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On this Friday edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony would like to share a preview of his new book, No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth with our listeners. We will also hear directly from some of those who's stories are discussed in the book from the No Fear panel Tony led at this year's Values Voter Summit.

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Urge Your Senators to Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Senate has a unique opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood by 80% and repeal key parts of ObamaCare with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60! The Senate is expected to bring forward a budget bill called a “reconciliation” bill which on budgetary matters that only requires 51 votes. There are 54 Republicans in the Senate. The Senate Parliamentarian has reportedly agreed that the House-passed provision blocking federal funds for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, Medicare, and other programs would comply with the strict Senate rules—called the Byrd Rule—for 51 votes on this bill. Senators must hear from you to support the provision blocking funding for Planned Parenthood and support for the bill. If Republicans vote no either because of the pro-life provision, or because the bill doesn’t “do enough” on ObamaCare, this rare opportunity to pass a significant bill blocking funds for Planned Parenthood—which obtains over $400 million per year in Medicaid alone—will be missed.

The bill can cut a massive portion of your taxpayer dollars that fund Planned Parenthood and does serious damage to ObamaCare.

The House bill passed by an overwhelming majority by a vote of 240-189, with only 7 of 246 Republicans voting “No.” This bill’s ObamaCare provisions must also ... (more)

FRC Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FRC President Tony Perkins released the following statement regarding the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, CO on Friday:

“While the investigation into the shooting at the Planned Parenthood center continues, regardless of what the motive is determined to be, we strongly condemn this violence..."

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On Children, China, America, and Abortion

by Rob Schwarzwalder

The news that China has now decided to relax its “one-child” policy and “allow” women to have two children[1] should be greeted with mixed emotions. The costs of the past nearly four decades of forced abortion are too painful to consider, and the continued brutality against women who become pregnant with a second and, now, a third child is an all too present reality. The number of unborn Chinese children—overwhelmingly girls—who have been aborted is staggering. The brutality of the means by which ... (more)

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Marriage, Joy, and Abstinence: With Gratitude to Mark Twain

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared in the Leader and Times on October 24, 2015. "To get the full value of joy," Mark Twain wrote in Following the Equator, "you must have someone to divide it with." In other words, the redoubtable Samuel Langhorne Clemens was saying, only marriage enables two people to experience the fullness of life's good things. Key to a good marriage is fidelity - and, although now it's often ridiculed - abstinence until the knot is tied. Put religious ... (more)

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Entire Arc of Modern History May Depend Upon Defeating Islamic Extremism

by Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at Family Research Council. This article appeared in CNS News on November 19, 2015. In leading his country in the confrontation of a unique set of challenges Winston Churchill famously said, “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.” Scenes of Pregnant women hanging from the balcony of a Paris concert hall and screaming for help on an otherwise serene Friday evening; young men desperately pulling the severely wounded down to the street to ... (more)