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State #3 yanks Planned Parenthood Medicaid contract over gruesome baby parts vids

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Medicaid Contract with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

Saynsumthn has been blogging about Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Fraud for a while, so when they claim these states (below) are conducting a war on women, set the record straight.

From Life Dynamics:

A third state has terminated the Medicaid contract they held with Planned Parenthood following videos exposing their baby parts operation.

Earlier this week, New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted, 3 to 2, to reject contracts that would have provided Planned Parenthood centers in the state with about $638,000 over two years, roughly one-third of the public funding for the centers, which is primarily federal.

A report from WMUR reads in part:

    In rejecting the contract, Republican councilors cited recently released videos by anti-abortion activists showing the organization’s officials discussing providing medical researchers with tissue from aborted fetuses. Conservatives are alleging that the organization is profiting from selling fetal tissue, a charge it denies. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England does not engage in the voluntary tissue donation program, but the Republican councilors told Gov. Maggie Hassan the state should launch a state-based investigation.

    “You can’t divorce what’s going on nationally from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and we need a real investigation,” said GOP Councilor David Wheeler.

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Republican councilor Chris Sununu who previously voted to support Planned Parenthood contracts said that he is pro-choice on abortion but he received more than 1,000 messages from constituents who overwhelmingly urged him to reject the contract.

Things are different now. We have to take a step back and just take a pause and say ‘Is this a company and a business that we should be actively engaging (with)?'” he asked.

Also pulling funding was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal who announced that his state cut off Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funding August 3rd.

According to the announcement, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals informed Planned Parenthood it was exercising its right to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid provider agreement, the press release stated.

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Governor Jindal said that, because of the videos, he directed DHH to investigate Planned Parenthood’s activities in Louisiana and also sent a letter to both the Louisiana Inspector General and the F.B.I. asking them to assist in the investigation.

“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life. It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state,” the 2016 presidential candidate said.

In addition to Louisiana and New Hampshire, today republican Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced that the state has terminated their Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood.

Yellowhammer obtained a copy of the letter sent to Planned Parenthood CEO Staci Fox.

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“The nation is shocked by videos depicting Planned Parenthood employees callously discussing the dismemberment of babies and the sale of baby body parts for profit. This is like a story out of Nazi Germany,” said Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) during the committee hearing.

The federal authorities may allow this type of thing, but Alabama won’t – and upon final passage, Alabama will have a law that reflects Alabama’s values.”

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Sen Hightower also introduced legislation in the state that will make it a felony to offer or accept money for aborted babies, “Because if the feds don’t deal with it, we will,” he added.

An Alabama Senate committee approved the bill today which will now move to the full Senate.

“The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been exposed to Americans, and I have decided to stop any association with the organization in Alabama,” said Governor Bentley. “As a doctor and Alabama’s Governor, the issue of human life, from conception to birth and beyond, is extremely important to me. I respect human life, and I do not want Alabama to be associated with an organization that does not.”

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Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne is now calling on the Department of Justice to investigate Planned Parenthood.

Last month, Life Dynamics reported that a Wisconsin lawmaker introduced a bill that could eliminate at least half of the funding Planned Parenthood gets in the state by reducing over-billing through Medicaid by the abortion giant.

The legislation came following calls from 24 lawmakers asking for a Planned Parenthood audit.

The state of Texas has sued Planned Parenthood for Medicaid fraud, a point Governor Greg Abbot bragged about recently on twitter announcing his call for an investigation:

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“I already sued Planned Parenthood for Medicaid Fraud. Now Texas will look into these organ harvesting claims,” the Governor tweeted.

In 2013, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the very affiliate operating the Houston abortion clinic now exposed by the Center for Medical Progress, settled for $4.3 million with the state of Texas after an audit revealed that the agency charged for “fraudulently over billing the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, on July 30,2013, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled fraudulent Medicaid billing lawsuit with the state to the tune of $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was originally announced by then Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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Americans United for Life has also documented alleged abuses by Planned Parenthood.

In a published entitled, The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood, they list the misuse of federal health care and family planning funds and admissions by former employees as detailing a pattern of misuse by some Planned Parenthood affiliates. (read here)

A 2014 report by the legal group, Alliance Defending Freedom, entitled, “Profit No Matter What,” makes similar claims.

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Through Life Dynamics’ Clinic Worker project, employees of Planned Parenthood can report fraud and other illegal activity.

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Life Dynamics has been working with abortion clinic and Planned Parenthood employees for many years helping to gather evidence of criminal activity such as:

    • Income Tax Evasion • Physical Assault of Patients
    • Medicaid Fraud • Sexual Harassment of Employees
    • Insurance Fraud • Sexual Assault of Patients
    • Money Laundering • Failure to Report Statutory Rape of Minors
    • Consumer Fraud • Health and Safety Code Violations

For a Clinic Worker kit that you can use outside your local abortion and Planned Parenthood facility, contact Life Dynamics.

Louisiana begins Planned Parenthood investigation on selling aborted baby parts

Posted in Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2015 by saynsumthn

Louisiana begins Planned Parenthood investigation

The Department of Health and Hospitals has sent a letter to Planned Parenthood after a video showing their top doctor selling aborted baby body parts went viral.

“Today’s video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts is shocking and gruesome,” Gov. Bobby Jindal, running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said in a statement.

According to Nola.com, Kathy Kliebert, the secretary of DHH, also made public on Wednesday a letter she sent to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast director Melaney Linton. She writes that the “administration was shocked to learn of the allegations” against Planned Parenthood” and asks Linton to answer a series of questions about the organization’s operations.

    Those questions include:

    Do any Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast facilities, or any affiliates, subsidiaries or associates thereof, sell or donate any unborn baby organs or body parts?

