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Former Planned Parenthood staff: We were told not to report sexual abuse

Posted in child abuse, child predator, Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Lila Rose, Live Action, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by saynsumthn

By  |  (From Live Action News

Image: Aiding Abusers Sex Abuse Cover Up at Planned Parenthood Former Workers Testify

Live Action’s Aiding Abusers docuseries, exposing how Planned Parenthood aids sexual abusers by failing to report child sexual abuse, makes it clear that the taxpayer-funded organization views children not as potential victims but more as “animals” who are unable to control their sexual appetites. In the latest release from the the Aiding Abusers docuseries, former Planned Parenthood workers reveal how the organization treated victims of sexual abuse:

In her introductions of the Former Workers video, Live Action president and founder Lila Rose points out:

When it comes to reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment, Planned Parenthood has used the slogan that we should ‘trust women,’ so lets’s follow that advice and listen to the testimonies of these four women who are former Planned Parenthood workers and managers who all say the same thing, that Planned Parenthood routinely covers-up child sexual abuse.

Image: Aiding Abusers Planned Parenthood Former Workers Testify

Aiding Abusers Planned Parenthood Former Workers Testify

In the video, former Planned Parenthood employee Catherine Adair observed how the organization routinely allowed sexual abusers into the counseling rooms with their victims. When Adair objected, she was scolded and told that the victims were better off with abortions.

“There’d be girls coming in with their abusers…. Even if I went to the manager and I said, look, there’s something going on here, she would say, ‘She’s better off with the abortions. We can’t do anything about what’s going on at home but at least we can give her the abortion.’”

READ: Planned Parenthood awards journalists who ignore their sexual abuse scandals

Monica Cline, a former HIV health educator and Title X training manager, observed Planned Parenthood’s work first hand:

I was teaching on human trafficking and statutory rape, and was telling Planned Parenthood staff of Corpus Christi and the Gulf Coast, basically, you’ve got to report when you see a girl coming in with an older man that you can tell is not her father. You know something’s wrong, you’ve got to report that; it’s considered human trafficking. It is also considered statutory rape; you’ve got to report this. And they started laughing.

Image: Aiding Abusers Planned Parenthood laughs Former Worker Monica Cline

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood laughs Former Worker Monica Cline

She went on to state, “And I said, ‘I don’t think there was anything I said that was funny. What’s going on here?’ And the response was, ‘Honey, if she’s not having sex with this man this week she’ll have another one next week.’”

Think about that response for a moment. If what Cline is saying is correct, victims of sexual abuse are seen by this abortion corporation as simply promiscuous and in need of abortions and birth control, rather than protection from sexual predators. And that is exactly what Cline went on to describe, noting that, in her opinion, Planned Parenthood sees potential victims of child sexual abuse in a “distorted” way (emphasis added):

And so their view of our children is distorted. It’s dehumanized. I don’t know why their hearts are hardened, but they are. And so when a girl or a young man goes there for an abortion, or condoms or testing, they don’t see them with compassion anymore, if they ever did. Um, they see them as just, almost like an animal who can’t control themselves; they’re always gonna have sex so we’re just going to give them enough lube and condoms and hope they come in to get tested before they get some kind of cancer. They’re not gonna stop statutory rape.

Um, one of the things that they even mentioned was, they adopted [a] don’t ask, don’t tell [policy]…. If we don’t ask how old her partner is, we don’t have to tell. And so, Planned Parenthood actually allows victims of human trafficking to continue to be victims of human trafficking. And they’re okay with that. I went back to my office and I told my supervisor, like — listen, I’m trying to teach them about key concepts on Title X; they’re admitting that they’re not gonna report cases of statutory rape.

The response from my supervisor was, “Your job is to teach them key concepts, and that’s it.” She was really upset with me that I challenged that.

Former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer stated that Planned Parenthood was more concerned about potential “trouble” from the victim’s family or boyfriend than they were about the victim. Thayer told Live Action, “We were all required to be mandatory reporters, but if we saw a case… uh… questionable abuse, or even for sure — I mean, this kid is being abused – um, we really were discouraged from calling it in, just because, uh, they didn’t want to have the trouble, the angry parent, uh, the angry boyfriend, whatever it was. So, more than once I was told, ‘No, that is not reportable – you don’t need to call it in.’”

Image: Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Former Planned Parenthood employee Marianne Anderson also testified to a systemic cover-up of sexual abuse at the abortion corporation. She described an Asian girl who came to Planned Parenthood with a very controlling man who even talked for the girl. The girl described living in a place with many other young women, little food, and little clothing. Perhaps you and I can read between the lines here, but for Planned Parenthood, no alarm bells were raised and all they saw were dollar signs for the abortion.

Image: Aiding Abusers Planned Parenthood former employee Marianne Anderson says PP covers child sexual abuse

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former employee Marianne Anderson says PP covers child sexual abuse

When Marianne was asked how she felt about the lack of concern Planned Parenthood had for this potential victim, she responded, “Degraded, like women don’t really matter.”

“Like men — some men can be very controlling — but I think Planned Parenthood even added to that,” the former Planned Parenthood employee said.

These former staffers are not alone. Victims themselves have pointed out Planned Parenthood’s willingness to be complicit in sexual abuse.

One victim’s story, published anonymously by Feminists for Life, claims that when she was abused at the age of 12 by both an older brother and a college-age friend of the family, Planned Parenthood’s only concern was how often she was having intercourse, not who may have impregnated her:

[M]y older brother took me to Planned Parenthood…. The whole visit was terrifying. No one explained anything. I was examined, gave urine and blood samples, and shown a chart of an egg going around a big circle marked by days of the month. I was asked questions like, “frequency of intercourse?” and “method of birth control preferred?” I did not know what intercourse meant, so I just said “a lot,” and I had no idea what methods of birth control existed. No one asked who my “partner” was; no one expressed any dismay, concern, or even interest that a 12-year-old girl needed a pregnancy test. I heard a lot about “being responsible” and “taking control of my body.

Someone gave me a handful of condoms on the way out and made a joke about it being an assortment — red, blue, and yellow. The yellow ones were called Tinglers. I stuffed them in my purse and threw them away later.

My older brother maintained a strong silence throughout the entire time — no one asked him a single question.

The victim claims that she ended up starting her period and did not keep the abortion appointment. In addition, she states that the sexual abuse ended only after one predator moved away and the older brother set his sights on other victims from the neighborhood.

Sadly, this girl’s abuse — and many other victims’ abuse — may have been prevented if Planned Parenthood had bothered to ask about potential abuse.

Live Action’s Lila Rose stated in a press release:

Despite Planned Parenthood’s public rhetoric as well as laws requiring it to report suspected abuse, its failure to report has been deliberate and widespread. Time and again, rather than reporting abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly looked the other way and performed abortions on victims as young as 12 years old. These girls deserved advocacy but instead Planned Parenthood staff ignored their abuse and returned them to the waiting arms of their abusers.

Because of flagrant violations like these, the proposed Title X rule tightening on reporting abuse is absolutely necessary. Planned Parenthood has proven that its priority is selling abortions, not caring for the most vulnerable of girls. Planned Parenthood’s culture of cover-up must end, the cycle of abuse of innocent children must end, and Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars in annual federal funding must end. Taxpayers cannot be forced to subsidize these abuses of children.

Live Action is releasing this report as the Time’s Up movement is exposing both sexual abusers and those who help them cover up their crimes — the people who knew about the abuse but stayed silent. While Planned Parenthood has attached itself to the Time’s Up movement, the movement should be calling out Planned Parenthood for decades of enabling sexual abusers.

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

Planned Parenthood “discredited” by horrific Live Action report of sexual abuse cover-up

Posted in Abortion Worker, child abuse, child predator, Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by saynsumthn

In calling Live Action’s investigation ‘discredited,’ Planned Parenthood attacks abuse victims

Image: Live Action Aiding Abusers report and docuseries on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood responded to Live Action’s new investigative report that reveals the abortion chain’s pattern of helping child sex abusers cover up their crimes. Live Action released the first part of a docuseries which features court cases concerning Planned Parenthood’s unreported sexual abuse of children. The cases went into explicit detail. The abortion chain has been caught repeatedly committing abortions on abuse victims as young as 12 and 13 years old, failing to report the suspected abuse and returning the victims to their abusers.

In response to Live Action’s mountain of evidence, according to Politico, Planned Parenthood has stated that “Live Action’s report draws on discredited evidence.”

In a Tweet last night, Live Action responded to Planned Parenthood about this so-called “discredited evidence”:

Image: Planned Parenthood claims Aiding Abusers report discredited (Image credit: Live Action Twitter Page)

Planned Parenthood claims Aiding Abusers report discredited. (Image credit: Live Action Twitter Page)

Live Action’s evidence is public and available for anyone to see. Below is a sample image from just one of the horrific criminal cases unearthed in Live Action’s investigation. It shows that the victim of George Savanah suffered years of additional abuse. This was due in part to Planned Parenthood’s willingness to turn a blind eye to victims. (Read more on this case here.)

Image: George Savannah sex predator took victim to Planned Parenthood

Sexual predator George Savannah took his victim to Planned Parenthood.

Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, responded to Planned Parenthood’s smear in a press release:

When Planned Parenthood calls our report “discredited,” they are attacking the testimonies of the very girls who endured horrific abuse and then had it covered up by their own abortion centers.

To be clear, the report includes numerous court cases, multiple news media reports, official police reports, state health department records, manager testimonials admitting a failure to report, and statements of underage sex abuse victims saying they were returned to their abusers after forced abortions.

