Wednesday STOPP Report - May 20, 2020

Planned Parenthood is an abortion business

By Jim Sedlak

Internet “fact checkers” are continually insisting that Planned Parenthood is NOT an abortion business. Planned Parenthood, for its part is doing everything in its power to prove that it is. The “fact checkers” either have an agenda (duh), or they are just ignorant.

Let’s just look at the “facts” from Planned Parenthood.

  • In 2018, it operated a record number of abortion centers—375.
  • Also, in 2018, it operated more abortion centers than the rest of the industry combined.
  • Planned Parenthood committed 345,672 abortions in 2018—its largest annual body count in its history.
  • In 2019, Planned Parenthood added 18 more abortion centers across the country.
  • In 2020, during the pandemic, it closed some non-abortion facilities, but fought in court to keep its killing centers open.
  • As the country begins to move to Phase 1 of the recovery, Planned Parenthood boldly announces it will have eight new abortion centers in six weeks.

The first of these new abortion facilities is in Waukegan, Illinois, where Planned Parenthood opened an 18,024 square-foot mega-abortion center last week. Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ website says it will do both surgical (in clinic) and medication abortions in Waukegan.

According to a Planned Parenthood press release, the Waukegan Health Center, 1601 N Lewis Ave, becomes PPIL's newest Mission Site, joining six other health centers strategically chosen to meet growing patient needs statewide. Waukegan is the 30th mega-abortion facility opened by the Planned Parenthood Federation and the fourth in the state of Illinois.

Planned Parenthood, itself, revealed that the ability to commit abortions on both Illinois and Wisconsin mothers was a “critical factor” is establishing this particular center. ALL’s associate group, Pro-Life Wisconsin, reports that Jennifer Welch, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, said in a statement that “the proximity to Wisconsin — a state that poses stringent legal barriers to abortion — was a critical factor in choosing the location.” 

Last week, another Planned Parenthood affiliate—Planned Parenthood of Michigan—made a major announcement in the expansion of its abortion business. The announcement came as part of an article in Between the Lines, a project of PrideSource. The article was about Planned Parenthood’s “ability to adapt swiftly in times of crisis.” Specifically, it concerned telemedicine abortions and how quickly Planned Parenthood in Michigan has implemented this killing method during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the article, Lori Carpentier, Planned Parenthood of Michigan president and CEO, described Planned Parenthood’s rapid expansion of access to medication abortion via telemedicine in the last few months. Carpentier said, “The original plan was to roll that out in our nine centers that were presently offering medication abortion in the center over the next nine months or so, with about one a month. But instead … once the COVID virus hit, one of the first things we did was to accelerate that with some group training … and we rolled it out in about 10 days instead.”

The article reported that the rest of the Planned Parenthood Michigan health centers that had not offered medication abortion services would be offering it both in person and via telemedicine within the next six weeks. If that happens, it will mean an additional seven killing centers in Michigan by June!

If all that happens, it will result in Planned Parenthood Michigan becoming the 12th affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America to commit surgical or medication abortions at every one of its centers. 

The social media “fact checkers” can say what they want, but the facts are that Planned Parenthood is primarily focused on abortions. It is occurring all across the country. Planned Parenthood Keystone (in Pennsylvania) defied government orders to shut down and said it would continue operations “for abortion services only” but suspended all other in-person services.

Planned Parenthood’s slogan should be “A dead baby. No matter what.”

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


HEROES Act could mean millions for Planned Parenthood

In 2014, Planned Parenthood gave Nancy Pelosi its top award—the Margaret Sanger Award. Six years later, she is still working for Planned Parenthood’s murderous goals.

On Friday, May 15, Pelosi delivered for Planned Parenthood when she got HR6800—the 1,815-page Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (known as the HEROES Act) passed in the House of Representatives by a minority of congressional members on a vote of 208-199. 

The bill contains a number of items that will result in huge financial rewards for Planned Parenthood and more preborn babies being murdered.

There are three specific areas of the bill that could mean millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood:

  1. 1.     Division A, Title VI—Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education—Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund—Health Care Provider Relief Fund

Division C, Title VI, Subtitle A—Assistance to Providers and Health System—HEALTH CARE PROVIDER RELIEF FUND—SEC. 30611

