News of the recent firing of a Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey, after being caught on tape advising a man posing as a sex trafficker on how to get treatment for underage girls, makes it appear that the organization only has one “bad apple” in their network of abortion clinics. The National Planned Parenthood Federation acted swiftly to put out the fires and try and establish that they had only “One bad apple” and it was taken care of.
“We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape,” said Phyllis Kinsler, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey. The employee, she said, had behaved in a “repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care and is completely unacceptable.”
In the tape, released by the anti-abortion activist group Live Action, an employee identified as Amy Woodruff, an office manager, tells the man and his female companion to encourage 14-year-old girls to say they’re older to avoid triggering additional reporting requirements.
“For the most part, we want as little information as possible,” she said in the video. Asked whether 14-year-olds could get abortions at the clinic, Woodruff suggested the man take the girls to another clinic where “their protocols are not as strict as ours.”
Sound Familiar, it should, in 2008, after the same group of undercover journalists stung Planned Parenthood an Indiana Planned Parenthood was forced to suspend a counselor shown advising what she thought was a 13-year-old girl to cross state lines for an abortion without informing her parents — and without the clinic following the law to notify authorities of sexual abuse of a minor:
Betty Cockrum spoke for the first time publicly about the recent controversy telling Indy Channel’s 6News’ Derrik Thomas that two employees and a volunteer seen in the videos no longer work for the agency and that mandatory training has been ordered for all employees.“I can’t tell you how clear we are, up, down and sideways, that this is an incredibly important element that has to be reported and we’re consistent about it,” she said. ( **YEAH – SURE THEY ARE **)
Betty Cockrum, Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s president and CEO, issued a statement saying the assistant violated the group’s policies on reporting abuse. (Really, just one “Bad Apple, huh?” )
Blaming the journalists Planned Parenthood laments, “While this video was altered and edited from its original form, it is clear the actions by the employee in question were unacceptable. A thorough internal review of this matter has taken place and the health center assistant shown in the video is no longer employed by PPIN,” the statement said. (So here we go, caught red handed, they throw another employee under the bus, that is “One bad Apple” …or is that now Two, I can’t keep count !)
Planned Parenthood of Indiana did not identify the aide.
State law requires sexual acts between an adult and a child younger than 14 to be reported to police or child welfare officials. In the December 2008 videos, the Mona Lisa Project exposed two Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana. As public scrutiny mounted, both clinics either fired or suspended employees, and state prosecutors launched investigations into Planned Parenthood of Indiana.
But wait…it continues. Two more Planned Parenthood clinics in Phoenix, AZ were caught on tape concealing statutory rape. In a developing multi-state child abuse scandal, these are a continuation of Planned Parenthood clinics implicated. Employees deliberately neglect their legal obligations to report statutory rape, and instead offer secret abortions. No word whether Planned Parenthood fired those bad apples or not.
And in Alabama, a Planned Parenthood counselor in Birmingham was caught on hidden camera telling an alleged 14-year-old statutory rape victim that the clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities. This is the seventh Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape.
After telling the counselor that her “boyfriend” is 31, Rose asks, “Is it a problem about my boyfriend?” The counselor, identified as “Tanisha” in the video, responds, “As long as you consented to having sex with him, there’s nothing we can truly do about that.” Rose then says that her boyfriend “said he could get in big trouble,” and Tanisha acknowledges that “he could, especially if your parents find out that he’s 31.” She then tells Rose that the clinic manager, OB/GYN Dr. Desiree Bates, “sometimes does bend the rules a little bit” and states that “whatever you tell us stays within these walls” and “we can’t disclose any information to anybody.”
However, Alabama code 26-14-3 requires health professionals to disclose suspected cases of sexual abuse to state officials immediately.
“When to ‘bend the rules a little‘ means hiding a case of statutory rape from Child Protective Services and looking for ways around the parental consent requirement, Planned Parenthood becomes directly responsible for ensuring that statutory rapists can continue their abuse of young girls,” Rose said.
(I must ask Planned Parenthood, what happened to THAT Bad Apple? )
The Associated Press has reported that Planned Parenthood of Birmingham has been placed on probation, not by Planned Parenthood but by state health officials.
From the article, Alabama health officials have put the Birmingham clinic of Planned Parenthood of Alabama on a year-long probation after an inspection revealed multiple problems, including not adequately verifying parental consent from minors getting abortions and not reporting a potential case of child sexual abuse.
Planned Parenthood of Alabama entered into an agreement with the health department promising to deliver, a plan to correct its deficiencies.
And here’s is the apology, right on target….”We take concerns about the quality of our services seriously, and we have entered into an agreement with the state outlining steps we will take to assure that all of the state’s concerns are addressed,” said Felicia Brown-Williams, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Alabama.
Jumping back to 2011, after this undercover sting video was released in New York, Planned Parenthood announced they would be “Retraining staff” …
According to Yahoo News – Health care provider Planned Parenthood will retrain employees who deal with patients in how to report potential risks to minors, following the release of secretly recorded videotapes by an anti-abortion group that alleges they show clinic staff counseling a man posing as a pimp for underage prostitutes.
Planned Parenthood, said it was changing its disciplinary policy to termination in all proved cases in which there has been a failure to report. The policy previously included punishments such as leave without pay and retraining. With the announcement, Planned Parenthood hoped to blunt the public impact of what it called a misleading ( THERE IT IS – THE PATTERN OF BLAME THE JOURNALISTS***) string of covertly taped videos being released by Live Action, an anti-abortion group. On the videotapes, Planned Parenthood employees are heard telling a man who says he runs a “sex business” how to get medical care and abortions for under-age prostitutes.
Federation spokesman Stuart Schear emphasized that the training was not new ( WOW – NOT NEW….I GUESS THE TRAINING MUST HAVE BEEN WORKING???) but was meant as a refresher. He said training will follow state laws where affiliates have clinics.
“We want to be crystal clear for those millions of people who come to us and trust us that we will never put a minor at risk,” he said.
But…is this isolated…and why does Planned Parenthood keep getting caught covering for perverts, sexual abusers and pimps? Does Planned Parenthood “care about minors?”
NO – It is NOT isolated. In fact, Several years ago, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics spent months preparing an exhaustive report on the questionable activities Planned Parenthood pursues. He also created a special web site for the express purpose of exposing the deceit. At ChildPredators.com, you can listen to taped conversations involving Planned Parenthood counselors. The response to the tapes and the report, which became public in early 2002, was silence from most legislators and the vast majority of the media and of course Planned Parenthood. Just listen to the news report below:
Below is the news footage from the Life Dynamics investigation:
In 2008, Live Action released the recording of a call to an Idaho Planned Parenthood Director of Development in which the caller pretended to be a racist donor who wanted to reduce the number of black people. The Planned Parenthood employee said she was “excited” to take the donation.
After the video was released, Planned Parenthood of Idaho officials “fixed” the bad press they were receiving for the racist donations, by issuing an apology for what they called an employee’s “serious mistake” in encouraging a donation aimed at aborting black babies.
They also criticized the group, for trying to discredit Planned Parenthood employees in seven states in a series of tape-recorded phone calls last summer. ( I can see a pattern developing: apologize, say it is one bad apple and blame the journalists? )
The call to Idaho came to Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.
On the recording an actor portraying a donor said he wanted his money used to eliminate black unborn children because “the less black kids out there the better.”
Kersey laughed nervously and said: “Understandable, understandable. … Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.”
In like manner to the other “Incidents”, Planned Parenthood of Idaho “firmly and unequivocally” denounced racial bias, admitted making a mistake and said the group had taken corrective action.
Sounding a bit familiar and true to the pattern, Planned Parenthood stated, “A fundraising employee violated the organization’s principles and practices when she appeared to be willing to accept a racially motivated donation,” said CEO Rebecca Poedy in a written statement. “We apologize for the manner in which this offensive call was handled. We take full responsibility for the actions of the fundraising staff member who created the impression that racism of any form would be tolerated at Planned Parenthood. We took swift action to ensure that each of our employees understands their responsibility to communicate clearly with donors about the fact that we believe in helping all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, make informed decisions about their reproductive health care.”
The next day The Idaho Statement granted Planned Parenthood adequate space to make a further statement, ” Planned Parenthood adamantly rejects racist policies or practices…That’s why it is so disturbing to hear a secretly tapes conversation between a racist caller and a Planned Parenthood staff member which leaves the erroneous impression that the organization accepts racist donations…In Idaho an employee made a serious mistake when she appeared to be complicit in the donor’s racist request.” [WAIT FOR IT…] ” Planned Parenthood took swift corrective action and instituted a proactive initiative to help the staff respond to people who call with offensive agenda.”
Then the Planned Parenthood spokesman continued, and this is where they make the all to often heard “Isolated Incident” claim, “This employee had an exemplary record with PPI and feels absolutely awful. The statements in the recording absolutely do not represent how we or the employee feel. However, this is a serious matter and the employee has been suspended pending further investigation.”
And then in typical pattern Planned Parenthood blames the journalists,”We decry these smear tactics, which work against the public good and even give a bad name to those who oppose us through legitimate means. There is a continuum of behavior by extremists ranging from unethical deception to outright violence to use any means necessary to attack Planned Parenthood, and this behavior should not be rewarded. “
But…is it true that this was an “Isolated Incident”? Well…would Planned Parenthood lie?
Let look back as far as the 1980’s when, Faye Wattelton, a former President of Planned Parenthood herself admitted that Planned Parenthood takes RACIST DONATIONS. It was an admission she made in an interview on CNN.
Go to 52 seconds of this segment of the powerful documentary Maafa21 and listen to Wattleton admit that Planned Parenthood knowingly takes racist donations: Be sure to listen further to what another Planned Parenthood President admitted to (Alan Guttmacher) :
Couple this with the admission by Planned Parenthood’s founder: Margaret Sanger –that she was invited over a dozen times to speak to the racist KLAN after giving at least one speech to them. She admitted this in her autobiography and to this day, Planned Parenthood has named their top award the “Margaret Sanger Award.”
But…what do Planned Parenthood’s employees have to say about their alleged “racism”, let’s look at the case below:
Case of LaMarilyn FADEYI v.PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF LUBBOCK, INC.,
Defendant Fadeyi is a black female who was employed by Planned Parenthood for seven years. She alleges that Planned Parenthood engaged in various acts of racial discrimination against her during the course of her employment, ranging from discriminatory scheduling and distribution of office resources to the executive director’s giving her and another black employee an application for membership in the Ku Klux Klan. Fadeyi filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Commission on Human Rights, but both dismissed her complaints for lack of jurisdiction because Planned Parenthood had fewer than 15 employees at all relevant times. Planned Parenthood fired Fadeyi two working days after receiving notification that the EEOC did not have jurisdiction to entertain her complaints.
Fadeyi then brought suit in district court under § 1981, alleging racial discrimination in her employment and termination. Planned Parenthood filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that Fadeyi’s claim should fail because she could not show the existence of a contract, an essential element in a § 1981 action. The district court agreed and granted Planned Parenthood’s motion. Fadeyi timely filed this appeal.
Congress, through the Civil Rights Act of 1991, amended § 1981 to add a broad definition of the phrase “make and enforce contracts,” which includes “the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.”. Fadeyi argued that Congress intended to reach the very conduct that plagued her at Planned Parenthood during her employment and in her termination.
The district court, however, dismissed Fadeyi’s complaint, concluding that, as an at-will employee, Fadeyi had no “contract” of employment on which to base a claim under § 1981. Under well-established Texas law, the employer may, absent a specific agreement to the contrary, terminate an employee for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all.
The court ruled against Planned Parenthood and ordered the case a :REVERSED AND REMANDED. They wrote, “We therefore conclude that the district court erred in granting summary judgment to Planned Parenthood solely on the basis that Fadeyi had no contract on which her § 1981 claims could rest. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the district court and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.”
Another Lawsuit [PDF] against the Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area brought by a PP/CA nursed who was fired by PP/CA Associate Medical director Darryn Dunbar. The nurse accuses Dunbar of anti-Semitism and of trying to increase his power and status at PPCA eliminating persons connected to Dr. Pelta.
Among her complaints, the nurse charges that PP failed to ensure the presence of an anesthesiologist, licensed physician or registered nurse in or around the recovery room when sedation patients are present, and that unlicensed employees were performing ultrasounds.
Dunbar fired Chesis on April 10, 2007. Her lawsuit included accusations and counter accusations. Mind you, these were alleged by PP employees, not pro-lifers:
1). “… changing dates on ultrasounds so that patients would have to pay a higher price for abortion services. …”
2). “… failure to ensure the presence of an anesthesiologist, licensed physician or registered nurse in or around the recovery room when sedation patients are present. …”
3). “… unlicensed employees with no medical training were performing improper ultrasounds and were making ultrasound diagnoses. …”
4). “… prescrib[ing] Depo-Provera to a patient with a history of depression” with the counter claim that “prescribing of Depo-Provera to patients with depressive orders is not prohibited. …”
Employees also sued Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area and PP/CA CEO Steve Tombley.
In one suit, Dr. Murray Pelta, O.B. Gyn, medical director at PP/CA for ten years, is suing Planned Parenthood and its CEO Steve Trombley for firing him in violation of his employment agreement.
In his Verified Complaint [PDF], Pelta states that he did favors for Trombley, like writing “discreet” medial prescriptions for Trombley’s personal use, without recording or reporting them.
Pelta listed the following revelation as the reason for his termination, a fitting term:
In January 2007, a pregnant former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee asked Dr. Pelta to perform a confidential abortion upon her. She stated that, for various reasons, she wanted to avoid disclosing her pregnancy to other PP/CA board members and employees.
Although Dr. Pelta initially advised her to go through proper channels, she persisted and, in large part because of her position as a former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee, Dr. Pelta finally relented.
The woman specifically requested that Dr. Pelta keep the procedure a secret and not make a PP/CA record of the abortion. Dr. Pelta had maintained such confidentiality for abortion services provided to other PP/CA board members that, at their request, he kept confidential and did not record.
In light of these factors, Dr. Pelta agreed to the woman’s request. On or about Jan. 19, 2007, Dr. Pelta successfully performed the procedure without complications. He did not charge the woman, nor did he receive any benefit for performing the abortion.
In Washington, D.C., the family of 13-year-old Shantese Butler filed a $50 million suit against Planned Parenthood after a botched abortion left the girl permanently injured and infertile. The abortion involved a teenager who was a victim of rape and the abortion left her with significant medical problems.
Emma Jean Butler took her daughter Shantese Butler to Planned Parenthood Metropolitan on September 7, 2006 for an abortion after Shantese was a victim of sexual assault.
According to the lawsuit, Shantese Butler sustained significant physical damage as a result of the abortion.
The abortion resulted in severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation, and a small bowel tear. As a result of the injuries, Butler will be unable to have biological children the rest of her life.Students for Life of America reports that Shantese was left with “severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation and a small bowel tear.” In addition, parts of the unborn child were found inside Shantese’s abdomen.
In Nebraska, Planned Parenthood refused to disclose the terms of a settlement with another victim whose botched abortion resulted in a perforated uterus, massive blood loss, an emergency hysterectomy, permanent infertility, seizures, and lifelong pain and suffering. According to the suit obtained by Life News, the woman instructed the abortionist and his assistants to stop, but was told: “We can’t stop.” The Planned Parenthood employees held her down to complete the procedure.
And here is More I have dug up about Planned Parenthood’s “Bad Apples”:
• In an article by Rita Diller called: Missing Millions: which ran in the Washington Post, Diller’s investigations reveals that audits from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigating Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) show the organization, which gets billions in tax payer money, spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period. PPFA expenditures of federal money average just 32 % of its government income from 2002 through 2008. Diller asks, where are the Missing Millions? Okay- where are they…so far no one including our own US Government will force Planed Parenthood to answer that question. That’s your money and mine !
• Michigan: PP exec Renee Davis in Michigan has been accused of misappropriating thousands in donations for personal use not fired ! Sources say Davis took around $5,000
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• R.I.: Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio resigns after she was caught by police stealing a shirt from Macy’s
• Ohio: Planned Parenthood pays in court for covering for a sexual abuser after the victim sues
• Texas: Planned Parenthood of North Texas PAC fined $3,000 for campaign finance violations
• Texas: KFOX learned that PP of El Paso owes county’s University Medical Center $154,814. Sources close to PPCEP claim their total debt stands at more than $1 million. IG Report here
• CA: Planned Parenthood Golden Gate tax year ending June 30, 2009, showed PPGG filed three separate sets of numbers with the I.R.S. In the filings, losses ranged between nearly $1.9 and $2.8 million. They were disaffiliated. A former PPGG employee with knowledge of the organization’s internal affairs described a longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement when former president and CEO Dian Harrison was at the helm. Total Compensation to Harrison: $304,754. The criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service is looking into the finances of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
• NJ: Audits by the United States Inspector General (IG) uncovered Planned Parenthood, improperly taken Medicaid reimbursement for family planning services. The reports show that a total of almost $3 million was misappropriated over the course of 2001-2005.
• KS: Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 charges that it falsified records and performed illegal abortions
• CA: The American Center for Law and Justice is defending a client who says Planned Parenthood affiliates in California illegally marked up the cost of birth control drugs when seeking government reimbursement, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of overbilling – at taxpayer expense. Read Brief Here His suit provides several internal memos from Planned Parenthood which reveal how PP CEO Mark Salo and his team attempted to grapple with the problem once it dawned on them they may have gotten the law wrong. California’s Department of Health Services told Gonzalez and Salo in 2004 that an audit would be conducted on their contraceptive purchases. Salo wrote in an email that if DHS forced Planned Parenthood to charge the government “only what we paid for the product,” then “this could kill many of us.” Planned Parenthood Los Angeles president Martha Swiller replied with a three-word message: “This is bad” (click to read):Later that year, Salo lobbied state Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson for a bill that would allow Planned Parenthood to continue billing under its “usual charge” scheme. The bill passed. But Planned Parenthood’s problems were not over. Gonzalez told his colleagues that the DHS audit would discover Planned Parenthood’s historic over-billing:READ Here The memo makes it clear that Planned Parenthood purchased the meds for $1.00 to $2.00 and are billing them for $12/14/48 a reimbursement of at least $2 million dollars.
*Former Lufkin clinic employee alleges fraud in suit against Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is a defendant in a federal lawsuit after a former Lufkin clinic employee alleged a multi-million-dollar billing scheme. The complaint names Karen Reynolds as the whistle-blower in the allegations brought against her former employer of 10 years. The updated complaint, filed in October 2011, alleges that while Reynolds was employed as a health center assistant, she was instructed by the organization to maximize billing revenue when the government was fitting the bill through Medicaid and the Women’s Health Program.
• WA.: Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.
• FL: Planned Parenthood cuts ties with 5 clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties, whose top administrator acknowledged a history of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud.” possible misuse of nearly $450,000. An employee alleged sexual harassment against former PPCEO, Capobianco. CEO Mary Capobianco , records show she made $108,978.00
And did you know about the eugenic and racist history of Planned Parenthood, getting billions in federal tax dollars? Watch Maafa21 (clip below)
Also…here is a list of lawsuits against NY Planned Parenthood
One Important Note – Regarding the undercover investigation showing how Planned Parenthood was willing to remove protection from girls admittedly in the “Sex Trade” when a pimp requested abortions and birth control information, they claimed that they were suspicious and went to the FBI . The group how did the investigation writes, “Planned Parenthood wrote the FBI a letter a week AFTER our investigation, only after they realized that Live Action had conducted the sting. They say this themselves. As much as they may pretend, Planned Parenthood was not attempting to help send human traffickers to jail; they were attempting to pre-empt the release of Live Action’s footage.
If Planned Parenthood really cared about reporting potential sex traffickers to authorities, they would have called police while the pimp was in the clinic, or immediately after. Not wasting a minute. Planned Parenthood, where are the reports from the now SIX clinics we’ve released, that you immediately called the police?
Why did all your staffers, instead of refusing service or gathering information from the pimp about his sex ring to inform authorities, GIVE the pimp information about how to access the Planned Parenthood system for secret services?”
**See the Planned Parenthood letter here