Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Olympia Maintains Abortion Funding in Budget, Despite Desparate Need for Budget Cuts

It seems the legislators in Olympia came to a budget deal yesterday evening, April 27. While some journalists have spoken of "painful cuts" the Democrats made, one cut they could have made that would have saved a lot of pain never happened.

They decided to continue spending $7 million a year in subsidies to the abortion industry.

Now technically these subsidies take the form of Medicaid insurance payments, not direct bailouts. But as we have documented on this blog, and is now well summarized on the campaign website to end tax-funding of abortion in Washington, this money ends up almost entirely in the hands of a handful of abortionists and abortion clinic operators making a quarter of a million dollars a year in some cases.

Most pro-abortion politicians claim they want to see the abortion rate go down. Well, there's nothing they could do that would reduce the abortion rate faster than to stop making abortion free.

What's even more shocking is that much of this money goes to Planned Parenthood of Western Washington (now of the Great Northwest), as well as other Planned Parenthood affiliates. But as we've exclusively exposed on this blog, Planned Parenthood is engaged in systematic and deliberate Medicaid fraud.

Under the 340B Drug Discount Program, they buy specially discounted drugs like oral contraceptives and the abortifacient morning-after pill, Plan B, for about $2 per unit, and then illegally bill Medicaid about $20 per unit, generating about $18 in illegal profits in each case. According to their public 990 tax forms, this is generating between $7 and $10 million in pure and illegal profit a year.

In fact, PPWW just released their shocking 2007 tax returns (stay tuned for further analysis), showing a record revenue of $37 million, total profit of $5 million, and $40 million now sitting in the bank!!!

Moreover, on this latest form, they seem to have changed their long-standing accounting practice whereby they broke out their profits from "sales of inventory". This change happened after we started our investigation and brought this illegal billing practice to the attention of authorities.

Perhaps the saddest part is that we have notified authorities, including Maureen Considine, director of Family Planning at the Department of Health and Human Services, of this fraud, but their response was that unless Planned Parenthood presents a signed affidavit of confession, they aren't going to investigate.

For those having trouble believing this, bear in mind that this fraud is exactly the same as the fraud being charged in the California by former Chief Financial Officer of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, P. Victor Gonzalez, in his False Claims case against his former employer to the tune of $180 million.

Let's just say: you haven't heard the last of this story.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The worst service ever!

Everett Planned Parenthood receives bad review from client.

"leaha l." calls out the Take Charge plan specifically and says she will "NEVER go back there again."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

North Seattle's Newest Late-Term Abortion Clinic: "A Complete Disaster"

We just thought we'd share this new public review of Seattle's newest abortion clinic, which apparently does 24 week horror abortions. The review, by a "John Walters", is titled "A complete Disaster!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!‎":

I am so sorry if any women have to go here for an abortion. My girlfriend and I are very sorry too. Sure, the waiting room was ok, but everyone who worked there had no idea what they were doing. The lady answering the phone did not even know the number to the office; and the doctor, I would be suprised if he was a doctor. (I only hope the stuff they use was cleaned properly!) My girlfriend told me that the doctor wasnt very gentle either (she is standing over my shoulder while I write this) and that he said "just relax girl, its just like liposuction then you will be back to beautiful." Why would a professional say that to her? Is this a joke to him? Hell, I could spend all night writing about this, and maybe I should, but I have to take care of my girl. My only hope is that if anyone is thinking about an abortion, DO NOT GO HERE!!!

We wanted to do our part to help publicize this couple's experience.

Of course, we are most deeply sorry for this couple's baby that was killed. And for anyone thinking about an abortion, please contact a pregnancy resource clinic like Life Choices of King County at 1.877.668.2566‎.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Time to Ramp it Up: Call State House Budget Leaders Today!

Heed the call:

Last week, Life of the Party urged pro-lifers and fiscal conservatives alike to contact state house and senate budget leaders and tell them to cut the entire $9 million for what the abortion industry euphemistically calls "family planning" from the state budget. The government has no business funding the abortion industry under any euphemism.

That $9 million doesn't even include the $7 million spent on abortions; or the sex "education" programs in the schools, or the oodles of money that goes to Planned Parenthood to create the next generation of PP customers with their soul destroying sexualization programs.

Get the facts: Pro-Choice with my Money.

Understand the problem:

If you saw the front page of this morning's Seattle Times, you'll know that the Senate is planning on, among other things, closing the McNeil Island Correctional Complex, closing Green Hill School, (the state lockup for violent and gang-entrenched juveniles), downsizing the state prison population by 1,900 inmates, and dropping people convicted of low-level felonies and misdemeanors from probation.

The House, in its proposed budget, would cut probation time for violent felons and sex offenders; allow for home detention instead of incarceration in some cases; close the medium-security Naselle Youth Camp; and eliminate parole for nearly a third of all juvenile offenders.
The move would save about $16 million over the next two years, legislative budget staff said.

What about the abortion industry?

The state is proposing a paltry $1 million cut this year in "family planning" funding in the first year of the budget, and complete elimination of funding for the program in the second year. However, the abortion industry is expecting funding for the second year to come from the Feds to cover that loss.

Cuts to Planned Parenthood? None. Rep. Larry Springer (D) told me personally he would "never" cut funding for Planned Parenthood. AG Rob McKenna (R) says he will "defend a woman's right to choose at every opportunity." Gov. Gregoire (D) dictated that pharmacists will be denied their First Amendment right to refuse to participate in the abortion industry.

When they have to pick between property rights and the "right" to abortion, which do you think they are going to side with? When they have to pick between civil rights and the "right" to abortion, where will their loyalties fall?

This is why it's called a culture of death. The government would rather put violent criminals on the street than stop the violent criminals in the quiet, manicured, and air-conditioned offices of death.

The death and violence feeds on itself.

This is why it's called the abortion distortion. Everything must bend and twist to accomodate the abortion industry and its blood lust. Nothing must get in its way; not a budget crisis, not public safety, not the loss of jobs. It is an insatiable beast.

This is a personal and particular plea to those citizens who cry, "keep the government out of our bedrooms." It's time to put your money where your mouth is. If you look at these numbers and don't think think the government is already in our bedrooms, I've got a bridge to sell you.

Now more than ever, we need to end funding for Planned Parenthood and cut off every tentacle of the abortion industry.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Abortion in the Case of Rape

"In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness, and tenderness leads to the gas chamber."
--Flannery O'Connor
Michelle at Life of the Party has an excellent post about abortion, "hard cases", and exceptions.

The best part of her post is knowing that our friend Ed Mohs is alive because of faithful people who love no matter what the cost and laws based on justice and truth.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

"There's a very ugly smell in there."

An "ugly smell" was reported to be emanating from the Everett Planned Parenthood around noon on Friday April 3rd. Staff left in a hurry and appointments were cancelled as doors were locked at 12:15.

Speculation has centered on perhaps a backed up sewer or garbage disposal.

Read more....

Inquiries to Planned Parenthood have gone unanswered.