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Planned Parenthood’s talking points on 20-week abortions are not to be trusted

Posted in 20 Week abortion ban, ANSIRH, Guttmacher Staffer, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2017 by saynsumthn

Now that Congress is looking at a bill that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, we can expect that abortion profiteer Planned Parenthood and its allies will begin the push to disseminate a lot of misinformation.

It is important to note, first and foremost, that despite the often-repeated lie that abortions after 20 weeks are only committed for reasons’ of women’s “health,” reasons, Planned Parenthood actually considers all abortions legitimate, for any reason whatsoever, calling every abortion (including late-term ones) “medically necessary.”

But if late-term abortions are truly only done for health reasons, why is there no mention of this on Planned Parenthood’s own website when listing abortion services up to 24 weeks?

Several Planned Parenthood facilities in California commit abortions up to 24 weeks, the legal point of viability. One undercover video features a Planned Parenthood staffer admitting as much. In the video below, Planned Parenthood social worker Randi Coun tells a woman seeking a sex-selection abortion, “I can tell you that here at Planned Parenthood we believe that it’s not up to us to decide what is a good or a bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy.”

This confirms information unearthed in a court case from Alaska, in which Planned Parenthood abortionist Eric Latzman testified:

[…] an abortion is medically indicated if it will ameliorate a condition harmful to the physical or psychological health of the patient in the professional judgment of the treating physician…

He has never concluded that an abortion is other than medically indicated when a woman wishes to terminate her pregnancy.

A second Planned Parenthood abortionist, Dr. Jan Whitefield, has “never found that an abortion is other than medically indicated,” according to the court document:

His definition of medically indicated is a practical one: if a patient has a problem and an abortion will help resolve the problem, the abortion is medically indicated.

Contrary to what the public is led to believe, it is clear from previous Live Action News reports that late-term abortions are not being performed solely for health reasons. And, in several states, including New Mexico, taxpayers are funding late-term abortions (after the 20th week) done for any reason the woman desires.

While there are prohibitions on later-term abortion in some states, in others, a fully-developed, viable child can be legally aborted right up until birth. In 2013, Live Action’s undercover cameras exposed the chilling admissions of late-term abortionists committing third trimester abortions and partial-birth abortions. Although these abortionists confess to the humanity of often viable, fully developed children, they inflict inhuman and cruel abortion procedures upon them:

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The actual number of late-term abortions committed at or after 20 weeks is unknown because there are no federal requirements to report abortion numbers, nor the gestational ages of babies that are killed. There is also no requirement that abortion providers report the reasons for those procedures.

Abortion statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control are provided to the CDC  voluntarily.

The Guttmacher Institutea former “special affiliate” and “research arm” of Planned Parenthood, gathers its abortion numbers from surveys it sends to abortion facilities; if Guttmacher fails to get a response, it may estimate numbers.

So when the abortion lobby, including Planned Parenthood, starts ratcheting up its talking points that late-term abortions are “rare” and only done for “health” reasons, keep this in mind.

In 2013, according to the CDC, only 47 reporting areas sent abortion data to the CDC, excluding five (California, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Wyoming) that either did not report, did not report by age, or did not meet reporting standards. Because reporting is not mandatory, a complete number of abortions performed in the District of Columbia and New Jersey could not be obtained. According to those 2013 figures, only 40 areas reported the gestational age at the time of the abortion.

The government agency claims that 7.1 percent of gestational age abortions reported to them were between 14 and 20 weeks and 1.3 percent were greater than 21 weeks. Let’s break this down in actual numbers:

  • less than 8 weeks: 296,781
  • 9-13 weeks: 115,268
  • 14-15 weeks: 15,188
  • 16-17 weeks: 8,484
  • 18-20 weeks: 8,150
  • 21 and greater: 5,770

This means that more than 13,000 babies were killed by abortion after the 18th week of pregnancy, in just ONE year! Again, keep in mind that several states, which have late-term abortion facilities, did not report their numbers. These figures only represented 449,641 out of the 664,435 actually reported to the CDC in 2013.

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In 2013, Guttmacher published a report, claiming to detail the reasons women seek abortions after 20 weeks. In that study, authors Diana Green Foster and Katrina Kimport “estimated” that 15,000 abortions occurred annually after 20 weeks, writing, “Given an estimated 1.21 million abortions in the United States annually, more than 15,000 likely take place after 20 weeks. It is these procedures that have captured legislative attention.”

