License Suspended Ohio Abortionist

Ohio Right to Life

Ohio abortionist’s license suspended
David Burkons unable to perform abortions for next six months


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
     CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Wednesday, July 12, 2017     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the State Medical Board of Ohio voted to suspend the license of Northeast Ohio abortionist David Burkons for improperly prescribing medications to patients between 2011 and 2014. The board suspended his license for six months after an investigation revealed Burkons to have been signing blank prescriptions, leaving them with his staff, and failing to record the prescriptions in patient documents. The blank prescriptions would end up being used to prescribe controlled substances such as Vicodin, Valium and Xanax.“After years of playing fast and loose with the health and safety of Ohio’s women and children, David Burkons is finally facing some sense of justice,” said Devin Scribner, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “For at least three years, this abortionist was a part of the prescription drug crisis that has ravaged this state. It is disturbing, although not surprising, that his disregard for human life would extend even to the women he professes to serve.”

The suspension of his license could have a statewide impact. Burkons owns and operates the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center in Cuyahoga Falls, an abortion facility he took over in 2014 when the previous abortion business there was closed by the Ohio Department of Health for a slate of health and safety violations. In Cleveland, he serves as the medical director at Preterm, Ohio’s largest abortion facility. Two other facilities, Founder’s Women’s Health Center in Columbus and Capital Care Network of Toledo, have also relied on him for performing abortions.

“The suspension of this license is sure to rock Ohio’s abortion industry for at least the next 6 months,” said Scribner. “With four of the state’s abortion facilities relying on Burkons’s horrific abortion practice, this decision will undoubtedly protect countless lives in Northeast Ohio and beyond. From botching abortions to quietly reopening a shuttered abortion mill under a new name, this abortionist has slid under the regulatory radar of the state for years without discipline. Although unrelated to his fatal abortion practice, it is refreshing to see Burkons facing consequences for gambling with the health and safety of his patients.”

Click here to read the original citation issued by the State Medical Board in 2015.

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Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.

Media and Travels

Priests for Life Media and Travels

June 12 – June 19

June 12, 2017

Below is our weekly media and travel schedule, but first let me give you some important updates.

Please join us for a Father’s Day Novena taking place now until June 18, found at www.PrayerCampaign.org/FathersDay. Be sure to sign up and let us know you are participating.

We are looking for individuals who consider themselves to be “pro-choice” to complete a survey we have created which measures people’s opinions on late term abortion. You can find it at AbortionSurvey.org. Please help us spread this on social media.

Finally, please spread the word about job opportunities at Priests for Life in our new Titusville, FL location. See PriestsForLife.org/jobs.

Blessings,

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director

Media Schedule
Special Appearances

Hear us on EWTN radio on Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo. Fr. Frank will be on with Teresa on Friday, June 16 at 8:35 am. Call-in to the live show with questions at 877-573-7825. For more information and to listen to the live show on the internet, go to http://www.avemariaradio.net/hosts/teresa-tomeo/.

Father Frank Pavone will be on March 4 Life NY Radio at 7 p.m. ET June 12. To listen, go to www.blogtalkradio.com/march4lifeny-radio.

Alveda King will discuss the unborn and the 14th amendment on the CL Bryant Show at 7:06 p.m. ET June 12. Listen online at www.theclbryantshow.com.

Janet Morana will be the host of EWTN Radio’s Open Line on Tuesday, June 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET. Callers with questions or comments about pro-life or chastity issues are invited to call 800-585-9396. Listen online at www.ewtn.com.

The Gospel of Life on Radio Maria: Abortion Reversal

*Brand New Episodes Each Week*

Go to radiomaria.us to listen online.

Ask questions on the live show at 866-333-6279 (MARY) or email us ahead of time at info@gospeloflife.com.

Airing: Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. ET and rebroadcast on Thursday, June 15 at 2 a.m. ET and Monday, June 19 at midnight ET (11 p.m. CT Sunday).

Topic: Dr. Mary Davenport will present new research in the abortion pill reversal process, and David Bangs will talk about counseling young women who want to save their babies this way.

Shows are archived at PriestsForLife.org/RadioMaria.

Defending Life on EWTN: Every Life is Precious

Airing: Wednesday, June 14 at 3 a.m. and Thursday, June 15 at 11 p.m. ET. You can also stream EWTN online by going to EWTN.com and clicking on the “television” tab.

Topic: Sr. Margaret Mary discusses the preciousness of every life and how God makes all things possible.

For more information and details, go to DefendingLife.tv.

The Catholic View for Women on EWTN: In the World but not of the World

*Brand New Episodes Airing Now*

Airing: Wednesday, June 14 at 11 p.m. and Friday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. You can also stream EWTN online by going to EWTN.com and clicking on the “television” tab.

Topic: Timmerie Millington describes her home-schooling experience and how she managed to engage with the culture while remaining true to her Catholic faith.

Go to TheCatholicViewforWomen.com for more information.

Facebook Live

Please connect with us on Facebook and tune in to regular Facebook Live videos with Fr. Frank Pavone and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato. Please watch and share them either as they are being recorded live, or afterwards at your convenience.

Op-eds

My team and I often write op-eds for various media outlets that are posted online. Below are just a few that have been written recently. A longer list can be seen at our Priests for Life online library. I invite you to read and comment on them. By doing so you can help to spread the pro-life message and counter any anti-life comments that others have submitted.

Father Frank Pavone: Pentecost Sunday: A Feast for Life (Catholic.org, June 4, 2017)

Fr. Frank Pavone: There is No Political Cause More Important Than Saving Unborn Babies From Abortion (LifeNews.com, June 5, 2017)

Janet Morana writes about Sanya Richards-Ross and her abortion regret (Daily Caller, June 7, 2017)

Travel Schedule

Evangelist Alveda King will present at the BCS Leadership Initiative 2017 on Thursday, June 15th to Friday, June 16th, 2017.

Where: The Heritage Foundation

208 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002

Cost:     Free. Need to register to ateend

Contact:  The Heritage Foundation, douglass.leadership@gmail.com

Fr. Frank and Bryan Kemper will be at the National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee, WI, Wednesday, June 28th to Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.

**need to register to attend

Fr. Frank will be presenting at the National right to Life Convention. Bryan Kemper will be at the exhibit area. Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee, 333 West Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

The following are the two sessions that Fr. Frank will be presenting.

Friday, June 30th

Providing Support and Leadership in Churches – Rev. Frank Pavone, Ernest Ohlhoff, Marie Bowen

Saturday, July 1st

The Church, The Media, and The State – Reverend Frank Pavone, Ernest L. Ohlhoff, Steven Ertelt.

See http://nrlconvention.com/ for more info and the complete schedule.

Remember, there are many ways we can stay connected on social media, and to get an idea, visit ProLifeSocialMedia.com. Along with Facebook and Twitter, you can connect with us on LinkedInInstagramPinterestGoogle PlusTumblrFlickrYouTube, Snapchat and Sound Cloud .

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President Trump’s Birthday!

Wish President Trump a Happy Birthday!

June 12, 2017

President Donald Trump was among the very first of the generation known as the Baby Boomers, who were born just after World War II. June 14 is his birthday and I am asking you to join me in wishing him a very happy birthday this Wednesday.

But I need you to act on this right away. I leave for Washington on Wednesday morning and want to have your good wishes in my hands when I go, so that I can bring them to the White House!

A native New Yorker, President Trump was born in Jamaica Bay Hospital in Queens.

First Lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, are moving into the White House on the president’s birthday so we know it’s going to be a great day for him. Among the birthday greetings he’ll receive from heads of state, I would like him to be deluged with well wishes from grateful Americans. Will you help me with this project?

This is a man to whom we, who love the Church and love the unborn, owe a lot of gratitude. Not only is he serving our country as President, but he is fighting for our values and for our faith!

So please click here to find out how to send birthday greetings to President Trump. And please pass this along to as many other interested people as you can!

 

Sincerely,

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

 

 

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Every Life Update

“This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden…” – Ezekiel 36:35

Friends for Life:

 

God is doing an amazing work in Northwest Ohio. Calling forth new and emerging leaders in the pro-life and Gospel community, both Catholic and Protestant, to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the lost, forsaken and broken. Is he calling you?

 

I have no doubt the Lord is calling you, calling you to deeper commitment, deeper trust, deeper surrender to the Lord and His Church for the sake of the Kingdom. Perhaps he is calling you as never before to be engaged in the fundamental and essential battle for life.

 

If so, please consider joining us tomorrow, Wednesday May 31st on the sidewalk of Capital Care Abortion Facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of peaceful, loving and joyful prayer. Each month we gather to be a witness to the abundant life and to raise awareness in the community of the innocent lives that are lost at the last remaining abortion facility in Northwest Ohio. Please consider joining us tomorrow night!

 

Finally, my wife Laura was kind enough to allow me to host the annual Respect Life “Vision Meeting” at our home on May 11th. We were blessed by 3 tremendous priests from the Diocese of Toledo, as well as 22 other leaders from some fantastic pro-life organizations in Northwest Ohio. I look forward to how the Holy Spirit will unfold what was prayed on and discussed, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you what I shared with those leaders concerning the “The Big 4” initiatives I’m working on this upcoming year and how you can be involved. Please see attached handout (The Big 4) to read about those initiatives.

 

Together, with and through God’s grace,. The abortion facility in Toledo with our fervent prayer, witness and olive branch to those inside will eventually close. God is doing this. God is doing this amazing work, why not join him in it today?

 

For the King,

 

Peter

 

p.s. In case you missed it last month, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, now chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted to the announcement by the Democratic National Committee’s chair pledging support only for pro-abortion candidates. Calling the pledge “very disturbing,” Cardinal Dolan urged party members to “challenge their leadership to recant this intolerant position.” You can read more from the Statement attached. As active members of any political party, it is incumbent upon us to fight for the voiceless within our party and nation!

 

 

Peter Range

Director of Office for Life and Justice

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

1933 Spielbusch Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

419-244-6711, ext. 4933

440-821-1533 (cell)

www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org

 

 

Abortions UP, prenatal care DOWN at Planned Parenthood

Ohio Right to Life

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Abortions rise as prenatal care diminishes at Planned Parenthood

After several months of delay, Planned Parenthood finally released its 2015-2016 Annual Report over Memorial Day weekend, celebrating its 100th anniversary and promising to stick around for another 100 years. The report details substantial changes in services over the last fiscal year, namely an increase in abortions and a decrease in prenatal care.

In 2014-2015, Planned Parenthood reported 323,999 abortions. In 2015-2016, that number rose to 328,348—a 13 percent increase. As of this report, Planned Parenthood’s share of the U.S. abortion market now stands at a stunning 35.6 percent.

Meanwhile, prenatal services at Planned Parenthood have been cut in half. In just one year, Planned Parenthood’s prenatal services fell from 17,419 to 9,149.

Additionally, contraception, pregnancy tests, cancer screenings, and breast exams all dropped in 2015-2016. Across the board, Planned Parenthood lost about 100,000 clients.

All the while, taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood actually increased by nearly $1 million, giving the abortion chain a whopping $554.6 million.

TAKE ACTION >>> Tell Congress to DE-FUND Planned Parenthood now!

As Planned Parenthood continues to demand taxpayer funding, their annual report is telling us exactly why they don’t deserve it. Abortions are rising, but many of its other services (which it’s hidden behind for years to keep the money flowing) are declining.

After 100 years of de-humanization, it’s time the United States cuts its ties with Planned Parenthood. Click here to tell Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood and forward this email to two friends, asking them to do the same. This annual report should drive us to action! Take a stand for human Life today!


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Annual Geranium Sale

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*ANNUAL RIGHT TO LIFE GERANIUM SALE (weekend before Mother’s Day weekend): Thanks to everyone who purchased geraniums in 2017! This is our major fundraiser for the year so it’s very important that we have a successful sale! Thanks for helping us promote the sanctity of human life from conception til natural death! We wish to Thank everyone who purchased the LIFE geraniums! The weather was terrible the sale dates so it took a while to find homes for all of the flowers but thanks to God’s help we can take our signs down!! LIFE is God-given!

Winning The Fight Against Abortion

 

Pro-lifers are winning the fight against abortion. Here’s why.

Bradley Mattes

May 11, 2017 (LifeIssues) — This month marks my 42nd year of pro-life activism. I’d like to tell you it began when I was a year old, but that would be lying. I was in high school and did a persuasive speech on abortion.

Yesterday morning I received a Facebook message from a dear friend from the past, who in the early ’80s was known to most every pro-life advocate in the nation.

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Nancyjo Mann still sports colorful hair

She asked a question that is on the minds of many pro-life Americans today.

She hit the pro-life scene with hair dyed in vibrant colors, was a member of a rock band and wore feathers in her hair. She was clearly not the typical grassroots pro-lifer.

Nancyjo Mann was the first woman to widely go public about her late-term abortion, sharing her remorse and horrific experience. The abortionist not only killed her baby, but butchered her body so badly she was never able to get pregnant again. Further, his ineptness created lifelong physical and emotional complications she deals with to this day.

Upon his first introduction to this colorful young woman, my former colleague, Dr. Jack Willke, saw the tremendous value Nancyjo and others like her would bring to the movement. Her flamboyant exterior actually enhanced her dramatic and moving message.

Through Facebook, Nancyjo asked my candid opinion regarding the effectiveness of the modern-day pro-life movement. She was concerned that we haven’t progressed. We still face many of the same issues we did back during her peak of involvement. Churches are still reluctant to take a stand on the most compelling civil rights issue of our day, not to mention the profound spiritual implications of ministering to women and men in crisis and those struggling as Nancyjo did after the abortion.

At times is seems that only a cattle prod would provide adequate motivation for Congress to liberate America’s preborn children. Judges continue to usurp the right to life of nearly 60-million children and ignore the desperate need for legislative safeguards that protect the physical and emotional needs of women who have abortions.

Nancyjo, I understand your concern, but have an altogether different viewpoint of the movement. I’m more optimistic than I’ve ever been, and the late, great Dr. and Mrs. Willke shared my enthusiasm before their deaths.

In addition to the imagery of abortion’s victims, long-used by pro-lifers, ultrasound and vivid pictures of prenatal life have flung open the window to the womb for all to peer in. This undeniable evidence has turned many hearts and minds away from so-called choice to support LIFE.

The pro-life movement has become very media-savvy. We’re more sophisticated than the days of the Willke slide set, brochures and Handbook on Abortion.  Social media is fertile ground for creative pro-life videos and still visuals. Over the last few decades, pro-life websites have sprung up like dandelions in spring, offering educational information, motivation and direction to equip others to be ambassadors for the babies. Life Issues Institute’s website has over 5,000 pages of pro-life educational information from cloning to euthanasia.

Our half-hour weekly TV program, Facing Life Head-On ran for eight seasons and was the recipient of three Regional Emmy© Awards – the first time pro-life programming has been recognized on such a prestigious level. Nancyjo Mann was a guest in one episode. Our daily radio commentary, Life Issues, is heard on close to 1,200 outlets with a weekly listening audience of over four-million — actual listeners, not potential audience.

The viral videos revealing the sale of aborted baby body parts and other undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood have been instrumental in eroding their brand. A few short years ago the idea of taking away their tax funding was a pipe dream, but now it’s a realistic possibility.

Womens resource clinics and centers offer state-of-the-art medical services and information that empower women to say yes to life, even under the most difficult circumstances.

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Never before have individual states elected more pro-life candidates and passed more life-saving legislation, which has left the other side reeling in disarray.

And then there’s America’s pro-life youth…

The contribution of talent and enthusiasm of our nation’s young people cannot be overstated. They have brought with them a boldness and professionalism that has been welcomed with open arms.

At 18, I was thankful for the Willke materials, but would have given my right arm for the technical resources and camaraderie enjoyed by today’s young pro-lifers. And they’re putting it to good use.

All of this and more causes me to truly believe that abortion is living on borrowed time, and instinctively, pro-abortion activists realize the same. But we won’t cross the finish line unless we work together, arm-in-arm to protect the most defenseless and vulnerable among us. And right now we’re experiencing the most promising time that I’ve seen in decades.

What are you doing today to help protect life? Your choices are almost endless.

Here is the episode of Facing Life Head On that featured Nancyjo’s story.

Reprinted with permission from Life Issues Institute.

Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/who-is-winning-the-fight-over-life