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Another abortion clinic to close following pro-life law

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

REPUBLISHED FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abortion clinic closes as doctor faces charges he failed to report abortion of 13 year old

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortionist Child Predator, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Medical Board, Abortionist Under Investigation, child predator with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

REPUBLISHED FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG!

As a result of criminal charges against an abortion doctor, an abortion clinic in Indiana has clinic has reportedly closed it’s doors.

According to reports, Friendship Family Planning abortion clinic in Gary closed May 27.

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The clinic had previously been cited for deficiencies.

Ken Severson, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Health stated that the abortion clinic’s closure came as the abortion doctor, Ulrich Klopfer, was facing charges of failing to timely file a report related to an abortion he performed on a 13-year-old girl in 2012.

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As an abortion doctor, Klopfer was required to report such abortions, because of statutory rape laws in Indiana.

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In 2014, after the criminal complaint became public, Klopfer was summonsed to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board to explain his actions.

But, they allowed him to keep his medical license pending the state’s investigation.

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The unreported abortion was brought to the attention of authorities by Lake County Right to Life in December of 2013.

Unreported abortions on minor girls have also been reported in a complaint filed by representatives of Indiana Right to Life and Allen County Right to Life.

The documents, filed by members of Allen County Right, stated that Klopfer performed an abortion on another 13-year-old in Allen County at the now closed Ft. Wayne Woman’s Health Organization on February 7, 2013 and failed to report that abortion as required by state law as well.

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The age of that patient surfaced as Allen County Right to Life Executive Director, Cathie Humbarger, reviewed publicly available terminated pregnancy reports. The pregnancy report, filed with the State Department of Health, appears to confirm the allegation. (Read Allen County RTL Report here)

The criminal charges in Lake County cite Klopfer for failing to timely file a public report about the abortion he performed on a 13 year old child at the Friendship Family Planning abortion Clinic in Gary, In. in September of 2012.

The affidavit states that the report wasn’t sent to the Indiana Department of Health until January of 2013.

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The news led to Klopfer’s back up physician terminating his status with the abortionist. Indiana requires every abortion doctor in the state to have admitting privileges to a local hospital or an agreement with a doctor who does.

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Indiana Right to Life recently issued a news release stating that abortionist Klopfer has “surrendered” his license for the Gary clinic:

    Klopfer has surrendered his Gary, Ind. abortion license.

    Klopfer’s surrender follows the release of an alarming report by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) showing deplorable conditions and safety hazards at his Gary facility.

    The surrender also comes just prior to Klopfer’s scheduled hearing on June 25 before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, where the Board could choose to remove his medical license.

    Klofper, who lives in Illinois, still has his Fort Wayne and South Bend abortion sites licensed with the state, despite only doing abortions in South Bend.

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Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, points out that although they do not know the circumstances of these young girl’s pregnancies, mandatory reporting statutes which require healthcare workers to report reasonable suspicions of child sexual abuse to the authorities are being ignored inside American abortion, Planned Parenthood and family planning centers.

For several years now, Life Dynamics has documented the failure of abortion clinics to report statutory rape.

According to Mark Crutcher, founder of Life Dynamics, “When we began to investigate we found it was even worse than we thought it was. Initially we thought perhaps the abortion clinics were only reporting half of the incidents, but instead we found that they were reporting hardly any of them.”

Crutcher recently published a report of actual cases where clinics did not report suspected child abuse, often leading to repeated rape and assaults on the victims.

You can read that report here.

According to Indiana Right to Life, the license surrender also comes just prior to Klopfer’s scheduled hearing on June 25 before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, where the Board could choose to remove his medical license.

Planned Parenthood closes center once caught covering for Child Sexual Abuse

Posted in child abuse, child predator, Life Dynamics, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators, Planned Parenthood closing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by saynsumthn

September 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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Don’t tell me these people were trying to protect this girl. This is outrageous.” ~ Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc.

Today, Life Dynamics, Inc. a national pro-life group located in Denton, Texas, has responded to the closing of a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood facility caught covering for child sexual predators.

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After 36 years in operation, the Fond du Lac Planned Parenthood has announced their closing in a letter penned by staff and published by a local media outlet.

Despite receiving millions of dollars in federal tax monies, Planned Parenthood has cited state budget cuts targeting their centers as reason for the closure.

But, what is not being reported, is that Planned Parenthood in Fond du Lac was caught on tape advising a 13-year-old child how she can cover the fact that she was having sex with an adult man, a clear violation of state laws that require reporting the suspicion of child abuse.

The call was part of a 2002 undercover investigation sting which, Life Dynamics conducted where they 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.

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Life Dynamics, has published a transcript of the conversation their undercover caller, who was posing as a 13-year-old child, had with this Planned Parenthood center.

The caller tells the Fond du Lac Planned Parenthood staffer, who identified herself as “Sarah”, that she was having sex with a 22-year-old adult male.
The caller asks Sarah about pregnancy tests and how to receive an abortion if she is pregnant.

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Planned Parenthood tells the caller that they do not perform abortions at that location but states that she can obtain an abortion at their Appleton, Planned Parenthood clinic and acknowledges several times that they are required to report any suspicion of sexual abuse – such as this child’s admission that an adult male may have impregnated her.

CALLER: The problem is I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell on my boyfriend because he’s 22.
CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah. You’re 13 now?
CALLER: Yeah.
CLINIC: Holy cow. Ummmm. Yeah, that’s reportable.

Planned Parenthood then suggests that the caller purchase a home pregnancy test and if the test is negative she can go to Planned Parenthood for the birth control she will need to continue the sexual relationship with the man.

CALLER: Well, if I took a home pregnancy test, if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there and get birth control? Because I don’t want to have to go through all this again.
CLINIC: Yeah. If you’re negative, by all means come on in and get birth control pills.
CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?
CLINIC: No. We’re not allowed to.
CALLER: Well, would you have to tell about my boyfriend?
CLINIC: That I’m not quite sure of. That I’m not quite sure of. I’m not sure.
CALLER: So would it just be better not to say anything about my boyfriend to you guys?
CLINIC: Well, we know now (laughing).

At this point Planned Parenthood puts the caller on hold and appears to get advice from someone else inside the clinic. She returns:

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. You’re kind of in a sticky situation because you’re 13 and you’re sleeping with a 22-year-old.
CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: Right. And we’re not here to judge. But legally they would have to report that because it is technically statutory rape. Your pregnancy would be —
CALLER: I mean, he’s not raping me. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: Right. But by the law, if anyone found out that you were — even if you were in love to the umpteenth degree, if the wrong person found out, it could be trouble. It could be trouble.
CALLER: But you’re not going to tell anybody now, are you?
CLINIC: Well, no.

Planned Parenthood then advises the underage caller how she can avoid anyone reporting this to authorities, by telling her that when she goes in to, “keep your mouth shut.”

Planned Parenthood’s biggest concern here is not that the child is being raped by a pedophile, but how she can prevent future pregnancies from this man.

CLINIC: But if you came in we would have to. But now that leaves you in a bind. Because if you’re pregnant and you go up to the AB clinic [Appleton, Planned Parenthood abortion clinic], then they’re going to know, you know what I’m saying? I mean, it’s great that you guys are in love, but technically because you are so young and he’s over 18 —
CALLER: Well, do you know if there’s any other place I could go?
CLINIC: Why don’t you take your home test first? Take your home test first before you get yourself really worried. Take your home test first. My suggestion would be if you’re negative, please get on the pill. Protect yourself.
CALLER: But where could I go for that?
CLINIC: My suggestion would be — you could go anywhere if you just kind of keep your mouth shut.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: You know what I’m saying?
CALLER: Yeah. I’m just so scared. I don’t know.
CLINIC: I know. And it is scary. And if you were like 16 and he was 22, it would be a different story, but you’re 13. And like I said, we’re not here to judge you, and we will not. But, technically, that’s the law, and the nurses here do have to abide by that. So if you came in and they knew that you were sleeping with a 22-year-old man, they would have to report it.

Planned Parenthood finally tells the caller to take care of the pregnancy without revealing who impregnated her, “My suggestion would be, if you find out you’re pregnant just take care of it, how you have to take care of it. You’ve got the number to the AB clinic [abortion clinic]. Call the ladies. They’ll tell you about funding or what not and cost and all that good stuff. But I really wouldn’t advertise that you’re dating a 22-year-old.”

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Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics is outraged, “Don’t tell me these people were trying to protect this girl. This is outrageous. Not only should the legislature have removed public funding but it is an obscenity to have public funding to begin with. Facilities operated by Planned Parenthood are conducting a pedophile protection racket and we are being forced to pay for the rapes of our daughters.

Crutcher urges every parent and concerned America to listen to the full tape of the call – which can be heard here.

Only a few weeks ago, Life Dynamics released a second report exposing that what they documented in 2002 continues in 2014.

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The 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.

Crutcher 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?

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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.”

To address the problem, Life Dynamics has contacted over 53,000 personal injury attorneys to educate them about the pedophile protection racket being covered up inside these clinics.

Crutcher and his team have also produced a powerful commercial to notify parents as well as the victims of child sexual abuse that they could be eligible to sue clinics who fail to report child sexual abuse.

The commercial which can be aired by attorneys/legal groups across the country states, “Each day thousands of underage girls are given abortions or birth control or treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without their parents’ knowledge and everyone of them is a potential crime victim. If you are one of these children or if you are the parent of one of these children your legal rights may have been violated. But you can take control by calling the number on your screen, do it now, it’s time to stop being a victim.”

About Life Dynamics: http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/
Mark Crutcher’s Bio http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/Prolife_Activist/
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For an interview call the office at (940) 380-8800

Pro-life law closes another abortion clinic in Texas

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by saynsumthn

Another child killing center in Texas has closed as a result of the new abortion law which took effect last year.

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On their blog page, abortion clinic chain Whole Woman’s Health announced the closure of their Austin center.

The announcement reads:

With extremely heavy hearts, we’re announcing today that Whole Woman’s Health of Austin is closing its doors days before our trial against House Bill 2 begins.

Austin was our flagship clinic, serving the community of Central Texas with the best abortion care available to women for over ten years. House Bill 2, which passed last summer, has forced us into yet another closure, this time because we’re unable to meet the standards of an ambulatory surgical center at this location.

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In October the Beaumont Whole Woman’s abortion centers was inspected and what authorities found was abysmal.

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According to a recent state inspection report, Whole Woman’s failed to have some of the same life-saving tools on site that Convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell was cited for in Pennsylvania.

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In March of 2011, Operation Rescue documented widespread abortion abuses at a dozen Texas abortion clinics. Among the worst offenders was Whole Women’s Health. The McAllen office discoveries were particularly disturbing. Dumped in the trash were the bloody refuse of several abortions along with the names of patients and other private information.

Among the discoveries at several WWH clinics, Patient logs and other records were discovered on Whole Women’s Health forms and the bloody remains of abortions came in bags with other documents bearing Whole Women’s Health’s name. Operation Rescue has made examples of this evidence public.

In November, Life Dynamics, a national pro-life group in Denton, Texas sent fliers to every hospital warning them the abortion lobby was going to attempt to get privileges:

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According to the Dallas Morning News, the Austin abortion facility is the 17th clinic to close in Texas since November when a new law went into effect requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinics. The same law will require clinics to meet the same strict structural standards required of ambulatory surgical centers by September of this year. Fourteen of the 20 clinics still operating do not meet those standards.

Pro-abortion website claims abortion is healthcare to fight pro-life laws

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Life Dynamics, Pro-choice Spin, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2014 by saynsumthn

Following several abortion clinic closures in Texas after the pro-life law HB2 passed in the state requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges pro-choicers have launched a feeble effort to supposedly counter this trend of abortion clinic closures.

Sarah Tuttle, who describes herself as an, Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Carrier Pigeon Feminist on her twitter page and who also serves on the board of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Justice has launched the website: “Abortion is Healthcare” encourages pro-abortion people to write letters attempting to sell child killing as something good.

The blog is nothing to brag about but it did not stop the pro-abortion RH Reality Check Blog from promoting it ( read here.)

RH Reality seems to be motivated by fear after watching abortion clinic after abortion clinic close. They write, “Earlier this year, a Dallas hospital suddenly revoked admitting privileges to two abortion providers, telling the doctors in a letter that because they provide legal abortion care at offsite, non-hospital locations, their affiliation with University General Hospital Dallas would create “significant exposure and damages to UGHD’s reputation within the community.”

“That letter was written and signed by University General Hospital CEO Charles Schuetz, a Republican political donor. As an entity, University General Hospital, L.P. has donated $105,000 to four different Republican campaigns, including the David Dewhurst Committee—Dewhurst, Texas’ outgoing lieutenant governor, famously tweeted last summer that shuttering all but a handful of abortion providers in the state, rather than increasing the safety of abortion procedures, was the express intent of the omnibus anti-abortion legislation his party ushered through.

“Schuetz’s language concerning his hospital’s “reputation” mirrors language used by Mark Crutcher, an anti-choice North Texas man who told an anti-choice blogger this month that his organization, Life Dynamics, has sent “a letter to every hospital administrator in Texas.” Crutcher’s letter tells hospitals, in part:

“the competence and character of practitioners who work at abortion clinics is inevitably beneath the standards insisted upon by most hospitals; hospitals do not want to have their reputations damaged by the stigma that accompanies both abortion and the people who do them …

“In November 2013, Life Dynamics also sent a graphic mailer entitled “Hired Killers” to Texas doctors, calling abortion providers “the most prolific killing machine the world has ever known,” and alleging that they are “out to recruit” their fellow medical professionals.
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“University General Hospital Dallas settled out of court with the abortion providers whose privileges it revoked, after the doctors sued the hospital on the basis of a state law that bars hospitals from discriminating against physicians who provide legal abortion care. The doctors have retained their admitting privileges, though both will be forced to stop providing abortion care at their clinics this September, when the part of HB 2 that requires abortion facilities to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers goes into effect, leaving a total of six legal abortion facilities open in the state.”

The “Abortion is Healthcare” website’s creator writes, “85% of counties nationwide don’t have an abortion clinic. How did we get here?

Abortion providers have been very effectively marginalized. One of the most detrimental limitations on abortion access currently is the “admitting priviliges [sic]” requirement. This seemingly benign requirement requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This requirement is constructed to limit access by moving the conversation out of the public sphere. Hospitals have no obligation or requirement to permit access. And in a risk adverse world, hospitals generally are opting away from the “controversial” topic of abortion.

She continues, “We’ve lost track of the fact that abortion is healthcare. Abortion is a part of a broad spectrum of reproductive and family health. Abortion has been pushed aside into special clinics, and is treated as some sort of dirty word. When we know 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime, this is completely absurd. Abortion is common, safe, and a constitutionally protected right.

“Anti-abortion activists have successfully discouraged hospitals from supporting abortion providers. Medical professionals protect themselves by not getting involved in the debate – the punishment rained down from activists is too heavy.

“This is our fault. We have let down our abortion providers, and let down our communities. When we are embarrassed to talk about abortion, we let that stigma damage our communities and our families. ”

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Her solution? A letter writing campaign to, ” let all our medical providers – doctors, practices, labs, and hospitals – know how we feel about abortion. Let them know that abortion access IS supported in their communities – and that in this age of the informed consumer, we can choose to support practices who will work to support abortion access. Abortion is Healthcare.

Tuttle says she started the website because she wants, “all of us who consider ourselves pro-choice, pro-abortion, fans of reproductive justice and reproductive health… I want us to stand up and defend it…I want them to know that I *don’t* want legislators to decide how my health care goes..

She concludes, “Abortion, adoption, infertility, pregnancy, birth control, miscarriage… just all part of healthcare.”

I suppose one could give Ms. Tuttle an E for effort but her attempts to label child killing as “Healthcare” is a lie and will not succeed. Almost feel sorry for her- until I look at the babies her organization promotes ripping apart in the womb and then all sympathy for Ms. Tuttle goes out the window. Get real!

Planned Parenthood closing three locations 2-Oregon 1-Washington State

Posted in Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood closing, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood rich off taxpayers, Planned Parenthood six digit salary with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette announced Tuesday the closures of three of its nine area health centers.

In a news release, abortion giant said the decision to close the centers and reduce staff “was difficult but necessary in order to maintain a fiscally solvent operation that continues to keep our doors open to patients in our region for the long-term.”

The statement was attributed to Stacy M. Cross, the organization’s president and CEO.

The offices being closed are in Clackamas, Gresham and the Salmon Creek area of Clark County, Wash. Unaffected by the decision are locations in Beaverton, Bend, Northeast Portland, Southeast Portland, Salem and Vancouver.

The organization also closed an office two months ago in McMinnville.

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In 2011 President and CEO David Greenberg took home $198,997

Stacy James replaced Greenberg as organization’s new President and CEO as of June 1, 2013

Stephen Reichard, Chief Operating Officer took home $108,886

and Chief Financial Officer, Lenice Shaw $101,999

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According to a 2010, report,

David Greenberg, the Former CEO Earned $196,000-a-year

Stephen Reichard earns $107,411 as the Chief Operating Officer

Lenice Shaw earns $97,754 as Chief Financial Officer

Adrienne Karecki Fomer Chief Operating Officer took home $116,829

Dean Roberts , Former CFO, took home $84,972 , Nadikerianda Ponnamma $75,765, Judith Albert $93,107, Cathryn Wilcox $90,309, Lynn Hayden $75,292, Linda Bryant $91,947, Marcella Forbes took home $63,895

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EL Paso abortion clinic will reportedly close due to pro-life legislation

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortionist, Abortionist Admitting Privilages, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

El Paso Times reports that yet another abortion clinic may close following passage of reasonable pro-life legislation.

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FranzTheard703a2.jpg_256Abortionist Franz Theard, who owns El Paso’s Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic, said there is no way his business can afford to make the upgrades required by House Bill 2, a pro-life law passed that requires abortion clinics to qualify as “ambulatory surgical centers” — which would require Hilltop to widen hallways, enlarge surgical suites, add locker rooms, install backup generators and make other changes, according to the Times.

“We’re not going to retrofit and spend $2 million to become a surgical center,” Theard told the paper.

The report continues, El Paso’s other clinic, Reproductive Services, was forced to stop offering abortions for several months last year.

Gerri Laster, the clinic’s executive administrator, last week said that the clinic’s doctor, Pamela Richter, had secured temporary privileges at an El Paso hospital.

Asked if her clinic could afford to make the changes required by Sept. 1, Laster said she is uncertain that the requirement will take effect then.

“We don’t know what the Fifth Court of Appeals is going to do,” she said.

She was referring to a legal challenge to House Bill 2.

Last week, Saynsumthn reported the closing of two more Texas abortion clinics. Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen will close after providing abortions in the areas for a decade.