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Maryland authorities slow to act against “Gosnell-like” abortion doctor

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinics, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Abortionist Medical Board, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2016 by saynsumthn

It’s a story similar to one we’ve heard before: an abortionist currently “under review” by the state continues to commit abortions while the medical board and abortion lobby appear undisturbed.

Recall the case of Kermit Gosnell, who ran what has been dubbed an abortion “house of horrors” in Philadelphia for years, while, despite several complaints, authorities turned a blind eye to his actions.

Now, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has reported that Harold O. Alexander, charged by the Maryland Board of Medicine in 2015 for conducting surgical abortions at an unlicensed facility, has been caught allegedly doing it again – and in response, the medical board intends to keep the complaint “on file.”

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“Abortion is safe?” BEWARE: read the fine print!

Posted in Abortion complication, Abortion Consent form, Abortion Instruments, Abortion Marketing, Abortion Procedure, Abortion Training, Planned Parenthood consent form, Planned Parenthood markets abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2016 by saynsumthn

In just about every contract, we are told to read the fine print. This is also true of abortion which is being marketed as a safe/simple procedure. Despite the fact that there are NO requirements to report abortion complications and definitely none that follow long-term abortion related injuries, the abortion industry claims that abortions are safe. However, a look at abortion consent forms reveal that there are, in fact, serious complications associated with abortion. In addition, they reveal that if a complication occurs, the abortion patient, not the clinic, may be held financially responsible for continued care once transferred to a hospital.

A first trimester abortion occurs within the first 12 -14 weeks of pregnancy. One of the most common terms for an early abortion is the D&C or vacuum aspiration abortion. In describing what takes place in this kind of abortion, Planned Parenthood writes on their website that the abortionist, “will empty your uterus with machine-operated suction or with a hand-held device that creates suction through a syringe. D&C (dilation and curettage) refers to use of medical instruments to open the cervix or mouth of the uterus so that the uterus can be emptied — dilation — and the use of a narrow metal loop called a curette to clean the walls of the uterus — curettage. This method is used from four to 16 weeks after a woman’s last period.”

This California handbook on abortion describes the early method this way, “ First-trimester abortions usually are completed by medical abortion (usually to 9 weeks) or aspiration curettage (often referred to as dilation and curettage, or “D&C”)…In a Dilation and Curettage (“D&C”) abortion the cervix is dilated and the walls of the uterus are scraped to remove the contents of the uterus. D&C is a general term and can refer to vacuum aspiration as well as use of the metal curette…

Other terms used to describe aspiration abortion include:

    Surgical abortion (elective or therapeutic)
    Vacuum aspiration
    Suction curettage
    Manual vacuum aspiration (“MVA”)
    Electric vacuum aspiration (“EVA”).

Manual Vaccum Aspirator

Surgical abortion is the most common term for abortion procedures that use uterine aspiration or evacuation as the handbook mentioned above describes further:

    Vacuum aspiration is typically used for first-trimester abortions, but suction may be used to complete early second trimester procedures.
    Vacuum aspiration is the primary method through 12-14 weeks.
    Suction is accomplished with a hand-held manual vacuum aspirator (“MVA,” sometimes referred to as manual uterine aspirator, or “MUA”) MVAs can be used for termination up to 12 weeks gestation, and as part of terminations at later gestations.
    The MVA or manual uterine aspirator must be emptied a few times at earlier gestations.
    Electric suction machine (electric vacuum aspirator, or “EVA”) are used after about 9 weeks

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Electric vacuum aspiration involves the use of an electric pump or suction machine connected via flexible tubing to a plastic or metal cannula, according to IPAS.

abortion suction machine Robert Alexander

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) has identified the manual vacuum aspiration procedure (MVA) (demonstrated in video here) as more “gentler” than electronic vacuum aspiration (EVA) because they state that in earlier abortions the, “pregnancy tissue may be easier to identify.” The term “pregnancy tissue” is used instead of the term preborn baby, in an effort to make abortion appear strictly medical and not as killing. The abortion industry generally uses the same nondescript terminology to market abortion as Saynsumthn has posted about previously.

As for risks to these simple methods, the ARHP issues this warning regarding dilation of the cervix, “Excessive force in dilation of the cervix can cause cervical or uterine injury. In addition, over dilation should be avoided with MVA because it can compromise the vacuum pressure.” And they also state that risks associated with MVA, (which the same abortion rights medical group claims is safer than D&C) include:

    Incomplete evacuation
    Uterine perforation
    Cervical laceration
    Pelvic infection
    Hemorrhage: Heavy bleeding
    Hematometra: This is a condition in which the uterus is distended with clots and blood, which fosters continued bleeding.
    Unrecognized ectopic pregnancy

IPAS Manual Aspirator

The ARHP identifies the IPAS manual aspiration syringe as the most commonly used product for these abortions. Yet, according to the IPAS instruction manual there are serious risks associated with uterine aspiration/uterine evacuation abortion procedures, noting that one or more of the following complications may occur during or after procedures:

    Uterine or cervical injury
    Pelvic infection
    Vagal reaction
    Incomplete evacuation
    Acute hematometra

And adding that, “some of these conditions can lead to secondary infertility, other serious injury or death.”

But, abortion is safe right? And, early abortion is safer, correct?

Well…that is how the profitable abortion industry pitches it. And, they make this claim without any nationwide requirement that abortion injuries, complications, long-term physical effects, or deaths are reported.

ANSIRH which has published it’s abortion training manual online describes abortion as posing “no long-term risk” while the pro-abortion ACOG also claims that abortion is a “low-risk procedure” unless you wait then, they claim that, “the longer a woman waits to have an abortion, the more risk it carries for her.”

In addition, Planned Parenthood and the general abortion lobby also claim that abortions and specifically early abortions are safe. In fact, a simple glimpse at the Planned Parenthood website, where a girl would go when seeking an abortion and you read this about the risks:

There are many myths about the risks of abortion. Here are the facts. Abortion does not cause breast cancer. Safe, uncomplicated abortion does not cause problems for future pregnancies such as birth defects, premature birth or low birth weight babies, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or infant death.

Planned Parenthood abortion risk

While Planned Parenthood calls abortion risks a “myth” when they are marketing the abortions to women online, once the appointment is booked and the actual abortion needs to be performed, Planned Parenthood sings a much different tune. According to a Planned Parenthood abortion consent form published online, the abortion business requires women to acknowledge that the following risks could occur in connection with any surgical, medical, and/or diagnostic procedure:
(A) Potential for infection.
(B) Blood clots in veins and lungs.
(C) Hemorrhage.
(D) Allergic reactions.
(E) Even death.
And these risks and hazards that may occur with a surgical abortion:
(A) Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding).
(B) A hole in the uterus (uterine perforation) or other damage to the uterus.
(C) Sterility.
(D) Injury to the bowel and/or bladder.
(E) A possible hysterectomy as a result of complication or injury during the procedure.
(F) Failure to remove all products of conception that may result in an additional procedure.
Risks and hazards that may occur with a medical/non-surgical abortion:
(A) Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding).
(B) Failure to remove all products of conception that may result in an additional procedure.
(C) Sterility.
(D) Possible continuation of pregnancy.
They have to acknowledge that the doctor or medical assistant told them that the following risks and hazards that may also occur:
(A) Cramping of the uterus or pelvic pain.
(B) Infection of the female organs: uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
(C) Cervical laceration, incompetent cervix.
(D) Emergency treatment for any of the above named complications.
(E) Other as written…

And, this long list of risks is not limited to Planned Parenthood abortions. (Whole Woman’s Health, Philadelphia Women’s Center, Potomac Family Planning Center, Desert Star Family Planning among others tell women that abortion could end in death.

The Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health in Tennessee notifies women of the following potential risks including death once they agree to the procedure:

    Heavy Bleeding
    Incomplete Abortion
    Missed Abortion
    Laceration of the Cervix
    Perforation of the Uterus

If the abortion patient is unfortunate enough to suffer from a complication which requires emergency care outside the abortion facility, the Knoxville abortion patient must sign that she is, “responsible for any expenses incurred for an emergency room visit or for care at another facility.”

KNoxville Repor Abortion consent

The Atlanta Women’s Center abortion clinic in Georgia has a much longer list of serious complications which include: hemorrhage, shock, cardiac arrest, uterine rupture, sterility, amniotic fluid embolism, DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation, Asherman’s Syndrome), perforation, infection, incomplete abortion, hematometra, cervical lacerations, incompetency, loss of fertility and death to name a few. They go on to tell patients that:

“If during the course of the abortion procedure, any unforeseen conditions or complications arise, and the doctor in his/her professional medical judgment decides that different or additional procedures including, but not limited to, anesthesia or blood transfusion or the association of another doctor, or hospitalization at a hospital may be necessary, I give my consent to such. I assume all financial responsibility for payment for additional services.”

PLanned Parenthood consent form

But, lest you assume the attitude of “sticking the cost of emergency care on the patient” is limited to your rank-in-file abortion facility only, think again. While the multi-million dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood soft pedals abortion risks before the procedure, release forms published online indicate that they make no promises about the outcome of an abortion. In fact, this Planned Parenthood abortion consent form which claims the abortion could result in death, tells women that if they have to be transferred for emergency medical care during their abortion, Planned Parenthood will not pay for it, writing :

“No promise can be made about the outcome of your abortion. In the unlikely event that you need emergency medical care that cannot be provided at Planned Parenthood, you will be responsible for paying for it. This is the case even if Planned Parenthood sends you to a hospital because of a problem.”

Which, of course, Planned Parenthood has done.

Planned Parenthood Spokane ambulance

The pro-life group, Operation Rescue along with the help of many pro-life activists outside the abortion centers, has documented 53 abortion-related medical emergencies outside abortion clinics in 2015. Out of those, Operation Rescue states almost half took place at Planned Parenthood facilities, where the most common of the life-threatening complications included hemorrhage and perforated uteri. And they say that in Texas, documents from a recent court case that is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that about 1,000 women are hospitalized with serious abortion complications each year in that state alone, giving a better glimpse into serious maternal injuries that actually occur during violent abortion procedures.

South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic calls ambulance for patient

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic, Abortion injury, Abortion Worker, Ambulances with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Kansas abortion clinic recently contacted 911 for an ambulance for a patient who was hemorrhaging. Below is the audio of the call obtained by Operation rescue:

The call was made from the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas on March 26, 2015.

South Wind WOmens abortion ambulance March 2015

The Computer Aided Dispatch transcript obtained earlier by Operation Rescue identified the caller as Julie Burkhart, who is the owner and CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, which opened in 2013 in the building left vacant by the closure of George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion clinic in 2009.

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South Wind WOmens abortion ambulance March 2015 red lights sirens

Read more here.

Abortion patient sees her baby during procedure “I saw this red bucket on the floor…”

Posted in Abortion Advertisement, Abortion clinic, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Pain, Abortion Procedure, Abortion Regret, Abortionist, post-abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

UPDATE: Since publishing this blog, Jessica’s mom has contacted Saynsumthn, she has stated that she has not changed her opinions on abortion as stated originally. Saynsumthn reported what Jessica said in her public interview but in fairness is adding this disclaimer along with the mother’s comments (below) to the post.

A woman whose abortion at 23 weeks landed her in the hospital spoke out recently about her regret and the harm her decision has cost her.

Jessica D. was interviewed by Al Kresta along with pro-life advocate Lynn Mills. Jessica met Mills after she saw a comment Mills posted on this blog.

The hour long interview was emotional and full of details which may disturb some readers, be warned.


Jessica was married and had a disabled child when, in February of 2014 she and her husband made the decision to have an abortion. She said that when she found out she was pregnant- she was panicked.

“When you’re in panic mode you don’t think – you don’t have emotions to fix things,” she told Al Kresta.

Jessica recounted how her mom had worked for Planned Parenthood years before she decided to have her abortion.

She thought her mom, who remained relatively silent when she contemplated the decision to have an abortion, was supportive.

But after she had the second trimester procedure Jessica said that her mom shocked her by asking why she did not place the child for adoption instead.

“I grew up in a very pro-choice home. We were not very religious and pro-lifers were crazy – that lie and nothing is the truth and they stretch the truth and you can’t trust it
,” Jessica said.

Although Jessica mentioned her pregnancy to her mom who was not employed by Planned Parenthood at the time, she was not involved in her ultimate decision to have the abortion.

“After I had the procedure and she knew all along, she said to me on the phone: Why didn’t you just give it up for adoption? And, to hear my mom say that was the most heartbreaking thing she said because my mom was always for abortion and women’s rights.”


In February of 2014, Jessica went to the offices of abortionist Jacob Kalo who set up an appointment for her to see another abortionist, in Lathrup Village, his name was Reginald Sharpe.


Jessica was 23 weeks and 5 days along just under the 24 week limit in Michigan.

Jessica told Kresta that she was not given any counseling by the abortion clinic.

It was just a price given,” she stated.

“He said right then it would be $4000.00 the week before the 27th. And we didn’t have the full amount and he said it goes up- the longer you wait the higher it is.”

Jessica said the abortionist then gave her advice on how to get a second mortgage on her house or car.

“He said if I get past 24 weeks he would refer me to go to New York.”


Jessica said she was not shown any fetal development pictures as well.

Michigan state law requires an informed consent before an abortion can be performed. In most cases abortion minded women would be able to review informed consent documents online prior to the procedure. But in Jessica’s case, even though Planned Parenthood did not perform the abortion, she was able to go to them to review the informed consent package.

“When I went for my 24 hour consent form at Planned Parenthood, they said ‘now you don’t have to open this packet. This is for the pro-lifers and this isn’t accurate.’ And so, even looking at that I didn’t know what to trust.”

According to Michigan law, the following documents are required to be given to a woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours prior to the abortion procedure:

    A written summary of the abortion procedure she will undergo.
    Depictions, illustrations or photographs of fetal development corresponding to the gestational age nearest the probable gestational age of the woman’s fetus.
    Prenatal care information
    Parenting information

24 week baby LARA


Jessica said the abortion procedure was unlike anything the clinics advertise online. She called the treatment “poor at best.”

“Its like you’re not even human,” she stated.

“It’s so bad I was put into the room and into stirrups and no clothes and nothing covering and I waited for about an hour and a half. There is no dignity in it and it’s painful. It’s like you’re not even there.”

The abortion was a two day procedure.


The first day, Jessica said that she received an injection of digoxin and her overall visit to the clinic lasted about twenty minutes.

Digoxin is a drug injected into an unborn baby to cause his or her heart to stop in preparation for what amounts to a stillborn birth.

It was very painful, Jessica reiterated.

“The first day I was told there would be mild cramping. And, you actually go into labor. When they send you home…I had my son natural and this was much worse.”

Because the pain was so acute, Jessica’s husband called the abortion clinic’s emergency number and they told her under no circumstances to go to the emergency room.


Jessica said that on day two she was not given any pain medication for the procedure.

I was told I would have medications and fluids…I was expecting sedation and medication,” she said.

She recalls that after forty-five minutes the abortionist had to stop to call 911 due to a perforated uterus and massive blood loss.

When he did perforate my uterus, I had sat up,” she said.

What happened next will remain ingrained in Jessica’s mind forever.

She continues, “And I saw this red bucket on the floor and – uh – what I saw was just…” at that point in the interview Jessica could not say it, but Mills explained that what Jessica saw was her dismembered baby.

It was so painful,” she said.

“It was pulling- he was pulling.”

Jessica told Kresta that while she lay there bleeding she felt that it would be better if she would just die.

According to Jessica, parts of her almost 24 week unborn child had gone outside the perforation and the abortionist was having difficulty removing them. She told Mills earlier that the abortionist had been training another doctor to do the later term procedure that day.

While Jessica waited for the emergency responders, she said the doctor changed his clothes and “Swiffered and cleaned up. Then, they placed an IV for the EMS people and kind of scrambled around.” She remained unclothed during this time, she stated.

WOmanCare 911

Mills sent Saynsumthn a transcript of the February 28, 2014 911 call were abortionists Reginald Sharpe tells the dispatcher they need to come right away because, “she has a hole and she’s bleeding.”

You can read that here.

According to Mills, after the EMS techs arrived, the abortionist would not allow them to take her out the front door. She was removed out the back door which made the transfer more excruciating for Jessica who was already in pain.

Jessica said that prior to making the decision to have the abortion, she had no expectation that anything would go wrong because everything she read online said it was a simple and safe procedure.

As a result of the botched abortion, Jessica had to remain hospitalized for several days.


Jessica said that days after she was released from the hospital she began to realize just what she had done in having the abortion.

She said she began to look up information online to try and discover why her experience was so unlike what she had read about regarding abortions generally.

“I had a big conflict in my heart about my procedure and why everything I read online was not what happened to me.”

Over ten months my life was just devastated,” Jessica emotionally stated, “I lost over eighty pounds.”

Jessica said the abortion put incredible strain on the marriage.

“I don’t think he realized how, like I didn’t realize how fully formed and what we had done.It was terrible.”

“I had actually had a suicide plan at that time things were so low,” she said.

According to Jessica, meeting Lynn Mills was her last effort to make sense of what had happened.

Lynn Mills 162752_000_GI89G63UR.1-0Mills said that Jessica found her online after reading a post at Saynsumthn’s blog (here) and got Mills’ e-mail address from the comment she had left for another abortion patient.

She then contacted Mills.

Mills is helping Jessica work through the pain and regret of the abortion.

Jessica said that she is planning to get counseling for the abortion as well as her marriage. She is working on forgiving herself.

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According to Mills, the state of Michigan has since suspended the license of the abortion clinic.


Jessica and Mills have become friends and Jessica said Mills is someone she can tell everything about this experience to without judgement.

I want pro-lifers out there to really be kind and loving to my friend Jessica…All I want to do is love her- just love her and get her healthy. Jessica doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else,” Mills said in closing.

Jessica said that her mother has actually changed her position on abortion as a result of what she experienced.

UPDATED AFTER THIS BLOG WAS PUBLISHED: However, Jessica’s mother says she has not changed her mind by writing this in the comments, “I am Jessica’s mother. I was never interviewed by anyone, nor did I change my “position” about abortion. This blog is not factual in many areas. Please keep this in mind when reading.”

Mills encourages pro-lifers to go out to abortion clinics as often as possible to try and reach the Jessicas who might be considering ending their child’s life.

Jessica knows that telling her story will anger some people. She said she came forward because she wanted others to know they do not have to go through what she did and to seek help not abortion if you are a women in a crisis pregnancy.

Listen to the complete interview here:

Free Music – Upload Audio Files – Al Kresta interviews Jessica…

Woman leaves abortion clinic in ambulance “wrapped like a mummy”

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

The following is a report from Operation Rescue:

    Cleveland, OH — For the second time since the death of Lakisha Wilson last year, abortionist Lisa Perriera has sent yet another patient to the emergency room.

    Lisa Perriera OR

    An ambulance arrived at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, shortly before 2:20 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015. At 2:30 p.m., pro-life activist Fred Sokol filmed a woman on a gurney, “wrapped like a mummy,” in his words. She was completely covered in pink and purple blankets as she was wheeled out of Preterm and loaded into an awaiting ambulance.

    911 Preterm abortion wrapped like mymmy gurney-with-woman

    There appeared to be no visible IV bag or any other sign of ongoing medical treatment.

    The ambulance then sat parked in front of Preterm for an additional 15 minutes before leaving for a hospital presumed to be Case Medical Center, where Perriera holds admitting privileges. Her current condition — or even if she survived — remains unknown.

    Pastor Dale Henkel, who is a regular on the sidewalks outside Preterm praying and offering help to abortion-bound women, confirmed to Operation Rescue that Perriera was the abortionist on duty at the abortion facility on the day of the incident.

According to Operation Rescue, Perriera was responsible for the botched second trimester abortion that killed Lakisha Wilson on March 21, 2014, but was never held accountable by the Ohio Department of Health or the Medical Board, despite evidence that laws were violated. Calls for a criminal investigation have also fallen on deaf ears.

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Read rest here.

Doc to 911 about botched abortion “we just need someone immediately”

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Ambulances, Family Planning Associates with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by saynsumthn


In newly released 911 tapes placed by an abortion clinic, the abortion doctor can be heard telling the emergency operator that “we just need someone immediately.”

Last week, Life Dynamics reported that an ambulance was summoned to transfer a patient from a California abortion clinic.


The clinic was the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, California formerly known as Family Planning Associates.

The incident, which occurred April 14, 2015, was documented by pro-life sidewalk counselors Tim and Terri Palmquist of LifeSavers Ministries who have now uploaded the audio of the 911 call.

While the audio is interrupted by a series of beeps, the the Bakersfield City Clerk’s office told LifeSavers Ministries that the recording was “reviewed but not redacted.”

Listen below:


The emergency response request was made by the abortionist, who told the 911 operator, “We’re doing surgical terminations here at the clinic. We have a patient we’ve done a procedure on and we believe there’s been a complication from the procedure and we need to transfer her.”

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The abortionist believed to be on duty that day was Karen Mann, who was also believed to be the physician at the clinic in March when a man was forced to call 911 to get help for his wife after her abortion at that facility.

That 911 call can be heard here.

Mann can be heard telling the 911 operator in this incident that, “We just need someone immediately.”

The patient was 18-years-old and under sedation at the time of the call.


There is no word on her condition.

This was one of several emergency incidents documented at this abortion facility this year.

Abortion is not safe as Life Dynamics has documented here and on their website

Abortion clinic staffer to pro-lifer as ambulance arrives, “She would have died anyway”

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

For clarification, we do not know if a patient at the Little Rock Family Planning Abortion Clinic in Arkansas has died or not, but, the words a pro-lifer heard from a clinic staffer are disturbing.


The Little Abortion Clinic staffer told a pro-lifer, “She would have died anyway.”

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On March 11, 2015, an ambulance turned up at Little Rock Family Planning abortion clinic.


Staff came out to hold a line of sheets in an effort to prevent pro-life activists from documenting the emergency, and one of them told a pro-lifer, “She would have died anyway,” apparently referring to the patient in the ambulance.


The Pro-Life Action League acquired the records of the emergency call through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which revealed TWO 911 calls.

The first was canceled.

Little Rock Family Planning 911 emergency abortion

Three minutes later, the clinic called again to request an ambulance.

    911 dispatcher: Someone just called and cancelled a call from this…

    Abortion clinic employee: I know.

    911 dispatcher: …address. You need…

    Abortion clinic employee: And then Doctor decided that he does want her transported.

The fate of the transported woman is unknown, though we pray that she survived this botched abortion at the hands of abortionist Tom Tvedten. The League is continuing to investigate,” Pro-life Action League wrote.

Read more about the incident here.