Jill Stanek

Stop the madness: Georgia abortion clinic has violated regs AND waivers for two decades

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In 1994, the Georgia State Planning Agency notified the architect designing Atlanta Women’s Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, that plans for its two-story late-term abortion clinic needed to include an elevator.

The clinic’s owner, HUMEDCO Corporation, which runs a chain of three abortion clinics, claimed it would be too expensive to add an elevator and requested a waiver.

The Georgia Department of Human Services granted the waiver, through August 31, 2005. It went on to grant another waiver, through August 31, 2012.

The terms in both cases were that AWMC had to notify prospective patients of the stairs, escort recovering patients down the stairs, and also notify 911 operators that there was no elevator in the event of an emergency.

Meanwhile AWMC raked in the cash, between $3-3.5 MILLION every year from 2008 to 2011.

On October 20, 2011, an ambulance was called to AWMC (for what later turned out to be a perforated uterus)….

… which triggered an unannounced visit from the Georgia Department of Community Health, because ambulance personnel were delayed in helping the patient due to the stairs, plus …

Investigators also found incomplete charting and defective sterilization equipment. The clinic administrator told investigators s/he had, in fact, specifically instructed staff not to escort recovering patients “for staff safety after a staff member became involved in a patient-family altercation at discharge.” (Lovely business, abortion.)
In fact, GDCH has received numerous complaints over the years.

Yet, despite the fact AWMC had failed to follow any of the stipulations of its elevator waiver, GDCH did not revoke the waiver and merely instructed the clinic to start doing so.

In addition to violating this waiver, AWMC let a separate waiver lapse in 2010 for a rule requiring a licensed nurse to stay on the premises at all times during two-day abortion procedures.

Now AWMC is applying for another seven year waiver for an elevator. And in three documents filed with the state, it has covered up the October 2011 incident and the findings of the GDCH investigation.

In a July 17 letter to GDCH, AWMC attorney Elizabeth J. Appley either lied outright or passed on a lie she was fed:

… the Atlanta Women’s Medical Center can confirm compliance with each aspect of the waiver conditions, and shows that the health, safety and care of patients has not been compromised and that no adverse consequences have occurred to any patient related to the absence of an elevator….

At least one escort has accompanied each patient down the stairs upon discharge….

Ambulance services used by Atlanta Women’s Medical Center are notified of the Center’s second floor location….

Since our move to this location in May 1994, the Center has not experienced any advserve incidents regarding the waiver and no compromise in patient care and safety….

The application also lied:

AWMC has met all requirements of the waiver since 1994 years [sic] without any incident or adverse consequences to patient care.

… as did the abortionist, Kenneth M. Twiddy (pictured right), in his July 17 letter to GDCH:

I have not seen a compromise in patient care, nor have any incidents related to stairway access been noted.

ACTION: Click to view a sample letter and email addresses for Brian W. Looby of the Georgia Healthcare Facility Regulation Division, and Sharon Dougherty and Blake Fulenwider of the Georgia Dept. of Community Health, stating an objection to giving yet another waiver to AWMC.

AWMC claims an elevator would cost $1 million. Forcing this dangerous back alley abortion mill to install an elevator and provide proper nursing care to patients will either slow it down or shut it down. Over half its patients are African-American.

[HT: Ichabod via Bryan Kemper of Stand True; photo of Twiddy via Vitals.com]

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Pro-life billboard towers over Planned Parenthood – for one day

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Jackson Right to Life, in Michigan, followed all the rules when renting billboard space next to the Jackson Planned Parenthood.

For one glorious day a pro-life billboard towered over Planned Parenthood’s pathetic little abortion feeder with the simple but powerful message, “Choose Life = No Regrets.”

There was only one problem: The billboard was on Planned Parenthood’s property. Adams Outdoor Advertising had leased the billboard space but forgotten about Planned Parenthood’s addendum forbidding any pro-life messaging.

Click "like" if you are PRO-LIFE!

So just as quickly as the billboard went up, on June 9, it came down the next day. Adams is offering Jackson RTL other locations, and on the advice of attorneys Jackson RTL is accepting Adams’ offer and moving on.

But the snafu was all worth it for the amazing photo op, eh?

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Planned Parenthood CEO’s annual salary now exceeds $500,000

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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards 2012-13 salary now exceeds $500k
According to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2012 IRS Form 990, CEO Cecile Richards made over one-half million dollars – $523,616, to be exact – for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013.

That’s a lot of money to pay the CEO of a nonprofit organization, particularly one that claims to cater to low-income women.

“Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable,” boasts Planned Parenthood

Really? How much more affordable would Planned Parenthood’s services be were not its corporate bosses and affiliate CEOs making big bucks? For that 2012 reporting period, PPFA’s 12-member executive team tallied a combined income of $3.87 million.

When questioned by The Daily Caller in October 2012 about what was thought at the time to be an “almost $400,000 salary,” Richards responded, “None of my salary is paid for by the federal government.” 

But if “[n]early half of Planned Parenthood patients rely on Medicaid coverage,” as Planned Parenthood states, does Richards really think she’d be making the same coin were government funding – to the tune of $540.6 million in FY 2012-13 – removed from Planned Parenthood’s total revenue of $1.210 billion?

And actually, The Daily Caller was well over $100,000 off on Richards’ salary.

Turns out Richards made $583,323 during Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012). This represented a whopping 39% pay increase from the year before that, when she “only” made $420,153.

Cecile Richards campaigns Barack ObamaSo, actually, Richards’ 2012 salary of $523,616 represented a 10% pay cut.

But this was because she took time off from Planned Parenthood to campaign for President Obama’s reelection – which paid off for Planned Parenthood handsomely via windfall income via Obamacare and other government funding streams, only kept flowing by Obama and other pro-abortion politicians.

This sort of financial cushion then frees up Planned Parenthood to raise and spend money to elect pro-abortion candidates, who then return the favor.

See how the circle of loot works?

And where are the liberals – the Occupy Wall Street types – who supposedly despise such top-heavy income? They oppose Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Finance. But Big Abortion? Not on your life, or rather, not on the lives of innocent little babies.

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South by Southwest: Pro-life laws eradicating abortion clinics

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There is a mesmerizing time-lapse video at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, that in four minutes shows the North’s four-year takeover of the South during the Civil War (screen shots above – view a video clip here).

I was reminded of that video when viewing this GIF from Planned Parenthood. Click on the image to launch…

Planned Parenthood 5-1-14-Abortion-Disappearing-In-South-Map

The correlation between slavery and abortion makes it poignant that legal abortion is first being wiped out in the South, although the area also encompasses some of the Southwest, including Texas and Oklahoma….

Headlines: Abortion disappearing in the South

While many different types of pro-life laws are being enacted, such as late-term abortion bans, waiting periods, ultrasound requirements, and parental involvement, those having the greatest impact are what the abortion industry calls “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws” – abortion clinic regulations and requirements that abortionists have hospital admitting privileges.

The sudden proliferation of “TRAP” laws most certainly can be tied to the discovery in 2010 of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors and Gosnell’s subsequent conviction in 2013 of first degree murder in the deaths of three abortion surviving infants and involuntary manslaughter of a patient.

Whether the Gosnell case emboldened pro-life politicians, or frightened them into trying to avert the discovery of another Gosnell in their state, it doesn’t matter.

The result is both a physical and political win, physical in that these laws save the lives of children and mothers, and political in that they expose the abortion industry as medically substandard.

The Associated Press describes the toll on the abortion industry in the South/Southwest:

The [admitting privileges] requirements are already in effect in Texas and Tennessee….

If the law there is upheld, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic would have to close….

After judges allowed Texas’ privileges law to take effect earlier this year, 19 of 33 abortion clinics closed….

In Alabama, operators of three of five abortion clinics testified last week during a trial challenging the law that they use out-of-town doctors who wouldn’t be able to admit patients to local hospitals. They said they’d have to close….

In Louisiana, opponents said the Louisiana law would close three of the state’s five abortion clinics….

Of course, states in many other areas of the country are enacting pro-life legislation, but there is a concentration in the South/Southwest that “could see an entire region of the nation with little or no access to safe abortion,” warns Planned Parenthood.

Legal sure, but “safe,” no. At least one woman a month dies from a legal abortion in the U.S.

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