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TX Investigators visit Planned Parenthood see fingers and toes in “POC Room”

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Organ Harvesting, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testified today in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the active ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices. The investigation follows the recent publication of several videos showing Planned Parenthood officials apparently discussing the harvesting and sale of human baby body parts.

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The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) announced the investigation on July 15 in coordination with the Texas Governor’s Office and Health and Human Services Commission. In his testimony, Attorney General Paxton revealed some of what OAG investigators saw at a clinic in Houston and denounced the institution of abortion.

Excerpts from Attorney General Paxton’s testimony are below:

“As you all know, several weeks ago, videos began to surface of Planned Parenthood officials talking candidly, and bluntly, about the prospect of essentially selling body parts of aborted babies. Shortly thereafter, my office, coordinating with Gov. Abbott and officials at the HHSC, launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s activities in Texas. Our goal is to find out if anyone anywhere in Texas has violated the law, and if so, to seek legal redress.”

“Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

“As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

“The videos that have made all the headlines raise a large number of troubling allegations, allegations that – again – my office is aggressively investigating and we will go to any and all lawful lengths to get to the bottom of what has been happening. But more than any misdeeds involving the sale of aborted baby parts is this fundamental truth: the true abomination in all this is the institution of abortion.”

“Even if their body parts are never sold, or never used for research, for the babies who are killed in abortion clinics – more than 54,000 last year in Texas and more than 57 million in the United States since 1973 – their fate is a plastic bag in a refrigerator, and anonymous disposal in an incinerator somewhere.”

“For us, when we pass on, our bodies will be treated with reverence and respect, even those of us who choose to donate our remains to science. Even the remains of our most vicious criminals are treated with respect. For the children who never had a chance at life, however, they become so-called medical waste, or – alternatively – a commodity to be bargained for. Neither fate is an appropriate end for any human being.”

“At a minimum, the people involved project a cold, calculating, almost inhuman indifference to the lives they treat as a product they’re attempting to sell. At worst, they may represent a violation of state and federal laws. My office will continue to investigate these issues, and – if necessary – we will seek to bring any Texans that might be involved to justice.”

“Over the past several days, there have been reports that my office, as part of our investigation, has gained possession of hours of video recordings involving a Texas branch of Planned Parenthood. These reports are accurate. I cannot go into detail about these recordings at this time, but they appear to be consistent with other videos that have been released regarding Planned Parenthood.”

“This [hearing] is a strong example of our state’s leadership working together to ensure the people of Texas are fully aware of what’s going on within our state’s borders.”

It is unclear which Planned Parenthood was visited but the Houston Mega Center has been a part of the pro-life sting according to reports.

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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages.

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Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood, the Texas Tribune reported.

More:

    That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials said Sunday. The investigators requested information about the clinic’s practices regarding fetal tissue donations, Tafolla said.

Proposed state laws could reduce Planned Parenthood funding by $7.5 million

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Pro-life Law with tags , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

A lawmaker in Wisconsin has introduced two bills that could eliminate at least half of the funding Planned Parenthood gets in the state.

Representative Andre Jacque speaking on the floor

Rep. Andre Jacque is co-sponsoring legislation that will require family planning clinics, most notably Planned Parenthood, to bill Medicaid at the actual acquisition cost when they acquire drugs at the heavily discounted rates available through the Medicaid 340B program.

Jacque contends that providers like Planned Parenthood, which gets over half a billion in taxpayer monies annually, are inflating rates, sometimes “eight times” the actual cost.

The bill would limit providers to a “reasonable” dispensing fee, which Jacque estimates would reduce funding by about $4.5 million.

This change will bring Wisconsin in line with the majority of other states and save millions of taxpayer dollars,” he said.

“This bill simply directs Medicaid 340B-covered entities to charge back to Medicaid/taxpayers the actual acquisition cost of pharmaceuticals they purchase through the program, plus the dispensing fee allowed through the Wisconsin Medicaid program. Many Wisconsin 340B program participants are already following this practice.

The 340B Drug Discount Program is a federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations/covered entities at bargain basement prices.

Planned Parenthood 340B Medicaid Wisconsin

Wisconsin is one of the most “generous” states in the country in terms of its relatively high allowed Medicaid reimbursement rate with state and federal taxpayer dollars for family planning providers through the 340B Program.

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The Republican lawmaker, who also authored a bill that would prohibit the sale and use of aborted human fetal body parts, cites recent Department of Health Services examples of how the Medicaid billing practices have been abused:

    “in reviewing audits of 340B providers with 2010 dates of service, the OIG found discrepancies in how 340B providers billed for Ortho-Cyclen. One hospital-based 340B pharmacy billed Wisconsin Medicaid $15 for 84 tablets and the provider was reimbursed $15. A 340B family planning clinic provider billed Wisconsin Medicaid $95 for 84 tablets on the same date of service and was reimbursed $54.23. The ingredient.costs ascertained from the invoices reviewed from both providers were nearly identical at $12.20 and $12.03 respectively.” In other words, without this legislation, 340B program participants will remain free to charge taxpayers for a drug at a rate many, many times more what it cost them to acquire it.”

“Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has publicly claimed that eliminating their overbilling of taxpayers for drugs acquired through the 340B program would result in a $4.5 Million annual reduction in their subsidy by taxpayers,” Rep. Jacque claims.

The legislation follows a request submitted by 28 Wisconsin State Representatives and 4 State Senators in January calling for an investigation into family planning centers and Planned Parenthood centers in the state.

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The letter details what it calls “red flags” with providers pointing out that several other states report, “similar findings with Planned Parenthood and other Medicaid family planning providers.

It is peculiar and deeply troubling,” lawmakers write, “that any large recipient of taxpayer dollars would pre-emptively divulge that they are guilty of massively defrauding the government and actively in violation with their billing practices, with no plans to change or reimburse taxpayers–and yet that is precisely what Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is admitting to.”

Recently a HRSA audit conducted on Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, revealed “Duplicate discounts” in the 340B Medicaid program.

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An HRSA audit in 2013 identified a duplicate discount finding for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. that could potentially result in PPHP owing repayments to manufacturers.

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Earlier this year, Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy introduced a bill into the U.S. House which would stop abortion providers from “unbundling” abortion services so they can submit separate claims to Medicaid.

All too often, abortion providers – such as Planned Parenthood – are able to line their pockets with taxpayer funds by using a complex billing system and taking advantage of programs that rely on provider integrity for compliance,” Rep. Duffy pointed out at the time.

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Wisconsin state representative Jacque told WRN that another one of the bills he is sponsoring would “reprioritize” about $3 million in federal grant money that Planned Parenthood received by having the state Department of Health Services apply for the funding.

There are any number of better public health opportunities that we have, than Planned Parenthood,” he pointed out.

The bills seek to reduce $7.5 million in federal funding at Planned Parenthood facilities across the state.

Profit no matter what ADF Planned Parenthood

A 2014 report conducted by Alliance Defending Freedom outlined abuse and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country as well as other abortion providers, particularly with respect to federal and state Title XIX-Medicaid reimbursements.

The group analyzed publicly available audits which they say, strongly suggest that Planned Parenthood affiliates systematically take advantage of “overbilling” opportunities to maximize revenues in complex, well-funded federal and state programs that are understaffed and rely on the integrity of the provider for program compliance.

They listed a few examples in their Profit No Matter What, report:

    “At Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan (PPSWMI), a May 2010 audit revealed bank statements accumulated for up to six months before being reconciled, and personal expenses such as household bills being paid as company expenses.”
    “In Vermont, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Action Fund agreed to pay a $30,000 fine to the Vermont Office of the Attorney General for failing to comply with political committee reporting requirements relating to $119,437 it spent in the 2010 gubernatorial election.”
    “Planned Parenthood affiliates have also been fined or settled in cases involving wrongful death / medical malpractice, failure to report child sexual abuse and rape, and regulatory violations.”

Read that report here.

Nationally, Planned Parenthood has come under fire for the harvesting of aborted baby parts after the group, Center for Medical Progress published two videos of top Planned Parenthood officials bragging how they procure livers, hearts, lungs, and other organs from the children they abort.

It was recently made public that Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, seen in the undercover video above talking about where she will “crush” a little child in the womb to preserve specific organs, is a University of Wisconsin Madison graduate.

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The University has been criticized for their promotion of fetal tissue research.

Was Planned Parenthood worker fired for coaching teen about BDSM sex?

Posted in 50 Shades of Grey, Life Dynamics, Lila Rose, Live Action, Planned Parenthood BDSM, Planned Parenthood BSM, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood Kinky Sex, Planned Parenthood sex ed, Planned Parenthood Teens with tags , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

The Indy Star is reporting that the Planned Parenthood staffer who coached a teen to perform BDSM sex acts with her boyfriend is no longer working at the center.

It is unclear whether she was fired or left on her own !

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The revelations came after the pro-life group, Live Action released undercover video showing the shocking “counseling session.”

