- Planned Parenthood: Missouri’s last abortion clinic may shut
The Associated Press reports through a 28 May 2019 article how Missouri’s last abortion clinic has sued to keep from closing their doors. However, it provides scant information about other measures taken by its officers and doctors to keep the clinic open.
Missouri’s only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.
Planned Parenthood officials said in a teleconference that the current license for the St. Louis facility expires Friday. If it isn’t renewed, the organization said Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v. Wade in 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion.
“This is not a drill,” said Dr. Leana Wen, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “This is not a warning. This is real and it’s a public health crisis.”
According to a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood on Tuesday to try to ensure continued abortion services in St. Louis, the state health department visited the clinic in April to investigate a patient complaint.
Planned Parenthood says the agency hasn’t specified the complaint, but said its subsequent “investigation has identified a large number of potential deficient practices requiring explanation by the physicians directly involved in patient care, as well as the attending physicians.”
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Gov. Mike Parson’s office didn’t respond to phone and email messages seeking comment Tuesday.
The lawsuit says the state wanted to interview seven physicians, including medical fellows who no longer provide care at the clinic. It says two staff doctors agreed but the others did not, and Planned Parenthood can’t compel them because they’re not staff.
Any stalemate over interviews is significant because, according to the lawsuit, the health department won’t decide on renewing Planned Parenthood’s license until the investigation is complete.
(Read more at the Associated Press)
So, why are the Democrats losing on this topic of abortion? Could it be due to the strident measures adopted in New York, Rhode Island, and other Democrat strongholds where an infant can be killed up to (and even after) birth? Or could it be that Americans have become more pro-life?
Might it stem from the prayers offered to God on behalf of the unborn? Maybe it is a combination of the points suggested through the above questions.
You and I know that Republican forces do not normally stand against abortion unless Pro-Life groups get strongly involved.
Therefore, we might offer some thanks to the grass roots workers who gave these politicians the will to act. However, the greatest portion of thanks must go to God.
Planned Parenthood president: If our abortion clinic in St Louis is closed, Missouri will go dark. I hear you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) May 29, 2019
Planned Parenthood: Abortion is a mere 3 percent of what we do. Also Planned Parenthood: If we can’t perform abort… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) May 29, 2019
- Last Missouri Planned Parenthood Suing To Avoid Closure, Repeatedly Defied State Heath Standards
The Daily Caller also reports through a 30 May 2019 article how Missouri’s last abortion clinic may be forced to close due to a number of mitigating situations (including a failure to get consent from patients and other issues which should be central to pro-choice individuals).
Missouri DHSS explained its concerns in a statement, saying that this St. Louis abortion clinic was told in April that “due to ongoing concerns about potential deficient practices, interviews would need to be done with the physicians providing that care.”
DHSS reports that the St. Louis abortion doctors continuously refused to cooperate in interviews. This prevented DHSS from being able to verify that the St. Louis clinic was in compliance with “all the requirements of applicable statutes and regulations” and thus prevents DHSS from renewing their license.
This caused DHSS to worry about what other discoveries might be made during the regulator’s investigation into the abortion clinic.
The statement lists concerns including Missouri law and regulations violations, incidents involving failure to provide standard patient care, unsuccessful abortion procedures, questionable quality control, communication with a contracted pathology lab and failure to obtain informed consent from patients.
Planned Parenthood waited until May 22 to comply with Missouri requirements and require pelvic exams at screenings prior to abortion procedures. These exams are intended to provide information that heightens the safety of abortions, according to DHSS.
Planned Parenthood also waited until May 28, after they had filed suit against Missouri DHSS, to comply with another Missouri regulation stating that the physician who performs the pre-operative counseling for the patient must also be the physician who performs the abortion.
DHSS points out that as of May 29, Planned Parenthood is still pursuing their lawsuit but has not complied with Missouri health regulations.
Director of DHSS Dr. Randall Williams said that DHSS will continue to regulate facilities in compliance with the law. “The unprecedented refusal by Planned Parenthood to fully cooperate as they have in the past heightens our regulators’ concerns about what their investigation has revealed to date,” Dr. William said in the statement.
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
With all of the words that the Associated Press devoted to the coverage of the closing of the Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic, why didn’t they mention the patient care problems, safety concerns, questionable procedures, and questionable quality control issues?
Last Missouri Planned Parenthood Suing To Avoid Closure, Repeatedly Defied State Heath Standards bit.ly/2EKFZbZ—
The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 31, 2019
- Ilhan Omar: ‘This Is Not Going to Be the Country of White People’
In contraposition to those who would maintain that the best way to stop racism would be to stop being racist, Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar (who referred to 9-11 by saying “somebody did something”) may be announcing an ethnic cleansing of Minnesota, as reported by Breitbart in a 30 May 2019 article.
Black Lives Matter and other anti-Trump groups held a rally on the grounds of the Capitol on Tuesday to call for President Donald Trump to be censured for what he said about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) controversial statement that “somebody did something” on 9-11.
People chanted ‘“Hands off Ilhan” and in a series of speeches blamed the president and Republicans for the rise of “white supremacy masked as white nationalism.”
Omar spoke at the event in praise of her homeland of Somalia and said the president and his Party are responsible for recent attacks on synagogues and mosques.
“At this moment, the occupant of the White House and his allies are doing everything that they can to distance themselves and misinform the public from the monsters that they created that is [sic] terrorizing the Jewish community and the Muslim community,” Omar said.
Omar said she is criticized because she is a Muslim woman.
“I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the shithole countries,” Omar said, mocking the president for his alleged comments about war-torn countries like Somalia that drive their people out.
“The reality is that shithole country raised a very proud, dignified person,” Omar said. “Our circumstances may not always be perfect but that doesn’t lessen our humanity and I am not in the business of defending mine.”
Omar was not as complimentary of the United States.
“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics,” Omar said. “This is not going to be the country of white people.”
“This is not going to be the country of the few,” Omar said. “This is the country of the many.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
Considering that we have been told that her statement on 9-11-2001 (where she said that “somebody did something”) was not divisive or disrespectful(although her whole speech that contained these comments seemed to separate groups and set certain groups to be the slaves of others), I have had to watch how I interpret this woman’s words.