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Here are a dozen things the media won’t tell you about Planned Parenthood

Posted in HIPPA, Planed Parenthood abortion death, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood 3% myth, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood abortion stats, Planned Parenthood and Rape, Planned Parenthood and Sex Trafficking, Planned Parenthood fined by state, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Planned Parenthood services, Planned Parenthood six digit salary, Planned Parenthood's botched surgery, Privacy, Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2017 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Despite all its scandals over the years, the pro-abortion mainstream media has largely kept the evidence of this from taxpayers. Perhaps it’s because the media approves of Planned Parenthood’s agenda, and the agenda of the politicians who defend the organization.

The media manipulates the American public by refusing to tell the truth about Planned Parenthood’s abuses, a fact Live Action News previously documented. Instead, the media repeats Planned Parenthood’s PR-approved talking points while failing to report important investigations exposing Planned Parenthood’s lies and deceptions.

Here are some facts about Planned Parenthood that mainstream media has failed to report:

Fact #1: Planned Parenthood is a private corporation whose political action committee contributes heavily to the same politicians sending them millions of dollars each year — over half a billion annually. PP is a master manipulator and marketer politically and this drives the dollars politicians send them. Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Cecile Richards, was not hired for her health care “experience” but for her political savvy, as Live Action News’ Rebecca Downs has explained:

Planned Parenthood may claim to be a health organization, but Richards herself has no health experience — her background is in politics, a background which even the Planned Parenthood website emphasizes. In addition to running Planned Parenthood, she also runs Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is — you guessed it — a political organization. After Richards spoke before Congress in September 2015, the Oversight Committee expressed concerns that there was an overlap in where Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer money was going. Are Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund really so different?

Fact #2: Planned Parenthood masquerades as a health care provider. This scheme to reinvent themselves was developed years ago, as Live Action News has detailed here, to mask the fact that they are the largest chain of abortion facilities in the United States.

Fact #3: There are thousands of federally qualified health centers which provide far superior health care to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has lost more than half a million patients (600,000) since 2011. Yet, taxpayer-funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), increased patients by over 2 million by 2015, providing care to 24,295,946.

Fact #4: Planned Parenthood services are on the decline despite major increases in government funding. Except, of course, when it comes to abortion, where Planned Parenthood garners nearly 35 percent of the market share.

  • MAMMOGRAMS: Planned Parenthood performed zero, because Planned Parenthood facilities do not have mammogram machines. Yet, in 2015, federal health centers performed mammograms on over 521,000 patient,  an increase from 470,000 in 2014.
  • BREAST EXAMS dropped 12 percent in 2015 at Planned Parenthood, and between 2004 and 2015, breast exams at Planned Parenthood declined by more than 65 percent.
  • PAP TESTS: Planned Parenthood’s 2015 report reveals that Pap tests declined 75 percent from 2004. Yet, in 2015, federal health centers administered over 1.8 million Pap tests to patients — an increase from 1.7 million in 2014.
  • CANCER SCREENINGS declined at Planned Parenthood from last year’s figures, and, between 2004 and 2015, cancer screenings there plummeted 69 percent.
  • PRENATAL CARE: Planned Parenthood is deceptive about providing prenatal care, which was nearly cut in half in 2015. Since 2010, prenatal care at Planned Parenthood has decreased nearly 70 percent. Yet, in 2015, federal health centers cared for a total of 552,000 prenatal patients — an increase from 528,000 prenatal patients in 2014.

Fact #5: Planned Parenthood claims defunding their organization will hurt poor women yet Planned Parenthood’s own officials rake in hefty six digit salaries, getting regular raises. An analysis of CEO compensation at Planned Parenthood by STOPP revealed that the top 68 people at Planned Parenthood take home $18.1 million combined.

Fact #6: Planned Parenthood has been netting a profit for many years, exceeding its expenses — not just by a few dollars, but by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses range from $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010).

Fact #7: Women can die after receiving Planned Parenthood’s “services.” Cree Erwin-Sheppard recently died after her abortion at a Michigan Planned Parenthood. Tonya Reaves was left bleeding inside Planned Parenthood’s Chicago facility for hours. She died later at a hospital.

