New website lists Planned Parenthood charges, investigations

In July 2015, the Center for Medical Progress released the first undercover videos in a long series of investigations into the fetal trafficking industry, revealing the dark underbelly of the abortion industry, one that callously negotiated for the sale of body parts of aborted babies.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has been a major player in the undercover videos with many of their abortionists and executives featured.  The videos shed light on possible criminal activity by Planned Parenthood and their partners in the for-profit baby parts industry.pp charges

This was the catalyst that launched multiple investigations and led to the creation of the Select Panel on Infant Lives in the U.S. House of Representatives, which was tasked with investigating the fetal tissue for-profit industry.

Planned Parenthood, their vendors, and other allies have broken multiple laws and are under criminal investigation by the U.S. Government, some universities, and a few states.

We created a special website – www.PPCharges.com – to help keep track of as many of those investigations under one roof as possible. We list criminal referrals that have been made, on-going criminal investigations, as well as the organizations involved.

So bookmark www.PPCharges.com when you need a reference to the ongoing investigations and criminal charges and to show friends and family the extensive list.

Best of 2016: The Top 9 Times Abortion Advocates Lost Their Minds

The abortion industry had just come out of a pretty tough year in 2015, having to defend the illegal buying and selling of aborted baby parts and all. But they looked to 2016 as their redemption, specifically the great hope had by all of them that the next President of the United States was going to be a pantsuit-loving, abortion-funding woman who was already BFFs with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. We all know how that turned out.

Even so, abortion advocates started freaking out in the beginning of the year over Doritos commercials and the insanity just never ended. Here is a list of the top 9 times abortion advocates lost their minds in 2016.

9) The time when NARAL lost their minds over the Doritos Super Bowl ad
It’s chips people! Doritos, in all their marketing brilliance, showed a hilarious ad during the biggest sports game of the year where a pregnant woman was having an ultrasound and the dad-to-be was munching on some tasty Doritos. The baby in the ultrasound decided it really wanted those chips and mom goes into labor. NARAL, one of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the country, absolutely freaked out and it was a joy to behold:

8) The time when Cecile Richards flipped out over the New York Times putting pro-lifers on the front page
During the oral arguments of the abortion case Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt in March, dozens and dozens of pro-life students braved the cold to rally in support of common sense medical standards for abortion facilities. Planned Parenthood and their buddies bussed in supporters and likely spent a good chunk of money making their presence known outside the Supreme Court that day. But what photo did the New York Times (!) choose to use on their front page the next day:

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Cecile Richards flipped out.

7) The time when abortion supporters called the Indiana governor to talk about their periods
If there is one thing abortion supporters know how to do well, it’s to use images of/real bodily fluids and sexual organs to their advantage when they flip out over laws they don’t agree with. In April, then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that banned abortions because of gender, race and fetal abnormalities. Abortion supporters lost their minds and started a campaign called Periods for Pence, where they called the governor’s office to talk about their menstrual cycles. Why? We don’t know. It’s what they do when they get mad apparently.

6) That time when Planned Parenthood lost their minds over Mike Pence’s nomination as VP
Speaking of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the abortion industry really doesn’t like him. At all. When he was a Member of Congress, he was the first person to introduce a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. This was way before it was cool to try to defund the abortion giant.Mike Pence

When Pence was selected as Trump’s VP, Cecile Richards lost her mind, putting out a short, bitter statement: “The reason anyone in America could pick Mike Pence out of a one man lineup is because of his long history of targeted political attacks against the care provided at Planned Parenthood health centers in Indiana and across the country. Other than that, he doesn’t have a single distinguishing characteristic.”

Brutal, Cecile. Have a cosmo or something.

5) The time Hillary Clinton slipped up and called a fetus an “unborn person”
The audible gasp of Planned Parenthood and their allies in the abortion industry when Hillary Clinton called a developing baby in the womb an “unborn person” on Meet the Press could be heard throughout the social media realm. Diana Arellano, community engagement manager for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, was obviously in a state of shock when she tweeted out this gem:

 

4) The time abortion advocates freaked out over Rock for Life at the Vans Warped Tour
Rock for Life is a big initiative of Students for Life of America that travels all over the country every summer to mostly Christian music festivals and talks to young adults and teens about the pro-life message. This past summer, Rock for Life was able to get a booth at the secular Vans Warped Tour, where they hit up over 50 stops, much to the dismay of pro-abortion concert-goers.

Ouch! These people ended up getting the attention of the head of the Vans Warped Tour, who came out in SUPPORT of Rock for Life and said that if the pro-abortion side wanted a tent space, he’d give them one. Not sure if they took him up on the offer.

3) The time pro-abortion students were offended by hearts
In April, the Students for Life group at the University of Iowa chalked 3,200 hearts with the message that “abortion stops 3200 hearts each day in the US” and other pro-life messages like “women deserve better than abortion” and “Students for Life supports pregnant and parenting students” AND “Smile, your mom chose life!” Some smile mom chose lifepeople didn’t like that. There was an organized effort by individual pro-choice students to send in complaints to the school about the pro-life messages. The pro-abortion student wrote, in part, on Facebook that: “THIS is violent. THIS is stigmatizing. THIS creates an unsafe environment for students on campus and we should not tolerate it.”

Really? They thought little hearts that represented those of tiny babies whose lives were taken because of abortion created an ‘unsafe environment for students on campus.’

2) The time Planned Parenthood freaked out about the Tom Price HHS nomination
Representative Tom Price was nominated to become the Secretary of the Health & Human Services (HHS) Department by President-elect Donald Trump. Rep. Price is a doctor. He’s also 100% pro-life. Cue the Planned Parenthood freakout:

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Cecile Richards released a statement citing her normal talking points about how the other side hates women, wants to take away their healthcare, etc. Calm down, Cecile. Just because the majority of Americans don’t want to fund abortions like you want everyone to do doesn’t mean we don’t love women.

1) The time Planned Parenthood couldn’t believe Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton
This was a given. Planned Parenthood threw over $30 million to get a certain someone elected and it didn’t work. Now they are whining about women not being able to afford basic healthcare (if that $30M went to women’s healthcare….) and how the world is going to end and we are all going to die, ignoring the fact that Planned Parenthood alone takes the lives of 887 innocent babies A DAY:

Our friends over at the SBA List tweeted out this genius response on election night:

Pro-Life Future Protests at Cecile Richards Speech, Encounters Suprises

By Terrisa Bukovinac, Pro-Life Future-San Francisco

This past Monday night in San Francisco, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, delivered a speech entitled “The Future of Choice.”  Pro-Life Future of San Francisco (PLFSF) was on the scene that very cold night to protest and I didn’t know what to expect. Mostly I pictured a long line of people waiting to get in while they shouted at us but that’s not what happened and turned out to be one of many surprises of the night.

Just in case, I had prepared a couple hundred copies of just one of the contracts between Stem Express and Planned Parenthood, specifically the Marmonte location (on pink paper), in the hopes that it would land in the lap of the Medical Director whose signature was highlighted on the agreement!

Upon arrival, it was apparent that there was not a line at all, simply people entering and leaving the building.  There were about 15 of us already there, including several members of our chapter, as well as a Students For Life group from Southern California, and members of the community. PLFSF1

SFLA’s West Coast Regional Coordinator Camille Rodriguez was already engaged in a very intense conversation with some of the attendees.  I was later told from the other members that the woman originally approached Camille with agitation, but that the woman was moved to tears by the empathy, understanding, and clarity with which Camille spoke. She wanted to talk more after the speech and said she had never had such a conversation about abortion from “the other side”. They hugged as they said goodbye.

PLFSF2The majority of the crowd was millennial women, and some men.  There were some of the older generations there as well, far less then I’d expected. Most of them would walk by the protesters and quietly read the signs as they entered the building.

Members of PLFSF handed out the pink contracts saying “Would you like some information on Planned Parenthood”?  Many of them took the pink paper without a second thought.  Some refused it.  One girl took one and then kindly came back outside and said “I’m sorry I don’t want your propaganda”.

There were also two counter protesters.  The two women simply stood on the other side of the entry way holding their signs.  The lack of hostility from everyone was almost alarming.  Most were very polite.  There weren’t any weird tense moments.  Just real conversations, and quiet stares.

A woman approached us who immediately let us know that she supported our right to be there, and believed strongly in the right of free speech.  She said that she had had “many” abortions, but that allowed her to attend Harvard to study neurology. Learning about brain development in utero made her sometimes question the morality of abortion.  She also mentioned concerns about the fetal tissue donation program, and what she felt were the racist intentions behind the founding of the organization.  I offered her a copy of the contract and she freely took it.

When the counter protesters decided to leave I said “I appreciate your passion, have a good night”, and one of the women was totally surprised and immediately said “Thank you for saying that, I appreciate yours too!”  It was so genuine that it caught me off guard as well!  We saw the humanity in each other and didn’t reduce each other to the signs we were holding.

Several of us waited around until the end in order to make the biggest impact we could.  The entire crowd was greeted by us once again when they left and there were several other conversations to be had.

Overall I felt like the crowd was able see the person behind the protester.  San Franciscans are raised up protesting.  Many of them know what it’s like to fight for a cause and it’s much harder for them to dismiss us, since they know the personal sacrifice it takes to get out there in the cold in the hopes of reaching just one person. I’d like to think we reached a few of them.

Thank you to everyone who came out or tweeted along with the live stream.  Our efforts combined can turn the tide against the one organization truly exploiting women and unborn children for their own financial gains.  #ShutItDown

 

The Pro-Life Gen Changes Medical Minds

By Bethany Janzen, SFLA Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor, was the keynote speaker at the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver this past weekend. And the Pro-Life Generation was there to tell her – and all the attendees – that abortion isn’t healthcare.

Sixteen courageous high school and college students, healthcare personnel, and community members sacrificed their Sunday to stand in solidarity with the human person. We respectfully spoke with and informed the medical community coming to hear Cecile Richards give her keynote address.

We also talked with several pro-life medical staff, two of which wanted to have their picture taken with our “I Am the Pro-Life Generation” signs. One lady walking into the building held up a handmade “Respect Life” sign to show her support.

We had our #PinkFleet van parked across the street, an easy visual to remind people of Bethany AMA2Planned Parenthood’s shady business practices and betrayal of women. We also held banners explaining Planned Parenthood’s Cycle of Corruption and handed out informational cards. A Registered Nurse in a white lab coat held a sign reading, “Do No Harm” along with a local anesthesiologist who proudly held another pro-life sign.

“What’s this about?” asked one medical professional.

“We believe that every life is valuable and that you should do no harm, including to the preborn,” I responded.

“I agree that abortion isn’t good, but sometimes it’s necessary,” he countered. “For the life of the mother, for example.”

“We are pro-life. That means that we want to preserve the life of as many people as possible. So if both the mother and baby will die as a result of the pregnancy continuing, as in the case of a tubal pregnancy, an early delivery is done – often at 12 weeks. Sadly, we don’t have the technology at this point for the baby to live this young. But if the mother has a different condition like cancer, an early delivery after about 24 weeks is often possible and the mom and baby can both live.”

“I’m with you,” the healthcare professional walked away saying.

But sometimes we more subtly communicated our message.

“Have a great day!” I greeted medical personnel as they bee lined into the convention center, handing them one of Students for Life’s bright pink “Planned Parenthood Project” postcards.

“No thanks,” many responded, before suddenly stopping, turning around, and saying, “Oh wait, I’ll take one.” I’m pretty sure they thought we were with Planned Parenthood but it didn’t matter because we were able to give them some good reading material and tell them what no else is saying: that abortion isn’t healthcare and that Cecile Richards runs an organization that gets over 40% of its revenue from taxpayers and still commits over 324,000 abortions per year.

But my story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning two girls who stopped to look at our banners.

Bethany AMA Cecile“I don’t like abortion, but Planned Parenthood does a lot of other great things,” one said.

After we informed them that Federally Qualified Health Centers provide holistic healthcare with all the services that Planned Parenthood does (except abortion) plus many more at no or low cost, they both said, “Let’s fund these, not Planned Parenthood!”

Despite the fact that the American Medical Association invited Cecile Richards, president of the nation’s largest abortion vendor which commits 30% of the country’s abortions every year, to speak at their annual meeting, American medical professionals don’t all agree with her. Many are pro-life.

Our Pink Van Showed Up at Cecile Richards’ Event Today

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, made a quick stop at Temple University in Philadelphia this morning to talk to all of 39 students about why “reproductive health” (aka abortion) is so important this election.

It is important. OPP Temple3ne party believes in abortion until the moment of birth for any reason whatsoever. Cecile Richards is adamant about supporting that position and about making sure politicians are elected that continue to write half a billion dollar checks each year to her organization.

But back to Temple University this morning. The incredible Students for Life group at Temple found out about the event just yesterday and immediately emailed their SFLA Regional Coordinator, Michele (well done!). Michele then set in motion plans to get one of our awesome vans from the #PinkFleet that’s traveling with the Cycle of Corruption campus tour up to the Temple campus today.

In the meantime, Temple Students for Life recruited students to meet us at the university and set up our Planned Parenthood Project display and hand out postcards that corresponded to that display, which uses facts and figures from Planned Parenthood’s own annual report to show they push abortion above all else and receive an astounding amount of taxpayer money. They also handed out postcards that explained Planned Parenthood’s corrupt role in the political process.

PP Temple1The event was put together in less than 24 hours and we are so proud of Temple Students for Life and our team!

This is the passion of the Pro-Life Generation – a passion to show that we care deeply about both mom and baby and that we believe in educating our peers to expose Planned Parenthood’s shady business practices and their daily betrayal of women.

If you hear that Cecile Richards is coming to your campus and you want our #PinkFleet van to show up, email your Regional Coordinator as soon as you find out!PP Temple4

Don’t Mess with Texas Pro-lifers

Tuesday’s late night filibuster and temporary killing of Texas Senate Bill 5 was an epic moment in Texas abortion history.  The pro-life bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks – when babies feel pain – and force abortion facilities to hold to the same medical standards as other medical providers – preventing future Gosnell-type situations. But more than 1,000 pro-abortion supporters were bused to the Texas State House by the taxpayer-funded organization Planned Parenthood to create a ruckus and sow confusion.

Despite having the votes of tireless pro-lifer supporters in the Senate, the final vote on the bill was tragically delayed because of a 12+ hour filibuster by pro-abortion State Senator Wendy Davis and shouting and other diversionary tactics of the pro-abortion crowd. This pushed the final vote past the midnight deadline, to 12:03am, three minutes too late to save lives.

All of Twitter was engaged, with users watching a live stream of the proceedings on the floor of the Texas Senate and making the hashtags #SB5 and #StandwithWendy trend. President Barack Obama even weighed in during the evening filibuster tweeting, “Something special is happening in Austin tonight #StandwithWendy.”

Despite not having enough votes to block the bill, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards led the charge, asking abortion supporters to shout and make noise to prevent the vote from happening, at one point even tweeting:

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Now, I’m obviously extremely disappointed with Tuesday night’s results and grateful that Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a 2nd special session to start this Monday, July 1st, to finally get the bill passed.

However, it leads me to an important question: Why don’t we see these tactics employed by our side of the issue?

Why don’t pro-lifers bus in by the hundreds when state legislatures are debating crucial bills that will save lives? Where are our courageous modern Thaddeus Stevens’ in the state houses who will filibuster and do all that they can to make sure the rights of the pre-born and their moms are protected? The majority of Americans are with us on the issues – yet we can’t dedicate a day of our lives to standing up for what’s right?

I know those folks are out there, but I think our biggest challenge is that they aren’t plugged into the pro-life community and asked by their local pro-life organizations to engage. And honestly, that’s what Students for Life is attempting to change, with over 750 active groups nationwide.

Now, I’m not saying that these kinds of courageous, outspoken pro-life folks don’t exist – they certainly do in Texas and the next special session is the perfect time for them to stand up and say, “Don’t mess with Texas babies!” We definitely will not resort to the violence the other side employs or the demonic chanting and hysterics, but we can engage and shouldn’t be afraid to. After all, think about what we are fighting for.

Abortion is a matter of life and death. Let’s start acting like it.

Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ is Business as Usual for Planned Parenthood

BizAsUsualToday Students for Life of America joins several other top pro-life organizations outside the closing arguments of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial for a noon press conference and prayer vigil.

The following is text of remarks from Tina Whittington, SFLA Executive Vice President, as prepared:

“Through this trial, America has been made aware of the corrupt and dirty practices committed at abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors. We hope that today marks the beginning of justice for the women who died through his depraved negligence and for the babies who were brutally murdered after botched abortion attempts that delivered them alive and healthy, as well as those killed while still in the womb.

“We are here today because we want to open the eyes of every American even further, to let them know that this is not an isolated incident for big abortion businesses. The shocking horrors revealed through the testimonies in this trial are nothing more than business as usual for Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry.  Planned Parenthood has tried to distance itself from the mom and pop chop shops like Gosnell’s, but we know that the same things are occurring behind their closed doors, too.

“Only 30 miles from where we are standing, Planned Parenthood Wilmington Center in Delaware has sent five women to the emergency room since January. It had to stop doing abortions because of unsafe and unsanitary conditions similar to the ones found at Gosnell’s abortion mill. One nurse said of the operating room, ‘It’s not washed down, it’s not even cleaned off. It has bloody drainage on it.’ She also said patients ‘could be at risk of getting hepatitis, even AIDS.’

“One month ago, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist from Florida testified that a baby born alive during an abortion should be allowed to be killed. She said, and I quote: ‘We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.’ Gosnell routinely killed babies born alive after an abortion – often by cutting their spinal cords. Apparently that’s a decision Planned Parenthood supports a physician like Gosnell making.

“The tragedies that occurred at Gosnell’s abortion clinic are happening 915 times every day in Planned Parenthoods across the United States. This is business as usual for the abortion industry – and I mean ‘business’ literally. Gosnell was a multi-millionaire and Planned Parenthood makes at least $150 million from abortion every year.  Gosnell and Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood, earn their living off the pain and crisis of vulnerable women. In every abortion the humanity of the child is discarded and the mother used for profit.

“This trial and the gruesome testimony given should be a wakeup call to America. Make no mistake, the crimes of Gosnell, as horrific and shocking as they appear to be, are simply business as usual at Planned Parenthood and abortion facilities in America. I want to thank everyone here today for coming together to pray with us to seek justice for Gosnell’s victims and the 55 million victims of legal abortion in this country.”

President Obama Embraces Planned Parenthood Again

President Obama spoke today at the 2013 Planned Parenthood National Conference in Washington, D.C..  Reciting the same tired talking points and misleading claims, Obama touted Planned Parenthood as a health care provider stating that, “women need access to affordable healthcare.”  Obama also shared the anecdotes of women who have been helped through Planned Parenthood services.  Like a woman who was diagnosed with a disease that could have caused her to be infertile but through Planned Parenthood’s affordable contraceptive care she now has two beautiful children, stating “that’s what Planned Parenthood is all about.”

“It is shocking to state that Planned Parenthood is all about the birth of children when we know that 92% of their prenatal services are abortion,” stated Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life.  “Not to mention the fact that Planned Parenthood is not a general health care provider like President Obama painted them today.  Planned Parenthood is about big abortion from their sales pitch to women in crisis all the way to their wallet.”

With 8,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers meeting the real health care needs for women, that do not have to sell abortion in order to remain in business, the question has to be asked don’t women deserve better than Planned Parenthood?   With Obama’s closing remarks of, “God bless you, and God bless Planned Parenthood,” another question is raised. Can God bless an organization that ends the life of 915 pre-born children every day in the United States?  “As long as you keep doing what you are doing, you will have a President who will keep fighting for you,” said Obama.  Make no mistake. He is fighting to see abortion on demand and not in defense of these 915 innocent children killed every day for the financial gain of Planned Parenthood.