Live Action’s president, Lila Rose responded to the news, “Throwing one employee under the bus does nothing to solve the abortion giant’s organization-wide problem: their promotion of dangerous sexual activity to teens in their online materials and programs. Lawmakers need to take action immediately to stop forcing taxpayers to pay for Planned Parenthood, and parents should call their school principals and superintendents to cut off Planned Parenthood’s access to teens in their communities.

According to Life News, in this and forthcoming videos, Planned Parenthood counselors encourage undercover investigators posting as 15 and 16-year-old teens, to engage in the sadomasochistic practices, telling the underage teens “if it’s consensual, it’s OK… it’s totally OK.”

The Daily Caller points out that Live Action documented counselors encouraging girls as young as fifteen to use whips, handcuffs, gags, bondage, dominatrix-play and even asphyxiation — deprivation of oxygen — during sex. The age of consent in the United States is 16 or older, depending on the state.

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I wouldn’t say ‘abuse’ because it’s consensual,” one counselor tells an actress posing as a 15 year old. “Patients will sometimes come in with rope burns, or, um, markings on their breasts from, like, clamps. OK? And again, if it’s consensual, it’s OK…”

Over two years ago, Planned Parenthood produced a video promoting these practices to teens, though public outcry led them to insist that the videos were intended only for adult viewing.

Live Action president Lila Rose said the video — the first of several tapes from other Planned Parenthood centers around the country that her organization plans to release — reveals Planned Parenthood’s support of “dangerous” sexual experimentation that should alarm parents and lawmakers. She also said it should result in Planned Parenthood losing federal funds for sexual education.

They’re pushing dangerous sexual practices on teens and promoting them to teens,” Rose said. She also said such practices “are going to set teens up for physical, emotional and mental problems.”

Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Tammy Lieber would not reveal to the Indy Star whether the employee was fired or left voluntarily, or when that occurred, due to privacy policies.

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During the discussion at the center at 3750 N. Meridian St., the Live Action investigator says she has questions about sex and that her boyfriend wants to do some role-playing and some “kink.”

The Planned Parenthood worker tells her about different types of sex role playing, suggests reading the “50 Shades of Grey” book series, gives her a pornography website address and explains about some sadomasochistic practices. She also tells the investigator to agree on boundaries with her boyfriend and to use a “safe” word when something hurts.

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In the footage, the Planned Parenthood employee explains to the Live Action investigator, posing as a fifteen-year-old girl, , “You could be a dominatrix-type of person,” she says, “where you dress in all leather, with the whips and the handcuffs.”

These tapes are so outrageous,” said Rose, “that they are hard to believe — so-called ‘health’ counselors promoting dangerous and violent practices to young girls, recommending porn sites, sex shops and how to hide these activities from parents.

Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas responded to the video.

Mark Crutcher Planned Parenthood Response

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics was outraged after he viewed the Live Action videos and has posted a video response on YouTube calling for the government to finally stop funding Planned Parenthood.

In the video Crutcher states, “At Life Dynamics, we did an undercover sting operation over 10 years ago proving that Planned Parenthood is operating a nationwide pedophile protection ring. And it is still in business today. Now, Live Action has shown that another sort of demented and illegal behavior is also going on. Look, what we know is that Planned Parenthood is nothing more than a collection of moral degenerates and sexual deviants. And again, Live Action just proved it. There are only two things we don’t know. First, when is the US government going to stop giving these people two million dollars a day in our money? And second, how much longer are the American people going to allow their children to be turned over to these perverts? Enough is enough.

Planned Parenthood: Abnormal bleeding after surgical abortion not unusual nor unanticipated

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, Abortion Bleeding, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Planned Parenthoo Parties, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fined by state, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2014 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood Keystone had a novel excuse for failing to report the ambulance transfer of a patient to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as required by law.

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When DOH inspected Planned Parenthood Keystone’s Allentown abortion clinic on February 27, 2014, it was surprised to learn a patient had begun hemorrhaging after her abortion on March 15, 2013, and taken to the hospital by ambulance.

This was a surprising because DOH is supposed to get a report from any medical facility within 24 hours after such an occurrence, and it didn’t in this case.

Planned Parenthood’s excuse?

Its Patient Safety Officer and Associate Medical Director “determined that this event did not constitute a serious event or incident…. Abnormal bleeding after a surgical abortion is not unusual nor is it unanticipated,” quoting from the report.

– See more at: http://www.jillstanek.com/2014/05/why-planned-parenthood-didnt-report-911-call-to-state-hemorrhaging-not-unusual/#sthash.hz30QNtK.dpuf

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The Health Department report reads: the patient presented to the facility on March 15, 2013, for an elective in-clinic abortion. CF1 performed internal suction and documented no products of conception were found. CF1 requested an ultrasound be performed. Further review revealed CF1 documented the patient’s uterus was empty. CF1 completed a second internal suction of the patient’s uterus. CF1 documented no products of conception were found and requested a second ultrasound be performed. CF1 documented no products of conception were found. Continued review of MR6 revealed the patient began with excessive bleeding with noticeable large clots. CF1 instructed CF2 to administer Methergine (medication used to manage hemorrhage) 0.2 milligrams (mg) intramuscularly (IM). The patient’s excessive bleeding continued and CF1 instructed EMP3 to call 911 to request ambulance transport of MR6 to the hospital’s emergency department (ED).

Interview with EMP2 and EMP3 on February 27, 2014, at approximately 2:00 PM confirmed CF1 performed internal suction two times on MR6, and each time there were no products of
conception found. Continued interview confirmed the patient had excessive bleeding, was given Methergine, and transferred to the hospital ED for excessive bleeding following an in-clinic abortion.

A request was made of EMP1 and EMP2 on February 27, 2014, for the facility’s internal investigation and the facility’s report of MR6’s transfer from the facility to an acute care hospital emergency department. No investigation or facility report to the Department or Patient Safety Authority were provided. Phone interview with EMP1 on February 27, 2014, at approximately 2:15 PM revealed if the facility did submit this occurrence, it would have been submitted as an incident and not a serious event.”

In 2013, Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn & Bucks County and Planned Parenthood of Central Pennsylvania merged and the new entity is called Planned Parenthood Keystone.

According to their website, Planned Parenthood Keystone (PPKey) serves 37 counties in Pennsylvania

According to a report they uploaded online the Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn, and Bucks County Planned Parenthood Central medical director is James Anasti, MD.

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Abortionist signs consent agreement after accusations of incompetence and sexual harassment worked at several Planned Parenthoods

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Sexual, Planned Parenthood and compromised patient records, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood filthy, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood Sexual Harassment with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2013 by saynsumthn

Timothy Liveright Screen_Shot_2013-06-03_at_12.23.36_PM-240x171State officials have reached a consent agreement in a complaint filed against an abortion doctor who performed abortions at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wilmington.

The complaint filed in May said Dr. Timothy Liveright represented a “clear and immediate danger to the public.” It accused him of engaging in multiple acts of incompetence and negligence in performing abortions on five patients in February and March of this year.

A hearing on the complaint was scheduled for Friday but was canceled after Liveright signed a consent agreement drafted by the attorney general’s office.

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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.

Vitals shows several locations where Liveright is listed

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.

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.”

BACKSTORY:

The Delaware Attorney General’s Office filed the complaint 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.

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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At the time, 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

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.

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.

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.

NC PlannedParenthood abortion clinic had violations in three inspections

Posted in Abortion Clinic Inspections, Planned Parenthood Investigated with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by saynsumthn

H/T Journal Now

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Winston-Salem that performs abortions was cited for violations by state inspectors during routine inspections in 2008, 2010 and 2012, according to reports obtained from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Three abortion clinics — in Charlotte, Durham and Asheville — have been closed in recent months because of violations of health and safety regulations.

Winston-Salem’s only abortion clinic, operated by Planned Parenthood of Winston-Salem on Maplewood Avenue, has not faced closure. The clinic passed re-inspections after correcting the problems that were discovered.

Some of the violations involve record-keeping errors and similar mistakes. But during a 2010 inspection a state inspector found that the clinic did not use proper procedures in performing a blood test for the Rh (Rhesus) factor — a routine blood test for pregnant women.

The test involves mixing a patient’s blood with a substance that reveals the presence of the Rh factor, a type of protein found on red blood cells. According to the state inspection report, the method that the Winston-Salem clinic used didn’t match the instructions listed by the manufacturer of the test.

The state inspector reported that the center manager said she was unaware that a difference existed between the procedures the lab was using and those outlined by the maker of the test. The lab agreed to update its procedures.

In another violation relating to Rh-factor testing, the 2010 inspection found that after the lab had allowed Rh testing supplies to get cooler than the acceptable level on eight days during December 2009, the lab failed to ensure that the problem was corrected. The state inspector said that the temperature log for the refrigerator showed that the temperature had been increased after being reduced incorrectly, but there was no documentation showing that the temperature had been returned to the correct level.

