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 façade 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.

2015:
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. 

2013:
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. 

2012:
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

2009:
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.



Monday, July 13, 2015

Abortion as Healthcare? Not so Much

Barbara Lee, D, Representative for California’s 13th district, introduced a bill to allow taxpayer funding for abortion. While many considered her offering nothing more than a publicity ploy, I think it was something more. Her offering is a deliberate write off of her Black constituents. She and many others in the Congressional Black Caucus have done this  for years - favored the Caucasian eugenics advocates who so craftily push for removal of all restrictions when considering abortion – a part of their population control agenda.  Everyone knows the open secret of abortion: Black and Latina women are routinely targeted and Planned Parenthood's Negro Project ensures population control targets are met. 

Using the usual inflammatory rhetoric, Congresswoman Lee made claims designed to incite- women are under attack because taxpayer dollars are not allowed to fund abortion. Her bill, The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Coverage Act, would allow the use of taxpayer funds in what they call abortion care. In order to achieve this lofty goal, Congresswoman Lee and those supporting the EACH Woman Act called for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment so that women can make the best healthcare decision for herself and her family. 

Two years ago, while presenting opening arguments in the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the most heinous serial killer in the nation’s history, Defense Attorney Jack McMahon said:  “They want to put Mayo Clinic standards on a West Philadelphia clinic. If you want Mayo Clinic standards, go to the Mayo Clinic.”  This opening salvo framed the reality that the healthcare pro-abortion supporters are willing to allow poor women entering a “low-cost, urban, poverty-stricken clinic” to face are Gosnell like conditions even if it may cost them their lives. Never mind the odors, rusted and blood stained equipment, pipes and toilets clogged with aborted baby parts. Ignore the aborted baby parts lining the walls and separate but equal waiting rooms. Ignore the reality that those giving you anesthesia are high school students and ill equipped to respond to an emergency.  

Pro-abortion forces say the expectation of these women should be an environment of substandard medical care that may render them infertile or dead as has been the case with so many young, vibrant Black women that entered abortion centers in a growing list of states including California  Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, NY, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, and Maryland.  After all that is what they face each time they go into one of the centers the states have not inspected or enforced the laws against. McMahon, Planned Parenthood, National Abortion Federation, National Abortion Rights Action League, and others have worked tirelessly to ensure that abortion centers remain below the medical standards most expect of a facility where surgery is performed. They repeatedly defy state efforts to raise the medical standards in the centers, almost always stating raising the standards would require the closing of facilities because most abortionists can't meet them. Almost every salvo launched by those supporting abortion creates the illusion that women are being harmed by abortion restrictions. Yet, the facts show that the harm not from the restrictions, but from the abortion industry itself.
All across America there are reports of woman after woman being injured, molested, and/or assaulted in one of the unregulated abortion centers that dot urban areas.  Planned Parenthood has strategically placed more than 79% of its surgical centers within a two mile walking radius of a Black or Latina neighborhood. The stories surfacing from these and other abortion centers are not only horrifying, but life and fertility threatening
- Tonya Reaves bled for more than five hours in a Chicago Planned Parenthood. By the time they sought emergency medical treatment, it was too little to late and Tonya died.
- Twenty year old Rasheedah  Dinkins sought abortion services in a New Jersey center where she suffered massive hemorrhaging, a coma, a stroke and a hysterectomy in a second trimester abortion. Because of the abortion care she received, she will never have children and barely escaped with her life.
- Despite a finding by the Florida Medical board that abortionist Randall Whitney’s behavior created a danger to public health and safety, he was only fined $7500 after slapping a patient. 
-On March 10, 2015 James Scott Penderegraft, IV was observed sneaking into one of the five abortion centers he owns in Florida and was the only abortionist on the premises that day. Although his license is suspended and he is not authorized to practice in Florida, he performed abortions on several women before the police arrived. The police, however, refused to take action or ask questions. Florida media refused to report the story. 
- In his abortion career Arizona abortionist Brian Finkel had more than 30 complaints filed against him that ranged from allegations he "felt up" some of his patients to negligence. The complaints went unheeded until 2001 when he was arrested on 16 counts of sexual molestation, one victim stating he held his hand over her mouth as he assaulted her. By the time of the trial in 2004, Finkel was facing 67 counts of sexual abuse and molestation. Of the one hundred women who contacted the police stating they were victims of his abuse, thirty five actually testified. No one knows the actual number of women assaulted in his center.

These are just a few of the numerous stories of substandard care provided in America’s abortion centers and state after state refuses to prosecute or hold accountable those abortionists that violate state civil and criminal laws. This is the abortion care that Congresswoman Barbara Lee and others want taxpayers to pay for. Abortion care is not healthcare and more often than not, your daughter, niece, cousin, sister or auntie will pay the price. We pray it is not with their lives…..

1 Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/what_happened/No-Cat-Urine-Equals-May-Clinic-Standards.html#VXWk7W1OEPxKuTjt.99


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Finding Justice in an Unjust Law, II

jus·tice
ˈjəstəs/
noun
1.     
just behavior or treatment.
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!(Amos 5:24)



I don’t believe in ghosts. But the deaths of Tonya Reaves and LaKisha Wilson haunt me, frequently breaking my rest – two young women, vibrant women taken away by the substandard care provided in the abortion arena. Their deaths are reminders of the injustice foisted on women through abortion.  Let me explain. Tonya Reaves died in a Planned Parenthood abortion center located at 18 S. Michigan Avenue. This location is important to note because according to their website they are not equipped to perform surgical abortions. In the deposition given by the doctor that performed the abortion, over a five hour period she went back in and scraped Tonya’s uterus an additional two times but was not able to complete the abortion. Five hours after she began, she finally called for an ambulance that did not arrive for another thirty minutes.  Six and a half hours after the procedure was initiated the trauma hospital where she was taken was able to successfully complete the abortion. Sadly, eleven hours after the procedure  was started, the hospital found an uncontrollable bleed, but was unable to save Tonya’s life when she coded during the surgery.

To me and others it seemed that Mandy Gittler, the abortionist in this case, did not care about Tonya or her life. Gittler had no sense of urgency to get lifesaving help to her patient, instead she chose to  focus on doing other abortions in between scraping Tonya’s insides.   Gittler was almost cavalier in her responses during her deposition when she blamed Tonya’s (nonexistent) two chamber uterus. Later Gittler stated Tonya did not want to go the hospital because she “felt fine”, despite the notes in the record that she had heavy bleeding throughout her ordeal. Gittler did what Tonya could not, she walked away from the abortion center all the while assigning blame to her patient, her supervisor and even Tonya’s mother!

LaKisha, according to her record, visited several abortion centers in the Cleveland area before landing at Preterm on Shaker Blvd. Claiming they provide safe, compassionate abortion care, she trusted them to terminate her pregnancy. Unfortunately, the care LaKisha received that fateful day in March was neither safe nor compassionate. Information recently received in the prolife community reveals Preterm broke the laws of the State of Ohio because Lakisha was more than the legally allowed 20 weeks pregnant. But Preterm has friends in the Ohio Health Department that swept the violations under the proverbial rug. Ohio ignored the gestational age of the child and ignored the fact that Preterm did not meet facility codes because the building elevator was broken. The EMTs could not quickly evacuate Lakisha and even if it hadn’t been broken they could not have used a gurney to get her out because the elevator was too small. There were a plethora of other things that confirmed Preterm’s disdain for LaKisha’s life including a lack of a sense of urgency to get her the help she needed. The worker that placed the call for an ambulance could not give the operator vitally needed information to get immediate assistance and when she reported LaKisha was not breathing - at all - and we learned later she was not breathing for more than 28 minutes, she did not sound like she cared.

For reasons that are not clear to me, it appears abortionists get a pass on maintaining the standards of quality care other physicians are held to. Even nail salons and veterinarians  are held to a higher standard than abortionists. When it comes to abortion, state after state has turned a blind eye, allowing violations of laws designed to protect the patient. It is not uncommon to hear of  injuries to women including death, rape, unsanitary conditions, overmedicating the patient, failing to notify parents or obtain their consent where required, failure to report statutory rape and a host of other violations. Kermit Gosnell’s house of horror in Pennsylvania is but one of many examples of the lack of action by the state. Now we have Lakisha’s death and it is clear the state of Ohio ignored the violations of the law. There are many examples of abortionists violating the laws and only when they have done so numerous times, will a state take action to shut them down. Pendergast in Florida, Finkel in Arizona, Patel in Oklahoma, Virmani in North  Carolina, Alexander in Michigan are just a few of the abortionists that lost their licenses after a long list of violations of state law.
Last year a huge battle erupted in Texas. The state decided to require abortion centers to meet the standards of medical care required of surgical centers and physicians. The abortion industry sent paid operatives into that state to protest the state’s interest in protecting women from substandard care. These operatives used vile words and body waste to express their disdain for the state, for children in the womb and women. Some of them chanted “hail satan” while vilifying the pro-lifers who were praying and singing hymns.


The politics of abortion have prevented these women and others from receiving justice.  The politics of abortion allows callous abortionists to destroy the babies in the womb and their mothers without repercussion. We can no longer allow  “the rights of a life developing in the womb” to “outweigh the rights of the person carrying it, or that she has an obligation once pregnant to provide society with a live, full-term infant” as one pro-abortion supporter bragged. Nor can we continue allowing women, mostly Black, mostly poor, to be destroyed in the name of reproductive rights. It is time to  …let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! (Amos 5:24). Yes, it is time for justice and righteousness to once again prevail – for the babies, for Tonya, for Lakisha.