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Florida passes bills on abortion that could defund Planned Parenthood

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Florida, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2016 by saynsumthn

Florida has become yet another state to defund Planned Parenthood. Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law that cuts off state funding to clinics providing abortion and imposes abortion restrictions already being tested before the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the Courier Tribune:

    Abortion clinics throughout Florida will go without taxpayer funds, face increased reporting requirements and new hurdles for doctors providing the procedure under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

    Scott, a Republican, did not make any comment on HB 1411, which was signed with 67 other bills, but the flood of statements from abortion rights and anti-abortion groups alternatively condemning and praising the move reflects the sharp divide over the issue.

    “As a result of this bill, thousands of people across Florida may no longer be able to access essential reproductive health care, such as cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. “This cruel bill is designed to rip health care away from those most at risk. Rick Scott has shown he will do all he can to strip basic care away from those who need it most.”

    But John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, an Orlando-based social conservative advocacy group, hailed the bill as protecting women’s’ health, since more inspections will ensure greater quality care.

    “This is a historic victory and we are thrilled to have been an active part of this effort,” Stemberger said.
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A Report by TampaBay.com reads:

    Lawmakers wrote the new measure following last summer’s controversy over videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials talking about their fetal tissue donation program.

    The law redefines the trimesters of a pregnancy, validating claims by state regulators last summer alleging Florida’s Planned Parenthood sites violated their licenses. And the funding cuts could affect six Planned Parenthood clinics.

Years ago, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist said that allowing babies to die on the table after being aborted was between the “Doctor and their patient.”

Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow testified against a ‘Born Alive’ infant protection bill that would give human rights to babies born after a botched abortion. She said doctors in abortion clinics should not be required to take such babies to a hospital, instead leaving the ‘choice’ of what to do up to them and their patients.

Other clinic regulations have also been proposed.

Starting July 1, abortion clinics will be required to have admitting privileges or transfer agreements with a nearby hospital. They also will face annual inspections by the state as part of a law that sponsor Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, said is about ensuring women’s safety.

“What we did with these clinics is just treat them similar to other surgery centers,” Stargel said.

Planned Parenthood and Guttmacher both get millions in tax dollars to promote abortion

Posted in Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood and Guttmacher with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2016 by saynsumthn

As pro-lifers expose how government funding of abortion business Planned Parenthood is increasing annually, reports from Planned Parenthood’s research arm reveals that government funding is pouring into that pro-abortion organization as well. And, while the Guttmacher Institute claims to be a separate entity from Planned Parenthood reports from both agencies show that money is flowing between the organizations.

In 1968, Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, a one time president of Planned Parenthood, established the Guttmacher Institute. The Institute described him this way, “no one was better able to unite the Planned Parenthood organization or summon it to carry out its historic mission.” Guttmacher’s “history” page reveals more of their connection to Planned Parenthood:

    “The Guttmacher Institute was founded in 1968 as the Center for Family Planning Program Development…The Center was originally housed within the corporate structure of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Its program, however, was independently developed and overseen by a National Advisory Council separate from the PPFA Board of Directors. Its early development was nurtured by Alan F. Guttmacher, an eminent obstetrician-gynecologist, teacher and writer who was PPFA’s president for more than a decade until his death in 1974. The Center was renamed in Dr. Guttmacher’s memory, and the Guttmacher Institute incorporated as an entirely independent nonprofit policy research institute with its own Board in 1977.”

The Guttmacher Institute has admitted that they were affiliated with Planned Parenthood but also say the affiliation has been terminated:

    “In 2007, Guttmacher’s special affiliation status with PPFA was terminated, and PPFA’s financial support to the Institute, then at $395,000 (3.3% of Guttmacher’s total budget), was phased out over the following three years. In 2010, PPFA’s final contribution in support of the Institute’s program, in the amount of $75,000, constituted 0.6% of Guttmacher’s nearly $13 million budget. In 2013, PPFA made a one-time contribution of $50,000 to the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund; this gift did not support the Institute’s programmatic work.”

The Guttmacher Institute which supports and promotes the full agenda of Planned Parenthood has been successful in convincing the media that they are the most credible source on all things “family planning” and “abortion.” They have also persuaded the media that they are totally separate from Planned Parenthood. But a glance at this 2002 annual report shows that Planned Parenthood support was 7% of Guttmacher revenue that year.

2002 Guttmacher Annual Report

2002 Guttmacher Annual Report

In 2010, Guttmacher’s President and CEO, Sharon Camp told CUNYTV that they were not associated with Planned Parenthood, “In 1977, call it the divorce that didn’t work because we remained for a number of years after that a special affiliate of Planned Parenthood,” the Guttmacher president said.

She then tells the host that because of those who opposed their abortion agenda they decided to completely unaffiliated from Planned Parenthood, stating, “We both, together with Planned Parenthood, decided that we needed to make the divorce final. And, so we have for the last 4 or 5 years been completely unaffiliated with Planned Parenthood.”

When Ryan Bomberger over at the Radiance Foundation heard the claim, he did some research of his own. In an article published by Life News Bomberger discovered that Planned Parenthood gave millions to Guttmacher, writing:

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    “A quick look at the nation’s largest abortion chain’s 990 tax filings reveals how “completely unaffiliated” Guttmacher has been. Planned Parenthood…gave $2,142,076 of our tax dollars to their “research” arm, Guttmacher…That’s a lot of unaffiliation! Most of us would love to be “unaffiliated” with large organizations with over $1 billion in asset, as long as it’s not PPFA of course. The corporate memo apparently didn’t get to PPFA as it listed Guttmacher, in its 2007 tax filing, as an “Independent Affiliated Organization”.

Now, it has come to light that the payout between Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood has gone both ways. A review of the past 14 years of Planned Parenthood annual reports has revealed that not only has Planned Parenthood funded Guttmacher, but Guttmacher has been very generous to Planned Parenthood as well.

Guttmacher to Planned Parenthood 6.4 million 2000 to 2001

A look at Planned Parenthood’s 2000-2001 annual report indicates that Guttmacher gave the abortion business, $6.4 million that year. But, the payout did not end there. A review of other Planned Parenthood annual reports shows similar “contributions.

In 2001, Guttmacher funneled $16.7 million into Planned Parenthood and by the end of 2002, Guttmacher lavished Planned Parenthood with an additional $7.8 million. In 2003 Guttmacher gave Planned Parenthood $7.6 million and continued the pay-outs in 2005 when they gave Planned Parenthood $7.9 million for a total of at least $40 million.

PP Guttmacher 2005 Annual Report

And where would a non-profit get that kind of money? From you and I the taxpayer. In fact, as recent as 2014, the American tax payer gave $827,961 to Guttmacher.

Guttmacher 2014 government taxdollars abortion

But the 2014 figure is relatively smaller than the contributions Government agencies deposited into Guttmacher Institute’s coffers years earlier. A look at some of the organization’s annual reports reveals the following was also paid out to Guttmacher by the taxpayer:

2013 $1,062,276

2012 $1,525,996

2009 $1,026,676

2008 $1,195,894

2007 $1,904,127

2005 $1,926,689

2003 $2,195,93

2002 $1,671,342

*Note that some of Guttmacher’s annual reports indicate that they received support from Planned Parenthood or IPPF. Similarly, several Planned Parenthood reports which documented receiving Guttmacher dollars also stated that they supported Guttmacher as evidenced below.

Guttmacher PP SUpports

So, in summary, the taxpayer gives money to Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood. Both support abortion, admitted they were, in fact, affiliated and both have given financial support to each other. So, the next time you read a report from Guttmacher or Planned Parenthood quotes Guttmacher as unbiased – keep this in mind.

And, one more thing, when you write that letter or call your Congressman/woman to ask them to defund Planned Parenthood, ask them to defund the Guttmacher Institute as well!

Analysis: As government funding increases, so do Planned Parenthood’s abortions

Posted in Abortion stats, Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood abortion stats, Planned Parenthood adoption referral with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

An analysis of annual reports published by Planned Parenthood for the past 15 years has revealed that as government funding for the organization increased, Planned Parenthood’s share of the country’s abortions also increased. Since 2000, Planned Parenthood has performed over four million abortions and received almost $5 billion in federal tax dollars.

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Online searches reveal Planned Parenthood’s focus is abortion

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortion numbers with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by saynsumthn

While Congress debated whether to continue funding Planned Parenthood, online searches revealed their focus is not women’s health but abortion.

Even though there are over 13,000 federally qualified health centers in the nation besides Planned Parenthood their PR machine is desperately attempting to convince the American public and their representatives that their main focus is not abortion.

But, a simple look online shows otherwise.

A quick google search,”Get abortion” turns up – Planned Parenthood with a few others abortion clinics mixed in! Hmmm.

Get abortion google Planned Parenthood

A look at the top google term: abortion pill and – surprise – there is Planned Parenthood again:

Abortion pill google Planned Parenthood

If you put in the term “abortion clinic” you get a number of clinics – but- rest assured – Planned Parenthood is among them as well.

Planned Parenthood claims they offer other services such as the following:

Yet, Planned Parenthood’s website does not appear in the top searches of any of these services – wonder why?

However, if you are looking for “abortion cost“, “abortion info“, “where can I get an abortion“, “early abortion“, “abortion 20 weeks“, “abortion medical“, “abortion options,” “make abortion appointment?“- Like a relative you cannot escape, Planned Parenthood is there.

Planned Parenthood, known for using abortion to cover child sexual rape and recently exposed for the selling of baby parts, receives over $528 million dollars a year in federal tax dollars. In addition, they have received millions from HHS.

Recently, Live Action News documented Planned Parenthood admitting that late term abortions are on the increase at their locations.

The largest professional referral organization for abortion is the Nation Abortion Federation. According to a list of “abortion providers” which NAF publishes online, Planned Parenthood is a top abortion provider in many states.

The NAF list (which does not include all clinics) revealed the following:

    100% of abortion providers listed for South Dakota and Vermont were Planned Parenthood.

    Almost 70% of abortion clinics listed in Colorado and New York were Planned Parenthood and over 70% in Oregon.

    Half of the abortion providers listed in Utah were Planned Parenthood.

    Over 25% of Florida abortion clinics referred by NAF are Planned Parenthood.

    Half of NAF abortion clinics listed in New Jersey were Planned Parenthood.

    One-third of NAF abortion clinics in Maine, one-fifth in Minnesota, Tennessee and Virginia, one-forth in New Mexico and one-eight in Texas were listed as Planned Parenthood.

    In Pennsylvania, 20% were Planned Parenthood and over 20% in Maryland, 28% in Nevada, 30% in Washington State and 40% in New Hampshire were Planned Parenthood.

Despite all the proof that Planned Parenthood’s main focus is abortion, they want Congress to believe that if they remove tax dollars from the abortion business, women’s health services will be hurt.

Not true.

Which leaves us with this last point of interest. Type in the following search terms and you will notice that Planned Parenthood does not appear on top:

Defund Planned Parenthood now!

(Note: See a Live Action under cover investigation on false mammogram claims by Planned Parenthood here)

Planned Parenthood prez walks back apology issued after getting caught in a baby parts harvesting operation

Posted in Cecile Richards, Cecile Richards Salary with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

During today’s Congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood funding, president Cecile Richards answers to Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio for her apology after the Center for Medical Progress released their under cover videos about their baby parts harvesting operation.

Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood 2015 testifies COngress 2

She claims the videos were edited even though days after the first video was released she published a video statement apologizing for the “tone and statement” of her own staff.

I personally apologize for the staff member’s tone and statements,” Richards clearly said at the time.

But, she appeared to walk that back in her exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan when she was asked what “statements” she was apologizing for telling :

“I apologized for what was said in a non clinical setting in a non appropriate way and I don’t…In my judgement it was inappropriate to have that conversation in a non clinical setting in a non confidential area about clinical matters and I’ve told that to Dr. Nucatola.”

