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Real reason Planned Parenthood chose a doctor as President with no prior PP experience

Posted in Abortionist, Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood doctor with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2018 by saynsumthn

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It took 50 years, but Planned Parenthood has finally named another physician as its president. And oddly, the website she created to promote transparency within the medical profession has been scrubbed. As usual, the media, elated with “all things Planned Parenthood,” has failed to ask the obvious question regarding both of these events: why?

  • Why was the website scrubbed?
  • Why did Planned Parenthood, which, masquerades as a healthcare organization, reverse course from having a political organizer at the helm, who once claimed her goal was to make the organization, “the largest kick butt political organization”?
  • Why did Planned Parenthood pass up numerous doctors already on staff within the organization for the job?

Perhaps it’s because, after being embroiled in numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators, Planned Parenthood, which receives half a billion dollars from taxpayers annually, has a serious image problem. Planned Parenthood is very effective at public relations — and it uses every possible distraction it can to get the public to stop looking at its multiple scandals and divert attention to other things. In this case, that distraction is its new president, Dr. Leana Wen.

READ: Four reasons why Planned Parenthood abortionists aren’t ‘brave doctors’

Before accepting her position at the scandal-laden Planned Parenthood, Wen created the “Who’s My Doctor?” website, where she proposed complete transparency among physicians. Now that she has been tapped to head the largest abortion corporation in the country, her website, along with a physician’s manifesto, have been scrubbed.

Image: Leana Wen , Planned Parenthood president on The View

Leana Wen , Planned Parenthood president on The View

Thanks to Way Back Machine, we can still read Wen’s vision:

Studies show that as many as 94% of doctors report an affiliation with and receive money from drug companies and medical device companies…. Many doctors’ salaries also depend on number of procedures done…. patients have a right to know what may be influencing their doctors’ recommendation about their health.

But Fox News has found holes in Wen’s personal transparency, reporting:

[O]n her own profile…Wen said she believes “in practicing what we preach” and listed $0 payments or gifts from any pharmaceutical or medical device companies.

But according to Dollars For Docs database, Wen received over $600 for “travel and lodging” from E. R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C., a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company that directly matches gifts to Planned Parenthood and is a corporate supporter of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion group.

Image: Planned Parenthood President, Leana Wen, transparency? WhoseMyDoctor Manifesto

Planned Parenthood President, Leana Wen, transparency? WhoseMyDoctor Manifesto

Image: WhosMyDoctor May 2018 page up

WhosMyDoctor May 2018 page up

READ: Planned Parenthood abortionist: Babies can’t scream because I cut their cords first

Transparency among Planned Parenthood’s “doctors” would be a revealing resource for women before they decide to put their lives in these abortionists’ hands… but it’s doubtful Planned Parenthood would be so transparent about their employees, who have harmed and even killed women. Here are a handful of them:

Dr. Mandy Gittler

This Planned Parenthood abortionist was sued by the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old Black woman who was left to bleed out inside an Illinois facility after her abortion there. She died later at a hospital.

Image: Planned Parenthood abortion patient Tonya Reaves dies sues abortionist

Planned Parenthood abortion patient Tonya Reaves dies sues abortionist

 

Dr. Laura Castleman

Castleman was allegedly involved in the tragic death of Cree-Erwin Shepherd,  a 24-year-old mother from Battle Creek, Michigan, who died after her Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood abortion.

Image: Planned Parenthood doctor Laura Castleman script to Cree Erwin (Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Planned Parenthood doctor Laura Castleman script to Cree Erwin (Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Cree’s heartbroken brother shared his grief with Live Action in the video below:

 

Dr. Deborah Nucatola

Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s director of medical services, was caught on tape by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) cavalierly eating and sipping wine while describing how she would “crush below” or “crush above” the  preborn children she aborted to monetize their body parts:

 

Dr. Mary Gatter

Also caught in the baby body parts scandal, this Planned Parenthood’s national Medical Directors’ Council President’srevealing statement, “I want a Lamborghini,” caused the American public to react with shock:

 

Dr. Timothy Fouch Liveright

Liveright worked for several Planned Parenthood facilities until he was outed by Planned Parenthood whistleblowers for his questionable care of patients and treatment of staff, who compared the abortionist to Kermit Gosnell, and accused him of sexually harassing employees and patients.

Timothy F Liveright

“I have noted Dr. Liveright inappropriately look up and down patients as well as staff members in a sexual kind of way. He actually stands back with a grin and slowly directs his eyes up and down a patient’s body,” Planned Parenthood RN Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich stated.

Jayne resigned from Planned Parenthood after her letters of complaint to management were ignored. The nurse also said she observed Liveright “acting condescending to African American patients by implying they were ignorant,” among other charges.

Liveright was accused of “unprofessional, disrespectful, and inappropriate” conduct, including “yelling, screaming, and cursing” in front of employees and patients and “sexual harassment of female employees.”

Dr. Larry Roy Glazerman

According to Operation Rescue, after beginning an abortion on a patient, this Planned Parenthood doc sent her to the ER to have the hospital complete the procedure.

Image: Larry Roy Glazerman ( Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Larry Roy Glazerman (Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Others

A number of Planned Parenthood “doctors” are behind what appear to be botched surgeries at its facilities across the nation. As an emergency room physician, Wen is likely to know about botched surgical abortions… yet the only thing we’ve heard from her at present is her claim to have seen a patient die from a “home abortion” that was not done at an abortion facility.

The 911 calls from abortion facilities are numerous. Here are just a few examples:

911 Call #1
911 Call #2
911 Call #3

Perhaps Wen’s website and manifesto were scrubbed because of her new employer’s breed of “doctors” running its facilities. After all, promoting full transparency as the head of America’s most profitable abortion business has to be counterproductive.

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

I’ve seen the result of legalized abortion, and it’s nothing to celebrate

Posted in Carole OpEd with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by saynsumthn

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By now, most Live Action News readers have heard the tragic news that Ireland (with assistance from pro-choice forces in the United States) has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which had, for decades, protected the right to life of preborn children. News reports on social media showed jubilant celebration from pro-abortion advocates just after the vote was tallied.

But any rejoicing over abortion is ill-advised. After all, it has never ended poverty or stopped child abuse, spousal abuse or rape. It has never ended economic disparity, racism, or sexism.

Instead, it has created an entire industry that cares little for assisting women with real solutions. The women and men of this industry sell their souls and become slaves to profit.

(Warning: Contains images of abortion victims.)

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar loftily speculated to the New York Times that women in Ireland will now endure “[n]o more stigma. The veil of secrecy is lifted. No more isolation. The burden of shame is gone.”

But if Varadkar is correct (and he isn’t), then Ireland will have accomplished in hours what 45 years of legalized abortion still hasn’t accomplished in the United States. Simply travel to a local abortion facility and you can observe first hand that women do not arrive smiling, nor do they exit dancing. Instead, what you will see is a number of raw emotions — from doubt to anger to confusion. Some women are in tears as they leave, and most do so with their heads held low. This is hardly a picture of a shameless or guiltless movement.

The leg and foot — 8 weeks — notice veining. Photo courtesy of prolifesociety.com and imagesofabortion.com.

Today, decades after the U.S. Supreme Court ushered in the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, despite the futile efforts of the pro-choice lobby to promise that women who seek this so-called “medical procedure” will feel liberated, testimony from women who have chosen abortion says just the opposite. As is the case when abortion is legalized, new found “liberation” eventually gives way to the realization that abortion truly is as horrific as pro-lifers have always claimed. When the “veil of secrecy” is lifted, it reveals an incredible evil.

I learned this first hand in the 1990’s when I found aborted children who had been illegally discarded in the trash. I held the broken bodies of these precious children, and what I felt in that moment was far from a liberating feeling. What I witnessed was violent, bloody, and gruesome — and not just for the unborn children. Over the years, I helped to document how countless women left these so-called safe and legal abortion facilities in ambulances, and others who died later, and at least one who bled to death in her car on her way home.

Image: Jan 1996 advertisement mourning legal abortion deaths

Jan 1996 advertisement mourning legal abortion deaths

The fallout became even more of a reality for me when I attended the funeral of Carolina Guttierez, who suffered a serious infection as a result of her abortion, leading doctors to amputate parts of her body in an attempt to save her life. Sadly, the infection won, and Carolina, as well as her preborn child, became statistics and calculated “complication risks” in the abortion battle.

Image; Woman killed from legal abortion

Carolina Gutierrez, a woman killed from legal abortion (Image credit Carole Novielli with permission of the family at the time)

Women who embrace this so-called “right” may unfortunately find themselves in Carolina’s situation, or perhaps that of Cree-Erwin Shepherd, who also died after her legal abortion, which she sought at a Planned Parenthood in recent years. In the video below, Cree’s brother describes what took place:

Today, the names of these deceased women have been conveniently forgotten by the U.S. pro-choice lobby, who consistently ignore the fact that legalizing abortion does not necessarily make it safe. Some women dancing in the streets of Ireland this week could, along with some women in the U.S., become the next victims of abortion, sacrificed along with their children on the altar of “choice.”

Once the floodgates of abortion are opened — in any country — it leaves in its wake nothing but heartache and tears, because it does not solve a woman’s problems; it adds to them.

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

Here are a dozen things the media won’t tell you about Planned Parenthood

Posted in HIPPA, Planed Parenthood abortion death, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood 3% myth, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood abortion stats, Planned Parenthood and Rape, Planned Parenthood and Sex Trafficking, Planned Parenthood fined by state, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Planned Parenthood services, Planned Parenthood six digit salary, Planned Parenthood's botched surgery, Privacy, Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2017 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Despite all its scandals over the years, the pro-abortion mainstream media has largely kept the evidence of this from taxpayers. Perhaps it’s because the media approves of Planned Parenthood’s agenda, and the agenda of the politicians who defend the organization.

The media manipulates the American public by refusing to tell the truth about Planned Parenthood’s abuses, a fact Live Action News previously documented. Instead, the media repeats Planned Parenthood’s PR-approved talking points while failing to report important investigations exposing Planned Parenthood’s lies and deceptions.

Here are some facts about Planned Parenthood that mainstream media has failed to report:

Fact #1: Planned Parenthood is a private corporation whose political action committee contributes heavily to the same politicians sending them millions of dollars each year — over half a billion annually. PP is a master manipulator and marketer politically and this drives the dollars politicians send them. Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Cecile Richards, was not hired for her health care “experience” but for her political savvy, as Live Action News’ Rebecca Downs has explained:

Planned Parenthood may claim to be a health organization, but Richards herself has no health experience — her background is in politics, a background which even the Planned Parenthood website emphasizes. In addition to running Planned Parenthood, she also runs Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is — you guessed it — a political organization. After Richards spoke before Congress in September 2015, the Oversight Committee expressed concerns that there was an overlap in where Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer money was going. Are Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund really so different?

Fact #2: Planned Parenthood masquerades as a health care provider. This scheme to reinvent themselves was developed years ago, as Live Action News has detailed here, to mask the fact that they are the largest chain of abortion facilities in the United States.

Fact #3: There are thousands of federally qualified health centers which provide far superior health care to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has lost more than half a million patients (600,000) since 2011. Yet, taxpayer-funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), increased patients by over 2 million by 2015, providing care to 24,295,946.

Fact #4: Planned Parenthood services are on the decline despite major increases in government funding. Except, of course, when it comes to abortion, where Planned Parenthood garners nearly 35 percent of the market share.

  • MAMMOGRAMS: Planned Parenthood performed zero, because Planned Parenthood facilities do not have mammogram machines. Yet, in 2015, federal health centers performed mammograms on over 521,000 patient,  an increase from 470,000 in 2014.
  • BREAST EXAMS dropped 12 percent in 2015 at Planned Parenthood, and between 2004 and 2015, breast exams at Planned Parenthood declined by more than 65 percent.
  • PAP TESTS: Planned Parenthood’s 2015 report reveals that Pap tests declined 75 percent from 2004. Yet, in 2015, federal health centers administered over 1.8 million Pap tests to patients — an increase from 1.7 million in 2014.
  • CANCER SCREENINGS declined at Planned Parenthood from last year’s figures, and, between 2004 and 2015, cancer screenings there plummeted 69 percent.
  • PRENATAL CARE: Planned Parenthood is deceptive about providing prenatal care, which was nearly cut in half in 2015. Since 2010, prenatal care at Planned Parenthood has decreased nearly 70 percent. Yet, in 2015, federal health centers cared for a total of 552,000 prenatal patients — an increase from 528,000 prenatal patients in 2014.

Fact #5: Planned Parenthood claims defunding their organization will hurt poor women yet Planned Parenthood’s own officials rake in hefty six digit salaries, getting regular raises. An analysis of CEO compensation at Planned Parenthood by STOPP revealed that the top 68 people at Planned Parenthood take home $18.1 million combined.

Fact #6: Planned Parenthood has been netting a profit for many years, exceeding its expenses — not just by a few dollars, but by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses range from $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010).

Fact #7: Women can die after receiving Planned Parenthood’s “services.” Cree Erwin-Sheppard recently died after her abortion at a Michigan Planned Parenthood. Tonya Reaves was left bleeding inside Planned Parenthood’s Chicago facility for hours. She died later at a hospital.

Abortion deaths and injuries at Planned Parenthood (image by Operation Rescue)

Fact #8: Emergencies at Planned Parenthood are on the rise. The pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue (OR) has documented that a number of Planned Parenthood centers have had to call for emergency transports of patients. OR reports that “since January 1, 2016, Operation Rescue has documented 40 such incidents at Planned Parenthood abortion centers alone.”

Fact #9: Undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress caught Planned Parenthood haggling over prices for aborted baby parts. Planned Parenthood’s CEO admitted they still participate in fetal harvesting, saying at the time, “Planned Parenthood is proud of its limited role in supporting fetal tissue research.”

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives‘ final report into the fetal parts industry found several disturbing issues with Planned Parenthood. Live Action News contributor Susan Michelle-Hanson reviewed the 471-page report and noted that Planned Parenthood “committed systematic violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule from about 2010 to 2015, and that “violations occurred when the abortion clinics disclosed patients’ individually identifiable health information to StemExpress to facilitate the [tissue procurement business]’s efforts to procure human fetal tissue for resale.”

Fact #10: Planned Parenthood has violated the trust of patients by violating patient privacy, as stated above. In addition, an analysis by Live Action News found many other instances of privacy leaks by the government funded abortion business.

Fact #11: Planned Parenthood has been cited for overbilling abuses and has been accused of Medicaid fraud.

2017 report, conducted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Alliance Defending Freedom, looked at publicly available audits and discovered several egregious examples of fraud and abuse associated with Planned Parenthood.

Among other abuses, the study found:

  • Planned Parenthood affiliates have been identified as the source of at least $12.8 million in waste, abuse, and potentially fraudulent overbilling and penalties.
  • One audit uncovered $5.2 million in overbilling by two California Planned Parenthood affiliates; the average overbilled amount per audited year in a single audit was $94,409. 
  • Three federal audits specifically identify Planned Parenthood – and only Planned Parenthood– as the problem in state family planning program overbilling.

Fact #12: Planned Parenthood has been caught 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). Reports also found that victims of sex trafficking are sometimes taken to Planned Parenthood centers for forced abortions by their pimps.

So, when it comes to health care for women, Planned Parenthood is far from the worthy organization it claims to be. The bottom line is that American taxpayer should not be obligated or forced to hand millions of dollars to an abortion corporation with fraud and serious abuses on their record.

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

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Don’t believe the lie that making abortion illegal will cause thousands of women to die

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion Death List, CDC, Cree Erwin-Sheppard, Illegal abortion, Planed Parenthood abortion death, Tonya Reaves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by saynsumthn

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As society rejects abortion in larger and larger percentages and the humanity of the preborn child becomes overwhelmingly obvious, the radical abortion lobby reverts to false claims used successfully in the past — especially the lie that if abortion was ever again made illegal, thousands of women would die.

Embedded in this lie is the assumption that legal abortion means safe abortion, and this is based on the false claim that when abortion used to be illegal, thousands (or even millions) of women died because of it.

While this false claim has spread like wildfire, the truth is that Dr. Bernard Nathanson — one of the early founders of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) who later repented of his pro-abortion actions and views, revealed that he and his colleagues fabricated the large numbers of deaths from illegal abortion in an attempt to sway public opinion toward making abortion legal:

We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one…. Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls. We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60 percent of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie. Few people care to be in the minority. We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000, but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000.

This lie appeared to work.

During the debate to liberalize abortion in New York, the fabrication about illegal abortions actually swayed one representative to change his vote on the floor, opening the door to abortion on demand in that state.

The deciding vote was cast by Democrat Assemblyman George Michaels, who told the LA Times that for years he had been told by local party leaders not to vote for the repeal of the abortion ban, and he pledged not to.

For two years he had followed the party line. “I would vote no, hoping the bill would pass,” he said. “I was not doing the right thing.”

George Michaels

In April, 1970, Michaels had a conversation with his daughter-in-law, Sarah, and the topic of illegal abortions came up. Michaels told the LA Times that Sarah said, “In the meantime, thousands of women will be mutilated and die because of that stupid Legislature.”

The paper describes Michaels’ response and what occurred next:

“Boy, that rocked me,” Michaels says “That rocked me.”

Michaels returned to Albany still not knowing how he would vote, he says. “I was hoping somebody would switch; that it wouldn’t be George Michaels.”

The vote was taken. Michaels voted against the repeal. Then, just before the clerk announced the vote, he stood up and asked the Speaker to change his vote.

“When it came to a tie vote, I could not go through that charade any longer,” he said. “I knew my career was finished.”

And, based on a lie, the Assemblyman voted to repeal New York’s abortion laws, opening up a floodgate of abortions in the state.

Since those early years, the abortion lobby has stuck with that lie, and the media has been more than willing to help.

A report authored by Merry Merrifield and published in the Chicago Tribune claimed that in 1964, 264 deaths had occurred from illegal abortion, according to the Department of Health Education and welfare (HEW).

Illegal abortion deaths Planned Parenthood 1991

In 1991, Planned Parenthood published its version of a “Fact Sheet” on illegal abortion deaths. These are some of the claims about illegal abortions made in that publication:

Between 1845 and 1970… desperation forced millions of women to turn to dangerous back-alley, or self-induced abortions.

Thousands of women died, at least 100 each year.

In 1972, although abortion by then was legal in at least 11 states, 330,000 illegal abortions were performed nationwide. At least 100 women died.

Well, Planned Parenthood wasn’t even close.

Statistics show that in the year prior to Roe (1972), the Center for Disease Control’s abortion surveillance reports disputed Planned Parenthood’s alleged “facts.” In this table from the CDC report (shown below) just 39 women died from illegal abortion in 1972 while 24 died from legal abortion.

CDC Abortion deaths 1972 to 1990

What Planned Parenthood doesn’t typically say is that one of its own former presidents, Alan Guttmacher, made it clear that a majority of those who committed the supposedly dangerous illegal abortions which killed (according to them) “thousands of women,” were none other than trained physicians.

A 1967 Harvard Crimson article documented the statement, writing, “Seventy per cent of the illegal abortions in the country are performed by reputable physicians, each thinking himself a knight in white armor.”

Despite all the past rhetoric regarding illegal abortion, the reality is that it is becoming more and more difficult to convince the American public that “legal” abortion is safe — and this is for good reason.

 

Cree Erwin-Sheppard died in July 2016, a few days after having an abortion at Kalamazoo’s Planned Parenthood facility on West Michigan Avenue. The 24-year-old had an abortion there on June 30, according to Operation Rescue. (The pro-life group has since filed a complaint against the Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood, seeking a revocation of its license to conduct abortions.) Local pro-life activist Lynn Mills, who uncovered the woman’s tragic death and has been working to expose all the facts of this case, quickly organized a rally to demand Justice for Cree.

Surprisingly, no one from the abortion lobby cared to weigh in.

The woman’s brother, Tyler Sheppard, even flew to Michigan to speak out against what Planned Parenthood did to his sister.

A portion of his statement can be heard in the video below, following an excerpt of the emotional 911 call made by Cree’s mother, who discovered her daughter’s body:

According to a report by Operation Rescue:

Sheppard displayed a copy of Cree’s medical record obtained by another family member from Bronson Hospital in Battle Creek where she had sought help for severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting two days after having a 12-week abortion at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo.

At the hospital, records show that an ultrasound discovered “products of conception” inside the uterus consistent with an “incomplete miscarriage,” the hospital’s term for an incomplete abortion.

“They saw baby parts still inside of my sister and they still sent her home . . . I want to know what happened,” Sheppard said, questioning why she was not treated at this hospital.

Tonya Reaves died from abortion at Planned Parenthood

An autopsy was performed on July 4, 2016, which showed that a uterine perforation was discovered. Blood clots were found in her uterine artery and lungs, which caused her death. Blood and urine were sent for toxicology screening.

But Operation Rescue states that “when the autopsy was finally released on March 9, 2017, all mention of the abortion, uterine perforation, and IUD insertion were redacted along with the salient portions of the cause of death while other sensitive information was left intact.”

While answers are still forth coming in Cree’s abortion death, there is no debate in what happened to another 24-year-old Planned Parenthood patient by the name of Tonya Reaves.

Reaves died following a fatal second trimester abortion which she received at an Illinois Planned Parenthood on July 20, 2012.

The care — or shall we say lack of care — that Planned Parenthood gave to Reaves was so egregious that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation were ordered to pay Tonya’s family $2 million in a wrongful death settlement.

Tragically, Reaves and Erwin-Sheppard are just two examples of a growing list of women who have died after believing the lie that legalizing abortion made it safe. The names of these women haunt abortion supporters who refuse to acknowledge their tragic end.

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