California Organ Procurement Companies with Links to Hillary Clinton Admit Guilt in Illegal Body Parts Trafficking

By Cheryl Sullenger

Santa Ana, CA – Two Southern California organ procurement companies owned by the Ecuadorian Isaias crime family, have agreed to pay nearly $7.8 million in a settlement of a law suit brought by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas last year that alleges the companies broke state laws regarding the trafficking of human aborted baby body parts.

The companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences have admitted guilt, and have been also ordered to pay $195,000 in penalties and cease all business activities in California within 180 days.

“This settlement seized all profits from DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which they acquired by viewing body parts as a commodity and illegally selling fetal tissues for valuable consideration. These companies will never be able to operate again in Orange County or the State of California,” stated District Attorney Rackauckas in a press release dated December 8, 2017.

According to the Orange County complaint, the Isaias companies had no problem procuring on a regular basis tissue of aborted babies, including hearts, lungs, kidneys, brains, intestines, skeletal muscle and bones, from Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in Southern California, which were then sold worldwide.

The companies has been referred to the Orange County District Attorney’s office for investigation and prosecution by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.

This represents the first successful prosecution of an organ procurement company since the Center for Medical Progress released a series of undercover videos in 2015, which showed Planned Parenthood executives coldly discussing the sale of aborted baby tissue and organs in often graphic and shocking detail.

The Department of Justice confirmed this week that Planned Parenthood is under an active criminal investigation for the illegal sale of aborted baby remains.

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, who served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress, felt vindicated by the news.

“This case vindicates our often-maligned work at the Center for Medical Progress, and is the first of many victories to come. The Isaias family’s admission of guilt is very bad news for Planned Parenthood, but very good news for women and babies who were exploited by these businesses for profit,” Newman said. “We hope this case will soon lead to Congress defunding of Planned Parenthood and a vigorous criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice.”

In a story first reported by Operation Rescue, The Isaias family, including brothers Roberto, William, and Estefano Sr., sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008, after looting millions of dollars from an Ecuadorian bank. These brothers brought with them their extended families – many of which are listed as principals of DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics.

Andres Isaias, son of Estefano Isaias, Sr., is listed as President of both companies while his father and brother, Estefano Isaias, Jr., managed financial decisions and the books. Luis Isaias, son of Roberto Isaias, was also involved with the companies as were other relatives.

During that time, the family made hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions to Democratic and Republican political campaigns, in what became known as the Clinton “Pay for Play” scandal. Family members gave roughly $300,000 to Democrat politicians alone and reached out to Hillary Clinton thru her aide, Cheryl Mills, according to the New York Times. In return, the family received favorable treatment from the Obama Administration and State Department under Clinton, which expedited their immigration into the U.S.

In 2012, Roberto and William Isaias were sentenced in abstentia to eight years in prison for running their bank into the ground then presenting false balance sheets to profit from bailout funds. Estefano Sr. was also said to have been involved in the scheme, but was not on trial.

Ecuador says the Isaias family cost the impoverished country a total of $661.5 million.

The Clinton-led State Department resisted numerous requests by Ecuador to extradite the Isaias brothers back to their native country to face punishment.

“Hillary Clinton allowed a known crime family into the U.S. so they could sell Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts for profit. This connects Clinton to the illegal baby parts trade, in addition to improperly giving special favors to criminals in return for financial donations. The FBI should include her in their ongoing investigation,” Newman said.

Read Operation Rescue’s exclusive report, “‘Pay to Slay’: Foreign Crime Family Reached Hillary Clinton for Immigration Favors so They Could Run a Baby Parts Harvesting Business.”
Read Orange County DA’s Press Release

Newman Applauds Planned Parenthood Criminal Investigation Confirmed by DOJ


PRESS RELEASE

Washington, DC – A letter sent Thursday from the Department of Justice to Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirms that Planned Parenthood is indeed under investigation of criminal acts committed in the sale of aborted baby body parts, according to Fox News.

News broke in November that the Department of Justice had requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, obtained during its investigation into allegations that Planned Parenthood trafficked in aborted baby remains for profit. Sen. Grassley asked for confirmation that those unredacted documents would be used for investigative purposes.

Thursday’s letter from Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd, verified their investigation in what Fox News describes as a “rare confirmation” that a criminal investigation was ongoing.

The investigations were prompted by the 2015 release of a series of undercover recordings by the Center for Medical Progress, which clearly showed Planned Parenthood executives and others discussing potential deals for money – and in some cases, haggling to get the best prices – in exchange for organs and tissue procured from aborted babies.

“As a co-founder of the Center for Medical Progress, I am very proud our work in exposing Planned Parenthood’s criminal conduct. It is gratifying to learn that a criminal investigation of the nation’s largest abortion merchant is underway,” said Troy Newman, who serves as President of Operation Rescue.

“The videos show the true face of Planned Parenthood; one that is obsessed with exploiting every possible profit stream from their abortion business at the expense of the women they purport to serve,” Newman continued. “Greed, deception, and exploitation of the vulnerable are all hallmarks of Planned Parenthood’s nefarious activities.”

Newman and other CMP members continue to fight Federal lawsuits filed by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, which won an injunction to halt the release of further videos and barred the sharing videos with law enforcement officials even if they contained evidence of crimes.

Newman, who is represented by Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year claiming the gag order is rife with constitutional violations. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ordered the abortion businesses to submit briefs in response. A decision from the Court on whether it will hear the case is expected next month.

“News of this investigation gives new urgency to our Supreme Court appeal. The DOJ needs access to all the evidence so justice can be properly done. Planned Parenthood must not be held above the law,” said Newman.

Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Transports Another Young Black Woman to Hospital in NYC

By Cheryl Sullenger

New York City, NY – For the eighth time this year, an ambulance has transported a woman from the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Margaret Sanger Square in New York to a local hospital.

During the incident, which took place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, an ambulance arrived at the abortion facility with lights flashing, but no siren. Emergency responders rushed immediately into Planned Parenthood, according to a witness who photographed the incident.

The witness told Operation Rescue that after about five minutes, a young Black woman walked out of Planned Parenthood on her own and climbed into the back of the ambulance. A man who accompanied her to the abortion facility joined her there a few minutes later.

The ambulance then rushed away, but only turned on sirens when it was about a block away from the Planned Parenthood facility.

Operation Rescue has documented several incidents where abortion facilities have asked for ambulances to respond with no lights and sirens. This practice actually delays emergency care for those in need. The situation was so serious at a Planned Parenthood facility in Missouri, for instance, that the State Legislature passed a law this year making it illegal to request no lights and no sirens when calling for an ambulance.

“This incident only adds to the bloody legacy of Margaret Sanger, the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, which is measured in dead babies, and maimed or dead women from predominately poor minority neighborhoods,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We have no idea how many of these eight women even survived their abortion injuries – and Planned Parenthood doesn’t want anyone to know, either. The shroud of secrecy they enjoy, with the help of state authorities, just serves to enable further abuses.”

So far this year, 57 medical emergencies requiring ambulance transport have been recorded by Operation Rescue at abortion facilities nationwide. Of those, 35 have occurred at Planned Parenthood centers.

Operation Rescue relies on pro-life activists who minister on the street at abortion facilities to report these incidents. However, many more actually take place outside the watchful eyes of pro-life supporters.

“What we see is just a small fraction of incidents involving ambulance transports at abortion facilities,” said Newman. “We encourage states to pass stronger reporting laws for abortion complications. I believe if every abortion clinic was legally required to report all abortion complications and deaths, the nation would be shocked at the numbers.”

AG Sessions: Senate Investigation into Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Scheme “Could Provide a Basis for Charges”

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday at acknowledged that Planned Parenthood and others who may have participated in the illegal sale of aborted baby organs and tissue could be criminally charged once the FBI completes its investigation.

Rep. Trent Franks referenced a report published Monday by The Hill that the FBI had asked to view unredacted documents obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s year-long investigation into allegations that Planned Parenthood and others engaged in the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts. That investigation was initiated by undercover videos released in 2015 by the Center for Medical Progress that clearly show Planned Parenthood executives haggling to get top dollar for aborted baby parts.

The Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which conducted a similar investigation, both referred Planned Parenthood organizations and several middle-man organ procurement companies to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation and prosecution.

Franks asked Sessions if any Senate investigation and subsequent referrals provided a sufficient basis to bring criminal charges on any “guilty party.”

Sessions responded, “Well, it depends on the substance of those Congressional findings, but they certainly provide a basis for starting an investigation and verifying the findings of the Congress, and could provide a basis for charges.”

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who is a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress and served while the undercover videos were being filed and produced, welcomed the news.

“When Attorney General Sessions was confirmed, I pledged to stand ready to assist him with access to our research and documentation in prosecuting abortion abusers including Planned Parenthood. That offer still stands,” he said.

“After listening for two years to Planned Parenthood lie about their involvement and stonewall two Congressional investigations, I am now hopeful that an FBI investigation will result in charges against Planned Parenthood criminals and their accomplices who broke the law,” said Newman continued. “Planned Parenthood tried to smear the video evidence as faked with a so-called forensic report that has been proven as phony as a three-dollar bill. Now we know the only thing that is fake is Planned Parenthood’s denials of wrongdoing.”

In June 2017, Newman wrote a letter to Attorney General Sessions asking for speedy action on the Congressional referrals.

“Needless to say, these allegations are very serious, and if true, are literally putting innocent lives in grave danger,” wrote Newman. “Because of that, I encourage you to pursue criminal investigations and prosecutions, if warranted, against the Planned Parenthood organizations, the organ procurement companies. . . with all urgency in order to protect women and their babies from harm, and in the interest of justice.”

Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation sued Newman and other CMP officials in 2015 to block the release of further videos. They successfully obtained a gag order that was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which prevented Newman and others from releasing any of the forbidden videos to law enforcement even if they obtained evidence of crimes.

Newman and his attorneys with the American Center for Law and Justice, filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging the gag order – a challenge that now takes on new urgency in light of the apparent ongoing FBI investigation.

A decision on if the Supreme Court will hear Newman’s petition is expected before the end of the year.

Background:

“Fusion GPS Dirty Tricks Customers Include Planned Parenthood, DNC, Clinton, Obama,” 11/1/2017
“Operation Rescue Congratulates AG Sessions on His Confirmation and Stands Ready to Assist Prosecutions of Abortion Abusers,” 2/9/2017
“Operation Rescue’s Story Archive: Planned Parenthood’s Illegal Body Parts Trafficking Scandal” (Coverage and videos from 2015)

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Involved in Patient’s Death Is Now Being Sued for an Unwanted Abortion

By Cheryl Sullenger

Flint, Michigan — Last year, Planned Parenthood abortionist Laura Castleman was involved in the fatal abortion of Cree Erwin. Erwin received a suction aspiration abortion at a Planned Parenthood office in Kalmazoo, Michigan on June 30, 2016. Her uterus was perforated and she died in her mother’s home less than three days later. Her mother’s heart wrenching 911 call attests to the penetrating grief of losing a child.

Unfortunately, Castleman and the Planned Parenthood organization in Michigan were never held accountable for Erwin’s needless and tragic death.

Now, it appears that Laura Castleman has been involved in another mismanaged abortion. This time, the needless fatality was a wanted baby.

In March 2017, Amy Rygwelski sued Castleman and Planned Parenthood for malpractice stemming from a September 2014 visit to Planned Parenthood in Flint, Michigan, where Castleman also worked and oversaw the medical staff.

According to Rygwelski’s lawsuit, she first went to Planned Parenthood seeking confirmation of pregnancy and treatment for a vaginal discharge. Planned Parenthood confirmed that Rygwelski was pregnant, but failed to conduct an ultrasound to verify the age of her wanted baby.

She returned to Planned Parenthood a few days later on October 1, 2014, for a cervical biopsy. Quest Diagnostics later returned her test results indicating that the cervical tissue was “products of conception.” However, the test results were faulty. The tissue was actually an endocervical polyp, which is a benign growth inside the cervical canal.

A defendant identified as M. Rodriguez was a health care administrator who was working under Castleman’s medical license and oversight. It appears that, without ever having personally examined or consulted with Rygwelski, Castleman had Rodriguez tell the patient that her condition as an inevitable miscarriage.

However, that was a misdiagnosis that could have been avoided if anyone had ever bothered to examine Rygwelski or conduct an ultrasound on her. Under Castleman’s supervision, Rodriguez wrongfully prescribed misoprostol, a drug used to cause medication abortions.

After two courses of the abortion-inducing drug, Rygwelski had not passed any tissue. She went to see her primary physician who, unlike the Planned Parenthood staff, actually examined her. The doctor found the endocervical polyp and conducted an ultrasound that determined Rygwelski’s baby was thriving at seven weeks, 2 days gestation.

Just a few days later, a Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner working under the supervision of Laura Castleman contacted Rygwelski and told her she would need to report for a surgical abortion because the misoprostol would cause her baby to be malformed.

She submitted to a surgical abortion, done by a third party, on October 20.

Rygwelski claims that if an ultrasound had been performed by Planned Parenthood, they would have realized that her baby was fine and that there was no miscarriage in progress. Her lawsuit indicates that prescribing the abortion-inducing drug without having performed an ultrasonic examination was a violation of the standard of patient care and needlessly led to the wrongful death of her wanted baby.

The lawsuit seeks an undetermined amount for the wrongful abortion and death of her child that resulted in pain and suffering, emotional distress, shock, embarrassment, humiliation, mortification, and loss of the companionship and affections of her child.

There is nothing more painful in this world than the loss of a child. This is a pain that Amy Rygwelski and Cree Erwin’s mother now sadly share and will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Nothing can compensate these mothers for the loss of their children, but holding Castleman and Planned Parenthood accountable for these tragic and avoidable deaths will bring some small measure of justice, and perhaps comfort.

“There is evidence to lead us to believe that the deaths of Cree Erwin and the Rygwelski baby were caused by the incompetency of Planned Parenthood. That alone should disqualify them from seeing patients. It’s just too risky,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “They killed two people. They belong in jail, but unfortunately the only punishment available right now is a huge monetary settlement, which I hope Amy Rygwelski gets.”

Read the Rygwelski complaint, dated March 17, 2017.
Learn more about Cree Erwin.