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Another Abortion Rights Leader from NARAL caught with hands in the cookie jar, supported ObamaCare

Posted in Financial mismanagement, NARAL, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by saynsumthn

According to this article posted in the New York Times, Ex-Leader of Abortion-Rights Group Is Accused of Misspending and Published: June 29, 2012

The state attorney general’s office has accused a former leader of a prominent abortion-rights group of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of charitable money on shopping sprees, a Hamptons vacation rental, fine dining, hotels and other personal luxuries.

The accusation is included in a civil complaint filed in Manhattan on Thursday against Kelli Conlin, 54, who pleaded guilty a year ago to falsifying business records, a felony. Her criminal case closed without jail time after she repaid $75,000 in restitution to Naral Pro-Choice New York and its affiliated foundation, which she led from 1992 through 2010.

But David Nachman, enforcement section chief of the attorney general’s Charities Bureau, said Ms. Conlin’s spending actually amounted to “hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper benefits.”

The attorney general’s office is requesting that she repay all of it, with interest, and reimburse its own legal and investigative costs.

Here is NARAL’s Kelli Conlin supporting Obama’s Health Care Bill, according to the description on NARAL’s YouTube page: On November 16, 2009, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference with various women’s health advocates to protest the anti-choice Stupak-Pitts amendment and demand that health care reform does not come at the price of women’s rights. NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Kelli Conlin spoke along with an impressive array of pro-choice advocates, including Senator Gillibrand, New York City Council Speaker Chris Quinn, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and feminist leader Gloria Steinem.

LegalNewsline reports that According to IRS forms, Conlin allegedly grew her total compensation steadily until it reached close to $380,000 in 2010.

According to the NY Daily News, Conlin pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court last summer to a felony charge of filing a false document and agreed to pay $75,000 in restitution to her former employer.

It was a deal she worked out with District Attorney Cyrus Vance to avoid jailtime.

Schneiderman is going after what he says is the rest of the money she owes.

Schneiderman’s office reviewed the financial records of NARAL and its foundation after Conlin’s guilty plea.

Going back to 2006, investigators found that Conlin, who was paid a salary of $380,000 in her last year at Naral, had:

— Used an office credit card to make three purchases at Barney’s in early 2008 for a total of $20,446.84. Privately she admitted one of the purchases was for an “amazing” outfit for an annual NARAL fundraiser but on paper she dubbed them ‘event decor.’

— Rented a house for her partner and their twins in South Hampton for $17,000 in July 2009.

— Spent at least $50,000 in non-business related meals including 120 take-out sushi dinners and dinners at two of the city’s most expensive restaurants, Daniel and 11 Madison Park.

— Racked up $70,000 in expenses for car services.

Read Court Documents here

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But in 2010, we saw this type of theivory before with Pro-Abortion Leaders of NARAL
The blog: Political Capitalreorted taht

KATY HERINGLAKE, who once had a no-show job working in the state Capitol for state Sen. Jeff Plale, was “convicted of swiping $13,000 from National Abortion Rights Action League of Wisconsin,” Where she used to work.

Her name has been changed toKaty Venskus, where she lobbies for AT&T Wisconsin and Education Reform Now.

Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard reportedly charged Venskus, 34, of Oconomowoc, with two felonies for allegedly using her lobbying company’s credit card on more than $15,000 in personal expenses.

The complaint against Venskus, which was reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, says “she purchased $369 worth of steak from Badger Wholesale Foods for her family with an American Express card owned by Minneapolis-based Public Affairs Co., for which she had worked since January 2008. Venskus left the firm last year.”

Her lawyer, Stephen Meyer, reportedly told the Wisconsin State Journal, that the complaint contained “only allegations” and that the full story had not come out. She is quoted in the complaint as saying, “I’ve reimbursed everything, I’ve paid back all charges, and I’ve done nothing wrong.”

A watchdog report in 2010 states that Venskus, can still work the halls of the Capitol as one of at least eight registered lobbyists who have been convicted of crimes in Wisconsin. A review by the Journal Sentinel also turned up three additional lobbyists who signed deferred prosecution agreements that led to their charges being dismissed later.

At a time when special interest groups are spending record amounts for lobbyists to push their agendas – $36.2 million last year alone – Wisconsin has almost no rules or laws restricting criminals from lobbying. No lobbyist has had his or her license revoked or suspended for any reason for at least 20 years.

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Lest you think NARAL is the only one prone for these theives, you may have recalled reading this post on my blog about Planned Parenthood-

Should there be an investigation into tax funded Planned Parenthood clinics? Letter reveals PPGG’s “misappropriation and mismanagement of funds”

Looks like Planned Parenthood is dumping their affiliate PPGG just in the nick of time – should there be an investigation, after all Planned Parenthood gets millions of tax dollars per year???


Planned Parenthood Golden Gate’s former employees blame the organization’s longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement, former PPGG CEO, Dian Harrison. Because of this, the national Planned Parenthood organization has announced it will divorce itself from the networks of clinics that serve patients in five Bay Area counties, citing fiscal and administrative problems with the local organization. Effective Sept. 3, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate must operate under another name, a representative of the national organization said that Planned Parenthood Golden Gate had failed to uphold the “standards and guidelines” by which each separately incorporated affiliate must abide, but that the details of the situation were confidential.

“They were not meeting our standards for administrative and fiscal management,” said Karen Ruffato, vice president of affiliate services for the national organization.

A report in the Bay Citizen:

The most recent tax documents filed with the I.R.S. suggest that PPGG has not only been losing money in recent years, but is in financial disarray. For the tax year ending June 30, 2009, it showed a loss of $2.8 million.

Yet, from financial information for the previous year, it’s unclear just how much money the organization lost because it filed three separate sets of numbers with the I.R.S. In the filings, losses ranged between nearly $1.9 and $2.8 million. Two different accounting firms signed off on the various filings.

Tax documents also show that the organization’s financial problems did not start with the catastrophic recession and California’s fiscal crisis, which has delayed MediCal reimbursements from the state. Tax documents for the year ending June 30, 2007 show that the organization lost $181,000 that year.

Yet, the organization’s fiscal problems date farther back. Documents associated with a 2004 accreditation review of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate show that the local affiliate did not meet the national federation’s financial standards for its affiliates. Of nine indicators of financial health, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate was given a “not met” rating for five of them. For instance, the affiliate had only 11.4 days of cash on hand, as opposed to the required 60 days.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives refused to comment on the accreditation documents on the grounds that they’re internal and confidential.
On Wednesday, the charitable trusts division of the state’s attorney general’s office sent a warning letter to the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Action Fund, the political advocacy and public policy arm of the affiliate, because the organization has failed to file copies of its tax documents with that that office for at least 10 years.
“We do not have any reports on file for them,” Rebecca MacLaren from the attorney general’s press office wrote in an e-mail.

The warning cautioned that if the organization fails to file those forms within 30 days, its registration would be suspended and officers would be personally liable for late fees.

In the letter, the clinicians detail a myriad of problems in the organization, including their concerns about “the misappropriation and mismanagement of PPGG’s funds.” The letter accuses the executive staff of profligate spending during lean times:

It is apparent that while Medical Services has been mandated and has complied with financial reform and cost savings, the Executive Administrative members have failed to adhere to their own mandate for financial restrictions. Executive staff’s personal expenditures are excessive and are not aligned with the mandatory fiscal restrictions. Flagrant use of PPGG funds to pay for personal belongings, personal services and exorbitant technology products is seemingly unchallenged and not subject to the same financial scrutiny that clinic supplies and staff salaries are, for example.

When Harrison replied to their concerns in a letter dated November 14, 2008, she assured the clinicians and doctors that administration was feeling the fiscal pain, too: “Administration has temporarily or permanently frozen a number of positions, budgets were cut, expenses were halted for a period of time and office supplies were not purchased,” she wrote.

And from the San Francisco Bay Guardian:

Former employees saw problems coming at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
By Rebecca / San Francisco Bay Guardian
Created 08/11/2010 – 4:08pm

This week’s announcement that Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) was severing ties with Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) came as no surprise to some former employees, who have for months been trying to sound the alarm that the chapter was being mismanaged, had major financial problems, and was in a steep decline that could threaten important reproductive care services that low-income women rely on.

A former PPGG employee with knowledge of the organization’s internal affairs described a longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement when former president and CEO Dian Harrison was at the helm. There was widespread concern about spending on expensive marketing campaigns and lavish functions, the person said, and a high level of employee turnover and discontent.

Warning signs of financial difficulties surfaced at least a year ago. Dan Cohen, a spokesperson of the Packard Foundation — a major donor to PPGG — told the Guardian that Packard awarded PPGG a 12-month, $30,000 “organizational effectiveness” grant, which will expire in September. The grant “allows an organization to select a talented, external provider to help them think through some of these challenges,” Cohen explained. The Packard Foundation also awarded a 3-year grant for general operating support for $800,000, which will also expire next month.

Another former employee told the Guardian that she would love to discuss internal problems, but was made to sign a confidentiality agreement upon leaving the organization.

Therese Wilson, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate — who took over PPGG when Harrison left last year on medical leave — did not return repeated calls seeking comment.

An internal PPGG document provided to the Guardian displays the agency’s on-hand cash reserves as compared with other affiliates, suggesting that the reserve ratios were at or below the minimum required by the national Planned Parenthood federation for all but one year from 1998 to 2007 — and well below that of other affiliates of similar size. That is a key requirement for meeting accreditation standards.

When we asked Elizabeth Toledo, a PPFA representative, about this apparent pattern she said she could not comment because she had not seen the documents. She also said the accreditation reviews were confidential. “Understanding the true financial picture for health care providers takes a very in-depth evaluation,” Toledo said. “PPFA and PPGG were working together over the last few years to resolve fiscal challenges.”

Despite delays at the state level in awarding nonprofit funding and the loss of support from the national organization, Toledo and a union representative for PPGG employees both said they believe the clinics will continue serving patients under a different name.

“They plan to stay open, and employees are planning to stay,” said SEIU Local 1021 representative Sarah Sherpun-Zimmer, who has been a union rep for PPGG employees for the last two years. “Folks are really happy working there and they feel like it’s going in a good direction.”

PPGG operated eight clinics, which will lose their Planned Parenthood accreditation Sept. 3, effectively severing their ties to a trusted entity that thousands of low-income women rely upon for birth control, abortion procedures, and other forms of reproductive health care. PPGG operates clinics in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino counties, serving about 55,000 women per year.

Roughly 92 percent of the clients they serve live at or below the federal poverty line, according to PPGG’s 2008 annual report.

Planned Parenthood affiliates Mar Monte and Shasta Diablo are in the process of hatching plans for taking over some of the eight affected clinics or otherwise growing their own operations to cover any gaps in service area, according to Toledo. She said neighboring affiliates are in a position financially to be able to cover a wider territory and added that they have been in “expansion mode,” adding new clinics over the past couple years.

“It’s unusual to have a disaffiliation,” she said. “But it’s not unusual for national committees to have a reallocation of service area. That part is well-practiced.” Toledo added that “Every effort possible will be made” to ensure continuity of care.
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According to a press release issued by, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” a film financed by Planned Parenthood Golden Gate,Dian Harrison also served on these boards:the National Abortion Federation, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and she blogs for RH Reality Check , Harrison was also a guest speaker at a NAF conference

In 2008 Assembly member Mary Hayashi Named Dian Harrison Of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Her “Woman Of The Year”

In a report of the top paid Planned Parenthood employees for 2008, Harrison made the list when the California Catholic Daily reported this

Dian Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer
Salary: $274,438
Benefits: $18,976
Expense Account: $11,340
Total Compensation: $304,754

Here Harrison brags about her rich and lavish new design for the abortion clinic she managed !

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In 2008, Planned Parenthood cut ties with their South Florida offices:

The July 2, 2008 Miami Herald article entitled, Planned Parenthood cuts ties with 5 clinics
reported this:

One of the nation’s best-known groups of health centers has permanently shut down a cluster of clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Planned Parenthood officially severed its ties Monday with five local clinics — four in Broward and one in Boca Raton — whose top administrator has acknowledged a history of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud.”

The disaffiliation allowed the national organization to wash its hands of the local chapter once known as Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

The chapter is dealing with many problems, including harassment complaints and possible misuse of nearly $450,000 — slightly less than they received in public funding in 2005.

“All these issues are now issues that they will have to face without us,” said Karen Ruffato, vice president of operations for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

The attitude has angered Ruth Lynch, the former Broward chapter’s CEO, who said the national organization bailed out before the local chapter could resolve its problems.

Lynch, who replaced former CEO Mary Capobianco in March, said that within two weeks of her arrival she found she could not account for $440,000 of the chapter’s $3 million budget.

“We take responsibility that there was horrible management,” Lynch said. “But that was then. This is now. We have a new board.”

CHAPTER’S PLANS

Lynch said that the chapter’s board of trustees plans to eventually open and continue medical services at the five clinics — in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton — but without the trusted name of Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s most recognized clinics in the field of reproductive heathcare.

“We don’t feel this was simple disaffiliation, we feel this was a hostile takeover,” Lynch said.

“And it was more about the Planned Parenthood trademark than it was about helping the community.”

At least 16,000 people used the five clinics for services such as breast exams, testing for HIV and abortions. In 2005, it received $500,000 in taxpayer funding.

HARSH REVIEW

The disbanding of the relationship ended a months-long back and forth between the Broward chapter and the national organization, which temporarily shut down the clinics in March after delivering a harsh review about the chapter’s administration.

Popular employees were fired. An employee alleged sexual harassment against a former CEO, Capobianco. The local board was investigating a rumor that its 2006 annual report was plagiarized.

SHUT DOWN

Ruffato said Planned Parenthood wanted to disaffiliate from the Broward chapter as soon as possible.

By March, the clinics were temporarily shut down.

They began the process in April to permanently strip the five clinics of the Planned Parenthood name.

Instead, Ruffato said they entrusted the more-reputable Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast to open one clinic in Broward and one in Boca Raton.

Ruffato said the Greater Miami chapter is one of the country’s best.

‘UNFORTUNATE’

“This is a very rare situation and a very unfortunate situation,” Ruffato said. “And as sad and as hard as moving through a disaffiliation is, I believe our ultimate responsibility is to the mission. And ultimately we need to make sure that your community clinic has the best healthcare and meets our high standards.”

For now, Planned Parenthood is concentrating on replacing the five clinics with at least two, said Judith Selzer, spokeswoman for the Greater Miami chapter. Officers plan to select one site by next month.

Selzer said they will add clinics “as quickly and swiftly as the community needs.”

The chapter plans to include Broward residents on the staff and board of trustees.

Said Selzer: “We’re poised and we’re ready to do this.”

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The National Planned Parenthood Office has NEVER denounced their racist founder Margaret Sanger who pushed eugenics, sterilization, and black genocide as documented in the film: Maafa21

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READ: Accusations continue to fly against Planned Parenthood Golden Gate by those who claim to be in the “know”

Planned Parenthood’s list of “Bad Apples” may not be so “isolated” !

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion Regulation, child abuse, child predator, Children, Defund Planned Parenthood, Faye Wattleton, Financial mismanagement, Guttmacher, Life Dynamics, Lila Rose, Mark Crutcher, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators, Planned Parenthood and Human Trafficking, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood lawsuit, pro-choice, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2011 by saynsumthn

News of the recent firing of a Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey, after being caught on tape advising a man posing as a sex trafficker on how to get treatment for underage girls, makes it appear that the organization only has one “bad apple” in their network of abortion clinics. The National Planned Parenthood Federation acted swiftly to put out the fires and try and establish that they had only “One bad apple” and it was taken care of.

We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape,” said Phyllis Kinsler, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey. The employee, she said, had behaved in a “repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care and is completely unacceptable.”

In the tape, released by the anti-abortion activist group Live Action, an employee identified as Amy Woodruff, an office manager, tells the man and his female companion to encourage 14-year-old girls to say they’re older to avoid triggering additional reporting requirements.

For the most part, we want as little information as possible,” she said in the video. Asked whether 14-year-olds could get abortions at the clinic, Woodruff suggested the man take the girls to another clinic where “their protocols are not as strict as ours.”

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Sound Familiar, it should, in 2008, after the same group of undercover journalists stung Planned Parenthood an Indiana Planned Parenthood was forced to suspend a counselor shown advising what she thought was a 13-year-old girl to cross state lines for an abortion without informing her parents — and without the clinic following the law to notify authorities of sexual abuse of a minor:

Betty Cockrum spoke for the first time publicly about the recent controversy telling Indy Channel’s 6News’ Derrik Thomas that two employees and a volunteer seen in the videos no longer work for the agency and that mandatory training has been ordered for all employees.I can’t tell you how clear we are, up, down and sideways, that this is an incredibly important element that has to be reported and we’re consistent about it,” she said. ( **YEAH – SURE THEY ARE **)

Betty Cockrum, Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s president and CEO, issued a statement saying the assistant violated the group’s policies on reporting abuse. (Really, just one “Bad Apple, huh?” )

Blaming the journalists Planned Parenthood laments, “While this video was altered and edited from its original form, it is clear the actions by the employee in question were unacceptable. A thorough internal review of this matter has taken place and the health center assistant shown in the video is no longer employed by PPIN,” the statement said. (So here we go, caught red handed, they throw another employee under the bus, that is “One bad Apple” …or is that now Two, I can’t keep count !)

Planned Parenthood of Indiana did not identify the aide.

State law requires sexual acts between an adult and a child younger than 14 to be reported to police or child welfare officials. In the December 2008 videos, the Mona Lisa Project exposed two Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana. As public scrutiny mounted, both clinics either fired or suspended employees, and state prosecutors launched investigations into Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

But wait…it continues. Two more Planned Parenthood clinics in Phoenix, AZ were caught on tape concealing statutory rape. In a developing multi-state child abuse scandal, these are a continuation of Planned Parenthood clinics implicated. Employees deliberately neglect their legal obligations to report statutory rape, and instead offer secret abortions. No word whether Planned Parenthood fired those bad apples or not.

And in Alabama, a Planned Parenthood counselor in Birmingham was caught on hidden camera telling an alleged 14-year-old statutory rape victim that the clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities. This is the seventh Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape.

After telling the counselor that her “boyfriend” is 31, Rose asks, “Is it a problem about my boyfriend?” The counselor, identified as “Tanisha” in the video, responds, “As long as you consented to having sex with him, there’s nothing we can truly do about that.” Rose then says that her boyfriend “said he could get in big trouble,” and Tanisha acknowledges that “he could, especially if your parents find out that he’s 31.” She then tells Rose that the clinic manager, OB/GYN Dr. Desiree Bates, “sometimes does bend the rules a little bit” and states that “whatever you tell us stays within these walls” and “we can’t disclose any information to anybody.”

However, Alabama code 26-14-3 requires health professionals to disclose suspected cases of sexual abuse to state officials immediately.

When to ‘bend the rules a little‘ means hiding a case of statutory rape from Child Protective Services and looking for ways around the parental consent requirement, Planned Parenthood becomes directly responsible for ensuring that statutory rapists can continue their abuse of young girls,” Rose said.

(I must ask Planned Parenthood, what happened to THAT Bad Apple? )

The Associated Press has reported that Planned Parenthood of Birmingham has been placed on probation, not by Planned Parenthood but by state health officials.

From the article, Alabama health officials have put the Bir­mingham clinic of Planned Parenthood of Alabama on a year-long probation after an inspection revealed multiple problems, in­cluding not adequately verifying parental consent from minors getting abortions and not reporting a potential case of child sexual abuse.

Planned Parenthood of Alabama en­tered into an agreement with the health department promising to deliver, a plan to correct its deficiencies.

And here’s is the apology, right on target….”We take concerns about the quality of our services seriously, and we have en­tered into an agreement with the state out­lining steps we will take to assure that all of the state’s concerns are addressed,” said Felicia Brown-Williams, spokeswo­man for Planned Parenthood of Alabama.

Jumping back to 2011, after this undercover sting video was released in New York, Planned Parenthood announced they would be “Retraining staff”

According to Yahoo News – Health care provider Planned Parenthood will retrain employees who deal with patients in how to report potential risks to minors, following the release of secretly recorded videotapes by an anti-abortion group that alleges they show clinic staff counseling a man posing as a pimp for underage prostitutes.

Planned Parenthood, said it was changing its disciplinary policy to termination in all proved cases in which there has been a failure to report. The policy previously included punishments such as leave without pay and retraining. With the announcement, Planned Parenthood hoped to blunt the public impact of what it called a misleading ( THERE IT IS – THE PATTERN OF BLAME THE JOURNALISTS***) string of covertly taped videos being released by Live Action, an anti-abortion group. On the videotapes, Planned Parenthood employees are heard telling a man who says he runs a “sex business” how to get medical care and abortions for under-age prostitutes.

Federation spokesman Stuart Schear emphasized that the training was not new ( WOW – NOT NEW….I GUESS THE TRAINING MUST HAVE BEEN WORKING???) but was meant as a refresher. He said training will follow state laws where affiliates have clinics.

We want to be crystal clear for those millions of people who come to us and trust us that we will never put a minor at risk,” he said.

But…is this isolated…and why does Planned Parenthood keep getting caught covering for perverts, sexual abusers and pimps? Does Planned Parenthood “care about minors?”

NO – It is NOT isolated. In fact, Several years ago, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics spent months preparing an exhaustive report on the questionable activities Planned Parenthood pursues. He also created a special web site for the express purpose of exposing the deceit. At ChildPredators.com, you can listen to taped conversations involving Planned Parenthood counselors. The response to the tapes and the report, which became public in early 2002, was silence from most legislators and the vast majority of the media and of course Planned Parenthood. Just listen to the news report below:

Below is the news footage from the Life Dynamics investigation:

In 2008, Live Action released the recording of a call to an Idaho Planned Parenthood Director of Development in which the caller pretended to be a racist donor who wanted to reduce the number of black people. The Planned Parenthood employee said she was “excited” to take the donation.

After the video was released, Planned Parenthood of Idaho officials “fixed” the bad press they were receiving for the racist donations, by issuing an apology for what they called an employee’s “serious mistake” in encouraging a donation aimed at aborting black babies.

