Obama For America Posts Ad Supporting Planned Parenthood
Watch the ad first….
Key quote from the video…
“These services that they provide — what is it? Ninety-five percent of them don’t involve anything controversial, so for that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn’t agree with, he’s going to take away cancer screenings? What is he doing? He’s going to take people’s access to health care close by? We’re talking about working-class ladies who need health care.”
Let’s talk about that 5% figure Elizabeth Banks presents in the ad, shall we? As a matter of fact, we can start with a recent Planned Parenthood client named Tonya Reaves.
On July 23, 2012, Life News posted the following:
A young woman has died after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night, according to a local CBS television station, of hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life.
CBS Chicago said Reaves died after the abortion she had at 18 S. Michigan Avenue Planned Parenthood facility. The woman was transported from the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:20 P.M
Since that time, more information has come to light concerning Ms. Reaves death:
Last month Tonya Reaves lay bleeding to death from a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago for five and a half hours, before the abortion giant made provisions to transport her to the hospital, where she later died. During that time, no one at the abortion clinic thought to call 911.
Now, however, new documents and a recording obtained by the pro-life group Operation Rescue, prove that not only did Planned Parenthood not call 911 about Reaves, but they ignored instructions from a 911 dispatcher during a call about a separate emergency that same day, to call 911 directly in case of emergency.
The City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications has confirmed to Operation Rescue, in response to a FOIA request, that only one call was placed from Planned Parenthood’s location on that day, and that the call was not about Reaves. (emphasis mine)
The Reaves family then began to pursue legal action. Life Legal Defense Fund, acting as an independent body, requested that the autopsy information be released in accordance with Illinois state law, but access to this information has been denied.
The death of Tonya Reaves, a 24 year-old who died after an abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in Chicago, has remained a mystery because employees at the Chicago Office of the Medical Examiner failed to comply with the Life Legal Defense Foundation’s request for Reaves’ autopsy report. The controversial manner of Reaves’ death on July 20th trigged a hailstorm of calls for abortion provider regulation in Illinois, one of the few states allowing abortion providers to function virtually unfettered with little or no oversight. (emphasis mine)
Five hours! Five hours she laid their bleeding while no one took the time to call 911, Ms. Banks.
Five hours, President Obama. Five hours this organization you’re supporting was so completely and totally negligent in attempting to ensure the life of this young mother that they left her to suffer before they made provisions to take her to the local emergency room.
And you are going to support this type of gross negligence? You’re going to allow them to continue to proceed with no oversight that would protect the lives of young women such as Ms. Reaves?
Planned Parenthood is getting away with murder, both figuratively and literally. If it had been any other health care provider/organization receiving access to Medicaid funds, accreditation would have been required. Through that accreditation, Tonya’s death might have been prevented through policies and procedures requiring emergency response to a sentinel event.
As it stands, the federal government has allowed Planned Parenthood to escape from being held accountable for even the most basic of standard practices of care that might be sustained via procedures that are developed by external accrediting body.
Don’t even try to paint Mitt Romney as the villain in this when you are letting an organization such as Planned Parenthood get away with this type of negligence leading to wrongful death of a young American woman and turn a blind eye to it!