Kentucky: Gov. Beshear Gets $4K From Abortion Practitioners

State   |   Lisa Graas   |   Nov 4, 2011   |   10:48AM   |   Frankfort, KY

According to an online search at the Kentucky Registration of Election Finance, the two abortionists who are the principle officers of Louisville’s only freestanding abortion clinic, have contributed over $4000 to the political campaigns of Governor Steven Beshear and his running mate, former Louisville mayor Jerry Abramson.

The clinic, EMW Women’s Surgical Center, was the subject of an undercover investigation by Lila Rose and Jackie Stollar of Live Action on June 23, 2008. In that investigation, Live Action found that EMW clinic staff were willing to help minors obtain a judicial bypass in order to avoid parental knowledge of a minor’s abortion even with the understanding that the child was in a sexually abusive relationship.

In the state of Kentucky, sex between a 14-year-old and a 31-year-old is rape in the third degree and would reasonably be considered sexual abuse of a child which must be reported to law enforcement immediately. The EMW clinic failed to ask the questions necessary to file a child sexual abuse report and did not communicate to Rose about the illegal or dangerous nature of her sexual relationship. The clinic also gave misleading information about fetal development, apparently in order to encourage Rose to have the abortion.

A review of online records showed that Dr. Samuel Eubanks, the “E” in “EMW”, has given $2750 since 2006 directly to Beshear’s political campaigns, including $1000 to the Beshear/Abramson campaign, and $400 directly to previous campaigns to elect Abramson to office. Dr. Ernest Marshall, the “M” in “EMW”, gave $1000 this year to elect the Beshear/Abramson ticket in Kentucky’s race for governor. Dr. Wolf, the “W” in “EMW”, is deceased.

Kentucky Right to Life Assistant Director Mike Janocik told Live Action by phone that the revelations brought to light by Live Action’s undercover work at EMW in Louisville indicate behavior that one should expect from an industry that has no regard whatsoever for the lives of innocent children.

“Not to put too fine a point on it, but these people kill innocent babies every day.  Why on earth would anyone be surprised that they give out misleading information to minors, or be dismissive about sexual abuse when a 14-year-old girl walks in pregnant, by a 31-year-old man?” Janocik said. ” That abortionists Eubanks and Marshall have contributed thousands of dollars to Governor Beshear and his running mate Jerry Abramson should be deeply unsettling to Kentuckians.”

This undercover footage was taken by Live Action President Lila Rose and Live Action Actor Jackie Stollar who both posed undercover as minors with Rose telling EMW Women’s Clinic staff that she was 14-years-old and impregnated by her 31-year-old “boyfriend”. In the video, the EMW counselor named “Wendy” determines that Rose is “14 to 15-weeks pregnant” and Rose expresses that she wants to keep the situation secret from her parents. Despite not giving any indication that Rose will face abusive parents, the clinic guides Rose to call Louisville attorney Amelia “Mickey” Adams so that Adams can help Rose in obtaining a judicial bypass.

In the video below, EMW counselor “Wendy” provides misleading information to Rose about fetal development which seems to be offered in order to discourage the choice for life. Note:  Lisa Graas is a Live Action contributing writer. This column appeared at the Live Action blog and is reprinted with permission.