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MRL Responds to St. Louis Fire Department Report on Planned Parenthood

The following is a statement from Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life:

The St. Louis Fire Department released a report of the medical emergency calls placed by the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion mill from 1/1/09 through 4/6/16. This report was released in the settlement of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against it by Operation Rescue in 2013. The report showed that 58 emergency calls were placed requiring ambulance services at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion mill. Many of these calls were due to life-threatening conditions. On May 13, 2016, an additional ambulance was seen at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood. Clearly, the facility is a danger to women, as well as their babies.

Missouri Right to Life has written and lobbied for the passage of a law that would require more detailed reporting and regular, frequent, and thorough inspections and audits of abortion mills. These requirements will hold the abortion industry accountable. Sadly, this legislation has not passed both the House and the Senate.

There is no sign that Planned Parenthood will cease its barbaric practices. How many more women will be harmed before the Missouri legislature sends this bill to the Governor?

Activist Judge Chooses to Ignore Missouri Law and Sides With Planned Parenthood

COMO-PPJudge Nanette K. Laughrey has blocked the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) from revoking Planned Parenthood’s license.

The good news, so far, is that the University of Missouri has stood by their decision to revoke the “refer and follow” privileges of abortionist Dr. Colleen McNicholas. So, there can be no abortions at the Columbia clinic at this time.

However, Planned Parenthood in Columbia can keep their doors open. DHSS issued the business license for PP to operate with the stipulation that they would have a physician on staff that had hospital privileges.

On Wednesday, Dec. 2 Judge Nanette extended the temporary restraining order against DHSS till late December. More to come…read more.

Read President Pro-Tem Ron Richard’s letter to Pro-Abortion Attorney General Chris Koster asking him to defend Missouri’s law: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2016/Attorney-General.pdf

U.S. Senate to Vote on De-Funding Planned Parenthood!

pp-take-actionOver the past several weeks, videos released by The Center for Medical Progress have shown top doctors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America casually discussing the harvesting and trafficking of body parts from unborn children killed by abortion.

MRL shares in the feelings of outrage and horror that must be impacting every American who has any regard for decency, justice and a respect for life. Enough is enough. It’s time to end public funding of this abortion giant!

The U.S. Senate will vote as early as Monday, August 3, on a bill – strongly backed by National Right to Life – that would cut off all federal funds to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and all of its affiliates.

MO Senator Roy Blunt is one of the many lawmakers involved in recent efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Last week, he signed a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell calling for her cooperation in a full investigation into the practices of the organization.

And this week he helped introduce Senate bill 1881 to fully de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Upon introduction of the legislation, Senator Blunt said, “The video footage of Planned Parenthood executives continues to raise deeply troubling questions, and, like most Americans, I am appalled by the disturbing actions these videos describe,” said Senator Blunt.  “It is clear that Planned Parenthood is not the right place for any federal dollars.  We will ensure every dollar taken away from Planned Parenthood will go toward women’s health care through our community health centers and other providers.”

Click here or call (202) 224-6154 to contact Sen. McCaskill and urge her to vote in support of “Sen. Ernst’s bill, S. 1881, to de-fund Planned Parenthood.” And be sure to thank Sen. Blunt for his efforts!

Woman Hurt at Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility in MO

Below is a press statement from Coalition for Life regarding a suspected botched abortion that occurred at the Planned Parenthood of the Greater St. Louis Region on Saturday March 7th, 2015.

This incident illustrates why we need annual abortion clinic inspections! Please contact your Senators and encourage them to take up and pass HB 190 or SB 33, the “Women’s Protection Act” requiring annual inspection of abortion facilities.

BREAKING: Woman Severely Hurt at Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility

Coalition for Life Statement

On Saturday March 7th, at approximately 2:20 PM, Kenneth Capps, a Coalition for Life volunteer, witnessed the arrival of a fire truck and Emergency Response Team to Planned Parenthood of the Greater St. Louis Region on Forest Park Ave.

This was followed by an ambulance which arrived at the clinic at 2:35 PM. At 2:45 PM, the emergency responders came out of the main entrance, carrying a woman on a stretcher. Eye-witness, Kenneth Capps, commented of her appearance:

“The woman had blonde hair, appeared to be about in her thirties, was extremely pale and could be heard audibly wailing.”

We highly suspect that the emergency lengths taken in this situation and as witnessed by Kenneth were the result of a botched abortion.

On Monday March 9th, our staff attempted to reach Planned Parenthood regarding this incident; however, no one was available for comment.

Click here for a PDF Version of this report.

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Despite Planned Parenthood’s very vocal and public assertion that “in-clinic abortion procedures are very safe”, we continue to witness and receive reports of ambulance sightings at the clinic off of Forest Park Ave.

The above sighting is the latest of the 28 that have been recorded since 2009.

Please click here to view a full gallery of photos from this incident.”

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.

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