by Carder
Lila Rose is not the only whistleblower out of CA. Enter State Sen. Sam Aanestad who has blown the cover off the inaptly named “Early Pregnancy Care” project.
He writes in The American Thinker today:

The purpose of this experiment? “Demonstrate the role of advanced practice clinicians in expanding early pregnancy care.”
That’s Orwellian for “training non-physicians to perform first trimester abortions.”
In the pilot project, approved in 2006 without legislative oversight, Planned Parenthood sites in three CA cities suspended state regulations to use Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to perform surgical abortions by suction aspiration.

Never mind committing abortions by nonphysicians is prohibted by one CA professional code and the Nursing and Medical Boards of CA. Planners hijacked a 30-year-old pilot project to combat the aging workforce by asserting, according to Aanestad, that “the access to early abortion services is an important public health goal.”…

Predictably, the guinea pigs are minority women. Rest assured, Planned Parenthood’s fangs are firmly embedded:

… [T]the program sponsor at the University of CA admits that the goal of the pilot project is to expand abortion practice and access, “particularly in underserved areas.”…
Funding is provided by UC San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente of Northern CA, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, The John Merck Fund and The Educational Foundation of America.
The taxpayers of CA also foot the bill through the grant approval process and oversight provided by the state’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Professional license fees paid by doctors and nurses to the Board of Registered Nursing, the Medical Board of CA and the American College of OB/Gyns also fund project review and site visits.

Read the entire commentary here, noting this kicker:

And the ultimate goal of the project couldn’t be clearer: “Disseminate our abortion training and utilization model to other faculties and states interested in expanding the pool of primary care abortion providers.”

The good news is that funding for this triple decade stealth program has to be re-approved. March 9 is the date of scrutiny. The good senator has suggested we contact Dr. David Carlisle, director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, at 916-326-3600.
Listen to State Senator Aamestad’s interview with KMJ radio host Inga Barks here. (Scroll to bottom for link.) Notice her incredulousness over the whole affair.
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, “The number of U.S. abortion providers declined by 2% between 2000 and 2005 (from 1,819 to 1,787).”
Certainly this project’s organizers are trying to surmount the lack of abortionists.