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AZ Sheriff’s Office: Planned Parenthood didn’t report rape by serial sex offender

kost3n-3-webFrom modvive.com, May 2:

An 18-year old Arizona high school student has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 10 and as many as 18 high schools girls….

Making this case even more disturbing is the allegation that a counselor at Planned Parenthood Arizona may have assisted accused serial rapist, Tyler Kost [pictured right], in covering up the actions of a sexual predator over the course of several years.

One reported case has a 15-year-old girl claiming to have been raped and impregnated by Kost, after attending a homecoming dance….

According to a detectives report, after the assault the girl alongside her mother went for care at the facility.

“The counselor intentionally miscoded the assault as a consensual encounter. The counselor told them that they did not want the hassle of having to report the assault to law enforcement as they were a mandatory reporter,” the sheriff’s office statement says.

Planned Parenthood responded to the allegations with the following statement:

“While we provide confidential care to all of our patients, we have strict policies in place that require all staff to report any illegal activity they learn about, including sexual assault. All patients are asked at least two separate times whether they consented to sexual activity; if a patient says she was sexually assaulted or displays signs of assault, our staff is required to report it immediately to law enforcement officials. We have zero tolerance for staff failing to meet our standards and policies.”…

Two of the rape victims were so severely traumatized that they felt compelled to leave the state, the sheriff said. One of the two victims even required hospitalization after she attempted to take her own life.

In 2009, a Live Action sting caught employees at three separate Planned Parenthood Arizona facilities showing a willingness to cover up underage rape. At that time PPAZ said it was “conducting an internal review.” It obviously cleared itself.

Planned Parenthood Arizona also sued the state (case pending) so as to continue giving the abortion drug RU-486 against FDA guidelines. CEO Bryan Howard said they had to do this to make ends meet.

Coincidentally, the Sex Ed Committee at Tempe Union High School District, which is in the same vicinity as the high school where the serial rapist attended, is to vote tomorrow night on whether to use Planned Parenthood’s sex ed program, which has been a hot topic in the community for months. The timing is not good. 

This is a test of Planned Parenthood Arizona’s new roving iPad business model, since it has had to stop abortions at so many of its 13 clinics. Abortions are now only committed at four mills.

The organization is still doing well financially. Although revenue was down $3 million from the year before, Planned Parenthood Arizona still made $8.7 mil in in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, according to its 990. Howard’s salary totalled $202,845.

[HT: LifeNews.com]

AZ Planned Parenthood CEO: Must give RU486 off-label to make ends meet

imageIn response to a state law passed in 2012, the Arizona Department of Health Services issued new rules in January specifying that the administration of the abortion drug RU-486 must follow FDA guidelines.

This meant that come April 1 Arizona abortion clinics would only be able to dispense RU-486 up to 49 days (7 weeks) after the first day of a woman’s last period rather than up to 63 days (9 weeks), as is abortion industry practice.

In addition, the dosage clinics currently gave of RU-486 (i.e., mifepristone, which kills the baby) and its chaser Cytotec (i.e., misoprostol, which flushes the dead baby), would have to revert back to FDA guidelines – a higher 600 mg dose, rather than 200 mg, of the wildly expensive ($270 per 600 mg/3 pills) killer drug, and a lower 400 mcg dose, rather than 800 mcg, of the insanely cheap ($.40-.50 per 200 mcg pill) flusher drug.

Plus, both medications would have to be given one day apart at the clinic – by the abortionist. Industry practice (aside from telemed) is to give RU-486 at the clinic and have the pregnant mother take the Cytotec at home.

Thus, providing medical abortions per FDA protocol negatively impacts the profit margin of abortion clinics in at least three ways: 1) shorter window of time of availability; 2) more expensive dosage; and 3) additional office visit/additional office day for abortionist.

The impact is significant. The Arizona law is based on AUL’s model legislation and findings.

If medical abortions (per PP, $300-800) become more expensive and/or cumbersome than surgical abortions (per PP, $300-950), enough pregnant mothers will opt for surgical abortions to put many pill-only clinics out of business.

That is what Planned Parenthood of Arizona fears. It and some other groups sued to stop the new rules from taking effect. And on April 2, the 9th District Court of Appeals overruled another federal judge and halted enactment of the rules, “saying the court needed more time to consider a full briefing,” according to ABC News.

imageSo nothing is final, either way. But the debate itself is difficult for abortion pushers to surmount, in all kinds of ways, not just in trying to defend off-label use of abortion drugs.

PPAZ backed itself into a corner by telling the court “the new rules could force its Flagstaff abortion clinic to suspend operations,” quoting MyFoxPhoenix.com – this, remember, against Planned Parenthood’s constant claim that abortion accounts for only 3% of its business.

PPAZ CEO Bryan Howard came on NAZ Today April 3 to try to walk that back, since PP’s Flagstaff center just moved to a new location in February, spending $100,000 in the process to remodel. The last thing PPAZ needs right now is for word to get out that the Flagstaff clinic is closing.

Yet Howard is caught between a rock and hard place, because he already told the press the Flagstaff abortion clinic has a $400,000 annual budget and commits 400 medical abortions a year, meaning it derives 1/3+ of its income (400 x $300 = $120,000) from RU-486. And Howard already told the press he was only able to get an abortionist in the clinic one day a week.

So Howard tried to thread the needle in his interview, claiming on one hand everything is fine and on the other the situation is dire. Quoting from 1:28 on in the video:

I want to make clear our presence in Flagstaff will be uninterrupted. The concern that we have is that if these restrictions are allowed to take effect, they will potentially make it very hard to continue the provision of abortion – abortion healthcare – in Flagstaff, and our facility is the only place that women in northern Arizona can abortion care north of Phoenix [JLS note: albeit only since February].

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As an aside, I notice Bryan has aged quite a bit in the three years since his photo shoot for Tucson Weekly. Maybe he’s worried about potentially having to take a cut in his $200,000 annual salary.

New Planned Parenthood business model: Roving iPad abortion scheduler

2013-12-11_1047Last week Planned Parenthood of Arizona announced it was closing its Yuma clinic, located in the southwest corner of the state, near both the California and Mexico borders.

Not to worry, PPAZ plans to hire a roving reproductive needs administrator to schedule abortions via iPad.

PP’s Yuma facility had committed medical abortions until 2011, when a new law went into effect mandating that only physicians could dispense mifepristone (ie., RU-486), not nurses or medical assistants.

Apparently the clinic could not sustain itself without the financial help of kill pills. PPAZ CEO Bryan Howard said it was down to 200 patients a year.

But Planned Parenthood is not abandoning Yuma. It is taking applications for a “regional health coordinator” who will “provide information and referrals to difficult-to-access sexual health care, foster community partnerships, engage volunteers and activists, give presentations and promote inclusion of sexual education in local school districts,” according to YumaSun.com. More on those “difficult-to-access” referrals:

Planned Parenthood will facilitate access to hard-to-find sexual and reproductive health services with the on-the-go ability to book health care appointments. For example, the coordinator might be approached by an audience member after a talk requesting a referral. The coordinator would immediately be able to book the appointment at Sunset [Community Health Center] or RCFBH [Regional Center for Border Health] with a tablet.

Or, get real, one of PPAZ’s four abortion clinics. The YumaSun.com article basically stated PP Yuma wasn’t needed because “gynecological exams are now readily available at local clinics and pharmacies and grocery stores now offer health care products and services. For example, HIV tests can be purchased at stores, conducted at home and mailed in.”

What else is there? What other “difficult-to-access” and “hard-to-find sexual and reproductive health care” would need booking specifically by a Planned Parenthood agent other than the A-word?

Also interesting was that “Planned Parenthood offers a [comprehensive sex ed] curriculum at no cost and will train all educators and school nurses at no charge, Howard said.”

Really? Doing this out of the goodness of their hearts?

Rita Diller of American Life League calls this “Planned Parenthood without walls: a new free-roaming business model for the abortion giant”:

With Obamacare providing new, lucrative streams of funding for developing and implementing Planned Parenthood sex education programs, and providing new funding to Planned Parenthood to navigate people into its health insurance scheme, it appears the abortion giant is poised to become even more entwined in the fabric of communities, maintaining operatives in areas where the organization exists in the shadows, as it were, with no brick and mortar presence.

Government funding is driving the Planned Parenthood abortion/sex education/propaganda machine. Through Obamacare, Medicaid eligibility is being exponentially expanded, providing another huge source of income for the abortion giant.

Abortion numbers down in AZ, but Planned Parenthood still does 90%; laments 400 “real children” who may survive

The number of abortions in Arizona is down – sharply – in the wake of new laws restricting the procedure.

Figures provided by the state health department show 729 pregnancies were terminated medically last month. That compares to 1,069 the month before – and an average of more than 1,200 a month in the prior year.

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Jivin J’s Life Links 9-13-11

web grab.jpgby JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Planned Parenthood of Arizona says it will no longer challenge AZ’s 2009 pro-life law which restricts abortion in a variety of ways:– Requiring a woman seeking an abortion to meet in person with a doctor 24 hours before the scheduled abortion.– Allowing only physicians to perform first-trimester surgical abortions.– Requiring that parental consent for minors seeking an abortion be notarized.

    – Allowing health-care workers, including pharmacists, to decline to provide information or access to abortion, emergency contraception or birth control based on their personal beliefs.

    Planned Parenthood of AZ’s president and CEO, Bryan Howard, said there were two reasons for the decision not to appeal: Financial and resource challenges demand that the organization focus on health care, and the court’s ruling indicated that the chances of success in this particular case were not strong.

    Note this especially:

    Howard said about 50,000 Arizona women seek care from Planned Parenthood’s 13 clinics each year, about 10,000 of them for abortions.

    That’s 20%. Not 3%.

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Planned Parenthood of Arizona to stop abortions at seven clinics

Last week an Arizona appeals court lifted an injunction against Arizona’s 2009 Abortion Consent Act. There are four major components to the Act:

1. The abortionist must be the one reading the state-approved informed consent script, not a surrogate, and it must be 24 hours before the abortion.

2. Only doctors can abort, not nurses or midwives.

3. Aborting minors must bring a notarized parental consent form. Parents can now sue if their rights are violated.

4. Not only doctors, but also hospitals, pharmacies, and all health care professionals can opt out of committing abortions or providing emergency contraceptives for moral reasons.

No surprise, it was Planned Parenthood Arizona that originally sued for the injunction.

Planned Parenthood had a particular problem with #1.

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Planned Parenthood involved in sex trafficking cover-ups?

UPDATE 8:20a: Bryan Howard, btw, is the Planned Parenthood staffer who asked President Obama this question at that infamous 2007 PP fundraiser:

Bryan Howard: Senator Obama, thank you for being here today.

Senator Obama: Thank you, Bryan.

Bryan Howard: Um, you know that rights and access and rights and ability have to go hand in hand. Um, and we know that health care reform is an important part of your agenda. Could you talk – and  give us some specifics about how reproductive health care and women’s health care is going to fit into and be a part of primary care for women in your health care reform plans and how PP, as a safety net provider, will continue to be a part of the health care safety net for women and families across the country.

Bryan didn’t specify PP is apparently a “safety net provider” for child sex traffickers.

6:55a: Accompanying some very nice model portfolio shots of  Arizona Planned Parenthood CEO Bryan Howard came an Associated Press story last night, “AP Exclusive: Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe.”

What apparently has happened is sex clean-up workers in various PP abortion mills around the country have realized after kibitzing about a patient that they’ve been stung again by Lila Rose and LiveAction.org, as recently as January 11-15, according to the AP.

What Lila and her team do is no different than what MSM investigative  teams or Ashton Kutcher do. Lila’s undercover work is totally legal. She only conducts it in states where the videotaping party does not have to notify the other party to smile for the camera.  Lila has never, in all these years, been accused of illegal activity.

PP knows this but is trying to preempt Lila this time by breaking the story first, and with its own spin.

And it’s very good spin. One has to read the story a couple times to understand PP didn’t call the FBI on Lila but rather in a belated attempt to appear on the up-and-up.

According to the AP story, the scenario this time involved “a man purporting to be a sex trafficker” who “requested information about health services for sex workers, including some who he said were minors and in the U.S. illegally.”

This sounds like the PP parallel to James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles’ ACORN sting.

Imagine if workers at any of the 12 abortion mills PP claims Live Action punked indeed offered to help the trafficker get abortions, STD treatment, and/or contraceptives for his illegal, minor sex slaves.

Well, guess what, apparently they did. According to the AP Lila responded, “The story that speaks loudest will be in the evidence. I can’t comment until we release the visual evidence.”

Can’t wait. And guess what again, I’ve been told a little about the “visual evidence,” and it’s utterly appalling, Lila’s most explosive exposure yet of the filthy disgusting abortion biz that is Planned Parenthood.

In an attempt to put the toothpaste back in the tube, the AP reported that…

… Last week, Planned Parenthood… president Cecile Richards wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder summarizing the visits and requesting an FBI investigation. If the man’s assertions were true, she wrote, they would indicate possible violations of federal laws dealing with interstate sex trafficking of minors.

And what if PP workers were caught on video offering to aid and abet such a man? Wouldn’t they, too, be breaking federal laws?

It’s too bad Lila’s videos aren’t part of federal investigations but only citizen journalism.

All Lila does is expose PP to the world as filthy slime that exploits girls and women in the worst ways for filthy profits.