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Pro-abortion media can’t be trusted to report truth about Planned Parenthood

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee, Pro-choice Hypocrisy, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2018 by saynsumthn

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The media has remained silent about Live Action’s investigative report and docuseries, Aiding Abusers, which documents the decades-long child sexual abuse cover-up by taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood. The horrific criminal cases, civil lawsuits, and health department records alone — some recently uncovered by Live Action and some published previously by other pro-life organizations — are, in and of themselves, substantial evidence showing Planned Parenthood’s disregard for victims of child sexual abuse. Add to that Live Action’s undercover investigations, along with testimonies from former Planned Parenthood staffers who witnessed Planned Parenthood’s complicity in failing to report suspicion of abuse, and the proof is overwhelming.

In addition to the Planned Parenthood-supportive media, organizations and individuals who praised the MeToo and TimesUp movements are also silent.  An obvious example can be seen in an article published by pro-abortion Rewire News, which claims its goal is to “[…] foster public knowledge and enlightenment through high-quality evidence-based news, analysis, commentary, and investigative reporting….”

Image: Rewire News fails sexual abuse victims taken to Planned Parenthood

Rewire News fails sexual abuse victims taken to Planned Parenthood (Image credit: Twitter)

However, while one might expect a level of bias from Rewire News, author Katelyn Burns exhibited not a hint of true journalism in her piece, “Republicans Coordinate With Discredited Anti-Choice Group to Call for Planned Parenthood Investigation.” As I read Burns’ piece, I wrongly anticipated that Burns might mention, with some level of empathy, the victims of sexual abuse, some as young as twelve years old, taken by their abusers to Planned Parenthood and then returned back to the abusers for additional suffering. I assumed Rewire might issue some level of rebuke, token of disdain or outrage regarding theses horrific cases. I assumed Burns might conclude that something is wrong at Planned Parenthood, and side, not with the big corporation, but with actual sexual abuse victims.

I was wrong.

Instead of examining all the evidence presented by Live Action, Burns was hyper-focused on the two undercover investigations conducted by Live Action, which (according to media reports) resulted in the firing of at least twoPlanned Parenthood staffers and one being put on probation by their state’s Department of Health. Without citing any evidence, except a lazy link to a Huffington Post article which made a false claim about a completely separate Live Action investigation, Burns called the undercover stings “discredited and extensively edited ‘sting’ footage.” Burns was so unable to see through her bias that she failed to even acknowledge more than two-thirds of Live Action’s evidence. In so doing, Burns completely disregarded sexual abuse victims like Denise Fairbanks, who, as Live Action detailed, was forced by her rapist to have an abortion. Denise’s cries for help were then — according to the victim, not Live Action — ignored by Planned Parenthood.

Image: Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

Burns also disregarded the sexual abuse victim of predator George Savanah, who, according to the criminal caseagainst him, brought his young victim to Planned Parenthood not once, not twice, but on three separate occasions, and each time it appears that Planned Parenthood returned her to her abuser.

Image: George Savanah impregnates daughter three times and takes her to Planned Parenthood

George Savanah impregnates daughter three times and takes her to Planned Parenthood

The cases in Live Action’s report are horrific and are most likely the reason Burns selectively left them out and made a deliberate decision to be a propagandist for Planned Parenthood rather than a true investigative journalist. Another reason might be because on the Rewire News board of directors is none other than Bryan Howard, CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona. Live Action conducted two of undercover stings in Arizona, and Live Action’s report contains details of a criminal case involving Planned Parenthood in Arizona.

Image: Planned Parenthood CEO on board of Rewire News (Image credit: screen grab from Rewire News blog)

Planned Parenthood CEO on board of Rewire News (Image credit: screen grab from Rewire News blog)

 

In that case, Planned Parenthood allegedly told a 15-year-old rape victim it wasn’t worth the “hassle” for them to report her rape to police, then also allegedly miscoded the incident as “consensual” sex.

Image: Image taken from Tyler Kost police report

Image taken from Tyler Kost police report

OOPS!

I guess Burns saw no need to reveal this conflict of interest.

We have seen this kind of selective reporting before, when NBC News squashed Ronan Farrow’s initial report regarding the predatory behavior of Harvey Weinstein. Last month, Farrow told Recode Decode, “The fact that there was a veil of silence around the Harvey Weinstein story for decades is not accidental, and there were a variety of systems that kept it silent…. The question of the complicity of the media and the role the media played in keeping this quiet for as long as it was quiet, are important ones.” He added:

I think one reason why I structured those stories… around systems rather than individuals, is because the systems still have a long way to go…. This was a story about the abuse of power and the way in which the most powerful people in this country can manipulate the press, manipulate the judicial and legal process…. These are systems that are still be used every day.

Now, Planned Parenthood’s complicity of silence is shamefully doing the exact same thing, but just as in the Weinsteincase and other abuse cases, truth cannot be silenced. It will eventually come out.

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

WATCH: Attorney describes Planned Parenthood’s appalling treatment of abuse victims

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, child abuse, child predator, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape, Planned Parenthood lawsuit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: Attorney Brian Hurley sued Planned Parenthood for covering child sexual abuse

The latest in a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s complicity in covering child sexual abuse features an attorney who represented actual victims of the abortion corporation’s “don’t ask/don’t tell” policies on reporting sexual abuse. The interview, conducted by Live Action, comes at a time when society has demanded that organizations who are complicit in covering sexual abuse be held to account. This call has been loud in the media, politics, Hollywood, and sports. The one place this has been glossed over and nearly ignored has been with regard to Planned Parenthood’s complicity.

The “Prosecution” video in Live Action’s multi-part series, Aiding Abusers, opens with a statement by Steven Spielberg addressing the sexual abuse scandal in Hollywood that catapulted the #MeToo movement: “The other thing we have to think about is this: Hollywood and celebrity gets a lot of recognition. You can’t just think of this as a Hollywood problem. And we can’t forget the people that can’t afford attorneys. We can’t forget those people that are afraid to come out to say what happened to them because they have nobody to represent them or to stand up for them. I am more concerned about that group than I am about the celebrities that are being exposed and immediately get a huge amount of attention…. [T]hese kind of crimes of sexual assault are happening daily.”

Image: Steven Spielberg in Aiding Abusers video from Live Action

Steven Spielberg (Image: Screen shot from Aiding Abusers video published by Live Action)

What the Hollywood producer said is especially true when it comes to Planned Parenthood’s victims of abuse cover-up. This multi-million dollar tax funded organization has influence in very powerful circles like the media, Hollywood, and political power structures, outed for covering abuse in the past.

No one knows this more than Ohio litigator Brian Hurley, Esq., whose track record of going after those complicit in covering up sexual abuse is stellar. Hurley dared to face off against Planned Parenthood to defend the young victims of abuse covered-up by this powerful organization. He also once brought charges against the Catholic Church for its role in covering up the sexual abuse of young boys, and later brought two civil cases against Planned Parenthood for covering up the rape of teenage girls.

“I’m a devout Catholic, and I believe the Catholic Church had to be taken to task for what it did and didn’t do with respect to the abuse of boys, mostly boys,” Hurley told Live Action News. “And I was proud as being part of a prosecuting attorney’s office that we brought claims – charges – against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for its conduct. And I think it gave me credibility.”

But Hurley noted nothing would prepare him for what would take place when he agreed to represent two victims of Planned Parenthood’s sexual abuse cover-up. Hurley said that Planned Parenthood, with its half a billion in tax dollars annually, has a litany of attorneys in its arsenal, which it uses against anyone who dares to challenge the organization in court, even when the case is filed to get justice for victims of rape or sexual assault.

“I will tell you I grossly underestimated what I was getting involved in. I’d been involved in very complex litigation for many years as lead counsel and I thought that would prepare me for litigating against Planned Parenthood. And I was wrong,” Hurley said, adding:

Planned Parenthood, when it is sued, hires the best lawyers in the United States. Planned Parenthood will fund the defense of litigation in a matter that, from what I could tell in our cases, it was limitless…. In both of our cases, Planned Parenthood’s lawyers fought every single issue, every aspect of discovery. Every aspect of the case was litigated. Much more so, in fact, than I had seen in any of the other cases I had been involved in my 35 years. Which, I think, from my perspective — and this is argued throughout our pleadings — was an attempt to make it prohibitively expensive for us to continue.

The majority of the plaintiffs in these cases are very poor people, are people from backgrounds where they don’t have much money. And it’s hard to find lawyers who are willing to spend six years litigating against an organization that is going to require you to devote thousands of hours to litigate those claims. And I think that is something that Planned Parenthood and its lawyers are very good at.

The first case involved a 14-year-old girl who went to Planned Parenthood for an abortion after being impregnated by her 21-year-old soccer coach. According to Hurley’s interview with Live Action News, when the adult predator, John Haller, found out that his minor victim, Chelsea, was pregnant, he understood that “he was going to be in serious trouble if that… was ever disclosed.” So, Haller convinced the teen, in Hurley’s words, to “have an abortion, and told her that that was the only way they could stay together, that he loved her and if she had the abortion they would stay together — and, she thought, would get married.”

But rather than investigate or report suspicion of abuse, Planned Parenthood asked few questions and simply took the word of Haller over the phone that he was the victim’s parent, after Haller instructed the girl to give his number to Planned Parenthood. Then, according to court documents, after the abortion, the abuser resumed having sex with the teen. As a result of a subsequent report made by a teacher, Haller was later found guilty of seven counts of sexual battery.

Image: lawsuit Planned Parenthood failed to report child sexual abuse

Planned Parenthood failed to report child sexual abuse lawsuit Ohio

Hurley told Live Action News that the victim’s parents sued Planned Parenthood on several claims, that included a failure to report suspected abuse and a failure to obtain the consent of her parents before the abortion or even notify them. Planned Parenthood settled the case out of court.

The second case involved another teen who had been sexually abused by her father since she was 13. When she became pregnant at age 16, the abuser forced her to have an abortion at Planned Parenthood.

Image: Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

The victim, Denise Fairbanks, told Planned Parenthood’s staff that her father was raping her, but instead of reporting the abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood sent Denise home with the abuser where he continued to assault her for another year and a half. The abuser was stopped only after Denise spoke to her coach — and the coach, not Planned Parenthood, went to law enforcement.

Image: Sexual abuse victim Denise Fairbanks sues Planned Parenthood

Sexual abuse victim Denise Fairbanks sues Planned Parenthood

According to Hurley, who also represented Denise in her lawsuit, when the victim was taken to Planned Parenthood…

The Planned Parenthood employee said to her something to the effect, “If you’re going to sleep around you need to get on birth control.”

And Denise was stunned, and she took that as really an insult, that she was being called a whore. And, so, what Denise… said in response was, “This was not supposed to happen, I was forced to do things I didn’t want to do.”

Image: Brian Hurley talks about Planned Parenthood sexual abuse cover up

Brian Hurley talks about Planned Parenthood sexual abuse cover up

Of Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the sexual abuse being inflicted on this young victim, Hurley told Live Action, “It was clear to me that they had a duty to report suspected abuse. I think known abuse, but, at least suspected abuse. They didn’t. And her father continued to rape her for another year.”

Hurley told Live Action News, “Had they reported Denise’s abuse immediately, the abuse would have stopped…. Unfortunately, it was a year later.”

Hurley also told Live Action News he believes the media has given Planned Parenthood a pass and that, as a result, more sexual abuse will be covered up:

While they’re correct in terms of the way they have handled and exposed or or attempted to expose, the abuse that took place in the Catholic Church up in Michigan State, and now even in the #MeToo movement, I think that’s great. What I find to be hypocritical is the media’s refusal to do a serious investigation of what occurs at Planned Parenthood.

There’s been enough information provided to the press, with Lila Rose for example, when she did her exposés, both with respect to the attempts in those situations, based upon the video I saw, of people at Planned Parenthood coaching girls not to say certain things so they wouldn’t have to report abuse. Also, to the videos that talked about the sex trafficking and the prostitution. Clearly, the mainstream media has decided that they don’t want to expose or do an investigation… to find out what is actually going on at Planned Parenthood.

Hurley added, “[I]f I, as a devout Catholic, would participate in the prosecution of the Catholic Church for what it’s role was in failure to report abuse, then I have no problems trying to expose what Planned Parenthood does and doesn’t do.”

But, as Live Action News has previously documented, Planned Parenthood regularly rewards journalists for their complicity of silence on failing to accurately report their abuses, which include Medicaid fraudprivacy breaches, and a failure to report sexual abuse among others.

The evidence against Planned Parenthood is mounting.

Live Action President and Founder Lila Rose commented, “Without over half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers, it would be much harder for Planned Parenthood to litigate these abuse cases for years until they wore victims down, never formally admitting their cover up of these young girls’ rape. When Planned Parenthood gets taken to court, it’s the taxpayers who are paying for Planned Parenthood’s defense and helping to put these children through years of litigation and prolonging their agony.”

In the investigative report entitled, “Aiding Abusers, Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of child sexual abuse,” (which can be read here) evidence of Planned Parenthood’s history and corporate culture of failing to report incidents to authorities include:

  1. Court cases including testimonies of victims experiencing horrific abuse
  2. State health department records
  3. Testimonies from former Planned Parenthood workers
  4. Two Live Action Undercover investigations
  5. Loyola University study on sex trafficking

Live Action’s companion video docuseries includes tragic details of criminal and civil cases (many previously in the public record thanks in part to pro-life groups such as Life Dynamics) in which victims were returned to their abusers to be further assaulted. It also contains testimony from former Planned Parenthood staffers, who repeatedly witnessed the organization’s systematic and troubling disregard of mandatory reporting laws. The abortion giant currently receives $60 million from the federal Title X family planning program and hundreds of millions of dollars from Medicaid and other state and federal government money. In 2015, 474 of Planned Parenthood’s nearly 650 facilities were Title X recipients, according to a Guttmacher Institute report. In total, Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion dollars annually in federal and state tax dollars.

Under Title X, recipients are required to follow state and federal reporting laws on reporting sexual abuse.

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

Planned Parenthood awards journalists who ignore their sexual abuse scandals

Posted in Media Bias, MeToo, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2018 by saynsumthn
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Past Live Action investigations and court cases have demonstrated Planned Parenthood‘s willingness to cover for child sexual predators and abusers, even returning victims to their abusers and failing to report underage pregnancies or suspected sexual abuse to authorities. This taxpayer-funded organization, receiving half a billion dollars in these funds annually, should be called to account, especially in a society so aware of sexual assault. So, why is Planned Parenthood’s corruption in this area being silenced by politicians, media and Hollywood alike?

It is possible that these Planned Parenthood-friendly groups know but choose to say nothing, because, like the New York Times recently discovered with Harvey Weinstein, Planned Parenthood has a network of complicit “bodyguards,” so to speak, protecting the organization from damaging scrutiny.

And yet, grueling testimonies and police reports of actual criminal cases in which Planned Parenthood patients, victimized by sexual abuse and rape and then taken for abortions, are available to read at Live Action News (herehere, and here).

Planned Parenthood-covers child sexual abuse

 

The media has repeatedly been caught in Planned Parenthood’s web of lies — though willingly, it seems, as many pro-choice “journalists” allow their support of abortion to keep them from doing real investigative reporting. Even in the face of proof, Planned Parenthood’s media complicity machine remains quiet, resulting in sexual abuse victims being forgotten.

In one example, physician and HLN host Dr. Drew Pinsky, a former employee of Planned Parenthood, came to Planned Parenthood’s defense when pro-lifers made allegations that the abortion corporation covered up child sexual abuse. Rather than do his own investigation, Dr. Drew lashed out at Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Director of Alliance Relations. Watch the exchange in the video below, where ADF includes the very “evidence” Dr. Drew failed to find on his own:

Dr. Drew admitted on his show that he worked for Planned Parenthood… hardly a non-biased reporting source. He said, “I was there. We were working for Planned Parenthood to create an environment where young women could feel safe….”

Safe? I don’t think so, Dr. Drew!

The complicit media machine

Planned Parenthood regularly rewards the media complicity machine by “honoring” them with the “Media Excellence” and “Maggie Awards.”

2014 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award to Media

Recently awarded were media outlets and journalists from:

  • MSNBC
  • Yahoo-Health
  • Buzzfeed
  • The New Yorker
  • CBS
  • Washington Post
  • Austin Chronicle
  • Huffington Post
  • The Plain Dealer
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • US News & World Report
  • Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CNN
  • NBC
  • New York Daily News
  • PBS Frontline
  • The Kansas City Star
  • People magazine
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • ABC News
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Metro Times
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • Concord Monitor
  • The Philadelphia Daily News
  • The San Diego Union
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • Lifetime Television
  • ABC Radio
  • Arkansas Gazette
  • Los Angeles Times
  • NBC Radio
  • The Boston Globe
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • The Bergen Record
  • Charlotte News and Observer
  • Gannett News Service

Rolling Stone’s Alex Morris, Dani McClain of The Nation, and Kayla Webley of Marie Claire are all featured in this Planned Parenthood promotional video below highlighting “media excellence.”

1. Irin Carmon – national reporter and Planned Parenthood awardee

Carmon is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News. Yet, this “journalist” was recently highlighted at a Planned Parenthood event and has been awarded by the abortion corporation. To date, she has failed to report the way Planned Parenthood covers for child sexual predators.

2015 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award to media

And she is not alone.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America bestowed Media Excellence Awards to 13 journalists during its 2016 National Conference Gala. Such as…

2. Amy Goodman – executive producer and Planned Parenthood awardee

Goodman, executive producer of Democracy NOW, received the “highest honor” from Planned Parenthood, according to Katie Yoder at NewsBusters.

Goodman, who regularly defends Planned Parenthood, has never spoken out about the organization’s covering of sexual assault crimes.

Amy Goodman Planned Parenthood Award

3. Michelle Goldberg – columnist and Planned Parenthood board member

Michelle Goldberg became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in 2017. Previously, she was a columnist at Slate, and a radio and TV commentator appearing in The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic, The Guardian and other publications. She was also a keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood, attended several other Planned Parenthood events, and sat on the board of Southwest & Central Florida Planned Parenthood. No bias here, huh?

Rather than stand with sexual assault victims and expose Planned Parenthood, Goldberg defends them.

Journalist Michele Goldberg speaks to Planned Parenthood

4. Linda Greenhouse – Pulitzer prize winner and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

Greenhouse is a New York Times journalist who has also keynoted for Planned Parenthood Houston.

 

Linda Greenhouse keynote for Planned Parenthood

According to a report by the Washington Post, Greenhouse wrote in her book “Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life and the Spaces Between,” that she regularly donates to Planned Parenthood and wasn’t content to just allow Planned Parenthood to deduct a monthly contribution from her bank account:

It was important to me to write a check every month and sign my name. It was the signature of a citizen. The stories that appeared under my byline, on abortion and all other subjects, were the work of a journalist. If anyone ever thought those failed to measure up to professional standards, they never told me or anyone else.

One look at Greenhouse’s writings should tell you all you need to know about whether her pro-abortion ideology informs her journalism.

5. Anna Quindlen – Pulitzer prize winner and Planned Parenthood Federation of America board member

Quindlen is a former columnist at The New York Times who won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. She recently attended PP’s 100th gala and sits on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board. Need I say more?

Journalist Anna Quindlen Board of Planned Parenthood

6. Sheryl WuDunn – writer, lecturer, and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

WuDunn writes for the New York Times and lectures on political and social topics. She is married to husband Nicholas Kristof, who also writes for the New York Times.

She has been a keynote speaker for many Planned Parenthood events.

Sheryl Wudunn keynote for Planned Parenthood

In 2014, WuDunn helped Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic raise $275,000.

7. Roshini Rajkumar – radio host and Planned Parenthood fundraiser model

Rajkumar hosts CBS’ News and Views, heard on WCCO Radio in Minnesota and once modeled in a fundraiser called “Ready or Hot: Fashion Meets Passion,” for Planned Parenthood.

Media attend Planned Parenthood fashion show

8. Winston Ross – reporter and Planned Parenthood “naughty” fundraiser participant

Ross is a journalist for the Register-Guard, Newsweek, THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW and The Daily Beast and Serena Markstrom, reporter for The Register Guard both took part in a Planned Parenthood fundraiser called “Naughty Listed: Stories of Holiday Misbehavior.”

Media personalities take part in Planned Parenthood fundraiser

To date, Ross and Markstrom have yet to call out Planned Parenthood’s real naughty deeds.

9. Dee Dee Myers – political analyst, editor, and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

Myers was the keynote speaker at a Florida Planned Parenthood event. According to HuffPo, Myers is a political analyst, commentator and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and lecturer on politics. After leaving her position as White House Press Secretary under President Clinton, Myers took a spot on CNBC political talk show, “Equal Time.” She brags that her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Time Magazine, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, Politico and the Los Angeles Times.

Interestingly, none of that “work” includes any real serious investigations into Planned Parenthood.

Journalist Dee Dee Myers and Planned Parenthood

10. Cynthia Tucker – Pulitzer prize winner, editor, and Planned Parenthood awardee

Tucker describes herself as a “veteran newspaper journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and a highly-regarded commentator on TV and radio news shows.” Tucker was also editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for 17 years and is a Planned Parenthood Maggie Award recipient. In 2014, Tucker, along with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Glamour Magazine, was “honored” by Planned Parenthood.

And none of them have spoken out about any of Planned Parenthood’s scandals other than to defend them.

Cynthia Tucker Rachel Maddow Planned Parenthood

 

11. Kate Sheppard – editor and Planned Parenthood awardee

Sheppard is currently an editor at the Huffington Post and previously reported for Mother Jones, Grist, and the American Prospect. She accepted a Planned Parenthood award and has never reported on Planned Parenthood’s coverup of child sexual abuse.

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award Kate Sheppard with HuffPO

 

And multiple others, including…

… MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who called Planned Parenthood part of “my spirit and my soul.” She was given a Maggie Award.

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award MSNBC Melisa Harris-Perry

… Lawrence O’Donnell, who is host of The Last Word on MSNBC, and is also a Planned Parenthood keynote speaker:

Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC pp-choice-affair-2015

… Katha Pollitt, who is a contributor to The Nation, and also a Maggie Award recipient:

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award The Nation

… Essence editor Lauren N. Williams, who is a Maggie Award recipient:

Essence editor Lauren N. Williams Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

… Essence journalist Jeannine Amber, who is a Planned Parenthood awardee:

Jeannine Amber Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

… ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent awarded by Planned Parenthood

 Dahlia Lithwick, who is senior editor at Slate and contributing editor at Newsweek, is also keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood:

Dahlia Lithwick Planned Parenthood

 John Young, who is with the Waco Tribune Herald and is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

John Young Waco Tribune Herald Planned Parenthood Media Award

 Jordan Smith, who is with the Austin Chronicle and is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

Jordan Smith Austin Chronicle Planned Parenthood Media Award

The list goes on and on.

Media elites are more eager to prop up Planned Parenthood than courageously take the side of young sexual abuse victims to expose Planned Parenthood. We can only hope that one day, light will shine on Planned Parenthood and the media complicity machine that protects them.

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

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.

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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.

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.

HHS gives Planned Parenthood $18.75 million pro-life group says they cover child rape

Posted in HHS, OAH, Planned Parenthood and HHS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

NOTE: This was written by Saynsumthn’s editor and originally published at the Life Dynamics blog.

Planned Parenthood has just announced that $18.75 million in federal money has been granted to the eugenics founded abortion giant from the Office of Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) under HHS.

Last week, Life Dynamics reported that over 5.6 million dollars in federal money was allocated to various Planned Parenthood affiliates under a teen prevention program run by HHS.

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That announcement came July 4, 2015 from the Office of Adolescent Health, which is responsible for implementing and administering the national, evidence based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program.

You can read more on that here.

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Now, a press release from the largest chain of abortion clinics has revealed that Planned Parenthood has also received $18.75 million in federal grant dollars from the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) which is under the Department of Health and Human Services.

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It read:

    Today, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) received $18.75 million in federal grant funding from the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). The funding will support capacity building assistance, deliver inclusive health care to reduce pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth and implement pregnancy prevention programs to those living in rural communities beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.

According to a separate Planned Parenthood release issued July of 2015, the money was issued to the Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health (NWCAH), a group of Planned Parenthood affiliates covering a large portion of the western United States.

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In 2010, NWCAH received $20 million in grant money from the HHS run Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) to replicate the Teen Outreach Program where, “NWCAH plans to target a diverse population of the highest risk youth in grades 7-12 in a mix of rural and urban communities. The program will reach over 8,000 youth over the five year project period.”

As Life Dynamics has previously documented , Planned Parenthood received half a billion in tax monies, in addition to the OAH grants.

COVERING CHILD RAPE

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HHS continues to funnel millions in federal dollars to the abortion clinic chain despite documented evidence that Planned Parenthood has covered for child sexual predators by not reporting pedophiles who take young victims to their facilities to cover up their crimes.

A 2002 undercover investigation along with a report published in 2014 by Life Dynamics shows a repeated disregard for the young victims of rape.

In just one example listed on the latest report, Life Dynamics writes:

    Douglas Wayne Ring, 47, sexually assaulted “Wilma” from the time she was eight or nine until she was 20 resulting in three pregnancies.

    At the age of 16, Ring forced her to have an abortion at a Houston-area Planned Parenthood.

    Given that the abuse continued for many years afterward, it is clear the Planned Parenthood facility did not file a report.

    Wilma eventually contacted the Angleton, Texas, police and Ring was arrested on multiple charges related to the sexual assault of a child.

    In 2010, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Read the entire report here.

This blog has been exposing the Office of Adolescent Health otherwise known as OAH for a while. – read more here.

Man leaves baby to die after forcing abortion on teen he raped

Posted in forced abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

REPRINTED FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG

A 54-year-old Texas pedophile has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after authorities say he raped and impregnated a teen and then forced an abortion on her.

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According to court testimony, Mauricio Hernandez, who worked as an Irving Independent School District custodian sexually assaulted the 14-year-old victim, impregnated her, then gave her pills forcing her to deliver a baby in a soccer park portable toilet in April 2013.

The victim told police that Hernandez was a father figure to the teen who referred to him as “dad.”

Hernandez often took the teen to soccer practice.

When the teen was about eight months pregnant she and the rapist were at the soccer field when the baby was delivered in a porta-potty bathroom.

The victim said she heard a “large plop,” looked into the waste tank and saw a “small hand in the blue water,” according to the police report.

Police said that the 8th grade victim’s mother noticed that her daughter was bleeding. The victim was taken the hospital where she identified Hernandez as the man who impregnated and raped her. She also spoke up about the eight month pregnancy and giving birth to a baby.

The victim’s mother testified that she did not know about the sexual relationship or pregnancy until after her daughter delivered the baby and came home bleeding.

When I saw the clothes with all the blood on it, I grabbed the clothes, threw them at [Hernandez’s] face and asked, ‘What have you done to my little girl?’” she said.

According to the Dallas Morning News, police say Hernandez never attempted to rescue the newborn because he was afraid of getting in trouble.

Authorities later found the dead baby girl, which the victim named Brianna, in the toilet, submerged in blue liquid and covered with towelettes.

Prosecutors say she drowned.

Hernandez has pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and an additional charge of capital murder for leaving the baby to die.

The teen testified how she keeps a photo of the infant taken at the baby’s funeral by her bedside, where she can look at it “every night when I go to sleep.”