They also criticized the group, for trying to discredit Planned Parenthood employees in seven states in a series of tape-recorded phone calls last summer. ( I can see a pattern developing: apologize, say it is one bad apple and blame the journalists? )

The call to Idaho came to Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.

On the recording an actor portraying a donor said he wanted his money used to eliminate black unborn children because “the less black kids out there the better.

Kersey laughed nervously and said: “Understandable, understandable. … Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.”

In like manner to the other “Incidents”, Planned Parenthood of Idaho “firmly and unequivocally” denounced racial bias, admitted making a mistake and said the group had taken corrective action.

Sounding a bit familiar and true to the pattern, Planned Parenthood stated, “A fundraising employee violated the organization’s principles and practices when she appeared to be willing to accept a racially motivated donation,” said CEO Rebecca Poedy in a written statement. “We apologize for the manner in which this offensive call was handled. We take full responsibility for the actions of the fundraising staff member who created the impression that racism of any form would be tolerated at Planned Parenthood. We took swift action to ensure that each of our employees understands their responsibility to communicate clearly with donors about the fact that we believe in helping all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, make informed decisions about their reproductive health care.”

The next day The Idaho Statement granted Planned Parenthood adequate space to make a further statement, ” Planned Parenthood adamantly rejects racist policies or practices…That’s why it is so disturbing to hear a secretly tapes conversation between a racist caller and a Planned Parenthood staff member which leaves the erroneous impression that the organization accepts racist donations…In Idaho an employee made a serious mistake when she appeared to be complicit in the donor’s racist request.” [WAIT FOR IT…] ” Planned Parenthood took swift corrective action and instituted a proactive initiative to help the staff respond to people who call with offensive agenda.”

Then the Planned Parenthood spokesman continued, and this is where they make the all to often heard “Isolated Incident” claim, “This employee had an exemplary record with PPI and feels absolutely awful. The statements in the recording absolutely do not represent how we or the employee feel. However, this is a serious matter and the employee has been suspended pending further investigation.”

And then in typical pattern Planned Parenthood blames the journalists,”We decry these smear tactics, which work against the public good and even give a bad name to those who oppose us through legitimate means. There is a continuum of behavior by extremists ranging from unethical deception to outright violence to use any means necessary to attack Planned Parenthood, and this behavior should not be rewarded. “

But…is it true that this was an “Isolated Incident”? Well…would Planned Parenthood lie?

Let look back as far as the 1980’s when, Faye Wattelton, a former President of Planned Parenthood herself admitted that Planned Parenthood takes RACIST DONATIONS. It was an admission she made in an interview on CNN.

Go to 52 seconds of this segment of the powerful documentary Maafa21 and listen to Wattleton admit that Planned Parenthood knowingly takes racist donations: Be sure to listen further to what another Planned Parenthood President admitted to (Alan Guttmacher) :

Couple this with the admission by Planned Parenthood’s founder: Margaret Sanger –that she was invited over a dozen times to speak to the racist KLAN after giving at least one speech to them. She admitted this in her autobiography and to this day, Planned Parenthood has named their top award the “Margaret Sanger Award.”
But…what do Planned Parenthood’s employees have to say about their alleged “racism”, let’s look at the case below:

Case of LaMarilyn FADEYI v.PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF LUBBOCK, INC.,

Defendant Fadeyi is a black female who was employed by Planned Parenthood for seven years. She alleges that Planned Parenthood engaged in various acts of racial discrimination against her during the course of her employment, ranging from discriminatory scheduling and distribution of office resources to the executive director’s giving her and another black employee an application for membership in the Ku Klux Klan. Fadeyi filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Commission on Human Rights, but both dismissed her complaints for lack of jurisdiction because Planned Parenthood had fewer than 15 employees at all relevant times. Planned Parenthood fired Fadeyi two working days after receiving notification that the EEOC did not have jurisdiction to entertain her complaints.

Fadeyi then brought suit in district court under § 1981, alleging racial discrimination in her employment and termination. Planned Parenthood filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that Fadeyi’s claim should fail because she could not show the existence of a contract, an essential element in a § 1981 action. The district court agreed and granted Planned Parenthood’s motion. Fadeyi timely filed this appeal.

Congress, through the Civil Rights Act of 1991, amended § 1981 to add a broad definition of the phrase “make and enforce contracts,” which includes “the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.”. Fadeyi argued that Congress intended to reach the very conduct that plagued her at Planned Parenthood during her employment and in her termination.

The district court, however, dismissed Fadeyi’s complaint, concluding that, as an at-will employee, Fadeyi had no “contract” of employment on which to base a claim under § 1981. Under well-established Texas law, the employer may, absent a specific agreement to the contrary, terminate an employee for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all.

The court ruled against Planned Parenthood and ordered the case a :REVERSED AND REMANDED. They wrote, “We therefore conclude that the district court erred in granting summary judgment to Planned Parenthood solely on the basis that Fadeyi had no contract on which her § 1981 claims could rest. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the district court and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

Another Lawsuit [PDF] against the Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area brought by a PP/CA nursed who was fired by PP/CA Associate Medical director Darryn Dunbar. The nurse accuses Dunbar of anti-Semitism and of trying to increase his power and status at PPCA eliminating persons connected to Dr. Pelta.

Among her complaints, the nurse charges that PP failed to ensure the presence of an anesthesiologist, licensed physician or registered nurse in or around the recovery room when sedation patients are present, and that unlicensed employees were performing ultrasounds.

Dunbar fired Chesis on April 10, 2007. Her lawsuit included accusations and counter accusations. Mind you, these were alleged by PP employees, not pro-lifers:

1). “… changing dates on ultrasounds so that patients would have to pay a higher price for abortion services. …”
2). “… failure to ensure the presence of an anesthesiologist, licensed physician or registered nurse in or around the recovery room when sedation patients are present. …”
3). “… unlicensed employees with no medical training were performing improper ultrasounds and were making ultrasound diagnoses. …”
4). “… prescrib[ing] Depo-Provera to a patient with a history of depression” with the counter claim that “prescribing of Depo-Provera to patients with depressive orders is not prohibited. …”

Employees also sued Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area and PP/CA CEO Steve Tombley.

In one suit, Dr. Murray Pelta, O.B. Gyn, medical director at PP/CA for ten years, is suing Planned Parenthood and its CEO Steve Trombley for firing him in violation of his employment agreement.

In his Verified Complaint [PDF], Pelta states that he did favors for Trombley, like writing “discreet” medial prescriptions for Trombley’s personal use, without recording or reporting them.

Pelta listed the following revelation as the reason for his termination, a fitting term:

In January 2007, a pregnant former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee asked Dr. Pelta to perform a confidential abortion upon her. She stated that, for various reasons, she wanted to avoid disclosing her pregnancy to other PP/CA board members and employees.
Although Dr. Pelta initially advised her to go through proper channels, she persisted and, in large part because of her position as a former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee, Dr. Pelta finally relented.

The woman specifically requested that Dr. Pelta keep the procedure a secret and not make a PP/CA record of the abortion. Dr. Pelta had maintained such confidentiality for abortion services provided to other PP/CA board members that, at their request, he kept confidential and did not record.

In light of these factors, Dr. Pelta agreed to the woman’s request. On or about Jan. 19, 2007, Dr. Pelta successfully performed the procedure without complications. He did not charge the woman, nor did he receive any benefit for performing the abortion.

In Washington, D.C., the family of 13-year-old Shantese Butler filed a $50 million suit against Planned Parenthood after a botched abortion left the girl permanently injured and infertile. The abortion involved a teenager who was a victim of rape and the abortion left her with significant medical problems.

Emma Jean Butler took her daughter Shantese Butler to Planned Parenthood Metropolitan on September 7, 2006 for an abortion after Shantese was a victim of sexual assault.

According to the lawsuit, Shantese Butler sustained significant physical damage as a result of the abortion.

The abortion resulted in severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation, and a small bowel tear. As a result of the injuries, Butler will be unable to have biological children the rest of her life.Students for Life of America reports that Shantese was left with “severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation and a small bowel tear.” In addition, parts of the unborn child were found inside Shantese’s abdomen.

In Nebraska, Planned Parenthood refused to disclose the terms of a settlement with another victim whose botched abortion resulted in a perforated uterus, massive blood loss, an emergency hysterectomy, permanent infertility, seizures, and lifelong pain and suffering. According to the suit obtained by Life News, the woman instructed the abortionist and his assistants to stop, but was told: “We can’t stop.” The Planned Parenthood employees held her down to complete the procedure.

And here is More I have dug up about Planned Parenthood’s “Bad Apples”:

• In an article by Rita Diller called: Missing Millions: which ran in the Washington Post, Diller’s investigations reveals that audits from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigating Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) show the organization, which gets billions in tax payer money, spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period. PPFA expenditures of federal money average just 32 % of its government income from 2002 through 2008. Diller asks, where are the Missing Millions? Okay- where are they…so far no one including our own US Government will force Planed Parenthood to answer that question. That’s your money and mine !
Michigan: PP exec Renee Davis in Michigan has been accused of misappropriating thousands in donations for personal use not fired ! Sources say Davis took around $5,000
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R.I.: Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio resigns after she was caught by police stealing a shirt from Macy’s

Ohio: Planned Parenthood pays in court for covering for a sexual abuser after the victim sues

Texas: Planned Parenthood of North Texas PAC fined $3,000 for campaign finance violations
Texas: KFOX learned that PP of El Paso owes county’s University Medical Center $154,814. Sources close to PPCEP claim their total debt stands at more than $1 million. IG Report here
CA: Planned Parenthood Golden Gate tax year ending June 30, 2009, showed PPGG filed three separate sets of numbers with the I.R.S. In the filings, losses ranged between nearly $1.9 and $2.8 million. They were disaffiliated. A former PPGG employee with knowledge of the organization’s internal affairs described a longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement when former president and CEO Dian Harrison was at the helm. Total Compensation to Harrison: $304,754. The criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service is looking into the finances of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
NJ: Audits by the United States Inspector General (IG) uncovered Planned Parenthood, improperly taken Medicaid reimbursement for family planning services. The reports show that a total of almost $3 million was misappropriated over the course of 2001-2005.
KS: Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 charges that it falsified records and performed illegal abortions
CA: The American Center for Law and Justice is defending a client who says Planned Parenthood affiliates in California illegally marked up the cost of birth control drugs when seeking government reimbursement, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of overbilling – at taxpayer expense. Read Brief Here His suit provides several internal memos from Planned Parenthood which reveal how PP CEO Mark Salo and his team attempted to grapple with the problem once it dawned on them they may have gotten the law wrong. California’s Department of Health Services told Gonzalez and Salo in 2004 that an audit would be conducted on their contraceptive purchases. Salo wrote in an email that if DHS forced Planned Parenthood to charge the government “only what we paid for the product,” then “this could kill many of us.” Planned Parenthood Los Angeles president Martha Swiller replied with a three-word message: “This is bad” (click to read):Later that year, Salo lobbied state Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson for a bill that would allow Planned Parenthood to continue billing under its “usual charge” scheme. The bill passed. But Planned Parenthood’s problems were not over. Gonzalez told his colleagues that the DHS audit would discover Planned Parenthood’s historic over-billing:READ Here The memo makes it clear that Planned Parenthood purchased the meds for $1.00 to $2.00 and are billing them for $12/14/48 a reimbursement of at least $2 million dollars.
*Former Lufkin clinic employee alleges fraud in suit against Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is a defendant in a federal lawsuit after a former Lufkin clinic employee alleged a multi-million-dollar billing scheme. The complaint names Karen Reynolds as the whistle-blower in the allegations brought against her former employer of 10 years. The updated complaint, filed in October 2011, alleges that while Reynolds was employed as a health center assistant, she was instructed by the organization to maximize billing revenue when the government was fitting the bill through Medicaid and the Women’s Health Program.

WA.: Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.
FL: Planned Parenthood cuts ties with 5 clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties, whose top administrator acknowledged a history of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud.” possible misuse of nearly $450,000. An employee alleged sexual harassment against former PPCEO, Capobianco. CEO Mary Capobianco , records show she made $108,978.00

And did you know about the eugenic and racist history of Planned Parenthood, getting billions in federal tax dollars? Watch Maafa21 (clip below)

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Also…here is a list of lawsuits against NY Planned Parenthood

One Important Note – Regarding the undercover investigation showing how Planned Parenthood was willing to remove protection from girls admittedly in the “Sex Trade” when a pimp requested abortions and birth control information, they claimed that they were suspicious and went to the FBI . The group how did the investigation writes,Planned Parenthood wrote the FBI a letter a week AFTER our investigation, only after they realized that Live Action had conducted the sting. They say this themselves. As much as they may pretend, Planned Parenthood was not attempting to help send human traffickers to jail; they were attempting to pre-empt the release of Live Action’s footage.
If Planned Parenthood really cared about reporting potential sex traffickers to authorities, they would have called police while the pimp was in the clinic, or immediately after. Not wasting a minute. Planned Parenthood, where are the reports from the now SIX clinics we’ve released, that you immediately called the police?
Why did all your staffers, instead of refusing service or gathering information from the pimp about his sex ring to inform authorities, GIVE the pimp information about how to access the Planned Parenthood system for secret services?”

**See the Planned Parenthood letter here