March 2012 Newsletter

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Indiana Right to Life statement on Komen Foundation decision to resume funding for abortion business Planned Parenthood -February 3, 2012: Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter issued this statement today regarding the Komen Foundation’s decision to continue funding for current Planned Parenthood grants: “We are profoundly disappointed at the Komen decision to continue funding for the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. We do not believe it is in the best interest of the Komen Foundation, breast cancer research, and the lives of women to engage in partnership with an organization that has abortion at the core of its business, and that refuses to inform women of the numerous studies showing an elevated risk of breast cancer as a result of induced abortion. It is our understanding that Komen events in Evansville, Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne have not provided any local funding to Planned Parenthood over the last several years. We will work with these Komen affiliates to assure that this will continue to be the case, and that they will encourage the national Komen Foundation to deny any future grant applications from Planned Parenthood on the national level.”

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Conservatives: Obama Modifies Insurance Mandate, Changes Nothing –  by Karla Dial:  After two weeks of hearing from outraged citizens, President Obama announced today that his administration will alter the mandate in the federal health care law forcing religious employers to purchase insurance that offers all forms of contraception, possible abortion-causing drugs and sterilization for employees free of charge.

Rather than forcing faith-based groups and charities to offer them directly, Obama said it will be insurance companies’  responsibility to foot the bill and reach out to women who work for faith-based groups that morally oppose those products — even though religious employers will still be required to buy insurance policies or pay a fine.

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LCMS responds to birth control mandate:  In response to President Obama’s recent announcement about an “accommodation” to a previous mandate that health plans must cover all forms of birth control, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), says the church remains “deeply concerned.” The LCMS strongly objects to birth control that can work post-conception to cause the death of a developing child.

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