Image: Lila Rose introduces Live Action's Planned Parenthood Aiding Abusers series

Lila Rose introduces Live Action’s Planned Parenthood Aiding Abusers series

Planned Parenthood has said repeatedly that victims of sexual abuse should be believed, yet when they call these cases that are documented in court records and media accounts “discredited evidence,” they are calling the victims liars, just like their abusers did. At a time when Planned Parenthood’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on sexual abuse continues to put girls in danger every day, their callous attempt to discredit victims and their stories is especially abhorrent.

In today’s #MeToo and #TimesUp climate of intolerance against complicity in covering for sexual abusers, it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood is pointing a finger not only at Live Action, but even more disturbing at the very victims the cases represent.

Today, Rose also announced the release of a new video, in the docuseries, featuring eyewitness testimonies from four former Planned Parenthood employees confirming the organization’s failure to report sexual abuse.

 

In the video, former managers and workers share their eyewitness accounts and confirm Planned Parenthood’s failure to report sexual abuse. One former manager, Sue Thayer, said:

We were all required to be mandatory reporters, but, if we saw a case – questionable abuse or even for sure, I mean, this kid is being abused – we really were discouraged from calling it in, just because they didn’t want to have the trouble – the angry parent, the angry boyfriend, whatever it was. So, more than once I was told, ‘No, that is not reportable. You don’t need to call it in.’

Image: Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Monica Cline, a former health educator who worked with Planned Parenthood in Texas and New Mexico, shares this:

[Planned Parenthood workers] adopted George Bush’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ [policy]… If we don’t ask how old her partner is, we don’t have to tell. And so Planned Parenthood actually allows victims of human trafficking to continue to be victims of human trafficking. And they’re okay with that. I went back to my office and I told my supervisor, listen, I’m trying to teach them about key concepts on Title X; they’re admitting that they’re not going to report cases of statutory rape.

In addition, Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager, discusses what the abortion corporation really did after it was caught aiding people posing as human traffickers:

Image: Ramona Trevino

Ramona Trevino, former Planned Parenthood Manager.

I raised my hand and I said, ‘I’m confused, when are we going to actually begin the retraining? What can I do as a manager to take this information back to my staff and enforce policies and procedures that would help protect women who are experiencing either sex trafficking or sexual abuse in any way?’ [The trainer] immediately shot me down and she said, ‘We’re not here to talk about that, Ramona. We’re here to teach you how to identify if you’re being videotaped or recorded or entrapped in any way.

As more details of the horrific criminal and civil cases come to light through this docuseries, the American public will see if the typically silent complicity machine surrounding Planned Parenthood responds to this evidence.

It is not Live Action’s evidence that is discredited, but Planned Parenthood.

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

Former Planned Parenthood board member: Defund this ‘racist’ organization

Posted in Black Babies, Black Church, Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Lives Matter, Black Pastor, Black Women, Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Eugenics Connections with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2018 by saynsumthn

By  |  (From Live Action News)

Image: Dr. Laverne Tolbert

Dr. La Verne Tolbert is an accomplished professor, author and outspoken advocate for adoption and foster care. She is also a former Planned Parenthood board member turned staunch pro-life advocate who admits that at one time she hated children. Her journey to the truth led her to become a role model for children and an outspoken representative against the agenda of abortion and Planned Parenthood, which she says targets the Black community.

Early in her career, Tolbert, who then went by the name La Verne Powlis, landed a job as editor/reporter for Family Circle Magazine and went on to become the first Black beauty editor of Brides Magazine, where she claims she lived a “very glamorous life in the beauty world.” (In 1979, she authored her first beauty book and became a spokesperson for L’Oreal.)

Image: LaVerne Tolbert book on beauty

La Verne Powlis: Beauty from the Inside Out

“Why is it more necessary for women in the inner city to have the ‘right’ to abortion?”

Due in part to her success as a magazine writer, after joining the Coalition of 100 Black Women in New York, Dr. Tolbert was asked to join the board of Planned Parenthood. Tolbert had been raised in church and her father was a pastor, but she writes, “I knew little about abortion.” In her book she also describes being sought after to join Planned Parenthood: “When a speech I made received media coverage back home, I was greeted with my organization’s applause along with invitations to join two boards – The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and Planned Parenthood.”

“In 1975, when I was asked to be a part of the board, I thought, this is a wonderful way for me to volunteer and help the women in my community. This is a great way to give back,” Dr. Tolbert told an audience.

Dr. Tolbert often points out that abortion had just been legalized a few years earlier and many people, including her, were uneducated about abortion and the development of the preborn child in the womb.

Dr. Tolbert says that while she was with Planned Parenthood, she discovered that at one time, the state of New York’s Health Department required a death certificate for each baby that was aborted. “And I thought, death certificates? Well a death certificate is only required if somebody dies.”

“And so, the information that I had learned that it was just a ‘blob of tissue,’ a ‘mass in the uterus,’ was not true.”

“Later on, as I began to read, I asked a [Planned Parenthood] board member how abortions were performed – I protested that this was traumatic for the mother and her baby. But, I was corrected and told, ‘It is not traumatic!’”

 

Image: Dr. LaVerne Tolbert

Dr. La Verne Tolbert, former Planned Parenthood board member (Image credit: TooManyAborted.com)

She described her first Board meeting: “I remember walking into the first board meeting. And I was filled with anticipation. I was so excited to be there. And I took the bus from my job and the magazine where I worked and took it over to the Margaret Sanger Center.”

Dr. Tolbert writes that almost immediately she began to notice board members arriving to meetings in style:

Over time I noticed that several of the board members arrived in chauffeured limousines. Who were these men of wealth, I wondered, and why were they so interested in the people who lived in the inner-city?

Once in the building, I walked past the clinic that served primarily African-American and Latino girls. The elevator took me upstairs to an imposingly large boardroom, and I took my seat with the striking observation that I was the only person of color in the room. The majority of board members were male, and the handful of women appeared to be much older than my twenty-seven years.”

Today, we know that many of these “well-to-do men” as she described them later, had been indoctrinated with the ideology of eugenics and population control, and Dr. Tolbert soon realized this as well, writing about it in her book, “Keeping You & Your Kids Sexually Pure”:

During the course of my five-year tenure, we received a lot of literature. Most discussed population control and the concern for the growing number of people in the world—poor people in the United States and in developing countries. As the population grew, natural resources like air, water, and food were shrinking. I soon understood why the full name for this organization was Planned Parenthood World Population. I struggled with the question, “Which population are they trying to control?” As a black woman, the question kept coming back to me like a boomerang. I wondered why abortion was more necessary for my ethnic group, why this organization fought so hard to give us this particular “right” when the rights for better education, better jobs, and better housing seemed paramount.

Image: Dr La Verne Tolbert tweet about Planned Parenthood

Dr La Verne Tolbert tweet about Planned Parenthood

Tolbert has publicly shared her experiences of being the only African American on the Board of Planned Parenthood at that time, saying, “I would wonder, why are they so concerned about abortion being a right for us? Why is it more necessary for women in the inner city to have the ‘right’ to abortion?” She added at another event:

And I thought, what about housing and jobs and schools?… And every time I asked the question, the boomerang came back to me. And, I realized that Planned Parenthood-World Population [as it was called at that time] had one goal. And that was to control the population of those people they considered to be dysgenic – those people who should not be procreating.

Image: Definition of Dysgenic

Definition of Dysgenic

Tolbert added, “The reason I was asked to be on the board was because I was the daughter of a pastor. And they realized the importance of those in the religious community preaching to our own community the ‘right’ to have an abortion.”

“Part of our responsibility as board members was to become familiar with abortion procedures. We read documents detailing how abortions were performed, and for me, that’s when the viability debate ended,” Dr. Tolbert wrote.

In her book, she describes how reading details of the horrific D&E (dilation and evacuation) abortion brought her to tears:

The dilation-and-evacuation abortion literally tears the baby apart limb by limb…. I was horrified. I came to the next meeting shaking with disbelief and filled with protestations. Holding up the papers, I said that these procedures were traumatic for both the mother and her baby.

An older woman sitting directly across from me looked me coldly in the eye and said in a low, rabid voice, “It is not traumatic!” I was stunned by her insensitivity and chilled by her icy stare.

I was on the verge of resigning from the board. Now that I understood what was really involved, I wanted no part in this abortion business. But the question, “Who will speak up if I leave?” kept me in a quandary. Eventually deciding to remain, I determined to be a thorn in their side and often cast the lone opposing vote.

Dr. Tolbert had nightmares about the babies Planned Parenthood aborted. “We’re not just a board of directors. We are death’s directors!” she wrote.

We were told never to use the words embryo… or fetus… we were instead to use the inanimate terms “mass of tissue” or “contents of the uterus.

We were never to call a teenage girl a “mother.” We were to refer to her as a “woman” no matter how young she might be…Students were to be assured that parental notification or consent was not required for any of Planned Parenthood’s services.

While serving on Planned Parenthood’s board from 1975-1980, Dr. Tolbert became pro-life. When she retired from the board, she began to speak out against Planned Parenthood’s eugenics agenda. Dr. Tolbert’s career as a magazine writer began to take off and she relocated from New York to Los Angeles. She can be seen here in a 1978 article published by Black Enterprise — ironically featured with Planned Parenthood’s first Black president, Faye Wattleton:

Image: feature from Black Enterprise Magazine

La Verne Tolbert (then Powlis) shown with PPFA president Faye Wattleton (Image: edited from Black Enterprise Magazine)

“I thought I had seen everything. This is murder.”

Dr. Tolbert often recalls the day when the reality of what she had participated in hit her. She said at that moment, she fell to the floor and began weeping before God in repentance. Tolbert later recounted that she had been abused as a child and as a result she came to realize that she hated children. She struggled for many years as a young Black woman, but despite all her success, Dr. Tolbert admitted recently, “I just wanted to die. I had this gaping mother wound and I didn’t know how to fix it. Worst of all, I hated children — or at least that’s what I thought. Even though I was raised in the church and my dad was a pastor…. I still wondered if God was real enough…. I cried out to God to heal my pain.”

Then, after years of wondering why she hated children, she began to cry out to God for help. “I woke up, and something was different.” Shortly after this, Tolbert got a job at an elementary school, writing curriculum. She also ended up becoming a counselor… for children. Tolbert found herself walking through hallways and having children running up to her, hugging her… and suddenly she realized that she no longer hated children. “I thought, I’m not afraid anymore. I don’t hate children anymore…. God’s truth changed my life and impacted every area of my world.”

Today, Dr. Tolbert spends most her time instructing churches on how to educate and teach children. She is a favored speaker at pregnancy resource center events and is part of the National Black Pro-life Coalition. But as a former Planned Parenthood board member, Dr. Tolbert also says she remains focused on educating her community on the truth about Planned Parenthood. In a 1989 issue of Ebony Magazine, Tolbert (then Powlis) wrote scathing rebuke against abortion. It read in part:

Image: Ebony Magazine letter

Former Planned Parenthood board member writes to Ebony Magazine 3

I suggest that every pro-abortionist investigate just exactly who sits on these boards to so vigorously uphold “our” right to abortion. And if the finger is pointed to population control, ask yourself this next question: Just what population are “they” trying to control?

…And why is abortion more necessary to Black women? Can we honestly believe that when our children are dying in the streets because of the proliferation of drugs in our communities, when education for Black boys and girls is constantly and categorically inferior, when housing and employment opportunities for women of color  still scrape the bottom of the barrel- can we be so naive to believe that the same “they” who hold us down with one foot will stand up for us with the other? What if the monies spent to kill babies by abortion, were instead, targeted to keep the kids on our streets alive?

…If Black life is so valuable, why are we killing our babies?

In 2011, for the very first time, Dr. Tolbert saw a video of an actual abortion. “I thought I had seen everything,” she stated emotionally. “… I saw that baby’s little hands and the little feet ripped out of the cervix of that woman. This is murder! It must end!”

She added, “We are not a population that needs to be controlled. We must control ourselves. If we don’t walk into Planned Parenthood they cannot kill our babies….”

“There is no way to justify funding Planned Parenthood. Its roots are racist.”

Dr. Tolbert said that since her time on Planned Parenthood’s board she has extensively researched Planned Parenthood and its founder, Margaret Sanger, a former member of the American Eugenics Society:

One book in particular, Grand Illusions, The Legacy of Planned Parenthood by George Grant, confirmed what I had experienced and taught me much, much more. In it I learned about the Negro Project, which was Margaret Sanger’s directive that Planned Parenthood target African-American pastors. It dawned on me how valuable they considered me to be since I was a pastor’s kid!

I now understand more about the philosophical roots of the woman and the organization she launched.

Image: LaVerne Tolbert educating on Planned Parenthood's racist agenda

Former Planned Parenthood board member La Verne Tolbert (Image: Twitter)

Dr. Tolbert later wrote about her findings:

In her [Sanger’s] autobiography, she expresses disdain for the poor, whom she calls the wretched of humanity. Eugenics—the improvement of the race through controlled breeding—identifies certain ethnic groups as dysgenic, meaning they are biologically defective or deficient and therefore unworthy of procreation. Sanger’s mission was to “stop the multiplication of the unfit…[for] race betterment” to guarantee “a cleaner race.”  “Birth-control,” said Sanger in 1920, “is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, or preventing the birth of defectives, or of those who will become defectives…

What began with Sanger’s Birth Control Federation in 1916 had, by 1960, become a national movement….

The organization in place, opportunity surfaced when African American women, who were perceived to be particularly fecund or fertile, became the focus of the government’s national family planning efforts. Reducing the size of traditionally large black families was a priority that eventually would impact other minorities as well.

Tragically, Dr. Tolbert said she also learned how the United States government has funded this Black genocide, telling CBN, “It is our government that hires Planned Parenthood to provide abortions to Black women in the inner city.”

Image: Dr La Verne Tolbert former Planned Parenthood board director

Dr La Verne Tolbert former Planned Parenthood board director

Tolbert added in her writings, “Sanger’s personal mission alone did not propel Planned Parenthood to such national status. To do so involves a shared goal, multiple committed partnerships, and the sustained dedication of financial resources—a monumental strategy that only the United States government could achieve.”

“There is no way to justify continuing to fund Planned Parenthood.  Its roots are racist!” she stated in 2015.

“Planned Parenthood targets minorities for abortion with the specific goal of keeping down (or lowering) the birthrate of Black babies…. Over twenty million African American babies have been aborted,” she added.

Dr. Tolbert has co-edited a book with Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., entitled, “Life at All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Pro-Life Leaders.” The book details national efforts to end abortion and protect the traditional family. She sits on the board of Too Many Aborted and is also an advocate for abstinence education and teen pregnancy prevention. Dr. Tolbert is also President of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries Inc., a para-church ministry equipping leaders in the local church.

In March 2013, Dr. Tolbert recently received the Priscilla Award from Biola University during National Women’s History Month. In 2010, she was awarded a commendation by the County of Los Angeles for her efforts with the Department of Children and Family Services to find permanency for older children who are being raised in foster care. She also champions adoption in pulpits across America and invites pastors to partner with her program, Covenants for Kids, where volunteers drive children who are living in foster care to church.

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

Former Planned Parenthood volunteer brings life message to Planned Parenthood

Posted in Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Florida, post-abortion with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2016 by saynsumthn

A former volunteer spokesperson for Planned Parenthood knelt and prayed on the sidewalk outside a Florida Planned Parenthood on Good Friday to bring the message of lkife to the workers and the women going inside. Julie Woodley MA, said that she wanted to start a “love revolution” for the women who have had abortions as well as the workers of abortion facilities.

Julie Woodlee outside Planned Parenthood

Julie Woodley outside Planned Parenthood

Julie is a licensed therapist, filmmaker and speaker. She founded a ministry that helps people heal from various types of trauma, including post-abortion called Restoring the Heart Ministries. Julie said that before arriving at Planned Parenthood in Boca Raton, which is nestled in a strip mall, she inquired about where the public access was and she was instructed that the sidewalk as public.

    “The lawyers told me it was public property and the parking area was private, so you had to be on the sidewalk.”

So Julie proceeded to set up a prayer alter where she brought palm branches and wore a beautiful white dress symbolic of what she describes as the “handmaiden of the Lord.”
She said that she had to look beautiful for God in order to show these women and workers his love.

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    “We had the palm branches, the roses, and the little baby booties and I played a song by Fernando Ortego, called Give me Jesus.”

The song is a beautiful reflection that Jesus is all we need. “Give me Jesus, you can have all this world, Give me Jesus.
And, when I am alone, give me Jesus.” the artist sings.

According to Julie, after about 15 minutes Planned Parenthood noticed that she was outside the doors and began to bully her. They then ordered her to leave. Rather than argue, Julie said that she decided to go to the street where other picketers were and she joined them in prayer for about an hour.

Julie with prolife outside PP

Julie Woodlee outside PP with prolife

Before she left, Julie said that went back to the sidewalk and took her roses and baby booties and placed them in front of Planned Parenthood’s door where she left them.

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Julie Woodlee PLanned Parenthood 2

She recorded her prayer in a video as she took the roses and booties back to the doors of Planned Parenthood. With her sweet spirit that just expresses the love of God, Julie said:

    “So pray for me today and pray for the young girls that we meet today that God will save those babies and the girls will think twice about what they’re doing. And the grace of the love of God will come through us as we love on these girls.”

Julie’ motivation for this beautiful tribute to life came from her own past, where death and depression almost killed her.

Julie’s story with Planned Parenthood began as a young woman where she was recruited by the abortion business as a volunteer spokesperson while on the University of Minnesota. It was there that Julie said she attended a Planned Parenthood’s training in St Paul. “We were given the language to convince people to have abortions,” she said. “I was trained to be a volunteer in the clinic and talk to women who came in. When they saw I was a good speaker, they put me as a speaker for them speaking on college campuses.”

Julie said that when she volunteered for Planned Parenthood she thought she was really helping women, “They really brain washed us. We were never to call it a baby or speak about life.”

Not long after that, Julie said several things happened in her life that led her to become a believer in Christ, including two abortions.

She told Saynsumthn that following the murder of one of her close friends she literally broke down emotionally. Julie said that she got to a point where she was so depressed that she tried to take her own life. After crying out for help, one day Julie said that she heard the Lord tell her He loved her, “More than any time in my life, I knew someone loved me. For the next years I pursued God.” She was later discipled by Christians and said that her life was completely turned around.

    “I began to see that someone loved me and I could be forgiven for all the abortions and men I had slept with. I could be born again- clean with God. People began to walk me through my healing.”

But, as Julie noted, her abortion healing was years in the making. Julie recounted that her first abortion was in Spokane Washington and her second was in Minnesota at the Medowbrook Women’s Clinic. She recalled that the abortion clinic was very dark and depressing. Ironically, in front of the clinic is one of the biggest hospitals in Minneapolis where Julie said she gave birth to her first born child. It was a contradiction that Julie would be forced to face years later.

Julie said that it wasn’t until she gave birth to her fourth born child that she began to deal with her abortions. She said that she had been speaking publicly about the Lord, about freedom from sexual abuse, but was still carrying the shame of her abortions. But, after her fourth child, she realized that she should actually have had two more children. That is where her grief really came to the forefront.

    “The shame and regret just hit me, I just knew at that point that I had to heal from these abortion wounds. I had to bring the Love of God into that pain.”

After visiting a retreat center, Julie said she locked herself into a room and read the scriptures and prayed and meditated on how much God loved her until she felt the healing.

Julie Woodlee

Julie Woodley

Besides going outside Planned Parenthood, Julie said that she routinely schedules her annual pap smears so she can go inside the abortion business and speak with the staff. She goes when God leads her and is open with the doctors she encounters.

    “I know it sounds crazy, I feel like God is calling me to the heart of the battle. I can say I used to work for Planned Parenthood and I can go in a tender loving way and talk to the abortionist.”

Julie said that if she has medical issues and God tells her to go in, she makes an appointment. She said she holds off talking to the patients in the waiting room until she leaves. Julie recounted one visit she had in Duluth Minnesota where she said she gently spoke with the doctor pointing out to her that 50% of babies they are aborting are women.

It has been Julie’s experience that many Planned Parenthood centers post signs that tell women that if they or their children are the victims of abuse, to let Planned Parenthood know. So, while in the Duluth Planned Parenthood she told the doctor:

    “This is a huge disconnect because you are doing the ultimate form of abuse, you are killing children. This is all while I am doing the exam. Susan, the doctor at this center kept saying to me I am listening.”

Julie said that because she sets up her statements in a loving way, the staff is generally not defensive. But, some are and after Julie talked with the attendant and asked her, “How can you do this,” she said that the Planned Parenthood staffer got upset and threatened to call the police and then had someone escort her out.

But, Julie added, a friend who was waiting for Julie in the waiting room, told her that while she was in for her exam, the TV aired a program of a woman with twins and was showing the ultrasound of the twins inside the waiting room. Her friend said that another Planned Parenthood staffer got up and was really angry and swore before turning off the TV. Julie said that she believed that God was trying to speak the message of life into that center that day.

When Julie went in for a scheduled exam at a Florida Planned Parenthood the week of Valentines Day, she said she met the abortionist and asked her several questions during the exam.

    “They had double booked abortions and they kept knocking on the exam door because they had booked so many abortions that day. I told the doctor, “I just came in to plead with you to please consider getting a different job. I regretted my association with Planned Parenthood.

    She listened to me and gave me a lot of time.”

Julie said that when you get an exam at Planned Parenthood they take your drivers license and credit card, so you cannot leave until it is returned. So, while waiting for the return of her personal identification, God used her to speak to the patients waiting for their abortions.

    “I just walked up to all the patients and said please don’t do this. I did it, I regretted it and I give them my card.”

It is obvious from speaking with Julie that she has a heart for these workers and for the women, “Its not aggression, or bullying that will win this battle,” she told Saynsumthn.

I am not demeaning what others are called to do. I have been on the other side. They are not the enemy- the devil is just using them,” she said.

Julie is currently developing a film project to help others recover from post-abortion. It is a 10-part video series with accompanying curriculum targeted at counseling professionals and lay people to lead them through the forgiveness journey after an abortion. It is called Into My Arms and the promo is below:

Julie encourages women and men who have been affected by abortion to contact her at http://www.rthm.cc/.

Former Planned Parenthood manager, “The Lord told me to talk to pro-lifers”

Posted in Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Hispanic, Hispanic Abortion Stats with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2015 by saynsumthn

Since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States, an astounding 56 million lives have been aborted, many of which occurred at Planned Parenthood clinics. Countless women have been deceived by Planned Parenthood’s “helping women” mantra, including Ramona Treviño, a devout Catholic who chronicles her compelling story of involvement in the grisly abortion industry and how and why she courageously left the gruesome business in her book, REDEEMED BY GRACE: A Catholic Women’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back.

Redeemed by Grace former Planned Parenthood

According to a press release issued about the book, Treviño has experienced numerous trials and tribulations throughout her life, including an unexpected pregnancy at 16 years old, which led to her decision to drop out of high school, an abusive marriage, which ended in divorce, and her arduous time as manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas.

Ramona Redeemed by Grace former Planned Parenthood

Her experience of having worked at Planned Parenthood was life-altering; it opened her eyes to the destructive culture and adverse effects of the abortion industry, and led to her eventual reversion to the Catholic Church.

I was really struggling both within my heart, my mind, my soul,” Ramona says, “That last part of me working at Planned Parenthood I spent alone, internalizing all of the things that I’d been through and seen.”

“I was scared to come out. I didn’t know if I was going to be judged. I didn’t know how I would be received. The Lord pushed me and said go – go talk to them,” she states.

“‘I’m done!’ Those were the words an overjoyed Ramona Treviño said to me after turning in her resignation to the largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood,” says Shawn Carney, director and co-Founder of 40 Days for Life. “She now courageously shares her inspiring journey in this must-read book. Ramona’s beautiful story shows us that the Church is our true home, and no matter how far we may stray from it, God’s infinite mercy can always bring us back.”

Treviño says that she feels especially compelled to spread the pro-life message to the Hispanic community, given her heritage and that Hispanic women account for 25 percent of all abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women. That is a slight decrease from 56.7% in 2010.

Of the 405,994 abortions for race or ethnicity, 150,942 (37.2%) were performed on White women, 146,856 or (36.2%) were reported on Black women. Hispanic women accounted for 79,408 or (19.7%) while 28,363 or (7.0%) of abortions were categorized as other.

The following is a list of the states which recorded abortions for race from largest on minorities to the least:

77.50% in New York City (a drop from 81.9% in 2010)
70.60% in Georgia (a slight decrease from 2010 )
68.7% in New York State (a substantial increase from 2010)
65.4% in Mississippi (a reductions from 2010)
65.10% in the District of Columbia (an increase from 2010)
63 % in Texas (a slight decrease from 2010)
62.20% in Alabama (an increase from 2010)
55.6% in New Jersey (a slight decrease from 2010)
54.8% in Virginia (a slight decrease from 2010)
53.8% in Tennessee (a slight decrease from 2010)
51.6% in Michigan
44.6% for South Carolina (a slight decrease from 2010)
43.80% in Missouri (a slight increase from 2010)
43.50% in Arkansas (an increase from 2010)
42.8% in Delaware (a decrease from 2010)
42.4% in Ohio (a slight decrease from 2010)
36.30% in Indiana (an increase from 2010)
32.10% for Kansas (an increase from 2010)
32.3% in Colorado (a slight decrease from 2010)
29.6% in Kentucky
29.4% in Minnesota (an increase from 2010)

Former abortion worker: I saw tiny arms, fingers,legs, feet floating in blood and solution

Posted in former abortionist, Former Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , on October 10, 2014 by saynsumthn

Merilida Aguilar claims that she used to work inside an abortion clinic.

Merilida Aguilar

She has since refuted her support of abortion and is sharing her story with others.

I know what an abortion does first hand to a women and her baby during an after an abortion…I see with my own eyes a baby torn in pieces,” she says in a video.

My coworker called me to go look at what she was seeing in a container the doctor had just left on the counter after he was done with an abortion procedure,” Merilida who claims she used to be a Planned Parenthood manager writes on a pro-life blog.

With horror she kept repeating, “We are going to go to hell—Meri, come and see what is in here!”

“I turned and started walking towards her, wondering what she was talking about. When I got closer to look inside, to my disbelief I saw tiny little arms with the hands attached intact. I could see the tiny fingers and legs with tiny feet and toes floating in blood and solution. We just stood there without saying a word.

“The Lord also gave me a witness, my coworker. After that day, things changed and I was not able to continue to do what I was doing. I finally knew for certain that abortions were never performed on a blob of tissue, as they want the world to believe, but a real person. This baby was 12 weeks old before he/she was murdered. I did not last long after that and soon I was fired. The number of abortions being scheduled were not growing, but declining at the center I was working.

“I never suspected that years later I was once again to set foot on that property, only this time as a prayer warrior.”

I am pro-life because God has a plan for each one of us…and my voice will be heard,” she says in the video.

CONVERTED: From Abortion Provider to Pro-Life Activist Video Series Just Released

Posted in former abortionist, Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Pro-LIfe Action League with tags , , , , on June 10, 2014 by saynsumthn

The Pro-Life Action League is excited to announce the debut of their new video series “CONVERTED: From Abortion Provider to Pro-Life Activist.”

In the tradition of our previous conferences, “Meet the Abortion Providers” and “Abortion: The Inside Story”, the League gathered eight former abortion workers to tell the stories of why they left the abortion industry and became advocates for life.

The speakers at this conference spanned the full range of roles in the abortion business, from receptionist to abortionist, from clinic managers to abortion counselors. Each had a unique testimony that highlights the evil of abortion industry, and the humanity of the people who work in it.

In this first video, Dr. Anthony Levatino shares the tragic series of events that led him to see the humanity of every unborn child and leave his job as an abortionist and to dedicate his medical practice to God.

PLAL be releasing all the videos in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the Pro-Life Action League’s blog to be sure you don’t miss any of these illuminating talks.