Monday, April 18, 2011

Pro-Abortion "Vigil" Total Flop

The 40 Days for Life Campaign wrapped up this past Sunday, April 17th. The Washington state campaigns were all very successful with several babies and moms saved. At least two were saved at the Everett site, at least one or two at Cedar River Clinic in Renton, probably several at Tacoma due to closures.

Pia de Solenni reports on the anti-life "vigil" at the Northgate site yesterday.

Pia also reports on the fact, in our opinion, that this was one of the aggressive by supporters of abortion and Planned Parenthood.
The organizer of the local 40 Days vigil has had feces spread on her car, objects thrown at her while she was praying, and her house egged.
This writer was personally attacked at the Northgate site by a woman who grabbed my sign and threw it into traffic and began yelling at me. At the Everett site I witnessed them sending a woman to the hospital after a botched abortion.

The Northgate site was especially hostile as Pia notes. Last Thursday a woman burst onto the sidewalk with an "I support Planned Parenthood". She promptly began yelling at me, asking me if I supported war and the death penalty. She told told me how responsible she was because her mom took her to Planned Parenthood at 16 to get on birth control (BC) pills.

This story was very sad because this woman was very angry and upset. Who knows how many broken and abusive relationships she was subjected to because of her mother. And since BC pills don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases, was she exposed to any of the many strains of VD that are now so prevalent? Did she lose her fertility because of her use of BC pills and perhaps a VD? I didn't get a chance to ask her.

We finally had to part company when she decided to attack me verbally for not supporting government-funded birth control. 

One has to ask, whatever happened to "keep the government out of my bedroom"? Maybe I'll get a chance to ask her next campaign.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"She's 16"

Many of you saw and listened to the 911 audio of the March 18 call from "Pamela" of the Planned Parenthood in Everett procuring an ambulance to rescue a patient who was bleeding uncontrollably and needed to be rushed to hospital.

While the call was already shocking and raised many questions on its own regarding the consequences of deregulation of the Washington State abortion industry, one portion of the audio had been redacted.

We posted the audio as we got it but looked into what was redacted and why. SNOPAC, the organization which handles 911 calls for Snohomish County, told us that they had redacted the patient's age, because they had decided it was "personally identifying."

We said no.

Many people are not aware that Washington has one of the strongest public records laws in the nation. "Public Records" laws may not sound exciting, but they are very important. And in this state, we have access to almost any record a government agency has.

The only exceptions are for things like privacy, but even there, the government agency has to provide you the record just with the personally identifying information redacted. And they have to back that up with citations of the privacy law. And if you think they have over-redacted, you can appeal.

We pointed out that there was nothing personally identifying about an age on its own, and we added that in an early communication from SNOPAC, we were explicitly told that there were no privacy issues in the call. We suspected that the patient had in fact been a minor. There's always a fear that Planned Parenthood might have tried to influence SNOPAC, but we don't have any evidence of that.

SNOPAC relented, without explaining the strange decision making changes, and we got just hold of the unedited audio. We were right. The patient was a minor. She was a 16-year-old girl.

This is extremely important because of a massive loophole in Washington state law which means that a minor of any age who is pregnant may get an abortion without any parental or adult protections or involvement. It could be your daughter.

There is no need for anyone to be there with a girl while an intimidating adult at Planned Parenthood bullies them, lies to them, and manipulates them into getting an abortion that will kill their baby and, as we see here, put them in hospital, possibly rendering them permanently infertile.

We don't know, in this particular case, whether the 16 year old girl was alone or not. Planned Parenthood refuses to answer questions about it. We asked SNOPAC if she was accompanied to the hospital, and if so by whom, but they have said they have no records that answer that question.

We have also contacted Providence Medical Center's admitting department. They have so far been extremely uncooperative also. It's not clear whether they are attempting to cover up moral outrages at Planned Parenthood. The fact is, given the shockingly casual tone of "Pamela's" voice, PP may be a good supply of recurring "business" for them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Abortion Industry Imploding?

Our friends at Operation Rescue have made this comment on their web site and blog, "The abortion movement is failing and the industry is imploding." Other commentators have made similar pronouncements and many see the end of abortion as a very real possibility in the near future.

We certainly see signs of an implosion here in Washington but aren't willing to let our guard down.

Here's what we see from our perch:  Abortion numbers here are down.  From their highs in the 1990s of about 31,000 to about 21,000. This tracks with what we see across the country, for example, as was reported about Kansas abortion numbers this week.

40 Days for Life continues to irritate, upset and close abortion clinics. Just this week we got this notice about events at the Tacoma 40 Days for Life vigil site.
Just wanted to share good news from the front line - PP has been closed SEVERAL days, including at least one last week (may have been 2), then again yesterday (ABORTION DAY!) AND today.  Just a note on the door.  Customers showing up, several of whom we were able to re-direct to CareNet.  On one of the days, Richard, one of the death escorts, showed up.  He apparently saw the note and tried the door.  It was locked.  He got out his cell and made a call, after which he took off.  So it sounds very last minute with no notice even to the volunteers.  Praise be to God!
We've also observed unexpected closures at the Everett 40 Days for Life vigil site and customers who had appointments surprised that the abortuatry was not opened.

Other observations are that staff morale appears low. Deathscorts are few and far between. More babies and moms are being saved.

Internal Documents Show Planned Parenthood Abortion Numbers Skyrocket

As the national debate over ending government funding of Planned Parenthood assumes center stage, a move which we at AIW have been encouraging for several years, the abortion chain insists through its surrogates throughout the mainstream media that even though they're the country's largest perpetrator of premeditated murders in the form of abortion, their real interest and focus is on prevention.

But now we have obtained internal documents from Planned Parenthood of Central Washington (PPCW) that show the brutal truth.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Planned Parenthood to Receive Funding Boost from Bankrupt State of Washington

We've written about and led the charge against the Take Charge "Family Planning" program for years.

It is basically a decade old program which funnels millions of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood affiliates of Washington in a way that makes everybody say, "Look, we are helping to decrease the need for abortion."

NARAL was the first to celebrate the Olympia House Democrats' new "austerity" budget:
"While there are many steep cuts in critical programs and services, the House budget not only protects family planning funds, it expands eligibility in the Take Charge Medicaid family planning program. This means that more women will be able to access birth control, STD screening and treatment, and other basic medical care."
It's interesting that they were the first to know. Readers will also observe that NARAL exists for one and only one reason: abortions here, abortions there, abortions absolutely everywhere.

This is the actual text from the Washington House Democratic budget summary:
Eligibility for the Take Charge program, which provides family planning services for adults under 200 percent of the federal poverty level, will expand to cover adults under 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Savings are expected from reducing unplanned pregnancies. Approximately 45.6 percent of Washington births are reimbursed through the Medical Assistance program.
If you look at their budget, they are actually booking this as a budget cut of more than $7 million! Yes, we just have to repeat this one. The people who gave us a $5 billion budget deficit increased spending (by $2-3 million) and called it a $7 million cut. Even the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which administers the program didn't do that when they proposed cutting the program last year to help balance the budget.

As Dan Kennedy from Human Life of Washington pointed out:
"So now we know the priorities of the Olympia Democrats budget. They are writing checks to Planned Parenthood with your money. Apparently subsidizing sexual activity is more important than feeding the poor, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, and caring for the sick. Are these the priorities they should have? You may want to let them know how you feel about it. LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE 1-800-562-6000"
At Governor Gregoire's 2010 Everett townhall, we personally delivered to her and the panel of experts she organized an information sheet on Take Charge with data clearly showing that Take Charge doesn't work. It simply doesn't deliver the promised decrease in costs.

Here's the truth we reported to them:
When the program began, the state was paying out $200 million a year for childbirth services under Medicaid. That figure has shot up 50%, to $300 million under the program.
The state’s primary subcontractor for Take Charge, Planned Parenthood of Western Washington, has seen their annual revenues skyrocket from about $17 million to near $35 million since the program was started. According to Planned Parenthood of Western Washington’s latest Annual Report: “Over the previous 5-year period, approximately 70% of our clinic visits were covered by Take Charge." The state is then left to cover the cost of an abortion or a Medicaid birth.

We also know that PP's abortion numbers have sky-rocketed since Take Charge was initiated. The frightening thing to ponder now is: Will Planned Parenthood and the state start putting more pressure on Medicaid eligible women to abort to make the Take Charge numbers look better?

It's not too late to end this madness. We're calling on the state senate to strip this ideologically-driven, extremist provision in their budget and cut this failed program once and for all.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Beautiful Little Lamb Saved from Cedar River Abortion Mill

Of course, we love to get emails like the one reprinted below. It's a story we received this week about a beautiful child spared from the horror of abortion last year. Some people wanted her dismembered and set out as medical waste. Others braved the cold, the wind and rain, and public humiliation to see her live.

Dear Pro-life friends,

Some of us who were praying at the Cedar River Abortion Center at Renton on Friday, April 1st, had a wonderful, joyful experience of having a lady drive by and hand over a picture of a beautiful baby girl. She said that some months back when she had driven in to the center for an abortion, someone praying outside handed her a picture (not sure what exactly it was) of a baby's feet. That touched her and made her choose life for her unborn child and the picture she gave us was the picture of her little daughter, Teana, who now is her joy.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Audio of the 911 Call: Listen for Yourself

911 Audio Confirms: Planned Parenthood Ambulance was for Botched Abortion

We just got hold of the 911 call from the March 18 story which we broke. Our reporter and several 40 Days for Life witnesses saw a woman being evacuated by stretcher from the Planned Parenthood in Everett, Washington, and taken away by ambulance.

This Planned Parenthood is one of the region's most notorious abortion mills. The title of our piece was "Safe and Legal Abortion" claims another victim.

Some slavish abortion supporters challenged the notion that the emergency evacuation was of an abortion patient. Some even challenged the idea that it was a patient at all.

We quickly confirmed via Planned Parenthood CEO Christine Charbonneau that it was indeed a patient.

And now we can confirm that it was a botched abortion that sent the woman to hospital.