Prosecutor Confirms Criminal Referral of Florida Abortion Business is Under Review

By Cheryl Sullenger

Tallahassee, FL – A state prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General’s office has contacted M. Susan Pine of FACE Life, Inc., with confirmation that he is reviewing a criminal referral of Presidential Women’s Center, Inc. made by the US. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.

“Attorney General [Pam] Bondi asked my Office of Statewide Prosecution to review the information for any criminal prosecution to ensure Florida takes the appropriate necessary action,” stated Nick Cox, a statewide prosecutor with the Attorney General’s office, in an e-mail to Pine on February 17, 2017.

This confirmation came just two days after Operation Rescue urged supporters to contact the Florida Attorney General to ask if her office planned to act on the criminal referral of Presidential Women’s Center. Previous inquiries requesting confirmation that the criminal referral would be acted upon had been rebuffed.

“We thank Attorney General Bondi for handing over the House’s criminal referral of the Florida abortion facility to a prosecutor for review,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is in the interest of the State of Florida to protect women from this kind of exploitation and abuse. News that a prosecutor is reviewing the case is encouraging and gives us confidence that appropriate action will be taken once the review is completed.”

The Select Investigative Panel supplied evidence to Attorney General Bondi on November 30, 2016, that Presidential Women’s Center, an abortion facility in West Palm Springs that conducts abortions throughout the second trimester of pregnancy, was violating State and Federal laws prohibiting the following:

• The sale of aborted baby tissue for profit.
• The use of tissue from aborted babies for research or experimentation.
• The disclosure of individually identifiable health information to another person.
• The disclosure of individual health information for commercial advantage.

“I especially want to thank everyone who contacted Bondi’s office and helped us get the answers we were seeking,” said Newman. “We hope that justice will be done and that the Presidential Women’s Center will be closed for good.”

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Watch: Life or Death Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – As Congress prepares to vote on legislation that would halt tax payments to Planned Parenthood, a new video showing the urgent need to defund America’s largest abortion provider has been released by Operation Rescue.

The video shows 18 ambulances that have responded to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities over the past year to transport patients suffering medical emergencies to local emergency rooms. It also contains a clip from a tragic 911 call involving a patient death, along with documentation that the woman’s fatal abortion took place at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Michigan.

The medical emergencies show serious, life-threatening abortion complications, including hemorrhage, severe pain, and seizures.

“We understand that the incidents shown in the video represent just a fraction of life-threatening abortion complications that women experience because of Planned Parenthood,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If they want to maim and kill women along with their babies — something the majority of Americans find abhorrent — it certainly shouldn’t be done with the blessing of our hard-earned tax dollars.”

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year in government funding. Operation Rescue supports a Republican plan to reallocate that amount to women’s health programs that do not supply abortions, so no one will go without necessary health care.

A vote on defunding Planned Parenthood is expected very soon, perhaps as early as next week.

Operation Rescue urges pro-life supporters to contact their Congressmen and Senators immediately and tell them to #DefundPlanned Parenthood as soon as possible.

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Operation Rescue’s Statement on the Passing of Pro-Life Icon Norma McCorvey


Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue is saddened to learn of the passing of Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” of the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. McCorvey later converted to Christianity and became a strong pro-life advocate calling for the reversal of that decision, which decriminalized abortion in the United States.

McCorvey was a long-time friend of Operation Rescue and lived for several months with the family of Operation Rescue President Troy Newman in Wichita, Kansas.

“I am deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend Norma McCorvey. She spent the better part of the last 25 years working to undo the terrible Supreme Court decision that bears her name,” said Newman. “Her work was not in vain. Norma became an inspiration for so many, and we at Operation Rescue work every day to achieve her goal of ending abortion in America.”