“The development of a human being begins with fertilization, a process by which two highly specialized cells, the spermatozoon from the male and the oocyte from the female, unite to give rise to a new organism, the zygote.”
—Langman, Jan. Medical Embryology. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1975, p. 3
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“Human life begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm (spermatozoo developmentn) unites with a female gamete or oocyte (ovum) to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marked the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.” “A zygote is the beginning of a new human being (i.e., an embryo).”
—Keith L. Moore, The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2003. pp. 16, 2.
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“I certainly supported a woman’s right to choose, but to my mind the time to choose was before, not after the fact.” —Ann B. Ross
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“The time is always right to do what is right. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“Although it is customary to divide human development into prenatal and postnatal periods, it is important to realize that birth is merely a dramatic event during development resulting in a change in environment.”
—The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology fifth edition, Moore and Persaud, 1993, Saunders Company, page 1
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Two organizations that worked with Planned Parenthood to distribute the parts of aborted fetuses to researchers admitted to breaking fetal tissue laws in a lawsuit settled with the Orange County District Attorney’s office Friday.
DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, two sister companies, agreed to a settlement that comes with an admission of liability after the district attorney’s office brought a civil lawsuit against the companies in 2016, prosecutors announced.
The settlement terms dictate that the two companies must close and stop operating their businesses in California within a two to four-month period. The companies also must pay out $7.8 million in the form of donations and biological materials to a medical school’s scientific teaching institution as well as paying $195,000 in civil penalties.
The DA said the settlement seized all profits from DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which they got by illegally selling fetal tissue.
The two companies worked as the go-between between abortion clinics and scientists who wanted to use the fetal tissue to help with their research, according to the lawsuit. They sold fetal tissues for up to a $1,100 per vial between 2009-2015, prosecutors added.
“The companies also regularly offered ‘sales’ pricing promotions, including, for example, a ‘25% off’ summer sale and ‘25% off’ fall promotion in 2013. Sales staff was given wide flexibility in using discounts in order to close a sale, because they all knew they still ended up ‘on top.‘”
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Department of Justice investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices marks “a major turning point” for allegations that the nation’s largest abortion provider profited from the sale of aborted fetal body parts.
the Justice Department launched a federal investigation into allegations raised by a series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress that Planned Parenthood was trafficking aborted fetal body parts. Profiting from the sale of human body parts — including those of the unborn — is illegal in the United States.
In a statement, David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress and the filmmaker behind the videos, said, “Over two years ago, citizen journalists at The Center for Medical Progress first caught Planned Parenthood’s top abortion doctors in a series of undercover videos callously and flippantly negotiating the sale of tiny baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains.”
“Since then, two Congressional investigations found even deeper wrongdoing and confirmed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, several of their biggest affiliates, and multiple business partners broke the law in a profit-driven scheme to commodify dismembered baby body parts,” Daleiden continued. “It is time for public officials to finally hold Planned Parenthood and their criminal abortion enterprise accountable under the law.”
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement that the investigation “is a major turning point in the battle to hold the nation’s largest abortion business accountable.”
“Evidence shows Planned Parenthood sought to squeeze every last opportunity for cash from the sale of hearts, brains, lungs, and livers of aborted children,” she continued. “This abortion chain has for too long enjoyed government favor under the Obama Administration. That ends now. We thank the Trump administration and DOJ for taking decisive action to launch a formal investigation.”
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“If you want peace, work for justice. If you want justice, defend life. If you want life, embrace the truth – the truth revealed by God.” -Saint John Paul the Great
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Just 22 days after fertilization, a preborn child’s heart begins to beat. The heartbeat is one indicator of life and death, yet tragically, abortion is legal in the U.S. up to birth. Our laws must ensure equal protection for all, from the moment of fertilization.
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“It’s no wonder Planned Parenthood delayed releasing its annual report for months.
Planned Parenthood is losing clients and reducing what few health services it offers to women, yet it has managed to increase its abortions – and its revenues. Planned Parenthood’s alarming new numbers continue to make it clear that its focus is abortion at the expense of women’s health care. This type of evidence – from Planned Parenthood itself – makes it impossible for any politician to justify that the abortion chain get another dime of taxpayer funding.
Incredibly and sadly, this annual report shows that abortions are increasing at Planned Parenthood even when they’re declining nationally. The increase in abortions isn’t surprising, considering former managers like Sue Thayer have exposed the existence of abortion quotas at Planned Parenthood centers and have revealed that they were taught to encourage women to have abortions instead of deliver their babies.
While Planned Parenthood has claimed that prenatal care and cancer screenings are some of its core services that justify its taxpayer funding, what little prenatal care had existed was cut nearly in half, and breast exams are down another staggering 12 percent in a single year. While Pap tests showed a small increase in this annual report, that won’t make up for the 75 percent plummet they had over the last 11 years of reports.
Planned Parenthood has tried to convince Congress and the American public that redirecting taxpayer funding away from the abortion chain to community health centers would harm their clients, but the new annual report shows that its clients continue to look for alternatives on their own: Planned Parenthood lost another 100,000 clients last year, on top of the half million clients they had already lost since 2011.”
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