911: California Abortion Patient Hemorrhaged Half Her Blood After Medication Abortion

Downey, CA – Operation Rescue has obtained a 911 recording of a medical emergency at Family Planning Associates (FPA) abortion clinic in Downey, California, that indicated an abortion patient had suffered massive hemorrhage. The incident took place two days before Christmas.

The FPA employee who placed the call initially indicated that they simply needed to transfer a patient to the hospital. When the dispatcher questioned further, the abortion clinic employee responded, “It’s a patient who’s no longer bleeding, but her hematocrit’s off to 19. So we want to transfer her for a – to Downy Regional to get a transfusion.”

The caller later indicated that the cause of the emergency was a medication abortion.

A hematocrit level of 19 is considered seriously low and is indicative of massive hemorrhage, which is a known complication of medication abortion. A patient with this number would have lost over half her blood volume and would require a transfusion. Hematocrit tests measure the percentage of red blood cells in the blood. A normal range for women is 36-45.

“The fact that this patient had lost so much blood is extremely worrisome. Medication abortions are unsupervised and this woman could very well have died from blood loss,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This is more evidence that the abortion pill is not as safe as abortionists would have us believe and more evidence that the number of abortion pill complications are grossly unreliable. No one would have never known what happened to this 23-year old woman if it had not been for a pro-life activist on the scene at the time.”

An eyewitness to the incident, Rob Saunders, described the scene to Operation Rescue.

“The fire truck was in the street blocking a lane of traffic while the ambulance was at the rear of the building,” he said. “I pray the girl is okay.”

Saunders indicated that this is the second such medical emergency he has witnessed at the Downey FPA, which is located next door to Downey High School.

Nurse Practitioner Heasook Kum is listed as working at the Downey abortion clinic. In California, Nurse Practitioners are allowed under a new law passed last year to do abortions without supervision from a licensed physician.

“Unfortunately, we expect to see more of these kinds of abortion-related medical emergencies with the new influx of less-qualified non-physicians doing abortions in California where women routinely suffered from sub-standard abortion practices even before the new law was passed,” said Newman.

Since 2001, at least twenty-two women have died worldwide from complications to the abortion pill. However, that number could be very low since abortion clinics have a vested interested in keeping such incidents secret.

Family Planning Associates, which consists of 22 abortion clinics throughout Southern California, has recorded at least 16 abortion-related deaths and countless complications, the most recent of which occurred at its Bakersfield location earlier this month.

Read the 911 recording transcript.

  • Brian

    I pray for the end of abortion so that this type of tragedy never happens again.

  • article about RU-486 below taken from http://www.lifedynamics.com/deathcamps/Holocaust9.cfm Please read about the horror that is called: Medication Abortion.
    “When the Nazis switched from machine-gunning their victims in large mass graves to marching their victims through gas chambers at Auschwitz, the gas that they employed was a chemical called Zyklon-B.
    Zyklon-B was developed by a small chemical company owned by IG Farben, a major supplier for Auschwitz and other death camps that funded many of the experiments undertaken by Mengele and other SS doctors. IG Farben profited handsomely because of the increased use of Zyklon-B. IG Farben’s name became virtually synonymous with the holocaust and unethical medical experimentation. So, after the war, this company underwent a name change and it became Hoechst AG.
    However, a Nazi by another name is still the same and, today, a subsidiary company of Hoechst AG is the developer and main producer of RU-486, the so-called ‘abortion pill’. The ghost of IG Farben is still haunting us by allowing killers to again distance themselves from their deeds. But Hoechst AG is not the only chemical profiteer in the abortion industry. [Go to http://www.lifedynamics.com/deathcamps/Holocaust9.cfm – to read the entire story]

  • Anne Beal

    Nationwide there is now a shortage of physicians willing to do anortions. This has created a problem for the abortion industry, so their tactics have taken two approaches: 1, overturn laws which require an abortionist to be a physician and 2, expand the practice of midwifery to non-nurses. Even the American College of Nurse Midwives has dropped the “we don’t do abortions” language and replaced it with statements about how they provide a “full range of women’s reproductive health care” and how they leave the abortion issue up to the individual midwives. In states which currently don’t permit non-nurse midwives to practice there are groups actively trying to get Certified Professional Midwives licensed. ALL of these efforts are aimed at solving the “problem” of a shortage of abortionists.

  • cary bogue

    Planned Parenthood has Never, not one single time, supported ANY safety regulation.

  • di from Oregon

    Tragic, this. And they used to say, trying to make abortion seem safe, that they must legalize it to keep the women safe from back-room abortionists. I think back-room abortionists could even do this much carnage. Our culture is sick!

  • Denver Sallee

    In NorthEast Ohio at the Planned Parenthood Bedford Health Center two people with medical degrees David Burkons and Sarah Smith Lengen names appear on 31 R U 486 reports to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) required when abortions are botched. Burkons recently reopened an abortion chamber in Cuyahoga Falls closed by ODH late last year for repeated violations. Burkons was until recently listed as a staff member at University Hospitals Cleveland and his office in South Euclid still bears the University Hospital logo. Smith-Lengen is still a staff member at the Fairview Park Hospital operated by The Cleveland Clinic.