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Here are the Top 13 Pro-Life Achievements of President Donald Trump

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Here are the Top 13 Pro-Life Achievements of President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has built a long list of life achievements since he was elected to office in 2016.

From standing up to the UN’s pro-abortion agenda to de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion giant, the Republican president has delighted pro-lifers with his commitment to saving unborn babies from abortion.

Breitbart recently outlined some of Trump’s pro-life victories in the first four years of his career. This include the following:

1. Appointing pro-life justices to the Supreme Court and to other federal courts.

These judges include the nominees of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Federal Judges Sarah Pitlyk, Anuraag Hari Singhal, Daniel Mack Traynor and nearly 200 others.

It is important because abortion advocates have relied on liberal judges to hold abortion on legal and unregulated demand for decades. Through nominating so many judges, the Trump administration is bringing about a transition that will see the restoration of human rights to unborn babies and the preservation of religious freedoms for pro-life individuals.

2. Disbursement of the abortion chains Planned Parenthood and Marie Stops by Mexico City Regulation.

Trump reintroduced and later extended the strategy to cut more revenue sources to foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that support and/or provide abortions. The rule supported Planned Parenthood ‘s international arm of about $100 million and the British abortion chain Marie Stopes International of about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.

The two pro-abortion groups earned millions of US tax dollars under President Barack Obama.

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3. Defunding Planned Parenthood via Title X.

Trump adopted a new Title X law in 2019 to ensure that the initiative does not implicitly finance abortions. Title X offers family planning and other health services to low-income households. Planned Parenthood may have complied with the law by stopping abortions or fully separating its abortion company from its real health services, but failed to do so. Instead, abortions were given priority over women’s health. It was then disbursed at around $60 million.

The abortion chain contested the decision in court, but the Federal Court of Appeals upheld the decision in May.

Some pro-abortion Democratic governors opposed Trump’s effort to send their state taxpayers ‘ money to Planned Parenthood instead.

4. Shut off taxpayers’ funding for clinical research that uses aborted infant body parts.

The Obama administration has given millions of tax dollars to finance alarming research experiments, including one to construct “humanised mice” with tissue from potentially viable aborted babies. The Trump administration terminated the contract and took further measures to avoid supporting unethical studies, including through the establishment of a new advisory board.

The Bioethics Advisory Board recently recommended that the government refuse support for 13 of the 14 research projects that intend to use aborted infant body parts. Earlier this year, Trump named a number of leading pro-life scholars and bioethicists to the Board.

5. Request new guidelines on religious freedom for Obamacare.

As Breitbart states, “The Trump Departments of HHS, Treasury and Labor have released two provisional final rules that include immunity from the HHS abortion requirement for both religious objectors, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, and moral objectors, such as pro-life organizations. The new law also exempted private employers and educational institutions who genuinely held religious convictions or moral objections to the provision of contraception or abortive drugs.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision in July.

6. Signing an international resolution calling on countries to protect unborn babies and mothers.

The Geneva Consensus Declaration, signed this week by Trump’s administration representatives and 31 other countries, sent a strong message to the United Nations that it will not accept its support of abortion.

It urges countries to work for “better health for women, the protection of human life and the strengthening of the family as a fundamental unit of society.”

“The promotion of abortion rights by some governments, world health and other international bodies undermines the focus and resources of women’s health needs on which there is general consensus,” the declaration says.

7. Support of the United Nations Population Fund.

The Trump administration stopped financing the United Nations Agency for Involuntary and Involuntary Abortion. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “partners in family planning programmes with the Chinese government agency responsible for these coercive policies,” the administration said in support of its decision. China’s restrictive one-child policy, recently revised to a two-child policy, has led to forced and coerced abortions during nine months of pregnancy, as well as forced and coerced sterilisation.

UNFPA has worked hand-in – hand with Planned Parenthood to encourage abortion worldwide, and Planned Parenthood has been caught sharing offices in China with UNFPA to encourage population control.

The decision prevented at least $32.5 million in tax dollars from financing the Pro-Abortion Organization in 2017, the Associated Press reported at the time. The Trump administration has diverted the funds to the U.S. The International Development Agency, which offers medical care to families around the world.

8. Sanctioning Chinese Communist officials in allegations of forced abortions and other human rights violations against Muslim minorities in the province of Xinjiang.

The Trump administration sanctioned a number of Chinese government officials following the Associated Press article detailing various human rights violations, including forced abortions and sterilisations.

Hundreds of thousands of Uighur women undergo state pregnancy tests, are forcibly sterilised and forced to abort their unborn babies, according to the AP. In addition , at least 1 million Uyghur Muslims have been put in “re-education” camps since 2017 in China, reports PBS News. According to the AP, one of the key reasons for their detention is that they have too many children.

9. Making it easier for states to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Trump signed an executive order in 2018, granting states greater leverage over taxpayers ‘ money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion organisations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that the administration had relinquished the Obama-era Medicaid Guideline, which restricted the way states could take action against Planned Parenthood.

Since Planned Parenthood had been exposed for illegally trafficking body parts of abortion infants, several states tried to withdraw taxpayers ‘ money for the abortion business. However, the Obama administration has made it impossible for states to do this by demanding federal leverage of Medicaid dollars even though states contribute with their own taxpayers ‘ money and the federal programme. Trump has modified that, and a number of states have since taken steps to defund Planned Parenthood.

10. Giving Texas a waiver of the financing of Planned Parenthood.

In January, the Trump administration granted Texas a waiver in its long-standing fight to de-fund Planned Parenthood and use tax dollars to help actual women’s health care.

The waiver allowed Texas to disburse Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups from its Safe Texas Women Program. State lawmakers disbursed abortion groups from the programme in 2011, but the pro-abortion Obama administration retaliated by revoking federal funds. For years, Texas has relinquished federal funds for the initiative and used only state tax dollars to help Healthier Texas Women.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) waiver overturned the Obama-era decision and restored $350 million in federal funds to the programme that offers medical care to low-income women.

11. Signing of an executive order to shield newborns from infanticide.

In September, Trump announced an executive order to do what Democrats in Congress have failed to do more than 80 times: require medical treatment for babies who survive abortions.

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have opposed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Rights Act more than 80 times. Trump replied with an executive order requiring medical attention to be provided to children born alive after unsuccessful abortion attempts.

12. the creation of a new office based on the defence of religious freedom and conscience.

Here’s more from Breitbart: “In January 2018, Trump HHS founded the Civil Rights Office’s Consciousness and Religious Freedom Division, which aims to protect health care providers who do not wish to engage in abortions from discrimination.”

Last year, the office became interested in the case of a Vermont nurse after she said that her employer, the University of Vermont Medical Center, had coerced her into engaging in an abortion against her will. The Trump administration has also established a new law to further enforce the protection of consciences and prosecute medical associations that discriminate against pro-life medical personnel.

On the other hand, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that one of his first actions as president will be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain. He also stated that he was committed to “the fundamental right to abortion” and to reversing “the Trump administration and the state’s all-out attack on women’s right to choose.”

13.Become the first president to appear at the March for Life.

President Donald Trump told tens of thousands of pro-life activists at the March for Life that unborn children have dignity and value.

“Every child is a precious and sacred gift from Heaven,” he said in his speech (full transcript). “Together we must protect, cherish and protect the integrity and sanctity of every human life.”

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Sick St. Paul students still face 10-day isolation as CDC calls for 5

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US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

In a break with new federal guidelines, St. Paul Public Schools will continue to require coronavirus-infected students to isolate at home for 10 days after a positive test or first sign of illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Dec. 27 shortened its recommended isolation time from 10 days to five. After that, the recovering person can leave isolation, as long as they’re not experiencing symptoms and agree to wear a well-fitting face mask for five days.

Since their release, the guidelines have been adopted by at least a dozen of Minnesota’s largest school districts — but not St. Paul.

“SPPS is taking a more conservative approach to isolation periods for students than the CDC recommendation because of the need for students to be unmasked during meals and other implementation challenges at school,” the district said in a message to families Friday.

Spokesman Kevin Burns did not respond Monday to a request for more information about “implementation challenges.”

