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More audit records reveal overbilling and potential fraud at Planned Parenthood

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Audit, Planned Parenthood Medicaid Contract, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

Previous Live Action News reports have documented Planned Parenthood‘s history of potential fraud in light of half a billion tax dollars being entrusted to the abortion corporation annually. Watchdog organizations like Alliance Defending Freedom and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have published reports showing Planned Parenthood’s blatant disregard for regulations regarding Medicaid dollars.

In addition to those reports, here are more cases involving the misuse of Medicaid reimbursements by the abortion corporation:

1) Kansas

On January 23, 2017, Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains Kansas (PGP) agreed to pay more than $18,800 for “allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law,” according to a report published by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). According to the OIG, PGP submitted claims to Medicaid where the services were:

  • provided by advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) but were billed improperly under a supervisory physician’s name and national provider identifier
  • provided by ARNPs who were not properly enrolled or credentialed under the Medicaid program and were billed improperly under a supervisory physician’s name and national provider identifier

2) North Carolina

In 2016, the OIG reported that Planned Parenthood Health System, Inc., incorporated in North Carolina, agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million for potentially violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. This case involved violations Planned Parenthood disclosed to the OIG; several states were involved, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The OIG found that Planned Parenthood submitted claims to Medicaid programs. Billing errors were:

  • services billed under a provider number different than the medical professional who provided the service
  • billed for services of non-physician practitioners who were not properly enrolled in their state Medicaid program

3) Michigan

An audit report of Planned Parenthood and Mid South Michigan, conducted by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) in 2013, found that Planned Parenthood claimed too much for their CEO’s salary, overcharging MDCH in the amount of $3,358. In addition, the audit noted that Planned Parenthood misclassified expenses, something Planned Parenthood defended as a “spreadsheet error.”

4) New Jersey

A 2008 Office of Inspector General report in New Jersey reveals that Planned Parenthood believes all the services they provide pertain to family planning, and thus warrant a Medicaid reimbursement, when this is not the case. The report states in part:

During our visits to family planning clinics throughout the State, many providers (especially Planned Parenthood providers) stated that they billed all claims to Medicaid as “family planning.” Officials at these clinics stated that they believed that all of the services they provided were related to family planning. Therefore, officials at these clinics often populated the family planning indicator field on Medicaid claims even though the service provided did not meet the criteria for 90-percent Federal funding. By populating this field, the MMIS designated the claim as eligible for 90-percent Federal funding.

5) New York

A 2008 audit by the Office of Inspector General in that state, which found that providers incorrectly coded the 90 Medicaid claims by marking “Yes” in the family planning indicator field, said in a footnote:

Officials at Planned Parenthood providers stated that they believed that nearly all the services they provide are related related to family planning. However, the medical review determined that the providers improperly claimed, for example, services to pregnant women, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and counseling visits unrelated to family planning services.

In 2011, the State of New York, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, sent a letter to Planned Parenthood of the Hudson Peconic, requiring restitution of overpayments of nearly $31,000 after reviewing claims with payment dates of January 2006 through December 31, 2008.

A New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General audit of Planned Parenthood Hudson Picnic, published in 2011, reviewed HIV counseling paid from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007, and found that nearly $2,227,000 was overpaid but only repayment of just over $2 million was required. Out of a random sample of 100 services the IG reviewed, 83 had at least one error and did not comply with state requirements; a number of those contained more than one deficiency.

 

These examples are yet more proof that serious oversight is needed to guard the millions of tax dollars being sent to the nation’s largest single abortion provider every year. Planned Parenthood’s history of fraud even extends to violations with the federal 340B Drug Discount Program, previously reported here at Live Action News and at Townhall.

Despite this evidence, and after years of politicians promising to defund this abortion behemoth, Planned Parenthood is again poised to receive another half a billion taxpayer dollars in 2018.

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

Did Planned Parenthood use bully tactics to get transfer agreement ? (Hail Satan)

Posted in Abortion Sacred, Planned Parenthood Hospital Transfer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2015 by saynsumthn

Did Planned Parenthood’s threat to sue lead to hospital transfer agreement paving way for abortions?

I have been blogging on the community outrage that the city of El Centro, California has allowed a Hospital transfer agreement to go through which will allow Planned Parenthood to begin providing abortions. El Centro is the seat of Imperial County, which borders Mexico.

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Now it has been revealed by Alliance Defending Freedom, that Planned Parenthood reportedly threatened to sue El Centro Regional Medical Center trustees in their personal capacity and falsely claimed the city-run hospital could lose public funding if it refused to sign an agreement that paves the way for Planned Parenthood to begin performing abortions in the city.

