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Planned Parenthood’s three-part plan for 2019: Abortion, abortion, abortion

Posted in Planned Parenthood plan, self-managed abortion with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2018 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has released its plan for 2019, and despite declining clients and health services, the plan reveals the organization’s continued obsession with abortion. Planned Parenthood masquerades as a health care organization, and as its abortion market share steadily increased (due in part to half a billion dollars they receive from taxpayers annually), Planned Parenthood’s profits skyrocketed. In 2018, Planned Parenthood set out to protect those gains by vowing to spend millions to elect pro-abortion lawmakers and hire a new director to push for activist judges on the court.

Image: Planned Parenthood Care for All plan to expand abortion (Image: PPAction on Twitter)

Planned Parenthood Care for All plan to expand abortion (Image: PPAction on Twitter)

READ: Comedian Michelle Wolf salutes abortion: Put abortion on the ‘dollar menu at McDonald’s

“There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” the document begins. “With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we are likely to see the further erosion of Roe v. Wade in the very near future.”

The “multi-million dollar” plan was announced by the group’s political advocacy arm, and disbursed to the media days after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. It lays out how Planned Parenthood will “work to ensure there is still access to abortion across the country, even if the national protections afforded by Roe v. Wade disappear.”

Image: Margaret Sanger meets with Klan from film Maafa21

Margaret Sanger writes about Klan meeting in Autobiography (Image credit: Maafa21)

Planned Parenthood is especially concerned how this alleged erosion will affect minorities they claim will not have access to abortion. Live Action News has documented time and again that historically, minority and impoverished groups, which have a disproportionately high rate of abortion, have consistently been targets of the population control movement.

The organization’s current focus is similar to one previously outlined by TARA Health Foundation’s “US Reproductive Health Investment Case” report. The plan committed to “increasing access for people with low incomes” even “where abortion… becomes inaccessible or is banned completely.” Live Action News previously detailed the abortion industry’s push of dangerous home-use and self-managed abortions, despite significant risks to women.

Image: Planned Parenthood plan to expand abortion 2019 (Image: screen from PP Action Fund website)

Planned Parenthood plan to expand abortion 2019 (Image: screen from PP Action Fund website)

According to a press release:

This past June, Planned Parenthood convened staff members from 19 states and Washington, D.C. to strategically plan for an expansion of abortion access in key states, address current inequities in access, and prepare for a legal environment that fails to protect abortion access nationally…Planned Parenthood is uniquely positioned to do this work.

READ: Media covers March for Our Lives 13x more than March for Life

The document makes no reference to incoming president Leana Wen, who once advocated for transparency among medical professionals. After accepting the position at the abortion corporation, her website on transparency disappeared.

Expand abortion using a Regional Access Network

According to the plan, “Planned Parenthood will expand services in states where abortion is likely to remain legal… and invest in technology… to help people living in hostile states… We’ll do this through investing in a Regional Access Network, expanding where we offer telemedicine, and leveraging technology and innovation to help connect people to services.”

The document does not state what that network is; however, it could include abortion collaborators such as TARA Health Foundation, and Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate” and research arm, the Guttmacher Institute. TARA Health recently vowed to invest $20 million in California’s failed attempt to force public universities to promote the abortion pill, despite reported deaths and hospitalizations from the dangerous regimen.

The abortion chain’s plans include:

  • A Regional Access Network anywhere abortion either becomes inaccessible or is banned completely
  • Facilitate telehealth care and transportation for patients facing obstacles to abortion
  • Opening new abortion facilities
  • Expanding medication abortion services
  • Expanding telemedicine services to increase abortion access for clients in remote communities

Image: Planned Parenthood 2019 plan to expand abortion

Planned Parenthood 2019 plan to expand abortion

Legislative efforts to expand tax funded abortion

The document states that the abortion organization is planning to double down on its push for abortion legislation, and fight all abortion restrictions. The release claims, “Planned Parenthood Action Fund and local Planned Parenthood advocacy organizations are already well-positioned to not just defeat hostile legislation, but also push forward proactive legislation that will expand access….”

The plan will target 10 states, including:

● Illinois, where Planned Parenthood is pushing public funding of abortion and ways the state can “codify the right to abortion in state law”

● Maine, where Planned Parenthood is “moving to ensure women insured through public programs can have… abortion”

● Rhode Island. where Planned Parenthood “will work in the 2019 legislative session to codify the right to…abortion in state law”

● Oregon, where Planned Parenthood “is implementing the Reproductive Health Equity Act to guarantees no-cost coverage for… abortion”

● Hawaii, where Planned Parenthood “is working to expand access to…abortion by advancing comprehensive coverage of… abortion”

● Washington, where Planned Parenthood “is focusing on passing the Reproductive Health Equity Access bill” to remove barriers to abortion

Use Hollywood and media to “destigmatize abortion”

It is no secret that Planned Parenthood, with its numerous abuses, is protected by the media and Hollywood. And, despite claims that Hollywood and the media side with survivors of sexual abuse in the #MeToo movement, they lend a hand in protecting sexual predators who victimize young girls and take them to Planned Parenthood to cover those horrific crimes.

Reporters and journalists who cover for the abortion corporation are frequently given awards — like the Maggie Awardnamed after Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder and a known eugenicist who admitted to meeting with the Ku Klux Klan.

The plan vows to:

  • Work with “content creators” on portraying abortion positively in film and television
  • Create resources to encourage, “accurate, non-judgmental conversations about abortion…”
  • Use technology to “help people understand the reality of safe, legal abortion and what patients experience when having an abortion”

It is doubtful these depictions will accurately describe abortion.

The 2019 plan is really no new revelation. It is simply a reboot of previous strategies laid out since the 1970’s, when Planned Parenthood first began committing abortions.

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

Planned Parenthood joins left-wing groups, some linked to George Soros, to spend $30 million on elections

Posted in George Soros, Planned Parenthood Election Fraud, Planned Parenthood PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2018 by saynsumthn

Group seeking to ‘win justice’ for people of color joins with group aborting them

By  |  Via LiveActionNews.org

people of color protesting

Planned Parenthood, with its deep ties to the eugenics movement, is behind yet another attempt to reach people of color. According to an April 2018 USA Today article, “Planned Parenthood Votes, Center for Community Change Action, Color Of Change PAC and the Service Employees International Union are behind the ‘Win Justice’ program….” What USA Today doesn’t say is that pro-abortion billionaire George Soros is the one funding “Win Justice” — which the IRS shows was set up in March — to the tune of $3 million dollars. A March 2018 search at the FEC website revealed Soros was the only contributor at that time. What’s more, as of the writing of this article, reports show funds have not been spent on specific campaigns. Rather, the money received by “Win Justice” is going to Planned Parenthood.

 

Image: Win Justice Planned Parenthood Soros MoneyThe “Win Justice” effort was announced in April and includes a $30 million investment in a joint political campaign. According to CNN, Planned Parenthood’s share of those dollars is $20 million.

Since April, additional donations trickled in — some from Soros family members and $1 million from the SEIU. The July 2018 report shows “Win Justice” disbursed $301,000 to Planned Parenthood Votes.

Image: Planned Parenthood Votes letter to FEC 2010

Planned Parenthood Votes letter to FEC 2010

 

Image: Win Justice gives contributions to Planned Parenthood PAC July 2018 FEC

Win Justice gives contributions to Planned Parenthood PAC July 2018 FEC

Image: Win Justice gives contributions to Planned Parenthood PAC July 2018 FEC

Win Justice gives contributions to Planned Parenthood PAC July 2018 FEC

SEIU’s involvement is no mystery. The SEIU is a major funder of left-wing organizations and is well-known for promoting abortion. Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards’ husband, Kirk Adams, has held several leadership positions at this powerful union.

But it certainly seems counterintuitive for groups supposedly concerned with minorities to join ranks with an organization steeped in eugenics — an ideology that manifested itself in many ways, including the forced sterilization of many Black citizens. From the documentary Maafa21:

Planned Parenthood’s roots in eugenics date back to their founder Margaret Sanger, who was a member of the American Eugenics Society, and who was an invited speaker to members of the Ku Klux Klan. As Live Action News previously reported, many within Planned Parenthood’s organization and other population control groups thought coercion might be needed to stem the growth of people groups they deemed “unfit.”

Image: Margaret Sanger spoke to KKK from Maafa21

Margaret Sanger spoke to KKK (Image credit: Maafa21)

Color of Change (COC), launched in 2005, exists, according to its website, to build “a new, effective strategy for changing the rules society lives by, and ending the injustices Black people face.” Likewise, the Center for Community Change (CCC), founded during the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s, says on its website that it works “to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.”

In 2017, Dorian Warren, CCC’s incoming president, attended Planned Parenthood‘s national conference.

Image: Dorian Warren leader of Center for Community Change attends 2017 Planned Parenthood conference

Dorian Warren leader of Center for Community Change attends 2017 Planned Parenthood conference

On the surface, CCC cloaks its abortion/Planned Parenthood agenda. Its 2018 “Path to Power” document says nothing about these issues, until you scroll near the end where they quote Cecile Richards (recently honored by CCC) for Planned Parenthood’s shared goals… to recruit people of color.

Image: Center for Community Change works with Planned Parenthood

Center for Community Change works with Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger are well known for their recruitment of members of the Black community to promote a eugenics agenda. Sanger recruited Black ministers to her infamous “Negro Project,” while Planned Parenthood added Black leaders to its organization to counter suspicions of “Black genocide” in the 1960s and 70s.

Image: Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards honored by Center for Community Change

Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards honored by Center for Community Change

According to CCC’s 2017 annual report, money is flowing to CCC from a variety of left-wing organizations, many which have bankrolled the abortion industry for years, including Soros’ Open Society Foundation:

Image: Center for Community Change 2017 Annual Report collaborates with eugenics organizations

Center for Community Change 2017 Annual Report collaborates with eugenics organizations

 

Center for Community Change 2017 Annual Report collaborates with eugenics organizations

Color of Change was sought after by Open Society for its U.S. Programs Opportunities Fund (USP) because COC had “younger, social-media savvy African Americans.”

According to Open Society Board notes, “USP staff members have played active roles in providing consultative support and referrals to technical assistance, fostering connections to funding leads… organizing briefings, and engaging in conversations with grantees about how we can use our positioning and access to be a thoughtful and constructive partner, not just a funder.”

Open Society assisted COC to “aggressively help it raise resources, within USP and with other funders, so that it may stay on track with rapid expansion that now includes more than 900,000 online members and a 16 person staff.”

CCC was also funded by Open Society, as detailed in documents from 2013 and 2014.

Image: Center for Community Change and Planned Parenthood funded by Soros Open Society 2014

Center for Community Change and Planned Parenthood funded by Soros Open Society 2014

Tragically, instead of fighting for the civil rights of all people, including preborn persons in the womb, these Black community organizers are aiding Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation, in its unjust killing of minority children in the womb.

While change can be necessary, it should not come on the backs of innocent babies.

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

Atlantic reporter embeds with Millennial pro-life org: Live Action

Posted in Lila Rose, Live Action with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2018 by saynsumthn

 

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Abortion industry responsible for women dying from home use/ self managed abortions – here’s why!

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion pill, Abortionist, ACOG, Gynuity, Home Use Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Clinical Trials, RU-486, Self Managed Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2018 by saynsumthn

The abortion industry is now pushing dangerous home abortions

By  |  Via LiveActionNews.org

abortion

When the abortion industry speaks about women dying from “home abortions”, they leave out the fact that historically, they were the ones lined up to assist women in obtaining illegal abortions. Today, the trend seems to be continuing. “Abortion AMA: Can I give myself an abortion?” published weeks ago by Bustle and written by Danielle Campoamor, points out that even though abortion is legal in the US, groups like Women Help Women are advising women on “self managed abortions.”

Image: Bustle promotes self abortions

Bustle promotes self abortions

A June 2018 BBC article reported, “By buying pills online and sharing medical advice through WhatsApp groups, women are increasingly turning to technology to sidestep legal barriers to abortion.” Women on Web, an international group that helps women obtain illegal abortions, suggests women lie about complications and tell the doctors they had a miscarriage instead. Despite warnings against purchasing drugs online, activists Francine Coeytaux and Victoria Nichols created the website, PlanC, to push dangerous home abortions.

Joanna Erdman, assistant professor at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, told the New York Times that Plan C is the “same feminist ideology of ‘self-help’ that guided the many safe-abortion initiatives before it, including, most notably, the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, or Jane.”

Image: Plan C pushes home abortions

Plan C pushes home abortions

Today, despite Roe v. Wade remaining firmly in place, the industry is pushing a legal version of “home use” abortion.

The move, being tested in clinical trials, would allow the drug Mifeprex to be mailed to women, or obtained over-the-counter at a local pharmacy. Mifeprex is regulated by the FDA under Approved Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), which ensures that Mifeprex is only dispensed in certain healthcare settings by or under the supervision of a certified prescriber.

The abortion-inducing regimen is made up of two pills: Mifeprex, also known as mifepristone, and misoprostol, which, according to the FDA, will end “an early pregnancy (70 days or less since the first day of the last menstrual period).” Of course, “the pregnancy” is a term for ending the life of a preborn child in the womb. But sometimes these chemicals also claim the lives of their mothers. This process is explained by Dr. Anthony Levatino in the video below:

 

Between May 2009 and February 2011, Clinical Trials “to assess the acceptability of home-use mifepristone” were conducted and reviewed in the United States, Moldova, and the Republic of Nepal, sponsored by Gynuity Health Projects. The sponsor sought to recruit 615 women between 18 to 55 to enroll in the non-randomized study, Uptake and Acceptability of Home-use of Mifepristone for Medical Abortion. The trial within the USA included locations in three states — Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania:

Image: Feminist Women's Health Center home use abortion

Feminist Women’s Health Center home use abortion

Gynuity was founded in 2003 by Beverly Winikoff, M.D., M.P.H, and according to the website, “Winikoff was employed… at the Population Council.. Prior to joining the Council in 1978, she was Assistant Director for Health Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation.”

Image: Gynuity Home Use Abortion

Senior Clinical Adviser Paul Blumenthal also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation (NAF).

Gynuity is funded by organizations known for their support of abortion and population control, including:

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood Global
  • Population Council
  • Society for Family Planning
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Image: Abortion by Mail (Screen: The Atlantic)

Abortion by Mail (Screen: The Atlantic)

A report published by the pro-abortion journal ContraceptionAcceptability of Home-use of Mifepristone for Medical Abortion, reviewed a trial conducted from May 2009 through November 2010 at “four urban, demographically diverse clinical sites in New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta…” which reported, “Four women in the home-use group and five women in the office-use group reported visiting the emergency room (ER) for care related to their abortion.”

Image: Home Use abortions send women to ER (Image: Journal Contraception)

Home Use abortions send women to ER (Image: Journal Contraception)

white paper overview written by authors at the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at George Washington University states, “More recent studies include one involving 400 women who received care at six US Planned Parenthood centers.” The Planned Parenthood home use study was conducted between April 2013 and June 2014, and results were published in Contraception, titled A prospective, non-randomized study of home use of mifepristone for medical abortion in the U.S, in 2015.

Abortion promoters are currently recruiting for a study at sites in California and Washington, where women will obtain the abortion pill regimen from the pharmacy instead of in the facility itself. Gynuity is also conducting clinical trials for the “Feasibility of Medical Abortion by Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine,” or “mail order” abortion pills at select locations, including Planned Parenthood.

website, Teleabortion, has even been created to recruit for this experiment.

Image: Telabortion website

Telabortion website

While activists in favor of Roe and their complicit media allies claim abortion is safe, recent FDA reports indicate that almost a dozen women, who obtained pills at medical facilities, have died from it, and a thousand have been hospitalized.

Image: RU486 abortion pill deaths updated 2017

RU486 abortion pill deaths updated 2017

The real numbers may be difficult to track since, as Live Action News has previously documented, nearly half of all states do not require complications be reported. In addition, women suffering complications may present to the emergency room claiming they are suffering a miscarriage, without telling the truth about what has really happened.

In the years leading up to Roe v. Wade, advocates openly admitted that a majority of “illegal abortions” were being performed by “reputable physicians.” Past Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher admitted to the Harvard Crimson in 1967 that “Seventy per cent of the illegal abortions in the country are performed by reputable physicians, each thinking himself a knight in white armor.”

Underground groups are already being formed to help commit “cheap, safe” abortions. There are also legal groups dedicated to “liberating” women who commit self-induced abortions. ACOG, which has shown itself to be pro-abortion, has also called for women to not be prosecuted for any self-induced abortions.

Regardless of the legal status of Roe v. Wade, women will continue to die, and the blame should be placed solely at the feet of the people who enable the killing to keep happening.

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

What’s at stake for Planned Parenthood in 2018 midterm elections?

Posted in Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change, Democrat, Emily's List, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee, SEIU, Soros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2018 by saynsumthn

  |  (Via Live Action News)

Planned Parenthood, vote

Taxpayer-funded abortion corporation Planned Parenthood has announced it is joining other “progressive” groups to invest an “unprecedented” $30 million to influence who is elected to key state and federal offices in the 2018 midterm elections. In addition, Planned Parenthood has vowed to spend $20 million through its own political action committees in campaigns across several states. But these millions are not really as unprecedented as Planned Parenthood wants the public to believe, as it has poured an extremely large amount of money into elections over the years to elect pro-abortion Democrats, some with less than successful results.

Image: Planned Parenthood and Progressive groups to spend $30 million in 2018 elections

Planned Parenthood and Progressive groups to spend $30 million in 2018 elections

Major Democrat donors, like Deborah Simon, have given money to Planned Parenthood’s political super PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes:

Image: Deborah Simon one million to Planned Parenthood political PAC

Deborah Simon one million to Planned Parenthood political PAC

Soros family money is also flowing into Planned Parenthood’s PAC. In July, Andrea Soros Colombel, daughter of billionaire George Soros and member of the Open Society Board, donated $1 million.

Image: Andrea Soros Colombel donates to Planned Parenthood Votes (Image credit: FEC)

Andrea Soros Colombel donates to Planned Parenthood Votes (Image credit: FEC)

According to media outlets, the abortion corporation said it plans to spend $20 million, targeting candidates in eight to ten states. In Minnesota, former Planned Parenthood staffer Tina Smith is running for Senate.

Image: Planned Parenthood commits $20 million to 2018 midterm election (Screen image: Roll Call)

Planned Parenthood commits $20 million to 2018 midterm election (Screen image: Roll Call)

CNN reported that the move is designed to “help Democrats,” adding, “The initial list of targets includes eight states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It comes on top of $4.5 million spent on last year’s governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey….”

Image: Planned Parenthood to spend $20 million in 2018 mid term elections CNN

Planned Parenthood to spend $20 million in 2018 mid term elections CNN

 

“This is our last chance to flip some of those governors’ seats before redistricting,” Deirdre Schifeling, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told CNN.

A September 2018 article published by Fortune claims Planned Parenthood Votes is investing more than $4 million into 24 House races ahead of the midterm elections in November.

The spending spree under the political PAC, “Win Justice” is a joint effort from Planned Parenthood Votes, Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC, and the very political Service Employees International Union (SEIU). (More on these groups in a separate article.) $3 million to jumpstart the campaign came from pro-abortion billionaire, George Soros.

Image: Planned Parenthood’s Win Justice Pac starts with Soros money (Image: FEC Report)

Planned Parenthood’s Win Justice Pac starts with Soros money (Image: FEC Report)

Win Justice is currently spending heavily for the Bill Nelson campaign in Florida, where Nelson reportedly “has a long record of fighting against measures to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood.”

Image: Win Justice spends money on Bill Nelson campaign (Image: edited from FEC)

Win Justice spends money on Bill Nelson campaign (Image: edited from FEC)

On top of millions from Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion Emily’s List has vowed an unprecedented $37 million.

There are multiple reasons the abortion giant and its abortion cronies are dumping millions into local, state and federal elections:

  • Judges on the state and federal level can uphold pro-life regulations and laws, as well as free speech protections outside abortion facilities.
  • City/county commissions can decide what programs and organizations to fund or contract with.
  • Local school boards can choose to keep Planned Parenthood’s sex education out of their schools.
  • State lawmakers can pass pro-life laws and investigate abuse.
  • Governors can veto abortion legislation, sign pro-life legislation, issue executive orders to prohibit tax funding of abortion organizations, and more.
  • State attorney generals can investigate fraud, abuse and any number of illegal activities within the abortion industry.
  • Federal (House and Senate) lawmakers can introduce, support and vote for pro-life legislation and continue to investigate abuses within the abortion industry.
  • Lawmakers will also have a say over upcoming Supreme Court picks, probably one of the most important issues at hand today.

Also at the Federal level, lawmakers can send or withhold funding, influence appointments, control oversight, and issue important rule changes to key federal agencies such as:

  • Health and Human Services (HHS), where Title X family planning grants are flowing to Planned Parenthood to the tune of $60 million a year, despite aiding abusers in the cover-up of child sexual abusers.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which can change current requirements of the abortion pill regimen by permitting the “home use” of the dangerous pills. FDA officials have also (to the outrage of the American public) contracted with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) to obtain “fresh human tissues” from aborted babies. ABR has paid Planned Parenthood thousands for aborted fetal tissue.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), where taxpayers fund millions of dollars for human fetal tissue experiments, which may contain tissue from aborted fetuses, is estimated to spend $103 million in FY2018 and $95 million in FY2019 on these potentially gruesome research programs.

Image: Human fetal research NIH estimates updated

Human fetal research NIH estimates updated

Tax dollars to Planned Parenthood from various agencies total over a billion dollars, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, which found:

From 2013 to 2015, Planned Parenthood spent a total of $1.5 billion in federal program funds, including combined federal and state funds under federal programs. Of this total, Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion in reimbursements from Medicaid, and the remaining $289 million came from various programs under the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the departments of Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice.

Image: Tax funds to Planned Parenthood 2013 to 2015 various agencies (Graph credit: Charlotte Lozier Institute)

Tax funds to Planned Parenthood 2013 to 2015 various agencies (Graph credit: Charlotte Lozier Institute)

The 2018 midterms are critical if pro-life voters want to keep the gains they have made on the state level and even more important if voters hope to continue to encourage Congress and the Trump administration to keep their promises to defund the nation’s largest and most profitable abortion corporation.

Live Action News has previously documented that, despite Planned Parenthood’s many abuses, year after year it receives $1.5 million taxpayer dollars every day, while ending the lives of 900 preborn babies through abortion. With so much on the line, is it any wonder this “healthcare organization” is vowing to spend millions to protect this cash cow?

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

Real reason Planned Parenthood chose a doctor as President with no prior PP experience

Posted in Abortionist, Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood doctor with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2018 by saynsumthn

  |  Via LiveActionNews.org

It took 50 years, but Planned Parenthood has finally named another physician as its president. And oddly, the website she created to promote transparency within the medical profession has been scrubbed. As usual, the media, elated with “all things Planned Parenthood,” has failed to ask the obvious question regarding both of these events: why?

  • Why was the website scrubbed?
  • Why did Planned Parenthood, which, masquerades as a healthcare organization, reverse course from having a political organizer at the helm, who once claimed her goal was to make the organization, “the largest kick butt political organization”?
  • Why did Planned Parenthood pass up numerous doctors already on staff within the organization for the job?

Perhaps it’s because, after being embroiled in numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators, Planned Parenthood, which receives half a billion dollars from taxpayers annually, has a serious image problem. Planned Parenthood is very effective at public relations — and it uses every possible distraction it can to get the public to stop looking at its multiple scandals and divert attention to other things. In this case, that distraction is its new president, Dr. Leana Wen.

READ: Four reasons why Planned Parenthood abortionists aren’t ‘brave doctors’

Before accepting her position at the scandal-laden Planned Parenthood, Wen created the “Who’s My Doctor?” website, where she proposed complete transparency among physicians. Now that she has been tapped to head the largest abortion corporation in the country, her website, along with a physician’s manifesto, have been scrubbed.

Image: Leana Wen , Planned Parenthood president on The View

Leana Wen , Planned Parenthood president on The View

Thanks to Way Back Machine, we can still read Wen’s vision:

Studies show that as many as 94% of doctors report an affiliation with and receive money from drug companies and medical device companies…. Many doctors’ salaries also depend on number of procedures done…. patients have a right to know what may be influencing their doctors’ recommendation about their health.

But Fox News has found holes in Wen’s personal transparency, reporting:

[O]n her own profile…Wen said she believes “in practicing what we preach” and listed $0 payments or gifts from any pharmaceutical or medical device companies.

But according to Dollars For Docs database, Wen received over $600 for “travel and lodging” from E. R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C., a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company that directly matches gifts to Planned Parenthood and is a corporate supporter of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion group.

Image: Planned Parenthood President, Leana Wen, transparency? WhoseMyDoctor Manifesto

Planned Parenthood President, Leana Wen, transparency? WhoseMyDoctor Manifesto

Image: WhosMyDoctor May 2018 page up

WhosMyDoctor May 2018 page up

READ: Planned Parenthood abortionist: Babies can’t scream because I cut their cords first

Transparency among Planned Parenthood’s “doctors” would be a revealing resource for women before they decide to put their lives in these abortionists’ hands… but it’s doubtful Planned Parenthood would be so transparent about their employees, who have harmed and even killed women. Here are a handful of them:

Dr. Mandy Gittler

This Planned Parenthood abortionist was sued by the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old Black woman who was left to bleed out inside an Illinois facility after her abortion there. She died later at a hospital.

Image: Planned Parenthood abortion patient Tonya Reaves dies sues abortionist

Planned Parenthood abortion patient Tonya Reaves dies sues abortionist

 

Dr. Laura Castleman

Castleman was allegedly involved in the tragic death of Cree-Erwin Shepherd,  a 24-year-old mother from Battle Creek, Michigan, who died after her Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood abortion.

Image: Planned Parenthood doctor Laura Castleman script to Cree Erwin (Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Planned Parenthood doctor Laura Castleman script to Cree Erwin (Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Cree’s heartbroken brother shared his grief with Live Action in the video below:

 

Dr. Deborah Nucatola

Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s director of medical services, was caught on tape by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) cavalierly eating and sipping wine while describing how she would “crush below” or “crush above” the  preborn children she aborted to monetize their body parts:

 

Dr. Mary Gatter

Also caught in the baby body parts scandal, this Planned Parenthood’s national Medical Directors’ Council President’srevealing statement, “I want a Lamborghini,” caused the American public to react with shock:

 

Dr. Timothy Fouch Liveright

Liveright worked for several Planned Parenthood facilities until he was outed by Planned Parenthood whistleblowers for his questionable care of patients and treatment of staff, who compared the abortionist to Kermit Gosnell, and accused him of sexually harassing employees and patients.

Timothy F Liveright

“I have noted Dr. Liveright inappropriately look up and down patients as well as staff members in a sexual kind of way. He actually stands back with a grin and slowly directs his eyes up and down a patient’s body,” Planned Parenthood RN Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich stated.

Jayne resigned from Planned Parenthood after her letters of complaint to management were ignored. The nurse also said she observed Liveright “acting condescending to African American patients by implying they were ignorant,” among other charges.

Liveright was accused of “unprofessional, disrespectful, and inappropriate” conduct, including “yelling, screaming, and cursing” in front of employees and patients and “sexual harassment of female employees.”

Dr. Larry Roy Glazerman

According to Operation Rescue, after beginning an abortion on a patient, this Planned Parenthood doc sent her to the ER to have the hospital complete the procedure.

Image: Larry Roy Glazerman ( Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Larry Roy Glazerman (Image credit: Operation Rescue)

Others

A number of Planned Parenthood “doctors” are behind what appear to be botched surgeries at its facilities across the nation. As an emergency room physician, Wen is likely to know about botched surgical abortions… yet the only thing we’ve heard from her at present is her claim to have seen a patient die from a “home abortion” that was not done at an abortion facility.

The 911 calls from abortion facilities are numerous. Here are just a few examples:

911 Call #1
911 Call #2
911 Call #3

Perhaps Wen’s website and manifesto were scrubbed because of her new employer’s breed of “doctors” running its facilities. After all, promoting full transparency as the head of America’s most profitable abortion business has to be counterproductive.

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

Shock: More than half of abortions in Medicaid-coverage states are taxpayer funded

Posted in Abortion Funding, Guttmacher, Medicaid abortion, Reproductive Health Investors Allianc, TARA Health Foundation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2018 by saynsumthn

Medicaid, planned parenthood, Title X

The American public is told that their tax dollars do not fund abortion, but this is false. At the federal level, despite measures like the Hyde Amendment, which prohibit federal dollars from paying for abortions, taxpayers still fundabortions in certain instances. “Federal financial participation (FFP) is only available for abortions performed to save the life of the mother or to terminate pregnancies resulting from rape or incest,” a Medicaid spokesperson previously told Live Action News.

But this amounts to more than what it sounds like. According to Medicaid.gov, in 2016 alone, federal dollars were used to pay a total of nearly $50,000 for abortions at the federal level and $31,000 at the state level. However, this figure was down substantially from previous years.

Image: 2016 Tax funded abortions via Medicaid Federal and State

2016 Tax funded abortions via Medicaid Federal and State

Image: 2016 Tax funded abortions via Medicaid Federal and State

Live Action News previously reported that according to national net expenditures published by Medicaid.gov in 2015, taxpayers funded $500,659 for abortions that year under Medicaid assistance programs. Of that total, $327,341 was paid by federal dollars and $173,318 was paid by the states where the abortions were committed.

Medicaid: $500K for abortions, 2015

Americans taxpayers paid even more for abortion in 2014. The net national total of Medicaid program assistance expenditures that year reveals that taxpayers paid $1,204,949 for abortions, with $604,897 picked up federally and $600,052 picked up by taxpayers within the states.

Taxpayers contributed over a million dollars for abortions in 2014

Planned Parenthood‘s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute, notes:

  • 17 states have a policy that directs Medicaid to pay for all or most medically necessary abortions.
    • 5 of these states provide such funds voluntarily.
    • 12 of these states do so pursuant to a court order.

Previous Live Action News reports indicate that, in several states including New Mexico, taxpayers are forced to fund late-term procedures (after the 20th week) done for any reason the woman desires. It is important to note that late-term abortions are not being committed solely for health reasons, as is often suggested by abortion proponents and the media.

In New Mexico, undercover audio calls to a late-term abortion facility revealed that facilities in the state will advise women to seek a Medicaid (taxpayer) funded abortion when:

  • there is nothing wrong with “the pregnancy” and the woman no longer wants the baby
  • when the baby has Down syndrome
  • when a minor is impregnated by an adult male predator

Time and again, Live Action News has documented that tax dollars actually increase the number of abortions the taxpayer is forced to finance, many of which are repeat abortions. Reports from the abortion lobby, which tends to see everyabortion as “medically necessary,” reveal the exact same thing.

READ: Why taxpayer funded abortion must end

A recent survey conducted by the Guttmacher Institute revealed that women who have taxpayer-funded abortions tend to have more abortions. It also revealed that the majority of those women were using contraception when they became pregnant. In addition, Guttmacher, which is funded in part by taxpayers, found that Black women had a higher rate of prior abortions.

Guttmacher Prior Abortion Survey

report published by the pro-abortion Reproductive Health Investors Alliance, available on the Tara Health Foundation website, showed that the percentage of abortions by payment, funded by taxpayers in states that do not cover abortions via Medicaid, was just 1.5 percent. However, in the Medicaid coverage states, that figured jumped to 52.2 percent.

Image: Percent of taxpayer abortions Medicaid coverage states (Image credit Tara Health Foundation report October 2017)

Percent of taxpayer abortions Medicaid coverage states (Image credit: Tara Health Foundation report October 2017)

Image: Percent of taxpayer abortions Medicaid coverage states (Image credit: Tara Health Foundation report October 2017)

Percent of taxpayer abortions Medicaid coverage states (Image credit: Tara Health Foundation report October 2017)

The report includes a graph of taxpayer-funded abortion percentages by state from Guttmacher:

Image: Number of abortions that are tax funded (Image credit Guttmacher inside an Oct 2017 report from Tara Health) Foundations)

Number of abortions that are tax funded (Image credit Guttmacher inside an Oct 2017 report from Tara Health) Foundations)

Image: Number of abortions that are tax funded (Image credit Guttmacher inside an Oct 2017 report from Tara Health) Foundations)

Number of abortions that are tax funded (Image credit Guttmacher inside an Oct 2017 report from Tara Health) Foundations)

Live Action News overview on how tax dollars fund abortions by state references a report showing that the state of California’s Medi-Cal program paid for more than 83,000 abortions in a single year. In Minnesota, taxpayer-funded abortions recently increased almost 11 percent, with Planned Parenthood committing the largest portion, despite a record low number of abortions nationally. In Alaska, abortions recently declined 5.5 percent overall, while the percentage of taxpayer-funded abortions increased from 32.8 percent to 44.1 percent in just one year.

Funding abortions increases the number of abortions and increases the long-term effects a woman will potentially suffer after the abortion. Forcing taxpayers to pay to kill babies is immoral and a poor use of hard-earned tax dollars… and it needs to end. In part two, Live Action News will detail abortion funding in a number of specific states.