Archive for October, 2015

Planned Parenthood suspends abortions at Wisconsin clinic

Posted in Planned Parenthood closing with tags , , , , on October 31, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Wisconsin Planned Parenthood has suspended abortion services at for six months.

From the Post Crescent:

The decision for the center, located at 3800 North Gillett St., is due to a “temporary gap in medical coverage,” Teri Huyck, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said in a statement. Its family planning center at 508 W. Wisconsin Ave. will remain open.

The services at the Appleton North health center, which performed 583 abortions in 2014, stopped on Oct. 14. There are no plans to move the Appleton health center to another location, and the decision is unrelated to ongoing legislative scrutiny against Planned Parenthood, Riis said.

The organization found itself in the national spotlight this summer following a series of undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group. Planned Parenthood claims the videos were selectively edited and misleading.

Secretly recorded tape reveals abortion clinic chain using similar fetal research methods as Planned Parenthood

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Worker, Center for Medical Progress with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

In a leaked under cover tape, an abortion clinic chain is exposed using similar dehumanizing fetal research methods a Planned Parenthood.

The video was secretly recorded at a National Abortion Federation Conference by the Center for Medical Progress and was leaked to GotNews.com by a hacker last week. In part one, of the Fetal Disposition series you hear a representative from a Washington State abortion clinic describe their fetal tissue research program. In an eerily similar way that the Center for Medical Progress caught Planned Parenthood describing their ghoulish method of procuring tissue from babies they aborted, the Cedar River abortion clinic chain employee brags they are doing the same thing.

Although the staffer identified only as “Connie” does not specify which University they have their research program through, she does indicate that Cedar River abortion clinics collaborate with some of the same private medical research facilities as Planned Parenthood. Connie begins her talk with National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference attendees by showing a slide which reads, “Fetal Tissue disposition of fetal tissue and working collaboratively with Biomedical research projects.”

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Connie brags that Cedar Rivers is among the “pioneers of first and second trimester abortion” which operates “three clinical sites.” She describes the Cedar River abortion chain as a “proud abortion provider.” Connie also brags that Cedar River offers abortions “up to 26 weeks elective” meaning that they will end the life if an unborn child in the third trimester for any reason the mother should desire to have the baby aborted.

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Connie expresses her pride in the fact that Cedar River will pursue any possibility to work with research projects by couching their horrific operation of using the tissue of aborted babies as “reproductive health care.” Calling it “fortunate” to practice in Washington State, Connie claims women are “empowered” if they can “make choices” that include “what happens to the fetal tissue after the abortion.” She then details what her state allows abortion clinics to do with the body of the dead child including, includes burial, cremation, incineration and donation.” Connie adds that they contract with Stericycle for medical waste disposal.

She tells her audience that they have counted the cost for getting involved in fetal tissue research or as she calls it “human subject research” because Cedar River understands the “target they’d be placing on our backs” when they began their program. “We learned about the ethical principles of human subject research. What types of human research was regulated…Regulatory protections for research subjects. And last, informed consent as it relates to human subject research,” she adds.

The abortion clinic worker then further dehumanizes the babies they kill by coldly describing the process of sending the “tissue” to the lab as if she is shipping lollipops and not parts of humans. She even refers to shipping and processing – something we are used to hearing when we place orders for gadgets online not when we are talking about little children.In the recording you can hear Connie tell the NAF member audience in her session the “work flow” program Cedar River has put in place includes, “enrollment eligibility, program overview and informed consent, and then fetal tissue processing, handling and packaging.”

She emphasized that women who enroll in the “program” are not compensated. But, she states, that the University “rents” a space where they conduct their “research” and procure the “fetal tissue.” In another dehumanizing reference to the child her clinic has aborted, Connie notes that clinical staff must be trained on how to handle “the specimen” after the abortion including “packaging and labeling and storage of the specimen prior to courier pickup.”

“Upon receipt of the tissue at the lab, the University staff actually performs a dissection of the fetus and placental tissue and then those components collected for research are forwarded onto their in-house projects and other academic research projects across the country,” she says.

It is almost hard to fathom using clinical terms in such a fashion with no remorse as if the child is part of an automobile and not a living human person. The clinic staffer does her best to convince her audience that what Cedar River abortion clinics is doing is a good thing because it would benefit medical research. And this is exactly how Connie and her Cedar River abortion staff pitch it to women seeking abortions at their facilities. It is clear to those who listen to Connie that fetal tissue donation is helping to ease the conscience of women who pay to have their children killed. In fact, Cedar River admittedly offers women a place where they can memorialize their dead child which the clinic just tore apart into tiny little pieces before being shipped to a research lab.

As Connie puts it, if the tissue is not used for research it is “disposed of by cremation” and then “buried at a group burial plot provided by the University.” And, she states, for a “minimal expense” women can place a small plaque for memorial purposes at the burial site, something the abortion worker said is an “appreciated option for many women who cannot afford private burial and cremation and would like to do so.”

Connie’s Cedar River abortion clinic is doing exactly what the Center for Medical Progress exposed Planned Parenthood for doing. They are talking women into donating their babies for medical research. And what happens to those children is no different at Cedar River than it was at Planned Parenthood. In fact, Connie tells her audience that they have collaborated with the same private specter research lab as Planned Parenthood partnered with, Stem Express.

“We’re really fortunate to be able to work together with both of these, the University and Stem Express to make this happen,” she says.

Woman gives birth to Baby 30,000 feet in mid-air

Posted in Babies with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

A premature baby was delivered in mid air after her pregnant mother went into labor while on a China Airlines Flight to the US.

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At approximately six hours into the flight from Taiwan in route to Los Angeles, a pregnant woman informed the crew that her water had broke.

The pilot diverted the flight to Anchorage, Alaska and the crew asked if there was a doctor on board.

Angelica Zen

Dr. Angelica Zen, a UCLA Internist, who had never delivered a baby before stepped forward. She was on her way home from her honeymoon of all places.

My training is in internal medicine pediatrics so we do adults and kids but really no pregnant woman at all, so since my training we haven’t done much OBGYN,” Zen told ABCnews.

“I was a little bit nervous.

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The pregnant passenger informed Zen that she was delivering 2 months early and at 30,000 feet in the air, Zen delivered the little bundle of joy 30 minutes before the plane landed.

“I had very limited supplies with me and it was very difficult,” said Zen. “We had to work under very constrained circumstances.”

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Passenger Edmund Chen who filmed the happy occasion called the event an “amazing experience.”

Zen said that the crew was incredible and video of the delivery shows a stewardess crying after the little girl was born.

I was relieved the baby looked very healthy,” Zen said. “And I was very happy for the mom as well.”

Chen gave his footage to CNN which can be seen in their report below:

I admire the courage of pro-life side walk counselors

Posted in Created Equal, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Sidewalk Counseling with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

I admire courage and especially the courage of pro-life sidewalk counselors. Case in point, most people would back away from anyone threatening them while they stood for preborn children outside an abortion clinic but not veteran pro-life counselor Michele Herzog.

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In full disclosure, I know Michele very well. We both stood in the trenches together for years outside South Florida abortion clinics. She and I also had the unfortunate opportunity to attend the funeral of a woman who died from a legal abortion. The woman’s name was Carolina Gutierrez and I wrote about that experience to some degree here.

Michele has experienced abortion and therefore she has a lot of compassion for the women. But after becoming aware of the reality of what abortion does to the child, Michele also takes an unrelenting stand for the babies. Time after time I have watched Michele stand her ground in defense of little babies. She has been the recipient of all sorts of threats over her many years outside abortion facilities. But, Michele remained unyielding even when rocks were being thrown at her. She also stood up to an abortionist who had given her the most obscene gestures.

Abortionist Randall Whitney shoots the finger at pro-life activist because she refused to call him "doctor."

Abortionist Randall Whitney shoots the finger at pro-life activist because she refused to call him “doctor.”

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Michele represents a number of pro-life warriors who faithfully stand as the last defense to cry out for children about to be executed. Everyone is a hero and each should be commended. Often, they stand alone and a majority of what they receive is negative – yet they return day after day after day. I know this, because, although I know some personally I also follow many of these faithful activists on Facebook and I read the daily comments they post. Many share how often they are abused by the police, abortion clinic staff, passers-by, and patients.

It was such a post that prompted me to write this piece. It took place outside a Florida abortion clinic earlier this month. Michele and others were crying out for a baby whose mother had just driven into the Epoc abortion clinic. Michele wrote about what took place:

“This woman came with her abortion bound friend to the Epoc abortuary on Saturday and was as vile and wicked as they come. She laughed and encouraged her friend to go through with killing her baby and then left her there. Sandra and I wanted to make sure to plead with her one more time to do what she could to get her friend out and to save the innocent baby, so we waited at the corner.”

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“When I first got there she told me she was going to kick my ___ if I didn’t move away. I had given the ministry phone to Sandra’s daughter so she could take pictures and video throughout the afternoon and in this video the woman in the car was ready to jump out after Sandra’s daughter.” That video can be viewed here.

In her usual calm way, Michele asked the woman if she was issuing a threat and reiterated her desire to see her friend’s baby saved from abortion. Michele then pointed out to the woman that the clinic’s owner has no license. James Pendergraft’s medical license has been suspended indefinitely by the state medical board and he was recently arrested in South Carolina for operating an illegal mobile abortion clinic there.

“We tell every abortion bound women and their companions of Pendergraft’s arrest and that they found with instruments with old blood and tissue on them. We tell them of the mobile abortion clinic he was running and the drugs found. Two couples left that day and chose life for their babies, but the rest of the women….none of that seemed to faze them,” she told Live Action News.

Instead of going back to the abortion clinic and warning her friend or simply driving away, the abortion supporter picked up a gallon jug of water she had in her car and hurled it at Michele.

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These kind of incidents have become regular events for pro-life activists. Earlier this week, another pro-life group had their signs illegally removed by an abortion supporter during an awareness campaign in a public overpass.

The intolerance of advocates of “personal choice” is increasingly more vocal and at times vicious. It is another sign of the desperation that the abortion lobby feels as it looses ground in this war. Given the current environment, it is only a matter of time before another abortion advocate physically harms a pro-lifer.

But, Michele and many others who stand between the baby and death on a daily basis do not think about their own risk. For them, their one and only concern is to stop the killing of each baby that day. Perhaps water is not such a scary thing – but – the impressive thing I noted in Michele’s latest video was how unflinching she was knowing the woman was threatening her. The truth is, I would have flinched or ducked or maybe even backed down. But not Michele and that is why I admire her courage and it is why I admire the courage of so many pro-life activists across the country.

Planned Parenthood doc in leaked vid once did abortion while pregnant

Posted in Abortionist, Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

Leaked undercover video footage shows a pro-life group talking with a Michigan Planned Parenthood abortion doctor who once described doing a later term abortion while pregnant.

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The focus of the video is abortionist Lisa Harris who is described by the pro-abortion blog, RH Reality Check as a Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Studies at University of Michigan and is co-medical director of Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan, and the Director of University of Michigan’s Fellowship in Family Planning. She is also a member of the board of directors for the Reproductive Health Technologies Partnership.

The never-before-released video footage recorded by the Center for Progress (CMP) video, was leaked by GotNews.com who said they got them after a hacker allegedly uploaded them to YouTube. CMP videos released to date have exposed Planned Parenthood’s horrific baby parts operation prompting some members of Congress to question their $528 million dollar a year funding by tax payers.

In a 2008 paper entitled, “Second Trimester Abortion Provision: Breaking the Silence and Changing the weeks Discourse,” Harris describes performing an abortion on a preborn baby at 18 weeks while she herself was 18 weeks pregnant.

Harris writes, “I went about doing the procedure as usual.

“I used electrical suction to remove the amniotic fluid, picked up my forceps and began to remove the fetus in parts, as I always did. I felt lucky that this one was already in the breech position – it would make grasping small parts (legs and arms) a little easier.”

The abortionist continued:

“With my first pass of the forceps, I grasped an extremity and began to pull it down. I could see a small foot hanging from the teeth of my forceps. With a quick tug, I separated the leg. Precisely at that moment, I felt a kick – a fluttery “thump, thump” in my own uterus. It was one of the first times I felt fetal movement. There was a leg and foot in my forceps, and a “thump, thump” in my abdomen.”

Lisa Harris

To recap, the now Planned Parenthood abortionist who was 18 weeks pregnant wrote that she, “felt a kick – a fluttery “thump, thump” in my own uterus” as while dismembering another woman’s 18 week preborn baby.

But wait…there is more.

In the same paper, Harris later writes about a 23 week abortion she performed and how she had to assemble the parts of the baby:

“As a third-year resident I spent many days in our hospital abortion clinic. The last patient I saw one day was 23 weeks pregnant. I performed an uncomplicated D&E procedure. Dutifully, I went through the task of reassembling the fetal parts in the metal tray. It is an odd ritual that abortion providers perform – required as a clinical safety measure to ensure that nothing is left behind in the uterus to cause a complication – but it also permits us in an odd way to pay respect to the fetus (feelings of awe are not uncommon when looking at miniature fingers and fingernails, heart, intestines, kidneys, adrenal glands), even as we simultaneously have complete disregard for it.”

Adding that after she dismembered a 23 week preborn baby she, “rushed upstairs to take overnight call on labour and delivery.”

The image you may have gotten from Harris is that she is some sort of Frankenstein. Her words conjure up pictures of a mad serial killer who can repeatedly kill without feelings of empathy for her victims.

When you meet Harris, you do not get the image of a heartless killer who would cherish her baby’s life while destroying another. In the video below, you get a sense that Harris is a decent person who simply cares for the health of women. That is, if you did not know with her own words what Harris does to these children.


In the footage released by GotNews.com, Harris speaks with an investigator from the Center for Medical Progress who asks her how far abortions are performed at her Planned Parenthood facility. Harris tells CMP, “19 and 6” meaning 19 weeks, 6 days. She also tells CMP that she has been involved in fetal tissue research in the past with, “independent / individual researchers” who needed either fetal tissue or organs.

Lisa Harris Planned Parenthood Center for Medical Progress

Harris, who asked in her paper mentioned above, “What normal person does this kind of work?” told CMP that all “research project” at the Planned Parenthood affiliate she is with go through their VP of medical services. She also says that, “All research projects pay – pay for the effort but there’s never been like a per specimen fee.”

Harris appears distracted during the conversation but made it clear to CMP that she was most concerned about the “research regulations” that “get in the way.” She said her interest in using aborted children for research was that women be allowed to “feel good” about their abortion.

Despite wanting women to think they are doing something good when they have an abortion, Harris once admitted that there is violence in an abortion even suggesting that the label of abortionists as “butchers” might be accurate:

There is violence in abortion, especially in second trimester procedures…Instead of acknowledging what is on the placards, abortion rights activists may say in response to them that they are fake pictures or that abortions don’t really look like that. However, to a doctor and clinic team involved in second trimester abortion, they very well may. Of course, acknowledging the violence of abortion risks admitting that the stereotypes that anti-abortion forces hold of us are true – that we are butchers, etc.,” she wrote.

TX Gov : I hope Planned Parenthood sues so I can put officials under oath

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Governor of the State of Texas said he hopes Planned Parenthood files legal action against their move to cut off Medicaid funding to the abortion biz so he can put their officials under oath.

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Newly elected Governor Greg Abbot told Fox’s Bill Hemmer that in Texas, Planned Parenthood has very serious issues that violate federal law.

“One, the Inspector General says he has evidence showing that Planned Parenthood altered the abortion procedure in order to obtain fetal tissue. This violates federal law as well as state law,” Gov. Abbot said.

That fact was detailed in several undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress. One of the clinics that CMP filmed was a Planned Parenthood mega center in Houston.

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Abbot, who was the previously Attorney General of the state before being elected as Governor in 2014, continued:

Second, the Inspector General showed, that he had evidence where Planned Parenthood allowed unsanitary conditions that could cause the spread of infectious diseases.”

