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Congressman to HHS Secretary on Planned Parenthood funding: unconscionable what are we going to do about this?

Posted in HHS, Planned Parenthood HHS, Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, was recently grilled by lawmakers on her department’s funding of millions of federal dollars to Planned Parenthood following videos exposing their baby parts operation.

HHS Secretary Burwell

In the hearing on “Reviewing the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services” conducted this week on ObamaCare, the HHS secretary denied that she could do anything to defund the abortion business.

Planned Parenthood has come under fire after three videos were released by the Center for Medical Progress showing the callous way the abortion giant haggles over prices of baby body parts from children they abort, possibly using an illegal procedure, once defended by Hillary Clinton, called Partial Birth Abortion.

You can watch the videos on this blog here, here, and here.

In the Congressional hearing, Secretary Burwell was specifically questioned by two Congressmen who said that they are receiving numerous calls concerned about this issue.

A transcript of the exchange is below:

Congressman Steve Russell: “Given that HHS Provides significant TitleX funding to Planned Parenthood, do you believe personally that the harvesting of infant body parts to be moral.”

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Burwell: “So, as I said, this is an issue that has, an important issue that has strong passions and strong beliefs abut the important of the research and other beliefs. And what I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on the issues of preventative care for women. Things like mammograms and cancer prevention screenings. With regard to our relationship there. With regard to the other issues the Attorney General I think right now is under review to make determinations as to what is the appropriate next step.”

She is then grilled again by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen.

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U.S. Rep. Rick Allen: “What I want to zero in on is this Planned Parenthood thing. And, I would like some commitment from you here today, on when your department will conduct an investigation on this very very serious matter. Not only is it unconscionable but they’re breaking the law. And it’s a big issue with the people of this country. I mean it’s what I hear about every day. What are we going to do about this? Can you tell me when we’re going to do something about that? ”

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Burwell “With regard to the Planned Parenthood issue, um as I said this is an important issue one that there is passion and emotion and belief on many sides of the issue and I want to respect that. With regard to our funding, I think you know, we do not fund abortions at the Federal Government – except- that the Hyde exception has been in place for many years.

“Our funding for Planned Parenthood is in another issue. With regard to the issue you raised, which is a question of whether it’s a legal issue and there are laws, and they’re are statutes that guide the use of fetal tissue that are in place and should be enforced.

“With regard to investigating or looking into those issues, I said because it is a statutory/legal issue the Department of Justice and the Attorney General has said she has taken those issues under review and will determine what the appropriate next step is.”

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen: “And that would include your investigation, I mean it should be like all hands on deck on this thing?”

BurwellWith regard to the question of a legal matter and I defer to our colleagues at the Justice Department, we will support them in anything they need or want from us and we always do that, but with regard to making those decisions, the question of an investigation of a legal matter…”

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen: Interrupted: “So you don’t have personnel that can look into this?”

“With regard to what we do have at the Department of HHS is this is not an issue in terms of us funding this specific issue. When we do have issues…”

Burwell “You deal with Medicare fraud…”

He is then stopped because his time for questions had expired.

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Life Dynamics has documented that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently granted $18.75 million in federal money to Planned Parenthood from the Office of Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) under HHS.

Read that here.

In addition to those federal dollars, Life Dynamics has also reported that an additional 5.6 million dollars in federal money was allocated to various Planned Parenthood affiliates under a teen prevention program run by HHS.

Read that here.

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Burwell claims that the HHS fudning is for the prevention of pregnancy, but Life Dynamics president Mark Crutcher has told OneNewsNow that Planned Parenthood is not interested in reducing the number of teen pregnancies rather they only want to reduce the number of teens that actually have their babies.

What you have to understand is that Planned Parenthood’s interest is not in reducing the number of teenage girls that get pregnant,” Crutcher alleges.

It’s in reducing the number of teenage girls that have babies, and those are two totally different things which they often try to sell as the same thing.”

Crutcher and his team recently documented again how Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry cover child rape.

The latest report, entitled, “The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse” gives horrific criminal case summaries of pedophiles who used abortion to cover their crimes. When sexual rapists take their young victims to an abortion facility or Planned Parenthood center they know that the chances they will be reported to authorities are slim.

The report also shows how the failure of abortion and Planned Parenthood clinics to comply with mandatory reporting laws is harming these minors who are often returned into the arms of their abusers after the abortion.

You can read that report if full here.

Pittsburgh school board won’t protect children from Planned Parenthood sex ed

Posted in HHS, Planned Parenthood HHS, Planned Parenthood School, Planned Parenthood sex ed, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by saynsumthn

From the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette:

    A proposal to set up a memo of understanding with Planned Parenthood for sex education of middle school students won approval tonight from the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

    The 6-1 vote came after board member Mark Brentley Sr. raised opposition, criticizing the history of Planned Parenthood, questioning what its role would be in the schools and saying it would put students at risk. Only Mr. Brentley voted in opposition. Members Terry Kennedy and Sherry Hazuda were absent.

    Board president Thomas Sumpter said that history included eugenics, but he said board members needed to consider whether it was offering a good program for students today.

    Dara Ware Allen, assistant superintendent for student support services, said she has reviewed all 24 modules — 12 for grade 7 and 12 for grade 8 — and said they addressed helping students to identify risky behavior, setting personal boundaries and practicing skills to avoid risky behavior.

    She said that abortion is not part of the curriculum, that the curriculum emphasizes abstinence and that it is in keeping with the district’s program. Parents can opt their children out of the program, which would be taught alongside the classroom teacher.

    Ms. Allen said Planned Parenthood is seeking a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the program. It is expected the organization will know whether it got the grant in July.

I was curious when I read about the grant and I wonder if if has anything to do with this (here)

Planned Parenthood has been a recipient of HHS grants many times before:

2012 Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program Grant Awards

2013 Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program Grant Awards

Florida Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grantees

Virginia Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grantees

Connecting the Hard-to-Reach with Pregnancy Prevention

Family Planning Grants:

HHS grants for Title X Family Planning Program

TeensRISE!

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region received a grant of $395,000 a year to provide Title X Family Planning services.

There are many more, including Navigator grants to promote ObamaCare.

To Board president Thomas Sumpter I say that Planned Parenthood was seeped in Eugenics as I point out here and here.

In addition, Planned Parenthood has explicit sexual content they direct at children which I document here and here among other places.