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Media focus is Planned Parenthood shooting while ignoring violence at other medical centers

Posted in Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

“Shots fired at clinic,” those are words we have all heard over and over again this weekend after a deranged man, Robert Lewis Dear, went to a Planned Parenthood and shot and killed three people including officer Garrett Swasey, unrelated to the abortion clinic, injuring five officers and four civilians.

Shots fired Planned Parenthood

But, I am not talking about Planned Parenthood, I am talking about an October shooting at a VA Clinic that the national media has not reported about. I wonder why? It’s a clinic, involves a gun, and police right? All ingredients for a sensational story- one would think.

The pro-abortion media tries to paint Planned Parenthood as a regular “health center” yet, when there is a shooting at a Planned Parenthood it becomes headline story for days, weeks, months on end while other medical facility shootings take back stage or get no reporting at all.

One example is this one in Rockford, Illinois, September 28,2015.

From ABC7Chicago:

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    A gunman who held police at bay for hours inside a medical clinic in Rockford after firing shots inside the building is now in custody, police say. Police said Steven Dummer, of Rochelle, opened fire on the second floor of the Crusader Community Health Clinic in the 1100-block of Broadway around 2:30 p.m. Monday. Anywhere from two to five shots were fired, police said. Police responded quickly and all patients and staff made it out of the building safely. No one was injured in the incident.

According to the Rockford Register Star:

    After a four-hour standoff with Rockford police, Steven A. Dummer, 36, of Rochelle, surrendered without incident and was arrested on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held in the Winnebago County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 29. It was not clear Tuesday why Dummer was at the clinic or what prompted him to shoot. However, police did say he had threatened suicide. While Dummer negotiated with police from a second-floor lobby, Eggers said the staff went above and beyond evacuating the clinic. “We had pediatricians carrying children out,” he said. “We had physicians caring for people in the parking lot. We had staff driving people home who couldn’t get to their cars in the parking lot. We have a pharmacy in the clinic, but patients weren’t able to use it. So we had staff picking up prescriptions at other locations.

In June of this year a doctor was shot and killed at a Texas medical clinic, reports India West:

    Indian American cardiologist Suresh Gadasalli, who performed the world’s first simultaneous hybrid revascularization, was shot dead by his friend and business associate who then committed suicide in Odessa, Texas, police said. Gadasalli, 53, was shot dead by 60-year-old patient and business associate Ayyasamy Thangam at the Healthy Heart Center June 11, according to a release issued by the Odessa Police Department.

His patients reacted in shock as NewsWest9 reported:

    A day after Dr. Suresh Gadasalli was shot to death at the Healthy Heart Clinic, his patients are remembering their caretaker and friend.
    “I was shocked,” said Cathy Connally. “I couldn’t believe it. I said, ‘No, that can’t be true. He was so nice.’ I thought, ‘who would hurt him?'” ….Thursday afternoon, tragedy struck when one of Dr. Gadasalli’s patients and business partners, Ayyasamy Thangam, shot Gadasalli multiple times before ending his own life. “It said Doctor Shot at Healthy Heart Center and I thought, ‘wait.’ I looked at my friend and I said it’s the Healthy Heart Center. I said it’s Dr. Gadasalli,”

A Boston cardiologist was shot and killed on his way into his offices this past January, reports the Wall Street Journal:

    Police said they believe the apparent gunman, 55-year-old Stephen Pasceri of Millbury, Mass., was targeting Dr. Davidson when the gunman entered the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center about 11 a.m. Mr. Pasceri went to the surgeon’s second-floor office and asked to speak to him, police said. After an altercation in a foyer between the waiting room and an examination room, the assailant shot Dr. Davidson twice, police said. Mr. Pasceri was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an examination room, they said.

In September, an Ohio man had planned to take several weapons to a clinic before police apprehended him, according to this Fox8 report:

Charles R. Shaw, 76, killed his own son during an argument on Sherwin Drive in Twinsburg Tuesday evening, police said. According to the preliminary report from the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, Charles Shaw was angry about his medications from Cleveland Clinic. “Charles got two weapons, a rifle and a 38 caliber, and was going to Cleveland Clinic to do some damage,” the report said. “Scott Shaw attempted to stop his father and was then shot by his father.” When officers arrived, Charles Shaw was reloading his gun near the body of 55-year-old Scott R. Shaw. Police said Charles Shaw refused to put down his weapon and pointed it at police. That’s when an officer fatally shot him.

