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Rampant bacteria + staff problems in abortion clinics says StemExpress CEO calling Planned Parenthood a “volume institution” in baby parts harvesting

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Cecile Richards, Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Center for Medical Progress’ eighth video centers on a conversation they have in a public place with Stem Express CEO Cate Dyer. The company was originally operated out of Dyer’s home in rural El Dorado County until she grew it into a very lucrative a multi-million dollar company located in a 19,000-square-foot building in downtown Placerville.

Cate Dyer StemExpress Planned Parenthood CMP

I got really comfortable with tissue and organs,” Dyer once said.

The fetal tissue procurement company tried unsuccessfully to get a restraining order against the pro-life group to censor their first amendment right to release this footage.

On August 21, a California judge lifted a temporary restraining order, and today CMP showed what it had.

In this video release, the CEO of StemExpress expresses an interest in fetal livers which she claims they get a lot of requests for.

    “Specifically liver tissue because that’s such an area of demand for us,” Dyer says.

Cate Dyer STem Express Fetal Liver Planned Parenthood

According to CMP, StemExpress, LLC, is a major buyer of fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood which tells the actors that she gets a lot of requests for baby livers. This is reflective in what StemExpress advertises on their website and in a Stem Express catalog that has since been removed.

But, a cached version still exists. For that reason, the screen grabs will look a little distorted than if the actual PDF was available.

Strem Express Catalogue

In the 2013-2014 Stem Express Catalog, owner Cate Dyer, CEO brags that they are the largest provider of fetal tissue globally:

A current (2015) screen grab off the Stem Express fetal liver order page on their website shows how lucrative the selling of human baby livers can be:

Stem Express Fetal Liver costs 2015

More on this here.

Ironically, when Dyer was asked by CMP what amount of fetal body parts would keep her lab happy she responded, “another 50 livers a week” would not be enough.

Cate Dyer volume for us abortion fetal liver PLanned Parenthood CMP

    “I mean it’s you know volume for us,” Dyer points out.

    “We’re working with almost like triple digit number clinics. So it’s a lot of volume – and we still need more…it’s a lot. So I don’t think you’re going to hit capacity with us anytime in the next ten years,” she added.

She later notes, “Planned Parenthood has volume, because they are a volume institution.”

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUPPORT:

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Stem Express said they terminated their relationship with Planned Parenthood after CMP began exposing the depraved baby parts operation weeks ago. However, in this conversation with StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer, Vice President of Corporate Development and Legal Affairs Kevin Cooksy, and Procurement Manager Megan Barr they admit getting lots of support from Planned Parenthood.

Asked if they feel supported from Planned Parenthood prez Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood Federation of America Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola who once admitted she would “crush above” or “crush below” the unborn child to protect the specific baby organ she wanted to procure, Dyer responded, “Oh yeah everyone at PPFA [Planned Parenthood Federation of America] and the affiliates.”

INTACT FETUSES
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As shocking as it should sound, Dyer admits the company gets “a lot” of intact fetuses.

    “Oh yeah, I mean if you had intact cases, which we’ve done a lot. We sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety…So, that would also be great if you have those. Because, again the procurement for us I mean it can go really sideways depending on the facility and then our samples are destroyed and we’re like “really?” This was all so much work and then just to have them be destroyed is awful.”

STAFF AND BACTERIA IN CLINICS:

Cate Fyer Rampant bacteria abortion clinics planned parenthood CMP

In addition to her admission of procuring intact fetuses which implied the baby might have been aborted alive, and allowed to die a violation of federal law, Dyer says that there are bacterial problems inside many clinics.

    I’ve seen really rampant – Rampant problems with bacteria in certain clinics. Some where you’re kind of like in question of really should they, really you know.

    “I’ve seen staff in certain clinics. I mean I’ve seen all sorts of things come out of clinics,” she said.

FINANCIALLY BENEFICIAL

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Dyer also agrees that payments to abortion clinics for fetal body parts should be financially beneficial to them. It is a violation of federal law to sell human fetal baby parts for profit.

The Stem Express CEO asks CMP who she thinks are buyers for a Biotech firm, if they think there are [abortion] clinics out that have been burned, or feel like they’re doing work for research and that isn’t profitable for them.

And then she responds, “I don’t see that either…I haven’t seen that.”

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StemExpress publishes a flyer for Planned Parenthood clinics that promises “Financial Profits” and “fiscal rewards” for clinics that supply aborted fetal tissue. It is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dorothy Furgerson.

CHOPPING UP BABIES NOT FOR EVERYONE:

Dyer also reveals that the aborted baby body parts industry is not for everyone:

“So many physicians are like, ‘Oh I can totally procure tissue,’ and they can’t,” she tells CMP, seeming to indicate that abortion doctors must do the procedure in a special way to obtain useable fetal parts. Federal law requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

ACADEMIC LABS FREAK OUT ABOUT FETAL BODY PARTS:

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In the video, Dyer notes that many academic labs do not like to get fetal body parts because they look like babies.

    It’s almost like they don’t want to know where it comes from,” she tells CMP.

    “Where they’re like, we need limbs but no hands and feet need to be attached.”

    “They want you to take it all off, like, ‘make it so that we don’t know what it is,’ ” she said.

    “But, we know what it is,
    ” she said nervously giggling.

    And, they’re lab techs freak out and have meltdowns,

The Stem Express head points out that many of the lab techs at Universities get into other areas of research do they don’t have to publish papers admitting they used fetal tissue.

SHIPPING ISSUES FOR FETAL TISSUE BODY PARTS

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Dyer notes that fetal tissue is very fragile calling it “insanely fragile.”

“It’s the hardest thing in the world to ship
,” she says.

In speaking about intact fetal heads, Dyer jokes, “Tell the lab it’s coming so they don’t open the box and go Oh God!”

StemExpress is a for-profit biotech supply company that has been partnered with Planned Parenthood clinics across the country to purchase human fetal parts since its founding in 2010. StemExpress’ Medical Director, Dr. Ronald Berman, is an abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). The Sacramento Business Journal reported in June that StemExpress has an annual revenue of $4.5 million.

The video is the eighth released by The Center for Medical Progress in its investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

A response to the video published by Planned Parenthood on Twitter claims the claims are fake:

Planned Parenthood responds to StemEXpress CMP Vid

“StemExpress is the ‘weakest link’ that unravels Planned Parenthood’s baby parts chain–they readily admit the profit-motive that Planned Parenthood and their proxies have in supplying aborted baby parts,” notes David Daleiden, Project Lead for CMP.

Congress and law enforcement should immediately seize all fetal tissue files from StemExpress and all communications and contracts with Planned Parenthood. The evidence that Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of aborted baby parts is now overwhelming, and not one more dime of taxpayer money should go to their corrupt and fraudulent criminal enterprise.”

Stem Express responded to the video by issuing a statement which reads in part:

    STem Express   signIn a “preview” video released immediately following the court’s ruling, the criminal defendants claim StemExpress “admitted” to receiving “intact fetuses” from Planned Parenthood. However, a cursory review of the unedited video or transcript reveals that the entire conversation was unequivocally discussing “intact” fetal livers, which are used by StemExpress for the development of isolated cells that are urgently needed by scientists and medical researchers working to cure cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, CMP itself has previously acknowledged that this portion of the conversation refers solely to fetal livers, but nonetheless continues to lodge unsupported false accusations at StemExpress.

    StemExpress’s CEO, Cate Dyer, added the following personal response to these latest allegations:

    Cate Fyer of Stem Express fetal body parts Consistent with the company’s prior public statements, StemExpress has never requested, received or provided to a researcher an ‘intact fetus.’ CMP’s and Daleiden’s continued lies reflect a sad attempt to malign StemExpress and me personally. As anyone can see and read, the entire discussion was, in fact, about ‘intact livers,’ which are used by StemExpress to develop and purify isolated cells used by our customers to support their critical scientific research. My use of the term ‘intact cases’ is a medical term of art that refers solely to ‘intact livers,’ as there was absolutely no mention of ‘intact fetuses’ at any point in over two hours of illegally recorded video.”

StemExpress vows to pursue a claim of damages against CMP and David Daleiden for what they describe as, “their illegal conduct.”

Planned Parenthood’s list of “Bad Apples” may not be so “isolated” !

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion Regulation, child abuse, child predator, Children, Defund Planned Parenthood, Faye Wattleton, Financial mismanagement, Guttmacher, Life Dynamics, Lila Rose, Mark Crutcher, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators, Planned Parenthood and Human Trafficking, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood lawsuit, pro-choice, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2011 by saynsumthn

News of the recent firing of a Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey, after being caught on tape advising a man posing as a sex trafficker on how to get treatment for underage girls, makes it appear that the organization only has one “bad apple” in their network of abortion clinics. The National Planned Parenthood Federation acted swiftly to put out the fires and try and establish that they had only “One bad apple” and it was taken care of.

We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape,” said Phyllis Kinsler, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey. The employee, she said, had behaved in a “repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care and is completely unacceptable.”

In the tape, released by the anti-abortion activist group Live Action, an employee identified as Amy Woodruff, an office manager, tells the man and his female companion to encourage 14-year-old girls to say they’re older to avoid triggering additional reporting requirements.

For the most part, we want as little information as possible,” she said in the video. Asked whether 14-year-olds could get abortions at the clinic, Woodruff suggested the man take the girls to another clinic where “their protocols are not as strict as ours.”

