Baby Parts Researcher Locked Out of Lab at UNM, Suspected of Selling Remains for Profit

Report contradicts NM AG’s claim no laws were broken

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM – Since New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released his findings in response to two criminal referrals from the House Investigative Panel on Infant Lives saying no laws against the trafficking of aborted baby remains were broken by the University of New Mexico or Southwestern Women’s Option, more information has surfaced that casts doubt on the accuracy of that determination.

Ironically, on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the front page of the Albuquerque Journal featured two contradictory stories. One was a report on Balderas’ “findings,” and the other was a report based on internal UNM documents obtained by the newspaper that revealed the UNM Health Sciences Center discovered that one of it’s researchers, Dr. Robin Ohls, was receiving aborted baby remains exclusively from Southwestern Women’s Options, then transferring them to a private laboratory in Michigan.

The discovery was made when Ohls asked for financial compensation to one of her assistants who packaged the remains for transport.

The Albuquerque Journal, referenced a memo written by Dr. Paul Roth, Chancellor of the UNM Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC), and Elsa Cole, a university attorney.

“HSC staff was concerned that: 1) an issue was being raised that would potentially infringe on the University’s policy to not buy or sell human tissue, and 2) appropriate research compliance approvals and processes protocols had not been followed,” the memo states. [Emphasis added]

Ohls was suspended from conducting research and was locked out of her laboratory by UNM HSC officials last October, 16 months after the first round of criminal referrals were made by the House Select Panel. It is believed by that UNM has halted all research using aborted baby remains, but that could not be independently verified by Operation Rescue.

UNM HSC is apparently conducting its own ongoing investigation into Ohl’s suspected profiting from the sale of aborted baby remains procured by her staff from Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO).

SWO is one of the few late-term abortion facilities in the country that openly commit abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. It is owned and operated by the elderly Texas abortionist Curtis Boyd, who admits to having engaged in illegal back-alley abortions prior to Roe v. Wade.

The destination of the tissue and organs obtained from SWO was a private company called Zietchick Research Institute, located in Plymouth, Michigan. It appears to employ one person, Dr. Tammy Movsas, and is funded through U.S. government awards totaling close to $2 million from 2014-2017, according to one government web site.

“Certainly, Balderas had access to this information at appears to have ignored in favor of marching in lock-step with his pro-abortion cronies in the Democratic Party. I guess his political career was more important to him than doing his sworn duty to uphold the law,” said Newman. “Fortunately, the Department of Justice has opened an active investigation into Planned Parenthood aborted baby body parts scheme, and are also investigating the UNM/SWO referrals, so there is still some hope that justice will be done.”

[HT to Bud and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.]

“These people are SICK!” #Qanon Takes on Planned Parenthood


By Cheryl Sullenger

Somewhere in Cyberspace – Conspiracy theorists are having a hay-day, thanks to “Qanon,” a shadowy internet persona that claims to be a small band of loyal Trump Administration insiders. He leaves cryptic #Breadcrumbs with heavy references to “The Matrix” on a mysterious message board known as 8Chan, and urges readers to “FollowTheWhiteRabbit” into a huge conspiracy involving an attempted Deep State takeover of the country, and counter-efforts by the “White Hats” to thwart it, drain the swamp, and bring the traitorous criminals to justice.

Q’s army on Twitter, Youtube, and elsewhere, are urged to research the breadcrumbs and “Red Pill” everyone they know with the truth.

But today, the rabbit hole took a new turn away from speculation about mysterious flights to Gitmo, the classified contents of Anthony Weiner’s laptop, and the “Clowns” that they say operate a world-wide human-trafficking network.

#Qanon is now taking on Planned Parenthood in his uniquely enigmatic way.

Review the Congressional Investigation on PP.
Be prepared for what you learn.
Next question – how are they allowed to operate?
These people are SICK!
Q

Of course, Q’s “PP” is Planned Parenthood. The Congressional Investigation referenced is the results of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which referred Planned Parenthood, organ procurement companies, a university, two independent late-term abortion facilities, and a late-term abortionist in Houston, Texas, to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation and prosecution. [Read the Referrals.]

That investigation was initiated after the Center for Medical Progress released a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives discussing for-profit contracts with middleman organ procurement companies in exchange for aborted baby tissue and organs.

The Department of Justice has announced that they are currently investigating the allegations brought by Congress against Planned Parenthood and others – after those allegations were ignored by the Obama Administration.

“Be prepared for what you learn,” warns Q. In a follow-up post, Q warns again, “Mark as graphic material.”

The videos famously showed one Planned Parenthood abortionist, Mary Gatter, haggled for top dollar while admitting, “I want a Lamborghini.”

“Abortionists use ultrasound like a butcher uses scales to sell meat by the pound for profit,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “It is truly horrifying to see the callous way these people view women and their babies in unguarded moments. Their own words portray them as cold-hearted monsters.”

Q’s next clue is important to understand. “Next question – how are they allowed to operate?” Q asked, obviously knowing the answer. His questions are designed to make people dig for the answers.

“We know how Planned Parenthood is allowed to operate,” said Newman. “Our tax coffers fund them to the tune of over a half billion dollars each year. That represents half of their budget. If Congress would deny those funds to Planned Parenthood, we would see it collapse.”

Planned Parenthood has, over the years, developed an extensive network of corrupt politicians, media, and celebrities that protect and promote them. This network makes sure a steady stream of funding flows to Planned Parenthood, and in exchange, Planned Parenthood contributes to their political campaigns.

If Planned Parenthood is caught doing anything wrong, they can count on Democratic officials to shield them from consequences.

Planned Parenthood also uses the court system to insulate them from having to comply with abortion safety laws – and to punish all those who try to expose them.

Planned Parenthood and their cronies at the National Abortion Federation are suing Troy Newman and others with the Center for Medical Progress in Federal Court in an attempt to silence him from speaking out about their crimes or sharing evidence with law enforcement.

Apparently, Planned Parenthood is now trying to bully those who speak out against them on Twitter.

Plannenthood has connections to the political dirty tricks group Fusion GPS, Hillary Clinton and the corrupt Clinton Foundation, Obama, and to at least one “pay to play” scheme in which Clinton and the Obama Administration allowed Ecuadorian criminals into the U.S. so they could sell aborted baby remains.“We are grateful to Q and the Trump Administration for taking the evidence against Planned Parenthood seriously and bringing it to the attention of an audience that may otherwise never have been exposed to the truth. We hope the Qanon exposure helps wake up Americans to the barbarity of abortion,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood is a corrupt enterprise that makes their money off the backs of dead babies and taxpayers. We urge Congress to defund Planned Parenthood immediately, and are praying for their speedy prosecution.”

First in 2018: Ambulance Transports Woman from Famous Ohio Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Dayton, OH – For the first time in 2018, pro-life activists in Dayton, Ohio, have reported that an ambulance arrived at the Women’s Med Center abortion facility in Dayton, Ohio, to transport a patient to the hospital.

The incident took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, shortly before noon, and was photographed by multiple pro-life activists who shared their pictures with Operation Rescue.

“It is tragic that just four days into the New Year, we see yet another woman injured by abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We are dedicated to praying and working toward the day when babies and their mothers are protected from the barbarity of abortion.”

The Women’s Med Center is a late-term abortion facility owned by the nationally-known abortionist Martin Haskell, who claims credit for having invented the now-outlawed “Partial Birth Abortion” procedure.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has been working since 2015 to close the Women’s Med Center for failing to provide an acceptable hospital transfer agreement. Neither Haskell nor any of his staff abortionists qualify for hospital privileges and sought a variance using a transfer agreement. That case continues to slowly wind its way through the courts.

In August 2016, the Women’s Med Center stirred controversy when it aborted a late-term pregnancy on a 31-year old woman who was so impaired by an overdose of street drugs that she could not give her consent. Despite the outcry against the forced abortion, no action was ever taken against the facility.

A recent undercover phone call made during an investigation into late-term abortion facilities by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life, revealed that the Women’s Med Center was willing to abort healthy babies through 21 weeks, 6 days of pregnancy. No medical reason was required.

However, the abortion facility’s website indicates they do conduct abortions for “fetal indication” upon referral. Abortions done when it is suspected that the baby is not perfect are known to be done throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

As for Thursday’s emergency, the condition of the woman is unknown at this time. Watch for follow up reports.

New Mexico Attorney General Turns a Blind Eye to Violations in Fetal Tissue Investigation

PRESS RELEASE

Albuquerque, NM- The Associated Press released a brief report today alleging that New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter to members of the House Select Investigative Panel stating that, “no state laws were broken by the transfer of fetal tissue between an Albuquerque abortion clinic and researchers at the University of New Mexico.”

Even though Tara Shaver, of Abortion Free New Mexico filed a complaint predating the congressional panels criminal referrals to Balderas’ office, Shaver has not received a similar letter. In fact, her legal counsel was informed on December 7, 2017 by Dylan Lange, Assistant Attorney General that a “civil investigation remains ongoing.”

Shaver’s complaint was prompted by a consent form from Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) consent form that women were required to sign before their abortion, stating that “I understand that tissue and parts will be removed during the procedure, and I consent to their examination and their use in medical research…” Shaver’s complaint outlined that two state statutes were believed to be in violated by SWO, the Jonathan Spradling Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act that excludes aborted babies from use in medical research and the Maternal, Fetal and Infant Experimentation Act which states that “No fetus shall be involved as a subject in any clinical research activity unless the purpose of the activity is to meet the health needs of the particular fetus and the fetus will be placed at risk only to the minimum extent necessary to meet such needs or no significant risk to the fetus is imposed by the research activity.” According to the Act, “‘fetus’ means the product of conception from the time of conception until the expulsion or extraction of the fetus or the opening of the uterine cavity, but shall not include the placenta, extra embryonic membranes, umbilical cord, extra embryonic fluids and their resident cell types and cultured cells.”

“It is business as usual in New Mexico that the Attorney General, Hector Balderas responds to a Congressional Committee more than one year after it was disbanded. It is my hope that the Department of Justice will take a dim view of Balderas’ incompetence and arrogance and will perform a proper investigation into the illegal activities going on within the New Mexico abortion cartel centered at UNM,” stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life.

“Attorney General Hector Balderas protects those who profit from and are in the business of dehumanizing children in the womb by his lack of enforcement of state laws that are designed to protect New Mexicans, which should include those in the sanctuary of their mothers’ wombs. There will never be justice in New Mexico until leaders, law makers and law enforcers stop propping up a failing abortion industry whose grisly trade negatively effects the most vulnerable of our communities,” stated Tara Shaver Spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

Operation Rescue has worked with Abortion Free New Mexico to call for the prosecution of Southwestern Women’s Options and UNM.

“Attorney General Balderas lived up to his reputation as a corrupt pro-abortion Democrat by turning a blind eye to obvious violations of state law,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We now turn to the U.S. Department of Justice to uphold the law and prosecute Southwestern Women’s Options and their cronies at the University of New Mexico for illegally trafficking aborted baby remains for profit.”

Special Report: Abortion Wait Times Down, Prices Up in 2017

An Operation Rescue Special Report
By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – Across America, the amount of time women waited to have an abortion dropped, while the average price of an abortion rose. These trends were documented during an annual survey of abortion facilities conducted by Operation Rescue.

The survey took place from November 27-December 15, 2017. Using a number of investigative methods, each abortion facility was directly contacted. Facility personnel voluntarily verified that abortions were available, and shared information on abortion pricing and wait times, although they were not aware the information was going to Operation Rescue.

Wait times decreased

Despite dire predictions from the Abortion Cartel that pro-life legislation would result in increased wait times for abortions, the opposite is actually true. In 2017, the national average time a woman waited to get an abortion was 7.7 days. That represents a decrease from 2015, when the national average time waited for an abortion was 8.5 days.

Wait times were measured from the day a caller initially contacted an abortion facility for an appointment, until the day when the abortion would have taken place.

This year, at surgical facilities, women waited an average of 6.85 days for a surgical abortion, and 6.38 days to get a medication abortion at a surgical facility.

In contrast, women were required to wait 9.33 days — nearly three days longer — to get a medication abortion at facilities that offered only that type.

Two states with the longest waiting times for abortion appointments were West Virginia at 25 days, and Montana at 23.5 days. This likely reflects that low demand for abortion in those states, making it unprofitable to schedule abortions with greater frequency.

Two states with the shortest wait times were Vermont, which would conduct an abortion on a woman the day after her initial phone call, and Nevada, with an average wait of 1.2 days.

Many abortion facility scheduling receptionists – primarily with Planned Parenthood affiliates — refused to answer questions about the abortions or inform callers when abortion appointments were available. Instead, the schedulers insisted that women go through a lengthy phone interview that required providing detailed personal and health information. After the interview, women would then be given a preliminary appointment.

Women were told that they would have questions answered at the preliminary appointment. Only then would they be told when their abortions were scheduled.

This convoluted appointment practice had the effect of keeping abortion customers in the dark. It demeaned the callers by treating them with suspicion, and denied them information that was important for decision-making. One scheduler admitted that the extra appointment and level of secrecy was to prevent pro-life protesters from finding out when abortions were taking place.

“As much as the abortionists complain about state mandated reflection periods and other pro-life laws, Planned Parenthood facilities across the nation are actually the ones making women jump through a complex series of hoops before they can even receive answers to their questions about abortion. This paranoia actually works in our favor, and likely helps save lives,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Abortion prices rose

Operation Rescue has included first trimester abortion pricing in its survey for the past three years. Overall, the national average cost of an early abortion has steadily increased since 2015. In 2017, women paid an average of $595.67 for a first trimester abortion. This this reflects a three percent price hike over what women paid just two years ago.

Surgical abortions up to 12 weeks were the costliest of early abortion methods, averaging $616.16 nationally in 2017. Yet, that price was down about 2% since last year.

Medication abortions, (generally done through 9-10 weeks), received at clinics that also conducted surgical abortions have held firm in price at $579 since 2015.

However, there has been a dramatic price increase for medication abortions received from facilities that only dispense abortion drugs. In 2017, the national average cost of an abortion at a medication-only facility was $592, up about 6% since 2015.

This means that medication abortion facilities not only make women wait longer for their abortions, but also charge them more.

This price increase was ironic since, in many states, the abortion pill-only facilities have lower overhead and are able to avoid licensing requirements that may drive up prices. Some states, such as California, have attempted to reduce costs even farther by allowing non-physicians to prescribe abortion drugs. Medication abortion-only facilities have been favored by abortion businesses, particularly Planned Parenthood, as a stated means of keeping abortion costs down, but data shows that these facilities are actually driving up the price of an abortion.

Abortion prices varied, sometimes greatly, from state to state.

The two states with the highest average price for a first trimester surgical abortion were Massachusetts and Wyoming. Massachusetts’ average surgical abortion cost $1,223.30, while in Wyoming, the average surgical abortion fee was $1,099.00. The two states with the lowest price for surgical abortions were the District of Columbia at $410, and Maryland at $419.

The two states with the highest average cost of a medication abortion at a medication-only facility were Alaska at $800, and Colorado at $791.20. Maryland had the lowest average price for a medication abortion in the nation at $384.80, followed by Pennsylvania at $445.

“This is another case where Planned Parenthood is ‘talking north and walking south.’ There is obviously exploitative profit-taking occurring at the medication abortion-only facilities, where overhead is the lowest,” said Newman. “For Planned Parenthood, it is always about the money.”

Conclusions

Operation Rescue’s 2017 survey results reveal new insights into abortion trends.

The new data shows that abortion facility numbers continue to shrink at the same time that abortion wait times are dropping. This debunks the notion that fewer abortion facilities will lead to higher wait times.

Meanwhile, the price of an abortion is rising most in the area where there is the least overhead. This shows clearly that pro-life legislation is not necessarily the lone factor in driving up abortion prices. In fact, according to the new data, greed is a primary factor that is driving up prices and increasing profits for abortion businesses.

“Our data reflects the most accurate numbers available for abortion costs and wait times,” said Newman. “The data exposes the deceptive rhetoric of the Abortion Cartel, which has resorted to lies and exploitation to keep their failing businesses afloat. The truth is that more and more women are rejecting abortion in favor of life – and that has the Abortion Cartel running scared.”

Read Operation Rescue’s Special Report “2017 Abortion Facility Survey: Abortion Clinic Numbers Keep Dropping.”

[Note: This article has been corrected to show that Maryland, not Missouri, has the lowest price of medication abortions.]