    Do any Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast facilities, or any affiliates, subsidiaries or associates thereof, contract with companies that assist Planned Parenthood with disposing of, donating, or selling of unborn baby organs or body parts? If so, please describe exactly what these companies do with the unborn baby remains.

    How many Louisiana Planned Parenthood facilities, or any affiliates, subsidiaries or associates thereof, offer pregnancy option information that directs patients to abortion clinics that do business with StemExpress, the Planned Parenthood partner that boasts about “financial profits” that come from harvesting and distributing aborted unborn baby body parts?

    Will the New Orleans clinic for which you are planning to apply to DHH for a license have any business ties with StemExpress, or any other organizations in the business of selling or donating the remains of unborn babies?

Black Democrat calls Abortion Genocide

Posted in Black Conservative, Black Dems, Black Genocide, Black leaders on abortion, Black Women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

Black pro-life representative, “If we protect one facet of African Americans we protect all of them”

repKatrina Jackson Rep. Katrina Jackson a Black Democrat from the state of Louisiana called abortion the genocide of the black race during a legislative committee hearing.

The discussion was over HB388 in the state’s health and welfare committee. The bill provided for requirements of physicians who perform abortions.

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I’ve heard it thrown around by the young ladies at the table today, that this protects mostly minority women,” she states.

But, I want to address something. I’m not sure if you are aware but the number one genocide right now in the African-American community, and why we’re becoming a minority of minorities, is because most of our babies are dying in the womb from abortion, did you know that?

When a pro-choice woman took the microphone to address Rep. Jackson the debate got heated. She claimed that African American women did not have the same access to contraception use as higher income (or white) women.

Rep. Katrina Jackson responded, “But were you aware that more African Americans die from abortions than any other illness?

But I don’t want people advocating erroneously for African American women that’s my suggestion. Get all the facts, because I’m an African American woman, and, if we protect, trust me on this, if we protect one facet of African Americans we protect them all of them,” Jackson stated.

Rep Katrina Jackson is not alone in her feelings.

In the early days of Roe, Black women were forcibly sterilized under Eugenics programs across this country.

According to the documentary film, Maafa21, two years after the director of Iowa Planned Parenthood had publicly attacked the state’s Eugenics Board for not approving enough sterilizations, a bill was introduced in the Iowa legislature to legalize abortion.

Despite having the support of both the State Republican Party and the State Democratic Party as well as strong backing from the governor, the bill would be defeated almost single-handedly by the only African-American in the Iowa Legislature.

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That woman was Iowa State Rep. June Franklin, also a Democrat and in 1971, she stated, “Proponents…have argued this bill is for blacks and the poor who want abortions and can’t afford one. This is the phoniest and most preposterous argument of all. Because I represent the inner-city where the majority of blacks and poor live and I challenge anyone here to show me a waiting line of either blacks or poor whites who are wanting an abortion.” .

“They do feel and there is fear among them that this bill is meant for them. They feel this is the first step down the road to forced sterilization, euthanasia and genocide.”

“They fear, and I tend to agree, that there are a few social workers who in their zest and zeal to keep casts down, are just sick enough to force poor blacks and whites to have abortions.”

“And, I also have a fear that there may be those among us here who feel that this bill would cut down out welfare rolls..The Blacks fear this bill and relate it to genocide and the first step down the road to fascism. I have always fought for everyone to have equal rights and to be able to share in the good things in life…I have also fought to protect those who are defenseless.”

“I feel we must redirect our priorities and make human life, instead of our greed for property, the number one priority in this state and nation”

Even though years apart, Rep Katinra Jackson and June Franklin both know how abortion devastates the black community.

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According to the most recent reports published by the State of Louisiana, Department of Health and Hospitals, there were 8870 total abortions reported to the state in 2010.

White women received 3,019 abortions and non-whites received 4,781 with 1,070 unknown ethnicity. So that means that almost 54% of abortions reported that year were on non-white women.

In addition, abortion has recently killed two black women while the media remains silent.

Their names are Tonya Reaves and Lakisha Wilson:

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Louisiana Planned Parenthood Building Mega Center while staff makes the Big Bucks off the taxpayers $$

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Mega Centers, Planned Parenthood rich off taxpayers with tags , , , , on March 21, 2013 by saynsumthn

In 2013 After purchasing three parcels of land at 4636 S. Claiborne Ave in New Orleans near Napoleon Ave,Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, plans to open a $4.2 million dollar 7,000 Sq. Ft. abortion facility on Claiborne Ave in 2014. This facility will be the largest of its kind in Louisiana.

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According to their 2009 990:

Peter DurkinCEO Peter J Durkin makes a killing $216,525
COO Melaney Linton makes $149,778

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CFO Jeffery L Palmer $124,522
Robin Howard -VP-Development- $92,895
Pamela Garrett VP Administration- $97,901
Laurilynn McGill VP Medical Services $98,530
Bonnie Smith VP Medical Services $90,880

In 2005, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas (PPHSET) entered a management agreement with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta (PPLAMD). PPLAMD had been operating health centers in Louisiana since 1984. In 2010, the two affiliates officially merged and became Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. (PPGC). Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast now serves 35 counties in Southeast Texas and the entire state of Louisiana. PPGC operates 12 health centers – 7 in the Houston area, 3 in Southeast Texas and 2 in Louisiana.

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After the merger, as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, according to a 2010 annual report:

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CEO Peter Durkin took in $234,538
Meloney Linton $151,475
Jeffrey Palmer $124,236

Planned Parenthood reports that they killed 333,964 unborn children from abortion with our tax dollars in the year 2011 to 2012 according to their most recent report! In addition, according to Planned Parenthood’s “Services” fact sheet, its clinics performed 329,445 abortions in 2010.

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According to Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 Annual Report, the Planned Parenthood abortion giant received $542 MILLION Dollars in Government Grants for year ending June 2012 !

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Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and it paid its president Cecile Richards, $382,687 plus $24,427 from related organizations plus $13,039 in other compensation ! For a Grand Total Salary of $420,153 !

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The $524 MILLION is a huge jump in government revenue from previous years. In 2008, Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009– that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY of taxpayer money !!! Then in 2011 the government gave them $524.4 MILLION which is 1.44 MILLION dollars a day in taxpayer money !!!!

Cecile Richards; Planned Parenthood President

In 2008, Planned Parenthood paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here ) Richards also received $346,285 in total compensation from Planned Parenthood and $38,476 in total compensation from related groups in the organization’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009, according to the organization’s Form 990 for that year. In a 2010 PPFA 990, Cecile Richards reported earning $319,245 from PPFA and $35,471 from related PP organizations

What you may not know is how much money , in a time of economic depression, Cecile Richards and her crew at Planned Parenthood are making, paid for by hard working American Tax Payers like me and you.

Other Officers at the National Level received the following compensation:

CFO, MARIA ACOSTA received $89,691 from Planned Parenthood $5,725 from related organizations and $2,362 in estimated compensations. In a 2010 PPFA 990, Acosta received $242,845 from PPFA and $21,118 from related organizations.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER MARYANA ISKANDER received $245,814 from Planned Parenthood and $23,696 in estimated compensations. In a 2010 PPFA 990 was compensated $289,166 by PPFA.

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT KIM MEREDITH received $220,427 from Planned Parenthood $24,492 from related organizations and $24,076 in estimated compensations. In a 2010 PPFA 990 was compensated $145,344 from PPFA and $16,149 from related organizations. Before joining PPFA in 2006, Meredith spent nearly nine years as the chief operating officer at the now defunct and now disaffiliated Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, a Planned Parenthood clinic which squandered tax dollars and will close and never repay their debtors .

NATIONAL POLITIC AND FIELD DIR, ELLEN GOLOMBEK received $203,843 from Planned Parenthood $10,729 from related organizations and $15,288 in estimated compensations, she has since left Planned Parenthood to work in the Colorado Governor’s Administration.

VP OF MEDICAL AFFAIR, VANESSA CULLINS received $248,251 from Planned Parenthood and $15,600 in estimated compensations and In a 2010 PPFA 990 Cullins was compensated $257,907 from PPFA.
VP OF GENERAL COUNSEL , BARBARA E OTTEN received $219,210 from Planned Parenthood $11,537 from related organizations and $39,074 in estimated compensations and in a 2010 PPFA 990
Otten was compensated $240,326 from PPFA and $12,648 from related organizations.


In 2008- Planned Parenthood New England’s 2008 990 reports that

NANCY MOSHER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER made $191,310

THOMAS FRANK CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER made $ 137,989

CHERYL GIBSON MEDICAL DIRECTOR Made $195,778

SUSAN SMITH STAFF PHYSICIAN Made $127,997

KIM BOYMAN STAFF PHYSICIAN Made $112,439

CAROLYN ERNST VP OF HEALTH SERVICES Made $96,370

BEVERLY ANN SHADLEY VP OF DEVELOPMENT Made $86,202

According to a 2009 990 from Planned Parenthood of Great Northwest

Christine Charbonneau President/CEO, took home $259,405 plus $10,888 in benefits totaling $270,293

Michael Romo COO, took home $217,071 plus $11,715 in benefits totality $228,786

Mary Grinnell CFO, took in $171,202 plus $11,060 in benefits plus $182,282

Lucile K Arendt VO External Affairs, walked away with $155,410 plus 10,718 in benefits totaling $166,128

Stephen McCallister VP info Technology, took home $147,010 plus $10,656 in benefits totaling $157,666

Robert Campbell McIntyre , Medical Director, took home $254,099 plus $11,763 in benefits totaling $265,862 ( Licensed in Washington State)

Anna Kaminski
, Assoc Medical Director, took in $145,453 plus $9661 in benefits totaling $155,114 ( also LICENSED IN Arkansas and Washington State )

Carole Williams VP Human Resources took home $136,568 plus $9577 in benefits

Carole Miller VP of Education Training took home $120,418 plus $10,272 in benefits

Victoria Fletcher, Director Clinical Services, took home $110,467 plus $2306 in benefits

In Arizona, Open Works was paid $154,770 for Janitorial Services to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in 2009.

According to a 2010, report,

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

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

Lenice Shaw earns $97,754 as Chief Financial Officer

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

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

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In 2001 they rakes in over $100,000

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Peter J Durkin $145,240 and $187,581 in 2003 and similar in 2005 $206,908 in 2006 and $178,325 in 2007 and $197,860 in 2009

Melaney A. Linton $118,701 and $132,557 in 2003and similar in 2005 $157,510 in 2006

Rebecca White $109,931 and $128,988 in 2003and similar in 2005 $143,820 in 2006

Keetha Buster took home $128,397 in 2003and similar in 2005 and $132,835 in 2006

And the JANITOR GCA Services made $89,997 in 2006

And again in 2002

According to a Planned Parenthood Mar Monte 2009 990 report:

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Linda T Williams , CEO earned $322,902 in reportable compensation plus $27,021 in other compensation

John R Giambruno, CFO/VP earned $198,282 in reportable compensation and $19.335 in other compensation

DOROTHY LOUISE FURGERSON, M.D. , medical director earned $228,4211 in reportable compensation and $13,483 in other compensation

ABRAHAM CABICO CABEBE, M.D. , physician earned $188,818 in reportable compensation and $11,19 in other compensation

Rayroz Dodson-Crawford, controller earned $168,540 in reportable compensation and $15,966 in other compensation

KAREN MICHELE WEBSTER, M.D. , physician earned $167,485 in reportable compensation and $9,847 in other compensation

Richard Fischer, assoc. medical director earned $163,156 working 20 hours in reportable compensation and $8,751 in other compensation

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Jesse Joplin earned $260,856 for “medical services”

RONALD BERMAN, M.D. earned $149,545 for “Medical services”

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Here is the real kicker- the JANITOR also makes a 6 Digit Salary:

According to a Planned Parenthood Mar Monte 2009 990 report: Darris Gooding earned $104,481 for “Janitorial Services” and $118,435 in 2008

Dr. David H Orenstein made $153,913 in 2010 working for Planned Parenthood Arizona

CEO Bryan Howard took home $202,402 that same year

Deshawn Taylor VP Medical Services raked in $204,943

Patricia Caldwell COO made $100,282

Rachel Chanes made $90,447

CFO Deborah Budnick made $109,746 in 2009

2008 CFO David Richardson took home $ 75,457

Under the Name Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona , according to 2005 990’s

Physician Celeste Mendez made $$89,624

And Physicians under Penguin Services Trust made $231,080 while Physicians under Three Dog Surgical made $165,705

Pat Levin , VP Of medical Services Made $104,103

In 2004 Beth Meyer made $88,263 as VP of External Affairs

Similar salaries were made each year ( See here)

According to Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s 990 report for 2010

Paul Drisgula CEO / PRESIDENT Took home $92,948 in Reportable Compensation plus $6301 in other compensation

Margaret Roberts CEO / Co-President made $95,882 in reportable compensation plus $ $2856 in other compensation

Marc Heller, MDMedical Director $78,515 in reportable compensation plus $6623 in other compensation

Listed as licensed by the State of New York is a Doctor Marc E Heller and Marc Elliot Heller with the same license number of 122543

Also listed as DISCIPLINED by the state of New York is a Elliot M Heller with License #158614 – they do not appear to be the same physicians according to license numbers issued.

John Dewey– Clinical Physician $103875 in reportable compensation plus $174 in other compensation

Jill June is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

According to a 2008 Planned Parenthood 990: Jill June took home $142,518 dollars in reportable compensation

Penelope A Dickey ,VP Patient Services raked in $119,288 dollars in reportable compensation

DENNIS RCARNEY ,VP OF FINANCE raked in $96,532 dollars in reportable compensation

THOMAS ROSS , PHYSICIAN raked in $114,491 dollars in reportable compensation

SUSAN HASKELL , PHYSICIAN raked in $128,116 dollars in reportable compensation

In 2007, Michael S. King at took home a whopping $287,059 plus $8612.00 in benefits as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood in Indiana those salary figures continued thru 2010 – (Video of picketers at King’s home)

Dr. Marshall D. Levine of Chicago, Ill. took home $90,435 as a Medical Consultant of Planned Parenthood in Indiana

President and CEO Betty Cockrum made $154,327 plus $3893.00 in benefits

Connie Molland VP of Finance made $86,373 plus $2395 in benefits

Liz Carroll VP of Medical Services made $86,386 plus $2592 in benefits

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Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina founding CEO Janet Colm, makes the BIG bucks from tax funded Planned Parenthood. Not a bad gig especially when you consider we, the tax payers are funding Planned Parenthood clinics all over the nation and they are paying their staff with six digit salaries !

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According to a 2008 990 on file: for her 37.50 weekly hours, Colm earned $121,295 plus $11,859 in other compensation. and $132,678 in 2009

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Charles Monteith, MD , Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina raked in $151,108 that same year, and in 2009 $173,292 and in 2010 Dr. Monteith took home $184,635

According to a 2010 Planned Parenthood of North Texas 990:

James T Roderick CEO Resigned took home a whopping $274,037

Patricia Leger VP Of medical Services took home $ 114,992 plus $ 27,825 in other compensation

Lynn Marrable took home a total of 160,118

Kathryn Allen , SVP COmm Director took home $122,283 plus $26,431 in other compensation

Betty Meis SVP Finance, took home $125,187 plus $13,769 in other compensation

Similiar salaries were earned in 2009, 2008 , 2007 , 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001

Planned Parenthood of Lubbock was lucky – they only paid their under $100,000 year after year after year according to their 990’s , which is a good thing because he turned out to be a CREEPER !

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has fired the President and CEO of their Lubbock, Texas branch, following an arrest for indecent exposure.

Tony Ray Thornton, 56, allegedly exposed himself to another adult male on Monday afternoon at the MacKenzie Park baseball field, according to a police report .

Patricio Gonzalez of PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOC OF HIDALGO COUNTY TX INC MISSION UNIT, took home $149,440

According to a 2009 PLANNED PARENTHOOD GULF COAST INC 990:

Peter J Durkin CEO, took home $197,860 plus $15,597 compensation from related organizations plus $14,756 in other compensation

Malaney Linton COO made $705,726, plus $62,524 compensation from related organizations plus $12,239 in other compensation

Robin Howard VP Development made $92,895 plus $14,285 compensation from related organizations plus $4692 in other compensation

Laurilynn McGill made $93,193 plus $15,183 compensation from related organizations plus $10,836 in other compensation

Jeffrey l Palmer CFO made $95,577 plus $42,320 compensation from related organizations plus $12,011 in other compensation

Cynthia Grant VP Development made $119,707 $5457 in other compensation

Bonnie Smith VP Medical Services made $82,184 plus $26,979 compensation from related organizations plus $10,672 in other compensation

Year after year after year ( Here)

According to a 2008, report by PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WEST AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN INC

S KATHERINE HUMPHREY , CEO, $130,860 + $17,289 in other compensation

DIANE BRADY ,COO $91,909 plus $13,460 in other compensation

JANIS LUNQUIST ,VP $78,804 plus $ 10,820 in other compensation

Similar salaries were filed in 2010 and 2007 2006

According to a 2010 990 Report by Planned Parenthood which does not list Vince Hall, but does show the 6 digit salaries paid to the following staff:

Leonard Dodson CFO made $201,974 plus $5075 in other compensation

Darrah Johnson President and CEO $274,654 plus $ 1,700 in other compensation

Kate ( Katharine) Sheehan Medical Director $312,509 plus $ 4988 in other compensation

David Priver took in $105,850 for his medical services (Offices)

Martin Roitman took home $105,525 for his medical services

Keith Limberg VP $186,510 plus $10,997 in other compensation

Angela Reed VP $174,720 plus $11,328 in other compensation

Nancy Sasaki VP $188,179 plus $7570 in other compensation

Son Nguyen Assoc Medical Director $296,635 plus $12,396 in other compensation

Thomas Moran Assoc Medical Director $253,916 plus $10,154 in other compensation

According to a 2010 990 released by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Leonard Dodson took home $186,974 in base compensation $15,000 in bonus incentive compensation $5075 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $207,049 salary

Darrah Johnson took home $243,654 in base compensation $25,000 in bonus incentive compensation $6000 in other reportable compensation $19,700 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $294,354 salary

Kate Sheehan took home $166,260 in base compensation $146,249 in other reportable compensation $4988 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $317,497 salary

Keith Limberg took home $182,510 in base compensation $4000 in bonus compensation $10,997 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $197,507 salary

Amgela Reed took home $174,720 in base compensation $11,328 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $186,048 salary

Nancy Sasaki took home $180’418 in base compensation $5000 in bonus incentives $2761 in other reportable compensation $7570 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $195,749 salary

Son Nguysen took home $22,169 in base compensation $69,466 in other reportable compensation $12,398 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $309,031 salary

Thomas Moran took home $249,185 in base compensation $4731 in other reportable compensation $10,154 in non taxable benefits for a whopping $264,070 salary

In 2011- the TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains was $ 3,739,003

A 2008 990 from Planned Parenthood reveals the following:

Vicky Cowart, president and CEO took in a whopping $217,701 in base compensation plus $30, 525 in bonus and incentive compensation , $7447.00 in deferred compensation, $8401.00 in nontaxable benefits – for a grand total of $264,077

John Duffy CFO of Finance took in $128,752 plus $8854 in other compensation

Gail Kelley COO/ Senior VP took in $138,401 plus $5123 in other compensation

Jodell Allen Physician took in $171,853 in base compensation , $5153.00 in deferred compensation, $4809.00 in nontaxable benefits, for a grand total of $181,818

Savita Ginde worked on 20 hours a week as Medical Director to earn $253,503 in base compensation $7605.00 in deferred compensation $5153.00 in nontaxable benefits, for a grand total of $266,251


Planned Parenthood of New York City : Officers six digit salaries as reported on their 2009 990 tax form:

Joan Malin – made $229,064

Maureen E. Paul made $327,061

Louis K. Corso made $173,423

Gerald Zupnik made $257,929

Gillian Dean made $156,912

Anne M. Robinson made $168,767

What does Tax Dollars get Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Six Digit Pay Checks !!!! Paid for by you and me, according to their 2008 990 tax form.

Medical Director Caroline Hoke made $313,895

CEO Steve Trombley made $304,220 plus $58,000 bonus income = $362,220

Physician Jennifer Brown made $155,330

Physician Darwin Jackson made $111,525

CFO Cheryl Harris made $120,324

VP of development made $119,915

VP of clinic operations Julie Rabinovitz made $116,748

Assoc. Medical Director Kai Tao made $109,725


According to the report, the average hours they all worked was only 35 hours per week for their FAT CAT RICH SIX DIGIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD SALARIES !

According to the 2007 990 tax report filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Planned Parenthood , their execs are smiling because they raked in thousands in salaries off the backs of taxpayers like you and me:

President and CEO Claire Coleman made $154,437

Physician Raymond Burnett-Biglane made $104,749

VP Patient Services Kyra Carr made $93,426

VP Development Anne Matsui made $86,775

VP Finance Yvonne Van Tassel made $86,775

Planned Parenthood of New York City : Officers six digit salaries as reported on their 2009 990 tax form:

Joan Malin – CEO- made $229,064 and $258,019 in 2010

DOCTOR Maureen E. Paul – Chief Medical Officer – made $327,061 and $347,628 in 2010

Louis K. Corso made $173,423

Gerald Zupnik made $257,929

Gillian Dean – Assoc Medical Director- made $156,912 and $208,691 in 2010

Anne M. Robinson- VP Clinical Services- made $168,767 and $197,980 in 2010

Jonathan Segal took home $192,120 in 2010

Louis Corso- VP Development- took home $188,515 in 2010

Robin Fins- VP HR- took home $161,802 in 2010

In 2002, Doctor M. MOMTAZ made $310,064 plus $72.617 in benefits

In 2002, Doctor Gerald Zupnick $202,210 plus $47,358 in benefits

In 2002, DOCTOR Ahmed M Fahmy took home $167,444 plus $39,215 in benefits

Theresa C Westcott – Sr. VP and CFO- made $162,508 plus $38,059 in benefits In 2002

Lucille C Atkin VP Int’l – made $ 145,561 plus $ 34,090 in benefits In 2002

And Similar salaries in 2004 2005, 2006 2007 , 2008

Barbara Zdravecky CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central Florida is so concerned for women she raked in a comfortable $160,340 in salary plus $14,525 in retirement benefits plus $9074 in non taxable for a total compensation of $183,939 – according to a 2009 990 tax report filed.

CFO Pauline Parrish took home $93,248 in salary and benefits that same year.

