U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on October 3rd! Take Action

The House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 36 on Tuesday, October 3rd. Take

Action Immediately!

Please call your Member of Congress and urge them to Vote Yes on H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! Thank you!

Sep 26, 2017–

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced Tuesday that he will bring the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the floor on Tuesday, October 3rd. The bill would ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which scientists have determined that unborn babies feel pain.

“Science is increasingly showing by eight weeks children in the womb react to touch, by 20 and if not before, they feel pain,” McCarthy said. “Not only can they feel pain but if they are born at 20 weeks, these children increasingly have a chance to live, to grow, and lead full lives.”

Rep. McCarthy introduced Micah Pickering, a five-year-old boy who was born prematurely at 22 weeks gestational age (20 weeks).

“Looking at him I don’t think anybody would be able to tell,” Rep. McCarthy said. “He’s a perfectly healthy boy and I know everybody here is happy to have you here, Micah. This legislation is for children like Micah, it’s about drawing a line when babies have grown for 20 weeks, when they can feel pain, when they can see their noses, their ears, when we can hear the heartbeats, and we can feel their kicks and at the very least that’s when we can all agree that they should be protected.”

Micah’s mother Danielle described her ordeal with Micah’s extremely premature birth and her horror at late-term abortion.

“My heart is grieved that babies are allowed to be aborted at the same age that my own son was born and even later,” she said. “When Micah was born his eyes were still fused shut, his bones were not hardened yet, he couldn’t breathe on his own. He was medicated to stay comfortable from pain.”

“He was alive and he was fighting and he wanted to live,” she said and concluded by displaying a picture of Micah when he was first born, saying he was no bigger than a pack of M&M’s. She gestured towards her healthy five-year-old boy who was shyly standing amongst the politicians and pro-life leaders.

“Protect the lives of the most innocent people in the wonderful nation that we live in, the pre-born,” she told Congress.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), the bill’s sponsor, said that “it is time that America recognizes and responds to the cries and humanity of these helpless little pain capable babies and the inhumanity of what is being done to them.” He said the bill “calls to all humane Americans to come together for that purpose.”

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), a nurse, told those gathered that “more and more, we can celebrate the ability we have to save the life of a baby at just 20 weeks after conception – that is truly remarkable.”

“Science tells us that after 20 weeks of pregnancy, babies are able to feel pain inside the womb,” she emphasized. “It is unconscionable that this is a debate we are having here in the United States in 2017.”

She called the bill a “compassionate, commonsense measure” that “protects those who cannot protect themselves when handed a death sentence.”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said that looking over at Micah he “is the face of the pro-life movement,” because “if not for the tremendous love and heroism of his parents he could’ve been yet another victim of the abortion culture and the culture of denial that drives us as a nation to look askance especially those in very elitist positions in this country.”

“Abortionists all over America decapitate, dismember, and chemically poison babies each and every day,” Rep. Smith emphasized, calling the bill a “modest but necessary attempt to at least protect babies who are 20 weeks old.”

If the bill can make it through the House and Senate, President Trump has already committed to signing it into law in a letter he sent to pro-life leaders on the campaign trail.

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Town Hall.com

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2017/09/26/house-to-vote-on-pain-capable-unborn-child-act-n2386739

Planned Parenthood Dr. Caught Breaking Ban on Partial Birth Abortions: “Laws are Up to Interpretation”

As we post this article, the U.S. Senate is deliberating over a repeal of Obamacare which will defund Planned Parenthood for one year.  NJ’s two U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez shamefully support using our tax dollars to fund this disgraceful organization and appeared with Planned Parenthood militants at a protest just yesterday in Washington, D.C. to advocate on their behalf.
Here in NJ, we have state legislators who continue to criticize Governor Christie for ensuring that no taxpayer money goes to Planned Parenthood. In fact, we now have 5 Republican Assembly members who have vowed to defy the Governor’s actions and force NJ taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood. View the article here

The entire NJ Legislature is up for election on November 7th.  Please take note of how your State Senator and two Assembly members vote on this issue.  We will post the vote tallies on this website.   Any lawmaker who supports this organization also supports Planned Parenthood’s illegal activity and should be voted out of office.

Planned Parenthood Doctor Caught Breaking Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions: “Laws are Up to Interpretation”

 NATIONAL   STEVEN ERTELT   JUL 27, 2017   |   9:28AM    WASHINGTON, DC
 Lifenews.com

Never-before-released undercover video shows Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, graphically discussing Planned Parenthood’s late-term “dismemberment” and partial-birth abortion protocols in the context of fetal body part harvesting.

The new video comes as the U.S. Senate is debating provisions to terminate taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.

At a Planned Parenthood conference evening reception, Center for Medical Policy investigators posing as buyers from a biotech company discuss partnering with Dr. Prabhakaran’s Planned Parenthood affiliate in order to harvest fetal organs and tissues from the 2nd-trimester abortions performed there. Prabhakaran advises that her affiliate is merging with the Orlando Planned Parenthood, which does abortions up to 23 weeks and has a high procedure volume, with eighteen abortions at 18-weeks and above scheduled for the next week.

Prabhakaran discusses how Planned Parenthood allows their abortion doctors to certify compliance with the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, which prohibits abortions in which a fetus is extracted alive up to certain anatomical landmarks (18 U.S.C. 1531). According to Prabhakaran, Planned Parenthood abortion doctors can certify compliance with the law by using a feticide like digoxin to kill the fetus before the abortion, or they can simply “document” their “intent” to do a “dismemberment” abortion where the fetus is pulled apart with forceps rather than extracted intact.

“So some people train to just document that like, you know to comply with the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, you basically have to say, ‘I intend to utilize dismemberment techniques for this procedure,’” explains Prabhakaran. “So every time you do a procedure, that’s how you document. So, like, there’s like a checkbox,” Prabhakaran states, “so it would be before the procedure, you do your evaluation, you write, ‘I intend to utilize dismemberment techniques for this procedure.’”

Prabhakaran indicates she never uses digoxin to kill the fetus before the abortion, and relies entirely on the “checkbox” to “document” her intent in the abortion to certify compliance with the federal law: “I’m not doing digoxin, and we’re just going to document and there’s never been a problem.”

Prabhakaran’s description of Planned Parenthood’s loose protocols for 2nd-trimester abortion procedures corroborates statements by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in CMP’s first undercover video, that show a lax attitude toward the partial-birth abortion law:

“The Federal [Partial-Birth] Abortion Ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation. So there are some people who interpret it as it’s intent. So if I say on Day 1 I do not intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn’t matter.”

Nucatola states in the first video that Planned Parenthood abortion doctors can make changes to the abortion technique in order to bring the fetus out intact for body parts harvesting, regardless of any initial “intent” statement: “So if you do it starting from a breech [feet-first] presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium [head] at the end.”

CMP project lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood medical directors and abortion doctors feign compliance with the federal partial-birth abortion law on paper, knowing full well that ‘what ultimately happens doesn’t matter’ so long as no one is scrutinizing what they actually do to women and children in the operating room. And the fact that Planned Parenthood has a ‘dismemberment’ ‘checkbox’ on their abortion forms should tell the public and policymakers everything they need to know about this barbaric abortion business. The Department of Justice should open an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood’s late-term abortion practices, and the U.S. Congress must stop forcing taxpayers to subsidize Planned Parenthood’s brutal abortion empire.”

Will these 5 Republican Assembly members force you to use your tax dollars to fund the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business – Take Action Now!

5 Republican Assembly members have vowed to vote Yes on two bills that would use millions of our tax dollars to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.  Planned Parenthood is a private, non-profit organization that has the ability to raise their own funds.  But, instead of digging into their own pockets to fund Planned Parenthood, these 5 Republican Assembly members were quoted in the Star Ledger stating that they will vote for two supplemental budget bills that will use OUR hard earned money to fund Planned Parenthood.  Moreover, these same five are pledging to vote to override any gubernatorial veto of the money.  The Speaker has called a Voting Session for July 31st and it’s very likely these bills will be on the Board list.

If you don’t want your tax dollars used to fund Planned Parenthood, please contact the legislators listed below and let them know how you feel NOW! Also contact your two State Assembly members and tell them to Vote No on these bills. Thank you.

These are the bills:

S3302/A4718 – Provides a supplemental appropriation in the 2018 budget of $7.453M to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” for the 2018 Budget year.

S3248/A32 – Provides funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

These are the five legislators:

AswRodriguezGregg@njleg.org    609 654 1498

AswMunoz@njleg.org     908 918 0414

AswSchepisi@njleg.org   201 666 0881

AswHandlin@njleg.org, 732 383 7820

AsmChrisABrown@njleg.org, 609 677 8266

Override of PP funding bill fails; Action Still Needed to Oppose Assembly Votes on 2 additional Planned Parenthood funding bills

Update:  The Speaker of the Assembly has scheduled a Voting Session for Monday, July 31st.  Please take the action suggested below immediately!

 

Override of A3492, 2017 supplemental funding bill failed

 The attempt to Override of Governor Christie’s veto of A3492, a 2017 budget supplemental appropriation bill that would have provided $7.453M in taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood  failed on June 29th in the Assembly. As a result, the NJ Senate did not vote on the Override of A3492.  Thank you to all who took action on our Alert!  To see how your two Assembly members voted, click the hyperlink here: A3492 Ac1.pdf Override

Action Still Needed Today!

The Speaker of the Assembly has scheduled a Voting Session on Monday, July 31st.

It is very likely these bills will be on the board list.  Please take Action Immediately!

 Please email and call your legislators even if you have done so previously with the message below.  

S3302/A4718 – Provides a supplemental appropriation of $7.453M to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” for the 2018 Budget year.

S3248/A32 – Provides funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

ACTION NEEDED:

Please email and call your two State Assembly members. Please do both: call and email them.  Please make sure you contact your Two Assembly members who represent you at the state level of government in Trenton. Please do this NOW even if you have contacted them previously on this subject.  

Message for Two Assembly Members:  Please Vote No on S3302/A4718 and S3248/A32. I don’t want my tax dollars used to fund Planned Parenthood.  In 2011, one of their “family planning” affiliates in Perth Amboy, NJ  was caught aiding and abetting sex traffickers of minors.  An audit conducted by the Federal Govt in 2007 found that NJ Planned Parenthood family planning clinics were billing medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning and the state (taxpayers)  had to repay over $2M to the federal govt. for their fraudulent activity.   Moreover, in 2011, the NJ Dept of Health inspected Planned Parenthood of Mercer  County and Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury and found multiple health and safety violations, including the reusing of vaginal ultrasounds. These are also “family planning” centers.  This is not an organization that cares about women and we should  not be funding them with our tax dollars.  The Federally Qualified Health Centers are meeting the health care needs of NJ women.  I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017.   I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017.

Here is a link to find your two State Assembly members:

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp  

You can also call the Office of Legislative services:  1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours to obtain the names and contact info for your three legislators.

Also Contact these Legislators

I have also listed below the female Republican legislators who Planned Parenthood are targeting.  Flood their offices with emails and phone calls asap and let them know we expect them to be consistent and continue to vote No on these bills as they all have done in the past and that we are watching! 

AswRodriguezGregg@njleg.org    609 654 1498

AswMunoz@njleg.org     908 918 0414

AswSchepisi@njleg.org   201 666 0881

AswChrisABrown@njleg.org  609 677 8853

AswHandlin@njleg.org, 732 383 7820

View How your Senator Voted on PP funding bills

View  how your Senator voted on S3302, provides $7.453M for family planning services for 2018 budget year.  HERE

View how your Senator voted on S3248,provides  taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level. HERE

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes in Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City Planned Parenthood closes its doors

Triste Brooks, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, said the organization ended its lease at 2922 Atlantic Ave. near South Morris Avenue because of safety concerns.

“Planned Parenthood’s top priority is the health and safety of our patients, and due to concerns about the safety of the rented facility that housed our health center, we came to the difficult decision to end our lease,” she wrote in a statement.

It was the only Planned Parenthood health center serving the southeastern part of the state. Its Stockton University location in Galloway Township exclusively serves the school.

Atlantic City patients may use Planned Parenthood’s Camden and Bellmawr sites in Camden County. All patient records are being transferred to the Camden facility in the transition.

Brooks said Planned Parenthood will look to add new health centers to the 25 locations it manages in the state.

Services for men and women include birth control, testing, treatment and vaccines for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, abortion services, cervical cancer screenings, breast exams (not mammograms) and testicular and prostate cancer screenings.

Most of Planned Parenthood’s clients are women, low-income populations and people with insufficient insurance, according to reports.

 Contact:

609-272-7022 NLeonard@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressNLeonard

Update: NJ Senate passes two bills to fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business. Contact your Two Assembly Members Now!

New Jersey Democrats Trying to Force Taxpayers to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

State

Micaiah Bilger   Jun 16, 2017   |   1:11PM    Trenton, NJ

UPDATE: The NJ Senate ignored the wishes of NJ voters and passed both these bills on Monday, June 19th. Both bills passed with the support of a few Republican Senators.
To see how your Senator voted on these bills, click on the hyperlink below for each bill. Note: all members of the NJ Legislature are up for election this November.  Please remember how your legislators voted when you go to the polls on November 7, 2017.
S3302 Makes FY 2018 supplemental appropriation of $7,453M for family planning svcs
The bills will now move to the Assembly where they will be scheduled for a vote on 6/26 or 6/29.  Please email and call your two Assembly members immediately and urge them to vote No on S3302/ A4718 and S3248/A32.
Tell them NJ MEDICAID DOLLARS PAY FOR ABORTION (Through a 1982 judicial court decision) AND WE DON’T WANT ANY MORE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS TO FUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD WHICH IS A PARTISAN, POLITICAL, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHICH MAINTAINS OVER A BILLION DOLLARS IN ASSETS. Thank you!
New Jersey Democrats renewed their efforts this week to force taxpayers to fund the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.
INFORMATION ON THESE BILLS CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.  PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!

This week, state Democratic leaders said they plan to try again to override the governor’s veto and send taxpayer funding to the abortion chain, the Observer reports.

New Jersey Right to Life Executive Director Marie Tasy urged pro-lifers to call their state lawmakers and tell them not to fund the abortion group with their tax dollars. She said a vote is scheduled for Monday, June 19.

Planned Parenthood is “pressuring legislators to pass legislation that will force you, the taxpayer, to use your hard earned money to fund their abortion business,” Tasy said in a letter to supporters. “It is imperative that you take action today …”

Tasy said abortion activists are using misleading claims to lobby for millions of dollars from New Jersey taxpayers.

“Planned Parenthood is claiming that STDs went up in NJ and cases of breast and cervical cancer went up as well since their funding has been cut,” she said. However, “… the Director of [New Jersey] Planned Parenthood, Casey Olesko was quoted in a recent South Jersey news article admitting that there is ‘no causal link’ between the spike in diseases and the closing of health centers in the state.”

That has not stopped lawmakers and abortion activists from repeating the misleading claim.

During a rally with abortion activists Thursday, state Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and other lawmakers promised to continue fighting for Planned Parenthood, according to the report.

They also are banking on hopes that a pro-abortion governor will replace Christie when his term ends in January.

Here’s more from the report:

Sweeney — a supporter of the override in the state Senate — said that, even if Democrats are unsuccessful in this attempt, the measure will be quickly introduced to New Jersey’s next governor. Democratic nominee Phil Murphy has said he will support women’s health initiatives in the state.

“When people say federally qualified health centers are good enough, that’s bull,” Sweeney said.

Actually, federally qualified health centers outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by more than 20 to one across the nation, and provide even more health care services than Planned Parenthood. The only thing they do not do is abortions.

The taxpayer dollars that used to go to Planned Parenthood now fund these health centers in New Jersey, ensuring women have access to quality care.

“Everything from cancer screenings and mammograms for women to prostate cancer screenings for men to diabetes treatment and to everything in between that can lead folks to greater healthcare available to them and can lead to greater health results for each and every person who walks through the door,” Gov. Christie said previously.

There are many reasons why the state defunded Planned Parenthood. Several years ago, the abortion group was found engaging in fraudulent Medicaid activity in New Jersey.

The U.S. Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services uncovered a consistent problem with New Jersey-based family planning clinics run by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A government audit found that they were improperly billing Medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning.

An initial audit revealed New Jersey improperly received federal reimbursement at the enhanced 90 percent rate for 160,955 prescription drug claims that were billed as family planning, but did not qualify as family planning services. A letter from the Inspector General to New Jersey officials recommended that New Jersey repay $2,219,746 to the federal government.

The state eventually did return the money to the federal government.

Efforts to defund the abortion chain have been growing ever since undercover videos revealed that Planned Parenthood could be illegally selling aborted babies’ body parts. Earlier this year, a U.S. Congressional investigation into the matter concluded with lawmakers recommended that Congress defund Planned Parenthood.

ACTION: To contact New Jersey state legislators, click here or call 1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours to obtain the names and contact information for state legislators. Urge them to Vote No on the following bills:

 

S3302/A4718 – Provides a supplemental appropriation of $7.453M in taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” for the 2018 Budget year.   The June 19, 2017 NJ Senate vote tally provided above. 

S3248/S32 – Provides funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level. Please note that NJ pays for Medicaid abortions so this will create another financial boondoggle for Planned Parenthood.  The June 19, 2017 NJ Senate Vote Tally provided above.

Also:  Urge them to Vote No to override Governor Christie’s veto of A3492, which would allocate another supplemental appropriation of $7453M in taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” for the 2017 Budget year.

Planned Parenthood: taxpayer dollars increased, abortions increased, while Non-abortion services decreased

Taxpayers gave nation’s largest abortion provider $554 million in 2015-2016

Cecile Richards at the Planned Parenthood 100th Anniversary Gala / Getty Images

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Planned Parenthood continues to increase its haul of taxpayer dollars despite its chain of clinics experiencing steep declines in patients and non-abortion services while abortions remained stable.

Cancer screenings have plummeted by 50 percent over the past five years, according to Planned Parenthood’s 2015-2016 report. The 665,234 services performed at its 650 clinics represented a 50 percent drop from 1.3 million recorded in 2011-2012. Contraceptive services were also down from 3.4 million to 2.8 million over that time. The number of patients treated at Planned Parenthood also fell from “approximately three million” five years ago to 2.4 million in the most recent report.

Abortion services remained steady on the year, as Planned Parenthood continues to supply about 30 percent of the nation’s one million annual abortions. The organization performed 328,348 abortions, a slight dip from the 333,964 performed in 2011-2012.

Despite declines in service, Planned Parenthood continued to increase its haul from taxpayers. Its affiliates received $554.6 million from government health services and grants, which made up 41 percent if its revenue. That is a $12 million increase from the $542.4 million it took in in five years ago. The taxpayer funding has become a central issue for lawmakers who are considering legislation that would redirect government funding away from abortion clinics and direct them to women’s health centers that do not perform abortions. There are about 20 such health centers for every one Planned Parenthood nationwide.

The loss of government money could be offset by private contributions, which have skyrocketed in recent years. In 2011, the organization and its affiliates collected $307.5 million from private individuals and estates, which represented 26 percent of all revenue. In 2015, donations jumped 45 percent to $445.8 million, which represented 33 percent of all revenue collected. It gained 26,000 more “individual active contributors” over that time period. Private donations are key to Planned Parenthood’s campaign and lobbying operations; they made up “approximately 86 percent of the national organization’s revenues.”

“In the face of a record number of state laws restricting reproductive rights, efforts by anti-women’s health politicians in Congress to block access to care at Planned Parenthood, and a new administration that is hostile to the values we hold close, we never stopped living our mission,” the report says. “Our success in overcoming these attacks on women’s health was due in no small part to Planned Parenthood supporters, partners, and activists.”

Pro-life activists said the report demonstrates that Planned Parenthood remains more popular with politicians and activists than with actual patients. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said that lawmakers should follow in the footsteps of patients who have opted for alternatives in their healthcare choices.

“Women are turning away from abortion giant Planned Parenthood,” she said in a statement. “It’s time to re-direct Planned Parenthood’s funding to community health centers. Taxpayers would be disentangled from the grisly abortion industry and get a better return on their investment in women’s health.”

Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League, said that the 2015-2016 report shows the organization continues to drop in popularity.

“Planned Parenthood’s long-awaited annual report simply confirms what we know,” he said in a statement. “The organization continues to lose customers and has seen its breast cancer services fall to an all-time low. Yet, it managed to increase its taxpayer funding while recording another $77.5 million in profit.”

Some major Planned Parenthood affiliates have begun closing clinics in anticipation of government defunding. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains announced on May 17 that it would close six clinics in three states, including its only clinic in Wyoming, “to maintain a fiscally solvent operation.”