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Did Hillary Clinton’s lauding of abortion contribute to ‘what happened’ to her failed presidential bid?

Posted in Hillary clinton with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2017 by saynsumthn

The media is all abuzz over Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened ” — a book certain pundits believe is nothing more than a long list of excuses and blame shifting for Clinton’s failed run for the presidency in 2016. And while there are many reasons why Clinton lost her 2016 presidential bid, one of those was likely her radical stand on abortion and support for Planned Parenthood. After all, Clinton hired campaign staff associated with Planned Parenthood, and was endorsed and funded by the abortion corporation.

What Happened? by Hillary Clinton

Screenshot via NBC video

While Clinton is to blame for her own positions on “issues” like abortion, certainly she also has the Democratic Party to thank, after the group bragged about making its 2016 platform the most pro-abortion platform in history. As Live Action News’ Rebecca Downs noted in her year-end analysis of the 2016 election results, Hillary and the Democrats left pro-lifers behind.

But in reality, Clinton has mainly herself to thank for her loss. Surrounding herself with hard-core abortion fanatics put the first female presidential candidate in a bubble which alienated voters. From the beginning, Clinton has stated that her position on abortion is 100 percent in line with Roe v. Wade.

What does that mean? It means she supports abortion on demand for any reason and at any gestational age.

And we saw this radical support for abortion during her campaign, over and over. Voters understood that Hillary’s radical support of abortion was years in the making, and how extreme Hillary was, because she did little to hide it.

Many believe Hillary was the impetus behind President Bill Clinton’s pro-abortion executive orders and radical stance, despite his infamous lip service to the idea of abortion being “safe, legal, and rare.” Bill Clinton’s veto of a ban on partial-birth abortion — the horrific partial-birth abortion (D&X) procedure, in which an abortionist partially delivers the preborn child before stabbing the baby in the neck and suctioning out his brain — is believed by many to have Hillary’s fingerprints all over it.

Partial-birth abortion (also known as a D&X procedure)

As Senator, despite the partial-birth abortion ban being supported by a majority of Americans, Mrs. Clinton defended this procedure and denied that her position was extreme: “What I do think is extreme is making a decision in this body to outlaw a medical procedure that may or may not be required,” she said at the time. This misjudgment about the nation’s  support for abortion, naturally, has yet to be mentioned in interviews about her new book.

Hillary’s radical view of abortion as just another “medical procedure” was not in step with the views of the American public, the majority of whom do not support abortion beyond the first trimester. But, despite this fact, in an interview on Face the Nation in 2015, the presidential hopeful (citing false claims that late-term abortions are performed only for “health” reasons) said she would hate to see the government interfering with late-term abortions:

For years, Clinton has held an unscientific belief that the preborn child in the womb is nothing more than property and therefore is not fully human. This type of dangerous ideology has led previous societies to target Blacks as slaves, to promote eugenic sterilizations, and to kill millions of Jews in gas ovens or to imprison them in Nazi concentration camps.

In Spring 2016, Clinton told NBC’s Chuck Todd that under America’s current abortion law, “the unborn person doesn’t have Constitutional rights,” and later, while appearing on The View, reiterated her belief that the reborn have no Constitutional rights.

These radical views may have influenced taxpayers who do not support using their tax monies to pay for abortions –something Clinton has supported for many years. In fact, under Mrs. Clinton’s nationalized healthcare proposal of the 1990’s (as First Lady), she suggested funding abortions in her healthcare plan:

Clinton wants abortion in national health care

Fast forward to January of 2016, when Clinton called for an end to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of most federal dollars to pay for abortions. She then called for more —  not less — federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Hillary’s consistent support of the scandal-ridden, controversial abortion corporation Planned Parenthood may have also cost her votes. In 2009, Planned Parenthood awarded Hillary Clinton its most prestigious award, the Margaret Sanger Award.

The award’s namesake, Margaret Sanger, was the founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was a proponent of eugenics who spoke to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in 1926. Despite these facts, instead of disavowing Sanger, Clinton stated that she was “in awe of” Sanger:

Clinton proudly touted her support for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest single abortion provider, on her campaign  website.

One article, published in 2015, lists 17 times Hillary stood with Planned Parenthood.

Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, 2016 Presidential election

In person, Planned Parenthood leaders and supporters stumped for the presidential hopeful. Images of Clinton hand in hand with Planned Parenthood leaders sent a clear message that Clinton sided with abortion profiteers. While Planned Parenthood (which receives millions in taxpayer dollars every year) stumped with and for Hillary, voters were being inundated with undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing their participation in the harvesting and profiting from the sale of fetal body parts,  released by the Center for Medical Progress.

But instead of separating herself from the baby parts scandal (which has led to several criminal investigations), Hillary doubled down and defended Planned Parenthood, stating in part, “I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood had been the object of such a concerted attacks for so many years…”

A year later (2016) Hillary actually thanked Planned Parenthood for its support, saying, “I’ve been proud to stand with Planned Parenthood for a long time, and as president, I will always have your back.”

Of course, Clinton’s gratitude naturally came on the heels of a large cache of money set aside by Planned Parenthood to endorse Clinton in her presidential race.

As Hillary makes her rounds across the nation, promoting her book, the answer to why she failed to be elected is a complicated one with many factors. But so far, the media hasn’t recognized that while a million abortions are committed every year in the United States, Americans still view it as a generally evil act.

Celebrating that act so openly certainly didn’t help Hillary Clinton.

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

No, the sky won’t fall if Planned Parenthood is defunded. Here’s why.

Posted in Cecile Richards, FQHC, Planned Parenthood and FQHC, Planned Parenthood three percent myth with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2017 by saynsumthn

If you listen to the pundits who support Planned Parenthood, the sky will surely fall if the abortion chain is defunded.

If even one Planned Parenthood affiliate or center has to close as a result of defunding, they say, the patients Planned Parenthood serves will have no access to health services elsewhere. This is utter nonsense, of course.

The claim that removing federal dollars from Planned Parenthood will shutter their doors is ludicrous. As Live Action News has previously reported, the organization’s own annual reports reveal that Planned Parenthood has been netting a profit for many years. Almost every year since 2000, Planned Parenthood’s revenue has exceeded their expenses — not just by a few dollars, but by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses of $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010). In addition, with the threat of defunding now more real under the newly elected Congress and president, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly claimed that private donations are suddenly flooding into their coffers.

For the sake of argument, let’s imagine what would happen if we applied this same logic — that a profitable organization should be taxpayer funded, merely because closing would disenfranchise its customers — to any other business. Let’s suppose it was thought that department store chains should receive taxpayer funding because online sales are hurting chain stores’ business. The argument could be made that these department stores have served many people, that they are located in many disadvantaged communities, and that poor people who do not have internet access will be disenfranchised if these stores close. Should we then give these stores half a billion taxpayer dollars every year (the amount Planned Parenthood receives) to keep them open?

The truth is that there are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) already in place, which could serve the patients Planned Parenthood serves — outnumbering Planned Parenthood centers by the thousands (a 20 to 1 margin)– so why do Planned Parenthood spokespersons (many who earn six-figure salaries) want you to believe that American women could not survive without them?

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has even made totally unsupported claims that millions would be without healthcare if Congress votes to defund Planned Parenthood. Richards recently told Rolling Stone:

This is literally whether a young man in Texas can come to us for an STI testing, or whether a woman who has a lump in her breast can come to us in Ohio to have a breast exam or be referred for screenings, or whether a college student or a young person anywhere in the country can come to us for family planning. We’re talking about more than a million-and-a-half people who rely on Planned Parenthood, and for most of them we’re their only medical provider. As all of the medical institutions have said: There’s no one to take our place providing low- and moderate-income people with preventive health care. There isn’t any other entity that is doing that work.

Interesting that she mentions the breast screenings, because Planned Parenthood, as Live Action has documented, does not do mammograms — but FQHCs do.

I am curious, however, as to how the defunding of Planned Parenthood would cause the apocalypse, but closures of other non-profits — specifically hospitals, which one could argue offer far more needed “services” — would not.

Let me explain.

According to a 2015 report published by the Journal for Health Affairs, patient health was not significantly compromised when hospitals closed. The Non-Profit Quarterly reports pointed out with regards to the study that “vulnerable hospitals that have not been financially sustainable, with operating margins of ‑20% on average, have been the first to close, causing public concern that displaced patients will experience declining health and even death when access to care goes away.”

Despite this concern, the 2015 study found “no significant difference between the change in annual mortality rates for patients living in hospital service areas (HSAs) that experienced one or more closures and the change in rates in matched HSAs without a closure…. Nor was there a significant difference in the change in all-cause mortality rates following hospitalization….”

The unknown in the study was how the closures affected low income patients. But according to Non-Profit Quarterly: 

Researchers reported that among Medicare patients there were no substantial changes in admissions, lengths of stay, or readmissions, but also cautioned that the study should not be interpreted to mean that every hospital loss is harmless….

While the study supports the argument that access to care has improved, the data does not, however, tell the whole story. One-third of institutions that were closed were “safety net” hospitals that treated large numbers of low-income and uninsured people. Since only easily-accessed Medicare patient information was reviewed, impact on those populations is still unknown.

Unknown? A study of three hospital closures from 2015, conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the Urban Institute, actually found that lower income and elderly patients were negatively affected and “were more likely to face transportation challenges and thus more likely to delay or forgo needed care.”

A photo of the clinics that outnumber Planned Parenthood 20 to 1.

But in Planned Parenthood’s case, there are already hundreds of FQHC alternatives available, open and ready to serve the public. A December 2015 Congressional Research Service report which compared the services of Planned Parenthood Federation of America-affiliated health centers (PPAHC) to those of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) found…

  • FQHCs are required to provide primary, preventive, and emergency health services.
  • FQHCs focus on providing more comprehensive primary care, dental, and behavioral health services.
  • FQHCs provide far more services in a given year than do PPAHCs.
  • PPAHCs focus their services on individuals of reproductive age; FQHCs provide services to individuals throughout their lifetimes.
  • FQHCs served 22.9 million people in 2014; PPAHCs served 2.7 million.
  • 358 counties have both a PPAHC and a FQHC.
  • FQHCs also receive federal grants that require them to provide family planning (among other services) to Medicaid beneficiaries.

Planned Parenthood and its supporters want the public to believe that only Planned Parenthood is able to care for the needs of the 2.5 million patients they “serve.” And they will suggest that if they are defunded and close facilities, the hundreds of FQHC that replace them (already in existence and serving patients, mind you) will be overwhelmed with patient influx, thus unable to address the many needs. (This was the same fear that plagued Democrats when they passed the Affordable Care Act, yet they argued that the system would be more than able to handle that influx.)

A study on the effects of the Affordable Care Act, conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and health care company Athenahealth, which gathered data from 15,700 of Athenahealth’s clients, found that new patient visits to primary care physicians only increased slightly. It was anticipated that uninsured patients now gaining insurance might have unmet medical needs, and their demand for services might overwhelm the capacity of primary care doctors. But according to the study, this idea proved false. Kathy Hempstead, director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, told USA Today that the study “suggests that, even though there’s been a big increase in coverage, it’s a relatively small part of the market and the delivery system is able to handle the demand.”

For years, Planned Parenthood has been closing centers despite a steady increase in funding under the Obama administration. The Congressional Research Service found that the number of PPHAC affiliates and facilities has declined since 2009-2010, when PPFA reported having 88 affiliates (a 32 percent decline) and 840 health centers (a 21 percent decline). And, as of December 20, 2016, there are now only 650 Planned Parenthood centers, indicating a 22.67 percent decline.

In addition, Planned Parenthood patients have also decreased over the years. In 2014, Planned Parenthood saw 2.5 million patients — down a whopping 24.24 percent since 1996, when they saw 3.3 million and received far less government funding ($177.5 million in 1996 compared to $553.7 million in 2014). In contrast, FQHCs have increased the number of patients seen in each year since 2009. From 2009 to 2014, FQHC patients increased from 18.9 million to 22.9 million.

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortion in the nation. Live Action has documented how Planned Parenthood manipulates its own data to cover up the fact that abortion – not women’s health care – accounts for the lion’s share of the corporation’s services for pregnant women.

Defunding the largest chain of abortion clinics will not send millions of patients to their demise — and Planned Parenthood knows this. The truth is that taxpayer dollars can be better spent on real health care organizations that will serve the American public and maintain the sanctity of life in the process.

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

Planned Parenthood prez: Lives at stake this election

Posted in Cecile Richards, Hillary clinton, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood Hillary Clinton with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2016 by saynsumthn

The president of the largest chain of abortion clinics in the nation actually had the audacity to claim that lives are at stake in this election. TheStranger.com cited Cecile Richards from a rally held recently in Washington State:

    “We’re in the most momentous election in terms of reproductive rights that most of us have seen in our lifetime,” Richards told a room of supporters at the Washington State Convention Center, where she praised Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the state’s Democratic senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. “Lives are at stake in this election.

Planned Parenthood admits to aborting over 300,000 babies annually and receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues. So, by admitting that “lives are at stake,” in this election, perhaps Richards, who also thinks we need to “humanize” abortion is referring to the ongoing investigation into their aborted baby body parts scandal. Or maybe, it is the complete disregard Planned Parenthood has for the safety of women who come to them for abortions. Women like Tonya Reaves whose so-called “safe/legal” abortion landed her in the morgue or the many women who are removed from the abortion chain in ambulances. One can only guess.