A forensics report published today concluded that the CMP videos were authentic and not altered.

Every second of video footage recorded by CMP was given to Coalfire, LifeSite news reported.

Planned Parenthood prez admits they do NOT do mammograms and has partnership with Komen

Posted in Planned Parenthood Mammograms with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

Cecile Richards admitted that Planned Parenthood does not have any mammogram machines adding that they only refer for mammograms in their partnership with Susan G Komen.

“We do not have mammogram machines at our health centers and we’ve never stated that we did.”

“We have partnerships with the Komen Foundation. We have a lot of different ways which we refer for mammograms.”

Richards says that Planned Parenthood is highly accountable with the money they get from the tax payers.

That Planned Parenthood has a budget of over $200 million dollars.

Richards should know, she received $500,000 in salary from Planned Parenthood and many of her directors also get a hefty six-digit salary while tax payers foot the bill.

Planned Parenthood prez grilled on partial birth abortion where baby is delivered whole and brains are sucked out

Posted in Cecile Richards, Partial Birth Abortion, Planned Parenthood Partial Birth Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

In an exchange with South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy Tuesday, Planned Parenthood’s president was asked about partial birth abortion.

Trey Gowdy Cecile RIchards Partial Borth Abortion

The questioning was tied to a Congressional hearing determining whether Planned Parenthood should continue to receive the over $500 million dollars they receive each year from the tax payer. Planned Parenthood’s head, Cecile Richards answered questions relating to under cover videos recently released from the Center for Medical Progress which showed the abortion business engaged in the harvesting and selling of baby parts.

In the first video released by CMP, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, appears to admit to using the illegal partial-birth abortion procedure (PBA) to get higher-quality fetal body parts to sell.

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    In the partial birth abortion procedure, an almost fully developed unborn baby is delivered from it’s mother, feet first, with only the head remaining inside the birth canal. The abortionist then punctures the child in the back of the neck with a pair of sharp scissors. The abortion doctor then sucks out the baby’s brain tissue to collapse the skull and deliver a dead baby.

Deborah Nucatola Planned Parenthood body parts partial birth abortion

In that shocking admission, Nucatola tells CMP investigators that the “Federal [partial birth] abortion ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation” describing how their doctors bring the unborn baby into a breech position sounding eerily similar to the technique used in a partial borth abortion. She later tells the under cover “buyers of fetal tissue” that she will “crush below” and “crush above” the desired organ of the unborn child saying, “I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

In Tuesday’s Congressional hearings, Rep. Gowdy asked Richards if she could understand how some lawmakers would support a ban on Partial Birth Abortion.

I’m not trying to be argumentative,” Richards begins her reply, “But that was a political formulation not a medical formulation. But I certainly understand that it was passed and is the law of the land and Planned Parenthood certainly meets the requirements of that law,” she stated.

Rep. Gowdy them specified that he was not asking if Planned Parenthood followed the law but whether she could understand how some people opposed the gruesome procedure.

“I understand how people can disagree based on their religious beliefs, their background their own personal experiences. And, I also understand that people sometimes change over time and that’s the human condition
,” Richards said.

This statement by Richards appeared to agitate Rep. Gowdy who quickly pointed out that there have been numerous Planned Parenthood and abortion clinic staffers who have “changed over time” and left the abortion industry because of what they saw or were required to take part in.

Richards ended the questioning by stating, “I think fundamentally at Planned Parenthood we take the position that we trust women to make their decisions about their pregnancy. I’ve made my own decisions as well so I fell that I can kind of walk in their shoes.

A 1995 letter to Members of Congress, Planned Parenthood, Alan Guttmacher Institute and others stated that partial birth abortions were only performed about 500 times a year on the most extreme health cases. This figure was challenged by an abortion advocate, when Ron Fitzsimmons the director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP) admitted that there were thousands of these gruesome abortion procedures done annually on healthy fetuses.