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Planned Parenthood Orlando, Florida doc caught on undercover tape discussing “compliance” with PBA law

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist and Live Birth, Center for Medical Progress, Florida Abortion Clinics, Partial Birth Abortion, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood After Birth Abortion, Planned Parenthood Partial Birth Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2017 by saynsumthn

From the Center for Medical Progress:

PLANNED PARENTHOOD MED DIRECTOR: “DISMEMBERMENT” ABORTION “CHECKBOX” SKIRTS FEDERAL PARTIAL-BIRTH LAW
Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, Medical Affairs VP for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Confirms PPFA Uses Paperwork to Fake Compliance with Late-Term Abortion Rules

ORLANDO, July 27–Never-before-released undercover video shows Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, graphically discussing Planned Parenthood’s late-term “dismemberment” and partial-birth abortion protocols in the context of fetal body part harvesting.

The new video comes as the U.S. Senate is debating provisions to terminate taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.

At a Planned Parenthood conference evening reception, CMP investigators posing as buyers from a biotech company discuss partnering with Dr. Prabhakaran’s Planned Parenthood affiliate in order to harvest fetal organs and tissues from the 2nd-trimester abortions performed there. Prabhakaran advises that her affiliate is merging with the Orlando Planned Parenthood, which does abortions up to 23 weeks and has a high procedure volume, with eighteen abortions at 18-weeks and above scheduled for the next week.

Prabhakaran discusses how Planned Parenthood allows their abortion doctors to certify compliance with the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, which prohibits abortions in which a fetus is extracted alive up to certain anatomical landmarks (18 U.S.C. 1531). According to Prabhakaran, Planned Parenthood abortion doctors can certify compliance with the law by using a feticide like digoxin to kill the fetus before the abortion, or they can simply “document” their “intent” to do a “dismemberment” abortion where the fetus is pulled apart with forceps rather than extracted intact.

“So some people train to just document that like, you know to comply with the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, you basically have to say, ‘I intend to utilize dismemberment techniques for this procedure,’” explains Prabhakaran. “So every time you do a procedure, that’s how you document. So, like, there’s like a checkbox,” Prabhakaran states, “so it would be before the procedure, you do your evaluation, you write, ‘I intend to utilize dismemberment techniques for this procedure.’”

Prabhakaran indicates she never uses digoxin to kill the fetus before the abortion, and relies entirely on the “checkbox” to “document” her intent in the abortion to certify compliance with the federal law: “I’m not doing digoxin, and we’re just going to document and there’s never been a problem.”

Prabhakaran’s description of Planned Parenthood’s loose protocols for 2nd-trimester abortion procedures corroborates statements by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in CMP’s first undercover video, that show a lax attitude toward the partial-birth abortion law:

“The Federal [Partial-Birth] Abortion Ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation. So there are some people who interpret it as it’s intent. So if I say on Day 1 I do not intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn’t matter.”

Nucatola states in the first video that Planned Parenthood abortion doctors can make changes to the abortion technique in order to bring the fetus out intact for body parts harvesting, regardless of any initial “intent” statement: “So if you do it starting from a breech [feet-first] presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium [head] at the end.”

CMP project lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood medical directors and abortion doctors feign compliance with the federal partial-birth abortion law on paper, knowing full well that ‘what ultimately happens doesn’t matter’ so long as no one is scrutinizing what they actually do to women and children in the operating room. And the fact that Planned Parenthood has a ‘dismemberment’ ‘checkbox’ on their abortion forms should tell the public and policymakers everything they need to know about this barbaric abortion business. The Department of Justice should open an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood’s late-term abortion practices, and the U.S. Congress must stop forcing taxpayers to subsidize Planned Parenthood’s brutal abortion empire.”

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How Planned Parenthood uses taxpayer dollars and Title X for abortion

Posted in Planned Parenthood fails to report rape, Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2017 by saynsumthn

From Live Action News originally published here.

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Tax dollars are being sent to locations that house Planned Parenthood abortion facilities under the federal family planning program known as Title X. Under the guise of simply providing health care, Planned Parenthood uses Title X funds — citizens’ tax dollars — to fund staff and facilities where abortions are also committed. Doing clinical breast exams, Pap smears, and STD testing in the same building where abortions take place enable Planned Parenthood to maximize its use of government funding to also cover its abortion expenses, thus forcing taxpayers to fund the abortion chain’s violent and ill-supported activities.

A 2011 report published in the pro-abortion journal “Contraception” noted that:

  • Title X helps to support staff salaries, not just for clinicians but for front-desk staff, educators and finance and administrative staff.
  • Title X provides for individual patient education as well as community-level outreach and public education about family planning and women’s health issues.
  • Title X also helps to support the infrastructure necessary to keep the doors open — subsidizing rent, utilities and infrastructure needs like health information technology.

A document published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) reveals that recipients of Title X dollars can, in fact be abortion facilities, despite the claim that the abortions are “separate”:

In 2015, the Guttmacher Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of publicly funded family planning clinics. Respondents included 535 clinics that received Title X funds. Based on that survey, an estimated 10% of clinics that received any Title X funding reported offering abortions separately from their Title X project.

In 2004, following appropriations conference report directions, HHS surveyed its Title X grantees on whether their clinic sites also provided abortions with nonfederal funds. Grantees were informed that responses were voluntary and “without consequence, or threat of consequence, to non-responsiveness.” The survey did not request any identifying information. HHS mailed surveys to 86 grantees and received 46 responses. Of these, 9 indicated that at least one of their clinic sites (17 clinic sites in all) also provided abortions with nonfederal funds…

In fact, Title X requirements clearly show that abortion facilities can be recipients of Title X funds, under the requirements:

Certain kinds of shared facilities are permissible, so long as it is possible to distinguish between the Title X supported activities and non-Title X abortion-related activities:

(a) A common waiting room is permissible, as long as the costs properly pro-rated;

An analysis of the June 2017 Title X Family Planning Directory of Grantees reveals that government dollars are being sent to Planned Parenthood administration offices and affiliate headquarters, some of which are located ironically at the same addresses as abortion facilities.

The list of grantees under Title X shows that eleven Planned Parenthood affiliates receive direct funding:

1). Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc., identified in the directory as located at 345 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511. A closer look at that location shows both an abortion facility and the Connecticut Administrative Office, which also advertises abortions online.

Planned Parenthood New Haven, CT

Planned Parenthood New Haven, CT

2). Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is listed at 1055 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. That address contains both an abortion facility as well as administrative headquarters which advertise abortions.

Planned Parenthood Boston, MA

Planned Parenthood Boston, MA

3). Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s Vermont administration offices, which advertise abortions at select sites is listed in the directory at 784 Hercules Dr., Suite 110, Colchester, VT 05446.

4). Planned Parenthood Assoc. of Utah is listed in the directory at 654 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. This location houses a facility which advertises abortion referrals as well as an administration office that advertises abortions.

Planned Parenthood Utah

Planned Parenthood Utah

5). Planned Parenthood of Illinois is listed in the directly at 18 S. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 and houses the administrative headquarters, which advertises abortion online. Also shown at this address is a facility that performs abortions.

6). Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota’s administrative headquarters, which advertises abortions online is shown in the directory at the same location — 671 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN 55114 — as a facility which commits abortions.

7). Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s administrative headquarters is listed in the directory at 206 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215. The same address advertises online that it also stands ready to commit abortions.

8). Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., listed in the directory at 302 Jackson St. N, Milwaukee, WI 53202, contains an abortion facility which advertises abortion as the only “service” they provide. And, the Administrative Offices and Headquarters also located at that address advertises abortions on its website.

9). Planned Parenthood South Atlantic Headquarters — 100 South Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603 — contains a facility that advertises both abortion referrals and the affiliate’s headquarters, which also advertises that it offers abortions.

10). Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette is listed in the directory at 3727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. NE, Portland, OR 97221. This address is also the location of an abortion facility as well as the affiliate’s headquarters, which advertises abortions.

Abortions at PPCW

Abortions at PPCW

11). Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is listed in the directory at 2001 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA 98122. This address is the location of an abortion facility in addition to address for the Washington administration offices.

A response given to a woman who called PP St Paul MN.

A response given to a woman who called PP St Paul MN. Watch the video here.

Title X dollars originally sent to the states or to other grantees — instead of directly to Planned Parenthood affiliates — are funding additional Planned Parenthood locations that commit abortions. Live Action’s Abortion Corporation investigative series documents this reality further. Live Action investigators called several Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions and also receive Title X funds through state programs.

A sample of those calls is summarized below:

  • The Corning, NY, Planned Parenthood (listed as a Title X-funded facility in the state’s 2016 directory) told Live Action’s investigator that the only option they offer pregnant women is abortion: “We tell you you’re pregnant, and then we offer at Planned Parenthood to do the abortions.”
  • The Brooklyn Park, MN, center made it clear to Live Action’s investigator that it offers only “pregnancy tests and then abortion care,” despite being listed in the state’s directory of Title X-funded centers.
  • The Title X-funded Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul, MN, states on their website that it has “trained staff to discuss your options with you if you are pregnant.” But when a Live Action investigator asked what kind of services are offered there for pregnant women “who want to continue with the pregnancy,” the Planned Parenthood staffer responded that, for those women, “we don’t offer services.”
  • Planned Parenthood’s Eugene-Springfield, OR, center told a Live Action investigator, “We do abortions here…” This Planned Parenthood facility is also a Title X-funded center, according to a 2017 state directory published online.

Sending tax dollars to abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood — and thus funding abortion through the back door — has many Americans demanding that Congress step in to defund Planned Parenthood. But, there are additional concerns with Planned Parenthood receiving these funds. As Live Action News has reported, Planned Parenthood’s ongoing history in failing to report suspected child abuse should be reason enough to pull Title X funds immediately. A detailed explanation can be found here.

Every year, Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion dollars in government funding. Each day that tax dollars continue to flow to the abortion corporation, Planned Parenthood receives $1.5 million of our hard-earned money and violently ends the lives of 900 precious preborn children. As state and federal lawmakers consider funding Planned Parenthood, they should keep in mind that programs like Title X allow tax dollars to directly assist in keeping Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities open and staffed.

It’s time to stop helping Planned Parenthood commit abortions with our own money.

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

Patients decreasing at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, while abortions remain steady

Posted in FQHC, HRSA, Planned Parenthood Decreasing Services with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Corporation (image Credit: Live Action News)

For the past several years, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has been losing patients and decreasing its Pap test services, while the organization’s abortion numbers and government funding have remained relatively stable. This remains consistent with a national trend showing Planned Parenthood’s services in areas such as contraception, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and breast exams have all decreased while government funding and abortions continue to rise.

Proponents of defunding Planned Parenthood argue that the half a billion dollars the abortion corporation receives each year should be directed towards Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which offer more services. While Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s website (PPINK) states that they operate 17 centers in Indiana, there are 67 rural health clinics in Indiana and 26 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Indiana which provide services at 172 sites in the state, according to the Rural Health Info Hub.

 

Patients Decreasing

In 2013, Planned Parenthood of Indiana merged with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK). That year, Planned Parenthood of Indiana saw 67,916 patients, a decrease of almost 31 percent from 2007 when it served 97,897 patients.

By 2015, the affiliate, which runs centers in two states (Kentucky and Indiana), saw only 55,949 clients and reported that government dollars made up 12 percent of its revenue, totaling  $1,824,912.

In 2016, the numbers again dropped, with PPINK reporting a total of 51,127 clients in Indiana and Kentucky combined –which amounts to fewer patients than its Indiana centers alone reported for 2013.

In contrast, federal health centers listed on the Health Resources Services Administration’s website (HRSA) serve a wider array of health services and served 444,450 Indiana patients in 2015 alone (2016 data has not been published.)

Abortions

Abortions committed by Indiana Planned Parenthood centers have remained relatively steady while other services have dropped substantially.

In 2007, Planned Parenthood of Indiana committed 5,160 abortions. Six years later (in 2013), the affiliate reported a slight dip in these numbers, committing 4,571 abortions.

By 2016, a combined total of 5,397 for both Indiana and Kentucky was reported by PPINK, while government grants to the affiliate totaled $1,675,442.

Pap Tests

In 2007, Planned Parenthood of Indiana reported a total of 50,128 Pap tests in its annual report. By 2010 — just three years later –this number was cut nearly in half to 26,559.

A substantial decrease was seen again in 2013 when the Indiana affiliate reported only 7,124 Pap tests, a drop of almost 86 percent in just three years.

Planned Parenthood Indiana Services decreasing

Planned Parenthood Indiana Services decreasing

By 2016, Pap test numbers plunged again, to a combined total of 5,258 reported for Indiana and Kentucky.

In contrast, according to HRSA’s website, Indiana federal health centers reported that 54.4 percent of their patients were cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests) — approximately 240,000 patients.

Contraception Care

Abortion advocates are always touting the importance of contraception, claiming that if Planned Parenthood is defunded, federal health centers will not be able to absorb the influx. However, an analysis by Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute, reveals that this may not be the case at all.

Data for both Indiana and Kentucky shows that women do not need to go to an abortion chain to access contraception.

Indiana

Graph: Indiana FQHC versus PLanned Parenthood contraception care 2015

Indiana FQHC versus Planned Parenthood contraception care 2015

In 2015, 17 out of 44 counties in Indiana which offer publicly funded contraception had at least one Planned Parenthood center, while 34 counties had at least one FQHC site that provided contraception services. Guttmacher reports that there were no Planned Parenthood centers located in 27 counties. In addition, Planned Parenthood served fewer contraception clients than FQHC sites in 3 of the 17 counties that had Planned Parenthood facilities.

Kentucky

Planned Parenthood versus federal health centers 2015 contraception care

Planned Parenthood versus federal health centers 2015 contraception care

In 2015, two out of 120 counties in Kentucky offering publicly funded contraception had at least one Planned Parenthood center, while 46 counties had at least one FQHC site that provided contraception services. This means that there were no Planned Parenthood facilities located in 118 counties. In addition, Planned Parenthood served fewer contraception clients than FQHC sites in all the counties where there were Planned Parenthood facilities. Less than one percent (2 out of 211) of publicly funded family planning centers in Kentucky were Planned Parenthood centers, which served just 5 percent of contraception clients. FQHC sites served 31 percent.

While Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky operates just two centers in Kentucky, the Rural Health Info Hub shows that there are 190 Rural Health Clinics in Kentucky and 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers, providing services at 211 sites in the state.

Planned Parenthood’s website shows they saw 3,622 patients in Kentucky in 2016 — a decrease of 32 percent from 2015, when the organization served 5,358 patients. In contrast, federal health centers saw 378,258 Kentucky patients in 2015.

In Kentucky, Planned Parenthood currently shows a total of 2,973 cancer screenings, yet federal health centers reported cervical cancer screenings on 56.4 percent of the 378,000 patients they saw in 2015 — 213,192 patients.

Planned Parenthood’s allies continue to deceive the public into believing that the $540 million dollars the taxpayer was forced to send to the abortion corporation is for “health care” — but nothing could be further from the truth.  Congress must move to immediately defund Planned Parenthood, which commits 35 percent of abortions nationally, ending the lives of 900 preborn children each day in America.

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

New Mexico taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for abortions

Posted in Late term abortion, Medicaid abortion, Tax Payer Funding of Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by saynsumthn

 

Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood can fund abortion-related services, facilities and staff. The process of fungibility was also explained in a Live Action video:

Previous Live Action News articles have shown how taxpayer dollars actually do fund abortions. According to the most recently available report from the state of California’s Medi-Cal program, public funds paid for more than 83,000 abortions in the state in 2014.

What about other states? In Minnesota, abortions have fallen to their lowest number in 35 years of reporting — but in 2015, taxpayer-funded abortions in the state increased almost 11 percent, with Planned Parenthood committing the largest portion of those procedures.

In Alaska, the Department of Health and Social Services Bureau of Vital Statistics shows that while abortions in that state declined 5.5 percent from 2015 to 2016, tax funded abortions rose over 34 percent from 32.8 percent to 44.1 percent.

And now, we have information about taxpayer-funded abortions in New Mexico.

If you want to know where to get a taxpayer-funded abortion, look no further than an abortion facility’s website. Abortion is a business, which is why facilities publish all possible ways they can be paid for the services they offer — so I did some research by checking out the website for Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), one of the busiest abortion facilities in the state.

Southwestern Women’s Options is one of several centers that will kill a preborn baby through all nine months of pregnancy. As you see in the screen below, the facility website states: “New Mexico Medicaid covers medically necessary abortion procedures.”

So, what does “medically necessary” mean? As I described previously, to abortionists at an abortion business like Planned Parenthood, it means any and all abortions. Why should Southwestern Women’s Options, a notorious late-term abortion facility, think any differently?

New Mexico Southwestern Medicaid Abortion

Undercover calls made to SWO reveal that not only will the late term abortion facility bill abortions to the taxpayer, they will do it even if the person needing the procedure is a minor impregnated by an older relative. The caller in the video below tells a staff member at SWO that she is under 18 years old and later states that she is 16.

Asked how far along into the pregnancy she is, the caller states, “Um, I’m 26 weeks.”

The staff member finds out that the caller has no insurance — not even “New Mexico Medicaid,” according to the recording.

The caller is quoted a fee of $7,500 and is offered a 20 percent discount for assistance, leaving her with $6,000 to pay.

Caller: “If I had Medicaid, would that cover it?”

Abortion Clinic: “Yes.”

Caller: “Could I get Medicaid without my parents knowing?”

Clinic: “Um–there is uh–what’s called emergency pregnancy Medicaid… so you could try that…”

In yet another call, the investigator tells the facility that she is “about 26 weeks” and that there’s nothing medically wrong with “the pregnancy.”

She is then asked by the staff member if she has “insurance or Medicaid.”

Caller: “I do have the pregnancy Medicaid.”

Clinic:” So, if we would start this… next week… well actually Medicaid covers the abortion in the state of New Mexico…”

Caller: “How much is it? I’m just curious.”

Clinic: “Well, you are probably looking at a range from anywhere $8 to $9,000…”

According to the most recent published data from the New Mexico Department of Health for 2014, there were 3,347 abortions recorded by the state for that year, a slight increase of 2 percent from the 2013 numbers. By 2016, the Albuquerque Journal reported that New Mexico abortions had decreased 24 percent since 2010.

But those statistics may not paint the full picture.

According to the state, 2014 numbers only reflected abortions performed on New Mexico residents. Because of the state’s liberal laws regarding late-term abortions, women travel to New Mexico from other states to obtain abortions — and these statistics may not reflect the numbers of those women.

According to the Albuquerque Journal:

Abortions among New Mexico residents, especially women ages 19 and younger, are down dramatically since 2010, but the number of out-of-state women coming here for abortions has doubled in the past three years, according to newly compiled state data.

Nearly 20 percent of the roughly 4,500 abortions performed in New Mexico in 2014 involved women from out of state, according to state Department of Health data.

Tax dollars going directly into the pockets of abortion facilities is evidenced by another undercover call between a pro-life investigator and Southwestern Women’s Options, in which the caller tells the staff member she has New Mexico Medicaid and is approximately 30 weeks pregnant with a baby who has Down syndrome.

The SWO staffer, “Molly,” confirms that the facility would be able to do the three- to four-day procedure and bill the abortion to the taxpayer, via Medicaid.

The caller then asks “Molly” how much the procedure would cost as a self-pay, rather than Medicaid paid.

Clinic: “Out of pocket its anywhere from – it’s kind of – you’re looking at a range in between $10,000 and $16,000, somewhere around there…”

Caller: “But Medicaid does cover it 100 percent,right?”

Clinic: “Yes. Yes.”

A report published by Operation Rescue revealed that “in 2011, New Mexico taxpayers paid for 1,786 abortions, which amounted to $1,127,557.26.”

By 2012, data provided by the group Pro-life ABQ showed that the state had funded a total of 649 abortions (598 of which were late-term), costing taxpayers $177,361.32. (See a chart provided by Project Defending Life here.)

More recent data, provided by the pro-life group Pro-life ABQ to Operation Rescue, shows that by 2013, “811 abortions were billed to the state, costing taxpayers $160,007.51.”

Protest ABQ reported that by 2014, “$241,989.69 of tax dollars were used to pay for abortions in New Mexico.” The article does not estimate how many abortions that would have been.

OR’s article goes on to state that “[t]he largest portion of these abortions” was done at Southwestern Women’s Options:

SWO employs Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella, who reside in California; their net income in 2013 from New Mexico Medicaid was $74,770.78 for performing 335 abortions.

The University of New Mexico performed 126 Medicaid funded abortions in 2013, which cost taxpayers $24,729.65.

According to a statement given by Abortion Free New Mexico, in 2015, New Mexico taxpayers spent $210,628.08 on abortions. (Tara Shaver, the group’s spokesperson, provided Live Action News with the 2015 taxpayer-funded abortion data obtained from the New Mexico State Human Services Department through an Inspection of Public Records Act request in March 2017.)

 

While the federal Hyde Amendment puts limits on taxpayer-funded abortions for only very specific reasons, states can use Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions however they choose.

The U.S. Senate is nearing its debate on defunding Planned Parenthood, the largest chain of abortion facilities in the country, which receives over $554 million state and federal tax dollars annually. Lawmakers should protect taxpayers from becoming complicit in over 320,000 abortions each year — by voting to defund Planned Parenthood permanently.

Contact your U.S. and state lawmakers to encourage them to reroute funding from Planned Parenthood to community health centers, and to urge them to stop funding abortions with taxpayer dollars.

Planned Parenthood’s health services have plummeted

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood Annual Report, Planned Parenthood Decreasing Services with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2017 by saynsumthn

(LiveActionNews ) — Planned Parenthood claims to provide a number of health services…but what they don’t tell the public is that these services have been decreasing significantly for years, despite the fact that over several years, Congress has nearly doubled the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding. As Congress is considering defunding Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars annually, Live Action has highlighted a select number of these declining services in a newly released video, which focuses on services reported from a ten-year period (2004 to 2014), as well as on Planned Parenthood’s website and official spokespersons’ statements:

The data speaks for itself and paints a clear picture of how undeserving Planned Parenthood is of those dollars. While politicians and abortion advocates tout a variety of Planned Parenthood’s health services in an attempt to justify federal funding for the organization, many of those same services are drastically declining.

So what isn’t declining at Planned Parenthood? Two things: abortion and taxpayer funding.

The following report includes links to documentation where the information originated. While Planned Parenthood may have adjusted service totals for a specific year in a later report, the statistics used here and in the video are from the most current reports available. While the Live Action video focuses on cancer screening services, this article includes additional statistics on declining services.

PATIENTS and FACILITIES

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Planned Parenthood serves half a million less patients.

In 2011, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, boasted of the organization’s three million patients. Now, as of early 2017, that amount is half a million less.

One can only speculate why Planned Parenthood’s patient numbers are falling, but investigative footage by Live Action (as well as the Center for Medical Progress) exposing distasteful and potentially illegal activities by the abortion giant could hold a clue.

In addition to patients, facility numbers are also taking a hit.

In fact, between 2007 and 2017, the organization shuttered more than 200 facilities.

Although Planned Parenthood once operated 900 facilities, today, the abortion profiteer states on its website that it operates “nearly 650 health centers throughout the United States.”

Why is Congress giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to an organization whose numbers are falling year to year? The truth is that there are more worthy health care providers — Federally Qualified Health Centers and community health centers — and they outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by the thousands. In fact, while Planned Parenthood patients declined nearly 17 percent from 2011 (3 million) to only 2.5 million patients today, federally funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, served more than 24 million patients in 2015 alone.

Some claim that if Planned Parenthood is defunded, these health centers could not handle the patient influx; however, The Radiance Foundation founder Ryan Bomberger correctly pointed out that in just two years, federally funded health centers increased their patient load by over 2 million.

PAP TESTS and BREAST EXAMS

Another area of embarrassing decline for the organization — which claims to be one of the “nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people” — is breast exam services.

Between 2004 and 2014, breast exams at Planned Parenthood decreased 60.7 percent.

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PP Breast Exam services declined

As Live Action has previously documented, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards admitted before Congress that her organization performs no mammograms at all. HRSA health centers, on the other hand, recorded serving more than 470,000 patients for mammograms in 2014, and 521,000 in 2015.

But what about Pap smears, which test for cervical cancer? Those are also on the decline at Planned Parenthood.

A look at the organization’s 2005 annual report (which contained an update to their 2004 service numbers) reveals that Pap tests declined 77 percent between 2004 (~1.1 million) and 2014 (~271,000).

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PP Pap test services declined 77 percent

In contrast, federal health centers provided more than 1.7 million Pap tests to their patients in2014, and more than 1.8 million in 2015.

CANCER SCREENINGS

Overall, cancer screenings at the nation’s largest abortion provider have plummeted 68.3 percent.

In 2004, Planned Parenthood performed a combination of 2,157,849 services (see updated 2005 annual report), which included Pap tests, breast exams, colposcopy proceduresLEEP procedures, and cryotherapy procedures.

Then, by 2014, despite adding HPV vaccinations to this category, cancer screenings declined to only 682,208.

PRENATAL SERVICES

The abortion giant has insisted that prenatal care is one of its core services that women will lose if its taxpayer funding is cut off. But an investigation conducted by Live Action proves those services are virtually nonexistent at the abortion chain.

This is in stark contrast to what Planned Parenthood used to say about prenatal services. As Live Action News previously reported, at one time (see 1996-1997 annual report), prenatal care appeared to be Planned Parenthood’s “fastest growing area.”

This is no longer the case, nor has it been for quite some time. The truth is that abortion has always been Planned Parenthood’s focus, which might explain why this once “fastest growing service” dropped nearly 44 percent between 2010 (31,098) and 2014 (17,419).

ADOPTION

Adoption did not show up in Planned Parenthood’s services totals until 2005 (see updated numbers in the 2006 annual report), as Live Action News previously reported. Prior to that year, those numbers were categorized as “referred out” and were not included in the overall services totals performed by Planned Parenthood.

Today, despite the fact that adoption services are down nearly 59 percent since 2007 and they remain referrals, Planned Parenthood adds these figures to their overall services. In other words, despite referring women out for adoption services in most cases, Planned Parenthood counts each referral as an actual service in its reports.

ABORTIONS

While services such as Pap tests, breast exams and cancer screenings are plummeting at Planned Parenthood, surprisingly (or perhaps not so surprisingly) abortions have been on the increase.

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Planned Parenthood does 34.9 percent of abortions

The latest Planned Parenthood report shows that the organization committed 323,999 abortions, a significant increase of 27 percent from 2004 numbers.

At the same time, while Planned Parenthood commits 34.9 percent of all U.S. abortions, it performs less than 2 percent of the country’s breast exams, less than 1 percent of Pap tests, less than 2 percent of the country’s cancer screenings for women, and zero mammograms.

If Congress wants to hand over half a billion in taxpayer dollars, shouldn’t the American people expect their money to go someplace better than an abortion-focused, less-than-trustworthy organization?

After all, Planned Parenthood has been caught haggling over prices for aborted baby parts, has been cited for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraudviolating patient privacy, and 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).

In summary, while the Live Action video focused primarily on cancer screening services over the past ten years, using statements by Planned Parenthood spokespersons to demonstrate how they deceptively tout declining service numbers, additional declines outlined here add to the overwhelming argument that Planned Parenthood is undeserving of taxpayer funding.

It is past time for Congress to admit the undeniable fact that, despite doubling taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood over a decade ($272.7 million in 2004 to $553.7 million in 2014), these declining health services prove that their focus is not health care; it is abortion. And this organization tragically commits one abortion every 97 seconds.

It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood.

Reprinted with permission from Live Action News.

Man escorting woman from Planned Parenthood throws sign of preborn child

Posted in AHA, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2016 by saynsumthn

A man who told anti-abortion demonstrators outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic that he has “already killed 7” of his kids, turned his anger at the protesters, eventually ripping the sign with the image of a preborn child out of their hands and throwing it across the parking lot.

In the video uploaded to YouTube in April, you hear an abortion Abolitionist ask if the people walking into the clinic know that “this place kills children.” As the man walks to his car with a female, the abortion Abolitionist tells him the “blood of the children are on your hands sir” as he calls out for the man to “repent” and “turn to Jesus Christ.”

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The post-abortive man then gets out of his car, removes his jacket and quickly approaches the Abolitionist. As the demonstrator warns him that he is “being filmed” he proceeds to grab the Abolitionist’s sign.

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The protestors calmly talk to the man who says they made “someone cry.” As the female the man escorted out of the Planned Parenthood approaches, he turns and takes her back to the car. Then the angry abortion supporter returns quickly to the demonstrator telling him to “Shut your F-ing mouth.” He proceeds to rip the sign from the Abolitionist’s hands and throws the poster, which contained the image of a preborn child, across the parking lot.

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The angry abortion supporter then walks back to his vehicle and leaves. You can watch the video below.

Just one more example of the way abortion provokes violence among those who support it.

Blackburn Calls for HHS Investigation into StemExpress & Abortion Clinics

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Planned Parenthood HPPA, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2016 by saynsumthn

Blackburn Calls for HHS Investigation into StemExpress & Abortion Clinics Cites evidence showing violations of HIPAA Privacy Rule and IRB Regulations

Washington, DC – Select Investigative Panel Chairman Marsha Blackburn is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to investigate potential violations of federal law by StemExpress and a number of abortion clinics.

In a letter to the Office of Centralized Case Management Operations at HHS, Chairman Blackburn asks Director Jocelyn Samuels to examine evidence uncovered by the Select Panel’s investigation that shows StemExpress and the abortion clinics violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The HIPAA privacy rule is a patients’ rights law, designed to empower the patient to determine when and where their private medical information will be disclosed.

The Select Panel’s investigation also shows that StemExpress violated federal regulations governing Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) by using the appearance of compliance with the regulations, while fraudulently using invalid consent forms, and misleading scientific researchers to believe it had a valid IRB approval. Misleading scientific researchers violates one of the core values of the IRB system, enacted by Congress to engender integrity in scientific medical research. As a result, Blackburn is asking HHS Office for Human Research Protections Director Jerry Menikoff to conduct a thorough investigation into whether StemExpress violated the applicable regulations; and, if any violation is found, to take all appropriate actions.

“The key to understanding the HIPAA and consent violations that we’ve referred to HHS is that there’s a business contract between StemExpress and the abortion clinics under which both sides make a profit from the baby body parts inside the young woman’s womb,” Chairman Blackburn said. “The contract changes the way both entities view the young woman: her baby is now a profit-center. This betrayal of a young woman’s trust should disgust us all. It takes financial advantage, obtains consent through coercion, and deceives the woman, all in violation of federal privacy laws.”

Click HERE to read the letters and accompanying documents from Chairman Blackburn to HHS.