The Baker Clinic for Women in Durham that was shut down by the state this summer also incorrectly tested Rh-factor samples, The Associated Press reported. But Ricky Diaz, the communications director at the Department of Health and Human Services, said that the Baker clinic had other problems and that the inspections at the Winston-Salem clinic and in Durham cannot be compared.

“Every inspection is different,” Diaz said. “At the Baker clinic, their violations rose to the level of presenting an immediate threat, where the other (in Winston-Salem) did not. The Baker clinic failed to have qualified staff and failed to correct the problem.”

Planned Parenthood did not return calls requesting comment on the Winston-Salem inspections.

The Mayo Clinic’s website — cited by Diaz as an authoritative source on Rh-factor testing — says that the testing is done to determine whether someone is Rh positive or Rh negative — in other words, whether someone carries the Rh protein or not.

In a typical pregnancy, according to the Mayor Clinic, the test is conducted to identify a woman’s Rh factor. If the woman is Rh negative and her baby is Rh positive, treatment is required to prevent complications.

But the Mayo Clinic goes on to say that if a woman is Rh negative she may need treatment in any situation where her blood may come in contact with Rh positive blood — including miscarriage, abortion, bleeding during pregnancy and other situations.

Diaz said that any clinic that is shut down can reopen if it demonstrates it has corrected the problems that resulted in closure. For instance, the clinic in Charlotte that was closed in April has since reopened.

Clinic inspections have been in the news because of new regulations adopted by the N.C. General Assembly this year. Since those regulations are not yet in effect, all of the inspections — including the ones that resulted in clinic closures — were under the existing regulations.

Abortion opponents have hailed the closures as proof that stronger regulations are needed. Supporters of abortion rights have said that the closures prove that the existing system was already working well.

The new regulations, which could take some time to develop, were designed to regulate abortion clinics under the same standard as outpatient surgical centers. Although critics have said the changes will result in the closure of abortion clinics, Diaz said that he doesn’t understand how the claim can be made since the regulations have not been developed.

Diaz said that despite media reports to the contrary, it isn’t true that the state has been stepping up its inspections as the General Assembly pondered new restrictions.

“Department inspectors do their job by inspecting facilities according to the code and, at times, must act to protect North Carolinians from harm — regardless of politics and what is in the news,” Diaz said.

Planned Parenthood under nation wide investigation

Posted in Planned Parenthood Investigated with tags , , , , on August 6, 2013 by saynsumthn

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According to LifeSite news: The General Accounting Office (GAO) will investigate every dollar of federal funding going to Planned Parenthood, as well as other organizations that support the liberalization of abortion laws, for potential fraud.

The GAO will investigate the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Guttmacher Institute, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), the Population Council, and Advocates for Youth.

The “comprehensive” report will list every service performed and every federal dollar allocated, four Congressmen announced on Monday afternoon.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ

“It’s time for Americans and especially Congress to take a second look and defund Planned Parenthood,” said Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ. “Hopefully this will help us finally put an end to U.S. taxpayer support, funding and complicity with this violence against children.”

The government watchdog’s decision comes more than five months after 72 Congressmen asked the GAO to investigate Planned Parenthood in a letter dated February 21.

READ: 813 reasons to DEFUND Planned Parenthood

The Daily Caller reports, Republican lawmakers announced Monday that the Government Accountability Office has agreed to look into Planned Parenthood and related organizations’ use of federal funding.

“The federal government providing funding to abortion providers is a serious problem in our nation,” said Tennessee Republican Rep. Diane Black in a statement. “I am pleased with the decision from GAO to investigate the use of taxpayer money designated to any abortion provider, particularly Planned Parenthood.”

“This independent study of how much and for what purpose these dollars are allocated to all abortion providers is necessary for Congress to ensure accountability and oversight,” she added.

In February Black, along with Texas Republican Rep. Pete Olson and Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter led a group of over 50 lawmakers in a call for the GAO to issue a report on how organizations that perform or promote abortion and receive federal funding use that funding, notably Planned Parenthood.

A GAO spokesman confirmed to The Daily Caller Monday that the auditing body had accepted their request.

Olson said he was “thrilled” that GAO agreed to look into the federal funding of these groups.

“Planned Parenthood performed a record 333,964 abortions last year – almost 1 million in the past three years,” Vitter added in a statement. “At the same time, they also received more federal taxpayer dollars than ever before – a record $542 million, an 11 percent increase over the past two years.”

“Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions clearly benefit from Uncle Sam, but there’s no accounting to prove how they actually use that money,” he continued. “This GAO report would shine a light on how our tax dollars are being spent.”