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Abortion's 'Blood Money' Reaches the Top

Each and every person should be treasured in life and protected by law. Abortion's ‘blood money’ may, however, may frustrate this goal.

January 2013 marks the 40th year of abortion on demand in the United States.  To date, some 56 million children have been sacrificed at the altar of “choice”. 

Despite the fact that some progress has been made, the prolife community still pursues the ultimate goal:  the day that every life is both treasured and protected by law.

It often feels like an uphill battle, however, especially with recent allegations that abortion’s ‘blood money’ may have reached the United States Department of Justice.

Shortly before the November 2012 election, new documents allege a connection between U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, his wife Sharon Malone Holder (an OB/GYN at Foxhall OB/GYN in Washington, D.C.), Old National Gynecology in College Park, GA and Tyrone Malloy, a Georgia-based abortion practitioner.

Here in Georgia, Old National Gynecology, reported to be Planned Parenthood’s ‘preferred abortion provider’, has racked up more than its share of trouble.  Malloy has received multiple reprimands by the State Medical Board and he and his former office manager, Cathy Ann Edwards Warner, were indicted on two counts of Medicaid fraud in December 2011.

Most will agree that Holder should disclose any financial interest he might have in the abortion industry.  “While the ownership may be a technicality, the attorney general’s conflict of interest is not,” wrote Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

In 1978 the Ethics in Government Act declared that high-level federal officials (such as the U.S. Attorney General) be required to “disclose publicly their personal financial interests to ensure confidence in the integrity of the federal government by demonstrating that they are able to carry out their duties without compromising the public trust.”

Controversy surrounding abortion facilities is not new.  Since the Roe v Wade decision of 1973, it has been extremely difficult to understand the licensing procedures for abortion facilities.  It has been practically impossible to determine what the operational regulations are, if they are being enforced, and who is responsible for enforcing them.

From medical offenses, including safety and sanitation, to equipment and even building violations, there have been increased incidences of women’s health, and even their lives, being at significant risk in these facilities.

Multiple scenarios in Chicago, Atlanta, and Ohio, just to name a few, highlight the gravity of the situation.  As if this is not enough, when violations occur, who ensures accountability for these violations?   How might the alleged conflict of interest with U.S. Attorney Holder affect the outcome of these situations?

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, puts it this way:  "As politicians disucss red-herring issues such as whether abortion clinics offer mammograms, shoddy abortion mills are hurting and killing women with alarming regularity..."

Meanwhile, the numbers of women injured, maimed, or even killed in abortion facilities continue to climb.  Sadly, as we prepare for the 2012 Christmas season, abortion facilities nationwide are going about business 'as usual'.

The question remains: How much longer will women be at risk due to at best, ignorance of patient care standards and at worst, a blatant disregard for the women they serve?

Looking ahead to 2013, the public has the right to expect that rules and regulations for any facility serving the public be enforced. When violations do occur, there needs to be appropriate accountability among the facilities, its owners, AND the agencies and organizations and individuals designed to enforce them.

With Attorney General Eric Holder, and seemingly the entire Obama Administration so personally supportive of the abortion industry there is little hope that these clinics, or the individuals involved, will get the justice they deserve.

Regrettably, it is clear that abortion’s “blood money” may very well have reached the highest levels of government.

For now, several organizations including Georgia Right to Life, the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, and other prolife supporters have called for a Congressional investigation into the Holder situation.

 

Suzanne L. Ward
Education/Public Relations
Georgia Right to Life
suzanneward@grtl.org

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Good Grief Y'all December 12, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Tammy's comment hasn't shown up (maybe she deleted), but I will answer anyway "GGY- that's Ireland and not even applicable here. We don't deny anyone a medical procedure for the medical needs in the U.S. Heck, we don't even deny elective abortions. And by the way, you were once "only" a fetus too. Innocent life cannot speak for itself. I looked directly into the eyes of my grandchildren the moment they were born and thought to myself, that our country has come to the point where hearts have become so cold as to tell that little baby that she doesn't have a right to live. Funny how all the human rights people scream and holler about rights, just not for the least of these." Yes, Tammy, that happened in Ireland. I'm sure you have kept up with all the states which have passed abortion-access limiting laws. Those laws have limited or stopped funding to Planned Parenthood and have imposed stricter code laws on clinics than on other facilities. Congress has written bills to thwart access, too, just haven't been passed. There are many places already in the US where this could happen. You twist my words. I didn't say "only a fetus": I said "Is only the life of the fetus worth saving?" Big, big difference! I'm not pro-abortion. I am for medicine being applied where needed. Yes, this tragic case can happen in America, too.
Good Grief Y'all December 12, 2012 at 01:40 PM
In an emergency the pregnant patient won't always be able to get to the hospital of her choice. She may be taken to a Catholic hospital or one in a state which allows discretionary decisions which could cost her life. Pregnant women travel, too. She may be in an unfriendly state when she needs that critical medical attention. Pro-life should include all life. That's what you thought when you first saw your grandchildren? Oh my, pity them. There's nothing funny about denying any human rights. Abortion isn't a humorous subject, either.
Tammy Osier December 12, 2012 at 01:43 PM
GGy- but look at the context in which this article was written - it has to do with people who profit from this and being corrupt. Are you not for cleaning that up? And she's right. The stats on women who actually die or are maimed from this conveniently don't get published.
Good Grief Y'all December 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Unfortunately, much of medicine is for profit. Did you see the recent 60 Minutes piece on the corporation which includes Clearview Medical Center? Extremism on either side of this issue is wrong. The harder it is, the less accessible it is to have the procedure for whatever reason, the more money there will be in it. The anti-abortion faction has nearly turned it into a black market situation.
Tom Donovan December 14, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Thanks for your interesting article. This is a tough subject, but in the end I remain pro-choice. I wonder what suffering there would be in the world if all 56 million 'sacrificed' children were alive today, with no health care, no safety net. Most abortions are for a reason, the mother and sometimes the father decide that they are not able to provide a child with a life worth living. This is not a decision made lightly, no one wants an abortion. If we make contraception and sex education more available, we can put a dent into the problem. Many times it is the very people that are strongly pro-life that are also strongly against the social safety net and against contraception.

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