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In 25 years, California taxpayers paid over half a billion dollars for abortion

Posted in Abortion Numbers, Abortion stats, Black Abortion Stats, California abortion stats, D+E Abortion, Guttmacher Abortion Stats, Hispanic Abortion Stats, Medi-Cal abortion, Medicaid abortion, Prior abortions, repeat abortion, Tax Payer Funding of Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2018 by saynsumthn

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According to an analysis of California’s Fee for Service (FFS) Program, which funds abortions, California taxpayers have spent more than half a billion dollars on abortions committed in the state since 1989. Live Action News reviewed reports published by Medi-Cal, a California state tax funded program for low-income children and adults, and found that in just the state’s Fee for Service (FFS) Program, taxpayers paid nearly $700 million for abortions over 25 years, from 1989 to 2014.

Image: Medi-Cal FFS abortion expenditures in California 1989 to 2014 (Image: Live Action News)

Medi-Cal FFS abortion expenditures in California 1989 to 2014 (Image: Live Action News)

As you can see from the chart above, actual taxpayer-funded abortion totals were unavailable until the year 2000. Between 2000 and 2014, California billed the taxpayers for nearly 840,000 abortions, which cost more than $358 million.

Under the federal Hyde Amendment, federal tax dollars cannot fund abortions except in specific circumstances, but tax dollars can fund the same facilities and staff that commit abortions. Many Americans are unaware that their hard-earned tax dollars often fund abortions at the state level.

2000 to 2014

In 2000, Medi-Cal funded a total of 45,794 fee-for-service (FFS) abortions, paying an average of $322 per procedure, totaling $14,754,481 for all abortions. FFS taxpayer-funded abortions from 2000 broke down by race as follows:

  • White: 12,078
  • Hispanic: 15,550
  • Black: 5,866
  • Asian and Pacific Islander: 2,078
  • Alaskan Native/American Indian: 278
  • Not reported: 9,944
Image: California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race 2000

California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race 2000

In 2014, Medi-Cal funded a total of 53,907 fee-for-service (FFS) abortions, paying an average of $512 per procedure, totaling $27,591,381 for all abortions. Taxpayers in Los Angeles County paid the largest portion of state taxpayer-funded Medi-Cal FFS abortions in 2014, accounting for 19,166 abortions (nearly 40 percent)– a total of $10,148,369 billed to state taxpayers.

2014 FFS tax funded abortions broke down by race as follows:

  • White: 2,512
  • Hispanic: 6,331
  • Black: 1,554
  • Other: 74
  • Not reported: 42,504
Image: California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race 2014

California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race 2014

Abortions by type

Abortions by procedure were reported beginning in 2003. Documents show that from 2003 to 2014, over 80,000 later term abortions (D&E abortions) were taxpayer-funded.

Image: California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by procedure 2003 to 2014

California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by procedure 2003 to 2014

Live Action News has previously documented that approximately 100,000 late second and third trimester abortions are reported nationally every year. Watch as Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, explains a second trimester D&E abortion in the video below:

Previous Live Action News reports indicate that in several states including New Mexico, taxpayers end up funding late-term abortions (after the 20th week of pregnancy) done for any reason the woman desires. It is important to note that these abortions are not being committed solely for health reasons, as is often suggested by abortion proponents and the media.

The State of California does not publish its abortion numbers, which is why they are not included in the abortion totals from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (In 2014, 652,639 abortions were reported to the CDC from 49 reporting areas, excluding California, Maryland, and New Hampshire. In 2015, the number of abortions decreased to 638,169 for the same 49 reporting areas.)

Although 2015 data is not yet available, the Guttmacher Institute, a former “special affiliate” of Planned Parenthood, which claims to contact abortion facilities nationwide for their figures, reported a total of 926,200 abortions nationwide in 2014. In addition, Guttmacher published the following abortion statistics for California:

  • In 2014, some 157,350 abortions were provided in California, though not all abortions that occurred in California were provided to state residents, as some patients may have traveled from other states; likewise, some individuals from California may have traveled to another state for an abortion.
  • There was a 15% decline in the abortion rate in California between 2011 and 2014, from 23 to 19.5 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age.
  • Abortions in California represent 17.0% of all abortions in the United States.

For years, Guttmacher has been the only source for abortion numbers in California, and their research reveals the following:

Image: California abortion stats 1973 to 2014 via Guttmacher Institute

California abortion stats 1973 to 2014 via Guttmacher Institute

According to data published by the Guttmacher Institute in December of 2018, “16 states use their own funds to pay for all or most medically necessary abortions for Medicaid enrollees in the state….”  Live Action News has previously documented that more than half of abortions in Medicaid-coverage states are taxpayer funded.

From 2000-2005, between three and four percent of women in California who received taxpayer-funded abortions had at least one prior abortion. (See figures here: 200020012002200320042005.) Data for California is not available past 2005 for this statistic. (Interestingly, New York women also have been found to have repeated abortions on the taxpayer’s dime.)

