A young woman sits in a clinic office, casually flipping through an intriguing little pink pamphlet. Like many other young women, she’s busy, she has health needs and concerns, and now she’s looking for resources. As she glances through the booklet, she reads,
“Get covered. Get Care…”
“Care. No matter what.”
Sounds pretty nice, right?
She may think so. She possibly may even inquire. Once again, Planned Parenthood has done a fine job of grabbing her attention and looking pretty in pink. That is, it has done a fine job of masking a chilling reality.
What this young woman most likely doesn’t know, is that according to its most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood ended the lives of 323,999 children by abortion in just one year (2013 to 2014.) That’s about 888 abortions per day, which means nearly 37 children lost their lives every hour.
Sadly, the heartbreaking story does not end here. 11 videos released by the Center for Medical Progress have exposed the harvesting and selling of body parts from these aborted children by Planned Parenthood. The videos provide evidence that Planned Parenthood abortionists have altered their procedures, harvested organs from intact babies, and profited from their sale, even without the mother’s consent. This has sparked enormous public outrage, statewide investigations, and calls to withdraw all federal funding from the abortion giant.
Even so, that’s not all. With the release of these shocking revelations, men, women, teens, and adults are now asking more questions:
What else might we not know about our nation’s largest abortion provider?
Is Planned Parenthood really all that it claims to be?
If Planned Parenthood is willing to harvest the parts of its aborted victims for the sake of profit, what else might it be willing to do?
We investigated, and here are the answers.
Safety of Care
On its website, Planned Parenthood states, “Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care.”
However, if we investigate Planned Parenthood’s safety of care in our own state of Illinois, what we find is astounding.
No Illinois Planned Parenthood facility has received a health and sanitary inspection in 16 years, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Here is the last inspection report from the Illinois Department of Public Health. By comparison, tanning salons, nursing homes, and Chicago restaurants are licensed and inspected by law an average of once every year.
Furthermore, no Illinois Planned Parenthood facility is licensed by the state (see the official statement from the IDPH here).
During this continuous time of no licensure and zero inspection, the following medical malpractice lawsuits have also been filed against Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Please be aware that this is a descriptive account.
- January 3, 2013: Illinois Planned Parenthood unlicensed abortion provider was sued for medical malpractice following the death of a 24-year-old woman. The young woman was killed after the abortionist tore her uterus during an abortion. The female patient was left to bleed on the operating table for five hours until she was finally transported to the hospital. Eleven hours after the abortion, the woman died, leaving behind a 1-year-old boy. A settlement agreement was reached for $2 million.
- February 13, 2009: Illinois Planned Parenthood unlicensed abortion provider was sued for medical malpractice following the death of another woman as a result of a torn uterus. A settlement was reached for $245,000.
- April 3, 2008: Illinois Planned Parenthood unlicensed abortion provider was sued for undisclosed medical malpractice. An undisclosed settlement was reached.
- May 18, 2004: Illinois Planned Parenthood unlicensed abortion provider was sued for rupturing the right side of a female patient’s uterus, after which the woman was forced to undergo a total hysterectomy. An undisclosed settlement was reached.
- December 17, 2002: Illinois Planned Parenthood unlicensed abortion provider was sued for failing to remove fetal body parts from a woman’s uterus, causing her severe pain and death. A settlement agreement was reached for $4 million.
- November 13, 2000: Illinois Planned Parenthood unlicensed abortion provider was sued for tearing a woman’s right uterine artery when the abortionist improperly used the surgical tools. As a result, the woman suffered amputation of the uterus and cervix, and permanent loss of her reproductive capabilities. An undisclosed settlement was reached.
In total, Planned Parenthood has received $42 million in funding from the State of Illinois in the past 5 years. However, they are not licensed, not inspected, and therefore not held to any medical standard to receive taxpayer money.
According to state filings, 40% of Planned Parenthood’s revenue comes from Medicaid. That being said, Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation for filing more than 500,000 false, fraudulent, or ineligible Medicaid claims, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom law firm. The fines for these charges are said to accumulate to over $5.5 billion.
Forty-four audits of Planned Parenthood affiliates have also uncovered a shocking total of at least $8.3 million in waste, abuse, and potential fraud in nine states, according to the latest report by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Here are the audits and their details, as documented in the report:
According to the report, an audit of Planned Parenthood of Illinois conducted from 2006 to 2007 by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Service’s Inspector General found 641 missing records, 31 instances of billing for services not covered by Medicaid, and 10 instances of billing for services performed by someone else, including improper procedure codes.
PPIL agreed to pay the state $367,000 as a settlement, while Planned Parenthood Westside Clinic paid the state $20,000. Nevertheless, even after committing such extensive overbilling, Illinois Planned Parenthood and its employees continue to receive increasing reimbursements from the state.
In 2004, State of California audits of Planned Parenthood San Diego and Riverside Counties revealed that the affiliates were billing Medi-Cal in excess of the costs for contraceptive barrier products, oral contraceptives, and Plan B products, totaling $5.2 million. The California Department of Health required Planned Parenthood to repay the amounts billed over the acquisition cost.
In 2010, the IRS audited Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) and found, at a minimum, “inaccurate information.” PPGG filed three sets of numbers with the IRS, with losses between $1.9 and $2.8 million. They also failed five out of nine of PPFA’s indicators of financial health in their 2004 accreditation review. In addition, the California Attorney General’s office reprimanded PPGG for not having filed copies of its tax documents for at least ten years.
The U.S. HHS –OIG conducted an audit of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut Inc. & Subsidiary in 1999 and found $18,791 of overbilling. Full audit and settlement records are still being collected.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals conducted an audit on one Planned Parenthood clinic and found evidence of improper billing. Planned Parenthood repaid the DHH $6,147.18 to settle the findings.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services conducted an audit of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in 2010 and found that they had billed Levonorgestrel IUD’s for almost double their actual cost under a certain procedure code. Planned Parenthood agreed to repay the state $33,294.83 as a settlement.
New York: $1,615,083.25
In January of 2009, New York State audited Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc./Margaret Sanger Center, uncovering overpayments that resulted in PPNYC repaying $207,809.00 to the state.
In June of 2009, New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General audited the Medicaid payments for family planning and reproductive health services paid to Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. Significant overpayments in the amount of $15,723.91 (inclusive of interest) were found. In response to OMIG’s audit report, PPHP said that it was unfair to request repayment or documentation “four to five years after the fact.”
In June of 2009, OMIG audited the payments to PPNYC/Margaret Sanger Center for diagnostic and treatment center services paid by Medicaid and found total overpayments of at least $1.2 million. They also found five improper practices:
- “Missing documentation”
- “Inadequate documentation of HIV pre-test counseling visit”
- “Visit billed for managed care client within network”
- “Medical entry not signed”
- “Incorrect rate code billed”
In December 2009, an audit of PPNYC’s Medicaid payments for family planning and reproductive health services by OMIG found overpayments of $886.26 (inclusive of interest). PPNYC had improperly billed Medicaid $719.55, and OMIG calculated $166.71 in interest, resulting in a repayment of $886.26.
In February/May of 2010, three audits of Planned Parenthood affiliates in New York discovered overbilling for six improper practices:
- “Multiple initial prenatal care visits”
- “Initial, follow-up, and postpartum services billed incorrectly after delivery”
- “Laboratory services billed fee for service that are included in the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) rate”
- “Ultrasound services and diagnostic procedure services billed fee for services that are included in the PCAP rate – facility billed”
- “Ultrasound services and diagnostic procedure services billed fee for services that are included in the PCAP rate – physician billed”
- “Vitamin and iron supplement services billed fee for service that are included in the PCAP rate.”
The audits found total overpayments of $136,061.08.
Texas: $640, 595.88
In July of 2009, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of the Inspector General, conducted an audit of Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso. It found several instances where subcontractors remained unpaid for their services. The outstanding billings totaled somewhere between $409,675.10 and $529,707.97. State sources are not sure if the billings will ever be repaid.
In March of 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, released an audit of the billings by Planned Parenthood of North Texas by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in 2008. Three categories of overbilling were found:
- Billing “Unrelated to Family Planning”
- “Incorrect billing”
- “Missing documentation”
The resulting overpayment totaled $129,028.00
In addition to this, a $4.3 million settlement was reached in the Reynolds False Claims Act Lawsuit in which a former employee accused Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of knowingly engaging in continued violations of federal and state law by utilizing company-wide billing policies for the purpose of maximizing revenue from government healthcare programs.
In 2000 and 2001, an audit of a Planned Parenthood clinic found “inflated billings.” An apparently “untenable and illicit agreement” resulted.
An audit conducted from 2007 to 2009 on Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest affiliate (PPINW) uncovered several instances of overbilling and other “irregularities,” which totaled $629,142.88 in overpayment. PPINW settled to pay only $354,000 back to the state. The audit uncovered the following:
- Seventeen instances of prescription drugs being dispensed without authorization
- Sixteen instances of missing or improper documentation
- Thirteen instances of billing the HRSA on contraceptives for more than their acquisition fees.
- One instance of billing for a pregnancy test not medically necessary
- One instance of billing medication in a bundled service as a separate commodity
- Two instances of oral contraceptives being ordered without a clinician’s signature and not following standing order protocol.
In May 2012, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest paid $11,453 back to the Medicaid program after concerned citizens alleged “questionable billing practices,” and an audit was conducted by the Washington Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
In August 2006, four separate audits of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin were conducted on payments made for physician office visits. They found that Planned Parenthood had billed Medicaid for non-covered services, which came to $1,990.16 in total overpayments. The audit recommended that Medicaid seek repayment.
In September of 2006, another audit conducted on payments to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin was conducted and found that Planned Parenthood billed for “duplicate and incorrect services,” in the total amount of $74.28. The audit recommended that Medicaid seek repayment.
In July of 2007, seven separate audits of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin were conducted on payments made for physician office visits. The audits found that Planned Parenthood had billed for non-covered services with potential overpayments in the total amount of $5,819.91. The audit recommended that Medicaid seek repayment.
In October 2010, an audit of payments made to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin uncovered billing for duplicate services (contraceptive implants and patches) with potential overpayments of at least $1,864.42. The audit recommended that Medicaid seek repayment.
In December of 2010, ten audits of payments made to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin found billing for duplicate services, with potential overpayments of $31,319.77. The audits uncovered that Planned Parenthood was “likely billing multiple times for each intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD).” The audit recommended that Medicaid seek repayment.
In August of 2012, an audit of payments to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin found duplicate and excessive billing for IUD’s, progesterone contraceptive injections, vaginal rings, and contraceptive patches, with $2,204.26 in overpayments. Once again, the audit recommended that Medicaid seek repayment.
“At Planned Parenthood, nothing matters more than the health and well-being of our patients.”
This statement is taken directly from Planned Parenthood’s website.
So the well-being of patients are Planned Parenthood’s top priority, right?
To the contrary, there have been several documented cases in which Planned Parenthood has illegally failed to report the sexual abuse of minors. As mandatory reporters, clinicians and medical professionals are required by law to report any suspected abuse or neglect of children. However, Planned Parenthood staff failed to do so and actually sent many young girls back into the hands of their rapists. Collected in areport by the Alliance Defending Freedom law firm, the cases are as follows:
The Alabama Department of Public Health documented that a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Mobile, Alabama failed to report the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl. Already a mother of two, the young girl received an abortion on April 9, 2014. Only nine days later, on August 18, 2014, she was presented for another abortion. In Alabama, an individual is deemed incapable of consent if he or she is less than 16 years old. Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood gave her the two abortions, sent her back home, and made no report to authorities.
Doe v. Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona
A 12-year-old girl was impregnated by her 23-year-old foster brother, according to court documents. The older man took the girl to Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona (PPCNA) for an abortion. InArizona, it is considered statutory rape for an adult 18 years or older to impregnate a girl younger than 15. However, the clinic failed to report the sexual abuse to authorities, and sadly it continued. Six months later, the man took the child back to the clinic for another abortion. It was five days later after this second appearance that Planned Parenthood finally notified the authorities. The girl eventually filed a lawsuit against PPCNA for failing to report the sexual abuse. The civil case was later settled.
State of Arizona v. Tyler Kost
In this ongoing case, Planned Parenthood in Tempe, Arizona is accused of failing to report the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by Tyler Kost. According to police, Planned Parenthood told the girl’s mother that it was not worth the “hassle” to report the assault, and they intentionally miscoded the situation as a “consensual encounter.” Kost was later charged with sexually assaulting several girls, some of which he assaulted after the Planned Parenthood failed to report the rape.
Fairbanks v. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region
An Ohio Planned Parenthood facility failed to report the sexual abuse and rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2004 after she came to the clinic for an abortion, following four years of sexual abuse by her biological father. The girl told a Planned Parenthood employee that she had been forced into doing things which she did not want to do. Furthermore, according to Ohio law, the age of consent is 18. Still, Planned Parenthood did not report anything to law enforcement. Instead, the girl was sent back home to suffer sexual abuse by her father for another 1 ½ years. The lawsuit against Planned Parenthood was eventually settled and the father was prosecuted and sent to prison.
Roe v. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region
An Ohio Planned Parenthood facility failed to report the suspected sexual abuse and rape of a 14-year-old girl when she came to the clinic to have an abortion after being impregnated by her 21-year-old soccer coach. The girl gave the clinic the coach’s number, in place of her father’s. Making no effort to verify the identity of her father, Planned Parenthood illegally failed to notify the girl’s parents and obtain their consent. After the abortion, the abuse continued. Eventually, the coach was found guilty of 7 counts of sexual battery. The court granted the child’s parents a partial summary judgement against Planned Parenthood’s for its failure to comply with the 24 hour waiting requirement in a civil case. The case was later settled.
State of Ohio v. Joseph Coles
During a criminal investigation, it was found that an Ohio Planned Parenthood facility failed to report the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl. Joseph Coles, boyfriend of the girl’s mother, had sexually abused and raped the girl for several years, and she became pregnant twice. After each of these pregnancies, she had abortions at two facilities, including Planned Parenthood. Neither Planned Parenthood nor the other facility notified the authorities, violating state laws and send the girl back to be raped.
Cary Smith (Sisk) v. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, et al.
A Colorado Planned Parenthood facility sent a 13-year-old girl back home with her rapist to endure several more months of sexual abuse after he brought her to the clinic to have an abortion. The man, who was her stepfather, had sexually abused and raped her for seven years. Planned Parenthood performed the abortion without parental notification or any report of suspected abuse (in Colorado, the age of consent is 15), which are both required by Colorado law. Smith was later prosecuted and imprisoned, and the girl’s mother brought a civil case against PPRM on the grounds that they “purposefully committed conduct which they must have realized as dangerous, and performed it heedlessly and recklessly, without regard to consequences, or of the rights and safety of others, particularly [the child].” The case was settled by Planned Parenthood.
People of the State of California v. Andrew King
During a criminal investigation, it was found that Planned Parenthood of California failed to report the sexual abuse and rape of a 14-year-old girl by swim-coach Andrew King. After King impregnated the 14-year-old girl, he brought her to Planned Parenthood in California for an abortion, according to the prosecution’s sentencing statement. Planned Parenthood made no report of sexual abuse and rape to law enforcement, even though it is considered statutory rape in California for someone 18 or older to impregnate a minor (someone younger than 18). Andrew King has been incarcerated for the sexual abuse of several young girls over a number of decades. It was not until one of his victims notified authorities that an investigation finally took place.
People of the State of California v. Gary W. Cross
During a criminal investigation, it was found that Planned Parenthood of California failed to report the sexual abuse and rape of a 13-year-old girl by her step-father, Gary Cross. Cross took her to a California Planned Parenthood clinic for a pregnancy test when she was already five and half months pregnant. Instead of notifying authorities of potential rape (considering the girl was well below the age of consent), they referred her for a late-term abortion and sent her back into the hands of her rapist. After the abortion, Cross continued to rape the girl for months, and it was not until later that he was finally convicted and incarcerated, through no help of Planned Parenthood.
People of the State of California v. Edgar Ramirez
During a police investigation, it was found that Planned Parenthood of California failed to report the continuous sexual abuse and rape of a 13-year-old girl by her father, Edgar Ramirez. In July of 2010, the girl was taken to Planned Parenthood for an abortion, under the cover of a made-up story that her boyfriend impregnated her. Without filing a report of potential rape, Planned Parenthood gave her the abortion and sent her back home to endure more sexual abuse and rape. Months later, she was impregnated again by Ramirez and taken back to Planned Parenthood for another abortion. This time, the doctor implanted an IUD in order to prevent future pregnancies. Once again, no report of potential abuse was made, by Planned Parenthood sending her back to be raped again. The following year, Ramirez was criminally prosecuted.
State of Connecticut v. Adam Gault
During a police investigation, it was found that Planned Parenthood in West Hartford Connecticut failed to report the sexual abuse and rape of a 15-year-old girl by her kidnapper, 41-year-old Adam Gault. In June 2006, the girl went missing for a year, during which Gault had locked her in a tiny room and raped her. After he impregnated the girl, she was taken to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. According toConnecticut law, it is illegal for an adult to impregnate anyone younger than 16. Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood made no report of suspected abuse to authorities. She was sent back home to endure continued abuse until authorities eventually found her, through no help of Planned Parenthood. Gault was eventually convicted and imprisoned.
State of Connecticut v. Kevon Walker
During a criminal investigation, it was found that Planned Parenthood in Norwich, Connecticut failed to report the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl by her 21-year-old boyfriend. The girl was impregnated three times in just six months and was subsequently taken to Planned Parenthood for three abortions in 2006. After failing to report the first statutory rape, Planned Parenthood sent the girl back to endure further rapes and sexual abuse. Her rapist was later convicted, through no help of Planned Parenthood.
State of Minnesota v. Paul James Frederick
During an investigation, it was found that Planned Parenthood failed to report the potential sexual abuse and rape of a 14-year-old girl by a 42-year-old man. Court documents recount that the man had “groomed”the young girl and had taken her to Planned Parenthood to get birth control. The age of consent is 16, according to Minnesota law. However, no report was made by Planned Parenthood. The man was later prosecuted for sexually assaulting the girl.
In addition to these documented cases, an undercover investigation was launched by the group, Live Action, in 2007 and 2008. It revealed that Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country were willing to ignore clear evidence of abuse and advise young girls on how to avoid the laws of parental consent, in order to give them secret abortions, ultimately sending the girls back into the hands of their rapists. In the following videos, an undercover investigator poses as a minor girl impregnated by a much older man. As she converses with Planned Parenthood staff about her situation and how she can obtain an abortion, their responses are shocking.
Planned Parenthood Bloomington, Indiana
In this video, a Planned Parenthood nurse acknowledges that she is required by law to report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl by a 31-year-old man to Child Protective Services. However, she advises the investigator, posing as the pregnant girl, on how to circumvent the parental notification laws and lie about the man’s age, in order that a report might not be written. After the release of the video, the Planned Parenthood nurse was suspended and fired, and the Indiana Attorney General opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood Indianapolis, Indiana
In this video, a Planned Parenthood nurse says that she doesn’t care about the age of the man, and she will not report the incident. As in Bloomington, the nurse advises the investigator on how to obtain a secret abortion and lie about the man’s age. After the video’s release, the staffer resigned.