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Sound Familiar, it should, in 2008, after the same group of undercover journalists stung Planned Parenthood an Indiana Planned Parenthood was forced to suspend a counselor shown advising what she thought was a 13-year-old girl to cross state lines for an abortion without informing her parents — and without the clinic following the law to notify authorities of sexual abuse of a minor:

Betty Cockrum spoke for the first time publicly about the recent controversy telling Indy Channel’s 6News’ Derrik Thomas that two employees and a volunteer seen in the videos no longer work for the agency and that mandatory training has been ordered for all employees.I can’t tell you how clear we are, up, down and sideways, that this is an incredibly important element that has to be reported and we’re consistent about it,” she said. ( **YEAH – SURE THEY ARE **)

Betty Cockrum, Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s president and CEO, issued a statement saying the assistant violated the group’s policies on reporting abuse. (Really, just one “Bad Apple, huh?” )

Blaming the journalists Planned Parenthood laments, “While this video was altered and edited from its original form, it is clear the actions by the employee in question were unacceptable. A thorough internal review of this matter has taken place and the health center assistant shown in the video is no longer employed by PPIN,” the statement said. (So here we go, caught red handed, they throw another employee under the bus, that is “One bad Apple” …or is that now Two, I can’t keep count !)

Planned Parenthood of Indiana did not identify the aide.

State law requires sexual acts between an adult and a child younger than 14 to be reported to police or child welfare officials. In the December 2008 videos, the Mona Lisa Project exposed two Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana. As public scrutiny mounted, both clinics either fired or suspended employees, and state prosecutors launched investigations into Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

But wait…it continues. Two more Planned Parenthood clinics in Phoenix, AZ were caught on tape concealing statutory rape. In a developing multi-state child abuse scandal, these are a continuation of Planned Parenthood clinics implicated. Employees deliberately neglect their legal obligations to report statutory rape, and instead offer secret abortions. No word whether Planned Parenthood fired those bad apples or not.

And in Alabama, a Planned Parenthood counselor in Birmingham was caught on hidden camera telling an alleged 14-year-old statutory rape victim that the clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities. This is the seventh Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape.

After telling the counselor that her “boyfriend” is 31, Rose asks, “Is it a problem about my boyfriend?” The counselor, identified as “Tanisha” in the video, responds, “As long as you consented to having sex with him, there’s nothing we can truly do about that.” Rose then says that her boyfriend “said he could get in big trouble,” and Tanisha acknowledges that “he could, especially if your parents find out that he’s 31.” She then tells Rose that the clinic manager, OB/GYN Dr. Desiree Bates, “sometimes does bend the rules a little bit” and states that “whatever you tell us stays within these walls” and “we can’t disclose any information to anybody.”

However, Alabama code 26-14-3 requires health professionals to disclose suspected cases of sexual abuse to state officials immediately.

When to ‘bend the rules a little‘ means hiding a case of statutory rape from Child Protective Services and looking for ways around the parental consent requirement, Planned Parenthood becomes directly responsible for ensuring that statutory rapists can continue their abuse of young girls,” Rose said.

(I must ask Planned Parenthood, what happened to THAT Bad Apple? )

The Associated Press has reported that Planned Parenthood of Birmingham has been placed on probation, not by Planned Parenthood but by state health officials.

From the article, Alabama health officials have put the Bir­mingham clinic of Planned Parenthood of Alabama on a year-long probation after an inspection revealed multiple problems, in­cluding not adequately verifying parental consent from minors getting abortions and not reporting a potential case of child sexual abuse.

Planned Parenthood of Alabama en­tered into an agreement with the health department promising to deliver, a plan to correct its deficiencies.

And here’s is the apology, right on target….”We take concerns about the quality of our services seriously, and we have en­tered into an agreement with the state out­lining steps we will take to assure that all of the state’s concerns are addressed,” said Felicia Brown-Williams, spokeswo­man for Planned Parenthood of Alabama.

Jumping back to 2011, after this undercover sting video was released in New York, Planned Parenthood announced they would be “Retraining staff”

According to Yahoo News – Health care provider Planned Parenthood will retrain employees who deal with patients in how to report potential risks to minors, following the release of secretly recorded videotapes by an anti-abortion group that alleges they show clinic staff counseling a man posing as a pimp for underage prostitutes.

Planned Parenthood, said it was changing its disciplinary policy to termination in all proved cases in which there has been a failure to report. The policy previously included punishments such as leave without pay and retraining. With the announcement, Planned Parenthood hoped to blunt the public impact of what it called a misleading ( THERE IT IS – THE PATTERN OF BLAME THE JOURNALISTS***) string of covertly taped videos being released by Live Action, an anti-abortion group. On the videotapes, Planned Parenthood employees are heard telling a man who says he runs a “sex business” how to get medical care and abortions for under-age prostitutes.

Federation spokesman Stuart Schear emphasized that the training was not new ( WOW – NOT NEW….I GUESS THE TRAINING MUST HAVE BEEN WORKING???) but was meant as a refresher. He said training will follow state laws where affiliates have clinics.

We want to be crystal clear for those millions of people who come to us and trust us that we will never put a minor at risk,” he said.

But…is this isolated…and why does Planned Parenthood keep getting caught covering for perverts, sexual abusers and pimps? Does Planned Parenthood “care about minors?”

NO – It is NOT isolated. In fact, Several years ago, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics spent months preparing an exhaustive report on the questionable activities Planned Parenthood pursues. He also created a special web site for the express purpose of exposing the deceit. At ChildPredators.com, you can listen to taped conversations involving Planned Parenthood counselors. The response to the tapes and the report, which became public in early 2002, was silence from most legislators and the vast majority of the media and of course Planned Parenthood. Just listen to the news report below:

Below is the news footage from the Life Dynamics investigation:

In 2008, Live Action released the recording of a call to an Idaho Planned Parenthood Director of Development in which the caller pretended to be a racist donor who wanted to reduce the number of black people. The Planned Parenthood employee said she was “excited” to take the donation.

After the video was released, Planned Parenthood of Idaho officials “fixed” the bad press they were receiving for the racist donations, by issuing an apology for what they called an employee’s “serious mistake” in encouraging a donation aimed at aborting black babies.

They also criticized the group, for trying to discredit Planned Parenthood employees in seven states in a series of tape-recorded phone calls last summer. ( I can see a pattern developing: apologize, say it is one bad apple and blame the journalists? )

The call to Idaho came to Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.

On the recording an actor portraying a donor said he wanted his money used to eliminate black unborn children because “the less black kids out there the better.

Kersey laughed nervously and said: “Understandable, understandable. … Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.”

In like manner to the other “Incidents”, Planned Parenthood of Idaho “firmly and unequivocally” denounced racial bias, admitted making a mistake and said the group had taken corrective action.

Sounding a bit familiar and true to the pattern, Planned Parenthood stated, “A fundraising employee violated the organization’s principles and practices when she appeared to be willing to accept a racially motivated donation,” said CEO Rebecca Poedy in a written statement. “We apologize for the manner in which this offensive call was handled. We take full responsibility for the actions of the fundraising staff member who created the impression that racism of any form would be tolerated at Planned Parenthood. We took swift action to ensure that each of our employees understands their responsibility to communicate clearly with donors about the fact that we believe in helping all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, make informed decisions about their reproductive health care.”

The next day The Idaho Statement granted Planned Parenthood adequate space to make a further statement, ” Planned Parenthood adamantly rejects racist policies or practices…That’s why it is so disturbing to hear a secretly tapes conversation between a racist caller and a Planned Parenthood staff member which leaves the erroneous impression that the organization accepts racist donations…In Idaho an employee made a serious mistake when she appeared to be complicit in the donor’s racist request.” [WAIT FOR IT…] ” Planned Parenthood took swift corrective action and instituted a proactive initiative to help the staff respond to people who call with offensive agenda.”

Then the Planned Parenthood spokesman continued, and this is where they make the all to often heard “Isolated Incident” claim, “This employee had an exemplary record with PPI and feels absolutely awful. The statements in the recording absolutely do not represent how we or the employee feel. However, this is a serious matter and the employee has been suspended pending further investigation.”

And then in typical pattern Planned Parenthood blames the journalists,”We decry these smear tactics, which work against the public good and even give a bad name to those who oppose us through legitimate means. There is a continuum of behavior by extremists ranging from unethical deception to outright violence to use any means necessary to attack Planned Parenthood, and this behavior should not be rewarded. “

But…is it true that this was an “Isolated Incident”? Well…would Planned Parenthood lie?

Let look back as far as the 1980’s when, Faye Wattelton, a former President of Planned Parenthood herself admitted that Planned Parenthood takes RACIST DONATIONS. It was an admission she made in an interview on CNN.

Go to 52 seconds of this segment of the powerful documentary Maafa21 and listen to Wattleton admit that Planned Parenthood knowingly takes racist donations: Be sure to listen further to what another Planned Parenthood President admitted to (Alan Guttmacher) :

Couple this with the admission by Planned Parenthood’s founder: Margaret Sanger –that she was invited over a dozen times to speak to the racist KLAN after giving at least one speech to them. She admitted this in her autobiography and to this day, Planned Parenthood has named their top award the “Margaret Sanger Award.”
But…what do Planned Parenthood’s employees have to say about their alleged “racism”, let’s look at the case below:

Case of LaMarilyn FADEYI v.PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF LUBBOCK, INC.,

Defendant Fadeyi is a black female who was employed by Planned Parenthood for seven years. She alleges that Planned Parenthood engaged in various acts of racial discrimination against her during the course of her employment, ranging from discriminatory scheduling and distribution of office resources to the executive director’s giving her and another black employee an application for membership in the Ku Klux Klan. Fadeyi filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Commission on Human Rights, but both dismissed her complaints for lack of jurisdiction because Planned Parenthood had fewer than 15 employees at all relevant times. Planned Parenthood fired Fadeyi two working days after receiving notification that the EEOC did not have jurisdiction to entertain her complaints.

Fadeyi then brought suit in district court under § 1981, alleging racial discrimination in her employment and termination. Planned Parenthood filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that Fadeyi’s claim should fail because she could not show the existence of a contract, an essential element in a § 1981 action. The district court agreed and granted Planned Parenthood’s motion. Fadeyi timely filed this appeal.

Congress, through the Civil Rights Act of 1991, amended § 1981 to add a broad definition of the phrase “make and enforce contracts,” which includes “the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.”. Fadeyi argued that Congress intended to reach the very conduct that plagued her at Planned Parenthood during her employment and in her termination.

The district court, however, dismissed Fadeyi’s complaint, concluding that, as an at-will employee, Fadeyi had no “contract” of employment on which to base a claim under § 1981. Under well-established Texas law, the employer may, absent a specific agreement to the contrary, terminate an employee for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all.

The court ruled against Planned Parenthood and ordered the case a :REVERSED AND REMANDED. They wrote, “We therefore conclude that the district court erred in granting summary judgment to Planned Parenthood solely on the basis that Fadeyi had no contract on which her § 1981 claims could rest. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the district court and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

Another Lawsuit [PDF] against the Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area brought by a PP/CA nursed who was fired by PP/CA Associate Medical director Darryn Dunbar. The nurse accuses Dunbar of anti-Semitism and of trying to increase his power and status at PPCA eliminating persons connected to Dr. Pelta.

Among her complaints, the nurse charges that PP failed to ensure the presence of an anesthesiologist, licensed physician or registered nurse in or around the recovery room when sedation patients are present, and that unlicensed employees were performing ultrasounds.

Dunbar fired Chesis on April 10, 2007. Her lawsuit included accusations and counter accusations. Mind you, these were alleged by PP employees, not pro-lifers:

1). “… changing dates on ultrasounds so that patients would have to pay a higher price for abortion services. …”
2). “… failure to ensure the presence of an anesthesiologist, licensed physician or registered nurse in or around the recovery room when sedation patients are present. …”
3). “… unlicensed employees with no medical training were performing improper ultrasounds and were making ultrasound diagnoses. …”
4). “… prescrib[ing] Depo-Provera to a patient with a history of depression” with the counter claim that “prescribing of Depo-Provera to patients with depressive orders is not prohibited. …”

Employees also sued Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area and PP/CA CEO Steve Tombley.

In one suit, Dr. Murray Pelta, O.B. Gyn, medical director at PP/CA for ten years, is suing Planned Parenthood and its CEO Steve Trombley for firing him in violation of his employment agreement.

In his Verified Complaint [PDF], Pelta states that he did favors for Trombley, like writing “discreet” medial prescriptions for Trombley’s personal use, without recording or reporting them.

Pelta listed the following revelation as the reason for his termination, a fitting term:

In January 2007, a pregnant former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee asked Dr. Pelta to perform a confidential abortion upon her. She stated that, for various reasons, she wanted to avoid disclosing her pregnancy to other PP/CA board members and employees.
Although Dr. Pelta initially advised her to go through proper channels, she persisted and, in large part because of her position as a former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee, Dr. Pelta finally relented.

The woman specifically requested that Dr. Pelta keep the procedure a secret and not make a PP/CA record of the abortion. Dr. Pelta had maintained such confidentiality for abortion services provided to other PP/CA board members that, at their request, he kept confidential and did not record.

In light of these factors, Dr. Pelta agreed to the woman’s request. On or about Jan. 19, 2007, Dr. Pelta successfully performed the procedure without complications. He did not charge the woman, nor did he receive any benefit for performing the abortion.

In Washington, D.C., the family of 13-year-old Shantese Butler filed a $50 million suit against Planned Parenthood after a botched abortion left the girl permanently injured and infertile. The abortion involved a teenager who was a victim of rape and the abortion left her with significant medical problems.

Emma Jean Butler took her daughter Shantese Butler to Planned Parenthood Metropolitan on September 7, 2006 for an abortion after Shantese was a victim of sexual assault.

According to the lawsuit, Shantese Butler sustained significant physical damage as a result of the abortion.

The abortion resulted in severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation, and a small bowel tear. As a result of the injuries, Butler will be unable to have biological children the rest of her life.Students for Life of America reports that Shantese was left with “severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation and a small bowel tear.” In addition, parts of the unborn child were found inside Shantese’s abdomen.

In Nebraska, Planned Parenthood refused to disclose the terms of a settlement with another victim whose botched abortion resulted in a perforated uterus, massive blood loss, an emergency hysterectomy, permanent infertility, seizures, and lifelong pain and suffering. According to the suit obtained by Life News, the woman instructed the abortionist and his assistants to stop, but was told: “We can’t stop.” The Planned Parenthood employees held her down to complete the procedure.

