Situation after situation we learn about Planned Parenthood’s disgusting business practices and utter disregard for the sanctity of life. Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office announced the conclusion of their investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio. While it did not reveal their sale of aborted babies, they did learn of the horrible disposal of them in landfill sites.
Read the full press release below:
Ohio Planned Parenthood Investigation Reveals Fetal Remains Disposed of in Landfills
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office has concluded its investigation into the alleged sale of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood affiliates. While the investigation did not find any indication that fetal tissue was sold by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, the investigation did reveal that that aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood facilities are ultimately disposed of in landfill sites.
Earlier this year, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine directed his Charitable Law Section to investigate whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Bedford Heights, Cincinnati, and Columbus were violating Ohio law by selling fetal tissue, or abortion trafficking, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2919.14. The Charitable Law Section requested documents and financial records from Planned Parenthood organizations as well as companies they contracted with. The investigation did not find that fetal tissue was sold by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio.
The investigation showed that the disposal methods documented by the Planned Parenthood affiliates violate Ohio Administrative Code 3701-47-05, adopted in 1975, which requires that a “fetus shall be disposed of in a humane manner.” Specifically:
All three Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have sent fetal remains to companies which disposed of the fetuses in landfills.
Additionally, the Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford Heights stated it uses only one company for disposal. However, that company stated to investigators it does not accept fetal remains for disposal as a corporate policy.
“Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “It is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.”
Attorney General DeWine referred his investigative findings to the Ohio Department of Health for further action. A copy of DeWine’s letter is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.
At Catholic Advocate we focus primarily on the settled issues, life and marriage, and those of importance to Catholic voters. It is important for people of faith to be educated about the public votes taken by their elected officials on these issues.
There are two Catholic U.S. Senators up for re-election in 2014. Since beginning her 3rd term in 2009, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has not voted for any pro-life legislation. Whether it be conscience protections, the abortion mandate in the new health care law, or tax-payer funding for Planned Parenthood, her voting record has not supported the sanctity of human life.
Friend, how badly do you want to get Planned Parenthood and other Gosnell-style abortionists out of your wallet?
How badly do you want to say “thanks, but no thanks” to forced taxpayer-funding of abortion? This is your chance.
But make no mistake: Planned Parenthood won’t let this one go without twisting arms and calling in favors while cutting smoke-filled, back room deals. With its billion dollar annual taxpayer-funded budget, the nation’s largest abortionist will not go down without a fight. And we’ll need everyone’s contribution to get this done.
When asked about late term abortion, Nancy Pelosi retorted, “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me.”
We’re still puzzling over what the ignorant House minority leader meant, but here’s what you need to know: her friends in the radical abortion lobby are about to win a critical battle against late term abortions.
Next week the House will vote on H.R. 1797, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after the twentieth week (beginning of the sixth month) in our nation’s capital – a federal territory. Abortion activists are up in arms over this legislation and are rolling out their PR machine to paint it as an attack against all women.
Friend, I fear the abortion army is winning the fight to frame the discussion. We must act now to tell the truth about late term abortions and make sure the House passes H.R. 1797. That’s why I’m asking you to drop everything right this moment and call your member of Congress to demand he/she votes in favor of this legislation.
Click here to find your member’s direct office phone number or call (202) 224-3121.
Staffers on Capitol Hill have admitted the best way to make a point is to keep the phones in the Congressional offices ringing off the hooks. So today we must FLOOD the phone lines with messages for our representatives to vote to protect the unborn and make late term abortions illegal.
Won’t you pick up the phone and call your member of Congress right now?
It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon in summer, and I know this is the last thing you want to do. But I can’t emphasize to you enough how important it is for you to reach out to your member of Congress today to demand his/her support for H.R. 1797. Friend, think about the millions of babies who have been aborted and the pain they felt. You can stop millions more from experiencing that horrific pain. So please, call your member of Congress right now.
Thank you in advance for your support on this urgent matter.
Last week, we grieved for the victims of a vicious terror attack and horrific accident, rallying behind Boston and West, Texas, during their times of tragedy. We celebrated the heroism of the first responders working — and risking their own lives — to protect the lives of thousands of innocent bystanders.
>>> Why did a Pennsylvania judge yesterday throw out three of seven first degree murder charges against Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor accused of killing seven infants after they were born alive?
>>> How does President Obama justify headlining the Planned Parenthood annual gala tomorrow night?
For a country that talks about treasuring life during times of tragedy, we certainly turn a blind eye to the tragedies happening every day in Planned Parenthood clinics and other doctors’ offices throughout the country.
>>> Is it a tragedy only when an innocent life is lost from a bomb or explosion, but not when an innocent life is taken from the womb by a monster like Gosnell?
The double standard is horrifying. As Americans, we should praise those who defend and protect life instead of bankrolling those who take life away with our tax dollars. This is why we urgently need to support the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which will ban federal funding from any organization that performs abortions.
Will you call your member of Congress today and ask him/her to support the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act?
U.S. House of Representatives (202) 224-3121 TTY: (202)-225-1904
Our goal is to reach all 435 Congressional offices by May 1 — one week from today. Can we count on your help?
Thank you in advance for standing up for the sanctity of life.
The reintroduction of this legislation in the 113th Congress made technical corrections to Congressman Mike Pence’s H.R. 217 which was introduced in the 112th Congress. Rep. Blackburn is Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee which oversees Title X of the 1970 Public Health Service Act. She hopes to build on the support her former colleague and good friend, Congressman Mike Pence, garnered in previous Congresses including successful efforts to attach the language as an amendment to pending legislation. In 2010, a GAO report showed that America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, received over $340 million from the Title X family planning program.
Senator David Vitter (R, LA) has introduced the companion legislation S. 135 in the U.S. Senate.
Today, Live Action, the youth-led pro-life group, released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.
In addition, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 3541, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), as amended to focus exclusively on sex-selective abortion, TOMORROW – May 30, 2012. It is amazing the United States is one of the few countries that DOES NOT have a gender selection law.
There is not much time for action alerts with the House moving the legislation to the floor under a move that is called “suspension.”
Please call your representative at (202) 224-3121 IMMEDIATELY and urge them to VOTE YES on H.R. 3541.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both issued strong pro-life statements around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the March for Life in Washington, D.C. this week. We are providing them here for informational purposes. (more…)
You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life; We adore and bless you.
Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you. (more…)
Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, California delivered the following remarks to a pro-life rally on Sunday, January 22, 2012 – the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. They are worth sharing with faithful Catholics across the country. (more…)