Big business and Big profits - Leftist style

LifeNews - The dangerous abortion drug RU 486 has killed 13 women and injured thousands more, but leading abortion business Planned Parenthood continues to violate FDA guidelines about its usage. ...... Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa is now offering no appointment, walk-in abortions at its centers without an appointment with a doctor. The abortion business can do this by distributing the dangerous mifepristone abortion drug at all of their locations with a physician consulting by web cam.

Kim Lehman, the head of Iowa Right to Life, says this will make the abortion process worse for women. "RU 486 abortions are less messy for Planned Parenthood and more traumatizing for women, because the women are forced to deal with the blood and the dead baby at home -- alone," she told "RU 486 abortions take longer and are bloodier than a surgical abortion," she added. Worse for women though is the decision by the abortion business to violate the Food and Drug Administration protocols.

The mifepristone abortion drug involves a two-part process with the abortion drug starving the unborn child to death and the misuse of an ulcer drug called misoprostol to cause contractions and expel the body of the dead baby. Lehman says Planned Parenthood is putting women at risk by skimping on the first drug and upping the dosage of the second. ...... "Planned Parenthood gives women a cheaper combination of the pills in an RU 486 abortion, against the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration, which makes these abortions more profitable for the abortion group and more dangerous for women," she explained.

"Planned Parenthood gives women a single RU 486 pill, instead of three recommended by the FDA, then ups the dosage of the less expensive prostaglandin, misoprostol," Lehman continued. Planned Parenthood also cuts back the number of appointments the FDA recommends for an RU 486 abortion from three to two, which also increases Planned Parenthood’s profits by reducing office and staffing expenses. However, that puts women's health at risk by not having the standard number of follow-up appointments to make sure the abortion was completed no medical complications have occurred.

That's important given that, as of December 2006, there have been eight known deaths associated with mifepristone in the U.S., nine life-threatening incidents, 116 blood transfusions, and 232 hospitalizations. In total, more than 1,100 women have had medical problems after using the drug as of that date. The deviation from FDA guidelines is important given that Planned Parenthood already changed its own internal guidelines once after its instructions appeared to cause the deaths of women taking the abortion pill.

LifeNews - During the year of 2005-06, besides reporting that 264,943 children were killed by medical and surgical abortions performed by its clinics, it also reported a record income, including a record amount of taxpayer funding. Planned Parenthood’s total income for the year was $902.8 million, with a $55.8 million profit. Jim Sedlak, who is the is executive director of STOPP International, a project of American Life League, as well as vice-president of American Life League, analyzed and commented on the data presented in the 2005-06 report.

......This marks the 34th year in a row that Planned Parenthood has reported ‘excess revenue’ — otherwise known as profit. Over the years, Planned Parenthood has reported total profits of over $700 million. It has amassed a treasure chest of assets worth $839.8 million.” Sedlak points out that Planned Parenthood’s income comes from three sources: “fees charged at its clinics; donations from corporations, foundations and individuals; and taxpayer money received from government grants and contracts.”

However, according to the 2005-06 report, both income from the foundation’s clinics, as well as donations from corporations are down from the previous year. ...... And yet, points out Sedlak, Planned Parenthood still reported a record level profit. “The final category of Planned Parenthood revenue sources is you and me — the American taxpayer,” Sedlak continues. “I am sorry to report to you that Planned Parenthood reported receiving taxpayer funds totaling $305.3 million — a whopping $32.6 million (12 percent) more than last year.

MK - Who would have thought ey, they squealed 'no blood for oil' when America was supposedly raping Iraq for all it's oil and everything else, but here they are, merrily shedding blood for lots of profits. I guess some of us were wrong, the hard left is not against all big business and big profits even if it's American, it depends on what sort of business you're in. If it's the business of knocking off the unborn, then it's A-OK, don't worry about cutting corners and putting profits ahead of the customer, to quote a leftist, screw them.

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