Investigative

A look back: Black civil rights activists supported the Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funding for abortion, and it was strongly supported by Black civil rights activists in the 1970s when it was enacted. But today, Hyde is under attack by proponents of abortion — like Hillary Clinton, who vowed to a Planned Parenthood audience to repeal it.

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Planned Parenthood’s Sex Ed: Bad for teens; bad for parents

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series investigating the lies, cover-ups, and abuses inside Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain.

Planned Parenthood bills itself as “an informed educator” of teens. But their idea of “education” may be shocking to some parents.

In summer 2014, Live Action went undercover and caught Planned Parenthood giving dangerous sex advice to minors, presenting it as normal. Young girls were told graphic details about dangerous sexual practices, as well as given advice about sex shops and pornographic sites, which only adults are able to legally access.

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These are the most-watched pro-life videos of all time

A video project unmasking the violence of abortion procedures has gone viral, garnering over 50 million views on Facebook and Youtube combined, and over half a million shares.

The videos, which are produced by Live Action, detail the four most prevalent abortion procedures in America. Narrated by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, the videos use medical animations and descriptions to portray what really happens during an abortion.

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Nightmare lab: University pediatrician builds career on baby parts research

Most pediatricians do everything they can to keep babies alive and breathing. But pediatrician Robin Ohls claims to “improve the lives of premature babies” by researching on the brains and lungs of their aborted sisters and brothers. Ohls runs the DREAM Lab at the University of New Mexico (UNM) – but it might be more aptly named the “Nightmare Lab.”

Recent documents from the House Select Panel on Infant Lives revealed that whole, late-term fetal brains had been acquired for dissection in a summer camp program. The documents did not reveal the names of the researcher behind this or other programs, with the Panel’s written report using the name “Researcher #1″ or no name at all. “Researcher #1” – according to the list of referenced studies – is Robin Ohls, working in conjunction with other researchers in the DREAM Lab.

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Planned Parenthood worker: “We had no resources” for women who chose life

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series investigating the lies, cover-ups, and abuses inside Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain.

“We don’t have doctors for pregnant women.”

When Addison told of her story of being pregnant and seeking prenatal care from Planned Parenthood, it may have seemed an isolated incident, but it was not, says former Planned Parenthood medical assistant, Brooke, who was interviewed by Live Action News.

Brooke’s career started at Planned Parenthood just a few years ago and lasted two and a half years at the abortion chain’s location in Santa Ana, California. Her professional experience parallels Addison’s patient experience at a Planned Parenthood halfway across the nation.

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A tale of two doctors bringing abortion to a public university

It was the best of times (for abortionists). It was the worst of times (for babies).

The House Select Panel on Infant Lives produced a 291-page document that was used to refer the University of New Mexico to the state’s attorney general for potential criminal charges regarding alleged fetal tissue donation violations. The background of the University of New Mexico’s involvement in abortion is revealed to be a focused plot between two doctors. Two persistent, abortion-focused doctors, Doctor #1 and Doctor #2, were the masterminds in a massive abortion plan.

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Uncovered documents show aborted babies used for government research started decades ago

A newly uncovered report reveals that within just five years of the infamous 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand, a federal agency began conducting research using aborted babies. The report, recently uncovered by a Live Action News contributor, was published in the late 1970’s by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) after a Missouri representative raised flags that mothers of aborted babies used in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research had not properly consented.

Although the report was originally published May 9, 1978, its discovery comes during Congressional investigations into current alleged illegal activity surrounding the sale of aborted baby body parts for research, exposed by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The 1978 report reveals that research on aborted babies has tragically been taking place in our country for decades. But what is even more shocking is that in this case, it wasn’t a private company like StemExpress seeking out aborted children for research — it was a federal government agency.

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Abortionist indicted on drug charges as his abortion clinic empire shrinks

A notorious abortion clinic chain operator has been indicted by a South Carolina grand jury on several drug-related charges, including what appears to be possession of LSD. The indictment of James Scott Pendergraft, who operates several late-term abortion clinics in Florida, stems from an October 5, 2015, traffic stop involving Pendergraft and a female acquaintance in which he was charged with possessing illegal narcotics.

At the time of the arrest, Live Action News reported that Pendergraft was also found to have in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina.

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United Way affiliates give $3 million a year to Planned Parenthood

(The Daily Signal) United Way affiliates provide almost $3 million a year to Planned Parenthood, according to a money-tracking website that examines consumer and political causes.

2nd Vote, a conservative, nonprofit watchdog that tracks corporate spending, conducted what it calls “exhausting” research of United Way affiliates and their giving to Planned Parenthood.

“Last year, 2nd Vote compiled an exhaustive list of United Way affiliates that helped fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” 2nd Vote spokesman Robert Kuykendall said in a formal statement. “The latest available financial documentation for each of these affiliates indicates that United Way funnels almost $3 million to Planned Parenthood every year.”

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Abortion clinic provided “whole brains” for youth summer camp

Today, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a gruesome journal of “Procurement Notes,” which was given to the Panel by the University of New Mexico. The notes were made by a lab technician who was employed by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. UNMHSC partnered with the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion facility and would send a tech over to collect aborted babies and their body parts.

In explicit detail, the journal describes various body parts of aborted babies and, in some cases, what happened to them.

Perhaps the most disturbing revelation to come from the journal is a description of baby brains that were passed on to someone who wanted to use them at a youth summer camp.

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Planned Parenthood abortionist: The more abortions we did, the more money we made

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series investigating the lies, cover-ups, and abuses inside Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain.

Dr. Robert Siudmack worked as an abortionist for Planned Parenthood. After he quit, he took part in a video series called “10 Truths About Abortion.” There, he explains the abortion chain’s focus on money:

I worked at the [Planned Parenthood] Margaret Sanger Center in downtown Manhattan for about a year before moving to South Florida, and it was all about the money, and how many abortions we could do in a short period of time. There was a set price, and obviously the more abortions one did, the more money they would make…. Abortion is big business.

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Abortion worker: Women who asked to see their aborted babies were shown egg whites

There have been many cases of abortion facility workers withholding key facts from abortion minded women. In some cases, staffers outright lied. For example, in this article, a post-abortive woman recalls being told that her baby was just “a clump of cells”:

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StemExpress sold baby body parts for 4 to 6 times cost, House probe alleges

Republicans on a special House panel investigating the market for fetal tissue released new documents that they said show the procurement company StemExpress marked up the price for body parts, organs, and other tissue from aborted babies 400 to 600 percent when selling the samples to researchers.

One example of such markups of four to six times cost is seven brains sold by StemExpress to Yale University School of Medicine for $715 each, according to the documents.

The documents also appear to show that three abortion clinics, including two Planned Parenthood affiliates, illegally granted StemExpress access to personally identifiable information protected under federal privacy law.

And, the documents suggest, the clinics used invalid patient consent forms to obtain permission to harvest body parts from aborted babies.

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Inside Planned Parenthood: Covering up child sexual abuse

Editor’s note: This is the first article in an ongoing series investigating the lies, cover-ups, and abuses inside Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain.

What do you think of when you hear the words “Planned Parenthood”? Cecile Richards wants you to think of a health care organization that has the best interests of American women at heart. The media often downplays their abortion involvement, and portrays them as a benevolent company that women can rely on when they’re desperate or scared or in trouble. Sadly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Planned Parenthood is an organization that is concerned with abortion above all else, even if it means doing something as abhorrent as covering up sexual abuse.

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