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National Abortion Rights (NARAL) President at the 2008 DNC Convention supporting Barack Obama for PresidentPosted in Democrat, NARAL, Obama with tags Barack Obama, Democrat, DNC, Nancy Keenan, NARAL, National Abortion Rights Action League, President, pro-abortion, Woman's Right to Choose on December 22, 2011 by saynsumthn
Hypocrite Henry Waxman doesn’t want TAX FUNDED Planned Parenthood investigated after he commissions an investigation of pro-life Pregnancy CentersPosted in Planned Parenthood Investigated with tags Abortion, Congressional Hearings, CPC, Crisis Pregnancy Center, investigation, Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion, Rep Henry Waxman, Rep. Cliff Stearns, Sexual abuse on September 28, 2011 by saynsumthn
In 2004, U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), an abortion rights supporter, used under cover pro-choicers to “investigate” pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Centers and claimed that CPCs gave “misleading information” by highlighting the negative effects on women’s mental and emotional health following an abortion.
According to the report, which WAXMAN commissioned: undercover female investigators telephoned the 25 pregnancy resource centers that have received grants from the Compassion Capital Fund, requesting information and advice regarding an unintended pregnancy. Twenty-three of the centers were successfully contacted. In each call, the investigator posed as a pregnant 17- year-old trying to decide whether to have an abortion.
BUT- NOW – When Pro-Lifers use the same tactic and not only CALL EVERY Planned Parenthood Center as Life Dynamics Inc. in Denton, Texas did ( Listen to audio files here of 800 abortion clinics) ( http://www.childpredator.com) as well as VIDEO reports done by the group Live Action, and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R., Fla.), chairman of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood, Waxman issues a letter of protest that Congress should NOT investigate his beloved Planned Parenthood based on “Ideology” !
Read Waxman Letter here
Lila Rose of the group Live Action who conducted several busts on Planned Parenthood was happy Congress was investigating: : “Over the past four years, the Live Action team has been conducting national undercover investigations of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Our undercover footage has documented the widespread cover-up of child sexual abuse in 10 different states, the aiding and abetting of child sex trafficking, willingness to commit race-based abortions, and the coercion and manipulation of women. Despite these and other crimes against women and children, Planned Parenthood continues to receive over $360 million in taxpayer subsidies each year. Americans stand with Rep. Stearns’s step to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their on-going abusive activity that endangers women, the victims of abuse and young girls.”
Not surprisingly, RADICALLY pro-abortion Rep. Henry Waxman who receives contributions from the abortion giant, has posted a the letter in protest saying that he is “aware of no predicate” for investigating Planned Parenthood. If Congressman Waxman would like to become better informed about the questions related to Planned Parenthood’s (mis)use of the over $360 million in taxpayer dollars that the abortion giant receives each year, he can read “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood.” and…he can look at the documentation:
813 UNDERCOVER CALLS TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND NAF ABORTION CLINICS NOW UPLOADED
Tapes show hundreds of Planned Parenthood, NAF clinics covering up sex abuse
by Kathleen Gilbert
• Wed Apr 13, 2011 15:06 EST
April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life group behind a nationwide survey of Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinics in 2002 has made available never-before-published raw audio and transcripts of hundreds of investigative phone calls that they say prove the abortion industry’s widespread complicity with sexual abuse of minors, in violation of state laws.
In an effort similar to the widely publicized work of undercover pro-life group Live Action Films, Life Dynamics nine years ago identified 906 U.S. facilities affiliated with either Planned Parenthood or NAF. Of these, the group was unable to contact 93, but launched a comprehensive investigation of the other 813 by having an actor pose as a 13-year-old caller asking for an abortion to cover up a pregnancy caused by a 22-year-old “boyfriend.”
In many of the calls uploaded this week by Life Dynamics, the investigator was coached by clinic employees how to avoid detection by parents or authorities, encouraged to conceal the boyfriend’s age, and told to lie about names and addresses. In other calls, clinic workers reassure the girl that the facility will not report abuse, while many abused the judicial bypass process in states where parental notification was required for an abortion.
“[Judicial bypass] is being automatically suggested to any underage girl who simply doesn’t want to tell her parents for any reason whatsoever or for no reason whatsoever. In the case of our caller, this was true despite the fact that she never said anything to indicate that her parents would become abusive or violent over this situation,” reported the group.
“We don’t need to know how old your boyfriend is first of all because it sounds like we would have to report it, ” said a clinic worker at the Planned Parenthood in San Luis Obispo, CA, when confronted with the boyfriend’s age.
“What do you mean report it? Who would you have to report it to?” the caller asked. “Because he’s over 18 and you’re 14. So as long as you don’t tell us, everything’s fine,” said the worker.
A worker at the Potomac Family Planning Center in Rockville, MD, asked the girl, “Do you look 14?” and admitted, “I hate to say this, but we don’t ask for identification, so whatever someone puts down on their age is what we go by.”
The group’s findings largely correspond to conversations recorded undercover and published by Live Action Films, whose investigators were told by abortion clinic workers in multiple states how to avoid parental consent laws, how to lie about the age of their sexual abuser, and even how to attain abortion and other services for illegally-trafficked underage prostitutes.
Life Dynamics notes, “All 50 states have statutes in place mandating that any healthcare worker must report reasonable suspicions of child sexual abuse to a designated law enforcement or child protective services agency.”
The group also points out that a girl as young as thirteen is not legally capable of giving consent for sexual activity, making the girl’s case sexual abuse by default.
“An analogy is the situation in which someone is brought into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound. The circumstances of this incident may or may not be criminal, but it is not the healthcare worker’s place to make that determination,” the group explained. “His or her only role is to report the incident to the authorities and this duty does not change regardless of what the patient says. The same thing applies here.”
When the information was first released, opponents said the tapes exposed only a few rogue employees and that the phone calls only indicate that workers would say whatever was necessary to get the girl to come into the clinic, where more information would be gathered. Life Dynamics called the allegations “farfetched.”
While 10 percent of the facilities seemed to comply with the law and sought to learn more about the girl’s situation, Life Dyanmis said, “when you listen to the other 90 percent, what you find is that virtually nothing is said that could even be remotely construed as an attempt to get the girl to the facility so a report could be made. In fact, almost everything that was said during those conversations would work against that objective.”
Click here to access all audio files and transcripts from the 2002 investigation.
All 50 states have statutes in place mandating that any healthcare worker must report reasonable suspicions of child sexual abuse to a designated law enforcement or child protective services agency.
In February and March of 2002, Life Dynamics conducted a nationwide undercover phone survey of Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities. Our goal was to document their level of compliance with these state-mandated reporting statutes. This was not a random survey but a universal one. We identified 906 facilities in the U.S. as being associated with one or both of these organizations and we attempted to contact each one. Some were no longer in operation and others used one appointment line to service multiple facilities. In the end we were able to contact representatives of 813 of the original 906, including facilities in every state except Mississippi.
Our caller portrayed a 13-year-old girl who was pregnant by a 22-year-old man and wanting an abortion in order to conceal this sexual relationship from her parents and the authorities. In every call the ages of both the girl and the man she was involved with were introduced into the conversation and, in virtually every case, repeated at least once. Additionally, the caller never said anything to suggest that her parents would become violent or abusive if they discovered her sexual activity. It was always made clear that the motivation for the abortion was to conceal this sexual activity.
To document our investigation we made recordings of all 813 calls. (In Texas it is legal to record telephone conversations as long as one party to the conversation is aware of the recording.) Included here are the actual recordings of these calls accompanied by written transcripts. In order to accurately evaluate them, it is essential to understand the following principles:
(1) Because underage girls are not legally capable of giving consent for sexual activity, any sexual activity by an underage girl is, by definition, without her consent. On its face, that is reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse.
(2) Seeking an abortion, pregnancy test, birth control (condoms, pills, etc.), or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is evidence of sexual activity. Therefore, whenever any of these services are sought by a minor, a reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse is created and the state-mandated reporting requirement is triggered.
(3) The responsibility for determining whether the circumstances of a child’s sexual activity are criminal or not lies solely with the state. Healthcare workers have no legal authority to investigate the incident, make assumptions about it, or draw conclusions about it. Therefore, anything the girl or anyone accompanying her (including parents, guardians, or relatives) says about the situation is totally unrelated to the healthcare worker’s legal obligation under the reporting statute. An analogy is the situation in which someone is brought into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound. The circumstances of this incident may or may not be criminal, but it is not the healthcare worker’s place to make that determination. His or her only role is to report the incident to the authorities and this duty does not change regardless of what the patient says. The same thing applies here.
(4) Patient confidentiality and the physician-patient privilege are irrelevant because (a) physicians are legally immune from civil or criminal penalties for violating patient confidentiality or the physician-patient privilege when they report suspicions of child sexual abuse, and (b) the authorities can investigate reported suspicions of child sexual abuse by speaking to the victim and other witnesses without the physician being involved. (These principles are well known among abortion providers. At Life Dynamics, we have a recording of Planned Parenthood’s corporate legal counsel advising a national convention of their affiliates that the obligation to comply with mandated reporting laws supercedes patient confidentiality in every state and in every circumstance.) It should also be remembered that law enforcement entities routinely secure patient medical records when conducting investigations involving possible illegal activities at nursing homes, Medicare and Medicaid violations, insurance fraud, etc.
(5) The fact that a minor girl may be lawfully allowed to secure an abortion, pregnancy test, birth control, or STD treatment without parental knowledge is unrelated to mandatory reporting. Remember, mandatory reporting deals with reports made to the state not to parents. In effect, a healthcare worker’s duty to a minor child or that child’s parents is a separate issue from their duty to the state.
(6) A healthcare worker’s duty to report to the state about the possible sexual abuse of a child does not prevent, interfere with or even delay that child’s ability to access these services since, in virtually every case, the report will not be made until after the service has been rendered. Again, the only relevant issue is that, when a minor seeks these services, that is evidence of sexual activity by someone who is not old enough to consent to sexual activity. At that point, a reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse exists and, once that legal threshold is crossed, a report to the state is mandated.
In evaluating these calls, be aware of conversations in which the caller was:
* given advise on how to avoid detection by parents or authorities
* told what she should say or not say when she came to the clinic
* encouraged to lie about or conceal her age or her boyfriend’s age
* told to give fictitious names, phone numbers or address
* instructed to be more careful about what information she gave out and to whom
* ignored or interrupted when introducing her age or the age of her boyfriend
* warned that if someone found out about this situation her boyfriend could go to jail
* told to go elsewhere because she had already provided them too much information
* told that the ages of the parties involved are irrelevant
* told that the facility has no interest in her age or the age of her partner
* told that they do not verify ages or check IDs and would accept what she told them
* told to just keep her mouth shut at the clinic and no one would ask any questions
Sometimes, the misdeeds of the facility are purposely subtle. In addition to the issues already mentioned, be on alert for calls in which:
* after identifying the situation as illegal and/or statutory rape, the clinic worker subsequently agrees that the facility will conceal the crime
* after saying that they are “technically” or “legally” required to report this situation to the state, the clinic worker reassures the caller that the facility will not report
* after identifying the situation as illegal and/or statutory rape, the clinic worker agrees to facilitate the ongoing criminal activity by providing birth control without making a report; our caller is often told that her boyfriend can come with her to pick up the birth control or that he can even pick it up without her being there; in other words, despite having evidence that a sexual crime is being committed against a 13-year-old child, they are willing to conspire with the perpetrator to cover-up the crime and then offer to provide him the means by which he can continue the abuse (birth control with no report)
* the clinic worker initially expresses concern for the child, and may even suggest parental involvement, but in the end agrees to violate the law and conceal the situation
* the clinic worker handles the call like a matter of routine, clearly indicating that the clinic encounters this situation frequently, and that they deal with it by ignoring the mandated reporting laws; one example of this are those calls in which this girl’s circumstances appear to have little or no impact on the clinic worker’s response
* there is no response to the danger that the child is in, even though the facts of a statutory rape are clearly presented
* the child’s dilemma is not addressed, with the sale of the service obviously being the clinic worker’s paramount concern
* statements such as, “The way we handle these cases is …” signal that (a) the situation is common, and (b) the clinic worker is stating clinic policy not her own personal approach (this is especially relevant when the clinic worker puts the call on hold, conferred with someone else, then came back and agreed to conceal the situation)
* the failure to report is justified by making it sound as though it is in the best interest of the child to “keep all this confidential”
* the failure to report is justified by demeaning or discounting the influence of parents or the authorities
* statements by the clinic worker are carefully worded in order to insulate them against claims of failing to report
* even among clinic workers who display discomfort or concern with the situation, they continue to sell the service
* when confronted with the dilemma of reporting, they advise the girl to go to another facility and then advise her what to say or not say at that facility in order to work around the reporting requirement
In states with parental involvement legislation in place, abortion proponents always justify the need for a judicial bypass option in order to address the so-called “hard cases” in which minors will be abused if forced to inform their parents about their pregnancies. However, our investigation documented that this is not the way it is actually being used. Instead, it is being automatically suggested to any underage girl who simply doesn’t want to tell her parents for any reason whatsoever or for no reason whatsoever. In the case of our caller, this was true despite the fact that she never said anything to indicate that her parents would become abusive or violent over this situation. And remember, in this specific incident, judicial bypass was not being introduced as a way to keep the child from being abused in the future, it was being introduced as a way to cover-up the fact that the child was already being abused.
