Wednesday STOPP Report
2012-09-12

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This information-packed weekly e-newsletter is the voice of STOPP, American Life League’s project that exposes the true nature of Planned Parenthood and documents its anti-life, anti-family programs. The Wednesday STOPP Report also spells out what dedicated grassroots pro-lifers can do to counter Planned Parenthood. Wednesday STOPP Report subscribers also receive special e-mail updates offering an in-depth look at timely pro-life issues.

 

In This Issue

  • Former Komen exec ready to fight 'Planned Bullyhood'
  • Autopsy attributes Tonya Reaves' death to Planned Parenthood abortion
  • Dublin declaration: Abortion never needed to save mother's life
  • Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary: Lest we forget
  • Planned Parenthood rally at Democrat convention flops
Former Komen exec ready to fight 'Planned Bullyhood'

Take this, you bully! With the release of her new book, Planned Bullyhood, Karen Handel delivers a gut punch to Planned Parenthood following vicious attacks on her by the abortion giant and its allies.

Handel is the former senior vice president of public policy at Komen for the Cure. Her book tells the fascinating inside story of Komen’s struggle to rid itself of the Planned Parenthood stench that plagued Komen for years. The fight climaxed at the end of January 2012 when the Associated Press released----at the behest of Planned Parenthood----an article saying Komen was pulling funding from the abortion giant.

The book details how Komen tasked Handel with “identifying options to disengage from Planned Parenthood,” and then threw her under the proverbial bus when Planned Parenthood made her its target. Planned Parenthood pegged Handel, she says, as the pro-life person inside Komen who they said was solely responsible for Komen’s anti-Planned Parenthood decision.

Planned Bullyhood gives valuable insight to all who are fighting Planned Parenthood, and is sure to inspire those who are being bullied and held hostage by the abortion giant to fight back.

The book shines a light inside the Komen organization in the months leading up to the decision that it would phase out the Planned Parenthood grants. It also details the events that occurred during the period after the story broke, when Komen was under intense attack. Those events ended in Komen doing a 180-degree turn and capitulating to Planned Parenthood----against Handel’s advice. It details how the billion dollar abortion and social engineering business flexed its political muscle and unleashed its wrath in a premeditated, highly coordinated attack on its former ally, crying “war on women.”

Prior to the decision to cease new grants to PP, Handel says that dealing with the fallout from funding the nation’s largest abortion chain was taking a huge toll on Komen’s ability to pursue its mission. “The Planned Parenthood issue was nearly consuming the organization. I was spending more than half of my time dealing with it,” Handel says in the book.

The Planned Parenthood grants were referred to internally by Komen president Liz Thompson, Handel says, as “crappy” grants, because they were “low quality grants that were not particularly impactful.” They did not meet the standards of measurable results that Komen wanted to step up to. Komen had awarded these crappy grants for at least two decades, Handel says.

She details the problems with some of the Planned Parenthood grants in the book:

The more I learned about the Planned Parenthood grants, the more I understood exactly why Komen had to change its granting strategy. One grant claimed it would save 450 women from dying of breast cancer. That is an amazing claim and one that we all wish were true. Of course, there was no way for Planned Parenthood to guarantee this as an outcome to its program.

Another Planned Parenthood chapter received grants for at least two consecutive years to fund breast evaluation and management of low-risk women between the ages of 18 and 39 in order to avoid unnecessary treatment and to minimize the burden on the healthcare system from the so-called worried well. This grant was particularly odd to me and had the smell of flowery application wording, focused more on keeping the dollars flowing than on actually addressing a real need.

Add to that the fact that Planned Parenthood had been barred from receiving state government money in several states, and Komen’s own contracts required that if “an organization was debarred from receiving state or federal funds, the organization’s grant would be revoked.” That was a straightforward statement that left no discretion on the part of Komen, Handel says. It was in breach of its own contracts by not revoking the grants.

Komen’s travail during the period after the defunding story broke, its pathetic floundering during that time, and its total reversal after a taking a thorough beating by Planned Parenthood and its allies illustrate how Planned Parenthood can effectively infiltrate, use, and then destroy an organization without an iota of remorse----if that organization does not have “the stomach for the fight.”

Handel’s book gives an inkling of the incredible breadth of Planned Parenthood’s toxic network, and the extent to which the abortion mammoth will go when it senses it is being ostracized for its abortion business.

Anyone who followed the Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle and wondered what in the world was going on at Komen during those days when Komen was attempting to sever ties with Planned Parenthood will be fascinated to learn the details.

Planned Parenthood literally tried to destroy Komen, Handel says, even though Komen had handed PP millions of dollars in grants and some Komen executives had established what they thought were friendships with Cecile Richards and other Planned Parenthood operatives. Some Komen affiliate leaders had been PP board members in the past and vice versa. Komen thought that, because of mutual respect and friendship, it could accomplish an amicable split. But the battle that ensued showed there was no friendship or respect involved on the part of the abortion giant.

The amount of money involved in the Planned Parenthood grants----around $680,000----was inconsequential to Planned Parenthood and to Komen. It comprised much less than one percent of the annual budget of each entity. Yet it became the battleground for a Komen bloodbath.

Contrary to Planned Parenthood claims, no woman would go without services if the Komen grants were discontinued. “Planned Parenthood didn’t provide mammograms,” Handel says. “Their education programs were duplicative and there was virtually no way to determine what, if any, tangible, meaningful results were achieved,” she says.

Because of Planned Parenthood’s incessant, merciless bullying, Komen, in the end, handed over its lunch money, allowing Planned Parenthood to say who does and does not get grants from Komen.

For her part, Handel resigned her position with Komen immediately after Komen caved so that she could tell the true story about what happened. Planned Bullyhood gives voice to her intention to stand and fight Planned Parenthood. In introductory remarks, Handel says:

This is the true story of Komen’s real motives, Planned Parenthood’s tactics, and my role in it all. The tyrannical leftist infrastructure----Planned Parenthood, Obama, the DNC, the media----joined forces to conduct a crushing shakedown of Komen and bully it into submission. Planned Parenthood was Obama’s consigliere and the DNC’s enforcer. It was Planned Bullyhood. It was planned. And it was bullying. And the bullying won’t stop until it is exposed—and we stand up to it.

In closing the book, Handel is adamant:

This battle has just begun. In order for it to end in victory for the First Amendment, for freedom of association, for the freedom to choose whom and what to fund we----you and I----must find the courage to stand up to groups like Planned Parenthood. . . .

The only way to stop those who politicize the apolitical, hold hostage those who dare to disagree, and bully their way to taxpayer money is to fight back.

The question is this: Are we ready to fight back against these bullies? I am.

We applaud Karen Handel for bringing the fight to Planned Parenthood. You can order her book and donate to help distribute it to our nation’s leaders before the upcoming election here.


Autopsy attributes Tonya Reaves' death to Planned Parenthood abortion

Operation Rescue has obtained a copy of the autopsy report on 24-year-old Tonya Reaves, who died recently following the “safe, legal” Planned Parenthood abortion of her 16-week-old preborn baby.

The report concludes that she died as a result of a hemorrhage resulting from cervical dilatation and evacuation due to an intrauterine pregnancy.

According to Operation Rescue, the abortion took place at the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood, 18 S. Michigan in Chicago. But Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center webpage indicates that it provides abortion pill abortions at that location----that in-clinic abortions are committed not at the Loop Health Center but at two other PP locations in Chicago, prompting concern that the facility was not set up for the second trimester surgical abortion perpetrated on Reaves.

Operation Rescue’s analysis of the autopsy report shows:

• She was a healthy woman who was approximately 16 weeks pregnant at the time of her abortion, well into the second trimester.

• She suffered from an incomplete abortion. The medical examiner discovered pieces of placenta still attached to the inside of her womb even after a second abortion done by the hospital to remove fetal remains left by Planned Parenthood.

• She suffered a 3/16 inch uterine perforation near forcep impression marks. D&E abortions involve dismembering the baby in the womb and removing the pieces with forceps.

• She suffered an “extensive” perforation of her broad uterine ligament with a possible severing of her left uterine artery as a result of her abortion. This accounted for the internal bleeding that was discovered only too late by the hospital trauma team.

• There were 1-1.5 liters of blood and clots inside her abdominal cavity. The human body holds roughly five liters of blood. Reaves bled about 30 percent of her total volume of blood into her abdomen, and that does not account for the amount of blood lost through what was likely substantial vaginal bleeding due to the retained fetal remains.

• In a vain attempt to save her life, the hospital trauma team performed an emergency hysterectomy on Reaves.

It is believed that Planned Parenthood’s medical director, Carolyn Hoke, was responsible for Reave’s abortion. Planned Parenthood had agreed one week prior to the botched abortion to pay the state of Illinois $367,000 to settle a Medicaid fraud case against Hoke.

Though legal, Planned Parenthood abortions are not safe. Each and every abortion kills an innocent human being. Incidents of maternal death due to abortion are not rare. Tonya Reaves is a case in point.

STOPP exists to help you eliminate Planned Parenthood from your community. Visit our website today, study our proven plan for defeating Planned Parenthood, and implement it ASAP. To book one of our speakers, contact [email protected].


Dublin declaration: Abortion never needed to save mother's life

Countering Planned Parenthood’s constant assertion that abortion is necessary to save the lives of expectant mothers, a declaration has emanated from experts at an international maternal health symposium in Dublin that rebukes that assertion.

The “Dublin declaration” on maternal healthcare says:

As experienced practitioners and researchers in obstetrics and gynecology, we affirm that direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.

We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child.

We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.

Healthcare professionals with specialties across a broad spectrum were in attendance at the symposium where new research was presented on such subjects as high-risk pregnancies, cancer in pregnancy, fetal anomalies, mental health, and maternal mortality.

American Life League’s Judie Brown issued a statement, saying, in part:

Time and time again, research continues to debunk the false arguments and propaganda used to justify the murder and dehumanization of preborn children. The latest data presented at the international scientific symposium validate the position that American Life League has maintained since our inception: Abortion is not needed to save a mother's life.

The conclusions [of the symposium experts] blow the whistle on what abortion industry propagandists and their bought-and-paid-for politicians have always known: There is no medical condition that requires the direct termination of one life to preserve the other.

While celebrating these results, we must continue to fight for and uphold the dignity of every human being's life. We must always defend and promote the preborn's inherent right to life.


Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary: Lest we forget

Our friend and colleague in the fight against Planned Parenthood, Jenifer Bowen, head of Iowa Right to Life, sends this note entitled “Let’s never forget.” It is a poignant reminder, in the wake of the 11th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, of our obligation to aid the least of our brothers and sisters by praying at Planned Parenthood.

It's hard to believe it has been 11 years since that tragic day. That morning being just a brief snapshot of time. 2,976 people died. Some in an instant. Some knew only shock, disbelief, horror as they traveled on hijacked planes to their deaths. Some were helpless to save themselves and waited for death to come for them.

Mothers, fathers, grandparents, businessmen and women, first responders, members of the clergy----their lives were in full motion. And just like that. Ended. With no warning. With no chance to defend themselves. Dead.

As a native New Yorker, then a Pennsylvanian, and now an Iowan, I was devastated that day in ways I still cannot articulate. We all were. We stood still. We cried. We wailed. We screamed in utter dismay at the television screen. We hugged our family and friends, tighter and more often.

Just over 4,000 days have passed since September 11, 2001.

Almost every single day in those 4,000 days, an estimated 4,000 babies, have lost their lives. In what should be the safest place in the world----their mother's womb.

Close to 1.5 million lives have ended every single year since that day.

In that time, more than 16 million unborn lives ended before they drew their first breath. Who were they created to be? Surgeons----fathers----mothers----teachers----pastors----bakers----scientists----actors----authors----pilots----librarians----firemen----astronauts? Who? We will never know.

Girls and boys who never got to take their first breath, to live their lives, to dream about who they wanted to grow up to be.

On September 11, 2001, we watched in terror as terrorists took the lives of so many of our countrymen and women into their own hands----and mercilessly killed them.

Abortion continues to kill millions of our sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Where are we? Are we standing still? Are we crying? Wailing? Screaming in utter dismay at the television screen, at images of babies starved, scorched, dismembered?

We as Americans had NO control over the terrorists' deadly plans that day. In contrast, we DO have control over the relentless slaughter of our future generations.

Get involved. Join us this fall as we pray outside of at least 12 of the more than 20 Iowa Planned Parenthoods.

Smile at the girl at the grocery store. She may be wrestling with a life-ending decision and your welcoming face may be what she needs at that moment.

Speak, with the courage that only comes from telling the truth, to your neighbors, friends, family, and strangers regarding the realities of abortion.

STAND with us for LIFE. For a world where every woman confronted with a pregnancy knows she has support. For a world where every baby is welcomed into this world to live, to breath, to dream.

You will find all the information you need to Bring Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary on our website. Please join us today in this important campaign that will deliver the victory against Planned Parenthood, and send us your stories and about Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary by replying to this newsletter.


Planned Parenthood rally at Democrat convention flops

Contrary to Planned Parenthood’s plan, not only were women not watching at its rally at the Democratic National Convention----very few were even there. Though Planned Parenthood was front and center at the convention with its head honcho, Cecile Richards, giving a talk, it couldn’t seem to draw a crowd at its “Women are Watching” political rally. Examiner.com is reporting that the Democrats erected a huge stage in a large plaza in downtown Charlotte where the infamous Sandra Fluke would stand, and later tweet that “Looking from the stage, it was a pink sea of support.” Some close-up pictures were produced that made it appear that a lot of people were there.

Enter political reporters Mary Katherine Ham and John McCormack, who dropped by and took wide angle pictures, showing a huge plaza with only a few people scattered here and there. In one of the photos, a pink vagina costume lay abandoned on the brick pavement. Women are watching, but they are not the Planned Parenthood variety. Pro-life women are watching----and working with STOPP----to end Planned Parenthood’s war on women, families, and the preborn. We are committed, we are well organized, we are highly visible, and we are here to stay.