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Pro-life cease and desist letter demands Planned Parenthood prez apologize and retract accusations of violence

Posted in Cecile Richards, Operation Rescue, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

The national pro-life group, Operation Rescue said that “Cease and Desist letters” are going out to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and ABC News on behalf of their president Troy Newman seeking an apology and retraction of, “false, defaming statements made by Richards during an interview that aired on the July 26 edition of This Week with George Stephanopoulus.

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According to the group, Richards attacked Newman and wrongly accused him of being “behind” acts of violence, including “the bombing of clinics, the murder of doctors in their homes, and in their churches.”

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“I cannot stand by while Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards and ABC News air false allegations against me that are now being repeated as fact in numerous news sources. I have never condoned violence against abortion providers or businesses and Richards’ patently false statements against me must be retracted,” said Newman.

Below is the ABC interview with Cecile Richards:

A press release from Operation Rescue states:

    Operation Rescue began as a peaceful protest movement that engaged in non-violent civil disobedience at abortion facilities. Since then, under Newman’s leadership, Operation Rescue has evolved into a well-respected watchdog group that focuses on documenting and reporting substandard and unlawful practices within the abortion industry and seeking enforcement of existing abortion laws.

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The demand letter, sent by Operation Rescue’s Chief Counsel, Brian Chavez-Ochoa, stated that Richards’ statements on the ABC News show hosted by George Stephanopoulus were “reckless and malicious. Its reckless and malicious conduct gives rise to substantial liability for defamation.”

The interview was prompted by the release of undercover videos made by the Center for Medical Progress that show evidence of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal selling of aborted baby remains. Newman appears to have been targeted by Richards because he serves as a Board Member for the Center for Medical Progress.

The videos also show evidence that Planned Parenthood’s abortionists illegally alter abortion procedures to ensure that marketable organs are protected during the abortion process.

The pro-life group continued saying:

    At least one video describes the use of the banned Partial Birth Abortion method in which living babies are extracted from the birth canal and killed before they can be fully birthed. This gives rise to concerns that some of the babies have been born alive then killed for their organs, which can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood affiliates.

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Planned Parenthood is lashing out and trying to deflect from their own appalling and allegedly illegal behavior by attacking me. With ongoing criminal investigations in at least 11 states, Planned Parenthood is desperate to change the subject. I cannot allow Richards to make statements that damage my good name just so she can shift public attention away from what is really going on inside her abortion clinics,” said Newman.

Last week, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) was granted a preliminary injunction against the Center for Medical Progress in an attempt to silence the pro-life group from releasing more damming video evidence of a possible illegal baby parts business.

A temporary restraining order has also been granted to Stem Express, the tissue procurement company used by Planned Parenthood.

Both orders are temporary as parties prepare to make their case for or against them before a judge in the near future.

The latest transcripts released by the Center for Medical Progress revealed that Planned Parenthood was using aborted baby parts for humanized mice research.

The use of aborted baby parts implanted in animals is not new and the gruesome experimentation has been documented on this blog here.

Man sentenced to jail after impregnating 13 year-old later taken for abortion

Posted in Abortion clinic covers sexual abuse, Abortionist Child Predator, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Medical Board, child abuse, child predator with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

Ronte L LathamA 20-year-old Indiana man has been sentenced to a year in prison, after he impregnated a 13 year old girl who was later taken for an abortion.

According to reports, the girl met Latham while visiting a park.

The victim told police Latham did not ask the teen’s age before or during sex that took place at his home, which, according to court records began in December of 2012.

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The girl became pregnant and had an abortion in February 2013. Latham admitted to having sex with the child but claimed he was unaware that she had the abortion.

Latham, pleaded guilty in September to one Class C felony charge of child molesting. In addition to the jail time, he was given three years on probation and ordered to pay $600 in restitution.

According to Life News, Allen County Right to Life was aware of this 13-year-old girl having an abortion (non-identifying information only on her) and the abortionist not reporting it. The pro-life group filed hundreds of complaints with the Indiana State Attorney General’s Office, against abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer, alleging sloppy record keeping at his abortion clinic.

Abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer  Photo credit: WSBT - Jade Birch

Abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer Photo credit: WSBT – Jade Birch

Apparently, Klopfer was not reporting abortions he performed on under age girls. The Indiana Attorney General’s office filed complaints filed against Klopfer and in September asked the state’s medical board to review the license of Klopfer and three of his associates Dr. Kathleen Glover, Dr. Resad Pasic, and Dr. Raymond Robinson, for failing to report.

At the time those charges were filed, Klopfer faced criminal misdemeanor charges of failing to properly report abortions on a 13-year-olds in Gary and South Bend.

Recently, a national pro-life group compiled 60 criminal case summaries showing that abortion and Planned Parenthood centers fail to report abortions on minor children. That report, published by Life Dynamics in Denton, Texas, can be read here.

Texas man goes to court to have his pregnant wife removed from life support and kill his unborn child

Posted in Life Support with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

Written by Carole Novielli (photo credits:/all photos unmarked=same)

BREAKING JAN 14, 2014

Marlise Munoz collapsed in her home last November from an apparent blood clot in her lungs when she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child. Her husband and other family members have asked the John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth to remove Marlise from life support after they were told she was “brain dead.” Ending life support would also end her pre-born baby’s life.

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So far John Peter Smith Hospital officials have refused to follow the family’s request, citing a Texas law that prohibits hospitals from removing life support from pregnant women.

That Texas statute states: “Sec. 166.049. PREGNANT PATIENTS. �A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.”

Tuesday morning, Erick Munoz took another step toward fulfilling JPS’ wish for clarity, filing suit in Tarrant County District Court. In the suit, he says the hospital has diagnosed her has “brain dead” and that all life-sustaining treatments should be stopped.

Keeping her alive “makes no sense, and amounts to nothing more than the cruel and obscene mutilation of a deceased body against the expressed will of the deceased and her family.”

A copy of the suit is available here

The documents state that, “Although the hospital has not publically released an official diagnosis of Marlise’s condition, Erick has been informed by JPS, and from that information believes, that Marlise is brain dead. At the time of the filing of this document, Erick still awaits the release of Marlise’s medical records, for which the necessary releases have been duly executed and provided..JPS has informed Erick and his family that Marlise Munoz is brain dead, and as such, Erick asserts that she is legally dead under Texas law. Despite the fact that Marlise is dead, JPS refuses to remove Marlise from the “life sustaining” treatment, thus mutilating, disturbing and damaging Marlise’s deceased body, and further refusing to release it to Erick for proper preservation and burial…Erick vehemently opposes any further alleged “life sustaining” measures, surgery or treatment to be performed by JPS on the deceased body of his wife, Marlise. Erick has repeatedly expressed his wishes, and the wishes of Marlise, to JPS, to no avail. Defendants (including JPS) have instead consistently refused Erick’s requests to remove the “life sustaining” treatments from Marlise’s deceased body , and continue to perform medical procedures on Marlise against Erick’s wishes…”

The court papers further state, “Consequently, as Marlise is deceased, she cannot possibly be a “pregnant patient” under Section 166.049 of the TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE, nor can Marlise be subject to any “life-sustaining” treatment pursuant to Chapter 166 of the Code…As a result, JPS should be ordered to immediately remove Marlise from these devices… Notwithstanding the fact that Marlise is deceased, even if JPS were to argue that Section 166.049 were to apply to Marlise’s unborn fetus, it is clear by the plain language of Section 166.049 that this Section only applies to a “pregnant patient”, and does not extend the prohibition of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining support to a fetus…Marlise was competent when she made her medical directives to both her husband, Erick, and her parents. ..To take those rights away from Marlise, and force her to be subject to various medical procedures simply because she is pregnant, is a gross violation of her constitutional rights.”

Pro-life leaders are speaking out on this issue.

“The lawsuit launched by Erick #Munoz is nothing less than an attempt to kill his wife and #unborn child. It’s a sad mockery of the meaning of fatherhood and of love, life and law,” said Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life in a statement to Fox News.

PRO-LIFERS are begging the family and the courts to uphold the law so the unborn child can survive until viability:

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This past Sunday afternoon (January 12, 2014) a group or pro-life leaders held a prayer vigil outside the Texas hospital where a 33-year-old pregnant woman is being kept on life-support to give her 20-week-old pre-born baby an chance at life.

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As was expected the side of death protested for the removal of life support at the same time.

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“It’s about a life,” Timm Hobbs of Denton told the Ft Worth Telegraph. “We are here to support that baby.”

Hobbs was there with his wife Renee and two young sons.
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Pro-lifers were led in the reading of scriptures on life by Sue Cyr. “We know that baby was created for many wonderful things,” Cyr begins, “Revelation 5 You are a Holy Awesome God….Lord, you have told us we are our brother’s keeper and that whatever we do for the least of Thee we do for you,” she continued.

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The atmosphere was prayerful as media made their way to the pro-lifers.

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NARAL Pro-choice America has set up a petition they say is “for the Munoz family.” The family wants the 20 week pregnant mother disconnected from life support which would kill the baby. Pro-lifers oppose this move as it would kill the unborn child.

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Local Pro-lifer Carole Novielli responded, “What I find outrageous is that there is no written directive which spells out Marlise’s wishes. This woman has carried her child for 20 weeks, she obviously wanted this baby. Yet NARAL, who always claims to ‘protect women’ has decided to side with the woman’s husband in this case and to call for life support to be pulled. NARAL always sides with death and in this case it is the death of a woman and her child. When will the media call NARAL out on this hypocrisy? Regardless, Texas law clearly states that a pregnant woman must be kept alive in cases such as these.”

Novielli is interviewed in the news videos from WFAA below:

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Pastor Stephen E. Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship and Founder of National Black Pro-Life Coalition led the vigil in support of Marlise and her baby.

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There is a baby, the baby is alive and has a heartbeat and it is growing,” Rev. Broden tells the crowd. “So we want to pray that God will move and soften the hearts of the Munoz family,” he said.
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Being brain dead is not the affirmative biological definition of death,” Broden exclaims. “It is a created definition. It was created in 1960 by a group of doctors at Harvard,” Broden explains.

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The mother is nurturing that baby now, the baby is growing. Father we ask you that the child’s father would recognize that value and the dignity of that life and he would allow the baby to live. So we are praying now that there would be a softening of his heart and the grandparents that are involved and recognize that this is life. That they Father, would release their demand to have the ventilation removed, to pull the plug. But rather insist that they allow the baby to live.”

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The designation of “brain death” is a controversial one and presents moral and ethical issues, especially when the life of a baby is involved. There are many cases where babies have survived after the mothers have experienced similar situations to that of Marlise Munoz. There is a very strong possibility that Marlise’s baby could survive, given a little more time.

Here are some examples:

In 1982 a brain dead woman was put on life support for several days until her unborn child could be delivered.

Michele Odette Poole was delivered in 1985 after her mother was declared brain dead. Her father won a legal battle against the woman’s parents who had requested that life support be disconnected

In March of 1986, doctors successfully delivered a baby at the University of California’s Moffitt Hospital, whose mother was declared legally dead in January and was kept on life support to protect the child.

In November of 1991, Tracy Bucher gave birth to a baby boy after she was pronounced as brain dead. She was kept on life support for six weeks while her unborn child developed inside her.

In November of 1997, Lisa Nottingham was four months when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was declared brain dead in August. She was kept alive by a machine until her baby could safely be delivered the following November.

Susan Anne Catherine Tores was born in September of 2005 after her mother was kept on life support for three months after being pronounced legally dead. Despite heroic efforts the child succumbed to a respiratory illness and died a few days later.

In June of 2006, a brain dead woman kept alive for more than two months gave birth to a baby girl. She was named Christine and her last name was withheld by the media.

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The Munoz family told Fox 4 in Dallas that when Marlise went down it was uncertain how long the baby was without oxygen. Erick Munoz said that is a concern for him.

Fox 4 News of the protests:

Is it possible that the real concern here for Marlise’s husband is the health of his unborn child rather than Marlise’s wishes which were never put in writing?” asked Novielli.

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We must save this baby. It is a person, guaranteed protection under the Constitution,” Broden told the Ft Worth Telegraph.

There is an alternative for the family. There are families willing to take the baby and provide a safe place for it to grow in a loving environment. If we err, we should err on the side of life,” he said.

“We feel great compassion for the family of Marlise Munoz and her pre-born baby. No one ever wants to be in their difficult and tragic situation,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue who suggested the vigil to local activists. “Marlise wanted this baby, and as long as there is a chance that he or she can be saved, we support John Peter Smith Hospital in their bid to follow the law and protect this baby’s life.

Media props up Texas abortion clinic owner with abysmal health code record

Posted in Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

Supporters and opponents of the newest Texas abortion law are back in Austin after traveling to New Orleans for arguments in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The arguments Monday concerned whether the state of Texas can enforce a law that led to the closing of several abortion clinics, a case that ultimately appears bound for the U.S. Supreme Court.

However- the media is very quiet about the conditions at Texas abortion clinics. In fact, one of their favorite go-to gals for comments is Amy Hagstrom Miller the CEO at Whole Woman’s Health, an abortion clinic chain in the state.

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Recently one of their centers was inspected and what authorities found was abysmal.

The Dallas Morning News interviewed her and wrote this:

Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Women’s Health, which operated five abortion clinics before the law went into effect, said that most of the clinics are operating with half the staff. The McAllen clinic is unlikely to ever reopen because of the difficulty obtaining hospital privileges, she said.

“There are thousands of women who are not able to access safe, affordable abortions,” Hagstrom Miller said after the hearing.

She said that while she welcomed some of the questions posed by the judges, “we’ve never had a lot of hope from the 5th Circuit. But we await what’s to be seen.”

But the state said she failed to provide a safe environment for her patients at one of her locations.

According to the 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.

Yet the media continues to prop this woman up.

The Austin Chronicle posted this gem:

The [DSHS] statement and issuing of rules that ignore thousands of Texans’ comments is shocking in its radical political stance and willful ignorance of medical facts and public opinion,” WWH founder and CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller said in an emailed statement. Taken together, the state argues that the regulations in HB 2 do not “present an undue burden [on women] and argues that Texas women still have a right to make the decision to have an abortion,” she said. “Indeed … women can still decide to terminate a pregnancy, but thousands of them can no longer actually access safe, professional medical care to receive that termination. A right is meaningless if you cannot act on it. Without providers, the right to an abortion is an abstraction that does not exist for thousands of Texas women.”

A few days ago, MSNBC wrote this about Whole Woman’s Health, “In the Rio Grande Valley, Whole Woman’s Health CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller told msnbc, doctors are struggling to care for women who have complications from self-induced abortions. Her clinic there, in McAllen, was one of two in the border region that had to stop performing abortions because of the law’s requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. “I can’t even get the hospital there to send us an application,” said Hagstrom Miller.”

Recently the pro-choice blog, RH Reality Check, which claims they want Safe and Legal abortion supported Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic chain despite their health code violations:

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RH Reality Blog writes, “One Texas abortion provider said she canceled 45 scheduled abortion procedures Friday morning as a new state law, mandating that abortion-providing doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, goes into effect following a federal court of appeals ruling handed down Thursday. Amy Hagstrom Miller is the CEO at Whole Woman’s Health, a group of Texas health-care facilities that, until Friday, had been providing abortions at five locations in the state. Now, there are only two Whole Woman’s clinics that staff doctors who have hospital admitting privileges, leaving their clients in Fort Worth, San Antonio, and McAllen to seek safe, legal abortion care elsewhere.”

The pro-choice or should I say radically pro-abort blog fails to mention that this abortion clinic chain was recently inspected and several health code violations were found. In fact, of the three abortion clinics they closed, this one was kept open- WHY?

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In October, investigators with the state of Texas cited a Beaumont abortion clinic for 13 health and safety code violations.

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Since the ruling, Whole Woman’s Health (WWH) has announced that they could not comply with these new safety standards and are shutting down three of their five facilities.

Mark Crutcher, president of the pro-life organization Life Dynamics, Inc., points out that one of the abortion clinics which WWH will keep open is the Beaumont abortion clinic, saying, “The interesting thing is, they are going to keep the Beaumont facility open – the same one that was just found to be out of compliance with the old standards. Now on the surface, this seems odd. After all, if these people are operating a facility that can’t meet the old lower standards, how are they going to comply with the new higher ones. And my take on it is that the people over at Whole Woman’s Health might know something that we don’t know. Maybe what they know is that the facilities they are closing are even filthier than the one in Beaumont.”

