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Why did Senator Susan Collins vote to continue funding Planned Parenthood?

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, FQHC, HRSA, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood politicians, Planned Parenthood Prenatal, Planned Parenthood services, State Abortion Stats with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2017 by saynsumthn

Why did Senator Susan Collins vote to continue funding Planned Parenthood, when its health care services have been plummeting for a decade?

Two Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R- Maine), are being credited with halting a Congressional effort to defund the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood. In a previous post, Live Action News documented Sen. Murkowski’s inaccurate claim that Planned Parenthood is a health care agency worthy of taxpayer funds. In this post, we will examine whether the activities of Planned Parenthood in Sen. Collins’ state of Maine live up to her statements defending the organization.

Maine Senator Susan Collins defends Planned Parenthood

In 2015, following the release of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos of Planned Parenthood representatives haggling over prices for aborted baby body parts, Sen. Collins introduced a measure to investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices. At the time, she said:

I was sickened when I viewed the recently released videos featuring Planned Parenthood physicians… the callousness with which Planned Parenthood employees discuss the sale of fetal tissue is appalling. It deserves our attention. The videos also raise valid questions about the ethics and legality of Planned Parenthood’s practices in some of it’s clinics…. As a result I believe a full investigation is warranted to determine whether or not Planned Parenthood broke the law prohibiting the sale of fetal tissue….

But despite the Maine senator’s apparent outrage, Collins gave a clear signal just prior to the recent Senate vote on the ObamaCare repeal that she was hesitant to defund Planned Parenthood for one year. She told ABC News, “I think it’s not fair and it is a mistake to defund Planned Parenthood. It’s one of many issues.”

After her vote against the “Skinny Repeal,” Sen. Collins pointed to Planned Parenthood as an alleged health care organization:

The issue of family planning services, cancer screenings, and women care probably does resonate with us more than it does with our male colleagues, and to me it was so unfair to single out one Medicaid provider and say to women in particular, “You can’t choose which health care provider you want to go to.”

The problem is that Planned Parenthood only masquerades as a health care provider, and the facts show that Planned Parenthood is not the best choice for Maine citizens.

GOP Senators Collins and Murkowski are just two in a long line of politicians that Planned Parenthood has paraded out to repeat its deceptive talking points on services it either does not provide or on services that have been declining for years, as Live Action has exposed in the video below:

While Planned Parenthood is focused on abortion, federal health centers, (which outnumber Planned Parenthood by the thousands nationally) offer a wider range of services.


Planned Parenthood operates four facilities in Maine, including one of the largest abortion facilities in the state.

In contrast, according to the Rural Health Info Hub, there are 40 Rural Health Clinics and 18 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) providing services at 123 sites in Maine. These centers offer a wide range of health care services for men, women and children.


According to statistics published on Planned Parenthood’s website, the organization saw a total of 8,745 clients in Maine, a decrease of over 35 percent since 2006, when Planned Parenthood recorded 13,548 clients.

In contrast, the latest published data on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) website, federal health centers served 187,269 patients in 2015. This was an increase of 13 percent from 2008, when Maine health centers served 165,458 patients.


Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) operates facilities in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Statistics published by the Guttmacher Institute reveal that between 2011 and 2014, the abortion rate decreased in two of the three states in which PPNNE operates facilities:

  • 4 percent decline in Maine
  • 3 percent increase in Vermont
  • 19 percent decline in New Hampshire

PPNNE Services 2011 and 2015

Yet, despite an abortion decline in Maine and New Hampshire, state reports from PPNNE show that abortion, as a percentage of services, is increasing. According to documents on file with PPNNE, abortions in those three states increased from 2 percent of PPNNE’s services in 2011to 6 percent of services in 2015.

Breast Exams and Pap Tests:

In 2015, PPPNE performed a total of 4,250 Pap tests in all three states. This is a decline of nearly 81 percentfrom 2006, when PPPNE reported 22,127 Pap tests in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

Breast exams have also decreased at PPNNE, dropping 21 percent from 8,000 in 2013 to 6,311 in 2015. A closer look at Planned Parenthood’s website reveals that in Maine, Planned Parenthood provided 2,531 total cancer screenings.

In contrast, statistics published on the HRSA website for 2015 (the latest published numbers) reveal that 59.4 percent of the almost 190,000 patients who visited federal health centers in Maine received cervical cancer screenings alone.


An analysis conducted by Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute, which reviewed Maine’s Planned Parenthood centers (PP), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Title X facilities for 2015, revealed:

  • 3 out of 16 counties providing publicly funded contraception care in Maine had at least one Planned Parenthood center.
  • All 16 counties had at least one FQHC site providing contraception services.
  • There were no Planned Parenthood centers located in 13 of the 16 counties.
  • Almost 4 percent (4 out of 106) of publicly funded family planning centers were Planned Parenthood centers.
  • Planned Parenthood served 28 percent of contraception clients while FQHC sites served slightly less, at 27 percent.

FQHC vs. Planned Parenthood in Maine Contraception Care

State and federal taxpayers have been forced to send $3,381,528 to PPNNE despite the organization’s decrease in services. This number has remained fairly consistent for the past several years. As of 2015, these tax dollars now make up 14 percent of the affiliate’s annual budget.

Audited financial reports published by PPNNE reveal that despite the millions of tax dollars it receives every year, PPNNE’s net assets totaled $12,604,134 in 2015 and $13,471,397 in 2016, proving that it does not need government dollars.

Nationally, an analysis by Live Action News proves that FQHCs are far more worthy of tax money than Planned Parenthood. And they can handle Planned Parenthood’s patients if and when the abortion corporation is defunded.

Data from Planned Parenthood’s annual reports reveal that nationally, services such as contraception, prenatal care, breast exams, and pregnancy tests have decreased. In fact, the reports show that Planned Parenthood has lost over half a million (661,000) patients in the past ten years.

What has increased at Planned Parenthood nationally? Abortion — rising nearly 24 percent from 264,943 in 2005 to 328,348 in 2015. This means that today, Planned Parenthood garners nearly 35 percent of the abortion market share in the country, ending the lives of 900 precious preborn children every day.

Despite the decreases in services and increases in abortions, in the past ten years, taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood has nearly doubled from $305.3 million in 2005 to $554.6 million in 2015.

This cash flow enabled Planned Parenthood to end its year with an excess of $77.5 million in 2015, an increase of nearly 39 percent from 2005 when they netted $55.8 million.

Planned Parenthood has been netting a profit for many years, with yearly surpluses ranging from $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010).

You do the math, because it is obvious that Senator Collins hasn’t.

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

Planned Parenthood Prez joined Michelle Obama to support pro-abortion Gubernatorial candidate

Posted in Cecile Richards, Democrat, Michele Obama, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party with tags , , , , , , , on October 7, 2014 by saynsumthn

Cecile Richards Michele Obama Mike Michaud

Michelle Obama joined a campaign rally for a pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state of Maine.

She did not use the word abortion but said this, “And if we don’t show up at the polls this November, if we don’t elect leaders like Mike who will put people first instead of just fighting for special interests, then we know exactly what will happen. We will see more folks interfering in women’s private decisions about our health care. We’ll see more opposition to raising the minimum wage and ensuring access to health care for hard-working folks.”

Just before saying this, “And here is what I want you to remember: Those kids, our kids, are counting on us to stand up for them this November. And there are so many of these kids all over the country who I meet every day who are counting on us. Kids like a young man named Lawrence Lawson who I met earlier this year.

Apparently to Michelle Obama, supporting pro-abortion candidates such as her husband and Mike Michaud is somehow supporting kids- who knew!

Michele Obama Mike Michaud

She was joined by Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards to support Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud at the University of Maine on Friday night.

In her speech, the First Lady gave a shout out to the abortion giant prez,” And I also want to give a big hello to Cecile Richards who has been such a strong, passionate advocate for women and families across this country — and I’m thrilled — it was a pleasure, I know for all of you, to hear from her today,” said Michelle Obama.

Cecile Richards Mike Michaud oct 2014

Cecile Richards’speech was typical political jargon where she begins by giving a salute back to Michelle Obama, Planned Parenthood Action, and then says this, “I am so honored to be here today on behalf of the three million patients who count on Planned Parenthood each year for health care….for cancer screenings, for birth control, for breast cancer exams, and yes for safe and legal abortion.”

