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Musgrave: Planned Parenthood Probe Could Motivate Whistleblowers.

Former U.S. Rep. and staunch anti-abortion activist Marilyn Musgrave tells Newsmax TV that the recently announced government accounting investigation into Planned Parenthood is likely to inspire more whistleblowers with stories of abuse from the nation’s abortion mills.

“There will be more whistleblowers and … former employees coming forth from these clinics,” Musgrave predicted in an exclusive interview on Tuesday. “When you think about the bright lights as being shed on clinics, whether they’re Planned Parenthood clinics or other facilities that provide abortions, the things that we’ve seen in recent months have garnered a great deal of attention, and not just from the so-called pro-life community.

“People that care about women, taxpayers concerned about how their hard-earned tax dollars are spent, are very concerned when we find out what’s going on in these facilities,” the Colorado Republican said. “And of course, Planned Parenthood is a giant in the industry, performing the most abortions in this country, and the case in Texas … will continue to create a lot of scrutiny for Planned Parenthood.”

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In Texas, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast recently agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged Planned Parenthood in Houston fraudulently billed Medicaid for claims up to $30 million between 2003 and 2009. The whistleblower was a medical assistant at the agency who sued the nonprofit.

Planned Parenthood said in a statement that the allegations were baseless and the settlement was not an admission of guilt.

The Government Accountability Office confirmed last week it will investigate how Planned Parenthood is using the millions of taxpayer dollars it receives each year.

Musgrave, who is vice president of government affairs at the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life group, said that while taxpayer funds are not permitted to be used for abortions, there is no practical way to prevent organizations like Planned Parenthood from doing so.

“Everybody knows that money is fungible. It frees up more money for Planned Parenthood to perform abortions if they get taxpayer dollars for their other services,” she said.

“Ninety-two percent of pregnant women that go into a Planned Parenthood facility receive an abortion. I mean they’re all about abortion. They’re about making their money from abortion, and if you really care about women, you want them to go to a facility where they can receive healthcare.”

Musgrave said that she wants American women to receive the healthcare they deserve.

“You need to know if a pregnant woman has high blood pressure, if she has heart problems, if she has substance abuse,” Musgrave explained. “I want women to really receive the healthcare that they deserve and again, Planned Parenthood is all about abortion and they want our tax dollars to fill their coffers.”

The announcement of the GAO investigation came after 72 members of Congress petitioned the agency in February seeking an audit of the country’s largest abortion provider and other providers that receive federal funding.

In 2010, the GAO released a report that indicated significant discrepancies in Planned Parenthood’s reported spending and funding. Musgrave would like to put an end to all federal funding for groups like Planned Parenthood.

“They also like to portray themselves as the only place where poor women can get healthcare,” she said. “Are you kidding me? There are over 7,000 facilities that provide healthcare to women across this country where women can get full … healthcare.”

Musgrave believes the total number of abortions performed in the United States would drop if the tax money was cut off.

“I absolutely believe that and I believe that Americans, even those who would consider themselves pro-choice, do not support their tax dollars going for abortion,” she asserted.

Musgrave said the organization has been “masterful in masquerading as a place where poor women receive healthcare,” which is not the case.

“I’ve heard it by bureaucrats who are in the Health Department that they provide mammograms. They have this image that they’ve portrayed and I’ll tell you what, we are cracking away at that façade … and this audit is going to be a huge part of that,” she added. “I believe that people around the country are crying out for accountability in all areas and when Americans overwhelmingly do not support their tax dollars going toward abortion, this audit is very timely and very important.”

She added that the pro-life debate is likely to figure prominently in the 2014 mid-term elections and 2016 presidential race.

“Abortion will be front and center whether you’re talking about 2014 or 2016, but the wonderful thing is this nation is becoming more and more pro-life,” Musgrave said.

© 2013 Newsmax. All rights reserved.
By Paul Scicchitano and John Bachman

Planned Parenthood Promoting Obamacare.

Image: Planned Parenthood Promoting Obamacare

By Lisa Barron

Planned Parenthood, heeding President Barack Obama’s call to promote the healthcare-reform law, is creating a website to help explain coverage options and is training its staff to help educate women about the enrollment process.

According to Politico, the group’s more than 750 clinics around the country also will put up posters and hand out pamphlets, detailing coverage options prior to enrollment beginning on Oct. 1.

The organization also will apply for federal Obamacare grants to help patients enroll and choose their coverage.

“We’ve already started now, in anticipation of the law, doing a number of things to try to make ourselves available as a resource to them,” Jon Dunn, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties in California, told Politico.

Some of the organization’s affiliate clinics will be applying to become official “navigators,” government-funded positions that allow them to provide more hands-on assistance through the signup process.

“We hope to get some of those assister or navigator grant funds,” said Dunn. “If not, we’ve decided that we’re going to help our patients with this information anyway.”

But while Planned Parenthood is doing what it can to promote Obamacare to its more than 3 million patients, half of whom are uninsured, Republicans in Congress will be doing all they can to kill funding for the organization.

“Planned Parenthood is among the long list of liberal organizations that are expected to receive taxpayer-funded navigator grants. The navigator grants would further enable Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, to continue its misuse of taxpayer dollars to [supplement] their big abortion business,” Rep. Diane Black told Politico.

The Tennessee Republican said she wants to eliminate the navigator program, which is expected to cost $54 million, because it’s “ripe for fraud and abuse.”

Former Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, who now works with the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, agreed, telling Politico, “Of course, Planned Parenthood wants to see this law implemented. It will just put more money in their coffers.”

In April, Obama became the first incumbent president to address Planned Parenthood’s national conference, calling on the organization to help promote the healthcare-reform law.

“We’ve got to spread the word, particularly among women, particularly among young women, who are the ones who are most likely to benefit from these laws,” he told the conference. “We need all the women who come through your doors telling their children, their husbands, and their folks in their neighborhoods about their healthcare options . . . You are all in a unique position to deliver that message, because the women you serve know you and they trust you.”

© 2013 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Another Gosnell? Photographic Evidence Reveals Abortion Atrocities in Texas.

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Horrific photographic evidence has surfaced in Houston of atrocities similar to abortionist Kermit Gonsell’s. (xymonau /

Just days after a Philadelphia jury found abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of the murder of three newborn children and the negligent death of a patient, evidence of similar atrocities has surfaced in Houston.

The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser implores the media to cover the story of abortionist Douglas Karpen and the evidence, including photographs, brought forward by three of his former employees.

“Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors‘ woke up many Americans to the inhumanity of the late-term abortion industry. Here is, arguably, more disturbing evidence,” Dannenfelser says. “With hearts broken for these suffering children, we ask the media to overcome the understandable recoil from this brutality and report the horrific facts of this case. The testimony and the photos are very, very difficult to take in, but this is a conversation that we must have as a nation. What are we as a society willing to tolerate?

“These former employees describe hellish scenes in which Douglas Karpen killed children beyond 20 weeks gestation,” she continues. “Compassion must lead us to draw a line—to decide where we step in to protect the rights of the most vulnerable. Congress must take immediate action to address the brutality and lawlessness of the late-term abortion industry and protect women and babies suffering across the country.

“These former employees have courageously stepped forward to expose the inhumanity of late-term abortion. So many former employees have testified that, while they join the abortion industry with the intent of helping women, they discover it is a place only of violence and greed. The reality is that abortion is a gruesome, painful procedure that ends the lives of children and wounds women,” Dannenfelser concludes.

The SBA List has compiled an initial fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide. It has been updated to reflect recent incidents in North Carolina, Michigan and Texas.



Are Abortionists Targeting Minorities?.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell
One complaint against Dr. Kermit Gosnell is that most of the babies killed in his clinic were blacks and other minorities. (CBN)

Eleven U.S. senators are now asking the full Senate to consider national standards to regulate the abortion industry.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, crafted the Senate resolution, saying “The lack of oversight at abortion facilities puts women’s lives at risk and leads to the kind of unconscionable practices we have seen already.”

This comes in the shadow of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial. His often filthy, unsanitary clinic in Philadelphia went uninspected by Pennsylvania for 17 years.

One complaint against Gosnell is that most of the babies killed in his clinic were blacks and other minorities. Some pro-lifers say this is part of a vast targeting of minorities that stretches over decades.

Their charges are highlighted in a documentary about Gosnell’s clinic, 3801 Lancaster. In it, Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union stated, “Abortion facilities are purposefully placed in inner city and minority neighborhoods to crush the bodies of innocent black children.”

Standing next to Gardner at a protest outside Gosnell’s clinic, the Rev. Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation pointed out, “Seventy percent of all abortion facilities are located in the black and minority communities around this country.”

“Abortion is the No. 1 killer of African Americans, killing more black people than all other deaths combined,” Gardner added.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life lobbying organization the Susan B. Anthony List, said the practice is not new.

“It really is rooted in what Planned Parenthood and all abortion rights organizations have been about for a long time,” she said.

Dannenfelser said some of those abortionists believe “there are certain members of society who are expendable, that part of humanity really is just underbrush to be just swept out because they’re really not all that useful.”

One of the most horrific occurrences at Gosnell’s clinic was the way some babies were fully delivered and then had their spines cut to kill them.

Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams testified about this clinic procedure at a Pennsylvania Senate hearing.

“They would then take scissors and place them at the base of the skull and snip or sever the spinal cord of those children that were born alive,” Williams said.

Williams’ colleague, Assistant District Attorney Ann Ponterio, added gruesome detail.

“There was one baby that when it was born,” Ponterio testified, “one of the workers was playing with it for several minutes before the worker did exactly what Dr. Gosnell did: snip the back of the neck.”

Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute said he hopes black leaders will begin to cry out about such killing.

“Groups like Planned Parenthood have a history of targeting minorities and African-Americans,” Geer told CBN News.  “And we need to rethink abortion as being good, as some people in that community might think, that instead it’s actually harmful and terrible for their community.”

Dannenfelser added, “When you are truly targeted by abortionists, when because of the color of your skin there’s an assumption that there should be fewer of you—that hurts. It should hurt. And we should react. Even if we’re not in those minority communities, we ought to react and say that is absolutely unacceptable.”

Will the Gosnell trial serve as a wake-up call to the black community? Kristen Hawkins, president of Students for Life, addressed that question and more on Newswatch, Tuesday.

Congressman Intros Bill to End Gruesome Late-Term Abortions in DC.

Rep. Trent Franks
Rep. Trent Franks introduced the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and implored Congress to pass the bill, which would ban abortion in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks gestation. (Gage Skidmore / Creative Commons)

Rep. Trent Franks introduced the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and implored Congress to pass the bill, which would ban abortion in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks gestation, based on scientific research that shows unborn children feel pain past that point in development. Currently in the District, abortion is permitted for any reason until the moment of birth.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser applauded Franks’ bill.

“In recent weeks, Americans have recoiled in horror at the details revealed at the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, whose cold-blooded murder caused unspeakable pain for born and unborn babies,” Dannenfelser says. “It is an outrage that in the shadow of the Capitol, children can legally have their lives ended through methods equally brutal to those employed by Gosnell. Even more outrageous is that similar brutality is touted as a ‘right’ by President Obama and the abortion lobby, including Planned Parenthood.

“Last week,” she continues, “Planned Parenthood admitted to receiving multiple complaints about conditions at Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors’ clinic, yet chose not to exercise its position as the abortion industry leader to help put an end to the butchering of women and children. Their abortion extremism flies in the face of mainstream Americans, 63 percent (70 percent of women) of whom support protecting unborn children past the point at which they feel pain.

“Congress must act immediately to protect children from the Gosnells of our nation. We praise Rep. Franks for his courage and urge all members of Congress to vote in favor of protecting unborn children from the horrific pain of abortion.”

Previously, SBA List grass-roots activists sent more than 26,760 messages to Congress encouraging representatives to support this legislation. Friday’s re-introduced bill has 92 original co-sponsors.

A National Right to Life Committee poll found that 63 percent of Americans, and 70 percent of women, support a ban on post-fetal pain abortion in Washington, D.C. The same poll also found that American women, by an overwhelming majority of 62-27 percent, would be more likely to vote for lawmakers who support this bill.

Medical research shows that by 20 weeks after fertilization, an unborn child has the capacity to feel pain. Some data even suggests that pain can be felt before 20 weeks. At this state of pregnancy, abortions are carried out by either D&E (dilation and evacuation), where the developing child’s arms and legs are broken off with manual force, or by instillation, a kind of lethal injection using potassium chloride, digoxin or, very infrequently, saline solution or prostaglandin.



Who’s to Blame for Abortion Doc’s ‘House of Horrors’?.


Kermit Gosnell
Dr. Kermit Gosnell faces the death penalty for eight counts of murder, one being the death of a 41-year-old woman who overdosed while in his care. (CBN News)

The prosecution has rested its case against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. Despite the gruesome nature of the trial, it still isn’t getting much coverage from the major media—and it’s been going on for five weeks.

The trial of the 72-year-old abortionist has pushed many to anger and tears.

“It’s really the first time that there’s an African-American abortionist in an African-American neighborhood who was preying on his own people for a profit,” Dr. Clenard Childress of the Life and Education and Resource Network said.

Gosnell faces the death penalty for eight counts of murder: one in the death of a 41-year old woman who overdosed while in his care.

The others: for killing seven babies by snipping their spines with scissors after they reportedly had been born alive.

House of Horrors
Past patients describe his now-shuttered abortion clinic as a “house of horrors.” In reviewing the case, grand jury members said it was a failure to report and enforce broken violations that led to the clinic’s deplorable conditions, including the following:

  • Blood-stained furniture and walls;
  • Unsterilized medical equipment that spread venereal diseases;
  • Fetal remains stored in bags and plastic jugs.

“We are looking at a killing field of human beings because one person and a lot [of] people didn’t have courage to go ahead and follow up and make sure there were safe conditions in that abortion clinic,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life group the Susan B. Anthony List, said.

Dannenfelser and others blame former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, a pro-choice Republican, for ending clinic inspections in the ’90s.

“Unless you are a pro-life governor, you’re probably not going to have the backbone and courage to enforce the regulations as they’re put on the books,” Dannenfelser said.

She and others don’t limit blame to state and city authorities. Critics pointed out the mainstream media have dropped the ball too.

Media Blackout
Hardly any major news outlets covered the case until a liberal commentator railed against reporters in this USA Today column for failing to cover Gosnell’s trial.

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and I don’t recall any big league media, mainstream media ever being shamed into doing a story,” Bucks County Courier Times reporter J.D. Mullane said.

Mullane, who has been described as the “lone reporter” at the trial from the beginning, believes the case and the grand jury’s report has the potential to reshape the national debate over abortion.

“I am convinced that if only half of what is in that report were known to the American public, given coverage by the mainstream media, especially the TV networks, Roe v. Wade and the unfettered right to abortion would be as vigorously debated in America as the Second Amendment is after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre,” Mullane said. “I’m convinced of it. It is that bad.”

But it wasn’t bad enough for The White House to weigh in. When asked about President Obama’s opinion earlier this week, press secretary Jay Carney said the president was “aware” of the case and “does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial.”

In its report, the federal grand jury described Dr. Gosnell’s clinic as a drug mill by day and an abortion mill by night. Even though the Women’s Medical Society is now closed and Gosnell awaits the jury’s verdict, many wonder how many other clinics just like Gosnell’s may be operating under the radar.


Ryan: Abortion Opponents Should Find Common Ground.

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is urging anti-abortion activists to find common ground with supporters of abortion rights as a way to advance their agenda.

The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee says in a speech to be delivered Thursday to the Susan B. Anthony List that those who oppose abortion need to work with people who support abortion rights. He says, “Our task isn’t to purge our ranks. It’s to grow them.”

He notes that “labels can be misleading,” pointing to former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, whose 2010 election nearly derailed President Barack Obama’s health care law. Brown supports abortion rights.

Many opponents of abortion opposed the health care overhaul because it requires most employers to cover birth control free of charge. The law exempted churches and other houses of worship.

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Virginia Opts Out of Obamacare Abortion Funding.

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(Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot /

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell introduced a bill last week that would prevent insurance plans in the new federal health exchange from covering abortions. The proposed amendment would also ban policy riders for abortion coverage.

“No qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through an exchange established or operating in the Commonwealth shall provide coverage for abortions, regardless of whether such coverage is provided through the plan or is offered as a separate optional rider thereto,” the amendment reads. It adds that women who have become pregnant by rape or incest or whose lives are in danger would be exempt from the ban.

On Wednesday the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised McDonnell and the Virginia state legislature for passing the amendment, and also demanded that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe share with the public his position on taxpayer-funded abortion in the Commonwealth.

“Today is a victory for the majority of Virginia taxpayers who do not want their tax dollars paying for abortions,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser on Wednesday. “The SBA List is grateful for the leadership of Governor McDonnell in ensuring Virginia taxpayers are not forced to pay for abortions in the state’s health care exchange.

“Virginia voters deserve to know where Terry McAuliffe stands on taxpayer funding of abortion. This commonsense amendment was opposed by his top political allies, Planned Parenthood and NARAL. The voters deserve to know if he stands with them, or with the big abortion lobby.”

Previously the SBA List called on McAuliffe to state his position on the amendment. Last month, McAuliffe’s campaign was asked by The Washington Post to confirm or deny his stance on abortion as being one of supporting “a platform of abortion on-demand at any time, for any reason, paid for by Virginia taxpayers,” including “sex-selective abortion, late-term abortion, partial-birth abortion, and abortions on teenage girls without parental consent—all paid for by Virginia tax payers.” McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin declined to comment to the Post.

According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, at least 20 states have prohibited abortion coverage in plans offered through their state or federal exchanges. The SBA List mobilized thousands of Virginia women and men this week in support of the amendment.


Pro-Lifers Call for Defunding of Planned Parenthood After New Stats Revealed.


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Members of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and more than 20 other organizations hold a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally in support of preventive health care and family planning services, including abortion, in Washington, D.C., April 7, 2011 (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

On Jan. 7, Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, which revealed:

  • During fiscal year 2011-2012, Planned Parenthoodreported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding in the form of government grants, contracts and Medicaid reimbursements. Taxpayer funding consists of 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.
  • In 2011, Planned Parenthood performed a record high 333,964 abortions.
  • During the past three reported years (2009-2011), Planned Parenthood performed nearly 1 million abortions (995,687).
  • Cancer screening, prevention services and contraceptive services provided by Planned Parenthood continue to drop. Contraceptive services decreased 12 percent since 2009, and cancer screening and prevention services decreased 29 percent.
  • Planned Parenthood reported a total of 3 million clients in 2011. Of those clients, 11 percent received an abortion.

More facts are available on the Susan B. Anthony List‘s (SBA List) One-Page Fact Sheet on Planned Parenthood Annual Report 2011-2012.

Federal funding designated to Planned Parenthood is not supposed to go toward abortions, but pro-lifegroups and lawmakers are suggesting a connection between the increases.

“Planned Parenthood has spent much of the last few years demanding that taxpayers add millions more to their coffers, citing their nonprofit status and so-called focus on women’s health,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, SBA List president. “What have we received for our money? While government subsidies to Planned Parenthood have reached an all-time high, so too has the number of lives ended by this profit-driven abortion business.

“Destroying nearly 1 million children in three years is not health care and does not reflect a concern for vulnerable women and girls,” she continued. “As Planned Parenthood’s funding goes up, abortions increase and real health services for women go down.

“As if these numbers weren’t already horrifying, Planned Parenthood has upped the ante even further by mandating that all affiliates provide abortions beginning this year. Americans are sick and tired of underwriting the nation’s largest abortion business. We call on Congress to immediately investigate anddefund Planned Parenthood,” Dannenfelser concluded.


Under Obama Planned Parenthood Slaughters Record Number Of Babies.

Obama is killing our future, literally

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“Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?” Jeremiah 5:29

In its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, Planned Parenthood reveals that it performed 333,964 abortions in 2011 – a record year for the organization.


Obama the Destroyer

According to annual reports, the organization performed 332,278 abortions in 2009, 329,445 in 2010, making the total number of abortions in three years to 995,687.

Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding, according to a Susan B. Anthony List analysis of the report, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.

The amount is 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.

“While government subsidies to Planned Parenthood have reached an all time high, so too has the number of lives ended by this profit-driven abortion business,” SBA List’s President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement.

“Destroying nearly one million children in three years is not health care and does not reflect a concern for vulnerable women and girls.”

Contraceptive services at Planned Parenthood have dropped by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer screening & prevention services have dropped by 29 percent. source – Washington Examiner.

by NTEB News Desk

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