Planned Parenthood’s Role in the HHS Mandate

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

A new report has discovered that Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, a frequent guest at the White House, was a key player in the formulation of the HHS mandate and how she convinced the president that the public would see the contentious law as a contraception rather than a religious liberty issue.

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President Signs Executive Order Behind Closed Doors

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

With only a handful of people on hand and no press allowed, President Barack Obama signed an executive order yesterday that supposedly promises not to use taxpayer funds for abortion under the new health care law. The secrecy of the signing ceremony sparked a rash of criticism that the White House was unable to defend.

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