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In their interview, the Stranger, quotes Richards as admitting that abortion on demand was “literally on the ballot in November.”

    Members of Congress have “passed more restrictions on reproductive access in the short time they’ve been in office than any Congress I’ve known of,” Richards told me. “I think Roe v. Wade is literally on the ballot this November.”

Cecile Richards Lives at Stake

Earlier this week, the Planned Parenthood CEO was in Wisconsin to stump for Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She told supporters, who gathered at the home of a Dane County gubernatorial candidate, that “This is sort of the pinnacle of everything we’ve fought for all our lives.” At the Wisconsin meeting Madison.com reports that Richards claimed this election would be the biggest election in terms of investment from Planned Parenthood’s political action committee. And they are not kidding.

For the first time in a presidential election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Planned Parenthood ENdorses Hillary

In their endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Richards called the planning of children, which, according to Hillary and Planned Parenthood, includes the right to kill the preborn in the womb, “Absolutely fundamental to everything we can do.”

Hillary Clinton raises arms after Planned Parenthood endorsement

Hillary Clinton raises arms after Planned Parenthood endorsement

Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood’s idol second only to their eugenics founder Margaret Sanger has been a long time advocate of abortion even defending the gruesome Partial Birth Abortion procedure.

Hillary Clinton recently referred to the preborn in the womb as ‘unborn persons,’ telling Chuck Todd that although they are persons they do not have Constitutional Rights.

    Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists. The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.

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That dangerous mentality is right in line with Planned Parenthood who, in 2009, Planned Parenthood gave Hillary Clinton their top award, the Margaret Sanger Award. Now, Planned Parenthood hopes to reward Clinton by ushering her into the White House. But, with the potential of another eight years of radical abortion politics, I would agree that one thing is for sure this election, lives really are at stake!

New CMP Vid: “PROFIT” – Planned Parenthood’s Illicit Moneymaking From Baby Body Parts

Posted in Center for Medical Progress with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood message to politicians: oppose abortion and you are extremist

Posted in Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

Despite video evidence of Planned Parenthood’s baby harvesting operation and other atrocities they take part in, the abortion business believes those who oppose them are the extremists one. This week, 2016 political candidates have been put on notice from abortion business Planned Parenthood that if they vote against them, they are not Planned Parenthood’s candidate, Well…duh? The video message from president Cecile Richards is right on Que, threatening politicians who won’t fall in lock step with unrestricted child killing in the womb.

Yes, I said child killing because abortion, which Planned Parenthood does, funds, promotes and supports kills preborn babies at every stage of pregnancy. And what does Cecile Richards president of Planned Parenthood call those who oppose abortion? You guessed it – they are “extremists.”

Time and again, polling of American views on abortion show that the trend is leaning pro-life, that the majority of Americans are unconformable and oppose late term abortion and that most do not believe in abortion for reasons of birth control, all of which Planned Parenthood does. Yet, according to their president, anyone who opposes their “abortion should be normal” position is “extremist.”

Cecile RIchards Extremists vote abortion

Extremists have made the 2016 election about attacking reproductive rights,” Cecile Richards says in the video.

Enough is enough,” she adds.

Yes, Ms. Richards – enough IS enough:

    Enough is enough when it comes to the slaughter of preborn babies in the womb. (327,653 reported in their 2013-2014 annual report)
    Enough is enough when it comes to harvesting their body parts for profit.
    Enough is enough when it comes to $528 million TAX dollars annually to the abortion chain.
    Enough is enough when the directors of Planned Parenthood centers get six digit salaries while tax payers struggle to make ends meet.
    Enough is enough for Planned Parenthood to push their sexual deviancy on teens.
    Enough is Enough for Planned Parenthood to cover for the sexual abuse of young girls.
    Enough is enough for Planned Parenthood to name their highest award the (Margaret Sanger Award) after a known Klan speaker.
    Enough is enough with Planned Parenthood’s lies.
    Enough is enough of ambulances summoned to Planned Parenthood due to medical emergencies.
    Enough is enough of the silence when Planned Parenthood leaves a Black women on the table to bleed out.

To protect the millions of dollars pouring into Planned Parenthood’s coffers every year, they are rolling out a campaign to battle ANYONE who opposes them in the 2016 elections. And, the effort is so important they plan to spend MILLIONS to defeat opponents.

On their campaign website, Planned Parenthood plans to detail the record of politicians running for high political office in the 2016 election cycle.

Hillary CLinton abortion Planned Parenthood

And NEWSFLASH: According to the video, politicians who side with the “extremists” meaning, those who favor life and not death, you are NOT Cecile Richard’s candidate!

And, Richard’s says, “We are paying attention and we vote.”

Oh my….anyone scared?

I doubt it.

But, it was a nice try Cecile, after months of horrific videos from the Center for Medical Progress showing your high ranking staffers haggling over the body parts of tiny helpless aborted children, your little “extremist” name-calling tantrum just isn’t sticking.

Now…politicians are hearing from Americans who oppose your Mengele-like ways and guess what? They know “we vote too.”

Abortion and Planned Parenthood Halloween tweets

Posted in Halloween with tags , , , , on November 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

Abortion ostume

Lena duNHAM pLANNED pARENTHOOD ABORTION

Cecile Richards Lena Funham abortion costume

Planned Parenthood Halloween

Planned Parenthood superhero

Planned Parenthood witch

Planned Parenthood asked if babies born alive after abortion should receive medical care

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2015 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood has recently refused to say medical care should be given to a a baby born alive after an abortion.

The shocking refusal came during her September Congressional testimony under oath, Planned Parenthood’s president claimed that she never heard of a case where a baby was born alive after an abortion. In addition, she claimed that this could never occur at a Planned Parenthood because they do not do abortions past viability.

Her statements came during questions Richards was asked in the hearings on whether she would approve of giving medical care to a child which survives an abortion attempt.

It was really a simple question and it deserved a simple yes or no response. But true to Planned Parenthood’s nature, the president who makes $500,000 plus annually to defend all things abortion, skirted the real issue by stating:

I’ve never heard of such a circumstance happening,” the Planned Parenthood stated.

Really?

I have.

In fact, I have personally documented several cases where babies survived abortions and were born alive. It is not an uncommon phenomenon inside the abortion industry which refers to these cases as “the dreaded complication.”

The issue was made more public when the Philadelphia Inquirer did an entire expose‘ on the topic some years back.

A quick google news search turns up the story of a Stanford University doctor who told Knight-Rider that his hospital saw cases where babies survived abortions while the same article quotes a 1974 study which estimated that 200 live births from abortions occurred annually in the United States.

In 1989, a 26 week old as well as a 24 week old baby aborted at the University of Wisconsin Hospital were reported to survive their abortions but died hours later.

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And more recently, survivors of abortion testified to Congress recounting how they were born alive after their mother submitted to an abortion.

It was not that long ago when Alisa LaPolt Snow a lobbyist for Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates testified before the Florida House of Representatives that the abortion business objected to a law that required the abortionist to transfer a baby that was born alive after an abortion.

The video went viral because of the cold-hearted nature of Snow’s comments where she stated that the decision to help a baby which survives an abortion rests solely with the woman, “we believe any decision that’s made should be up to the-the woman, her family and the physician…That decision should be between the patient and the healthcare provider.”

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Later in Planned Parenthood’s exchange before the US Congress, Richards clarified her statement saying that she had never heard of an instance at Planned Parenthood where a baby was born alive after an abortion.

We don’t provide abortions after viability. But, I certainly in my experience at Planned Parenthood we never had that kind of circumstance,” she said.

Viability?

Despite the Planned Parenthood CEO’s insistence that they do not perform abortions past viability, a recent Saynsumthn Post details how they were expecting late term abortions at Planned Parenthood to increase.

Planned Parenthood abortion doctor Deborah Nucatola was recorded on video from the Center for Medical Progress telling undercover “buyers” that although there are independent clinics performing abortions to 26 weeks, Planned Parenthood (which she stated did not perform abortions that far “yet”) also wanted make sure the industry generally aborts babies “to the legal limit”:

    There’s a lot of conversation about who goes to the legal limit in their state; if they don’t go to the legal limit in their state why don’t they? Is there another provider that does? So we’re about to start doing some mapping work to say, you know, are there states where nobody’s going to the legal limit? And if not, why not, and what can we do about that?

Richards once said that she believes life begins at delivery, a statement which might explain why she hedges so when asked if she believes a child who survives an abortion should receive medical care.

So it was no surprise when Richards was asked a second time by a member if Congress she believed medical care should be administered when a live abortion occurs and once again, the stone-cold Planned Parenthood president refused to say “yes.” However, after being pressed, Richards finally relented. Although she again denyied that babies sometimes survive abortions she choked out the words, “A baby born, uh, that baby should as the mother should get appropriate medical care from the physician. And would.”

Watch the exchange here:

http://www.mrctv.org/embed/139688