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Transparency? NCLB Rewrite Draft Won’t Be Finalized Until Two Days Before Lawmakers Vote

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization bill was approved by a conference committee – by a vote of 39-1 – after just several hours of “conference.” But the bill will not be published in final form for lawmakers and parents to read until November 30 – just two days before it is voted on in the House on December 2. As Indiana parent Indiana parent Erin Tuttle says, “House members will be forced to vote on a bill they haven’t read. The American people expected a new style of leadership under Speaker Ryan, not more of the same.”

Pro-Planned Parenthood protest outside Locust St. facility

Planned Parenthood Incurs Violations For Storing Aborted Babies in Janitor’s Closet

Two Planned Parenthood clinics in Pennsylvania are being cited for violations that included biohazard containers found in a janitor’s closet and baby body parts discovered decomposing in bags. The Locust Street Planned Parenthood facility has been out of compliance with state laws at various times over at least the past three years. Violations have been in the areas of life safety, fire safety minimum standards, anesthesia recovery guidelines, drug storage, and operating room construction.


Congress Begins Conference on No Child Left Behind Rewrite

On Wednesday, a congressional conference committee kicked off the effort to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—amid the concerns of many conservative parents, who would prefer to see education taken out of the hands of the federal government and back into those of the individual states and local school districts.


Planned Parenthood Launches 2016 $20 Million Campaign Against Pro-Life Candidates: ‘You’re About to Be in For a Very Rude Awakening’

“Today we have a clear message for every politician who has threatened access to reproductive health care,” executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) Dawn Laguens said in a statement announcing the “I Vote Planned Parenthood Action” campaign. “You’re about to be in for a very rude awakening.”