Supreme Court Rejects Gag Order Appeal in Undercover Video Case, But the Battle is Far from Over

Planned Parenthood abortionist Mary Gatter was seen in one unsealed CMP video haggling over how much money she could get for aborted baby remains, famously claiming that she wanted to buy a Lamborghini.

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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Troy Newman over a gag order issued by a lower court that blocks the release of previously unpublished undercover videos created by the Center for Medical Progress. This allows the lower court ruling to stand.

Newman served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress, and currently serves as President of Operation Rescue.

Through his attorney, Jay Sekulow, and his legal team from the American Center for Law and Justice, Newman argued that the gag order prohibited the release of incriminating videos to law enforcement agencies around the nation who sought the evidence in their own investigations. At least twenty state attorney generals had joined in the appeal.

“While appealing the gag order before the entire Supreme Court would have been preferable, we continue to fight the two oppressive lawsuits brought by the NAF and Planned Parenthood, which aim to silence us and conceal the truth about their involvement in the grisly illegal sale of aborted baby tissues and organs for profit,” said Newman. “We pray that one day the full truth will come out, and those who have committed crimes will be held accountable in a court of law.”

Newman is a named defendant in NAF v. Center for Medical Progress, et al, a federal case filed in 2015 through which the gag order was issued. Planned Parenthood later filed a similar lawsuit against Newman and CMP members. Those cases are ongoing.

Judge William Orrick based his decision to seal the videos, which gagged CMP members — including Newman — on his erroneous belief that the undercover videos contained no evidence of wrong-doing on the part of the NAF or Planned Parenthood.

However, Orrick’s faulty determination was debunked by two Congressional investigations found probably cause to believe that crimes had been committed by Planned Parenthood and others, and criminal referrals were made to the Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has confirmed that a federal criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of aborted baby remains and a host of other alleged crimes is currently underway.

Second Ambulance in Four Days At Planned Parenthood Involved in Illegal Baby Parts Trade

By Cheryl Sullenger

Orange, CA – Just four days after an ambulance transported a Planned Parenthood patient just before dawn on March 22, 2018, an ambulance was called for yet another woman who required emergency transport to a hospital.

Pro-life activists on the scene snapped photos one couple entered the Planned Parenthood building just as the paramedics pushed a gurney into the abortion facility, located on Tustin Avenue in Orange, California.

“Nothing says ‘think twice’ like an ambulance outside an abortion clinic,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Two ambulances in four days is a very bad sign that there may be ongoing serious problems inside that abortion facility that are placing women in grave danger.”

Safety risks are a particular concern in California, where abortion safety laws are being relaxed. However pro-life activists such as Paula Bandini explain that the Planned Parenthood in Orange is more dangerous that people might believe. She shared the most recent ambulance photos and told Operation Rescue that she has personally seen “many ambulances” at the Planned Parenthood in Orange, which serves as the headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Inc.

This facility was involved in supplying aborted baby body parts to DaVinci Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which in turn sold the human remains worldwide. The DaVinci companies were sued by the Orange County District Attorney’s office for illegally profiting from the sales.

The DaVinci companies admitted guilt, paid $7.8 million in a settlement, and agreed to stop doing business in California.

The DaVinci companies were owned by Ecuadorians who were convicted of financial crimes in their home nation, then paid large contributions to Democrats in the U.S. that resulted in then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expediting their immigration into the U.S.

However, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which investigated the illegal trafficking of aborted baby tissue and organs for profit, issued criminal referrals for the DaVinci companies, but had not yet obtained evidence Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was paid by the DaVinci companies. The Panel’s term ended before their investigations were complete.

“Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties were the sole supplier of aborted baby parts to DiVinci Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which were owned by convicted criminals who had help from the Obama/Clinton administration in escaping an eight-year prison sentence in Ecuador,” said Newman. “Other Planned Parenthood organizations in California and other states were referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal investigation and prosecution for multiple crimes related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains. We hope the DOJ investigation will find the missing financial link between the Orange County Planned Parenthood and the DiVinci companies. Shutting that abortion business down would be the best thing that could happen for the safety of babies and their mothers.”

NIH Ambulance Used to Transport Carhart Abortion Patient to Walter Reed Medical Center

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD – A photo and new information has surfaced, which reveals a previously unknown medical emergency at a Bethesda late-term abortion facility operated by the notorious LeRoy Carhart.

This is the first recorded incident involving the ambulance transport of a Carhart patient since he opened a new abortion facility in Bethesda in October 2017, just one month prior to this emergency. It is the eleventh Carhart patient transported by ambulance to a hospital since Carhart first began conducting abortions in Maryland in December 2010.

Carhart relocated to Bethesda after the late-term abortion facility where he used to work, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, was bought and closed by the Maryland Coalition for Life. His new facility, AbortionClinics.org, offers abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The photo, was taken by an anonymous source in the parking lot of the Wildwood Medical Building, where Carhart’s abortion facility is located, on November 20, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m. – long after any pro-life activists would have left for the day.

The witness observed a woman she knew to be a nurse at Carhart’s abortion business escorting the gurney out to the ambulance. The photo shows a dark-haired woman on the gurney in the seated position being treated with an IV solution as she was loaded into an ambulance belonging to – oddly enough – the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) provides fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and specialized rescue services primarily to the NIH research complex, which is comprised of “3,500 research laboratories; a research hospital; animal facilities; computer facilities; high hazard bio-containment laboratories; day care and infant care facilities; dormitory and apartment facilities; single family residential homes and an underground mass transit train station,” according to the NIH’s web site.

The website further notes that the NIH DFRS also “responds to fires and other emergencies at the National Naval Medical Center [Walter Reed] and in Montgomery County, Maryland, in accordance with current mutual aid agreements.”

The patient was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda for treatment, according to local activist Missy Smith, president and founder of WAKEUP.

“We have a private abortion patient of LeRoy Carhart’s who was transported in a federally-funded NIH ambulance and taken to a federally-funded military hospital,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I have to wonder in federal tax dollars were improperly used.”

The use of an ambulance from the National Institutes of Health for transport to Walter Reed may have been a routine response due to the mutual aid agreement.

Lessening the probability of pure coincidence are links between Carhart’s late-term abortion business, the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, and the NIH.

Carhart was formerly under investigation by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which was looking into the illegal trafficking in aborted baby remains for profit. Carhart was under suspicion of having sold aborted baby remains, and having babies born alive during late-term abortions. He was issued a Congressional subpoena for documents, but never fully complied before the Select Panel’s term ended.

Last May, Operation Rescue published a video along with a report about a bizarre incident where a man with a small biohazard cooler picked up aborted baby remains from Carhart’s Nebraska abortion facility then drove off with them in the back seat of his private subcompact car. This transfer was unlike the usual pick-ups of aborted babies for routine disposal, and was suspected of being a transfer of aborted baby parts to a nearby research facility.

So how does the NIH fit in? Operation Rescue has documented that the NIH has paid for experimentation on aborted baby remains. In one example, a 2015 article published by Operation Rescue revealed documentation that a Massachusetts abortionist, Laurent C. Delli-Bovi, had conducted NIH-funded “research” on the brains of 22 aborted babies – half with Down syndrome. The brains were taken from aborted babies aged 14-22 weeks and were used for experimentation within 2-4 hours after their deaths.

But even if the NIH involvement in the November medical emergency at Carhart’s Bethesda abortion facility was truly coincidental, the dangers of his late-term abortion business cannot be overstated.

With the help of local activists, Operation Rescue was able to document numerous medical emergencies, patient injuries, and even one patient death while he worked in Germantown, and at his abortion business in Bellevue, Nebraska. In Maryland, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion after Carhart had boarded a plane back to his home state of Nebraska and was unavailable to Morbelli or her family as her condition worsened after the abortion. Despite numerous complaints related to dangerous practices and negligent patient care against Carhart, the Maryland Board of Physicians has declined to discipline.

“It looks like Carhart is picking up where he left off in Germantown and continues to pose a threat to women in Bethesda,” said Newman. “But there is some evidence that leads us to believe that he is also still involved in the sale of aborted baby remains. Because the House Select Panel could never really get enough proof to refer him for criminal prosecution, we are asking U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice investigate him. If he is breaking the law, he should be held accountable and his shady abortion businesses in Maryland and Nebraska should be shut down.”

Denver Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Under DOJ Investigation Calls Ambulance for Injured Woman — Again

By Cheryl Sullenger

Denver, CO — The Stapleton Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Denver, Colorado, called for an ambulance on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to transport yet another abortion patient to the hospital. This is the six time such a medical emergency at this Planned Parenthood facility has been documented by Operation Rescue.

However, when radio traffic archives were searched, there was no record of an ambulance dispatch.

“It has been the policy of many Planned Parenthood abortion facilities to sidestep 911, which is the quickest way to get emergency help, and phone ambulance companies directly in an effort to keep any records of the medical emergency out of public records,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The ambulance arrived at the Denver Planned Parenthood around noon, loaded a female patient, and raced away from the abortion facility with lights flashing and sirens screaming.

Sidewalk counselors on the scene begged the injured mother to turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness.

This is the same Colorado Planned Parenthood facility featured in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. Abortionist Savita Ginde, who serves as Vice President and Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, which operates the Denver abortion facility, was seen identifying baby organs from a dismembered aborted baby that were floating in a glass dish.

“I know I’ve seen livers, I’ve seen stomachs, I know I’ve seen plenty of neural tissue. Usually you can see the whole brain come out usually,” said Ginde, gesturing with her arms to illustrate the way the brains spill out of the head.

“I think the ‘per item’ thing works a little better just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” Ginde concluded, indicating that arrangement would bring more money.

Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for illegally profiting from trafficking in human baby remains. Savita Ginde continues to work there, but there’s no word on whether she was involved in the recent medical emergency.

“The crop of abortionists now working at abortion facilities across the nation are the worst of the worst. The abortion industry is where disgraced doctors go when they can’t get a job anywhere else,” said Newman, who also served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “With the help of pro-life activists, we are attempting to gather as much documentation on medical emergencies at abortion facilities as possible to prove that abortion is not only fatal for the baby, but is more dangerous for the mother that Planned Parenthood wants you to believe.”

Operation Rescue encourages those who minister outside abortion facilities who witness medical emergencies to send photos, video, and incident details to us at info.operationrescue@gmail.com.

Final Supreme Court Briefs Filed in Newman v. NAF Seeking Cert in Gag Order Case

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Washington, DC – A final reply brief has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, in a crucial case challenging an oppressive Federal Court gag order that is currently preventing the release of incriminating evidence against the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood to state and Federal law enforcement.

The case, Newman v. National Abortion Federation, is seeking a Writ of Certiorari from the Supreme Court, which would open the way for arguments before the full Court challenging the constitutionality of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a gag order.

Representing Newman is Jay Sekulow and a team of attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice. In an unrelated case, Seklow also represents President Donald Trump in the probe into so-called Russian collusion.

Newman v. NAF stemmed from a 2015 case, NAF v. Center for Medical Progress, in which the National Abortion Federation sued Newman in his capacity as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, along with other CMP members, in an effort to block the release of additional undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood, NAF executives, and middleman biotech companies discussing the buying and selling of aborted baby body parts for profit, which is illegal in the U.S.

An injunction blocking the release of further videos was granted, and that injunction is now the subject of Newman’s Supreme Court appeal. Twenty state attorneys general have joined in the appeal after being blocked from accessing evidence needed for investigations in their own states.

The undercover videos released by the CMP beginning in July 2015, launched two Congressional investigations and a number of state investigations into the illegal trafficking in human aborted baby remains. As a result, both a Senate and House committee issued criminal referrals to local, state, and federal authorities recommending investigation and prosecution for a broad spectrum of criminal conduct related to the illicit baby parts trade.

Newman’s attorneys argue that the Ninth Circuit gag order is unconstitutional since the Court erred in ruling that the undercover videos held no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. This completely ignored the two Congressional investigations that found ample evidence to issue the criminal referrals. The Ninth Circuit also ignored a $7.8 million settlement agreement reached in a lawsuit filed by the Orange County (CA) District Attorney against DaVinci Biosciences and DaVinci Biologics, which admitted it had procured aborted baby remains from Planned Parenthood for resale around the world. Those companies were forced to shut down as a result.

The Ninth Circuit further erred by enjoining individuals from voluntarily cooperating with government investigators.

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood, the NAF, and others involved in the profit-taking scheme.

“This case is critical and of national importance not only to our rights to Free Speech, but also to prevent corrupt or misguided courts from protecting criminals from prosecution by slapping an injunction on those who have evidence of their crimes,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue.

A decision from the Supreme Court on Newman’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari is expected to be issued by the Court on March 29, 2018.

Read Newman’s Final Reply Brief