We all know that abortion clinics are the utmost in good care – right? WRONG- I mean, the state has NEVER had to take an action against Whole Women’s before?
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Whole Women’s Health abortion clinic has been investigated by the state read here

A private company claims they found hundreds of patients’ documents and waste thrown in a dumpster at the McAllen abortion clinic . The identities of patients at a health clinic in McAllen may be at risk. An anti-abortion group says they found the trash and documents in a dumpster near Whole Women’s Health of McAllen. It’s now in the hands of the attorney general and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Read more here

Earlier this year Texas Right to Life reported that Fourteen abortion centers were cited as having infractions that violated inspections, yet due to the weakness of the current law, only one was fined by the state. Although many of the violations were recorded, much of the reports was blacked out. Below is a summary of the little that is actually legible:

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Read more here

“Whole Woman’s Health and Planned Parenthood want the public to believe that abortion facilities are safe for women. A rusty suction machine, faulty sterilizing fluid, a faulty sterilization machine, holes in the floor exposing the facility to rodents, expired and unlabeled medication, and absent or poorly trained nursing staff contradict the abortion industry’s rhetoric,” said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “No woman should be exposed to such horrendous conditions. Women deserve better.”

Here is a list of some of the violations of current law cited by DSHS’ inspectors in their reports. (DSHS has redacted information from the reports that identifies staff or patients.) Some violations appears repeatedly over three years of inspections. The most recent inspection was on October 3, 2013, weeks after Hagstrom Miller’s statement.

Whole Woman’s Health of Beaumont, 440 18th Street, Ste A, Beaumont, TX 77703
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November 17, 2011
“Based on demonstration and interview the facility failed to ensure the staff was trained in sterilization process of surgical instruments.”
“Staff #2 did not know what a sterilization indicator was or what it is used for in the sterilization process.”
“An interview with the Administrator . . . confirmed there were not sterilization indicators in the facility.”
“[T]he facility failed to staff the clinic with a registered nurse(s) or a licensed vocational nurse(s).”
“[T]he facility administration failed to ensure staff received training, education, and orientation to their specific job description.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide a safe and sanitary environment.”
“[T]here was a drain in the middle of the room, but the cover was loose and caused a hole to be in the floor right in front of the patient’s bed.”
“[I]n procedure room #2 there was numerous rusty spots on the on the suction machine used on the patient” for an abortion.
“[T]he evacuation plan of the building was not posted for the safety of patients and employees.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide safe equipment in the patient’s procedure room.”
“[T]he facility’s staff failed to monitor the expiration dates on sterile supplies.”
“Based on observation and interview the facility failed to maintain the sterility of the surgical instruments.”
“[T]he facility failed to ensure staff was trained in CPR . . .”
“[T]he facility failed to have current emergency medication in the emergency crash cart and follow the facility’s policy.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide emergency airway equipment. This facility provides moderate sedation/analgesia which requires advanced airway management equipment.”
“During the tour of the facility on 11/15/2011 at 3:00 PM observed the three facility’s fire extinguishers were last inspection on March of 2010.”
December 19, 2012
“Based on demonstration and interview the facility failed to ensure the staff was trained in sterilization process of surgical instruments.”
“[T]he facility failed to staff the clinic with a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) that meets the experience requirements according to the facility job description for a licensed vocational nurse (LVN).”
“[F]acility staff members (#2, #4, #6, and #7) failed to perform the correct procedure for the sterilization of the surgical instruments.”
“[F]acility failed to maintain the sterility of the surgical instruments before coming into contact with the sterile field.”
“Interview with the Sterilizer Representative on 12/19/2012 at 10:00 AM at the facility revealed the sterilizer had a gasket leak and the door on the autoclave was not opening properly. Questioned when the safety checks were completed why were these problems not identified? He stated ‘that during the safety check only electrical safety is checked and not the functional checks of the equipment. The functional check is more expensive and the facilities do not want to pay for the functional check.’ ”
“The patient had increased bleeding problem after the abortion procedure had been completed. The patient was transferred by private car to the local hospital. Also a review of the record titled “Complication Log” for the past year of 2012 revealed no documentation of a patient having a bleeding complication after an abortion procedure.”
“The facility failed to follow their own Emergency Medical Protocol for a patient transfer to the hospital.”
October 03, 2013
“[T]he facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide safe and sanitary equipment in the patients’ procedure rooms.”
The “suction machines which were being used on patients” had “numerous rusty spots” which had “the likelihood to cause infection.”
“[O]bservation in the pathology room under the sink revealed a large hole in the cabinet flooring. The hole was approximately 6 inches in diameter and the wood was splintered around the edges. The facility was storing sterilization solutions for cleaning instruments around the hole in the floor. The hole in the flooring had the likelihood to allow rodents to enter the facility and the splintered wood edges could puncture the sterilization solutions.”
“Pre-filled medication cups with approximately 2-4 pills in each cup. The medication cups were not labeled with the patient’s name, name of the medication, nor the strength of the medication. Also, observed were medication cups that had turned over and pills had fallen out of the medication cups. Surveyor questioned staff #9 how they would know which cup the medication belongs in. Staff #9 stated, ‘by the size of the pill.’ This medication practice had the likelihood to cause an error in the patients receiving a wrong dose of medication being giving to the patient and an infection to the patient.”
“The patient’s gestation did not fall within the parameter of the providing physician at this facility.”
“[T]he facility failed to file the post abortion complication call back forms in the patients record.”
“The facility failed to have a policy or procedure for patients being assessed at the facility who had the likelihood of developing health problems that had been discovered during their visit.”
“[P]atient #10 and #13 had no documentation that the heath issues found during the patient’s visit to the facility had been followed up with by a staff member or the physician.”
“[T]he facility failed to have the electrocardiograph monitoring equipment ready if an emergency situation occurred in the facility.”
“The cables to the defibrillator were not connected. The Administrator was observed trying to replace the recording paper in the defibrillator, but was unable to feed the paper correctly into the machine. In an emergency situation this has the likelihood to cause harm to the patient.”
“[T]he facility’s Quality Assurance Committee failed . . . to ensure outdated medication were not available for patient use.”
“Based on record review and interview, the licensed vocation nurse at the facility failed to legibly write her name and credentials on 12 of 29 records reviewed.”

Whole Woman’s Health of Fort Worth, LLC, 1717 S Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76110

March 15, 2011
“The facility had not ensured a safe environment, equipped to protect the health and safety of their clients, in that, they had expired equipment in an operating room. and expired medications in the Medication Area, where these items had been available for client use” The Clinical Director verified that the equipment was expired and “had been available for client use.”
“They had not labeled unidentified liquid used in 2 of 2 operating rooms.”
“2 of 3 areas where sterile supplies were stored contained packages of tenaculums that had been sterilized in the ‘closed’ position.”
“The facility had not ensured all staff providing direct patient care were currently certified in basic life support.”
“The Clinical Director did not have a current CPR” certification.”
Several medications were “not properly stored” and found: “sitting out on the counter top,” “unlocked cabinets,” “unlocked refrigerator,” and “unlocked safe.”
“Personnel at facility were not following proper sterilization procedures” by not correctly labeling sterilized tools.

Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen LP, 802 S Main St, McAllen, TX 78501

September 25, 2012
“No evidence of compliance was provided where noncompliance was identified.”
September 04, 2013
“No evidence of compliance was provided where noncompliance was identified.”
“[T]wo out of seven staff members had expired cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.”
“[P]ersonnel at facility were not following proper sterilization procedures.”

Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio, 4025 E Southcross Blvd Bldg 5 Ste 30, San Antonio, TX 78222

August 29, 2013
“No evidence of compliance was provided where noncompliance was identified.”
“Based on observations, review of staff training records, and staff interviews Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio failed to implement and enforce acceptable environmental controls in cleaning and preparing instruments for sterilization.”
“During an inspection of sterile processing area with the clinic administrator at 11:45 a.m. on 8/23/13 staff member # 4 demonstrated the process for receiving, decontaminating, and processing surgical instruments. The demonstration revealed several functions performed in the small room were not distinctly separated and prevented the sequence of moving items from soiled to clean without cross contamination.”
” . . . no evidence of staff training for environmental requirements.”
“[T]he administrator and the director of operations following their own review of the findings revealed they could not provide evidence of compliance with the (sterilization) requirement.”
“. . . Whole Woman’s Health failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for the effective use of disinfectants to decontaminate or reduce the bio-burden in cleaning instruments prior to sterilization.”
“Upon testing the strength of the cidex the test strip revealed it failed and ineffective for use.”