10 DAY ISOLATION

The St. Paul Federation of Educators had encouraged the district to stick with 10-day isolation for students and staff – or to require two negative rapid diagnostic tests for those returning sooner.

Although the St. Paul district kept the 10-day rule for students, staff now are to return after five days. That should help with staff shortages that have caused several metro school districts to move temporarily to distance learning.

St. Paul teachers union President Leah VanDassor did not return a phone message Monday.

The Elk River school district was among those adopting the new five-day isolation protocol for students and staff.

“We know this news will bring relief to many of our families as it reduces the amount of instruction time our students will miss,” the district said in a message to families. “However, we must continue to move forward with caution and to refrain from sending students to school while sick (even if they have passed the five-day quarantine period).”

COMPETING GOALS

The CDC said in its announcement that the change to shorter isolations was “motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.”

The agency also acknowledged that taking sick people out of society for 10 days is hard on individuals and society, especially at a time when the highly contagious omicron variant is taking over.

“These updated recommendations also facilitate individual social and well-being needs, return to work, and maintenance of critical infrastructure,” the CDC said on its website.

The change alarmed some health experts, who said it seemed driven less by science than practicality.

Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told ABC News on Jan. 2 that the CDC was considering adding the requirement that recovering people test negative before they leave isolation. But the CDC update ultimately did not include that requirement.

Besides the shorter isolation period for infected people, the CDC also shortened its recommended quarantine to five days – from 10 – for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who come into close contact with an infected person.

DISTRICTS MOVE TO 5 DAYS

Since the CDC’s announcement, many large Minnesota school districts have adopted the five-day isolation for sick students and staff. They include Anoka-Hennepin, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, Osseo, Elk River, Robbinsdale, Wayzata, Mounds View, Lakeville, Bloomington, St. Cloud and Eastern Carver County.

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Forget the play-in, Timberwolves have wide open path to top-six seed

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Forget the play-in, Timberwolves have wide open path to top-six seed

A play-in tournament appearance seemed like a reasonable goal for the Timberwolves at the season’s outset.

The Western Conference is often deep and talented, with eight-plus good teams in any given season. But finishing among the top 10 given the team’s talent level was a fair expectation. If the Wolves could make the jump to win approximately half their games, that would equal a successful season they could build off of moving forward.

But as seasons progress, so too do circumstances. The Timberwolves are about where many pegged them to be at this point, just a breath below .500 and competitive on a nightly basis. But so much of the Western Conference has folded around them.

Minnesota’s 21-22 mark would’ve placed it 12th in the Eastern Conference as of Monday afternoon, yet it stood in seventh place in the West. Suddenly, a top-six seed that would allow the Wolves to bypass the play-in tournament and move directly into the playoffs looks not only feasible, but likely?

Currently in sixth is a Denver team that’s missing two of its top three players. The Nuggets still have reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, but Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are likely out until at least April.

Minnesota entered Monday tied with a Lakers team that could be without Anthony Davis for two more weeks.

The Clippers have fallen to ninth in the conference without Paul George, whose elbow injury situation appears rather ominous with a still to-be-determined return date. That’s not to mention Kawhi Leonard, who still has yet to play this season after having surgery in July to repair his torn ACL.

The middle of the Western Conference pack is bruised and battered, with the exception of Minnesota. The Timberwolves, to this point, have avoided major injuries. Sure, Patrick Beverley and D’Angelo Russell missed a few games here and there with bumps, bruises and soreness, and Minnesota, like many teams, endured its own COVID crisis.

But sans reserve guard Jordan McLaughlin, who is currently in health and safety protocols, the Timberwolves are otherwise at full strength, with all traditional rotation players available. All hands are on deck. After the healthy Wolves routed short-handed Golden State on Sunday, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch noted now is the time for Minnesota to make a charge.

“This is the time for us to start putting it together and start stacking some really good performances on top of each other and avoid the slip ups that we’ve had,” Finch said. “Through the last couple weeks, we’ve talked about getting everyone back healthy and what that could look like, and now it’s time to go, make a push between here and the all-star break. It’s always a tough time in the season, but we’ve got a lot more games piling up, most of them on the road, so we have to be ready to go.”

The runway has cleared for Minnesota to make an expedited push up the Western Conference ladder, now it’s up to the Wolves to prove they’re serious about doing so. The next two road games in consecutive days against middling Eastern Conference opponents in New York and Atlanta provide the perfect opportunity for the Wolves to establish themselves as playoff-worthy.

“We don’t just want be in the play-in game, we want to be set in the playoffs,” Malik Beasley said. “We’re trying to figure out how to get a nice little win streak to get us above the hump and take us to where we need to go.”

Jaylen Nowell was asked about Minnesota’s potential after Sunday’s win. He wasn’t sure how to answer the question. For years, potential has been the word used to describe this roster — which, yes, does still feature a number of “young” players.

Potential is usually a word used to discuss those who have yet to achieve.

Now is the time to ditch the inconsistencies that have plagued Minnesota all season and left it swimming just under the .500 mark for much of the season. There are no excuses present at the moment to do anything other than win.

“Potential — I’ve always heard that the longer you do something, you actually want to hear that word less, and you actually want to start doing,” Nowell said. “I mean, we’re gonna get to that point where we’re doing this consistently. Once that happens, it’s gonna be great.”

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Labor dispute continues as King Soopers, union remain at bargaining table

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Labor dispute continues as King Soopers, union remain at bargaining table

As Denver-area King Soopers workers walked the picket lines for a sixth day, negotiators for the union and Colorado’s largest grocery chain met Monday in contract talks that have been marked by each side accusing the other of unfair labor practices and refusing to bargain in good faith.

Heading into the fourth straight day of talks, union representatives said there had been little progress even though they “moved more than 12 offers back and forth” with the company. Company representatives said the Union of Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 hadn’t offered any new proposals on wages, health care or pensions Friday.

The meeting Friday lasted 68 minutes. It was the first bargaining session since Jan. 6 when the union rejected a proposal it described as “riddled with concessions” that King Soopers wants from workers.

“We spent the first day in negotiations listening to corporate executives scream, yell at the members and show utter disdain and disrespect for the workers,” Kim Cordova, union president, said in a video on the UFCW Local 7 Facebook page.

King Soopers spokeswoman Jessica Trowbridge said in an email Monday that the union “continues to choose rhetoric and confusion to distract from their failure to represent their members and allow the company to put more money in their paychecks.”

The company wants the union to let its members vote on the offer turned down by the union’s bargaining committee.

The strike involving more than 8,000 employees at 68 stores in Boulder, Parker and the metro area started Wednesday, a day after the union rejected King Soopers’ “last, best offer.” The proposal included $170 million in wage increases, health care benefits and bonuses ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 upon ratification of the contract.

King Soopers’ contracts with the stores on strike expired Jan. 8. Other contracts with King Soopers and City Market, both owned by Cincinnati-based Kroger, expire later in January and in February.

The UFCW Local 7, which represents 17,000 grocery workers in Colorado and Wyoming, agreed to extend contract talks with Albertsons, which owns Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores.

King Soopers has proposed increasing its starting pay to $16 an hour. The union called the proposal inadequate, saying it’s only 13 cents above Denver’s minimum wage. The union’s offer includes starting pay of $18.56 and the restoration of “hazard” pay that the company gave when the coronavirus pandemic began and ended a couple of months later, in May 2020.

Wages are important to Jay Burnham, a King Soopers employee for nearly 30 years.

“But the main issue right now, the reason we voted to strike, is because of unfair labor practices,” said Burnham, who works at a Glendale store. “They’re bringing people to stock shelves who are not part of the union.”

The UFCW Local 7 filed a lawsuit in federal court in late December that said King Soopers is using third-party staffing services to do union-covered work.

King Soopers filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 10 that accuses the union of bargaining in bad faith.

“This is a real test of, not just wills, but market power,” Jeffrey Zax, an economics professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, said of the strike. “In the pandemic environment, the question of whether either party has an accurate assessment of their relative market power is an interesting one because market power has shifted.”

Worker shortages have given labor more leverage in the market, Zax said. Millions of people haven’t returned to their pre-pandemic jobs or quit because of concerns about COVID-19, lack of child care or the desire to find different work.

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