Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:47 p.m. UTC Jun 12, 2018 Lansing — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday approved a $56.8 billion budget for next year that seeks to kill aid for Planned Parenthood despite a warning from GOP Gov. Rick Snyder the ban may be unconstitutional. The Planned Parenthood drama punctuated an otherwise smooth budget process for legislative leaders and the term-limited governor, who reached broad agreement on the budget last month after officials identified a $500 million surplus. The budget deal includes $330 million in extra funding for road repairs and transportation projects next year, $100 million for Snyder’s new talent attraction plan and the largest per-pupil school funding boost of its kind since 2002. Snyder cannot line-item veto boilerplate budget language. But Senate Democrats who voted for the general government spending bill appeared confident the governor will declare the … [Read more...] about Snyder: Planned Parenthood defunding plan ‘unconstitutional’
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The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Or at least to evict it from the federal family planning program, where it provides care to more than 40 percent of that program’s 4 million patients. Congress last year failed to wipe out funding for Planned Parenthood, because the bill faced overwhelming Democratic objections and would not have received the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate.MENTAL HEALTH: Major depression diagnoses skyrocketing in millennials, adolescentsBut the imposition of a slightly retooled version of a regulation, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1991 after a five-year fight, could potentially accomplish what Congress could not. The rules now under review, according to Trump administration officials, would require facilities receiving federal family planning funds to be physically … [Read more...] about Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds. What does that mean?
The anti-abortion movement believes it's one Donald Trump-appointed Supreme Court justice away from a shot at overturning Roe v. Wade, and advocates are teeing up what they hope will be the winning challenge. From Iowa to South Carolina, lawmakers are proposing some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in a generation, hoping their legislation triggers the lawsuit that eventually makes it to the high court.Story Continued Below Mississippi just approved the earliest abortion ban in the country — at 15 weeks of pregnancy — and Kentucky last week banned the procedure used in most abortions after 11 weeks. Legislatures in Ohio and South Carolina are weighing total prohibitions of the procedure, while Iowa is considering a ban as soon as a heartbeat is detected — all bills that if signed into law would violate Roe and prompt lawsuits. "That could ultimately be a bill that revisits Roe v. Wade," Ohio state Rep. Ron Hood said of his bill to prohibit all abortions. … [Read more...] about Abortion foes seize on chance to overturn Roe
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 6:00 am, Saturday, April 14, 2018 On the "Success! How I Did It" podcast, "Make Trouble" author Cecile Richards discusses her career as president of Planned Parenthood, her decision to step down from that position, and the inspiration provided by her late mother, Texas Governor Ann Richards. Subscribe to "Success! How I Did It" onApple Podcasts,Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. Check out previous episodes with: Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid Astronaut Scott Kelly Flatiron Health founder and CEO Nat Turner Following is a transcript of the video. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Students raise money for electronic glasses that allow partially blind classmate to see Fox29 The 5 Biggest Data Breaches of All Time Fortune FOX Business Beat: Facebook data scandal; gas prices to rise? Fox5DC Equal Pay Will Boost the Overall Economy Cheddar TV Mark … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s president on standing up for what you believe in
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 5:33 pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has a new memoir called "Make Trouble." Richards brought Planned Parenthood back to its movement roots and has defended it from members of Congress throughout her tenure. Planned Parenthood provides a wide variety of women's health services across the United States, but its abortion services have made it one of the most controversial organizations in the country. Richards told Business Insider that she's been inspired throughout her career by her late mother, Texas Governor Ann Richards, and her upbringing in an activist family. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Millions May Have Been Affected by Panera Bread Data Breach Fortune Rubber Duckies are Hiding a Dirty Little Secret Buzz 60 Does Spotify's Listing Deserve an A Grade? Cheddar TV Buyer Beware! You May be Purchasing Products from an … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight