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These Planned Parenthood affiliates are mired in scandal… but still got COVID-19 funds

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On Monday, the Small Business Administration revealed that 43 Planned Parenthood locations, along with other pro-abortion groups, took millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief federal Paycheck Protection Program loans they should not have received. Among the Planned Parenthood affiliates which took the money—despite the abortion corporation’s knowledge that it was ineligible to receive the funds—were facilities entrenched in scandal.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties has been heavily involved in the illegal sales of the body parts of aborted babies. Despite this, the SBA PPP list says the affiliate received between $5 million and $10 million in COVID-19 relief funds; however, other reports say the affiliate received $7.5 million.

 

In an investigative video released by the Center for Medical Progress in 2016, Dr. Jennefer Russo, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, revealed that partner DaVinci Biosciences, LLC would send staff to the abortion facility to “take the whole specimen” of the aborted babies. She added that “it’s only certain gestations — like — no dig[oxin], only certain gestational ages because of the dig I think.” Refraining from the use of digoxin to ensure fetal death during a late-term abortion can and does lead to live births.

In 2017, the Department of Justice launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood of Orange County for its participation in aborted body part sales, and DaVinci Biosciences along with DV Biologics admitted to having profited in the deal.

In a newly released video from an April 2019 hearing, John Dunn, CEO of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, admitted under oath that he knew of at least one abortion survivor who was kept “warm and comfortable for the very brief period that it was alive.” During that same hearing, tissue procurement manager Perrin Larton revealed that sometimes babies “just fall out” of their mothers—and that this happened every couple of months.

Growing evidence indicates that these babies, born alive during abortions, are sold for use in research, sometimes with hearts still beating. The late Holly O’Donnell, a whistleblower and former tissue procurement specialist for StemExpress, said in 2016 that she witnessed an abortion survivor being cut open to procure his brain while he still had a heartbeat.

 

Additionally, on June 26, 2020, Operation Rescue documented a tenth botched abortion at the Planned Parenthood business in Orange, California.

Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley

The Planned Parenthood affiliate of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley took between $1 million and $2 million dollars in loan money despite their involvement in the illegal sales of aborted body parts. Dr. Mary Gatter, the former medical director of this affiliate, gained notoriety after she was caught in a CMP video haggling over the pricing of aborted body parts and saying she didn’t want to throw out a “lowball” figure to the potential buyers. She started the bargaining at $75 per specimen but ended up at $150 per specimen, jokingly saying, “I want a Lamborghini.”

Under oath, Gatter admitted that she did make these statements heard in the video and tried to explain them away as “light-hearted.” However she added that they were the “worst parts of her conversation.”

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains received between $2 million and $5 million in PPP loans. But in a 2015 video released by CMP, abortionist Dr. Savita Ginde (who no longer works at this affiliate) admitted that about 10% of the babies aborted in the second trimester were born “intact.” Since they don’t use digoxin or any other feticide in second trimester abortions at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, there is great potential for babies to be born alive.

Ginde was also heard in the videos discussing pricing. “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” she said.

The CEO of this affiliate, Dr. Leslie Drummond-Hay, admitted that she does not use digoxin to stop the heartbeats of preborn children before removing them from the mother’s womb. In failing to do so, it is highly possible that babies have survived abortions there, if only for a short time. Drummond-Hay chose to abort babies this way in order to get “intact specimens,” adding that her ability to procure the bodies of aborted children intact earned “oohs and aahs.”

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast took between $2 million and $5 million from the federal government from the SBA, despite the fact that a 2016 congressional panel referred the affiliate to the Texas Attorney General for criminal prosecution in its role in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts.

The fifth undercover video from CMP showed the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, discussing the sale of aborted body parts and stating that fudging the pricing was “just a matter of line items.”

 

 

Farrell said that the abortionists would alter abortion procedures to obtain intact babies and that they could “make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.” The staff can be seen in the video picking through the identifiable body parts of aborted babies and saying “the organs come out really, really well.”

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri has faced major issues in the last few years. Despite severely injuring women and losing its license (though it was allowed to remain open), the affiliate took between $1 million and $2 million in PPP loans.

The St. Louis facility had its license restored in June, despite having injured at least 75 women, leaving baby body parts inside at least four women and nearly killing at least one more. The abortionists there send a woman to the hospital by ambulance an average of once every six weeks, and the facility has faced numerous health violations.

A 62-page Statement of Deficiencies detailed how the woman who nearly died had suffered a botched abortion because she had placenta previa, which can make abortion very dangerous.

It was also recently revealed that a patient sued the facility for being forced to undergo three abortions for the same pregnancy, including one at the hospital, because the abortionist at St. Louis twice botched the abortion and left body parts inside her uterus.

It is unacceptable that abortion businesses are allowed to remain open despite breaking the law, failing health inspections, operating without licenses, and routinely injuring women. It is even more shocking that they are handed millions of taxpayer dollars from the government.

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