ACTION ALERT: US House of Representatives to take up 20-week abortion ban next week

4DThe Republican leadership of the US House of Representatives has announced that will bring The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) to the House for a floor vote on Wednesday, May 13 or Thursday, May May 14. 

The bill extends general protection from abortion to unborn children beginning at 20 weeks fetal age.  This federal bill was modeled after similar states bills which have been enacted in 11 states so far.

Please call your congressional representative to urge full support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36)

*Rep. Susan Brooks 202-225-2276

*Rep. Larry Bucshon 202-225-4636

*Rep. Andre Carson 202-225-4011

*Rep. Luke Messer 202-225-3021

*Rep. Todd Rokita 202-225-5037

*Rep. Marlin Stuzman 202-225-4436

*Rep. Peter Visclosky 202-225-2461

*Rep. Jackie Walorski 202-225-3915

   Take action now!

Medical Licensing Board Rejects Motion to Dismiss Complaints against Indy Abortionists

Medical Licensing Board will review evidence at a future hearing

Today, hearings were scheduled for three Indianapolis abortion doctors regarding administrative licensing complaints before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board. The complaints were filed in Sept. 2014 by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office for alleged violations of abortion procedure record keeping and advice and consent laws. American Civil Liberties Union attorneys urged the Medical Licensing Board to drop the case, but the Board rejected a motion for summary judgment and will schedule a future hearing to review evidence.

Abortion doctors Resad Pasic, Kathleen Glover and Raymond Robinson perform abortions at the Clinic for Women on West 16th Street in Indianapolis.

Right to Life of Indianapolis President Marc Tuttle, who was present at today’s hearing, said, “We are pleased this case is moving forward and that the abortion doctors from the Clinic for Women are being held accountable. We believe poor practices in the areas of record keeping and advice and consent laws show a blatant disregard for women’s health and safety. These alleged violations must be addressed. We urge the Medical Licensing Board to swiftly schedule the future hearing.

The Indiana Medical Licensing Board will soon hear more alleged violations in the abortion industry. Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who runs licensed abortion facilities in Fort Wayne, South Bend and Gary, is tentatively scheduled to appear before the Board on June 25. Klopfer’s hearing is the result of the Attorney General’s filing of an administrative complaint against Klopfer’s license, comprised of 1,833 alleged violations or counts.

Click here to view the news release from the Attorney General’s office on the administrative licensing complaints filed in Sept. 2014 against abortion doctors Resad Pasic, Kathleen Glover, Raymond Robinson and Ulrich Klopfer.

Click here to learn more about the recent Indiana Department of Health survey of the Clinic for Women.

State Health Surveys Reveal Poor Medical Practices in Indianapolis and Bloomington Abortion Facilities

Recently, Right to Life of Indianapolis requested the health surveys of our community’s abortion facilities conducted by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).  Indiana state law requires the ISDH to inspect abortion facilities at least once every two years and produce a written survey of findings.

What we discovered didn’t exactly surprise us, but the practices and conditions inside Indianapolis’ abortion facilities were unsatisfactory, to say the least.

You can see the health surveys along with a list of some of the worst of the violations by clicking here.

Here are just a few examples.  

 At Planned Parenthood on Georgetown Road in Indianapolis, the survey found improper monitoring of oxygen saturation levels for several patients.  If a patient’s oxygen saturation level falls below 93 percent, a physician should be alerted and if it falls below 90 percent oxygen should be started. 

 According to a sample of medical records checked during the survey, 18 of 30 patients had no record of their oxygen levels being monitored and one patient was documented to have an oxygen saturation level of 76 percent with no record of a physician being alerted or oxygen being started.

At the same facility, patients were given the maximum dose of Fentanyl, a narcotic pain reliever. However, Fentanyl dosing is based on weight and the survey showed that at least 17 of the 18 patients whose records were reviewed were under the weight for the maximum dose.

The survey of Planned Parenthood in Bloomington revealed incomplete records for many patients, among other findings. Some state forms were missing and medical history questions, such as one regarding a bleeding disorder, were not completed. The survey revealed that vital signs were not appropriately checked for 18 of 20 surgical abortion patients.

The surveys for Clinic for Women and Women’s Medical Group showed both facilities had problems with patient medical records as well. Additionally, these two facilities had unsanitary environments. For example, the Clinic for Women survey detailed a tear in the lower end of the exam table’s leather cover, allowing a protrusion of foam the size of the golf ball. At Women’s Medical Group, the clean and soiled linens were stored in the same place and sterilization procedures were not carried out for sterilizing tubing and surgical instruments.

Clinic for Women is the same abortion facility where Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed administrative licensing complaints against three abortionists, Resad Pasic, Kathleen Glover and Raymond Robinson.  They will be facing a hearing on April 23 in front of the Indiana Medical Licensing Board. 

The abortion industry has alleged for years that if abortion is legal, it will be safe. These surveys show just how false this claim is.

Women don’t deserve to have their health compromised by the sloppy medical practices of abortion providers like those documented in these surveys. Women deserve better than abortion.

For this reason, RTLI is urging the state to stop the unsanitary and unprofessional practices taking place in Indiana’s abortion facilities. 

In addition, we are urging  the Indiana Medical Licensing Board to study the alleged violations leveled against abortion doctors Resad Pasic, Kathleen Glover and Raymond Robinson, and consider appropriate disciplinary action, as needed.

Contact us for more information about the upcoming licensing board hearing on April 23 at the Indiana State House, as well as new information regarding these inspection reports.

40 Days for Life Mid-Point Rally features mom’s story

Pro-life activist, Maria Hernandez, will be the featured speaker at the 40 Days for Life Mid-Point Rally this Saturday, March 14th at 10:30 in front of the Planned Parenthood on Georgetown Rd, just south of 86th St.

An intervention counselor for the Gabriel Project, pro-life blogger, photographer, wife and mother of four, Hernandez believes “it has never been harder than today to by young and to be pure, and to defend life and to defend truth.”

She recently released two videos; the first detailed her unwanted pregnancy and the second was of her daughter, filmed in front of a Planned Parenthood, reading a letter to our president on why he too should be pro-life.

Coming from Guadalajara, Mexico Hernandez found herself, like so many women do, broke and in a crisis pregnancy. She was twenty-six years old at the time and away from her country and family. Her story is one of empowerment which now, not only allows her to defend those without a voice but also reach out to women. Hernandez specifically reaches out to Hispanic women who, as she puts it, “need to hear words of hope in Spanish.”

Hernandez is also quick to remind us that we have no idea how many babies have been saved as a result of prayers outside of abortion clinics. A previous volunteer for RTLI, she participated in our Rose Ceremony back in January. Through an internet radio show, Maria Radio Indy, she promotes spiritual adoption, chastity, Natural Family Planning (NFP) and the culture of life.

To learn more about Maria Hernandez check out her website, www.danielymariaonline.com, and come hear her testimony at the 40 Days for Life Mid-Point Rally.

400-500 Indianapolis students to attend the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

January 22, 2015 will mark the 42 anniversary of the notorious Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Once again, hundreds of Indianapolis youth will head to Washington to join the March for Life.

The March for Life has consistently generated crowds of 200,000-300,000 people for over 40 years, making it the largest and longest standing civil rights march in our nation’s history. In recent years, the march has been dominated by youth from across the country. It’s a vocal symbol of the peaceful, persistent opposition to legalized abortion by what Ronald Reagan once dubbed, “the silent majority.” A CNN poll from March of last year showed 58% of Americans in opposition to abortion in all or most cases.

Right to Life of Indianapolis began providing grants for buses to the March for Life in 1996 when we helped fund four buses from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. In recent years we have funded up to 17 buses in a single year. This year we will help send 10 buses and 2 vans of students, which will take up to 500 high school and college students to the March.

There is still room available on some of the buses!

 Please call the Right to Life of Indianapolis office, (317) 582-1526 or E-mail life@rtlindy.org and we will help find available space for any student who wishes to go to the March for Life.

BREAKING NEWS: Indiana Attorney General files suit against three Indianapolis abortionists

Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office today filed administrative licensing complaints with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against four physicians for violations of abortion record-keeping and advice and consent laws. Three of the abortionists named in the Attorney General’s suit commit abortions in Indianapolis.

The complaints ask the Medical Licensing Board to consider appropriate disciplinary action against the medical licenses of Dr. Resad Pasic, Dr. Kathleen Glover and Dr. Raymond Robinson. All three commit abortions at the Clinic for Women located on W. 16th Street in Indianapolis. The fourth abortionist, Dr. Uhlrich Klopfer, commits abortions in South Bend and Gary. The complaints encompass a range of violations from not filing appropriate paperwork, not properly notifying authorities of abortions performed on girls 13-years-old or younger and not ensuring that informed and voluntary consent was obtained according to state law.

Based on the complaints from the Attorney General, the Medical Licensing Board could vote to revoke the licenses of the abortionists named in the suit.

Click here to read the full press release from the Indiana Attorney General’s office

Abortions continue to decline in Marion County

It’s pretty easy to despair if you are a pro-lifer watching current events.  The media is awfully good at giving abortionists and abortion-mouth pieces like NARAL: Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Committee and the Religious Coalition for Choice a disproportionate platform to spew their rhetoric.  Plus, it seems like there is an endless stream of judges and government bureaucrats willing to throw out pro-life laws or intervene on behalf of sloppy abortionists to bail them out.

But that’s only really only taking account of a small part of the battle to end abortion.  When you look at the whole picture, the pro-life movement is making remarkable progress.

Take the recently released numbers of abortions in Indiana for the past year.  Statewide abortions dropped by almost 9% — from 8,808 in 2012 to 8,027 in 2013.  Here in Marion County they dropped by 7.5%, from 5,418 in 2012 to 5,007.  This happened in the midst of an economic slowdown and rising prices on fuel, energy and housing in Indianapolis.  Usually, you’d expect more women to choose to abort their children in hard times, not less.

The continuing drop in the number of abortions, combined with the record number of people who consider themselves pro-life and the continual closing of more and more abortion facilities across the country offer sold proof that America is turning away from abortion as a culture.  Progress is slow still, but we’re gaining steam — despite what you might hear on the evening news.

Affiliated Womens Services is closed

Fantastic news!!!!  After 32 years of continuously destroying life, one of Indianapolis’ 4 abortion facilities has closed it’s doors for good!

Affiliated Women’s Services, formerly located in a business park by the airport, has been shut down amid mounting debt, new state regulations and a continual drop in their client base.  Faithful citizens of Indianapolis have been praying and sidewalk counseling for years at this location, particularly because the abortionist was the notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart.  Carhart has the infamous distinction of bringing suit against the federal government to try to keep the partial-birth abortion procedure from being abolished.

As of last Monday when Affiliated Womens Services ceased operations, Leroy Carhart will no longer be killing unborn children in Indianapolis.