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States challenge Trump’s abortion defunding rule

Abortion | Lawsuits will try to keep taxpayers paying Planned Parenthood’s bills
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 3/04/19, 04:55 pm

At least 22 states, irked by the Trump administration’s move to defund Planned Parenthood, are challenging the U.S. government’s authority to direct family planning funds toward clinics that focus on healing, not hurting.

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The Venezuela test

Government | What does it take to make a nation long endure?
by Joel Belz
Posted 2/28/19, 02:12 pm

If it really happens that the socialist government of Venezuela is upended sometime during the next few months, the question will look bigger and bigger: Who gets to shape the government of Venezuela’s future?

It’s not a binary choice. Every student of foreign affairs should be reminded that the disappearance of one bad dude doesn’t necessarily mean he’s been replaced by an angel from heaven. 

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Cutting off Planned Parenthood’s allowance

Abortion | A White House proposal would end indirect funding of abortions by taxpayers
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/25/19, 05:50 pm

The Trump administration issued proposed rules last week that would disqualify Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving federal family planning funds.

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