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Planned Parenthood former employee turned whistle blower charges the abortion giant with fraud

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood fined by state, Planned Parenthood lawsuit, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood must face claims that it defrauded Medicaid with regard to blood tests performed on Texas teens, a federal judge ruled.
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According to Court House News, Patricia Carroll brought the complaint in late 2012 after serving as the accounts receivable manager for Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. for five years. In March of that year, she had allegedly noticed that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville experienced a revenue increase of more than 300 percent.

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On July 30,2013 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston abortion giant engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million.

In finalizing the settlement, which includes total state and federal recovery, the agency claimed the allegations that it submitted more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009 were “baseless.”

“This settlement is not an admission of guilt,” Planned Parenthood said in a prepared statement.

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Carroll’s May 2014 claim against Planned Parenthood:

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Of course, despite receiving MILLIONS in federal tax dollars- this is not Planned Parenthood’s first accusation of fraud. Saynsumthn has been detailing this from around the country here and here.

This lawsuit comes on the heels of news that Planned Parenthood staffers were accused of selling illegal meds in the abortion clinic parking lot. (Read more here)

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The pro-life organization, Life Dynamics has been encouraging pro-lifers to warn abortion and Planned Parenthood workers that illegal activity could send them to prison:

According to Life Dynamic’s press release, it is clear that the pro-life movement has a greater potential for recruiting informants from the abortion industry than ever before. To capitalize on this, Life Dynamics, Inc. a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas is re-launching its ClinicWorker.com direct mail campaign.

Since Life Dynamics began the ClinicWorker.com project, they have seen that virtually every abortion clinic in the country is engaged in at least some sort of illegal activity and most are engaged in several. Life Dynamics claims that when this information is brought out into the public, the consequences for the abortion industry can be devastating.

Crutcher recently spoke about this project on his monthly TV show, Life Talk,

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According to Crutcher, “In just one example, several years ago two employees of Petroplex Gynecological – an abortion clinic in Midland, Texas – contacted us with information documenting that the abortionist who owned this facility was underreporting his income and filing false Medicaid claims. Following several days of conversations with these women, we called our contact at the Internal Revenue Service and made arrangements to turn this evidence over to them. Within a few months, that material was used to convict abortionist John Alderman and send him to a federal prison. His abortion clinic was also shut down and never reopened.”

Clinic Worker osterAccording to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics Inc, a national pro-life organization in Denton, Texas, “Every piece of information we need to destroy the abortion industry is in the abortion industry.”

Life Dynamics has considerable experience with abortion clinic employees and former employees who have either witnessed or participated in illegal activities occurring at their places of work. A few of the most common of these crimes include:

• Income Tax Evasion • Physical Assault of Patients
• Medicaid Fraud • Sexual Harassment of Employees
• Insurance Fraud • Sexual Assault of Patients
• Money Laundering • Failure to Report Statutory Rape of Minors
• Consumer Fraud • Health and Safety Code Violations

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Crutcher points out that, “An issue that was recently brought into the public spotlight is the killing of children outside the womb who survive botched abortions. While many of us in the pro-life movement already knew that this has been going on for years, the general public was not made aware of it until May, 2013, when Pennsylvania abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, was sentenced to life in prison for committing this crime.”

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Crutcher continues, “From the abortion industry’s standpoint, it may be that the most damaging outcome of this trial is not that Gosnell went to prison, but that his wife and several employees did as well. This creates trouble for the abortion industry given that (a) it is common for the authorities to get information about an employer’s illegal activity from disgruntled former employees and ex-spouses; and (b) the divorce rate within the abortion industry appears to be well above average and the employee turn-over rate is astronomical. Beyond that, we have also found that, even among those employees who remain on abortion clinic payrolls, the vast majority have an attitude toward their employers that ranges from distrust to loathing.

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When prison sentences were handed down against Gosnell’s employees, it was easy to predict that one consequence would be a heightened concern among America’s abortion clinic workers regarding their own vulnerability to criminal charges.

“In the past, most of these people were intimidated into silence because they didn’t know the answers to two questions: “How would I go about telling what I know?” and the most important question of all, “Am I in trouble?” But at Life Dynamics, we know that these issues can be resolved. We also see evidence that clinic employees are starting to be less afraid to come forward.”

On the day after Gosnell was convicted, Life Dynamics released the first part of an interview they taped with three former employees of Houston abortionist, Douglas Karpen. In graphic detail, these women publicly revealed that the same things that were going on in Gosnell’s abortion clinic are going on in Karpen’s. Life Dynamics furnished the unedited footage of this interview to the Houston police resulting in a criminal investigation.

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In addition, Life Dynamics has since produced a DVD called An American Abortion Clinic that contains more of this chilling interview plus an interview we conducted with a recent patient of this same facility.

Crutcher, says, “Since the Gosnell trial many abortion employees are looking out there and saying, ‘You know what? I like my job, and I’m pro-choice and all that, but I’m not interested in going to prison. I’m not that committed.’ And they are starting to come out of the abortion industry. Well..Life Dynamics, Inc. is going to make it a little easier for them.”

To capitalize on this, Life Dynamics will be sending information to every abortion clinic in the country alerting employees about illegal activity that may be going on in their facility, what they can do about it, and what their own legal exposure might be.

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Recognizing that these efforts will not get through to every employee, Life Dynamics has also developed a kit to help sidewalk counselors increase the reach of the campaign. Included will be five picketing signs (posters) that we recommend pro-life sidewalk counselors attach to cardboard or foamcore for use at the clinics. Life Dynamics will also include a supply of ClinicWorker.com business cards.

Those who would like to more information on the Clinic Worker Kit can contact Life Dynamics here www.LifeDynamics.com

$1.4 Mil for ex- ‪Planned Parenthood‬ employee after Obama DOJ settlement against the abortion giant

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood employee sues, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood lawsuit, Planned Parenthood lies, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to Jill Stanek, The good people at Alliance Defending Freedom have forwarded me the settlement agreement between Planned Parenthood Gulf Coastand the United States of America, the Texas Attorney General, and whistleblower Karen Reynolds, for charges that PPGC committed Medicaid fraud between 2003-2009. The settlement was signed by all parties on July 24 and 25.

As I wrote yesterday, PPGC has agreed to pay $4.3 million. According to the settlement, the money will be divided three ways:

$2,552,169 – United States
$1,247,000 – Karen Reynolds (bounty)
$500,831 – State of Texas

In addition, PPGC must pay Reynolds’ attorney fees. Reynolds was represented by the American Center for Law and Justice.

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Karen Reynolds, who worked as a “health care assistant” from 1999 to 2009 at the Lufkin, Texas, branch of the affiliate formerly known as Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, submitted company memos and emails to support her charge that PPGC has engaged in a systemwide scheme to bilk Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program of tens of millions of dollars over the course of at least a decade.

Reynolds alleged bosses trained employees to bill government agencies for medical and family planning services not rendered, for services no reasonable medical personnel would provide, and – the biggest bombshell – for abortion-related services fudged to appear as if they were not.

Bad week for Planned Parenthood: $4.3 million medicaid fraud settlement, conditions exposed by ex-employees, center closes

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood clinic inspections, Planned Parenthood closing, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood’s Houston-based affiliate clarified Tuesday that it settled for $4.3 million, three times the $1.4 million that Abbott reported a week ago.

The Houston Chronicle. has reported that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The say that, in finalizing the settlement, which includes total state and federal recovery, the agency claimed the allegations that it submitted more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009 were “baseless.”

The lawsuit was brought by a former medical assistant in agency’s Lufkin clinic. The lawsuit alleged “defendant’s billing policies routinely instructed clinic staff to enter billing codes for certain services, regardless of whether patients’ charts recorded that such service was actually provided.”

Last week, Texas Attorney General’s, in announcing a $1.4 million settlement, said its investigation showed the agency charged for “services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary and were not covered by the Medicaid program.”

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THEN IN DELAWARE: Planned Parenthood of Del. Under Investigation

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A Planned Parenthood facility in Wilmington is under fire following new accusations from three former employees.

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Former manager Melody Meanor and former nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich spoke at a legislative hearing on Monday, claiming the Planned Parenthood clinic located on Shipley Street in Wilmington is unprofessional, under-trained and unsafe.

“Women are exposed to potential infection of any kind you can imagine that can be passed from one patient to another,” Vasikonis said.

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During their testimony, the women claimed the privacy of patients was jeopardized, that they were asked to falsify employee records, that medical assistants were poorly trained and that certain women in need of certain medications after abortions often didn’t receive them. They also claimed that the facility failed to inform up to 200 women that they tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to Delaware Online.

All three nurses insist that their motivation for testifying is not political. In fact, they say that they are pro-choice and believe in the national mission of Planned Parenthood. They also believe however that the Wilmington clinic is putting the lives of women at risk.

OSHA previously issued several citations against the clinic and the State Health Department found violations during an inspection. However, the Department allowed the clinic to stay open, satisfied with its attempts to make things right. The former employees however, don’t believe the state is looking close enough.

“I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed,” Werbrich said. “Again, I’m going to state, I am pro-choice.”

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Former Planned Parenthood of Delaware employee , Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, worked as a registered nurse at Planned Parenthood in 2012. She calls them “startling similarities between Planned Parenthood and Gosnell.

Dr. Gosnell was notorious in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington area – he ran a filthy clinic and was convicted of murder after performing late term abortions where babies were born alive and killed. I was not aware of such horrifying happenings at Planned Parenthood of Delaware The similarity between the case of Kermit Gosnell and Planned Parenthood of Delaware is that they both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics, and that their respective states refused to close them despite the repeated warnings. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed.”

More on Kermit Gosnell here


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IN NEW YORK : PLANNED PARENTHOOD TO CLOSE A CLINIC

Planned Parenthood‬ Mohawk Hudson has announced that they will close Ticonderoga Health Center in August ! The abortion giant closed its Granville and Herkimer health centers on July 3.

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Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin says a new admitting privileges law would force its Grand Chute clinic to close because providers there lack admitting privileges at local hospitals. What a shame !!!

Planned Parenthood ex-employee compares the abortion giant to Kermit Gosnell

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood poor care with tags , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

Former Planned Parenthood of Delaware employee , Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, worked as a registered nurse at Planned Parenthood in 2012. She calls them “startling similarities between Planned Parenthood and Gosnell.

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Dr. Gosnell was notorious in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington area – he ran a filthy clinic and was convicted of murder after performing late term abortions where babies were born alive and killed. I was not aware of such horrifying happenings at Planned Parenthood of Delaware The similarity between the case of Kermit Gosnell and Planned Parenthood of Delaware is that they both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics, and that their respective states refused to close them despite the repeated warnings. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed.”

More on Kermit Gosnell here

Three pro-choice former employees of Planned Parenthood of Delaware become whistle-blowers against the organization. This event is a legislative hearing in Wilmington organized by State Senator Gregory Lavelle (R), and State Representative Gerald Brady (D).

Melody Meanor was a manager of family planning in Wilmington. Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich worked as a part time nurse. Joyce worked as a nurse but temporarily acted as a manager of surgical abortions.

Here is what the YouTube description says:

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Dr. Carole Meyers, currently an auditor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, audited the local affiliate, Planned Parenthood of Delaware, in 2008. During her audit, she told Joyce that discovered that Dr. Eric Schaff, the then-Medical Director, was performing illegal after hours abortion at night after the support staff had already left.

Dr. Meyers told the Planned Parenthood of Delaware Board of Directors to fire Dr. Schaff because of the danger a patient might be killed during these late night abortions. However, she never notified the Board of Medicine or the police about the illegal behavior of Dr. Schaff. This is a violation of the statutory reporting obligations of Dr. Meyers.

Dr. Meyers ultimately was hired in 2011 as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, taking the job of Dr. Schaff, who she had helped get fired in 2008. During this time, Dr. Meyers simultaneously served as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Delaware and as an auditor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. While Dr. Meyers was the Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Liveright served as the physicians in charge of performing abortions. Dr. Meyers was in charge of supervising Dr. Liveright.

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Dr. Liveright had his license suspended in 2013 by Attorney General Beau Biden (D) for being “a clear and immediate danger to the Delaware public” because of numerous abuses of patients (hitting patients, doing abortions in less than eight minutes, lying patients on operating tables still wet from the blood of previous patients, playing peek-a-boo with patients, etc). While he was abusing patients, Dr. Meyers was supposed to supervise him and protect patients. However, most of her time was spent auditing other Planned Parenthood affiliates in an alleged attempt to ensure patient safety at those other Planned Parenthoods. Meanwhile, Dr. Liveright was “a clear and immediate danger to the public” in the clinic Dr. Meyers was supposed to manage.

All of the problems described in the video occurred under the watch of Dr. Carole Meyers. However, the state has thus far refused to suspend her license. She remains an auditor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

More on this Planned Parenthood here

Planned Parenthood manager: staff poorly trained putting patients in “unnecessary danger”, mgrs had serious deficiencies

Posted in Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood poor care with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

MONDAY 7/30/2013: Former Planned Parenthood manager Melody Meanor and two nurses said they will testify today at a legislative hearing in Wilmington that Planned Parenthood failed to inform as many as 200 women that they tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and failed to notify 87 women of results of their colposcopies.

Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich are the former clinic nurses who earlier testified about unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Planned Parenthood’s Shipley Street clinic.

The three former employees also will discuss how Planned Parenthood placed patients in “grave danger” by relying on employees who had little or no medical credentials and “rushed through abortions at a speed that made patient safety unsustainable,” according to a news release announcing the hearing.


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Concerns toward Planned Parenthood voiced at hearing: The Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington clinic came under scrutiny early this year when several abortion protesters noticed an unusual number of ambulances called to the Shipley Street site. Former workers spoke at a hearing Tuesday. 7/30/13

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A former manager at Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington clinic spoke publicly for the first time today about problems she experienced at the troubled clinic, joining two former clinic nurses who complained to state officials last year.

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Melody Meanor, who managed the clinic’s health center for three months in 2012, called for justice for women who were treated there by personnel whom she says were poorly trained, working in disorganized conditions and routinely skipping important elements of patient care.

She urged women treated there to seek outside medical attention to see if they had conditions that went unreported by clinicians at Planned Parenthood of Delaware, putting patients in “unnecessary danger.”

Meanor said entry-level health center assistants were poorly trained. She said two managers had serious management deficiencies. Untrained assistants were assigned duties they were not prepared to perform, Meanor said.

Meanor said she had done such training in Wyoming, where the clinic she worked in excelled in organization and operations.

She said during her brief tenure, she found scattered patient files and expired protocols. She saw no evidence of data collection, she said, and said the clinic was violating grant guidelines – borrowing against grants to cover payroll expenses.

No documents were offered to substantiate Meanor’s claims.

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Meanor repeated the nurses’ concerns that hundreds of women were never told that they tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases and others did not receive medication necessary to protect future pregnancies. She said she was directed to falsify records and alleged that a manager destroyed some records.

She rejected published statements by Planned Parenthood of Delaware CEO Ruth Lytle-Barnaby that the clinic’s operations had become a political issue and that two former nurses – Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis – were doing the bidding of anti-abortion groups.

All three women say they are pro-choice and raising concerns only for the sake of patients and patient care.

“But I had to do some soul-searching,” Vasikonis said. “Some of these things brought me to my knees…. As a nurse, I had to do something about it.”

She said she is now a client of the Colorado-based Alliance Defending Freedom, that describes itself as a conservative Christian organization, advocating “religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.” Her attorney there, Michael Norton, has filed a complaint with the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Regulation, she said.

The clinic came under scrutiny early this year when several abortion protesters noticed an unusual number of ambulances called to the Shipley Street site. Five women required emergency care after procedures.

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Mitchell-Werbrich and Vasikonis reported their concerns to the state in 2012, but state officials then said they could not substantiate the claims. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the clinic for several violations, though, and this year the clinic’s primary physician, Dr. Timothy Liveright, surrendered his license to practice medicine in Delaware after regulators pursued claims against him, calling him a “clear and immediate danger to the public” because of unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct. Liveright has denied the claims.

Mitchell-Werbrich and Vasikonis say “unsafe and unsanitary” clinic practices put women in “grave danger.”

Meanor said the clinic was cited and given “conditional” certification by the Planned Parenthood Federation, which knew of concerns related to unsafe, unsanitary conditions.

As a trained social worker, Meanor said she spent time with patients, explaining the seriousness of abortion and trying to ensure they understood the procedure, wanted to have it done, and were not being pressured by someone else.

“Many of these women are poor or minority women who had turned to Planned Parenthood of Delaware in their moment of need,” Meanor said.

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In an interview with Delaware Online, Planned Parenthood former employee, Joyce Vasikonis says that Planned Parenthood is arrogant and “they seem to believe that whatever they do no body can do anything about it.” She went on to say that there was no area in the Wilmington or the Dover Planned Parenthood office that ran like it was supposed to.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office also filed a complaint against Dr. Timothy Liveright, a doctor who performed abortions at the Wilmington clinic. The state accused Liveright of unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct and argued that he presents “a clear and immediate danger to the public.”
Liveright, who has surrendered his license to practice medicine in Delaware, has denied the state’s claims and said he was a “scapegoat” for the clinic.

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Planned Parenthood Doc under scrutiny worked other Planned Parenthood abortion clinics

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by saynsumthn

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According to USA today, an abortionist who is under scrutiny in Delaware also works for Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania and New Jersey:

TIMOTHY FOUCH LIVERIGHT currently is licensed to practice only in Pennsylvania, where he said he has worked at Planned Parenthood in West Chester and clinics in Philadelphia. He is not currently practicing medicine there, he said.

He once worked for Planned Parenthood in Trenton, N.J., Liveright said, but he let his license expire in 2011. Agency officials in those states would not comment on Liveright. And Third Age has him listed as Planned Parenthood of the Mercer Area.

And the state of California has him listed there as license. Actually according to Healthgrades, Liveright is working at Planned Parenthood, San Jose if you match the addresses at both websites.

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According to Triage Health– Liveright also worked at Planned Parenthood Dover Center in Dover, De. and This website says he worked at 40 E Delaware AveNewark DE 19716 ..but if you look up 140 E Delaware Ave Newark DE 19711 – you get a Planned Parenthood in Newark, DE.

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201 29th St Ste B Sacramento, CA 95816 is Planned Parenthood B Street Health Center in Sacramento, Ca.

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1866 B St Hayward, CA 94541 goes to Planned Parenthood Central Hayward Health Center, Hayward Ca.

7200 Bancroft Ave Ste 210 Oakland, CA 94605 shows a Yellow Page listing for Planned Parenthood Oakland, Ca

815 Eddy St Ste 100 San Francisco, CA 94109 Shows a Super Pages listing for Planned Parenthood San Francisco formerly known as Planned Parenthood Golden Gate.

In Florida his license has been voided.

By his own account, Timothy Liveright has performed about 50,000 abortions across the country over nearly three-plus decades, most recently for Planned Parenthood of Delaware.

He even played an abortion doctor in a 2010 movie starring Hollywood heavyweights Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.

Last week, though, Liveright, 68, found himself under scrutiny in Delaware as nurses criticized his practices and behavior during a packed state Senate hearing, and state officials formally accused him of incompetence and misconduct that put patients in danger.

He now lives on a farm near Allentown, Pa., and for the past few years Liveright flew his single-engine plane to Delaware about once a week to work at clinics in Wilmington and Dover. He’d perform as many as 30 abortions a day, he said, making about $60 per procedure and from $5,000 to $10,000 a month, depending on demand.

Liveright’s work in Delaware came to an abrupt end in April after the state began a second round of investigations in less than a year into complaints that his practices were sloppy and his behavior strange.

Liveright said he often worked for nonprofits and before becoming an abortionist had treated the homeless and patients with AIDS, explaining that he was an advocate of “social medicine.”

When he came to Delaware in late 2002, he worked for Planned Parenthood. He said the experience was rewarding but he let his license lapse in 2005 while he worked for their clinics in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “I love the organization,” he said.

He returned to Delaware in 2009 after renewing his license, and usually flew every Friday to New Castle County Airport for a day of work at the Wilmington clinic.

It was during this period that he made a brief appearance in the movie, “Blue Valentine,” playing an abortionist. In his one scene, Liveright begins giving the character played by Michelle Williams an abortion, but she decides she doesn’t want to go through with it and leaves the treatment room.

During his second stint in Delaware, Liveright said, Planned Parenthood was beset by “a rather tumultuous administrative set of headaches.”

The Wilmington clinic’s practices also left much to be desired, he said. “I’ve been around, and this place was definitely less well-organized than other places I’ve been,” he said. “A lot of it was management was not at the top of their game.”

Liveright also questioned the judgment of state regulators who investigated allegations by former clinic nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich about him and the clinic. They cleared him late last year of any wrongdoing but now consider him a danger, an action he labeled “double jeopardy.”

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The Delaware Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint Thursday against former Planned Parenthood abortion doctor Timothy F. Liveright, citing him for unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct during his practice at the Wilmington clinic and calling him a “clear and immediate danger to the public.”

Contacted by phone Thursday evening, Liveright, 68, said such charges were “scandalous” for the state to make.

Liveright, who last month voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in Delaware, performed abortions at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Shipley Street. He called the complaint “double jeopardy,” noting that similar complaints were investigated and dismissed last fall.

“It’s pure bullshit,” he said. “They’re jumping on whatever they can jump on. I don’t know what their agenda is, but I don’t think I’m a danger to the public.”

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According to the complaint, Liveright was reprimanded by Planned Parenthood of Delaware for “unprofessional, disrespectful, and inappropriate” conduct that included “yelling, screaming, and cursing” in front of employees and patients and sexual harassment of female employees.

The state also charged Liveright with incompetence and negligence related to abortions he performed on five patients from Feb. 12 to March 13 of this year.

Liveright has 20 days to respond to the complaint, according to James Collins, director of the Division of Professional Regulation. The Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline will hear the case or refer it to an administrative hearing officer for recommendation.

Read formal complaint filed by the Delaware Department of Justice on May 30, 2013 concerning Dr. Timothy Liveright who worked for Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware !

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Collins said the board has several sanctions available, including license revocation, a fine, suspension, probation and reprimand.

Specifically, the complaint cited Liveright for:

• Oversedating patients

• Performing unnecessary suction procedures

• Failing to properly assess a patient’s airway, lungs and heart prior to administering sedation

• Failing to properly assess patients

• Failing to properly administer oxygen

• Failing to adequately document procedures and results of procedures in patient charts

• Failing to consider alternative treatments

• Causing at least one perforation during surgery

• Failing to properly supervise resident physicians during procedures

• Failing to act with due competence and diligence to avoid unnecessary complications, resulting in patients requiring emergency hospital treatment

Liveright said his attorney will go “full force ahead” in his response to the complaint.

“They’re beating the same drum,” he said. “It’s an echo. They feel they have to do something – but it’s already been done.”

The state started the investigation earlier this year when several emergencies arose after abortions Liveright performed at the Wilmington clinic. A small cadre of anti-abortion protesters witnessed the arrival of ambulances and raised questions. Two former Planned Parenthood nurses then came forward with complaints they had filed in 2012 against the doctor and clinic.

Liveright left the staff of Planned Parenthood in late March. In April, he sent a letter to the Division of Professional Regulation, saying he had “retired from practicing medicine in Delaware and [had] no intentions of ever seeking practice there in the future,” according to the complaint.

“He is still accountable for any actions that may have occurred while he was licensed here,” Collins said. “He is still subject to sanctions.”

Liveright has performed abortions in several states across the country, but several of those medical licenses are no longer in effect. He still is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. When asked if he was practicing there, Liveright said, “None of your business.”

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PP Baltimore Jane Mitchel WDelaware Planned Parenthood staffer RN Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, , who worked at Planned Parenthood Delaware’s Dover and Wilmington clinics for 3-1/2 months in 2012, spoke to Jill Stanek and revealed many troubling aspects of the abortion clinic she walked out of.

Jane claims she sent documentation and letters of complaint about the abortion clinic to Planned Parenthood who ignored them.

Other incidents, excerpted from a letter Jane wrote to her bosses (with slight grammatical editing):

“During a procedure that another doctor was performing, Dr. Liveright entered the room to see how things were proceeding. The doctors had a conversation regarding the faulty equipment in front of the patient…. After the doctors finished their conversation, Dr. Liveright struck the patient’s right lateral thigh with force with his opened hand, stating ‘BREATHE!’ The patient, shocked and puzzled, looked at me as if to say, ‘What is he doing?’ I suggested that Dr. Liveright must have some sort of unusual technique to help distract patients from the discomfort of the procedure. The patient looked at me, rolled her eyes, held my hand tight, and tried to relax and concentrate on her breathing. That is when Dr. Liveright peeks around the curtain (as he had not exited the room) and plays peek-a-boo with the patient. The patient then rolls her eyes and shakes her head stating, ‘He’s not right.’ The entire time this is happening, the other doctor is continuing to dilate the patient! I then stated, ‘Goodbye Dr. Liveright,’ as I pulled the curtain around his head….”

“Sexual harassment: I have noted Dr. Liveright inappropriately look up and down patients as well as staff members in a sexual kind of way. He actually stands back with a grin and slowly directs his eyes up and down a patient’s body.”

Jayne said management told her Liveright had previously been disciplined for sexual harassment against a staff member.

Jayne’s letter also described Liveright as a racist in a bizarre incident with an African-American patient:

Dr. Liveright enters the room… and states… ‘Did you know that the Belgians took over Africa and did really bad things?’…. He continues to carry this conversation on with himself while he roughly dilates and then belittles the patient…. (by the way, a patient that is crying and holding on to my hand tight, as I try to distract her from him)…. He states, ‘The United States does the same thing. Did you know that?’ The patient, with tears falling down her cheeks, shakes her head, indicating, ‘No,’ which Dr. Liveright replies, ‘I didn’t think you’d know anything about that. Yup, the United States is a big bully.’”

Jane is one of two former employees of Planned Parenthood Delaware – both registered nurses – have publicly called for investigations into the operation’s practices.

What I believe should happen is that Planned Parenthood should no longer be self-regulated,” said Joyce Vasikonis, a Dover nurse who also worked at the Wilmington site. Vasikonis was interim surgical services manager when she resigned last August.

Vasikonis describes herself as “radically pro-abortion,” but said she could not continue to work under the conditions she saw.

According to the Washington Post, the two nurses testified at a state Senate hearing about problems at the facility.

“He was a very small part of it,” nurse Joyce Vasikonis said Thursday about Liveright. “The biggest issue for me was sterility. The staff didn’t know how to maintain sterility from beginning to end.”

Vasikonis, who worked at the clinic from October 2011 to August 2012, said Liveright often failed to wear sterile gloves during abortions, but that she never saw any problems with the actual physical procedures themselves.

She also said she never saw Liveright yelling or cursing, but that she did witness an incident of sexual harassment. That incident involved Liveright teasing a young female intern about a cellphone photograph of a pierced penis that he and another male employee were looking at.

Liveright said the two nurses had legitimate concerns — not about him, but about Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthood is partly to blame for all of this,” he said. “They’ve allowed this circus to continue. It’s partly because they never listened to these women to begin with.”

Liveright promised to clear his name but said he bears no ill will toward the agency.

“Women are taken care of. Abortions are done,” he said. “A couple of complications, but by and large no problem. People can complain about nit-picky stuff and the nurses were on a rampage because no one would listen within the organization.”

Despite the unwelcome allegations and the fact that he thinks Planned Parenthood has “blackballed me,” Liveright said he would consider working for them again.

Planned Parenthood doc yelled at patients, sexually harassed employees

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortionist, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

The Delaware Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint Thursday against former Planned Parenthood abortion doctor Timothy F. Liveright, citing him for unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct during his practice at the Wilmington clinic and calling him a “clear and immediate danger to the public.”

Contacted by phone Thursday evening, Liveright, 68, said such charges were “scandalous” for the state to make.

Liveright, who last month voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in Delaware, performed abortions at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Shipley Street. He called the complaint “double jeopardy,” noting that similar complaints were investigated and dismissed last fall.

“It’s pure bullshit,” he said. “They’re jumping on whatever they can jump on. I don’t know what their agenda is, but I don’t think I’m a danger to the public.”

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According to the complaint, Liveright was reprimanded by Planned Parenthood of Delaware for “unprofessional, disrespectful, and inappropriate” conduct that included “yelling, screaming, and cursing” in front of employees and patients and sexual harassment of female employees.

The state also charged Liveright with incompetence and negligence related to abortions he performed on five patients from Feb. 12 to March 13 of this year.

Liveright has 20 days to respond to the complaint, according to James Collins, director of the Division of Professional Regulation. The Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline will hear the case or refer it to an administrative hearing officer for recommendation.

Read formal complaint filed by the Delaware Department of Justice on May 30, 2013 concerning Dr. Timothy Liveright who worked for Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware !

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Collins said the board has several sanctions available, including license revocation, a fine, suspension, probation and reprimand.

Specifically, the complaint cited Liveright for:

• Oversedating patients

• Performing unnecessary suction procedures

• Failing to properly assess a patient’s airway, lungs and heart prior to administering sedation

• Failing to properly assess patients

• Failing to properly administer oxygen

• Failing to adequately document procedures and results of procedures in patient charts

• Failing to consider alternative treatments

• Causing at least one perforation during surgery

• Failing to properly supervise resident physicians during procedures

• Failing to act with due competence and diligence to avoid unnecessary complications, resulting in patients requiring emergency hospital treatment

Liveright said his attorney will go “full force ahead” in his response to the complaint.

“They’re beating the same drum,” he said. “It’s an echo. They feel they have to do something – but it’s already been done.”

The state started the investigation earlier this year when several emergencies arose after abortions Liveright performed at the Wilmington clinic. A small cadre of anti-abortion protesters witnessed the arrival of ambulances and raised questions. Two former Planned Parenthood nurses then came forward with complaints they had filed in 2012 against the doctor and clinic.

Liveright left the staff of Planned Parenthood in late March. In April, he sent a letter to the Division of Professional Regulation, saying he had “retired from practicing medicine in Delaware and [had] no intentions of ever seeking practice there in the future,” according to the complaint.

“He is still accountable for any actions that may have occurred while he was licensed here,” Collins said. “He is still subject to sanctions.”

Liveright has performed abortions in several states across the country, but several of those medical licenses are no longer in effect. He still is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. When asked if he was practicing there, Liveright said, “None of your business.”

BACK STORY HERE

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PP Baltimore Jane Mitchel WDelaware Planned Parenthood staffer RN Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, , who worked at Planned Parenthood Delaware’s Dover and Wilmington clinics for 3-1/2 months in 2012, spoke to Jill Stanek and revealed many troubling aspects of the abortion clinic she walked out of.

Jane claims she sent documentation and letters of complaint about the abortion clinic to Planned Parenthood who ignored them.

Other incidents, excerpted from a letter Jane wrote to her bosses (with slight grammatical editing):

“During a procedure that another doctor was performing, Dr. Liveright entered the room to see how things were proceeding. The doctors had a conversation regarding the faulty equipment in front of the patient…. After the doctors finished their conversation, Dr. Liveright struck the patient’s right lateral thigh with force with his opened hand, stating ‘BREATHE!’ The patient, shocked and puzzled, looked at me as if to say, ‘What is he doing?’ I suggested that Dr. Liveright must have some sort of unusual technique to help distract patients from the discomfort of the procedure. The patient looked at me, rolled her eyes, held my hand tight, and tried to relax and concentrate on her breathing. That is when Dr. Liveright peeks around the curtain (as he had not exited the room) and plays peek-a-boo with the patient. The patient then rolls her eyes and shakes her head stating, ‘He’s not right.’ The entire time this is happening, the other doctor is continuing to dilate the patient! I then stated, ‘Goodbye Dr. Liveright,’ as I pulled the curtain around his head….”

“Sexual harassment: I have noted Dr. Liveright inappropriately look up and down patients as well as staff members in a sexual kind of way. He actually stands back with a grin and slowly directs his eyes up and down a patient’s body.”

Jayne said management told her Liveright had previously been disciplined for sexual harassment against a staff member.

Jayne’s letter also described Liveright as a racist in a bizarre incident with an African-American patient:

Dr. Liveright enters the room… and states… ‘Did you know that the Belgians took over Africa and did really bad things?’…. He continues to carry this conversation on with himself while he roughly dilates and then belittles the patient…. (by the way, a patient that is crying and holding on to my hand tight, as I try to distract her from him)…. He states, ‘The United States does the same thing. Did you know that?’ The patient, with tears falling down her cheeks, shakes her head, indicating, ‘No,’ which Dr. Liveright replies, ‘I didn’t think you’d know anything about that. Yup, the United States is a big bully.’”

Jane is one of two former employees of Planned Parenthood Delaware – both registered nurses – have publicly called for investigations into the operation’s practices.

What I believe should happen is that Planned Parenthood should no longer be self-regulated,” said Joyce Vasikonis, a Dover nurse who also worked at the Wilmington site. Vasikonis was interim surgical services manager when she resigned last August.

Vasikonis describes herself as “radically pro-abortion,” but said she could not continue to work under the conditions she saw.

According to the Washington Post, the two nurses testified at a state Senate hearing about problems at the facility.

“He was a very small part of it,” nurse Joyce Vasikonis said Thursday about Liveright. “The biggest issue for me was sterility. The staff didn’t know how to maintain sterility from beginning to end.”

Vasikonis, who worked at the clinic from October 2011 to August 2012, said Liveright often failed to wear sterile gloves during abortions, but that she never saw any problems with the actual physical procedures themselves.

She also said she never saw Liveright yelling or cursing, but that she did witness an incident of sexual harassment. That incident involved Liveright teasing a young female intern about a cellphone photograph of a pierced penis that he and another male employee were looking at.