Our Lady of Soccorso
2009 Students for Life Conference
June 14th 2009 @ 2:03 pm

Reported by Cecelia Cody

On Saturday April 25 the California Students for Life held their annual conference, this year at UC Berkeley.

The following is a synopsis of a presentation on the subject of Planned Parenthood and a glimpse at its goals for the future of abortion. Years ago, in Concord, California, a radical group of feminists operated an abortion clinic called Every Woman’s Clinic. One of their projects was the training of women to abort themselves. Seems like the abortionists seldom change their focus.

Currently there is a bill in the state legislature to authorize funding to cover Planned Parenthood already existing plan for the training of employees for reproductive services.
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Dr. Linda Halderman, Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Sam Aanestad and a board certified general surgeon specializing in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, then shared a bit about what is happening in Sacramento, including a "Pilot Project" in California wherein nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are being trained to do SURGICAL abortions at three Planned Parenthood clinics: Los Angeles, San Diego, and Concord CA. Approximately 700-800 abortions have been done using non-physician personnel to abort babies in three Planned Parenthood locations, with very little follow-up or oversight on the project.

This training program was authorized and public funds in the amount of $1.3 million spent in a 3 year period, were appropriated in 2006 by one individual, Dr. David Carlisle, Director of the Office of State Wide Health Planning and Delivery (OSWPHD), without any notification or accountability to the Legislature.

The purpose of this experiment was, apparently to "(d)emonstrate the role of advanced practice clinicians in expanding early pregnancy care."

Dr. Halderman explained that the sponsors of this "surgical abortion by non-physicians" project, the University of California, San Francisco’s Bixby Center for Reproductive Health. UC San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the John Merck Fund and the Education Foundation of America, have provided the actual funding. After two days of training, and performing 40 abortion procedures under supervision of a medical doctor at the Planned Parenthood facility, these non-medical personnel are considered competent to perform this procedure without any doctor in the facility.

On a broader spectrum, among the shocking statistics that Dr. Halderman shared was the fact that Medi-Cal pays $400 for an abortion, but only $237 for a lumpectomy. And during the latest budget crisis, Medi-Cal abortion funding was fast-tracked to payment, while everyone else languished awaiting Medi-Cal reimbursement. It’s not too hard to figure out what the “sacred cow” of Medi-Cal is!

CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO LIFE EDUCATION FUND
P.O. Box 4343, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4343
(925) 944-5351

E-Mail: callife@calright2life.org

-Cecelia
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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904