If you are in a state with parental consent legislation, be aware of situations in which the caller was:
* told about judicial bypass at the moment she stated that she didn’t want to tell her parents and before she had given any legitimate reason why she didn’t want to tell them
* reassured about how quick and simple the judicial bypass process was
* advised that, during the judicial bypass hearing, it would be best not to mention the age of the person who got her pregnant or lie to the judge if he asked about it
* advised to go to another city where the judges are “more cooperative” with judicial bypass
* given specific advise for circumventing parental involvement legislation such as letting her boyfriend or another adult take her out of state without her parents knowing about it
When we began releasing this information to the public, some of our opponents said that all we uncovered was a few rogue employees who were operating outside of Planned Parenthood or National Abortion Federation guidelines. Remember, however, that this was not a random survey but a universal one. We called every Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facility in the country and made contact with almost every one. Under those circumstances, it is preposterous to suggest that when 90 percent do one thing and 10 percent do the opposite, it is the 90 percent who are in violation of the organization’s accepted and normal standards of behavior. The only logical conclusion is that the responses we received are the standard policy and practice of these organizations.
Another contention made by these groups is that our investigation simply reflects the fact that when their counselors have a sexually active underage girl on the phone they say whatever is necessary to get her into the clinic. The claim is that once she’s actually at the facility they will report her regardless of what they told her over the phone.
Anyone who listens to the tapes of these calls will find that assertion just as farfetched as the one about rouge employees. It is true that almost 10 percent of the Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities we surveyed said they would obey the mandatory reporting laws, and in those conversations there were times when it appeared that the counselor was indeed trying to either lure the caller into the facility or get enough information to make a report. However, when you listen to the other 90 percent, what you find is that virtually nothing is said that could even be remotely construed as an attempt to get the girl to the facility so a report could be made. In fact, almost everything that was said during those conversations would work against that objective.
That was especially apparent in calls where they suggested practical steps for her to take that would effectively eliminate any possibility of a report being filed. For example, there are calls in which they said it would be best for her to lie about her age, name or address when she came to the clinic. Some employees went so far as to reassure her that the clinic does not check IDs or verify ages. Sometimes, while she would be giving details about her situation, the counselor would interrupt and tell her not to say anymore or repeat that information. Others told her that she had already revealed too much for their clinic to be able to help her and suggested that she go to another facility and not give them so much information.
Obviously, none of this is the kind of rhetoric someone would use if they were earnestly trying to get this girl into their clinic to make a report. Instead, it was clear that what they were doing is giving her a “heads-up” and some of these counselors actually made that very point during the call.
Listen to the Tapes- Click Here
Life Dynamics is the powerful organization who is exposing the Racist history of Planned Parenthood through their documentary Maafa21
If this is not enough reasons to defund Planned Parenthood here are a few more:
Is the recent news of the Planned Parenthood’s national office’s decision to disaffiliate with Planned Parenthood Golden Gate a one time “rare occurrence” or is there a pattern of fraud, misappropriation of funds, mismanagement going on in an organization which gets millions of tax dollars per year from the government?
In 2008, Planned Parenthood cut ties with several South Florida offices for accusations of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud,” alleged sexual harassment against a former CEO, and a rumor that its 2006 annual report was plagiarized:
The July 2, 2008 Miami Herald article entitled, Planned Parenthood cuts ties with 5 clinics
One of the nation’s best-known groups of health centers has permanently shut down a cluster of clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Planned Parenthood officially severed its ties Monday with five local clinics — four in Broward and one in Boca Raton — whose top administrator has acknowledged a history of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud.”
The disaffiliation allowed the national organization to wash its hands of the local chapter once known as Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
The chapter is dealing with many problems, including harassment complaints and possible misuse of nearly $450,000 — slightly less than they received in public funding in 2005.
“All these issues are now issues that they will have to face without us,” said Karen Ruffato, vice president of operations for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
The attitude has angered Ruth Lynch, the former Broward chapter’s CEO, who said the national organization bailed out before the local chapter could resolve its problems.
Lynch, who replaced former CEO Mary Capobianco in March, said that within two weeks of her arrival she found she could not account for $440,000 of the chapter’s $3 million budget.
“We take responsibility that there was horrible management,” Lynch said. “But that was then. This is now. We have a new board.”
Lynch said that the chapter’s board of trustees plans to eventually open and continue medical services at the five clinics — in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton — but without the trusted name of Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s most recognized clinics in the field of reproductive heathcare.
“We don’t feel this was simple disaffiliation, we feel this was a hostile takeover,” Lynch said.
“And it was more about the Planned Parenthood trademark than it was about helping the community.”
At least 16,000 people used the five clinics for services such as breast exams, testing for HIV and abortions. In 2005, it received $500,000 in taxpayer funding.
The disbanding of the relationship ended a months-long back and forth between the Broward chapter and the national organization, which temporarily shut down the clinics in March after delivering a harsh review about the chapter’s administration.
Popular employees were fired. An employee alleged sexual harassment against a former CEO, Capobianco. The local board was investigating a rumor that its 2006 annual report was plagiarized.
Ruffato said Planned Parenthood wanted to disaffiliate from the Broward chapter as soon as possible.
By March, the clinics were temporarily shut down.
They began the process in April to permanently strip the five clinics of the Planned Parenthood name.
Instead, Ruffato said they entrusted the more-reputable Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast to open one clinic in Broward and one in Boca Raton.
Ruffato said the Greater Miami chapter is one of the country’s best.
“This is a very rare situation and a very unfortunate situation,” Ruffato said. “And as sad and as hard as moving through a disaffiliation is, I believe our ultimate responsibility is to the mission. And ultimately we need to make sure that your community clinic has the best healthcare and meets our high standards.”
For now, Planned Parenthood is concentrating on replacing the five clinics with at least two, said Judith Selzer, spokeswoman for the Greater Miami chapter. Officers plan to select one site by next month.
Selzer said they will add clinics “as quickly and swiftly as the community needs.”
The chapter plans to include Broward residents on the staff and board of trustees.
Said Selzer: “We’re poised and we’re ready to do this.”
A 2007 Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties’ annual report showed that the CEO CEO Mary Capobianco , made $108,978.00
Newschannel 3 obtained a management letter presented to the board of directors at Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan after an audit by Flegal and Tibbitts CPAs in May of 2010. The letter outlined several key problems.
“Bank statements in some instances were accumulated (by the director of finance Rene Davis) for (up to six months) before they were reconciled.”
CPAs that Newschannel 3 has contacted say not reconciling accounts monthly means errors or any misuse of funds is difficult to spot. The letter also says;
“Several transactions indicated the expenses were employee’s personal expenses that were not charged to the employee.”
Some personal expenses, such as household bills were mis-coded by Davis and paid as company expenses. Finally the management letter says;
“We found were changes in withholding for the Director of Finance had been made with no approval (by the CEO as required).”
In all, sources tell us that Davis took around $5,000. Planned Parenthood admits that Davis took money for inappropriate uses, but disputes the amount.
Planned Parenthood CEO Rev. Mark Pawlowski gave us a statement, saying;
“It came to our attention and we were duly diligent in investigating it. The employee faced disciplinary action and is no longer responsible for any financial duties within the organization.”
But Davis was not fired, instead she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, this at a time when many other Planned Parenthood employees lost their jobs as a result of cutbacks.
Planned Parenthood says Davis paid back all the money and no charges have been filed against her. Planned Parenthood CEO Rev. Mark Pawlowski is in charge of hiring and firing, and has been for fourteen years.
Now, the board of directors is searching for a new CEO. Some board members have told Newschannel 3 the search for a replacement was prompted by the handling of Davis’ situation. Pawlowski says that’s not true.
Newschannel 3 has requested public documents from Planned Parenthood to learn more about how much money was taken.
A Hamilton County judge has ruled against Planned Parenthood in the case of a woman who said she received an abortion when she was 14 years old.
The victim, identified in court documents only as Jane Roe, was sexually abused and impregnated by a 22-year-old soccer coach in 2004.
The lawsuit, filed by the victim’s parents on her behalf, alleges that Planned Parenthood did not follow consent laws before performing an abortion on Roe.
“We know for certain, had they done their job, she would not have had the abortion,” said Roe’s attorney Brian Hurley. “It’s resulted in what we believe is severe trauma to a young woman.”
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Jody Luebbers ruled that Planned Parenthood breached its duty to have a physician see Roe at least 24 hours before her abortion and performed the abortion without parental notification.
Judge: Planned Parenthood Rushed Abortion on Sexually Abused Teen
by Steven Ertelt | Cincinnati, OH | LifeNews.com | 12/8/10 4:57 PM
A judge has issued a ruling saying a Cincinnati Planned Parenthood abortion business rushed an abortion it did on a 14-year-old girl who was a victim of sexual abuse.
The case was brought by parents whose minor daughter had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility without their knowledge after being sexually abused by her adult coach.
The parents allege that Planned Parenthood failed to comply with the statute requiring reports of known or suspected child abuse as well as Ohio’s parental consent statute.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Jody Luebbers gave the girl and her parents a major legal victory on Tuesday.
She indicated the abortion practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio breached the legal requirement by not meeting with the girl 24 hours prior to the abortion, as stipulated by the state’s informed consent statute, to explain to her the alternatives available to her.
“I think it’s the first time ever Planned Parenthood has been in breach of that order,” Brain Hurley, the attorney representing the teen, told the Cincinnati Inquirer newspaper. “The question now is what (money) damages do we get? We believe it will be a significant number.”
“We believe as a result of Planned Parenthood’s action, she’s been significantly harmed psychologically and emotionally,” Hurley said of the teenager.
Hurley also told the newspaper there is one more issue remaining to be resolved in courts — the matter of whether Planned Parenthood violated state law requiring abortion centers to notify parents when their teenager daughter is considering an abortion.
Also, under Ohio state law, such a case of sexual abuse or statutory rape is required to be reported to appropriate law enforcement officials.
The girl in the case provided an incorrect phone number to Planned Parenthood officials for notification. Instead of giving the abortion center her parents’ phone, she gave the number for her 22-year-old boyfriend — her soccer coach John Haller.
Haller started having sexual relations with the teenager when she was 13 and he was eventually convicted in 2004 of sexual battery and spent three years in prison. He signed off on the abortion instead of the teen’s father.
The parents filed a lawsuit that began the series of court actions and alleged Planned Parenthood violated state law, failed to get proper informed consent, and failed to report a suspected case of child abuse to authorities.
In August, the 1st District Court of Appeals determined that Planned Parenthood doesn’t have to give the couple’s attorney record of abortions done on other teenagers.
In January, the Ohio Supreme Court decided on a 4-3 vote not to hear the appeal. Later, it reversed itself and agreed to review the case.
Hurley told the Cincinnati Enquirer at the time that he was “really ecstatic the Ohio Supreme Court will look at what we think are extremely important issues related to the issue of child abuse.”
He previously spoke about the case and Planned Parenthood’s handling of the teen’s abortion, saying “Apparently they made no effort to confirm to whom they were speaking when they placed their call to notify the parents. They did the minimum they could under the existing law.”
Hurley is also representing a teenager in a second case against Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region.
In that case, the teen accuses the abortion business of covering up her sexual victimization by her father.
Under Ohio law, doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals are required to report alleged sexual abuse to authorities and the teen says that didn’t happen in her abortion case.
The unnamed girl filed the lawsuit in Warren County Common Pleas Court in May 2007 saying she told Planned Parenthood staff about the incest.
Abortion business officials told the Associated Press at the time the facility would have contacted authorities after learning of any possible sexual abuse.
“We would call and report as required by law,” Becki Brenner, Planned Parenthood’s Southwest Region president and chief executive officer, said.
Under the lawsuit, the teenager says Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the incest to police resulted in another 18 months of sexual abuse at the hands of her father.
The girl eventually told someone else about the problems, leading to her father John Blanks Jr.’s prosecution and a five year prison sentence.
The lawsuit claims Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio uses a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy when it comes to sexual abuse.
Hurley said he’s obtained a handwritten note from Planned Parenthood that mentions the phrase, “Don’t ask/don’t tell” and said the note was from a Planned Parenthood trainer, Julia Piercey.
“So, to me, their position is laughable,” Hurley told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It came from their own files, from their own trainer.”
This case follows numerous undercover audio and video by groups like Life Dynamics and Lila Rose in exposing the hiding of child sexual predators:
H/T Texas Watchdog
Aug 26, 2010 By Mark Lisheron
The Texas Ethics Commission has fined Cary Jennings, the campaign treasurer for Planned Parenthood of North Texas‘ political action committee, $3,000 for failing to disclose spending $26,695 to support four political candidates in the November, 2008 state elections.
The Ethics Commission also found Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund Political Committee had either failed to report or made mistakes with political contribution and expenditure totals on more than 17 monthly reports required by state law.
The political action committee in a November 2008 report said it spent $26,695 for mass mailings the previous month. However, the report failed to say the mailings were made in support of Wendy Davis, who was running for state Senate and Dan Barrett, Carol Kent and Chris Turner, who were running for state House seats, according to the Ethics Commission findings.
The following month, the political action committee reported spending $15,410 in one day to the same company for a blitz of campaign telephone calls on behalf of Davis, Kent, Turner and Robert Miklos, who was running for the House. The Commission took note that this disclosure of candidate support was not reflected on the report’s cover page.
The committee filed 17 corrected campaign finance reports on Sept. 14, 2009. Texas Watchdog has a call in to Planned Parenthood, and will update the blog if we hear back from the group here .
Davis, Kent, Turner and Miklos won their legislative races, while Barrett lost to Republican physician Mark Shelton.
The Ft. Worth Telegraph reported it this way: Planned Parenthood PAC failed to disclose campaign support
Posted Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
The Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund PAC fouled up 17 monthly campaign expense reports and omitted an expenditure of about $27,000 that supported four local candidates for the Legislature.
The Texas Ethics Commission posted a report this week that said the political action committee failed to identify the candidates and improperly disclosed expenditures on their behalf.
An amended finance report filed by the PAC shows that the candidates supported by the mailings were Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, and House candidates Chris Turner, Dan Barrett and Carol Kent, all Democrats.
The committee’s treasurer, Cary Jennings, declined to comment. He was fined $3,000, according to a commission order.
The PAC has made internal changes, Director Kathryn Allen said.
“We feel we have fixed the problem and will not make this mistake going forward,” she said. “We weren’t trying to conceal our support for those candidates.”
At question was $26,695 paid on Oct. 14, 2008. The PAC corrected filings in September 2009 to show that it paid Gold Communications to send mailers that benefited the four legislative candidates. The original November 2008 monthly report disclosed the expense but not that the money directly benefited candidates.
The commission found the error when examining a complaint about monthly reports. Between April 2008 and August 2009, the PAC filed reports that inaccurately stated the balance of cash on hand. Balances changed on average by about $6,700. The two largest changes to the contribution balance were a decrease of $25,100 and a decrease of $44,560.
Once the mistake was found, the PAC filed corrected reports within a week, Allen said.
“Our PAC is fairly new, and being new to reporting, we had some technical errors that were found,” Allen said. “They were related to cash on hand. Those have been corrected.”
Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/08/26/2428025/planned-parenthood-pac-failed.html#ixzz0xobkyfYd
According to this story by KFOX: Planned Parenthood Owes $154K To UMC from November 13, 2009
EL PASO, Texas — KFOX has confirmed Friday that Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso owes more than $150,000 to the county’s University Medical Center.
Through an open records request, KFOX has learned that PPCEP owes UMC $154,814. Sources close to PPCEP claim their total debt stands at more than $1 million.
University Medical Center declined any comment on PPCEP’s current balance. They did not disclose what type of contract was established.
As KFOX reported, a state audit found that PPCEP violated its state contracts after it requested reimbursement for bills that were never paid.
State representatives have told KFOX that it is unclear if the money will ever be collected, and PPCEP is currently under bankruptcy protection.
KFOX has not been able to confirm PPCEP’s bankruptcy status
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Planned Parenthood Golden Gate’s former employees blame the organization’s longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement, former PPGG CEO, Dian Harrison. Because of this, the national Planned Parenthood organization has announced it will divorce itself from the networks of clinics that serve patients in five Bay Area counties, citing fiscal and administrative problems with the local organization. Effective Sept. 3, 2010, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate must operate under another name, a representative of the national organization said that Planned Parenthood Golden Gate had failed to uphold the “standards and guidelines” by which each separately incorporated affiliate must abide, but that the details of the situation were confidential.
“They were not meeting our standards for administrative and fiscal management,” said Karen Ruffato, vice president of affiliate services for the national organization.
A report in the Bay Citizen:
The most recent tax documents filed with the I.R.S. suggest that PPGG has not only been losing money in recent years, but is in financial disarray. For the tax year ending June 30, 2009, it showed a loss of $2.8 million.
Yet, from financial information for the previous year, it’s unclear just how much money the organization lost because it filed three separate sets of numbers with the I.R.S. In the filings, losses ranged between nearly $1.9 and $2.8 million. Two different accounting firms signed off on the various filings.
Tax documents also show that the organization’s financial problems did not start with the catastrophic recession and California’s fiscal crisis, which has delayed MediCal reimbursements from the state. Tax documents for the year ending June 30, 2007 show that the organization lost $181,000 that year.
Yet, the organization’s fiscal problems date farther back. Documents associated with a 2004 accreditation review of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate show that the local affiliate did not meet the national federation’s financial standards for its affiliates. Of nine indicators of financial health, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate was given a “not met” rating for five of them. For instance, the affiliate had only 11.4 days of cash on hand, as opposed to the required 60 days.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives refused to comment on the accreditation documents on the grounds that they’re internal and confidential.
On Wednesday, the charitable trusts division of the state’s attorney general’s office sent a warning letter to the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Action Fund, the political advocacy and public policy arm of the affiliate, because the organization has failed to file copies of its tax documents with that that office for at least 10 years.
“We do not have any reports on file for them,” Rebecca MacLaren from the attorney general’s press office wrote in an e-mail.
The warning cautioned that if the organization fails to file those forms within 30 days, its registration would be suspended and officers would be personally liable for late fees.
In the letter, the clinicians detail a myriad of problems in the organization, including their concerns about “the misappropriation and mismanagement of PPGG’s funds.” The letter accuses the executive staff of profligate spending during lean times:
It is apparent that while Medical Services has been mandated and has complied with financial reform and cost savings, the Executive Administrative members have failed to adhere to their own mandate for financial restrictions. Executive staff’s personal expenditures are excessive and are not aligned with the mandatory fiscal restrictions. Flagrant use of PPGG funds to pay for personal belongings, personal services and exorbitant technology products is seemingly unchallenged and not subject to the same financial scrutiny that clinic supplies and staff salaries are, for example.
When Harrison replied to their concerns in a letter dated November 14, 2008, she assured the clinicians and doctors that administration was feeling the fiscal pain, too: “Administration has temporarily or permanently frozen a number of positions, budgets were cut, expenses were halted for a period of time and office supplies were not purchased,” she wrote.
And from the San Francisco Bay Guardian:
Former employees saw problems coming at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
By Rebecca / San Francisco Bay Guardian
Created 08/11/2010 – 4:08pm
This week’s announcement that Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) was severing ties with Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) came as no surprise to some former employees, who have for months been trying to sound the alarm that the chapter was being mismanaged, had major financial problems, and was in a steep decline that could threaten important reproductive care services that low-income women rely on.
A former PPGG employee with knowledge of the organization’s internal affairs described a longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement when former president and CEO Dian Harrison was at the helm. There was widespread concern about spending on expensive marketing campaigns and lavish functions, the person said, and a high level of employee turnover and discontent.
Warning signs of financial difficulties surfaced at least a year ago. Dan Cohen, a spokesperson of the Packard Foundation — a major donor to PPGG — told the Guardian that Packard awarded PPGG a 12-month, $30,000 “organizational effectiveness” grant, which will expire in September. The grant “allows an organization to select a talented, external provider to help them think through some of these challenges,” Cohen explained. The Packard Foundation also awarded a 3-year grant for general operating support for $800,000, which will also expire next month.
Another former employee told the Guardian that she would love to discuss internal problems, but was made to sign a confidentiality agreement upon leaving the organization.
Therese Wilson, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate — who took over PPGG when Harrison left last year on medical leave — did not return repeated calls seeking comment.
An internal PPGG document provided to the Guardian displays the agency’s on-hand cash reserves as compared with other affiliates, suggesting that the reserve ratios were at or below the minimum required by the national Planned Parenthood federation for all but one year from 1998 to 2007 — and well below that of other affiliates of similar size. That is a key requirement for meeting accreditation standards.
When we asked Elizabeth Toledo, a PPFA representative, about this apparent pattern she said she could not comment because she had not seen the documents. She also said the accreditation reviews were confidential. “Understanding the true financial picture for health care providers takes a very in-depth evaluation,” Toledo said. “PPFA and PPGG were working together over the last few years to resolve fiscal challenges.”
Despite delays at the state level in awarding nonprofit funding and the loss of support from the national organization, Toledo and a union representative for PPGG employees both said they believe the clinics will continue serving patients under a different name.
“They plan to stay open, and employees are planning to stay,” said SEIU Local 1021 representative Sarah Sherpun-Zimmer, who has been a union rep for PPGG employees for the last two years. “Folks are really happy working there and they feel like it’s going in a good direction.”
PPGG operated eight clinics, which will lose their Planned Parenthood accreditation Sept. 3, effectively severing their ties to a trusted entity that thousands of low-income women rely upon for birth control, abortion procedures, and other forms of reproductive health care. PPGG operates clinics in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino counties, serving about 55,000 women per year.
Roughly 92 percent of the clients they serve live at or below the federal poverty line, according to PPGG’s 2008 annual report.
Planned Parenthood affiliates Mar Monte and Shasta Diablo are in the process of hatching plans for taking over some of the eight affected clinics or otherwise growing their own operations to cover any gaps in service area, according to Toledo. She said neighboring affiliates are in a position financially to be able to cover a wider territory and added that they have been in “expansion mode,” adding new clinics over the past couple years.
“It’s unusual to have a disaffiliation,” she said. “But it’s not unusual for national committees to have a reallocation of service area. That part is well-practiced.” Toledo added that “Every effort possible will be made” to ensure continuity of care.
In a report of the top paid Planned Parenthood employees for 2008, Harrison made the list when the California Catholic Daily reported this
Dian Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer
Expense Account: $11,340
Total Compensation: $304,754
Here Harrison brags about her rich and lavish new design for the abortion clinic she managed !
According to Rita Dillar , a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on federal tax money funneled into Planned Parenthood and similar organizations raises more questions than it answers about the nation’s largest abortion chain.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) audits show the organization spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but the abortion behemoth’s own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period.
That’s not pocket change. Why the discrepancy?
The report (the first of its kind since 2002) was released in response to a request from 31 U.S. senators and representatives and in an atmosphere increasingly hostile to abortion. Not surprisingly. then, its findings are fueling an escalating outcry to defund Planned Parenthood.
Since 2009, at least five nationwide polls have confirmed that a majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life.
Someone, then, needs to explain to all those people why $2.3 billion in tax dollars have been doled out to an organization that admits to systematically having killed more than 1.8 million pre-born babies between 2002 and 2008 and then reports it only spent $657.1 million in federal dollars.
Has Planned Parenthood managed to tuck away megamillions of our tax dollars, seemingly unnoticed? Or is that much of its government funding coming from sources other than the federal government? Or is there a problem with the way Planned Parenthood is reporting its expenditure of our federal monies?
In just two weeks, Planned Parenthood will complete its 2009-10 fiscal year. Yet it still has not released its annual report for its 2008-09 fiscal year. In light of the discrepancy revealed in this GAO report, we must ask: What is Planned Parenthood trying to keep secret?
It’s time for Planned Parenthood to come clean – if such a thing is possible.
Yes, Planned Parenthood has other sources of government funding – state and local – but historical data indicate it is simply not believable that such a large amount of its funding is from local and state sources.
GAO reports for prior years show that from 1997 through 2001, PPFA expenditures of federal money accounted for an average of 72 percent of its government income.
Yet this new report shows PPFA expenditures of federal money making up an average of just 32 percent of its government income from 2002 through 2008.
Planned Parenthood’s abortion business has increased year after year in lock step with its increasing government funding, as evidenced by the included chart.
Obviously, every penny Planned Parenthood receives feeds its abortion business in one way or another.
For instance, Title X money is not to be used for abortions. However, according to Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood’s abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas, it is used to gain the trust of women in minority neighborhoods in order to bring them into Planned Parenthood facilities, supposedly for health care, and then persuade them to become Planned Parenthood birth-control clients. Then, when the birth control fails, the organization has a built-in minority clientele for abortion, which Ms. Johnson says is Planned Parenthood’s big cash cow.
Planned Parenthood affiliates continue to build huge abortion megacenters in minority neighborhoods in an attempt to polish its image and gear up for the veritable tsunami of clients that will be headed its way under President Obama’s health care plan, which earmarks $11 billion for community health centers.
Is there no end to the amount of our hard-earned tax dollars that will be poured down the bottomless pit known as Planned Parenthood to quench this social-engineering agency’s thirst for sexualizing our children, stealing their souls and dumping the mutilated bodies of our children’s children into our nation’s waste bins?
On May 14, Gallup produced its third consecutive poll showing that most Americans identify themselves as pro-life. It is unthinkable that American citizens continue to be forced to fund, by the sweat of their brows, the organization that commits one-third of our nation’s abortions.
American Life League stands with pro-life legislators and hundreds of thousands of grass-roots organizations and activists in calling for accountability for the money Planned Parenthood has received from the federal government and in demanding the immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Rita Diller is the national director of Stop Planned Parenthood (Stopp), a project of American Life League.
A 2010 article in the Philadelphia Bulletin headlined: Federal Funds Misappropriated By New Jersey Family Planning, Planned Parenthood By KATHLEEN GILBERT on August 24, 2010 reads:
TRENTON, N.J. – Audits by the United States Inspector General (IG) have uncovered that family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, have improperly taken Medicaid reimbursement for family planning services.
The audits were released by New Jersey Right to Life (NJ RTL) as pro-abortion state lawmakers lobby not only to restore $7.5 million in state family planning funds, but to acquire a federal waiver that would permanently secure the 90 percent Medicaid reimbursement rate for family planning clinics. Pro-life Governor Chris Christie has withdrawn a waiver application and, last month, vetoed an attempt to restore the state funding, a move lawmakers are angling to override.
While the state of New Jersey has taken responsibility for the incorrect recording of services, the audits leave open the question of how far the clinics themselves were complicit in the misappropriation of funds. The reports show that a total of almost $3 million was misappropriated over the course of 2001-2005.
One report, issued in 2008, singled out Planned Parenthood providers as guilty of billing all claims to Medicaid as “family planning,” including services that did not meet federal criteria for the 90 percent reimbursement rate. The normal Medicaid reimbursement rate is about 50 percent. In that report, the state was urged to reimburse almost $600,000 in Medicaid funds, and to amend their billing processes.
Instead of services that “prevent or delay pregnancy,” which are eligible for the waiver, the report found that services such as treatment for swollen ankles and a rash were listed as “family planning,” as well as other services administered to patients well beyond childbearing age. Others simply lacked documentation.
Another 2008 report found New Jersey to have improperly received reimbursement for 111 of 161 examined claims, requesting over $160,000 to be returned. A 2007 report requested the return of over $2.2 million thanks to the state of New Jersey incorrectly designating 227 National Drug Codes as related to family planning.
“The facts cannot be denied,” said New Jersey Right to Life in a press release. “Planned Parenthood’s supporters not only want to use $7.5M in taxpayer dollars to fund these family planning clinics, they also want the state of New Jersey to permanently apply for a federal waiver to reimburse family planning clinics 90 percent for every Medicaid service they provide despite the clinics’ history of improperly billing Medicaid and contributing to the nearly $3M in fees calculated by the Federal Government to be refunded to them.”
“Taxpayers should be outraged”
NJ RTL Executive Director Marie Tasy expressed disappointment that the IG audits went unnoticed as Planned Parenthood gained favor with the media during its fight for more taxpayer funds. “It’s sinful that the press did not do their homework when this issue was being used in the news,” Ms. Tasy told LifeSiteNews.com, adding that the arrogance behind the misappropriation “is astounding.”
Whether it’s Planned Parenthood or the state’s fault, she said, the audits reveal a “systematic abuse” that funnels taxpayer cash towards family planning.
Kansas high court returns Planned Parenthood case to District Court
By DAVID KLEPPER
The Star’s Topeka correspondent 10/2010
TOPEKA | After a long delay, a criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood’s Overland Park clinic may proceed, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 charges that it falsified records and performed illegal abortions. Phill Kline filed the charges in 2007 when he served as Johnson County district attorney.
The case had been tied up in a dispute over subpoenas, but the high court returned it to the District Court, where it may proceed.
The charges against Planned Parenthood included 23 felonies. Kline argued that the group’s clinic performed illegal late-term abortions and falsified or forged documents to make it appear the abortions were legal.
Planned Parenthood denies the allegation and insists it doesn’t perform abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy, the legal threshold for late-term abortions.
Also in 2010 , the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in favor of the American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ) client in a multi-million dollar fraud case against Planned Parenthood (PP) affiliates in California. ACLJ attorneys are representing a former employee of the PP affiliate in Los Angeles, who is now a federal whistleblower. A federal district court in California had dismissed the case, but the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, dated yesterday, reinstates the lawsuit.
“The question on appeal was whether the former PP employee is a proper whistleblower under the False Claims Act”
“This is a tremendous victory,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “While this case is by no means over, winning this appeal means we have gotten the federal claim over the threshold hurdles and can now get down to the heart of this case: the alleged fraud.”
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) forbids government contractors from submitting “false or fraudulent” claims for payment. The FCA also authorizes private individuals to bring suit against the offenders to recover the fraudulently obtained funds.
The allegation in this case is that PP affiliates in California illegally marked up the supposed cost of various birth control drugs when seeking government reimbursement, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of overbilling – at taxpayer expense. State audits in both California and Washington State have found PP affiliates guilty of overbilling.
When a former PP staffer sued the PP affiliates in federal court, charging the defendants with having fraudulently overbilled the state and federal governments in the amount of tens of millions of dollars, a prominent law firm began representing the PP defendants in the case at no cost to the defendants. The PP attorneys asked the federal district court to dismiss the case on technical jurisdictional grounds.
The federal district court accepted their arguments in part, and dismissed the case. ACLJ attorneys then entered the case to handle the appeal.
“The question on appeal was whether the former PP employee is a proper whistleblower under the False Claims Act,” said Sekulow. “We contended that the answer is ‘Yes,’ and now a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has unanimously agreed with us.”
The ACLJ’s opening brief had dissected and refuted the arguments of PP’s attorneys point by point, explaining why the court of appeals should reverse the lower court’s judgment and reinstate the lawsuit. You can read the ACLJ opening brief here:
ACLJ attorneys subsequently filed a reply brief and two supplemental briefs addressing intervening developments in the law.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is online at http://www.aclj.org.
Spokane’s Planned Parenthood fined by state
10/29/2010 / The Spokesman-Review
Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid.
The original audit finding estimated the Spokane family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007.
During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.
Planned Parenthood appealed and a compromise was reached with the state “without any admission of incorrect billing, documentation of payment,” according the Department of Social and Health Services.
Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was a member in good standing with the racist American Eugenics Society. Sanger had board members who were known for their racist writing and Sanger published many of those in her publications. Sanger called for parents to have a QUOTE: LICENSE TO BREED controlled by people who believed in her eugenic philosophy. She wanted all would be parents to go before her eugenic boards to request a “PERMIT TO BREED“.
Margaret Sanger once said, “More children from the fit, less from the unfit – that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12
In Margaret Sanger’s, “Birth Control and Racial Betterment,” Feb 1919. Birth Control Review , Library of Congress Microfilm 131:0099B .
Sanger states, “Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.
Eugenists emphasize the mating of healthy couples for the conscious purpose of producing healthy children, the sterilization of the unfit to prevent their populating the world with their kind and they may, perhaps, agree with us that contraception is a necessary measure among the masses of the workers, where wages do not keep pace with the growth of the family and its necessities in the way of food, clothing, housing, medical attention, education and the like.
We who advocate Birth Control, on the other hand, lay all our emphasis upon stopping not only the reproduction of the unfit but upon stopping all reproduction when there is not economic means of providing proper care for those who are born in health. …While I personally believe in the sterilization of the feeble-minded, the insane and syphilitic, I have not been able to discover that these measures are more than superficial deterrents when applied to the constantly growing stream of the unfit… Eugenics without Birth Control seems to us a house builded upon the sands. It is at the mercy of the rising stream of the unfit…“
Sanger also called for those who were poor and what she considered to be “morons and immoral‘ , to be shipped to colonies where they would live in “Farms and Open Spaces” dedicated to brainwashing these so-called “inferior types” into having what Sanger called, “Better moral conduct”.
“ I consider that the world and almost our civilization for the next twenty-five years, is going to depend upon a simple, cheap, safe contraceptive to be used in poverty stricken slums, jungles, and among the most ignorant people. Even this will not be sufficient, because I believe that now, immediately, there should be national sterilization for certain dysgenic types of our population who are being encouraged to breed and would die out were the government not feeding them.”
Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger, 1950
In addition, Planned Parenthood’s top award is called the Margaret Sanger Award, despite the fact that Sanger was an admitted Klan speaker. This is what Sanger wrote in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)
For more information get the film Maafa21
Learn more about Planned Parenthood’s activities by clicking my home page
Media report here
Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009- that is ONE MILLION DOLLARE PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!
Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here )
The $385,163 in pay Planned Parenthood President Richards received in the organization’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 was recorded in the group’s publicly available Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filed for that year.
Richards also received $346,285 in total compensation from Planned Parenthood and $38,476 in total compensation from related groups in the organization’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009, according to the organization’s Form 990 for that year.
Other Officers at the National Level received the following compensation:
CFO, MARIA ACOSTA received $89,691 from Planned Parenthood $5,725 from related organizations and $2,362 in estimated compensations
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER MARYANA ISKANDER received $245,814 from Planned Parenthood and $23,696 in estimated compensations
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT KIM MEREDITH received $220,427 from Planned Parenthood $24,492 from related organizations and $24,076 in estimated compensations. Before joining PPFA in 2006, Meredith spent nearly nine years as the chief operating officer at the now defunct and now disaffiliated Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, a Planned Parenthood clinic which sqandered tax dollars and will close and never repay their debtors .
NATIONAL POLITIC AND FIELD DIR, ELLEN GOLOMBEK received $203,843 from Planned Parenthood $10,729 from related organizations and $15,288 in estimated compensations, she has since left Planned Parenthood to work in the Colorado Governor’s Administration.
VP OF MEDICAL AFFAIR, VANESSA CULLINS received $248,251 from Planned Parenthood and $15,600 in estimated compensations
VP OF GENERAL COUNSEL , BARBARA E OTTEN received $219,210 from Planned Parenthood $11,537 from related organizations and $39,074 in estimated compensations
These figures do not account for each Planned Parenthood director – there are over 800 locations, making triple digits in many cases as welll….
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Web site shows that it performed 332,278 abortions in 2009, up 8,270 from 2008. Why should the taxpayer be forced to fund abortion?
Planned Parenthood also PROFITED $64 million dollars in that same year ! Why do they need you and I to fund them?
But, Planned Parenthood’s profits are politicians gains. Just look at this analysis from Open Secrets which monitors 501C3 organizations and how they distribute and collect their funding:
The organization’s political action committee, for example, donated more than $148,000 to federal candidates — almost all Democrats -- during the 2010 election cycle. The PAC spent more than $443,000 overall.
Planned Parenthood also recorded $905,796 in independent expenditures during the 2010 cycle – money spent in support of, or in opposition to, federal political candidates, largely through advertisements. The top beneficiaries of this money were Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
In 2010 alone, Planned Parenthood and a California affiliate together spent more than $700,000 on federal lobbying efforts, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of federal lobbying records finds. By comparison, all other organizations that primarily advocate for abortion rights collectively spent $247,280 on federal lobbying efforts during the same period.
So, not only does taxpayer money make Planned Parenthood officials RICH FAT CATS, they also expand the coffers of the politicians who support them- see how the cycle works?
Planned Parenthood also PROFITED $64 million dollars in tat same year ! Why do they need you and I to fund them?
Now – Congress wants to defund Planned Parenthood and some in Congress are willing to shut down the entire government to make sure that Planned Parenthood’s Ponzi Scam continues to be funded ! They argue that Planned Parenthood is a “good” organization despite the fact that they were founded by a RACIST KLAN speaker who was so connected with the Eugenics Movement that many of her Planned Parenthood board members were Eugenics members as well. Eugenics is the movement that forcefully sterilized thousands of Blacks in the US and Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger agreed with that ideology. For more on that history watch the documentary film: Maafa21
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has mounted a major lobbying campaign in the Senate to fight efforts to strip the organization of its federal funding.
After looking at the EXECUTIVE PAY SCALE, I can see why !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tell Congress to stop this scheme and Defund Planned Parenthood Today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shock video: What pro-choice protesters really think about abortion
CatholicVote.org sent a camera crew to a pro-choice demonstration and engaged the protesters in a fascinating and disturbing dialogue.
Learn how the abortion movement and Planned Parenthood target black babies: Watch Maafa21
On June 20th thru 24th of 2011, in Indianapolis, National Congress of Christian Education an auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention USA, will hold their conference, where 40,000 Christians are expected to attend.
On Wednesday, June 22, the keynote speaker at the Congress President’s Banquet will be Donna Brazile.
Donna Brazile is chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
In 2005, Brazile defended the killing of unborn children through abortion in article she wrote which was published by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and Ms. Magazine, entitled:
Why Choice Matters? . There she states, ” Over the last 20 years, I have organized and participated in rallies in support of women’s reproductive rights. As a Catholic woman, I have tried to explain my strong support of reproductive freedom by telling the stories of women I know and love. With the new Republican anti-choice majority, abortion-rights supporters must prepare for one of their toughest battles. It’s imperative that the pro-choice movement reeducate and empower the masses to go on the political offense. ..The language used in defending our support of abortion rights makes some pro-choice supporters uncomfortable in discussing the issue...As a black woman and abortion-rights activist (and former board member of Voters for Choice), I have found myself standing alone in church looking for ways to bridge the informational and cultural divide. Leaders of the reproductive- rights movement must work with civil rights leaders to help educate all Americans before it’s too late. Now that the right-wing extremists have entered our houses of worship, at the invitation of several black clergy, we must speak up. ..The best way to stop the religious right from moving into our pulpits and pushing their agenda to restrict and overturn abortion rights (as well as civil rights) is for women leaders to work more aggressively in defining our values and speaking with conviction on matters involving our own bodies.”
And here Brazile dismisses Obama’s support of late term abortion.
1. To unite National Baptist churches, district associations, and state conventions in Christian evangelism so as to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and healing;
2. To promote home and foreign mission efforts;
3. To encourage and support Christian education;
4. To publish and distribute Sunday School and other Christian literature, music, and other works of art and religious expression; and
5. To engage in any other endeavors deemed fitting and proper in order to advance the cause of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
I have to ask…with so many Pro-Life Black Leaders available , how come they choose a staunch pro-abort ????
Perhaps Ms. Brazile and the (so-called) National Congress of Christian Education need to hear what BLACKS really think of abortions:
Tom Metzger, the former Klan leader promotes the pushing of abortion clinics in Black Neighborhoods. From Metzger: “…abortion and birth control should be promoted as a powerful weapon, in the limitation of non-White birth. “
If a White Supremacists Klan leader knows that abortion is Black Genocide it needs to be opposed:
2011 “There are things the black community does not like to talk about publicly, which is why Bill Cosby took a whipping when he called for an internal conversation about an abdication of parental and community responsibility for an epidemic of negative behavior and outcomes…And watch out if we dare to mutter that the No. 1 killer of African-Americans is not hate crime, black-on black crime, cancer or AIDS. The No. 1 killer of African-Americans in America is abortion. These are topics we run from. Again, with knowledge comes responsibility.” Gregory A. Murray , chairman of the Macomb County Democratic Black Caucus. ( Daily Tribune: March 27,2011)
2011 “We are about 13% of the total population of the U.S. and yet we have a disproportionate rate of abortions, 35%, based on our population. Does this not make one think that we are being TARGETED?” ( SOURCE: Planned Parenthood and Black Genocide By Agnes Cross-White)
2011 “Between abortion and black-on-black crime, as a people group we’re exterminating ourselves. We’re not loving our children in the womb or outside of the womb. So I have to do whatever it is that I can do to help save babies’ lives and to make an impact on our culture. We’ve become a culture of death — and I want to be one of those used by God to move us from a culture of death to a culture of life. Less than two percent of the African-American population is involved actively in the pro-life movement. So any of the babies who have been saved — our babies — have been because there’s been people who aren’t concerned about the color. So [while] I say thank you to that…I also say it’s time for my culture to wake up and to become involved.” Dr. Peggy Elliott, ministry founder and president,Peggy Elliott Ministries ( Source: One News Now)
2011 “I support de-funding Planned Parenthood…You probably don’t hear a lot of people talking about this,When Margaret Sanger – check my history – started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world.It’s planned genocide…It’s carrying out its original mission, I’ve talked to young girls who go in there, and they [Planned Parenthood] don’t talk about how you plan parenthood. They don’t talk about adoption as an option. They don’t say, ‘Well, bring your parents in so we can sit down and talk with you, and counsel with you before you make this decision….When they [Planned Parenthood] have an objective to put 75 percent [Planned Parenthood facilities] in African American communities, says to me they are targeting blacks. They are doing the same thing at the other 25 percent, I guess.” Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and 2012 possible Presidential candidate
More from Herman Cain about Planned Parenthood
2011 “Babies are the new 2nd class citizens. We are still being lynched, but instead of being hung in a tree, we are lynched in the womb. How is it that a helpless baby can be brutally killed then tossed aside so easily and without consequence?” Lawson Lipford-Cruz, President of Black Students for Life
2011- “I’m not calling them [abortion] clinics. They are slaughterhouses. We have got to do something. My problem today with the African-American community, whether it be clergy or otherwise, we don’t fight anymore.”” Bishop Aretha Morton of Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral near Wilmington. (Delaware Online here )
2011 “We’ve lost close to 40 percent of our population to abortion,” said Rev. Denise Walker, founder of Everlasting Light Ministries, referring to the high rate of African American abortions. “We must end this slaughter.” (Source New Haven Register)
Listen to Rev Brian and Denise Walker speak against abortion
2011- “Let’s be clear. Funding Planned Parenthood with U.S. taxpayer dollars is equivalent to justifying the use of tax dollars to help the Ku Klux Klan buy rope so they can secure their victims in the backs of their wagons.” Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation
2011The Rev. Michael Pressley of the Mount Zion Church of God in Christ called abortion “the No. 1 cause of death in black families.” “How many doctors, lawyers, teachers, preachers, teachers and presidents have been lost?” he asked. “What can we do to stop this assault in black America and America as a whole?” ( Source Here)
2011- LaVern Tolbert, Former Board member of Planned Parenthood now opposes their agenda, “In 1970 the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (as it was called then, now it’s called the Department of Health and Human Services) with President Nixon, mandated a commission on population and the American future …They looked at how the Black community was expanding. Remember in the 1970s and ’60s, everyone had large families but especially Blacks. We (would have) eight or nine children. And so, they determined that since Black women were so fertile, there had to be a plan to keep us from having so many babies,” she said. “When I first became a board member, I thought what everyone else thought: that (the baby) was a mass of tissue. And I felt that every woman had a right to have an abortion, that it was a matter of choice. At that time in the early ’70s, we knew little about abortion….We didn’t have the information we have now. But while I was on the board, I received documents that detailed how abortions were performed.” Tolbert also noticed something else: She said that while she was on the board, a death certificate had to be issued for every abortion that was performed. “And I thought, ‘Well, a death certificate is only required if it’s a living a being. So, (when you) talk about it being a mass of tissue, how can that be when a death certificate is required?’ When I read how abortions were performed, I came back to the board meeting and I protested….This is traumatic for the mother and the baby.’ And, I was told that it was not traumatic, and then I started looking around the room and wondering why abortion was more necessary for Black women … “
More from LaVern Tolbert on Planned Parenthood here:
2011 “Back in the 1960s, many of the radical pro-black revolutionaries (Black Panthers, Black Muslims) and other anti-government, anti-white organizations proclaimed that birth control was just another form of genocide… Little did they know how right they were.Recently, some black preachers finally came out not against abortion per se, but merely against the location of Planned Parenthood centers in black communities.It seems the murder of blacks is only a consideration for black preachers or other leaders when they are killed by white or Hispanic cops. They will march, protest and call press conferences every time a cop shoots a black criminal…So it is no surprise that when President Barack Obama was in the Illinois Legislature, he voted to allow abortions in the third trimester… It is also no surprise that the very first bill Obama signed as President was to reverse President George Bush’s decree and give our tax dollars again to those non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which perform abortions in third world countries. There has not been a word of protest from the Christian leadership. Their collaboration with Planned Parenthood, an organization created by an atheistic eugenics Socialist whose prime directive is the murder of millions of unborn children, is the very antithesis of the gospel of Jesus Christ that they preach. So who will stop the cold-blooded murder of millions of unborn black children?” Barbara Howard is a political consultant, radio host and commentator and motivational speaker. She is Florida State chairwoman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Trade & Travel goodwill ambassador to Kenya.
2011- “Under the guise of family planning, black babies have been aborted at 5x the rate of whites, yet Planned Parenthood clamors for more, wanting taxpayer dollars to continue funding their genocidal agenda. As they rush to turn 100% of their clinics into abortion mills and build larger facilities in urban areas where blacks reside, it is clear they are carrying out their founder’s Negro Project, designed to control black births.” Arnold Culbreath of Protecting Black Life.
2011: Kevin McGary, author of “Instanity!, “Abortion has everything to do with human right, it has everything to do with civil rights, it has everything to do with social justice. If you’re sincere about racism, this is the pivotal issue.” McGary estimated that 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clinics are placed in African American neighborhoods. “Forty percent of all abortions are being performed on African American children,” he said. Noting African Americans make up 12 percent of the population, and estimating that women of childbearing age make up 3 percent of the population, “23 million people have been denied life,” he said. “How can we have principled people that ignore this issue?” he asked, noting that the NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus and council of black churches remain silent on the issue of abortion. ( The Catholic Voice: Oakland right to life rally calls attention to ‘black genocide’)
2011- Rev.-Dr. Christopher A. Bullock, pastor/founder of Canaan Baptist Church in New Castle, DE , said the African-American community is “under siege homicide, suicide and abortion, not to mention HIV/AIDS.” “This is the formula for genocide,” Bullock said. “The Black Church must tell the truth to our young people that life is worth living. Life needs to focus on faith, hope and love. Any other path will lead to self-destruction.” ( Press Release)
2011: Planned Parenthood targets minorities, especially blacks, for abortions, by locating clinics in minority neighborhoods.
“You are dealing with genocide, the killing of African- Americans. There is a conspiracy to target African-Americans from society as a whole.”” said James Tucker, publisher of the Springs-based monthly African American Voice, a former head of the local NAACP chapter. ” (SOURCE: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs), Jan 13, 2011)
2011- “My friend Ryan Bomberger waxed eloquent today when he said: “Abolitionists didn’t settle for slavery reduction; many risked their reputations and their very lives to call for the end of a system of human degradation, not its continuation through appeasement and mutual understanding. Oh, what happens to a society that can’t even act against the most blatant form of evil?” Brothers, we need to talk.” Rev. Walter Hoye referring to abortion
2011-“If silence is indeed consent the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP have not only consented to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s murder of black babies, but are complicit in the horrific reality of genocide of their own people,” said Walter Hoye of Issues4Life Foundation.
2011-“The Congressional Black Caucus has a 100% voting record in favor of taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. This is a travesty in light of Planned Parenthood’s targeting of the black community since its inception as a means of population control.” Will Ford of Ex Ministries
2011- “The documentary film, “Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America” exposes the evil and ongoing ties between racism, eugenics, population control, forced sterilization and ultimately, abortion. We pray for a softening of the hardened hearts of the people who work, volunteer or provide services in the abortion mills. Making a killing is NOT a way to make a LIVING.” –Connie Eller, Missouri Blacks for Life http://www.MissouriBlacksForLife.org
2011- “Regarding abortion, we in the black community have been hiding our heads in a pot of collards for too long!”That’s a white thing”, we say. “We don’t kill our own!”, is another. The sad fact is we do and as long as the spiritual, political, cultural and media gatekeepers, cut-off the information we need- abortion will continue. We are a resilient people, we’re still here, but if this keeps up there will be a lot fewer of us!”– Rev. Brian Walker, Program Director Pro-Life Action Ministries & Co-Founder of Everlasting Light Ministries (St. Paul, MN)
2011 “We must face the truth no matter how painful and unsettling. Abortion kills black children at an alarming rate. We have seen the horrors of abortion in the bloody trash cans behind abortion facilities, in online abortion videos, and in the photographs of dismembered babies. We have seen the killing fields — and we must pray and work in Christ to end the killing of God’s smallest children.” Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-life Union
2011 “Look around you. For every three African Americans you see, there’s one who’s not here because of abortion. Infinitely valuable, precious children, brothers, and sisters have been sacrificed for immediate personal comfort and safety. I say, in love, we cannot go on this way.”Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life
2010 - Dr. Alveda King: “Abortion is genocide, it’s killing populations. It’s killing generations and certainly the population that is most impacted by abortion in America is the black community. So I feel that as a civil rights leader I have responsibility to proclaim that black Americans are being exterminated by the genocidal acts of abortion.” ( SOURCE: Naples Daily News: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece speaks about injustice of abortions at Ave Maria 6/20/1010)
2010- African American Pastor Ronnie Wallace took some pretty extreme measures to preach to women walking inside an abortion clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pastor Wallace has protested outside the Family Reproductive Health Abortion Clinic on Hebron Street for years. He says he was forced to climb into a tree when police officers asked him to get off a step ladder in which he sitting on to preach. On July 17, cops would not allow Wallace to drive his pickup onto the public right-of-way to preach which he says he has been able to do for years. Instead, he sat on a step ladder to preach to the people. Police asked him to come down and arrested him when he refused to comply. Wallace told the cops they were violating his first amendment right. ( Source: WBTV)
2010“Margaret Sanger is only one of a long list of people in the New World Order’s plans, which will eliminate countless millions of people of color,” The Rev. Ralph Bradley, pastor of Eternal Light Church in Cantonsaid. “If the New World Order members can continue in the financial banking fraud in the U.S. and around the world, abortion will be only one way to get rid of what Henry Kissinger calls ‘useless eaters.’ ” (SOurce: CantonRep.com: Minorities split over history, goal of abortion; 5/26/2010)
2010: “Racism and abortion are twins in many other ways. Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. So it is with abortion. ” (Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King)
2010 ” Perhaps there is nothing more sinister than a deception designed to cause those targeted to participate in a deep dark plot to facilitate in their own demise. This is exactly what’s happening to black people in America through the efforts of the eugenics movement, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry…The eugenicists and Planned Parenthood are winning the day. When will we push back against these elitists and stop our extermination?” (Pastor Stephen Broden, Dallas, TX)
2010: Pastor James Leak III, MA, Executive Pastor New Harvester International Ministries (N.H.I.M), “Studies of the shift in the abortion demographics from 1974 until 2004, and the purposeful location of abortion clinics in minority communities, corroborate “MAAFA 21’s” claims that black babies are a target of black genocide.”
2010: Dean Nelson, executive director for the Network of Politically Active Christians, dubbed the Planned Parenthood “Klan Parenthood,” saying it locates clinics in minority communities…” ( The Virginia Pilot )
2010: Pastor Isham Harris (Upper Room Home Church) speaks on the beauty of life despite the prevalence of abortion. Pastor Harris led the first ever March For Life at Planned Parenthood ( the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider) down Martin Luther King Jr. Way in NE Portland in 2009. (Watch it on YouTube)
2010: “Abortion providers are still being located for the most part in black neighborhoods and are still delivering the same old message–that black, poor children, living in urban areas–are not worthy of life. America would be a better place without black people. The KKK brutally killed about 3500 black people since it began in 1865–Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood is responsible for the more than 17 million black deaths since 1973. ” ( Day Gardner National Black Pro-Life Union)
2010: “Today, this African American pastor is declaring war against Planned Parenthood,” said Rev. Joe Ellison, vice president of the Council on Biblical Principles. “We’re asking pastors to shut them down in their communities. We’re asking pastors to pray them out and we’re asking Planned Parenthood to leave our children alone.”
2010: “There are conspiracy theories about AIDS and crack cocaine being intentionally inflicted on Blacks. What about abortion? Is there a secret KKK-Planned Parenthood alliance to extinguish the Black race in America? It’s unlikely the Grand Imperial Wizard has clandestine meetings with the president of the nation’s largest abortion provider, but Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger did once address the women’s auxiliary of the KKK…Surely no one now still thinks the same way as Sanger, right? Wrong. Just recently, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an New York Times interview: “Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” ( R. Dozier Gray , member of the national advisory council for the Project 21 Black leadership network)
2010: Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry describes in a written statement/talk how the black community in general has been profoundly affected by abortion. Bishop Perry, who is African-American, writes: “Abortion killed at least 203,991 blacks in the 36 states and two cities (New York City and the District of Columbia) that reported abortions by race in 2005, according to the CDC. During that same year, according to the CDC, a total of 198,385 blacks nationwide died from heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined. These were the seven leading causes of death charted for black Americans that year.” Bishop Perry also notes that the abortion industry specifically targets the black community. He writes: “Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a pro-life activist. In August 2007, she told a meeting of Priests for Life ‘those abortionists plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope…. the great irony is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.” http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/abbott/100312
2010: “Black Americans were brought to America in chains. After emancipation, we were subject to unfair laws restricting promised freedoms. Discrimination further robbed us of opportunity. Now, even with a level playing field, abortion is still pushing blacks into a corner. While the United States economy remains on the brink, blacks – who, as a community, are making their way up the socio-economic ladder – stand to lose the most. In promoting abortion, there is much more to lose than just our morality. Our very futures may lie in the balance. ( Mychal Massie , chairman of the black leadership network Project 21)
2010: “This radical group was founded by Margaret Sanger (an avowed racist) for the purpose of bringing systematic genocide to “undesirable races of people.” (African American Bill Randall candidate for Congress (North Carolina)
2010- “Yes, I think they target black neighborhoods and black women, Hispanics and poor people,” said Cecil Clark, pastor of True Vine Baptist Church, a black congregation , “We stand for not aborting babies, period. We’re concerned about all kids, regardless of what their color is.” ( SOURCE: KnoxNews.com, Some say Planned Parenthood relocation to East Knox racially motivated , March 13, 2010)
2010 – “I believe it’s because those clinics were deliberately located in black neighborhoods and that the community is being targeted. That’s what I believe, and that’s the message I’m bringing to Knoxville,” said Davis in a phone interview. “I tell you my heart is absolutely broken at the numbers of blacks that are dying.” ( SOURCE: KnoxNews.com, Some say Planned Parenthood relocation to East Knox racially motivated , March 13, 2010)
2010 “Seventy-eight percent of all Planned Parenthood’s clinics – abortuaries as I call them – are located in minority neighborhoods. The targeting of African-Americans has now been documented,” ( founder of http://www.blackgenocide.org website, Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress Jr., )
2010: “During the Civil Rights movement African-American’s were willing to be hosed down by Fire Departments, bitten by dogs, beaten by police officers, unjustly incarcerated, financially ruined and lynched by racist white folk to secure access to water fountains, restrooms and seats in the front of the bus…Today an African-American child has less than a 50% chance of being born.Every 72 seconds an African-American baby’s life is terminated by abortion.” ( African American Pastor, Walter Hoye)
2010: “Reciting facts such as “abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community,” and “black women are three times more likely to be sold an abortion than her white counterpart” didn’t seem adequate to break through the veneer that covered the eyes of black liberals and caused them to view abortion as more a basic right than an instrument of racist evil. To be honest, I began to give up hope that anything we could present would ever be enough to break through the deep-rooted skepticism that was manifesting itself in illogical political alliances between perpetrators and victims in defense of legalized abortion. Until I saw Maafa 21.” (Reverend Ceasar I. LeFlore III)
2010: “Abortion is the #1 killer of blacks in America and no one talks about it. Preachers/polititicians/Obama: no one talks about it. They just sweep it under the rug. As blacks we need to fight or else we’re going to be extinct. Check out Maafa21.”
( African American YouTube Post)
2010 - “I think (Planned Parenthood) target(s) black neighborhoods and black women, Hispanics and poor people.” Pastor Cecil Clark of True Vine Baptist Church, a black congregation in Knoxville, Tn. ( Knoxnews.com March 19, 2010)
2010: “Since 1993 legal abortion has killed more black Americans than Aids, Cancer, Heart Disease..the adversary wants us to embrace their eugenic ideology as the status quo. ” (Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers speak about Black Genocide and the disproportionate number of abortions taking place in the black communities of America. Portland Oregon, January 17, 2010 – Oregon Right to Life rally.)
2009 Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani discusses modern day genocide and those who support it.
2009: African American woman blasts Planned Parenthood- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zINsFtXxGec
2007: Black minister praying against Planned Parenthood baby killing facility being built near his church in Denver-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLlG0VC8BaY&feature=player_embedded
2005- In a recent survey of 500 black Americans, only half believed that the government tells the truth about the safety and side effects of new birth control methods.
Birth control conspiracy theories still affect the use of birth control by black men and women, according to a study reported in the latest issue of the journal Health Education and Behavior.
One-third of participants of the telephone survey said that medical institutions use poor and minority people as “guinea pigs”to try out new birth control methods, according to study authors Sheryl Thorburn of Oregon State University and Laura Bogart of the Rand Corporation. Substantial numbers of those surveyed also believed that the government uses birth control as a way to control the black population in America. Almost a quarter of those surveyed agreed that “poor and minority women are sometimes forced to be sterilized by the government”, while 22 percent agreed that “the government’s family planning policies are intended to control the number of Black people.”
( SOURCE: Health Behavior News Service , Conspiracy Theories Affect Birth Control Use by Black Men and Women , By Becky Ham, Science Writer: 8/9/2005)
2003 “I am at once a physician, a citizen, and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow the concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged, and the planned have the right to live.” — Mildred Fay Jefferson, M.D., 2003, American Feminist Magazine, http://bit.ly/dERLRY
[The pro-life movement] “is second only to the abolitionist movement in the profound change it has brought about in American thinking.” — Mildred Fay Jefferson
1999- A controversial program to decrease the number of children born addicted to crack is sparking both cheers and cries of genocide. Called CRACK (Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity), the California- based group pays crack-addicted women and men $200 to be sterilized or go on a long-term birth-control method. Barbara Harris, the organization’s founder, acknowledges that her program is controversial, including the recent firestorm in Oakland, Calif., when a CRACK billboard was pulled down by an angry crowd. The crowd accused Harris’ group of racism and attempting to neuter the poor. ( SOURCE: Topeka Capitol Journal, Birth control? Or controlling poor population? 11/1/1999)
1990- According to The Advocate in Baton Rouge, LA, (Farrakhan chides blacks for self-destructive attitude Author: EDWARD PRATT :4/19/1990) In a speech at Southern University’s Activity Center Farrakhan suggested that abortion is a tool used by the government to stem the growth of the black population. “Why is it that they come into your neighborhood with planned parenthood?” he asked. He warned the black women that “the one you abort could be the one” to lead black people. Farrakhan said his mother used a hanger three times in an attempt to abort him.
1990 As head of the Black Health Group , Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Patricia McManus, sharply criticized Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Officials, for their plans to establish a clinic in a largely black neighborhood. Some members of the black community thought the proposed clinic would be the one to offer abortions , and after an angry exchange with Planed Parenthood , plans for the clinic were dropped. One of McManus’ charges at the time were a serious one, that those who offer abortions to blacks were in her words, “Promoting Black Genocide.” ( Some in Black Community regard abortion as genocide; The Milwaukee Journal – Apr 21, 1990)
1990 Joe Dallas Pastor, New creation Bible Church bluntly calls blacks who support abortion rights “Uncle Toms” . Abortion, he says “is a means to control the black population.” Dallas calls blacks the “sleeping giant of the pro-life movement” ( Some in Black Community regard abortion as genocide; The Milwaukee Journal – Apr 21, 1990)
1990 Adriane More, a black factory worker who pickets abortion clinics would ask, “Why am I the only black here?” ( Some in Black Community regard abortion as genocide; The Milwaukee Journal – Apr 21, 1990)
1983- A study conducted in Waller County , Texas, which had a 52% Black population rate, The study found that a substantial percentage of the respondents indicated agreement with each of the following genocidal statements: 5> Birth control programs are a plot to eliminate Blacks; (45.3% agreed)
Ted Hayes, civil rights and homeless activist, tells people about the millions of black babies lost to abortion
1977 “It is strange that they choose to start talking about population control at the same time that Black people in America and people of color around the world are demanding their rightful place as human citizens and their rightful share of the material wealth in the world.” Jesse Jackson, 1977
1971 “Contraceptives will become a form of drug warfare against the helpless in this nation.” Jesse Jackson, 1971
1971 “Proponents…have argued this bill is for blacks and the poor who want abortions and can’t afford one. This is the phoniest and most preposterous argument of all. Because I represent the inner-city where the majority of blacks and poor live and I challenge anyone here to show me a waiting line of either blacks or poor whites who are wanting an abortion.” Iowa State Rep. June Franklin, Democrat 1971.
1971 “The abortion law, hides behind the guise of helping women, when in reality it will attempt to destroy our people.” Brenda Hyson, New York chapter, Black Panther Party, 1971
1970 “A true revolutionary cares about the people–he cares to the point that he is willing to put his life on the line to help the masses of poor and oppressed people. He would never think of killing his unborn child.” Detroit chapter, Black Panther Party, 1970
1969 A May 1969 issue of The Liberator , told readers, “ For us to speak in favor of birth control for Afro-Americans would be comparable to speaking in favor of genocide.” In articles and in cartoons in the Black press, the Pill was depicted as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. A poster circulated by the Berkley group: EROS, Endeavor to Raise Our Size- likened the Pill to lynching. Lynching represented “Birth Control Then…the crude way.” Under the image of a woman reaching for her oral contraceptives was the caption: ““Now, the Smooth Way.” (SOURCE: Devices and Desires, a History of Contraceptives in America, by By Andrea Tone Published 2002, Hill and Wang; PP.254-256, google books online)
1968 “The idea is to make less niggers so they won’t have to build houses for them.” , Dr. Charles E. Greenlee, a Negro physician and a chairman of the Health Committee of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP. ( SOURCE: The Problem of Black Birth Control THE TITUSVILLE HERALD, TITUSVILLE, PENNA, PAGE SEVEN: OCTOBER 7,1968)
1968 Negro doctors Association with the Black Congress attacked some aspects of the government’s birth control program as being genocidal. In Intent for Black People, Walt Bremond, chairman of the Black Congress, said the highly diversified group felt that , “ if we don’t band together in our struggle, we’ll all perish as a people.” ( New York Times: Negroes see riots giving way to Black Activism and drive for Community Control: 10/21/1968)
1967 Newark, Black Power Conference resolution, “rejection of all birth control programs”
( Source; The cry of the ghetto, Saturday Evening Post : 8/26/1967, Vol. 240 Issue 17, P80-80, 1P, Editorial)
1967 On September 10,1967, H. Rap Brown, National Chairman of the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee urged an audience of 1000 that the Vietnam War and Birth Control programs are part of a genocide against Negroes. ( SOURCE: The New York Times: Rap Brown Calls Nation on ‘Eve’ of a Negro Revolt: 9/11/1967)
1962 Whitney Young, leader of the Urban League, revoked his group’s support of contraception in 1962 Marvin Davies, head of the Florida NAACP, rejected contraception and argued that black women needed to produce large numbers of babies until the black population comprised 30-35 percent of Americans; only then would blacks be able to affect the power structure. (SOURCE: Journal of Social History, Birth control and the black community in the 1960s: genocide or power politics?, by Simone M. Caron, (Spring 1998)
Some of these quotes are from a new film on Eugenics and Population Control called: Maafa21. It is a MUST SEE film- the best ever made on this issue. The early civil rights leaders, Black Panthers and others saw through the Planned Parenthood mirage. They saw it for what it really was: BLACK GENOCIDE.
In fact, civil rights icon, Fannie Lou Hammer saw clearly that abortion and birth control were being used as Genocide first hand.
Below are exerts of an eye opening incident Ms. Hamer experienced in the realm of Black Genocide written by Black journalist Samuel Yette. Yette was the first Black Washington Correspondent for Newsweek who was later fired after he himself authored a book exposing how birth control and abortion would be used as black Genocide, more on that later. Here Yette writes about Hamar’s experience in the Afro-American:
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer was Tough Fighter The Afro American – Apr 2, 1977 By Samuel Yette
” It is still a society in which an injured man must show his ability to pay before getting hospital services, but his daughter or wife can be aborted or fed birth control pills, at public expense…For these and other reasons the recent death of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer …was noted here and across the nation not only with personal sadness, but also with stern political reflection.
When the charades of Richard Nixon included a White House Conference on hunger in 1969, Mrs. Hamer was among the hundreds of authentic grass-roots persons brought here to confir with the highly paid experts.
But the conference (whose name was changed from a conference on hunger to a conference on “Food and Nutrition”) was in reality, one great fraud against the poor.
Instead of seeking ways to feed the hungry, the back stage plan was to get the poor unwittingly to endorse a plan to eliminate from the society those who were hungry.
For example, a panel of medical experts pretended to be studying was to insure proper nourishment for babies and pregnant women. Instead it adopted-in the name of the poor at the conference- a resolution providing for:
– Birth Control devices for young girls, free, and with or without parental approval;
- Required abortions of unmarried girls discovered during the first three months of pregnancy; and
- Forced sterilization of any such girl giving birth out of wedlock a second time.
Only one black person-a nurse-was a member of that panel.
Yette continues, In my reportorial role, I found Mrs. Hamer for a reaction to the newly passed resolution.
She responded with shock and outrage at the deception, “I didn’t come to talk about birth control, ” she protested, ” I came here to get some food to feed poor, hungry people, Where are they carrying on that kind of talk?”
Hearing the location of the panel, she gamely pulled herself up on a cane, and made her way to the panel’s meeting room. Along the way she beckoned several black men, who followed seriously intent on doing her will.
She went straight to the front of the room and demanded to be heard.
With the power and conviction of personal tragedy, she told how she, herself, had once been sterilized under the guise of an unrelated surgical procedure. She told how such tools as their resolution in the hands of racist medical personnel would mean tragedy for the black and poor.
Finally, with several large black men at her side, Mrs. Hamer demanded that the resolution be reconsidered. It was, and voted down. But she could not stand and watch forever.
Though she saw the deception and illuminated the society’s most immoral contradictions , she, like the hope and moral vigor of he 1960’s ran out…
The author of the tribute above, Mr. Samuel Yette also suffered persecution for exposing the sinister plot to exterminate blacks with population control methods.
Samuel Yette authored a stunning book called: My Book, “The Choice” and it exposed high level eugenics efforts against the black community
Samuel Yette was also one of the first and very distinguished Black journalists to work for Newsweek. After he published his book, The Choice” which exposed high level attempts of Black Genocide through birth control , abortion, and additional means , he was fired by Newsweek. Yette claims his superiors told him that the “Nixon Whitehouse” wanted him out of Washington.
In One chapter on Birth Control
Yette exposes President Nixon’s White House Conference on Food and Nutrition of December 2-4, 1969. In Mr. Yette’s words it, “was worse than a farce.” President Nixon opened the conference with 3 recommendations designed to reduce the number of hungry people! He suggested no measures for the relief of hunger in America.
1. He wanted everyone to have a guaranteed minimum income of $1,600 a year. (This is less than welfare was paying at that time.)
2. A supposed expansion of the food stamp program that would be tied into and compliment the welfare reform package in #1. (His plan would have actually reduced the amount of food stamps. Less money + less food =more hunger.)
3. Provide family planning services to at minimum 5 million women in low-income families.
This last proposal was part of a plan formulated by Dr. Charles Lowe of the National Institute of Health. The plan recommended Congress pass a law that:
1. Made birth control information and devices available to any and all girls over the age of 13 with or without parental consent.
2. Allowed mandatory abortions for unmarried girls within the 1st three months of pregnancy.
3. Mandatory sterilization for any unmarried girl giving birth out of wedlock for the 2nd time.
In that book, Yette describes how black activist, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer was there for the Conference on hunger. When she heard about the birth control proposals she grabbed about a dozen young black men, walked into the room, and demanded to be heard. She spoke about ten minutes on the evil results of this plan and the conference dropped it from consideration.
Today 5 BLACK babies to every 1 White baby will die inside American Abortion Clinics. Is there a targeting going on? Find out: Maafa21:
MAAFA 21 DVD BLACK GENOCIDE IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA
An incredible documentary that everyone must see.
They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and brought across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known.
But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America’s wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear and they were not going to be particular about how it might be done.
What you are about to see is that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today. So don’t think that this is history. It is not. It is happening right here, right now.
If you think that slavery and racism is over, you will be shocked when you watch this well documented DVD exposing the racism that is still taking place within America. Maafa21 is a high quality documentary with incredible documentation – A MUST SEE for every African American !
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“Conservatives” promote Atlas Shrugged while ignoring author Ayn Rand’s pro-abortion and anti-religious viewsPosted in Ayn Rand with tags atheist, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Capitalsim, Conservative, FreedomWorks, Glenn Beck, Heritage Foundation, pro-abortion, Rush Limbaugh, Tea Party on April 11, 2011 by saynsumthn
Fifty-four years after it was published, with sales of the book at 6.5 million copies and counting, Ayn Rand’s 1,000-page magnum opus “Atlas Shrugged” is finally coming to the screen. The $10 million production, part one of a projected trilogy, featuring a no-name cast (Taylor Schilling? Grant Bowler?) and financed entirely by John Aglialoro, a Philadelphia businessman.
“Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s prescient, unabashedly pro-free market capitalism novel, hits theaters April 15. Its timing could not be better.
The Daily Caller writes, Not only is the film a winner for holding firm to Randian philosophy, it also brazenly and refreshingly brings a political perspective that is almost universally absent from the big screen; so much so in fact it could become a cult classic, especially among Tea Partiers and their admirers, not to mention hordes of libertarians.
But, what is missing from most reviews is an in-depth look at the pro-abortion and hateful anti-religious philosophies of Atlas Shrugged’s author, Ayn Rand.
The National Review reports that , Conservatives with ties to the tea party are hoping a new movie version of a 1957 novel will help fuel their 21st century political movement.
And the Conservative watchdog group, the Heritage Foundation, promoted heavily by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, as scheduled a special screening of the film. Even FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, has undertaken a massive campaign to push the movie into as many theaters as possible. So far, they’ve lined up 63 for opening day in major cities nationwide; FreedomWorks hopes to push that number to 300.
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher,playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand immigrated to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. She first achieved fame in 1943 with her novel The Fountainhead, which in 1957 was followed by her best-known work, the philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged.
Rand’s political views, reflected in both her fiction and her theoretical work, emphasize individual rights (including property rights) and laissez-faire capitalism, enforced by a constitutionally limited government.She was a fierce opponent of all forms of collectivism and statism, including fascism, communism, socialism…but as much as some “Conservatives” praise her views, Rand was an atheist opposed to faith as opposite of “reason” and profoundly pro-abortion under the idea of personal rights, for women while denying even that the fetus exists or is alive, something which has proved to be scientifically false. Ayn Rand died on March 6, 1982, of heart failure.
“An Embryo is not alive.” – Ayn Rand
“An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn).”
“Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?”
(SOURCE: “Of Living Death,” The Voice of Reason, Ayn Rand pp. 58–59)
“Never mind the vicious nonsense of claiming that an embryo has a “right to life.” A piece of protoplasm has no rights—and no life in the human sense of the term. One may argue about the later stages of a pregnancy, but the essential issue concerns only the first three months. To equate a potential with an actual, is vicious; to advocate the sacrifice of the latter to the former, is unspeakable. . . . Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living: the right of young people to set the course of their own lives. The task of raising a child is a tremendous, lifelong responsibility, which no one should undertake unwittingly or unwillingly. Procreation is not a duty: human beings are not stock-farm animals. For conscientious persons, an unwanted pregnancy is a disaster; to oppose its termination is to advocate sacrifice, not for the sake of anyone’s benefit, but for the sake of misery qua misery, for the sake of forbidding happiness and fulfillment to living human beings.”
(SOURCE: “A Last Survey,” The Ayn Rand Letter, IV, 2, 3)
“I cannot quite imagine the state of mind of a person who would wish to condemn a fellow human being to such a horror. I cannot project the degree of hatred required to make those women run around in crusades against abortion. Hatred is what they certainly project, not love for the embryos, which is a piece of nonsense no one could experience, but hatred, a virulent hatred for an unnamed object. Judging by the degree of those women’s intensity, I would say that it is an issue of self-esteem and that their fear is metaphysical. Their hatred is directed against human beings as such, against the mind, against reason, against ambition, against success, against love, against any value that brings happiness to human life. In compliance with the dishonesty that dominates today’s intellectual field, they call themselves “pro-life.”
“By what right does anyone claim the power to dispose of the lives of others and to dictate their personal choices?”
(SOURCE: “The Age of Mediocrity,” The Objectivist Forum, Ayn Rand, June 1981, 3.)
“A proper, philosophically valid definition of man as “a rational animal,” would not permit anyone to ascribe the status of “person” to a few human cells.”
(SOURCE: “The Age of Mediocrity,” The Objectivist Forum, June 1981, 2.)
Ayn Rand on Religion:
Ayn Rand, “It has to be either reason or faith , I am against God for the reasons that I don’t want to destroy reason. I am against those that conceived that idea.” Watch interviews below:
Here Glenn Beck praises Ayn Rand – WHY ???
Rand’s Morality is not based on FAITH- but on her MIND and REASON alone, “his highest moral purpose is the achievement of his own actions…”
Here she speaks to Mile Wallace about her Book which attacks basic RELIGIOUS morality : Atlas Shrugged ! ” I Say that man is entitled to his own happiness…nor should he sacrifice himself for the happiness of others.”
the question remains, will “Conservatives” cover-up this outrageous side of Rand in their effort to “save Capitalism” or will they expose it? To be determined……
Daughter of eugenics founded Planned Parenthood nurse, “occult believers are the “core” of the pro-abortion movement”Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortionist, Planned Parenthood, Satanists with tags Abigail Seidman, Abortion, abortion clinic, goddess, menstrual extraction, Nurse, Occult, Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion, Pro-Life, wiccan on December 15, 2010 by saynsumthn
Abigail Seidman was 10 years old her mother had an abortion. Abigail suspects her father was not the baby’s father, and her parents eventually divorced.
Abigail describes her childhood until that time as normal. But the abortion “radicalized” her mother, who came to decide abortion had not only been the right decision for her but was also good in a moral sense.
“She began to celebrate her abortion,” Abigail said, “explaining that now I would remain an only child.” But young Abigail was secretly horrified, because she had always wanted a sibling.
Abigail’s mother was and is a nurse. She quickly became more involved in feminism and the abortion culture. She decided to switch careers and began working at her local abortion mill in Toledo, Ohio, as well as her local Planned Parenthood, which did not commit abortions.
LifeSite News sat down to interview Abigail:
Complete interview with Abigail Seidman – abortion and the occult
by Kathleen Gilbert
• Mon Dec 13, 2010 19:29 EST
LSN: A preliminary question: what faith are you now, if any?
SEIDMAN: I am in the process of being received into the Roman Catholic Church (attending RCIA and planning to formally join at 2011 Easter Vigil). After a period of study and consideration starting around October/November 2009, I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior in June 2010 and attended an evangelical church for a few months before deciding that the Catholic church was where I belonged.
Prior to my reversion to Christianity, I had been an atheist/agnostic since my parents left the Episcopal church when I was 6. I was never a serious practicing wiccan/pagan/new-ager, although I did dabble in it as it was culturally expected. I mainly stuck to atheism because it felt safe – it cast the pagan activities I had witnessed as silly superstitions with no true spiritual power, which was much more comforting than believing the truth about them.
I also felt that Christianity would not welcome me if I returned (a belief assisted by my mother, who forbade me to associate closely with Christians, and repeatedly told me that Jesus would not accept me back once I had doubted him, so my only choice was to continue on the path away from him). This was a common scare-tactic among pagans – “Christians won’t accept you after what you’ve done, so you’d better stick with us and work for the goddess’s triumph over the Christian god.”
LSN: What aspects of life inside an abortion clinic did you notice were occult in nature? Did occult values assist the abortion process? How and to what extent?
SEIDMAN: The clinic where my mother worked was pervaded with occult imagery and practices. There was goddess art and statuary in the office, waiting, counseling, and recovery room areas, and new age music (occasionally including goddess chants and songs) was piped throughout. The counselors were primarily chosen for their spiritual qualifications, and a few did not even have a degree in a relevant field (ie psychology, counseling, social work). One was a trained chef turned sex worker (or “sacred prostitute”, as they preferred to think of it).
After the clinic closed for the evening, the staff would all smoke marijuana together and occasionally take hallucinogens if they were available – this was viewed as a spiritual practice, not a recreational one (they were rather scornful of people who used drugs just to get high for fun rather than to ‘open their minds’ to ‘spiritual realities and higher planes of existence’).
There were also special ceremonies involved when members of the clinic staff got intentionally pregnant in order to have abortions, which would be conducted after hours with a large group. I was not welcome at these ceremonies since I had never had an abortion myself (at the time), so I can’t give details, but on one occasion I babysat the infant daughter of a clinic worker during one, upstairs from the clinic, and I remember hearing bits of song/chanting and that the doctor was not present (he was male and the ceremony was female only), so the abortion was obviously being performed by an unqualified person. The women at the clinic were trained in “underground” abortion techniques in case of Roe v Wade being overturned.
My mother hosted a menstrual extraction party at our house once in 1992, when there was a lot of fear circulating about the possibility of Bush being re-elected and appointing a lot of pro-life judges, or getting a Republican Congress to work with and chipping away at legal abortion that way. [Menstrual extraction is a low-tech procedure that removes uterine contents by suction immediately before menses are due, and may be used as a very early abortion method.]
LSN: What was the mood like in this atmosphere?
SEIDMAN: The mood I remember as being dark and terrifying – not in an overtly scary way, but in a pit-of-the-stomach sort of way. I always had a ‘feeling’ that there was something ‘wrong’ or ‘dangerous’ there – almost a feeling of a presence, which I now recognize as being the exact opposite of the Presence that I feel in a church.
I now see other things that make sense – like the fact that the baby I watched on occasion upstairs from the clinic never smiled or laughed or played – she screamed most of the time except when her mother was nursing her, after which she would fall into a fitful sleep for a while. My otherwise-difficult autistic sons, on the other hand, are very soothed by being in a church – any church – and behave, one could say, ‘miraculously’ well! I would think children would naturally be more sensitive to spiritual things, not having learned yet to filter them out or shut that awareness down. I know I was very aware of, and joyful about, the presence of God in church when I was little, despite my parents rolling their eyes and telling me to calm down and stop pretending.
LSN: What deities were worshipped?
SEIDMAN: The main figure worshipped was The Goddess, goddess figures from various traditions (Hindu, Greek, Roman, Babylonian, Egyptian, etc) were seen as ‘archetypes’ or ‘faces’ of this one true goddess, who was viewed as being in opposition to (and ultimately, to triumph over) the Judeo-Christian God. The goddess was taught to me as being more ancient, having created the world and people to live in it peacefully in a prehistoric ‘golden age’ of matriarchal rule, before the rise of patriarchy and civilization. God was painted as a diabolical figure, jealous of the Goddess’s power, who invented the idea of rape and taught human men to practice it, bringing about the end of humans living in a natural, violence-free state.
Women were encouraged to choose particular goddess figures as their personal role models or patrons (much like Catholics choosing a confirmation saint). The culture was rather lesbian-separatist (and in that way different from other pagan individuals or groups that I’ve researched or been in contact with), in that ONLY goddesses were worshipped, never gods, and men were not welcome to participate in ceremonies and only barely tolerated as sexual or romantic partners.
The clinic’s only male employee was the doctor, and he was strictly business – he showed up, he performed procedures, he left. I got to know him fairly well over the years and he was just in it for the money, he thought the spirituality was ridiculous. He preferred to work in a medical/professional environment (the other clinics where he worked, including the one where my first abortion was performed, were no different from any other doctor’s office in layout or procedure), but his and his wife’s addictions to spending made him work whenever and wherever he could, so he tolerated the goddess stuff. (He was also a bit of a sex addict, so the clinic staff’s willingness to fornicate freely and have abortions whenever possible definitely worked in his favor, and most of the clinic employees had sex with him at some point, except for the sworn lesbians ….)
Interestingly, the Goddess was also known as the Great Dragon (this was said to be her “truest form”) – which I was quite surprised to find out existed in the Bible as well, although definitely not a person to be worshipped! Seriously, I had no idea. My exposure to the Bible and Christian theology was minimal at best until a year ago. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I read Revelation.
I had always been a bit afraid of Mary due to my past and wanting to repudiate anything resembling goddess-worship, so Revelation and its account of the great dragon being at war with the true Queen of Heaven, the mother of Christ, was truly a revelation for me, and toppled my final objection to becoming Catholic rather than remaining nondenominational Protestant. I had heard Mary strongly denounced by my mother and her friends, but their rationale was that she was the ideal oppressed Christian woman and had been set up by sadistic patriarchal men as an impossible model for women to conform to, being both a virgin and a mother. (Their ideal was to be promiscuous and childless, like Artemis/Diana.) I have since found the spiritual motherhood of Mary to be a great comfort to me as a mis-mothered and now motherless woman (my mother has stopped speaking to me as I have become a stronger Christian and more prominent pro-lifer, and I’m fine with that as I find her presence even on the phone to be a sort of “spiritual toxin”).
LSN: Did you notice any effect of pro-life prayer on life inside the clinic?
SEIDMAN: The best example of pro-life prayer and its effectiveness can be found in a story I posted to my local pro-life group’s blog (http://prolifecville.blogspot.com/2010/10/power-of-prayer-never-give-up.html).
I also remember one clinic worker seeking to reach out and form some sort of partnership with the local CPCs, as it bothered her that women who decided against abortion were just being pushed out the door with no further assistance. She struck up some friendships with CPC staff and had tours of each others’ facilities arranged; and eventually came to an agreement with the CPC that in the event of a woman changing her mind about abortion during the counseling process, she would be set up with an immediate CPC appointment and given directions there by the abortion clinic staff (the CPC naturally refused a reciprocal agreement to make abortion appointments for women who were not swayed by their arguments for life). I don’t know what became of this in the long term, as she is no longer employed there; but I do know that the clinic’s new location (it was forced to move due to the former building being bought and demolished for new construction) is back-to-back with the CPC. Coincidence?
I also had some positive interactions with one sidewalk counselor in particular, who is now older and doesn’t get out to the clinic but is apparently still active in local pro-life fundraising – I hope to meet her again when I travel to Toledo next fall to speak at their 40 Days For Life kickoff rally. She had an adopted son who was my age and I could tell that she really felt for me as a teenage girl being misled and abused by my mother and her friends. It was as though she could see past the cold front I put up right into my heart that wanted to be free from the twisted world I was growing up in.
LSN: How widespread do you believe the behavior you witnessed to be among abortion clinics?
SEIDMAN: I really can’t say. I think the independent and/or feminist-oriented clinics would be more likely to be similar to what I experienced. The owner of the clinic I’ve described was a good friend of the late Dr. George Tiller and the descriptions of his clinic that I’ve read sound like there was more going on there than just business, too. Many if not most clinics are strictly business (including, in general, Planned Parenthood affiliates), but that does not preclude individuals or groups who work in those clinics, or abortion advocates in general, being involved to some degree in the occult. I believe many of them are, although many are also atheists, or liberal Christians.
I do believe that the occult believers are the “core” of the pro-abortion movement, just as the born-again Christians are the “core” of the pro-life movement, and I see no harm in striking at its heart, and informing “pro-choice” people (particularly the well-meaning but misguided Christians) of who and what they are truly associating themselves with.
LSN: Please tell me anything else you find surprising about your experience vis a vis the occult, or something you think the typical pro-lifer would not guess to be so.
SEIDMAN: I think the thing that pro-lifers have found to be the most surprising, in my discussions with them thus far, is that the paganism/wicca/goddess-worship IS taken seriously by many liberals, pro-choicers, feminists, etc. It’s not just a boogeyman. Whether or not one believes that these spiritual beliefs and practices have any power, the fact is that there is a significant population of people who do, and who believe in it just as wholeheartedly as we believe in Christianity or other faiths.
I’ve had a bit of disbelief from Christian pro-lifers who seem to not be able to comprehend someone honestly believing in another religion and not just rebelling against Christianity (which they, of course, know to be true – doesn’t everybody?) – they tend to be the ones who were raised Christian and sort of kept in the “Christian bubble”, and just really aren’t aware that there are people, even in modern America, who did not come from the same sort of background, people who may not have even been exposed to Christianity except in the vague cultural sense (celebrating Christmas as a secular holiday, etc). There needs to be more educational work done about this, because I know the “core” of pro-lifers does tend to be lifelong Christians (especially the younger set), and many of them are just a bit naive or sheltered.
I have written and spoken a bit on effective outreach to atheists. and the information has been mostly well-received (and used to positive effect by a team of sidewalk counselors in Fairfax, VA). I plan to work on a guide to outreach for pagan believers too, since there are a great many pagan-friendly arguments for life, and also the scientific approach can work with nearly anyone (and the science is definitely on the pro-life side!).
To me at least, religious conversion is secondary to conversion to pro-life beliefs. I was pro-life for many, many years before accepting Christianity, and although I wasn’t a strong activist during that time, I did donate to secular pro-life groups like Feminists For Life, and voted for pro-life candidates whenever possible, as well as privately voicing and arguing my stance among friends. I would rather see a hundred pro-life atheists in the world than one pro-abortion Christian.
Abigail speaks here at the 4 minute mark:
More on Planned Parenthood in the documentary: Maafa21
Abigail”s bog here