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TX Gov : I hope Planned Parenthood sues so I can put officials under oath

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Governor of the State of Texas said he hopes Planned Parenthood files legal action against their move to cut off Medicaid funding to the abortion biz so he can put their officials under oath.

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Newly elected Governor Greg Abbot told Fox’s Bill Hemmer that in Texas, Planned Parenthood has very serious issues that violate federal law.

“One, the Inspector General says he has evidence showing that Planned Parenthood altered the abortion procedure in order to obtain fetal tissue. This violates federal law as well as state law,” Gov. Abbot said.

That fact was detailed in several undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress. One of the clinics that CMP filmed was a Planned Parenthood mega center in Houston.

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Abbot, who was the previously Attorney General of the state before being elected as Governor in 2014, continued:

Second, the Inspector General showed, that he had evidence where Planned Parenthood allowed unsanitary conditions that could cause the spread of infectious diseases.”

“Third…the fact that Planned Parenthood has already previously been found in violation of Medicaid fraud for billing for items and services that were either unnecessary or never provided. And, the Inspector General says he has uncovered more instances of these types of violations,” the Texas Governor added.

Days ago, Live Action News detailed these Planned Parenthood Medicaid fraud cases in a report you can read here.

When asked to respond to Planned Parenthood’s charge that this move by the state is a “scandal” Abbott called it “cover for the very serious violations they face.” He accused Planned Parenthood of bilking the taxpayers of the State of Texas and the US out of money which they did not deserve. He pointed out that there are thousands of places where women can receive the health care they need through the Medicaid Program.

Asked if he expected a legal challenge, the Texas Governor responded, “I hope for a legal challenge here because I want to put these Planned Parenthood officials under oath and get them to swear about the practices that they were conducting in the state of Texas.

“Either, their horrific practices will be revealed or they may be found in violation of laws for perjury.”

Abbott then reiterated that the State’s legal actions would have occurred without the CMP videos.

“Legal action had already been taken both by the state of Texas and by the United States Department of Justice for Medicaid fraud in the State of Texas long before these videos…”

Texas does have hard evidence showing Medicaid Fraud,” Governor Abbott stated.

Hours after this interview, the state raided several Planned Parenthood centers serving subpoenas on Planned Parenthood centers in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Read Live Action News’ report in this here.

Mother sues Planned Parenthood for death of Black daughter weeks before White Elite PP head speaks at Dem Presidential Convention

Posted in Abortion death, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood death of patient, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T Pro-Life Action League

Tonya Reaves died after undergoing an abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in Chicago on July 20.

Yesterday, her mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. This comes on the heels of the abortion giant’s head being invited by the President to his convention.

Cecile Richards , President of Planned Parenthood is slated to be a speaker at this year’s 2012 Democrat National Convention. Richards is a favorite of the Democrat Party and the Obama Administration, who are strongly pro-abortion.

On July 20, 2012 24-year old Reaves underwent a dilation and evacuation (D & E) abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Chicago, Ill, home of the President. Following the abortion, she experienced bleeding, but it wasn’t until 4:30 p.m. — five and a half hours later — that she was transported by a Chicago Fire Department ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. During this time, Planned Parenthood never called 911 to get help for Tonya.

Seven hours later, she was dead.

CBS2 Chicago reports that her cause of death was a hemorrhage, and that her death was ruled an “accident”:

Dorsey Johns, Reaves’ mother, claims staff at the Planned Parenthood clinic “carelessly performed” the elective abortion and failed to properly monitor and assess her daughter’s condition after the procedure, according to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

The suit further claims the clinic did not do enough to stop Reaves’ bleeding, and that staff members failed to adequately warn an on-call doctor about the potentially life-threatening condition.

No word yet from Planned Parenthood regarding the lawsuit brought by Reaves’ mother, although the CBS2 story mentions that Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite had previously issued a statement “immediately following her death”.

Considering that Brite’s statement wasn’t released until nearly 48 hours after Tonya Reaves died, one would be hard pressed to call such foot-dragging “immediately.”

If the past is prologue, don’t expect any statement from Planned Parenthood regarding this wrongful death lawsuit any time soon.

Operation Rescue obtained a recording and computer aided dispatch transcript that Planned Parenthood never called 911 when Reaves’ condition deteriorated. The recording indicates on the same day that Tonya Reaves received her fatal abortion the Chicago Planned Parenthood office received explicit instructions from an emergency dispatcher to directly call 911 in the event of an emergency in order to prevent wasting precious time. Those instructions were ignored. The additional delay in not dialing 911 could have been a contributing factor in Reaves’ death. ( Listen to that audio here )

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

Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here ) Seems fitting that she is cozy with those who are lining her and her organization’s pocketbooks, while failing to answer how the black 24 year old was left for 5 hours to bleed out. I wonder if the Democrats will call Cecile Richards out for her “War on Women”?

Parents sue after Quebec teen dies following Gardasil vaccination

Posted in Gardasil with tags , , , , on February 3, 2012 by saynsumthn

by Thaddeus BaklinskiThu Feb 02, 2012 09:30 EST

MONTREAL, February 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The parents of a 14-year-old girl who died following Gardasil vaccinations provided by the Quebec government are suing the manufacture of the HPV vaccine, pharmaceutical giant Merck Frosst, as well as three doctors and a clinic, for $197,000.

Annabelle Morin died on December 9, 2008 after having received two doses of Gardasil under a program introduced by Quebec in September 2008.

Annabelle’s mother Linda said her daughter received the first shot at a clinic in October 2008, and that the teenager vomited, became confused and incoherent and was unable to speak or walk, according to a QMI Agency report.

Annabelle was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a migraine and sent home.

The lawsuit alleges that Annabelle received a second dose of Gardasil at her school on Nov. 24, 2008 and again became ill.

Two weeks later her parents found her dead in the bathtub.

“I was shocked. I didn’t know what to do,” Linda Morin told QMI Agency.

Read Rest here

Muslims sue Oklahoma over Shariah Law Ban

Posted in International Law, Islam with tags , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by saynsumthn

Oklahoma Is Sued Over Shariah Ban

WSJ/ By JESS BRAVIN

A Muslim activist in Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a voter-approved measure that bars Oklahoma state judges from considering Shariah, the Islamic religious code based on the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed’s teachings, in formulating rulings.

State Question 755, which passed Tuesday with 70% of the vote, declares “the legal precepts of other nations or cultures” off-limits to Oklahoma courts. “Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia Law,” it reads.

The suit, filed by Muneer Awad, director of the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, asks the federal district court to block officials from certifying the referendum.

Mr. Awad says the measure violates the First Amendment, which protects “free exercise” of religion and prohibits official “establishment of religion.” A hearing was set for Monday.

The complaint alleges Oklahoma has singled out Islam for “profound stigma,” consigning Muslims such as Mr. Awad “to an ineffectual position within the political community.”

Oklahoma’s Legislature voted overwhelmingly to place the Save Our State Amendment before voters. A co-sponsor, state Sen. Anthony Sykes, denied it sought to stigmatize Muslims. “We’re not trying to send any sort of message here,” said Mr. Sykes, a Republican.

Rather, he said, Oklahomans wanted to insulate their judiciary from un-American influences. While no Oklahoma court ever has cited Shariah law, “we are on a slippery slope,” he said.
Democratic Sen. Richard Lerblance, one of two state senators to vote against the measure, called it “a scare tactic.”

“They call it ‘Save Our State.’ I don’t know what we’re saving it from,” he said. “We have yet to have any court do anything based on Shariah law.”

Several states have considered rules that restrict judges from making decisions that take into account foreign or international legal materials, said William Raftery, a research analyst with the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Va. Only Oklahoma’s measure singles out a particular religious tradition, he said, though a proposal in Arizona lists Shariah along with canon law, Jewish law and karma, a conception of fate in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Mr. Sykes and other conservatives who perceive a threat from Islamic law cite a 2009 case in which a New Jersey judge declined to issue a restraining order against a Moroccan man who forced sex on his unwilling wife.

Among other reasons, the judge said the husband’s belief that his wife must submit to sex “was consistent with his [religious] practices.” An appeals court reversed the judge and ordered that a restraining order be issued, citing a Supreme Court decision rejecting a Mormon’s claim that his faith exempted him from an anti-bigamy statute.

“To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself,” Chief Justice Morrison Waite wrote.

Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court are binding on all state and federal courts, and no justice of the Supreme Court ever has asserted he or she is bound by any authority other than the U.S. Constitution.

However, beginning in 1791, when Chief Justice John Jay adopted English rules for the new U.S. Supreme Court, American judges occasionally have examined how foreign courts address similar legal problems.

For instance, in a 1997 decision concerning Washington state’s ban on assisted suicide, Chief Justice William Rehnquist cited court decisions from Australia, Britain, Canada, Colombia and New Zealand.

Mr. Sykes said he wanted to protect the Oklahoma judiciary from the influence of “Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan and, I’m sure, Sonia Sotomayor, given her political leanings,” who he believed were inclined to rely on international law.

Justice Ginsburg responded to similar criticism in a July speech to the International Academy of Comparative Law, at American University. She said foreign opinions “are not authoritative; they set no binding precedent for the U.S. judge. But they can add to the store of knowledge relevant to the solution of trying questions.”

She cited Justice Robert Jackson’s 1952 concurrence that the president lacked authority to seize steel mills during wartime. Justice Jackson “pointed to features of the Weimar Constitution in Germany that allowed Adolf Hitler to assume dictatorial powers. Even in wartime, Jackson concluded, the U.S. president could not seize private property.”

University of Oklahoma law professor Joseph Thai said that earlier this year, the state legislature commissioned “a monument to the laws of another religion”–the Ten Commandments–for the state Capitol.

“Oklahoma’s apparent approval of the legal traditions of a majority religion and attempt to suppress the legal traditions of a minority religion” may conflict with the Constitution’s requirement that government treat all religions equally, Mr. Thai said.

He said the new state law may forbid Oklahoma judges from citing the Ten Commandments, because they are “international in origin.”

Corrections & Amplifications
Several states have considered rules that restrict judges from making decisions that take into account foreign or international legal materials, said William Raftery. An earlier version of this story said several states have adopted the rules and misspelled Mr. Raftery’s name as Raferty.

FACE off with AG Eric Holder, illegal trespass on American soil – nothing – Trespass abortion clinic WHAM !

Posted in Eric Holder, free speech, Immigration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2010 by saynsumthn

It would seem to me that when Attorney General Eric Holder gets involved – the case must be huge ! After all with millions of illegal aliens tresspassing on American Soil and committing violent crimes, one would think that prosecutions to uphold the law would be pouring out of the AG’s office, right? WRONG !


Is the Obama administration doing Pro-Life Profiling ?

But where is the AG focusing his legal strong arm? To help protect Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics: Read Article

Feds sue abortion opponent from S.A.
By Guillermo Contreras – Express-News
Web Posted: 06/18/2010 12:00 CDT

Juan Antonio Gaona regularly protests outside clinics in San Antonio that offer abortion services, including the Planned Parenthood on Babcock Road.
But when he stepped inside the clinic and interfered with operations in April 2009, he crossed the line, the Justice Department says.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday sued Gaona in San Antonio under a little-used federal law, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, and seeks a restraining order against Gaona and a $10,000 civil penalty.

The FACE Act, signed into law in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, makes it unlawful for a person to use force, threat of force or physical obstruction to intentionally injure or intimidate a person who seeks reproductive health services.

It was the first time the FACE Act, which allows authorities to pursue criminal charges or a lawsuit, has been used in South Texas, according to Justice Department records. Four people have been criminally prosecuted in Texas under the law, records show.

The suit against Gaona, 56, is the fifth filed nationwide since President Barack Obama took office, and the third in Texas, records show.

In all, the law has resulted in 58 indictments and 20 lawsuits, including the one against Gaona.

The suit “shows us how pro-abortion this administration is,” said Gaona, who’s retired from the Army and a veteran of the Vietnam War. “I’m a pro-life Catholic. We believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death.”

The Planned Parenthood Trust of San Antonio and South-Central Texas declined comment on the case because it’s in litigation, but said the FACE Act is necessary. A spokeswoman also said the clinic has been cooperating with the FBI for a year.

“I think the protection and safety of our patients is of utmost importance,” said Yvonne Gutierrez, the organization’s vice president for public affairs. “While the FACE Act is not used often, it was enacted for a reason, and that’s to keep the men and women who enter our clinic safe and, really, free from harassment.”

The lawsuit said Gaona for several years has been a vocal protester on the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood clinic, at times using profane language and direct personal criticisms at clinic employees.

On April 17, 2009, the suit said, Gaona entered the clinic and used his body to block the entrance to the patient waiting room. He also yelled at the clinic’s receptionist to “repent” and referred to the clinic’s staff as “baby killers,” the suit said.

While he blocked the door, the suit said, a patient was escorted by clinic volunteers from the parking lot into a vestibule area, and Gaona yelled, “You can’t do this!” and, “You can’t go in there!” The staff then escorted the patient through an administrative door, and Gaona had to be physically removed by two clinic staff members because he refused to leave when instructed, the suit said.

Gaona hadn’t seen the lawsuit Thursday, which asks a judge to order him to stay 25 feet away from the clinic and to not violate the FACE Act.

He disputes the version of events, but admits he has entered the clinic and two others during his protests.

He said he went into the Planned Parenthood because he was trying to counsel a young man he had encountered in the parking lot earlier that week.

The young man, Gaona said, had told him that he and his partner, who already had children, couldn’t afford to have another.

“I went into that clinic because I felt God was telling me to do it,” Gaona said. “I went there to reach that boy and tell him there were other alternatives.”

But Gaona said he doesn’t cuss, and did not block any entrance: “That’s a lie of the devil. I’m a Christian and I don’t use profanities.”

Gaona has 21 days to respond to the suit.

“I’m going to try and get a lawyer, if I can’t I guess I’ll roll with the punches,” he said.
UPDATE:

In a telephone interview with LifeSiteNews.com Friday, Gaona said that the claims of the lawsuit were false, and that he did not block the doorway as he stood in the abortion centre. Gaona, who has witnessed outside the facility on Babcock Road 2-3 times a week for 7 years, said he felt compelled to enter the building after conversing with a young man whose partner was entering the clinic for an abortion.

“I had been out there praying and it broke my heart what he told me – I was trying to convince him to give up the baby for adoption, he said, ‘I would rather kill the baby than give him up for adoption,'” Gaona told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN). “And I couldn’t convince him otherwise. And it seemed like the more I prayed, the more I felt compelled to try to go in and reach him.”

After returning on the date the man’s partner was scheduled to have the abortion, Gaona said he entered the facility in one last attempt to persuade him. “They wanted me to leave, but I had to make a point before I left. I tried calling them to repentance and telling them they’re babies they’re killing,” he said.

Gaona claims he remained for “two or three minutes” in the doorway before walking out “of my own accord,” at which point he says an angry clinic worker “assaulted” him, knocking him to the ground and choking him. He says the assault, as well as the “slander” claiming that he used profanity, could be the subject of a possible counter-suit. “I don’t use profanity, I’m a strict Catholic,” said Gaona.

The Texas pro-lifer said he has entered abortion facilities before, prior to the passage of the FACE Act; one such instance elicited a civil lawsuit which was dismissed. He maintains that his witness outside clinics is “very peaceful.”

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Just recently a pastor was arrested for praying on what used to be called: PUBLIC PROPERTY, until Planned Parenthood the nation’s largest abortion clinic , built a fence on the public way . What did the DC Cops do? After 10 years of pro-lifers praying on that very spot with no threst of arrest- the DC Cops had the pastor arrested for praying.