Planned Parenthood Memphis, Tennessee
In this video, the investigator, posing as a 14-year-old girl impregnated by a 31-year-old man, is advised by a Planned Parenthood staffer to lie to the judge about the man’s age in order to circumvent parental notification laws. She also admits that she should report the incident, but she chooses not to. After the release of the video, Tennessee lawmakers voted to defund Planned Parenthood up to $1.1 million.
Planned Parenthood Birmingham, Alabama
In this video, the investigator, posing as a 14-year-old girl impregnated by a 31-year-old man, is told by a Planned Parenthood counselor that the clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a bit.” The counselor also says that whatever information is given “stays within these walls,” and in order to obtain parental consent for an abortion, she recommends that she find someone to forge her parents’ signature. After the release of the video, the Alabama Attorney General investigated the clinic, found 9 violations, and put the clinic on probation.
Planned Parenthood Milwaukee, Wisconsin
In this video, the investigator, posing as a 14-year-old girl impregnated by a 31-year-old man, is told by a Planned Parenthood counselor that she doesn’t have to tell them anything, but “just give them the information needed.” In Wisconsin, sex between an adult and a minor under 16 is considered a felony, which health care professionals are required to report.
Planned Parenthood Phoenix, Arizona
In this video, the investigator tells the Planned Parenthood nurse that the man who impregnated her is “a lot older.” The Planned Parenthood nurse responds, saying that they don’t ask any questions.
Planned Parenthood Tucson, Arizona
In this video, the investigator, posing as a 15-year-old impregnated by a 27-year-old man, is advised by a Planned Parenthood nurse not to bring the older man to the judicial hearing that is required in Arizona for parental consent to be waived in an abortion.
Sadly, sex-trafficking remains a horrifyingly enormous problem in countries around the world, including the United States. According to the ECPTAT-USA, 100,000 children are trafficked every year in America.
A recent study, reported that 55% of the women surveyed, who were sex-trafficking victims, had at least one abortion, and over half of them reported being forced into the abortion. It appears that in many cases, abortion is a forced, fast, and go-to method for sex-traffickers to cover up their crime.
For Planned Parenthood, abortion is a primary source of business. At the same time, Planned Parenthood says that it has a “commitment to protect women’s health.”
Does this commitment to women’s health and safety take precedence over profit?
Opposition to Legislation
In March of 2015, Planned Parenthood, with the help of Senate Democrats, filibustered SB 178, the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act,” intended to help victims of human trafficking. According to this bill, federal funds would not be used to pay for abortions given to victims of sex-trafficking, which would abet the trafficking industry itself. Essentially, the bill implied that Planned Parenthood could not receive taxpayer dollars for the abortions of sex-trafficking victims. The bill passed in May of that same year, but only after an amendment was made to fund these abortions with criminal fines and money previously appropriated by Congress.
Significant Contact with Victims
The report, “Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking,” published by the Annals of Health Law, analyzed the testimonies of several sex-trafficking victims. According to the report, the victims who were open to answering questions about their healthcare claimed “significant contact with clinical treatment facilities, most notable Planned Parenthood.” The report states that more than a quarter of the sex-trafficking survivors surveyed had visited Planned Parenthood facilities, but had not be rescued out of the sex-trafficking business by staff.
Aiding and Abetting Sex-trafficking Rings
In 2007 and 2008, and undercover investigation launched by Live Action found that seven Planned Parenthood facilities in four states were willing to assist and hide an alleged sex-trafficking scheme by providing underage girls and their perpetrators with birth control, testing, and secret abortions.
In the United States, sex-trafficking of minors is a federal crime and punishable by imprisonment for 10 years to life (18 U.S. Code 1591). Any person who aids, abets, or counsels a federal crime to be committed may be punished as if they had committed the crime themselves (18 U.S. Code 2).
Planned Parenthood Perth Amboy, New Jersey
In this video, a Planned Parenthood manager coached a man and a woman, posing as sex-traffickers, on how to obtain secret abortions, testing, and contraception for the underage girls. To help them avoid mandatory reporting laws, she says,
“Even if they lie, just say, ‘Oh he’s the same age as me, 15,’…it’s just that mainly 14 and under we have to, doesn’t matter if their partner’s the same age, younger, whatever, 14 and under we have to report. For the most part, we want as little information as possible.”
Planned Parenthood Richmond, Virginia
This footage shows a Planned Parenthood employee agreeing to assist the pimp obtain abortions and birth control for the girls he is trafficking. The clinic working also tells the pimp how girls can obtain abortions secretly by circumventing the parental consent laws. The worker states,
“If someone’s a minor and they don’t want their parents to know – parent’s insurance – so an abortion would show up. You fill out paperwork and we kinda help you set it up and we have a confidential hotline that will call you at whatever number you give us and handle the whole thing. So, for someone who’s a minor, that’s a really good thing. We do ‘em like once or twice a month here.”
Planned Parenthood Charlottesville, Virginia
These videos display how Planned Parenthood was willing to give out birth control, pregnancy tests, and STD testing for underage girls with no questions asked.
The Planned Parenthood employee states,
“Anybody here can help you. Everything here is confidential. We can’t give any information out.”
Planned Parenthood Roanoke, Virginia
In this footage, a Planned Parenthood employee asserts that giving out birth control and STD testing to underage prostitutes is not a problem.
The Planned Parenthood employee states,
“From the age of 12 up, for birth control, you can just come in and do that. You don’t have to have a parent, OK?”
When discussing STD testing, the employee also says,
“And the thing is, see this is the thing a lot of people don’t know that. . .Right, through the Health Department. And so, they’ll uh, they’ll track it. And they’re discreet. They’re confidential. They, you know, don’t tell people what’s going on, because – frankly – it’s nobody’s business.”
Planned Parenthood Falls Church, Virginia
As shown in this footage, underage girls from other countries can obtain abortions with nothing more than a photo ID – according to a Planned Parenthood staffer.
The Planned Parenthood employee states,
“We don’t necessarily look at the legal status, like I said. Abortion appointments do require photo ID. It’s nothing as far as records. It’s just photo ID that’s ever going to be required.”
Planned Parenthood Bronx, New York
In this shocking video, a Planned Parenthood supervisor/practitioner is willing to assist the pimp by counseling him as to how he can not only obtain abortions and other services for his underage girls, but also get taxpayer funded insurance programs to cover these abortions, even if the girls are not U.S. citizens.
When the pimp explains that some of his girls are 14-15 years old, the Planned Parenthood staffer says,
“We see people as young as 13…everything is totally confidential.” She later states, “We don’t ask for guardian’s signature. Everything is the patient. Like a thirteen-year-old could come in and get the services she needed, by herself.”
Planned Parenthood Washington, DC
In this footage, a Planned Parenthood staffer tells a pimp and prostitute how they are able to get their underage, trafficked girls tested. She also tells them how they can obtain abortions and health insurance coverage. She says,
“Just make them appointments, and if they don’t have insurance…because they’re teens, we’ll put them under the teen thing.”
Sex-selective abortion is the termination of a preborn child because his or her sex is undesirable. Typically we associate this barbaric practice with cultures in countries like China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and India. It’s terrifying to think that anything so unethical and opposed to our principle of equality could ever happen in the United States. Sadly however, this frightening idea is very much a reality.
With the rise of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), sex-selection is already becoming an increasing issue in the United States, as noted in the survey analysis by Jason Christopher Roberts in the Duke Law & Technology Review. In a review, published by Professor Jason Abrevaya from the University of Texas, it is shown that Americans have already aborted thousands of babies, solely based on their sex.
Planned Parenthood claims that it is “rooted in the courage and tenacity of American women and men willing to fight for women’s health, rights, and equality.” However, does their commitment to gender equality hold fast in the face of the abortion industry?
- In 2011, Planned Parenthood opposed the R. 3541, the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act,” or PRENDA. This bill, was proposed to Congress by Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ), banned sex-selective and race-selective abortions. Planned Parenthood stated,
“This legislation will impose harmful restrictions on a woman’s access to care and limit her choices as she makes personal medical decisions. Furthermore, it would intrude on the critical nature of the doctor/patient relationship and interfere with a doctor’s ability to provide nonjudgmental, high-quality care for women.”
Sadly, PRENDA was 20 votes short of meeting the two-thirds majority it needed in Congress in order to pass.
- In 2015, Planned Parenthood openly spoke out against HB701, the “Louisiana Sex-Selective Abortion Ban,” which would prevent an abortion if the doctor knew that the decision was based upon the sex of the child. Planned Parenthood Senior Director of External Services in Louisiana, Reagan Carter, said,
“Planned Parenthood recognizes Rep. Lenar Whitney’s HB 701, a measure that will ban sex-selective abortions, for what it truly is: another backdoor ban on abortion by politicians determined to outlaw safe, legal right for women and families one way or another. These abortion bans open the door for politicians to further intrude into a person’s personal decision-making process.”
“Louisiana Sex-Selective Abortion Ban,” HB 701, passed the House in May of 2015, but died in the Senate Committee that same year.
- In June 2014, Planned Parenthood wrote a letter to California lawmakers, urging them to not vote for any bans on abortion. They indicated that they were opposed to sex-selective abortions and other restrictions because “they simply limit access to reproductive health care.” They also threatened legislators, saying they would keep a record of the lawmakers who voted against their request.
In each case, Planned Parenthood has expressed its opposition to any restraint on their business of abortion, regardless of whether or not children are being aborted based upon their sex.
And it doesn’t stop here.
In 2012, another undercover investigation by Live Action caught Planned Parenthood employees assisting clients in aborting babies, solely because they were girls. The group states,
“Without exception, Planned Parenthood staffers were happy to help our [undercover] investigators identify and selectively abort female fetuses. Where our investigator was unsure of the gender of her pre-born child, all facilities helped her find a doctor to do a diagnostic ultrasound to determine it.”
Here is the evidence:
Planned Parenthood Austin, Texas
In this video, a Planned Parenthood staffer advises the investigator, posing as a pregnant woman, on how to obtain a late-term abortion if she was carrying a girl but wanted a boy. She says,
“You don’t actually have to say what you’re gonna go do…if you go see and OB/GYN, um, you know, pretty soon, and you do an ultrasound to see exactly how far along you are, then you can really detect, ‘OK, this is how far along I am, this is when I need to – this is when I’ll know whether or not it’s a boy or a girl.’”
She later says,
“I’m just trying to, you know, help you as much as possible with this…I hope you get your boy.”
Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Clinic, New York, New York
In this video, another Planned Parenthood staffer advises an investigator, posing at a pregnant woman worried about having a girl, on how to obtain testing to determine the sex of her baby. The staffer schedules an appointment for her to abort the baby if they find out it is a girl. She says,
“If you find out that it’s a girl, and you decide that, what you would prefer is to terminate the pregnancy, then that’s just your decision. I can tell you that, you know, here at Planned Parenthood we believe that its’ not up to us to decide what is a good or a bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy.”
Planned Parenthood Maui and Honolulu, Hawaii
At Planned Parenthood in Maui, Hawaii, an employee advises a woman to go to an OB/GYN to have the gender of her baby tested, and then come back to the clinic to have the abortion if it is in fact a girl. She says,
“Everybody has a different story and different reason. And this is your reason and this is your situation. So they should be accommodating because this can help you determine and it’s nobody’s business and nobody’s reason but yours.”
At Planned Parenthood in Honolulu, Hawaii, the staffer tells a woman, who wants to have an abortion now, that she can come back again a year later to have another abortion if the next baby is also a girl.
Planned Parenthood Chapel Hill, North Carolina
In this video, a Planned Parenthood employee provides a woman with referrals to an OB/GYN in order to test for the gender of her baby. She then says she can schedule an abortion early, just in case it turns out to be a girl. When the woman asks if she can receive abortions in the future if she has more girls, the employee says,
“We do not turn patients away who are seeking our services. We’re not here to judge people, uh, we’re here to present them with their options and to be supportive of their decisions that are best for them and their families.”
Chapel Hill Clinic – minute 4:05:
Infanticide is defined as the murder or killing of an infant born alive or young child. As with sex-selective abortion, infanticide is often associated with estranged cultures from other countries. The idea that the murder of tiny infants would ever become an accepted practice in America is horrifying and seems inconceivable. Right?
Sadly, there is evidence that proves otherwise.
In Video #8 from the Center for Medical Progress, an ex-procurement technician, Holly O’Donnell, testifies to the brutal mutilation and harvesting of a brain from a baby, whose heart was still beating. This took place at a Planned Parenthood clinic, after an abortion. You can watch this chilling testimony here.
So is Planned Parenthood okay with killing babies who are born alive after attempted abortions? Here’s what they say.
Born-Alive Infant Protection Act
In 2003, H.R. 2175, the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act,” was passed into law by Congress. It required that healthcare providers give medical care and life-sustaining treatment to all born-alive infants. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
However, in 2001, 2002, and 2003, Planned Parenthood fought alongside Illinois Senator Barack Obama in their efforts to defeat Illinois’ “Born Alive Infants Protection Act,” SB1095. Several versions of the bill were introduced, each requiring that infants born alive during an abortion are given medical care and life-sustaining treatment. Obama voted “present” once, and “no” every successive time after that.
Pam Sutherland, the president and CEO of the Illinois Planned Parenthood Council, told ABC News,
“We at Planned Parenthood view those as leadership votes. We worked with him [Obama] specifically on his strategy. The Republicans were in control of the Illinois Senate at the time. They loved to hold votes on ‘partial birth’ and ‘born alive’. They put these bills out all the time . . . because they wanted to pigeonhole Democrats.”
Sadly, the life-saving bill was never made into law.
Infants Born Alive Act
On March 29, 2013, HB 1129, the “Infants Born Alive Act,” which gave legal protection to all born babies, was being considered by the Florida State Legislature. Planned Parenthood aggressively opposed the bill. Alisa LaPolt Snow, a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified for Planned Parenthood, and Florida Rep. Jim Boyd asked her,
“If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that’s struggling for life?”
Snow responded saying the following:
“We believe that, you know, any decision that’s made should be up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”
Hence, if they wanted to kill the born-alive infant, Planned Parenthood would not object to doing so.
Fortunately, this bill was passed and became law in July.
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
In 2015, Congressman Trent Franks sponsored the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” H.R. 3504. The bill would make it a federal crime to not provide medical care to babies born alive during an abortion. Planned Parenthood actively lobbied against the bill, and they sent a memo to Congress voicing their dismay. In the memo, Planned Parenthood states,
“This bill would interfere with the sacred doctor-patient relationship and substitute a physician’s best judgement with that of a group of politicians…The bipartisan Born Alive Infants Protection Act state that when a baby is born alive, it requires a certain standard of care. Women’s reproductive health organizations did not oppose this bill at the time because it did not alter current law in a significant way, did not change current clinical practice and did not roll back the important protections of Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood strongly opposes this bill because it would also add new criminal penalties against doctors and clinicians as a scare tactics that serves the sole purpose of scaring women away from seeking safe, legal, abortion.”
Why would Planned Parenthood be so concerned about the “sacred doctor-patient relationship” and afraid of justifiable penalties for such a heinous crime, if they were already abiding by the law?
The “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” passed the House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.
Does Planned Parenthood understand science?
In an interview with Jorge Ramos, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was asked the following question:
“So for you, when does life start? When does a human being become a human being?”
Shockingly, Richards responded,
“It’s, I mean, I feel like it’s not something that’s part of this conversation. I mean, to me, we work with women – I guess the way I’d really like to um – I think every woman has to make her own decision…”
When questioned further, Richards said
“I don’t know that it’s really relevant to the conversation, but I mean, for me, I’m a mother of three children. Um, for me, life began when I delivered them. They’ve been probably the most important thing in my life ever since. But that was my own personal — that’s my own personal decision.”
It seems that at Planned Parenthood, the point at which life begins is not “relevant,” and any legislation to protect pre-born or born-alive babies from being killed is a threat.
Quality of Care
lanned Parenthood states:
“Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men and young people… 2.7 million women and men in the United States annually visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers for trusted health care services and information.”
This is a very bold statement. However, do the facts line up?
According to the Guttmacher Institute, there are about 63 million women of reproductive age (15-44) in the United States. Planned Parenthood’s national website states it serves 2.7 million people annually. That’s 4.3% of women.
What about Illinois? The Guttmacher Institute states there are over 2.6 million Illinois women of child-bearing age. Illinois Planned Parenthood’s website states they serve 60,000 women per year. That’s 2.3% of Illinois women.
Where do the other 97% of women receive healthcare services?
There are 670 community healthcare clinics in Illinois that serve as alternatives to Planned Parenthood’s 16 facilities. This means that for every Planned Parenthood facility in Illinois, there are about 41 other options.
Moreover, throughout the entire United States there are 13,540 comprehensive health care clinics for women, in comparison to 700 Planned Parenthood facilities. That means there are 20 comprehensive care clinics for every Planned Parenthood facility, nationwide.
So where do women receive the best quality of care?
A quality health care provider would treat the entire woman, including but not limited to her reproductive system. They’ll provide her with comprehensive, safe, and honest services that address her most essential needs, and a variety of others.
According to Mayo Clinic, the top causes of death for women are heart disease, stroke, and cancer. The 670 other clinics in Illinois provide comprehensive reproductive services as well as preventative care and treatment that Planned Parenthood does not, such as mammograms, immunizations, heart screenings, and osteoporosis and diabetes care.
Charted below are the services offered by federally qualified health centers compared to Planned Parenthood’s services. The information was taken from the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and compiled by the Alliance Defending Freedom.
|Healthcare Service Provided||Planned Parenthood||Federally Qualified Health Centers|
|Emergency First Responder Care||√|
|Diabetes and Glaucoma Screenings||√|
|Pediatric Eye, Ear, Dental Screenings||√|
|Cardiovascular Blood Tests||√|
|Bone Mass Measurement||√|
|Nurse on Staff||√|
|Manual Breast Exams||√||√|
Behind the catchy slogans, pretty pink pamphlets, and the mask of convenient care, Planned Parenthood is clearly not the innocent, compassionate women’s health care provider it trumpets itself to be.
The decorative façade may be appealing, but this cannot smudge out the 888 children who are dying every day in its clinics. Furthermore, the release of the 11 videos from CMP revealed that children were not only dying in its clinics, but a price-tag had been placed on their bodies, and their organs were being harvested for a profit. And yet, the devastating revelations do not stop here. There is documented evidence that Planned Parenthood has:
- Failed to provide safe care to women.
- Committed Medicaid abuse and fraud.
- Refrained from reporting the sexual abuse of patients.
- Aided and abetted criminals in sex-trafficking.
- Counseled women for sex-selective abortions.
- Refused to protect born-alive infants after abortions.
- Doesn’t understand science.
- Fails provide comprehensive, quality care.
Does an organization like this deserve the $528.4 million taxpayer dollars given to it just last year, according to its annual report?
The case against Planned Parenthood is so extensively appalling that we, along with a majority of Americans today, say no.