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NEW! Hispanic Woman Dies Following Abortion at NJ Abortion Business
Teenager Dies from Embolism Caused by Popular Contraceptive
NEW! National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion Breast Cancer Link / update: Why is National Cancer Institute Covering up Link?: Abortion Breast Cancer Coalition Letter to Congress
NEW! License Revoked, but Abortion Business Continues Operations
NEW! Mugged by Ultrasound: Why So Many Abortion Workers have turned Pro-Life
NEW! Researcher: Abortion is $38.5 Trillion Drag on the Economy
Abortionist Faces Revocation After Abortion Death
Paper Links UN Promotion of "Safe" Abortion to Maternal Deaths — UN Council Should "Defend the Right to Bodily Integrity" & Refrain from Hurting Pregnant Women
Girls Are Using Abortion as Birth Control and Having up to FOUR Terminations by the Age of 18
CDC: Percentage of Preterm Births
Congress Approves Funding for D.C. Abortions, Overseas Providers / Senate Action "Empowers Black Genocide"…
A few links of interest in 2010 —
The Manhattan Declaration
UN Petition for the Unborn Child
OUTREACH / Women Deserve Better…than abortion
Blood Money http://www.bloodmoneyfilm.com/
Maafa 21 www.maafa21.com
Maafa 21 on youtube:
BREAST CANCER-Komen-PP Link
RESOURCES / MATERIALS
Heritage House '76
Life Cycle Books
STEM CELL RESEARCH
Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Research Facts
Death at NYC Abortion Business Investigated
New York City police say they are still investigating the death of a New Jersey woman during an abortion at a Queens clinic.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said detectives were still looking into the death this week of Alexandra N., 38, from N.J., who suffered massive bleeding during the procedure at the A1 Medicine clinic on Monday.
"There is an investigation going forward," said Kelly, "As of yet, there's no indication of any criminality."
Sources told the New York Daily News that one of her arteries was apparently cut, causing heavy bleeding and cardiac arrest. She was rushed to a hospital where she died.
The newspaper said N. apparently told her family she was going in to have a cyst removed. "She didn't want anyone to go with her," said her 19-year-old daughter, Daisy Davila. "I made dinner and lunch (yesterday) hoping she would come back."
[Jan. 27, 2010, New York, (UPI) — United Press International, http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/01/27/Death-at-NYC-abortion-clinic-investigated/UPI-55421264620300/
Queens clinic A1 Medicine probed after Alexandra N. is fatally injured while undergoing abortion
Detectives are investigating a Queens clinic where a 37-year-old woman was fatally injured while undergoing an abortion, officials said Tuesday.
Alexandra began bleeding heavily during the procedure at A1 Medicine in Jackson Heights on Monday, officials said.
One of her arteries was inadvertently severed and she went into cardiac arrest, according to police sources.
She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she died a short time later.
Detectives have interviewed the staff at the Roosevelt Ave. clinic, but no charges have been filed, police said.
"There is an investigation going forward," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, "but as of yet, there's no indication of any criminality."
Nuñez, a single mother of four who lived in N.J., underwent the procedure at 3:30p.m., police said.
She had told her family that she was going to a doctor's office in Newark to have a cyst removed – and her death stunned her eldest daughter.
"I'm upset because I never got a chance to say goodbye," said Daisy Davila, 19. "She didn't want anyone to go with her. I made dinner and lunch [yesterday] hoping she would come back."
"We're not angry. We just want to know what happened," said Davila, who insisted that her mother did not believe in abortions. "She was a strong woman, always happy. I looked up to her."
An employee at the clinic – a one-stop gynecology and plastic surgery clinic that was still seeing patients yesterday – insisted that everything had gone well at the second-floor medical facility.
"The patient was transferred to the hospital, she didn't die at the clinic," said the w
oman, who refused to give her name. "Nothing happened here."
A1 Medicine was accredited in July to do office-based surgery that requires moderate or deep anesthesia – and that includes abortions, according to a spokeswoman for the state Health Department.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/01/27/2010-01-27_queens_clinic_probed_after_abortion_death.html#ixzz0ds3f1xcU ; [27Jan2010, Michael J. Feeney, Barry Paddock and Jonathan Lemire, Daily News writers]
Details Emerge on Hispanic New York Woman Killed in Botched Legal Abortion
More details are emerging on a botched legal abortion that killed a New York Hispanic woman that took place on Monday at an abortion center in Queens. Officials say the 37-year-old was killed after a botched abortion claimed her life at the A-1 Women's Care abortion center located in Jackson Heights.
As LifeNews.com reported on Monday, emergency officials responded to an emergency call from the A1 Medicine facility at 95-45 Roosevelt.
There, they found Alexandra Nuñez bleeding very heavily following an abortion procedure and she was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was later pronounced dead.
The abortion severed one of her arteries and she went into cardiac arrest.
The New York Daily News today indicates police have interviewed the staff at the A1 Medicine facility, which does abortions in addition to plastic surgery. However, no charges have been filed yet in connection with Nunez's death.
"There is an investigation going forward," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said according to the newspaper, "but as of yet, there's no indication of any criminality."
The news of Nunez's death stunned her family because she told them she was headed to a medical center in Newark, New Jersey to have a cyst removed — apparently not wanting them to know she was headed to an abortion clinic.
"I'm upset because I never got a chance to say goodbye," sister Daisy Davila, 19, told the News. "She didn't want anyone to go with her. I made dinner and lunch [yesterday] hoping she would come back."
"We're not angry. We just want to know what happened," said Davila, who told the newspaper her mother did not believe in abortion. "She was a strong woman, always happy. I looked up to her."
Despite the abortion death, staff at the abortion center, who did not return a LifeNews.com phone call seeking comment, told the News that everything went properly during the abortion procedure and that they are still booking women for abortions.
"The patient was transferred to the hospital, she didn't die at the clinic," a woman told the newspaper. "Nothing happened here."
The New York state department of health lists A1 Medicine as a facility for plastic surgery accredited by The Joint Commission on July 13, 2009.
Other media reports indicate the second-floor office specializes in plastic surgery, laser wrinkle surgery, skin depigmentation and liposuction but does abortions as well. [January 27, 2010, Queens, NY, www.LifeNews.com]http://lifenews.com/state4759.html ]
Teenager Dies from Embolism Caused by Popular Contraceptive
The Swiss Federation of Service to Patients (Patientenstellen der Schweiz) has called for a ban on one type of contraceptive pill after it was linked to the death of a 17-year-old German girl in a Swiss hospital last month. The girl, who died at the University Hospital of Basel, was taking a pill that includes drospirenone, a synthetic progestin compound used in newer brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Yasminelle.
This was the third grave incident reported in Switzerland this year involving such contraceptives. In each case, the woman suffered a pulmonary embolism.
In May, one victim was left severely disabled after a three-month coma, and in September another woman died. “As no study has proven that the side effects caused by these contraceptives are not worse than in the case of other pills, they should be banned”, demanded Erika Ziltener, President of the Federation. Swissmedic, the country’s medical regulatory body, insists that the product need not be taken off the shelves, but it noted that all contraceptive pills carry dangers.
In the USA, people have filed more than 100 lawsuits against the pills’ maker, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, alleging it overstated the drugs’ benefits, downplayed their side effects, and failed to do proper research before releasing them onto the market.
Parenting Freedom/Ennis & Ennis PA/LifeSite. December 24-26.
[14 Jan 2010, http://www.familyandlife.org/Abortion-and-Embryo/1455/9/14.html; 18 Jan 2010, PharmFacts E-News Update]
National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion Breast Cancer Link
U.S. National Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Louise Brinton, who was the chief organizer of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop in 2003 that persuaded women that it was "well established" that "abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk," has reversed her position and now admits that abortion and oral contraceptives raise breast cancer risks.
An April 2009 study by Jessica Dolle et al. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center examining the relationship between oral contraceptives (OCs) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality in women under age 45, contained an admission from Dr. Brinton and her colleagues that abortion raises breast cancer risk by 40%.
The study found that "a statistically significant 40% increased risk for women who have abortions" exists, and that a " 270% increased risk of triple negative breast cancer (an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality) among those who used oral contraceptives while under age 18 and a 320% increased risk of triple negative breast cancer among recent users (within 1-5 years) of oral contraceptives," also exists.
This means that women who start using OCs before age 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times and recent users of OCs within the last one to five years multiply their risk by 4.2 times.
"Although the study was published nine months ago," stated Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, in a press release, "the NCI, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to reduce breast cancer rates by issuing nationwide warnings to women."
"Obviously, more women will die of breast cancer if the NCI fails in its duty to warn about the risks of OCs and abortion and if government funds are used to pay for both as a part of any healthcare bill," said Mrs. Malec.
Last year, studies from Turkey and China also reported statistically significant risk increases for women who had abortions.
The Turkish study reported a 66% increased risk of breast cancer for women with abortions while the Chinese study found a statistically significant 17% increased breast cancer risk among Chinese women who had induced abortions.
Mrs. Malec said, "The Chinese and the Turkish studies are relevant considering the debate o
ver government-funded abortion through healthcare reform" in the US. "Government-funded abortion means more dead American women from breast cancer."
[7January 2010, http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10010706.html]
Breast Cancer Link with Abortion and Hormonal Contraceptives Featured in You Tube Videos — http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/oct/09100109.html ;
Study Shows Abortion is 'Best Predictor of Breast Cancer' — http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/oct/07100307.html ;
Study: Breast Cancer Risk 66% Higher in Turkish Women with Abortions — http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jul/09072903.html
2009 Study Confirms Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
An April 2009 study [see abstract below] co-authored by a researcher who has previously denied an abortion-breast cancer link shows a statistically significant increase in breast cancer risk among women who have had abortions or who use oral contraceptives.
The study by researchers including Jessica Dolle of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research contained a table reporting a statistically significant 40 percent risk increase for women who have had abortions. According to the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer (CABC), the study listed abortion as among “known and suspected risk factors.”
The CABC says that one co-author of the study, U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher Dr. Louise Brinton, had organized a 2003 NCI workshop on the abortion-breast cancer link. That workshop reportedly said the non-existence of an abortion-breast cancer link was “well established.”
CNA contacted Dr. Brinton for comment but did not receive a reply by publication time.
Dr. Joel Brind, who is a CBCP advisor and president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute and a professor of endocrinology at Baruch College at City University of New York, said that the study’s findings on abortion were not new.
Rather, they repeated the “modest but significant” findings of the 1990s which found a breast cancer risk factor increase of between 20 and 50 percent.
However, he said Dr. Brinton’s participation in the study was significant because the NCI has “firmly maintained” a position denying an abortion-breast cancer link since 2003.
The study, titled “Risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer in women under the age of 45 years,” was published in the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) medical journal “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.”
Researchers also found a significant link between the use of oral contraceptives and a particularly aggressive cancer known as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).
Brind said that according to the study, women who start oral contraceptives before the age of 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times. Those who were users of oral contraceptives within one to five years before the study showed a risk 4.2 times the average.
TNBC is associated with high mortality. Brind suggested that oral contraceptives may function not merely as a secondary carcinogen. Rather, the synthetic estrogen-progestin combination or its metabolic byproducts may be a primary cause of the cell mutations that lead to cancer formation.
CBCP president Karen Malec criticized that the NCI, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer organizations for not issuing nationwide warnings to women on the basis of the study. [7 Jan 2010, Bethesda, MD, CNA, http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/2009_study_confirms_abortion-breast_cancer_link/]
Risk Factors for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Women Under the Age of 45 Years
* Jessica M. Dolle,* Janet R. Daling,* Emily White,* Louise A. Brinton,* David R. Doody,* Peggy L. Porter,* and Kathleen E. Malone
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev April 2009 18:1157-1166; Published OnlineFirst March 31, 2009, doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-1005
Little is known about the etiologic profile of triple-negative breast cancer (negative for estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor/human epidermal growth factor), a breast cancer subtype associated with high mortality and inadequate therapeutic options. We undertook this study to assess the risk for triple-negative breast cancer among women 45 years of age and younger in relation to demographic/lifestyle factors, reproductive history, and oral contraceptive use.
Study participants were ascertained in two previous population-based, case-control studies. Eligible cases included all primary invasive breast cancers among women ages 20 to 45 years in the Seattle–Puget Sound area, diagnosed between January 1983 and December 1992, for whom complete data was obtained for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor status (n = 897; including n = 187 triple-negative breast cancer cases). Controls were age matched and ascertained via random digit dialing.
Oral contraceptive use ≥1 year was associated with a 2.5-fold increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer (95% confidence interval, 1.4-4.3) and no significantly increased risk for non-triple-negative breast cancer (Pheterogeneity = 0.008).
Furthermore, the risk among oral contraceptive users conferred by longer oral contraceptive duration and by more recent use was significantly greater for triple-negative breast cancer than non-triple-negative breast cancer (Pheterogeneity = 0.02 and 0.01, respectively). Among women ≤40 years, the relative risk for triple-negative breast cancer associated with oral contraceptive use ≥1 year was 4.2 (95% confidence interval, 1.9-9.3), whereas there was no significantly increased risk with oral contraceptive use for non-triple-negative breast cancer among women ≤40 years, nor for triple-negative breast cancer or non-triple-negative breast cancer among women 41 to 45 years of age.
In conclusion, significant heterogeneity exists for the association of oral contraceptive use and breast cancer risk between triple-negative breast cancer and non-triple-negative breast cancer among young women, lending support to a distinct etiology. (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18(4):1157–66)
Why is National Cancer Institute Covering up Link?: Abortion Breast Cancer Coalition Letter to Congress
The US National Cancer Institute (NIC) has again denied the link between abortion and breast cancer to a Globe and Mail reporter, despite one of their leading researchers being named as co-author on a study that admitted up to a 40 per cent increased risk of breast cancer associated with induced abortion.
In 2003, Louise Brinton, NCI’s chief of the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology branch, was an organizer of the NCI workshop in
2003 that told women it is “well established” that “abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk.” Then, in 2009, Brinton was co-author of study, published in April last year by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in which she admitted that abortion raises breast cancer risk.
The study listed abortion among the “known or suspected risk factors” found to be associated with a 40 per cent increased risk of breast cancer in women under age 45 in the Seattle region. The observed risk elevation found was matter-of-factly reported to be “consistent with the effects observed in previous studies on younger women.”
Despite the admission by one of their leading researchers, the NCI website continues to carry the “well established” claim that there is no connection between abortion and breast cancer.
On January 8 the Globe and Mail’s Gloria Galloway wrote that she received another denial from the NCI when she attempted to receive confirmation on the study. The NCI’s Michael Miller told Galloway in an email, “NCI has no comment on this study.” Instead, Miller forwarded a link to the NCI’s official statement denying the breast cancer link that refers back to the 2003 workshop. Further requests for information, Galloway said, went unanswered.
At the same time, the Washington-based Coalition for Abortion/Breast Cancer has issued a letter to Congress asking that the NCI be called to the carpet for what the coalition says is NCI’s ongoing efforts to ignore or cover up the evidence supporting the link.
“We ask Congress to exercise its proper oversight authority and investigate the US National Cancer Institute’s failure to protect American women by issuing timely warnings about breast cancer risks,” the letter said.
The letter is signed by Karen Malek, the group’s president, Dr. Joel Brind, a professor of endocrinology and deputy chair of Biology and Environmental Sciences at City University of New York, and Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It says that thousands of women’s lives are put at risk “in part due to confusing and conflicting messages from our own National Cancer Institute.”
The letter states that researchers invited to participate in NCI’s 2003 workshop, despite the claim that it would comprise a “comprehensive review” of the existing data, were explicitly prohibited from reviewing current data demonstrating a link between abortion and breast cancer.
“Women need to be aware that abortion can affect both her breast cancer risk and health of future children,” the letter said. It notes that the NCI website was updated on January 12 this year, after news about the recent study broke, and now includes the claim that “the evidence overall still does not support early termination of pregnancy as a cause of breast cancer.”
“In the face of recent publication of results to the contrary … reported by an NCI Branch Chief Dr. Brinton, this appears disingenuous,” says the coalition’s letter.
“The evidence is overwhelming that the NCI is in direct conflict with its own mission. The NCI is not providing accurate information that would permit women making choices about contraception and abortion to avoid the dangers of the increased risk posed by these exposures, even though they are reported by one of NCI’s top scientists in the field.”
National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion Breast Cancer Link
[21Jan10, Hilary White, Washington, www.LifeSiteNews.com, http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10012101.html]
License Revoked, but Abortion Business Continues Operations
The Gentilly Medical Clinic [sic] for Women in New Orleans, Louisiana, is still taking appointments for abortions and seeing abortion patients even though it has had its operating license revoked by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals this week, reports Operation Rescue.
The business was charged with violating laws requiring that abortion centers have a licensed nurse on staff, and that they have proper state and federal licensing for controlled substances.
Abortionist Ifeanyi Charles Anthony Okpalobi (pronounced ok-PAH-luh-bee), a Nigerian national, was warned repeatedly that his business was not in compliance with the law. He has 30 days in which to appeal the decision during which time he can remain open for business under Louisiana law. The appellate process could take up to six months.
Operation Rescue investigators have confirmed today that the Gentilly Medical Clinic [sic] for Women is open and taking patients.
"It is appalling to think that Okpalobi could continue to endanger women even though his clinic [sic] license has been revoked," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Okpalobi was told several times to comply with the law, as he did not do it. When abortionists take the attitude, which Okpalobi appears to have taken, that he is above the law, that creates a dangerous situation for women who are not aware that his abortion mill does not meet legal standards put in place for their protection."
"When one has a driver's license revoked, that is it. The person cannot drive in the interest of public safety. We should take the safety of women as seriously. We demand that the State of Louisiana act to immediately close the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women in order to protect women from this scofflaw abortionist," said Newman.
"We urge anyone with additional information about Okpalobi's abortion clinic abuses to come forward and participate in the Abortion Whistleblowers program. They may earn a reward of $10,000 for information leading his the arrest and conviction," said Newman.
[20Jan10, New Orleans, LA, www.LifeSiteNews.com]
Mugged by Ultrasound: Why So Many Abortion Workers have turned Pro-Life
Abortion rights activists have long preferred to hold themselves at some remove from the practice they promote; rather than naming it, they speak of “choice” and “reproductive freedom.”
But those who perform abortions have no such luxury. Instead, advances in ultrasound imaging and abortion procedures have forced providers ever closer to the nub of their work.
Especially in abortions performed far enough along in gestation that the fetus is recognizably a tiny baby, this intimacy exacts an emotional toll, stirring sentiments for which doctors, nurses, and aides are sometimes unprepared. Most apparently have managed to reconcile their belief in the right to abortion with their revulsion at dying and dead fetuses, but a noteworthy number have found the conflict unbearable and have defected to the pro-life cause.
In the aftermath of Roe v. Wade, second-trimester abortions were usually performed by saline injection. The doctor simply replaced the amniotic fluid in the patient’s uterus with a saline solution and induced labor, leaving it to nurses to dispose of the expelled fetus.
That changed in the late 1970s, when “dilation and evacuation” (D&E) emerged
as a safer method. Today D&E is the most common second-trimester procedure. It has been performed millions of times in the United States.
But although D&E is better for the patient, it brings emotional distress for the abortionist, who, after inserting laminaria that cause the cervix to dilate, must dismember and remove the fetus with forceps.
One early study, by abortionists Warren Hern and Billie Corrigan, found that although all of their staff members “approved of second trimester abortion in principle,” there “were few positive comments about D&E itself.” Reactions included “shock, dismay, amazement, disgust, fear, and sadness.”
A more ambitious study published the following year, in the September 1979 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, confirmed Hern and Corrigan’s findings. It found “strong emotional reactions during or following the procedures and occasional disquieting dreams.”
Another study, published in the October 1989 issue of Social Science and Medicine noted that abortion providers were pained by encounters with the fetus regardless of how committed they were to abortion rights.
It seems that no amount of ideological conviction can inoculate providers against negative emotional reactions to abortion.
[25Jan2010, David Daleiden and Jon A. Shields, Vol. 15, No. 18; http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/mugged-ultrasound]
Researcher: Abortion is $38.5 Trillion Drag on the Economy
In its latest estimate on the economic impact of abortion, the Movement for a Better America is reporting that the abortion toll is projected to climb to a new high of 52,333,000 as of January 22, 2010, the 37th anniversary of Roe V. Wade.
The group also estimated that the economic impact has risen to $38.5 trillion in lost U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 1970.
“This year alone, the impact involved another $2.45 trillion, or roughly equal to half the GDP of Germany and France combined,” said the Movement in a press release.
MBA President Dennis Howard, who has been researching the economic impact of abortion since 1992, said, “The number of lives lost to surgical abortion has reached 17% of the total U.S. population of 307,000,000. So it’s not surprising that this year’s increase is equal to 17% of U.S. GDP.”
The estimates are based on average GDP per year since 1970 after abortion became legal in our largest states and the cumulative number of abortions.
The estimates do not include babies lost to abortifacients and contraception because of the lack of public data. Said Howard: “However, the economic impact of these is similar to abortion. My guess is they would double the impact based on abortion alone.”
Howard has been warning since the mid-1990’s that the US faced a major financial crisis based on ongoing demographic trends. In 1997, he wrote: “I see little hope that we can avoid an eventual crash on Wall Street that will make the 1930’s looking like cashing in your cards after a bad game of Monopoly.”
He even gave percentages as to when a crash would occur. He wrote then: “I’d give it a 50% chance of happening by the year 2000, an 80% chance by the year 2010, and a 100% chance of happening by 2020.”
Howard cited the collapse of the former Soviet Union as an example of the impact of demographics on economies. “The main reason for their collapse was internal – 300 abortions for every 100 live births for decades … Right now, there are not enough younger women to reverse their population decline. They could lose another 40 million people by 2050.”
“Meanwhile,” he said, “the Muslim world is going in the other direction – with rates of natural increase 5 to 6 times higher than ours. They will own the second half of this Century unless we reverse course.” [20Jan10, Mt. Freedom, NJ, www.LifeSiteNews.com, http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10012007.html
Abortionist Faces Revocation in Wake of Abortion Death
California abortionist Andrew Rutland faces an emergency suspension hearing today in San Diego based on a nine-count accusation filed on Christmas Eve by the California Medical Board for multiple legal violations associated with the death of an abortion patient in July, 2009.
Rutland had committed a second trimester abortion on an Asian woman at an unlicensed office in San Gabriel, CA, during which he administered an overdose of lidocaine. He failed to recognize the symptoms of the overdose and the patient went into cardiac arrest. He and his staff were untrained and unequipped to handle the medical emergency. After a 'significant delay' in contacting 911, the woman was transported to a local hospital where she died.
Rutland failed to report the emergency transport, hospitalization, and patient death as required by law.
Rutland has a long history of licensure problems. His medical license was revoked in 2003 for severing a baby's spinal column during a forceps delivery, then lying to the parents by telling them that their baby suffered a stroke. The baby later died. His license was reinstated in 2007, and Rutland was placed on 5 years probation with the restriction that he operate under the supervision of another physician.
Last October, Operation Rescue reported that Rutland was violating his probation by engaging in the solo practice of medicine at an abortion business in Chula Vista. We asked our supporters to contact the California Medical Board and demand that his medical license be revoked.
On November 3, 2009, an Inspector from the California Medical Board attempted to inspect Rutland's stock of drugs and his records at his Chula Vista clinic, none of which were made open to him at the time of his inspection.
The Medical Board asked for an emergency suspension of Rutland's license until the Board can work through the lengthy process to finalize revocation.
"This is yet another example of a dangerous abortionist in trouble with the law. It is a shame that a woman had to die before this man could be permanently banned from the medical field," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We commend the pro-life activists on the ground in California for their vigilance in monitoring and reporting this abortionist. We pray Rutland's abortion mills will now permanently close."
Ironically, Rutland took over at least two abortion businesses from the notorious abortionist Nolan Jones who had his medical license revoked in 2009. Jones had taken the centers over after illegal abortionist Bertha Bugarin was arrested 2008. Bugarin is currently serving a prison sentence of 6 years, 8 months.
We encourage pro-life supporters to monitor and report abortion business abuses in their areas.
A summary of allegations against Rutland and a copy of his revocation document are available at www.operationrescue.org.
[SAN DIEGO, 7Jan10 /Christian Newswire, http://www.christiannewswire
Paper Links UN Promotion of "Safe" Abortion to Maternal Deaths — UN Council Should "Defend the Right to Bodily Integrity"
A recent submission to the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) provides evidence of the potentially fatal consequences of "safe" abortion promoted by UN agencies, and includes a list of 113 studies linking abortion dangerous complications such as pre-term birth in subsequent pregnancies.
"The encouragement by [the UN Population Fund] UNFPA and [the World Health Organization] WHO of the use of mifepristone (RU-486, Mifegyne) and misoprostol (Cytotec) as ‘safe’ abortifacients in medically resource poor nations is unconscionable" the paper says, "and a violation of the human right to health of women."
Submitted by C-FAM [publisher of the Friday Fax] and authored by Donna Harrison, M.D., President of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the paper calls on the Human Rights Council "to defend the right to bodily integrity of all human beings from fertilization to natural death" and "refrain [from] supporting in law and policy measures…empirically proven to hurt rather than help pregnant women."
