WASHINGTON, May 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Yesterday Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council, joined other pro-life leaders in front of a recently-opened abortion business, Capital Women’s Services, in Washington, D.C. to speak at a press conference hosted by Mercy Missions. This business is already marred with a reputation of violence and death, as its lead abortionist, Steven Brigham, has previously lost his medical licenses in six states and has a long disciplinary, criminal, and malpractice history. Now he brings his dangerous practice to D.C. and will put women’s lives and safety at risk.

Grossu made the following comments:

“Brigham runs sham, Gosnell-like abortion operations wherever he sets up shop. Brigham has had his medical licenses revoked in six states because he practices illegal scams and gross negligence such as starting abortions in one state, then crossing state lines to complete them in order to skirt the rule of law. Brigham commits abortions, even late-term abortions, although he has never completed his residency in either obstetrics or gynecology.

“He has lost at least $6.5 million in malpractice lawsuits, has injured many women including an 18-year-old woman who had such severe injuries and even faced multiple counts of murder charges involving late-term abortions.

“Where is the outrage from Planned Parenthood or feminists who purport to care about women’s health and safety? We are deeply concerned about women’s health and safety at the hands of Brigham. His practice reveals to us the horrific and shocking reality of the abortion industry.

“D.C. must immediately stop Brigham from bringing his horrific, shoddy abortion practice to our nation’s capital. We call on officials to close this business immediately. How has Brigham been able to hop around states, bringing with him his horrific abortion practices? Shouldn’t abortion facilities have more oversight than veterinary clinics, dentists’ offices, tanning salons, and tattoo parlors? All of our states and the District must pass abortion facility regulations to protect the health and safety of women from dangerous abortionists like Brigham,” concluded Grossu.

A copy of the full speech is available here.

BUDAPEST, May 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — World Congress of Families XI, The Budapest Family Summit has opened with a Demographic Forum in Hungary’s historic capital with a keynote address by Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary. Mr. Orban stressed the importance of Hungary being a family-friendly nation and stressed the importance of children, “We Hungarians believe that children magnify the strength of their parents, they magnify the strength of the family, and a generation of children magnify the strength of a nation, of a whole country, and finally our entire civilization. Mr. Orban delivered the speech before joining world leaders in Brussels for the NATO Summit.

The theme of WCF XI Budapest Family Summit is “building family-friendly nations, making families great again.” The World Congress of Families (www.worldcongress.org), is a project of the International Organization for the Family (www.profam.org) and unites and equips leaders worldwide to promote the natural family as the fundamental and only sustainable unit of society and to defend the sanctity and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. As the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights observes, “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state.”

Other sessions at the Congress which lasts through Sunday, May 28 include: “Family and Education,” “The Sanctity and Dignity of All Human Life from Conception to Natural Death,” “The Importance of Motherhood and Fatherhood,” “National Movements on Marriage” and “Family, Population and Demographics.”

Previous Congresses have been held in Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Madrid (2012), Sydney (2013), Salt Lake City (2015) and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia (2016).

WCF XI is taking place in the Congress Center in Budapest. More than 2,000 delegates have registered – among them leaders, activists, scholars and legislators, from more than 65 countries.

For more information visit www.wcfbudapest.org and www.budapestfamilysummit.com.

American Life League’s STOPP International program is requesting all Pro-life Americans to support the state of Texas by signing its petition to Secretary Tom Price to cover the cost of its state-funded Healthy Texas Women Program without requiring that Planned Parenthood be a part of the program.

STAFFORD, Va., May 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Texas will file by the end of June a Medicaid waiver request to the Department of Health and Human Services to obtain Medicaid funding for its state-funded Healthy Texas Women program. The object of the waiver is to receive the funds without requiring that Planned Parenthood be a part of the program.

American Life League’s STOPP International program and other Pro-life advocates support the Medicaid waiver in concert with other actions taken by the Trump administration to defund Planned Parenthood. To show its support for the waiver, STOPP has issued an online petition in order to present signatures to DHHS Secretary Price by June 30.

“This is the one action Planned Parenthood is afraid Pro-life Americans will take right now,” said ALL executive director and STOPP founder, Jim Sedlak.

In recent years, Texas tried several times to defund Planned Parenthood, passing several laws to accomplish that. However, Planned Parenthood, with the support of the Obama administration, brought the state to court every time and kept its funding.

As a result, Texas refused to take the federal Medicaid money and started its own state program called the Healthy Texas Women program, using Texas taxpayer money and excluding Planned Parenthood.

The state’s upcoming request for Federal Medicaid support of its new program excludes Planned Parenthood and asks Secretary Price to approve of this with a Medicaid waiver.

“Pro-life Americans should sign our petition now so we can send strong encouragement to Secretary Price to approve the Medicaid waiver that will allow states to exclude Planned Parenthood from their federally funded women’s health care programs,” said Sedlak.

The Petition to support Secretary Price’s approval of the Texas Medicaid waiver can be found at: www.stopp.org/price-petition.