NJ Planned Parenthood Affiliates Once Again Flout the Law – Ordered to Repay Millions from Coronavirus Relief Funds They Were Ineligible For

Once again we see that Planned Parenthood believes they are above the law by applying for and taking  coronavirus relief funds for which they were not entitled. Please see press release below from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life. 

PP of NJPlanned Parenthood is once again trying to steal more money from taxpayers.  At least 37 Planned Parenthood affiliates, including two from New Jersey, who were ineligible for funds from the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program, applied for and received a total of $80 million from the coronavirus relief fund.

Among them are two Planned Parenthood affiliates from New Jersey.   Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is their parent company, has more than 600 employees.  They took the money even though the loans prohibited organizations with more than 500 employees to apply for the funds.

According to reports released by the Small Business Association (SBA) this past week, Planned Parenthood of Northern and Central New Jersey in Morristown received $2-5 Million and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey based in Newark, which received $1-2 Million.

SBA sent Planned Parenthood a letter stating that their 49 affiliates were ineligible for the loans.  A group of 27 Republican U.S. Senators subsequently sent a letter asking U.S. Attorney General Barr to investigate the matter.  As proof that Planned Parenthood knew they were ineligible for funds, the Senators cited a statement by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that the Small Business Administration could exclude them from the funding.  The penalty for fraudulent loan applications carries civil and criminal penalties.

This is not the first time Planned Parenthood affiliates in NJ have applied for and received taxpayer funds illegally.

Several years ago, the abortion group was found engaging in fraudulent Medicaid activity in New Jersey. The U.S. Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services  uncovered a consistent problem with New Jersey-based family planning clinics run by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A government audit found that they were improperly billing Medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning.

An initial audit revealed New Jersey improperly received federal reimbursement at the enhanced 90 percent rate for 160,955 prescription drug claims that were billed as family planning but did not qualify as family planning services. A letter from the Inspector General to New Jersey officials recommended that New Jersey repay $2,219,746 to the federal government.

On Tuesday, June 30, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed a Supplemental Appropriation Bill (A3/S20) which allocated $3.814 Million in taxpayer funds for Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood sent a letter to legislators demanding that they vote in favor of the bill and warned them that they intend to score the vote.  The bill passed both houses of the Legislature the day before, along mostly partisan lines.  Governor Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature previously allocated $20 Million this year to the abortion lobbying group and Governor Murphy’s FY 2021 proposed budget allocated another $20 million to the abortion business.

“Our state is facing a $2 Billion deficit, businesses have had to shutter their doors, over 1 million NJ citizens are currently unemployed, and so many worthwhile programs are not being funded, yet the shameful money grab by this legislature and Governor Murphy to use our tax dollars to subsidize and boost Planned Parenthood’s abortion business continues unabated,” said NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy.

Planned Parenthood is a private, non-profit, political, partisan organization that financially supports the Governor and many members of his current party at election time.

Commenting on this latest scheme to syphon more money from taxpayers, NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy, said, “Planned Parenthood should be immediately charged with civil and criminal penalties and ordered to pay the money back immediately.   It is not surprising that Planned Parenthood would use a global pandemic to try to steal more money from taxpayers.  They have proven to be ruthless pro-abortion political advocates that will go to any length to protect their bottom line.”

 

Dozens of Legislators Demand Update on Investigation into Planned Parenthood

Members of Congress want a progress report after the latest undercover videos showed the abortion giant acknowledging ‘trafficking human fetal tissue from aborted infants.

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The following report from Life Site News concerning the sale of fetal body parts was authored by Martin Burger.  

A group of over 60 members of Congress asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide “an update on the status of the Department’s investigation into Planned Parenthood and its affiliates,” as well as “an explanation of steps it is taking to prioritize the enforcement of fetal trafficking laws altogether.”

The legislators sent their letter to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr on June 26 after the release of a video by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives admitting under oath to selling body parts of aborted babies.

“In a shocking compilation of incriminating testimonies released in May, Planned Parenthood executives openly admit to trafficking human fetal tissue from aborted infants,” the letter pointed out. “For instance, uncovered exchanges in the video footage between Dorothy Furgerson, MD, the Director of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM), and research company, StemExpress, outline a contract for PPMM to sell fetal body parts to StemExpress at a rate of $65 per usable specimen.”

Not mentioned by the members of Congress, the video also showed how Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), while under investigation in 2015, told Congress that its Gulf Coast affiliate (PPGC) in Houston had “rebuffed” an undercover proposal to sell fetal livers for $750 per liver and $1,600 for liver/thymus pairs. But Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast senior director of abortion access Tram Nguyen testified that she “wanted to move forward with it,” as documented in contemporaneous emails between her and PPGC regional director Dyann Santos.

According to the more than 60 legislators, these admissions are “not only morally repugnant, to strip an unborn child for parts and sell them to the highest bidder, it is also a federal crime.”

In fact, federal law “clearly states that it is illegal for any person to ‘solicit or knowingly acquire, receive, or accept a donation of human fetal tissue for valuable consideration.’”

Life Site News article continues

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Monthly First Friday Life Chain Brings out Three Dozen Prayer Warriors

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Three dozen pro-life citizens were present for the First Friday Life Chain on July 3rd in front the Warminster Planned Parenthood.  These prayer warriors stood on both sides of Louis Drive peacefully praying and giving witness to all who rode by as well as all who went into this killing center.

One  couple who joined our vigil told us they found out about the Life Chain while at a nearby diner.  They said they were speaking with the waitress about the abortion center in the area and she told them about the Monthly Life Chain.

After an hour of silent witness, the Life Chain ended with a prayer written by Sandy Slater and the singing of God Bless America.  Sandy is the president of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.

This Life Chain, which is sponsored by the Coalition, is held on the First Friday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  We hope over the months that many more people will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility and other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania as well as across the country.

Below are pictures from today’s Life Chain courtesy of Steve Jackson, Vice-President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.

 

July Life Chain Pictures

 

 

Please Join BCPLC this Coming Friday for our Monthly Life Chain

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifers in Bucks County to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain this Friday, July 3rd at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive.

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Below is a link to pictures of last months Life Chain.

June Life Chain

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life.  To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community.  Follow us on Facebook using this link.  

 

We Don’t Need Cowards or Politicians. . .We Need BISHOPS!

The following is from Judie Brown of American Life League.

Shepherds lead from the front; goatherds lead from behind. 

There has been a lot of commentary about Bishop Robert Barron’s insistence that the laity — and not the bishops — should be providing clarity during times of crisis.  

So let me give you a vivid example of the rank cowardice we have among the Catholic bishops today. 

What follows is a statement made in May 2020 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which — if they actually published something like this — would give pro-life Catholics across America a great deal of courage:

“Our hearts are wounded for the many souls mourned as African American communities across the nation are being disproportionately infected with and dying from the impact of Planned Parenthood. We raise our voices to urge state and national leaders to examine the generational and systemic structural conditions that make Planned Parenthood especially deadly to African American communities.

“We stand in support of all communities struggling under the weight Planned Parenthood has had not only on their physical health, but on their livelihoods, especially front line medical and sanitation workers, public safety officers, and those in the service industry. We are praying fervently for an end to abortion, and for physical health for all, and emotional healing amongst all who have lost loved ones.”

The problem? 

They never issued a statement going after Planned Parenthood or abortion.  They issued this statement about COVID-19.

If the Catholic bishops can be so adamantly clear during a pandemic that has killed 121,000 Americans, why can’t they be just as strong (if not STRONGER) in the face of the 2,363 abortions committed every day in America?!

Now it has been 103 days since the COVID-19 lockdowns began.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 121,000 Americans.  In 103 days, the abortion industry has murdered 271,508 babies.

This, Bishop Barron, is the problem.  We don’t need cowards.  We don’t need more politicians.  We need BISHOPS unafraid to live and defend the GOSPEL. 

How much longer will the Catholic bishops be silent in the face of the greatest sin this nation has ever committed in the eyes of God? 

If Barron is asking the laity to lead, then the laity is begging our Catholic bishops to ENFORCE CANON 915.

Updates from Planned Parenthood Exposed

The following updates are from Ron Kelsey, President  of Planned Parenthood Exposed in Kansas City, Kansas.

Quick Updates

 

1. Planned Parenthood continues to promote Medicaid
Expansion in Ks.

    This is because Medicaid Expansion will, in all probability,
significantly expand Medicaid-funded abortions due to the Ks
Supreme Court ruling . PP failed in 2020. They will be back
in 2021. Value Them Both must be passed by the voters –
not just the legislature – to prevent Medicaid-funded
abortions.

2. Positive development on the status of 1854 Minnesota Ave
where PP had a lease but the lease was subsequently
canceled because of your efforts. It is now for rent.

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For Rent sign is now on the property.

We will continue to take a trust but verify approach to affirm
that PP is not going to rent this facility. We are unaware of
any specific locations that PP is now considering. In the
mean time…

3. GREAT NEWS!!! – Kansas City Pregnancy Clinic is opening
this July in the Mercy and Truth medical building located
at 721 N. 31st St in KCK.

KCPC
Thanks to all who helped make this happen.

Conversation in Bucks County PA. “Do ALL Black Lives Matter?”

The following is a fictional conversation written by Leonard A Deane Jr, a pro-life advocate from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

Martin, African American, retired Pastor with a booming voice asks the healthcare workers “Do ALL Black Lives Matter or just some Black Lives?”

Healthcare workers massed in front of an unnamed Bucks County medical center in Pennsylvania, enthusiastically repeat back to him, “ALL Black Lives Matter.”

Martin has another question for them. “The black lives killed by black men matter, right?” Violent Night: Two Killed, 9 Hurt in 6 Shootings around Philadelphia.” 

There’s a moment of stunned silence, and then some scattered healthcare workers answer, “Yes.”

Martin reiterates, “Yes?”

The assembled white healthcare workers, more sure of themselves now, answer, “Yes.”

As the healthcare workers grapple with the question of black-on-black crime, which accounts for “94 percent of black victims were killed by other African Americans from 1976 to 2005.” In fact, high rates of black-on-black killing have been the norm for well over a century. (see National Review article here). 

One woman positions herself at the front of the group. She kneels, carefully holding a sign that, while difficult to read, seems to say something about “white” people supporting black lives.

Then, the Martin springs the 15.5 million baby question: “The black babies killed in the abortion clinics matter, right?”

The response from the healthcare workers is dead silence.

Martin respectfully said, “Thought so.”

The kneeling healthcare woman looks back at her colleagues for support, and then awkwardly stands up and sidles her way back to them.

But the conversation is not done.

The assembled healthcare workers have their rhythm back. “Yeah!” “Yes!”

So Martin rocks them off balance again. “But the black babies that are killed in the abortion clinics don’t matter, do they, healthcare people?”

A lone healthcare female says, “Their moms matter.”

Martin is having none of it. “Do their lives matter?”

The healthcare workers mumble inaudibly.

Martin asked again, “Does the future of our black babies matter?”

Again, a healthcare woman says, “Their moms matter.”

Martin thinking quietly: “What’s up? What’s up? Awful quiet now, aren’t they? Uh-huh. Then Martin asked: “Its okay if you kill them in the womb, right? But you have a problem when blacks are murdered on the streets.”

“It’s a separate issue,” says a healthcare worker.

Martin overrides that idea. “Yes, but we know that they’re the same issue. If we don’t respect the lives of our unborn children enough to save them and fight for them, our lives mean nothing once we’re born. And that’s the bottom line, isn’t it?”

Martin continued “we need to live by the word of God:” “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face; and turn from their wicked way, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

Martin asked “What does God say about abortion?”

The healthcare workers replied “Their moms matter!”

Martin “spoke about” Proverbs 24: 11-12 “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?”

Martin continues: “Too many black communities are economically stagnant, despite all the abortions. And sadly, blacks are disposing of that future by the millions.” Abortion statistics for Philadelphia from 1996 to 2018 included 308,878 abortions and the greatest majority was African American woman.

According to 2018 PA statistics, while African-Americans constitute 12 percent of the population, 43 percent of abortions in Pennsylvania are performed on African-American women. By contrast, whites constitute 81 percent of the Pennsylvania population, 48 percent of abortions were performed on white women. (U. S. Census Bureau Quick Facts – Pennsylvania)

Even pro-abortion groups like the Guttmacher Institute admit that “black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.” 
If the current trend of abortions in the black community continues, by 2038 the black vote will be insignificant.” 
Martin thought to himself: How can young black people feel that their lives have value if women in the community dispose of their pregnancies as casually as old shoes?

Martin finished with his final question:

“When does life begin?”

God’s word defines life from the womb to the tomb:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Martin’s final statement: “The way out is God, not politics, political parties and media. God have mercy! “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Diversity Marks Pro-Life Movement

The following was received from Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Seton Hall University.  It comes from the Family & ProLife News Briefs.

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by Alexandra DeSanctis

Diversity Marks Pro-Life Movement

It features prominent female leaders and black activists, and has far more support from non-religious Americans than abortion supporters admit.

Late last year, the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination and overwhelmingly African-American and Democrat, unveiled its “Resolution on the Sanctity of Human Life.” The resolution stated:

Abortion is genocide.
Abortion must end to protect the life of the unborn.

This issue of personhood has haunted America since the Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson and Roe v. Wade decisions. Just as slavery was overturned in America, Jim Crow was defeated, and Nazi Germany was overthrown, we pray that the heinous industry of abortion will become morally reprehensible worldwide.”

Pro-life leaders often mention the deep ties between the earliest legal abortion advocates and the eugenics movement, noting that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, wanted to decrease what she saw as “unfit” populations including, in her view, blacks. She promoted birth control, though not abortion, to limit low-income & minority groups & proposed mandatory sterilization for those she deemed “feeble-minded.” Such views were widely shared among the earliest abortion advocates.

Secular Pro-Life, found in 2009 by Kelsey Hazzard, represents non religious pro-lifers. She is assisted by Terrisa Bukovinac, a member of Democrats for Life and founder of Pro-Life San Francisco, which aims to galvanize West Coast young people. After seeing videos of abortion procedures, she became pro-life. “You can’t justify abortion any more than you can justify the killing of a born person. There is no consistent, objective distinction between an unborn person and a human being.”

Alexandra DeSanctis, The Pro-life Movement You’ve Never Heard Of, National Review, 4/6/20. Additional groups are highlighted in her article.

Week Six of our Prayer Campaign – Let Us Pray for Governor Tom Wolf #onesoulatatime

Please join us this week as we pray in particular for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.  The information below was provided by Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition. 

‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time’

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visits with staff at Warminster Planned Parenthood in Bucks  County

There’s no hiding Governor Tom Wolf’s truly extreme pro-abortion agenda. He has vetoed several good pro-life pieces of legislation. He allowed Planned Parenthood to be open during the COVID-19 shutdown despite prohibiting all elective surgeries – calling the largest abortion business in the state “life-sustaining.”

Now, Governor Wolf wants to send $3 million of our tax dollars directly to Planned Parenthood. Pennsylvania’s pro-life community must work together to stop Governor Wolf’s extreme abortion agenda.

In November 2019, Gov. Wolf vetoed the Downs Syndrome bill after it passed both houses, calling the legislation a “restriction on women and medical professionals and interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”

Recently, The Pennsylvania state legislature passed the Telemedicine bill after adding an amendment that indirectly regulated abortion-inducing drugs.  Gov. Wolf, the most pro-abortion governor in Pennsylvania history claimed that the bill “interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”

Let us pray. In 2 Timothy 3: 16 the Apostle Paul tells us that All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, and in Isaiah 55: 7, it says, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon”.

Prayer Campaign for Politicians Week Six: Governor Tom Wolf #onesoulatatime

Wolf is extremely close to the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, having once been a volunteer. Planned Parenthood spent a record $1.5 million to support his re-election in 2018.

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PA Governor Tom Wolf visits with staff at Warminster Planned Parenthood in Bucks  County

PA Governor Tom Wolf is the focus of the sixth and final week of our Prayer Campaign for Politicians.  

Gov. Wolf is one of the most pro-abortion governors in our nation. In July 2015, a Life News article reported he appointed a Planned Parenthood board member as his chief of staff.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that PP pledged $1.5 million dollars to his 2018 reelection campaign.

He has vetoed many pro-life bills since he has taken office.  “When Planned Parenthood wants a veto, Governor Tom Wolf gives it to them every time – no matter the impact on the health and well-being of Pennsylvania citizens,” Michael Geer, PA Family Institute

Jesus calls us to pray for our enemies.  It’s impossible to obey Jesus’ command regarding our enemies without total dependence on Him and His divine power and grace.  Peter tells us that God doesn’t want anyone to perish. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Paul’s epistle to Timothy directs us to pray for leaders in authority.  “I urge, then, first of all that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2a

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The prayer for salvation is of primary importance for a soul on the path to hell.

Heavenly Father, we lift up Governor Wolf to you.  We pray the Holy Spirit would convict him of his support for abortion and Planned Parenthood.  We pray that he would repent of his sins and turn away from his path of evil.  May he accept your gift of salvation through your son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen