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Planned Parenthood promised to train workers to help sexual abuse victims. They lied.

Posted in Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Lila Rose, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: Sex Abuse coverup at Planned Parenthood report Aiding Abusers

Next in Live Action’s multi-part docuseries showing irrefutable evidence of a decades-long sexual abuse cover-up at Planned Parenthood is an interview that will reveal how the taxpayer-funded organization lied when they told the American people and the media that they were “retraining” staffers. The interview originally aired last year; however, in this current climate of the TimesUp and MeToo movements as well as a growing intolerance for enablers of abuse, it is imperative that the American people know the kind of organization they are being forced to fund through Title X, Medicaid and other state and federal tax dollars.

“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,” Live Action president and founder Lila Rose stated in her group’s initial press release.

READ: Former Planned Parenthood manager exposes abortion industry’s treatment of women

“Time and again, rather than reporting abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly looked the other way and committed 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.” (See the video on the recorded cases in which Planned Parenthood covered up sexual abuse here.)

“Live Action is releasing this report as the TimesUp 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,” Rose added.

The Aiding Abusers report, according to Rose, “includes numerous court cases, multiple news media reports, official police reports, state health department records, manager testimonials admitting a failure to report, and statements of underage sex abuse victims saying they were returned to their abusers after forced abortions.”

The next video release of the docuseries reveals how Planned Parenthood lied after being caught on film in an undercover Live Action investigation, displaying a willingness to turn a blind eye to child sex trafficking.

Image: CNN Planned Parenthood to retrain

CNN Planned Parenthood to retrain after covering sexual abuse

As Live Action News has previously reported, in 2011, Live Action investigators exposed eight Planned Parenthood staffers at seven different Planned Parenthood facilities willing to aid and abet child sex traffickers by suggesting how to get abortions and birth control for their 14- and 15-year-old victims. After Live Action released the undercover footage exposing Planned Parenthood, the abortion chain informed the media that it would retrain thousands of staff members across the country to properly report suspected sexual abuse of minors to authorities.

Proof of those “claims” can be seen in this Live Action News report.

Image: Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staffers on sexual abuse

Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staffers on sexual abuse

Ramona Treviño, who was employed as a Planned Parenthood manager in Sherman, Texas, when these so-called retraining sessions were to have occurred, revealed that these “retraining sessions” actually instructed staff how to identify undercover journalists and whether they were being recorded instead of helping employees identify and report potential abuse.

“Planned Parenthood Federation of America went out publicly saying that they would retrain all of their staff on how they reported abuse,” Treviño states in the video interview below:

The alleged retraining was pitched to the media as a way to ensure that Planned Parenthood staffers knew how to identify victims of child sexual abuse or sex trafficking. And, of course, as Live Action News had previously documented, the media accepted Planned Parenthood’s words with zero follow-up.

Treviño, who attended the “retraining,” describes it instead as a training on how to detect if employees were being recorded.

“And, when we were called into this meeting, I – um – went in really believing that Planned Parenthood could redeem themselves. They are going to prove that they really do care about women and  this is something that really concerns them,” Treviño tells Rose in the video.

Image: Ramona Trevino said Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staff to identify sexual abuse

Ramona Trevino said Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staff to identify sexual abuse

The former Planned Parenthood manager continued:

I walk into the room and it’s dark – we sign in – and there’s a projector screen pulled down. And, they begin to play all of the previous undercover investigations that had been put out about Planned Parenthood. And I became very perplexed. I thought, you know, what’s going on here? Are we showing these things because they’re trying to show us, you know, what not to do? You know, the things that are wrong- that we don’t do these things?

… I raised my hand and I said, “I’m confused. Like, when are we going to actually begin the retraining? What can I do, as a manager, to take this information back to my staff and… enforce policies and procedures that would help protect women who are experiencing either sex trafficking or abuse, sexual abuse in any way?” Because, that’s a difficult subject to talk about, if you ever have a patient come in who expresses that. And so, I really wanted to know how we dealt with that.

Image: Planned Parenthood staffers aid sex traffickers (Image Credit: Live Action)

Planned Parenthood staffers aid sex traffickers (Image Credit: Live Action)

However, despite Treviño’s continued questions, the former Planned Parenthood worker claims she was simply shot down.

… She immediately shot me down, and she said, “We’re not here to talk about that, Ramona. We’re here to teach you how to identify if you’re being videotaped or recorded or entrapped in any way.”

At that moment, my heart just sunk. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I couldn’t believe that we were actually, um, there to train on how to identify if we’re being recorded. Again, it goes back to…do we have something to hide? Why, why is this an issue for us?

“That experience for me left me so disgusted that I couldn’t see how Planned Parenthood could ever redeem themselves after that,” Treviño adds.

This first hand account of that alleged “retraining” has been virtually dismissed by members of the mainstream media, which is regularly rewarded by Planned Parenthood for its silent complicity. Live Action’s Aiding Abusers docuseries and investigative report come on the heels of new proposed rules from The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which would require recipients of federal Title X dollars to report sexual abuse.

Image: Planned Parenthood rewards journalists that ignore fact that PP covers sexual abuse

Planned Parenthood rewards journalists that ignore fact that PP covers sexual abuse

In addition to one former Planned Parenthood worker testifying to systemic sexual abuse cover-ups at Planned Parenthood, Live Action previously released video testimony from other former workers, corroborating Live Action’s claims.

“Because of flagrant violations like these, the proposed Title X rule tightening on reporting abuse is absolutely necessary,” Lila Rose stated in the aforementioned press release.

She then called for Planned Parenthood to be investigated and defunded immediately:

“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.”

Rose has also called for the TimesUp movement to join Live Action in exposing Planned Parenthood for decades of enabling sexual abusers.

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

Planned Parenthood “discredited” by horrific Live Action report of sexual abuse cover-up

Posted in Abortion Worker, child abuse, child predator, Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by saynsumthn

In calling Live Action’s investigation ‘discredited,’ Planned Parenthood attacks abuse victims

Image: Live Action Aiding Abusers report and docuseries on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood responded to Live Action’s new investigative report that reveals the abortion chain’s pattern of helping child sex abusers cover up their crimes. Live Action released the first part of a docuseries which features court cases concerning Planned Parenthood’s unreported sexual abuse of children. The cases went into explicit detail. The abortion chain has been caught repeatedly committing abortions on abuse victims as young as 12 and 13 years old, failing to report the suspected abuse and returning the victims to their abusers.

In response to Live Action’s mountain of evidence, according to Politico, Planned Parenthood has stated that “Live Action’s report draws on discredited evidence.”

In a Tweet last night, Live Action responded to Planned Parenthood about this so-called “discredited evidence”:

Image: Planned Parenthood claims Aiding Abusers report discredited (Image credit: Live Action Twitter Page)

Planned Parenthood claims Aiding Abusers report discredited. (Image credit: Live Action Twitter Page)

Live Action’s evidence is public and available for anyone to see. Below is a sample image from just one of the horrific criminal cases unearthed in Live Action’s investigation. It shows that the victim of George Savanah suffered years of additional abuse. This was due in part to Planned Parenthood’s willingness to turn a blind eye to victims. (Read more on this case here.)

Image: George Savannah sex predator took victim to Planned Parenthood

Sexual predator George Savannah took his victim to Planned Parenthood.

Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, responded to Planned Parenthood’s smear in a press release:

When Planned Parenthood calls our report “discredited,” they are attacking the testimonies of the very girls who endured horrific abuse and then had it covered up by their own abortion centers.

To be clear, the report includes numerous court cases, multiple news media reports, official police reports, state health department records, manager testimonials admitting a failure to report, and statements of underage sex abuse victims saying they were returned to their abusers after forced abortions.

Image: Lila Rose introduces Live Action's Planned Parenthood Aiding Abusers series

Lila Rose introduces Live Action’s Planned Parenthood Aiding Abusers series

Planned Parenthood has said repeatedly that victims of sexual abuse should be believed, yet when they call these cases that are documented in court records and media accounts “discredited evidence,” they are calling the victims liars, just like their abusers did. At a time when Planned Parenthood’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on sexual abuse continues to put girls in danger every day, their callous attempt to discredit victims and their stories is especially abhorrent.

In today’s #MeToo and #TimesUp climate of intolerance against complicity in covering for sexual abusers, it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood is pointing a finger not only at Live Action, but even more disturbing at the very victims the cases represent.

Today, Rose also announced the release of a new video, in the docuseries, featuring eyewitness testimonies from four former Planned Parenthood employees confirming the organization’s failure to report sexual abuse.

 

In the video, former managers and workers share their eyewitness accounts and confirm Planned Parenthood’s failure to report sexual abuse. One former manager, Sue Thayer, said:

We were all required to be mandatory reporters, but, if we saw a case – questionable abuse or even for sure, I mean, this kid is being abused – we really were discouraged from calling it in, just because they didn’t want to have the trouble – the angry parent, the angry boyfriend, whatever it was. So, more than once I was told, ‘No, that is not reportable. You don’t need to call it in.’

Image: Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Monica Cline, a former health educator who worked with Planned Parenthood in Texas and New Mexico, shares this:

[Planned Parenthood workers] adopted George Bush’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ [policy]… If we don’t ask how old her partner is, we don’t have to tell. And so Planned Parenthood actually allows victims of human trafficking to continue to be victims of human trafficking. And they’re okay with that. I went back to my office and I told my supervisor, listen, I’m trying to teach them about key concepts on Title X; they’re admitting that they’re not going to report cases of statutory rape.

In addition, Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager, discusses what the abortion corporation really did after it was caught aiding people posing as human traffickers:

Image: Ramona Trevino

Ramona Trevino, former Planned Parenthood Manager.

I raised my hand and I said, ‘I’m confused, when are we going to actually begin the retraining? What can I do as a manager to take this information back to my staff and enforce policies and procedures that would help protect women who are experiencing either sex trafficking or sexual abuse in any way?’ [The trainer] immediately shot me down and she said, ‘We’re not here to talk about that, Ramona. We’re here to teach you how to identify if you’re being videotaped or recorded or entrapped in any way.

As more details of the horrific criminal and civil cases come to light through this docuseries, the American public will see if the typically silent complicity machine surrounding Planned Parenthood responds to this evidence.

It is not Live Action’s evidence that is discredited, but Planned Parenthood.

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

Former Planned Parenthood staffers explain how Medicaid fraud is being committed

Posted in Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood illegal activity, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

In 2015, seven former Planned Parenthood (PPFA) employees informed the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that Planned Parenthood should be investigated for a number of potentially criminal and fraudulent acts. These former employees told Committee members in a formal letter that because Planned Parenthood receives half a billion in taxpayer funding annually, Planned Parenthood should “[…] merit close Government attention as to whether or not these funds are being spent appropriately.”

The former Planned Parenthood staffers’ letter noted, “we are of one mind that the extent of theses problems with the organization is not fully understood by the American people….” They added that they “could personally attest” that Planned Parenthood has “operated as a law unto itself, gladly accepting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer support while using the rubric of ‘reproductive rights’ to claim exemption from the normal standards of accountability that every other recipient of public funds is expected to meet.”

In recent years, additional former Planned Parenthood staffers have come forward to accuse the abortion corporation of fraudulently overbilling Medicaid, milking American taxpayers for millions of dollars.

READ: Half of WI Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid payments were fraud, auditors say

Karen Reynolds

In August 2013, the whistleblower case of Karen Reynolds, a former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, resulted in the Houston-based Planned Parenthood affiliate paying $4.3 million to resolve civil allegations made by Reynolds under the False Claims Act in the Eastern District of Texas. According to a Department of Justice release:

The government alleged that between 2003 and 2009, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast billed and was paid by government programs, Texas Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program, for certain items and services related to birth control counseling, STD testing and contraceptives when such items and services were either not medically necessary, not medically indicated or not actually provided.

According to a 2017 report called “Profit No Matter What,” published by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), Planned Parenthood’s facilities were required “to constantly increase their ‘pay per visit’ goals which were the bills charged to Medicaid for every patient visit.”

A recent interview with former Planned Parenthood manager, Sue Thayer, indicated that Planned Parenthood also had abortion quotas:

Patricia Carroll

Patricia Carroll was employed as the Accounts Receivable Manager by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and stated in her claim against Planned Parenthood that she noticed “a large revenue increase” of 314.76% for PP in Huntsville “while preparing the monthly Projection report.” The Dallas Morning News said about Carroll’s Medicaid fraud accusation:

Carroll worked as the accounts receivable manager at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast from 2007-2012. In that position, she said she discovered “a fraudulent Medicaid scheme” that dated back to 2002. She alleged that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville had an employee visit a charter school called Gulf Coast Trade Center and perform STD/HIV tests on the students there, all of whom receive Medicaid benefits.

Carroll said Planned Parenthood incorrectly coded the visits to collect Medicaid reimbursements, estimating the clinic received about $200 per student. “Thousands of claims were filed” in the ten year span, according to Carroll’s original complaint.

In May 2014, a federal district judge in Houston ruled that Carroll had “adequately pleaded factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that Planned Parenthood knowingly filed false claims.”

The ADF/CLI report added that “at least some of the services were not medically necessary due to the duplication of visits, teens already having been tested at the jails or court systems they came from, and the higher-level staff already onsite at the school who could provide the same testing and education at no cost.”

Carroll’s lawsuit was dismissed on January 29, 2016, for an undisclosed settlement amount, the ADF/CLI report states.

Victor Gonzalez’s complaint against Planned Parenthood

P. Victor Gonzalez

P. Victor Gonzalez was employed as Vice President of Finance and Administration by Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA). Gonzalez accused Planned Parenthood affiliates in California of marking up the cost of birth control drugs between 1997 and 2004 for government reimbursement, resulting in improper reimbursements — at taxpayer expense — far in excess of $200 million.

“An internal email from Gonzalez states that PPLA’s actual acquisition cost for oral contraceptive pills was $1-2, but that it was charging the government $12-48 per pack – a ‘hefty markup’ ‘proscribed by DHS regulations.’ Gonzalez estimates the impact on PPLA alone as approximately $4 million in revenues in a single typical year,” the ADF/CLI report states.

Sue Thayer

Sue Thayer, former manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Storm Lake and LeMars facilities in Iowa, claimed Planned Parenthood defrauded Medicaid out of millions by overcharging for services, illegally billing for abortion-related care.

In 2015, Thayer testified before a Congressional committee about the claim, accusing Planned Parenthood of filing “[…] false claims totaling about $28 million with Iowa’s Medicaid program for (1) illegally dispensing “medically unnecessary” quantities of oral contraceptive pills and birth control patches to C-Mail Medicaid patients and doing so without a prescription; (2) fraudulently billing the Iowa Medicaid program for abortion-related services; and (3) coercing “donations” from Medicaid patients.

In an op-ed Thayer wrote in 2017, she elaborated further:

Planned Parenthood advertises that services and supplies are free, but when Medicaid-eligible women are served, it is expected they donate fifty percent of the total cost for the visit…. Planned Parenthood receives $542,000,000 in federal funding, yet asks women who live at or below the poverty line, who depend on federally-funded healthcare to make a donation — proof that Planned Parenthood is much more concerned about its bottom line than women in need.

“Planned Parenthood counted those payments as voluntary donations and billed the full amount to Medicaid,” Thayer recounted in her 2015 testimony, adding, “There is a reason that, despite technically being a nonprofit, Planned Parenthood has reported $765 million in excess revenue over the last 10 years. It is run very much like a business – focused on increasing revenues, placing its own bottom line above the interests of women. And yet leadership would take expensive trips to Europe and Russia and throw elaborate parties at fancy venues.”

In addition, Thayer discussed the alleged fraud accusations in the video below:

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson, the former director of an abortion center operated by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, (formerly Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas) accused Planned Parenthood in her lawsuit of “repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” through the Texas Women’s Health Program:

In violation of its duty to report such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and/or to reimburse the United States and/or the State of Texas for monies wrongfully received by Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knowingly or willfully concealed the making of such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and knowingly or fraudulently retained funds which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knew it was not entitled to retain.

According to the ADF/CLI report, Johnson “alleged that Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas filed at least 87,075 false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims with the Texas Women’s Health Program.”

As a result, Planned Parenthood wrongfully received and retained reimbursements totaling more than $5.7 million, Johnson alleged.

Abby Johnson alleges millions in fraud by Planned Parenthood

According to a report published by LifeSiteNews, the lawsuit also claimed:

… Planned Parenthood held a meeting in late 2008 or early 2009 to inform its clinic directors that it had been falsely billing the Texas WHP since January 1, 2007.  Johnson says that when she asked “what are we going to do about” the money that Planned Parenthood had improperly received, her supervisor answered, “Well, we are going to hope we don’t get caught.”

Ramona Trevino

A 2017 op-ed written by Ramona Trevino, a former Planned Parenthood North Texas facility manager, claimed further that “Medicaid patients are like mini cash cows for Planned Parenthood.” Trevino added, “Patients who went to Planned Parenthood abortion centers used federal funds to pay for post-abortion exams at Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion centers….”

Today, due in part to the broken promises of politicians to defund Planned Parenthood, American taxpayers are still forced to hand over $1.5 million per day to this fraudulent organization.

Government tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood in just the past ten years now total in the billions of dollars with little to no oversight, while Planned Parenthood continues to send hefty “campaign contributions” to its allies through its political arm. And, despite accusations of fraud, another half a billion in taxpayer dollars is slated to be handed over to Planned Parenthood in 2018.

It is past time to stop this abuse and defund Planned Parenthood.

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

Former Planned Parenthood manager, “The Lord told me to talk to pro-lifers”

Posted in Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Hispanic, Hispanic Abortion Stats with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2015 by saynsumthn

Since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States, an astounding 56 million lives have been aborted, many of which occurred at Planned Parenthood clinics. Countless women have been deceived by Planned Parenthood’s “helping women” mantra, including Ramona Treviño, a devout Catholic who chronicles her compelling story of involvement in the grisly abortion industry and how and why she courageously left the gruesome business in her book, REDEEMED BY GRACE: A Catholic Women’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back.

Redeemed by Grace former Planned Parenthood

According to a press release issued about the book, Treviño has experienced numerous trials and tribulations throughout her life, including an unexpected pregnancy at 16 years old, which led to her decision to drop out of high school, an abusive marriage, which ended in divorce, and her arduous time as manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas.

Ramona Redeemed by Grace former Planned Parenthood

Her experience of having worked at Planned Parenthood was life-altering; it opened her eyes to the destructive culture and adverse effects of the abortion industry, and led to her eventual reversion to the Catholic Church.

I was really struggling both within my heart, my mind, my soul,” Ramona says, “That last part of me working at Planned Parenthood I spent alone, internalizing all of the things that I’d been through and seen.”

“I was scared to come out. I didn’t know if I was going to be judged. I didn’t know how I would be received. The Lord pushed me and said go – go talk to them,” she states.

“‘I’m done!’ Those were the words an overjoyed Ramona Treviño said to me after turning in her resignation to the largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood,” says Shawn Carney, director and co-Founder of 40 Days for Life. “She now courageously shares her inspiring journey in this must-read book. Ramona’s beautiful story shows us that the Church is our true home, and no matter how far we may stray from it, God’s infinite mercy can always bring us back.”

Treviño says that she feels especially compelled to spread the pro-life message to the Hispanic community, given her heritage and that Hispanic women account for 25 percent of all abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women. That is a slight decrease from 56.7% in 2010.

Of the 405,994 abortions for race or ethnicity, 150,942 (37.2%) were performed on White women, 146,856 or (36.2%) were reported on Black women. Hispanic women accounted for 79,408 or (19.7%) while 28,363 or (7.0%) of abortions were categorized as other.

The following is a list of the states which recorded abortions for race from largest on minorities to the least:

77.50% in New York City (a drop from 81.9% in 2010)
70.60% in Georgia (a slight decrease from 2010 )
68.7% in New York State (a substantial increase from 2010)
65.4% in Mississippi (a reductions from 2010)
65.10% in the District of Columbia (an increase from 2010)
63 % in Texas (a slight decrease from 2010)
62.20% in Alabama (an increase from 2010)
55.6% in New Jersey (a slight decrease from 2010)
54.8% in Virginia (a slight decrease from 2010)
53.8% in Tennessee (a slight decrease from 2010)
51.6% in Michigan
44.6% for South Carolina (a slight decrease from 2010)
43.80% in Missouri (a slight increase from 2010)
43.50% in Arkansas (an increase from 2010)
42.8% in Delaware (a decrease from 2010)
42.4% in Ohio (a slight decrease from 2010)
36.30% in Indiana (an increase from 2010)
32.10% for Kansas (an increase from 2010)
32.3% in Colorado (a slight decrease from 2010)
29.6% in Kentucky
29.4% in Minnesota (an increase from 2010)

RAMONA TREVINO PLANNED PARENTHOOD EX EMPLOYEE TESTIMONY

Posted in Former Planned Parenthood Employee, RAMONA TREVINO with tags , , , , on September 1, 2011 by saynsumthn

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