There will be a hearing on HB 1044 in Olympia, April 1st at 10 AM in the J.A. Cherberg Building, Senate Hearing Room 4. If you can attend this hearing, please do so.
Regardless of whether you attend, be sure to contact your elected officials and tell them you oppose HB 1044.
HB 1044 requires all insurance that covers costs for birth to also cover costs of an abortion. It is often referred to as the Reproductive Parity Act. Thank you for asking your elected official to oppose it.
According to a federal lawsuit, which was made public this week, Planned Parenthood (Washington) submitted "repeated false, fraudulent and/or ineligible claims for reimbursement."
Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Michael J. Norton, a former US Attorney says, "Americans deserve to know, especially in economic times like these, if their hard earned tax money is being funneled to groups who are misusing it."
He says Planned Parenthood has "cheated American taxpayers for too long. Its time the abortion giant is held accountable."
Late term abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell's murder trial has begun.
The Philadelphia District Attorney called Gosnell's abortion clinic a "House of Horrors" in his opening statements.
Gosnell's attorney Jack McMahon says of the trial, "This is a targeted, elitist and racist prosecution of a doctor who's done nothing but give back to the poor and the people of West Philadelphia."
He says, "Its a prosecutorial lynching of Dr. Kermit Gosnell," who is African American.
The abortion industry is the face of evil---and greed. And we are looking at its darkest side.
Alliance Defending Freedom has filed the lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Bloedow (Blay-doe), a Washington resident who discovered the alleged frauds through state open records requests.
Federal law allows "Whistle Blowers" with inside information to expose fraudulent billing by government contractors. These cases must initially be filed under seal and can not be made public until--or unless, federal authorities decide whether to join the case.
The lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed at least 25,000 false claims for government reimbursements in excess of the amount allowed for oral contraceptive pills and at least another 25,000 for reimbursements in excess of the amount for "emergency contraceptives," or Plan B pills under federal law.
Total damages could be as much as $377,134,130.
We will follow this and keep you posted.
The Dr. Kermit Gosnell murder trial is exposing the darkest side of the face of evil.
It's difficult to hear.
Dr. Gosnell is a "partial birth" or "late term" abortionist, a practice Senator Barack Obama defended every time the issue arose, with his vote and his voice.
Mary Claine Dale, with Associated Press, is covering the trial in person and is doing a pretty good job reporting on it. Life News is gathering some of their own reports and following Dale's eyewitness reporting. I've drawn this from their reporting:
It's gruesome but I believe its something people of faith should know about.
The 261-page Grand Jury Report concludes that "most of the acts cannot be prosecuted because Gosnell destroyed the files."
However, Gosnell is charged with more than 30 criminal counts including killing 7 newborn infants and a female patient in a botched abortion.
A medical assistant told the jury this week that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox abortions at Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic. She said Dr. Gosnell and another employee did the same to terminate pregnancies.
Adrienne Morton, the first employee to testify, sobbed as she recalled taking a cell phone photograph of one baby left in her work area. She said she thought the baby could have survived, given its size and pinkish color. She measured him at 30 weeks.
Apparently an aunt had brought in the mother because she felt "it was just better for the mother."
Although Gosnell destroyed most all his files, there are some accounts that can be specifically documented.
This is one of them. It's about a baby boy.
"His 17 year old mother was almost 30 weeks pregnant---seven and a half months---when labor was induced. An employee estimated his birth weight as approaching six pounds. He was breathing and moving when Dr. Gosnell severed his spine and put the baby in a plastic shoe box for disposal. The doctor joked that this baby was so big he could 'walk me to the bus stop'."
Even the Philadelphia Weekly had to push back on any kind of support of Gosnell. They reported, "As a former worker in Gosnell's clinic told the grand jury, Gosnell, a rich black man, treated poor brown and black patients differently than middle-class white patients."
The Weekly quoted the girl from the text of the report, "Like if a girl---the black population was---African population was big here. So he didn't mind [having clinical workers] medicating your African-American girls, your Indian girl, but if you had a white girl from the suburbs, oh, you better wait until he go in and talk to her first."
This is "giving back to the community?"
This is carrying out the vision of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger who was a racist and a eugenist. She advocated for "control and elimination" of the "black and other undesirable races" using abortion.
There are other accounts that are similar to these that happened on his abortion tables, in toilets and waste cans, but this is enough to be informed.
It is beyond barbaric.
The prosecution has said Gosnell made millions, perhaps 1.8 million per year---much of it in cash.
Police found $250,000 cash when they searched his house.
This sure doesn't sound like the "targeted elitist and racist prosecution of a doctor who's done nothing but give back to the poor in his community" does it?
But then abortion has never sounded like a "choice" or a "right" either.
Nor does it sound like a lynching.
As with most cases involving abortion, you can turn on the light by following the money.
I'm talking more about this on my radio program today. If it is on in your area please listen in at 9 AM and again at 7:30 PM on your local station. Or, click here to listen on your computer or get your free phone app and listen anywhere.
Gosnell faces the death penalty if convicted of first degree murder in the infant deaths.
He is charged with third degree murder in the case of the woman's death in the botched abortion.
Eight co-defendants have pleaded guilty, most of whom will testify against Gosnell. Three of them pleaded guilty to third degree murder, which carries a 20 to 40 year sentence.
This trial is expected to last 6 to 8 weeks.
It is possible, God forbid, that because he destroyed nearly all the files, it could come down to a case where it is his professional, educated word against his young, uneducated, non-professional minimum wage workers.
May God forgive us as Washington State and the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood, the biggest player in the abortion industry.
And may God deliver us from this curse.