It might interest our readers to know that Katrina Kimport and Diana Greene Foster are among the faculty and staff of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a group which publishes workbooks on abortion training — which they call an “all-inclusive curriculum with tools to train new abortion providers.”

Foster also sits on the board of the Later Abortion Initiative (LAI), a group with the mission of (among other things) “increas[ing] the number of sites where later abortion is available” and “expand[ing] the number of physicians who can perform later abortion, especially at 20 weeks’ gestation and beyond.” In addition, the organization’s mission also includes working with “communications, messaging and public relations experts to build support for later abortion and fight restrictions on later abortion at the state level.” Foster has been applauded by the abortion advocacy group, NARAL.

20 week old unborn child – when many states still allow abortion

Planned Parenthood publicly presents no restrictions on late-term abortions, claiming online that “Nearly 99 percent of abortions occur before 21 weeks.”  Of course, Planned Parenthood fails to note that these statistics incomplete at best, as I’ve already pointed out. The abortion corporation charges nearly $1500.00 to end the life of a preborn child between 14 and 20 weeks, according to its website.

Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood has also been caught on undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) bargaining over prices for the body parts of aborted children, including those killed in gruesome late-term abortions.

The media has conveniently stopped mentioning the videos, because many members of the media serve as mouthpieces for Planned Parenthood’s propaganda. And Planned Parenthood continues to use its friends in the media to spread lies about how “rare” late-term abortions supposedly are.

Abortions after 20 weeks (image credit Guttmacher)

In January of 2017, Guttmacher published abortion statistics showing that 926,200 abortions were reported to them in 2014. And although abortions after 20 weeks have been a legislative issue for years, Guttmacher did not break these numbers down by specific gestation.

Instead, the organization published a graph showing that 3.8 percent of abortions reported to them were done between 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy, while 1.3 percent were above 21 weeks.

This translates into actual babies killed as follows:

  • 16-20 weeks: approximately 35,195
  • 21 weeks and greater: approximately 12,040

We may never know how many of the 35K were performed at 20 weeks.

At 20 weeks, a preborn child has developed all of his organs and systems, and there is indication that the child can feel pain. Studies have shown that premature babies, depending on the treatment administered by the hospital, can survive outside the womb as early as 22 weeks.

Late-term abortions do not always fulfill the intended consequence of killing the baby. In fact, some abortion victims have been born alive. In 2015 alone, documents from three states indicate that ten babies may have been born alive after abortions.

Other babies have been left to die after abortion attempts.

In 2013, during testimony before the Florida House, Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa Lapolt Snow was asked, “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

Her answer shocked the nation: “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”

That statement sums up Planned Parenthood’s philosophy on late-term abortions.

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

Florida passes bills on abortion that could defund Planned Parenthood

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Florida, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2016 by saynsumthn

Florida has become yet another state to defund Planned Parenthood. Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law that cuts off state funding to clinics providing abortion and imposes abortion restrictions already being tested before the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the Courier Tribune:

    Abortion clinics throughout Florida will go without taxpayer funds, face increased reporting requirements and new hurdles for doctors providing the procedure under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

    Scott, a Republican, did not make any comment on HB 1411, which was signed with 67 other bills, but the flood of statements from abortion rights and anti-abortion groups alternatively condemning and praising the move reflects the sharp divide over the issue.

    “As a result of this bill, thousands of people across Florida may no longer be able to access essential reproductive health care, such as cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. “This cruel bill is designed to rip health care away from those most at risk. Rick Scott has shown he will do all he can to strip basic care away from those who need it most.”

    But John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, an Orlando-based social conservative advocacy group, hailed the bill as protecting women’s’ health, since more inspections will ensure greater quality care.

    “This is a historic victory and we are thrilled to have been an active part of this effort,” Stemberger said.
    – See more at: http://m.courier-tribune.com/news/national/florida-governor-signs-law-bill-stripping-planned-parenthood-public-funds#sthash.gvVCu6la.dpuf

A Report by TampaBay.com reads:

    Lawmakers wrote the new measure following last summer’s controversy over videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials talking about their fetal tissue donation program.

    The law redefines the trimesters of a pregnancy, validating claims by state regulators last summer alleging Florida’s Planned Parenthood sites violated their licenses. And the funding cuts could affect six Planned Parenthood clinics.

Years ago, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist said that allowing babies to die on the table after being aborted was between the “Doctor and their patient.”

Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow testified against a ‘Born Alive’ infant protection bill that would give human rights to babies born after a botched abortion. She said doctors in abortion clinics should not be required to take such babies to a hospital, instead leaving the ‘choice’ of what to do up to them and their patients.

Other clinic regulations have also been proposed.

Starting July 1, abortion clinics will be required to have admitting privileges or transfer agreements with a nearby hospital. They also will face annual inspections by the state as part of a law that sponsor Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, said is about ensuring women’s safety.

“What we did with these clinics is just treat them similar to other surgery centers,” Stargel said.

Planned Parenthood: We want to do more late-term abortions

Posted in Center for Medical Progress, Late term abortion, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

While Planned Parenthood publicly claims that abortions late in pregnancy are done mainly for severe fetal anomalies, undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress show Planned Parenthood abortionists discussing their expected weekly numbers of late-term, healthy “specimens” for procurement agencies and researchers – not ones with anomalies.

Planned Parenthood leadership, speaking to investigators they thought were fetal body parts harvesters, admitted that the amount of late-term abortions performed by Planned Parenthood is on the rise – and that this is intentional.

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Abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood oppose 20 week abortion ban

Posted in 20 Week abortion ban, Abortion Ads, Abortion Advertisement, Late term abortion, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Cecile Richards, Feminist Majority all oppose a ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

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Abortion rights advocates like to pretend that late term abortions only happen in cases of so-called “medical necessity” but a quick look at the way they advertise says otherwise.

Planned Parenthood 20 week abortion ad

This Planned Parenthood Center’s website makes no distinction on why you can get a 20 week abortion:

    An in-clinic abortion is performed using gentle suction and medical instruments to remove the pregnancy from the uterus. In clinic abortions are performed up to 20 weeks post-fertilization at our Houston location.

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And this California Planned Parenthood tells girls:

    In-clinic abortion is offered up to 23 weeks and 6 days after the start of your last menstrual period. If your last period was after 23 weeks and 6 days, we can still help. Call us for a referral list of health care providers in your area that offer other abortion services.

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This price list below by another Planned Parenthood may show why the tax funded abortion giant opposes late term abortion bans:

Planned Parenthood abortion price list

Abortion giant Planned Parenthood brags on their action website that president Obama would veto a 20 week abortion ban:

Planned Parenthood Obama 20 week abortion ban

And they are correct, Obama is radically pro-abortion.

But, polls show that Americans are not comfortable and many oppose late term abortions, which occur legally within the US for any reason possible as demonstrated by these for profit abortion clinic advertisements:

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On May 13, 2015 the second anniversary of the murder convictions of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell for killing babies at his “house of horrors” abortion clinic in Philadelphia, the House of Representatives is set to vote on a 20 week abortion ban.

Pro-life leaders say that at 20 weeks the unborn child can feel pain, but is not the sole reason for banning all abortions.

A chart published by the CDC for 39 states that reported abortions by gestation (520,304 of the 730,322 abortions reported in 2011) show that in those 39 states:

    335,748 abortions were performed at less than 8 weeks
    139,775 abortions were performed at 9-13 weeks gestation
    17,952 abortions were performed at 14-15 weeks gestation
    9,795 abortions were performed at 16-17 weeks gestation
    9,709 abortions were performed at 18-20 weeks gestation
    7,325 abortions were performed at 21 weeks gestation or greater
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A 2014 report published by the Lozier Institute found that the United States is one of only seven countries in the world that permit elective abortion past 20 weeks.

The vote in the House comes following new evidence that premature babies may have a greater chance of survival if hospitals intervene after birth.

According to Life News, the House has approved the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Wednesday on a 242-184 vote with four Democrats (Reps. Cuellar, Langevin, Lipinski, and Peterson) voting for the bill and five Republicans voting against it (Reps. Dent, Dold, Hanna, Frelinghuysen) or voting present (Hice).

University of Iowa researchers Matthew Rysavy, a senior medical student, and Edward Bell, professor of pediatrics in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, studied the cases of nearly 5,000 infants born before 27 weeks gestation at 24 academic hospitals participating in the Neonatal Research Network between 2006 and 2011.

