Ohio Planned Parenthood’s Property Tax Not Paid in 5 Years as Conditions Deteriorate

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Bedford Heights, OH – Planned Parenthood certainly has its share of problems lately with the recently released of shock videos by the Center for Medical Progress revealing its participation in the sale of aborted baby remains. That scandal is compounded by Congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood along with Congressional hearings probing Planned Parenthood’s misconduct slated to begin tomorrow – and that’s not to mention a myriad of investigations and defunding actions at the state level.

But for one Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford Heights, the national scandal and investigations involving apparent criminal conduct is the least of its worries.

New Cuyahoga County property tax records for the Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood, located at 25350 Rockside Road in Bedford Heights, Ohio, show they are delinquent in tax and interest to the tune of $214,361.81. In fact, there is no record of property taxes being paid since 2009.

Bedford Heights PP Tax Bill as of (9/8/2015

In addition, there is no evidence of payment on a 2014 administrative fine of $25,000 issued by the Ohio Department of Health related to 22-pages of egregious deficiencies found during a March 11, 2014 inspection of the facility. Some of the violations included:

• Open drug vials littering the surgical rooms
• Expired drugs and other solutions.
• Full urine cup left in the cupboard of the exam room.
• Stack of band-aids all removed from their sterile coverings.
• An unwrapped and extended condom was found in one of the exam table drawers.
• A cup of urine was left in one of the bathrooms for days. Staff neglected to test it or properly dispose of it.
• Use of expired chemicals and test strips during cleaning of plastic tubes and other equipment used during surgeries.
• The freezer that contained aborted baby remains was unmonitored for temperature as required.
• Complaint hotline for patients not posted as required.
• Failed to use peer reviews and failed to conduct competency reviews for abortionists.
• Failed to have medical records accompany at least one patient that was transported to the hospital.
• Failure to employ an experienced Director of Nursing as required.
• Medical records for two patients that suffered medical emergencies and were hospitalized were incomplete and lacked critical information.
• Failure to adhere to standard infection control protocols.

But anyone that thinks this Planned Parenthood organization doesn’t have the money to pay their taxes and fines should take a quick look at the most recent IRS Form 990 filed by Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.

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The 2012 Form 990 covers the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, and was filed on May 21, 2014. It shows that during that fiscal year, Planned Parenthood made $270,399 above expenses with net assets in excess of $24.1 million.*

With roughly 60% of property taxes going to fund the public schools, one might think that collecting back property taxes would be a priority, however, Cuyahoga County has yet to attempt to collect on any of the money it is owed by Planned Parenthood.

“It seems like Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio has enough money to pay their tax bill like the rest of us, yet has ignored their tax bill for the past five years. Is this just negligence on the part of the county or is it corruption?” asked Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Operation Rescue has also documented five medical emergencies at the Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood abortion clinic since 2012, including two incidents just this year. All incidents involved the emergency transport of a patient by ambulance to a near-by hospital emergency room for further treatment. They took place on the following dates:

May 11, 2015
March 27, 2015
October 3, 2013
October 9, 2012
July 11, 2012

“Financial troubles coupled with deteriorating conditions and more frequent incidents of medical emergencies make this abortion facility increasingly dangerous,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood wants everyone to think that it offers ‘high quality health care,’ but practices and conditions at the Bedford Height abortion clinic say something else entirely. The documentation should raise is a big red flag over that abortion clinic that should warn women to stay away!” said Newman.

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*Note: Property tax rolls still show the Bedford Heights facility as being owned by Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio. That organization merged with other affiliates in 2012 and became Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.

  • Daniel Scalf

    That particular Planned Parenthood I have picketed whenever I am in that area with my good friend Pastor Ernie Sanders….

  • scrdhrt2@cox.net

    Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio – Pro Lifer

    WHY DOES BEDFORD HEIGHTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD OWE SO MUCH MONEY $214,361.81 IN PROPERTY TAXES TO CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO?

    Why is Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood – 25350 Rockside Road in Bedford Heights, Ohio waiting so long in paying their property tax?

    Why is Cuyahoga County Government waiting so long in collecting the said property tax?

    The Bedford Heights schools ‘once this tax money is collected’ needs the property tax money to pay for their school operations to educate their children.

    “New Cuyahoga County property tax records for the Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood, located at 25350 Rockside Road in Bedford Heights, Ohio, show they are delinquent in tax and interest to the tune of $214,361.81” – by Operation Rescue September 8, 2015 Per Heading, – “OHIO PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S PROPERTY TAX NOT PAID IN 5 YEARS AS CONDITIONS DETERIORATE”.

    Approximately 60% of that $214,361.81 [once collected] will go to The Bedford Heights School District – as per Treasurer of Cuyahoga County: “Property taxes are the main source of revenue for school districts; approximately 60% of your tax payment goes to your local school district.” http://treasurer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/real-estate-taxes.aspx [taken from Cuyahoga County Website]

    Why is it there are many who willingly pay their taxes … while there are others that don’t pay their taxes? This must not continue in Cuyahoga County, Ohio!

    As a property tax payer in Cuyahoga County, Ohio I call on Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood located 25350 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio to pay their property taxes. Furthermore I call on Cuyahoga County Government to collect that tax money!

    Cuyahoga County Government you work for me and for all the other taxpayers in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Collect all – not just some – of the
    property tax due in Cuyahoga County. Then send what is due to the Bedford Heights Schools and to the children it teaches so they can finally be educated and benefit.

    God Bless All and Protect Us All, Especially The Children Born And Unborn … I Ask All This In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Respectfully, Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio – Pro Lifer

  • D M

    Why does this not surprise me? This shows the extent of their power and corruption since they have the main media and politicians in their pockets. Have to give it to Planned Parenthood for their strategic maneuvers: operate in low income areas where women are most vulnerable, and where the main media will not report stories of mainly Black and Hispanic girls getting raped by depraved adults: a 14 year old girl in Alabama had 2 abortions in 4 months, and was sent back “home” since Planned Parenthood did not report abuse authorities. Why are they still in business?

  • Carol

    With all the money Planned Parenthood makes, they can afford to pay their staff six-figure salaries, but they can’t pay their property taxes? Give me a break. More evidence of their greed.

  • Vivavox

    If they can’t pay their taxes, then it is time to do what happens to every other delinquent taxpayer. Send the sheriff, serve an eviction notice, foreclose, put them out of business, and sell the place for back taxes.

  • Greg

    The question that comes to my mind is whether the report of delinquency (Northeast) is made obsolete by the merger to a different organization (Greater). That organization would then acquire both the assets and the liabilities of this one, and this one might have no further responsibilities, including reporting directly to the government. If the new arrangement meets its tax liabilities, then this OR report would effectively be false. I don’t know how this (whether the new merged structure has met the tax burden for this facility) could be checked, and whether the new organization, or the government reporting structure, would be required to give a breakdown of tax burden and its acquittal by geographic entity. The last thing we want is having egg on our faces by claiming delinquency where none exists. I’m guessing that, along with the economies to be realized by such mergers, PP intends also to throw a smokescreen on such delinquencies as this, obliging us either to do more homework to confirm continuing delinquency or to eliminate us as credible sources because they meet their tax burden (for at least some of their facilities) under the new arrangement while leaving the appearance of delinquency under the old structure.

    This of course says nothing to the medical deficiencies, and presumably nothing to their rectification, at this facility.

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    Doesn’t matter. The tax is still owed and it hasn’t been paid since 2009. What do you think would happen to your house if you didn’t pay property tax for 5 years? You probably wouldn’t own it any more because it would have been sold at a foreclosure sale.