The first, if let stand by SCOTUS, could put an end to Planned Parenthood’s money train. A court opinion so true, so plain, so lucid. The second is what should result in criminal indictments of high elements of the Obama Administration, including Obama.
Both from Gary Bauer at American Values.
Victory For Life
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, suffered a big legal defeat yesterday 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 yesterday 11 of 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, the Senate’s confirmation yesterday of President Trump’s 35th circuit court nominee transformed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals from a liberal majority to a conservative majority.
In addition, Senate Republicans are preparing to change the rules to end the unprecedented obstruction of President Trump’s nominees, accelerating the process of restoring balance to the courts.
Obama’s Obstruction Of Justice
House liberals 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.