The paper reports that "in the first three years of 'safe' mifepristone (Mifegyne) abortions in the United States…one third of the women with adverse events (237) experienced severe bleeding requiring emergency surgery, half of these required hospitalization, and forty two women bled over half of their blood volume." What is more, a WHO study showed that "one out of every five women who had ‘safe’ misoprostol abortions failed to abort and required surgical intervention." In poor countries where women do not have access to emergency care or even skilled birth attendants, the paper concludes, "these events would be fatal."
WHO studies show that the top killers of women in childbirth are bleeding, hypertensive disorders, anemia and sepsis. Abortion – including "spontaneous abortion" or miscarriage – is tenth on the list and accounts for 5% of deaths. The paper says "it is scientifically, medically, and morally unacceptable to divert resources" from what is really needed to save women’s lives: skilled birth attendants and emergency obstetric care.
The leaders of UN member states explicitly rejected inclusion of "Universal Access to Reproductive Health" in the outcome document of the 2005 World Summit, the paper reports, because it "included a target to eliminate ‘unsafe’ abortion," which some UN bureaucrats "defined as any abortion in a country where abortion was not legal." Even though member states rejected the goal, "the monitoring mechanisms for achievement of [Millennium Development Goal] MDG 5 have nevertheless implicitly incorporated the targets related to that rejected goal" which amounts to "cultural imperialism" that "deprives member nations of their right and duty to evaluate medical and policy effects of induced abortion within their own religious, cultural, and regional contexts" the paper says.
The submission to OHCHR was made in response to its request for information relevant to a thematic study on "Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights," which was called for in a UN Human Rights Council resolution last June. One veteran UN observer told the Friday Fax he welcomed the submission by C-FAM and AAPLOG, commenting that it helps address the paucity of alternative viewpoints.
[17Dec09. Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D., New York, C-FAM, vol. 13, no.1, http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1536/pub_detail.asp ]
Girls Are Using Abortion as Birth Control and Having up to FOUR Terminations by the Age of 18
British teenagers are using repeat abortions as a form of birth control, with some girls having four or more terminations by the age of 18, it has been claimed.
Nearly 1,500 of the 19,000 girls under 18 who had a termination last year had previously undergone one earlier abortion for an unwanted pregnancy – and in at least one case a teenage girl had her eighth abortion.
Department of Health data for 2008 reveals 74 teenagers had their third abortion and a further 15 girls under the age of 18 had previously had between three and six earlier abortions.
But the exact details remain hidden from public scrutiny because of Government secrecy on abortion figures owing to fears that patients could be identified.
Campaigners say the figures raise the possibility that for some girls abortion is not seen as a traumatic life event, but a routine way of dispensing with an unwanted pregnancy, even though it carries health risks that can harm fertility later in life.
It also points to the failure of contraception services for young people, as rather than going on the Pill, girls are choosing to take risks and have unprotected sex knowing they could get pregnant or expose themselves to sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia.
Pro-life campaigners argue that increasing availability of early medical abortion, by allowing it to take place in GPs’ surgeries, has served only to further promiscuity among teenagers who are ignorant of the health and emotional risks that may ensue.
Julia Millington of the Pro-Life Alliance said: ‘When girls of 18 are having three, four or more abortions we seriously need to question what is going on. It would seem abortion is being used as a form of contraception.
‘These girls are coming back again and again. Who is looking after their physical and emotional wellbeing? Surely it would be better for them not to get pregnant in the first place, but no one seems to want to question this use of repeat abortion on girls.’
Dr Kate Guthrie, consultant in sexual health and spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said she was shocked and saddened to learn about the repeat abortion figures.
But she added: ‘These girls are not the majority of under-18s. Women undergoing abortion do not find it pleasant and most make sure it does not happen again.’
A spokeswoman for the Family Planning Association said: ‘These figures represent a fragile group of young women, who may have other problems going on in their lives. We need to provide them with a better access to contraception to help reach them.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1238612/Girls-using-abortion-birth-control.html#ixzz0azsHkuON
[27 December 2009, Breezy Marsh, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1238612/Girls-using-abortion-birth-control.html ; 28Dec09, N. Valko RN]
CDC: Percentage of Preterm Births* — United States and Selected European Countries, 2004
Compared with 18 European countries, the United States had the highest percentage of preterm births (12.4%) in 2004.
Except for Austria (11.4%), the other countries had levels of 8.9% or less.
Ireland had the lowest percentage (5.5%), followed by Finland (5.6%) and Greece (6.0%), each less than half the U.S. percentage.
