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Planned Parenthood has a history of failing to protect patient privacy under HIPAA

Posted in Center for Medical Progress, HIPPA, Planned Parenthood HPPA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2017 by saynsumthn

Americans are told that abortion is a “right” based on privacy. But when abortion providers like Planned Parenthood violate the privacy of women, abortion-friendly media and politicians are silent.

Planned Parenthood receives half a billion dollars annually from taxpayers and claims the majority of these dollars are Medicaid reimbursements. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recipients of government programs that pay for health care, like Medicaid, must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act known as HIPAA.

But is Planned Parenthood following HIPAA laws? Multiple instances of privacy breaches at Planned Parenthood say no.

The latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) further confirms what many already know all too well: when it comes to the privacy of abortion patients, Planned Parenthood is anything but trustworthy. Former Stem Express procurement technician, Holly O’Donnell, told CMP that Planned Parenthood revealed private patient medical information to third party contractors at fetal tissue procurement agency StemExpress in order to meet the company’s quotas for harvesting body parts from Planned Parenthood abortions:

O’Donnell said Planned Parenthood staff provided StemExpress contractors with private medical information of pregnant women coming into Planned Parenthood: “We’d go to the head nurse, let the nurses know, hey, this is what I’m looking for today. They’d give you a sheet of the appointments, which women were coming in, and it would tell you how many patients, what time they were coming in, their name, and if they knew how far along they were.”

Clearly, disclosing patient names is a violation of HIPAA.

According to HHS, the Privacy Rule protects all “individually identifiable health information held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral… Individually identifiable health information includes many common identifiers (e.g., name, address, birth date, Social Security Number).”

In 2016, the Washington Times reported, “The day before abortions were scheduled to take place… StemExpress was notified by fax by the clinics and granted medical files on individual patients.” O’Donnell told CMP that Planned Parenthood handed over a list of patient names and other private information to third party contractors before these patients signed a consent to release their personal information.

O’Donnell also reveals that Planned Parenthood gave StemExpress access to patient medical charts and even to the clinics’ computer network to download patient schedules across the entire Planned Parenthood affiliate. Emails from StemExpress management instruct procurement technicians: “EVERY Friday – please provide schedules for all the clinics you work in,” and, “All computers have access to other clinics.”

While this should shock politicians and media alike, tragically, accusations of carelessness and lack of concern for patient privacy at Planned Parenthood is not new.

In September of 2016, Live Action News released a two-part series exposing the way Planned Parenthood and the general abortion industry recklessly handles patient privacy. In those reports were documented case after case where Planned Parenthood was given a slap on the wrist for violating patient privacy — and in the cases reviewed at that time, no civil penalties had been issued.

CMS states that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights “enforces the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. Violations may result in civil monetary penalties. In some cases, criminal penalties enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice may apply.”

Breaches expose thousands of individuals

1. Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI): 10,700 individuals exposed

A review of archived privacy breaches on file with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which affect more than 500 patients, reveals that in August 2016, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI), reported a breach which exposed 10,700 individuals.

2. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio: 5,000 individuals exposed

Another breach report states that on October 1, 2014, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio disposed of binders containing protected health information (PHI) for 5000 individuals, including names, dates of birth, lab results, and medications. Exactly what occurred in the privacy breach? Planned Parenthood’s archived prescription dispensing logs and waived lab test logs were left in an unlocked closet after business hours and a custodian mistakenly put them in a trash dumpster. The following morning, the dumpster was emptied by the trash collector, who took it to be buried with other garbage at a landfill that same day. And, as Planned Parenthood often claims it does when it violates government requirements, Planned Parenthood told the OCR that they conducted an investigation and re-trained all staff regarding HIPAA policies and procedures.

3. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland: 2,506 individuals exposed

Still under investigation is a July 2016 breach report reported by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. This breach for “Unauthorized Access/Disclosure” affected 2,506 individuals. No additional information is available from OCR; however, HIPAA Journal reported the following:

The health center permanently closed its doors to patients this April year and the premises was listed for sale and was sold. However, hard copies of patient files were left in the Dubuque health center. In April 2016, individuals entered the medical center and could potentially have viewed and/or copied patient files. The potential breach was discovered by Planned Parenthood on May 6, 2016. The files have now been removed from the premises and have been secured. Planned Parenthood said this was an isolated incident and is not representative of the stringent privacy standards usually maintained by the healthcare organization.

Health Care Compliance Association summarized another case where Planned Parenthood violated privacy of a patient.  In January 2017, HCCA wrote, “a complaint filed against Planned Parenthood alleged that an employee posted a description of the procedure the individual had performed at the clinic on the individual’s public Facebook page.”

In response, HCCA states, “OCR sent Planned Parenthood the regulatory section on reasonable safeguards
and encouraged it to “assess and determine whether there may have been noncompliance… and if so, to take steps to ensure such noncompliance does not occur in the future.”

Other breaches

In addition to those listed above, the following are known instances of privacy breaches at Planned Parenthood:

  • California Planned Parenthood patient reported that following her visit, she received two text messages from an anonymous number, reading, “Damn, you have an STD WOW.”
  • Napa Planned Parenthood receptionist admitted to state officials that she had looked at private patient records because she was curious.
  • Alleged Planned Parenthood patient wrote online, “a worker there told a family member of mine about my privacy.”
  • In 2011, OCR received a complaint alleging that a worker at Planned Parenthood in New York “impermissibly disclosed” the complainant’s health information to her sister’s friend.
  • In 2012, a complainant informed the governing body that she had received a call from Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio asking her to contact them regarding recent test results. During the call, it was determined that she was not the correct patient.
  • In 2013, OCR was notified that Planned Parenthood of Delaware violated the Federal Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.
  • That same year, Melody Meanor, the former Health Center Manager of Family Planning at Planned Parenthood of Delaware in Wilmington went public to expose the center’s privacy policies. A video and transcript of her statement is available online.
  • In 2013, a complaint was filed against a Planned Parenthood in Chicago, Illinois, which alleged that an employee impermissibly disclosed her private health information to a third party on Facebook.
  • complaint received by OCR in 2014 alleged that a Planned Parenthood in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, violated the Federal Standards for Privacy Identifiable Health Information after sending a bill for a patient to the wrong person.
  • A 2014 complaint filed with the Texas Medical Board by former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson, alleges that a Texas Planned Parenthood e-mailed their abortionist the ultrasound information of their patients — but not in encrypted form.
  • TAB, a records management company working with PPFA for over a decade, identified what they called “some serious problems” with the records of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, which oversees 17 branch locations.

In CMP’s video interview, O’Donnell tells David Daleiden that she has witnessed her colleagues log onto Planned Parenthood’s computers. O’Donnell provided copies of e-mails to CMP to support her claims.

“They would let us look at the physical charts outside the room,” O’Donnell stated, claiming that she was even asked to write in a Planned Parenthood patient’s chart, which she says she refused to do.

So much for privacy at Planned Parenthood.

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

Kermit Gosnell activity happening at highest levels of Planned Parenthood says Daleiden

Posted in Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by saynsumthn

On Wednesday’s Dana Loesch show Center for Medical Progress lead investigator, David Daleiden called what was revealed in his latest video exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation “Kermit Gosnell activity.”

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The latest video, number 7, is horrific and shows eyewitness Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress procurement technician describing the day she was called upon to remove brain tissue from a baby born alive, with his heart still beating after a Planned Parenthood abortion.

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It is Kermit Gosnell activity happening at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood,” Daleiden told Loesch.

Gosnell ran the Philadelphia House of Horrors abortion facility and is serving time in prison for severing the spines of babies born alive.

One of the interesting facts that came out about the Gosnell case was that many within the abortion industry knew what he was doing and remained silent.

In fact, according to media reports, leaders from local Planned Parenthood affiliates knew exactly what was going on:

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CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania Dayle Steinberg began her association with Planned Parenthood in 1978 as a graduate intern, joined the full-time staff in 1981, served as director of surgical services from 1986-1992, then served for eight years as senior vice president, and was appointed president and CEO in 2001.

In February of 2010 WHYY reported that Steinberg denied knowing of any of the horrific conditions at Gosnells’ abortion clinic. They wrote: Steinberg: We do anticipate that women who might have scheduled appointments for abortion procedures at the Women’s Medical Society will be calling Planned Parenthood. and then reported, “Steinberg says she knows that Gosnell has provided abortions in Philadelphia for many years, but says she hadn’t heard of any problems at clinic until the allegations surfaced in recent days.”

PP Lied GosnellBut later, according to Philly.com : Steinberg said this about Gosnell at a public fundraiser: “Steinberg said that when Gosnell was in practice, women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.

“’We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,’ Steinberg said as she sat with Steinem before Tuesday’s events.”

Despite her obvious contradictions, the media is publishing statements by Steinberg regarding Planned Parenthood’s gruesome operation. Case in point is an August 2015 op-ed where Steinberg accuses the Center for Medical Progress of editing the videos. She also details the many vaccines made from the body parts of aborted children.

Her words were published by Philly.com which read in part:

    Although none of the Planned Parenthood health centers in Pennsylvania is participating in fetal-tissue donation programs, we recognize their deep value. The polio vaccine was developed from fetal kidney cells, as were vaccines against chicken pox, rubella, hepatitis A, and shingles. So, too, were treatments for diseases that include Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. And thousands of women who chose abortion have found great comfort and a sense of social good from donating fetal tissue to advance medical treatments that save lives. According to an article published by the New England Journal of Medicine, “Virtually every person in this country has benefited from research using fetal tissue. . . By using the public’s unfamiliarity with the history and realities of fetal-tissue research as a back door for attacking Planned Parenthood, abortion opponents have added millions of people to the collateral damage of the abortion wars.”

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte San Jose

Daleiden described Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA., where O’Donnell was when she removed the brains from an intact born alive infant, as the largest Planned Parenthood facility with a $100 MILLION dollar a year budget. (Keep in mind they also receive tax dollars) and their latest (2012) 990 report indicates this is true:

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte 100 million 990

That same report lists Dorothy L Furgerson as the Chief Medical Director.

Does this name ring a bell? It should, Dorothy L Furgerson endorsed StemExpress and was listed on their brochure claiming a financial profit for those who utilize their services.

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In addition to Furgerson, the 990 lists “physicians” Abraham C Cabebe and Karen Webster.

2012 PLanned Parenthood Mar Monte med director abortionists

A 2008, 2009 and 2010 990 for the same Planned Parenthood affiliate lists Ronald Berman and Jesse Joplin.

Ron Berman Planned Parenthood STemExpress

Berman is a StemExpress Medical Director who is also a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor accused by former procurement technician, O’Donnell of getting aborted babies, “viciously fast.” Telling CMP investigators that she imagined Dr. Berman literally, “going into the room, lifting the covers, going in, grabbing and walking out. Like that’s how fast it is, it’s ridiculous.”

Center for Medical Progress Dana Loesch

Daleiden told Loesch that four Congressional committees have opened up investigations into Planned Parenthood. He said lawsuits from StemExpress as well as NAF has not deterred him from releasing some of the most horrific aspects of CMP’s investigation.

Despite the horrifying video evidence, some people still support Planned Parenthood.

For further consideration, the Daily Signal has published a video explaining all of the concerns raised by the videos to date. Watch it here.

Witness: Planned Parenthood harvests brains from live baby with beating heart by cutting through his face

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted baby born alive, Babies Born Alive, Dreaded Complication, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

In the Center for Medical Progress’ 7th video exposing the evil and calculated way Planned Parenthood uses the baby organs from children they abort for experimentation, a former technician describes the removal of organs from a baby who was born alive.

The video recaps previous conversations with several Planned Parenthood workers describing the “intact” way that many “fetuses” are aborted. Their statements reveal a possible intentional manipulation of the abortion procedure, something that is clearly illegal according to federal laws governing the use of human tissue.

