Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Horror of Substandard Medical Care in Georgia, Part I

About this time last year, Atlanta Women’s Medical Center injured a woman. The state investigated and found the center had violated a number of regulations including failing to meet the requirements of its elevator waiver, failure to properly monitor patients and chart their medical condition, and failure to properly sterilize instruments. While the Center was not penalized in any significant way when the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division issued its report in January of this year, the state did deny the renewal of their elevator waiver on August 30, 2012 and ordered the center to “ensure AWMC is in compliance with all of the rules and regulations governing ambulatory surgical centers”.

Brian Looby, Division Chief of Healthcare Facility Regulation affirmed the decision on October 1, and the decision was affirmed for a third time November 8, 2012 by Avery Flower, Deputy Division Chief of the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division. Yet, Atlanta Women’s Medical Center continues performing abortions and has not been “in compliance with all of the rules and regulations governing ambulatory surgical centers” since August 30, 2012. Yesterday, November 16, 2012 another woman was injured at the Atlanta Women’s Medical Center. According to the ambulance dispatcher, they did not tell him there was no elevator in the building. Some twenty five minutes later, the patient was brought down stairs in what looked like a chair.

We do not know, yet, the extent of the injury to the patient. What we do know however, is that another woman was injured by a facility clearly out of compliance with the laws of this state. Despite having a number of strong laws on the books that govern how those in the medical profession are to comport themselves, Georgia has chosen to ignore those abortionists that violate those same laws and in the coming days I will give concrete examples of how the state of Georgia is another Pennsylvania.

Two years ago, there was a late term abortionist in that state that operated what even the Pennsylvania District Attorney called a “house of horrors”. To say that the condition of that center was squalid is more than an understatement. There had been complaints initiated with the State that were ignored year after year until 2010 and by then things were so bad even the Drug Enforcement Agency begged for action by the state. The horror of abortion in Georgia rises to that level in my opinion. The stories I am hearing from patients who have been harmed and from former staff of these dens of death are stuff horror stories are made of.

I believed Governor Deal had no idea of the extent of the issue in this state. So I attempted to meet with him and/or his Chief of Staff. My meeting request was denied and the scheduler for his Chief of Staff never bothered to return any of my numerous calls. It is now not hard for me to imagine he does know and is choosing to do what so many others have done and are doing, ignoring the fact that Georgia women are being injured at the abortionists' hands.

Since Roe v. Wade established abortion in America, there have been more than 1.2 million abortions in Georgia. I do not know how many of these women came out of an abortion den diseased because many of these doctors operate in unsanitary blood spattered environments. I do not know how many women will never be able to have children because the doctors did not exercise a minimum standard of care and perforated her uterus or bowels or one of the other common injuries women face at their hands. What I do know is that the hands off abortionists policy of the State of Georgia has allowed thousands of women to be injured. I can only pray that one of them was not your mother, daughter, aunt, niece or cousin. I can only pray that you will join us in calling for these abortionists to be brought into compliance with the laws of the state so that more women will not be subjected to the horror that is substandard medical care in Georgia.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Eric Holder’s Connection to Georgia – An Endgame Maneuver?

Georgia has many good laws on the books, some of which seek to ensure the services provided are not compromising a woman’s health – the Woman’s right to Know is one such law. Another law attaches criminal penalties to any physician that performs "a second trimester abortion outside of a licensed hospital, a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a health facility licensed as an abortion facility by the Department of Community Health". It was this provision of Georgia law that sent Michelle Wolven of Eagle Watch and I on a quest to find the legal basis for late term abortionist Tyrone Malloy’s performing second trimester abortions in Georgia. While searching for licenses, we stumbled upon a connection between Attorney General Eric Holder and Tyrone Malloy. It seems his wife and sister-in-law own the property out of which Malloy was indicted for Medicaid fraud.

Some have questioned why a big deal is being made of this fact. After all, they say, landlords typically do not know what their tenants are doing. Perhaps that is true in the typical landlord/tenant relationship. But this landlord is married to the Attorney General of the United States. And this Attorney General launched a task force to crack down on Medicaid fraud, the very act for which this tenant was indicted. The Attorney General has not prosecuted one abortion provider through this task force. And this Attorney General, after being contacted for comments about his wife’s relationship with the indicted doctor, changed tax and deed records, removing his wife’s name. These aggressive steps to remove his wife’s name from the records cause us to ask why. Is there a bigger picture we are missing – other than the obvious conflict of interest?

I think so. Shortly after President Obama won his first term in office the abortion community gave him a 100 day plan. In that plan they requested the President “Establish parity between the income level at which a woman is eligible for pregnancy care and the income level at which she is eligible for family planning services under Medicaid”. They explained that “Bans on public funding for abortion services have severely restricted access to safe abortion care for women, disproportionately affecting poor women, women of color, and certain immigrant women. The President’s budget should strike language restricting abortion funding for (i) Medicaid-eligible women and Medicare beneficiaries (Hyde amendment); (ii) federal employees and their dependents (FEHB program); (iii) residents of the District of Columbia; (iv) Peace Corps volunteers; (v) Native-American women; and (vi) women in federal prisons”. (Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration, page 6). Clearly the abortion industry is asking for removal the Hyde Amendment that prohibits billing taxpayers for abortions.

Tyrone Malloy's case could be the first of many to try and do so. By appealing to Georgia’s Supreme Court he immediately challenged his indictment, refusing to enter a plea, and questioning the constitutionality of the laws under which he was indicted. I can only wonder if Malloy's indictment is being used by the abortion industry and the Attorney General to achieve what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said was one of the purposes of the Roe v. Wade case i.e. “that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.” (Place of Women on the Court, New York Times Magazine, July 7, 2009). I can only wonder if this is the case the Obama Administration is promoting, through the longtime family friendship of the Attorney General with abortionist Malloy, to implement the request made by the abortion lobby in the 100 day plan given to the President at the start of his Presidency. I pray that pro-life attorneys are gearing up to stop this latest attack on use of taxpayer money to fund abortion giants like Planned Parenthood. I pray that pro-life Congressmen of every stripe are prepared to address this attack by strengthening our laws against endgame maneuvers such as these. I pray that taxpayers are alert and will push back against the use of tax dollars to target "poor women, women of color, and certain immigrant women". I pray we are all alert and fighting back against the termination of innocent lives.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Electing Republicans - Are They Friends or Foes of Abortion?

In the forty years since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been five Republican and three Democrat Presidents. In fact Roe was decided when Richard Nixon was president and he not only supported it but initiated the population control agenda that has been steeped in the industry since its inception. At least three of the five Republican Presidencies were undergirded with a Republican Senate and House for parts if not all of their terms. During this same time period, Republican Presidents appointed, and the Congress confirmed many of the Supreme Court Justices, appointments most thought would ensure the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Yet we have had fifty five million babies die at the abortionist’s hands and, it is hard to see any progress at a federal level to stem the tsunami that has consumed 1.2 million or more babies every year since 1977.

Around the country, states have more Republican Governors than ever before if not in history certainly in recent times. And, the number of Republican lead state houses has increased giving Republicans more leverage than ever. Yet, fifty five million babies have died at the abortionists’ hands and progress at the state level has not stemmed the tsunami that consumes 1.2 or more babies every year since 1977. The abortion industry has enjoyed hands off practices for almost forty years. Even states that have enacted solid pro-life legislation such as Georgia have taken a step back and turned a blind eye to the laws on the books. Putting on the uniform of the Republican Party has served no purpose other than getting candidates elected. Once elected, these candidates who pledged to show leadership, who pledged to end abortion, become a part of the political establishment repeatedly allowing abortionists to operate at the edge or outside the law.

I was horrified when I read about Kermit Gosnell and his house of horrors last year. Despite years of complaints to the state from physicians, patients and others, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania turned a blind eye and allowed Gosnell to operate each and every day for more than fifteen years, injuring women, murdering babies (he induced labor, delivered live babies and then snipped their spinal cords with scissors) and finally murdering women. Only then, did the Commonwealth move to clean up abortion in that state. Only time will tell if they really cleaned it up or again are turning a blind eye.

And what about Georgia, the state in which I live? Since 1973 1,206,940 babies have died by abortion. For most of those years, the state was led by a Democrat Governor and legislators that proudly support abortion and those who promote it. When Republican Sonny Perdue road in on the wave of pro-life and other votes, suddenly for the first time in more than 180 years, a Republican was leading the state and quickly the Senate and House followed suit, with more Republicans being elected or Democrats switching party. Good news for the pro-life community right? Not so much. The horror that is abortion in Georgia is unfolding every day and the picture is murky, shedding little light on how many of the abortionists in this state are even in business!

As was the case in Pennsylvania, there is a trail of injured women all across the state. Reports of squalid conditions, terrorized women, and passing infections through dirty instruments are common here. Calling state agencies such as the Department of Community Health or Department of Public health to get answers to the simplest of questions has become a morass of lawyers, dragging the questioners deeper and deeper into the darkness that is abortion in this state.

I cannot imagine that Governor Deal knows how ugly abortion in Georgia is. After all, his election was all about being pro-life. So I have requested a meeting with him to report what we are finding and to see if something can’t be done to reign in the lawlessness in which abortion in this state rests.

In the meantime, I think every pro-life abolitionist should begin to examine the strategies being used to end abortion in America. Perhaps putting on the Republican suit is not working - especially for the 55 million babies that have died at the abortionist' hand. Perhaps we need a new strategy that will rip open the bloated and innocent blood filled belly of the abortion industry.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Wonderful Thing in Georgia

A wonderful thing happened in Georgia on October 1, 2012. The Department of Community Health affirmed the denial of the waiver request of Atlanta Women's Medical Center located at 235 W. Wieuca Road, Atlanta, Georgia. This facility performs abortions up to twenty four weeks and regulations required that facilities such as these that are located on the second floor must have an elevator. This center does not, hence the request for the elevator waiver. After obtaining the waiver it became apparent they were not taking care to meet its requirements because when investigated it was determined they routinely failed to escort patients down the stairs after surgery and on at least one occasion failed to inform the 911 operator there was no elevator which delayed the EMTs in getting an injured patient out of the building. So it is wonderful news that the waiver was denied – the health of women was routinely being put at risk each and every time they failed to meet the waiver's provisions. Thank you Governor Deal and Commissioner Cook for putting Georgia's women first!

As excited as I am about the affirmation, I cannot and could not answer the questions that have been coming in about AWMC's status. Is AWMC still doing abortions or were they shut down? As of this writing they are still doing late term abortions, putting the health of Georgia women at risk and I can find no information online about what happens in these instances. Does the state issue a cease and desist order telling them to shut it down? Is there some kind of grace period they have to bring themselves into compliance with the ambulatory surgical center regulations? Can they just say they are no longer performing second trimester abortions and remain open doing only first trimester? These are questions I have no answers to. I have several calls into the Department of Community Health and I will ask these questions if anyone returns even one of those calls. Stay tuned. If I get answers I will pass them on to you . . .

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Action Alert – Georgia Women Put First!!!!

A little more than a month and a half ago, I began writing about Georgia women being in danger because an abortion center, Atlanta Women's Medical Center chose to ignore the requirements for two story ambulatory surgical centers. They refused to install an elevator claiming an undue hardship (despite bringing in more than three million dollars of revenue each and every year), and safety of their staff over the safety of the women on whom they had just performed surgery. Today I ask you to join me in thanking Governor Deal (404-656-1776), and Commissioner Cook (404-656-4507) for taking action to deny the ongoing waiver to this facility that had put thousands of Georgia women at risk each year.


The Department of Community Health, on August 30, 2012, declined to renew the waiver because the center "failed to supply facts, financial, architectural, or otherwise, showing why it would not currently be feasible to construct an elevator, relocate to the first floor or otherwise come into compliance with the requirements of Rule 290-5-33-10 (f) without causing undue hardship. They were also cited for failing to assess the patients and provide an escort down the stairs after the surgery as well as failing to document that patients were escorted down the stairs as required in the waiver.

The Department of Community Health allowed for and accepted a request for an administrative review of the August 30th decision. On October 1, 2012, DCH affirmed the decision to deny a waiver.

All across America states are finding that abortionists have failed to exercise reasonable standards of medical care to the patients that seek their services. Many facilities when inspected have been found to be squalid, and some are known to pass diseases and infections to the patients. It is more than heartening to see that our state is unwilling to allow abortion providers to flagrantly violate state laws and provisions for ambulatory surgical centers. Join me in applauding the willingness of leaders in our state to take steps to ensure patient safety in a procedure that routinely injures women and terminates the lives of children. Please call the Governor and Commissioner Cook. Let them know we appreciate their leadership on this issue.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Running to the Battle: Help Make Georgia Safe

I was interviewed on the Dave Madeira radio program this morning ( and the discussion left me heavy as I recounted how many young girls and women are silently carrying the weight of their decision to terminate the life of their child. Many do not feel they can talk about their experience in the abortion center because of the deeply imbedded shame we feel once our wombs are emptied of the child. On the show I recounted the testimony of a young teen who without her parents' or any adult in her sphere of influence knowledge, terminated her child and for two years carried the weight of it until that Saturday when we prayed with and for her. She took off running around the Church, exclaiming her freedom from the burden she had been carrying, now celebrating that she was no longer bound. While I can rejoice that she was freed, and I do, my heart was heavy as I remembered there are so many more women and girls that still carry the shame and weight of their experience in one of America's abortion chambers.

With all this heaviness hovering around me, I happened upon this article: . Even the title is gruesome so I ask that you click on the link and it will take you to the story. While reading this horror story, I received an email from someone in Georgia wondering how the State can be held accountable and ensure they are inspecting and monitoring abortion centers. As you know, there is an open review of Atlanta Women's Medical Center that was found to have violated a waiver the state had granted seven years ago. In addition to having violated the waiver it was determined they routinely put patient safety at risk even failing to properly sterilize instruments and chart patient treatment. (Note: they have changed their name. Could they be planning an end run around the Department of Community Health by reorganizing as a doctor's office? Please tell me no!). The state denied their new waiver request, but they continue to operate even putting patients at risk. A wheel chair bound woman had to navigate the steps because they continue doing business with no elevator. I shudder to think what would have happened if they needed to get her out quickly. Her wheel chair was in the car of the driver that brought her to the clinic.

I have also written about another abortion center that is allowed to operate as a doctor's office rather than a surgical center. Based on patient testimonies, the so-called doctor accepts Medicaid to pay for abortions. He uses a narcotic so strong that women cannot immediately wake up from the procedure, some not waking up for more than twenty four hours. He fails to properly complete abortions causing women to have to return for a second procedure or as was the case with one woman, experiencing three to four days of in-hospital antibiotic treatment so the infection can be brought under control in order to complete the procedure. Because this is a doctor's office there is no state oversight unless a patient files a complaint with the medical board. And as was the case with this patient, those complaints may mysteriously disappear allowing the abortionist to continue operating without repercussion for violation of patient safety and laws. It is even thought that someone notifies the physician of complaints before an inspector shows up so that he can fix whatever may be wrong inside the clinic – including sudden fires that destroy records and equipment even though no person is ever identified for what was deemed arson. Hmmm.

Let's add insult to injury, take a look at this article: about a clinic in Alabama. And guess what? The owner of this facility has a clinic in Columbus, GA. Is that clinic putting women's health at risk as well? The abortionist was the subject of a 76 page scathing report that included charges of failing to properly train staff or document the credentials of those allowed to perform abortions. I can't help but wonder what kind of treatment and record management of that treatment is happening in Columbus.

In each of these cases complaints had to be brought by those outside of state government. Unless a pro-life activist or patient filed a complaint, we have idea if the state knows the condition of one abortion center much less the 18 or so that are operating, some as surgical centers, and some as doctor's offices. These abortionists could hurt women routinely and the citizens of Georgia would never know because of a clear lack of oversight. Georgia has at least two abortion centers that do not appear to be registered with the state, nor do they appear to be reporting the numbers of abortions performed, both violations of Georgia law. Yet you can Google them on the net and see they are performing abortions every day. We have to assume it is with the State's blessings because they have been reported and the Governor, we are told, is confident his Commissioner and staff are taking appropriate steps.

What can citizens do when the state refuses to bring any level of accountability into an industry that is the least regulated yet most dangerous? Perhaps you can help document breaches of our laws; take pictures of violations and video them as well. Perhaps you are able to set aside 10 minutes to make phone calls, or send letters and emails to the Governor and your legislator. Perhaps you can attend rallies, willing to speak out. And/or, you can refuse to vote for those that will not show leadership on an issue so vital to women's health. Perhaps you can run for office yourself. Now is not the time to back down or back up. It is time to run to the battle for the health and welfare of women in Georgia. Are you willing? Let me know.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Nightmare Continues

And I am still in in. I cannot let go of the images that were painted in my mind as I listened to the horror that young woman experienced. I cannot imagine how she felt when she learned her baby, now dead, was left inside her and she could not reach the doctor. I wonder what it will take to shake things up enough in Georgia so that the government will begin enforcing the laws on the books. Abortion centers throughout the state are subjected to less inspection and regulation enforcement than nail salons! And when violations are found, our government refuses to take action that will move the state toward the standard of care most women expect. You may recall that the Atlanta Women's Medical Center was cited for failing to sterilize instruments according to policy and failing to properly chart patient records. If one abortion center that is licensed is this reckless in its standards of care, I am sure the other abortion centers, especially those that are not licensed, are putting patients at risk because they fail to properly sterilize the instruments and properly monitor and document patient care. 

According to the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Public Health, Georgia ranks among the top 10 states in the United States with high case rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis1. It is not hard to imagine that some of these cases of sexually transmitted diseases are caused by the unregulated abortion centers and doctors' offices (whose primary business is abortion) that do not properly sterilize equipment. I can imagine that some of these doctors and centers do not have an AUTOCLAVE, the equipment most physicians use to sterilize instruments. Without that piece of equipment, the doctor must rely on some antiseptic that I cannot imagine is strong enough to thoroughly clean the instruments, particularly those that have been contaminated with blood.


I am reminded of the abortionist that was arrested in Philadelphia, PA after he murdered a woman and seven babies. His facility and practice was described as a filthy fraud2. The Pennsylvania District Attorney rightly categorized the case as a disregard of the law and disdain for the lives and health of mothers and infants. Yesterday I wrote about just such a case here in the state of Georgia. Clearly the doctor in that case cared less about the mother and her health than he did about rushing through her procedure – so much so that he left the baby behind. I wonder if the inside of his facility is as squalid as the one described by the PA attorney general. Has he patched equipment together with duct tape as Gosnell did (see pictures in the Pennsylvania DA report – warning, they are graphic and disturbing). Is there blood in and on the instruments as they reused the equipment time and again without sterilizing it?. Because Georgia is failing to hold abortionists accountable for the surgical care they provide every day, there is no way to know how many women have come away from this abortion center and others infected or harmed in some way. Perhaps we should ask those women to come forward and tell their stories. It is time to force our Governor, Legislators, and even ourselves to face the horror that is abortion in Georgia.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nightmare on Powers Ferry Road

I do not ever watch horror stories. Ever. Yet, I find myself in the midst of a real horror story that happened right here in Georgia, at an abortion center on Powers Ferry Road. And unlike the movies where the monster is stopped from harming others, this monster is still performing abortions and billing taxpayers for it!

It was 10:00 a.m., October 7, 2009 when this young woman sought an abortion. She was the last patient of the day. Upon entering the center she paid $250 in cash and gave them her Medicaid card, understanding Medicaid was to be billed the remaining $200.00 for the $450.00 abortion. Shortly thereafter she was given a sonogram and 5 pills, one of which was an antibiotic and the rest she was told was for pain. After drawing blood another technician gave her another pill that she was told to place in her vagina. She was led to a room where other patients were to await her turn to go into the procedure room. It was here that she encountered a sixteen year old that was drooling (because of the medication she had been given) and crying because she needed help to the bathroom. As the young woman helped her to the bathroom, the teen explained she was back for a second procedure because when she got home the night before she realized the baby was still inside her.

Despite having had a narcotic administered, the patients were told to walk downstairs (unescorted by clinic staff) and change into a gown. Periodically center staff came to "check" on them to see if the narcotic had taken effect. When a Latina patient began acting drunk she was taken to another room where the procedure was performed. But the drugs were not having the desired effect on the young woman, so she was led, finally, to the procedure room where an Asian man inserted an IV into her hand. The drugs, she said, burned as they entered her body and the last thing she remembered was screaming. Twenty four hours later, after having been carried from the abortion center by her brother, the young woman awoke, at home, feverish, her daughter reporting it to be 103.5. She called the doctor's office repeatedly, to no avail, each time she was told the doctor was not available. Finally she called her brother to take her to the hospital after the doctor's office again informed the doctor was not available and instructed her to go to Atlanta Medical Center. By the time her brother arrived to take her to the hospital, her temperature had gone up to 105 degrees. The hospital, she reports, failed to do an ultrasound, believing she was suffering from endometriosis. They gave her an antibiotic and sent her home. Days later she was still suffering and called her regular OB/GYN who did perform an ultrasound to see what was going on. To everyone's horror the patient was still pregnant, but the baby was dead. Immediately admitting her into the hospital, several rounds of antibiotics were administered twenty-four hours a day until the infection was reduced and the baby could be removed.

Once released from the hospital the young woman learned the reason she had not been able to reach Daniel McBrayer was because he had been arrested for assaulting a woman at a traffic light( He punched her in the face. This is the same Daniel McBrayer that the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports was disciplined in 2001 for completing a late term abortion.

The young woman took every step she could to hold Daniel McBrayer accountable. She consulted attorneys but could not find one to take her case. She filed a complaint with the medical board that has mysteriously disappeared and the investigator, Lemuel Roberts has retired. However before he retired in September, 2011, Mr. Roberts told her that she would get an apology from McBrayer, he would return her money and demerits would be placed on his license. None of those things ever happened. How could this happen in an abortion center that completes 3,000 or more abortions annually and the state not take action? I have learned that this center is not licensed. It does not have to be because McBrayer says it is his office and doctor's offices are exempted from licensing no matter how many abortions they perform. Even if it was licensed I am not confident the state would take action. They have not taken action against Atlanta Women's Medical Center that perforated the uterus of a woman in 2011. Their inspection revealed AWMC had violated the state issued waiver, were not sterilizing instruments in accord with their own policies, and were not charting patient information properly. Yet there is no record of any penalty for their violations. The state did not take action in 2009 when a young woman bled to death as a result of a late term abortion performed by Tyrone Malloy, at another abortion center ruled a doctor's office,

What can Georgia women expect from our government? Clearly it is a hands off policy that has left a trail of dead, injured and wounded women all across this state. We can expect a lack enforcement of laws the Georgia Constitution demands our Governor take care to uphold. We can expect abortionists to repeatedly injure women without repercussion. We can expect a lack of action to close the hole that has allowed abortion centers to operate as doctor's offices rather than the ambulatory surgical centers they are.

Unless. Unless we take action to warn women about the substandard care abortionists are allowed to render in this state. We must demand our Government enforce the laws already on the books, and generate new laws to reign in the substandard medical care so prevalent in the abortion industry. We must demand the state investigate abortionists that bill Medicaid and other federal and state programs for abortions they have performed. Call the Governor today. Together we can make a difference.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Action Alert 3: Georgia Women In Danger

I want to go back to the question of Atlanta Women Medical Center and the entire abortion industry's lack of a standard of care for women. I can't help but wonder why there are not more inspections of these centers and when violations are found, why there is no enforcement of the laws. It appears the state and the culture has extended the patient's right to privacy (as spelled out in Roe v. Wade) to abortionists and abortion centers. So much so, that Georgia and other states have assumed a hands off policy, allowing the exploitation of that right each time the abortionist gets away with substandard care.

I am reminded of the House of Horrors that was reported a year or so ago in Philadelphia. The conditions of that abortion center were so squalid, the DEA agent investigating the doctor for prescription drug violations reported it to the Attorney General. One of the complaints over the more than 15 years that the state refused to take action against the center was the passing of venereal diseases through unsterilized instruments (see Philadelphia Attorney General Report: AWMC also failed to properly sterilize it's equipment, but we have no way to measure if diseases have been passed to patients because of the lack of regulation enforcement.

I am told (by an ex-abortionist) that the goal of an abortionist is to do 10-12 abortions an hour. If they do not have enough sets of instruments to do fifty or more abortions a day, sterilization will be an issue. The autoclave only holds 2-3 sets of instruments at a time and the process of sterilizing them will take at lease an hour. When the autoclave is taken up to 270 degrees, the instruments have to stay in the autoclave at least 10 minutes, but preferably 20 in order to ensure they are sterile. The instruments then need to cool before they can be handled by the physician. In order to keep up with the abortions they would have to have at one least one set of instruments for each abortion sheduled that day, which would be rare. Even if they did, the violation found was that they were not sterilizing the instruments as outlined in their own policies and had not been doing so for months, perhaps even years!

They also had violated the elevator waiver for some time. Staff was not aware of the requirements of the waiver and the Facility Administrator acknowledged he/she had not instructed the staff not to escort patients because of an altercation that occurred sometime in the past. In other surgical procedures there appear to be rules that drive the medical industry and that drive the standards of medical care. I am not sure if it is because of insurer requirements or government regulations that medical standards are established and adhered to, but whatever it is, it appears to be absent from the abortion industry. Everyone seems to be looking the other way and applying privacy standards to abortion rather than the patient in whom the right to privacy vests. When women are injured by the abortionist, and later goes to her OB-GYN or the hospital, it is not recorded as a complication of an abortion. The diagnosis may be that they are septic, but will not document that the infection was a result of an abortion. Because of this we may never know the true impact that abortion and shoddy medical care has had on Georgia women.

I pray you will join me in urging our Governor to enforce our laws and require every abortion provider to comply with them. Urge our legislators to change the laws regarding physicians that do abortions in their offices, so that no purveyor of abortion is able to escape accountability for providing reasonable medical care. The health of Georgia women is at stake.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Action Alert 2: Georgia Women in Danger

Tears stream from my eyes because of the destruction of my people! Lamentations 3:48 (NLT)

Someone posted this comment on my blog post of last night ( "I'm not comfortable with calling Gov Deal and demanding that the killing centers follow state regulations on sanitation and elevators. I understand the idea --- slow 'em down for a little while by tying up some of their blood money in conforming to standards ---- but how will it look if the babies' fellow Georgians call in the hundreds demanding that they be murdered according to nice state regulations? What we needed to do in 1973 and every year since then is call in the thousands, every day, and demand that the Gov and legislature of GA nullify Roe v. Wade and simply enforce the murder/manslaughter laws in our Code against doctors, nurses and anyone else who performs abortions."

Really? Has the abortion debate become so politicized that we would not want to protect women from the physical harm is that heaped on top of the trauma of terminating the life of a child? Today there are women all over Georgia facing the same uterine perforation as the patient who was harmed in October of 2011. There are women all over Georgia facing the same death that happened in 2009 in one of these unregulated abortion centers. I pray our hearts have not become so calloused that we do not care about these women who actually believe the lie that abortion is the safest surgical procedure in the United States and Canada. I pray that our hearts are not so dark that we would not call the Governor and whoever else we need to call to ensure that the State of Georgia is not a party to the physical maiming or death of women.

Our state through our laws, policies and procedures has promoted a standard of medical care that creates an expectation of protection, whether through tort law or Georgia Code provisions. Before this information became available, I believed that every abortion center was subject to that standard of medical care. To learn this is not the case and has not been the case over the past 40 years is beyond troubling. Many of the abortionists in this state and the nation are not well credentialed. Some such as the physician in North Carolina who ranted about "ugly black babies" ( do not have privileges in local hospitals because of their dismal surgical performance. Others are being investigated for fraud as they bill the government for abortions through Medicaid ( . Centers such as the one in Chicago that did not get medical assistance for a patient whose abortion they botched show a wanton disregard for women and their "reproductive health" ( The reality is that the state of Georgia cannot assure us these atrocities are not routinely happening here. They have no way of knowing because they do not enforce the laws of the state and when they learn of a violation they take no steps to bring the violators into compliance.

Can we in good conscience ignore that our laws are violated with the blessing of our state? I cannot. I pray you will join me in calling our Governor and the Department of Community Health to make sure Georgia shows leadership in making sure every abortionist in Georgia is held accountable for violations of our laws.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Action Alert – Georgia Women are in Danger

I began writing this post last night. Not even midway through it, I had to set it aside, unable to write so grieved was my spirit. I had always thought that states did their due diligence to ensure that while they may not have agreed with the Roe v. Wade decision, they took care to promote and enforce a reasonable standard of medical care. Even Roe allowed for states to impose reasonable regulations where they had a compelling interest and in my mind a woman health is certainly a compelling interest. But I quickly learned this is not the case and abortionists in Georgia have had free reign to do what they will, whether it met a reasonable medical standard or not. And more disheartening is that this lack of regard for the health of the woman is happening on the watch of a "pro-life" Governor, Senate and House.

I received an email late last night from a fellow pro-life warrior that included this blog post from Jill Stanek: Stop the Madness, Georgia Abortion Clinic has Violated Regs and Waivers for two Decades. Jill makes it clear that the Atlanta Women's Medical Center's plan from its inception was not one that would place them "at the forefront of excellence and service in the provision of women's healthcare" as their website assures us is their mission. From the very beginning Atlanta Women's Medical Center chose to ignore the requirement for two story ambulatory surgical centers by refusing to install an elevator as the regulations required. They cited financial concerns. In maintaining "an organization dedicated to our own values and beliefs" Atlanta Women's Medical Center, has placed the health of Georgia women beneath their own values and beliefs while collecting multiple millions of dollars each year. As a result Georgia women are at risk.

Has anyone been hurt in this abortion center? Yes. In fact, documents show they perforated the uterus of a woman in 2011. When the Governor's Department of Community Health investigated, they found that the center had not met the requirements of the elevator waiver. They chose to ignore the requirements the waiver imposed to escort women from the second floor to the first citing a danger to their staff. They had no problem however, endangering Georgia women, allowing them to walk out of the center alone. Atlanta Women's Medical Center also failed to meet medical standards of care when charting patient information and sterilizing equipment used in the abortion procedure. Now what I do not understand is why on earth the State of Georgia would allow them to do so. More importantly why would Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, allow an abortion center found to have violated the regulations outlined in our laws, to continue its operation unchecked? Let's make sure we understand this correctly. An abortion center in Atlanta violates Georgia laws and regulations, hurting women in the process, and the Governor's Department of Community Health gives that abortion center a pass, ignoring the laws he is required to take care to faithfully execute as outlined in the Georgia Constitution.

I also do not understand why this multi-million dollar business would need a waiver of the regulations. This facility performs more than four thousand abortions each year and receives $450 – 850.00 for each one. Can someone explain to me why the State of Georgia waived the elevator requirement? It is also unclear why the Department of Community Health has not enforced penalties for AWMC's failure to meet the waiver requirements and to properly sterilize their instruments. I can't help but wonder how many women entered that National Abortion Federation certified center disease free and left disease ridden. And then I learned this: there are at least six abortion centers in the state of Georgia that perform thousands of abortions annually that are not licensed and are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Community Health! One of those unlicensed centers killed a woman in 2009. The only penalty for the doctor – a $10,000 fine. All of this happening at the same time he was defrauding the state and federal government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. To add insult to injury, I have information that suggests there are also another two abortion centers that do not even report the abortions performed to the state.

Atlanta Women's Health Center is seeking a new seven year elevator waiver. The community comment period ends in five days. Please call (404-656-1776), fax (404-657-7332), and/or email (,2657,165937316_166563415,00.html) Governor Deal and ask that the waiver be denied. Join me in calling on Governor Deal and the staff he appointed to the Department of Community Health to enforce the regulations on the books by no longer allowing abortion centers that perform thousands of surgical procedures each year to avoid licensing because of an obscure rule that allows doctors to perform abortions in their offices. Join me in asking Governor Deal to protect Georgia women. Do not take no for an answer!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let's Talk About "Ugly" Black Babies

Let's talk about "ugly Black babies". In the year of our Lord, two thousand and twelve, a naturalized citizen of Indian (from India) descent rants about adopting ugly Black babies that he does not want on the taxpayer dime. America's reaction: crickets. In the year of our Lord, two thousand and twelve, a 24 year old black female dies as a result of a late term abortion in Chicago. The Loop Health Center, that is only supposed to dispense pills for an abortion, blatantly denies her access to life saving medical care for more than five hours. America's reaction: crickets. In the year of our Lord, two thousand and twelve, female members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Pro-Choice caucus hosted a briefing, urging attendees to change the conversation about abortion's genocidal impact on the black community. Instead they urge their indoctrinators toward a conversation about: "…access to quality healthcare including family planning services. Unfortunately AA communities have historically suffered from substandard healthcare, family planning and education all of which contribute to unintended pregnancies, infant maternal deaths, and other serious health issues". America's reaction: crickets.

Despite Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 2009 confession that she believed Roe v Wade was the case that would allow us to get "rid of the populations we don't want to many of" America has chosen to ignore abortion's devastation. Just as America ignored much of the twentieth century's flagrant discrimination in the Jim Crow south, she is ignoring the twenty-first century's flagrant discrimination that is ending in genocide all across the nation. Genocide and discrimination that is perpetrated by eugenic, population control enthusiasts of all ethnicities and backgrounds. They are so confident that the culture will remain accepting of the deception that abortion is a political question of women's rights; they no longer cloak their agenda. They openly push black women toward the death chambers they call centers, much like Hitler pushed the Jews toward his "camps".

According to the December, 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the crime of Genocide, genocide is: "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

On July 20, 2012, the Loop Health Center in Chicago killed two members of the black community, Tonya Reaves and her baby. They caused Tonya serious bodily harm that resulted in her death. Tonya and her baby are recent examples of the more than twenty million blacks that have died at the hands of abortionists within our shores.

In recent weeks, a Charlotte, North Carolina abortionist openly shares his disdain for blacks, ranting about keeping ugly black babies off the taxpayer's dime. He clearly confessed, if you will, his deliberate infliction of conditions that are contributing to the physical destruction, in whole or in part, of ugly black babies.

In May of this year, the Prochoice Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus revealed their agenda to drive black women into the abortion centers. Acknowledging the disproportionate impact of abortion on blacks, they laid out a deliberate strategy that would impose measures intended to prevent births within the black community. In fact we are told that Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California declared it her mission to do something about the fact that there are still more black teenagers in the world than white.

America is a bystander to genocide with her borders. Black women are being pushed from behind, almost shoved into the abortion centers and the toll on black life is rising as cities like New York are aborting more black babies than are born alive. Who has the responsibility to protect us? You and I. Will you join me?

Let's talk about "ugly black babies". Hello? Are you there? Hello?


Monday, August 6, 2012

Death of a Black Woman, Ugly Black Babies - Who Cares?

Some of you that know me recognize that my life's work for the past five years has been to end abortion. I have crisscrossed the country speaking in every venue that was opened to me. I have met leaders of ministries, public speakers, educators, and people from every walk of life and when able, I shared about abortion's devastation in the Black community. I watched some eyes glaze over as they shook their heads at me proclaiming no matter what, they are pro-"choice". I have watched other eyes widen in disbelief, stunned to learn the actual numbers of abortions on black women and the racial overtones so deeply embedded in the abortion industry. Still, some have walked away unconvinced, but at least willing to learn more.

I have debated pro-abortion advocates that included members of organizations like SisterSong, the National Action Network, and members of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. I have stood in opposition to state and federal legislators, black and white, that have embraced the doctrines of Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion forces, each time spotlighting abortion's genocidal impact. I have heard the gamut of arguments for abortion on demand. But the recent twists and turns in the debate are becoming more disturbing. In the past three months more information has been divulged than in the past six years of my research and my internal alarms are shrieking as I see more and more black women being pushed toward the death traps set by the abortionists.

In May of this year, women of the Congressional Black Caucus and Pro-Choice Caucus hosted a briefing called "African Americans' Attitudes on Abortion, Contraception, and Reproductive, Justice: From Public Opinion to Policymaking," that I have discussed in a previous blog. Every attendee walked away with a clear understanding that the pro-abortion legislators were pushing black women toward abortion by more deeply imbedding their population control agenda in the dogma of a the black woman's lack of access to reproductive healthcare. To say that I was stunned is an understatement. When I heard these black elected officials declaring their allegiance to those who promote the leading cause of death for blacks I felt betrayed, because these are the ones that declare themselves the "conscience of the Congress". These are they who project themselves as watchmen, guarding against any policy that would prove detrimental to those who elected them to serve. Yet, these are they who readily locked arms with Planned Parenthood and others who seek to control the black birthrate.

And then in July, young Tonya Reaves was killed in an abortion center in Chicago. New information reveals that the S. Michigan Ave facility was not equipped to do a late term abortion. Their website lists the services provided at the Loop Health Center as that location is known and none of those services include a late term surgical abortion. In fact, the site clearly states those procedures are only completed in two of their facilities: the
Near North (1200 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago) and Aurora (3051 E. New York Street, Aurora) health centers. This information causes me to wonder if this is the reason an ambulance was not called to transport Tonya for medical assistance and I wonder if the local news report that she was transported by a fire deparment ambulance is accurate since there does not appear to be a record of a call for an ambulance to the 18 S. Michigan address (

And then there was the release of this video: Abortionist Ron Virami "Ugly Black Babies" I wonder if any of these events is enough to wake us from the stupor of "abortion is a question of women's rights. For years a warning has been sounded that abortion is a tool being used to control the birth rate of blacks. For years, there have been reports of the racially insidious agenda being wielded by those that support abortion. Now there is "proof" that the pro-life community has not been blowing smoke with regard to the genocide within America's shores. Death of a Black Woman, Ugly Black Babies, who cares? I care. And I pray that everyone reading this will care enough to help shut this industry down so no more "ugly black babies" or their mothers will be sacrificed on the altar of abortion. Defund Planned Parenthood. End genocide in America now.

Friday, July 27, 2012

It Could Have Been Me

I know some of you may be ready to tell me to just let it go - enough already about Tonya Reaves. And no Reader, I never met Tonya or any member of her family. Her story is haunting me nonetheless, just as the story of Emmet Till haunted me when I first read about it. Some of you may not be familiar with his story. Many of you may not have been born when he died. Like Tonya, Emmett was from Chicago. When he was 14 he went to Mississippi to visit relatives and while there was tortured and brutally murdered. The reports of what was done to Emmet revealed a hatred that could be seen with the naked eye when America viewed his body during his open casket funeral. Horrified by the torture that was evident in his body; many fainted, unable to believe someone could destroy,so cruelly, a life. The racists in Mississippi put their spin machine into motion immediately to protect those that that had tortured Emmett and to deny justice to his mother. They closed ranks, had a speedy trial and acquitted the murderers, none of them spending even one night in jail.

I see that same spirit shrouding the death of Tonya as I watch Planned Parenthood put their spin machine to work, already distancing themselves from their abandonment of this young woman who needed emergency medical care. They are trying to distance themselves from the fact that they kept Tonya in their facility for hours after botching her abortion. Instead those that have been indoctrinated with their message of access and reproductive health care have begun to shift the conversation. This is reprehensible. Abortion friendly media Huffington Post when reporting Tonya's death, inserted a video of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson defending Planned Parenthood, using her Republican affiliation to suggest Planned Parenthood provides needed reproductive health care. This is not the needed reproductive care most women expect from Planned Parenthood the largest abortion provider. I do not think there is one woman that expects to be left alone without emergency assistance for five hours after experiencing a botched "safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today".

Pro-abortion writer Amanda Marcotte when writing on had the nerve to try and make this tragedy a question of lack of access and legal obstacles when she said some women are "lucky enough" to get their abortions early. She says Tonya was rushed to the hospital. Rushed. Immediately dismissing Tonya's death as one of the unlucky ones, she goes on a rant against those of us who are fighting to keep Planned Parenthood's diabolical population control agenda from taking more lives of women across America. If the pro-abortion forces are good at anything, it is changing the conversation and turning it away from any measure of accountability for their substandard medical care. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of women have been reproductively maimed many unable to ever have children because of a botched abortion. The abortion industry wants us to forget this and allow them to continue their rampant destruction unchecked. Even if it means some women are subject to the deathly practices of the abortionist.

The accounts of squalid conditions and substandard medical standards many abortionists operate under are prolific. Butchers like Kermit Gosnell out of Pennsylvania who delivered babies alive and then killed them, had unlicensed persons, including high school aged girls, administering sedation and performing abortions on unsuspecting women. Steven Chase Brigham whose license has been suspended in many states, has left a trail of women with cervical lacerations and other damage resulting in hysterectomies. He also employed at least one 16 year old former carnival worker as an assistant. Bertha Bugarin, another unlicensed abortionist who had no medical training was eventually jailed, after performing abortions and allowing a convicted rapist to do abortions in her abortion dens. This is just a few examples of those whose abortion practices have destroyed lives and fertility.

I say no more because you see, Tonya could have been me. I am post abortive. I fainted once the procedure was completed, too weak to walk out under my own strength. I remember the tugging and pulling I felt because I was not sedated enough. I remember hearing the doctor count my baby's body parts with no more thought or compassion than you would give to say a dozen of eggs. I remember how dark and cold the room felt as they ushered me out to make room for the next person, anxious to get finished with the next one. Yes, I say no, because you see it could have been me.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

I am Outraged. I am Incensed Times Two.

I received this comment on my most recent blog, I Am Outraged. I Am Incensed, about the death of Tonya Reaves from someone named Kathi: “While this is a very sad death, the number of women who experience complications or die during an abortion procedure are a lot less than the number of women who have complications or die during pregnancy! Amnesty International reports that at least 2 women die EVERY DAY in the US due to pregnancy.“ I have waited to comment so that I would not be flippant with Kathi. I have waited to write because I did not want to do this out of anger. I have spent this time trying to convince myself that Kathi really believes that her comment is somehow relevant to this discussion and she is not just another rabidly pro-abortion advocate that supports the abortion at all costs ideology. And then I received this news from CBS in Chicago: “Reaves had the abortion – formally called a “D and E” or dilation and evacuation procedure – at Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Ave. at 11 a.m., according to documents. After the procedure, she was suffering bleeding, and a Fire Department ambulance took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m.” I am just stunned and crushed. For five and one half hours Tonya lay in the Planned Parenthood on 18 S. Michigan in Chicago with her life’s blood pouring out of her. And Planned Parenthood clearly - did -nothing - to save her life. They did not even check her to determine why she was bleeding so profusely. They couldn't have - because once at the hospital Tonya underwent a second D and E procedure. This means the abortion done by Planned Parenthood was incomplete. Not only had they left parts of Tonya’s baby in her but later the emergency room physician, through a second ultra sound discovered her uterus had been perforated as well, but now it was too late to save her life. Kathi, I cannot imagine the horror Tonya faced as she realized how great the injury she had suffered was. I cannot imagine her thoughts as she slipped away, unable to be resuscitated because Planned Parenthood cared so little for her life that they held her in their abortion den until the lifesaving aid that was being rendered by a leading Trauma unit in Chicago was not enough to bring her back from the brink of death toward which they had pushed her. I cannot imagine that you or anyone else can compare this butchery with the trauma that is sometimes experienced in the natural process of childbirth. I am outraged. I am incensed times two. Substandard medical care is the order of the day with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers– especially when dealing with black women. In their population control and eugenic enthusiasm they routinely injure and sometimes kill women. In their arrogance they believe they can simply change the conversation and none of us will notice the trail of reproductive destruction that is sister to the always death generating practice of abortion. May God have mercy on us if we allow this to continue.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Am Outraged. I Am Incensed. Remember Tonya Reaves.

As I am writing this post and it has been a while since I have posted something, I am outraged, absolutely incensed! I am also so very tired of the duplicity and subterfuge of the abortion industry in general and Planned Parenthood in particular. Planned Parenthood has long used infant and maternal mortality rates of the black community to justify the construction of their abortion dens in urban areas where blacks reside. They have told their foot soldiers to cite historical disparities whenever the black prolife community refers to the numbers of abortions on black women. Call for an end to the disparities they are told, so that they are controlling the conversation. There is one disparity however, they want to make sure quickly dies in the media. There is one disparity they are furiously working to bury. On Friday, July 20, 2012, there was death and mayhem across America. A mad man took the lives of at least 12, and injured 58. But there was more mayhem in America on that same day. A young 24 year old mother, daughter, sister who thought she was having one of the “safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today” died. Her name was Tonya Reaves. Tonya went to the Planned Parenthood on 18 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago and did not return home. Instead she was transported to a hospital where she “died of a hemorrhage and her pregnancy was a contributing factor”. Nowhere was it mentioned that Planned Parenthood’s failure to exercise reasonable medical care was the cause of her death. All across America there is a wake of women who like Tonya, have been reproductively maimed or killed by Planned Parenthood or one of the other many abortionists that hold themselves out as providing safe choices for women. As anti-life forces were urged to do in a Congressional Black Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus briefing at the United States Capital on May 10, 2012, Mary Mitchell, of the Chicago Sun Times, one of the pro-abortion “friendly” media members, turned the conversation away from the death of Tonya Reaves at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortionist. Instead of focusing on the lack of reasonable medical care in the abortion industry she began to shift the focus toward the billboards and other education tools the black pro-life community has used to educate about abortion’s genocidal impact in the black community. She shamelessly, while accusing the pro-life community of attempting to make Ms. Reaves our poster child for life, began the fast track of painting Planned Parenthood and abortion as the injured victims. Shame on her and shame on them! Before the Reaves family can even mourn their loss and lay their family member to rest, Planned Parenthood has begun their spin, washing their hands of their negligence and participation in Tonya’s death. This issue is not about choice. It is not about a woman making a “heart wrenching” decision about an extremely private procedure” as Mary wants us to believe. For years now the pro-abortion community has marched, chanted, and screamed when there has been any attempt to regulate abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation. Any attempts to ensure abortionists are giving women the reasonable measure of care we have come to expect for any other surgical procedure are met with resistance and demonstrations. Yet, the 2011 Guttmacher Institute report Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States, stated that “fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization”. That minimal percentage actually translates into at least 3,000 women requiring hospitalization in each of the years that abortion reached 1.2 million or higher which has been the case since 1977. So in 35 years that would mean more than 100,000 women have been injured. Even if we only counted those injured since the issuance of the 1999 report Guttmacher is citing, we are looking at more than 42,000 women. I wonder who considers that a reasonable number because I certainly don’t. I think the average woman does not know that: “the risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16–20 weeks—and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks” and I doubt the abortionist informs the woman of this potentially life impacting fact before he does the procedure. According to Guttmacher about nineteen percent of the approximately 1.2 million abortions each year are performed on women who are sixteen or more weeks pregnant. Each year then we can expect seven to eight deaths of the mother. Again, I do not think this is reasonable, especially for the families whose loved one has died. Let’s keep it real, Planned Parenthood is spitting in our face and calling it rain and they really believe we don’t know the difference. No this is not about choice. This is about the healthcare disparities Planned Parenthood has long inflicted upon black women all across America. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, to champion reasonable health care for women of color. Wake up America. We have genocide within the shores of the nation that was long thought of as the shining light on the hill. We have dressed the genocide up in the clothing of women’s rights while the population control enthusiasts kill our babies, our daughters, our mothers. I am outraged, more than incensed . . .