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Rep. Ellmers on Komen’s Pathetic Cave to the Pro-Abortion Lobby

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation caved today to the pro-abortion lobby. Sadly, a private organization has proven that its decisions are being made by pro-abortion zealots. Because of that, I will not support any Komen activities or events or fundraisers. I will instead direct my private donations to a group that has the backbone to reject demands from the pro-abortion zealotry.

Rep. Renee Ellmers reacted:

I am deeply disappointed in the sudden reversal by the Komen foundation of their original pledge to cut ties with Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers. “Their original stance to stop funding pending an important congressional investigation was an act of courage and prudence, making their sudden reversal today appear hollow and weak.”I am deeply disappointed in the sudden reversal by the Komen foundation of their original pledge to cut ties with Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers. “Their original stance to stop funding pending an important congressional investigation was an act of courage and prudence, making their sudden reversal today appear hollow and weak.”

 

Rep. Ellmers is being kind. Planned Parenthood’s abortion record is clear and appalling — detailed in their annual reports. Read about the data and weep for all the children, many of whom are girls that Planned Parenthood and Komen have decided are of no value.

When compared with previous annual reports, the latest one shows an almost steady increase in the number of abortions performed at its clinics: In 2006, Planned Parenthood did 289,750 abortions; in 2007, it did 305,310; in 2009, it did 331,796; and, in 2010, it did 329,445–a small decrease from the previous year.

 

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Romney is Wrong on Minimum Wage Policy

JLF’s Roy Cordato has a must-read comment over at sister blog The Locker Room about Mitt Romney’s view of the minimum wage.

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Food Police: Tax and Control Access to Sugar

Time magazine’s story about UC San Francisco researchers should jolt you awake to the work and goals of the food police. The researchers of the study in question are comparing sugar to alcohol and tobacco. While claiming not to be advocating for government control of choices, get a load of their aims:

 

Many of the interventions that have reduced alcohol and tobacco consumption can be models for addressing the sugar problem, such as levying special sales taxes, controlling access, and tightening licensing requirements on vending machines and snack bars that sell high sugar products in schools and workplaces.

“We’re not talking prohibition,” Schmidt said. “We’re not advocating a major imposition of the government into people’s lives. We’re talking about gentle ways to make sugar consumption slightly less convenient, thereby moving people away from the concentrated dose. What we want is to actually increase people’s choices by making foods that aren’t loaded with sugar comparatively easier and cheaper to get.”

 

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The Big Business-Big Government Connection

Carolina Journal Radio’s Mitch Kokai recently sat down with Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner to discuss the cozy relationship between Big Business and Big Government. It’s a must-read interview about a problem that afflicts both major political parties.

 

Carney: Yes. I would say the Democrats, the party of the little guy, are still the party of Big Business, and the Republicans, the party of small government, are still the party of Big Government. So both parties are the parties of Big Business and Big Government. And, really, the Republicans’ biggest sort of Big Government actions over the last decade have been at the requests of Big Business, whether we’re talking about the Wall Street bailout or Medicare expansion to cover prescription drugs. Those were things that the industry was lobbying for, and that was part of the reason so many Republicans were won over to the side of Big Government, I think.

 

 

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Former House Speaker Joe Hackney Calls It a Career

Democrats continue to announce they’ll not seek re-election to the General Assembly — including the man once considered among the most powerful in the state, former House Speaker Joe Hackney of Orange/Chatham/Moore counties.

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