Friday, October 2, 2015

Dr. Drew Shouts Down Pro-Lifer, Ignores Evidence of Planned Parenthood Hiding Teen Rape

Television host Dr. Drew recently shouted down a pro-life advocate on his program who was exposing how the Planned Parenthood abortion business covers up cases of teen rape. Alison Howard of the pro-life legal group Alliance Defending Freedom was on the receiving end of a Dr. Drew tirade because she had the temerity to bring up how the nation’s biggest abortion business has a history of hiding cases of statutory rape and sexual abuse. Read More

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Planned Parenthood CEO Confirms It Will Not Stop Selling Body Parts From Aborted Babies

While much of the coverage of yesterday’s Congressional hearing with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards focused on some of the shocking comments she made or the egregious funding of Planned Parenthood with taxpayer funds, Richards confirmed that the abortion company will continue selling the body parts of aborted babies. Read More:

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Abortion Clinic in Connecticut That Killed 150,000 Babies in Abortions Since 1975 Shuts Down

In Connecticut, an abortion facility that has been open in Bridgeport since 1975 has finally closed down. According to Operation Save America (OSA), Summit Women’s Center is responsible for killing approximately 150,000 unborn babies in the last 40-years. During that time, they employed five abortionists and seriously injured many women in botched abortions. In 1990, Summit was doing up to 80 abortions a day, four days a week. Read More

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Cecile Richards Has No Apologies for Making $590,928 to Oversee Killing Babies in Abortions

In a nearly five hour long hearing, PPFA President Cecile Richards yesterday sparred with critics on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and basked in praise from supporters. Here are five takeaways from the hearing which centered on taxpayer funding of the largest abortion provider in the United States. As was noted early and often, government funding makes up 41% of PPFA’s $1.3 billion in revenues. Read More

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19 Key Numbers Republicans Used to Question Planned Parenthood

"We don’t get a big check': Cecile Richards, president of
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, appears
Tuesday at a House committee hearing on whether
to defund the organization. Photo via The Daily Signal
by Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal: The fight over Planned Parenthood reached a boiling point Tuesday on Capitol Hill when Cecile Richards, president of the organization, testified before Congress about how the group uses taxpayer dollars.

Richards fiercely defended Planned Parenthood from allegations made by House Republicans, which she called “outrageous, “offensive,” and “categorically untrue.”

“The latest smear campaign is based on efforts by our opponents to entrap our doctors and clinicians into breaking the law—and once again our opponents failed,” Richards said in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The hearing was called by Chairman Jason Chaffetz in light of what he called “disturbing” videos that emerged this summer detailing tissue procurement from aborted babies. Yet, during the hearing, committee members spent little time addressing the videos from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.

Instead, Republican lawmakers focused their questioning on Planned Parenthood’s finances and how the organization spends its $528 million in annual taxpayer funding.

“Does Planned Parenthood really need federal subsidies? Does it need federal dollars?” asked Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. “As far as I can tell, this is an organization that doesn’t need federal subsidies.”

Democrats, on the other hand, defended the organization and called out Republicans for taking their fight against Planned Parenthood too far.

“You threatened to shut down the government, you ousted your speaker, and now you want to set off yet another select committee to investigate,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Va., said. “Do you really want to do this? Do you really want to align yourself with radical extremists?”

But Republicans didn’t back down. They spent the next five hours peppering Richards with questions over the services Planned Parenthood provides, travel and party expenses, employee salaries, and “commingling” of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) funds.

Here is a summary of key points addressed in Tuesday’s hearing.

Employee Salaries

Chaffetz questioned Richards about her $590,928 salary in 2013, and her combined income of more than $2.7 million from 2009 to 20013.

“Planned Parenthood is an organization with massive salaries,” Chaffetz said.

Committee members raised concern over reports that more than 40 of Planned Parenthood’s executives earned at least $200,000 in the years 2009 to 2013.

Those include:
  • $459,827: employee at affiliate for Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
  • $439,107: employee at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.
  • $398,779: employee at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.
  • $387,269: employee at Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte.
Democrats shot back, criticizing Republicans for “attacking a woman for making a good salary.”

“My colleagues like to say there’s no war on women,” Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said, addressing Richards:

Look at how you’ve been treated as a witness. Intimidation, talking over, interrupting, cutting off sentences, criticizing you because of your salary. How dare you? Who do you think you are? Making a professional salary as a head of a premier national organization, and daring to actually make decisions as the head of that organization? Lord almighty, what’s America coming to? The disrespect, the misogyny rampant here today tells us what’s really going on here.Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., pushed back, telling Richards: “Surely you don’t expect us to go easy on you because you’re a woman.”

Travel and Party Expenses

Republicans also took issue with the amount Planned Parenthood spends on travel, galas, and real estate. In a memorandum, Chaffetz said the organization spent more than $5 million on travel in 2013, some of which was spent on first-class or charter travel.

“For the record, I do not travel first class,” Richards said.

Republicans also pointed to “blowout parties,” including a “Chocolate Champagne” fundraiser hosted by affiliates, according to reports. They also said Planned Parenthood spent $43.8 million to purchase corporate office space two blocks from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“The taxpayers are funding over 40 percent of Planned Parenthood — they just have a right to know how this money is being spent,” Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., told Richards.

Richards responded by downplaying the government’s role in funding Planned Parenthood.

“We don’t get a big check from the government,” she said, adding: “We, like other Medicaid providers, are reimbursed for services.”

According to reports, most of Planned Parenthood’s federal funds come from reimbursements from specific health services provided through Medicaid. These reimbursements make up 41 percent of Planned Parenthood’s entire funding.

‘Commingling’ of Health Care and Advocacy Work

In addition to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which provides services to women through nearly 700 health clinics and affiliates, the organization has a lobbying arm called Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which advocates specific legislation and backs politicians who support those policies.

According to the memo from Chaffetz, “Planned Parenthood has given the Planned Parenthood Action Fund $21,576,629 in grants,” and tax returns “indicate both Planned Parenthood and its affiliates share employees, facilities, equipment, mailing lists and other assets” with the lobbying arm.

Republicans took issue with the structure of the two organizations, arguing that taxpayer dollars “subsidize” political affiliates that routinely back Democrat politicians.

“This is advocacy, lobbying, it’s get out the vote,” Chaffetz said. “It’s the commingling of funds that bothers us. That’s what we’re concerned about.”

Richards denied any wrongdoing but said part of her salary is derived from Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She said she would provide the committee with more information on the matter.

Sending Money Overseas

Republicans also requested more information about Planned Parenthood’s overseas spending.

According to Chaffetz’s report, the organization sent more than $32.1 million outside the U.S. over the past five years. One of those locations was the Democratic Republic of Congo, which Chaffetz said could be a serious issue because the U.S. government has sanctions on that country.

“They’re so flush with cash, they started giving money overseas,” Chaffetz said, sarcastically.

Richards said she would follow up with more information, but that the organization is committed to investing in women’s health services in developing countries.

Planned Parenthood Services

Republicans pressed Richards on some Planned Parenthood services, including reports that breast cancer screenings declined by nearly 50 percent from 2009 to 2013.

“How many of your affiliates have mammogram machines?” Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, asked.

“We do not have mammogram machines at our health centers, and we’ve never stated that we did,” Richards replied.

Instead, Richards said, the organization provides manual breast cancer screenings and refers women who need a mammogram to other clinics.

She said Planned Parenthood performs about 300,000 abortions a year, and the procedures make up 3 percent of all health services at its clinics.

Republican lawmakers pressed Richards on these numbers, asking how the organization derived the statistics.

Lawmakers cited one affiliate that reported receiving $1.4 million from abortion services, or 28 percent of that affiliate’s entire revenue.

“If 2.7 million women are served, according to your testimony … and [Planned Parenthood] annually provided 327,000 abortions last year, according to your report…I do the math … that comes up to 12 percent. So how do you get 3 percent?” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said. (Emphasis is The Daily Signal’s.)

“Some people come to us more than once for different services,” Richards responded.

When asked whether stripping Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars would affect its abortion services, Richards said, “I can’t think of a specific impact.”

However, she said the proposal to defund the organization “would deny people on Medicaid the ability to go to a provider of their choice, and many of them do go to Planned Parenthood for a variety of different reasons.”

In response, Republicans cited 13,000 federally qualified health care clinics, arguing those facilities can provide better, more comprehensive care to women.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nightmare on Elder Street . . .

. . . Late-term abortion at Planned Parenthood has many concerned for the elderly as society becomes more desensitized to such horrific procedures. Forced and encouraged euthanasia could soon be around the corner.
Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Branco via the ARRA News Service

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Pro-Life Advocate Behind Shocking Planned Parenthood Videos Detained in Australia

American pro-life activist Troy Newman is on the board of directors of the Center for Medical Policy, which is responsible for the series of 10 videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. This week, he was slated to head to Australia for a pro-life speaking tour at the invitation of a local pro-life group, but the Australian government [revoked his Visa and has detailed him thus] preventing him from entering the country after complaints by abortion advocates. Read More

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Hillary Clinton Again Supports Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

In an interview with MTP Daily’s Chuck Todd, Hillary Clinton elaborated on her radical abortion views by explaining that she doesn’t support restrictions unless they are at the very end of the third trimester of pregnancy. ... In a previous interview with CBS’ Face the Nation, Clinton said she opposes restrictions on abortion “at any state of pregnancy” because of “a woman’s right to choose.” She added, “This is one of those really painful questions that people raise and obviously it’s really emotional. ... Additionally, Clinton was vocal about her support of Planned Parenthood after videos were released exposing their organ harvesting business. In a video message, she criticized pro-life politicians who supported de-funding the abortion company.  Read More

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UN Agencies Decide to Force World to Redefine Marriage

Austin Ruse, President/C-Fam: Twelve UN agencies, along with the Secretary General, have announced their diabolical plan to force the world to accept a redefinition of marriage.

They did this in a meeting at UN headquarters this week and C-Fam’s Stefano Gennarini was there.

These agencies want to force this redefinition on the poor countries of the world. They intend to lie, threaten and cajole the poor countries of Africa, Latin America, Central America, and Asia to accept a definition of marriage cooked up in the pits of hell.

No longer are a mom and a dad necessary. Parent one and parent two will do. And we know this is a recipe for losing the bodies and souls of our precious little ones.

You should know that even though the US Supreme Court imposed this redefinition on the Unites States, most of the world still insists on a more Christ-centered definition.

False marriage exists in only 19 countries in the whole world! The UN agencies cannot stand this.

You may think, well it’s all over here, why should I care. Well, it is NOT over here. There is much to do. And in the meantime we need to defend Christ-centered marriage from the nefarious conspiracy of UN agencies and bureaucrats.

Take a moment and consider how you came to know about this new plot? You read it right here. Why? Because we are at the UN every single day! Until recently, we were the only Christian pro-life group doing this work every day.

C-Fam has almost twenty years of experience protecting life, faith and family from the wicked notions of western intellectuals and anti-life activists.

C-Fam has had many successes. Along with like-minded groups and governments, we have so far stopped a global right to abortion. And we have stopped any redefinition of family and marriage.

But, Satan never sleeps and these evil ideas still come up every single day at UN headquarters. Now these UN agencies have committed their power and their billions of dollars to force the world, to force Christians all over the world to accept false marriage.

We can stop them but we need your help. In this new campaign, C-Fam and the Friday Fax cannot hesitate, we cannot let our energy and our focus flag.

We will stop this new campaign to impose false marriage on the world. But, you are needed right now.

First, please pray for us each day and every day.

Second, please give to C-Fam at

Many thanks for your prayers and your financial help.

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DAY 9: Doctors Praying Outside Planned Parenthood - Spreading The Truth - 40 Days for Life - Fall 2015

Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: Planned Parenthood is in the news again this week ... as the federal investigation into harvesting and trafficking aborted baby body parts heats up.

A recent poll showed that 50% of Americans do not know that Planned Parenthood does abortions. That’s a frustrating statistic, since they are the largest abortion business in the United States. They do more than 325,000 every year!

However, you can do something about that!

Here’s how three 40 Days for Life teams that hold their peaceful vigils outside Planned Parenthood facilities are drawing their communities into the campaign.

Bloomington, Indiana 

“We are off to a great start!” said Monica in Bloomington. “We have no reports of babies saved … because we’re not even sure if they did abortions last week!” The business was closed several days.

The Bloomington team did stage a major event outside Planned Parenthood – a Doctors for Life rally. About 200 people attended, Monica said, including “28 local physicians who put their names out there as being pro-life and committed to the protection of the unborn child. What an inspiration these doctors were to all of us!”

Some of the doctors were photographed near a mobile help center that offers free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.

“As fruit from our 40 Days for Life campaigns, we announced that we are getting our own unit, paid for by a generous donor,” Monica said. “We can’t wait to have it there regularly to help the women going in!”

Poughkeepsie, New York

The 40 Days for Life team brings awareness to the vigils through Life Chain events in their community. Maureen in Poughkeepsie says this form of community outreach began five years ago.

“Over the years there has been a steady increase in pro-life support within the community,” she said, “and participants on the Life Chain this past Sunday, once again, noted that there was an increase in the number of positive horn beeps and responses from passing vehicles.”

Ann Arbor, Michigan
In Ann Arbor, Students for Life groups from the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University helped lead a Jericho March around the block in which the Planned Parenthood abortion center is located – it was a one-mile procession that included song and prayer.

Sandie, the Ann Arbor leader, said that “among the participants there were many new faces and dedicated veterans of 40 Days for Life.”

When participants returned to the front of Planned Parenthood, the group heard from Students for Life leaders, including Maddie Battle, who started a Students for Life chapter at Stockbridge High School when she was 15. Also speaking was Pastor Ted Jungkuntz of St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Sandie shared with them the comments of investigative journalist David Daleiden, the man behind the Planned Parenthood baby parts videos, who said, “40 Days for Life is the spiritual engine that has driven a lot of the success of the pro-life movement over the past several years.”

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Congresswoman Defends Abortion: “We Don’t Do Children a Favor By Forcing Women To Give Birth”

On Sept. 28th, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin, 4th) elaborated on her support of abortion and Planned Parenthood at a press conference held by the Congressional Black Caucus. The Daily Caller reports that the Congresswoman indicated that some women are forced into carrying their unborn children to term because they can’t afford abortionsRead More

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Cecile Richards Gripes: Asking Me About Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Was “Sexist”

In an interview with MSNBC after she was grilled for five hours at a Congressional hearing about Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and making a profit doing abortions while still getting half a billion in taxpayer funding, abortion business CEO Cecile Richards complained the questioning was sexist. Read More

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House Votes Again to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After it Sells Body Parts From Aborted Babies

The House of Representatives voted today for a resolution supporting the de-funding of Planned Parenthood while an investigation continues into it s sale of aborted babies and their body parts. The House voted 241 to 185 for the resolution, with 238 Republicans voting for the bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and 3 Democrats joining them. Read More

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DAY 8: Fences Can't Stop Prayer - 40 Days for Life - Fall 2015

Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: Praying outside of abortion centers saves lives. Don't just take it from me – listen to former Planned Parenthood workers.

They report that the “no show” rate for abortion appointments goes as high as 75% when people are peacefully praying outside. If you needed motivation to go out and pray – that’s it!

This is why abortion businesses will often build fences along the sidewalk.

It happened in Boulder, Colorado … in Sacramento, California … and at the site of the first 40 Days for Life vigil in Bryan/College Station, Texas (the fence quickly came down when Planned Parenthood moved out and we moved in).

The bottom line is that abortion facility managers don’t want you to talk to – or even pray for – the women going in. It’s bad for business.

Your loving presence is too much for a fence – or a heart – to turn away.

Las Vegas, Nevada

There’s a new black iron fence around the late-term abortion center where the 40 Days for Life vigil is held ... and it blocks access to an area where volunteers were accustomed to praying. But Ken, the local leader, had a simple response: “Prayer knows no boundaries.”

The campaign kickoff event in Las Vegas drew more than 100 people, including ten pastors. But what impressed Ken the most was a 15-month-old boy. “It was only the second time in 25 years that I have been able to hold a child saved through pro-life efforts in which I was involved,” he said.
The boy’s mother had arrived at the abortion center and was met by one of the volunteers. But the mom spoke Spanish and the volunteer spoke English. They quickly found another vigil participant to serve as interpreter. The baby she was carrying was her family’s fifth child – and first son.

Volunteers are praying that this abortion center will shut its doors. “It would be the second to close where 40 Days for Life has prayed in Las Vegas,” Ken said.  “We pray it will close miraculously during this campaign!”

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mark in Las Cruces shared the good news of two turnarounds – something they rarely find out about because of the logistics of the abortion center and where the prayer volunteers are allowed to stand.

“To have two in one day is unprecedented for us,” he said. Both women left the abortion facility to seek life-affirming support and guidance from the local pregnancy help center.
Mark also noted the participation of John, a Christian Native American who prayed to Jesus in his traditional Lakota language. John told him that “life and family are very sacred in his heritage.”

San Ramon, California
The San Ramon campaign had a very enthusiastic visitor. A young man pulled up and called out to the four Knights of Columbus on the sidewalk, “I love you guys! Because of you, my wife and I kept our baby! Keep it up!”

The same guy showed up the next day, thanking 40 Days for Life volunteers for making a difference in his life.

Just one day later, a mom stopped to share her story. She was given a distressing prenatal diagnosis and advised to have an abortion. But she just didn’t feel right about that, and said “no.”

She then pointed to the perfectly healthy little girl in the back seat of her car. She was excited to see the vigil and thanked the people for being there.

“With prayer, God can use our simple gesture and bring forth life, hope and joy,” said one of the San Ramon team members. “Trust that HE is at work in YOU!”

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Today, Cecile Richards Admitted She Lied! Planned Parenthood Doesn't Do Mammograms

During today’s third Congressional hearing into Planned Parenthood potentially illegally selling aborted babies and their body parts, the CEO of the abortion company essentially admitted she lied. In 2011, reeling from a vote in the House of Representatives that would deny any and all taxpayer funding, the Planned Parenthood abortion business turned to its non-abortion “services” to defend the need for the government dole. Read More:

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