Archive for May, 2016

Select Investigative Panel Issues Subpoenas for StemExpress Accounting & Banking Records

Posted in Life Dynamics, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

Earlier this month, the Select Investigative Panel issued subpoenas to two financial entities — Scinto Group, LLP and Five Star Bancorp — in an effort to obtain StemExpress accounting and banking records, which the fetal tissue procurement business has failed to produce pursuant to previous subpoenas.

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At a hearing held on April 20, 2016, on The Pricing of Fetal Tissue, the consensus among witnesses was that a full review of accounting documents by the Select Investigative Panel was warranted in order to determine whether or not StemExpress profited from the sale of human fetal tissue.

“In light of the advice we received from witnesses at our hearing last month, these subpoenas are necessary in order for the Select Investigative Panel to complete a full review of StemExpress’ accounting records,” Chairman Blackburn said. “Documents uncovered by our investigation so far point to the very troubling possibility that StemExpress may have violated federal law by profiting from the sale of baby body parts. We have learned that not only is this investigation warranted, but further examination of accounting records is needed to get the complete facts about what was actually going on.”

Click here to read the subpoena that was sent to Scinto Group, LLP, and here to read the subpoena sent to Five Star Bancorp.

Cate Dyer CEO Stem Express fetal abortion

Meanwhile, Chairman Marsha Blackburn has sent a letter to Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress, requesting full cooperation with the Select Investigative Panel’s efforts to obtain all business and accounting documents from the fetal tissue procurement organization.

“Over the last several months, we have made numerous attempts to acquire business and accounting documents from StemExpress that are necessary to complete our work at the Select Investigative Panel,” Blackburn wrote in the letter. “All of these requests have been met with verbal and written objections from your attorneys. In light of recent public comments you have made and the consensus reached by witnesses at our April 20 hearing on The Pricing of Fetal Tissue that a complete review of StemExpress business and accounting documents was necessary, I am writing to personally request you turn this information over to our investigators.”

Click here to read Chairman Blackburn’s letter, including attachments, sent to Ms. Dyer.

During a hearing held in April by the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives to examine The Pricing of Fetal Tissue, Fay Clayton, a lead Democrat witness, told the panel that StemExpress should be asked to turn over their banking records and documents to determine if they have or haven’t profited from the sale of baby body parts.

When asked by Chairman Marsha Blackburn about what documents she would request or subpoena from these procurement businesses, Clayton said she’d “have them [StemExpress] come in, put them under oath…and ask them how did you come up with this charge?”

“Now that their own witness has testified about the need for StemExpress to provide us with information we have subpoenaed, hopefully Democrats will finally come to the table and work with us in a bipartisan fashion to encourage attorneys for StemExpress to comply with our requests,” Chairman Blackburn said. “Accounting documents don’t lie, and so far the evidence we’ve compiled shows that further investigation is warranted. Our task is to get all the facts, and it is my hope that all members of this investigative panel will work together in that effort.”

Documents uncovered so far by the work of the Select Investigative Panel shows it is more likely than not that abortion clinics and middleman procurement businesses may have violated federal law by profiting from the payments they collected from the sale of baby body parts. Title 42 USC § 289g-2, which prohibits the transfer of any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration, states that reasonable costs include transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, and storage — none of which it appears the abortion clinics did based on documents examined at the hearing.

Watch below:

https://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/pricing-fetal-tissue

Select Panel Begins Investigation of Late-Term Abortionist LeRoy Carhart

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Carhart with tags , , , , on May 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

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Washington, DC — The Select Investigative Panel has turned its attention to the allegations of practices by late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart and a Germantown, Maryland, abortion clinic. Public reports indicate at least five women have been sent to the hospital since December while seeking an abortion in this clinic. The clinic is one of the few in the nation that performs abortions during the third trimester.

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The Select Panel has issued subpoenas seeking further information about these troubling reports to nine entities, including: LeRoy Carhart; Germantown Reproductive Health Services; Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center; Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Montgomery County Police Department; Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services; Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center; Butler Medical Transport; and the Maryland Board of Physicians. The Select Panel’s jurisdiction includes reviewing the practices of providers of second- and third-trimester abortions, and the care of infants born alive as a result of attempted abortions.

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“We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable at all stages of life,” Chairman Blackburn asserted. “This obligation was expressed in both the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Reports regarding the Germantown clinic are deeply troubling, both for the sake of babies whose lives are ended so close to—and possibly even after—birth and for the sake of the women who have been rushed from that clinic to the hospital with increasing frequency. In order to properly address these concerns, we have issued subpoenas not only to Dr. Carhart and his clinic, but also to hospitals and first responders who may have information that will be instructive. Time is of the essence.”

Click here to read the subpoenas.

Disorderly conduct charged against man who attacked pro-life group

Posted in Created Equal, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

In a newly released clip from the pro-life group Created Equal Films, on May 10, 2016, a Columbus, OH resident roughed up one of our outreach team members even before he had an opportunity to dialogue with his intended audience. Outraged by even the notion of pictures of aborted babies being shown, he went on a tirade.

The video shows the abortion advocate assaulting Ian Spencer, Outreach Director, for Created Equal as he prepared his team to discuss abortion with students at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, OH. While attacking Ian, he refuses to admit what he is doing is violent.

According to Created Equal:

When Ian requests he stop violating our right to free speech, he responds: “I am not physically assaulting anyone.” Nevertheless, he does not stop arguing that he has a right to threaten our team—all the while telling them “to leave this area … right now.”

Police arrived on the scene shortly after the attack. Later that day, the perpetrator was cited for a fourth degree misdemeanor of disorderly conduct.</blockquot

Satanists mock preborn in Planned Parenthood protest

Posted in Pro-choice Hail Satan, Pro-choice mocking, Pro-choice People with tags , on May 10, 2016 by saynsumthn

Using whips, baby powder and theatrics a group of abortion supporters mocked a Planned Parenthood protest recently. They dressed as Sadomasochism babies and continued to whip each other which seemed rather unusual unless of course, they were trying to convey support for the way Planned Parenthood promotes BSDM.

From Video

    April 23, 2016 Citizens for a Pro-Life Society held a protest at the Planned Parenthood Clinic located at 4229 Cass Avenue in Detroit.

    During the pro-life protest, that was part of that day’s nationwide protest of Planned Parenthood’s killing of unborn children and that group’s harvesting of aborted baby body parts (protestpp.com), a group of Satanists arrived and conducted this bizarre and hideous street theater, with grotesque imagery and convoluted symbolism.

    Planned Parenthood should be very embarrassed to have these sorts of people defending their organization.

    Quite obviously Satanists are on the side of the killing of unborn children. see: prolifesociety.org

Media undercover vid not scrutinized because it didn’t expose Planned Parenthood

Posted in Center for Medical Progress, Media Bias with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2016 by saynsumthn

Despite media outrage on how the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) used undercover tactics to expose the way Planned Parenthood was selling aborted baby body parts, a journalist with a leading media outlet has used their own form of undercover videos to expose the “fundraising tactics of members of Congress” with little criticism. The piece published in April by 60 Minutes and anchored by correspondent Norah O’Donnell has been given a pass from the same media that slammed CMP for their secretly taped footage of high ranking Planned Parenthood officials bartering over the price of various body parts of children they had aborted.

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In her 60 Minutes report, O’Donnell appears to be motivated by what she believes was a waste of taxpayer money and time after learning how members of Congress were allegedly pressured to spend 30 hours a week inside “call centers” to bring in funds for party leaders. O’Donnell and the 60 Minutes team set out to investigate the accusation. But, there was a snag in their plan, because the call centers were off limits to the public and their initial attempt to gain access was abruptly turned down.

From 60 Minutes:

    Unable to find pictures or footage from inside the call centers, 60 Minutes asked to film in them, but the team was turned down. They decided to film inside one anyway. “If lawmakers who are paid by the American taxpayers are spending a majority of their time raising money on the phone, I think it’s an important part of our story to see what those offices look like and take our viewers behind the scenes, in this case, with a hidden camera,” O’Donnell says.

60 Minutes producer Pat Shevlin admitted on camera that they asked if they could go inside and shoot but were told “no.” She called the eventual decision to film undercover “justified” in this case, “We were pretty scrupulous about it. Everyone is worried about hidden camera. I mean it’s not something you take lightly when you do it,” she said bragging that the 60 Minutes team has a number of ways to “hide cameras.”

In all fairness to 60 Minutes, producer Shevlin claimed they could “never lie about who we are or why we are someplace” in order to conduct an undercover investigation. “If challenged you cannot give a false reason why you are there,” she added. As if hidden cameras after they were forbidden from access to the center is somehow truthful, but, we should take them at their word, right? Perhaps or perhaps not. Maybe instead, we could demand that 100% of the video footage the media outlet took be made public (like was demanded of CMP) so we can hear what was said for ourselves. Then it can be analyzed to determine if in fact, the footage is “unedited.” Perhaps local authorities could raid O’Donnell’s home, like has been done to CMP’s lead investigator David Daleiden in the chance that there was something untruthful or illegal on the way the media news magazine obtained their footage.

Now, I am not seeking to debate the topic exposed by 60 Minutes in their piece, but to show the complete hypocrisy the media has over the use of deceptive tactics by journalists when they expose Planned Parenthood instead of a Republican “call center” of sorts. And, I am not the only one to observe this hypocrisy. Leah Jessen over at the Daily Signal saw the contradiction in February when she contrasted the use of hidden cameras and deception between CMP with a 60 Minutes piece by correspondent Steven Kroft, writing:

    Its investigation was designed to raise red flags for the lawyers by revealing an intent to move questionable funds in the United States through purchases and other ways that would be concealed from law enforcement, Global Witness officials told Kroft.

    Of 16 lawyers secretly recorded by the undercover investigator, only one outright declined to participate. The others suggested ways to help move the funds without compromising the true source, Kroft reported.

    It was a familiar scenario. Only so far no one appears to be calling for Global Witness to be punished for surreptitiously trying to expose unethical or illegal activity.

Screen grab of Salon Magazine says David Daleiden is not a journalist while running donate adds for Planned Parenthood

Screen grab of Salon Magazine says David Daleiden is not a journalist while running donate adds for Planned Parenthood

Last year, in a piece I penned for Live Action News, I published examples on the use of undercover video and hidden cameras used by journalists dating back years. And, I am not alone in my observations either. A 1996 editorial written by, Richard Harwood in the Star News described plenty of deceptive tactics used by journalists and detailed several by CBS, writing, “Leslie Stahl dons a black wig and poses as a prospective client to expose the practices of a Romanian adoption agency. Ed Bradley goes to China posing as a businessman in order to expose the abuse of prison labor. A sound man poses as a cancer patient to infiltrate a cancer clinic in California.”

CBS is not the only culprit in the use of deception to expose the greater good. NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” on Dateline raised concern of ethics after they in essence entrapped child sex predators to show up at the alleged home of children after they were enticed by fake online profiles. Other media giants are not innocent to deceptive tactics either. Bob Steele, of the Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values criticized the way ABC used deceptive tactics to expose a grocery store chain for allegedly selling spoiled meat, writing:

    Hidden cameras and any form of deception should be used judiciously and rarely. They should be reserved for those exceptional stories of great public interest involving great harm to individuals or system failure at the highest levels. Furthermore, deception and hidden cameras should be used only as a reporting tool of last resort, after all other approaches to obtaining the same vital information have been exhausted or appropriately ruled out. And, news organizations that choose to use deception and hidden cameras have an obligation to assure their work meets the highest professional standards.

It was a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought against ABC in the above case that caused many within the media to scale back their use of deception. But, that did not stop Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine Ken Silverstein, who described his reasons for his use of deception in a Los Angelas Times editorial:

    “Yes, undercover reporting should be used sparingly, and there are legitimate arguments to be had about when it is fair or appropriate. But I’m confident my use of it in this case was legitimate. There was a significant public interest involved…”

Journalist Code of Ethics Seek Truth

Whether the end justifies the means or not, the truth is that when it comes to exposing Planned Parenthood, the main steam media regularly turns a blind eye to any unethical or illegal accusation against the abortion giant chain. While Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion in tax payer monies annually the media conveniently fails to question anything they do forcing citizen journalists like Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress among others to conduct the hard work of investigating for them. In all their talk about ethics in journalism, the media has forgotten the number one ethic: Seek Truth and Report It.