In January of 2018, a Knights of Columbus-Marist poll found that six in ten Americans opposed using tax dollars to pay for abortions. A previous poll from 2017 had similar results, according to the Daily Signal, which wrote that, “When polled, 61 percent of Americans opposed using tax dollars to fund abortions within the United States, while 83 percent of respondents opposed subsidizing abortions outside of the United States.” In 2016, voters again reiterated their disdain for tax funded abortions. The poll, conducted by Politico and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, revealed that 58% of voters opposed allowing Medicaid funding to be used for abortion services.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

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Additional Charts not published above: 

2000-2014 Medi-Cal FFS abortions and expenditures: 

Image: California Medi-Cal FFS abortions 2000 to 2014

California Medi-Cal FFS abortions 2000 to 2014

 

2000 to 2014 Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race:
Image: California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race 2000 to 2014

California Medi-Cal FFS abortions by race 2000 to 2014

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Abortion delusional writer compares dismembering an unborn baby to wrist surgery

Posted in D+E Abortion, Pro-choice Logic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

An op-ed published by Sarah Erdreich who calls herself a “pro-choice activist” on her Twitter page, has made an absurd comparison regarding dismemberment abortion otherwise known as D+E abortion.

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Erdreich writes this on the blog Talking Points Memo:

    In a few weeks a surgeon is going to slice so deep into my right arm that the muscle, bone and tendon will be exposed. Then that doctor will take a tendon from a dead body and place it between my radius and ulna bones, anchor it into the bones with what look like large plastic staples, and sew up the gash.

    That sounds incredibly gruesome, but it’s also essential for my health.

    Sure, there were other options, but they were even more radical and grisly and included phrases like “wrist prosthesis” and “one-bone forearm.” My doctor chose this option because in her opinion it is the best one available. And because my doctor spent four years in medical school and several more years in residency and fellowship, and now treats people like me as a routine part of her job, I trust her opinion.

    Wrist Surgery

    So if a politician or organization decided that this particular form of wrist surgery was just too disgusting to be tolerated and tried to ban it, I’d be pretty upset. And if they insisted that despite having no medical training of their own and no real clue as to why I or any other patient needed that kind of surgery, they still wanted it banned because it sounds barbaric to attach a cadaver tendon to another person’s bones, I’d be stunned at their arrogance.

    But this is pretty much the case in Kansas and Oklahoma, which recently banned dilation and evacuation, otherwise known as the most common form of second-trimester abortions. (Both states do allow an exemption if the woman’s life is in danger or her health is at serious risk.) Four decades of studies and evidence have made it clear that D&E is the most common for a reason—it’s the safest and least traumatic method available. So why are doctors in Kansas and Oklahoma now being told, under threat of both civil and criminal penalty, that they must stop giving their patients the safest care available?

    Here’s how a D&E is performed, in the most basic and accurate terms: a woman’s cervix is dilated. Then suction and medical instruments are used to remove the fetus and fetal tissue.

    Here’s how a D&E is performed, according to anti-choice activists: a fetus is extracted from a woman’s uterus! It might not all be extracted at once! So we’re going to make up the phrase “dismemberment abortion” and insist that it must be banned!

    “Dismemberment abortion” is not a medical term and doesn’t describe an abortion procedure. But it sounds gross and unpleasant, so therefore an incredibly safe medical procedure with forty years of documented efficacy is demonized.

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D+E Abortion

Erdreich’s inability to know the difference between a medical procedure on a part of the human anatomy to benefit a human as opposed to the shredding and dismembering of the entire body of a human baby in the womb is mind boggling to me.

The abortion advocate’s title is even more absurd, and reads, “Take It From Me: Abortion Isn’t More Gruesome Than Any Other Surgery.”

Erdreich, who has made a presentation in partnership with Planned Parenthood, authored the book “ Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement“and has worked with the National Abortion Federation in the past, is so “abortion delusional,” a term I just coined, that she can’t see facts from fiction with regard to the developing unborn child.

Erdreich is also woefully ignorant of the affect that D+E abortions have on the abortion industry.

Late term abortionist Warren Hern once authored a study on the effects of D+E abortion called, What about us? Staff reactions to D+E with Billie Corrigan R.N.

Staff reactions to D E Abortion Warren Hern

Here are some of his findings:

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Dreams to abortion

Exactly what is a D+E abortion? Listen to former abortion doctor Dr. Anthony Levatino explain it here:

Levatino explains, “A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. If you have a really bad day like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

According to Planned Parenthood, D&E – dilation and evacuation – is usually performed later than 16 weeks after a woman’s last period.”

Yet they also describe the unborn child at that stage this way:

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Abortionist Dennis Christensen once allowed a film crew into his clinic where he performed an abortion.

He dismembers the unborn child in the video below:

You can clearly see the foot, hand and face of the once vibrant unborn baby.

That child is not a wrist, an arm, or piece of the human anatomy- the intact baby in the womb is a whole yet vulnerable human person – until the abortionist set his knife against him/her.

Pretty simple to me but not those who remain “abortion delusional.”

Staff reactions to D+E abortion

Posted in Abortion Worker, Abortionist, D+E Abortion, Late term abortion, Warren Hern with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

Warren Hern is a late term abortionist who performs abortions in Colorado.

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Warren Hern late term abortion clinic

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Hern once authored a study on the effects of D+E abortion called, What about us? Staff reactions to D+E with Billie Corrigan R.N.

Staff reactions to D E Abortion Warren Hern

Here are some of his findings:

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Reactions to fetus 1560434_1041585305857284_7588141590800972933_n

Dreams to abortion

Exactly what is a D+E abortion? Listen to former abortion doctor Dr. Anthony Levatino explain it here:

Want to see an illustrated example:

Thanks to ClinicQuotes.com – there is a transcript:

A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. If you have a really bad day like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a Suction D&E abortion. You just affirmed her right to choose. You just made $600 cash in fifteen minutes.

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