Because preterm infants are at greater risk for death than term infants, countries with a higher percentage of preterm births tend to have higher infant mortality rates.
* Excludes births at <22 weeks of gestation to promote comparability between countries. Preterm births are those from 22 to 36 weeks of gestation.
SOURCE: MacDorman MF, Mathews TJ. Behind international rankings of infant mortality: How the United States compares with Europe. NCHS data brief, no 23. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db23.pdf.
[CDC, MMWR, Weekly, December 25, 2009 / 58(50);1418, useful chart shown at… http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5850a6.htm?s_cid=mm5850a6_e ]
[Ed. Note: Over 60 studies now suggest a significant link between abortion and preterm birth/ premature delivery. Perhaps it is time to provide pregnant women with information on this link in order to prevent these subsequent preterm births and many of the problems associated for subsequent children, such as cerebral palsy.]
Congress Approves Funding for D.C. Abortions, Overseas Providers / Senate Action Empowers Black Genocide
Congress Approves Funding for D.C. Abortions, Overseas Providers
The US Senate has voted to approve a must-pass spending bill that lifts the ban on the District of Columbia using its budget to subsidize abortions. The bill also funnels hundreds of millions of dollars to abortion-advocacy groups overseas, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
On Sunday, the Senate voted to approve the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288), already passed by the House of Representatives, which funds the operations of the federal government, but has many anti-life provisions tucked within the legislation.
The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending billion, approved in a 57 – 35 vote by the Senate, empowers the D.C. local government to allocate federal funds appropriated for its operating budget to pay for the elective abortions of poor women.
During the previous fiscal years between 1996-2009, Congress prohibited the District of Columbia from funding abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother in its budget through the Dornan Amendment.
That measure – now overturned – supplemented abortion-funding restrictions not covered by the Hyde Amendment, which applies only to the annual Labor, Heath and Human Services bill.
The bill massively expands funding for "international family planning" to the tune of $648.5 million – a boost of $103 million over Fiscal Year 2009.
With Obama having rescinded the Mexico City Policy earlier this year, organizations involved in promoting or providing abortion overseas, such as International Planned Parenthood Federation and its affiliates, are now eligible to tap into these funds.
The bill also gave a sizable boost to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – a U.N. entity notorious for its collusion in the forced abortions and sterilizations of China's one-child policy – which stands to receive $55 million total for FY 2010, an extra $5 million above the previous spending year.
While a significant blow to pro-life policy, the omnibus bill could have been even worse for pro-life advocates. The final approved version did not contain Senate amendments that would have codified the repeal of the Mexico City Policy into federal law and have subsidized abortions for federal employees.
The bill heads to Obama, who is expected to sign it. [14Dec09, Peter J. Smith, D.C., www.LifeSiteNews.com]
Senate Action Empowers Black Genocide
With the Senate passing the omnibus bill on Sunday (12-13-09), the way is clear for federal funding of abortion in the nations Capital.
Since the population of Washington D.C. is 60% African American they will suffer a disproportionate loss of life by abortion because of this Senate action. The bill also provides funding of Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.
William Bouie Haden, of United Negro for Progress, once said, "Anyone who votes for Planned Parenthood programs in black neighborhoods is an Uncle Tom."
In 1971 he said, "Into the black community stepped Planned Parenthood; only when they come into the black community they've become Planned Black Genocide."
His words proved to be prophetic, since with the legalization of abortion in 1973, Planned Parenthood and the abortion cartel began systematically marketing (targeting) abortion in the African American communities.
As Mark Crutcher, producer of the recently released DVD documentary Maafa 21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America (www.maafa21.com), pointed out in his documentary, “Studies from the CDC show that prior to the legalization of abortion approximately 80% of all illegal abortions were done on white women…but at the moment abortion became legal that began to reverse. And that’s why the legalization of abortion was so crucial for the eugenics movement. Legalization created the ability to market abortion in the black community and from a eugenic standpoint that changed everything.”
The dramatic outcome of this abortion industry strategy is described by Michael Novak, "Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member."
One would hope that America's first African American president would not support this bill in his desire to stop this carnage in the Black community.
By vetoing the bill this most recent attempt to fund Planned Parenthood would fail and the ban on federal funding of abortion in D.C. would not be lifted. You can read more about the bill passed by the Senate at http://www.lifenews.com/nat5769.html [December 13, 2009, Pro-Life America Daily News, 15Dec09]