The following excerpt of testimony by Planned Parenthood was emailed to Cal Catholic on November 8.
California Building Standards Commission Meeting,
Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 North Market Blvd.
First Floor Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95834
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The meeting was conducted by the Chair, Marybel Batjer,
first secretary of the new California Government Operations Agency.
After about 1 hour and 5 minutes of closed session on pending litigation in regard to the plumbers union lawsuit against the California Building Standards Commission and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, at 11:30 a.m. the chair, secretary Marybel Batjer, asked for public testimony.
The first person to come forward was:
Vice-president, policy and public affairs at
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Chair (Marybel Batjer, California Government Operations Agency secretary, appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown): Hello, sir,
Paul Knepprath: Hello:
Batjer: Please state your name for the record and speak very clearly.
Paul Knepprath, representing Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, and we want to recognize obviously the actions being taken today, but also want to raise for the commission to understand that the issues around clinics and around primary care clinics and the 114 clinics that Planned Parenthood has here in California are very important to us.
The Affordable Care Act is being implemented as we speak, on January 1, people getting coverage.
There’s an expectation of expansion of facilities statewide to take in the new people who have insurance, but also those who will be in expanded Medi-Cal program here in California.
Thus, there will be a redevelopment and building of new clinic facilities across the state.
At what pace I don’t know but the issue of an exemption for some of the building standards is a very important one to Planned Parenthood.
The cost associated with meeting the higher standards are significant in some cases and they are important especially for organizations like ours that are serving the very poorest of Californians and trying to get them the health care that they need.
So, it’s something that we continue to have concern about. It’s something that we will continue to address and we hope that you will be able to come back with something that is suitable that may provide the responsibility that we seek in these building standards. Thank you.
Batjer: Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
The California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously on Agenda Items 7 and 8 to (it seemed) accept the mandate of the court in the plumbers union lawsuit.
I get it. The plumber’s union didn’t want relaxed plumbing standards for “clinics” that do abortions because that would mean fewer plumbing contracts coming from the increase in the number of new medical facilities resulting from Obama(death)care. On the other hand, Planned Parenthood was pushing for the elimination of building regulations that might require their spending more money to secure or build facilities that met normal standards.
So what we wind up with is Planned Parenthood increasing its presence in more places in California where they will be able to kill more minority and poor peoples’ babies on Medi-Cal with lesser qualified medical staff (AB 154) at abortuaries where even the building codes have been reduced for their benefit.
And who says the plumber’s union has more power?
The representative for Planned “Barrenhood”, Paul Knepprathare, justifies the need for exemption from the stricter building codes because, as he asserts, PP is “serving the very poorest of Californians and trying to get them the health care that THEY NEED.”
Now I do agree with Mr. Knepprathare that unborn babies are the “poorest of Californians”, but I adamantly reject his, and his organization’s, notion that those poor unborn babies need the “life-ending” so-called “care” his organization is “trying to get them”. The one thing Planned Barrenhood does “care” about is “healthy” profits!
The liberals have been touting the unfairness of medical care in our society. They say that it is unfair that the “rich” can “afford” healthcare, when the poor can’t. They complain that the “rich” have fancy Medical Centers, when the poor have low level community healthcare. They complain that the rich are healthier because they can afford access to better food, recreational activities and often time’s “better” genes, all of which gives the “rich” the opportunity to spend their time earning more money, rather than spending their time being sick as their “poor” counterparts do. They tell us that African- Americans suffer more heart disease, kidney failure and strokes than “rich” whites and that non-white Hispanics suffer more diabetes, heart disease, and kidney failure than “privileged rich” whites. (Yes, those diseases sure are costly!)
In light of this, we now hear from Mr. Knepprath that our country’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has plans to build more substandard “primary care clinics”. (I couldn’t help but notice the fact that the he left out the word “health” when describing the type of clinics PP plans to build). So we should now ask ourselves; for who and why are these PP “PRIMARY care clinics” being built? We know that the new un-“affordable care” act, amongst other things, has been designed to strengthen Planned Parenthood. What conclusion can we therefore draw when we are being told that the un-“affordable” care act is designed to help the poor and disadvantaged?
Every “Catholic” californian who voted for these enemies of God, will someday have to answer for that, THAT INCLUDES BISHOPS!May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.
Kenneth, I agree with you on this and so many other issues, that is, of course, unless the misguided Catholic who supports abortion comes to see the light, change his or her mind, become truly contrite, confess and make restitution in a manner, in my mind anyway, that helps to reverse the harm that their past support of abortion and abortionists has wreaked upon America and her children.
I do want to request, however, that you come to see the light, change your mind, become contrite, and make some sort of restitution to those of us who know and love the United States of America and wish to see it bettered, not dismissed as a country lost to such evil as communism, which is suggested by your intentional and continuing misspelling of the proper noun, America, in its Russian spelling. In concert with feeble contributions by a few friendly nations, America has largely overcome the threat of communist Russia and made a tremendous impact weakening communism around the world in many countries now free, thanks to America.
Our nation’s name is properly spelled with a “c.” I would not argue with you that our nation, and every nation in the world, is filled with sinners. We are, all the same, devoted to good and honorable values, as the majority of our history affirms, horrific errors and widespread sin and degradation of moral standards notwithstanding.
To denigrate our nation’s dignity by intentionally misspelling it is not to uplift it, Kenneth, as it so desperately needs, but to insult it, dismiss it, dishonor it, and in so doing, to do so to all of us who constitute America, serve our country and its citizens, and would die for this land if duty so required. Please do reconsider the degradation of our nation when making your excellent contributions to this fine online publication; demeaning America in any way when it so needs uplifting is a harmful and negative denunciation of the greatest nation in the history of God’s Plant Earth and, incidentally, turns people away from hearing your good messages and thus weakens your voice, which is a crying shame.
Please pray for our country, which I hope and believe that deep down you may in fact also truly love, and ask us all to hear what you are saying, that we need to be better people in order to uplift humanity, at least in that part of the world which has been given to us, blessed greatly, and called America, the shining beacon of hope for the world and the last great outpost of the Christian faith among the developed nations of the world.
It needs to be bettered, greatly, I agree, but disrespecting our great nation in print will not aid the cause of righteousness in our nation nor promote your own.
Millions of Americans who had a doctor and a hospital, and who are receiving often times very expensive medical care, have not only been dropped from their healthcare plan, but they have discovered that the options they now have will not include the specialized care they were receiving and still need in order to stay alive! (Oh, but there new healthcare plan will include contraception and Abortion!) These are individuals who had “individual” plans. The Obamanation Mandate has not yet kicked in for company health plans. This is scheduled for 2014.
Planned Parenthood has now be designated under Obama-don’t Care as a PRIMARY Care Clinic! Am I, Marie, and Kenneth the only CCD readers who are creeped out about this?!!!!! Are the rest of us simply raising our voices in hymns of praise to drown out the cries coming from the trains carrying their human cargo as they are passing by?
If any of you missed what I posted in the article on Euthanasia, I pointed out that the new phraseology currently in the news is now referring to one’s “Healthspan” as opposed to one’s “Lifespan”
It now appears to me that maybe the real reason the California Democrat Politicians (who, as we all know, are champions of the poor and buddies with PP), passed their bill permitting Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to now perform abortions in California, is because this will now free up their Abortion Doctors to provide “I’m-afraid-I-know-what-kind-of-CARE” in one of Planned Parenthood’s (requested for) substandard Primary Care Clinics. I can’t wait to see how this works out!
On the brighter side, at least the poor who do survive “Obama-don’t-care” will be earning a higher minimum wage here in California!