Obama nominated Former Planned Parenthood Board member confirmed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted in Planned Parenthood appointed, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by saynsumthn

After 202-day delay, Senate confirms judge for appeals-court seat
Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen, a Washington state native, won confirmation to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday.

By Carol J. Williams
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen, a Washington state native, won confirmation to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, ending a lengthy congressional standoff to become the second jurist approved for the powerful Western appeals court during the Obama administration.

Christen’s 202-day wait between her nomination and the Senate’s 95-3 vote was blamed on partisan politics that continue to hold up confirmation of 20 other federal judicial appointments, despite having been cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Voting no were Republicans Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Rand Paul of Kentucky and David Vitter of Louisiana.

Christen said she was pleased by the outcome. “It’s quite overwhelming and humbling, for sure,” she said. “I really didn’t know what to expect.”

She will remain in Anchorage and said she expects to do quite a bit of traveling in her new role. She expects to receive her judicial commission within a week or two and said her best guess is she’ll begin the new post with the San Francisco-based court in January.

Circuit judges get an annual salary of $184,500, according to 9th Circuit officials. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has also lamented the glacial pace of judicial confirmations to fill the more than 80 vacancies, or about one of every 10 seats.

Christen, 50, who was born in Chehalis, was named to the Alaska high court in 2009 by Gov. Sarah Palin, a choice largely determined by Alaska’s practice of having the state judicial council narrow potential candidates to two. Christen was opposed by some religious and anti-abortion groups because of her previous work as an attorney for Planned Parenthood.

Although initially nominated in Alaska by Sarah Palin – She was nominated by the most pro-abortion president- Barack Obama !!!! ( Read here ) “I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the United States Court of Appeals,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident Justice Morgan Christen will serve the American people with integrity and distinction.”

FYI – When she submitted her application to become a state Supreme Court justice, Christen made no mention of the fact that she is a former board member of Planned Parenthood and served the pro-abortion group in the mid 1990s. Knowing that information, Jim Minnery, the director of the Alaska Family Council, a pro-life group, opposed her nomination because she would become “another activist on the Court.”

Black pro-life preacher wins free speech case after he was arrested for preaching at an abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion, free speech, Walter Hoye with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2011 by saynsumthn

Back Ground

In 2008, pro-life Pastor Walter Hoye was found guilty of violating “The Bubble Law,” a city law that provides an 8-foot buffer zone between pro-life protesters and women entering the abortion clinics. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the clinic where he was arrested for the next three years.

Hoye was arrested on May 13, 2008, in front of the Family Planning Specialists clinic in Oakland, Calif.

He was carrying a sign that read, “Jesus loves you and your baby. Let us help,” and asking, “Can I talk to you for a minute about abortion alternatives?”

Pastor Walter Hoye, was the first person charged and found guilty of the city’s two-year-old law and was ordered to pay $1,130 in fines and remain on probation for three years after either serving his 30 days in county jail.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — Late yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Hoye v. Oakland, the case in which Pastor Walter Hoye challenged Oakland’s “bubble zone” ordinance as an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. In the 3-0 opinion authored by Circuit Judge Marsha S. Berzon, the court stated, “We agree with Hoye that there are grave constitutional problems with the manner in which the City has understood and enforced its Ordinance.”

The court reversed the district court’s determination that the ordinance is valid as the city applies it, because the City discriminates in enforcing the ordinance against Hoye but not other speakers. The City only prosecutes persons for “approaching” women within the “bubble zone” if they are trying to persuade the woman not to have the abortion. Clinic “escorts” and others “facilitating” the women entering the clinic can approach and give the women whatever message they want — often urging women to ignore Pastor Hoye. While Pastor Hoye has scrupulously followed the law, he has suffered arrest, prosecution and imprisonment due to the City’s determination to shut out his message. On the other hand, clinic escorts routinely break the law as written, yet have never faced prosecution.

Based on these facts, the court concluded, “Oakland’s enforcement policy is a constitutionally invalid, content-based regulation of speech.”

While the opinion also stated “we do not find any relevant differences between the Ordinance’s purpose and text and those of the Colorado statute that the Supreme Court held to be constitutional in Hill,” the Court noted that the reasoning of the Hill decision “has been criticized by scholars of various stripes.”

Pastor Hoye stands on the public sidewalk outside Oakland abortion clinics to offer hope to women. His sign reads, “Jesus loves you and your baby. Let us help.” One of the problems Hoye has faced in reaching women stems from the activities of clinic “escorts.” These clinic volunteers will surround Hoye, block his sign with blank posters, and drown out his voice, making it impossible for Hoye to reach his intended audience. The Ninth Circuit noted that the Supreme Court in Hill had not considered this scenario in upholding the Colorado statute. If, on further hearing, Pastor Hoye can show that the ordinance leaves him without ample alternatives for reaching his audience, this would be grounds for striking down the law, the Court said.

“This part of the decision points to a possible narrowing of the Supreme Court’s awful decision in Hill,” said LLDF Legal Director Katie Short. “In evaluating a constitutional challenge to a bubble law like this, courts will not turn a blind eye to the challenges facing pro-lifers in communicating their message, including when those challenges come from the bad behavior of clinic escorts.”

Life Legal Defense Foundation is a non-profit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens, committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation.

Abortion is killing more blacks than all other forms of death, see how racist it really is: Maafa21

Pro-choice man who pulled a gun at abortion clinic gets 13 years in prison

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2011 by saynsumthn

Man gets prison for attempting to force abortion
Lawyer: Fetus wasn’t hurt so 13-year sentence is too harsh
Friday, June 10, 2011 03:08 AM

L. Holt-Reid
A man who admitted taking his pregnant girlfriend to an abortion clinic at gunpoint was sentenced yesterday to 13 years in prison, despite his attorney’s contention that the incident was a “run-of-the-mill domestic-violence case.”

Dominic L. Holt-Reid, 28, pleaded guilty in April to attempted murder under an Ohio law that allows such a charge when a criminal act is committed that could lead to the death of a fetus. He also pleaded guilty to abduction and illegally possessing a gun.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien asked for the maximum sentence of 20 years. Defense attorney Larry Shoemaker argued for a lesser sentence, saying Holt-Reid should have been charged with misdemeanor counts of coercion, aggravated menacing and domestic violence.

Holt-Reid was arrested on Oct. 6 after he pointed a handgun at Yolanda Burgess and drove her to an East Side abortion clinic for a scheduled appointment after she told him she didn’t want to go through with the procedure. The clinic staff called police after Burgess passed them a note saying she had been threatened.
Police found Holt-Reid in the parking lot with a .45-caliber handgun in his waistband.

“He needs to be punished for what he did to Miss Burgess, but not for the fetus,” Shoemaker told Common Pleas Judge Pat Sheeran. “There was no violence of any sort against the fetus, and he needs to be sentenced appropriately.”

Sheeran disagreed with Shoemaker’s argument, sentencing Holt-Reid to five years for attempted murder, five years for abduction and three years for the weapons charge. Holt-Reid wasn’t allowed to have a gun because he was convicted of a federal drug charge in 2007.

Burgess didn’t attend the hearing but provided a lengthy statement in which she said the incident left her with high blood pressure and other stress-related problems.
“Dominic had given me an ultimatum: It was either him or our baby,” she wrote. “Of course, I wanted both. However, I am not a weak, needy or desperate woman willing to hurt my child for a man.”

Burgess eventually delivered a healthy baby, one of two she has with Holt-Reid.

Holt-Reid, formerly of Kelton Avenue on the Near East Side, made a brief statement in court, saying he was sorry and wants “to move past all this to continue my education, better myself and get back to my children.”

Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Rausch said Holt-Reid has not showed any remorse and was violent toward Burgess in the days leading up to the trip to the abortion clinic.
Shoemaker said his client “vehemently denies” pointing the gun at Burgess. After the hearing, he said Holt-Reid agreed to the plea to escape additional weapons charges that could have resulted in an even lengthier sentence.

He said Holt-Reid will apply for judicial release when he becomes eligible in four years.

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