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Media elevates abortionist with 1year of Tx license as “expert” on abortion safety

Posted in Abortion Death List, Abortion History, Abortionist, Illegal abortion, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Texas abortion provider has posed a fascinating question to a local news outlet by asking how many women will wind up in the ER? It is a great question and one pro-lifers wished the media would report on given the rash of abortion related emergencies that continue to go on all across the nation in relative silence.

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But, despite the mounds of evidence that abortion is not safe, are being closed for unsafe conditions or that women are being rushed out of clinics and Planned Parenthood centers in ambulances, and they sometimes die or that abortion doctors and staff are not the pristine pillars of society they paint themselves to be, the media hides the truth from American women.

And in a brilliant marketing scheme along with the collaboration of the main stream media the abortion industry also hides the truth from American women. In fact, what the abortion doctor mentioned above was really complaining about was not the injuries and deaths from legal abortion, but the fact that laws regulating abortion clinics are also closing many due in large part to the fact that abortion facilities are generally incapable of complying with basic surgical standards. So, how should we fix the problem, by removing the regulations, of course! And how does he sway the media to do an exclusive on him, he claims women are having illegal abortions.

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Abortionist Bhavik Kumar, works at Whole Woman’s abortion clinics in San Antonio and Fort Worth. Kumar is a graduate of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas and completed his 3rd and 4th year of medical school at the El Paso, Texas branch in 2010 and then completed his residency training this past July, 2013. He is being promoted as an expert in abortion when, in fact, he was only licensed by the State of Texas last year.

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In his interview with the Texas Observer Kumar admits that there are few doctors who will do abortions, “there’s less of us providing this care, so it can be isolating for us,” he said.

Despite the fact that unsafe conditions were present inside Texas abortion facilities, the abortionist was complaining about the impact of Texas’ HB2, one of the most restrictive laws in the country which has closed a number of abortion clinics statewide. He claimed that women who are seeking abortions and coming from the border have tried self-aborting where he asked, “how many women will wind up in the ER and not come to the this clinic instead?”

Adding, “The reason that they have to drive that far is because there are fewer clinics, given other laws like the admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirement. And, you have to pay mostly out of pocket, or use abortion funds, in order to pay for your procedure. So, that sometimes adds cost because you’ve had to wait an extra few weeks because you couldn’t access a clinic, you have to stay overnight. If you have kids, you have to find somebody to take care of your kids, [take] time off of work. If you’re not able to get the funds within 24 hours, you have to wait even longer to get the money to pay for it.”

Wrong question Mr. abortion doctor, the real question is how many women are rushed to the ER from legal abortion? It is obvious what Bhavik Kumar is doing here. He is resurrecting an old tactic, used successfully in the early days of legalized abortion and that is to claim that women die or will be hospitalized when abortion is illegal or cannot be accessed easily.

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Case in point, during the debate to liberalize abortion in New York, the issue of unsafe abortions swayed one representative to change his vote on the floor, opening the door to abortion on demand in that state.

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Assemblywoman Constance E. Cook stood to the floor during that 1970 debate to push the lie of unsafe abortion, stating, “I submit that we have abortion on demand in the state of New York right now. Any woman that wants an abortion can get one–if she has $25, she has it done here, under the most abominable circumstances,” and that prohibition only drives abortion underground.”

This clip from the film “Choice at Risk” gives a historical glimpse :

Repealing Abortion Laws (4:18) from Dorothy Fadiman on Vimeo.

The deciding vote was cast by Democrat Assemblyman, George Michaels, who told the LA Times that for years he had been told by local party leaders not to vote for the repeal of the abortion ban, and he pledged not to. For two years he had followed the party line.

ASSY George Michaels cast vote to legalize abortion

    I would vote no, hoping the bill would pass,” he said. “I was not doing the right thing.”

    In April, 1970, the night before he left for Albany, Michaels spent an evening with his daughter-in-law, Sarah.

    Sarah asked him what would happen when the abortion bill came up for a vote again. There was a chance it would pass, he told her.

    What if it doesn’t?” she asked.

    Maybe next year,” he said.

    Michaels says he has never been able to forget what his son’s young wife told him next:

    In the meantime, thousands of women will be mutilated and die because of that stupid Legislature.

    Boy, that rocked me,” Michaels says. “That rocked me.”

