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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
Over 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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.