Katie Couric’s recent tour of a $4.5 million Planned Parenthood abortion center in Queens, New York, interestingly failed to show viewers the room where aborted babies are stored, potentially in freezers – the “POC” (products of conception) room. A common feature of every abortion facility, undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) showed how staffers working in a POC room at a Houston Planned Parenthood stored aborted babies in a freezer.
(The Daily Signal) After discovering “alarming” instances of billing inconsistencies, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin ordered health care officials to block all state funding for the two Planned Parenthood clinics located in Oklahoma.
“More than one in every seven bills submitted for payment [by Planned Parenthood] … are inaccurately coded or insufficiently documented,” Fallin wrote Wednesday in a letter addressed to Oklahoma Health Care Authority Director Nico Gomez. “These results are alarming.”
In 2013, the state of Maryland shut down three of Steven Chase Brigham’s abortion facilities due to dangerous abortion practices, including the death of one patient. Like many other notorious abortionists, Brigham tends to practice in multiple states: Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, and California. He lost his New York license in 1994, followed by Florida; he then let his licenses lapse in Georgia and California after receiving disciplinary actions. His license was suspended in New Jersey in 1993, but was ultimately reinstated.
His license is currently either revoked, relinquished, or suspended in five states. Why? Because he has a history of legal issues, which include botched abortions, the death of one patient, illegal abortions, and tax issues. Brigham has never had a license to practice medicine in Maryland, yet he has just reopened three clinics there…
On November 2, 2015, University of Missouri Graduate student Jonathan Butler released a letter on Twitter calling for the resignation of Mizzou’s president over alleged mishandling of race related issues on campus. Among Butler’s grievances is his assertion that former President Tim Wolfe contributed to “Planned Parenthood services being stripped from campus.”
Butler was referencing a decision University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin made to disallow a Planned Parenthood doctor’s hospital admitting privileges at the University hospital and cancel a clinical intern program with Planned Parenthood affiliates. Missouri state law requires doctors who perform abortions to have clinical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. These changes were made as part of an investigation after videos from the Center for Medial Progress revealed Planned Parenthood officials manipulating abortion procedures and haggling over the prices of aborted fetal remains.
Pro-lifers have often written about biased and dishonest “counseling” in abortion facilities. Women who have had abortions often talk about how little information they were given about the developing baby and abortion’s risks. In fact, in one survey, 90% of post-abortive women said they were not given enough information to make an informed decision.
Many times, they say they were not encouraged to ask questions and were not told the truth. Pro-choicers usually rationalize or deny the stories. But now a prominent abortionist has come forward and admitted that counseling at abortion facilities leaves much to be desired.
As America reeled from the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal body parts, so did many citizens of Placerville, California. Placerville is the home of StemExpress, one of the fetal tissue procurement companies doing business with Planned Parenthood.
While some CMP videos show high-level Planned Parenthood staffers haggling over organs procured from aborted babies, other videos feature Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress procurement technician, who details her job – including how she was instructed to cut through the face of a yet-living aborted baby boy in order to harvest his brain tissue at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in California.
Following these revelations, a group of Placerville citizens began protesting outside StemExpress, exposing their grisly business.
Abortionist Jacob Kalo currently operates four abortion facilities in the state. On November 21, 2014, the state closed Kalo’s fifth abortion facility, Women’s Center of Southfield, after suspending its license for failing to pass several health inspections. But this abortion facility may now be given the chance to reopen.
According to pro-life activist Lynn Mills, who has researched Kalo’s record, the abortionist took over the Southfield abortion facility from troubled abortion provider, Abraham Alberto Hodari. Under Hodari, the facility was one of only a handful of abortion facilities in the state that held a license. Within a year of taking over the clinic, Kalo’s Southfield facility failed to pass several state inspections, according to Mills. As a result, in 2014, the state suspended the license of the Southfield clinic with the goal of a permanent suspension.
Michigan abortionist Lisa Harris was secretly recorded by the Center for Medical Progress, stating that all “research projects” at her Planned Parenthood affiliate must be approved by their VP of medical services and that, “All research projects pay… for the effort but there’s never been like a per specimen fee.” Harris expressed concern that “research regulations” “get in the way.”
Because of Harris’s comments, some pro-life groups are calling for the Michigan Attorney General to investigate the abortionist. Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing but the 50 pro-life activists who gathered in front of Harris’s clinic recently are not convinced.
Dr. Dennis Sullivan, director of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University, has shared his observations regarding the most recent undercover Planned Parenthood video, calling out the “callousness and indifference” of the abortionists, and declaring that he’s faced with the “unavoidable conclusion” that some fetuses might be “born alive.”
A leaked tape recorded by the Center for Medical Progress shows a Michigan abortion clinic owner admitting that she talked to “researchers” during her quest to find ways to dispose of the babies her clinic aborted. Renee Chelian operates the abortion clinic chain, Northland Family Planning Center, which performs abortions up to 24 weeks. She has previously denied under oath that her facility is involved in the harvesting of aborted babies.
But, in a speech given by Chelian at a National Abortion Federation meeting, she jokes about how difficult it has been to dispose of fetal tissue, laughingly suggesting to her audience that the disposal problem belongs to the women who pay her to abort their babies.
Renee Chelian, owner of the Michigan abortion facility chain, Northland Family Planning, told a National Abortion Federation conference audience in 2014 that if it weren’t for the “PR nightmare,” it would be a “great idea” to burn the remains of aborted babies for energy. As gruesome as this sounds, Chelian isn’t the first to have this idea. Also in 2014, CBS reported that an Oregon incinerator may have been generating electricity by burning the remains of aborted children. That same year, a UK Telegraph report found that the remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ by hospitals in Britain, with some used in ‘waste to energy’ plants.
Earlier in the conversation on the leaked video recorded by The Center for Medical Progress, Renee Chelian joked about wanting to take aborted babies from her clinic into a field and burn them. The trouble is, that idea also wasn’t new. An Oklahoma abortionist making headlines this month, Dr. Nareshkumar Patel, tried the idea two decades ago…
Recently, previously unaired, undercover videos from what is presumably the 2014 National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference were made public. And the NAF is not happy. When we pull out just a few statements from a fetal disposal panel, it’s not difficult to see why.