Richards then bemoaned the recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court to allow strict pro-life regulations to go forward closing several abortion clinics in Texas, “We have seen the dangerous results of politicians putting their own personal agenda ahead of the rights of women to access health care that they need. And, what we’ve seen in Texas is that dozens of women’s health centers [ abortion clinics] have closed…and that’s simply because the legislature and our Governor put their own political ambitions ahead of women’s ability to make their own private medical health care decisions…”

How exactly is killing an unborn child now considered health care?

Cecile Richards Mike Michaud Tweet

Mike Michaud clearly supports abortion on demand and writes this on his campaign website:

Women’s Health Issues:

Not only must we work to increase access to affordable health care for women and families, but we must also ensure that in doing so, women have access to a full range of reproductive health care options and family planning services. This includes access to contraception, maternity and newborn care, and safe abortion services. That is why I have supported public funding for family planning services and fought to ensure that emergency contraception is readily available to women on military bases.

As governor, I will veto any bill that attempts to weaken Maine’s Reproductive Privacy Act or infringes on a woman’s right to choose. I will also oppose any attempt to restrict access the full range of healthcare services–including abortion–provided under the Affordable Care Act I supported in Congress. Decisions about whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child must be left to a woman, her family and her faith, with the counsel of her health care provider.

Like many Americans, my views on abortion have evolved over the years. Thanks to the countless women who have shared their stories and concerns with me while I’ve been in office, it’s become clear to me that a woman’s decision to end her pregnancy is a decision that only she can make. I’m proud to say I now have a 100 percent rating from NARAL – the nation’s leading organization for women’s reproductive rights – as well as a 92 percent lifetime rating with Planned Parenthood.

Women don’t turn to politicians for advice about birth control, mammograms, cancer screenings or treatments. So, politicians should not be involved in a woman’s personal medical decisions about her pregnancy.

No jail for Wife who shot and killed pro-abortion, racist, Nazi husband who planned assignation of President Obama

Posted in Abortion, Black Genocide, forced abortion, Hitler, Homeland Security, Maafa21, Nazi, Obama, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Racism, terrorism, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

No jail for woman who killed husband

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Cummings sobs as judge describes ‘sadistic’ home
Bangor daily news By Walter Griffin

BELFAST, Maine — To the cheers of her family and supporters, Amber Cummings walked away Thursday from Waldo County Superior Court with a suspended sentence for the shooting death of her husband.

Cummings, 32, of Belfast, pleaded guilty in November to manslaughter in the Dec. 9, 2008, death of her husband, James Cummings, 29, whom she shot twice in the head while he slept at their home a short distance from the courthouse.

Under the terms of the plea bargain, Cummings accepted a sentence of eight years in prison with all but one year suspended and six years’ probation.

Although Deputy Attorney General Leane Zania argued that Cummings should be sentenced to a year in jail to send a message to the community, Justice Jeffrey Hjelm suspended the entire sentence and placed Cummings on probation for six years.

“She will now stand as a convicted criminal,” Hjelm said. “This is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. The real sentence is eight years.”

Conditions of the probation require that she remain in Maine and continue with the therapy she and her daughter have been undergoing since the killing.

Information revealed during the case indicated that Amber Cummings and her 10-year-old daughter, Claira, had been subjected to years of emotional and physical violence at the hands of James Cummings.

Cummings also sexually abused his wife on repeated occasions. He also had terrorist views and was building a “dirty bomb” when his wife killed him. Cummings told his wife and daughter how he planned to set off his bombs and kill his family during an attack in Washington, D.C., at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

“James Cummings built two prisons,” Hjelm observed at one point. “One in which he lived, the other in which he put the defendant.”

The killing drew the FBI’s attention after Nazi mementos, radioactive materials and instructions on how to build a “dirty bomb” were found in their home.

Facing a courtroom filled to capacity with Cummings’ supporters, Justice Hjelm noted that while the sentence may be seen by some as “falling short” of the seriousness of the crime, the circumstances endured by Amber Cummings and her daughter under Cummings’ “sadistic” roof were “shocking and unimaginable.”

Hjelm said people who viewed the killing as Amber Cummings simply walking into her husband’s bedroom and shooting him misunderstood the facts of the case. The emotional prison where Cummings held his family left her believing she had no other way out. Cummings talked constantly of killing and by doing so had conditioned his wife to think accordingly.

“She was unable to recognize the path to freedom,” Hjelm said. “My view is she had reached a point where she did not feel she had choices.”

Hjelm cited the “extraordinarily thorough” psychiatric evaluation by Dr. Andrew Wish that found Amber Cummings was tortured by her husband for his “sadistic self-gratification” and how he had her convinced that he had supernatural abilities to reach out from even the grave.

Discussing the two shots that killed her husband, Amber Cummings told Wish that “The second shot was to make sure he was dead, and make sure he would not come back and make sure he would not suffer,” Hjelm read from the report.

Defense attorney Eric Morse spoke in detail of how James Cummings controlled every aspect of his family’s lives. For nearly a decade they cowered in fear of his every move. Cummings believed that white men ruled the world, he said, and that women were subservient.

Cummings had a fascination for Adolf Hitler, and Morse said the first thing a person encountered when walking in through his home’s front door was a flag emblazoned with the Nazi swastika. His bedroom was filled with pornographic films depicting anal sex, and his computer was filled with child pornography.
“James Cummings, in my mind, thoroughly personified evil,” Morse said.

Psychiatrists who examined Amber Cummings determined that she developed a “shared psychotic disorder” in which she accepted the beliefs of her husband. Morse recalled that when he met with her five hours after the shooting, he encountered a “strange individual” with no social skills who was afraid of him because he was a stranger.

“She was like a caged animal that had been released,” he said. “We all struggled to get her to open up.” Cummings, wearing a pale blue cable knit sweater, bowed her head and sobbed through much of the two-hour hearing. Sobs could also be heard from the gallery of supporters as Morse and therapists who treated Cummings and her daughter described the conditions they both endured.

Though Cummings did not address the court, she expressed deep remorse for her actions in a five-page letter submitted with the case. In it she also stated that she was “thankful to the prosecution for defending my husband’s life. For many years I alone have defended my husband’s action but my loyalty and love did not save his soul. I will carry the burden of failure through the rest of my days.”

Cummings said she was “terribly sad” that James Cummings would be remembered by his daughter and the public as “a terrorist that planned to murder on a mass scale and a man that had a terrible sexual desire to make women and children suffer.” She said she was haunted by his memory and that “he reaches out from beyond the grave all the time to this day.”
She revealed that when she became pregnant with a second child when her daughter was 2, Cummings forced her to have an abortion because he “believed the child would have been born to do something bad to him.” She said he threatened to “cut the child from my womb himself” if she did not go through with the abortion. She said Cummings claimed to have killed three people and that, “with the proper training,” his daughter could become a “serial killer just like him.”

She said that she and her child were more like sisters than mother and daughter as they “clung to each other for survival. We still cling to each other for survival.” She said her child was completely isolated from the outside world by her father and indoctrinated with his beliefs.

Even after his death he was still a presence in her daughter’s life, she wrote. Cummings recalled her child clutching her hands and saying, “Mom, please promise that you still care about killing all the blacks. If Dad is not here to build the bomb, I will have to do it when I grow up.” She said until the day he died Cummings constantly threatened to kill her and her child.

I have been faced with my baby’s death or the threat of it so many times that I have lost all desire to live,” she wrote. “I am not like normal people anymore. I don’t desire anything and not a day goes by that I won’t suffer for taking the life of a man I loved that resulted in saving the life of the child I love.”

When Cummings left the courthouse she was met by cheers and hugs from her many friends and supporters. She said she was humbled by Hjelm’s decision and would continue to work to improve her situation and that of her daughter.

“Its’ going to be very hard. It’s going to be a long way to recovery, and I will not give up on it given the community we have because they all love us,” she said. As for Claira, Cummings smiled and added, “She’ll do fine, she’ll be a good girl.”

Story originally here


I am not surprised that this man’s ideas about abortion, Hitler, Nazi’s, and Black People. Watch the film Maafa21 and see how others in the abortion movement feel as well: