Shocking: Secret Deal With Planned Parenthood Might Cost This GOP Candidate Dearly

A backdoor deal between a state health director and two abortion providers in Ohio allows the clinics to skirt a new law that would have shut them down.

Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges, appointed by GOP presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich, made an agreement with Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region and Women’s Med in Dayton for the facilities to remain open throughout a variance appeals process, according to a judge’s consent order.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett issued the order on Sept. 28, allowing the two providers to stay open because an agreement made the clinics’ previous motion or injunction moot.

The clinics and the ODH have been in a battle over licensing. Both clinics do surgical abortions, but Ohio law states that facilities doing those procedures must have an ambulatory agreement with a local hospital. The reasoning is that the clinic must have a way to transport the woman to a nearby hospital in case something goes wrong during the abortion.

Neither facility has such an agreement with a local hospital, so they were denied licenses. Both filed for a variance to the surgical license. In Ohio, gaining an exception can be approved if the facility has another approved method in place for a woman to gain immediate access to a hospital.

Planned Parenthood and Women’s Med filed a request for an injunction when it filed its variance request, anticipating sanctions and penalties from the state during the appeals process. The injunction, if approved by a judge, would have stopped all legal proceedings against the clinics.

The judge’s action on Sept. 28 was regarding this injunction motion. Basically, the judge disregarded the injunction because the two parties had come to an agreement for the clinics to remain open.

”Director Hodges has provided Plaintiffs with the opportunity to request a hearing on the proposed licensure actions….and has assured the Plaintiffs that if they request a hearing ‘you may remain in operation while the administrative proceedings take place,’” Barrett’s order read.

A deal was reached before a new state law took effect on Sept. 28 that would have automatically shut down the two facilities. The law, called the “Automatic Suspension Provision,” would automatically close facilities denied a surgical license. Hodges denied the variance request on Sept. 25, days before the law took effect, so the new law doesn’t apply in these cases. Planned Parenthood and Women’s Med are suing the state over the law, but can continue to provide surgical procedures during their appeal on the variance request.

“Since the Director’s actions were taken prior to the effective date of [the Automatic Suspension Provision], the parties agree that the provisions of … the Automatic Suspension Provision will not apply to these variance denials,” the judge’s order states.

ODH director of communications Melanie Amato would only state that proper procedures were followed.

“In these cases, the Department of Health determined that these variance requests did not meet or exceed the level of patient protection that is essential.  The facilities will be able to continue to operate while they appeal the proposed revocation if they choose to appeal.  We have no other comment,” the statement read.

The state was requiring four doctors to substitute for a hospital, and the facilities had three, according to reports in the New York Times. A four-doctor requirement had never been mandated prior to this case, according to an attorney representing the clinics.

Pro-life officials are not happy and state the decision will put women’s health at risk.

“We don’t need another unsuspecting woman to die, to remind us that those laws are there for a reason,” Life Issues Institute President Brad Mattes said to LifeSiteNews regarding the subject.

Outrageous: Look What Government Is Doing To This Pro-Life Christian To Silence Him

Pro-life crusader Troy Newman was battling on Thursday to avoid deportation from Australia. The Australian government finally caved in to demands to prevent the president of Operation Rescue from conducting a 10-day speaking tour there.

Initially they planned to send him packing upon his arrival, but now the Australian government has said it will allow Newman to remain in the country for the time being.

“We propose an undertaking this man will not be removed for the next 24 hours,” David Brown, representing Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, said Thursday. “There will be discussions between the parties so that the matters can be resolved.” Right to Life Australia, the group that invited Newman, is working to avert deportation, said its president, Margaret Tighe.

Australia’s high court heard an appeal from Newman to remain. His attorneys said the government’s decision to prevent Newman from coming to Australia was flawed because Newman has never incited violence.

“The basis of the (visa) finding seems to rest solely on the adverse reaction to my client’s presence in Australia,” barrister Richard Knowles said. “There was no question at all that that my client has ever advocated violence.”

As the Australian court pondered the issue, Operation Rescue reacted with anger to Newman’s detention and potential deportation.

“Troy’s unjust treatment by the Australian government is based on a pack of bold-faced lies about his character. This makes him a political prisoner,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “It’s shocking that the Australian government would take these lies at face value and deny Troy his right to his freedom and free speech.”

“The pro-abortion bullies in Australia who have been slandering Troy Newman to the government have had to stoop to the lowest of lows to silence his message about Planned Parenthood’s criminality and his use of peaceful, law-abiding activism to expose abortion abuses,” said Sullenger.

“Troy has been treated like a criminal even though he has never been convicted of a crime and is being detained and deported based solely on his religious and pro-life beliefs that are opposed by certain abortion lackeys in the Australian government,” said Sullenger. “This is unjust and as a representative of Operation Rescue, I demand his immediate release and an apology from Minister Dutton for the trouble he has caused by acquiescing to false accusations of those who oppose Newman’s pro-life stance.”

h/t: Christian News Wire

Woman’s Devastating Account Of Planned Parenthood Visit Exposes What Their REAL Mission Is

Sarah Owens came to a Planned Parenthood clinic in fear. After getting the hard sell to have an abortion, she left in disgust.

Now, Owens is crusading against federal funding for the mammoth organization.

“It will never be my choice to give my tax dollars to an organization that continues to harm lives while claiming they provide care to women,” she wrote for The Federalist.

Owens came to her position through life lessons she learned by personal encounters of the worst kind. While in college, she was concerned she might be pregnant. She visited a Planned Parenthood clinic to be tested. On the form given to her when she arrived at the clinic, she did not check abortion as an option she would consider. This decision earned her the judgement and scorn of the Planned Parenthood representative that met with her.

“‘Why won’t you consider abortion?’ the representative asked. ‘You realize what a strain on your life parenting would be, don’t you?’ I explained that abortion just wasn’t something I personally believed in. She scoffed at me,” Owens wrote, noting that she did not need to make a decision because she was not pregnant.

“I left the office and cried. Maybe it was relief, but I mostly felt hurt and manipulated,” she added.

Owens said there is an underlying fallacy with the “pro-choice” position.

“The ‘choices’ liberals fail to take into consideration are the choices that lead to a pregnancy. Since when did fear of the unknown become cause to end a life?” she wrote.

Owens said abortion is not the alternative to the complications of life.

“The issue is with thinking that abortion is a fix to an absolute problem. Can’t afford a kid? Abortion. Too busy for a kid? Abortion. Not the ‘right time’? Abortion,” she wrote.

Owens admits that pro-life politicians need to ensure there is a safety net to care for all children who are born, even to welfare mothers. But she knows Planned Parenthood and their big-business abortion agenda is not the answer.

“When did the solution to our welfare problem became preventing babies from taking their first breaths? When did we decide that killing the problem was a fit solution?”

h/t: The Federalist

GOP Can’t Win In 2016 By Losing Now

Some Republicans in Congress will never learn.

This time, the GOP’s hard-right conservative minority had dreams of shutting Washington down over Planned Parenthood’s illegal profiteering in fetal tissue from its abortion business.

They hoped to defund Planned Parenthood of its half-billion in annual federal dollars by attaching a measure that did exactly that to a larger spending bill.

They thought their legislative trickery would force President Obama into vetoing the spending bill, thereby shutting down the government in Washington.

Obama would then get the blame for the shut down and — what? — not get reelected in 2016?

Come on. The super-conservatives were never going to get enough votes in Congress to catch Obama in their trap.

Luckily, they were saved from seriously hurting themselves, their party and the conservative cause on Wednesday, when the Senate and the House each voted for a stopgap spending bill that keeps D.C. operating until Dec. 11.

But the televised hearing on Tuesday, where Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards, was a PR disaster for the GOP.

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz and his allies scored some points during their five-hour interrogation.

They got Richards to admit she earned $600,000 a year and exposed that Planned Parenthood had transferred millions of dollars from its charitable arm to its lobbying and political operations.

Planned Parenthood’s claim that only 3 percent of its services are for abortions was also shown to be a lie. About a tenth of its clients get an abortion, and abortions account for about a third of its annual revenue.

Those Republican highlights were featured later on Fox News and talk radio and gave their conservative audiences something to gloat about for 24 hours.

But they were not what most of the country saw or heard.

When the mainstream media covered the Planned Parenthood hearings, what they focused on was a nice woman being badgered and rudely interrupted by a gang of nasty Republicans.

No matter how evasive Richards was, no matter how she tried to downplay or spin Planned Parenthood’s gruesome and immoral abortion business, she was always going to receive nothing but sympathy from the mainstream media.

And where do most American voters — and most independents — get their news?  From CBS, CNN, the Washington Post and dozens of other liberal media outlets.

If any Republican thinks that their side of the Planned Parenthood argument will ever get a friendly or even fair presentation on those places, they are smoking crack.

In the Age of Obama and bigger government, the idea of shutting down the D.C. government over a matter of principle is thrilling to any true conservative.

But if Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood right now, the best way to do it is through the states.

There are 31 states with Republican governors. Five of them have already defunded Planned Parenthood by prohibiting the use of Medicaid funds for abortion.

Putting pressure on the states to remove taxpayer support of abortion mills can work, and it can be done without sabotaging the Republicans’ presidential chances next year.

Meanwhile, the super-conservatives in Congress need to get smart and get real.

If every conservative and every Republican in the country votes for the GOP’s nominee for president, we still lose.

We need independents and Democrats in 2016. Lots of them.

And for most of those voters, especially the younger ones in their 30s and 40s, Planned Parenthood is simply not a presidential issue.

Jobs and the economy are.

Republicans of all kinds from moderates to super-conservative need to keep their eyes on the GOP’s most important prize — winning the White House.

To do that, we have to broaden our message and our appeal, not narrow it.

Otherwise, we lose again.

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Everyone Said Fiorina Lied About Planned P’hood At GOP Debate- Then THIS Video Was Just Released…

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform has released the source video which became a point of controversy surrounding a claim made by Carly Fiorina at the second Republican debate.

As reported by Western Journalism, one of the most memorable moments of the debate at the Reagan Library was when Fiorina prosecuted Planned Parenthood for its alleged trafficking in aborted babies’ body parts.

“As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain,” she said. “This is about the character of our nation.” 

Fiorina’s highly charged and effective attack against Planned Parenthood elicited an almost immediate response from certain media outlets, included some Breitbart characterized as the “lying fact-checkers.” Many stated that the video Fiorina referenced does not exist. 

What the candidate does describe is the eyewitness testimony of a woman named Holly O’Donnell, who worked in Planned Parenthood facilities as a tissue procurement specialist. She recounts what Fiorina described. To depict the incident O’Donnell discussses, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) used 10 seconds of footage of an aborted baby with its legs kicking and heart beating obtained from the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR). In the CMP video, the footage is clearly marked as being from CBR, so there was no attempt to deceive.

CBR released the full source video on Tuesday, titled “Carly Fiorina was right,” to prove the baby used to illustrate O’Donnell’s narration was aborted and was still showing the signs of life described.

The founder of CBR, Gregg Cunningham, told Fox News on Tuesday: “We have incontestably laid to rest the question of whether this is an authentic abortion because we show the abortion.”


h/t: Breitbart