And this month, a man killed his step-daughter and himself at a Florida hospital. November 23, 2015 WTSP reported:

    A man killed a woman visiting a hospital Monday then turned the gun on himself Monday morning, authorities said. Alonna Tedesco, 41, was shot on the third floor of Florida Hospital, north of downtown Tampa, then was rushed to the emergency room, where she later died, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said. The shooter, who also died, has been identified as Tedesco’s step-father, 70-year-old Steven Reynolds.

And there were more:

Security camera captures disgruntled patient shooting marbles at clinic (here).

In March, a man and a woman were found dead after the man stormed a medical office building in downtown Fresno and shot the mother of his five children at close range. (more here)

In January, VA psychologist Timothy Fjordbak, was allegedly shot and killed by Jerry Serrato, on the fourth floor of an El Paso Veteran Affairs Clinic (read here).

In January, a California man, Vincent Heard, was arrested on suspicion of shooting a nurse inside a mental health urgent care facility. The nurse, a 24-year-old man whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital after he suffered a gunshot wound. (more here).

MEDIA MISLEADS

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The media would lead you to believe that shootings at medical facilities happen only to abortion clinics, but this is misleading. While there have been 8 other people killed in the past 40 years at abortion clinics, there are numerous incidents at medical facilities across the nation that do not involve abortion.

According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, in 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings.

    91 (59%) inside the hospital and 63 (41%) outside on hospital grounds.
    235 injured or dead victims.
    The Emergency Department environs were the most common site (29%), followed by the parking lot (23%), and patient rooms (19%).
    Most events involved a determined shooter with a strong motive defined by a grudge (27%), suicide (21%), “euthanizing” an ill relative (14%), and prisoner escape (11%).
    Ambient society violence (9%) and mentally unstable patients (4%) were comparatively infrequent.
    The most common victim was the perpetrator (45%).
    Hospital employees composed of 20% of victims.
    -Physicians (3%) and nurses (5%) victims were relatively infrequent.
    In 23% of shootings with the Emergency Department, the weapon was a security officer’s gun that was taken by the perpetrator.

According to stats collected by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, homicides involving shootings occurred at Dentist offices, Chiropractor, Outpatient Care Centers, Kidney Dialysis centers, hospital and surgical centers as well as psychological and mental health clinics.

Fatal occupation workplace health shootings'

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013, healthcare workers reported an estimated 9,200 workplace violence incidents, with the majority of these perpetrated by patients or their family members. This represents 67% of all nonfatal violence-related injuries from an industry that only represents 11.5% of all workers.

A 2013 report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations indicated an increasing trend in workplace active shooter incidents from an average of 6.4 incidents per year for the first 7 years of the study to an average of 16.4 per year in the last 7 years of the study. Some recent studies have indicated that the healthcare environment is not excluded from the increase in this particular type of violence. One recent study on hospital-based shootings reported an increase from 9 active shooter incidents per year during the 2000 to 2005 time period to almost 17 per year during the 2006 to 2011 time period.

Workplace homicide shootings

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides an annual count of fatal work injuries in the United States, including homicides. From 2006 to 2010, an average of 551 workers per year were killed as a result of work-related homicides. In 2010 (the last year for which final data are available), CFOI reported a total of 518 workplace homicides, or 11 percent of all fatal work injuries that occurred that year. A total of 77 of those were multiple-fatality homicide incidents in which two or more workers were killed, including 69 homicides and 8 assailant suicides, all of whom were in work status at the time of the incident.

Shootings accounted for 78 percent of all workplace homicides in 2010 (405 fatal injuries). More than four-fifths (83 percent) of these workplace homicides from shootings occurred in the private sector, while only 17 percent of such shootings occurred in government.

While I strongly condemn any violence, I find the way the media reports on abortion clinic violence to be slanted in favor of the abortion agenda. Otherwise, every health clinic or medical facility shooting would be national news, and it is not. This, of course, does not mitigate any outrage nor condemnation of what Dear did whatever his motives end up being.

But, if you are to look honestly you can see that the national media sensationalizes violence at abortion or Planned Parenthood clinics while not reporting shootings at all other medical centers the same way. They censor the acts of violence against Christians, churches, and pro-life people. In addition, while the topic is Planned Parenthood, the media will resurrect the murder of late term abortion doctor George Tiller while continuing to censor the fact that women die from abortion including a Black women who was left bleeding INSIDE Planned Parenthood. For a look at that, just do a search on this site for Tonya Reaves.

Although speculations that Dear was motivated by recent Center for Medical Progress videos which documented how Planned Parenthood engaged in a baby parts harvesting operation, his neighbors in North Carolina say they never heard him discuss abortion or religion. According to reports, many considered him strange and even delusional, while some also assumed he might be dangerous and kept their kids indoors when they saw him. Others called Dear weird and said they kept an eye on him because he seemed paranoid, telling people that he was a government agent and knew important secrets as a result.

Whatever authorities or the media claim Dear’s motive is, one thing is for certain, he is not pro-life!

Inspectors find aborted babies inside Planned Parenthood POC freezer

Posted in Aborted Babies, Aborted Baby Body Parts, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortion clinic medical waste, Abortion Regulation, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Suspended with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

An unannounced inspection by state health investigators which resulted in the suspension of a South Carolina Planned Parenthood facility this past summer also revealed how aborted babies were stored in a biohazard freezer. The horrific details, captured in a SC state health inspection report are eerily similar to those captured by the Center for Medical Progress while undercover at a Houston Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

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In that video, Center for Medical Progress (CMP) “buyers” were taken into Planned Parenthood’s back pathology room where they ask to view any “fresh specimens” i.e. aborted babies. With a BIG smile on her face, the Planned Parenthood assistant told CMP, “We had a really long day and they are all mixed up in a bag,” she states as she giggles. And then they tell CMP that they keep the “specimens” frozen.

SC Inspection Planned Parenthood fetal tissue

The inspection report from the State of South Carolina lays out a similar system where aborted children are kept in a freezer at a Planned Parenthood in Columbia. The gruesome details are documented in the August 31,2015 on site inspection the Bureau of Health Facilities Licensing performed at Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic on Middleburg Drive.

Planned Parenthood south carolina

The unannounced inspection at the Columbia Planned Parenthood was requested by Governor Nikki Haley and conducted by the South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Bureau of Health Facilities Licensing and Bureau of Land and Waste Management to determine compliance with state laws.

During the walk through of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic investigators identified two locations where biohazard waste was stored. The first one, although it contained bio-hazardous waste, did not contain any fetal tissue. But, when inspectors asked if there were any other places where “POC’s” or products of conception were kept, Planned Parenthood staff replied, “Yes, in the POC room in the freezer.”

South Carolina Planned Parenthood abortion freezer inspection fetal tissue

According to the document obtained by Saynsumthn, inspectors followed the Planned Parenthood staff in the “POC room” and opened the “upright freezer which had a biohazard sticker in the top right hand corner.” Inside the freezer were several metal shelves lined with blue disposable pads. One shelf had a large red plastic biohazard bag that was tied with numerous (in excess of 20) smaller red plastic bags, the report stated.

Planned Parenthood staffers told inspectors that “individual products of conception” or as pro-lifers rightly describe them, aborted preborn children, are placed in a smaller red biohazard bag after examination by the physician i.e. abortionist. They are then placed in the large bag in the freezer, the inspection report notes.

Inspectors then asked Planned Parenthood staffers what the next step would be for the “fetal tissue” or preborn aborted children in the freezer. Abortion clinic staffers told inspectors that on the day of “medical waste” “pick up” that the large bag would be placed in a cardboard box in the “biohazard room” and sealed and labeled where a manifest would be generated. It would then be passed off to the “transporter” or the medical waste pick up company.

The storing of aborted children in freezers until they can be “transported” was also described in detail by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast when, in an unprecedented move CMP undercover investigators were able to film what takes place in these “POC labs.” A transcript of an April 9, 2015 conversation CMP had with Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast read in part:

    “After the physician has confirmed the tissue correlates with gestational age, tissue is placed in a biohazard container and gets discarded into a single container and then is placed in the freezer. Anything after 16 weeks is immediately placed in the freezer after the procedure. And it is all sent away once a week for incineration. So that’s kind of the scope.”

In another portion of the conversation the Planned Parenthood staffer told CMP:

    “Under a sample acquisition protocol where everyone that’s coming in gets approached, not just African-American or whatever, everyone gets approached about donating fetal tissue, maybe we can even think, and I recognize that a lot of this has to be fresh, but maybe even banking, a tissue banking part, that we have it built into the consent form-protocol-in the event that you don’t have a use-first trimester, you don’t have a use for it currently, you saw the refrigerator freezer space we have, we have plenty of space. We can store it, and then if you have a need, because some researchers start with frozen specimens or preserved specimens first, we could look at doing that as well.”

Planned Parenthood inspection Jenny Black

The storing of aborted babies inside freezers, as creepy as it sounds, does not appear to be a violation of health laws.

However, in addition to the way the Columbia, South Carolina Planned Parenthood stored the aborted fetuses, the document did list a host of health violations found by the South Carolina State Health Inspectors and detailed them in a September 11, 2015 letter addressed to Planned Parenthood CEO Jenny Black.

Those violations include the following:

    Documentation on personal background information on 2 staff members was not available for review.
    The facility did not have documentation on training in infection control for 2 staff members.
    The facility did not comply with a provision of the Women’s Right to Know Act…In 5 of 25 medical records reviewed, the record documented that an abortion was performed sooner than the required 60 minutes after an ultrasound.
    Planned Parenthood did not adhere to and follow provisions for tissue examination and disposal and did not have a written policy and procedure regarding registration of fetal death or death certificates.
    Planned Parenthood’s emergency drug cart did not have a listing of contents on the cart.
    Expired medications were stored in the patient care areas and pharmacy.
    Products of conception resulting from abortion procedures were not managed and properly disposed of by incineration according to regulations.
    Several abortion records involving minors did not include the names of their mother or father.
    In 25 out of 25 of the medical records reviewed by inspectors, the names of clinical assistants in attendance during abortion procedures was not documented in the record.
    In 4 of the 25 medical records reviewed, abortions were not reported to the Office of Vital Records within the required 7 days but were reported between 13 and 33 days. And in one of the records reviewed, the record did not document that the abortion was reported at all.
    Sterile gloves were stored and mixed with non-sterile supplies including non-sterile examination gloves .
    Waste meeting the definition of “infectious waste” was not managed and properly disposed of by incineration.

Planned Parenthood COuth Atlantic abortion clinic suspended

State officials then suspended the license of the South Carolina Planned Parenthood facility. Despite previous claims from CEO Jenny Black that monetary penalties were not issued, the documents shows that Planned Parenthood was fined $7500.00 and ordered to submit a plan of correction.

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According to the Island Packet:

    Planned Parenthood paid a $7,500 penalty for 21 cited violations and submitted correction plans by the Sept. 28 deadline but asked DHEC to reconsider some of the violations, putting the suspension on hold…DHEC cleared Planned Parenthood’s Columbia clinic on Nov. 6, and the organization withdrew its request, Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Heigel said.

Adopted boy shares same disability as his new Grandpa

Posted in Adoption with tags , on November 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

The beautiful story of a young disabled adopted boy has gone viral after photographers captured the moment his adoptive grandfather with the same disability met the child.

Karill adopted boy

Little Kirill was placed for adoption by his biological family when he was just 20 days old. It took his adoptive parents Doug and Lesley Facey three years to adopt the four year-old from an orphanage in Kazakhstan but they were thrilled when they were finally able to pick him up and take him to his new Canadian home. At the time the Faceys got Kirill he had been passed up for adoption six times because he was born without a hand. Doug Facey told Fox 6 that when he expressed an interest in adopting Kirill, the adoption agency questioned him, repeatedly asking if he and his wife really wanted a child with only one hand?

At the age of four, Kirill spent his life thinking there was no one else like him. That is until he met Doug’s father, his new adopted “Grandpa”, Chris Facey. Doug, told ABC News about the moment his son met his dad and the touching encounter was captured in the image below, “I was excited when Kirill met my Dad,” Doug said.

Karille and Grandpa disability adoption

Doug described the first time his dad saw a photo of Kirill,
Dad’s reaction was emotional the first time he saw a picture His first words were, ‘He’s like me,'” Facey told TODAY.

Telling ABC News, “I knew it would be a great thing for him because Kirill would realize he was not the only person in the world missing a hand.”

“My Dad’s reaction was one of excitement as well because he could show [and] teach Kirill that the sky is the limit and he can do whatever he wants.”

Leslie Facey said that the media attention her family has received has been tremendous. “A lot of people are saying, ‘You guys are wonderful and you guys have done a fabulous thing,’ but Doug and I never, ever thought that way,” she told Canada’s CBC.

Leslie thought back to the concern others had when the couple adopted Kirill telling Fox6 that she knew no disability would hold her son back because it did not hold back his new grandpa, “How can I sit there and say ‘this is gonna be a problem’ when you’re looking at this man who’s been to the Paralympics, who played soccer, he’s a great philanthropist in the city, he’s a very successful businessman. How can you sit there and say ‘my child won’t be able to do any of that?’” she said.

Kirill’s new Grandpa agrees noting that when he met his grandchild for the first time, “I didn’t see a little boy who was disabled and missing a right hand.” he said.

Doug said that he and Leslie are happy that now their son can just be a kid. They told the media that adopting Kirill has changed their lives and that they are happy to “have a little boy to love, cherish and educate.”

He’s going to get the best chance to be the best he possibly can. He’s bright, he’s smart … He’s a keeper,” Chris Facey added.

Gratitude for Amazing Wonder of Life this Thanksgiving

Posted in Carole OpEd, OP-Ed with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

At this time of year we often reflect on our blessings and we summarize all that the Divine Creator has done for us. But, as we try to recall all the ways we have been blessed, we should pause in gratitude for life itself. Often, we take for granted the beauty of life and the very complicated design that fashions our very core. The intimate and detailed way we were formed in the womb with the loving and tender hands of our Creator shows that the very essence of life is a gift beyond measure.

The human body is full of secrets we have yet to discover. The intricate details of every cell, organ and bone point to an ordered and intelligent designer who intended every human for a rich and complete purpose on this earth. The uniqueness of each individual forces us to step back in awe at the very suggestion that this could have taken place by chance, which of course, it did not. Each human person has been fashioned with expert precision in the womb to emerge and testify of amazing discoveries within the human body.

The human eye alone is so fascinating that when Armenian physics teacher Suren Manvelyan photographed the “window to the soul” he described them as the ‘surfaces of unknown planets.’

Medical Daily reports that our eyes can actually distinguish between 2.3 to 7.5 million colors. They say that when we put our hands together, we capture roughly the size of our heart as it beats 100,000/day, pumping 5.5 liters with each pulse, which is close to 3 million liters of blood every year. If a person were to live to 75, it would fill 90 Olympic size swimming pools, medical daily reported.

More amazing facts here.

Image credit: screen grab from NatGEO video

Image credit: screen grab from NatGEO video

Amazingly, just one drop of human blood contains about 10,000 white blood cells and 250,000 platelets and about 10,000 human cells can fit on the head of a pin. In addition, the human liver has an amazing ability to grow back if part of it is removed due to injury, disease, or surgery. It will even grow to be just the right size for the body it’s in. (Source)

Human Bone credit: screen grab from Discovery video

Human Bone credit: screen grab from Discovery video

According to Discovery, every seven years a healthy human body completely replaces every single bone cell which keeps our bones incredibly strong and uniquely adaptable. Pound for pound the Human bone is stronger than concrete. It has the strength to weight ratio found in no other known material on earth. It’s secret lies inside: it is a matrix of hollow cells, Discovery says. And surprisingly, half of our bone mass is soft and flexible not hard as would be expected.

The human lung sucks in 70 quarts of air each minute we exercise says, National Geographic. The lungs pull in oxygen from the air and deliver breadth to 1500 miles of airways. The human brain is describe by National Geographic as the most complex object on earth, containing up to 100 billion neurons and nerve cells.

The reproductive system creates new life, each human begins as two single cells, an egg cell from the mother and a sperm cell from the father. The fertilized egg carries the preborn baby’s genetic code. The genes are arranged in chains like a string of pearls called DNA.Every time a cell splits during the fetus’s development, it creates an identical copy of itself in each cell. Each cell carries the genetic code that holds all of the fetus’s traits. (SOURCE)

Image credit: screen grab from Baby Center video

Image credit: screen grab from Baby Center video

There are many additional facts like these and they all point to how fascinating the human body is. This is reason to be thankful. In a day when legalized abortion threatens the continuation of this miracle, we reflect with gratitude on life’s wonder. As we assemble with our families this Thanksgiving, as we watch parades and enjoy a meal full of bounty we can celebrate life by reflecting on the incredible design of every human person. We can show our gratitude by not taking life for granted and by protecting every life as the priceless gift of wonder that it truly is.

Over 55% of abortions reported for race/ethnicity performed on Black or Hispanic women, 2012

Posted in 20 Week abortion ban, Abortion and Racism, Abortion Numbers, Abortion Racism, Abortion stats with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

A new report on abortion stats published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that abortions have decreased in the last year, a trend that has continued for the past 25 years but sadly remains disproportionately high among minorities. Because abortion reporting requirements vary from state to state, the numbers do not represent all abortions performed in the United States.

CDC Abortions numbers 2012 reported 2015

According to the latest data, published November 27, 2015, abortions fell by more than 30,000 from the previous year. In 2012, 699,202 abortions were reported to CDC, down 31,120 from the 730,322 abortions reported in 2011. From 2011 to 2012, the total number and ratio of reported abortions decreased 4% and the abortion rate decreased 5%. From 2003 to 2012, the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions decreased 17%, 18%, and 14%, respectively, and reached their lowest level in 2012 for the entire period of analysis (2003–2012).

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The stats also showed that women in their 20’s accounted for the majority of abortions and had the highest abortion rates. However teens less than 15 years-old accounted for .4% of the reported numbers while those 15–19 years accounted for 12.2% of all abortions. From 2003 to 2012, the percentage of abortions accounted for by adolescents aged 15–19 years decreased 27% and their abortion rate decreased 40%. The numbers reflects polling data which shows that support for making abortion broadly illegal is growing fastest among young adults. In fact, for all Millennials in 2012, only 37% considered abortion morally acceptable.

RACE

Research shows that family planning centers and abortion facilities often set up their locations in or near minority communities. In addition, the largest provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood was founded by a radical advocate of racist eugenics. As a result, the numbers of abortions performed on minorities and specifically Black women remain disproportionately high.

In 2011, the CDC revealed that almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women. According to the latest report dated November 27,2015, in 2012, over 55% of abortions reported for race/ethnicity were performed on Black or Hispanic women.

CDC Abortions black hispanic

Among the 27 areas that reported abortions by race/ethnicity , non-Hispanic white women and non-Hispanic black women accounted for the largest percentages of abortions. According to the 2012 stats, Black women had the highest abortion rate (27.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and accounted for 36.7% of abortions reported for race/ethnicity while 18.7% of abortions were reported for Hispanic women. White women accounted for a slightly higher abortion percentage, 37.6% of reported abortions, but had the lowest abortion rate (7.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years).

In several states, Black Abortions reported for race broke down as follows:

Abortions on Black women 2012

Mississippi 63.6%
Georgia 59.5%
Tennessee 51.1%
Alabama 48.8%
North Carolina 47.6%
Delaware 43.4%
Michigan 48.2%
Virginia 43.9%
Missouri 41.1%
South Carolina 40.6%
Arkansas 39.7%
New York 39.7% (44.1% in New York City alone)
Ohio 39%
New Jersey 30.2%
Kentucky 25.8%
Texas 25.2%
Minnesota 23.6%
Kansas 22.5%
Indiana 27.6%
West Virginia 9.5%
South Dakota 9.3%
Colorado 7.2%
Oregon 5.9%
Utah 3.2%
Idaho 1.5%
Montana .8%

Abortions on Hispanic women 2012

Texas 37.9%
New York 27.5% (32.3% in New York City alone)
Colorado 23%
New Jersey 22.7%
Alabama 19.4%
Utah 18.2%
Idaho 15.5%
Oregon 11.7%
Delaware 11.4%
Virginia 11%
North Carolina 10.3%
Kansas 10.3%
Georgia 8.6%
Indiana 8.3%
Minnesota 6.6%
Arkansas 5.3%
South Carolina 5.1%
Ohio 4.2 %
Tennessee 4.2%
South Dakota 3.6%
Michigan 3.5%
Kentucky 3.5%
Montana 3.4%
Missouri 2.8%
Mississippi 1.7%
West Virginia .3%

GESTATION

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The largest numbers of abortions were performed in the early trimester. However, over 6.000 abortions were performed at 21 weeks or greater. A 2014 report published by the Lozier Institute found that the United States is one of only seven countries in the world that permit elective abortion past 20 weeks. Efforts to ban abortions after 20 weeks have been opposed by the abortion industry, specifically Planned Parenthood. While Planned Parenthood publicly claims that abortions late in pregnancy are done mainly for severe fetal anomalies, undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress disputed that claim. Live Action News has documented this contradiction in detail here.

According to the 2012 stats, only 467,959 abortions were reported to the CDC by gestation and broke down by weeks as follows:

    Less than 8 weeks 308,058
    9-13 weeks 119,994
    14-15 weeks 16,274
    16-17 weeks 8,641
    18-20 weeks 8,812
    21 weeks and older 6,180

The CDC has been collecting stats on abortion since 1969 and data includes medical as well as surgical abortions. Although most reporting areas collect and send abortion data to the CDC, the data remains incomplete and stats that are submitted to the CDC are done voluntarily. In addition, the stats do not include abortions from every state including some states that tend to have high numbers of abortion clinics. But the yearly stats from the numbers that are collected indicate that abortions are decreasing.

This was confirmed by the Associated Press who surveyed abortion providers in 45 states earlier this year. Their data collected mostly from 2013 and 2014 found that abortions continued to fall in those years. According to the AP, declines were seen in states that have passed pro-life laws as well as in more liberal states.

‘Abortionist’ kneels in bizarre prayer of thanks for killing babies

Posted in Pro-choice mocking, Pro-choice People, Pro-LIfe Action League, Society for Family Planning with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2015 by saynsumthn

In a bizarre act of gratitude for the ability to kill preborn children in the womb, an abortion supporter was caught on video kneeling in prayer next to an image of a late term aborted baby at an event sponsored by Planned Parenthood.

Abortionist Skye kneels prayer Prolife action league

The video of the incident was captured by Matt Yonke, assistant communications director for Pro-life Action League (PLAL) during a November 16, 2015 event the League was protesting where an elite group of abortion industry officials gathered to recruit and train new abortion providers. The North American Forum on Family Planning was held in Chicago and was sponsored by Planned Parenthood and the Society for Family Planning.

Society of Family Planning Planned Parenthood

According to Yonke, who wrote about the protest on the PLAL’s website, approximately 30 pro-lifers gathered to confront forum attendees. They carried photos of abortion’s victims as well as signs reading Planned Parenthood Lies to You and Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.

Pro-lifers Protest the Forum on Family Planning in Chicago [Photo by Matt Yonke]

Pro-lifers Protest the Forum on Family Planning in Chicago [Photo by Matt Yonke]

Yonke told Live Action News that shortly after pro-lifers gathered outside the pro-abortion forum’s venue, a woman from the forum, who identified herself as “Sky” approached them. Yonke said they often have abortion supporters speak to them while they protest so he was a little amused as he waited to see what she would do. Describing the act as “street theater,” Yonke admitted that when he witnessed the abortion supporter kneel down to give thanks for abortion next to the image of a late term aborted baby, he was a little shocked.

I was standing next to Joe Scheidler, who was holding the sign you see in the video next to her, and I think we were both kind of dumbfounded. Couldn’t believe she was saying the things she was saying!” Yonke told Live Action News.

Then when she was done, I introduced myself and tried to talk to her, but she just walked away,” he added.

Referring to abortion as “pregnancy outcome”, and placing adoption and parenting on the same par as killing the preborn child, the woman wearing what looked like a Planned Parenthood badge opened her prayer saying:

    “My dear heavenly father, I’m grateful today to be here at this wonderful meeting, and I wanted to express to you the gratitude and humility that I feel as an abortionist. And, I’m thankful for the support that I have from my community, from those who love me, my family and my faith.

    “I can imagine no person who is in greater need of Christlike love and excellent medical care than a woman who is faced with an unintended pregnancy. And I am grateful every day to feel thy spirit and thy guiding hand in my work as I speak to women of all faiths and all creeds.”

The prayer went on for nearly four minutes, accusing pro-lifers of judging others and thanking whomever she was praying to for her ability to be “compassionate.” She then addressed the alleged issue of “abortion stigma” while praying, “And I would hope that you would soften their hearts and help them to see the cruelty and the damage that their actions lead to.

Abortionist prayer

Ironically, while claiming “rigorous” and “scientific studies” about abortion stigma, the woman expressed her thankfulness “to be in this world” to know and use the studies to “furthering the work of the Lord.” She ended the prayer, “and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

She then got up and walked away.

Although “Sky” claimed to be an abortionist, a tweet sent to PLAL by abortion supporter Robyn Marty doubted her claim, “@ProLifeAction if that person was a provider that would literally be the first one I have every heard call him or herself an “abortionist,” Marty tweeted.

Yonke pointed out that whether this woman was an actual abortionist or not, she was connected enough to be at the conference, “which means she’s pretty deep in the industry at any rate,” he said.

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