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Unlicensed Maryland abortion clinic caught tossing patient records in dumpster

Last week, Live Action News reported on an illegally operating, unlicensed abortion facility in Maryland. This week brings news of another Maryland abortion facility, run by abortionist Earl McLeod, which has been operating without a license and appears to have violated HIPAA laws by improperly disposing of patient records.

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Kansas abortion center with questionable history places vague 911 call

An abortion facility once accused of holding a teen against her will for an abortion (and refusing to allow police to enter) is in the news again – this time for a less-than-informative 911 call.

South Wind Women’s Center, the former facility of deceased late-term abortion George Tiller, called 911 on April 15, 2016, for a patient who was reported to be “in stable condition” by the caller, who refused to give any other details to the 911 dispatcher and requested “regular traffic” – no lights or sirens – according to Operation Rescue.

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Planned Parenthood CEOs and late-term abortionists donate thousands to Democratic party

A 2015 Planned Parenthood Affiliate Chief Executive Officers Report (prepared by STOPP International) lists 62 current or recent Planned Parenthood affiliate CEOs. Searching these CEOs on the FEC and Open Secrets websites will turn up thousands of dollars in donations to three favorites:

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Hillary Clinton
  3. The Democratic Party (both national and state)

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Maryland medical board yawns while abortionist operates illegally

It’s a story similar to one we’ve heard before: an abortionist currently “under review” by the state continues to commit abortions while the medical board and abortion lobby appear undisturbed.

Recall the case of Kermit Gosnell, who ran what has been dubbed an abortion “house of horrors” in Philadelphia for years, while, despite several complaints, authorities turned a blind eye to his actions.

Now, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has reported that Harold O. Alexander, charged by the Maryland Board of Medicine in 2015 for conducting surgical abortions at an unlicensed facility, has been caught allegedly doing it again – and in response, the medical board intends to keep the complaint “on file.”

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Michigan abortion center investigated thanks to one vigilant pro-lifer

A lawsuit recently filed by the Michigan Attorney General against a Detroit abortion facility operating illegally can be credited to the hard work of a persistent pro-life activist.

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Lynn Mills

Lynn Mills has kept a watchful eye on abortion facilities in the state of Michigan for many years, and spends hours combing through documents connected to either abortion facilities or the abortionists or owners of the facilities. Her ‘dirt-digging’ skills have led to the revocation of abortionists’ licenses as well as closures of abortion facilities.

Recently, Mills discovered that Summit Women’s Center of Detroit – which performs abortions up to 24 weeks – did not have a licensed physician listed on their corporate filings, which is a violation of state law. As a result, the state has moved to not only dissolve the facility as a corporation but to enjoin the officers from operating a medical facility in the state ever again.

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Planned Parenthood denies its nurse is doing illegal abortions

Planned Parenthood has denied allegations from a pro-life group that a New Mexico Planned Parenthood nurse is committing abortions in violation on state law. As Live Action News has previously reported, ProtestABQ, a pro-life group in New Mexico, says they have uncovered documentation showing that registered nurse Vivianne Clark (license number RN-71112) – whom they claim is employed by Planned Parenthood of New Mexico – committed several abortions, some late-term, in violation of state law which requires that only licensed physicians perform abortions. The group has filed a formal complaint with the State’s Nursing Board.

On Monday, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Whitney Phillips responded in a written statement to the Journal denying the charges against Clark, claiming that, “Nurse practitioners with prescriptive authority prescribe mifepristone as requested by a patient.” Adding, “No surgical abortions are being performed by any nurse practitioners.”

But there’s a problem with that…

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Pro-life group says New Mexico nurse performed illegal abortions

ProtestABQ, a pro-life group in New Mexico, says they have uncovered documentation showing that registered nurse Vivianne Clark (license number RN-71112) – whom they claim is employed by Planned Parenthood of New Mexico – performed several abortions, some late-term, in violation of state law which requires that only licensed physicians perform abortions. The group has filed a formal complaint with the State’s Nursing Board.

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Guttmacher Institute founder Frederick Jaffe described as “very abusive” by longtime colleague

A former director of research for the Guttmacher Institute has described their first president as abusive and his conduct as sexist. On their website, the Guttmacher Institute names Frederick S. Jaffe as their first president, who “from 1968 (when the Institute was founded as the Center for Family Planning Program Development) until his death in 1978.”

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Pro-life group: Harvesting abortion patient’s organs may have thwarted investigation into her death

In a stunning report, Operation Rescue details how the investigation surrounding the death of Lakisha Wilson, who suffered cardiac arrest and died during a 2014 second trimester abortion at the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, may have been thwarted due to the efforts of an organization that procured her organs for donation.

Wilson was 22 at the time of her death. Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger writes that Wilson’s death “not only raised questions about patient safety at the high-volume abortion business, but also brought to light another extremely sensitive issue… concern[ing] the high-pressure tactics of organ procurement organizations to secure organ donation consent from families….”

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Planned Parenthood letter: Abortion pill like “taking a pill for a cold”

A 2013 Planned Parenthood letter claims that taking the abortion pill, which kills a preborn child in the womb, is like taking a pill for the common cold. The letter, from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California to the California Building Standards Commission, challenges building code changes that would have affected abortion facilities under California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

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Center for Medical Progress investigator Sandra Merritt under attack from Planned Parenthood

Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden spent years undercover, investigating Planned Parenthood. Last year, the Center for Medical Progress released the results of their investigation: videos showing Planned Parenthood executives and officials from all over the country transacting the body parts of aborted babies. The backlash was swift and immediate.

Congress opened investigations into Planned Parenthood, as did multiple states across the country. Even more states pulled funding from the abortion giant. Hundreds of thousands of people protested. Planned Parenthood is striking back by suing both Daleiden and Merritt.

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Judge in Missouri Planned Parenthood case has possible conflict of interest

As the spotlight shines on news of California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris’s significant connections to Planned Parenthood (calling into question the legitimacy of her Justice Department’s raid on Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden’s residence this week), a judge who is keeping a Planned Parenthood open in Missouri against the wishes of the state’s Department of Health has also been found to have a relationship with the abortion giant.

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UNM keeps non-credentialed late-term abortionist on staff, pays his malpractice insurance

Infamous late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd’s position as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is one he isn’t remotely qualified to hold—and New Mexico taxpayers are helping to pay for it.

The New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) obtained Boyd’s personnel files from UNM using the open records law, and says Boyd’s employment violates university and accreditation policies. The group also claims taxpayers are helping to foot the bill in subsidizing Boyd’s malpractice insurance. NMAFL is calling for the New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) to “immediately terminate the faculty appointment of Curtis Boyd, along with all contracts with Curtis Boyd and Southwestern Women’s Options.”

Boyd’s appointment as an “Assistant Clinical Professor” in the OB-GYN Department is unusual since he doesn’t actually hold a board certification as an OB-GYN, which violates UNM policies, as well as accreditation requirements of the American Council of Graduate Medical Education, NMAFL says.

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Suspected baby body parts courier seen at California Planned Parenthood

(Orange, CA) — A participant in the 40 Days for Life vigil outside the Planned Parenthood in Orange (700 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, CA) filed a report with police late last week over concerns about a suspected baby parts courier.  According to an eyewitness, he has seen the same man and this vehicle here on many occasions.

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