Bakersfield Abortion Business Hospitalizes Second Woman this Year, Seventh Since 2012

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA — An ambulance was called yesterday for the second time this year to the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in Bakersfield, California.

Tim Palmquist of Lifesavers Ministries photographed the incident as a woman was brought out on a gurney and loaded into an ambulance at about 3:40 pm on March 31, 2015.

Photos show clinic workers trying to conceal the incident with sheets.

The woman was transported to San Joaquin Hospital, which is about a block away from the abortion facility.

Once at the hospital, police were summoned and Palmquist was threatened with arrest even though he continued to photograph the incident from the public sidewalk, which is completely legal to do.

“Family Planning Associates is a very large abortion chain that in the past has enjoyed political cover,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “It now looks like the police are being used to intimidate anyone who attempts to document medical emergencies at their Bakersfield facility. This kind of bullying is completely unacceptable and is a violation of Mr. Palmquist’s constitutional rights. We appreciate his bravery for standing his ground and documenting this incident.”

Operation Rescue has documented at least seven medical emergencies at the Bakersfield facility since 2012.

The abortionist was believed to be Karen E. Mann, an FPA circuit-rider from Sacramento who was involved in this incident as well as a previous medical emergency at the Bakersfield clinic on February 3, 2015.

Mann was sued in 2011 for a gruesomely botched circumcision that left a child permanently disfigured and has required several surgeries. The suit alleges that Mann “was negligent and her conduct fell below the care and skill required of medical doctors and medical practitioners.”

“It appears that Mann has brought her negligent practices into the abortion clinic and is seriously injuring women at an alarming rate,” said Newman. “We wonder how many women have to suffer before the California Medical Board takes action to shut this dangerous abortion mill down for good.”

Operation Rescue has filed previous complaints concerning the unacceptable number of life-threatening injuries at the FPA in Bakersfield, but those complaints were closed without action.

“We will continue to report Family Planning Associates every time we find that a woman is injured until they finally do their duty to protect the public and shut this facility down for good,” said Newman.

Other medical emergencies at the FPA in Bakersfield took placed on the following dates:

February 3, 2015: A woman was transported to a nearby hospital who apparently suffered a heart attack during the abortion.
January 6, 2014: A woman was transported to San Joaquin hospital by grim-faced EMTs in what appeared to be a life-threating emergency.
February 4, 2013: A Hispanic woman was rushed to the hospital. Her abortionist was said to be then 74-year old Vernon Wagner.
• August, 2013: Vernon Wagner was again the abortionist on duty during a medical emergency.
October 15, 2012: Abortionist Wagner launched on a profanity-laced tirade when pro-life activists asked what happened to a Hispanic woman who was taken to the hospital moments earlier.
August, 2012: Another woman was transported by ambulance for emergency treatment after an abortion.

Abortionist Vernon Wagner, who “practiced medicine” for over 50 years, reportedly retired last year and was replaced by Mann.

University of Hawaii Recruits Minors for Abortion Bleeding Experiment

By Operation Rescue Staff

Honolulu, HI — The University of Hawaii is recruiting patients as young as 14 for second-trimester abortions to determine how much they bleed during the procedure. The controversial study is already underway at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, led by Bliss Kaneshiro, MD and Kate Whitehouse, DO.

In the randomized trial, researchers experiment by either providing or denying intravenous oxytocin to abortion patients. Oxytocin is commonly used to minimize blood loss and decrease the risk of hemorrhage. However, some doctors are concerned that denying oxytocin during surgery may put patients, especially teen girls, at risk.

“This study is reminiscent of Nazi concentration camp experiments. I pity the poor women who are being treated like lab rats, especially those who are denied the drug to reduce hemorrhaging,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I have read too many autopsy reports of women who bled to death during abortions to think this is anything but immoral and ghoulish.”

The abortion study is entitled “Effects of Oxytocin on Bleeding Outcomes During Dilation and Evacuation.” Abortion patients must be from 18-24 weeks gestation and from 14-50 years old. Researchers will measure how much each patient bleeds during her abortion, based on whether or not intravenous oxytocin is provided to her.

Dilation and evacuation abortions are grisly 2-3 day procedures that involve dismembering the pre-born baby with forceps and other instruments in order to remove him or her from the womb.

The study is still seeking up to 166 test subjects and is expected to conclude in July 2015. So far no study results have been released.

In a flyer recruiting a research associate to assist with the study, one of the “Factors for Success” in the position was “Comfort with observation of surgical procedures and abortion-related healthcare.” In other words, the applicant must be comfortable watching dismemberment abortions. (Click to view a dismemberment abortion. Warning, extremely graphic content.)

The University of Hawaii has done little to publicize the hospital-based abortions outside the medical community, perhaps fearing a public backlash. The Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, where the abortion study is based, does not advertise abortions on its website.

“Abortionists are continually conducting abortion experimentation on women. That’s how the D&E abortion process and other abortion methods were invented, for example,” said Newman. “It is appalling to read the details of this particular experiment especially considering that they are using test subjects as young as 14 years old. It’s just heartbreaking.”

The study is being done by the University of Hawaii in collaboration with Society of Family Planning and the University of Washington.

The Society of Family Planning provides millions of dollars in grant money for abortion and contraception-related studies. Other example of studies funded by the Society of Family Planning include:

• Studying outcomes of very early surgical and medication abortions.
• Experimenting with the dosage of Misoprostol, a uterine contracting agent, prior to surgical abortions at 13-18 weeks.
• Exploring umbilical cord injections to produce fetal death prior to late-term abortions.
• A study called “Responding to Crisis” that evaluates how abortion providers are responding to abortion restrictions in their states.

“We completely oppose this gruesome abortion experimentation on women, especially minor girls who cannot legally give their consent,” said Newman. “Abortion experimentation is something that should have gone out with Josef Mengle. It has no place in a civilized, compassionate society. Those that really want to help women should put their efforts into ending abortion, not inventing new grisly ways to kill babies and exploit women.”

Horrific Injuries Prompt Woman to Sue Kansas Abortionist for Botched Hysterectomy

By Cheryl Sullenger

Overland Park, KS – A patient who underwent a hysterectomy in 2012 is now suing Kansas abortionists Herbert Hodes, Traci Nauser, and their abortion business, Center for Women’s Health for medical negligence.

Telisa Boyd alleges that on September 18, 2012, she underwent a total laparoscopic hysterectomy using daVinci robots. The operative report indicated that both Hodes and Nauser conducted the surgery and that there were no complications during the surgery. She was sent home thinking that the surgery had been successful and without incident.

After the surgery, Boyd suffered extreme abdominal pain. She repeatedly called Center for Women’s Health to ask her condition. Abortionist Traci Nauser, who is Herbert Hodes daughter and business partner, was on-call at the time. Nauser never attempted to readmit Boyd and never recommend that she seek emergency care.

Twelve days later, Boyd’s suffering was so severe that she finally sought emergency care for the unbearable pain and a distended abdomen.

Tests indicate that Hodes and Nauser had severed her right side ureter “causing urine to spill into her abdomen and body.” This caused a massive infection and a second surgery that required a “prolonged and complicated” recovery period.

“Even though this is not an abortion-related injury, it is an indication of how patients are treated by Hodes and Nauser,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It appears that they completely and heartlessly ignored this woman’s pleas for help. We have often heard similar stories from women that abortionists simply do not want to deal with complications.”

The Center for Women’s Health has never been inspected by Kansas authorities. In fact, in 2011 after the passage of an abortion clinic licensing law, Hodes flatly refused to allow the Kansas Department of Health and Environment access to his facility for inspection. Instead, Hodes sued to block the law, which continues to be tied up in court.

Hodes has been sued at least 14 times, according to court records, yet his medical license remains free from discipline.

“Many women don’t understand that in addition to their rights to sue, they can also file complaints with state medical boards,” said Newman. “Medical board complaints are critical to making sure that other women do not suffer from malpractice and negligence. We encourage women who are injured by abortionists to go online and download complaint forms from their state’s medical board web site and fill them out.”

Medical board complaints may be the only way boards are alerted to substandard practitioners. If complaints are found to have merit, an abortionist can be fined, suspended, and in extreme cases, lose his or her medical license entirely.

The malpractice suit against Hodes and Nauser is set for trial on November 16-20, 2015, in Johnson County District Court.

Read Boyd v. Hodes, Nauser, et al Complaint

Related report concerning Hodes’ recanted claim that 5 women died from abortion complications in Kansas over a 5-year period.