The National Abortion Rights Action League, NARAL, also lied about women dying from illegal abortions. One of their early founders, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who later repented of his pro-abortion actions and views, described what they did early on:

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    “We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one,” recalls the movement’s co-founder. “Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls. We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60 percent of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie. Few people care to be in the minority. We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000, but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000.”

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Robert P. George breaks it down further when he writes this about the NARAL founder:

    Nathanson and his friends lied—relentlessly and spectacularly—about the number of women who died each year from illegal abortions. Their pitch to voters, lawmakers, and judges was that women are going to seek abortion in roughly equal numbers whether it is lawful or not. The only effect of outlawing it, they claimed, is to limit pregnant women to unqualified and often uncaring practitioners, “back alley butchers.” So, Nathanson and others insisted, laws against abortion are worse than futile: they do not save fetal lives; they only cost women’s lives.

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For clarification, stats show that, in the year prior to Roe, the CDC disputed the lie that thousands of women died from illegal abortion as shown in this table from their surveillance report on abortion.

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Groups like Live Action News, Operation Rescue, and many others have been documenting the horrendous way that women are treated by abortion providers. And, it wasn’t that long ago when the State of Pennsylvania closed what has been dubbed a “House of Horrors” abortion clinic owned by the now convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell. His abortion clinic, like many in the United States was operating legally for many years while abortion advocates lobbied for little to no restrictions on abortion clinics. Gosnell, who was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in the death of three babies that prosecutors said were delivered alive and subsequently killed, and was responsible for the abortion-related death of one of his patents was no anomaly. His story and the fate of the women and tragically the babies taken to his “House of Horrors” facility are the true mirror of unrestricted abortion in America.

While Kumar and the abortion lobby in general try and rehash old scare tactics about women dying in the streets if abortion is in any way restricted, they remain silent about women their industry injures along the way. But, as long as Kumar is worried about women being rushed to the ER, this reminder from the Associated Press describing Gosnell’s LEGAL abortion clinic should be of interest:

Women went to Dr. Kermit Gosnell to end their pregnancies. Many came away with life-threatening infections and punctured organs; some still had fetal parts inside them when they arrived at nearby hospitals in dire need of emergency care.

(Images from Saynsumthn Blog and Texas Observer)

TX Gov : I hope Planned Parenthood sues so I can put officials under oath

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Governor of the State of Texas said he hopes Planned Parenthood files legal action against their move to cut off Medicaid funding to the abortion biz so he can put their officials under oath.

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Newly elected Governor Greg Abbot told Fox’s Bill Hemmer that in Texas, Planned Parenthood has very serious issues that violate federal law.

“One, the Inspector General says he has evidence showing that Planned Parenthood altered the abortion procedure in order to obtain fetal tissue. This violates federal law as well as state law,” Gov. Abbot said.

That fact was detailed in several undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress. One of the clinics that CMP filmed was a Planned Parenthood mega center in Houston.

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Abbot, who was the previously Attorney General of the state before being elected as Governor in 2014, continued:

Second, the Inspector General showed, that he had evidence where Planned Parenthood allowed unsanitary conditions that could cause the spread of infectious diseases.”

“Third…the fact that Planned Parenthood has already previously been found in violation of Medicaid fraud for billing for items and services that were either unnecessary or never provided. And, the Inspector General says he has uncovered more instances of these types of violations,” the Texas Governor added.

Days ago, Live Action News detailed these Planned Parenthood Medicaid fraud cases in a report you can read here.

When asked to respond to Planned Parenthood’s charge that this move by the state is a “scandal” Abbott called it “cover for the very serious violations they face.” He accused Planned Parenthood of bilking the taxpayers of the State of Texas and the US out of money which they did not deserve. He pointed out that there are thousands of places where women can receive the health care they need through the Medicaid Program.

Asked if he expected a legal challenge, the Texas Governor responded, “I hope for a legal challenge here because I want to put these Planned Parenthood officials under oath and get them to swear about the practices that they were conducting in the state of Texas.

“Either, their horrific practices will be revealed or they may be found in violation of laws for perjury.”

Abbott then reiterated that the State’s legal actions would have occurred without the CMP videos.

“Legal action had already been taken both by the state of Texas and by the United States Department of Justice for Medicaid fraud in the State of Texas long before these videos…”

Texas does have hard evidence showing Medicaid Fraud,” Governor Abbott stated.

