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Planned Parenthood New Orleans building contractor fined for violations, work stopped

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By Jill Stanek

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Two contractors have been cited for violations in Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s latest woe while attempting to construct a new abortion clinic in New Orleans.

The State of Louisiana has fined Barre McNeely Investments, LLC, a total of $2,500 for falsely completing state forms. Company owner Larry McNeely wrote “BMI, LLC” on all permits and contracts in an apparent attempt to hide his company’s identity. But it is illegal to use other than a company’s licensed name on state documents.

Barre was also cited for hiring an unlicensed subcontractor, Quality Diamond Products, which was fined a total of $4,500.

The Planned Parenthood building project has been plagued by setbacks since its launch, thanks in large part to New Orleans’ pro-life community.

The Catholic Archbishop of New OrleansMost Rev. Gregory Aymond (pictured right), dealt a huge blow in January when he published a letter in the Clarion Herald threatening to blacklist “every person or organization” involved in building the abortion mill.

When Planned Parenthood kicked off construction in May 2013, at a church no less, it projected the 7-8,000 sq ft building would cost $4.2 million and be up and running by now.

permit filed with the City of New Orleans showed Planned Parenthood originally scheduled a final inspection for August 18, meaning this was the date it projected the building to be completed.

That isn’t going to happen.

Fox8 reported in January 2014 “the lot sits untouched” eight months after Planned Parenthood’s big ceremonial ground-breaking, this apparently because it had trouble finding anyone to build its chop shop.

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Planned Parenthood finally got something started in April, but the project has made little progress since then. Fox8 reported on August 20 there had been no work done for “several weeks.”

Planned Parenthood’s sign now says it will open in early 2015…

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We all hope and pray not.

Planned Parenthood Louisiana and its parent affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, are hot messes at present.

Only last week PPL’s state director, Melissa Flournoy, pictured right, had to resign after making racist statements.

In 2013 the Louisiana state legislature directed several departments to launch an investigation after PPGC was fined $4.3 million for Medicaid fraud in Texas. While the Legislative Auditor found no wrong-doing, investigations by the Department of Health and Inspector General are ongoing.

In November 2013 Planned Parenthood Louisiana voluntarily reimbursed the state $33,739.13 after conducting “a self-audit in which they determined that one of their nurses had been writing and issuing prescriptions without proper authority,” according to Alliance Defending Freedom.

That’s called covering one’s behind.

Here’s one final shot, courtesy of Louisiana Coalition for Life, of Planned Parenthood’s New Orleans junkyard at present. May it stay this way…

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Reprinted with permission from Jill Staneks blog.

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Abandoned newborn found in New York church nativity scene

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November 27, 2015 (LiveActionNews) -- Rather than kill him in the womb, or toss him out a window into a courtyard after he was born, a Queens, New York, mother wrapped her newborn in towels purchased from a 99-cent store and laid him in a Christmas Nativity manger on the lawn of Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church.

It was church custodian José Moran who first heard the whimpering coming from the manger where he found the child who now bears the nickname “Baby Jesus.” His umbilical cord was still attached.

Moran told the New York Daily News that an hour after the nativity scene was erected, right after he returned from lunch, he was cleaning the church when he heard the infant cry.

José told reporters:

I looked around and didn’t see anyone. I followed the cries. I walked to the little nativity home we had installed inside the church… I couldn’t believe my eyes. The baby was wrapped in towels. He still had his umbilical cord. He was next to the Virgin (Mary).

Since the infant was found, police surveillance video has uncovered footage of a woman entering the church with what appears to be a baby who walked out with nothing in her arms. Officers also found tape in a local dollar store showing a woman with an infant inside her jacket purchasing towels.

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While authorities attempt to locate the woman on the tape, the healthy baby boy is now in the care of Administration of Children’s Services.

In New York State, as long as the infant is handed over to an appropriate person, the law permits unwanted newborns to be anonymously abandoned at places called “safe havens.” Women can surrender babies up to 30 days old at local churches, police stations, firehouses and hospitals.

Unfortunately, this mother could face criminal charges for leaving her baby in a manger without notifying anyone that he was there.

Calling the baby in the manger a “Christmas miracle,” one of the priests at the church, Father Christopher Ryan Heanue, said that the baby’s mother “must have been in a difficult place in her life.”

Heanue added, “God works in mysterious ways. ”

He certainly does! Perhaps we can be thankful this Thanksgiving that a woman in New York City, where 40 percent of pregnancies end in abortion, loved and cared enough for “Baby Jesús” to swaddle him in towels and selflessly place him in a crèche at a Richmond Hill church.

Reprinted with permission from Live Action News

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Naomi was so premature doctors said she had no chance. Last week, she went home!

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By Dave Andrusko

Dec. 26, 2015 (NRLN) - We carry some very tragic news today. Here’s some of the best kind of news to help balance it out.

When a child is born 15 weeks early; when she weighs less than 13 ounces; when she can fit in the palm of your hand; and when Naomi Joy Bakker’s hands were the size of her dad’s thumbs, it’s easy to understand why some doctors told her parents “ Naomi’s chances of survival without health complications were less than one percent.” Or at all!

But in the less than five months she spent in the Renown Regional Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Naomi has met so many milestones. “Naomi is healthy and ready to graduate from the NICU with few complications,” according to Fox 28 reporter Elizabeth Faugl.

That’s a long way from the moment they learned of Naomi’s situation before she was born. “We got on our knees, and we begged,” Mrs. Bakker told Faugl. “And we said we would take her however he gave it. If she was blind, or whatever, we just wanted our baby.”

On July 1 Joy and Michael Bakker’s little one was born at only 25 weeks gestation. “Her eyes were still sealed and her organs underdeveloped,” Faugl explained. “Doctors across the country said she had no chance, but she’s proven them wrong.”

“She’s one of the littlest babies around. They told us there was no hope for her,” said Angela Bakker. “The first time I held her was so scary. So frightening. She was so tiny.”

But her nurses told Faugl:

her parents always came in to hold her. Even though Naomi was fragile, the skin-to-skin contact was important. And most of all, Naomi always had a feisty spirit.

“Strong, from day one, you could tell she was a fighter and she had it in her,” says Carrie Archie, one of Naomi’s primary nurses.

“We just gave her what she needed, she did all the hard work,” adds Nichol Alvaraez, another one of Naomi’s primary nurses.

It’s made all the difference. Naomi will go home to meet her big brother, who has only been able to Facetime with her. He’s only two-years-old and cannot go to the NICU.

Last Thursday, the “baton” was handed off. Naomi is now home from the Reno, Nevada, hospital.

Here’s what Michael and Angela wrote today:

At the hand off, a local channel did a story on Naomi and the NICU. Something happened we never planned on happened. This little blog to update friends and family went a little extra crazy and more people are following Naomi’s story. To all you who have just started on this journey with us, we have this to say – Thanks for all the encouraging posts and messages. It’s hard to find the time to respond to each and every one – but we have read them. This journey is a work in progress and we never know from one day to the next where it will lead. We hope you find encouragement through this story as we update family and friends on what is going on – with a moment of reflection here and there.

Enjoy the ride. I hope it’s not nearly as “dramatic” as the first leg.

Michael & Angela

You can share the Bakkers’ story on Facebook all the way back to July.

Reprinted with permission from National Right to Life News

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Abortionist reveals what convinced him to start doing abortions…and it’s bizarre

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By Katie Yoder

November 23, 2015 (NewsBusters) -- Love can be about giving up one’s own life, but it is never about making someone else die.

On Wednesday, abortionist Willie J. Parker penned “Why I Provide Abortions” for the Opinion Pages of the New York Times. While he at first morally opposed abortions, Parker later decided that performing abortions fulfilled his call to be the “good” Samaritan. Today, he insists, abortion “respond[s] to our patients’ needs” and therefore expresses “the deepest level of love that you can have for another person.”

Before becoming an abortionist, Parker worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 12 years. He believed abortion was “morally wrong” – until, that is, he had a “change of heart.” That change came when he read a sermon by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Parker began performing abortions because that was where the need was greatest, he stated.

“In public health, you go where the crisis is,” he wrote. “If there is an outbreak and you have the ability to relieve suffering, you rush to the site of the need.”

And, well, Parker decided this “outbreak” – unwanted pregnancies – was a crisis that only abortion could answer.

“This is why, a year and a half ago,” he said, “I returned to my hometown, Birmingham, Ala., to provide abortions.”

In the past, Parker has attracted attention for also practicing at the sole abortion clinic in Mississippi.

While abortion is legal in the United States, he bemoaned how “women face harsh life circumstances and incessant hostility, merely for wanting to exercise their rights.”

Before becoming an abortionist, Parker worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 12 years. He believed abortion was “morally wrong” – until, that is, he had a “change of heart.”

That change came when he read a sermon by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “challenged” him to a “deeper spiritual understanding.”

“I was moved by his discussion of the quality of the good Samaritan and of what made the Samaritan ‘good,’” he wrote. “I realized that if I were to show compassion, I would have to act on behalf of those women.”

(Parker seemed not to have read statements by Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where she declared her uncle was pro-life.)

In the end, what really worried Parker was providing “access to abortion” for women, not his reputation.

“My concern about women who lacked access to abortion became more important to me than worrying about what might happen to me for providing the services,” he continued.

Today, when people ask him why he aborts babies, he responds: “The short answer is: Because I can. And: Because if I don’t, who will?”

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He deemed the South, where he works, as “one of the centers of the abortion crisis” and worried that, with the upcoming Supreme Court abortion regulation case, “Mississippi could become the first state with no abortion clinic.”

In his piece, Parker also sounded like he didn’t approve of any pregnancies.

“A majority of pregnancies in the South are unintended,” he lamented. “More than a quarter end in abortion. The rest are more likely than pregnancies that are chosen to lead to low birth weights and other poor outcomes.”

Regardless of statistics, Parker believed “every patient is unique” and recalled a mother of five who couldn’t care for another baby “financially or emotionally,” but had to wait for her “procedure” because of a state law.

“I want for women what I want for myself: a life of dignity, health, self-determination and the opportunity to excel and contribute,” he wrote. “We know that when women have access to abortion, contraception and medically accurate sex education, they thrive.”

But babies don’t. And women don’t either, according to women who regret their abortions.

Instead of acknowledging counterarguments, Parker insisted that abortion is an expression of love:

“We who provide abortions do so because our patients need us, and that’s what we are supposed to do: respond to our patients’ needs,” he concluded. “It is the deepest level of love that you can have for another personthat you can have compassion for their suffering and you can act to relieve it.”

That, simply put,” he added, “is why I provide abortion care."

Reprinted with permission from News Busters

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