The Suzy B Blog

Jul 30, 2013
3 Ex-Planned Parenthood Employees Testify

Gosnell is Not An OutlierPlanned Parenthood has been leading the public relations effort to dismiss Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” as an outlier.

… But that’s a lie.

The SBA List has already documented copious instances of abortion industry brutality and negligence across 15 states – and TODAY, at a State Senate hearing in Delaware, even more will be exposed.

Three former abortion clinic employees are coming forward to recount the brutal practices and negligence which led them to quit their jobs. They are former employees of Planned Parenthood.

Months ago, SBA List worked with our Delaware allies at A Rose & A Prayer to shed light on the testimony of Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich. These former Planned Parenthood nurses quit their jobs after becoming fed up with the clinic’s unsafe, unsanitary “meat-market style assembly-line abortions.”

Today, they’ll be joined by another former colleague, clinic manager Melody Meanor. Together, these women will explain how Planned Parenthood:

  • Rushed abortions through at a “meat market,” “assembly-line” pace
  • Deceived the public by pretending they were a clinic in good standing
  • Failed to inform as many as 200 women of their positive tests for sexually transmitted diseases and infections and failed to notify 87 women of the results of their colposcopies
  • Denied the drug RhoGAM to low-income, Rh negative women who need it to protect against an increased risk of stillbirth with future pregnancies

America’s Abortion Giant – the standard-bearer – cannot claim that Kermit Gosnell, Douglas Karpen, and a host of other abortion clinic horrors nationwide are isolated incidents while their own employees expose them for complete disregard for the health and well being of women.

We MUST expose this abuse. That’s why members of the SBA List team will be at the hearing today, standing shoulder to shoulder with our Delaware allies.

We’ll be there to live tweet the hearing, take pictures, share the evidence, and talk with the media.

We won’t let the media ignore Planned Parenthood’s complete failure to stand up for the dignity and safety of women. Will you help us expose them? Please take a moment to:

  • Share our multistate FACT SHEET on abortion industry brutality happening nationwide.
  • Share one of our Planned Parenthood infographics on your facebook and twitter pages – These bright images pack a punch of information.
  • Share our TV ad featuring Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood manager who explained that her superiors actually told her to increase the number of abortions performed at the clinic.

Don’t forget to follow @SBAList on twitter and on facebook in order to check out our coverage of tomorrow’s hearing. We will keep you posted as this situation develops.

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Tags: planned parenthood
Jul 29, 2013
Welcome Abigail Rose Beutler!


Congratulations to Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband Daniel Beutler on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter! On July 15, Beutler gave birth to Abigail Rose Beutler at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. Abigail’s birth is quite the miracle: she is the first baby to survive her fetal diagnosis formerly thought to be fatal.

Doctors diagnosed Abigail with Potter’s Syndrome caused by bilateral renal agenesis during the second trimester of pregnancy. Abigail’s consequent absence of kidneys, and accompanying lack of amniotic fluid, impeded her lungs from properly developing. Unfortunately, babies in this condition are typically born with undeveloped lungs and are unable to breath upon birth.

However, a team of specialized physicians at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore treated Herrera Beutler with amniofusion—a process in which a saline solution is injected into the womb in the place of amniotic fluid to allow for the baby’s lungs to develop. Although born at only 28-weeks gestation with no kidneys, Abigail continues to defy physicians’ expectations. “Despite Abigail’s prematurity, small size and life-threatening disease, she is doing well…Together with our colleagues in pediatric nephrology, we are cautiously optimistic about her future” said Dr. Louis Halamek, neonatologist at Packard Children’s Hospital. Although this treatment is far from a conclusive remedy for Abigail’s diagnosis, it certainly is a step in the right direction.

Thrilled to hold her newest bundle of joy, Herrera Beutler said, “We are grateful to the thousands who joined us in praying for a miracle. But most of all, we are grateful to God for hearing those prayers.” We share Jaime and Daniel’s delight in witnessing this little miracle, who already is teaching the world the power of perseverance and the value of life.

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Tags: Herrera Beutler, premature birth
Jul 26, 2013
North Carolina Pro-Life legislation

Yesterday the North Carolina Senate passed the Safe Harbor for Victims of Sex Trafficking Bill (SB 683) and the Health and Safety Changes Act (SB 353).  Both bills are wonderful accomplishments for women, children, and families in North Carolina and show building pro-life momentum for the rest of the country!

SB 683 increases protection for victims of and imposes more punishments on the perpetrators of sex trafficking.  The passage of this bill also stipulates that minors involved with sex trafficking will be treated as victims.  SB 353 ensures that abortion facilities will have commonsense medical safety standards to protect women’s health, bans sex-selection abortions (usually carried out against unborn baby girls), and it disallows taxpayer funding of abortion.  SB 353 also defends healthcare workers and hospitals in refusing to perform abortions due to their moral beliefs.

SB 353 will protect women’s health and ensure their safety.  Within the last year, a health department investigation of a clinic in Charlotte exposed the facility as “an imminent threat to the health and safety of patients,” with “dead insects, blood splatters, and dirty surgical instruments inside.”  SB 353 works to prevent these types of clinics from operating, and it is only right.  Women deserve better than these atrocious conditions. 

Truly this is a great moment for North Carolina!  Women’s health will be further protected, the rights of ethical and religious beliefs are being preserved, and ultimately lives of women and children will be saved.  This passage further exemplifies the fact that the tide is turning.  More pro-life legislation is passing as the truth about the dark business of abortion is revealed.  In noting the passage of the legislation, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser lauded the North Carolina legislators, saying that “They stand for the dignity and safety of all women, not the profit-driven abortion industry.”  SB 353 does just that, it stands for the dignity of women. 

A huge thank-you goes out to the legislators of North Carolina who courageously work to uphold a culture of life, and we eagerly await the signature of the governor, signing these bills into law.    

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Tags: abortion, legislation, North Carolina
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