  1. The bill creates a novel Health Care Provider Relief Fund containing $100 billion to “reimburse…eligible health care providers for…expenses or lost revenues to prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19” (pg. 570). Eligible health care providers are defined as those that provide “diagnostic or testing services or treatment to individuals with a confirmed or presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19” (pg. 585). Given that some Planned Parenthood clinics offer primary care and may choose to provide the services outlined, they may be eligible for these funds. The fund is authorized in Division C (beginning pg. 570) and appropriated in Division A (pg. 87).
  2. 2.     Division I, Small Business Provisions—AMENDMENTS TO THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (beginning pg. 821)
    1. The CARES Act provided funding for federally guaranteed, forgivable loans to small businesses and non-profits. It applied the Small Business Administration’s affiliation rules to determine whether applicants qualified for this assistance. Planned Parenthood, which has 16,000 employees nationwide, would have exceeded the 500-employee threshold if the Trump Administration had determined Planned Parenthood affiliates needed to be counted together. The HEROES Act removes the affiliation rule from the PPP. All nonprofits are now eligible for consideration, and Planned Parenthood may no longer be excluded due to its number of employees.
    2. 3.     Division Q, Title I—Provisions Relating to State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Workers (pg. 1527).
      1. The bill creates a COVID-19 Heroes Fund that will issue grants for employers to pay individual essential workers $13/hour up to $10,000 above normal employee earnings until 60 days after the last day of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Nothing bars abortion clinic employees from eligibility for this premium pay. In fact, the bill states that essential workers include “[h]ealth care work physically provided in outpatient settings (including… other clinics,… ambulatory surgical centers, and other related settings).” Nothing precludes Planned Parenthood, which has been deemed essential in several states, from applying for grants to provide its employees with this premium pay.

In addition, the following sections of the bill will provide more money for the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood. The “Hyde Amendment” prohibits the federal government from paying for some abortions (it includes exceptions for rape, incest, and mother’s life).

  1. 4.     Division C, Title III—Private Insurance Provisions, Subtitle B—Worker Health Coverage Protection (pg. 402-448)
    1. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gave workers who lose health benefits the right to continue coverage for a limited period if the worker pays the full premium plus administrative costs. The HEROES Act provides that, between March 1, 2020–January 31, 2021, the government will pay 100% of the premiums for COBRA continuation coverage. Many employer-sponsored health care plans include elective abortions, but no Hyde protections were applied to ensure that taxpayer dollars would not finance abortion-covering plans. 
    2. 5.     Division A, Title III—Financial Services and General Government (FSGG)—Coronavirus State Fiscal Relief Fund and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Relief Fund (pgs. 22-33)
      1. These two relief funds, which lack clear pro-life protections, appropriate $540 billion for states and $375 billion for local governments to respond to and replace lost revenues due to COVID-19. It is unclear whether the wording prevents FSGG funds from paying directly for abortion procedures. The bill does not prevent states or local governments from using the funding to cover other abortion facility expenses. 
      2. 6.     Division B, Title II—Additional Relief for Workers This division includes expansions of federal subsidies of employer-sponsored health insurance, including plans that cover abortion:  
        1. a.     Subtitle B—Section 20211 - Tax Credits to Prevent Business Interruption (pg. 236).
          1.                                                i.     Amends the employee retention credit created in the CARES Act, HR 748. This bill provided a credit to employers for 50% of employee wages for each calendar quarter. This included the employee’s group health plan expenses. Many employer-sponsored health plans include coverage for elective abortion. HR 6800 expands the credit to 80% of employee wages, but it does not include any Hyde protections to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund health plans that include elective abortion.
  2. b.    Subtitle C—Section 20221 - Credits for Paid Sick and Family Leave (pg. 267).
    1.                                                i.     H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, included tax credits for paid sick and family leave. Through this credit, taxpayers subsidize the cost of health insurance that may often include elective abortion. This bill extends the tax credit an additional calendar year but does not include any Hyde protections.

MANAGER’S AMENDMENT:

On Thursday, May 14, the House Committee on Rules adopted a Manager’s Amendment to HR 6800, the HEROES Act, offered by Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY). In 2014, Lowey received the very first “International Family Planning Hero” Award from Planned Parenthood and the UN. The amendment’s adoption automatically included it in the underlying bill. 

The Manager’s Amendment (Title VII—Other Matters, Sec. 30701) states that, both in this bill and provisions in past COVID-19 relief bills signed into law, no person shall be “excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination… based on any factor … such as… pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions…”. “Related medical conditions” has been recognized by the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a reference to abortion. If adopted, this provision could override the Hyde protections that have been included in this bill and in past COVID-19-related legislation: the CARES Act (HR 748), the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (HR 6201), and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (HR 6074).

The Manager’s Amendment also contains two provisions (SEC. 30307 and SEC. 30308) that provide funding to group health insurance plans. Neither provision includes any Hyde protection language to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund health plans that include elective abortion.

Although this bill seems to be dead on arrival in the Senate, reports are that the White House believes there should be additional stimulus given to the economy.

We encourage you to contact all three of your members of Congress and let them know that the above problems need to be corrected in this and any future bill.

NO money at all for Planned Parenthood.

NO money at all for the abortion industry.

That’s the objective.


The Price is Right gives $97,266 to Planned Parenthood

You’ve probably heard about “The Price is Right” game show donating almost $100,000 to Planned Parenthood. It did this by having a celebrity guest, RuPaul, and allowing him to pick a charity. He picked Planned Parenthood. We bring you today something we have not seen disclosed anywhere else.

“The Price is Right” program is filled with a large number of products, and contestants are asked to guess their retail prices. The contestant who comes closest to guessing the correct retail price, without going over the actual price, wins that product. In addition, the show contains a great many commercials. Below is a list of the products featured in the RuPaul episode and the products that were advertised on that particular show. 

Although it is not known if the manufacturers or advertisers knew the products/commercials were going to be used on the show featuring donations to Planned Parenthood, it would be a good idea for readers to contact them and make them aware of the situation and ask them to ensure that their products are not part of any future show giving money to Planned Parenthood or any other anti-life organization. 

The following provided products (either free or at reduced cost) used as prizes in the show:

Gucci Luggage

The Reef House Hotels (Australia)

Fujifilm Cameras

Galpin Motors (Mazda)

Danby (Wine Refrigerator)

Jimmy Choo

Pioneer Electronics

Carson Nissan 

Red Rock Casino/Spa (Las Vegas)

Vizio (Television)

Electra Bicycle Company

Hydrow

Lloyd Flanders

Bert’s Mega Mall (The Sea Doo Jet Skis)

Intercontinental Golf Resort & Spa (Fiji)

Plessers Appliance (appliances)

Wolf Gourmet

Turpin Meadow Ranch (Wyoming)

Tuttle-Click Automotive (Dodge)

The following companies/products were also advertised during the show:

OLAY® skin care

GEICO insurance

Macy’s

Brighthouse Financial

DOVE beauty products

Magnum Ice Cream

REXULTI®

Messenger Kids

Claritin® allergy

Banana Boat Sunscreen

Tide laundry products

CFP Certified Financial Planners (https://www.letsmakeaplan.org/)

Sargento® Food Products

Hyundai cars

Gain laundry products

Downy laundry products

ENTRESTO®

Budweiser

Jimmy Dean® breakfast

Please take note that “The Price Is Right” is an extremely popular show that first aired in 1956 in the United States. The current version of the show began in 1972 and was originally hosted by Bob Barker. Since 2007, Drew Carey has hosted the program. Advertisers and those who provide products to the show expect wholesome family entertainment. When you contact any of them, ask them to let the show know that they are upset about the Planned Parenthood donation and want the situation corrected. 

The program is owned by Fremantle, an international entertainment company headquartered in London, England. Its operations in the United States are handled by FremantleUS. FremantleUS also is responsible for many other shows including “America’s Got Talent” and “Family Feud.” 

You can contact both “The Price Is Right” and FremantleUS by using Facebook. 

  1. “The Price is Right at Night” clip of the RuPaul show is on its Facebook page. You and your family and friends can leave a comment here: https://www.facebook.com/ThePriceIsRightCBS/videos/3265968533421632/
  2. All Facebook users, including family and friends, can also send a direct message to FremantleUS on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FremantleUS/

Please be sure to let them know of your outrage.


David Daleiden files lawsuit

For those of you who have been following the persecution of David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt, and all those involved with the Center for Medical Progress, the time has come for them to strike back.

There have been numerous court appearances and a rigged civil trial of the CMP folks. In addition, a criminal case against them is coming—it’s just been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

But what has happened is that, in all the court testimony and depositions, it is clear that the accusations brought by the CMP against Planned Parenthood and others are all true. Witnesses have admitted under oath that the videos are accurate. The company, Stem Express, that was caught paying Planned Parenthood for baby body parts was heavily fined and is now out of business. There were investigations by both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Both found probable cause that crimes had been committed by Planned Parenthood and others and referred the case to the US Department of Justice. That the videos show actual conversations that took place is not in question. There is no charge of libel or slander. The pro-lifers told the truth and the pro-aborts don’t like it.

Over the years it has become clear to even the most casual observer that Planned Parenthood and the attorneys general of the State of California worked closely together to find a way to shut down the release of all the videos. The abortion giant knew it could not continue to exist if the truth became known.

So, David Daleiden has filed a lawsuit against those involved in the California cover-up. Both Kamala Harris (former attorney general of California and now a United States senator) and Xavier Becerra (current attorney general of California) are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Others named in the lawsuit are Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, the National Abortion Federation, StemExpress, and 14 other individuals. 

The lawsuit “seeks justice for a brazen, unprecedented, and ongoing conspiracy to selectively use California’s video recording laws as a political weapon to silence disfavored speech. David Daleiden became the first journalist ever to be criminally prosecuted under California’s recording law, not because of the method of video recording he utilized in his investigation—which is common in investigative journalism in this state—but because his investigation revealed and he published ‘shock[ing]’ content that California’s Attorney General and the private party coconspirators wanted to cover up. Defendants seek their ‘pound of flesh’ from Mr. Daleiden and to chill other journalists from investigating and reporting on that same content.” 

Daleiden and the CMP are represented in this lawsuit by the Thomas More Society (Chicago) and the Dhillon Law Group (California).

As we know, these lawsuits drag on forever. You can bet that Planned Parenthood and other defendants will do anything in their power to delay true justice.

Please pray for everyone involved with the Center for Medical Progress that God will bless their work and they will have the staying power to witness their ultimate victory.