Planned Parenthood Paid Political Ally Under False Guise of Impartiality to Find Fault with CMP Videos

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – There is an old saying, “You get what you pay for.” That adage held true in the recent disclosure by Planned Parenthood that they hired the radical leftist firm, Fusion GPS, to produce an analysis of incriminating videos released by the Center for Medical Progress favorable to Planned Parenthood.

“There’s no doubt that Planned Parenthood got what they paid for, which was an ‘analysis’ that could be used by their supporters in the main stream media as fodder for a propaganda campaign against the Center for Medical Progress,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. Newman also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress.

That report was prominently referred to in an 11-page letter sent yesterday by Planned Parenthood’s CEO Cecile Richards to Congressional leadership.

A close reading of that letter actually verifies allegations made by the Center for Medical Progress while the Fusion GPS reports admits that there was no audio alterations in the videos.

“The Planned Parenthood executives featured in the videos say what they say and Planned Parenthood can try to spin it all they want, but the truth remains that Planned Parenthood received financial consideration for human fetal remains – and sometimes intact fetuses – and did in fact alter abortion procedures to ensure organs or bodies would be suitable for sale. These acts are crimes for which Planned Parenthood officials should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Newman.

Fusion GPS is a Democratic opposition research firm that, according to the Weekly Standard, “has a history of harassing socially conservative Republican donors, possibly on behalf of the Obama campaign. In fact, Fusion GPS admitted in its “report” that it “conducted preliminary research into the CMP organization and its personnel.”

“In reality, Fusion GPS is nothing more than a lackey for the pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood Democratic party that was hired to dig up the dirt on the CMP and its members and make their new boss, Planned Parenthood look good,” said Newman. “They have more credibility issues than Hillary Clinton!”

More about Fusion GPS and its shady background is available here from LifeSiteNews.com.

David Daleiden, head of the Center for Medical Policy issued a formal statement regarding what he has called Fusion GPS’s “failed ‘analysis’” of the undercover videos.

Planned Parenthood’s desperate, 11th-hour attempt to pay their hand-picked “experts” to distract from the crimes documented on video is a complete failure. The absence of bathroom breaks and waiting periods between meetings does not change the hours of dialogue with top-level Planned Parenthood executives eager to manipulate abortion procedures to get high-quality baby parts for financially profitable sale. While even Planned Parenthood’s “experts” found “no evidence of audio manipulation” in the recordings, it is telling that Planned Parenthood is trying so hard to pretend that their staff did not refer to a dismembered fetus as “a baby” and “another boy.” Planned Parenthood’s abortion providers are far more honest about the brutal reality of their work than the paid political consultants at the national office. If Planned Parenthood really wants to disprove the now-overwhelming body of evidence that their affiliates traffic in baby body parts, they should release their fetal tissue contracts with the for-profit company StemExpress for law enforcement, Congress, and all the world to see.

As for the Richards letter to Congressional leadership, it bears a certain tone of desperation that also has serious credibility issues. Her claim that just 1% of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates are involved with “fetal tissue research” is misleading.

Since the first CMP video was released in July, many of the Planned Parenthood affiliates have either halted participation in the selling of fetal remains or had procurement contracts terminated by StemExpress, a biotech tissue procurement company featured in the most recent CMP video. Prior to the release of the video series, Planned Parenthood participation was much larger and growing.

Daleiden released the following statement regarding Richard’s letter:

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards makes two key admissions today in Planned Parenthood’s letter to Congress: that Planned Parenthood gets paid $60 per baby body part harvested, and that Planned Parenthood doctors alter their abortion procedures to get higher-quality body parts. Both of these admissions speak to Planned Parenthood’s financial benefit and profit motive for supplying fetal tissue, and both are the points CMP’s videos have documented and illustrated from the very beginning. When a Tissue Procurement Organization handles all dissection, packaging, and shipping of fetal organs, and all Planned Parenthood does is spend 10 minutes consenting a patient, the $60 per body part harvested quickly adds up to illegal baby parts profit for Planned Parenthood. And when a Planned Parenthood doctor manipulates the abortion to get higher-quality baby parts, they are prizing Planned Parenthood’s financial interests ahead of women’s health.

“It’s obvious that Planned Parenthood officials will say anything and twist anything at this point to stay out of jail. Their denials are just like those of every other criminal that claims innocence to save themselves from prison sentences,” said Newman. “The videos portray an accurate picture of Planned Parenthood’s greedy and illegal involvement in the selling of human fetal remains as well as the dangerous exploitation of women by altering their procedures in order to make an extra buck. We continue to call for criminal prosecutions in very jurisdiction where Planned Parenthood was involved in this illicit activity.”

View all of the CMP video releases, today’s release of full footage from the meeting with StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer.
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Planned Parenthood Caught Failing to Report Egregious Case of Child Sex Abuse in Alabama

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Mobile, AL – A inspection report released on August 13, 2015, has revealed that a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Mobile, Alabama, twice failed to report suspected child sex abuse as required by law involving a 14-year old girl who received two abortions within a four-month span of time.

But what is disturbing is that the report was dated November 21, 2014, nine months ago, raising questions about why it took so long for the Alabama Department of Public Health to release this public record. The report contained no plan of correction usually found on reports this old. In fact, it is not known what sanctions — if any – were ever levied on the Planned Parenthood office, which is open for business and conducting abortions today.

The teenager, identified only as MR#16, first reported to the Planned Parenthood facility on April 9, 2014, seeking a medication abortion. It was determined that she was 14 and already had two living children.

There was no documentation in her medical record to indicate that anyone from Planned Parenthood could verify the signature of the adult that brought her for the abortion was indeed a parent or legal guardian.

Despite being seriously anemic with a hemoglobin count of 9.3 – too low for a medication abortion that induces heavy bleeding — she returned to the clinic on April 12 and was given drugs to induce an abortion. She received no management or consultation regarding her anemia.

Planned Parenthood’s Director of Patient Services verified to inspectors with the Alabama Department of Public Health that no report of suspected child sexual abuse was ever made.

If that was not bad enough, MR#16 returned to Planned Parenthood four months later on August 18, 2014, for counseling for yet another medication abortion.

As before, no one bothered to authenticate that the adult who brought her to Planned Parenthood was her parent or guardian. Still seriously anemic, which should have contraindicated medication abortion to the Planned Parenthood staff, she was again given drugs to induce an abortion then sent on her way.

Again, the inspectors verified with the Director of Patient Services that no report of suspected child sexual abuse made. The Director had no further information as to why this young woman was obviously sent back to her rapist for further abuse.

In fact, to this day, there remains uncertainty that anyone has even yet come to this young teen’s aid.

If a plan of correction was submitted, why wasn’t it released with the deficiency report as usual? Was the abuse ever reported? Is the young woman safe, or is she still in the clutches of her abuser? Was he ever arrested and charged?

“The fact that we currently have no answers to this questions is disturbing, at best. We hope that the ADPH reported this crime and that a full police investigation took place, but we simply do not know,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In the meantime, allowing Planned Parenthood to continue operating in Mobile is completely unacceptable because we know this behavior is chronic.”

Meanwhile, other deficiencies found in that same report indicate a facility with serious infection control issues. Surgical equipment was not properly sterilized between patients. Everyone from the abortionist down failed to wash their hands before or after donning sterilized gloves. The two times the abortionist was observed washing hands, it was for a grand total of six and seven seconds respectively.

In addition, medical records failed to report important facts, including the type of anesthesia used during abortions. That lack of information could have proved disastrous has any of them suffered complications.

Operation Rescue has confirmed that the Planned Parenthood in Mobile is currently only doing medication abortions even though it has long supplied surgical abortions at that location. Whether this change in services has anything to do with the non-reporting incident remains to be determined.

Planned Parenthood has been accused of failing to report child sex abused for years. Investigations into their despicable practice covering up for child rapists have been politically thwarted or simply never done.

In fact, Planned Parenthood’s Birmingham abortion clinic was caught in 2009 by the Alabama Department of Public Health also failing to report child sex abuse and conducting abortions on minor girls without the required parental consent. Promised investigations ended up going no where.

Both the Birmingham and Mobile abortion facilities belong to Planned Parenthood of the Southeast, Inc., which employs Tamar Middleton and Yashica Robinson-White as their abortionists.

“If an investigation into aiding and abetting child sex abuse is to be done, Planned Parenthood’s abortionists Middleton and Robinson-White are where it should start,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood appears to be breaking the law nine ways to Sunday, exploiting abused little girls and selling aborted baby remains. It’s time for those in authority to stop ignoring the evidence of criminal activity and bring those responsible to speedy justice.”

Dramatic Showdown between Missouri State Senate Committee, Health Dept. Official Reveals Planned Parenthood Improperly Issued an Abortion License

State money was illegally used to facilitate abortions in Columbia while missing pathology reports on abortions in St. Louis raise concerns a fetal tissue trafficking.

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Columbia, MO – Missouri State Sen. Kurt Schaefer is not very happy with the State Department of Health and Senior Services, or the Missouri University, for that matter.

As Chairman of the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, Schaefer has been tasked with overseeing an investigation of Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that showed evidence that at least some Planned Parenthood affiliates engage in the illegal selling of human fetal remains for profit and even unethically alter abortion procedures to ensure that more remains are suitable for sale to biotech companies.

Yesterday’s hearing continued a showdown between committee members, the DHHS, and Missouri University, which both make every effort to prevent the committee from obtaining important information about two Planned Parenthood facilities in St. Louis and Columbia.

But the drama began in earnest on August 13, 2014, when Schaefer squared off with Missouri’s DHSS Director Gail Vasterling over her department’s licensing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia. The license cleared the way for the Columbia facility to resume medication abortions on August 3, 2015, for the first time since 2012, when an abortionist quit and a replacement could not be found. Planned Parenthood has indicated it plans to resume surgical abortions at the Columbia clinic in early 2016.

Vasterling refused to answer questions about whether or not Planned Parenthood’s newly hired abortionist, Colleen McNicholas, an employee of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, held hospital privileges in Columbia as required by law or even which hospital might be involved. She improperly claimed that information was not a matter of public record, citing a statute that had nothing to do with ambulatory surgical center license applications.

[Read Planned Parenthood’s ASC License Application; View the License issued to Planned Parenthood in Columbia, MO.]

“The idea that the Department is here today in light of the very clear and plain language of this statute, withholding information, not from this committee, but from the people of the state of Missouri, I find abhorrent, and it is very clear you are getting bad legal advice,” Schaefer told her.

Schaefer ordered Vasterling to appear again at a hearing on August 25 and answer questions about the Columbia facility’s licensing or be held in contempt.

Vasterling sent Schaefer a letter on August 21, 2015, admitting that an ambulatory surgical center license was issued to the Columbia Planned Parenthood facility even though it was not in full compliance with the law. Instead of maintaining the required hospital privileges in Columbia, McNicholas only had limited “refer and follow” privileges with MU Health Care which allows her to receive updates on a patient’s condition, but does not allow her to admit or care for patients.

Missouri law, 197.215 RSMo, states the physician performing medication and/or surgical procedures at an ambulatory surgical center must be licensed to perform procedures at a nearby hospital or the provider must have an agreement with that nearby hospital. Even though no surgical abortions are taking place yet, the issuance of an ambulatory surgical center license to the Columbia Planned Parenthood facility may not have been been proper because and appears to have violated the DHSS’s own regulations.

Of concern is the fact that incomplete abortions are common complications to medication abortions. According to National Abortion Federation statistics quoted at yesterday’s hearing, between two and ten percent of all medication abortions will require surgical intervention to stop hemorrhaging or to prevent infection from retained tissue.

“When an abortionist who does medication abortions has an incomplete abortion complication, the abortionist is supposed to be able to provide surgical removal of retained tissue. Without hospital privileges, abortionists are incapable of caring for women with incomplete abortions. This means they dump their patients on hospital emergency rooms, which are forced to clean up the abortionist’s messes,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This is completely unacceptable and laws were passed in Missouri to protect women from this very situation. It is a dereliction of duty for a health department official to so blatantly ignore the law in order to enable abortions at Planned Parenthood.”

After receiving Vasterling’s letter admitting to the improper licensing of Planned Parenthood in Columbia, Schaefer responded, “I don’t know who is giving them legal advice on this, but it is bad advice.”

Schaefer also received a letter from R. Bowen Loftin, the Chancellor at the University of Missouri, stating that McNicholas indeed did not have admitting privileges at MU Health Care, but acknowledged that it does have a “refer and follow” agreement with McNicholas. Because Missouri University is a publicly funded institution, it is in violation of Missouri law for it to participate in any way with abortions.

“I want the university out of the abortion business,” Schaffer said.

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Yesterday, despite the best efforts of Vasterling and another DHSS employee, John Langston, several pieces of information emerged in what is fast becoming another Planned Parenthood corruption scandal.

University of Missouri (MU) Assistant Teaching Professor, Kristin Metcalf-Wilson also worked at Planned Parenthood in Columbia as a nurse. Documents obtained by the committee revealed that Metcalf-Wilson recruited McNicholas to provide abortions at the Columbia facility using a University computer during working hours in violation of policy that states no University funds can be used in any way for abortions.

Metcalf-Wilson then shepherded McNichoas through the system at MU in order to obtain hospital privileges so that the Columbia clinic could qualify for licensing as an ambulatory surgical center abortion clinic.

But instead of obtaining the required hospital privileges, Metcalf-Wilson and others facilitated the issuance of “refer and follow” privileges only. This means that McNicholas has no right to admit or treat any patients at MU hospital, but she does have the ability to “refer” a patient there and obtain updates on her care.

Despite concerns that the DHSS may have issues with the refer and follow “bogus non-privileges,” as one Senator described them, this was submitted to the DHSS as privileges meant to satisfy the ambulatory surgical center license requirements.

When questioned about how the refer and follow arrangement clearly did not meet the requirements of the law, both Vasterling and Langston continued to insist that the abortion facility was properly licensed even though it was clear that it was not.

Schaefer rebuked Vasterling for her efforts to interpret laws meant to protect women in a manner that was contrary to the obvious wording and intent of the law.

“There is clearly a game going on here and that we’re all getting really, really tired of it,” he later said.

In another matter, the committee sought to discover what happens to the remains of babies aborted at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

It appeared that all remains from each abortion are sent to a pathology lab, which provides copies of its reports to Planned Parenthood and the DHSS. However, in 2013, Planned Parenthood was cited because the pathology lab failed to provide reports for several abortions. This raised questions about what happened to those remains and why no reports were filed as required. It also raised suspicions that perhaps some fetal remains were being illegally sold.

In order to ascertain whether any body parts trafficking has occurred in Missouri, the committee asked for the name of the pathologist that received the abortion remains.

At first, Vasterling and Langston stonewalled the committee, going to great lengths to keep that information from the committee. Schaefer demanded that they supply the name before the end of the hearing.

Finally, a third DHSS employee offered that Pathology Services, Inc. was the company receiving the human remains from Planned Parenthood’s abortions. The committee indicated that they will call the manager of that company to testify at a later date.

The hearing resumed yesterday afternoon after a break and heard MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, who was perhaps slightly more cooperative than Vasterling and Langston.

Chancellor Loftin testified that McNicholas’ refer and follow privileges do not allow her to “touch a patient” or admit any one. She can only visit the hospital and have access to treatment information. This confirmed that McNicholas’ bogus “hospital privileges” were nothing of the sort and that they had been improperly used to license the Planned Parenthood in Columbia for abortions. However, Loftin indicated that revoking the refer and follow agreement would require a lengthy process due to attorney’s concerns that revocation might qualify as “discrimination.”

Schaefer produced a three-inch stack of e-mails that traced MU involvement in “facilitating” abortions at Planned Parenthood.

“These e-mails clearly show that a University employee on a University computer on University time recruited a doctor to come to Columbia to specifically perform abortions, and then initiated the process with at least three other University employees on University computers on University time to make sure her credentials, which were necessary for the clinic licnese to be issued, made their way all the way through,” Schaefer said. “It appears to me that the University is in the abortion business.”

The Columbia site is operated by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, which is no stranger to controversy. In 2007, Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline filed 107 criminal charges against the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Overland Park, Kansas – including 23 felony counts – all related to the commission of illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover up their crimes. Unfortunately, those charges were eventually dismissed in 2012 after it became known that the evidence against Planned Parenthood in the custody of then-Attorney General Steven Six had been illegally destroyed by an unknown person in the AG’s office. No one was ever held accountable for the evidence destruction. The merits of Kline’s case were never heard.

“The fact that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri would play fast and loose with the law is really a matter of habit for them,” said Newman. “This Planned Parenthood group has gotten away with breaking the law over and over again. Hopefully, Missouri will help them break that bad habit and shut down abortion operations in Columbia for good.”

The committee is expected to resume in the following days and will question additional DHSS employees and others in an attempt to get to the bottom of apparent abortion corruption in Missouri.