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81 abortion clinics closed or reduced services in 2015

Posted in Operation Rescue, Pro-Life with tags , , , , on December 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

The total number abortion clinics in America continues to decline, following nationwide trend extending back to 1991. In 2015, abortion clinics closed at a rate of more than one per week with 53 abortion clinics shutting down or halting all abortion services.

Operation Rescue surveyed by telephone all abortion facilities in the U.S. from December 1-15, 2015 and found the following:

* 42 Surgical abortion clinics halted all abortion services.
* 11 Medical abortion clinics halted all abortion services.

In addition, a number of abortion facilities reduced services:

* 16 abortion clinics halted surgeries and now offer only medication abortions.
* 12 abortion clinics stopped dispensing abortion drugs and now only offer surgical abortions, noting that the abortion pill was “ineffective” or “too dangerous.”

In all, 81 abortion clinics closed or reduced services in 2015.

Currently, there are 517 surgical abortion clinics and 213 medication abortion clinics remaining active in the U.S., the lowest numbers in decades.

In 1991, which is considered the high water mark for the number of abortion clinics, there were 2,176 surgical facilities offering abortions. Since then, 81% have closed.

“There is a direct correlation between the number of abortion and the number of abortion clinics. When abortion clinic close, abortion numbers decrease and lives are saved,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

In addition, Operation Rescue obtained data on wait times for abortion appointments and average price of common first-trimester abortion procedures that debunk assumptions that the Abortion Cartel falsely portrays as fact.

The results show that the national average wait for an abortion appointment is 8.5 days, much less that the approximately five weeks it takes to get a dentist appointment.

In Texas, where a 2013 abortion law is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court next spring, abortion supporters wrongly claim that the closing of half the state’s abortion clinics has overwhelmed remaining clinics, leading to higher costs and longer appointment wait times in weeks.

However, Operation Rescue’s new data confirms that the average wait time for an abortion appointment in Texas is 6.5 days – two full days below the national average. The cost of a first trimester surgical abortion in Texas is also below the national average cost of $594.74.

“Closures can be at least partially attributable to the Abortion Cartel’s inability to follow the law. Given that propensity, we are confident the trend of abortion clinic closures will continue,” said Newman.

Read the full report at Operation Rescue here.

Website Consolidates Pro-life News Headlines; Celebrates 1st Year

Posted in Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

One year ago this month, the Harms Report, a unique website which consolidates pro-life news headlines, was launched. The site was modeled after the Drudge Report and it is operated by a long time pro-life activist little known to many in the movement. His name is Monte Harms.

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Over the years, there has been an evolution in the way that pro-lifers received their information. In years past, the pro-life movement had to rely on the major media outlets and a handful of pro-life newsletters or magazines to educate not only the public but their own people. The news moved slowly and took days or weeks to make the rounds. But today, things are much different. Now, the pro-life movement not only publishes their own news stories but they often lead in developing national trends on news. Such was the case recently with the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby harvesting operation. Had it not been for the constant drum beat of pro-life news outlets, the public would have been largely kept in the dark about the tax funded abortion giant’s activities.

The evolution of pro-life news has taken several turns over the past few years incorporating everything from blog articles, news reports, investigative series, opinion editorials and humor. Enter the Harms Report where top selections from many of the most popular news outlets are assembled in one place. Harms’ collection of provocative pro-life headlines has become a regular for consumers of news.

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Modeled after the Drudge Report, the Harms Report actually began under the name Stanek Report. It’s original creator was blogger Jill Stanek who thought up the unique concept in November of 2014. But,within months of its creation, Stanek was accepting a position with the Susan B Anthony List requiring her to pass her newest online vision to Monte Harms one of her more dedicated contributors. Under his guidance, the site took a new name and is now entitled the Harms Report. The site which posts a number of pro-life news headlines is not in competition to other news outlets rather it has become a stop for busy pro-life activists who want a general view of the pro-life news of the day.

Harms takes his role as editor of the Harms Report very seriously, working day and night to keep the site as current as possible. He said taking on the news site is just one more step in his commitment to end abortion. For years, Harms was active in volunteering for groups like Justice for All and Protest ABQ. On occasion, Harms can be seen on sidewalks in front of abortion clinics standing up for the preborn. But, Harms told Live Action News, just like many others, his pro-life activism was starting to burn him out. It was at this point that Stanek approached Harms with the idea of taking over.

“After I retired in 2014, God put me in the perfect position to utilize my strengths of being passionately pro-life and having a love of research. On top of that, Harms Report essentially needs somebody that can work on it during the day, which I am able to do,”
Harms said.

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Harms has reflected on what led him to a conviction about abortion. He said that for most of his adult life, he did not have any personal experience with anyone who had an abortion. And sadly, Harms recalled that he never even heard abortion mentioned in various churches he attended. Harms called his transformation into the pro-life movement as “pretty boring” he simply came to the conclusion that “Abortion Is Wrong. Period.”

As the Harms Report celebrates its one year anniversary, Monte Harms told Live Action News that the site came into existence at an opportune time in the history of the pro-life movement. He pointed to the elections, the passage of many important pro-life laws, the late-term abortion ban legislation in Congress and other states as well as the gruesome undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby harvesting operation. Websites like Live Action News and the Harms Report and others all play their part in telling the truth about the plight of the preborn. As society trends more pro-life these news tools will become even more instrumental in educating the public about the dignity of every human life, as we all do out part in exposing abortion. Visit the Harms Report here.

I admire the courage of pro-life side walk counselors

Posted in Created Equal, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Sidewalk Counseling with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

I admire courage and especially the courage of pro-life sidewalk counselors. Case in point, most people would back away from anyone threatening them while they stood for preborn children outside an abortion clinic but not veteran pro-life counselor Michele Herzog.

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In full disclosure, I know Michele very well. We both stood in the trenches together for years outside South Florida abortion clinics. She and I also had the unfortunate opportunity to attend the funeral of a woman who died from a legal abortion. The woman’s name was Carolina Gutierrez and I wrote about that experience to some degree here.

Michele has experienced abortion and therefore she has a lot of compassion for the women. But after becoming aware of the reality of what abortion does to the child, Michele also takes an unrelenting stand for the babies. Time after time I have watched Michele stand her ground in defense of little babies. She has been the recipient of all sorts of threats over her many years outside abortion facilities. But, Michele remained unyielding even when rocks were being thrown at her. She also stood up to an abortionist who had given her the most obscene gestures.

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Abortionist Randall Whitney shoots the finger at pro-life activist because she refused to call him “doctor.”

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Michele represents a number of pro-life warriors who faithfully stand as the last defense to cry out for children about to be executed. Everyone is a hero and each should be commended. Often, they stand alone and a majority of what they receive is negative – yet they return day after day after day. I know this, because, although I know some personally I also follow many of these faithful activists on Facebook and I read the daily comments they post. Many share how often they are abused by the police, abortion clinic staff, passers-by, and patients.

It was such a post that prompted me to write this piece. It took place outside a Florida abortion clinic earlier this month. Michele and others were crying out for a baby whose mother had just driven into the Epoc abortion clinic. Michele wrote about what took place:

“This woman came with her abortion bound friend to the Epoc abortuary on Saturday and was as vile and wicked as they come. She laughed and encouraged her friend to go through with killing her baby and then left her there. Sandra and I wanted to make sure to plead with her one more time to do what she could to get her friend out and to save the innocent baby, so we waited at the corner.”

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“When I first got there she told me she was going to kick my ___ if I didn’t move away. I had given the ministry phone to Sandra’s daughter so she could take pictures and video throughout the afternoon and in this video the woman in the car was ready to jump out after Sandra’s daughter.” That video can be viewed here.

In her usual calm way, Michele asked the woman if she was issuing a threat and reiterated her desire to see her friend’s baby saved from abortion. Michele then pointed out to the woman that the clinic’s owner has no license. James Pendergraft’s medical license has been suspended indefinitely by the state medical board and he was recently arrested in South Carolina for operating an illegal mobile abortion clinic there.

“We tell every abortion bound women and their companions of Pendergraft’s arrest and that they found with instruments with old blood and tissue on them. We tell them of the mobile abortion clinic he was running and the drugs found. Two couples left that day and chose life for their babies, but the rest of the women….none of that seemed to faze them,” she told Live Action News.

Instead of going back to the abortion clinic and warning her friend or simply driving away, the abortion supporter picked up a gallon jug of water she had in her car and hurled it at Michele.

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These kind of incidents have become regular events for pro-life activists. Earlier this week, another pro-life group had their signs illegally removed by an abortion supporter during an awareness campaign in a public overpass.

The intolerance of advocates of “personal choice” is increasingly more vocal and at times vicious. It is another sign of the desperation that the abortion lobby feels as it looses ground in this war. Given the current environment, it is only a matter of time before another abortion advocate physically harms a pro-lifer.

But, Michele and many others who stand between the baby and death on a daily basis do not think about their own risk. For them, their one and only concern is to stop the killing of each baby that day. Perhaps water is not such a scary thing – but – the impressive thing I noted in Michele’s latest video was how unflinching she was knowing the woman was threatening her. The truth is, I would have flinched or ducked or maybe even backed down. But not Michele and that is why I admire her courage and it is why I admire the courage of so many pro-life activists across the country.

Emotional Kleenex vid with pro-life message thanks NICU nurse who treats infants as her own

Posted in Pro-Life with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

Kleenex has published a beautiful video depicting the gratitude several parents express for a NICU nurse, entitled, “Tiny Miracles,” which has a significant pro-life message.

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“The NICU is an intensive care which means our babies are very critical and we don’t know if they’re even going to make it through a shift,” says Renee, a NICU nurse at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia as the video opens.

“These parents, they don’t get to take their babies home. I feel like if I treat the babies like I would want somebody to treat my baby when I’m not there, that’s the most important thing,” she adds.

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Nurse Renee says she keeps in touch with families once they go home and enjoys taking part in the joy of sending a baby that was never expected to survive or to leave the NICU home.

The emotional part comes when Renee is escorted into a room where she is asked to watch a video of all the parents she helped as she cared for their babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.

She loved my child as her own child,” states one loving parent about the nurse.

“You are our hero,” said another.

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There are not enough words to thank you for all you have done,” said another tearfully.

Kleenex rightly shows their tissues in use as Nurse Renee is overwhelmed by these grateful parents.

Viewers will most likely grab for a Kleenex, as I did, themselves as they see this beautiful exchange of love take place.

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I don’t do what I do for any kind of thank you,” said Renee, “But it’s a wonderful feeling to be appreciated,” she added.

As you watched this film and the tears well up, keep in mind that every day, just like this Georgia nurse, pro-life men and women keep watch over babies that are not expected to make it out as well.

This nurse’s attitude to treat every NICU baby as her own is the same motivation each pro-life person feels as they stand in the gap to protect innocent babies from abortion.

And, one day, just like nurse Renee, pro-lifers may be greeted with the faces of all those that they defended and will have a tearful reunion in Heaven, like Renee was privileged to have.

But… because appreciation is important now, I wanted to say thank you to a just few of the many wonderful caretakers of the unborn I know:

    Thank you Michelle Herzog, thank you Lynn Mills, thank you Bud and Tara Shaver, thank you Terri Everett, thank you Leslie Hanks, thank you John Pisciotta, thank you Tim and Terri Palquist, thank you Allura, Lydia, Laura Handy, Jay, Monte and all the others who sacrifice their lives for unborn children.

Your kindness and love for babies targeted for abortion and their moms is appreciated!

Planned Parenthood construction site protest in spirit of civil rights sit-ins

Posted in Planned Parenthood Mega Centers, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

A group of pro-life activists blocked the site of a new Planned Parenthood center in DC Monday morning.

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According to the group, Abortion Free DC, their “Justice for All Planned Parenthood Sit-In” took place in the spirit of the Civil Rights movement when Blacks were segregated from society because of their race.

    “Yesterday, it was segregated lunch counters and buses. Today, it is Planned Parenthood.” the group writes.

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The group of about a dozen pro-life activists including the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, Mark Harrington, founder of Created Equal, and full time activist Lauren Handy, arrived early in the morning to the Planned Parenthood site.

The new Planned Parenthood replaces one that recently closed after consistent pro-life prayers in front of the killing center.

In August of 2013, Planned Parenthood of Metro DC purchased the new building, located at 1225 Fourth St. NE, for $6.15 million, and hired Pizzano Contractors, a company operated by a “Catholic” business man to build the death mill.

After arriving on scene, Rev. Mahoney updated his supporters after arriving, writing on Facebook, “Already a major victory! Before our sit in at Planned Parenthood in DC, they have stopped all work using heavy equipment! Thank God!”

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A message on their events page reads:

    A generation ago, civil rights activists gathered as a bold and public witness to stand against the injustice of racism and segregation. They risked arrest at lunch counters, on buses and in the public square for peacefully embracing the eternal principles of justice for all.

    Today, this generation, faces a similar challenge on the issue of abortion. How we can passively sit by while our brothers and sisters are being brutalized and women being diminished through the tragic act of violence?

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Adding:

    Simply stated, as civil rights workers sat-in at lunch counters to stand against segregation, we will peacefully sit-in in front of Planned Parenthood standing against violence and the crushing of human rights!

Planned Parenthood has been under heavy scrutiny after undercover videos surfaced from the Center for Medical Progress showing how they engage in a Mengele-like organ harvesting operation of the babies their are hired to abort. Congress is in the process of hearing testimony on whether to defund the abortion business which gets over $500 million tax dollars annually.

The #justiceforall group is also calling on Pope Francis to address the issue of abortion and Planned Parenthood when he speaks to a joint session of Congress on September 23.

Rev. Mahoney called the event a victory noting that while they delayed construction no arrests were made.

Pro-life woman hosed by workers while kneeling in prayer outside Planned Parenthood

Posted in Pro-Life with tags , , , , on September 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

Earlier last week a pro-life woman was arrested and charged with violating a noise ordinance while praying in front of a new Planned Parenthood site in the Washington, DC area.

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Planned Parenthood has been in the news nationally after the Center for Medical Progress exposed their gruesome baby parts harvesting operation claiming they are illegally selling the body parts potentially harvested from babies aborted alive.

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That alone should give anyone involved with Planned Parenthood pause, but apparently not the Pizzano Construction Company who is helping the abortion giant by constructing their newest center in DC.

Lauren arrested PPIt was outside this site that Lauren Handy was issued the citation mentioned above.

Lauren is committed to speaking truth about abortion. Love her or hate her, she will speak out.

“Being a voice for the voiceless is never popular and Pizzano will do anything to shut us down,
” Lauren said.

But I refuse to remain silent on the killing of innocent babies,” she added.

It was just a day before her arrest that Lauren said that workers from Pizzano angrily cussed at her sending muddy water toward her while she knelt down on the sidewalk to pray.

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“At first I was by myself and felt a little discouraged because the guy was cussing at me,”
Lauren told Saynsumthn. “And then another prayer warrior showed up and immediately knelt in the mud with me.”

Lauren said she was peacefully praying when the Pizzano worker targeted her with his hose spraying muddy water in her direction.

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“I was kneeling and praying when the guy turned on the hose making the construction dust turn into mud. I told him I would not leave and continued to pray,” Lauren said. “It didn’t matter what they did to me.”


“It was actually beautiful to serve God in that way
,” she added.

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In August 2013, Planned Parenthood of Metro DC purchased the 1225 Fourth St. NE, building, for $6.15 million.

They hired Pizzano Contractors to building the killing center. A video ad published by the Alexandria, Va. company says that what makes them great is “family” among other things. Go figure!

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In 2012, Dr. Jamila Perritt, the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C made $214,421 working for the abortion center.

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The video message below encourages pro-lifers to contact the Planned Parenthood construction company and politely urge them to stop building the new child killing center:

The good news is that Lauren told Saynsumthn that one of the Construction workers wants to leave after witnessing her peacefully take their abuse:

    “Everyone became really uncomfortable watching to girls take it was silence and a construction guy gave me him name and number because he wants to leave.”

Protestors greet Planned Parenthood baby parts doc at her home

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortionist, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

On August 9, 2015 Planned Parenthood abortionist Savita Ginde was greeted by 50 members of Denver Bible Church outside her Colorado home condemning her practice of abortion and participating in a gruesome baby parts operation.

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Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde does abortions at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and was recently exposed negotiating a fetal body parts deal with “buyers” from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).

The group of protesters exposing Ginde’s horrific practices held a large sign which read, “Savita turn state’s evidence.

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And “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.”

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According to Leslie Hanks who attended the protest, the group was motivated by, “love for our pre-born neighbors enough to confront evil in our midst.”

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The undercover video which features Ginde alleges Planned Parenthood is illegally selling baby parts in a gruesome harvesting operation.

Ginde is heard in the video speaking about her ability to alter the abortion method to get, intact fetuses, she calls “specimens” in a way that does not “crush” fetal organs.

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Toward the end of the video Ginde is seen inside Planned Parenthood’s path lab poking around the legs and body parts of the aborted children and laughingly pointing out, “We’ve got another boy.”

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Hanks told Saynsumthn that 50 people showed up at Ginde’s home including, grandparents, young moms and dads along with their children.

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Colorado Right to Life notified abortionist Ginde about plans to protest and encouraged her to repent of her involvement in such great wickedness,” Hanks said.

The group reports that Ginde’s neighbors received a flier explaining the reason for the protest and inviting them to pray that she’d quit murdering pre-born babies in the womb.

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The flier read:

    While you go about your daily life, thousands of human beings are being murdered down the street from your house. Abortionist Savita Ginde and her employer Planned Parenthood must be called to repentance, but so must you. If you are neglecting to love your preborn neighbor and work to end the abortion holocaust, you are a bad neighbor. You live in a nation that practices child sacrifice. While God hates the hands that shed innocent blood, he will not hold guiltless those who knew about this evil and did nothing against it.

    Savita that she would cease her murderous ways and turn to Christ. Search the Scriptures. Examine your heart. Assess your actions. Rethink your priorities. Repent and follow Christ. Love your neighbor as yourself.

Hanks said they received positive support from vehicle traffic driving past the complex.

In 2009″ Planned Parenthood bragged that their “clinical research” was enhanced by Ginde writing in a PPRM publication:

    PPRM’s leadership role in advanced reproductive health care and clinical research has significantly grown with the appointment of Dr. Savita Ginde as medical director in 2004. Prior to PPRM, she conducted numerous clinical research trials within the reproductive health care specialty and, fortunately for us, continued this practice upon joining our team.

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Adding:

    The Clinical Research division is currently working to increase PPRM’s participation in clinical trials and behavioral and environmental studies. Our goal is to become a research leader within Planned Parenthood Federation of America and to continue providing high quality care to our clients.

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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains recently posted a sign saying that they were “proud” of their “work” go figure!

In 2010 alone Savita Ginde, as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood took in over $269,000 in salary.

By 2012, that amount rose to $270,327 in reportable compensation for only 20 hours a week of work plus $21,335 in OTHER COMPENSATION!

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UPDATE: Since publishing this blog the Denver pro-life group released this video which is worth watching: