Abortionist Calls 911 for “Lifeless” Patient: “Just Need Someone NOW”

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA – A 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue reveals that abortionist Karen Mann placed a call for help to 911 on April 14, 2015 for a patient suffering an abortion complication, which resulted in abnormally low blood pressure that may have led to cardiac arrest.

Stress could be heard in Mann’s voice as she told a dispatcher, “We just need someone now.”

The patient was still under sedation from the procedure when her blood pressure dangerously dropped. At the end of the recording, Mann can be heard talking with a male who was in the procedure room with her.

“Can you give her presses? Do you have epinephrine or anything?” Mann asked him.* (See clarification below.)

Epinephrine is often given in the event of cardiac arrest or a serious allergic reaction.

Terri Palmquist of Life Savers Ministries told Operation Rescue that when the patient was brought out on a gurney to be loaded into an awaiting ambulance, she appeared “lifeless” and that “her arms were just hanging lifeless off the sides of the gurney.” Palmquist provided photographs of the incident to Operation Rescue.

This is the third medical emergency involving Karen Mann in the past three months.

On March 31, a man whose wife was suffering from respiratory distress with signs that her brain was being deprived of oxygen called 911 for an ambulance, only to be locked out of the clinic by employees.

During a February 3 medical emergency, a woman was said to have suffered a possible heart attack after a botched abortion.

“It is becoming all too clear that Karen Mann should not be conducting surgical abortions. We are immediately seeking an emergency suspension of her medical license from the California Board of Medicine to prevent any more women from suffering life-threatening complications due to incompetence,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

View the CAD Transcript

* “Presses” referred to in this article were more likely “pressors,” which are drugs meant to increase blood pressure. Thanks to our readers — who obviously have better hearing than me — for the correction!

  • TPS12

    Apparently there are no consequences for killing babies or mothers.

  • Vivavox

    Considering all these medical emergencies, it is time to have ambulances on stand by every time she performs an abortion. That is until the medical board shuts this down.

    How helpful is it to use the generic terms “procedure” and “termination” on the phone to the dispatcher instead of being more specific?

  • Tim Palmquist

    Thanks for this excellent report! Even though I was there and had already heard the full 911 call, it helped me understand more clearly what happened.
    The male referred to at the end was likely the anesthetist (there are only two male employees at this abortion chamber).