Court Bars San Antonio from Issuing Permits to Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

San Antonio, TX – A coalition of pro-life groups in San Antonio has obtained a court order blocking Planned Parenthood from opening their new 22,000 square foot facility in San Antonio until issues can be resolved regarding proper zoning, building safety standards, traffic safety and neighborhood buffering.

Knowing that Planned Parenthood’s current abortion facility, located at 104 Babcock Road in San Antonio, cannot meet minimum safety standards contained in the 2013 abortion law, the abortion business has scrambled to build a new facility that will be in compliance once all the provisions of the law once it goes into effect.

According to Stop Planned Parenthood SA Coalition (SPPSA), Planned Parenthood has used deception in an attempt to fast-track the opening of their new building, which is expected to have the capacity to do 2,800 surgical abortions per year.

However, despite apparent rush to get the new building up and running, their expected opening date in January, 2015, has come and gone with no hard open date in sight, thanks to the pro-life efforts.

At issue is the building’s location next to a residential neighborhood and a potential zoning conflict at the new facility, which is located at 2140 Babcock Road, just down the street from their current substandard clinic.

Seeking to block the clinic’s opening, pro-life activists filed suit against the City of San Antonio and Planned Parenthood South Texas and obtained a temporary restraining order against the City that prevents them from issuing the permits that could allow the abortion clinic to open. (Franco v. Sanchez, et al, Case number 2015CI00039)

“The legal team supporting the Stop Planned Parenthood effort has successfully secured a court order preventing the city from issuing a certificate of occupancy and from approving a special use permit for now,” stated a SPPSA press release. “The city department in charge of issuing permits for building constructions has issued conflicting opinions on whether a major ambulatory surgical center can be provided a zoning permit as a C1 business, usually issued to mom and pop businesses. The new Planned Parenthood site is zoned C1, while similar medical centers in San Antonio are zoned C3.”

Other coalition initiatives have successfully slowed construction. At least two venders, including an electrical contractor and a cement supplier, have canceled their contracts to work on the building, creating delays as Planned Parenthood searched for new contractors.

In addition, the pro-life groups are conducting regular rallies, sidewalk activities, and press conferences to inform the community about the problems with the new abortion clinic and to build public support for stopping Planned Parenthood’s attempted abortion expansion. They have been speaking out at city council meetings as well as contacting the Mayor and other city officials in opposition to Planned Parenthood’s fast-track process.

“This isn’t the first time that abortion clinics have attempted to relocate into areas that are not zoned for their kind of business or in inappropriate areas adjacent to residential neighborhoods. We continue to oppose these attempts in several cities, including Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Huntsville, Alabama,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book, Abortion Free, which details tactics to close abortion clinics similar to those in use by the San Antonio pro-life groups. “We applaud the efforts of the Stop Planned Parenthood SA Coalition, because every day that facility remains closed is another day that Planned Parenthood abortionists cannot take innocent lives there.”

Once the facility regulations in HB2 clear the courts and are allowed to take effect, Planned Parenthood’s old clinic will be forced to close. If San Antonio pro-life groups have their way, Planned Parenthood will have no place to go.

If the abortion clinic is allowed to open, pro-life activists are concerned that it will attempt to aggressively market abortions to women all over Texas, making San Antonio an “abortion tourism” destination that will increase abortion numbers that have fallen dramatically since parts of HB2 have gone into effect.

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Look Who Works for the Clinton Health Access Initiative: It’s the “Fly-In Abortionista”

By Cheryl Sullenger

NicolaMooreBoston, MA – She calls herself a “fly-in abortionista.” Based in Massachusetts, this traveling abortionist has spent stints working at the last abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, and for Planned Parenthood in various Midwestern states, wearing a mask in the likeness of one of the Three Stooges to conceal her identity.

Currently, Nicola Moore is one of several abortionists who fly in to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to abort babies at the Planned Parenthood facility there. Kept open only by out-of-state abortionists, the Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood is the sole abortion facility in that state.

But now, in addition to her job as an itinerant “abortionista,” Moore has landed a job with the prestigious Clinton Health Access Initiative, according to documents obtained by Operation Rescue.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative was founded by President Bill Clinton in 2002, for the purpose of combating HIV/AIDS on a global scale. Since then, it has expanded to include other health-related issues.

In 2012, the Clinton Health Access Initiative began a partnership with Planned Parenthood to help distribute birth control and address “young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health care,” especially in Africa and Latin America.

Of course, in liberal-speak, “reproductive health care” means abortion.

Now, with the hiring of Moore to serve as “Women’s Health Clinical Advisor” for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Planned Parenthood has embedded one of its abortionists directly into the Clinton organization.

“It really comes as no surprise that the Clinton Health Access Initiative would seek out Planned Parenthood and one of their abortionists to spread their abortion gospel throughout the world,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Frankly, with the ever-shrinking market for abortion in the U.S., Planned Parenthood’s survival as an organization may depend on expansion overseas where they have new populations of vulnerable women to exploit.”

However, this news is even more disturbing given that former President Clinton’s wife, Hillary, is preparing for her own run for the White House. Hillary Clinton has expressed ardent pro-abortion support.

“We think of President Obama as the most extreme abortion president in history, but a Hillary Clinton administration would far exceed that. The Clinton’s cozy partnership with Planned Parenthood should be clarion call to pro-life supporters to strongly stand against any attempt to put Hillary in the White House where she would surely work to roll back the pro-life advances of the past few years.”

Last month, Operation Rescue released the results of a survey that showed 73 abortion facilities shut down in 2014 for all or part of the year – 60 of them permanently. In 2013, a similar survey showed that 93 abortion facilities closed that year. In all, since 1991, the trend of closing abortion facilities and reduced abortion numbers has seen 75% of abortion facilities closed.

911 Recordings Reveal Two Serious Injuries in One Day at Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kettering, OH – Two 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that two separate abortion patients were hospitalized within three hours on December 11, 2014, after suffering serious injuries at Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility owned by the notorious Martin Haskell. Women’s Med Center is located in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio.

The Women’s Med Center was not equipped to treat either of the life-threatening complications that women experienced that day.

The first call for help came at 12:16 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014. A 23-year old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital suffering from uncontrolled vaginal bleeding.

During the call, laughing men can be heard clearly in the background. Operation Rescue was unable to determine whether the laughing occurred inside the abortion facility or at the 911 dispatch center. However, during a 911 call placed by Haskell on March 28, 2012, he can be heard laughing at a dispatcher’s offer of further emergency instructions while another patient suffered life-threatening seizures.

The second 911 call placed on December 11 came at 3:10 p.m. The 29-year old patient was suffering from abdominal pain, a symptom that often indicates serious internal injuries, such as uterine perforation or hemorrhage.

The abortionist on duty that day was Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s who has beene involved with other abortion-related injuries. She also works for Planned Parenthood.

On February 29, 2012, Kade lost her unrestricted privileges at Christ Hospital and currently holds no privileges with any other hospital facility.

“Kade was apparently having a very bad day and the ones who suffered for it were the young women who entrusted her with their lives, only to be dumped on the local hospital emergency room physicians when things went south,” said Newman. “This is a case in point for why hospital privileges and transfer agreements are so critically important. They ensure that there is continuity of care and weed out incompetent abortionists who cannot meet the hospital’s high standards.”

Kade has been involved in other abortion abuses. In 2007, while working at Planned Parenthood, Kade was sued by parents whose then thirteen-year old daughter was impregnated by her soccer coach. Kade gave the young girl an abortion without obtaining parental consent or reporting the suspected incidence of child sexual abuse.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Health won a lengthy legal battle to shut down Haskell’s Sharonville abortion facility for failing to maintain a required hospital transfer agreement or valid variance.

Currently, Haskell’s facility has no valid hospital transfer agreement as required for licensing, but continues to operate in Kettering while his application for license and variance renewal is pending.

“The Ohio Department of Health should refuse to renew the facility license of Haskell’s Kettering abortion clinic for the same reasons it shut down his Sharonville operation,” said Newman. “Women continue to suffer life-threatening abortion complications without the guarantee that they will receive adequate or timely treatment. Ohio authorities shouldn’t wait until someone dies before taking action to protect women.”