Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Mother's Cry

There is something obscene about a child dying before a parent and I cannot imagine the anguish a parent would experience upon learning their child has preceded them in death. Just as I cannot imagine the anguish of the mother of 24 year old Cree Erwin who died July 4, 2016. In her mother's bed. Cree joined the ranks of those who had believed the lie that abortion is safe. Cree, like so many others, believed that she could trust those in the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She believed she would be safe when she placed her "reproductive health" in the hands of one of three abortionists known to complete terminations out of that facility.

"Reproductive health" -  a phrase Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers began using about eight years ago to create an illusion of medical normalcy and safety for those considering abortion. Because of that illusion, the numbers of young vibrant Black women succumbing to the population control mission of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers is increasing.  These centers are anything but safe. The facts surrounding Cree's death are not yet known. Was it a surgical botching like the one Mandy Gittler did on Tonya Reaves in Chicago, Ill in 2012? Was it similar to the abortion performed on LaKisha Wilson by Lisa Perriera in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014? Was it due to the RU486 pill, that ravaged the body of Holly Patterson an 18 year old California girl given RU486 by Planned Parenthood in 2003? Facts are scarce right now, but what is very clear is a mother has lost her child to abortion's blood sucking jaws. Planned Parenthood has once again succeeded in meetings its population control mission taking the life of young Cree Erwin and her baby.

Abortion is ugly. Abortion is killing Black women and children all across the country. More than 20,350,000 Black babies have died by abortion under Roe v. Wade according to Issues4LifeFoundation (http://bit.ly/1YpLccI). Women are dying as well, more than are being counted at the state or national level. Some of the ones we know died tortuous deaths, terrorized by the shoddy medical practices of abortionists across the country that has left them injured, wounded or dead. Women such as Semika Shaw of Philadelphia (2000), Tamia Russell of Detroit (2004) Denise Crowe of Anne Arundel (2006); Laura Hope Smith of Cape Cod (2007); Edrica Goode of Riverside (2007); Sherika Mayo of Johnson City (2008); and Antonesha Ross of Chicago, 2009  to name a few.

Reports out of abortion centers that dot communities of color are horrifying. As abortionists' age, such as this man in Michigan, women are being mutilated by their unsteady hands. More and more women are leaving the abortion chambers in ambulances rather than of their own accord. The epidemic of abortion has left a trail of women: infertile, uteri' mutilated by substandard care, infected because of unclean instruments and failure to follow medical protocols, such as putting on new gloves between each patient. Reports of patients hemorrhaging are becoming more common than rare. In July it was reported the Planned Parenthood in St. Louis sent its 60th patient to the hospital. It is unknown how many women had to seek additional  assistance after leaving the center – those are counted as female trouble, rather than the botched abortions they are.

Adding insult to injury, the United States Supreme Court, in June of this year ruled that abortion standards do not need to meet surgical levels and abortionists do not need to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. Requiring them to do so would deny women access to abortion, they said. In fact, one of the briefs submitted by those supporting abortion stated women of color, specifically, would be denied access. In other words, it is okay to subject women of color to substandard medical care. Doing so they want us to believe,  ensures access since many of the clinics in Texas would have closed.

Because of this, another daughter of the Beloved community, as Dr. King called us, has died, leaving a wounded mother and one year old son. And the information that is making me despair is that it is suspected Mandy Gittler, the same Mandy Gittler that left Tonya Reaves bleeding for more than 5 hours while she killed other Black babies, was the abortionist on duty the day Cree obtained the abortion (whether by pill or surgery is not known at this time). If Gittler was the abortionist, she left another motherless child. And this time she left a wounded mother in the throes of grief to make this chilling call for emergency help:

Please take a moment to grieve with Cree's family. Pray for them for strength to go through this tragedy. Then get up off your knees and join me and others in fighting this scourge that is ravaging the Black community. Inbox me if you want more information.

Many thanks to Operation Rescue for much of the information cited in this post.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court: America's Discrimination Force

Like it has done for centuries, the Supreme Court of the United States protected the path they began blazing in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case. Today the Court did what they do best. They once again denied the rights of most of America's citizenry in favor of a political agenda. Every woman in America should be in tears- especially Black women who are the targets in the bulls' eye.

Abortion has never been about a woman, or her right to choose. It has, from its inception, been about population control and Lord help us, it is succeeding. Today the Court made sure that when the abortions are done, doctors don't even have to meet regular surgical and medical standards of care though the service provided is surgery. Those doctors that cannot get admitting privileges to nearby hospitals can continue maiming and even killing women without consequence. Those facilities that are akin to Gosnell's House of Horrors in Pennsylvania can continue operating beneath reasonable medical standards.

Not long after the Court accepted the Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt case, Marva Sadler, Director of Clinical Services for Whole Women wrote in Ebony Magazine that it was Black women that would be most impacted if the Texas law was not struck down (http://bit.ly/1XlruhE) . She used irrelevant data such as the difference in wages between Black women and white men and an alleged lack of sex education to justify keeping substandard clinics open and thriving.

Today the Court breathed life into her balderdash. Today the Court cemented its skin color politics in the abortion at all costs foundation. Since the Court will not protect women we must unite and protect ourselves. On June 18, 2016, the day celebrated as Juneteenth the day the slaves were freed in Texas, Sisters for Life declared a national boycott of Planned Parenthood. Let's join them. Let us go get our daughters, nieces, aunties and cousins out of the dens of death that are called abortion centers. Perhaps it is time to question why these doctors cannot get admitting privileges. Perhaps it is time to ask how many women have been injured under their care and  how many of them have died under their hands.

Pastor Walter Hoye of Issues4lifefoundaiton.org recently released a series of articles that reveal just how successful the population control Negro Project launched by Planned Parenthood and perpetuated by the abortion industry, has been. He said "Considering that the total current Black American population is about 42,000,000, the 20,350,000 Black American abortions are equal to 48.45% of the total Black American population." Had there not been so many abortions on Black women the Black population thee would be more than 62 million Blacks in America today. He went on to state that 40% of Black pregnancies end in abortion. And the Court today signaled that those pregnancies can end in substandard facilities that refuse to rise to a reasonable standard of medical care.

In light of today's ruling, I am sure Planned Parenthood Action will step up sending their white activists to pursue their political efforts to terminate Black babies (http://bit.ly/1YAvGc4). I can only pray we will stop  the tidal wave the Court launched with a boycott of tsunami proportions.

Sound the alarm. Tell women to beware, and join the boycott. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

An Open Letter to Congresswoman Gwen Moore

For decades Planned Parenthood spent millions of taxpayer dollars convincing the culture children in the womb are not humans. They labeled the babies products of conception and blobs of tissue. They used the Latin word fetus to turn a baby into an object of no value, something to be easily scraped, and torn from the mother’s womb. They encouraged the notion that reproductive rights trump the right to life of the child. Once they believed themselves to be on sure footing on that message they turned their attention to their most deadly program, the Negro Project.

Under the watchful eye of their most successful population control architect, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood expanded their reach into communities of color. She systematically grew their presence until more than 79% of their surgical abortion facilities are located in densely populated (their words) communities of color. In fact in only five minutes, you could take a short drive or walk from your Milwaukee office to their N. Jackson Street location conveniently located in your district. The same is true in the districts of Congresswomen Barbara Lee (CA), Maxine Waters (CA), Joyce Beatty (OH), Corrine Brown (FL), Yvette Clark (NY), and  Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) to name a few of those who were elected to look out for our interests. Labeling Protectingblacklife.org an extremist group does nothing to change the accurate information they presented that reveals the location of the surgical centers.

Cecile Richards changed the business model of the organization ensuring that every Planned Parenthood offers medical or surgical abortions and those affiliates that refused to do them were forced out. She then turned her eye toward building a cultural campaign that would allow her to carry out, in plain sight, the mission of the Negro Project, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger launched some one hundred years ago. In order to control the Black birth rate. Richards  even went so far as to get the Ford Foundation on whose board she sits, to develop and provide training and talking points  to  elected officials and others  in an effort to reject the genocidal impact of Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda. Black legislators, Black media, entertainers, and yes even Pastors were co-opted to help maintain the illusion Planned Parenthood fights to preserve Black and female rights.

And you, Representative Moore stepped right into the Negro Project.  Your comment that conservatives such as myself are “shaming African American women and attacking the reproductive health providers they rely on” are right out of that training Richards provided you in 2012. You agreed to promote their radical agenda of abortion at all costs, even if it results in the genocide of those whose skin color is the same as yours. 

You  and others ignore the reality that many abortionists simply walked out of the back alley and into the front doors of  urban abortion centers. The health care they provide is no health care at all, and many times it violates even the most basic standards of medical care. You and others ignore the fact that some of their affiliates have been stealing taxpayer dollars by over billing Medicaid (http://bit.ly/1PksXB6). You ignore the fact that they aid and abet underage sex abuse every time they fail to report a minor presenting for an abortion (http://bit.ly/1PUxhE7). You ignore the unsanitary conditions found in many abortions centers like the one in Delaware where conditions were so bad the nurses quit (http://dailym.ai/211GaGK). You ignore the fact that women are injured in these centers due to substandard medical care and each and every year more than 60,000 require hospital care as a result of a botched abortion (http://bit.ly/1bZJLuQ). You ignore the fact that one of the upper echelon of Planned Parenthood was giddy at the thought of selling so many Black and Latino baby body parts that she could purchase a Lamborghini.  And, you ignore the fact that women die in these abortion centers. Let us remember Tonya Reaves who was left bleeding for more than five hours in a Chicago Planned Parenthood (http://abcn.ws/1orwUdg).  

The shame, Congresswoman Moore, is that you and those with whom you serve, have failed to protect the very people that sent you to Congress. Oh, how I wish I could call you an Uncle Tom. But I cannot, because he gave his life to protect those in his care. You, on the other hand, have opened the door to Simon Legree and those who are hell bent on wiping us from the earth. I applaud Congressman Duffy, a 21st Century abolitionist with the courage to face down the hate,being spewed by out of control abortion radicals.  At the very least he is speaking out. I pray more have ears to hear than those willing to embrace a lie as they slaughter babies and many times their mothers in the name of reproductive rights.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

One Victory over the Darkness of Abortion

In February, 2015 I received a call from Father Terry Gensenmer of CEC for Life. With controlled frustration in his voice, he described a project he, Operation Rescue, and Life Legal Defense Foundation had been working on for more than a year. Information had come to them that there was a rogue doctor performing abortions in Selma, Al and he was not licensed to do so in accordance with Alabama law. They had submitted a complaint, complete with extensive documentation to the state, but after more than eight months, had received no response. He then invited me to participate in a press conference to be held later that month calling on the state to shut down Samuel Lett, the abortionist. I was happy to do so.

Since Kermit Gosnell was exposed in 2009, I have been monitoring reports of abortionists that injure women and run substandard facilities. All across the nation there are abortionists who ignore state civil and criminal laws, especially those designed to protect women from predators and substandard medical care. Lett’s center provided a glaring example of this and the state’s complicity in covering over abortion center violations. So off to Alabama I went and participated in the press conference challenging the state to no longer turn a blind eye to this abortionist who was preying on Black and poor women in Selma. In my mind’s eye this was an easy thing to do. Lett was illegal. The state could verify his violations by simply sitting in the parking lot and observing the many women going in pregnant and coming out not. Piece of cake I thought.

But Alabama chose to go the way of Pennsylvania and every other state that ignores their own laws when it comes to abortion. A little over a month later they said they were “unable to establish that [Lett’s] facility performed a number of abortions that would require it to be licensed as an abortion or reproductive health center.”  Once again poor women and women of color were allowed to be preyed upon by abortionists more interested in their ill gotten gain than they are interested in providing “health care” to their patients.

It was in this environment that the Selma Project was birthed through prayer. A  gathering of Black, Caucasian, Latina, and Native Americans was called  to rally, pray and walk across the Pettus Bridge calling attention to the violations of civil and criminal laws by Samuel Lett and other abortionists across the country. We called on the State of Alabama to do the right thing and shut Lett down. We called on the residents of Selma and Alabama to join us in protesting Lett’s illegal operation and the many violations that occur daily across the country, harming women physically and mentally. We called on the nation to join us in demanding the immediate shutdown of the back alley abortionists like Lett Planned Parenthood surgical centers and others that now have the covering of Roe v. Wade to hide their shoddy and substandard medical care. We united under one banner to highlight the destruction that Lett and others have been wreaking on unsuspecting poor women in communities of color, calling attention to the many women that have died in one of the abortion surgical chambers that dot Black and Latino neighborhood. Our united, concerted effort paid off in a big way.

The Central Alabama Women's Clinic, formerly used as Lett's back-alley abortion clinic, is now operating as a weight-loss facility.

Today we celebrate this victory over the darkness of abortion. While we do not know the consequences of the State of Alabama allowing Lett to operate for so long in violation of state laws, we celebrate that he is no longer preying on women. Though they did not take steps to shut Lett down, we pray Alabama will still do the right thing and hold him accountable for his violations of the law and the injuries he inflicted on his patients.

To God be the glory for this thing He has done. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Planned Parenthood and 21st Century Ethnic Cleansing

I am just now able to breathe again after watching the seventh video from the Center for Medical Progress. My first reaction? Is this really happening in America – the land of the free, the home of the brave.? Our fathers and grandfathers fought wars to contain this kind of evil that threatened America and her allies. Many gave their lives to ensure the huddled masses, the poor, those yearning for liberty had a golden door that could be entered where liberty could be found. I can’t imagine anyone of them thought Nazi-like behavior could happen in this country.

The information provided in the seven videos and the behaviors of the Planned Parenthood and Stem Express employees is happening here and it is reminiscent of Nazi Germany at the height of their ethnic cleansing campaign. In our case the most vulnerable among us, babies in the womb, are being dismembered and their body parts sold to the highest bidder to be experimented upon. And, as was the case with the Nazi government, the United States Government is complicit. The government that allowed Blacks and other people of color to be defined as sub-human; that allowed Blacks and other people of color to be relegated to the back of the bus, is the government that today turns a blind eye to Planned Parenthood’s targeting of Black and other women of color and their babies.

I know many of you are wondering out loud about how the government is complicit. Planned Parenthood has been a recipient of Title X funds since the Congress first gave grants in 1965. They have become adept at assuring the public they are a leading provider of services to poor women of color ( i.e.   family planning, contraception, education and counseling, breast and pelvic exams, breast and cervical cancer screening, screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV, education about preventing STDs and HIV and counseling for affected patients, referrals to other health care resources). In fact they often use the Black infant and maternal mortality rate to justify construction of facilities as well as receipt of taxpayer funds. They shamelessly claim Planned Parenthood is the “main healthcare provider to women of color and the poor.

What they are not saying is that every penny of Title X money they receive is in violation of the law. Section 1008 of the Title X statute and 42 CFR 59.5(a) (5), prohibits those who do abortions as a method of family planning from receiving funds.  Since 1973, when statutes that prohibited abortion were struck down, Planned Parenthood has been an abortion provider. In 2010, they actually changed their business model, requiring all affiliates to begin providing abortion services. And the government has turned a blind eye at both the federal and state level. In fact, the states have gone even further by refusing to inspect and hold accountable these centers that have a reputation of injuries, Medicaid fraud and other violations of the state criminal and civil laws.

Planned Parenthood has constructed larger and larger surgical centers, seventy-nine percent of which are in a two mile walking radius of a Black or Latino neighborhood. Planned Parenthood is able to collect $450 -1600.00 per abortion (a minimum of $147,000,000 each year) while using taxpayer money to dissect mostly black, mostly poor babies, selling their body parts while reaping even greater profits. Even if they do not have the consent of the mother. As we learned in the last two videos some of those babies are born alive and some were cut into with scissors in order to harvest their brains. And Planned Parenthood employees think it is “cool” that the baby’s heart continues beating as they begin the process.

Black and other women of color are lured into the mostly for ‘colored’ and poor only abortion centers Planned Parenthood intentionally placed in their neighborhoods. Black and other women of color are paying to sometimes be molested, sometimes exposed to disease, sometimes have a perforated uteri, and other times face non-licensed personnel dispensing medication.  Black and other women of color and poor women are sometimes killed in a wanton disregard for life while being told without Planned Parenthood, none of the other 3500 Title X centers will be able to provide those same services.

Jim Crow is alive and well in this nation and in the 21st century it looks like Planned Parenthood and all those that defend them. The ethnic cleansing is happening. Will you take a stand or will you just Sing a Little Louder (.http://singloudermovie.com/)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Women Beware! The Propaganda is Flowing. Demand the Defunding of Planned Parenthood

This week, Planned Parenthood hired a PR (propaganda response) team to help them with their messaging after four videos revealed their ghoulish practice of selling aborted baby body parts. Despite acknowledging they operate programs to collect the tissue of aborted babies they deny that the $50, $75 or $100 they receive for each specimen is selling that specimen. The four videos that reveal four physicians at the highest level of their organization haggling with a potential buyer on how much they will be paid per specimen is not selling they say and they deny they have broken the law. Despite the fact they have no expenses related to the harvesting of the baby body parts (shipping and packaging are paid by those buying them) they claim all fees collected are for their expenses. 

Now Planned Parenthood has launched a media campaign designed to carry on the fa├žade they are the sole or number one supplier of reproductive health services (birth control, cancer screening, STD testing and treatment and abortion) in America. Hoping their supporters can apply enough pressure to allow them to maintain their federal funding they singled out the Center for Medical Progress as their target in hopes of shifting the nation’s attention away from their repeated breaking of federal and state laws prohibiting the sale of human body parts.

In a blatant attempt to keep a hold over the two groups they have been targeting for their abortion services (Blacks and Latinas), they have begun blanketing the media with Black voices and faces, hoping to incite fear that these groups will be denied a right if the defunding effort is successful. Planned Parenthood hopes they can continue their skin color targeting by portraying themselves as friends, rather than the population control eugenicists they were founded to be. Accounts are coming in from all over the country about the pamphleting, commercials, and videos being released in Black and Latino neighborhoods and media.  Employing the long termed strategy of the Negro Project, they have begun to trot out folk like Juan Williams a Fox News Contributor, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and others, to recite their worn out mantra that they are primarily in the business of “birth control, cancer screening, STD testing and treatment”. Their language is fixed and each recipient of Planned Parenthood's largess recites tales of heavy editing of the videos in order to portray Planned Parenthood negatively.

Reports are that some in the United States House and Senate are waffling about defunding Planned Parenthood, citing a fear women will be denied vital health services. These legislators ignore the common knowledge that besides the 700 Planned Parenthood family planning centers,  there are 3500 other centers that provide the exact services (birth control, cancer screening, STD testing and treatment) Planned Parenthood claims women will be denied and they too are  funded by the Office of Population Affairs.

The only "service" these centers do not provide is abortion because “Section 1008 of the Act, as amended, stipulates that "None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning” which begs the question as to why they are getting Title X  money  at all since that too is breaking federal law. Although funded by the Office of Population Affairs,  the other 3500 family planning centers have not employed Planned Parenthood tactics to draw “those we don’t want too many of” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in 2009. Instead they seem to follow the laws related to voluntary family planning.

It is not a hard or complex thing to defund Planned Parenthood. They have broken, repeatedly,  the laws of the United States and state civil and criminal laws. They are injuring women and providing substandard medical care repeatedly in one or more of their abortion centers that dot Black and Latina neighborhoods (http://bit.ly/1SudsK4).  With the revelation that they are sellers of baby body parts, the defunding should be easy. The question that must be answered at this juncture is whether we have the political will to take action. If you do, you should let your elected officials know. It is time to end the reign of taxpayer funded sales of baby body parts. It is time to end the terror women have faced at the hands of Planned Parenthood’s substandard surgeons who only exercise care when they can profit from the sale of the ultrasound guided baby  parts they pull from the bodies of women.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Healthcare You Can Expect from Planned Parenthood

On July 26, 2015, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, visited ABCs “This Week”. In an attempt to persuade America to side with her organization, Richards made the following statement: “Planned Parenthood has broken no laws. We have the highest standards. The care and safety of our patients is our most important priority”. Let’s take a moment to examine a few examples of the care women can expect to receive in one of Planned Parenthood’s surgical centers where baby parts are collected and sold.

Emergency 911 records revealed a February 20, 2015, incident where a 38-year old pregnant patient suffered seizures and was unresponsive. The Planned Parenthood worker at first told the 911 dispatcher that the woman had no history of seizures, then corrected herself and indicated the patient had a medical history of seizures and suffered an episode just four months prior.

Ambulances were called to the Bedford Heights, Ohio Planned Parenthood abortion center on March 27 and May 11, 2015. In both cases “advanced life support” was administered on the scene, indicating that the emergencies were more serious in nature than “basic life support” incidents.

For the 28th time in less than six years, a patient of the Central West End Health Center of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency care that could not be provided by Planned Parenthood.

911 recordings show that a Planned Parenthood patient in Spokane Washington who was transported to the hospital on April 15, 2015, was hemorrhaging.

In May, 2015 an abortion patient in Lincoln, Nebraska suffered a medical emergency and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment that the Planned Parenthood facility was not equipped to provide. 

After just 42 days in business, a patient at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Victorville, CA was rushed to the hospital suffering from an unspecified medical emergency. However, the Victorville clinic is not supposed to be doing abortions. 

During late summer or early fall of 2012, Carla M. Murray complained to her supervisor, Thelma Mendoza, that the clinic was violating the law by permitting non-licensed personnel to gain access to a locked medication cabinet and dispense medication to patients after a teenager was given a Depo-Provera shot against her will. Murray was fired.

On May 3, 2012, Timothy  David Smith transported his thirteen-year-old step-daughter to Planned Parenthood in Denver, Colorado, for an abortion appointment that Timothy had forced her to schedule. None of the four Planned Parenthood staff reported or questioned Smith or his step daughter on the relationship. Instead they gave her an abortion, a birth control shot and sent her back home with her abuser who had been abusing her since she was six.

On July 20, 2012, a Chicago, Ill Planned Parenthood abortionist botched a second trimester abortion on a young African-American woman named Tonya Reaves. While Reaves’ life ebbed away, the abortionist delayed her transport to the hospital for 5½ hours. She spent the time in between scraping Reaves womb another two times, performing several other abortions

Planned Parenthood paid out $1.5 million in damages to the family of a 14-year-old, after she sustained permanent injuries from an abortion procedure performed by Colin Walters.

These are just a few examples of the health care that is Planned Parenthood’s priority. Their health care results in aiding and abetting child molesters; providing  substandard care that results in the hospitalization of patients and sometimes infertility and the ultimate price, substandard care that results in death. Women beware - Planned Parenthood’s multi-billion dollar care is a trap and snare for you, your baby and your baby’s body parts. Beware!

*Many thanks to Operation Rescue for chronicling these examples.