And here is More I have dug up about Planned Parenthood’s “Bad Apples”:

• In an article by Rita Diller called: Missing Millions: which ran in the Washington Post, Diller’s investigations reveals that audits from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigating Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) show the organization, which gets billions in tax payer money, spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period. PPFA expenditures of federal money average just 32 % of its government income from 2002 through 2008. Diller asks, where are the Missing Millions? Okay- where are they…so far no one including our own US Government will force Planed Parenthood to answer that question. That’s your money and mine !
Michigan: PP exec Renee Davis in Michigan has been accused of misappropriating thousands in donations for personal use not fired ! Sources say Davis took around $5,000
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R.I.: Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio resigns after she was caught by police stealing a shirt from Macy’s

Ohio: Planned Parenthood pays in court for covering for a sexual abuser after the victim sues

Texas: Planned Parenthood of North Texas PAC fined $3,000 for campaign finance violations
Texas: KFOX learned that PP of El Paso owes county’s University Medical Center $154,814. Sources close to PPCEP claim their total debt stands at more than $1 million. IG Report here
CA: Planned Parenthood Golden Gate tax year ending June 30, 2009, showed PPGG filed three separate sets of numbers with the I.R.S. In the filings, losses ranged between nearly $1.9 and $2.8 million. They were disaffiliated. A former PPGG employee with knowledge of the organization’s internal affairs described a longstanding pattern of financial mismanagement when former president and CEO Dian Harrison was at the helm. Total Compensation to Harrison: $304,754. The criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service is looking into the finances of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
NJ: Audits by the United States Inspector General (IG) uncovered Planned Parenthood, improperly taken Medicaid reimbursement for family planning services. The reports show that a total of almost $3 million was misappropriated over the course of 2001-2005.
KS: Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 charges that it falsified records and performed illegal abortions
CA: The American Center for Law and Justice is defending a client who says Planned Parenthood affiliates in California illegally marked up the cost of birth control drugs when seeking government reimbursement, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of overbilling – at taxpayer expense. Read Brief Here His suit provides several internal memos from Planned Parenthood which reveal how PP CEO Mark Salo and his team attempted to grapple with the problem once it dawned on them they may have gotten the law wrong. California’s Department of Health Services told Gonzalez and Salo in 2004 that an audit would be conducted on their contraceptive purchases. Salo wrote in an email that if DHS forced Planned Parenthood to charge the government “only what we paid for the product,” then “this could kill many of us.” Planned Parenthood Los Angeles president Martha Swiller replied with a three-word message: “This is bad” (click to read):Later that year, Salo lobbied state Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson for a bill that would allow Planned Parenthood to continue billing under its “usual charge” scheme. The bill passed. But Planned Parenthood’s problems were not over. Gonzalez told his colleagues that the DHS audit would discover Planned Parenthood’s historic over-billing:READ Here The memo makes it clear that Planned Parenthood purchased the meds for $1.00 to $2.00 and are billing them for $12/14/48 a reimbursement of at least $2 million dollars.
*Former Lufkin clinic employee alleges fraud in suit against Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is a defendant in a federal lawsuit after a former Lufkin clinic employee alleged a multi-million-dollar billing scheme. The complaint names Karen Reynolds as the whistle-blower in the allegations brought against her former employer of 10 years. The updated complaint, filed in October 2011, alleges that while Reynolds was employed as a health center assistant, she was instructed by the organization to maximize billing revenue when the government was fitting the bill through Medicaid and the Women’s Health Program.

WA.: Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.
FL: Planned Parenthood cuts ties with 5 clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties, whose top administrator acknowledged a history of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud.” possible misuse of nearly $450,000. An employee alleged sexual harassment against former PPCEO, Capobianco. CEO Mary Capobianco , records show she made $108,978.00

And did you know about the eugenic and racist history of Planned Parenthood, getting billions in federal tax dollars? Watch Maafa21 (clip below)

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Also…here is a list of lawsuits against NY Planned Parenthood

One Important Note – Regarding the undercover investigation showing how Planned Parenthood was willing to remove protection from girls admittedly in the “Sex Trade” when a pimp requested abortions and birth control information, they claimed that they were suspicious and went to the FBI . The group how did the investigation writes,Planned Parenthood wrote the FBI a letter a week AFTER our investigation, only after they realized that Live Action had conducted the sting. They say this themselves. As much as they may pretend, Planned Parenthood was not attempting to help send human traffickers to jail; they were attempting to pre-empt the release of Live Action’s footage.
If Planned Parenthood really cared about reporting potential sex traffickers to authorities, they would have called police while the pimp was in the clinic, or immediately after. Not wasting a minute. Planned Parenthood, where are the reports from the now SIX clinics we’ve released, that you immediately called the police?
Why did all your staffers, instead of refusing service or gathering information from the pimp about his sex ring to inform authorities, GIVE the pimp information about how to access the Planned Parenthood system for secret services?”

**See the Planned Parenthood letter here

Accusations continue to fly against Planned Parenthood Golden Gate by those who claim to be in the “know”

Posted in Abortion, Financial mismanagement, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by saynsumthn

This week’s announcement that Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) was severing ties with Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) came as no surprise to some former employees,

The San Francisco Bay Guardian is filling up with staff, board, and associate comments about PPGG. The article is here- the comments are interesting (Read Below)
(Comments on Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Clinic – )

COMMENTS BEGIN:

PPGG’s finances
If this Planned Parenthood affiliate had not been meeting minimum requirements for a cash reserve since 1998, why did they continually get approved/re-accredited by the national agency? The national spokesperson quoted, Elizabeth Toledo, said they’d only been working with them the past few years, but this problem sounds like it was ongoing since at least 1998. Reading between the lines, it sounds like the CEO was doing something wrong and covered it up as long as possible, then with the current recession had to just leave and the national office is trying to sweep it under the rug. The women who needed PPGG for care are the only ones to suffer I guess.
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Posted by Samantha on Aug. 11, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
This article only touches on the tip of the ice berg
DIg a little deeper and you will discover gross inequities in pay between the administration and the front lines and unbelievable administrative blunders. I believe the far right infiltrated the agency and began to destroy it from within. The saddest part is that the medical staff is skilled and dedicated. However with the loss of PPFA oversight and malpractice insurance; no intelligent clinician would ever work for this group of scoundrels.
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Posted by Guest 10+ year employee of PPGG on Aug. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 pm
If the current administration
If the current administration at PPGG were interested in serving their communities and their patients they would work with Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo, Mar monte and the national organization to facilitate a speedy and friendly merger of the affiliates. This would ensure financial strength and continuity of care for the patients. Instead, they are clawing on to the idea of a new group of clinics – why? To keep their own paychecks coming?
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Posted by Guest Anonymous on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 6:54 am
I would just like to point
I would just like to point out that PPGG not only serve women, but men as well.
Thank you.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 11, 2010 @ 10:34 pm
Re: Men and women
Thank you for pointing that out, Guest. Apologies for the omission.
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Posted by rebecca on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 10:03 am
CEO’s salary
It was well known withing the agency that the former CEO, Dian Harrison, didn’t care about the mission or the patients and was only enriching herself and living large off of PPGG’s budget. She was so corrupt she even took to hiding her salary on the agency’s 990 tax forms for several years until the IRS started looking into her business. If the government ever looks at PPGG’s books, both Dian and the current CEO, Therese Wilson, will be sharing a jail cell next to Bernie Madoff.
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Posted by Laura, former staff on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:32 am
CEO’s expense account and consultants
Nevermind if the government ever audits them, if the government just interviews former staff they’ll learn amazing things. Like how Dian had a hidden expense account for personal use and paid an “executive coach” over $100,000 a year to tell her how to be a CEO. Not just for one year, but for her entire tenure. I’m sure major foundations would like to have known they were paying this guy, Mike Takagawa, to hold Dian’s hand in perpetuity.
http://www.corporatedge.com/firm-founder.php
Check out his website and you can read Dian’s praise of Mike. It still even lists her as the CEO! He clearly wasn’t worth the money as he and Dian tanked the agency, but Dian’s review of him is a glowing load of BS:
http://www.corporatedge.com/clients-testimonials.php
“Over the years, the results of our Executive Partnership have been amazing. Working with Mike Takagawa has been an uplifting experience. It has alleviated a lot of the fears and stress I had as I transitioned into a much larger organization. Mike and the Corporate Edge team helped us achieve a major business turnaround that generated more than $1 million in new revenue sources. Corporate Edge also helped us establish an internal mentoring program that dramatically increased the productivity, retention levels, and spirit of collaboration among our employees.”
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Posted by A.B., former fundraiser for PPGG on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 1:49 pm
This is so true! You would be
This is so true! You would be amazed/disgusted about the $$$ executives were making at PPGG, meanwhile excellent, long time employees never once recieved a merit raise, even after years of dedicated service. Total BS!!
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Posted by Yet another former staff member! on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:40 pm
I cannot believe that “folks
I cannot believe that “folks are really happy” and all is going fine.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 12:44 pm
This union rep is completely
This union rep is completely disillusioned. I am in touch with many staff who still painstakingly working within the remaining shell of PPGG and I doubt ANYONE would say they are really happy! They are extremely dedicated to caring for the clients, but I would definitely say that no one is happy with the working conditions there and the morale has been terrible since I left years ago.
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Posted by Yet another former staff member! on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:44 pm
Somehow I find it hard to
Somehow I find it hard to believe that the current employees are happy.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 12:50 pm
As a former employee, I can
As a former employee, I can guarantee that if every single staff member (past and present) were asked, they would absolutely disagree with what that union rep said. Looking at the turnover rate alone would be an indicator of that. Looking at the number of staff who left PPGG to work for another PP affiliate would be an indicator of that. I dare the Guardian to anonymously poll every staff member right now and ask them if they are happy. I would be shocked if 100% surveyed did not say they were in fact quite unhappy.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 5:36 pm
Planned Parenthood debaucle
As a former union rep for 5 years with Planned Parenthood Golden Gate all I can say is this has been a very very long time coming. This organization took the good name of Planned Parenthood that is respected nationwide and abused its mission, finances, and staff. There was a huge discrepancy in pay between the front line workers and management. They routinely violated their union contract and exploited the giving nature of their workers. They would meet any request for decent wages, working conditions etc. with a type of feminist guilt that you didn’t support “the cause.” One can only hope that Dian Harrison’s finances are scrutinized and her cronies are questioned. Good luck to anyone still working there and know that there are many fields in health care where you will be treated well and not punished for your good work and efforts. Jump ship if you can!!
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Posted by Guest Leslie on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 3:17 pm
http://www.baycitizen.org/hea
http://www.baycitizen.org/health/story/financial-docs-raise-questions-ab…
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 3:38 pm
The previous link seemed to
The previous link seemed to be the wrong one, but this one is correct, and holy cow:
http://www.baycitizen.org/health/story/financial-docs-raise-questions-ab…
“The local organization has also not kept up with reporting the activities of its related political action fund to the state. On Wednesday, the charitable trusts division of the state’s attorney general’s office sent a warning letter to the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Action Fund, the political advocacy and public policy arm of the affiliate, because the organization has failed to file copies of its tax documents with that that office for at least 10 years.”
Dian and her cronies and enablers are screwed.
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Posted by Jane on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 4:30 pm
PPGG Board
Aren’t the true leaders of a non-profit the Board of Trustees? What is their hand in all of this? Where was their fiduciary responsibility?
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 12, 2010 @ 5:38 pm
Yes – good question. This is,
Yes – good question. This is, I assume, what keeps Dian’s (and probably other senior administrators) actions from being considered embezzlement. The Board had no oversight. I don’t know how they could look the other way or be this ignorant of the problems for so long. They should all be held liable for the loss of services to Bay Area women who relied on these clinics.
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Posted by Anon colleague on Aug. 15, 2010 @ 10:09 am
MAny of Dian’s friends were
MAny of Dian’s friends were on the board. Employees and the board were never really allowed to mix, so the board only got the story in whatever form Dian chose to tell it.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 9:50 am
The Board
When the 30 medical providers at PPGG, both clinicians and doctors, sent the “Letter of Concern” in 2008 (quoted in the Financial Docs article listed above), it was to Dian Harrison, PPFA, and the board. The board’s response was that they were in complete support of Dian and that we had broken protocol by contacting them. The last line was “We, the Trustees, will not be communicating with you any further and do not expect to receive any further communications from you.” How could this kind of purposeful disregard for the legitimate concerns of so many medical providers be ethical??
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 1:26 pm
the board was hand-picked
Dian chose the members of the board herself and there was a lot of payback to her friends and rich donors. For example, a very rich donor got her daughter, who was in high school, high school! a seat on the board. How someone in high school can provide legal oversight to a large and complex company is beyond me, but it sure got Dian whatever she wanted.
Check out Guidestar if you want to look up their board members. The ones who weren’t in high school should have known better as they’re going to be legally responsible for a lot of stuff they probably weren’t counting on.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
the former CEO is not on medical leave
I just looked up her LinkedIn profile and she lists being the CEO in her past. Apparently she’s a consultant now. I hope no one is wasting their money on her. Sounds like that whole “medical leave” thing is code for getting out of Dodge.
From her profile on LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dian-harrison/6/3aa/496
Current
* Independent Consultant at Independent Consultant
Past
* President & CEO at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
* Assistant Director Finance and Administration at San Jose Redevelopment Agency
* President & CEO at Santa Clara Valley Urban League
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Posted by Ellen on Aug. 14, 2010 @ 9:27 am

was the union representative
was the union representative paid off as well? where did she get that misinformation? perhaps if she would return the abundance of messages left on her voicemail. we need our union dues recouped.
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Posted by Guest on Aug. 14, 2010 @ 8:34 pm
the union didn’t care
The union didn’t really care about us. We were a small shop for them compared to places like Kaiser, so they didn’t pay much attention to the concerns of staff and were just content to collect our dues every month. They pretty much colluded with Dian to negotiate behind the employees’ backs and the only reason they’re probably commenting with this happy-talk nonsense is that they’re afraid they’ll be losing a bunch of dues paying members when this place goes under. Dian was extremely anti-union and anti-worker, so she was more than happy to have a union that didn’t really care about helping its members as it allowed her to do whatever she wanted to staff.
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