Dr. Phillip Waterman earned $251,121 and Dr Edwin Ortiz earned $119,036. From the abortion giant.

Dr. Waterman has a Discipline Cases on file with the Florida Board of Medicine:

1 record(s) found.
Name License Profession City State Case # Action Taken
WATERMAN, PHILIP F 33129 Medical Doctor CAPE CORAL FL 199310435 Obligations Imposed

As well as New York State – (READ HERE)

In previous years Jan Chester earned $95,164, Cheryl Grantham earned $73,582 and Sharon C Rogers $63, 656.

According to a 2008 Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino 990- several employees of the tax funded organization rakes in 6 digit salaries:

CEO Jon Dunn $270.529 plus $10,000 in bonus and incentive compensation and $25,242 in non-taxable benefits for a grand total of $305,177

Stephanie Knight SVP-CA was paid $145,154 plus $16,116 in non-taxable benefits for a grand total of $161,270

Nancy Dudley SVP-SD was paid $162,189 plus $14,741 in non-taxable benefits for a grand total of $176,930

Dan Seargeant , SVP-Finance was paid $133,770

Scott Marshall, SVP-HR was paid $131,453 plus $14,099 in other compensation

Mary Sedo, Clinician was paid $110,619 plus $12,599 in other compensation

Robert Armenta , VP-PA was paid $101,146 plus $11,946 in other compensation

Qin Zhao , Clinician was paid $104,340 plus $8,446 in other compensation

According to a 2009, Planned Parenthood of Washington 990

Nora Kirschner, MD is on the Board of Planned Parenthood of Central Washington

Elizabeth Wise, MD is on the Board of Planned Parenthood of Central Washington

Karl Eastlund was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho in November of 2011 after serving for five months in the interim position.Karl joined Planned Parenthood in 2003 as the Chief Financial Officer and quickly became the organizations Chief Operating Officer.

According to a 2009, 990 filed by Planned Parenthood of Central Washington, Eastlund made $100,648 base compensation , $5,000 in Bonus and incentive pay,$3,408 in retirement and other compensation, $5654 in non-taxable benefits, for a grand total of $114,710. Eastlund only worked on average 37.50 hours per week for that salary.

Former CEOs Anna Franks received $212,513 from the tax funded Planned Parenthood and Medical Director Sara Cate was paid $145,683

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington has now become Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho and given the salary of their previous CEO Anna Franks, it is expected that Eastlund will earn well over $200,000 from the TAX FUNDED organization.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER MARYANA ISKANDER received $245,814 from Planned Parenthood and $23,696 in estimated compensations

Debby D’Arcangelo

in 2012, Debby D’Arcangelo was named the new president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area.

In 2009, Planned Parenthood of Mercer County paid their President and CEO Xan Blake $$129,315 annually to work an average of 35 hours per week according to their 990 on file with the IRS. In addition, the CEO received $6357.00 in other compensation for a total pay of $135,672.00.

Allison Howe the VP of Health Services raked in $79,933.00 for her 35 hours of work each week and was additionally compensated $2398.00.

Elizabeth Dumont Planned Parenthood’s VP of Finance got a whopping $77,758.00 and a compensation of $2,333.00 for her 35 hours of work each week.

According to a 2009 Annual 990 report:

Heather Saunders Estes, CEO, earned $222,630 in total compensation

Thomas J Marx, CFO, earned $155,868

Jeffrey Waldman,MD Chief Medical Officer, earned $208,293

Eugene Boyette earned $119,857 as VP of IT

Stacy Gardner as VP of Development earned $131,948

Mitzi Sales, VP External Affairs, earned $135,194

Leslie Barron-Johnson, VP Client Services, earned $135,308

Officers
Chair: katie Ricklefs
vice Chair: Stacey Bressler
Secretary: Suzanne Narducci
treasurer: duanne kromm

Members
Stephanie Bonham
Louis P. Bucklin, Ph.d.
Jennifer Z. Clauson
Norman A. Constantine, Ph.d.
Alicia Faugier
david Husch
ed Matovcik
Honoré Mcilhattan
Melinda Mendelson
Natalia Mejia
Chris Sorensen
Sue Wollack
President/CeO
Heather Saunders estes MSW, MPA

Medical Director
Jeffrey M. Waldman, Md
Psychiatric Consultant
Gary Nye, Md

According to a 2008 Planned Parenthood 990:

CHRIS CHARBONNEAU, PRESIDENT/CEO earned $259,259 in reportable compensation and $13,905 in other compensation

MARY GRINNELL, CFO earned $171,073 in reportable compensation and $12,052 in other compensation

LUCILLE K. ARENDT, VP EXTERNAL AFFAIRS earned $154,437 in reportable compensation and $11,519 in other compensation

CAROLE WILLIAMS, VP HUMAN RESOURCES earned $142,387 in reportable compensation and $10,111 in other compensation

STEPHEN MCCALLISTER, VP INFO TECHNOLOGY earned $142,387 in reportable compensation and $11,046 in other compensation

ANNA KAMINSKI, ASSOC MEDICAL DIR earned $133,193 in reportable compensation and $10,925 in other compensation

CAROLE MILLER, VP OF EDUCATION & TRAINI earned $118,595 in reportable compensation and $3,812 in other compensation

ROBERT CAMPBELL MCINTYRE, MEDICAL DIRECTOR earned $253,748 in reportable compensation and $13,905 in other compensation

MARIANNE TWYMAN, PHYSICIAN earned $111,351 in reportable compensation and $5,310 in other compensation

VICTORIA FLETCHER, DIR CLINICIAN SERVICES 107,566 in reportable compensation and $8,772 in other compensation

OFFICERS EARNED 6 Digits as well:

CHRIS CHARBONNEAU $259,259 in base compensation $6,900 deferred compensation $ 7,005 on taxable benefits for a total of $273,164

MICHAEL ROMO total $229,466

MARY GRINNELL Total $183,125

LUCILLE K. ARENDT Total $165,956

CAROLE WILLIAMS Total $ 152,498

STEPHEN MCCALLISTER Total $153,433

ROBERT CAMPBELL MCINTYRE Total $267,653

These figures do not account for each Planned Parenthood director – there are over 800 locations, making six digits in many cases as welll….

Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Web site shows that it performed 332,278 abortions in 2009, up 8,270 from 2008. Why should the taxpayer be forced to fund abortion?

Planned Parenthood also PROFITED $64 million dollars in that same year ! Why do they need you and I to fund them?

But, Planned Parenthood’s profits are politicians gains. Just look at this analysis from Open Secrets which monitors 501C3 organizations and how they distribute and collect their funding:

The organization’s political action committee, for example, donated more than $148,000 to federal candidates — almost all Democrats –– during the 2010 election cycle. The PAC spent more than $443,000 overall.

Planned Parenthood also recorded $905,796 in independent expenditures during the 2010 cycle — money spent in support of, or in opposition to, federal political candidates, largely through advertisements. The top beneficiaries of this money were Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

In 2010 alone, Planned Parenthood and a California affiliate together spent more than $700,000 on federal lobbying efforts, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of federal lobbying records finds. By comparison, all other organizations that primarily advocate for abortion rights collectively spent $247,280 on federal lobbying efforts during the same period.

So, not only does taxpayer money make Planned Parenthood officials RICH FAT CATS, they also expand the coffers of the politicians who support them- see how the cycle works?
Planned Parenthood also PROFITED $64 million dollars in that same year ! Why do they need you and I to fund them?

Just how is Planned Parenthood spending YOUR money ???

They are building MEGA Centers around the country which are muti-million dollars abortion clinics:

This year ( 2012) Planned Parenthood just spent $35 MILLION Dollars on a NEW Facility in New York- was that necessary?

In 2010, in Oregon alone- Planned Parenthood spent $12.5 Million Dollars on a Headquarters there ( Read here )

Planned Parenthood of North Texas has broken ground in southwest Fort Worth, Texas on a $6.5 million health center and administrative office. According to its website, the planned 19,000 square foot complex will be triple the size of the facility it is replacing.

Construction has begun on Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region’s new health center at 2430 Poplar Avenue in Midtown Memphis

$2 Million Dollars: 2012- Planned Parenthood plans to open its first health center in the Victor Valley by the end of the year on Park Avenue, next to the Coco’s Bakery. The site was built in the ’80s to house Chuck E. Cheese’s and was last used in 2006 as a furniture store.
A Victorville zoning administrator approved the site plan for the $2.2 million project in early May, since the medical office is a permitted use in that area and the project meets all city codes. The site plan calls for minor exterior improvements and parking lot alterations to the existing 10,000-square-foot building.

$2.3 Million: 2012- Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ Teen Awareness Group helped kick off the remodel of the Planned Parenthood health center at 302 E. Stoughton St.
According to a press release, the budget for the remodel is $2.3 million.

In June of 2012, a builder informed pro-lifer Terri Palmquist of the construction of the new Planned Parenthood “mega” abortion center planned for Bakersfield, CA— over 10,000 square feet — a few blocks west of Mercy Hospital, across the street from a residential area. The new location is about a block west of the existing Planned Parenthood office, where abortions have apparently never been committed, although abortion referrals have frequently occurred.

Planned Parenthood is building a 13,000+ sq. ft. facility in Virginia Beach (515 Newtown Rd.)

$2.3 Million: 2010- Planned Parenthood is preparing to start a $2.3 million building project to expand its services and client base in Champaign.
Beth Kanter, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, said the organization is planning a complete remodeling of its Champaign facility at 302 E. Stoughton St. and has raised more than half the money needed to pay for it.

Construction is moving forward on the new Planned Parenthood facility in the Glenwood community between Eugene and Springfield.

$1.69 Million– ALBANY, NY -September 13, 2010, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood opens the doors at its new Albany health care center and administrative offices at 855 Central Avenue. The new facility takes up the entire third floor of the three story building, located between CVS and Orange Ford across from the Hannaford Plaza on Central Avenue. In addition to the Albany health center, the facility includes a large conference room, a library, and a “Teen room”, as well as administrative and education offices. “We now have 18,000 square feet of completely renovated space explained UHPP President/CEO Patricia McGeown. The total cost $1.692 million cost .

In 2011, Planned Parenthood Arizona opened a new 1,982- square-foot medical facility.


Months after Planned Parenthood paid $733,151 cash for a 17,050 sq ft unfinished shell in Auburn Hills, Michigan, it stands empty as a neighboring hotel owner continues to battle the abortion giant in court, claiming a deed restriction prevents the structure from being used as an abortion mill.

PPLM’s Central Massachusetts 11,000 square feet Center at 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester!

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood announced the conclusion of a state-of-the-art facility at 855 Central Ave.The new clinic occupies 18,000 square feet of completely renovated space

Concord-based Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific has expanded from the East Bay after the national Planned Parenthood Federation canceled its affiliation with the former Planned Parenthood Golden Gate last September due to a host of financial and administrative problems. The Shasta Pacific affiliate’s new clinic is opening in a 1,600-square-foot space at 141 Camino Alto, a medical office building across from Mill Valley Middle School that also includes two dental practices, an orthodontist and a prosthodontist.

On May 11th, 2010, Planned Parenthood opened its 76,000 square foot facility at 4600 Gulf Freeway.

Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, and SD is building a 46,000 sq. ft., 3-story mega-mill in an industrial park….

