Services shortly before Mr. Obama left office and was to take effect January 18, 2017. The rule prohibited states from considering whether a clinic performs abortions in distributing Title X dollars, which are earmarked for family planning services.

The HHS rule appeared particularly beneficial to the Planned Parenthood. In recent years, at least 12 states have cut money for Planned Parenthood, some in the wake of various scandals uncovered regarding the country’s No. 1 abortion provider. Courts blocked those actions in some cases, thereby enabling the organization to continue to receive government funds.

Planned Parenthood affiliates performed 323,999 abortions during 2013-14, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Planned Parenthood and its affiliates received $553.7 million in government grants and reimbursements, according to its 2014–2015 financial report.

On April 13, 2017, Trump signed a bill HJ Res 43- “Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval” into law that is not easily understood concerning rescinding HHS’s rule until we read it carefully. Not only did the bill deliver a serious slapdown to HHS for its unlawful rule but also overturned Obama’s HHS determined effort to save Planned Parenthood.

The new law now enables states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers if their citizens vote “No to abortion from second trimester to birth.”  It allows the state the right to distribute federal dollars for family planning services, including contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, fertility, pregnancy care, and breast and cervical cancer screening, to qualified health providers that do not instead.

Representative Diane Black, a Republican from Tennessee, said the new law places the American people “back in the driver’s seat, empowering states like Tennessee to steer their Title X funds away from abortion-centric facilities like Planned Parenthood.”

Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, said enactment of the resolution “restores states’ rights over a Washington-knows-best mentality.”

Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood’s executive vice president, criticized the law, saying, “People are sick and tired of politicians making it even harder for them to access health care, and this bill is just the latest example.”

A winning situation – for all who believe that an unborn has the same rights to protection as does a child or adult.


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15 Responses to H.J.Res. 43 Now Law – A Win For Pro-Life Values

  1. Hardnox says:

    Oh good. More winning!

  2. SafeSpace says:

    This is superb news, especially the effect it will have on Klan Parenthood funding here in the US. An issue remains with allowing states to vote on legalized murder, however. The act of late-term abortion, and for that matter any abortion, truly needs to be uniformly criminalized in this country. And that will take federal action.

    • Uriel says:

      I agree as the SCOTUS said first few weeks. But in those cases I would only allow for specific like rape. there are pills to combat that so even that is to me murder.

  3. Shar says:

    Safe….My thoughts also. We in NY are s.o.l. unless with get rid of Mario Homo Jr.,
    Ms Kurse, and Deblase the cop killing mayor. Sometimes I think it would be easier to move. On the bright side at least some states will fair well.

    • Uriel says:

      Shar isn’t there any way to oust these arses? Like voter fraud cause I don’t see how they have enough voter base

  4. Shar says:

    Up state NY where I live is pretty conservative. Down state is the opposite. I have worked campaigns for several conservative candidates. The GOP puts people up against the Dems, but doesn’t give them monetary support. We got a couple of people in but the Dems have the majority. One thing I did notice is that 2 million people have left the state. I imagine a good amount of them had good pensions and left for warm weather. I live south of Buffalo and it is quite cold and snowy in the winter. NY is a sanctuary state. It will be interesting to see what happens when they don’t get Federal monies. Per Fox News we are at 13% tax where the norm is 8%.

  5. Shar says:

    Uriel, the drink size thing pissed off a lot of single moms. They had to buy two drinks instead of one super size for the kids to share. Tough when you are on a limited budget when you can’t get your kid a treat. They wanted to tax plastic bags, but that fell thru so far.

    I’m guessing the Carolina’s or Florida. We need more to leave so we can turn our state around. Unfortunately NY is a sanctuary state. It will be interesting to see what happens when he loses federal monies. Cuomo wants to run for President. Thats why he rammed thru abortion legislation, gay marriage, safe act, etc. with majority votes. He watched Zero succeed. Every dog has their day.

    • Uriel says:

      I was curious that many articulating out. Wonder how many were Middle Eastern and if they moved to Chicago or Milwaukee since the build up there is huge. The mayor like Jerry PinkoBrown are determined to get their regimes. Maybe they think to slice US up east and west. Under a NWO if they do well. Sadly (sarcasm) they won’t make the grade. They aren’t elites.

  6. Shar says:

    Heard on the radio this morning that NYC mayor DeBlaso is raising cigarette tax from $10.50 to $13.00. Any thing for money. Glad I don’t smoke.

    • Uriel says:

      Holy crap. And those guys elected this a$$hole geez. What’s next? Triple fees for parking or walking? How about breathing?

      • Uriel says:

        BTW a pack of cigarettes is estimated to cost only about $.10 a pack to produce. Now THAT is an F’g big profit margin to NY!

  7. Shar says:

    I’m sure they will find a way to tax weed.