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Mississippi abortion clinic owner gripes about “SAFETY laws”, while report reveals Dangerous abuses in her AL Abortion Clinic, media ignores

Posted in Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Media Bias with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2012 by saynsumthn

In this article Bill dooms only Miss. abortion clinic , published by Politico regarding Mississippi’s last standing abortion clinic the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, the media is ignoring the fact that the clinic’s owner is in trouble for dangerous conditions at a clinic owned in another state.

According to the report by Politico:
The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic on Thursday accused Republicans of “hiding behind words like ‘safety’ and ‘women’s health’” in pushing a bill that is expected to become law soon that she says could shut down the facility and leave thousands of women without the option.

Diane Derzis, who owns the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Miss., told POLITICO in an interview that she believes the passage of a bill in the state Senate on Wednesday that would require all physicians performing in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital was directly targeted at closing down her clinic.

Mississippi’s H.B. 1390 is the latest of a number of recent measures in state legislatures across the country aimed at rolling back access to abortion, including a controversial measure in Virginia that Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law last month which mandates women to undergo an ultrasound prior to getting an abortion.

“These people hide behind words like ‘safety,’ ‘women’s health,’ ‘concern’ and ‘compassion,’” Derzis said. “This kind of legislation – they bring [it] up every year. Up to this point we’ve jumped through the hoop.”

But this time, she fears the hurdle may be too great for her clinic to jump over. The facility currently has three physicians who are all board-certified OB-GYN, according to Derzis. However, only one of the doctors has “admitting privileges” to a local hospital, meaning once the bill is signed into law, the other two physicians will have to scramble to try to obtain these rights in order to continue their work.

If the doctors are unable to obtain admitting privileges, Derzis said she will sue the state of Mississippi. “If you mandate something that can’t be accomplished, I don’t believe that’s constitutional,” she said.

Derzis said the bill is a representation of “what’s going on with the Republican Party nationally.”

According to Derzis, Jackson Women’s Health Organization performs over 2,000 abortions a year.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74871.html#ixzz1rCovQPzd

It is interesting how the media and Politico printed every word of Ms. Derzis, while ignoring her record in another state: A Scathing 76 Page Report details the horrific conditions women face at Diane Derzis’ abortion clinic in Alabama- perhaps Politico could use a bit more investigative journalism before regurgitating this abortion clinic owners words ( Read the Report here)

More on Ms. Derzis from From OR:

Massive Deficiency Report Reveals Dangerous Abuses at AL Abortion Clinic
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted April 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

National and local pro-life groups call for the immediate closure of Birmingham’s troubled New Woman All Women abortion clinic

Birmingham, AL — An incident that sent two abortion patients to the hospital from a Birmingham abortion clinic in January has resulted in a scathing 76-page deficiency report issued last week by the Alabama Department of Public Health that details dangerous and deceptive practices that continue to endanger the health and safety of women.

The report found violations in nine categories after a complaint lodged by a pro-life activist prompted a health inspection of New Woman All Women clinic owned and operated by Diane Derzis, who was once dubbed by Alabama legislators as the “Abortion Queen.” Derzis owns abortion clinics in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The massive report is one in a long series of deficiency reports issued to NWAW dating back to 2003.

“This clinic is a repeat offender that continues to violate without respect for the law or the health and safety of their patients. We are asking the State of Alabama to close this dangerously shoddy abortion mill before someone dies,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

On January 21, 2012, two abortion patients were transported to UAB Hospital after suffering overdoses of the drug Vasopressin. The women were carried by hand out of the clinic to awaiting gurneys by emergency responders who had to negotiate a trash-strewn back alley to reach a rear entrance with several steps and a broken safety rail. Pro-life activists photographed the incident and obtained copies of two 911 calls placed by Derzis that understated the condition of the women.

Pro-life activists filed a complaint with the Department of Public Health, which prompted the investigation. A second complaint was also filed with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners against abortionist Bruce Elliot Norman, who conducted the abortions at Derzis’ clinic that day. The ABME investigation is still underway.

Cited in nine categories
The Department of Public Health conducted an investigation from February 2 to March 1, 2012, that included a facility inspection and interviews with Derzis and several of her clinic employees. The DPH noted that NWAW was cited for violations in the following categories:

• Clinic staff was not properly trained to provide safe quality patient care.
• Failure to have policy and procedures related to medication errors and the administration of medications. This resulted in the hospitalization of three abortion patients on January 21, 2012, with one patient placed in ICU.
• There was no documentation that the two abortionists employed by Derzis were even qualified to do abortions.
• Abortionists made illegible notations on patient charts that made determining critical information about patient care impossible. In several cases, the abortionist’s notes about patient care and/or condition were completely false.
• Lack of documentation of medications administered.
• Inaccurate preparation and administration drugs resulting in overdoses or inadequate pain management.
• Use of equipment with inspection dates from 2007 or no inspection date at all.
• Failure of on-call nurse to return patient calls, document correct dates on reports, or notify the physician of patient problems.

Poorly trained staff
The clinic’s lack of training or orientation policies led to abortion complications. It was because of this lack of training that the RN on duty on January 21, 2012, drew up and administered 2 cc’s of Vasopressin instead of the ordered 0.2 cc’s, or ten times the recommended dosage, sending a total of three patients to the hospital.

The clinic owner, Diane Derzis, was confronted specifically about the regular practice of a non-licensed employee administering medications. She responded, “She’s been doing it for years.”

Deceptive entries and altered records
The report indicated that notations made on the patient charts were illegible, nonsensical, or just blatantly false. In many instances, the state survey team found charts signed off by a nurse who was not even in the clinic that day and incredibly inconsistent time logs. For example, one record showed the patient’s procedure time nearly an hour after her documented discharge.

The abortionist, Bruce Elliot Norman, indicated on two charts that the women were “Ambulatory, d/ced [discharged] with no distress”, meaning they walked out of the clinic in good condition. However, those patients were the same ones who were transported to a local hospital in January after having suffered a drug overdose administrated by an inadequately trained nurse. Photos show the women being carried out of the clinic by paramedics.

Norman made notes on some records that he performed ultrasounds on abortion patients the same day as their abortions, prior to their surgeries as state law mandates. However, the survey team discovered several ultrasound photos dated days after a patient had an abortion.

The survey team also found that records which had been forwarded to them before the investigation had been altered when they arrived on-site.
“The most recent deficiency report reveals more than just shoddy abortion practices. It reveals that Derzis and her abortionists attempted to deceive on several occasions to avoid having to comply with the law. People like that present a very clear and present danger to the public,” said Newman.

Dangerous lack of patient monitoring
The clinic was found have failed repeatedly to properly monitor women during surgeries and in recovery.
One patient reported for an abortion at 16 weeks 2 days gestation with higher than normal blood pressure, a history to two cesarean section delivers, surgery for the removal of her right ovary, and a weight of 230 pounds, all risk factors for potential complications. The abortionist took an hour to do the Dilation and Extraction (dismemberment) abortion. At one point he stopped and ordered Pitocin, a drug that increases the intensity of uterine contractions, for the patient because he was having difficulty with the procedure. The patient was not monitored while the Pitocin was given, in violation of patient standards of care. The abortion was later completed.

Patient records revealed that allergies to latex and the antibiotic Doxycycline clearly noted on patient charts were simply ignored by the abortionist and clinic workers. One patient allergic to Doxycycline was sent home with a prescription of drug.

Infections and a lack of reporting
Again and again over the past nine years, NWAW has been cited for a lack of infection control protocols. As a result, women have experienced complications including fever, abdominal pain, and other problems.

In 2010, NWAW reported that no infections were experienced by patients that year. However, inspectors discovered several records noting cases of infection after abortions that year.

Other inspection reports detailed a employees who did not wash their hands or properly clean equipment between patients.

In addition to the filing of false information with the state regarding infections and ultrasounds, NWAW was cited in 2006 for failing to file the required termination of pregnancy reports in nearly 30% of cases.

Pattern of abuse
Some of the violations are problems repeatedly noted in health deficiency reports by since 2003. The five previous reports indicate a pattern of untrained workers performing medical duties for which they are not qualified, poor or deceptive record keeping, expired medications and ill-maintained or non-functional equipment.

One report from 2006 indicated that women that were to be medicated 20-30 minutes prior to surgery were in fact being medicated more than two hours prior to their abortions, which took place after the medication had essentially worn off. However, that same year, the clinic administrator was caught improperly buying and administering narcotics to herself. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse whose nursing license had been previously revoked for drug addiction.

“It seems that while the patients were forced to endure surgical abortions without adequate pain relief, the clinic administrator was enjoying all the drugs she could get,” said Newman.

Other offenses over the years included broken or poorly maintained emergency equipment, performing surgery without a working defibrillator, and the use of expired medications – some as old as seven years out of date.

“All of the deficiency reports taken together paint a picture of a dangerous abortion clinic that only cleans up when people are watching. But once the health inspectors are gone, the abortion abuses resume. Medications are allowed to expire. Equipment isn’t maintained. Employees stop washing their hands or cleaning up between patients. Drugs are abused or improperly administered. Laws meant to protect patients are ignored and record keeping is sloppy or down-right false,” said Newman. “Cutting corners on patient health and safety is standard operating procedure for these people.”

Close this clinic!
Today, New Woman All Women remains open. A plan to correct the deficiencies has not been finalized. In the meantime, women continue to patronize the abortion business unaware that the clinic does not meet minimum safety or patient care standards and routinely ignores patient health and safety as well as the law.

The Alabama Department of Public Health has the authority to close this clinic in order to protect the public. Several pro-life organizations, including CEC for Life, Pro-Life Nation, Operation Rescue, and others are calling for the ADPH to close this chronically troubled abortion clinic.

“We need to bring pressure to bear of the ADPH so that they will act promptly to protect women from the abortion abuses inflicted on women at New Women All Women. We urge the public to contact the ADPH and demand that they close this clinic immediately,” aid Newman.

Please contact the Alabama Department of Public Health:
Donald E. Williamson, State Health Officer
Voice: (334) 206-5200
Fax: (334) 206-2008
E-Mail: donwilliamson@adph.state.al.us

Obama trumps for Planned Parenthood founded by a eugenics Klan speaker while avoiding blacks who elected him

Posted in Black Caucus, Black Neighborhood, Obama, Planed Parenthood's Bling, Planned Parenthood, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2011 by saynsumthn

According to an August 30,2011 report in Politico, Black leaders turn up heat on Obama

Prominent black leaders — fearing Obama is not only taking them for granted but avoiding them in public — have turned up the heat on the nation’s first African-American president, transforming all-in-the-family concerns into open criticism of the president at a time when they had hoped the completion of a monument to Martin Luther King Jr. near the National Mall would bring a moment of unity.

The leaders are tired, they say, of Obama dog-whistling his support for a broad black agenda rather than explicitly embracing the kind of war on racism, poverty and economic segregation embodied by King.

“You can spend a lot of time trying to win over white independents, but if you don’t pay attention to your base, African-Americans, if you have not locked up your base yet, you’ve got a serious problem,” said CNN contributor Roland Martin.

“African-Americans will vote for him again, 88, 92, 95 percent. The question is what’s the turnout? I’ll vote for you. But will I bring ten other people along, like I did in 2008? That’s the danger here for him. He doesn’t have the historical factor to lean on as much in 2012 as he did in 2008. … And the first step is that he has to be willing to speak to this audience, black people.”

On Aug. 16, as Obama discussed rural jobs before a nearly all-white audience in Peosta, Iowa, caucus members raised some pointed questions about where a president, who began political life as a Chicago community organizer, was spending his time.

Our people are hurting,” said Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), a former CBC chairwoman who hasn’t been shy about calling out Obama. “Unemployment is unconscionable,” she added. “We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why this trip that he is on in the United States now, that he’s not in any black communities.”

A few days later, a riled-up Waters was even more direct, daring a top Obama aide to use the word “black” at an event in Miami. (The staffer did.)
“We want him to know that from this day forward … we’ve had it,” Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said of Obama at the same event. “We want him to come out on our side and advocate, not to watch and wait.”

Richardson wants to see Obama do a black, urban bus tour: “There are three [black] congressional seats in L.A., and I don’t think he’s visited any of them as president, not Watts, not Compton, not Long Beach, not Carson.”

Smiley, the radio host who toured the country this summer to publicize a near-16 percent national black unemployment rate, has made no secret he’s less than thrilled Obama has refused to sit down for more interviews. Both Waters and Richardson initially backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary. Conyers is such a consistent Obama critic, the president reportedly asked him to stop “demeaning” him in 2009.

Some Obama defenders say that what they regard as his reluctance to tout his work on behalf of blacks reflects an essential, if unfortunate, reality of America’s not-so-very post-racial politics.

If the president were to start speaking directly to African-Americans about what he’s doing for them, what he has done for them as the first African-American president, that during a general election campaign … could have very adverse [effects],” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told MSNBC on Monday.

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy, who studies race and politics, thinks Obama’s black support “has frayed a little bit around the edges, but I think only a little bit” and said Obama’s tricky racial balancing act saddles him with “burdens that other politicians don’t bear.”

Andra Gillespie, an Emory University political scientist, said Obama simply isn’t paying enough attention to his African-American base — and that dog whistles beat total silence.

In the last couple of months, I haven’t heard those dog whistles, but you certainly heard them in 2008,” she said. “You heard that he was signaling to African-Americans.”

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a black political analyst, author and radio host, said that Obama needs to “reassert what King represented on civil rights but also on jobs and poverty.”

There is a deep sense of frustration in the community, discontent on the part of some and an increasing sense of betrayal,” Hutchinson said. “But Obama also was the victim of overinflated expectations, and even though it’s not politically correct to say this, there was a perception that a black president has a special duty to do more for African-Americans.”

Just who then is the President speaking to and being seen with????????????

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards

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HISTORY ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was a member in good standing with the racist American Eugenics Society. Sanger had board members who were known for their racist writing and Sanger published many of those in her publications. Sanger called for parents to have a QUOTE: LICENSE TO BREED controlled by people who believed in her eugenic philosophy. She wanted all would be parents to go before her eugenic boards to request a “PERMIT TO BREED“.

Margaret Sanger once said, “More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

Sanger was an admitted Klan speaker. This is what Sanger wrote in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366 Read it here http://library.lifedynamics.com//Autobiography/Chapter%2029.pdf)

Who are the UNFIT which Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger was talking about? Find out in the powerful documentary Maafa21 in exposing the 21st Century Black Genocide (Clip below)

The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Michelle Obama, Gloria Steinem, other abortion rights activists will headline a fund-raiser for the President

The event, in New York on Sept. 20, offers a unique fund-raising and messaging opportunity for the Obama team.

Joining Steinem and Mrs. Obama will be Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and Stephanie Schriock, named president last year of EMILY’s List, which supports politically viable abortion rights backing female Democratic candidates. Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who attends most major fund-raisers, will also be at the Park Ave. funder.

So….what is Planned Parenthood getting out of all these Obama Meetings??????????????????

Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009– that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!

Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here )


Cecile Richards; Planned Parenthood President

The $385,163 in pay Planned Parenthood President Richards received in the organization’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 was recorded in the group’s publicly available Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filed for that year.

Richards also received $346,285 in total compensation from Planned Parenthood and $38,476 in total compensation from related groups in the organization’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009, according to the organization’s Form 990 for that year.

Other Officers at the National Level received the following compensation:


CFO, MARIA ACOSTA received $89,691 from Planned Parenthood $5,725 from related organizations and $2,362 in estimated compensations

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

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

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

VP OF MEDICAL AFFAIR, VANESSA CULLINS received $248,251 from Planned Parenthood and $15,600 in estimated compensations
VP OF GENERAL COUNSEL , BARBARA E OTTEN received $219,210 from Planned Parenthood $11,537 from related organizations and $39,074 in estimated compensations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So..just how is Planned Parenthood spending YOUR money besides paying their staff Larger than Life Salaries????

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

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

HERE: Planned Parenthood getting rich off the taxpayers