Abortion deaths and injuries at Planned Parenthood (image by Operation Rescue)

Fact #8: Emergencies at Planned Parenthood are on the rise. The pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue (OR) has documented that a number of Planned Parenthood centers have had to call for emergency transports of patients. OR reports that “since January 1, 2016, Operation Rescue has documented 40 such incidents at Planned Parenthood abortion centers alone.”

Fact #9: Undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress caught Planned Parenthood haggling over prices for aborted baby parts. Planned Parenthood’s CEO admitted they still participate in fetal harvesting, saying at the time, “Planned Parenthood is proud of its limited role in supporting fetal tissue research.”

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives‘ final report into the fetal parts industry found several disturbing issues with Planned Parenthood. Live Action News contributor Susan Michelle-Hanson reviewed the 471-page report and noted that Planned Parenthood “committed systematic violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule from about 2010 to 2015, and that “violations occurred when the abortion clinics disclosed patients’ individually identifiable health information to StemExpress to facilitate the [tissue procurement business]’s efforts to procure human fetal tissue for resale.”

Fact #10: Planned Parenthood has violated the trust of patients by violating patient privacy, as stated above. In addition, an analysis by Live Action News found many other instances of privacy leaks by the government funded abortion business.

Fact #11: Planned Parenthood has been cited for overbilling abuses and has been accused of Medicaid fraud.

2017 report, conducted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Alliance Defending Freedom, looked at publicly available audits and discovered several egregious examples of fraud and abuse associated with Planned Parenthood.

Among other abuses, the study found:

  • Planned Parenthood affiliates have been identified as the source of at least $12.8 million in waste, abuse, and potentially fraudulent overbilling and penalties.
  • One audit uncovered $5.2 million in overbilling by two California Planned Parenthood affiliates; the average overbilled amount per audited year in a single audit was $94,409. 
  • Three federal audits specifically identify Planned Parenthood – and only Planned Parenthood– as the problem in state family planning program overbilling.

Fact #12: Planned Parenthood has been caught failing to report child sexual abuse (a violation that alone should result in the organization losing millions of taxpayer dollars granted to it under the federal Title X Family Planning Program). Reports also found that victims of sex trafficking are sometimes taken to Planned Parenthood centers for forced abortions by their pimps.

So, when it comes to health care for women, Planned Parenthood is far from the worthy organization it claims to be. The bottom line is that American taxpayer should not be obligated or forced to hand millions of dollars to an abortion corporation with fraud and serious abuses on their record.

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

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Abortion records found in unsecured building could put patient’s privacy at risk

Posted in Abortion Records, Abortionist, Abortionist Investigated, Improper Disposal of Medical Records, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers in Michigan say that an abortionist may have improperly stored thousands of records from former abortion patients in an unsecured building in Michigan.

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According to Michigan State Law [statutes 333.16213 and 333.20175] which govern the proper retention of medical records: “Records shall be maintained in such a manner to ensure their confidentiality and proper use and to ensure their accessibility and availability to each patient or his or her authorized representative.

Michigan Public Health Code 333.13811 also governs the proper disposal of medical waste including medical sharps.

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According to local pro-life activist, Lynn Mills, who went to the site after receiving an anonymous tip, the records were housed at the now closed, Feminine Health Center, owned by retired Michigan abortionist Abraham Alberto Hodari.

Mills said that she visited the old abortion facility to check out the informant’s information, concerned that patient records were left exposed.

She described the site as having a chain link fencing that had been cut with several gaping holes in the walls of the building.

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In addition, Mills said that she also discovered that the building was unlocked an unsecured, which would mean that anyone could enter the premises and violate the privacy of the clinic’s former abortion patients.

Hodari once owned five different abortion clinics in Michigan, the Woman Care clinics located in Southfield, Lansing, Livonia, Downriver and Macomb. Several boxes, completely visible through the door, were marked on the outside that indicated that the records came from these Hodari abortion clinic locations such as an abbreviation SFLD, meaning Southfield.

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According to a press release sent by the Citizens for a Pro-life Society (CFPLS), when Mills checked the door and found it unlocked she immediately saw stacks upon stacks of boxes that appeared to contain files of Hodari’s patients, many marked with the words “charts” and “records.”

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Mills, concerned that the privacy rights of women were seriously at risk, returned to the unkempt and dilapidated building later on March 15th with Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to investigate further and document evidence to take to the Flint police.

Together the two discovered that a large gaping hole was cut into the garage door in the back of the building large enough for a grown man to easily gain entry to the facility. In addition to the unlocked side door, the huge hole in the garage door, the former clinic may also be entered through a hole on the right side of the building.

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Monica Miller, director of (CFPLS) said in her release that manila folders are visible though small slots in the boxes and appear to be stored alphabetically as many boxes recorded a beginning and ending last name.

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In addition to the stacks of medical record boxes, the building contains other boxes of medical records vulnerable to accessibility as well as several loose piles of medical records, including literally hundreds of records that are haphazardly strewn all over the floor of the open building mixed with trash and debris.

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Not only does the open building contain sensitive medical documents, but Mills said that they also found two large piles of syringes with sharps are also in the building which may be a violation of Michigan State Law regarding the proper disposal of medical waste.

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This isn’t the first time medical records and patient files have been found, but it should be the last,” Mills told Saynsumthn, “Patients have the expectation of privacy when they go to any doctor, even an abortion doctor. Where is the government oversight on this and why are their laws not being enforced? The number one responsibility of the government is the protection of its citizens. These woman were victimized in their abortion and again now because of this careless record keeping.”

In 2008 members of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society discovered the remains of aborted babies in Hodari’s Lathrup Village, Michigan Woman Care clinic, as well as over 200 intact patient records and biohazard waste that prompted a formal investigation by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that cited him for violating Michigan law and charges filed against him by the Oakland County prosecutor for improper maintenance of patient records to which he pled “no-contest” and was placed on a six months probation.

Late last year, hundreds of abortion clinic medical records were discovered unsecured at a warehouse in Houston, Texas.

The sensitive medical records were found by the warhouse owner after her dog entered the property, tore up several files, and dragged them outside.

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Esmeralda Cedillo, who found the records in her warehouse, said that the records contained sensitive information such as abortion details and Social Security numbers.

She told local news outlets who cared enough to report the story that the records were left in the warehouse by a now-estranged relative who works at an abortion clinic.

It was later discovered that the medical files belonged to patients at the now closed abortion clinic which operated under the names, a”Cunningham Clinic, KNS Clinic, and Women’s Clinic,” located at 2600 Southwest Freeway #1010 and 5555 West Loop South Suite 200, in Houston.

Cedillo was later rewarded for exposing the way they were haphazardly stored.

Unfortunately, Mills and Miller say they have not seen the same concern from media or authorities they contacted.

They claim that in addition to notifying local police, they have reached out to an attorney with the Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to discuss possible criminal violations. But, to date, the two have been unsuccessful in getting any public official to investigate this.

Mills told Saynsumthn that she went forward with the information for two reasons, one was to warn former abortion clinic patients that their privacy may be at risk and two was to get the public to insist that the records, many which have now been mysteriously removed, are now stored in a proper manner.

Mills and Miller say they now plan to take their evidence to the Michigan Attorney General.

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Abortionist investigated for dumping medical records

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist dumps fetuses, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Medical Board, Abortionist Medical Record Privacy, Abortionist Sexual, Abortionist Under Investigation, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

This week we detailed the complaint that Operation Rescue filed against sleezy abortion doc Nareshkumar Patel.

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Today, Oklahoma’s News9 is reporting on that story:

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office confirms it is investigating a complaint against an Oklahoma doctor that was brought to their attention by a pro-life group.

The group, called Operation Rescue out of Wichita, Kansas, claims the doctor has dumped medical waste and sensitive medical information into its dumpsters.

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And in a six page letter they sent to the Attorney General in January, they claim the doctor has a blatant disregard for his patients, their private medical information and the law.

“What we see is despicable,” said Troy Newman, the executive director of Operation Rescue. “We have countless people that have come forward.”

Newman says on Tuesday, they received confirmation from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office that they are indeed investigating the claims. He also received confirmation from the state’s Medical Licensure Board last month that they are reviewing the claims as well.

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“I have stacks and reams of private medical information, that needs to be put in the right hands,” said Newman. “Because this man is just disregarding state law and privacy concerns.”

In their letter to the attorney general, Operation Rescue claims Dr. Nareshkumar Patel and the Outpatient Services for Women clinic on N.W. 63rd Street violated the law a number of ways including:

dumping confidential medical records,
not reporting abortions they have performed,
improperly disposing medical waste,
failing to protect and properly dispose of employment applications,
and failing to observe the 24 hour voluntary and informed consent rule.
“And we have dozens and dozens of his former patients records,” said Newman. “These are the most private, the most secure, most sensitive pieces of information. And that shows a callous disregard for the patients and the integrity of his medical practice.”

Newman claims all of these records have come from confidential sources, and were brought to their attention last March.

“Mostly they come out of the trash receptacles,” said Newman. “Some of the most private information a person can have should not be disposed of into a place that is just open for public scrutiny.”

News 9 did reach out to Dr. Patel and the clinic for comment. They did not return our calls.

Back in 1994, Dr. Patel was put on trial on allegations he sexually assaulted some of his patients, but a jury found him not guilty and acquitted him of all charges. A search of News 9 archives also reveal Patel made national news in 1992, for admitting he dumped and burned fetuses in a field near Shawnee. The board later dismissed the complaint on that matter.

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Mike Haley, the regional director of Operation Rescue National, called the dumping and burning of the fetuses “an outrage on our society” and likened the activities to the Nazi death camps.

Patel said he and his office manager had tried to find a waste disposal company to take the fetuses after Seminole Municipal Hospital told him on Sept. 5, 1990, that he no longer could use its incinerator.

He testified he took two boxes of fetuses from the clinic on April 14 after a storage room became too full. He acknowledged there could have been as many as 1,000 fetuses in the room.

Patel said he and his office manager took the fetuses to an abandoned recreational vehicle park he owned near Shawnee and he set fire to them on a gravel road.

“We stayed until the fire was completely burned off,” he said.

“Just looking from the headlights of my car, it looked like everything was burned off, the fire was burned off, everything was covered with ash. … Still we decided that we would go back there … the next day after work was over to make sure it was completely burned off. ” But, he said, two trespassers discovered the fetuses on his fenced property April 15, before he could return.

“If I had known that there would be so much unnecessary publicity, I would have never done it,” he said.

He said he now has a contract, signed April 16 – the day after the fetuses were found – with American Medical Disposal Inc. of Oklahoma City to dispose of the fetuses. He said his office manager again called waste disposal clinics after the publicity began.

Patel admitted burning the fetuses and said of the burnings, “We took only one small amount. This was the first time we were trying. We wanted to see if it would be all right. … to see if we could dispose of it completely or not. ”

Medical examiners determined that one fetus was 21 weeks old and “the other remains were all of 16 weeks gestation or less. ” An autopsy report noted: “The multiple fetal parts that are identifiable consist of … a definite 53 right hands, 47 left hands, 51 right feet and 55 left feet. This is used to determine a minimum number of grossly recognizable human fetuses of 55.

Doctors determined the remains had been kept in formaldehyde before their disposal.

An autopsy report listed the abortion on the 21-week-old fetus as a homicide but chief medical examiner Fred Jordan said, “We do not believe that the 21-week fetus was at a stage of development whereby it could have independently survived outside the mother. ” No criminal charges were filed.

Patel also was disciplined at the June 1990 hearing for failing to keep accurate records on prescription drugs. That ruling was upheld.

Patel moved his first Warr Acres clinic after a legal fuss with his landlord. The landlord had terminated Patel’s lease in 1989 after an air-conditioning repairman complained of finding “babies in bottles” in the attic above the clinic.

Patel has told authorities that he keeps the fetuses for up to seven months before disposal.

1990

In 1992, a witness testified in one case in Oklahoma County District Court that Patel performs as many as 20 abortions “on any given Saturday,” at his Oklahoma City clinic. Medical records obtained from the state licensure board confirmed those numbers.

The woman, a medical assistant who worked at the Oklahoma City clinic and occasionally at the Shawnee clinic, also testified that Patel kept fetal tissue from completed abortions stored in both clinics until it was destroyed.

“We put them in boxes and date them. And he takes so many,” said the witness, identified in court documents as medical assistant Nancy J. Standerfer.

He was ordered to pay $240,000 in damages after an Oklahoma County judge ruled in favor of a 15-year-old girl left permanently injured following an attempted abortion in June 1989.

The state medical board reprimanded Patel on June 9, 1990, “for a procedure done in an unprofessional manner in an unprofessional setting. ” That reprimand was later overturned after he appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Standerfer, the medical assistant who witnessed the 1989 abortion attempt on the 15-year-old girl, described how she saw Patel “pull out some tissue and take it in his hands. ” Then the woman testified she heard Patel say, “‘That’s her small intestine,’ and he put it all inside … ” The doctor then told his assistant to call an ambulance and the girl was rushed to Oklahoma Memorial Hospital. She later underwent emergency surgery for a perforated uterus, where a male fetus was found floating in blood inside her abdominal cavity.

Eventually, the girl’s fallopian tubes, ovaries, and a portion of her colon were removed, and a temporary colostomy was performed.

In a separate incident, medical authorities said Patel was accused of abandoning a patient.

No action was taken in that case “because there was not enough evidence presented to make a finding on the claim,” said Daniel Gamino, attorney for the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

A lawsuit filed by Terrell Dockery of Shawnee in April 1990 against Patel was dismissed by mutual agreement. Dockery said Patel wanted to induce labor in January 1989 about two weeks before her delivery date so he could go to India for a vacation.

She agreed, but she said he rushed through the delivery and neglected to suture a tear caused by the birth. She claimed she bled excessively and suffered an infection “because of him and his greed,” and he was not available to help her.

She asked for $20,000 damages, and Patel filed a counterclaim for $355 he said she still owed him, records show. Patel produced hospital records showing he sutured the woman for a 1 1/2-centimeter (.6 inch) tear after delivery and again during the night when the suture line began bleeding.

1993

In 1993, NEWSOK reported that a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court by Ashley Trent alleges Patel was negligent in treating her following an April abortion. Trent is asking for $10,000 in actual damages and $500,000 in punitive damages.

Patel was released on $100,000 bond after he was charged with one count each of forcible oral sodomy and sexual battery. The alleged victim in the criminal charge also is a former patient, but the two cases are unrelated.

Patel is accused of calling Trent on April 29 and asking her to meet with him under the guise of discussing her mental condition following the mid-April abortion.

Trent agreed to meet Patel at a predetermined location, got into his car, and rode with him to Lake Stanley Draper. There, the lawsuit says, the doctor attempted to grab and kiss Trent.

The lawsuit also alleges that Patel failed to make a thorough examination of Trent and took advantage of her “known mental and emotional status” when he forced himself upon her.

The criminal charges stem from a March 25 incident in which a patient alleged Patel tried to kiss and fondle her while she lay nude and sedated on an examination table.

A judge initially set bond at $500,000, after prosecutors argued that Patel was a flight risk because he had airline tickets to India. The amount later was lowered to $100,000 when Thomas convinced a second judge the higher amount was unreasonable.

In 1994, Patel was found not guilty in the sexual assault of the 25 year old female patient.

In that case another woman testified Tuesday that she had been a patient of Patel’s in 1989 and had been raped by him while under sedation at the Warr Acres clinic. The woman, then 19, admits she never told anyone of the alleged attack until five years later.

Patel testified he never had sex with any of the patients. He testified the woman whose allegations led to the charges had wanted to date him and would call him four times a week.

The woman taped telephone conversations between her and Patel and on one recording he apologized to her.

Patel said he “was so tired of her calling, I would say anything to get her to stop. ” Patel’s attorney, D.C. Thomas, claims the woman tried to set up Patel for the purpose of filing a $5 million civil lawsuit against him.

In 1994, A Pottawatomie County jury found in favor of Dr. Nareshkumar Gandalal Patel, who had been sued by Rochelle Brown, a former worker in his Shawnee office.

Brown sought $200,000 in damages, claiming in part that Patel repeatedly touched her breasts and buttocks in a Chicago hotel room in November 1990. The woman testified she was surprised upon their arrival to learn that Patel had reserved only one room, said her attorney, James Branum.

Brown testified that she quit her job after returning to Shawnee, but that Patel convinced her to return to work two months later, Branum said.

She claimed that Patel assaulted her again in January 1991.

Patel went to medical school in India, entering when he was 17 and finishing when he was 21. “Over there,” he said in a 1990 deposition, “doctors are considered as God. ” He moved to the United States in 1978 and had further medical training at a New Jersey hospital before moving to Oklahoma in mid-1984.

Privacy at risk: ObamaCare, like the abortion industry, works under cover of darkness!

Posted in Life Dynamics, Life Talk, Obama and Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, ObamaCare Navigators, Planned Parenthood and ObamaCare, Planned Parenthood Navigator, Planned Parenthood ObamaCare, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

Ben Johnson LifeSite News Life Talk December 2013On the December 2013 show, the cast of Life Talk interviewed LifeSite News‘ US Bureau Chief, Ben Johnson who has done a vast amount of research on the Affordable Care Act a/k/a/ ObamaCare and access unregulated Navigators will have to your private information.

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Johnson points out that abortion giant Planned Parenthood is one of the ObamaCare Navigators. He says that these navigators, who are not required to be back ground checked, can access your personal private information through a federal data hub.

Johnson asks what it would take to prohibit Planned Parenthood from accessing personal data on pro-life leaders pointing out that with ObamaCare, “If you like your privacy you can keep your privacy.”

Mark Crutcher Life Talk Dec 2013

Mark Crutcher, producer of Life Talk and president of Life Dynamics, calls ObamaCare a fraud and asks if having the IRS implement ObamaCare is a good idea.

Johnson answers Crutcher’s concerns by reminding the viewers that the IRS has become politicized, has recently targeted pro-life organizations and will now have access to additional personal data on all Americans.

Crutcher ends the interview by saying, “These are truly frightening times that we live in. This situation with ObamaCare, I don’t think that people truly realize how pervasive this thing is and what the potential risks are for this, for the whole country, not just for health care for everything.”

FR Frank Pavone Life Talk Dec 2013

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, drew the conclusion that ObamaCare, like the abortion industry, works under cover of darkness, “Just like the abortion industry itself, it works under cover of darkness. They want to hide, distort, lie, cover-up, deceive, withhold, secrecy, darkness. And this is what the Obama administration has made this out to be,” he added.

Watch Interview:

Life Talk is a monthly pro-life TV show produced in Denton, Texas by Life Dynamics.

The show is hosted by Life Dynamics President, Mark Crutcher, Priests for Life National Director Fr. Frank Pavone, Bloggers Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa and Jill Stanek. Sitting in for Operation Rescue president Troy Newman is Leroy Dodd.

You can view the entire show here http://www.LifeTalkTV.com

Visit Life Dynamics here http://www.lifedynamics.com

Read LifeSite articles by Ben Johnson here

Big Brother’s U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens

Posted in Big Brother, National Counterterrorism Center, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T Hot Air

Remember when government needed something called a warrant or even probable cause to look at your records? Good times, good times. I’m nostalgic for the halcyon days of, er, February of this year, before the Attorney General of the United States signed off on an order allowing the government to access pretty much everything it wanted in the name of counterterrorism. The Wall Street Journal found out about the order and got a FOIA request to force its exposure:

Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime.

Not everyone was on board. “This is a sea change in the way that the government interacts with the general public,” Mary Ellen Callahan, chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security, argued in the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.

A week later, the attorney general signed the changes into effect.

Read the WSJ U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens

Through Freedom of Information Act requests and interviews with officials at numerous agencies, The Wall Street Journal has reconstructed the clash over the counterterrorism program within the administration of President Barack Obama. The debate was a confrontation between some who viewed it as a matter of efficiency—how long to keep data, for instance, or where it should be stored—and others who saw it as granting authority for unprecedented government surveillance of U.S. citizens.

The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an investigation.

Now, NCTC can copy entire government databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited. Data about Americans “reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information” may be permanently retained.

The changes also allow databases of U.S. civilian information to be given to foreign governments for analysis of their own. In effect, U.S. and foreign governments would be using the information to look for clues that people might commit future crimes.

“It’s breathtaking” in its scope, said a former senior administration official familiar with the White House debate.

Counterterrorism officials say they will be circumspect with the data. “The guidelines provide rigorous oversight to protect the information that we have, for authorized and narrow purposes,” said Alexander Joel, Civil Liberties Protection Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the parent agency for the National Counterterrorism Center.

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that searches of “persons, houses, papers and effects” shouldn’t be conducted without “probable cause” that a crime has been committed. But that doesn’t cover records the government creates in the normal course of business with citizens.

Congress specifically sought to prevent government agents from rifling through government files indiscriminately when it passed the Federal Privacy Act in 1974. The act prohibits government agencies from sharing data with each other for purposes that aren’t “compatible” with the reason the data were originally collected.

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Big Brother : Mandatory Black Boxes in Cars

Posted in Big Brother, Privacy with tags , , , , on December 14, 2012 by saynsumthn

Big Brother wants to read your e-mail and Texas bill may Nullify NDAA Detention and TSA screening

Posted in Alex Jones, Big Brother, NDAA, Privacy, TSA with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2012 by saynsumthn

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge. (CNET obtained the revised draft from a source involved in the negotiations with Leahy.)

It’s an abrupt departure from Leahy’s earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications. The Vermont Democrat boasted last year that his bill “provides enhanced privacy protections for American consumers by… requiring that the government obtain a search warrant.”

Leahy had planned a vote on an earlier version of his bill, designed to update a pair of 1980s-vintage surveillance laws, in late September. But after law enforcement groups including the National District Attorneys’ Association and the National Sheriffs’ Association organizations objected to the legislation and asked him to “reconsider acting” on it, Leahy pushed back the vote and reworked the bill as a package of amendments to be offered next Thursday. The package (PDF) is a substitute for H.R. 2471, which the House of Representatives already has approved.

One person participating in Capitol Hill meetings on this topic told CNET that Justice Department officials have expressed their displeasure about Leahy’s original bill. The department is on record as opposing any such requirement: James Baker, the associate deputy attorney general, has publicly warned that requiring a warrant to obtain stored e-mail could have an “adverse impact” on criminal investigations.

Christopher Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said requiring warrantless access to Americans’ data “undercuts” the purpose of Leahy’s original proposal. “We believe a warrant is the appropriate standard for any contents,” he said. REST HERE

MEANWHILE:

State lawmakers in Texas are fighting to reassert their citizens’ Fourth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendment rights. Republican legislators have submitted two bills, one to remove the indefinite detention provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the other to stop the intrusive screening procedures of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

HB149, the Texas Liberty Preservation Act filed by state Rep. Lyle Larson, targets the most controversial provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. The online Huffington Post reports,

HB 149 specifically calls out Section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, which were recently subjects of a federal lawsuit filed by plaintiffs concerned that the language within the passages could be used to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens.

In October, a federal appeals court rejected the notion that the indefinite detention provisions found within the NDAA pose a reasonable threat to American citizens and blocked an injunction issued by another judge in May who had determined that the NDAA did not “pass constitutional muster.”

According to the appeals judges, “the public interest” outweighed the concerns raised by the plaintiffs. They determined that “the statute does not affect the existing rights of United States citizens.”

Lawmakers in the Lone Star State disagree. According to HB 149, sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA are “inimical to the liberty, security, and well-being of the citizens of the State of Texas” and violate both federal and state constitutions. READ REST HERE