Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This is the same Planned Parenthood which we exposed for having tried to force a teenager into an abortion, and then trying to stop a police officer from rescuing her by citing fictional laws.
In the course of reviewing other police reports involving this organization, we found one case where a large supply of fentanyl, a regulated pain narcotics used to reduce the physical pain during a first-trimester abortion, had gone missing from a locked cabinet. The police were called and an investigation conducted. During the course of the investigation most of the nursing staff at Planned Parenthood Kennewick were questioned, all of them being suspects originally.
We checked state medical licenses for each of the nurses listed and found two individuals in particular who did not have a nursing license at that time, yet were (at least according to what they told police) working as registered nurses for Planned Parenthood.
As usual the pro-abortion crowd attempts to cover up the graphic signs illustrating "choice".
Women are holding signs with slogans like "Don't take away my breast exams" and "Don't take away my birth control".
I'm always curious about the men in the crowd. Why aren't they holding a "Don't take away my birth control" sign? The FDA said men have a "right" to Plan B, a.k.a. the-morning-after-pill. King County Public Health reminds visitors to their Birth Control Gallery that, "No prescription needed for people over age 18 and men can get Plan B for their wives, girlfriends, sisters and friends!
We also know that "birth control" means abortion too. How many men in the audience paid for an abortion or pressured a girlfriend or wife into getting one?
Why is it so hard for men to claim it and own it?
Washington State Legislature
Senate Committee Hearing
March 15, 2011
RE: HB 1267
My Name is Maria Lancaster, and I am the Executive Director of Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park. We work indirectly and sometimes directly with families and doctors working in the field of assisted reproduction. Our particular service deals with human embryos that have been left remaining after fertility treatments. We are working to assist families that have embryos in the freezer to donate, with families that would like to “adopt” them. We work with families to insure the “best interest” of any born children as our first priority. Families receiving embryos have a home study done by a licensed social worker. Families donating the embryos do so as a “gift” to the receiving family. We are there to help facilitate the family relationships and help them know each other if they desire, because this is in “the best interest of the children” and most of the families involved.
I am writing to you today to express the grave concerns I have regarding HB 1267,and how it would affect the children. So you know, I have read the entire bill and listened to the testimony via TVW in the hearing held in the House last January. I am familiar with the intent of HB 1267.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Some critics have even called the clinics the first station in an "underground railroad from hell" where the last stop is one of Seattle's unregulated abortion mills.
Defiant in Face of National Scandal
Last year there was a national scandal after it was revealed that a Ballard High School teenager was taken for an abortion during school hours without her parents' knowledge, all arranged by the Ballard "Teen Health Clinic".
The clinic is run under an extremely complicated arrangement that seems almost designed to diffuse blame and obfuscate responsibility. The clinic is at the school, but the school says it has nothing to do with them. The nursing staff are employees of Swedish Hospital, but Swedish refused to answer any questions, saying policy is set by Seattle and King County Public Health (SKCPH).
Parents are left wondering who exactly to go to in order to protest this devious scheme.
We recently spoke with Gary Reynolds, one local parent who, while not a pro-life activist, was outraged by the Public Health's deliberate setup within the schools designed to facilitate secret abortions. He eventually got in touch with James Apa, a senior spokesman for King County Public Health.
One of the main things he wanted to know was whether or not the consent forms parents sign had been fixed. In the Ballard High School scandal, the mother indicated that she had no idea she was consenting to her child being shuttled off to an abortion clinic. Nowhere was that explicitly stated.
Friday, March 25, 2011
We won't publish any details on line so as to protect the family's privacy.
Thanks to everybody who helped and is helping this woman.
This is the second known save at this particular Planned Parenthood during this 40 Days for Life Campaign.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
As most people know, in America if you are poor and need medical attention, you can apply for the Medicaid program. It turns out that the government not only uses your income to determine if you qualify for the benefits, but also your family size. That makes sense: the same amount of income spread over more children means less money per child.
For example, Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has an online questionnaire here where you can fill out your info and it will tell you if you qualify. Question 2 is about family size, specifically "how many children live with you?". The comments add: "If you are pregnant, please include that unborn child." (emphasis ours)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A quick Google (Maps) search of the PP Everett abortion clinic address, 1509 32nd Street, Everett, WA, shows several staff associated with this clinic, but only one doctor: Dr. C. D. Steele.
Monday, March 21, 2011
It generated some comments in the combox that were critical of our reporting and defended Planned Parenthood's track record in particular and abortion in general.
Here at AIW we know and believe that every abortion kills an unborn human person and wounds the mother, father and society at large. Some of the people who work at Planned Parenthood and other abortion centers also know this, but for reasons particular to each person they keep trudging along in an industry that has no winners.
Here's a summary of the criticisms and our response:
Saturday, March 19, 2011
In the email she admitted that the
Friday, March 18, 2011
|Woman getting evacuated in ambulance from Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Everett, Washington, condition unknown. Planned Parenthood staff form line with umbrellas and poster board to obstruct public from viewing.|
Events started to unfold a little before 1:00 pm when I heard sirens approaching the corner of Hoyt and 32nd in Everett, Washington. As the red engine rounded the corned from the south I walked hastily to see if it would move beyond Planned Parenthood on Hoyt. Unfortunately it stopped and 3 paramedics unloaded their gear and went in the side entrance.
I had arrived at Planned Parenthood about 10:00 am today and noticed things were different. The sidewalk and the traffic in and out of the clinic weren't the usual hub of activity and conversation. Usually by about 11:00 to 11:30 women are exiting Planned Parenthood after their abortions and more women are arriving. And they come out the front door. Today this didn't happen. Every customer except one came out the side door on to the parking lot.
The arrivals were unusual too. Maybe two women came and left with little brown bags, probably condoms. One PP supporter came to make a donation. She proudly let me know she was "pro-choice". I told her, "I can tell!" I wonder if she would have left her money if she had known they were in the middle of a botched abortion.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I've been praying at three locations: Everett, Northgate (North Seattle), and Kenmore (not an official 40 Days for Life site).
My first day out was last Thursday the 10th at the Northgate site. I hadn't been there long when a young woman assaulted us. She kicked our signs out into the street, tried to grab a sign out of my hand, and yelled that we weren't helping anybody. She claimed that she was poor and needed the birth control that Planned Parenthood provided.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The state is charging the mother with murder.
The disturbing irony of this case, that media reports have somehow failed to observe, is that in Washington State abortion is legal and subsidized by the state way past the point at which this baby was born and murdered.
What that means is that had this mother gone to an abortion clinic and had the baby executed in a functionally identical manner, there would have been no murder charges. The only charges would have been for about $1,000 from the licensed doctor to the mother. Perhaps the charges would have been to Medicaid, which would have paid in full.
We contacted the Washington State chapter of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) to see if they supported the murder charges in this case, or if they saw them as an encroachment on their precious "abortion rights".
We spoke with Alison Mondi. Unfortunately, Ms. Mondi was not familiar with the story, but after our description her initial response was: "That doesn't seem like the right thing to have done."
We emailed her a link to the news account of the incident on the understanding that they would respond via email. Alas, after a couple of attempts, its seems that NARAL Washington does not want to discuss the absurdity of their public positions when its flagrant immorality is laid plain for all to see in a case like this.
Either Ms. Mondi defends the criminal charges, in which case she exposes her organization's own position in support of abortion on demand at any moment of pregnancy as patently repulsive. Or else she is morally consistent but risks marginalizing the abortion lobby even in abortion loving Washington.
If the Centralia mother's lawyer has any sense, he will mount a defense of his client on the grounds that she was actually just performing an abortion without a license (which is a class C felony, and so carries a maximum 5 year penalty and $10,000 fine.) The fact is that in Washington State abortion is completely unregulated up to the point of "viability". Viability is generally regarded to be about 24 weeks, but is constantly changing depending onthe vagaries of medical science.
And even after that, a licensed physician can perform an abortion if he or she alone attests that the baby was not viable, or if he or she alone declares that the pregnancy was a threat to the mother's health.
There are no regulations as to where an abortion must be performed for it to be a legal abortion. No regulations as to the preceding events (e.g., ultrasound, notifications). It's possible that she could be found in violation of the relatively new federal "Born Alive" statute if she goes with the unlicensed abortion defense, but if the umbilical cord was still attached, she might still be able to get away with it.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Actually, no. The new law simply requires “facilities in which five or more first-trimester abortions per month are performed” to now abide by some of the same regulations as “hospital facilities.” Previously clinics were only required to comply with the standards for doctors’ officers where surgeries are not performed.
Numerous abortion clinics have said that they might have to close in response. Apparently the conditions in these clinics are non-compliant with the regulations and they don't want to go to the "trouble" of complying with the abortion clinic reforms.
(Virgina already requires second trimester abortions to be performed in a hospital, which, incidentally, so does the City of Richland, Washington.)
There are three important points that Washingtonians can take away from this development:
1) It only serves to highlight how far out of the mainstream Washington State is with its "zero regulation" policy towards the abortion industry. After the Kermitt Gosnell scandal started making national headlines, which resulted in the firing of at least 6 Pennsylvania Health Department employees due to their ideologically-driven policy of "legal abortion = safe abortion" and viewing every abortionist as another Marcus Welby, we checked with the Washington State Department of Health to see if they were reviewing their abortion clinic inspection regime to avoid a similarly disastrous situation for women and children on the West Coast.
Their response stunned us. Washington has no policy of inspections of abortion clinics. And Washington has no regulations of abortion clinics. And there were no plans to review any of that! The trend everywhere else in the United States, even among pro-abortion liberals, is towards revisiting abortion clinic "deregulation" loopholes and replacing it with with common-sense reforms. Washington continues to earn its reputation as the Abortion State.
2) The bill to regulate pregnancy centers out of existence has been sold by some Democrat legislators under the false claim that it would just be regulating them "the same way abortion clinics are". The fact is that abortion clinics are NOT regulated as facilities, as the Department of Health has admitted.
A regulation like the Virginia one would be a great way for Planned Parenthood and the Washington abortion industry to demonstrate some good faith, and to make it so that the talking points they're feeding their servants in Olympia stop getting thrown back at them by educated citizens to humiliating effect.
3) Good laws regulating abortion can be passed without a majority by effective legislators. Despite the fact that Virginia is less of a pro-abortion, godless wasteland than Washington, the state senate is, like ours, controlled by a Democrat majority. Hence most pro-life bills, like this one, are killed in committee by the party of death.
But a clever state senator, Republican Kathy Byron, managed to get it attached as an amendment in committee to a separate bill. On the senate floor, the vote tied 20-20. The bill passed with the deciding vote from Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
So the bill is dead. Pro-lifers are celebrating. What seemed almost impossible 24 hours earlier was achieved.
The abortion industry -- NARAL and Planned Parenthood, and their lackies in the Democratic Party -- are seething. This is the second year in a row of setbacks, and this is the friendliest state in the union to their agenda of death. They passed a similar bill a couple of weeks ago in New York City.
Perhaps they believe Frank Sinatra, if they could make it there, they could make it anywhere. They are peddling this bill across the country. They passed one similar in Baltimore, but this was to be the first state they have tried. The thought was actually Sinatra in reverse: if you can't make it in Washington, you can't make it anywhere.
But while the merchants of death are doing their own post-mortem, pro-lifers need to clean up the ticker-tape and take careful stock of lessons learned. Because the abortion industry has vowed to bring this bill back next year, and they are usually relentless. The pro-life community was taken by surprise the first time. Frankly, they should have been ready this time, but they were somehow caught flatfooted again, and succeeded despite something of a last minute scramble.
If the Democrats do decide to pursue this bill again in eleven months, despite the fact that it will be closer to an election, we need to make sure they walk right into an ambush.
The most important thing that needs to happen is that the pregnancy center community needs to finally, once and for all, abandon the notion of "detente" with Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. These pro-lifers, doing wonderful work on the front lines, have in too many cases adopted a "live and let live" approach with those who kill unborn babies. They have become seduced by a lie that if they just operated in the margins, Planned Parenthood would leave them alone.
We know of numerous cases where pro-life pregnancy clinics have become paralyzed because a nearby Planned Parenthood occasionally refers clients to them. In exchange, the CPC has given PP a pass, and deliberately avoided fighting them publicly. In one case, a CPC discouraged its staff from attending a city council meeting that was deciding whether or not to allow Planned Parenthood to open up a new clinic in town.
It doesn't seem to occur to these center directors that perhaps Planned Parenthood is "buying off" their silence with what is to them a tiny percentage of their client base.
The fact is, we firmly believe that everything that is needed to crush the abortion industry forever is in the filing cabinets of the state's pregnancy centers. It's in the stories of your clients.
The ones who went to Planned Parenthood and were denied an ultrasound until they agreed to an abortion. The ones who were scheduled for an abortion within minutes of finding out they were pregnant. The ones who had an abortion that the abortionist and staff knew she didn't want.
The ones who had multiple abortions without ever being shown a fetal development model or photo, let alone hearing their baby's heartbeat on a fetal heart monitor. The ones who now have nightmares about their abortion. The ones who tried to commit suicide after their abortion.
It's in the unfiled police reports, the unfiled lawsuits, the unfiled complaints with the Department of Health, the unmade tipoff phone calls to malpractice insurance carriers.
Hopefully now that Planned Parenthood and the rest of the Washington State abortion industry has made their intention to destroy you painfully clear, it's time to end the denial and show the myth of "peaceful co-existence" the door.
Even after 9/11, there were -- and remain -- those who thought Islamofascists could be understood or negotiated with. But just as in that case, the fact is there are those who know nothing but death. They kill and destroy because they must. There may be fascinating psychological, sociological, and spiritual explanations for their genocidal behavior, but while you're busy trying to figure all that out, they're busying plotting their next move to destroy you.
They may individually even have nice smiles, wear nice clothes, have one or two cute (living) children that seduce you into detente. But we know that the devil comes as an angel of light.
It's wonderful to pursue their individual salvation, but it's critical to understand that that will almost certainly never stop their movement. Biblical Christians must be able seek the souls of the lost with abandon, while seeking the destruction of their genocidal movements without compromise.
So let's put "detente" on the bus. What you know, and can prove, about Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics has to start becoming public. The stories from your clients must be told. They are devastating. Send them to us. Or find a way to publish them yourself, on your Facebook page, or start your own blog.
Pro-life hero Phil Kline, who pursued legal action against Planned Parenthood in Kansas as Attorney General, and has been targeted for destruction by them ever since, just said in an email:
"The pro-life community has never focused on enforcing the law."That's something we have been saying. Just because it's legal for them to murder babies, doesn't mean everything else they do is legal. They'll break every law they can get away with. Let's not let them.
File police reports where it looks like a crime, any crime, may have been committed. Get to know your local police chief and your local prosecutor. File complaints with the Department of Health. Get to know every regulation that applies to them, financial or medical, and look for violations when your clients tell their stories.
There are many Christians who feel that pursing legal action against the wicked is somehow secular and dirty or perhaps vengeful when we should be extending grace and showing love. That's not what the Apostle Paul said:
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; (Romans 7:7)While strictly speaking Paul was referring to the Mosaic law, the point stands. Even more on point, Paul said:
[F]or [the state] is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. (Romans 13:4)It's time to go on offense. We have everything we need to bring the abortion industry to justice in both the court of public opinion and human courts of justice.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Take Larry Springer for example. Springer represents the 45th district, which covers some parts of Kirkland and Redmond, plus a range of rural King County including Duvall and Carnation. His staffer, Kelly, attempted to defend his support for the legislation on the grounds that "we're just trying to apply the same regulations to pro-life pregnancy centers that already exist for abortion clinics."
Yes, she really said that.
One hardly knows where to begin after someone tries to get away with The Big Lie like that one.
Friday, March 04, 2011
There had been hope that Mr. Chopp would keep the bill bottled up in the Rules Committee after pregnancy center advocates had met with him and educated him on what the state's 50-60 Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) and Pregnancy Medical Clinics (PMCs) do to help women at no cost facing one of their life's most difficult circumstances, an unplanned pregnancy. Mr. Chopp was reported to have been greatly impressed at the time.
There had been hope that the Democrats who were pushing the bill might reconsider after the massive show of opposition at the Health Committee Hearing. But the ideological extremists in that Party, which has been damned as a wholly owned subsidiary of the abortion lobby, were unfazed.
There was further hope after a similar bill was struck down in Maryland as patently unconstitutional that the Democrats would dig deep and find some shame. But no luck with that either.
There was still hope after numerous Democrats were publicly humiliated during meetings with constituents in which it was discovered that they hadn't even read the bill they had co-sponsored. Their reaction to the penalty portion of the bill was so strong, apparently, that the bill sponsor, Judy "The Abortionator" Clibborn was forced to revamp it completely. The new text, which calls for "injunctive relief", has been condemned as just as bad as the first version, but less easy to attack.
The bill could come to a floor vote as early as Saturday morning. For details on the legislation, click here and you will find our many other stories.
As if it wasn't enough to have unlimited and unregulated abortion on demand at taxpayers' expense; as if it wasn't enough to have high school girls being whisked away from school to abortion clinics with government-paid taxi rides, without their parents ever learning about it, all with state approval. As if it wasn't enough for the state's abortion industry to have friends in Olympia trying to shut down non-profit, volunteer-staff pregnancy clinics.
No, we now find out that a government agency designed to offer low-interest loans to non-profit health care agencies to help them build and renovate their facilities, has been issuing cut-rate loans to the state's abortion clinics to build out and renovate their baby-killing operations!
There have been at least four of these, with one in the works.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
|Senator Patty Murray (looking a little surprised |
and confused ... not surprisingly)
Despite a $14 trillion debt and $1.6 trillion deficit, Senators Murray and Cantwell today voiced their opposition to Republican attempts to try to find even a few hundred million dollars in savings, and to get the government out of women's private, reproductive lives.
Murray, recently determined to be the most liberal Senator, and routinely voted the dumbest, repeated the left's bedrock belief that contraception reduces abortion rates.
This belief may vie with Darwin's Origin of Species as virtual Canon Law for the Sexual Left, so it must be restated: it's absolute baloney.
Miss Cantwell, who has never married and has no children, joined her much ridiculed colleague Mrs. Murray in failing to acknowledge the recent study out of Spain which showed that while contraception use rose from 50% to 80% over a 10 year period, the abortion rate doubled!
This finding came as no surprise to those of us who believe in scientifically and medically accurate sex education. In fact it is 100% consistent with the abortion industry's own research, which says that 54% of women getting abortions were using birth control the month they got pregnant.
We contacted both Senators for comment and to ask them if they would at least support the GOP cut to funding of Planned Parenthood, the state and country's largest provider of abortions, and active participant in countless crimes and scandals.
We're still waiting.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
"I was ill to the bone, hot, cold, shaking and like I wanted to turn into dirt and die. I threw up and bled. I passed the child and kept feeling very ill. The pills they gave me were like poison to both the baby and me making it impossible for the baby to survive.... It’s been over 3 years and I still wonder what she would look like and if she would ever know that she is loved by me. I’m not the kind of person to kill a bug or hurt a fly but here I am a person so selfish I chose abortion. It was the easy way out, but the hardest choice in the long run. When I buckle my two children in the car I often feel like there is someone missing. It hurts to think she feels unloved or unwanted. I wish I could go back and make a different decision. I feel if I would have been more counseled and had more support I would not be stuck with this guilty feeling the rest of my life."This is Beth's story. We don't know what city Beth lived in when she was sold this abortion that killed a baby and scarred her emotionally, but it could easily have been Seattle.
And a new, sophisticated, privately-funded ad campaign just launched yesterday to help women like Beth stand up to the deception and pressure from the abortion-government complex and choose life for their unborn children. The organization behind the campaign relies on professional psychological studies to frame their message, and has set up partnerships with local pregnancy clinics.
The ads are on the billboards, light rail interior car ads, rail posters, bus tails, and bus interior car cards. But the largest one is downtown on a large wallscape at the corner of Howell Street and Boren Avenue. The campaign is deliberately targeted to lower-income women.
The purpose of the ad campaign is to get the women to call a hotline, or to go to the website www.YourOptions.com. The site is carefully designed to connect with women facing an unplanned pregnancy and to help them see for themselves the long-term devastating consequences of choosing abortion as an "undo" button from first-hand testimonies of women who have been there. It also introduces readers to women, like them, who accepted parenting even though it seemed like an overwhelming prospect to them at the time.