Ohio, Planned Parenthood, and Abortion: 6 Articles

Ohio Legislature Defunds Planned Parenthood, Cuts $1.3 Million in Funding The Ohio House of Representatives has made its final vote to approve HB 294, which forbids state health funds from going to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider in the state. [10 Feb 2016, http://liveactionnews.org/ohio-legislature-defunds-planned-parenthood-cuts-1-3-million-in-funding/ AND http://news.yahoo.com/bill-strip-planned-parenthood-funds-nears-kasichs-desk-142510161–election.html ]   Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio Will No Longer Kill Disabled Babies in Abortions http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/29/christ-hospital-in-ohio-will-no-longer-kill-disabled-babies-in-abortions/   Ohio Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood, Eliminates Almost $1 Million in Grants On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate voted 22-8 to pass HB 294, legislation eliminating almost $1 million in federal grants to Planned Parenthood. The bill cleared the state House 62-30 last November, and now returns to the House to resolve changes between both chambers’ versions, after which it is expected to be signed into law by Governor John Kasich. Sixty-four percent of Ohioans favor eliminating Planned Parenthood’s federal tax funding. “With an infant mortality crisis like Ohio’s, our State has to be very deliberate in ensuring that funds combating that crisis go to programs that respect the whole continuum of life,” Ohio Right to Life executive director Stephanie Ranade Krider said. “Ohio Right to Life thanks the leadership of Senate President Keith Faber and Chairman Bill Coley for passing this legislation with careful thought and consideration, and the utmost compassion for mothers and their babies,” she added. Ohio’s current protections for the preborn place it as the 17th most pro-life state in the country, according to Americans United for Life’s annual Life List. [Jan 28, 2016, Calvin Freiburger, http://liveactionnews.org/planned-parenthood-defunding-clears-oh-senate-signature-likely/ ]   Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Remove Some Funding from Abortion Providers...

GotNews Released Shocking Planned Parenthood Videos: “We Can’t Stop” Selling Baby Parts

GotNews and then, a Hacker, Released Shocking Planned Parenthood Videos: “We Can’t Stop” Selling Baby Parts [NOTE: See link below for video and for many imbedded links] Hackers have posted online today new footage of shocking Planned Parenthood that the Center for Medical Progress has not had a chance to release to the public but that have been provided to a Congressional committee investigating Planned Parenthood. Someone on the committee — either a member or Congress or Congressional staff likely — released the videos to a web site called GotNews run by Charles Johnson. Johnson posted the videos today and was immediately hit with a cease and desist letter from the law firm representing the National Abortion Federation, which has been fighting in court in an attempt to stop CMP from releasing additional expose’ videos. On his web site, Johnson says a hacker then made the unreleased video footage publicly available. GotNews.com has obtained all of the Planned Parenthood tapes but the lawyers representing the National Abortion Federation wants to censor them and us. Yesterday we were hit with an unconstitutional demand letter from Morrison & Foerster, the firm representing the National Abortion Federation in its suit against David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress. The new footage, just a few hours of the 100s of hours CMP director David Daleiden says he has in the can, is just as shocking as what has already been made available to the public. Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood is caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but...

Organ Procurement Specialist Reveals Profit, Horror Behind Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Trade / PP Reeling

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards appeared on talk shows over the weekend, claiming that the abortion chain was not profiting from aborted baby body parts, and that the organization “has broken no laws.” Today, the Center for Medical Progress released its third undercover video, which further exposes the growing Planned Parenthood scandal. WARNING: This latest video contains very disturbing undercover footage documenting Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby body parts. Viewer discretion is advised. To watch the video, click on the image above … or go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo This video features a woman who once worked inside Planned Parenthood clinics [sic] describing the profit motive involved in Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts. The expose also includes new admissions from top-level Planned Parenthood leaders about their pricing structure. A Planned Parenthood medical director concludes that payment per organ removed from an aborted child will be the most beneficial for the organization: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo&feature=youtu.be Enough is enough. It’s time for this brutal inhumanity to end. *** Organ Procurement Specialist Reveals Profit, Horror Behind Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Trade Today, the Center for Medical Progress released a third video exposing Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of fetal body parts for profit. This video goes in depth with Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who worked six months for the organ procurement company Stem Express, LLC. At Planned Parenthood, O’Donnell describes her duties that included harvesting and processing the remains of aborted babies at Planned Parenthood. O’Donnell explains...

Iowa Governor to Review of State Subsidies After Signing Budget Funding Planned Parenthood

Blood Money In the wake of two undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has announced a comprehensive review to ensure no tax dollars are going to the state’s abortion giant, Life News reports. Professing to be “appalled” by the video in which PP medical services director Deborah Nucatola discusses how their abortionists are “very good at” “crush[ing] below” and above internal organs to “get it all intact,” the statement from Branstad’s office stresses that Planned Parenthood “is never reimbursed” for abortion in Iowa. Nevertheless, he has ordered the state health department “to thoroughly review the funding the Legislature appropriated for women’s health and the Family Planning Block Grant to ensure it does not and will not ever fund abortions or operations related to abortion procedures.” Last week, Personhood Iowa posted a petition on Change.org calling on Branstad to go from defunding abortion to a complete defunding of Planned Parenthood in the state, as well as “an immediate investigation into the organization’s practices.” The petition notes that the budget signed by the governor on July 2 included subsidies for the abortion giant. So far, seven states [including Arizona] and the US Congress have launched investigations into Planned Parenthood’s activities. [Jul 21, 2015 Calvin Freiburger, http://liveactionnews.org/signing-budget-funding-planned-parenthood-iowa-gov-brandstad-announces-review-state-subsidies/...

Background on Investigative Journalism Project about Planned Parenthood and Selling Baby Body Parts

The first two shocking undercover videos have now been released that show two national leaders of Planned Parenthood admitting that the abortion provider uses the illegal partial birth abortion procedure to sell intact fetal body parts. In the first video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, admits that in order to ensure the body parts are in good condition, some of Planned Parenthood’s abortionists will deliver the baby “breech,” or feet first, and then suck out the brains, killing the child. While casually sipping wine and eating salad, Dr. Nucatola revealed that she charges $30 to $100 per specimen, and that fetal livers are especially in demand – although “a lot of people want intact hearts these days,” and she has had requests for lungs and “lower extremities.” President George W. Bush signed a law outlawing partial birth abortion in 2003. It is a federal felony punishable by two years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Trafficking in human body parts is also a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $500,000. In the second video, Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Gatter haggles over baby body part prices. “Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization,” said David Daleiden, the lead investigator who uncovered Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in fetal body parts. “Elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business.”   Ed. Because That’s...