NPR ignores woman killed by clinic it showcases in abortion promo piece

2015-03-06_1130This is truly shocking, either a new low in yellow journalism or an incredible display of shoddy research.

The slant of the March 3 NPR article by Jennifer Ludden was in its title: “Abortion restrictions complicate access for Ohio women.”

Ludden worried “a steady stream of abortion restrictions over the past four years has helped close nearly half the state’s clinics that perform the procedure,” then went on to blame the state, not substandard clinics or abortionists.

Ironically, Ludden chose Preterm abortion clinic to showcase the hardships abortion clinics and aborting mothers must endure:

“We are more fully booked, and I think we have a harder time squeezing patients in if they’re earlier in the pregnancy,” says Chrisse France, executive director of Preterm. It’s one of just two clinics still operating in Cleveland, and its caseload is up 10%.

France says women are also coming from farther away, from places that used to have clinics but no longer do. Because Ohio mandates an in-person meeting with a doctor followed by a 24-hour waiting period, women must come twice or stay overnight….

Ohio restricts the use of drugs that induce abortion early on, the method chosen by about a quarter of all women who end a pregnancy.

Then there’s the state’s confusing requirement for a fetal viability test after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Fetuses are generally not considered viable until several weeks later. But Dr. Lisa Perriera, an OB-GYN at Preterm, says there is no such test.

“The laws say that we have to do some kind of testing,” she says. “They don’t tell us what kind of tests to do, nor do those tests even really mean anything. It’s just another hoop to jump through.”

Preterm came up with its own test based on a fetus’s age and weight.

These people are so galling in so many ways, I scarcely know where to start.

Lakisha Wilson, who died after an abortion at Preterm clinic, Cleveland, OHBut I’ll try, beginning with the name Lakisha Wilson (pictured right), which incredibly never came up in Ludden’s piece.

Wilson was a 22-year-old pregnant mother who died less than a year ago on March 28, 2014, as a result of a botched abortion at Preterm on March 21. Wilson died of cardiac arrest following hemorrhage, according to the autopsy report.

According to the date of her last period, Wilson was 23 weeks and 1 day pregnant on the day of her abortion. But the fetal dating test “Preterm came up with” pronounced her 19 weeks and 4 days pregnant, a big difference of nearly four weeks.

abc_perriera_planb_110224_wg-e1382371738635The risk of maternal morality related to abortion skyrockets after 20 weeks. Nevertheless, if abortions in Ohio are banned after babies are viable, and babies are potentially viable at 23 weeks, wouldn’t there be an obvious financial and legal incentive for clinics to render abortion victims decidedly younger than 23 weeks?

Then there’s Preterm abortionist Lisa Perriera (pictured left), quoted by NPR.

Perriera was at the epicenter of Wilson’s abortion catastrophe. According to the EMT report, she applied a pediatric mask to Wilson. I’ve been in my share of codes, and I can’t imagine this sort of glaring error ever happening. Click to enlarge…

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Yes, it was her. From the DHHS investigator’s notes (click to enlarge)…

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What else could she say? Incompetent.

Also note the second yellow highlighted section in the EMT report: “EMS unable to utilize backboard or intubate pt in the building due to the elevator being so small that EMS had to sit the pt up on the cot and ventilate pt in a sitting position.”

That’s exactly why there should be abortion clinic regulations. Precious minutes were lost as EMTs had to scramble to reposition Wilson on the gurney and then delay intubation.

This wasn’t the first time Preterm’s elevator gave EMTs problems. The Preterm employee on this 2012 call gave the 911 operator a heads up that the elevator to their 3rd floor office was down (at 0:22), so EMTs had to carry a 300 pound bleeding post-abortive mother (at 2:35) down two flights of stairs.

But Ludden quoted NARAL Ohio’s (located in the same building as Preterm, on the 4th floor) Kellie Copeland’s lament about the “relentless barrage of restrictions [that] has left providers feeling besieged.”

Poor things.

The NPR article was a sham, a propaganda piece for abortion that aids and abets an industry that hurts and kills women – and is audacious about it.

[HT and many thanks to Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue for invaluable help with this article. OR has tracked Lakisha Wilson’s death from the onset. Read more background on that tragedy here, here, here, and here.]

Pro-life vid of day: Pro-life display angers Canadian students

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News surfaced this week of the rejection of a pro-life student group on a Canadian college campus.

In yet another example of how Canada’s institutions of higher learning are becoming more hostile to free pro-life speech, University of Alberta students protested an upcoming pro-life display, featuring images of abortion victims, which was to be displayed in their quad. The main point of contention seemed to be that some believed the display could be upsetting to women who have had abortions or miscarriages.

One student even went so far as to say that she had an abortion and abortion is horrible, so women shouldn’t be further traumatized by having to actually look at it.

With all the hubbub about how the display might “infringe on students’ rights,” a gay pride parade was set to happen on campus simultaneously, and some students planned to block the pro-life display so the gay pride parade participants wouldn’t have to listen to the free speech of others, which might somehow dampen their festivities.

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By the way – the Latin phrase on the University of Alberta’s seal, pictured above, means “Whatsoever things are true.”

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BREAKING: Pro-lifers announce sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office to #FreeTheBan

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On March 25 it will have been just over TWO MONTHS since Republican House leaders reneged on their promise to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on January 22, when hundreds of thousands were participating in the March for Life.

If GOP leaders thought we might forget, they were mistaken. More than enough time has passed for them to right their wrong.

Today, I joined pro-life activists Rev. Pat Mahoney and Troy Newman in announcing a peaceful protest and sit-in at Speaker John Boehner’s office on March 25 at 11 a.m.

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Pro-life vid of day: This pastor’s wife works at an abortion clinic

by Hans Johnson
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Christians have been at the forefront of civil rights movements over the past two centuries, from the abolition of slavery to the present-day drive to abolish abortion. So does it fall on those of a purportedly pro-life church to hold members, and leaders especially, accountable?

A pro-life group filmed Pastor Louis Chatman of the Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, pull up in his Mercedes at the Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic.

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Abortion contributing to Chicago’s “fiscal free fall” and Rahm’s collapse

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From the Investors.com article, “Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago nears fiscal free fall,” March 2:

In progressive ChicagoMoody’s has cut its credit rating to two grades above “junk.”…

The steady financial decline of the nation’s third-largest city prompted us recently to say that Chicago was well on its way to becoming the next Detroit….

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Pro-life vid of the day: Pro-life club banned from college

by Hans Johnson

Students for Life at Ryerson has lost its last appeal to form a pro-life club at Ryerson University in Toronto. An email after the unanimous rejection said the Ryerson Students’ Union “opposes… groups, meetings, or events that promote misogynist views towards woman (sic) and ideologies that promote gender inequity, challenges women’s right (sic) to bodily autonomy, or justifies (sic) sexual assault.”

But Carter Grant, vice-president of SFLR, answers:

Our club stands for human rights for all human beings, including those at the earliest stages of life. We also want to support pregnant students on campus who want alternatives to abortion. If the student union is going to accuse students of serious things like misogyny, they should be prepared to explain the basis for that. We are still waiting for that explanation.

With the help of counsel, it is hoped the university administration will acknowledge that allowing a pro-choice group while excludeing a pro-life one does not comport with the freedom of expression.

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Dad warns what not to do when your wife is in labor

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Your wife is experiencing pain beyond belief and you’re complaining that your back hurts from leaning over her bed to hold her hand? Dumb move, dude (I speak from experience here). This is a sure-fire way to earn the death look of the century and a gnarly scolding after the birth. Keep your discomforts to yourself and offer them up for your wife and baby.

My wife nearly broke my hand and dislocated my arm once during an intense contraction. But I learned to keep my mouth shut and offered up the pain.

~ Stay-at-home dad Rich Lamm explaining rule number 1 on his list of do’s and dont’s during labor, Epic Pew, March 2

[Photo via The Bump]

NOLA Planned Parenthood’s concrete contractor: “The blood is on pro-life hands”

0_0_0_0_250_139_csupload_56975362_largeIn my post yesterday, “NOLA Planned Parenthood resumes construction; contractor says will walk for payoff,” I wrote that Absolute Concrete Services had not returned my calls requesting comment.

Today, Ronald Backes did.

Ronald is the son of Melvin and Linda Backes, and he clarified that Linda solely owns Absolute Concrete Services (which I said I’d correct), and he works for her. He said his parents are divorced.

Ronald wasn’t present to hear the conversation between his parents and Pastor Shanks, but he denies they made these comments Pastor Shanks attributed to them:

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Pro-life blog buzz 3-3-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Live Action News says the new interactive game “Fusion” (on a website that includes writers like the founding editor of pro-abortion, profane Jezebel) in which players pretend to lead a South Dakota woman through several supposedly real-life scenarios – but they all suggest abortion is the correct answer to the dilemma. Hmm, no agenda there:

    What if the woman does choose to keep the baby?

    If she chooses to have the woman keep the baby, then she either still ends up having the abortion because of a partial placental abruption, or she has the baby and ends up sick, in premature labor, and with mountains of debt.

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Pro-life vid of the day: Stolen moments of the aborted

by Hans Johnson

Pro-Life Texas has released the first in a planned series of videos centering on the “what ifs” of all the lives lost through abortion. The producer and writer, curiously enough, were rejected by the crowd-sourcing company Kickstarter just like the filmmakers of the upcoming Kermit Gosnell movie:

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by Carder

knocked upAnne Hathaway was originally cast as Alison Scott, a reporter who ends up getting pregnant after a one night stand with Ben Stone, played by Seth Rogen.

Anne took issue with the birthing scene at the end of the movie, arguing that it was too graphic. In the end, Judd Apatow had no problem letting Anne go, and replaced her with Katherine Heigl.

~ One of a listing of famous stars who got fired from big movies, Suggest, March 5

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