Hours after this interview, the state raided several Planned Parenthood centers serving subpoenas on Planned Parenthood centers in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Read Live Action News’ report in this here.

Planned Parenthood’s fraud that Texas is pulling funds for political reasons

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Medicaid Contract, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Texas Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

This week, the state of Texas informed Planned Parenthood of its plan to remove its affiliates from the state’s Medicaid program. The announcement came after revelations that Planned Parenthood and specifically their Houston affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast ( PPGC) is involved in a baby harvesting operation which has caused the nation to recoil in horror.

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Investigators from the Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company captured under cover conversations with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell. Farrell was recorded offering intact fetal cadavers for research as a “matter of line items.”

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In addition to mentioning the CMP video, the letter obtained by Live Action News from Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s inspector general, Stuart Bowen, tells Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast that his office had information suggesting that, “fraud and other related program violations have been committed by a number of Planned Parenthood affiliates enrolled in the Medicaid program in Texas, including you.”

Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas received $3.05 million in federal funds through Medicaid for family planning services last year, according to a report in the Texas Tribune.

The letter also states that the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is “liable directly, or by affiliation for a series of serious Medicaid program violations,” and that Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state are, “no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal and ethical manner.”

The letter details cases where Planned Parenthood’s credibility as a Medicaid provider for the state was called into question:

    “In Reynolds, a Planned Parenthood Whistleblower alleged sufficient evidence of fraud to assure the federal court handling the matter that the case was worth pursuing, after which Planned Parenthood promptly settled the lawsuit for $4.3 million. Furthermore, when the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the 2013 settlement in Reynolds, it openly and compellingly criticized PPGC for “abuse of programs that are extremely important to the well-being of many American women.” Further, the DOJ was “particularly grateful to the Whistleblower” who came forward for revealing that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had billed the Texas Medicaid program, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program “for items and services that were either medically unnecessary or were never actually provided.”

In the 2013 case mentioned in the letter, the state had accused Planned Parenthood of submitting more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009.

In addition to the Reynolds case, in 2014, another whistle-blower case alleged that PPCG defrauded Medicaid with regard to blood tests performed on Texas teens. The case was brought by Patricia Carroll who served for several years as the accounts receivable manager for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. The complaint stated that Carroll noticed “a large revenue increase” of 314.76% for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville while preparing the monthly projection report.

Patricia Carroll

Rather than looking at the hard cold facts that the citizens of Texas should not be forking over hard earned tax monies to an organization embroiled in so many accusations of fraud, the media is attempting to paint Planned Parenthood as some sort of a victim. And, although there are thousands of options for women’s healthcare in the state of Texas, other than Planned Parenthood, PPGC spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla called the move by Texas “politically motivated.”

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But, while the media publishes Planned Parenthood’s faux outrage the organization’s mother ship in the state, PPCG is hardly lacking financially. According to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s most recent 990 report the Houston abortion business netted over $43 million dollars in assets by the end of 2013. In addition, 10 out of 11 officers or staff listed on the Planned Parenthood report made a hefty six digit salary.

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PPCG interest 2013 990

PPGC’s statement of revenue shows $8,941,664 in total revenue that year which included $920,368 in government grants and $7,577,972 in contributions, gifts, and other grants. And, between 2009 and 2013, PPGC reported receiving $30,830,0483 in gifts, grants or contributions earning a whopping $3,603,781 in interest, dividends, and other investment income. In other words, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast alone potentially earns as much revenue in interest as the amount the state of Texas is pulling through the state Medicaid program. So, when Planned Parenthood claims that women will be hurt by the mere $3 million state dollars the taxpayers will no longer have to pay through Medicaid, they are misleading the public.

Another abortion clinic to close following pro-life law

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion Clinic Worders, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

REPUBLISHED FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG:

A Dallas abortion clinic is set to close Saturday following a court decision which upheld strict pro-life laws in the state.

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A representative of the Routh Street abortion facility which has legally killed children “for decades” told a caller to the clinic that the death mill will only be “serving” a few more patients before they close permanently this weekend.

“State law closed us down- they passed a law Wednesday that we have to shut down. It went before the fifth circuit that if you are not a surgical center or doctor with hospital privileges we have to close down,” the woman who identified herself as a medical assistant and pathologist for the clinics said in the phone call.

This week, a federal appeals court upheld Texas law HB2, which requires that abortion facilities comply with the minimum health and safety standards adopted by the State for ambulatory surgical centers, and that abortionists have admitting privileges in a local hospital near an abortion clinic.

Enforcement of the Texas measure resulted in previously closing about half of the 41 clinics that had previously operated in the state.

Reports indicate that after this court decision, Texas will be left with an estimated eight abortion clinics statewide.

The law passed in 2013 after a filibuster attempt by radical pro-abortion Senator Wendy Davis, now dubbed the “Abortion Barbie.”

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2016 presidential hopeful and former Texas governor, Rick Perry who signed the law, reacted to the court’s decision on the Megyn Kelly show shortly after it came out:

Calling himself pro-life in all cases, Perry told Megyn Kelly , “I think the real issue for me is this has been settled in the state of Texas.

The Routh Street abortion staffer said the Dallas abortion clinic was performing Sonograms today under the state’s 24 hour waiting period requirement and that the abortion procedures they plan to perform Saturday would be for women who are already scheduled.

When asked if she thought the abortion clinic would reopen she said, “I don’t think the doctor’s going to fight it anymore?

She said they are referring abortion minded women to the National Abortion Federation but has no idea where they are sending them.

Asked how callers to the clinic are taking the news she said, “They are shocked – some are mad – it’s their body.

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The abortion staffer, who said she had been employed there for seven years, was also asked what the oldest child they had ever aborted was and she said 17 weeks.

Asked if it bothered her to see an aborted baby, the worker said she was pro-choice and it didn’t bother her that much.

When asked why anyone would have an abortion that late, she said there can be many reasons but that “being irresponsible” happens in “most cases.”

Abortion providers have vowed to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We will go up to the Supreme Court on an emergency basis,” said Whole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller, the clinic whose Whole Women’s Health vs. Cole prompted the fifth circuit decision.

The group, Pro-life Dallas is cheering the closure of Routh Street writing in an e-mail, “, we received reports that at long last, after decades of killing, the Routh Street abortion facility’s final day to perform abortions is this Saturday (tomorrow). It is anticipated that this facility will soon close*, bringing the total number of abortion facilities in Dallas down to 2 (from a high of 13 in 1990!). ”

Texas bill prohibits abortion coverage in health benefit exchanges with few exceptions

Posted in Texas Abortion with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

A law in committee before the Texas House would prohibit a health plan offered through a health benefit exchange from providing coverage for an abortion, unless the abortion was needed to avert her death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, according to Texas Alliance for Life.

Texas HB3130 says:

    a qualified health plan offered through a health benefit exchange may not provide coverage for an abortion other than coverage for an abortion performed when a condition exists, based on reasonable medical judgment, that complicates the medical condition of the pregnant woman or pregnant minor to an extent that:

    (1) the immediate abortion of her pregnancy is
    necessary to avert her death; or
    (2) a delay in performing the abortion creates a
    serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of
    a major bodily function, other than a psychological or emotional
    condition.

The law clarifies that, under section (a) the law does not authorize coverage for an abortion based on a potential future medical condition that may result from a voluntary act of the woman or minor after the abortion is performed.

The law was introduced by Rep. Marsha Farney (R) and is sponsored by Republican Representatives: Geanie Morrison, Cindy Burkett, Patricia Harless and Rodney Anderson.

Under HB 3130, if a woman wants an insurance plan which covers abortion, she would not be prevented from purchasing optional or supplemental coverage for abortion.

Testimony on the bill is expected to be heard this week.

Law requires guardian ad litem for unborn baby whose mom is on life support

Posted in Life Support, Texas Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Texas lawmaker has proposed legislation to grant a legal guardian to an unborn children when the pregnant mothers is strategically on life support on the state.

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The law stems from the case of over a year ago involving pregnant mother Marlise Munoz after her family was forced to go to court to remove her from life support.

In November of 2013, when Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant she suffered a pulmonary embolism. Her husband and her parents asked John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) to discontinue all life-sustaining treatment for her, which would have resulted not only in her death, but that of her unborn baby.

Hospital officials refused the family’s request citing the Texas Advance Directives Act, a law which prohibits withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient.

But the family vowed to take their request before a court alleging the unborn child was damaged and unhealthy.

After the news went public, pro-lifers stood vigilant outside JPS Hospital in Ft Worth reminding hospital officials that there were two patients to consider and one of them, the unborn child, was not getting a voice.

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Within weeks, District Judge R.H. Wallace ruled the pregnant mother should be removed from life support.

Pro-lifers were saddened and held a memorial outside the hospital to remember both Marlise and her unborn child.

Now, a Texas state Representative has filed a unique law that would grant an unborn child a guardian ad litem in cases like the Munoz case.

The law, known as the Unborn Child Due Process Act, was filed by Texas Congressman Matt Krause.

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Current Texas law states that life-sustaining treatment may not be removed from a pregnant patient. Should a family desire to remove their unconscious, pregnant family member from life support they must first go to court and get permission from a judge,” said Rep. Matt Krause, who filed the proposed legislation. “H.B. 1901 amends the law so that even if it appears that the mother is brain dead, as long as the unborn child is maturing and developing, life-sustaining treatment may not be removed. The appointed guardian ad litem’s job is to look after the interest of the unborn child and ensure that the judge has the best information possible on the condition of the child when making their ruling.”

H.B. 1901 doesn’t force a family to go to court. It only ensures that an unborn child’s voice is heard,” said Rep. Matt Krause in his press release. “Our Constitution clearly states that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law. I will continue to defend that unalienable right for the voiceless.”

The lawmaker appeared on Dallas’ Lonestar Politics this Sunday to discuss the bill.

Rep. Krause said that this legislation could have helped the court in the Munoz case make a more informed decision by providing a spokesperson for the unborn child, “Anytime there is a court battle weighing these decisions we thought how about there is a voice for the unborn child,” Krause told the news station.

The bill has been filed and referred to State Affairs Committee and is awaiting a hearing.

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He explained that the guardians for the unborn child would be appointed from a registry put together in advance by the State’s Attorney General.

The state rep said that normally he would not favor intruding in a family’s personal medical decisions, but, “In this situation there’s an extra life that comes into play which kind of changes the whole dimension and whole dynamic of the situation. And, that’s why we’re looking to give that unborn child representation.”

Krause was asked about how giving a fetus legal representation could affect abortion rights.

“You can never say for sure what’s going to happen,” Rep. Krause said, “But this is such a rare an extremely rare circumstance that I don’t think there’s that danger there that its going to create a whole new class of rights. You’re just saying….maybe there should be that voice for the unborn…”

Unfortunately, members of the Munoz family have introduced what they call, Marlise’s Law, which is legislation that would remove part of the Texas Advanced Directives Act which states “a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment” from a pregnant patient.

The bill, was filed this month by Austin Democrat Rep. Elliott Naishtat and introduced to the media in a press conference hosted by the ACLU of Texas.

VP of com sales at Bank of America calls abortion biz Planned Parenthood a Texas value

Posted in Bank of America, Planned Parenthood Texas, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

Alan Kramer, Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch who brags on Linkedin that he worked on a large rally with First Lady Hillary Clinton, is also the current chair of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood South Texas.

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During a March 11, 2015 speech he gave at the Capitol, he said that abortion giant, Planned Parenthood was a Texas value.

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Important to note is that Planned Parenthood is building a huge mega center abortion clinic in San Antonio and Kramer has contributed to the leaders of the city.

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Pro-lifers claim that the city is ignoring an ordinance that would have prevented the renovations for the abortion mill, and continue to protest the clinic opening.

Alan Kramer is also the registered agent for, Delantero Investors, Ltd., which purchased the property for Planned Parenthood.

In addition to Kramer, Planned Parenthood of Texas also had a cadre of support from some liberal Texas legislators at their March 11th lobby day at the Austin state capitol.

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Austin Senator Kirk Watson was introduced by the abortion giant as “One of our most most fabulous women’s health champions

Newly elected state Senator, Jose Menendez from San Antonio and Grand Prairie Rep. Chris Turner as spoke for the abortion giant.

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But, criticized in all of this was not those who advocated abortion and the agenda of Planned Parenthood, a group founded in eugenic racism which covers for the sexual abuse of children.

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Rather- it was the Texas legislatures who hung “Former Fetus” signs on their door to oppose Planned Parenthood.

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It’s a strange world we live in !