Kasich Vetoes Heartbeat Bill, But Override is Possible

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Columbus, OH – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has vetoed the Heartbeat Bill, which would have protected babies in the womb as soon as their heartbeats are detected.

Disappointingly, it has been reported that Ohio Right to Life, an affiliate of National Right to Life, asked Kasich to veto the Heartbeat Bill, which would save an estimated 20,000 lives per year. Kasich’s veto is considered by many as a betrayal of his own self-proclaimed pro-life conscience, as well as those yet to be conceived who depend upon him for their very lives.

Instead, Kasich signed Ohio Right to Life-backed law that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when babies in the womb are known to feel pain.

“We are saddened that a pro-life group would oppose such ground-breaking legislation that has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives over time,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, a long-time supporter of both the Heartbeat Bill and the 20-week abortion ban. “It would have been better for them to remain silent on the Heartbeat Bill, while advocating for their own legislation. The last thing we need is lives lost due to ‘friendly fire.’”

The Liberty Counsel has offered to defend the Heartbeat Bill at no cost to the state. Meanwhile, conditions at the Supreme Court under a Trump Administration could significantly change in favor of legislation that protects life. These two facts make Kasich’s veto indefensible.

However, Janet Porter of Faith2Action, who authored and actively lobbied for the Heartbeat Bill, believes that a veto override effort could be successful.

“Governor Kasich’s political career is over. We must now focus on those who want a future by voting to override Kasich’s betrayal and give babies with beating hearts a future,” said Porter. “Do not give up! Arkansas overrode their Governor’s veto of their Heartbeat Bill and so can we!”

Operation Rescue is joining with Porter in asking supporters of the Heartbeat Bill to take the following action:

First:
Thank Speaker Cliff Rosenberger for getting the Heartbeat Bill passed! Then, ask him to override Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill by bringing it to a vote in the House.

Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: (614) 466-3506

Next:
Only two votes need to switch to override Kasich’s veto. Call these five Representatives and ask them to vote to protect babies with beating hearts by overriding Gov. Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill.

1. Steven Arndt 614-644-6011
2. Theresa Gavarone 614-466-8104
3. Ann Gonzales 614-466-4847
4. Cheryl Grossman 614-466-9690
5. Stephanie Kunze 614-466-8012

If you don’t live in Ohio, please call anyway! This law could potentially set a legal precedent that may help protect babies all states.

Blood in the Streets: Sidewalk Outside Carhart’s Late-term Abortion Facility Found Splattered with Blood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Germantown, Maryland – In the words of defense attorney Jack McMahon, who represented the notorious convicted murderer and illegal abortionist Kermit Gosnell, “Abortion is a bloody business.”

A grisly discovery made earlier this week outside a late-term abortion facility could be a reminder of the truth of McMahon’s statement.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, blood drops were discovered on the sidewalk directly outside Germantown Reproductive Health Services, an abortion facility that specializes in some of the latest of abortions done in America.

While it could not be confirmed that the trail of blood drops originated at the abortion facility, the sidewalk that runs along the parking lot where the blood was found is frequently traveled by abortion patients.

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“We don’t know where the blood came from, but we do know the blood drops weren’t from the trash because that is taken out by a different route,” said Newman. “If the blood came from a bleeding abortion patient, as we speculate, we pray she got immediate help from a legitimate medical provider.”

The abortionist at Germantown Reproductive Health Services is LeRoy Carhart, who is nearly as notorious in his own right as Kermit Gosnell. Carhart has been involved in at least two abortion-related patient deaths, including that of 33-week pregnant Jennifer Morbelli, who died from complications to her Carhart abortion on February 7, 2013.

In addition, pro-life activists have documented a dozen ambulances at Carhart’s Germantown abortion business, which have transported injured and suffering abortion patients to hospital emergency rooms.

Because of Carhart’s track record of human carnage, Newman’s speculation does not seem so far fetched.

“While abortion – even in the third trimester – may be legal in Maryland, it has never been safe, as Carhart has demonstrated over and over,” said Newman. “Because of the tremendous human misery and loss of life inflicted by abortion, we continue to work every day through all legal means available to shut down this and every other abortion mill in America.”

Operation Rescue’s Headquarters, Newman Attacked in Two Separate Incidents

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS – On Monday morning, a torch was found placed against the side of Operation Rescue’s National Headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. The torch was charred at the end, but does not appear to have been lit.

“It was either a failed attempt at arson or an attempt to intimidate us,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In any case, we will not be frightened by terror tactics. We continue our work to expose abortion abuses and close abortion facilities through peaceful, legal means even in the face of danger.”

Operation Rescue’s security camera system caught the perpetrator on video riding up on a bicycle at 2:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, and placing the torch against the Operation Rescue building, then leaving the same way he came. He appeared familiar with Operation Rescue’s security system and was careful to avoid triggering the motion-activated floodlights on the building.

A police report was made and the torch impounded as evidence.

This incident was particularly disturbing in light of another suspicious incident that took place over the weekend that appeared meant to inflict harm on Newman.

Newman reports that the lug nuts to the driver’s front tire on his personal vehicle had been loosened at some time on Saturday. Newman was traveling slowly when he realized his wheel was loose. He was able to avoid a potentially dangerous traffic accident and pulled over safely. The lug nuts appeared to have been intentionally loosened.

That incident was also reported to police.

Over the years, Operation Rescue staff members have been subjected to numerous death threats and the office has experienced several acts of vandalism, including a window shattered by a rock, and sabotaged security cameras.

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Hospital Drops Abortionist Involved in Demonic Rant as New Disciplinary Case Surfaces

By Cheryl Sullenger

San Diego, CA – Allyson Smith was appalled by the recent video showing Robert Santella, an abortionist with the Family Planning Associates abortion facility in San Diego, growling in a demonic “freak-out” at another pro-life activist.

In the widely published video, Santella is seen emerging from the abortion facility to confront a pro-life activist. He is heard hissing and growling in a demonic voice as he holds scissors to the pro-lifer’s throat while professing that he loves killing babies and that, “I never listen to Christ.”

“I do have a darkened heart,” Santella snarled. “I do, I do. Very much so.”

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Smith noticed that during his rant, Santella wore an identification badge from Sharp Healthcare, a group of hospitals throughout San Diego County.

Due to her long-time involvement in the pro-life movement, Smith knew exactly what to do. She posted to her Facebook page that she contacted Sharp Healthcare via e-mail on the morning of June 17.

Hi there, I would like to bring this video to your attention. The crazed doctor in this video is Robert Santella, who performs abortions at Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road. You’ll notice he is wearing a Sharp Healthcare ID tag. A quick Internet search reveals that he is affiliated with Grossmont Hospital. Why is this “doctor” allowed to be affiliated with Grossmont Hospital? He is nuts and should be fired. What will you do about him? Thanks.

Smith included a link to a story on LifeSite News that featured the video of the incident.

Soon, she received a reply from Sharp’s Grossmont Hospital:

Hi Allyson:
Thank you for your message. We appreciate your concerns regarding this physician, and we can assure you that he is no longer affiliated with any of our hospitals, he is not employed by our medical groups, and he does not practice or have admitting privileges at any of our facilities. We are currently looking into other aspects of this matter, and we will provide updates as we have more information.

“This is a great example of how much can be accomplished with just a little smartly directed effort,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, which protested Santella regularly in the 1990s and early 2000s before relocating to Kansas. “Allyson’s letter will probably save a lot women from being subjected to Santella’s unstable behavior.”

Smith also noticed that recent disciplinary action had been filed by the California Medical Board against Santella.

The Board Accusation, filed on May 20, 2016, charges Santella with negligence and unprofessional conduct that “demonstrates an unfitness to practice medicine.”

The allegations detail his conduct with five female patients that received dangerous drugs from Santella over the course of up to 25 years. He failed to conduct physical exams before administering drugs, failed to record fact he administered drugs to them in the patient medical records, and failed to monitor the patients’ other serious conditions.

The Board Accusation also notes Santella’s previous discipline should be taken into consideration. In 2000, Santella’s medical license was revoked for failing to maintain adequate medical records. That revocation was stayed and Santella served four years on probation.
The current accusation represents a repeat offense that endangered the health of his patients.

Operation Rescue also has documentation that Santella served five years of probation in a 1984 disciplinary case that involved serious patient care issues for three female patients:

• Santella conducted a hysterectomy on a patient who had undergone an elective abortion one month prior to the surgery. He failed to respond when her post-operative condition deteriorated, and left the hospital after a second surgery before she had stabilized.
• Santella admitted a woman to the hospital for pelvic inflammatory disease, but didn’t bother to check on her for 25 hours after her admittance. It was later learned that Santella had misdiagnosed her actual condition, which was a urinary tract infection.
• Santella failed to recognize the danger signs of pre-eclampsia in another of his patients and delayed hospital admission for two days, resulting in the still birth of her baby.

“If only the California Medical Board had taken stronger measures with Santella when he showed incompetence in 1984 and 2000, a lot of human misery could have been avoided,” said Newman. “Some people are not fit to practice medicine, and Robert Santella is among them. We pray the Medical Board will take sterner measures to limit his options so he will be forced to look for another line of work. We also pray he gets the spiritual and mental health assistance he obviously requires.”

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