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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’: Planned Parenthood sends pre-teen victims back to sexual abusers

Posted in child predator, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: Aiding Abusers Sex Abuse Cover Up at Planned Parenthood Recorded Cases

Is Planned Parenthood an enabler where sexual abuse is concerned, because of its failure to report suspected abuse, leaving victims vulnerable? According to a new docuseries released this week by Live Action, Aiding Abusers, the answer is yes. The nation’s number one abortion corporation has failed to report sexual abuse many times — even child sexual abuse. The compelling evidence contained in Live Action’s Aiding Abusers docuseries and investigative report includes undercover investigations, witness testimony, and court documents, along with news reports showing that sexual abuse victims continued to be abused because of Planned Parenthood’s apparent “don’t ask/don’t tell” practices on reporting sexual abuse.

Today, as society takes a stand against complicity in covering sexual abuse through social media campaigns such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, Planned Parenthood, a corporation which has profits of millions of dollars a year and receives half a billion in taxpayer dollars annually, must also be held accountable.

Live Action president and founder Lila Rose stated in a press release:

Despite Planned Parenthood’s public rhetoric as well as laws requiring it to report suspected abuse, its failure to report has been deliberate and widespread. Time and again, rather than reporting abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly looked the other way and performed abortions on victims as young as 12 years old. These girls deserved advocacy but instead Planned Parenthood staff ignored their abuse and returned them to the waiting arms of their abusers.

Because of flagrant violations like these, the proposed Title X rule tightening on reporting abuse is absolutely necessary. Planned Parenthood has proven that its priority is selling abortions, not caring for the most vulnerable of girls. Planned Parenthood’s culture of cover-up must end, the cycle of abuse of innocent children must end, and Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars in annual federal funding must end. Taxpayers cannot be forced to subsidize these abuses of children.

Live Action is releasing this report as the Time’s Up movement is exposing both sexual abusers and those who help them cover up their crimes — the people who knew about the abuse but stayed silent. While Planned Parenthood has attached itself to the Time’s Up movement, the movement should be calling out Planned Parenthood for decades of enabling sexual abusers.

In the most recent of several releases in their Aiding Abusers series, Live Action details just of few of the heart wrenching criminal cases of rape and sexual abuse that have been uncovered, showing that time and again, Planned Parenthood’s response was not to protect these victims, but instead to release them back to their abusers:

 

CASE INFORMATION

Police report shows Planned Parenthood failed to report rape in AZ

Arizona, 2014

In 2014, a Planned Parenthood counselor “intentionally miscoded” a sexual assault report as a “consensual encounter” to avoid reporting the incident to police, according to a report by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

The 15-year-old victim allegedly became pregnant from a rape and sought an abortion at a Tempe Planned Parenthood. The rape was perpetrated by 18-year-old Tyler Kost. According to reports, the counselor told the victim and her mother that it “wasn’t worth the hassle” to report the rape.

If the workers had reported the alleged assault, it could have jump-started a sheriff’s investigation into Kost months before he allegedly assaulted other teens at his school, court documents say.

Tyler Kost was charged with sexually assaulting 11 girls from the ages of 12 to 17, although authorities believe he assaulted additional students, according to a Fox News report.

On Feb. 10, 2017, Kost was sentenced to three years in prison in this serial sex crimes case.

Ohio, 2004

Sexual abuse victim Denise Fairbanks claims that Planned Parenthood’s “don’t ask/don’t tell” practices caused her to undergo additional abuse after she was taken to Planned Parenthood in 2004 by her father, John Blanks, who began sexually abusing her when she was just 13 years old. In her lawsuit, Fairbanks claims that she told Planned Parenthood about the abuse, but rather than help her, the workers there became complicit in covering sexual abuse by failing to report it to authorities.

Image: Planned Parenthood covers child sexual abuse Denise Fairbanks

Planned Parenthood covers child sexual abuse Denise Fairbanks

Life Legal Defense Foundation, whose attorney represented Fairbanks, states on its website:

When she became pregnant at age 16, her father took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. Although she informed the abortion clinic staff that she was being forced to have sex, they chose not to comply with mandatory reporting procedures. The Planned Parenthood staff did not inform local law enforcement, nor did they make any further inquiries into Fairbanks’ paternal abuse. After the abortion, Fairbanks was returned to the same abusive situation, where she remained for another year-and-a-half. More than a year later, her father was apprehended through a report filed by Denise’s basketball coach, and sent to jail.

Image: Planned Parenthood Ohio failed to report sexual abuse John Blanks case

Planned Parenthood Ohio failed to report sexual abuse John Blanks case

Planned Parenthood eventually settled the case. However, the victim claims that “Planned Parenthood did everything possible to try to defeat my claims and drown out my message, that when Planned Parenthood knows or suspects that a young girl is being sexually abused, it must meet its duties under the law and immediately report that abuse to the proper authorities.”

“This is just one of multiple cases that have demonstrated Planned Parenthood’s willingness to cover for sex offenders,” said Dana Cody, then Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation. Cody was referring to another example, the case of Roe v. Planned Parenthood from the same Hamilton County Court, which was resolved previously. Cody added:

“What this young woman went through as a young teenager is horrifying enough. She was forcibly raped, impregnated, forced to have an abortion, and then sent back for more abuse — a tragedy that Planned Parenthood could have prevented by simply complying with the law.”

“Ms. Fairbanks’ case, like others before it, has demonstrated a disturbing trend in Planned Parenthood practice, a continued disregard for the health and well-being of women and children.”

Ohio, 2004

“Jane Roe” was just 13 years old when her when her soccer coach, John Haller, began a sexual relationship with the child. In March of 2004, when Jane was 14, the 21-year-old coach impregnated “Jane” and took her for  an abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Southwest Ohio.

According to oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Ohio, when Haller persuaded her to have an abortion, she lied to abortion workers and said that she had been impregnated by a classmate and that her parents consented to the abortion. She gave them Haller’s cell phone number, saying it was her father’s.

Image: Planned Parenthood Ohio failed to report sexual abuse John Haller case

Planned Parenthood Ohio failed to report sexual abuse John Haller case

Planned Parenthood called the number but made no effort to verify that the person they were getting consent from was her father and not her abuser. They also didn’t obtain written parental consent, but merely verbal consent from an unknown person on the other end of the line. In fact, the victim’s parents never provided consent for the abortion.

Haller then took “Jane” to Planned Parenthood for an abortion, claiming to be her stepbrother. Despite her age, the abortion center did not report any suspected abuse to authorities. Shortly after the abortion, Haller resumed having sex with “Jane.” As a result of a subsequent report made by a teacher, Haller was later found guilty of seven counts of sexual battery.

Jane’s parents later filed a civil suit seeking damages from Planned Parenthood, alleging:

  1. Planned Parenthood intentionally violated Ohio’s informed consent laws for failing to meet with the teen 24 hours in advance of the abortion (instead, they let Haller pick up some documents from their offices to take to Jane);
  2. Planned Parenthood failed to obtain their written consent for the abortion;
  3. Planned Parenthood failed to notify police or a child services agency of suspected sexual abuse of a minor.

Planned Parenthood settled the case. After a criminal investigation, Haller was convicted of seven counts of sexual battery.

Washington, 2017

According to a November 2017 Court of Appeals document from the state of Washington, George Savanah repeatedly raped his daughter and impregnated her when she was 14, 16, and 17 years old, then took her to Planned Parenthood to cover his crimes. The court document reveals that Savanah took the victim to two different Planned Parenthood facilities for abortion procedures.

As Live Action News previously reported, the court record also indicates that no one else knew about the child’s pregnancies [except for the two abortion facilities] and that the victim had never had sex with anyone but Savanah.

Father impregnates daughter three times and takes her to Planned Parenthood

The sexual assaults only became public once the victim, not Planned Parenthood, spoke to her aunt about the abuse, nearly seven years after the victim was taken for her first abortion at Planned Parenthood. Savanah was eventually convicted of two counts of third degree rape of a child and two counts of first degree incest. Savanah was sentenced to 120 months plus 18 months community custody, which he appealed.

Colorado, 2012

A lawsuit filed against Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood and several of its staffers revealed that after a 13-year-old child became pregnant by her stepfather, Timothy David Smith, he brought her to Planned Parenthood to cover up his crime. Tragically, according to the court documentnot one of the four staffers with whom the victim interacted bothered to inquire about the circumstances of her pregnancy, or even verified her relationship with Smith.

Image: Planned Parenthood Colorado failed to report sexual abuse Timothy D Smith case

Planned Parenthood Colorado failed to report sexual abuse Timothy D Smith case

The document states, in part:

On May 3, 2012, R.Z. was thirteen (13) years of age and had been the victim of sexual abuse by her step-father, Timothy David Smith (“Smith”) for approximately seven (7) years… Approximately three weeks prior to May 3, 2012, R.Z. took a pregnancy test at the direction of Smith, due to concerns that she might be pregnant. The test indicated that R.Z. was pregnant. A few days to a week before May 3, 2012, Smith pressured R.Z. to call Planned Parenthood to make an appointment for an abortion. The appointment for an abortion was scheduled for May 3, 2012 at Planned Parenthood’s 7155 East 38th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80207, location. On May 3, 2012, Smith transported R.Z. to Planned Parenthood’s facility… for her appointment and accompanied her inside the facility. In connection with the abortion, Planned Parenthood required certain forms to be completed. Although R.Z. wrote her date of birth and signed some of the forms, the majority of the forms were completed by Smith, and R.Z. did not read them…

The lawsuit goes on to state that no one at Planned Parenthood spoke to the victim about potential sexual abuse nor verified her relationship with Smith.

Image: Planned Parenthood Colorado failed to report sexual abuse Timothy D Smith case

Planned Parenthood Colorado failed to report sexual abuse Timothy D Smith case

In a shocking admission during a deposition in the case, one employee stated that “being 13 and pregnant alone is not a red flag” for possible abuse, in Planned Parenthood’s opinion.

Image: Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains failed to report sexual abuse Timothy D Smith case

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains failed to report sexual abuse Timothy D Smith case

Months after the abortion, the abuse ended after the victim reported it to her mother.

California, 2010

Edgar Ramirez raped his 13-year-old daughter and impregnated her two times, resulting in two abortions at Planned Parenthood.

According to court documents, the first abortion occurred in July 2010. But rather than suspecting abuse when a 13-year-old child presented to Planned Parenthood as pregnant, the abortionist simply committed the procedure and advised the victim (again, only 13 years old) not to have sex for three weeks after her abortion.

Image: Planned Parenthood California failed to report sexual abuse Edgar Ramirez case

Planned Parenthood California failed to report sexual abuse Edgar Ramirez case

Following that abortion, court documents showed Ramirez resumed having sex with the child “a couple of days later.”

Then, within a few months, Ramirez got his daughter pregnant again, resulting in a second Planned Parenthood abortion, at which time the abortionist implanted an IUD to prevent additional pregnancies. Ramirez wasn’t arrested until the spring of 2011, after the child reported the abuse to police.

According to the court document, the trial court sentenced Ramirez to life in prison.

Arizona, 2002 

23-year-old Shawn M. Stevens impregnated his young victim not once, but twice, and each time he turned to Planned Parenthood for an abortion to cover his crimes. A timeline from the lawsuitindicates that on November 10, 1998, the victim, a 12-year-old child, referred to in court documents as “Jane Roe,” was taken by Stevens to Planned Parenthood for the first abortion.

Image: Planned Parenthood Arizona failed to report sexual abuse Shawn M Stevens case

Planned Parenthood Arizona failed to report sexual abuse Shawn M Stevens case

The abortion corporation not only committed the abortion on the girl, but failed to suspect that a pregnant 12-year-old child might be the victim of abuse, and therefore, she was handed back over to Stevens to be abused for an additional six months. By the time the victim turned 13, Stevens had again impregnated the child again. So, Stevens did what many other pedophiles have done. He turned again to Planned Parenthood. On May 6, 1999, he took the child for a second abortion. According to the case, “Only after the second abortion did Planned Parenthood notify authorities on May 11, 1999,” and media reports indicate that Stevens was arrested in June of that same year and sentenced in 2000 to five years in prison and lifetime probation.

Image: article Girls Sues Planned Parenthood failed to report sexual abuse Shawn M Stevens Case

Girls Sues Planned Parenthood failed to report sexual abuse Shawn M Stevens Case

But even the timeline surrounding when Planned Parenthood reported the abuse is disturbing and indicates that they waited five days after the abortion to care to say anything to the authorities. Given this timeframe, it would seem that the sexually abused child was handed back over to her abuser a second time after visiting the abortion business. As a result, the victim sued Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona along with several others for failing to report the abuse.

The lawsuit states in part:

“Had Planned Parenthood properly reported the incident to authorities, the perpetrator of the child molestation and sexual exploitation would have been apprehended by authorities and Jane Doe would not have had to go through a second abortion procedure. As a direct and proximate result of the gross negligence of Planned Parenthood, Jane Doe has suffered physical pain, humiliation, emotional distress, and permanent psychological damages…Plaintiff alleges that the second procedure may have caused permanent physical injury to Jane Doe.”

In 2002, the Associated Press reported that the judge found Planned Parenthood negligent in the case. In court papers, the organization defended not reporting the abortion because “it does not follow that the negligence caused damages,” and “no reporting would have been required if she had been eight months older,” the AP reported.

Stevens was charged with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and sentenced in 2000 to five years in prison and lifetime probation.

Pennsylvania, 2013

In 2013, Pennsylvania Department of Health inspectors conducted an annual survey of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood. They discovered that while some female patients admitted to being sexually active since the ages of 11 and 12, in at least six instances, the abortion provider did not inquire about the possibility of sexual abuse, nor did staff report the cases to authorities, as required by law.

Image: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania failed to report sexual abuse several times

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania failed to report sexual abuse several times

Live Action is among several organizations to document the repeated and systemic abuse cover-upsat Planned Parenthood, publishing several cases (herehere, and here). And, tragically, additional cases will be published in reports by Live Action regarding the Aiding Abusers series.

As stated in Live Action’s investigative report, “Live Action has documented many of Planned Parenthood’s failures and cover-ups, many other groups, such as Alliance Defending Freedom, Life Legal Defense Foundation, Life Dynamics, Americans United for Life, and others, have participated in legal actions or have collected reams of documents from lawsuits, court filings, and regulatory agency reports. Their work has contributed significantly to Live Action’s report.”

While society is demanding that Hollywood, the media, and other institutions and industries be held to account for complicity in covering sexual abuse, this abortion corporation continues to receive a pass at the expense of the victims they are legally required to protect.

Just listen to the words of sexual abuse victim Denise Fairbanks, whose case was highlighted in the videos:

She’s out there. Somewhere. A girl just like me. Somewhere there’s a young innocent girl—barely a teenager. And right now, she’s suffering from the horrors of sexual abuse at the hands of an adult as I did. Somewhere “that girl” is getting raped. Like I was. Impregnated. Like I was. And she may be taken to a Planned Parenthood abortion center. Like I was.

“That girl” may actually be telling Planned Parenthood that she’s being abused. Probably by her boyfriend. In my case, I was abused by my own father…

For six years Planned Parenthood did everything possible to try to defeat my claims and drown out my message, that when Planned Parenthood knows or suspects that a young girl is being sexually abused, it must meet its duties under the law and immediately report that abuse to the proper authorities.

The cases, according to Live Action president and founder Lila Rose, “show a systemic pattern of behavior at Planned Parenthood who claims that sexual assault victims come to its facilities on a daily basis.”

In future video releases, Live Action will continue to demonstrate how Planned Parenthood’s cover-ups aid abusers, and why this organization should be investigated and defunded immediately.

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

Alan Guttmacher (a man) pushed Planned Parenthood to perform abortions

Posted in Abortion History, Abortion prior to Roe, Alan F. Guttmacher, American Law Institute, Guttmacher, Illegal abortion, Planned Parenthood History, Planned Parenthood uses blacks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2018 by saynsumthn

Past Planned Parenthood president instrumental in pushing to decriminalize abortion

This article is part of a series on the history of Planned Parenthood. Read parts one and two and four.

In reviewing the genesis of Planned Parenthood’s obsession with abortion, their founder Margaret Sanger’s views on forced sterilization and birth control, we’ve learned that it was actually under Alan F. Guttmacher’s presidency that abortion became part of Planned Parenthood’s mission. In the second part of this series, we gave some context to just how long Guttmacher had been pushing abortion prior to becoming a leader of Planned Parenthood. In part three, we will detail when Planned Parenthood publicly began to call for the legalization of abortion and began referring for the procedure.

In 1962, Guttmacher became president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and shortly thereafter, he told a friend, “I have not had the fortitude” to present to PPFA the idea of promoting abortion. “I think I would have a tough time in getting them to take a stand” he said. Any open support for legal change, he said, according to author David J. Garrow, “is going to take a long time.”

In reality, it did not take long at all.

Image: Alan F Guttmacher

Alan F Guttmacher

Pushing the “health exceptions” and redefining “life of the mother”

Guttmacher had been an outspoken advocate of decriminalizing abortion for years, but he became especially obsessed with abortion while in New York, eventually serving (in 1968) on Governor Rockefeller’s commission to examine the abortion statute in the state and make recommendations for change. In comparing the abortion rate of New York hospitals, Guttmacher observed that more whites than minorities were having abortions, writing, “the ratio of therapeutic abortions per 1000 live births was 2.6 for whites, 0.5 for Negroes, and 0.1 for Puerto Ricans…. [D]iscrimination between ward and private patients and between ethnic groups served to aggravate my dissatisfaction with the status quo and led to my desire for the enactment of a new law.”

Image: Alan Guttmacher, 1973 (Image credit: WGBH)

Alan Guttmacher, 1973 (Image credit: WGBH)

Guttmacher was a Humanist who did not view the life of the child as equal to the woman. He can be credited with pushing the so-called “health exceptions” for abortion. “By defining ‘life’ to include mental well being… Guttmacher claimed that there were instances in which it was appropriate to protect a woman’s ‘life’ by taking the life of her fetus,” writes abortion historian Daniel K Williams:

“I don’t like killing,” Guttmacher stated in a public lecture in 1961.

“I don’t like to do abortions but as many of you probably fought in World War II and killed because you wanted to preserve something more important, I think a mother’s life is more important than a fetus.”

Guttmacher’s focus on abortion for health purposes might be attributed to his twin brother, Dr. Manfred Guttmacher, a psychiatrist who happened to be a member of the American Law Institute (A.L.I.). The two Guttmacher brothers were both activists in the first birth control clinic in Baltimore.

“I have great respect for the American Law Institute. My twin brother Manfred, also a physician, an authority on forensic psychiatry, is a member of this group. Because of our twinship, I was privileged to attend a closed meeting two years ago,”Guttmacher wrote in Babies by Choice or Chance, in 1961.

Image: Manfred Guttmacher US National Library of Medicine

Manfred Guttmacher (Image: US National Library of Medicine)

According to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the ALI was founded in 1923 and was made up of a group of  judges, lawyers, and law professors, “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.” It was the ALI’s Model Penal Code on abortion that was used in the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that forced abortion on every state in the nation.

Guttmacher later described that closed meeting further in 1972:

 [O]n a Sunday afternoon in December, 1959 when Mr. Herbert Wechsler (Professor of Law at Columbia) unveiled his model abortion statute now called the A.L.I. bill. The recommended statute provided that a doctor would be permitted to perform an abortion:

(1) if continuation of pregnancy “would gravely impair the physical or mental health of the mother”;

(2) if the doctor believed “that the child would be born with grave physical or mental defects”; or

(3) if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.”

Image: article American Law Institute Model Penal Code on Abortion 1959

American Law Institute Model Penal Code on Abortion 1959

“The Wechsler abortion bill was passed by the Institute as part of the total revised penal code revealed to the public in 1962. Many, including myself, hailed it as the answer to the legal problems surrounding abortion, which had always been the doctors’ dilemma,”Guttmacher recounted, adding, “In 1967, Colorado, California, and North Carolina… and in 1968, Maryland and Georgia… all modified their respective statutes using the A.L.I. bill as the prototype.”

“Even though the A.L.I. Code had not yet been adopted by any state, its mere promulgation opened the medical profession’s eyes to the preservation of health as being a justification for abortion,” Guttmacher wrote.

The real reason for the abortion push: population control and eugenics

Guttmacher’s and Sanger’s views were very similar, as they were both vocal members of the eugenics community. Sanger once advocated that a woman should obtain a license to breed in order to have a child, while Guttmacher pushed the idea that “feeble-minded” and “unfit” persons should have abortions. He was, however, clever enough to say that these were to be voluntary measures, despite a history of force within the population control movement.

As author Donald T. Critchlow explained in his book, “Intended Consequences,” “Within Planned Parenthood… population control advocates found a prominent place. Thus, Planned Parenthood maintained its position of promoting birth control as a woman’s right, but it joined other groups in lobbying for family planning as a means of controlling the rate of population growth.”

Image: Babies by Choice or By Chance, by Alan F Guttmcher

Babies by Choice or By Chance, by Alan F Guttmcher

In his 1959 book, “Babies by Choice or by Chance,” Guttmacher writes:

It is my belief that it should be permissible to abort any pregnancy in which there is high likelihood of injury to the health of the mother, or one in which there is a strong probability of an abnormal or malformed infant. In addition, the quality of the parents must be taken into account. Feeble-mindedness, in the mother in particularly, and her ability to care for a child should be evaluated. Pregnancy occurring from proved rape, and pregnancy in a child less than sixteen serves no useful purpose. Further, chronic moral turpitude which unfits humans as parents, such as drug addiction or chronic alcoholism, if declared incurable, should furnish ground for pregnancy interruption.

On December 4, 1967, Guttmacher appeared on a panel at Harvard Law School to discuss which types of people Hospitals should approve for abortions. He admitted:

“… I would abort mothers already carrying three or more children…. I would abort women who desire abortion who are drug addicts or severe alcoholics…. I would abort women with sub-normal mentality incapable of providing satisfactory parental care…”(Source; “Abortion: The Issues”, Dr. Alan Guttmacher – President, Planned Parenthood, December 4, 1967, Harvard Law School Forum)

Lying about motives… and about illegal abortion deaths

Abortion was strategically pushed on the nation, as Live Action News has previously reported, through lies and deceptions on the numbers of women who died from illegal abortions. And yet, a 1967 article in the Harvard Crimson quoted Alan Guttmacher speaking at the Harvard Law School Forum, admitting that most abortions prior to legalization were performed by “reputable physicians” – something that was downplayed as advocates pushed legal abortion as being safer than illegal abortion:

Seventy per cent of the illegal abortions in the country are performed by reputable physicians, each thinking himself a knight in white armor.

At the same event, Guttmacher asked for liberalization of abortion laws, but according to a report published by the Harvard Crimson, not for outright repeal. He said, “To allow abortion on demand would relegate man to the status of the bull.”

The next year, in 1968, Guttmacher founded the Center for Family Planning Program Development, a “special affiliate” of Planned Parenthood, later renamed The Alan Guttmacher Institute. The organization, according to their website, was “originally housed within the corporate structure of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).” In a speech he made in July of 1969, Guttmacher acknowledged that funding for his Institute came from grants “from the Kellogg, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations as well as several other lesser  foundations.” Some of these same organizations had been funding eugenics for years.

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Alan Guttmacher sees abortion as necessary 1968

In April 1969, Guttmacher suggested adding a clause to permit abortion in New York for any woman over 40 years of age, but it was voted down. He also believed that “abortion statutes should be entirely removed from the criminal code.”

“Family planning” not welcomed by minorities

Guttmacher called abortion “family planning,” and, in that same July 1969 speech, he pushed the decriminalization of abortion, saying, “It is time that we come to grips with two methods of family planning which we have a tendency to skip over in this country. One is abortion. I doubt that any of you is satisfied with the archaic, punitive, medieval law which now exists in your state and in mine which permits abortion to be done only to preserve the life of the mother. Almost all realize that liberalization of the abortion law is absolutely essential to permit the practice of good, honest medicine, not hypocritical medicine, but honest medicine. The question is how extensively should we liberalize the law.”

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Guttmacher calls abortion family planning 1969

The problem they had was that the very people which Sanger and her eugenics boards (and Guttmacher with his abortion advocacy push) targeted, the Black community, viewed birth control and abortion to be genocidal efforts to limit the growth of the Black race. And Planned Parenthood had noticed that their own minority patients had been on the decline. “Figures for ethnicity only go back to 1964 when 47% of the total patients were nonwhite. This dropped to 39% five years later in 1968,” Guttmacher stated.

Image: article Guttmacher speaks about Blacks in 1969

Guttmacher speaks about Blacks in 1969

Guttmacher acknowledged this in his speech:

“In addition, we must take full cognizance of the fact that our work among some militant minority groups is considered genocidal. They charge that what we are doing is not really trying to give a better family life to the less privileged segments of the community but trying to retard the numerical growth of ethnic minorities. This was first brought to my attention five or six years ago when I was lecturing at the University of California. For the first time in a long life I was picketed, and this fascinated me. I was picketed by a group called EROS, so I went down and chatted with the pickets who were very intelligent-looking black men. EROS means Endeavor to Raise Our Size…. They protested the work of PPWP as a form of genocide.”

Image: article Racism seen as denting Birth Control 1966

Racism seen as denting Birth Control 1966

Black suspicions ran even higher, when during a 1969 White House conference on food, nutrition and health, Guttmacher again unashamedly pushed for the decriminalization of abortion.

Fannie Lou Hamer

His statements, along with comments by others at the conference, were supposed to be aimed at helping the poor with food, but, instead, he was pushing population control. This alarmed Black activists like Fannie Lou Hamer, who, the night before the conference ended, issued a scathing attack on Guttmacher and others of like mind, according to a report filed on December 20, 1969, by the The Free Lance-Star. The paper quoted the noted civil rights activist as denouncing voluntary abortion, calling it “legalized murder,” making it clear that “she regards it as a part of a comprehensive white man’s plot to exterminate the Black population of the United States.”

The paper then went on to defend Guttmacher’s eugenic motives as “humanitarian.”

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Media spins Black concerns about Guttmacher push for abortion

A January 28, 1966, internal memo from Alan Guttmacher and Fred Jaffe acknowledged that Planned Parenthood was aware of how the Black community viewed abortion. The memo outlined the plan for winning over the Black community, calling for a “Community Relations Program” to “form a liaison between Planned Parenthood and minority organizations.” The plan, according to Planned Parenthood, would emphasize that “all people have the opportunity to make their own choices,” rather than, as the memo states, exhortation telling them how many children they should have.”

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Black community charges genocide from abortion

One way to get the message out, according to the memo, is to “get assistance from black organizations like The Urban League and the AME church,” and to employ “more Negro staff members on PP-WP [Planned Parenthood-World Population] and Affiliate’s staff, as well as recruit more Negro members for the National Board – at least 5.”

Planned Parenthood approves abortion advocacy

A few short years later, in 1968, Planned Parenthood did just that. Coincidentally, the move to add more Black board members came at the same time that the organization unanimously approved a policy recognizing abortion and sterilization as proper medical procedures.

According to the New York Times, “It called for liberalizing the criminal laws that prohibit them.”

Image: article Planned Parenthood uses Black man to push abortion (Image: New York Times 1968)

Planned Parenthood uses Black man to push abortion (Image: New York Times 1968)

At that same meeting, Planned Parenthood elected the first Black board chairman as the face to push this new abortion agenda — Dr. Jerome H. Holland, who, according to the NYT, “pledged his support for the group’s program saying that those who call birth control a form of genocide are ‘not aware of the real meaning of family planning and its uses.’”

Guttmacher expressed pleasure that “the group had taken a positive stand on ‘the necessity to liberalize abortion and sterilization statutes,’” adding that abortion should never be used as birth control. The recommendation affirmed by the 100-member board had originated from Planned Parenthood’s medical advisory committee, which Guttmacher had been part of. That committee had held:

“[I]t was the right and responsibility if every woman to decide whether and when to have a child…

“The committee recommended the abolition of existing laws and criminal laws regarding abortion and the recognition that advice, counseling and referral constituted an integral part of medical care…It recommended also that Planned Parenthood centers offer appropriate information and referral,” the NYTs reported.

The board then took Guttmacher’s advice to stress “voluntarism” with regard to legalizing abortion as the best way to reduce population.

Image: Planned Parenthood first calls for legalizing abortion 1968 (Image: New York Times)

Planned Parenthood first calls for legalizing abortion 1968 (Image: New York Times)

Planned Parenthood first calls for legalizing abortion 1968 (Image: New York Times)

“After this plank was approved in 1969,” writes Larry Lader in “Abortion II,” “PP chapters soon started abortion referrals, and even clinics, as ‘an integral part of medical care.’”

Planned Parenthood refers for abortions 

In fact, by 1970, Planned Parenthood of New York had announced according to the New York Times, “a citywide abortion information and referral service would be in operation on July 1, when the state’s new abortion law takes effect. The service will advise women on abortions and refer them to doctors and hospitals willing and able to perform the operations.”

Image: Planned Parenthood announces they will be referring for abortion June 1970

Planned Parenthood announces they will be referring for abortion June 1970

That same year, Guttmacher added, “We look forward to the time when our clinics can be closed, when the government can fund enough money to serve the poor and research new birth control methods.”

In our next article in this series, we will discuss Planned Parenthood’s first abortion facility, which did not open until 1970, and will detail Alan Guttmacher’s role in the idea of stand-alone abortion facilities, revealing how abortion came to be seen as the ultimate method of population control.

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

The population control advocate behind Planned Parenthood’s transition to abortion

Posted in Abortion History, Alan F. Guttmacher, Forced Population Control, Forced Sterilization, Guttmacher, Illegal abortion, Lader, Planned Parenthood History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2018 by saynsumthn

Alan Guttmacher, abortion, Planned Parenthood

This article is part two in a series on the history of Planned Parenthood. Read part one here.

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s focus was eugenic sterilization and birth control, rather than decriminalizing abortion. But it wasn’t a female eugenics crusader who rolled out the abortion agenda of Planned Parenthood — that came from Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, a physician and past vice-president of the American Eugenics Society who was already steeped in abortion prior to his election as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in 1962. Guttmacher worked with Mary S. Calderone, who joined Planned Parenthood’s staff in 1953 as its medical director, a post she held until 1964. Years earlier, Guttmacher had vowed to work to decriminalize abortion, eventually persuading the PPFA board to commit the procedures.

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PPFA president Alan F Guttmacher speaks about abortion, 1965

Planned Parenthood was initially reluctant to perform abortions — that is, until Guttmacher came on the scene. Before making millions committing abortions, Planned Parenthood admitted that abortion takes human life. A Planned Parenthood pamphlet from 1952 reads, “Abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun.”

Another pamphlet from Planned Parenthood Federation of America also describes abortion as a procedure that “kills life after it has begun” and one which is “dangerous” to a woman’s “life and health.”

In the early 1960s, abortion enthusiasts like Larry Lader bemoaned Planned Parenthood’s lack of involvement with abortion, noting in his book, “Abortion II,” that “Abortion never became a feminist plank in the United States among the suffragettes or depression radicals. It was ignored, even boycotted by Planned Parenthood women in those days.”

Lader notes in his book, “Ideas Triumphant” how, other than the National Organization for Women (NOW), few groups were willing to support abortion: “In medicine, only the American Public Health Association (APHA) had taken a stand…. The huge network of Planned Parenthood Federation clinics remained on the sidelines except for its outspoken medical committee under Dr. Alan Guttmacher.”

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Lawrence Lader, abortion crusader

Lader expounds further in his book, “Abortion II,” writing, “Planned Parenthood, with hundreds of chapters and clinics throughout the country, had been a particular disappointment. Legalized abortion, I insisted from the start, was the logical measure for contraception and an essential form of birth control. Under the leadership of Dr. Alan Guttmacher, the medical committee of Planned Parenthood-World Population proposed the ‘abolition of existing statutes and criminal laws regarding abortion’ in 1968. After this plank was approved by the members in 1969, Planned Parenthood chapters soon started abortion referrals, and even clinics, as an ‘integral part of medical care.’”

Guttmacher was an avid eugenicist, who joined others of his day in voicing a concern about rising population growth.  In spite of national calls for coercion to slow down the rate of population growth, Guttmacher instead advocated the decriminalization of abortion as an effort that he felt would accomplish the same result. But, although Guttmacher had learned how to finesse the rhetoric, he did not discount the use of coercion altogether. In 1966, Guttmacher compared the world population with the threat of nuclear war, telling the Washington Post that governments may have to act officially to limit families. “It may be taken out of the voluntary category,” Guttmacher said.

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Guttmacher abortion coercion possible

Population concerns drove public policy

In Michael W. Perry’s compilation of one of Sanger’s works with others of her period, “The Pivot of Civilization in Historical Perspective: The Birth Control Classic,” Perry writes of Alan Guttmacher, “In 1962, Alan Guttmacher, former vice president of the American Eugenics Association, assumed the presidency of Planned Parenthood. Soon, a ‘population bomb’ hysteria… was driving public policy. In 1969, a medical news magazine revealed what was really going on when it quoted Guttmacher, warning that if ‘voluntary means’ did not achieve the desired goals, ‘Each country will have to decide its own form of coercion and determine when and how it should be employed. At present, the means available are compulsory sterilization and compulsory abortion.’”

“That’s what [Margaret] Sanger intended to do with birth control…. So, why should it be surprising that Guttmacher felt the same?” Perry added.

 

This 1968 interview with Alan Guttmacher and a member of the clergy, which, according to Ball State University,  originated from WLBC-TV and was (possibly) a part of a segment titled, “Week in Review,” demonstrates the concern the PPFA president had about the so-called “population crisis.” Guttmacher began the interview by defining Planned Parenthood as a “movement which tries to make each child a wanted child born to responsible parents….”

In the interview, Alan Guttmacher, addressed the issue of population growth:

“Now, I think everyone is conscious of the fact that in some areas of the world there is explosive type of population increase, unsupportable, in that it is outdistancing food, it retards economic development… and, what we are attempting to do, of course, is to encourage countries to curtail the rate of growth.”

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He added this about the threat of a global “population crisis:”

Now, I’ve been in this a really long time and I am encouraged because, we have governments becoming deeply involved. Each year, one or more – many governments make population control part of national policy.

In 1969, after seeking government funding for “family planning” specifically for “low income Americans,” Guttmacher responded to criticism from some that population growth could be reduced by “voluntary methods” rather than government coercion. “I do not share their despair,” he stated. “The appropriate response, in my view, is to mobilize rapidly a total, coordinated U.S. program by government, in collaboration with voluntary health services, in an all-out maximum effort to demonstrate what voluntary fertility control can accomplish in a free society.”

A year later, in 1970, Guttmacher, told Boston Magazine that the United Nations should be the organization the United States used to carry out population control programs worldwide. Guttmacher explained his reasoning:

If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the dammed Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.

The fact is that Guttmacher understood that coercive means of population control would not be well received, especially by members of the Black community. The eugenics movement, of which he was a part, had come under criticism after the Nazis’ implemented their eugenic “final solution” for a “pure race” — something many believe originated with American eugenics leaders.

“So even though the plan [of coercion] may be desirable and would make us a stronger nation, a less polluted nation, I feel it would be strategically unwise at this time,” the former Planned Parenthood president told Lee McCall, a reporter for the Sarasota Herald Tribune in 1966.

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Guttmacher Compulsory Birth Control 1970

The push for taxpayer-funded birth control for the poor and minorities

Guttmacher, who also founded Planned Parenthood’s research arm and “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute, then proposed a blueprint to force taxpayers to pay for birth control access for the poor, as Live Action News detailed previously.

The plan was highly criticized by the Black community, which saw the move as a means of racist Black genocide.  “Among other things, this policy has brought the Planned Parenthood Federation under attack from black militants who see ‘family planning’ as a euphemism for race genocide,” the NYT reported at that time. So, a 1966 internal memo from Alan Guttmacher and Fred Jaffe outlined a new “community relations program” for winning over the Black community by “form[ing] a liaison between Planned Parenthood and minority organizations.” The plan, according to Planned Parenthood, was to emphasize that “all people have the opportunity to make their own choices,” rather than, as the memo states, exhortation telling them how many children they should have.”

Image from 1940’s Birth control pamphlet published by Planned Parenthood

In its 1969 article entitled, “Dr. Guttmacher is the Evangelist of Birth Control,” the New York Times was forced to acknowledge that many leaders sitting on Planned Parenthood’s board were in favor of coercive measures of population control. While painting the picture of an agency which was pushing birth control on the “ghetto” rather than the “middle-class” who were having more than the optimal amount of children, the paper noted that a “sizable” number of Planned Parenthood’s board was made up of “preponderantly white and well-to-do” people. They then quoted a Planned Parenthood board member who admitted the racist attitude of the organization when he stated, “What it all comes down to is that we want the poor to stop breeding while we retain our freedom to have large families. It’s strictly a class point of view.”

Guttmacher and Sanger were both (as eugenicists) concerned that the world population was a threat, but, Guttmacher, much savvier than Sanger, chose to couch his agenda as a “right.” He even told the paper that they were not trying to take away anyone’s rights, but trying to “show ghetto families how to space their children and avoid having children they don’t want.”

“Admittedly Guttmacher is buying time,” writes the New York Times in that 1969 report. “He thinks the voluntary movement should set a deadline of 1980. If world population growth has not dropped below 1.5 percent by then, he says, ‘we’ll have to get tough.’”

Guttmacher on coercive population control New York Times

Whatever Guttmacher meant by getting “tough” never materialized, because he believed decriminalizing abortion was the solution and noted this in a 1970 interview where he stated:

If we could get the abortion law liberalized, most of the 750,000 unwanted pregnancies would not lead to babies – rejected children, battered baby syndrome and illegal abortions.

Proposing the availability of “unlimited abortion” to curb population growth

And, in that same year, Guttmacher admitted to a 1970 Cornell Symposium, (according to an April 7, 1970, article published by the Cedar Rapids Gazette), that although he did not know when life began, he believed that “unlimited abortion” was the only way to reduce population growth, saying, “There is no question that the most effective way of reducing population growth is by unlimited abortion.”

According to researcher and author Mary Meehan, “Guttmacher undoubtedly believed that [abortion] helped women; in fact, he had referred patients to an illegal abortionist as early as 1941. Yet he also had other motives, indicated by his service as vice president and board member of the American Eugenics Society.”

Omage: book The Case for Legalized Abortion Now, edited by Alan F Guttmacher

The Case for Legalized Abortion Now, edited by Alan F Guttmacher

In 1967, Guttmacher edited a book on legalizing abortion, where he admitted, “Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and, if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save, life.” Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino agrees with this, stating that there is never a valid medical reason for abortion:

Guttmacher became Chief of Obstetrics at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital in 1942, eventually creating a staff committee of five to make decisions about abortion. Like Sanger, Guttmacher allegedly watched a woman die from an illegal abortion while serving as an intern in Baltimore. He later wrote of other women, “In a short period I witnessed three deaths from illegal abortions: a 16-year old with a multiperforated uterus, a mother of four who died of sepsis rejecting another child, and a patient in early menopause who fatally misinterpreted amenorrhea.”

Image: Alan Guttmacher 1973 (Image credit: WGBH)

Alan Guttmacher 1973 (Image credit: WGBH)

For years, Guttmacher referred women to physicians for illegal abortion procedures. He once wrotehow an illegal abortionist, nicknamed Dr. T,  showed him the abortion technique. “His technique was to pack one inch gauze strips into the cervix and lower uterine segment the night before he was to evacuate the conceptus,” Guttmacher wrote. “After 12 hours of packing, the cervix was wide open, and he was able to empty the uterus with an ovum forceps, followed by currettage without anesthesia. In advanced pregnancies he inserted intrauterine bougies, held in place by a vaginal pack until strong contractions commenced, which not infrequently took several days.”

“These early medical experiences with the unavailability of abortions in reputable hospitals and the incidence of illegal abortions convinced me that permitting abortion only ‘to preserve the life of the mother’ was undesirable and unenforceable…. My sentiment was that as long as the law was as restrictive as it was, doctors should not breach it, but work to change the law – a position which I forthrightly espoused in the classroom,” Guttmacher stated.

Dr. T later attended a 1950’s Abortion in the United States conference sponsored by PPFA, which focused on abortion. PPFA leader Mary Calderone writes, “Those very concerned with the problem of abortion will be full of gratitude for this report; gratitude to the P.P.F.A. for convening the conference and for the frankness of the thirty-eight participants, who comprised eminent gynaecologists, psychiatrists and a few social workers. The highlight of the proceedings was an M.D.’s testimony as a convicted (but not imprisoned) abortionist. The chairman stated that Dr. T. was his valued friend, known for nearly three decades, and described him as ‘an extremely competent abortionist … who some years ago fell into disagreement with the law and is no longer in practice”.’”

The PPFA group heard from abortion advocates worldwide, and in the end, Calderone indicates that there was no clarion call to push for abortion reform.

In his book, “Babies by Choice or by Chance,” published in 1959, Guttmacher allegedly deplored “the performance of abortion on virtual demand.” But Guttmacher also noted how he had learned from experience how hospitals were “allowed to interpret and administer the abortion law of their respective states without supervision or interference from either the police, the courts or medical agencies.”

Babies by Choice or By Chance, by Alan F Guttmcher

In 1952, Guttmacher had relocated from Baltimore to New York, where he became the first Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai Hospital, which had already been approving and performing abortions. “I was told that if a private patient was denied abortion in another institution, she frequently sought abortion at Mt. Sinai because of its well-known, relatively liberal policy,” Guttmacher claimed.

Alan Guttmacher appointed head of obstetrics at Mount Sinai Hospital (Image New York Times June 27,1952)

By 1962, Guttmacher was at the helm of Planned Parenthood and he was positioned to put his dream of decriminalizing abortion into action. That same year, as chairman of the medical and scientific committee of the Human Betterment Foundation, Guttmacher called the existing abortion laws “archaic” and “idiotic.”

Guttmacher named president of Planned Parenthood, 1967 (Image: New York Times)

“The idea that the fetus has a sacred right to survive from the moment of fertilization is a Judeo Christian creation,” he said according to a May 2, 1962, Poughkeepsie Miscellany News report.

Alan Guttmacher calls 1960 abortion laws archaic

“I believe that a new abortion statute for New York and each of the other states is needed…. I think it is high time that a commission of physicians, lawyers, judges, sociologists, and religionists convened in an attempt to wrestle with the problem realistically…. The only way progress can be made is through an aroused citizenry. What we need in the United States is a uniform abortion law,” Guttmacher wrote in “Babies by Choice.”

A few years later, during a 1965 “Abortion and the Law” BBC program, Guttmacher, then president of PPFA, put forth the infamous “health” exception for abortion, stating (36:20):

Now, the law as you know is simply to preserve the life of the mother. This is wholly inadequate.

Number one, I’d preserve the life or health of the mother. And, as you know, health could be interpreted quite broadly and I think it should be. In 1960, the World Health Organization gave us splendid definition of health. They said health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. Not simply the absence of illness and disease.

Second, I feel that abortion should be done, when competent medical opinion feels that there’s strong likelihood of the current [inaudible] to result in the malformed or abnormal child. I think whenever pregnancy is the result of proved rape, incest, or the impregnation of a child of sixteen or less, with or without the consent, that we have legal grounds for interrupting this pregnancy.

Interestingly, this language comes directly from the 1959 American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code on abortion. In our next report in this series, we will learn Guttmacher’s connection to that organization and detail what led up to Planned Parenthood’s decision to push for the decriminalization of abortion and begin referring for the procedure.

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

This was part two in Live Action News’ series on the history of Planned Parenthood’s move to committing abortions. You can read part one ,(1)  part three, and part four in additional articles. 

Guttmacher’s delusion of “independence” from Planned Parenthood

Posted in Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood and Guttmacher with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2016 by saynsumthn

The Guttmacher Institute – which supports and promotes the full agenda of Planned Parenthood, even taking its name from one of the abortion giant’s former presidents – has been successful in convincing the media that they are the most credible source on all things family planning and abortion. In turn, the media has happily presented Guttmacher as an impartial research organization.

But are they? Archived news articles document that in the early years of the Guttmacher Institute, the mainstream media correctly referred to them as the “research arm of Planned Parenthood.” In fact, past references from the media and others of the Guttmacher Institute also included the title “division of Planned Parenthood” and “special affiliate.”

While the organization states it became independent from Planned Parenthood in 1977, the two groups’ agendas appear to have remained the same.

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America audit revealed over $62 MILLION paid in employee compensation

Posted in Planned Parenthood Audit, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood rich off taxpayers, Planned Parenthood six digit salary with tags , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

An Independent audit on Planned Parenthood Federation of America published December 5, 2014 by KPMG, revealed some interesting facts.

KPMG’s Charities practice audits over 200 charity clients nationwide and work with many other charities in a tax or other advisory relationship.

Planned Parenthood received half a billion dollars from the federal taxpayer annually. They are the nation’s largest provider of abortions in all trimesters ranging in the hundreds if thousands of babies killed every year according to their own records. In addition, Planned Parenthood has been accused by the group The Center for Medical Progress for selling the body parts of babies they abort, some alegedly still alive when they are “procured.”

By June of 2014, PPFA’s total assets totaled: $367,254,551.

PPFA Planned Parenthood liabilities and assets 2014

Planned Parenthood’s total contributions and grants for 2014, a whopping $186,178,077.

EMPLOYEE SALARIES, COMPENSATION, HEALTH AND RETIREMENT:

Total employee compensation for 2014 $62,410,804.

Salaries and Payroll taxes totaled $54,053,081 and health and retirement benefits totaling $8,357,723 in 2014.

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An increase from the $50,031.640 employee compensation for 2013, ($43,304,187 for salaries and Payroll taxes and health and retirement benefits totaling $6,727,453).

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A sampling of Planned Parenthood salaries can be found here.

According to a 2015 report from American Life League’s STOPP 78 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clients receive incomes below the federal poverty level. Yet, the combined salaries of its CEOs was $11,536,408 in 2013.

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The audit revealed that PPFA holds a long term debt balance for revenue bonds issued in 2012 and purchased by Bank of America in New York. The proceeds of the bonds were utilized for PPFA’s New York office space. The loan amount was $30,000,000.

Planned Parenthood Bank of America

As a side note, Bank of America has been the target of a Waco pro-life group who said they are hoping to convince BOA to stop matching employee funds to Planned Parenthood.

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Pro-life Waco recently conducted a demonstration outside the Waco Bank of America Branch to educate the public.

Of course our goal is to convince Bank of America to terminate its matching donation for employees who give to Planned Parenthood.” organizer John Pisciotta said.

John Pisciotta Bank of America Planned Parenthood

When the BOA capitulation finally comes, this will be another blow delivered to Planned Parenthood for their brutal, deadly, and disgraceful treatment of preborn babies,” he added.

KPMG is listed by Evaluetor as a company that funds Planned Parenthood.

KPMG Planned ParenthoodAn interesting note is that WESLEY A. BROWN, Managing Director for KPMG, served either as President or Chairman of the Board’s of the Denver Public Library Commission, Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, the Iliff School of Theology, as well as Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, according to his own bio published online.

KPMG has also audited IPPF.

View the PPFA audit here.

Video exposes Houston mega Planned Parenthood where babies are called intact fetal cadavers pulled from freezer

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted baby born alive, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Houston, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

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The Center for Medical Progress has released a 5th video showing the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as “specimens.”

Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

Our organization has been doing research for many many many years,” Farrell tells CMP.

At issue is whether Planned Parenthood is violating federal law in selling aborted baby body parts and altering the abortion procedures to do so.

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We deviate from our standard to do that,” Planned Parenthood’s Director of Research says in the video.

Adding that the procedure is “generally standard” but admitting “I’m saying standard loosely.”

She also admits that six of the abortion facility’s doctors abort babies beyond 16 weeks and the “doctors” also do “research.”

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Asked if Planned Parenthood can alter or adjust the procedure to get the specific organ or tissue needed, the Planned Parenthood employee repeatedly replies yes.

Even agreeing to 18-20 week “specimens” that are “intact‘ meaning babies that are delivered or aborted whole.

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“We’re going to potentially have some that will be more or less intact and then some that will not be,” Farrell says.

Yeah if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this, I mean- that’s- it’s all just a matter of line items.”

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Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.

TEXAS INVESTIGATION

The Texas governor has ordered an investigation into Planned Parenthood and recently a hearing on the matter was conducted in the state.

During the hearing, the state’s attorney general testified their investigators saw fingers and toes in “POC Room”:

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    “Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

    “As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

In 2013, Life Dynamics interviewed former employees from a Houston abortion facility unrelated to Planned Parenthood.

The abortion workers claimed the doctor would sometimes abort babies that would come out alive.

A partial transcript from the interview read as follows:

    Clinic Worker: “ Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course the fetus would still be alive because it was still moving, of course, you could see the stomach breathing and um that’s when he would do his um, he would snip the spine, as they were saying this doctor did and of course the soft spot was one of the spots that he um would take one of the forceps, or what is it called? The dilators and stick it down the soft spot of the fetuses head.”

    Interviewer: “You saw this happen?”

    Clinic Worker: “Oh yes. I think every morning I saw on several occasions. If we had um, if we had 20 something patients, of course maybe 10 or 12, or 13 or 15 would be large procedures – out of those large procedures I’m pretty sure I was seeing 3 to 4 fetus that were completely delivered in some way or another.”

More on that here.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD PATHOLOGY ROOM

In the Center for Medical Progress video, CMP “buyers” are taken into Planned Parenthood’s back pathology room where they ask to view any fresh specimens i.e. aborted babies.

With a BIG smile on her face, the Planned Parenthood assistant says, “We had a really long day and they are all mixed up in a bag,” she states as she giggles.

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They then ask for a look anyway and a Planned Parenthood worker tells them, “It varies on gestation, sometimes they come out really intact.”

They tell CMP that they keep the “specimens” frozen.

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The disturbing images of Planned Parenthood poking through the remains if unborn children are horrific as they brag that their tiny organs come out “really really well.

Stating they get “40 to 50 easy” babies per month that are 16-22 weeks.

In addition, the employees discuss how Planned Parenthood Federation of America is “moving away from a standardized policy” regarding fetal tissue donation because PPFA is, “encouraging more participation but they don’t want to get too into the mix of it,” they say.

Earlier this week, a vote in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood failed to reach the needed 60 votes to move the bill forward. The abortion baby parts business receives half a billion dollars in federal tax money each year.

You can view how your Senator voted here.

Planned Parenthood wants to “make abortion normal”

Posted in Abortion Stigma, Cecile Richards Salary, Planned Parenthood 990, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood six digit salary with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2015 by saynsumthn

The very thought of something even the abortion lobby trumps as “RARE” to be made normal is appalling.

But, when Planned Parenthood, which has been running away from the label of abortion business, tweets “make abortion normal“, one must take note.

Here is the message tweeted by the tax funded organization:

“Make abortion normal = End Stigma! http://ow.ly/OklpH #EndAbortionStigma

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Planned Parenthood even wrote this on their website where they also praised their president, Cecile Richards for “coming out” about her own abortion, “If you think about it, abortion stigma—the fact that women feel judged for something that’s not uncommon—seems a little old-school, doesn’t it? Planned Parenthood and many other organizations, lobbyists, and individuals out there agree and they’ve chosen to take a stand by ending the silence.”

Ironically, despite their rhetoric Planned Parenthood has been trying to change their “imageaway from the largest abortion provider in the country.

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An interesting turn of events given that Planned Parenthood has worked hard to hide their image of the abortion giant they are setting up abortion clinics and abortion referral centers nationwide like the Wal-mart of the abortion industry.

Of late, Planned Parenthood has spent an great deal of time marketing themselves as anything BUT an abortion center – yet- they hypocritically call for and end to “abortion stigma?”

Hmmm.

Why would that be if child killing in the womb for any reason and at any gestational age is to be made “normal“?

Because, for all of their fancy marketing of abortion as a “choice“, the public still finds abortion distasteful at best and out-right abhorrent at worst.

It may be true that many do not want all abortions made illegal, but, many also see abortion as a kind of a “necessary evil” and certainly not something to be made “normal.”

Pro-life people however would disagree, noting it for what it is, the wholesale slaughter of a human baby in the womb for pay.

And, the largest recipient of that murder for hire fee is Planned Parenthood themselves where directors and staff rake in six digit salaries for their alleged “care no matter what $$$.

Below are a few examples form the corporate 990, which does not include salaries from each of the abortion giant’s almost 800 centers:

2012, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 990:

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2011, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 990:

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2010, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 990:

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The truth is that, “making abortion normal” is all Planned Parenthood is about and anyone who doubts this need only look at the numbers:

Planned Parenthood Annual Report Totals – Abortion Totals:

2013 – 327,653

2012-327,166

2011– 333,964

2010 – 329,445

2009 – 331,796

2008 – 324,008

2007 – 305,310

2006 – 289,750

2005 – 264,943

2004 – 255,015

2003 – 244,628

2002– 230,630

2001– 213,026

2000 – 197,070

Center for Disease Control abortion totals USA:

2011 – 1.06 million abortions (Guttmacher)

2010– 765,651

2009 – 784,507

2008 – 825,564 ( While Guttmacher reports – 1.21 million in 2008)

2007 – 827,609

2006 – 846,181

2005 – 820,151

2004 -839,226

2003 – 848,163

2002– 854,122

2001 – 853,485

2000 – 857,475