As there is so much going in on our nation — and here in Iowa — we wanted to cover several of those in this week’s Did you know?
Here are our Fast Takes on several items in the news!
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH
Dominating the news for weeks has been President Trump’s latest selection for our US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Most recently, we have seen the pro-abortion lobby and their allies, both in the US Senate and around the country, come unsheathed in their quest to keep Judge Kavanaugh away from the Supreme Court. There has seemingly been no low too low for them to go.
Earlier this afternoon, a hard-working Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Iowa’s own Senator Chuck Grassley, voted in favor of Judge Kavanaugh!
While this battle will continue to rage as it heads to the Senate Floor, we are encouraged by the strong leadership that shepherded the vote through, despite the endless distractions and assertions the pro-abortion lobby has thrown at them.
IOWA’S FETAL HEARTBEAT LAW
This just in!
Planned Parenthood has asked the Judge to determine the fate of the Fetal Heartbeat Bill with no trial!
This common-sense law bans nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It is currently on hold because of the lawsuit by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
We have to ask — what would have Planned Parenthood begging not to go to trial?
Could it be … SCIENCE?
No matter the fancy words and legalese they’ll throw at us, America’s largest abortion chain clearly doesn’t want the truth about abortion to be proven in a Courtroom — that it intentionally kills an unborn child.
Every. Single. Time.
FDA TERMINATES ABORTED BABY PARTS CONTRACT
On Wednesday, I joined Simon Conway to talk about breaking national news.
About a month ago, we shared on-air the disturbing news out of Washington — the FDA, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), had signed a NEW contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), for “fresh aborted baby parts” to be used for experimentation. They said, “ABR is the only company in the US capable of supplying tissue suitable… No other company or organization is capable of fulfilling the need.”
You may recall that ABR was highlighted in the grotesque undercover videos that spotlighted the buying and selling of aborted baby parts in 2015.
The national outcry from the pro-life community over this latest contract was not missed by Secretary Alex Azar, the new head of HHS.
This past Monday, he announced that the contract with ABR had been terminated and an “audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations. In addition, HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved.”
Read their full statement.
While we are pleased to see this strong action by Secretary Azar, we cannot take our eyes off of this Department. Cancelling this contract is a strong step in the right direction. However, until a full suspension of research funding, using aborted baby parts occurs, our work is not done.
Next week’s Did you know? will delve deeper into the very real dangers with uninspected abortion clinics here in Iowa.