In addition, the recap is a reminder that the gruesome Partial Birth Abortion procedure which was made illegal years ago might be the very procedure used by the abortion baby parts organization. The procedure sounds gruesomely similar to partial birth abortion which was outlawed years ago and defended by then Senator Hillary Clinton- see here.

This kind of manipulation of an abortion procedure was denounced by infamous late term abortion doctor, Warren Hern, years prior.

David Daleiden lead investigator for the Center For Medical Progress previously told CNN that Planned Parenthood’s procurement company, Stem Express, “sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics that they work with and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants …”

Due to all the public pressure, StemExpress recently said they dropped their relationship with Planned Parenthood.

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In the first video released by CMP, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola explained how the Planned Parenthood abortionist can “change the presentation” to breech in what some think was describing an illegal Partial Birth Abortion.

In the second release, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter is asked by CMP posing as buyers for a Biotech firm, what she would expect for intact [fetal] tissue?

“Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying!
” Gatter replies.

She explains, “I just don’t want to lowball,” later adding, “But it has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.”

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By the 5th video, horrified viewers are taken into the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering “intact fetal cadavers” which they refer to as “specimens.”

Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas, tells CMP undercover operatives that they will “deviate from our standard” to procure intact babies.

Alter process intact fetal cadavers Planned Parenthood

“We’re going to potentially have some that will be more or less intact and then some that will not be,” Farrell says.

Yeah if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this, I mean- that’s- it’s all just a matter of line items,” she said.

Holly OFOnnell Stem Express fully intact planned parenthood

In video seven, former Blood and Tissue Procurement Technician for StemExpress Holly O’Donnell returns telling CMP about the day she opened her computer to discover that a, “doctor had aborted a fully intact fetus. StemExpress was sending it straight to the lab.”

Perrin Larton

A similar situation appears to be described by another procurement company, Advanced BioScience Resources (ABR) procurement manager, Perrin Larton, who says, “I literally have had women come in and go in the OR and they’re back out in three minutes. And so I thought, what’s going on? Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal cabal whenever we put her in the stirrups it just fell out.

Ben Van Handel Novogen

The video also features recordings of Dr. Ben Van Handel, the Executive Director of Novogenix Laboratories, LLC. According to CMP, Novogenix is the company that has harvested fetal organs from abortions done by Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, in Los Angeles, while ABR is the oldest fetal tissue procurement company and works with Planned Parenthood in San Diego and other clinics around the country. Van Handel admits, “There are times when after the procedure is done that the heart actually is still beating,

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte San Jose

In the shocking video, O’Donnell later describes the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA.

“‘I want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her.

“The moment I see it, I’m just flabbergasted. This is the most gestated fetus and closest thing to a baby I’ve ever seen,” she said.

The idea that it is cool to see an aborted unborn child is appalling enough. But what O’Donnell describes next make my stomach literally turn. She describes a baby aborted alive!

Holly OFOnnell Stem Express fully intact planned parenthood

And she has one of her instruments and she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”

The San Jose Planned Parenthood does abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Referring to the beating heart of the aborted fetus, O’Donnell called it “electrical currents” causing the baby’s heart to keep beating and remarking, “I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead, or it’s alive.”

O’Donnell said the intent was to procure baby’s brain, That means we’re going to have to cut the head open,” she tells CMP.

She was instructed to “go through the face” of this baby whose heart is beating, in order to procure the brain tissue. She emotionally said, “No, I don’t want to do this.”

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Pointing to her chin, O’Donnell details her instructions noting that this Mengle-like order is what caused her to want to quit her job:

    She was told to make “an incision right here, and goes, I would say to maybe a little bit through the mouth. And was like, okay can you go the rest of the way?” She reluctantly agreed.

    “So she gave me the scissors and told me I have to cut through the middle of the face. And I can’t even describe what that feels like. And, I remember picking it up and finishing going through the rest of the [inaudible]. And Jessica picking up the brain and putting it in the container …And, I’m just sitting there like- what did I just do. And that was the moment I knew I couldn’t work with the company any more…I don’t want to be that person.”

State and federal law require that the same treatment be given to an infant born-alive after an abortion as to a normally delivered baby (1 U.S.C. 8, CA Health and Safety Code 123435). California law also prohibits any kind of experimentation on a fetus with a discernible heartbeat (CA Health and Safety Code 123440). StemExpress has been cited in published scientific literature as a source of fetal hearts used for Langendorff perfusion, which keeps a heart beating after it is excised from the body: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2015/730683/

Interestingly, a Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist actually defended not helping babies born alive after abortion. Her exchange with lawmakers in the state was caught on video:

StemExpress worker on harvesting Planned Parenthood’s aborted babies “you can hear screaming -it’s morbid”

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Abortionist, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

Last month, the Center for Medical Progress released their the third undercover video from the Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts.

The video featured a former employee of Stem Express, one of the procurement companies for Planned Parenthood’s grisly baby part harvesting operation.

Holly Odonnell Stem Express Planned Parenthood

Holly O’Donnell is a licensed phlebotomist who tells CMP that she unsuspectingly took the job as a “procurement technician” in late 2012 after responding to an ad. As a procurement tech, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant patients matching the specifications of StemExpress customers and to harvest the fetal body parts from their abortions.

O’Donnell emphasized to CMP that the partnership Stem Express has with Planned parenthood gives them a financial benefit.

Holly ODonnell StemExpress Planned Parenthood

In the second episode, released today entitled, “Inside the Planned Parenthood Supply Site,” CMP highlights O’Donnell’s first hand account of the daily practice of fetal body parts harvesting in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, describing tissue procurement workers’ coordination with abortion providers, the pressure placed on patients, and disregard for patient consent.

O’Donnell claims that StemExpress supervisors instructed her about approaching pregnant women at Planned Parenthood for fetal tissue “donations.”

It’s not an option, it’s a demand,” O’Donnell told CMP.

O’Donnell says the StemExpress techs working in Planned Parenthood clinics sometimes harvested fetal parts without obtaining consent from the patients: “If there was a higher gestation, and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.

Federal requires that patients consent to the tissue donation subsequent to consenting to the abortion procedure (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

According to O’Donnell, Planned Parenthood gave StemExpress workers access to patient records and schedules so that the harvesting company could plan for the days when patient “supply” would be greatest. “They give you a sheet, and it’s everybody for that day, who’s coming in for an ultrasound, who’s coming in for an abortion, medical or a late-term abortion,” O’Donnell explains.

Holly ODonnell StemExpress Planned Parenthood

She said she was even given a sheet from patients at Planned Parenthood just seeking a pregnancy test, saying they were considered part of the supply: “Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens. So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities,” O’Donnell claimed.

POC STemExpress abortion

According to O’Donnell, an average day began by her approaching the Planned Parenthood nurse for the list to see if there were any fetuses that met the criteria StemExpress needed that say, “So let’s say I needed a 15 week fetus,” she begins. Saying that the nurse would then look to see what they had coming in that day.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Fresno

O’Donnell said she built her relationship with a Planned Parenthood in Fresno.

“It really wore me down, the environment, it’s morbid, like, you can feel it.”

“You can hear screaming, you can hear crying,
” she said.

O’Donnell said Fresno was one of Stem Express’ “high volume clinics.”

Lots of abortions- lots,” she said in her description.

O’Donnell described the women she worked for as “cold” and uncaring.

NON CONSENT FOR FETAL TISSUE DONATION

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O’Donnell said she would be given access to women prior to their abortion to have them “consented” for the donation of their unborn child’s organs.

Some of the women she was allowed to speak to were not even certain they wanted an abortion, but, in order to procure the organs they needed, she was permitted to speak to them.

While at the Fresno Planned Parenthood O’Donnell recalled what she noted as a “very gestated patient” who had a a 2 day abortion process where the abortionists inserts laminaria to expand the cervix and then came back for the abortion.

She said she attempted to “consent” her for a donation of the late term baby, but the women said “no.

O’Donnell said she did not pressure her but the next day she was told “get her – get her.” She then went on to say that even though the woman had never consented to donate her baby, StemExpress got the child anyway.

“And, I’m like, so basically you just went in there and took her blood and you’re going to be taking her fetus without her knowing?”

She called their process terrifying.

Viciously Fast

Ron Berman Planned Parenthood STemExpress

O’Donnell mentions StemExpress doctor Ron Berman a Medical Director for the fetal procurement company, who is also a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor working in California, noting he had a reputation for going, “viciously fast.”

If we didn’t watch him, we would lose our specimens, it was that fast,” she said.

O’Donnell said that Dr. Berman would get mad, “if there wasn’t a girl in the room. He would pace the hallways if there wasn’t something to do. It’s almost like he wanted to do it, “ she said.

“There was a few times where if he was working and I had a girl that did not want to get it, she felt she has to. I wanted to tell her to not go to this clinic.”

She said she imagined. Dr. Berman literally, “going into the room, lifting the covers, going in, grabbing and walking out. Like that’s how fast it is, it’s ridiculous.”

David Daleidan Hannity

In an interview on Fox with Sean Hannity lead investigator for the Center for Medical Progress David Daleiden said that Dr. Berman has written about how frequently you get a born alive infant or a baby who comes out alive during an abortion where organ harvesting is the goal.

Calling it the “dirty little secret of the abortion industry.”

( Note: also read: The Dreaded Complication – Babies Born Alive From Abortion )

Daleiden released this statement on CMP’s latest video saying, “Experiences like Holly O’Donnell’s show that Planned Parenthood’s abortion and baby parts business is not a safe place where vulnerable women can be cared for, but a harvesting ground for saleable human ‘product.’ Taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion business should be revoked immediately, and law enforcement and other elected officials must act decisively to determine the full extent of Planned Parenthood’s offensive practices and hold them accountable to the law.”

Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortion victims shown to the world

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Abortionist, Carole OpEd, OP-Ed, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, Planned Parenthood six digit salary, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

Normally when I report on a story as huge as Planned Parenthood’s baby parts harvesting, I leave my emotions out of it.

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Having just watch the third undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, entitled, Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts, I am afraid that this time, I cannot set my emotions aside.

The latest sting video is hard hitting and features Dr. Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in San Diego.

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Kate (Katharine) Sheehan made $312,509 plus $4988 in other compensation from the abortion giant in 2010, according to their 990.

In 2012, according to the most recent 990 filed Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest paid Sheehan $323,037 base compensation plus $6,000 in BONUS INCENTIVE COMPENSATION (wonder why?) $5169.00 in deferred compensation and $675.00 on other compensation for a total of $334,881.

Kate Sheehan Planned Parenthood 990

CMP also captures undercover footage of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ (PPRM) Vice President and Medical Director Dr. Savita Ginde.

Savitaginde-pic-from-ohio-app2Previous to the three year baby parts investigation Ginde was sued by an abortion claiming the abortion facility forced her to undergo an abortion without anesthesia and then left part of her baby’s body inside of her.

In 2009″ Planned Parenthood bragged that their “clinical research” was enhanced by Ginde writing in a PPRM publication:

    PPRM’s leadership role in advanced reproductive health care and clinical research has significantly grown with the appointment of Dr. Savita Ginde as medical director in 2004. Prior to PPRM, she conducted numerous clinical research trials within the reproductive health care specialty and, fortunately for us, continued this practice upon joining our team.

Ginde Planned Parenthood research leader

Adding:

    The Clinical Research division is currently working to increase PPRM’s participation in clinical trials and behavioral and environmental studies. Our goal is to become a research leader within Planned Parenthood Federation of America and to continue providing high quality care to our clients.

In 2010 alone Savita Ginde, as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood took in over $269,000 in salary.

By 2012, that amount rose to $270,327 in reportable compensation for only 20 hours a week of work plus $21,335 in OTHER COMPENSATION!

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Savita Gind Planned Parenthood 990

In the CMP video, you see abortionist Savita Ginde standing in the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic pathology laboratory, where fetuses are brought after abortions.

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This is where my ability to remain without emotion kicks in.

What they show in the next view moments behind the walls of the Planned Parenthood lab brings back haunting memories for me. That is because years ago, I found and later buried the remains of several aborted children from a local abortion clinic.

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I realize the CMP video is exposing the gruesome industry of trafficking in baby parts, but, I must stop here and focus on these children.

To Planned Parenthood these children are just “specimens” whose organs get them additional dollars in their already profitable industry.

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That attitude is emphasized by a former Stem Express employee in the CMP vid.

Holly Odonnell Stem Express Planned Parenthood

Holly O’Donnell is a licensed phlebotomist who tells CMP that she unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012 after responding to an ad.

“Stem Express is a company that hires procurement techs to draw blood and dissect dead fetuses and sell the parts to researchers,” the former employee states.

The owner, Cate Dyer, she used to be a procurement tech and then she went and started her own business. And now she’s making a lot of money based off the poor girls who half the time don’t even want to get abortions.” O’Donnell adds.

Cate Fyer of Stem Express fetal body parts

In a previous post on how aborted baby organs are implanted in animals I note that, Cate Dyer, CEO and founder of Stem Express, has claimed that all “donors”, that is the pregnant women seeking the abortion and not the unborn child whose kidney’s were taken, are, “properly consented through an Institutional Review Board (IRB) consent, and donors are made aware of the potential use of any sample that we collect.”

In addition, I detail the IRB’s rules on fetal tissue research which governs the industry.

The IRB review boards states on the HHS website, “The fetus has a unique and inextricable relationship to the mother. It cannot consent to be a research subject. These circumstances have aroused lengthy public debate on the ethics of fetal research, and led to special federal regulations that guide IRB deliberations about fetal research. The fetus may also be an indirect subject of research when women who may be pregnant participate. Research involving pregnant women is also regulated.”

IRB Fetal Research

However, in detailing how to obtain aborted fetal tissue, the IRB says the following should be followed:

    The decision to terminate a pregnancy and procedures of abortion should be kept independent from the retrieval and use of fetal tissue.
    The timing and method of abortion should not be influenced by the potential uses of fetal tissue for transplantation or medical research.
    Payments and other forms of remuneration and compensation associated with the procurement of fetal tissue should be prohibited, except payment for reasonable expenses occasioned by the actual retrieval, storage, preparation, and transportation of the tissues.

Addressing the possibility of research on a live fetus where the mother has already decided to have an abortion, The IRB says that, “The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects wrestled with this problem and concluded that there is no difference between the moral status of a fetus destined for abortion and that of a fetus to be carried to term. Therefore, only those research procedures that would be acceptable for a fetus going to term may be performed in anticipation of abortion.”

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Read more on that here.

O’Donnell emphasized to CMP that the partnership Stem Express has with Planned parenthood gives them a financial benefit.

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The 24-year-old phlebotomist said she had no idea she would be procuring organs from aborted fetuses.

The harder and the more valuable the tissue, the more money you get,” O’Donnells says in the video.

So, if you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you’re going to get more money…I guess that’s an incentive to try and get the hard stuff,” she said.

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But, she said that she did not want to lose the job and even though she passed out in shock when she first saw the area where the babies are dissected, she went along with it for the job.

She then describes her first day at a “Concord clinic” where she met the staff and looked over in a corner where there was a “little white tray with pie dishes on it.”

And then I see someone come in with a bottle of something and there was blood in it…Then they went over to the sink and they emptied it out on a strainer and put it on the pie dish and light it up. And I’m like looking and what’s going on…

Aborted Babies pie boal PP

And my trainer comes over and she puts on gloves and she grabs some tweezers and she’s picking the parts away from the vaginal tissue…

So, I’m looking and I don’t know what’s going on. I had no idea this is what was going to be happening especially my first day, And she’s literally she has tweezers and she’s like okay well this is a head, this is an arm, this is a leg. And she hands them over to me and oh here you go can you show me some of the parts I just showed you?”

Holly Odonnell described aborted baby parts Planned Parenthood

So, I did what she said and the moment I took the tweezers I put them in the dish – I remember grabbing the leg and I said this is a leg and the moment I picked it up I could just feel like [inaudible] and pain. Like I never felt like that before like shoot up through my body.And I started to…I blacked out.

“They got the smelling salt. woke up in the recovery room and looking around- was really embarrassed. You know, who faints at their first job? And one nurse looks at me and is like, Oh – you’re new huh? And, I’m like yeah. Don’t worry it still happens to a bunch of us…Some of us don’t ever really get over it.

“And, I remember leaving that day like what have I gotten myself into,” O’Donnell stated.

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Although I can relate to what she saw having a similar shocking reaction to the body parts I found of aborted babies (shown to the left), I was reminded of an old episode of Quincy.

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In the TV series centered around a medical examiner who solves crimes, Quincy played by Jack Klugman was in a rush to get through a scheduled police training session using cadavers.

Without preparation or warning, Quincy quickly removes the sheet from the dead victim causing each officer to faint at what they see.

But, this is not fiction, this is real.

Tragically, the behind the scene images of aborted babies shown in the CMP video are a haunting reminder of what I saw so many years ago.

And so….we must remember who the real victims of this Mengele-like operation are: Unborn Children!

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Shortly after the first Planned Parenthood videos from CMP were released showing their top medical directors bragging about crushing above or below specific human organs or using a “less crunchy” technique to procure “whole specimens” I wrote an Op-Ed reflecting on the horror where I ask, “When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish crimes, are we all guilty?”

Writing in part:

    I am sitting at my desk, taking a moment of reflection over the past week, what I have witnessed, listened to and read. I am disturbed – even haunted and somehow – I am not surprised.

    The news of Planned Parenthood’s grisly baby parts operation has been a daily source of news, social media posts, blogs, and videos. I have been caught up in it all, and now…I reflect.

    I think about what is happening in this nation – of 42 years of legalized abortion on demand.

    As I ponder what has taken place this last week, I am not shocked that babies are being chopped up and sold for parts like an old car in a junkyard.

    I am not shocked, because every day, more than 3,000 beautifully formed, innocent babies are snuffed out in their mother’s wombs by abortion.

    What shocks me more than hearing what groups like Planned Parenthood are doing with their remains is the lack of concern for these tiny humans on a daily basis.

Continuing:

    Are we not moved to tears by the mere ripping apart, in early suction abortions, of their innocent arms, legs lungs and kidneys on a daily basis? Can we not envision the horror of the abortionist’s knife grasping the limbs, torso, and head of the second trimester unborn child in a D&E abortion?

    We have to ask ourselves these tough questions.

    Which is more evil? An abortionist who finds ways to profit from every aspect of the bloody procedure or an apathetic sideliner who scolds him for unethical business practices instead of for his murderous actions? Have we become so accustomed to abortion that the real crime of it – the taking of a valuable human life, created in the image of God – is not the overall cause of our outrage?

Yes – Planned Parenthood MUST be defunded, investigated, and exposed.

Yes- the harvesting of human baby body parts is a gruesome industry.

But, we can never forget where those “parts” come from.

Aborted baby arm

They are removed from a human baby who is brutally executed for convenience and then chopped up inside a death mill and sold for spare parts.

Is this really what “feminism” and “choice” and “empowerment of women” has come to?

Is this what America wants to go on record being in favor of?

As I wrote in my Op-Ed, Nazi Holocaust survivor Eva Kor once pointed out that despite the evils of Hitler’s regime, good people stayed silent:

    Hitler was a terrorist who rose to power because good people said nothing, she said.

    “The key word here is terrorist. Terrorists have no respect for human life,” she said. “In Germany, not all Germans were Nazis. There were many good Germans — but nobody spoke up.”

Who will speak up for these babies?

You can read the entire Op-Ed here and you can visit my blog post where I witnessed the bloodied remains of aborted babies here.