Operation Rescue, Abortionists Face Off Over New Law

Topeka, KS – Operation Rescue submitted over 2,500 pages of documentation of abortion abuses to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment yesterday at a public meeting taking comments on new clinic regulations that will go into effect in late October.

“We have documented a long list of abortion clinic horrors in Kansas, including patient injuries and death, filthy and dangerous clinic conditions, and illegal activity,” said Operation Rescue President troy Newman. “These new regulations will give enforcement agencies the teeth they need to enforce the laws and protect women and their pre-born babies from abortion abuses.”

Newman and Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger each made presentations. Sullenger detailed horrific abortion abuses, such as patient deaths, patient rapes, unlicensed and illegal abortions, filthy conditions, and even murder that could have been prevented if regulations like those proposed in Kansas were in effect elsewhere.

After about 12 minutes of comments, Sullenger was cut off and literally pushed from the podium.

“The truth is that there are not hours in the day or days in the week to fully explain how women have been preyed upon, exploited, and injured by an out-of-control and unaccountable abortion cartel,” said Sullenger. “Twelve minutes did not scratch the surface.”

Peter Brownlie of Planned Parenthood of Kansas made statements opposing the new regulations, even though his abortion clinic was eventually licensed under the new law. “Just because a regulation can be met doesn’t mean it should be met,” he said.

“That’s Mr. Brownlie. Always working to keep abortion dangerous,” noted Newman. Planned Parenthood faces 107 criminal charges in Kansas for illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover it up.

Herbert Hodes, who operates an abortion mill in Overland Park with his daughter, Traci Nauser, who is also an abortionist, spoke against physical examinations for women prior to abortions, and lobbied to release surgical abortion patients 15 minutes after surgery, instead of the two hour required by the new regulations.

Sen. Peggy Mast also defended the regulations and told of the Legislature’s reasons for passing them. One example was the case of Krishna Rajanna, who operated an appallingly filthy and dangerous abortion mill in Kansas City, Kansas. “He ran women through like cattle in a slaughterhouse. It took two years to close him down,” she said.

“To allow the abortion industry in the state of Kansas to dictate to the Board, how it is to operate, how it is to be regulated, is much like the fox guarding the hen house,” said Newman.

“These abortion clinic regulations are a long time coming. I make no excuses for wanting to restrict access to abortion services, particularly ones provided by the shoddy, filthy type of organizations run in this state.”

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Pro-life Activists Will Call Attention to Dirty Practices at Allentown Abortion Clinic on Saturday

Allentown, PA – Pro-life activists will gather outside the Allentown Medical Services abortion clinic this Saturday to call attention to the horrific conditions recently documented by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Protest Details:

When: Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 10:00 AM
Where: Outside the Allentown Medical Services abortion clinic
2200 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA

An inspection that took place on May 26, 2011, discovered out-of-date medicine, metal instruments with a brown material in the hinges and inside the supposedly sterile packaging, surgical instruments tossed in unsterilized drawers, and surgical instruments stored in a “musty” smelling suitcase in broken wrappers – all of which were considered by employees to be ready for use on patients.

Also discovered was a freezer where “Infectious Waste”, (the remains of aborted babies), was stored that was smeared with what an employee acknowledged was blood and contained a thick layer of frozen blood in the bottom. Dirty recovery room blankets and a dangerous lack of patient monitoring were also documented.

The clinic was formerly owned by the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, but when the State of Pennsylvania ordered him to stop running abortion clinic in Pennsylvania, he simply transferred ownership to a business entity owned by a woman purported to be his mother. He continues to advertize and solicit business for this abortion clinic on his web site.

“Women must be warned that this clinic presents a danger to the public. We urge everyone who can get to Allentown this Saturday to join the group of pro-life activists on the street outside this horrific abortion mill,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

For more information please e-mail krkuhns1(at)verizon.net.

TX Abortionist Admits to Failed Attempt to Remove Incriminating Video from Internet

Watch the video that abortionist William West does not want you to see!

McAllen, Texas — A Texas abortionist currently under investigation for abortion-related abuses has admitted publicly that he is responsible for pressuring YouTube.com and Vimeo.com to remove an Operation Rescue video detailing findings of a 3-month investigation of abortionists in that state.

West complained about Operation Rescue’s investigation and video in a lengthy, often rambling, missive printed by the radically liberal “Daily Kos” web site on May 30, 2011. In the article, he describes how he faxed and e-mailed YouTube.com and Vimeo.com until they removed the video.

Dr. William West works at Whole Woman’s Health, one of the abortion chains where Operation Rescue’s undercover investigation discovered numerous and repeated violations. Among the evidence gathered were recorded telephone conference calls that indicate West may have violated informed consent and 24-hour waiting period laws. A brief clip of one of those recording was included in the 3½ minute video that was produced by Operation Rescue to give an overview of the investigation’s findings.

West wrote, “In response to my FAX. . .You Tube removed the video containing the audio recording and other specious OR allegations as violating their standards of conduct, which also resulted in its deletion from the OR website. . .OR then reposted the video through another online video venue, Vimeo. By email I then convinced that service, too, to remove the OR video. OR then turned to a video service they could control, Pro-lifetube, so I gave up.”

West complained that audio files that indicate informed consent and 24 hour waiting period violations were heavily edited. However, Operation Rescue has submitted the entire, unedited recordings to the Texas Medical Board along with other evidence prompting the Board to open its own investigation of West, which is active and on-going.

“William West obviously does not want the public to see the video summary of the incriminating evidence we gathered at Texas abortion clinics, but has failed in his attempt to remove the truth from the Internet. Could it be that the evidence is so compelling that he has no legitimate defense except to try to remove and cover up the evidence?” asked Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We continue to cooperate with the Texas Medical Board in their investigation of West and 13 other Texas abortionists that have come under Board investigation as a result of our research.”

Read Special Report: Widespread Abortion Abuses In Texas Exposed

Activism Births Wave of Pro-Life Laws

By Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor

Since the shift in state legislatures during last year’s mid-term elections, pro-life legislation has flooded the states in unprecedented numbers, with over 900 bills introduced this year alone. Legislation includes such topics as the defunding of abortion providers, parental and informed consent laws, and clinic regulations.

Pro-life efforts that had been stymied by pro-abortion legislatures are flourishing in the greenhouse effect created by the new political shift.

“Now that the stage has been set for us, activists are driving the train on the new wave of laws that will restrict rampant abortion, close clinics, and save lives,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“We can point to some of our own projects as an example to illustrate how activists and legislators can partner to protect women and their pre-born babies,” said Newman. “The predatory abortion cartel has been largely unaccountable for decades, and has become increasingly more dangerous as they cut corners on women’s safety and abuse technology to increase profit margins. As we expose these dangers, the legislation has followed.

Webcam Abortions

That has not been more evident than in the matter to Telemed or Webcam abortions. This practice first began at Planned Parenthood clinics Iowa in 2008. Women are denied a physical examination by a licensed physician, and are allowed only a brief consultation with an abortionist over an Internet video conferencing connection. The abortionist then pushes a button on his computer, which activates a drawer containing the abortion pills. The woman takes some of the pills, then goes home to take the rest. She never sees the abortionist again.

In March, 2010, Operation Rescue conducted an undercover investigation of the practice and publicly exposed it. Complaints filed with the Iowa Medical Board revealed an oversight organization that was unwilling to act to protect women from this dangerous misuse of technology that cut corners on women’s safety in order to increase the abortionists’ profit margins.

Operation Rescue worked with local and national pro-life groups to further expose the webcam abortions along with Planned Parenthood’s announced five-year plan to expand them to all of their clinics across the nation.

In 2011, twelve states introduced legislation that would essentially ban webcam abortions. So far Arizona, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have passed such laws. Other states have legislation in place that would prohibit webcam abortions.

“This would have represented the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade. Thankfully, activists discovering, investigating, and exposing this misuse of technology has led to protections for women in at least six states only one year later,” said Newman. “We expect even more states to enact this legislation in future.”

Fetal Pain, 20 Week Abortion Bans

In 2009, late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart announced that he would begin doing late-term abortions at his Bellevue, Nebraska, clinic after the closure of a clinic in Kansas where most late-term abortions in the nation were being done. Operation Rescue, which had blocked his proposed opening of another late-term clinic in Kansas, planned an event in Nebraska to protest Carhart’s late-term plans.

In the pre-event publicity, Carhart’s defiant comments about late-term abortions caught the ear of Sen. Mike Flood, who introduced the first late-term abortion ban at 20 weeks gestation based on scientific evidence that babies at that age can feel pain. The bill was passed and signed into law without any legal challenge.

“The fact that abortion groups have not challenged the fetal pain laws shows that they are afraid of what would happen if they lost,” said Newman. “That, along with polls that indicate that nearly 80% of the public opposes late-term abortions, has given other states the encouragement they needed to pass this legislation for the protection of babies that are old enough to feel pain and survive outside the womb.”

Following Nebraska’s lead, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have passed late-term bans based on fetal pain just this year. At least 13 other states introduced fetal pain bills, some of which continue to work their ways through state legislatures.

Texas Two-Step

Operation Rescue’s recent investigation of Texas abortion clinics that exposed a widespread abuse of abortion informed consent laws prompted the passage of a law requiring sonograms and other information before abortions can be done.

A massive ongoing investigation of 14 abortionists by the Texas Medical Board that resulted from Operation Rescue’s investigation has also given the legislature a reason to support a pending ban on state funding of abortion providers.

“Activists on the ground know about the kinds of abortion abuses that are going on in their states. Once these abuses are exposed, the climate now exists where legislatures can act to draw boxes around abortionists’ exploitive practices. Since we have never found an abortionist that is in full compliance with the law, each restriction that passes gives us another tool with which we can bring scofflaw abortionists to justice,” said Newman.

“These successes should be an encouragement to pro-life activists everywhere that there is something they can do to limit or even stop abortion in their communities. So often we see activists discouraged because they know there are abortion abuses occurring, but they may not be aware that there is a lot they can to expose these abuses, alert the authorities, influence public opinion, and change the laws. We should be energized by these successes, and press the advantage while we have it, in order to change the culture so that we can bring a final end to abortion in America.”
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