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Thursday
Sep032015

NHDP - Kelly Ayotte Highlights Importance Of Critical Women’s Health Services

Concord, N.H. – Yesterday, Kelly Ayotte tweeted a reminder that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of the critical women’s health services that Ayotte herself has repeatedly voted to defund.
 
Planned Parenthood provides thousands of New Hampshire women with breast and cervical cancer screenings, in addition to exams that can increase the chance of early detection of ovarian cancer, which can make a huge difference in treatment. Despite the critical health services they provide, Ayotte has voted three times to defund Planned Parenthood, and has also voted to eliminate funding for thousands of family planning centers across the country.
 
“Kelly Ayotte is correct that we need to raise awareness about the importance of women’s health services, but the problem is that Ayotte has repeatedly voted to defund those very same services,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Lizzy Price. “The fact that Ayotte clearly understands the importance of the critical health services that Planned Parenthood provides makes her three votes to defund Planned Parenthood even more appalling.”
 
BACKGROUND
 
Regular Physical And Pelvic Exams Increase The Chance Of Early Detection Of Ovarian Cancer. “How is ovarian cancer diagnosed? Regular physical and pelvic exams increase the chance of early detection, because health care providers can check for tenderness and swelling. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasounds, MRIs, biopsies, and other tests can be used to diagnose or rule out ovarian cancer.” [PlannedParenthood.org, Accessed 9/2/15]
 
Mar. 2011: Ayotte Voted For Republican Continuing Resolution That Eliminated Title X Funding And Blocked Funding For Planned Parenthood. According to the National Women’s Law Center, the Republican continuing resolution, which Ayotte voted for, “Eliminates Funding for the Title X Family Planning Program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Planned Parenthood H.R. 1 eliminates funding for the Title X program, which for more than 40 years has provided family planning services, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and other preventive health care to low-income women in need. Title X-funded health centers serve more than five million low-income women and men each year, and six in 10 women who obtain health care from a family planning center consider it to be their primary source of health care.” [National Women’s Law Center, 3/30/11; H.R. 1, Vote 36, 3/9/11]
  • Title X Program Funded Nearly 4,200 Family Planning Centers That Served About 4.5 Million Clients Per Year And Provided Broad Range Of Contraceptive Methods And Counseling, Breast And Cervical Cancer Screenings, Pregnancy Testing And Counseling, And STD Treatment And Screening. “For more than 40 years, Title X family planning centers have provided high quality and cost-effective family planning and related preventive health services for low-income women and men. Family planning centers play a critical role in ensuring access to voluntary family planning information and services for their clients based on their ability to pay. Family planning centers offer a broad range of FDA-approved contraceptive methods and related counseling; as well as breast and cervical cancer screening; pregnancy testing and counseling; screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs); HIV testing; and other patient education and referrals. […] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs (OPA) oversees the Title X program. OPA funds a network of nearly 4,200 family planning centers which serve about 4.5 million clients a year. Services are provided through state, county, and local health departments; community health centers; Planned Parenthood centers; and hospital-based, school-based, faith-based, other private nonprofits.” [Department of Health & Human Services, Accessed 8/7/15]
Apr. 2011: Ayotte Again Voted To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [H.Con.Res. 36, Vote 60, 4/14/11]
 
Aug. 2015: Ayotte Voted A Third Time To Prohibit Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood.  [S. 1881, Vote 262, 8/3/15]

 
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Tuesday
Sep012015

Daily Signal - 4 Ways the Senate Could End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood 

 

 

The Daily Signal

 

Aug. 31, 2015
News

4 Ways the Senate Could End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans lack the 60 votes needed to pass pro-life legislation, forcing those who want to take away Planned Parenthood's $500 million in government funding to get creative.

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A Year After Obama Visits, California Farmer Struggles to Keep His Farm

California farmer Joe Del Bosque is struggling to keep his farm going, thanks to the long drought and regulations.

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What the New York Times Didn't Tell You About the Planned Parenthood Video Analysis

Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to examine the undercover videos released that have raised questions about the sale of fetal body parts. In reporting the story, however, The New York Times failed to disclose details about Fusion GPS's past work.

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Commentary

4 Misleading Claims Obama Made About Iran Deal In New Remarks

President Obama made four misleading claims about the Iran deal in his most recent speech on the matter.

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Set to Announce Deal to Reduce Prison Population

The U.S. has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but incarcerates almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Proponents from both sides blame federal overreach for making it this way.

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Commentary

How This New Government Ruling Destroys the Franchise Business Model

To understand how far-reaching this could be, note that almost 9 million Americans work at over 780,000 franchised businesses.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

NHDP - Welcome to New Hampshire, Sen. Cruz! 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Cruz Touts his “Conservative Credentials” in the Granite State, but the Truth is They’re All the Same

 

CONCORD, N.H. - Sen. Cruz has been touting his “conservative credentials” in the Granite State today, but don’t let him fool you. His positions are right in line with the other Republican candidates - and out-of-line with New Hampshire voters.

 

“Welcome to New Hampshire, Sen. Cruz! While you spend your day trying to convince others that you are different from your fellow Republicans, let’s face it - that clown car may be full, but your out-dated, backwards positions that keep hard-working Granite State families from getting ahead are one in the same, and are completely out of touch with New Hampshire voters,” said Lizzy Price, New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director.

 

Planned Parenthood

 

While 60% of Granite Staters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood and health care providers   agree that Planned Parenthood provides much-needed health care in New Hampshire that other providers couldn’t meet, Republicans continue their backwards fight against women’s health. Just look at their positions:

 

 

Climate Change

 

While 60% of Granite State voters support policies that encourage increased production of energy using renewable sources, Cruz and his Republican colleagues can’t even accept the fact that human activity contributes to climate change. Take a look:

 

 

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Sunday
Aug302015

Jindal For President - Secretary Clinton should take a look in the mirror

Jindal for President

Comparison of pro-life Americans to terrorists exposes Clinton’s hypocrisy on women’s rights

New Orleans, LA - Reacting to Hillary Clinton’s comparison of Americans to foreign terrorists, Governor Bobby Jindal today released the following statement.

 

"Secretary Clinton must be very confused. She seems to think that the 50% of Americans who oppose abortion are ‘terrorists'. She thinks the people who make money killing unborn babies and selling their body parts are noble.

 

“Before Hillary Clinton talks about the treatment of women, she should take a look in the mirror and reflect on her own actions. Her foundation has raised money from countries that prevent women from driving, legalize spousal rape, and allow for genital mutilation.  

 

"Here’s the amazing thing when it comes to terror - while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, her foundation received money from one of the world’s leading financial sponsors of Hamas, a group on the State Department’s own list of banned terrorist organizations.”

 

 

 

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Saturday
Aug292015

Daily Signal - 'Planned Parenthood Is Flailing'

The Daily Signal

Aug. 28, 2015
News

'Planned Parenthood Is Flailing': Bobby Jindal Fights Back After Louisiana Sued for Terminating Medicaid Contract

The Louisiana governor ended Planned Parenthood’s contract with the state following the release of several undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials' discussing the sale of fetal body parts at the organization’s affiliates.

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Black Pastors Demand Smithsonian Remove Planned Parenthood Founder's Bust

E.W. Jackson led a group of prominent black pastors demanding the removal of Margaret Sanger's bust from the National Portrait Gallery, pointing to racist statements he said evoke "the same thought as Hitler."

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Commentary

The Feminist War on Family Science

The various arguments that three feminist "scholars" have made about family studies reveal an ideological blindness that is not open to reason and evidence.

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Ohio Conservative Builds a Farm Team of Future Leaders

Frustrated by the political establishment and career politicians devoid of principles, 26-year-old Adam Josefczyk set out to shake up Ohio politics by investing in its youth.

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Commentary

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Block School Choice for Nevada Children

The ACLU's lawsuit alleges that the school choice program "violates the Nevada Constitution's prohibition against the use of public money for sectarian (religious) purposes." Yet the funds go directly to parents.

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Commentary

Is the Fed Necessary?

The Fed's track record offers no evidence that the nation's appointed gurus of monetary policy can either spur real economic growth or halt economic downturns.

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