Abortion Industry / Planned Parenthood

Through Laura’s Eyes: Abortion’s False Promise of Empowerment

For decades, legalized abortion has been slickly marketed, or “packaged,” by the feminist movement and the abortion industry as “empowerment” for women. Ironically, the very movement that claims to champion equality for women views women as inherently incomplete. This, they argue, can only be accomplished by granting mothers the “power” to impose lethal force against their unborn children. The International Planned Parenthood Federation states, on its website, “Denying women the ability to choose to end an unwanted pregnancy under safe and legal conditions is a violation of human rights and flies in the face of the empowerment agenda.” As Jeffrey Ventrella of Alliance Defending Freedom wisely stated, “When the most dangerous place for a young person today is in his mother’s womb, that is a work of the devil.” Indeed, and when it comes to abortion’s false promise of empowering women, the devil is in the details. After speaking at a church recently, I was approached by a woman who shared her heartbreaking story with me. I pass this on to you with her permission, though I’ve changed her name. “Laura’s” childhood innocence was stolen by a string of her mother’s boyfriends who repeatedly molested and raped her. Her own mother turned a blind eye to Laura’s abuse, and in 1977, at only 12 years of age, Laura became pregnant. Realizing the legal consequences and the relational upheaval this could cause, her mother panicked. And so, five months into Laura’s pregnancy, she put her daughter in the car and drove her to a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Laura had no idea where she was going or what was about...

State of Texas: Proposed Fetus Disposal Rule Will Not Burden Medical Facilities

The rule is meant to protect the public from communicable diseases, according to a state analysis. An abortion rights activist said state officials have ignored concerns aired this summer. The state said that small facilities can turn to unspecified private businesses to help with extra costs. A proposed state rule requiring the cremation or burial of miscarried and aborted fetuses will not cost medical facilities more money despite concerns from abortion rights advocates, according to an analysis by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. “What we found through our research is that the proposed rules won’t increase total costs for health care facilities,” agency spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. Current rules allow fetal remains, as with other medical tissue, to be ground up and discharged into a sewer system, incinerated, disinfected or handled by some other approved process, followed by disposal in a landfill. The state agency said in its analysis, published Thursday, that the purpose of the rule is the “protection of the health and safety of the public” from communicable diseases. The rule, unchanged from when it was first proposed in July, is now subject to a 30-day public comment period before it goes into effect at a later unspecified date. Abortion advocates have said the proposal, which would change how health care providers dispose of fetal remains that aren’t donated for research, would drive up the cost of an abortion and discourage women from seeking a safe procedure. “The Department of State Health Services did not take seriously, and refuses to respond to, the thousands of public comments, and hours of testimony opposing these rules, that...

Abortion Facility Worker Quits Job after Seeing the Bodies of Aborted Children

On December 21, 2015, Abby Johnson and her group And Then There Were None sponsored a webcast in which former abortion center workers shared their experiences working in the abortion industry. One of the workers who told her story was Jackie, who worked in a private abortion clinic in Austin, Texas. At first, her duties consisted only of working at the reception desk and checking patients in and out. Then she was moved to the pathology lab, where the bodies of aborted babies were taken to be examined. Jackie describes what she saw there: I got selected to move to the pathology lab, and for anyone who doesn’t know what that is, that is the lab in the clinic that basically inventories the body parts of the fetus that comes out of the woman. And, the first part of that job is, as I said, inventorying the parts; and the second also involves inventorying the parts to determine if they are intact enough to be harvested and sold. And then the third part is doing a checklist, such as the head, the arms, the torso, the legs, and you send it to the doctor to let him know that the abortion was complete. Seeing the mutilated body parts of aborted children took its toll on Jackie. Exposed to the gruesome reality of abortion, her illusions were quickly stripped away: So that’s where I ended up, I trained in that lab three, almost four days before I had a very harsh realization that everything I believed about the abortion industry was wrong. So about three days into it I had...

House Select Panel Votes to Hold StemExpress & CEO in Contempt in Baby Parts Investigation: 2 Articles

Despite parliamentary antics on the parts of pro-Planned Parenthood Democratic members of the Select Panel on Infant Lives, followed by several minutes of castigation of the Panel’s investigation, a markup meeting took place today where the Panel voted to hold StemExpress and its CEO, Cate Dyer, in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas. Democratic members, led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, refused to participate in the actual vote and walked out of the meeting. The resolution passed with 8 yes votes. A House Resolution Report seeking the contempt charges details a pattern of deception and stonewalling employed by StemExpress that was used to stall an investigation by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives. StemExpress, an organ procurement company, was under investigation by the Select Panel due to its financial and professional relationship with Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses. Evidence released by the Center for Medical Progress last year indicated that Planned Parenthood illegally profited financially from the sale of aborted baby remains to StemExpress and other organ procurement organizations. At issue are accounting records that were first voluntarily requested by the Select Panel from StemExpress. Instead of accounting documents, the Select Panel was provided inadequate summaries. When Dyer and her company refused to comply, the Select Panel issued subpoenas to require compliance. According to the report, StemExpress told the Select Panel to seek the financial records from its outside accountant, the Scinto Group. However, when the Panel approached the Scinto Group, it refused to comply because Stem Express objected to their compliance. The panel was also told to seek accounting documents from a former accountant, Sara Lee...

Planned Parenthood Commits One Abortion Every 97 Seconds

Planned Parenthood Commits One Abortion Every 97 Seconds… Certainly Doesn’t Look Like “3%”, Right? According to Planned Parenthood’s last annual report, they committed 323,999 abortions from 2014-15. With almost 887 abortions a day, this means that Planned Parenthood does one abortion every 97 seconds. With abortion being such a large part of Planned Parenthood’s business model — far from the claimed and debunked “3 percent of services” they tout — it’s worth wondering why the abortion giant shies away from such a focus. Even their CEO and president Cecile Richards played dumb about Planned Parenthood’s ever-increasing abortion numbers during her testimony before Congress in September 2015. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, has documented what happens during abortion procedures, including those Planned Parenthood performs. Each and every abortion is horrific; there’s nothing pleasant about any of the procedures discussed and illustrated in the videos: http://liveactionnews.org/planned-parenthood-commits-one-abortion-every-97-seconds/ It has been documented that Planned Parenthood is more than willing to perform abortions for any and all reasons, in some instances regardless of what the law in that state says. They’ve also yet to meet a law regulating or restricting abortion that they like. In fact, one of Planned Parenthood’s goals is to commit more (and later) late-term abortions. Some of the latest undercover footage from Planned Parenthood shows staff of the abortion giant suggesting modified and late-term abortions, including illegal partial-birth abortions, which are performed in order to maximize profit for those interested in harvesting body parts from later-term aborted babies. But Planned Parenthood has always whitewashed their own nefarious history, including and beyond the perpetual ignorance Richards displayed last September before Congress....

Over 99 Percent of 12,000 Women Infected With Zika Gave Birth to Healthy Babies – Women Don’t ‘Need’ Abortion; Culprit May Be Insect Larvicide

All along I’ve felt somewhat suspect that the Zika virus is linked to microcephaly. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry were quick to jump on the abortion bandwagon for pregnant women with confirmed or suspected cases of the Zika virus. But a recent, expansive study has cast legitimate doubt on the Zika/microcephaly connection. Anxiety over Zika has affected the Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio, as well as impacting the cruise industry in Florida where Zika cases have been reported. Concern continues to grow. Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry were quick to insert themselves into the medical crisis because they’re absolutely desperate to link abortion to any perceived common good and they thought the Zika virus was their ride to glory. As a result, they’ve been advocating abortion for at-risk pregnant women. Planned Parenthood even hired canvassers to go door-to-door in Miami. The New England Complex Systems Institute has shed new light on the situation and opened the possibility that the declared Zika link may be premature. The study is expansive and so credible that the New England Journal of Medicine published the preliminary results in spite of already concluding Zika was the problem. The study looked at nearly 12,000 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika. None of them had a baby with microcephaly. Four cases of microcephaly were reported with women who didn’t have Zika symptoms and were not part of the study, which is consistent with the normal expected number of cases. Based on estimated numbers there should be about 60,000 pregnant women in Colombia with the Zika virus, yet there are hardly...

California Passes Bill to Jail Reporters Who Film Undercover Footage at Planned Parenthood

California Senators passed an oppressive, Planned Parenthood-backed bill on Wednesday to stop whistleblowers and journalists from conducting undercover investigations of any “health care providers.” The Center for Medical Progress’s undercover video project did a lot of damage to Planned Parenthood when it revealed the abortion giant’s baby body parts operation. Through the California bill, Planned Parenthood is trying to stop anyone from trying to expose its horrendous practices ever again. California Assembly Bill 1671 passed the state Senate on Wednesday evening in a 26-13 party line vote and is expected to be sent to pro-abortion Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk soon, the Sacramento Bee reports. The legislation makes it a crime for anyone to record undercover footage of “health care providers,” including abortion facilities. An original version of the bill also would have punished third parties, including journalists and lawyers, who do nothing more than report or distribute the footage, the Courthouse News Service reports. Violations include stiff fines and jail time, according to the report. The Senate amended the bill this week to appease an outcry from journalists and news agencies. The amended version removed the penalties for third parties who distribute the footage… On Wednesday, The Los Angeles Times editorial board published a strong op-ed against the bill. The American Civil Liberties Union of California, which often partners with Planned Parenthood on legal cases, also opposes the bill, citing First Amendment concerns about freedom of the press. Keep up with the latest pro-life news and information on Twitter. Here’s more from the report: Kevin Baker, legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of California, said they share...

St. Louis Planned Parenthood Sends 60th Patient to Emergency Room, Illustrating Need for Oversight

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court nullified certain abortion safety laws, a medical emergency at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, MO, has illustrated how women have been left in jeopardy by the nation’s High Court. It happened on Saturday, July 2, 2016, a heavy abortion day. Paramedics were photographed by pro-life activists as they removed a Planned Parenthood patient from the abortion facility and loaded her into an awaiting ambulance. Abortion workers and an armed security guard attempted to conceal the incident by holding up large brown tarps. This medical emergency represented the 60th time since 2009 that ambulances have been dispatched to the St. Louis Planned Parenthood to render aid to patients that Planned Parenthood was not equipped to provide. Planned Parenthood is currently the only abortion facility in Missouri. Provisions that were struck down by the Supreme Court last week included required hospital privileges for abortionists that must be maintained within 30 miles of their abortion facilities. Missouri has a similar law, and if that is eventually nullified, Missouri women will be left with few, if any, protections against substandard abortionists that cannot qualify for hospital privileges. “The situation is Missouri is bad enough without stripping away one of the only safety measures in place to protect women. If you don’t think they need protecting from quack abortionists, you have never heard of Kermit Gosnell, Steven Brigham, James Pendergraft, or any number of currently practicing abortionists that no concept of medical or ethical standards,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. In response to a lawsuit filed by Operation Rescue, the...

Planned Parenthood Plans to Challenge Abortion Laws After Pro-Abortion Hellerstedt Win

Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in eight states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas. The repeal campaign will initially target laws in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as measures in Texas that were not directly addressed by the Supreme Court ruling. Laws in other states may be targeted later. “We will fight back state by state and law by law until every person has access to safe, legal abortion,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “No matter how long it takes, these laws will fall.” On Monday, in a 5-3 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down regulations in Texas that required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and forced abortion clinics to meet hospital-like physical standards. More than half of the state’s 41 abortion clinics closed since the law passed in 2013. The Supreme Court’s ruling held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman’s right to an abortion. Soon after the ruling was announced, Texas-style laws were nullified in Mississippi, Wisconsin and Alabama. Here are the targets of the repeal campaign: Missouri: Laws requiring abortion doctors to have privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-like standards. The admitting-privileges law ended access to abortion in a Columbia facility, leaving the state with only one health center that provides abortions. Virginia: Regulations requiring hospital-like outpatient surgery standards for abortion clinics. Two clinics have closed since the regulations were approved...

Police Find Surgical Instruments Covered in Blood and Human Tissue After Abortionist Pulled Over

According to court records, late-term abortionist James Scott Pendergraft IV has been indicted by a grand jury on a total of six drug-related charges, including what appears to be posession of LSD. The “true bill” indictments were recorded on May 6, 2016. Pendergraft, a notorious late-term abortionist from Florida, was initially arrested on October 5, 2015, during a traffic stop in South Carolina. There, sheriff’s deputies discovered surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina. He was also in the possession of illegal narcotics. At the time of his arrest last fall, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told a press conference, “We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions. So basically we got an illegal baby killer.” But no charges appear to have been filed related to unlawful abortions even though Pendergraft holds no medical license in South Carolina. …Meanwhile, pro-life activists are reporting that Pendergraft moved out of his Ocala, Florida, abortion facility this week after suspending abortions “until further notice” last fall after his South Carolina arrest. Ocala Moving DayWorkers were spotted by pro-life activist Ralph Enger carrying out boxes and loading the dumpster with the contents of the former abortion facility. A phone call from the facility confirmed that its closure is permanent. According to Enger, a receptionist who answered the phone told a caller requesting services in Ocala, “I’m sorry ma’am that place is closed...

UN Honors Planned Parenthood Abortion Activist Barroso With Population Award

The United Nations awarded longtime Planned Parenthood executive Carmen Barroso for her work promoting “sexual and reproductive health and rights” at a ceremony at UN headquarters last week. The iconic abortion advocate dedicated the award to doctors and health providers who perform illegal abortions and explained how the motivation for her life’s work was personal. Dancing to a Brazilian tune as she received the UN Population Award, Barroso called these doctors “unsung heroes.” The head of the UN Population Fund Babtunde Osotimehin praised Barroso for 40 years of advocacy for “sexual and reproductive health and rights, including the right of adolescents to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services.” Barroso said she became pregnant early in her marriage. Life under the Brazil’s military regime was “too much to bear,” she said, adding that she and her husband wanted to put off having a family in order to pursue the “small pleasures of life” as well as “freedom and social justice.” She was “not comfortable with the daily dose” of hormonal contraceptives so she switched to an intra-uterine devise, which led to “copious periods with cramps.” While on the IUD she missed her period. “I froze with horror,” she exclaimed loudly. “The castle of my future came crumbling down,” adding that she was in such a state that she began feeling as if her husband was a “monster inseminator” who had “lost a mischievous sperm” that was now assaulting her “defenseless ovaries.” “There was only one way out,” she concluded. “Interrupt the pregnancy.” Barroso said she found a “very religious” doctor, but one “who saw that I was...

Criminal Charges against Michigan’s Trunk Abortionist Roth Also Get His Former Boss in Trouble

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has criminally charged abortionist Michael Arthur Roth, 74, in two counties with possession of stolen drugs. The charges stem from the discovery of drugs — along with the remains of aborted babies — in the trunk of Roth’s vehicle during an investigation into his involvement in a traffic accident last October that critically injured a special-needs child. Roth has been booked on charges in two counties, both of which released him on $10,000 personal recognizance bonds. Schuette’s June 23, 2016, press release details the charges: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today charged West Bloomfield doctor Michael Arthur Roth, 74, with possession with intent to deliver schedule 2 narcotic Fentanyl, and 6 counts of identity theft in the 48th District Court. In the 38th District Court in Eastpointe, Roth also faces 3 counts of Larceny in a Building. The charges follow a September 2015 car accident where the drugs, as well as post-conception material, were discovered in Roth’s vehicle. Roth has also formally been charged with violating the Michigan public health code for illegally transporting the aborted baby remains. The Michigan Board of Medicine filed an administrative complaint against Roth last November seeking the revocation of his medical license for the same offenses. He faces possible revocation of his medical license if convicted of the criminal charges. Roth is accused of stealing the drugs from his former employer, Angel A. Ojeda, MD, who operates Eastland Women’s Clinic, a Detroit-area abortion facility. A medication aide employed at the facility admitted to helping Roth steal abortion instruments and drugs. But what was Roth doing with abortion drugs,...

Planned Parenthood: 1 Site — $1 Million Baby Parts Contract / PP Broke Law, Lied to Women

My new op-ed is running in The Hill today: “Planned Parenthood’s illicit body parts scheme.” http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lobbying-world/285122-planned-parenthoods-illicit-body-parts-scheme Shocking new information continues to be released about the “business relationship” between some of the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliates and the body body parts company StemExpress, which I first exposed with the release of CMP’s investigative journalism study last year. From the op-ed: Planned Parenthood Mar Monte did 18,035 abortions last year – if each abortion yielded just one “usable” “product of conception” for StemExpress, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte stood to gain nearly $1 million every year from its sale of tiny baby hearts, lungs, and brains. The facts are becoming clear–Planned Parenthood and their business partners turned pregnant women, unborn children, and their body parts into a profit center: “PROFIT” – Planned Parenthood’s Illicit Moneymaking From Baby Body Parts Planned Parenthood got caught in our videos, and now they are trying to cover it all up and silence the messenger. But the more they attack the First Amendment, resist transparency, and refuse to answer basic questions and back up their talking points about their baby body parts scandal, the more the facts speak for themselves. [28 June 2016, David Daleiden, The Center for Medical Progress email; The Hill, David Daleiden, http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lobbying-world/285122-planned-parenthoods-illicit-body-parts-scheme ] Planned Parenthood’s illicit body parts scheme The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a stunning set of documents this month from its investigation of the trade in baby body parts between abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood and biotech companies like StemExpress. In the first of two complaint letters filed with the Department of Health and Human Services, the...

8 Points: House Select Panel’s Criminal Referral against UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options / SWWO Provided Whole Brains for Use at UNM ‘Dream Makers’ Youth Camp

Last week in their 291-page letter to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, the House Select Panel on Infant Lives laid out a clear and convincing argument for criminal charges against the University of New Mexico (UNM) and a late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options (SWWO), related to the acquisition of aborted baby remains. The report and accompanying documentation included with the letter highlight eight important points. 1. Two UNM abortionists created a radically pro-abortion climate at the “resistant” university and created a cultural shift that now aggressively promotes abortion. Two UNM abortionists (identified only as “Doctor 1” and “Doctor 4”) set out to force their abortion-expansion agenda on what was at first an unwilling university. The Select Panel stated: “Since the time when opposition to participating in abortion procedures was the predominant view of UNM medical staff, the culture appears to have changed — along with the composition of UNM hospital and clinic personnel — to one aggressively in favor of the expansion of abortion.” [Page 5] Those who opposed this new abortion agenda were marginalized and/or punished. “In January 2016, a medical student filed a lawsuit against the UNM Board of Regents alleging that he was referred to a disciplinary committee by Doctor #1 and sanctioned by UNM for posting his personal views against abortion on his Facebook page, despite the fact that the posts did not mention UNM.” [Page 5] Doctors 1 and 4 were known to “leverage their status” at UNM to recruit UNM employees and students to participate in political activities that would further their personal abortion agenda. “Doctor #1, Doctor #4, and other...

Abortionist Cannot Find Anyone to Replace Him, Young Doctors Don’t Want to Be Abortionists

Many different factors are playing a part in the record number of abortion businesses closing all across the country. New abortion regulations, sidewalk counseling and educational efforts such as 40 Days for Life, pregnancy resource centers and more have contributed to the decline. But another factor also is having a strong influence – a lack of doctors willing to perform the deadly procedures. A new report from PBS Houston draws attention to the abortion industry’s struggle to find employees. Texas had 48 abortion doctors a few years ago, but now it’s down to 28, according to the report. Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld is one of those 28. He is 74 years old and plans to retire from his Houston, Texas abortion practice soon after more than 30 years in business. He told PBS that he is struggling to find another abortionist to take his place. “I’ve talked to some doctors, but none of them are interested in the political consequences of providing abortions,” Rosenfeld said. He blamed pro-life protesters for scaring doctors away from the abortion practice. He said some protesters have picketed his house and left bullets in the abortion business parking lot. Rosenfeld isn’t the only one struggling to find a replacement. A 2016 Bloomberg analysis found that a number of U.S. abortion facilities closed recently because they either could not find a doctor willing to do abortions or the doctor they had was deemed “unfit to practice.” The PBS reporter Carrie Feibel found that many Texas medical schools and residency programs did not even want to talk about students being trained to do abortions. OB-GYN programs must...

Planned Parenthood Heartland Caught Engaging in $28 Million Medicaid Fraud, Loses Bid to Stop Lawsuit

Just one Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa allegedly committed $28 million in medicaid fraud. And now a federal appeals court has ruled that it cannot stop the lawsuit a former Planned Parenthood clinic director filed against it. Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer filed the lawsuit against the abortion giant’s Iowa affiliate accusing it of submitting “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failing to meet acceptable standards of medical practice. Alliance Defending Freedom filed the suit for Thayer in March 2011. The lawsuit claims that Planned Parenthood’s Iowa affiliate submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failed to meet acceptable standards of medical practice. Thayer, former manager of Planned Parenthood’s Storm Lake and LeMars clinics, sued under both the federal and Iowa False Claims acts. The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2002 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and the Iowa Family Planning Network for products and services not legally reimbursable by those programs. “During my last years working at Planned Parenthood, it became increasingly clear to me that not all of their policies and protocols were completely legal and ethical. After much thought, I contacted the Alliance Defending Freedom,” Thayer said about the lawsuit. “I believe that it is an important piece in the nationwide effort to shed light on the darkness and deception surrounding America’s largest abortion provider – Planned Parenthood.” The lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, an affiliate now known as Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, filed nearly one-half million false claims with...

Abortion Shop in Virginia Closed After Health Inspectors Found 52 Pages of Violations

A notorious Virginia abortion clinic remains closed this month after state inspectors found a long list of health and safety violations during an inspection earlier this year. The Virginia Health Group in Fairfax, Virginia, is run by Steven Chase Brigham, a notorious late-term abortionist. Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in five states, faced criminal charges for killing late-term babies and employed a sex offender at one of his facilities. In April, state inspectors suspended his Fairfax abortion site’s license and released a 52-page report detailing dozens of health and safety violations, LifeNews reported. These included dirty and unsanitary equipment, expired medication, lack of medical supplies for emergencies and more. In one case, inspectors said a nurse used a plunger to unstop a toilet and then held a patient’s hand without changing scrubs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Brigham has not taken action to get his state abortion clinic license reinstated, and the practice remains closed. Follow LifeNews.com on Instagram for pro-life pictures and the latest pro-life news. Here is more from the report: The developments were disclosed during the quarterly meeting of the state Board of Health Thursday in Henrico County. Erik Bodin, who is in charge of licensing and inspections for the Virginia Department of Health, told the 15-member board that the Virginia Health Group, located on Arlington Boulevard in Fairfax, had withdrawn its request for an informal fact-finding conference — a step that is taken to begin the process of correcting deficiencies identified in an inspection and seek reinstatement. … By putting off the hearing, the clinic can continue to operate and provide services other than...

Planned Parenthood, StemExpress, and Violating Patient Privacy Laws: 3 Articles

Planned Parenthood Violates Patient Privacy Rights to Sell Fetal Tissue House Fetal Tissue Panel Evidence Shows StemExpress and Abortion Business Contractors Violated Federal Privacy Laws Congressional Panel Urges Obama Administration to Investigate Planned Parenthood and StemExpress   Planned Parenthood Violates Patient Privacy Rights to Sell Fetal Tissue Life Legal applauds the Select Congressional Panel investigating Planned Parenthood for filing a complaint against the abortion giant, citing “serious and systematic violations of the HIPAA privacy rule.” https://energycommerce.house.gov/news-center/letters/letters-hhs-regarding-hipaa-privacy-rule-and-irb-regulations The Panel requested a “swift and full investigation by the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.” Complaints were also filed against StemExpress, a broker of fetal specimens, and other abortion providers. Life Legal is representing David Daleiden in three separate lawsuits by StemExpress, the National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood. The Select Congressional Panel was established after David Daleiden published a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s role in the trafficking of baby body parts. https://energycommerce.house.gov/select-investigative-panel The Panel uncovered information showing that Planned Parenthood “committed systematic violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) privacy rule from about 2010 to 2015.” Planned Parenthood businesses shared patient health information with StemExpress in order to provide specific types of fetal tissue for resale. Evidence gathered by the Panel showed that Planned Parenthood systematically shared patients’ medical charts with StemExpress employees. StemExpress then used the information, including the age of the patient, gestational age of the baby, health of the mother and the baby, to decide which patients to approach and obtain consent to harvest the fetal tissue. StemExpress employees had daily orders from researchers for...

Every Single Planned Parenthood Affiliate Now Aborts Unborn Babies

Abortion is mandatory at Planned Parenthood. In 2011, the abortion business began requiring that all of its affiliates do abortions; and this week, the effects of that mandate continued with a new mid-west merger. The Associated Press reports two Planned Parenthood affiliates announced a merger on Wednesday that will expand its abortion business in the mid-west. The Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri affiliate plans to merge with the central Oklahoma affiliate in July, according to the report. The new Planned Parenthood affiliate also plans to open a new facility in Oklahoma City, but spokespeople would not say whether it will do abortions. Currently, none of the Oklahoma facilities do abortions. …Mary Kay Culp, executive director of the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life, called the opening of a new Planned Parenthood clinic in Oklahoma “sad” and “unfortunate.” “It’s anti-woman. It’s anti-baby,” she said. “They care more about business than they do about caring for women and children.” The new affiliate will be called Planned Parenthood Great Plains. The abortion group said the merger will be financially beneficial, and there will not be any downsizing. Laura McQuade, president of the Kansas and Mid-Missouri affiliate, described the merger as a new “powerhouse” in the region for the abortion business. Abortion is a big moneymaker for Planned Parenthood, which is why it began mandating that all its affiliates do abortions several years ago. Recently, a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood even stopped providing contraception to focus solely on doing abortions, LifeNews reported. The Oklahoma affiliate appears to be the last to begin complying with the abortion mandate. Many affiliates already have merged, and others...

Harris County D.A. Broke the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

In her responding brief opposing the defense motion to quash the tainted indictments, Anderson makes one more startling admission. She acknowledged that her office violated the law when it made public Daleiden and Merritt’s indictments before they were served or placed in custody or under bond. An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorney’s office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an “end around” the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorney’s office that no investigation of Planned Parenthood ever took place. The admissions came in an affidavit filed as an exhibit by Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to a brief responding to the defendants’ motion to quash the indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. SIGN THE PETITION: Drop the Charges Against David Daleiden and Charge Planned Parenthood After the release last year of undercover videos taken by Daleiden, lead investigator for the Center for Medical Progress, and his associate, Susan Merritt, Paxton ordered Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to launch an investigation into allegations that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) was illegally selling aborted baby remains for profit and altering abortion procedures to ensure that marketable organs would be available for sale. At the “suggestion” of...