Some argue that Planned Parenthood is a “good” organization despite the fact that they were founded by a RACIST KLAN speaker who was so connected with the Eugenics Movement that many of her Planned Parenthood board members were Eugenics members as well. Eugenics is the movement that forcefully sterilized thousands of Blacks in the US and Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger agreed with that ideology. For more on that history watch the documentary film: Maafa21

While Planned Parenthood touts itself as an organization dedicated to women’s reproductive health, more than one-third of the executives surveyed in the new report (36%) are men and only 12 percent of them have any health background while 11 percent have some sort of political background.

The report also surveyed the salaries of the top employees of the abortion business, which maintains its headquarters in new York City. The report shows Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and her chief lieutenants are paid well.

Top salaries at the Planned Parenthood’s national office, according to the PPFA Federal Form 990 for the year ending June 30, 2010 are:

President Cecile Richards $353,819
Chief Operating Officer Maryana Iskander $288,886
Chief Financial Officer Maria Acosta $263,443
VP of Medical Affairs Vanessa Cullins $257,115
VP of General Counsel Barbara Otten $251,379
VP of Public Policy Laurie Rubiner $248,438
VP of Operations Karen Ruffatto $247,932
VP of Affiliates Lisa David $245,322

UPDATE : 2010 Report
1. PP North Texas, Dallas, TX (salary of previous CEO) $324,381
2. PP Mar Monte, San Jose, CA (Linda Williams) $315,950
3. PP Illinois, Chicago, IL (salary of previous CEO) $302,014
4. PP Hudson Peconic, Hawthorne, NY (Reina Schiffrin) $296,908
5. PP Northern New England, Williston,VT (Steve Trombley) $292,297
6. PP Orange & San Bernadino, Orange, CA (Joe Dunn) $278,871
7. PP Treasure Coast, West Palm Beach, FL (Lillian Tamayo) $275,238
8. PP MN, SD & ND, St. Paul, MN (Sarah Stoesz) $268,710
9. PP Heartland, Des Moines, IA (Jill June) $265,389
10. PP Southern New England, New Haven, CT (Judy Tabar) $264,766
11. PP Great Northwest, Seattle, WA (Chris Charbonneau) $259,405
12. PP League of MA, Boston, MA (Dianne Luby) $256,474

Additional information here

State revokes abortion clinic license

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Regulation, pro-choice, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

State Suspends Abortion Clinic’s License

The state of Louisiana has suspended the license of an abortion clinic in Shreveport, saying it did not follow certain guidelines when it came to administration of anesthesia and pre-abortion physical exams.

Hope Medical Group for Women said it has notified its attorney and plans to go to court to challenge the suspension.

The Department of Health and Hospitals said it issued a notice of license revocation to Hope Medical Group on Friday and ordered the Kings Highway clinic to immediately cease performing abortions.

An investigation “found violations that posed significant health and safety risks to clients,” DHH said in a statement. Most of the violations cited by DHH regarded the administration of anesthesia.

Hope Medical Group, which opened in 1980, has been involved in repeated litigation against the state in the past.

In addition to abortion procedures, the clinic provides pregnancy testing, the “morning after pill,” counseling and adoption referrals.

A law passed by the state Legislature this year gives the state authority to immediately suspend an abortion facility’s license under certain circumstances.

An review of just more than a dozen procedures at the facility found several violations, DHH said:
Failure to ensure that a physician performed a physical exam on each patient before a procedure;
not properly monitoring vital signs of patients under anesthesia;
failure to follow proper procedures in administering anesthesia; and
failure to have properly trained professionals performing certain medical procedures related to the administering anesthesia.

It was the first time DHH has suspended an abortion clinic’s license under the new law, the agency said.

“When we see this level of egregious conduct at a facility, it is incumbent on us to take steps necessary to protect our residents,” DHH Interim Secretary Anthony Keck said.

Letters notifying the abortion facility of the revocation action and immediate suspension were faxed to the facility late Friday afternoon.

Also read this story here

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Here is the official press release:

DHH suspends license of Shreveport abortion clinic

Hope Medical Group for Women ordered to immediately cease operations

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today issued a notice of license revocation to Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport and ordered the clinic to immediately cease performing abortions after an investigation found violations that posed significant health and safety risks to clients. The immediate suspension of the facility’s license came under legislation signed this year by Gov. Bobby Jindal that gives the Department authority to immediately suspend an abortion facility’s license under certain circumstances.

Several violations were noted during a recent investigation of the facility, including the facility’s failure to ensure that a physician performed and documented a physical exam on each patient prior to a procedure, failure to properly monitor vital signs of patients under anesthesia, failure to have proper procedures in place for administering anesthesia and failure to have properly trained professionals performing certain medical procedures related to the administering of anesthesia.

This is the first time DHH has issued an immediate suspension of an abortion facility’s license under the new law.

“When we see this level of egregious conduct at a facility, it is incumbent on us to take steps necessary to protect our residents,” said DHH Interim Secretary Anthony Keck. “The Legislature gave us this authority because they recognized we must have the ability to stop unsafe practices that place these already vulnerable women in danger.”

Act 490 of the 2010 Louisiana Legislature, sponsored by State Rep. Fred Mills of St. Martinville, allows for the immediate suspension of an abortion facility’s license if the DHH “secretary determines that the violation or violations pose an immediate threat to the health, welfare, or safety of a client or patient.” Prior to Act 490, an abortion facility under licensure revocation would be allowed to continue performing abortions pending appeal of such revocation, which can take months.

“This law allows us to put the health and safety of our residents as the No. 1 priority,” Keck said. “It would be unconscionable to allow practices known to put women in jeopardy to continue while appeals drag on.”

Letters notifying the abortion facility of the revocation action and immediate suspension were faxed to the facility this afternoon.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about DHH, visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov.