Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas PAC Raises Nearly $2,500

On Tuesday Planned Parenthood’s Political Action Committee in Arkansas filed its quarterly report with the state.

The report shows the PAC received $2,490 in donations during the last quarter of 2019.

Among the donors to the PAC are state Rep. Denise Garner (D — Fayetteville) who gave the group $200 last October as well as a number of individuals primarily from Northwest Arkansas.

Planned Parenthood has pledged to spend at least $45 million on elections in 2020.

The group’s goal is to defeat President Trump, flip the U.S. Senate, maintain Democratic control of the House of Representatives, and support liberal candidates in state races.

Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas PAC raised $1,270 in September and $2,490 in October.

All told, the PAC has a war chest of about $13,573 that it could spend on political donations in Arkansas.

The fact that Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas PAC is raising money could signal that the group intends to support pro-abortion candidates in Arkansas between now and November.

You can read Planned Parenthood’s Fourth Quarter 2019 report here.

Abortionist Kept Fetal Remains in “Molding Boxes and Styrofoam Coolers”: Indiana A.G.

Last September, the remains of 2,246 aborted babies were found in the garage of Indiana abortionist Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, following Klopfer’s death.

In October authorities found another 165 aborted babies similarly preserved in marked bags in the trunk of an old Mercedes Benz that belonged to Klopfer.

Since then, authorities have been searching Klopfer’s properties and conducting an investigation into the case.

Now Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office has released a preliminary report providing new information for the first time in weeks.

While earlier reports described the fetal remains as medically preserved in plastic bags, the attorney general’s report notes that the remains “were in various states of decay” and that the bags themselves had begun degrading.

The report says,

The remains were mostly found inside molding boxes and old Styrofoam coolers . . . It appeared as though each remain had been placed in a small clear plastic specimen bag for purposes of being medically preserved . . . However, many of the bags had degraded over time and/or suffered damage, resulting in leakage from the individual bags into the outer bag, box, or cooler.

The A.G.’s report says the aborted fetal remains are too degraded to be identified, writing,

Based on the poor condition of the fetal remains and unreliable nature of the accompanying records, it is not possible to make an independent verification of the identities of the individual fetal remains.

The attorney general’s report also indicates that hundreds of thousands of health records from Dr. Klopfer’s abortion practice were found abandoned in his former clinic location, storage units, and garage — including unsecured records dating back to the 1980s.

Indiana’s Attorney General says his office will ensure that the aborted fetal remains are buried in a respectful manner and will inventory and dispose of the medical records according to state law.

As we have said before, grisly stories like this one are why Family Council has fought for tighter restrictions on abortion facilities and the treatment of aborted babies.

It’s part of the reason we have consistently supported legislation to make it easier for the state to inspect — and shut down — abortion facilities, and why we have pushed for laws requiring aborted babies to be respectfully buried or cremated.

You can read the Indiana Attorney General’s entire preliminary report here.

Documents Shed Little Light on Woman Taken From Abortion Facility by Ambulance

Last week we wrote about a woman taken by ambulance from a surgical abortion facility in Little Rock just two days after Christmas.

Family Council sent the Little Rock Ambulance Authority a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the incident.

In response we received heavily redacted 911 audio and dispatch documents.

The redactions removed virtually all information about the woman’s condition and what prompted the abortion facility to request an ambulance.

However, three bits of information stand out:

First, the documents indicate that the woman was transported to the hospital at UAMS.

Second, the dispatch documents list the woman’s priority level as a “Code 2.” This seems to suggest that the situation was urgent, but not necessarily life-threatening.

Third, at the end of the 911 call, the operator can be heard asking if there is an AED at the abortion facility.

AED is short for “automated external defibrillator,” which is a device used to check a patient’s heart rhythm. An AED can send a shock to restore a normal heartbeat. It is also used in the event of a cardiac arrest.

The fact that the dispatcher asked about the availability of an AED implies that the woman’s situation was not good.

The whole incident is strikingly similar to an apparent botched abortion at the same surgical abortion facility in 2018.

As we have had said before, abortion takes the life of an unborn child, and it carries serious health risks for women.

That’s why Arkansas has enacted a number of laws that prohibit certain abortion practices and require abortionists to give women all the facts about abortion up front — including abortion’s risks, consequences, and alternatives.

You can listen to the redacted 911 audio below, and you can read the redacted dispatch documents here.