Planned Parenthood Faces Complaints Over Incompetent Abortion Services

Planned Parenthood Faces Complaints Over Incompetent Abortion Services :Operation Rescue: Operation Rescue has joined with CEC for Life and Alabama Physicians for Life in filing a complaint with the Alabama Department of Public Health against Planned Parenthood of Birmingham after a civil law suit revealed multiple violations at the clinic during a botched abortion that left a woman infertile.

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Planned Parenthood Forced to Settle Suit, Failed to Report Child Rape

Planned Parenthood Forced to Settle Suit, Failed to Report Child Rape | The Life Legal Defense Foundation, a pro-life legal group, supported Denise Fairbanks, who had been sexually abused by her father from the time she was 13. When she became pregnant at age 16, her father took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. Although she informed the abortion clinic staff that she was being forced to have sex, they chose not to comply with mandatory reporting procedures

The Planned Parenthood staff did not inform local law enforcement, nor did they make any further inquiries into Fairbanks’ paternal abuse. After the abortion, Fairbanks was returned to the same abusive situation, where she remained for another year-and-a-half. More than a year later, her father was apprehended through a report filed by Denise’s basketball coach, and sent to jail.

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The Biology of Prenatal Development: Must Viewing

The Biology of Prenatal Development: Must Viewing | NRL News Today: "The Biology of Prenatal Development is so beautiful, so awesome, it almost takes your breath away. . . . Not because it takes a stand against abortion. If it did, its science would be unfairly questioned. Instead The Biology of Prenatal Development just tells it the way it is, a story that not so long ago was impossible to convey. We all know technology can cut both ways, but in this instance it is an enormous boost to the cause of unborn babies."

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Florida abortionist offers ‘free’ abortion with the purchase of a sonogram

Florida abortionist offers ‘free’ abortion with the purchase of a sonogram | Abortionist James Scott Pendergraft’s abortion facility in Ocala, Florida, as he offered a free chemical abortion with the purchase of a $150 sonogram, all week long. The sonogram is a pre-abortion requirement in the state of Florida. The discount meant that Pendergraft committed the abortions at less than half his normal rate: $495 for 3-9 weeks gestation, $525 for 10-12 weeks, $600 for 13-14 weeks.

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Abortion Clinic in Brooklyn to Stop Abortions After 22 Years

Abortion Clinic in Brooklyn to Stop Abortions After 22 Years | The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants have stopped praying outside the Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgery Center in Sunset Park. For the past 22 years, the devoted pro-life friends have been seeking an end to abortion at the Brooklyn location. Their prayers have been heard as the new owners of the building have said abortions will no longer take place when it reopens as the New York Center for Specialty Surgery.

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Court takes close look at pregnancy center regulations

Court takes close look at pregnancy center regulations: A decision on regulations lodged against New York City pregnancy help centers could impact the rest of the nation. Among other things, the New York ordinance requires pro-life pregnancy centers to post and include in their advertising that they do not offer abortions and birth control.

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Abortionist: ‘Conscience compels abortion provision’

Abortionist: ‘Conscience compels abortion provision’ | In the September 13th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Lisa Harris laments that there is no discussion of conscience protection for abortion providers.

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Botched Abortion at Lone Birmingham Clinic Brings on New Lawsuit

Botched Abortion at Lone Birmingham Clinic Brings on New Lawsuit - Christian Newswire: Not even six months after the closure of one dangerous Birmingham abortion facility -- brought on by the careless injury of two female patients -- yet another woman, Ms. Roberta Clark, has come forward and filed suit against the city's only remaining abortion clinic: Planned Parenthood.

In 2010, Planned Parenthood of Birmingham originally underwent investigation after Live Action President Lila Rose uncovered their regular practice of illegally providing abortions for minors and choosing to cover up statutory rape cases.

At that time, Planned Parenthood was placed under a one-year probation. The recent lawsuit filed against them by Ms. Clark details an incident that actually took place during this probationary period and creates the question of how it went unnoticed by the Alabama Department of the Public Health, which should have been closely monitoring the facility.

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Another Woman’s Life Imperiled at Planned Parenthood, Records Show

Another Woman’s Life Imperiled at Planned Parenthood, Records Show :Operation Rescue: A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Birmingham, AL, has been sued for negligence for a botched abortion that took place while the clinic was on probation for supplying abortions to underage teens without parental consent.

The suit, filed last month, also includes as a defendant California abortionist Aqua Don Emmanuel Umoren, who contracts to do abortions for Planned Parenthood in Birmingham and for another abortion clinic in Huntsville. He is accused of falsifying medical records and negligently failing to diagnose a patient’s tubal pregnancy, which painfully ruptured 25 days later necessitating emergency surgery. She is now infertile.

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Alabama abortion clinic denied license

Alabama abortion clinic denied license | The Montgomery Advertiser | A woman said Wednesday she’s not giving up on reopening a Birmingham clinic that performs abortions, even though she was dealt another setback in her attempt to get a license. A state hearing officer has ruled against Kelley Rain-Water in her appeal of the state health department’s denial of her license application to reopen the New Woman All Women Health Care.

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Fetal remains, blood found in Virginia abortion center

BREAKING: Fetal remains, blood found in Virginia abortion center | Documents obtained by The Family Foundation of Virginia from the Virginia Department of Health through the Freedom of Information Act show widespread health and safety violations at Virginia’s abortion centers, the pro-family group announced today, including the discovery of improperly stored fetal remains and blood at one facility.

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‘House of horrors’ abortion center saga continues with a new guilty plea

‘House of horrors’ abortion center saga continues with a new guilty plea | Months after the raid that brought Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” to public attention, prosecutors continue to uncover its crimes. On Tuesday, 41-year-old Corey Lambert plead guilty to obtaining nearly 1,000 illegal prescriptions for such narcotics as OxyContin, codeine, and Tussionex from the abortion clinic.

Gosnell stands accused of writing one million bad scripts as part of a side venture prosecutors say earned the late-term abortionist hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was the prescription drug investigation that caused authorities to raid Gosnell abortion clinic in West Philadelphia.

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Six Must Dos To Protect Your PMC From The Crisis Project

Six Must Dos To Protect Your PMC From The Crisis Project | Beth Chase: Another undercover sting on “crisis pregnancy” centers is being perpetrated by Al Jazeera, which has launched an initiative they call The Crisis Project. According to The Crisis Project website, “The Crisis Project is a nationwide investigation that demonstrates crisis pregnancy center’s reliance on emotional manipulation, religious evangelism and medical misinformation to coerce their clients out of ending unintended pregnancies and using birth control.”

There are six (6) risk management actions for all Pregnancy Medical Clinics (PMCs) and those Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) who are in the process of converting to medical status that will significantly help to reduce your risks and increase your defensibility.

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Autopsy Report Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Negligence Responsible for Tonya Reaves’ Death

Autopsy Report Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Negligence Was Responsible for Tonya Reaves’ Death :Operation Rescue: Operation Rescue has obtained a copy of Tonya Reaves autopsy report that shows beyond a doubt that the 24-year old woman died from three major complications to a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012. It furthermore indicates that her injuries were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner.

Related: Medical Examiner Withheld Pages of Reaves Autopsy Report Mentioning Planned Parenthood

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Abortion never medically necessary

Forum in Dublin on maternal health - The Irish Times - Mon, Sep 10, 2012: An international symposium on maternal healthcare in Dublin at the weekend has concluded that abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of a mother.

A panel of speakers formally agreed to a “Dublin declaration” on maternal healthcare. It stated:
“As experienced practitioners and researchers in obstetrics and gynaecology, we affirm that direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.
“We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child.
“We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.”
Leading Belgian cancer physician and presenter at the conference Frederic Amant is quoted in The Lancet as saying, “Fear of chemotherapy should not be a reason to terminate pregnancy. There is no evidence termination improves outcomes for the mother.”


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Abortion and regret

Abortion and regret: A new article from the journal that brought us the "after-birth abortion" (BMJ's Journal of Medical Ethics) tries to explain away post-abortion regret. From the abstract --
The article considers three theses about postabortion regret which seek to illustrate its pertinence to reasoning about abortion, and which are often deployed, either explicitly or implicitly, to dissuade women out of that reproductive choice. The first is that postabortion regret renders an abortion morally unjustified. The second is that that a relatively high incidence of postabortion regret—compared with a lower incidence of postnatal regret in the relevant comparator field—is good evidence for the moral impermissibility of abortion choice. The third is that high rates of postabortion regret suggest that abortion is not the most prudent or welfare-maximising choice for the woman concerned. All three theses argue for the compellingness of knowledge about postabortion regret in moral and practical reasoning about abortion, especially from the pregnant woman’s point of view. This article argues that all three theses are flawed. In particular, it seeks to remind readers that feelings of regret directed at past decisions are often decoupled from the fact of the matter about their moral or rational justification. Moreover, certain features of reproductive decisions in particular make regret an especially unsuitable yardstick for actual justification in this context, and even less epistemically reliable as evidence for a lack of justification than it may be in other fields of decision-making. The implication is that rates of postabortion regret, even if they can be presumed to be higher than rates of postnatal regret, are not as pertinent to moral and practical reasoning about abortion as is sometimes suggested.
Editor: While it's true that the experience of post-abortion regret is not absolute and that feelings of regret are an unreliable indicator of guilt, it is common enough that post-abortive women find themselves wishing they'd been warned about it. It's also true that it is not the regret that renders abortion morally unjustified but the inarguable fact of what abortion does -- cruelly ending the life of a defenseless unborn child. Regret is not proof of abortion's impermissibility but is good evidence of it. 

Perhaps the pro-life side has been guilty at times of overstating the case, but that could be said to be due to the other side's unwillingness to even entertain the idea. Only a few honest pro-choice people have admitted there is regret, fewer still how devastating that regret can be. Because it's not a regret like getting "caught in a rain shower" on an otherwise delightful outing. It's not even just a "reproductive decision," like which method of birth control to use. It's about causing the death of one's child. I haven't read beyond the abstract, but I would like to know whether she deals with what abortion actually is.

Abortion does not improve prognosis for pregnant cancer patients

Lancet Study: Abortion does not improve prognosis for pregnant cancer patients | A leading Belgian cancer physician will tell an international symposium in Dublin on maternal health this week that induced abortion does nothing to improve the prognosis of pregnant women with cancer. Described by The Lancet as “leading the agenda on cancer on pregnancy” Professor Frédéric Amant will say, “In the case of cancer complicating pregnancy, termination of pregnancy does not improve the maternal prognosis.”

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Abortion clinic offers $50.00 discount to High School Students Daily News: The Woman's World Medical Center abortion clinic in Ft. Pierce, Florida, which sells abortions up to 17 weeks of pregnancy, is offering discounts to high school students. The ad on their website reads, "We are now offering a $50.00 discount for Travel, Military, Medicaid, High School or College Students. (Only one offer per patient.) When calling for an appointment please mention the discount." The child killing center was founded in 1991 by Candace Dye, a lifetime resident of St. Lucie County.

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The ‘articulate incompetent’

WORLD | The ‘articulate incompetent’ | Bill Newton | Sept. 7, 2012: "Articulate incompetents are in every profession. They have a persuasive-sounding explanation for everything and few if any results. They exist in every segment of business, they make great aggressive forecasts, and then they leave before the results are tallied. They are in ministry, talking high-minded principles and extraordinary faith and then falling short when the slightest opposition rears its head."

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Multiple Abortions Increase Risk of Maternal Death: New Danish Study

A single induced abortion increases the risk of maternal death by 45 percent compared to women with no history of abortion, according to a new study of all women of reproductive age in Denmark over a 25 year period. In addition, each additional abortion is associated with an even higher death rate. Women who had two abortions were 114 percent more likely to die during the period examined, and women had three or more abortions had a 192 percent increased risk of death.

Elevated rates of death were also observed among women who experienced miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies or other natural losses. Women with a history of successful deliveries were the least likely to die during the 25 years examined. Women who had never been pregnant had the highest mortality rate. Among women with a history of multiple pregnancies, women with a history of both abortions and natural losses, but no live births, had the highest mortality rate.

The study is the second record linkage analysis of Danish mortality data to be published this month. The earlier study was limited to comparing mortality rates following only the first pregnancy outcome. It found that abortion of a first pregnancy was associated with a higher rate of death compared to death rates among women who delivered a first pregnancy. The higher death rate among women who had abortions persisted for each of the first ten years following the first pregnancy outcome.

Study: Premarital Sex Detrimental to Relationships

Study: Premarital Sex Detrimental to Relationships - Negatively Impacts Intimacy, Commitment, Sexual Satisfaction: Researchers at Cornell University have stated that abstaining from sex at the beginning of a courtship could lead to a healthier relationship. The research also suggested that having sex early on could stunt the growth of key factors from developing within a healthy relationship including "caring and understanding." The study, printed in the Journal of Marriage and Family, revealed that women who put having sex off for over six months were more satisfied with their relationships than those women who waited less time.

"Precocious premarital sexual activities may have lasting effects on relationship quality," researchers said. "Courtship is a time for exploration and decision-making about the relationship, when partners assess compatibility, make commitments and build on emotional and physical intimacy."

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Contraceptive Implant Lost in Women's Bodies

Contraceptive Implant Lost in Women's Bodies: Implanon  is a small matchstick style implant that is inserted under the skin on a woman's upper arm. over three years the implant then releases progesterone into the blood stream, stopping the release of eggs, and causes the womb to become less responsive. Hundreds of thousands of women in the UK use this implant, and fears are now spreading that due to the reported cases of implants going missing, many women will be at risk of being unable to conceive.

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Komen NYC: Rough Race Ahead

Komen NYC: Rough Race Ahead—and Women Stand to Lose - The Daily Beast: Komen race participants and donations have dropped across this country this year, following the controversy that rocked the charity in January, when it decided to change its granting structure, which would have phased out a grant to Planned Parenthood.

Editor: Again, might it not be that publicity surrounding the botched decision made crystal clear Komen's support for PP, and that it is that support that has driven people away? For evidence of this, see Canton United Way reclassifies Planned Parenthood over abortion concerns. Polls show support for abortion dwindling, thus it might not be a good idea to hitch your wagon to the nation's number one abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood: the pig at the trough of government funding

Marie Stopes continues intimidation of crisis pregnancy centre

Marie Stopes continues intimidation of crisis pregnancy centre | A high-powered legal group  has continued to send letters to Good Counsel staffers, demanding they cease handing out a leaflet on the medical and psychological consequences of abortion, accusing them of distributing “false and misleading” information.

Editor: The information on the physical and emotional damage caused by abortion is constantly being verified. See the Finnish, Danish, and Scottish studies below.

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Non-Physicians Allowed to Perform Abortions in California

Non-Physicians Allowed to Perform Abortions in California - Christian Newswire: The California Senate voted last week to pass a bill allowing non-physicians to perform aspiration abortions. Senate Bill 623, introduced by Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), extends a program run by the University of California, San Francisco, in which nurse practitioners, midwives and physicians assistants are trained to perform abortions. "This bill was originally created to regulate boat paint," said Dana Cody, Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation. "Now it's regulating and destroying human lives."

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Finnish study: Repeat abortions linked to premature birth

BBC News - Repeat abortions linked to premature birth, study suggests: The more abortions a woman has before her first child, the more likely she is to give birth prematurely, a study 300,858 first-time mothers in Finland of has suggested. The study showed women were three times more likely to have a very premature baby, born before 28 weeks, if they had had three or more abortions. The report was published in the journal Human Reproduction.

From the introduction, emphasis added:
"Induced abortion (IA) is one of the most common gynecological procedures performed on women but the impact of IAs on women’s subsequent childbearing has not yet been properly studied. . . . Many previous studies . . . have found a positive association between IA and risk of preterm birth or a dose– response effect (i.e. the risk of preterm birth increased with increasing number of IAs)."
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Surgical abortion pre-term risk

BBC News - Surgical abortion pre-term risk: Women who have "surgical" abortions are more likely in the future to give birth to babies prematurely than women who have medically-induced terminations, a study suggests. The work was based on a large study of more than 600,000 women from Scotland and was published in the open access journal BMJ OpenIn addition, the research adds evidence to previous work showing that women who have induced abortions increase their risk of having a premature baby.

Editor: Also in the article -- "The risk of preterm birth after [induced abortion] is lower than that after miscarriage but higher than that in a first pregnancy or after a previous live birth." What we've been saying all along. 

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Danish study reveals higher maternal death rates following abortion

Medical Science Monitor: Medical records for the entire population of women born in Denmark between 1962 and 1991 and were alive in 1980, were linked to death certificates. Mortality rates associated with first pregnancy outcomes (delivery, miscarriage, abortion, and late abortion) were calculated. Odds ratios examining death rates based on reproductive outcomes, adjusted for age at first pregnancy and year of women’s births, were also calculated. Results: A total of 463,473 women had their first pregnancy between 1980 and 2004, of whom 2,238 died. In nearly all time periods examined, mortality rates associated with miscarriage or abortion of a first pregnancy were higher than those associated with birth.

Commentary by the American Association of Pro-Life Ob/Gyns: 
A new study of the medical records for nearly half a million women in Denmark reveals significantly higher maternal death rates following abortion compared to delivery. This finding has confirmed similar large-scale population studies conducted in Finland and the United States, but contradicts the widely held belief that abortion is safer than childbirth. . . .
Why is this study important?
1) Record-based studies provide complete reproductive history data for all residents. There are very few record-based studies of mortality risks associated with reproductive loss available in the published literature. Without data-linkage to complete reproductive histories (as in this study), results are highly unreliable as prior research suggests as many as 73% of all pregnancy associated deaths are not apparent from death certificates.

2) This study eliminates the potential confounding effect of unknown prior pregnancy history by examining mortality rates associated with first pregnancy outcome alone.
3) No previous record-based studies have compared early induced abortions to later abortions. There is consensus that late-term abortions are associated with more physiological risks and higher rates of maternal mortality in the short term compared to early abortions. However, longer term mortality risks have not been previously examined with record-based data.
From the Eliot Institute: Finding confirms similar large-scale population studies in Finland and US; contradicts widely held belief abortion safer than childbirth
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The Quiet Racism of Abortion Bans?

The Quiet Racism of Abortion Bans - Brian Fung - The Atlantic: "What would happen if the GOP got its way and control over abortion rights were returned to the states?" The author proposes that minority women would have a harder time getting abortions, but how would fewer minority abortions be racist? Here's a map depicting the average distance to the nearest abortion provider should Roe v. Wade be overturned.

Response by Day Gardner

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