Victory: GOP Party Platform To Include “Right to Life” for Pre-Born, Defunding of Planned Parenthood


By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH – The Republican Party Platform Committee adopted draft language on Tuesday that supports defunding Planned Parenthood and extending the Constitutional “right to life” to pre-born babies.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, in currently in Cleveland with #OperationRNC, which is a campaign led by Created Equal to ensure the GOP party platform remains pro-life. Newman also served as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, the group that released undercover videos last year showing Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of aborted baby parts.

“We are celebrating today on the streets of Cleveland. We got everything we have asked for in the party platform,” said Newman. “This shows that the pro-life movement is strong, influential, and here to stay until abortion is banned permanently.”

The adopted draft language states:

The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can be deprived of life, liberty, or property deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.

We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth. We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, that perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.

#OperationRNC also plans to fly an aerial tow banner over Cleveland today depicting a 15-week abortion will be juxtaposed to the words “Rescue Unborn Children.” See the airborne banner HERE.

Newman had joined #OperationRNC leaders Mark Harrington, National Director of Created Equal, and Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, in Cleveland last month for statewide tour of Ohio calling for GOP platform to support the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Woman Identified Who Was Found Dead after Abortion

Cree Erwin

By Cheryl Sullenger

Battle Creek, MI – Operation Rescue has released the name of the woman who was found dead just days after an abortion on July 4, 2016. The woman’s identity was discovered by long-time Michigan pro-life activist Lynn Mills.

Cree Erwin, 24, was the mother of a one-year old boy. Sadly, Ms. Erwin passed away in the early morning hours of her son’s first birthday. She was found dead in her mother’s bed in Battle Creek, Michigan, where she grew up.

Operation Rescue extends its deepest condolences to the Ms. Erwin’s family, who was said to be “devastated” at news of their loved one’s passing.

Ms. Erwin also appeared to have attended a local protestant church.

Operation Rescue was able to confirm the address where Ms. Erwin passed away, which was within blocks of Bronson Battle Creek Hospital where she had gone on July 2 for help while suffering with severe “stomach pain” four days after an abortion.

Social media comments posted to the initial story on about Ms. Erwin’s death also reflected patient care issues at the hospital where Ms. Erwin was treated and released two days prior to her death.

An autopsy has been conducted but the Medical Examiner’s office has not yet released an official cause of death, but given the complications Ms. Erwin suffered from her abortion, it is very likely that contributed to her death.

“I am saddened and sickened by the death of this beautiful young woman, who had so much life ahead of her. How many more women have to die before we all realize that we cannot tolerate the human tragedy that abortion inflicts on women, families, and communities,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “My prayers are with Cree Ervin’s family during this difficult time.”

While it remains unknown where Ms. Erwin received her abortion, the closest abortion facility to Battle Creek is the Kalamazoo Health Center Planned Parenthood, which has a history of medical emergencies, the most recent of which took place on September 10, 2015.

Michigan Right to Life has informed Operation Rescue that it was able to confirm with relative certainty that the abortionist on duty at the Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, June 28, when Ms. Erwin is said to have had her abortion, was Mandy Gittler.

Gittler was involved in another patient death while working at a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion facility in 2012. Gittler conducted a second-trimester abortion on Reaves, during which she punctured Reaves uterus. Gittler delayed calling for medical assistance for 5 ½ hours while Reaves suffered internal bleeding.

“If it turns out Gittler was involved in Ms. Erwin’s death, Planned Parenthood has a lot to answer for,” said Newman.

St. Louis Planned Parenthood Sends 60th Patient to Emergency Room, Illustrating Need for Oversight


By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO — Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court nullified certain abortion safety laws, a medical emergency at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, MO, has illustrated how women have been left in jeopardy by the nation’s High Court.

It happened on Saturday, July 2, 2016, a heavy abortion day. Paramedics were photographed by pro-life activists as they removed a Planned Parenthood patient from the abortion facility and loaded her into an awaiting ambulance.

Abortion workers and an armed security guard attempted to conceal the incident by holding up large brown tarps.

This medical emergency represented the 60th time since 2009 that ambulances have been dispatched to the St. Louis Planned Parenthood to render aid to patients that Planned Parenthood was not equipped to provide.

Planned Parenthood is currently the only abortion facility in Missouri.

Provisions that were struck down by the Supreme Court last week included required hospital privileges for abortionists that must be maintained within 30 miles of their abortion facilities. Missouri has a similar law, and if that is eventually nullified, Missouri women will be left with few, if any, protections against substandard abortionists that cannot qualify for hospital privileges.

“The situation is Missouri is bad enough without stripping way one of the only safety measures in place to protect women. If you don’t think they need protecting from quack abortionists, you have never heard of Kermit Gosnell, Steven Brigham, James Pendergraft, or any number of currently practicing abortionists that no concept of medical or ethical standards,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

In response to a lawsuit filed by Operation Rescue, the St. Louis Fire Department recently released a list of 58 medical emergencies at the Planned Parenthood facility from January 1, 2009 through April 6, 2016 – nearly twice the number expected. The list included the type of injuries sustained by patients, which ranged from allergic reactions to serious hemorrhaging.

It did not include yet another medical emergency at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility that occurred on May 13, 2016.

“In the current rush to abandon safety regulations in response to the Supreme Court decision, we should remember that abortion facilities in America remain under-regulated with little or no accountability, even to regulators, legislators, and law enforcement,” said Newman. “When abortion businesses operate without regulatory oversight, women suffer, women die, and babies die. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court drank the Planned Parenthood Kool-Aid, and now, tragically, we can expect to see many more injuries inflicted by arrogant abortionists who hold themselves above the law.”

[Photos provided by Mary Maschmeier, President of Defenders of the Unborn.]