St. Louis Planned Parenthood Hazardous to Women’s Health

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The following statement can be attributed to Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life:

Over the last 4 years it has been reported that more than 23 ambulances have been called to the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis. An inspection report issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, after a January 2013 inspection, details 14 pages of violations at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Although Planned Parenthood claims to have taken corrective action on these violations, the ambulances keep coming.

Following are some of the violations cited in the January 2013 inspection. Imagine the kind of care a woman receives with these violations and you will have no doubt as to why ambulances are a normal sight at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion clinic:

  • Violations of infection prevention protocols
  • Rusty surgical tables, suction abortion machines, IV stands, and other equipment
  • “Copious amounts of dust” in surgical rooms and on equipment
  • Retained left-over drugs that were supposed to be destroyed after a single use
  • Expired drugs
  • Expired postpartum balloons used to reduce hemorrhage after abortion

When you put the above facility violations with the following cited deficiencies in medical training, you will once again see why ambulances are still a normal sight at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion clinic:

  • Lack of appropriate drug-handling policies
  • Hiring individuals without performing a mandated search of the Employee Disqualification List

Missouri Right to Life calls upon our Missouri Legislators to protect women by passing legislation requiring greater oversight and accountability for abortion procedures. Missouri women deserve better than dirty clinics and untrained staff.

Ambulance Called to St. Louis Abortion Facility — AGAIN

On Friday, October 11, Coalition for Life intern Kayla Inman took the following picture of an ambulance at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis, the largest provider of abortion in Missouri.

Operation Rescue has previously reported 32 medical emergencies at this abortion clinic since January 2012.  This would be the 33rd. Mary Maschmeier of Defenders of the Unborn has documented 19 previous medical emergencies at this facility.

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No Abortions at Columbia, MO Planned Parenthood for Two Weeks During 40 Days campaign

Good news in Columbia! The latest update from 40 Days for Life:

A few days ago, I shared the great news about two 40 Days for Life locations in Iowa where Planned Parenthood facilities closed.

That makes 22 locations where 40 Days for Life vigils have been held on the public right-of-way outside — and the abortion centers shut down. Praise God!

Sometimes … the abortionist just stops showing up!

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The 40 Days for Life vigil in Columbia takes place outside a Planned Parenthood office that has had a hard time keeping an abortionist on the payroll.

For months at a time over the past few years, this center has been unable to offer surgical abortions because no one would perform them.

Earlier this week, the local team in Columbia learned that for at least two weeks, there will be no abortions at Planned Parenthood.

“We’re not sure what the reason is,” said Kathy in Columbia, noting that Planned Parenthood is being very tight lipped. They are just “not scheduling appointments in Columbia until March 27.”

“Please continue to join us on the sidewalk as we thank God for His gifts to us,” said Kathy.

Komen Confuses Relationship With Planned Parenthoo

The following statement can be attributed to Pam Fichter, President Missouri Right to Life:

Recent statements by Susan G. Komen for the Cure confuse the relationship Koman has with Planned Parenthood. Initial reports seemed to indicate that the Komen would no longer be funding Planned Parenthood. Based on those reports many pro-lifers celebrated what appeared to be a major victory. That victory is no longer clear or even certain.

The January 31st statement from Komen stated that, “the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities.” The U. S. House of Representatives is investigating Planned Parenthood to determine whether the abortion organization handles criminal conduct properly, or has mishandled federal funding to pay for abortions. Shortly after the news broke, Planned Parenthood began a shrill online campaign to bring Komen to its knees by bullying the organization into submission.

In today’s press release, Komen has confused the issue by promising that only “criminal” investigations will disqualify potential grantees, not political ones and that Planned Parenthood will remain “eligible” for future grants. In that statement Komen also said they,”will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.”

At this point it is difficult to discern whether today’s statement does in fact signal a “reversal” from Komen or how it will affect the foundation’s new commitment to directly fund organizations that provide mammograms. This would exclude Planned Parenthood, which does not perform the procedure.

Planned Parenthood is not in the business of fighting breast cancer; they’re in the business of performing abortions to the tune of more than 300,000 a year, which accounts for at least one-third of Planned Parenthood’s nongovernmental clinic income. In fact, Planned Parenthood has announced that all of their affiliates will be required to perform abortions. Also, evidence suggests that elective abortions significantly increase a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer. Something Komen has never acknowledged.

Missouri Right to Life strongly urges Susan G. Komen for the Cure and all cancer research organizations to approve no future funding to Planned Parenthood, the Nation’s largest single provider of abortions.

Victory for Life! Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cuts Ties to Planned Parenthood

The following statement can be attributed to Pam Fichter, President Missouri Right to Life:

Missouri Right to Life applauds Susan G. Komen for the Cure for its decision to end their financial support of Planned Parenthood.  Komen does great work in the areas of breast cancer awareness, detection, prevention, research and treatment. It is good that they have finally disassociated themselves with the Nation’s largest abortion chain, which is currently under investigation by the Federal Government.

Not only is Planned Parenthood in the business of killing innocent human beings, but undercover investigations in recent years have revealed that they are willing to cover up crimes against underage girls and have also falsely claimed to offer women mammograms. There is also significant evidence to suggest that abortion increases a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer.

We hope everyone who truly cares about women and want to see breast cancer defeated will join us in thanking Susan G. Komen for the Cure for separating themselves from America’s abortion giant by sending an email to news@komen.org.

There are better ways to make sure that poor women have access to breast cancer screenings than giving money to an organization that alone is responsible for roughly three hundred thousand of America’s annual 1.2 million abortions.

Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion-Referral Clinic in Jefferson City

Great news! The Jefferson City office of Planned Parenthood will close at the end of this month. In a statement to LifeNews, MRL president Pam Fichter said of the closing:

“This is wonderful news. Jefferson City is a very pro-life community and while this Planned Parenthood did not provide surgical abortions, we know that their purpose is to give out abortifacient drugs and do referrals for abortions. We are very glad that Planned Parenthood is no longer a part of the Jefferson City community.”

A few very dedicated Jeff City pro-lifers have had a constant weekly (Tuesdays 4:15 – 4:45pm) prayer vigil at this Planned Parenthood for NINE years. Trust in God includes trust in His timing – God is good!

The Jeff City Planned Parenthood office is merging with the Columbia facility which was one of only two abortion facilities in the whole state, but is not doing abortions at present because the abortion practitioner who had been working there was called to active duty in the military. Let’s hope this merging of resources doesn’t help them hire another abortionist anytime soon – or ever: Prayer for the Closing of an Abortion Mill.

Abortions Suspended in Columbia Again!

40DaysForLifeWe’re only one day into the fall 40 Days for Life campaign and there’s already good news. Here in Missouri, the Planned Parenthood in Columbia has lost yet another abortionist!

This is not the first time they have been without an abortion provider. PP in Columbia has gone through six different abortionists during the past two and a half years, including times during 40 Days for Life campaigns, and this facility has gone months at a time with absolutely no abortions. The physician they have on staff now has been called to active military service overseas so abortions will be suspended in October until they can find a replacement. Let’s pray they never do! Of course they are still making abortion referrals – mostly to the facility in St. Louis. We are praying for the efforts of all of our 40 Days for Lifers in both Columbia and St. Louis this fall! God bless you all!

Abortions to Resume in Columbia, MO This Week

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that after 16 weeks without abortions, the Planned Parenthood in Columbia, MO has found an abortion doctor who will start work there this Thursday, May 26. The Columbia Planned Parenthood represents one of only two abortion clinics here in Missouri, so the need for prayers and action as they attempt to resume this deadly practice is critical.

40 Days for Life of Columbia is asking all pro-lifers to please check your calendars, call your friends, bring your children and come to pray on the sidewalk this Thursday, May 26 anytime after 1:00pm. They expect to be there until 7:30 pm or later. As many as 15 women are expected to show up for abortions at this time.

The other bad news is that this new doctor will abort babies up to 13 weeks. This means surgical abortions, which have not been committed here since last summer. God has been listening to our prayers and we are praying for another miracle. We pray for the conversion of this doctor who will become an abortionist on May 26.

Planned Parenthood in Columbia is located at 711 N Providence Road. If you are able to come on Thursday, please send an email with ‘count me in’ in the subject line to columbia40daysforlife2@gmail.com. Of course, there can never be too many prayer supporters, so if you can not make it, please take a few minutes out of your Thursday afternoon to pause and pray for these women, children and especially for the abortionist!

ACTION: Tell the Senate to De-Fund Planned Parenthood!

On February 18, 2011, the House of Representatives adopted an amendment offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) to yank tens of millions of dollars from the Nation’s largest abortion provider, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), that it receives under Title X. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn and we need your help!

First, contact Sen. Blunt and Sen. McCaskill and ask them to vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood. As part of last week’s “budget deal,” the Senate will have a separate, stand alone vote this Thursday or Friday, April 14 or 15, on House Concurrent Resolution 36, which would cut off federal funds to PPFA and its affiliates (similar to the Pence Amendment).

If you have written to or called them already, please contact them again! Pro-abortion stalwarts will be pulling out all the stops to flood them with calls and emails telling them to vote no, so they need an avalanche of your calls and emails demanding that Planned Parenthood not receive your tax money.

When you write, here are some useful LifeNews.com news stories you can draw from to make your points to your elected officials:

Parenthood Report: Record Abortions Done in 2009
Videos Show Planned Parenthood Helping Sex Traffickers
Planned Parenthood Misleads on Offering Mammograms
Planned Parenthood Advises Man With STD to Donate Blood

The Senate will also vote on House Concurrent Resolution 35, which would remove funding for the entire Obama health care law that was enacted in 2010. The Obama health care law contains multiple provisions that will, if fully implemented, result in government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care. In addition, the Obama health care law contains multiple provisions authorizing funding of abortion and funding of health plans that cover abortion. Urge Senators Blunt and McCaskill to also vote to defund Obamacare.

Second, Missouri Right to Life desperately needs your financial support to continue this battle and the battle we are fighting for the unborn in our State Legislature and through other educational efforts throughout the State.

Please click here and give the maximum donation you can today so we can continue informing and activating pro-life people to stop Planned Parenthood!

We have never been as close to de-funding Planned Parenthood as we are now. Every contact you make and every donation you give puts us closer.

40 Days for Life and Planned Parenthood Bus Rally in Columbia, MO

For just a few years now there has been a peaceful 40 Days for Life presence outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Columbia, MO. Since these vigils have been going on PP has had a hard time keeping an abortionist on staff and have gone extended periods of time without committing abortions. They are currently without an abortionist and no abortions have been committed in the facility for eight weeks now, praise God!

There’s no doubt Planned Parenthood hates losing abortion services at any of their facilities, so I’m sure that’s why this particular PP was the focus of one of their big, ugly pink bus rallies (they were also in Springfield and St. Louis, MO). Of course, the word abortion was glaringly omitted from the bus, signs, t-shirts and I think even the entire rally (which I didn’t quite hear all of). That is because these rallies are about gaining momentum to counter pro-lifers’ campaign to defund Planned Parenthood and touting the other, seemingly non-controversial services they provide – most, if not all, of which are provided at many other places, even for low-income women without health insurance and none of which anyone is seriously talking about outlawing or anything of the sort.

I was able to make it to the rally, which was held on Saturday, with several other pro-lifers. While there I was interviewed by a reporter for the Columbia Missourian:

“We come out here because we believe that every life has value, every unborn child deserves a chance at life, and Planned Parenthood prevents that from happening in large quantities, every day, every year,” said Chelsea Zimmerman of Holts Summit.

She also took issue with its family planning services.

“The contraceptive mentality is anti-conception, basically, and so when conception happens, when contraceptives fail and conception happens, they need a back up plan and that’s what Planned Parenthood provides for them,” Zimmerman said.

Well, it’s not perfect, but it was the best I could come up with off the top of my head (after a quick prayer to the Holy Spirit!). The article is a little biased, at least in terms of how she reported the turn-out. She said that 40 Days for Life had 40 supporters show up. In truth it was about twice that and we looked pretty evenly matched up with the Planned Parenthood supporters, so I’m doubting the 150 number she came up with. I do think they had slightly more supporters than we did, but I’d still only give them a little over 100 at the most.

Here are a few pictures I took with my phone (my good camera’s battery was dead!!). Click each image for a larger version. Notice how the PP supporters couldn’t even line up in front of their own building. Love it! 40 Days for Lifers just took over the sidewalk right in front of the PP, so PP supporters had to line up to the side, across the street…or stand behind pro-lifers. Great job Mid-MO pro-lifers!!

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