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Church opens doors to Planned Parenthood for abortion center rally

Posted in Planned Parenthood church with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

A rally in support of abortion giant Planned Parenthood took place inside a Presbyterian Church in Louisiana last month.

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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast organized the “Stand with Women” rally in support of a new abortion facility in the Crescent City.

The rally took place at the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans affiliated with the PC(USA). Rev. Fred J. Powell, III is the church pastor.

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In 2014, Rev. Fred J. Powell allowed Planned Parenthood to “present a minute for mission” to the church congregation and introduced the abortion clinic chain this way in the bulletin:

    Today, We welcome our soon to be neighbors, Planned Parenthood of New Orleans. They will present a minute for mission this morning. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is building a new health center on South Claiborne. Planned Parenthood is a trusted quality health care provider which has been operating a health center on Magazine Street for thirty years. The new health center is scheduled to open in 2015 and will provide well women exams, testing for STIs and HIV, cancer screenings and other related reproductive health services. In addition to health care services, Planned Parenthood provides age appropriate health education, parent education and healthy pregnancy education. Planned Parenthood is a community partner with many health and education programs

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The sermon that day was ironically entitled, “The Lamb of God and the Sheep-ish Goats.

A statement about the rally on the church website reads:

    Recently First Presbyterian opened our doors to a impromptu Planned Parenthood rally that was enthusiastically attended by more than 200 supporters, including Councilwomen Latoya Cantrell and Susan Guidry, both of whom are passionately and consistently concerned about the state of health care in our city. We are looking forward to further events and lobbying our government in Baton Rouge for more funding for mental and physical health services in Louisiana.

    First Presbyterian is committed to caring for the bodies as well as the souls of our community and supports the work that Planned Parenthood is doing in our neighborhood to build a heath care center.

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City Council member, LaToya Cantrell told the crowd, “It feels great to be here this afternoon knowing that the pews are filled with majority women who are standing up for the rights that we all deserve.

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Recently a church in Wichita, Kansas was criticized after they held a fundraiser for the abortion giant. The “Chili for Choice” event was originally exposed on this blog.

Planned Parenthood facility contractors Barre McNeely Investments, cited for violations

Posted in Planned Parenthood Contractors with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

According to state documents, Planned Parenthood hired a company called BMI, LLC to construct the facility.

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BMI, LLC is not a licensed entity with this board,” said Compliance Officer Brent Templet, with the State Licensing Board for Contractors.

That’s because BMI, LLC doesn’t exist in Louisiana.

BMI Construction does, but the owner, Brian Intravia, says he’s never had anything to do with Planned Parenthood.

The real contractor is Barre McNeely Investments, LLC,, and while the company’s initials are BMI, Templet says initials alone can’t be used on official documents.

The way our law is written, they have to do business in the way their name is listed on their license,” said Templet.

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Barre McNeely was cited for using an unlicensed name and also for hiring a subcontractor, Quality Diamond Products, LLC, who wasn’t licensed for work in Louisiana. The company entered a no-contest plea at a compliance hearing last month and was fined $2,000 plus another $500 in administrative costs. It was also placed on supervised probation for a year.

The subcontractors, Quality Diamond Products, entered a no-contest plea to not having a license, and received a fine of $4,000 plus $500 in administrative costs

Black woman “I naively trusted that Planned Parenthood would help me make the right choice”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 29, 2013 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood kept my money after I changed my mind on abortion

State revokes license of New Orleans abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Regulation, Anti-abortion, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by saynsumthn

Gentilly abortion provider’s license suspended
By Bill Barrow, The Times-Picayune
January 19, 2010, 8:02PM

The state has revoked the license of a Gentilly clinic that performs abortions, citing several violations of the health codes that govern abortion providers.

According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women had been operating without a registered nurse on staff, without a controlled dangerous substance license and without registering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. All are required by state law or regulations.

It was not apparent Tuesday whether the clinic, at 3030 Gentilly Blvd. near the Dillard University campus, immediately ceased operations. The front door to the facility was locked late in the afternoon. A woman who answered the listed telephone number declined to identify herself as anything other than a “spokesperson for the clinic.” She asked a reporter what the state alleged but refused to comment.

The clinic has 30 days to appeal the revocation to a three-person panel that would be appointed by Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine. A decision for that process could take as long as six months, according to DHH spokesman Sean Smith. The clinic could continue to operate during the administrative appeal. That administrative body’s decision could be appealed in state court.

“We have a duty to ensure women have safe choices for the services,” Levine said in a written statement. “This clinic has been in clear violation of our state’s health standards, and we cannot allow Louisiana citizens to get inadequate or unsafe care.”

State law requires that Levine’s agency perform an on-site inspection before granting a first-time license. The annual renewals do not require on-site inspections, though the department has the authority to continue on-site monitoring. Smith said the agency typically inspects an abortion provider’s facilities every “two or three” years and follows up on any complaints.

He did not say whether the state received a complaint about the Gentilly clinic, but said the revocation followed “repeat deficiencies,” meaning the clinic had been notified of problems and given an opportunity to correct them.

Louisiana is among the states with the most stringent regulations and limitations on abortion. According to federal health statistics, there are about 11,000 abortions performed in Louisiana each year.

According to the Associated Press: The clinic is run by Dr. Ifeanyi Charles Anthony Okpalobi (ok-PAH-luh-bee), who has had an abortion clinic in Metairie or New Orleans at least since the mid-1990s.

An employee said Okpalobi would have no comment.

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Jan 20, 2010

Here is an update from Operation Rescue:

License Revoked, But Abortion Clinic Continues Operations

New Orleans, LA – The Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women in New Orleans, Louisiana, is still taking appointments for abortions and seeing abortion patients even though it has had its operating license revoked by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals this week.

The clinic was charged with violating laws requiring that abortion clinics have a licensed nurse on staff, and that they have proper state and federal licensing for controlled substances.

Abortionist Ifeanyi Charles Anthony Okpalobi (pronounced ok-PAH-luh-bee), a Nigerian national, was warned repeatedly that his clinic was not in compliance with the law. He has 30 days in which to appeal the decision during which time he can remain open for business under Louisiana law. The appellate process could take up to six months.

Operation Rescue investigators have confirmed today that the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women is open and taking patients.