“Third…the fact that Planned Parenthood has already previously been found in violation of Medicaid fraud for billing for items and services that were either unnecessary or never provided. And, the Inspector General says he has uncovered more instances of these types of violations,” the Texas Governor added.

Days ago, Live Action News detailed these Planned Parenthood Medicaid fraud cases in a report you can read here.

When asked to respond to Planned Parenthood’s charge that this move by the state is a “scandal” Abbott called it “cover for the very serious violations they face.” He accused Planned Parenthood of bilking the taxpayers of the State of Texas and the US out of money which they did not deserve. He pointed out that there are thousands of places where women can receive the health care they need through the Medicaid Program.

Asked if he expected a legal challenge, the Texas Governor responded, “I hope for a legal challenge here because I want to put these Planned Parenthood officials under oath and get them to swear about the practices that they were conducting in the state of Texas.

“Either, their horrific practices will be revealed or they may be found in violation of laws for perjury.”

Abbott then reiterated that the State’s legal actions would have occurred without the CMP videos.

“Legal action had already been taken both by the state of Texas and by the United States Department of Justice for Medicaid fraud in the State of Texas long before these videos…”

Texas does have hard evidence showing Medicaid Fraud,” Governor Abbott stated.

Hours after this interview, the state raided several Planned Parenthood centers serving subpoenas on Planned Parenthood centers in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Read Live Action News’ report in this here.

Baby harvesting Planned Parenthood receives support from Little House on Prairie star

Posted in Hollywood, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

A popular TV child star has come out in support of abortion biz Planned Parenthood, recently exposed for harvesting baby organs.

Melissa Gilbert, who starred in Michael Landon’s TV series, Little House on the Prairie, which still airs on many cable stations, showed her support of Planned Parenthood in several Facebook posts. Gilbert played the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the show. The 51-year-old Democrat has recently announced her campaign to run for Congress in Michigan.

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Gilbert’s campaign is hoping to unseat freshman pro-life Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Michigan’s 8th congressional district. On her Gilbert for Michigan website, she cites family as her reasons for running:

“I’m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today’s economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done.”

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A spokesman for the Mike Bishop campaign has called Gilbert a “tax cheat,” noting that she owes $360,000 in back taxes to the U.S. government and $112,000 to California.

Melissa Gilbert can afford to have a stylist for her dog, but cannot pay her taxes,” he said in a statement.

Her values our out of whack with the district.”

Gilbert’s “values” include support for Planned Parenthood an abortion organization exposed by the Center for Medical Progress as being involved in a baby organ harvesting operation. But, despite CMP’s now public under cover videos of Planned Parenthood staffers negotiating to sell the body parts of babies they harvested, Gilbert publicly showed support for Planned Parenthood on her campaign Facebook page, by changing her profile picture to the #StandwithPP meme.

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Then, on September 29th, Gilbert asked her Facebook followers to support “Planned Parenthood Action on #PinkOutDay”

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Gilbert also publicly went after Bishop for his call to defund Planned Parenthood writing, “On Friday, Mike Bishop and the House GOP voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Their vote put health care for thousands of women in Michigan at risk. Let’s tell Mike Bishop and the GOP to stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood, and get back to work! Click here → http://bit.ly/1LoKLd0”

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Melissa Gilbert Defund Planned Parenthood

The link took Melissa Gilbert for Congress supporters to a website which states: “Mike Bishop: Stop Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood!”

Melissa Gilbert Planned Parenthood Mike Bishop

In her most recent move, the former Little House on the Prairie star took part in a march for abortion. A video of the event was published on YouTube:


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The annual Walk for Choice Brighton Facebook event page, notes that it is an event intended to support Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan.

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Shortly after she announced her candidacy, Gilbert received the support of the radically pro-abortion EMILY’s List, who publicly tweeted their congratulations to Gilbert:

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According to a report from the AP published by a local Michigan media outlet, Gilbert has never run for political office before and only moved to the state from California two years ago after marrying actor Timothy Busfield.