40 Days for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  Wynette Sills

Friday, October 21st, 2011                                    916-955-1577, wsills@succeed.net


Occupy Wright Street Holds Rally this Saturday!


(Sacramento, CA) - "Everyone is focused on the Occupy Wall Street effort, but here in Sacramento, nearly a thousand participants have peacefully occupied Wright Street for the last 25 days, resulting in lives being saved!  This Saturday, we will hear from women who have been hurt by the corporate greed of the local abortion industry.  The public is invited to join us for the

Our last Rally had over 150 people participate
Our last rally shut down the abortion business!
mid-way Rally, tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in front of the abortion business at 1750 Wright Street.
Our last rally caused the abortion business to shut down for the day and we are hoping that once again, no lives will be lost to abortion this Saturday", said Wynette Sills, spokesperson for the Sacramento 40 Days for Life.



In this time of public scrutiny of corporate operations, the Women's Health Specialists' most recent 2009 Form 990 documents that they accumulated over $30,600,000 in Gross Receipts for the reportable years, yet paid no income taxes.   While the corporation's average annual salary was only a mere $21,777, the Executive Director Shauna Heckert was paid over $100,000 annually and the Independent Contractor abortion provider, Marjorie Shelton-Gross MD, was compensated over $140,000 for her services.  The Women's Health Specialists corporation has also been investigated for Unemployment Insurance Fraud, as reported by the LA Times.  Additionally, according to official court documents, the Women's Health Specialists corporate executives were accused of forcing employees to disrobe and participate in group cervical exams, against their will.  One Plaintiff declared that during her employment interview "I was not told it was mandatory to disrobe and insert a speculum in my vagina in front of a group of health workers", yet one month after she was hired, plaintiff was instructed by clinic director Eileen Schnitger to disrobe and insert a speculum in her vagina. Plaintiff refused and tried to defuse the problem by suggesting less personally intrusive methods such as using mannequins or privately inserting the speculum and then discussing results in the group sessions, but clinic director Eileen Schnitger steadfastly refused these alternatives.  Thus, a complaint of wrongful termination was filed.  In business since 1975, the Women's Health Specialist corporation has abortion clinics in Redding, Chico, Sacramento, and Santa Rosa, which recently relocated near Sutter Hospital.   


On their non-profit tax exempt report Form 990, Part VI, Section B, page 6, the Women's Health Specialists claim they did not  


"...attempt to influence national, state, or local legislation, including any attempt to influence public opinion on a legislative matter or referendum, through the use of volunteers, paid staff, media advertisements, mailings to members/legislators/public, nor through publications, direct contact with legislators or their staff, nor rallies, speeches, or demonstrations."


Yet, Women's Health Specialists has a long history of political advocacy involving Reproductive Rights, as described by Assemblymember Toni Atkins on her official state website, Women's Health Specialists' leading role in the annual Reproductive Freedom Day at the California State Capitol, and their official legislative support of the recent controversial MERCK Gardasil Bill AB 499, allowing Reproductive Service Providers to give MERCK Gardasil vaccinations to children as young as 12 years old, without parental notification nor consent.      


People from throughout the Sacramento region have spent the last 4 weeks in front of the Women's Health Specialist abortion business, located at the corner of Wright Street and Alta Arden.  As a result of the nationwide 40 Days for Life, over 4,300 lives have been saved and women spared the life-long pain of abortion, along with 53 abortion workers who have quit their jobs and sixteen abortion facilities that have completely shut down.    


Saturday's 40 Days for Life Rally will include the testimonies of Silent No More women who have been previous customers at the abortion business located at 1750 Wright Street, a former local abortionist who is now a pro-life doctor, and mothers who have chosen life for their children, rather than abortion.  The Fall 2011 Sacramento 40 Days for Life started on September 28th and will continue through November 6th, culminating in a Baby Shower for all the moms who have chosen life here locally in Sacramento, rather than abortion. 


Sacramento is one of 300 cities conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns, with 31 in California, including nearby Stockton, Chico, Vacaville, and Fairfield, but also involving cities in Canada, England, Australia, Argentina, Germany, and Spain. "Since September 28th, we have been praying in front of the Women's Health Specialist abortion business, offering women the support and assistance they may need so that they are better able to choose life, rather than abortion.  Women deserve the opportunity to make an informed decision based upon the facts of fetal development, the physical and emotional impact abortion has on many women, and to hear about the many life-affirming resources that are available in our community.  This is not a picket, nor a protest, but a peaceful, prayerful, compassionate presence, intended to help women before and even after abortion, with post-abortion healing.  One in three women will have an abortion at some point in her life.  Over 3,000 abortions take place every day across our nation, leaving many women hurt for a lifetime." said Sills.  


The Women's Health Specialists abortion business has responded to the prayer vigil by constructing a large fence along their property to prevent the 40 Days for Life participants from speaking with the women who are considering abortion, as their business loses between $400 and $1,200 for every customer who changes her mind and cancels her abortion appointment.  The price varies, depending upon how large the fetus is and how much pain relief the mother can afford.  This particular abortion business at Wright Street provides abortions through 18 weeks of fetal life, although abortion remains legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy.  



To learn more about the international 40 Days for Life, visit: www.40daysforlife.com and for specific information about Sacramento's campaign, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/sacramento      


Stericycle picks up
Stericycle picks up "Bio-hazardous Waste" every Thursday.

  Every wonder where the bodies of the aborted fetuses go?