The threat apparently led the hospital’s board of trustees to break several provisions of California’s open meetings law in a rush to make a decision on the agreement, according to a letter Alliance Defending Freedom sent Monday to the medical center on behalf of Imperial Valley Coalition for Life. The letter asks the board of trustees to take action to rectify their violations of state law.

Over 2,000 abortion opponents showed up at a El Centro City Council meeting to protest a transfer agreement to Planned Parenthood.

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As I blogged the other day, one of Planned Parenthood’s supporters was kicked out of the meeting, and as he left he could be heard yelling, “Hail Satan.”

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Read that account here.

The ADF letter sent Monday outlines numerous other problems with how the board conducted its vote and closed-door meeting, including that state law does not allow the board to conduct or debate such a vote in private (regardless of whether the vote was final), that the board did not properly announce the closed-door meeting, and that the board allowed unauthorized persons into the meeting.

A March 2 letter from ADF and the coalition requested related documents, which must be disclosed according to California’s open records law. A March 12 letter from the city clerk, which ADF received Tuesday, denied the records request and refused to provide any information other than a copy of the signed transfer agreement.

The chief duty of public officials is to the public, not Planned Parenthood,” said ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker. “We regret that Planned Parenthood placed the board into a position it should never have been placed into, but the board has a public duty to abide by state law, and it still has the opportunity to rectify that.”

Chris Nunn, a leader of the Imperial Valley Coalition for Life, is scheduled to speak at a public El Centro City Council meeting Tuesday regarding the matter. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. PDT at El Centro City Hall.

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In retaliation to the removal of the Planned Parenthood man who yelled, “Hail Satan”, Imperial Valley Coalition for Choice which supports abortion and Planned Parenthood has posted these instructions to their members about the meeting, “If you come tomorrow night please make sure you have a camera or your cell phone ready to record, if you are approached by lifers record them…. they will use you threatened them first call ELPD and try to have you removed… be aware that these people want us removed so there is no one for Choice there.”

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Interestingly, Mr. “Hail Satan” himself, Marcus Shapiro, tweeted a link to the pro-choice group, and said, “Join our coalition for choice… they are trying to stop a Planned Parenthood from being built down here.”

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On their Facebook page, Imperial Valley Coalition for Life posted this message, “The pro “choice” community are gearing up to try to trap us while we are standing together before the City Council. They are hoping to provoke a camera-worthy response that they can use to undermine our righteous cause. They have proven by their postings on this page that they have no qualms with being vulgar, obscene, malicious, threatening, obnoxious, or slanderous. Do not engage them in debate. Remember, we are gathering for a PRAYER vigil! This is the time for prayer and fasting. Let’s stand united and silent even in the face of their offenses.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.

Legal group says Planned Parenthood kept rape quiet

Posted in child abuse, child predator, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by saynsumthn

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a complaint with the Arizona Department of Health Services Thursday that asks the agency to investigate a Tempe Planned Parenthood facility under a new state law that empowers such investigations. Last month, ADF attorneys joined an Arizona Life Coalition press conference that called on state prosecutors to investigate the facility for allegedly failing to report, as state law requires, the rape of a young girl by 18-year-old Tyler Kost, who then reportedly went on to sexually assault others.

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Planned Parenthood’s main concern should be the safety of young girls, not the size of its profit margin,” said ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker. “Sadly, this is not an exception, and Planned Parenthood is abusing more than just taxpayer dollars. Their complicity in placing young girls at the mercy of adult male sexual predators can’t be ignored, nor should it be allowed to continue.”

Pinal County criminally charged Kost with 27 counts of sexual assault and abuse. According to police reports, a Planned Parenthood counselor told one of the alleged victims and her mother at an abortion consultation that it “wasn’t worth the hassle” to report that the minor had been raped. After that, Kost allegedly committed additional offenses against four other young females. In addition to the ADF complaint, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Arizona attorney general to investigate Planned Parenthood concerning the incident. Citizens are doing the same through an online petition.

Tyler Kost Police Report

In addition to the Arizona situation, Planned Parenthood has been sued in Colorado and in Ohio for failing to report the sexual abuse of minors.

As the ADF complaint explains, “The allegations against Planned Parenthood AZ and its employees are not that it merely remained silent, which is itself a crime. The allegations are that Planned Parenthood deliberately misrepresented sexual abuse on a minor by Mr. Kost by deliberately miscoding a sexual assault as “consensual.…” Over and over again, in Arizona and across the country, Planned Parenthood facilities stand accused of repeatedly ignoring mandatory reporting laws, inevitably resulting in the continued victimization of young children.”

“Planned Parenthood has violated the health and safety of our daughters, putting them at risk,” added ADF Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton. “The Arizona attorney general and Department of Health Services should immediately investigate the Tempe facility to ensure no other young woman is told that sexual assault isn’t worth the ‘hassle’ of filing the mandatory report with police.”

ADF has been involved in several lawsuits involving Planned Parenthood secrecy and alleged fraud and recently submitted an updated report to Congress on the abuse of taxpayer dollars by the abortion giant’s affiliates. ADF has also been active in monitoring the Tempe Union High School District’s adoption of a Planned-Parenthood–promoted sex education curriculum as a “framework” for the district’s curriculum to ensure the district complies with state law.

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Planned Parenthood claims they take the allegations “very seriously” yet, a pro-life group in Texas has just proven they do not !

The group, Life Dynamics, Inc. located in Denton, Texas has just released a report of documented criminal cases against child rapists who, they say, were enabled to continue their rapes because the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood refused to report the rapes to authorities.

This new report, entitled, “The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse”, shows clearly that the failure of abortion clinics to comply with mandatory reporting laws is having profound, real-world consequences for the victims of child sexual abuse.

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics Inc. explains, “In almost every case of adult men having sex with minor girls, the perpetrators are aware that the relationship is illegal and could land them in prison. They also know that one of the most likely ways for them to get caught is for their victims to become pregnant. When that happens, their back up plan is inevitably going to involve abortion. As a result, there is no place within the medical community where underage victims of sexual abuse are more likely to be found than at abortion clinics. The question is: how are these girls dealt with when they show up at those clinics?”

According to Life Dynamics, in all 50 states, there are statutes that require adults, including healthcare workers, to report reasonable suspicions of child sexual abuse to a law enforcement or child protection services agency. In addition, when an underage girl seeks an abortion, a pregnancy test, contraceptive drugs or devices, or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease,that is evidence of sexual intercourse involving a girl who cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse.

Crutcher continues, “It is important to understand that mandatory reporters are neither obligated nor authorized to investigate these incidents. Whatever conclusions they might reach about the legality or illegality of a child’s sexual activity has no bearing on their obligations as mandatory reporters. If they are presented with evidence of sexual activity by a patient who, by reason of her age, cannot legally consent to sexual activity, their only duty is to report to the authorities. The responsibility for determining whether a criminal act has or has not occurred belongs only to the state.”Child Pred Logo

An analogy to this is a situation in which a man is brought into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound,” Crutcher explains, “ In virtually every jurisdiction in the United States, any healthcare worker treating him is legally required to report the incident to authorities – despite the fact that a criminal act may or may not have caused the injury. The man might have accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun or he might have been shot while robbing a convenience store. But the medical staff has neither the responsibility nor the authority to make that determination. The nature of the care they are rendering is evidence of criminal activity and their only duty is to report.”

In their previous investigation, Life Dynamics documented that abortion clinics associated with both Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation are, with very few exceptions, completely ignoring the mandatory reporting statutes. (Listen to actual audio tapes of the calls here)

This new report, “The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse” part two, contains actual cases of criminal prosecutions against men who have been caught having illegal sexual relationships with minor girls.

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In each case, the victims were taken for abortions with no report being made by the abortion providers.

Calling their report the “tip of the iceberg”, Life Dynamics president, Mark Crutcher points out that the cases they document are a representative sample of the total number of criminal prosecutions the group found. He also explained that in the cases they highlighted, the sexual abuse against these children continued, sometimes for years, after they were brought before abortion clinic workers.

Among experts who study this issue,” Crutcher states, “ it is almost universally accepted that sexual predators who target children almost never stop on their own. Instead, they continue until they are stopped by someone else. In reading the cases you will see incident after incident in which girls continued to be raped and sexually abused – sometimes for years – after the abortion clinic where they were taken ignored the state’s mandatory reporting law. But once the situation was eventually revealed to the authorities, the perpetrator was arrested and the abuse ended immediately. This illustrates why compliance with these laws is such an indispensable tool for dealing with our national epidemic of older males sexually exploiting underage girls.”

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Life Dynamics points out that their latest report of criminal cases makes it clear that the abuse Life Dynamics documented in 2002, continues to this day.

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Crutcher says it is critical that states enforce mandatory reporting laws and prosecute those who fail to report, “it is self-evident that when a minor girl seeks an abortion, she represents a textbook example of why mandatory reporting laws were created in the first place. Despite this, we have consistently found that the law enforcement community is functionally indifferent to the problem of abortion clinics not complying with mandatory reporting statutes even in the face of irrefutable evidence that violations are occurring. Among all the cases we researched – whether they are included in this report or not – we never found one example in which criminal charges were brought against an abortion clinic employee for failing to comply with their state’s mandatory reporting statutes. This was true even when this failure was (a) noted during the investigation and/or trial and (b) was a direct contributor to subsequent assaults on these children. In some cases, the abortion clinics flaunting of these laws even resulted in sexual assaults being committed against other underage girls.”

The abortion lobby is engaged in a pedophile protection racket and protecting pedophiles who rape underage girls. This is an outrage and what is going on here is absolute and utter scandal,” Crutcher concludes.

Read the report here.

Widespread abuse of taxpayer money by Planned Parenthood – says new report

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by saynsumthn

Alliance Defending Freedom made public Wednesday its latest annual report to Congress that identifies waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family planning programs, and other organizations. As in 2013 and previous years, the report urges Congress to continue its investigation into the misuse of taxpayer dollars.

Read the report here

Profit No Matter What report exposes Planned Parenthood’s ongoing taxpayer abuse

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood fined by state, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by saynsumthn

Profit no matter whatAlliance Defending Freedom made public Wednesday its latest annual report to Congress that identifies waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family planning programs, and other organizations. As in 2013 and previous years, the report urges Congress to continue its investigation into the misuse of taxpayer dollars.

“The government should use American tax dollars responsibly and for the common good. The taxpayers who provide that hard-earned money deserve to know if it’s being funneled to groups that are abusing it,” said ADF Litigation Counsel Catherine Glenn Foster. “When it comes to accountability and transparency, Planned Parenthood’s publicly-funded, billion-dollar abortion empire cannot be given a pass. It has to play by the same rules as everyone else.”

ADF Report 2014

The updated report, titled “Profit. No Matter What,” explains that “Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are engaged in a pattern of practices designed to maximize their bottom-line revenues through billings to complex, well-funded federal and state programs that are understaffed and rely on the integrity of the provider for program compliance.”

The report details the 44 known audits or other reviews of Planned Parenthood affiliates’ financial data and practices, as well as 51 known audits of state family planning programs and three known audits of family planning organizations that found overbilling. The audits for fiscal year 2013 found a total of more than $115 million in waste, abuse, and potential fraud in federal and state family planning funding programs, the lion’s share of which goes to Planned Parenthood. Approximately $14.4 billion of federal Medicaid expenditures were improper payments, according to government sources.

The report also identifies 10 types of waste, abuse, and potential fraud Planned Parenthood affiliates have been found to be committing or have been credibly accused of nationwide. The potential fraud includes the illegal practice of billing and being reimbursed by Title XIX agencies for medications and/or services provided in connection with an abortion.

Other alleged billing violations include billing in excess of actual acquisition cost or other statutorily approved costs for contraceptives and Plan B products, inappropriately billing for services that were not medically necessary, billing for multiple initial prenatal care visits, and incorrectly billing initial, follow-up, and postpartum services.

NAF abortion clinic abortionist leaves fetus’ head inside the woman’s uterus, patient sues

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion lawsuit, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, National Abortion Federation with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by saynsumthn

RodneyLStephens-140x168West Virginia abortionist Rodney Lee Stephens forced a 26-year-old woman to go through with an abortion she did not want and failed to anesthetize her, putting her through excruciating pain, according to a lawsuit filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

After the abortion the woman’s pain only escalated until doctors discovered the abortionist had left part of the baby’s body, including the skull, inside her womb.

Itai Gravely states in her lawsuit that she repeatedly told employees at the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, Inc., in Charleston, last April 19 that she wanted to keep her baby. Dr. Stephens allegedly ordered employees at the Women’s Health Center to restrain her, and they held her down until he had completed the abortion.

According to her legal complaint, Stephens did not examine “or even take a moment to greet” Gravely after the abortion. Her father and cousin, who accompanied her, had to support her so she could walk.

Employees sent her out the back exit after the procedure, to keep other patients from seeing her pain, she states.

The next day, doctors at the Charleston Area Medical Center – where Dr. Stephens also practices – discovered the abortionist had left fetal remains, including her baby’s skull, inside her womb.

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Read more and shows him practicing at : WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER OF WEST VIRGINIA, INC 510 WASHINGTON STREET CHARLESTON, WV 25302-2036 (KANAWHA CO.) which is a National Abortion Federation Clinic (NAF)

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The West Virginia Medical Board lists 9 malpractice cases against him:

Malpractice Records for RODNEY LEE STEPHENS

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 4/27/1990
Action Date: 5/3/1991
Amount: $8,485
Insurance Company: CNA
File Number: 42-118042F3
Notes: NONE

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 7/28/1988
Action Date: 10/11/1993
Amount: $25,000
Insurance Company: PIE MUTUAL
File Number: 64926
Adjucating Body: LOGAN CTY CIRCUIT COURT, WV
Case Number of Adjucating Body: 91 C 609
Notes: NONE

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Dismissal
Loss Date: 11/16/1988
Action Date: 4/13/1993
Amount: 0
Insurance Company: PIE MUTUAL
File Number: 65794
Adjucating Body: LOGAN CTY CIRCUIT COURT, WV
Case Number of Adjucating Body: 90 C 782
Notes: NONE

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 1/8/1980
Action Date: 6/2/1995
Amount: $7,500
Insurance Company: CHUBB-PACIFIC INDEMITY INS CO
File Number: NO FILE NUMBER LISTED
Notes: PHYSICIAN REPORTED–1995

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 2/8/1980
Action Date: 6/2/1995
Amount: $50,000
Insurance Company: CHUBB-PACIFIC INDEMITY INS CO
File Number: NO FILE NUMBER LISTED
Notes: PHYSICIAN REPORTED–1995

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 4/12/1977
Action Date: 6/2/1995
Amount: $30,000
Insurance Company: CHUBB-PACIFIC INDEMITY INS CO
File Number: NO FILE NUMBER LISTED
Notes: PHYSICIAN REPORTED–1995

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 4/4/1990
Action Date: 4/4/1996
Amount: $150,000
Insurance Company: PIE MUTUAL
File Number: 69260
Adjucating Body: LOGAN CTY CIRCUIT COURT, WV
Case Number of Adjucating Body: 92 C 398
Notes: NONE

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Settlement
Loss Date: 10/5/1998
Action Date: 8/22/2001
Amount: $115,000
Insurance Company: MEDICAL ASSURANCE OF WV
File Number: 100237
Adjucating Body: KANAWHA CTY CIRCUIT COURT
Case Number of Adjucating Body: CA 99-C-2257
Notes: ORDER ON FILE

Malpractice Record: Case Detail
Action Type: Dismissal
Loss Date: 4/5/2000
Action Date: 5/16/2007
Amount: 0
Insurance Company: WOODBROOK CASUALTY
File Number: 113637
Adjucating Body: KANAWHA CTY CIRCUIT COURT
Case Number of Adjucating Body: 01-C-3552
Notes: NONE

According to the Herald-Dispatch the Family Policy Council President Jeremy Dys said Gravely had been going to the clinic for birth control, returned when she unexpectedly became pregnant and was persuaded by clinic counselors to have an abortion in April 2012. The pregnancy was near the end of the first trimester; estimates ranged from 9 to 13 weeks.

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a fetus tends to be about 2 inches in length at 9 weeks and about 3 1/2 inches long at 12 weeks. Gravely was given a sedative but wanted to stop the procedure because she started having severe abdominal pain. The lawsuit said Stephens ignored her instructions and directed other employees to have her physically restrained.

“When a patient tells the doctor ‘stop’ and the doctor continues, that’s egregious,” Dys said. “She has revoked her informed consent. They did not regain her informed consent, and they proceeded with the procedure anyway with her physically restrained on the table. That’s unacceptable.”

Afterward, there was no record of Stephens checking on Gravely in the recovery room, and she was asked to leave through a back door with the assistance of her father and a cousin, Dys said.

When her pain didn’t subside, Gravely called the next day but was unable to transport herself to the clinic. Instead, she was taken by ambulance to a Charleston hospital, where an exam revealed the fetus’ head remained in her uterus, Dys said.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

“Tia’s greatest concern is for other women who, like she was, are completely unaware of what goes on inside of Women’s Health Center of West Virginia,” Dys said. “Her motivation is that other women aren’t harmed.”

The Family Policy Council is being assisted in the lawsuit by Alliance Defending Freedom, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Christian civil rights group that also has sued an abortion doctor in Colorado.