What they found was that much of the difference in outcomes could be explained by whether efforts were made to save the life of the youngest infants after they were born.

At most centers, active care was not provided for infants born before 22 weeks into pregnancy. Active care was provided for all infants born at or after 25 weeks of pregnancy at almost all hospitals. However, between these two extremes—for infants born 22, 23, or 24 weeks into pregnancy—there was substantial variation among hospitals in whether infants were actively treated.

Results of the study, have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

But real life success stories of premature babies surviving at younger ages are becoming public.

Like twins Hunter Ryan Ridley and Darcy Louise Ridley were born on April 24, 2006 nearly 123 days early, approximately 22 weeks gestation.

Twings bor 22 weeks hunter and darcy

Or, this baby boy, Jonathan Amos, born at a gestational age of 23 weeks:

Jonathan Amos born at 23 weeks here is 3 weeks old

And baby girl, Bella Davidson, who was born at 23 weeks weighing just 1lb 3oz.

Bella Born less than 24 weeks gestation

This new data and ongoing evidence makes it harder for Planned Parenthood and the rest of their abortion advocates to convince the American public that legalized abortion-on-demand for any reason and at any stage of development is morally right.

Planned Parenthood doc: pro-lifers should focus on late term abortion

Posted in Late term abortion, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2015 by saynsumthn

If the right-to-lifers are at all smart they will focus right in on the 39 week-old fetus.”

Those are the words of a former Planned Parenthood abortion doctor.

He was the medical director of Planned Parenthood and in 1990 he resigned over a dispute with the abortion giant regarding late term abortions.

Planned Parenthood doctor, Stanton Goldstein performed abortions, and for over five years he oversaw administration at two of Planned Parenthood’s Massachusetts abortion clinics.

I’m against this referendum as it legalizes abortion up to delivery,” Goldstein told the Boston Globe, “I cannot think of a single reason for aborting a healthy baby,” he said.

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The Planned Parenthood abortionist told the Globe that members of the medical community also objected to the proposed amendment which would have allowed late term abortion for reasons of rape or incest.

Goldstein told the AP that he left his job at Planned Parenthood because he could not join the group in backing abortion rights ”at any time in cases of rape or incest or to protect the life and health of the mother.”

In contrast, a Brookline Planned Parenthood abortionist and board member, Dr. James Koch, told the Globe he was okay with the idea of late term abortions but said, “I would perhaps he happier if there were less latitude beyond 24 weeks, with better spelling out of the circumstances under which a termination could take place at that time,” he said.

But then Koch added, the Planned Parenthood board voted unanimously for the amendment of abortions at any time in the pregnancy.

Nicki Nichols Gamble, executive director of the state office of Planned Parenthood, said she agreed with the amendment, while Planned Parenthood’s associate director at that time, Susan Newman, told the Boston Globe, she was also okay with the measure.

Everybody’s got their own ambivalence,” she said. “Abortion is such a personal thing that people set personal criteria. The one thing we’re united on is it should be a woman’s decision and not the governments.”

Newman, then told the AP that the language, “is not the first choice for a lot of people. But she said the number of abortions performed after the second trimester was ”tiny.”

Newman’s flippant answer appeared to annoy Goldstein, who pointed out to the AP, “If the number of abortions performed after the second trimester is so ‘tiny’ then why are we legislating for it? Is it so ‘tiny’ because it has not been legal up till now?”

As hard as it is to comprehend, some abortionists find killing babies days before birth repulsive. That said, Planned Parenthood doesn’t.

As Goldstein explained to the Associated Press, “I was in an administrative role in an organization that stood for something politically that I could not agree with.”

“It goes too far for me,” he said. “I as a physician believe that a destructive procedure in the third trimester is either unethical or immoral …” he said.

Sadly, Planned Parenthood’s acceptance of late term abortion has never waned.

Planned Parenthood spokesperson: extremely Rare for women to need late term abortion for medical reasons

Posted in Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by saynsumthn

” It’s extreme rare, if nonexistent, for a physician to have a medical reason to abort a woman in the seventh or eighth month.” ~ Rosa R Middleman, Medical Director of Pittsburgh’s Planned Parenthood, 1972.

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Unfortunate- Planned Parenthood approves of post birth convenience abortions: