Planned Parenthood Hides Abortionist’s Name after Bungled Abortion Causes Woman to Deliver Dead Baby in Home Bathroom

By Cheryl Sullenger

Worcester, MA – A lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 5, 2018, against Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts by a woman who experienced a bungled late-term abortion that resulted in the birth of her presumably dead baby in her bathroom.

While the lawsuit names Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc. and the nurse practitioner, Rebecca Kreiger, there is no mention of the abortionist who started the two-day abortion. That’s because Planned Parenthood redacted his or her name from the woman’s medical records.

The lawsuit states:

On or about March 12, 2015, a doctor, whose name is redacted from the medical records and whose identity is unknown, performed the first step in a two-step abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Worcester by softening the cervix. [Emphasis added.]

“Everyone who receives medical treatment of any kind deserves to know the name of their provider. It’s unbelievable that Planned Parenthood decided to keep this woman in the dark by withholding that information from this her own medical record – after they failed to inform her of the risks of the type of abortion she was having,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The plaintiff, Celina Casas, has claimed she was never informed that there was a risk of vaginal delivery prior to her next appointment. The drug Misoprostol, also known as Cytotec, is usually used to soften the cervix prior to a multi-day abortion. However, Misoprostol does more than soften. It also induces unpredictable uterine contractions strong enough to expel a baby in the second trimester.

The following day, March 13, 2015, the complaint states that Casas began experiencing “sever labor type pains” and called Planned Parenthood for advice and instruction. She was only told to take the prescribed pain medication. She was never advised that the contractions could cause delivery, and she was never told to seek medical attention.

That night, Casas delivered her baby in her home’s bathroom. The lawsuit claims the incident caused her severe emotional and mental trauma. The suit also alleges that she suffered undefined “severe and permanent personal injuries.”

But what about the mystery abortionist, who appears to have been let off the hook by the lawsuit?

Operation Rescue has verified that Danielle M. Roncari currently serves as medical director of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc., but there’s no way to know if she was involved in Casas’ abortion.

The Worcester Planned Parenthood abortion facility has a long history of patient care problems, including emergency medical transports and two patient deaths. A complaint was also once filed alleging misuse of Cytotec, the drug that apparently caused the plaintiff’s ill-timed delivery. (Read documents pertaining to these and other incidents at

Operation Rescue will continue to monitor this case and will report back with updates.

Read the Complaint in Casas v. Planned Parenthood, et al

Where in the World is Colleen McNicholas? Pro-lifers Celebrate 3 Weeks Without Abortions at MO Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Columbia, MO – Colleen McNicholas has gone to a lot of trouble to conduct abortions at Planned Parenthood’s Columbia, Missouri, facility. But for at least three weeks, McNicholas has not shown up for her weekly abortion appointments in that north-central Missouri college town.

According to local pro-life activist Kathy Forck, women are being turned away, and that means lives are being saved.

“Last Friday, March 16, 2018, clients who arrived were met with a piece of white paper blowing on the door which said no clients could be seen that day because of no provider was available,” wrote Forck to her fellow pro-life activists.

“Just two days earlier on Wednesday, March 14, they were met with a sign that said it would be closed on Monday, March 19 because of ‘Appreciation day for its Employees.’ It is amazing, at least every week, they are not able to see clients because of no provider. We know that PP has lost its Nurse Practitioner and this has greatly hindered their ability to give ‘care’ to women.”

The Columbia Planned Parenthood is operated by Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP), based in Overland Park, Kansas — the same Planned Parenthood organization that once faced 107 criminal charges for illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover it up.

Planned Parenthood abortionist Colleen McNicholas.[/caption]Since 2005, when Missouri passed a law requiring abortionists to maintain local hospital privileges, the Columbia facility has struggled to keep an abortionist on staff.

After a period of on-and-off again abortions in Columbia, a local abortionist was found, but in 2011, abortions were halted again when he was deployed overseas and never returned to employment at the Columbia facility.

Sometime later, University of Missouri (MU) Assistant Teaching Professor, Kristin Metcalf-Wilson, who also worked at Planned Parenthood in Columbia as a nurse, recruited McNicholas to provide abortions at the Columbia facility while on the clock at MU, a public funded university.

Metcalf-Wilson then quietly shepherded McNicholas through the system at MU in order to obtain hospital privileges so that the Columbia clinic could qualify for licensing as an ambulatory surgical center abortion clinic and resume abortions there.

But instead of obtaining the required hospital privileges, Metcalf-Wilson and others facilitated the issuance of dubious “refer and follow” privileges only. This meant that McNicholas had no right to admit or treat any patients at MU hospital, but could only “refer” a patient there and receive updates on her care.

Planned Parenthood passed off this phony “refer and follow” privilege as full hospital privileges to the Department of Health and Senior Services, which then issued a new abortion facility license to the Columbia facility.

A 2015 State Senate investigation, led by State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, into Planned Parenthood’s shady operations led to the discovery of McNicholas’ the phony hospital privileges that did not meet the requirements for abortion facility licensing. As a result, in November, 2015, abortions were once again halted when Planned Parenthood’s ill-gotten Columbia facility license was revoked.

As a result of that scandal, the head of the DHSS that issued the bogus abortion license and the Chancellor of MU were forced to resign.

In October 2017, the Columbia Planned Parenthood was once again licensed after an appeals court struck down the 2005 Missouri requirement that abortionists maintain local hospital privileges.

However, abortion numbers have been consistently low and the Columbia facility, which has again been sporatic as far as abortion appointment availability, with thankfully none having been done in the past three weeks.

That leads to the question, “Where in the world is Colleen McNicholas?”

“As long as she is not showing up for work to abort babies, we don’t really care where she went,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “But we hope she stays there.”

Denver Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Under DOJ Investigation Calls Ambulance for Injured Woman — Again

By Cheryl Sullenger

Denver, CO — The Stapleton Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Denver, Colorado, called for an ambulance on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to transport yet another abortion patient to the hospital. This is the six time such a medical emergency at this Planned Parenthood facility has been documented by Operation Rescue.

However, when radio traffic archives were searched, there was no record of an ambulance dispatch.

“It has been the policy of many Planned Parenthood abortion facilities to sidestep 911, which is the quickest way to get emergency help, and phone ambulance companies directly in an effort to keep any records of the medical emergency out of public records,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The ambulance arrived at the Denver Planned Parenthood around noon, loaded a female patient, and raced away from the abortion facility with lights flashing and sirens screaming.

Sidewalk counselors on the scene begged the injured mother to turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness.

This is the same Colorado Planned Parenthood facility featured in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. Abortionist Savita Ginde, who serves as Vice President and Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, which operates the Denver abortion facility, was seen identifying baby organs from a dismembered aborted baby that were floating in a glass dish.

“I know I’ve seen livers, I’ve seen stomachs, I know I’ve seen plenty of neural tissue. Usually you can see the whole brain come out usually,” said Ginde, gesturing with her arms to illustrate the way the brains spill out of the head.

“I think the ‘per item’ thing works a little better just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” Ginde concluded, indicating that arrangement would bring more money.

Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for illegally profiting from trafficking in human baby remains. Savita Ginde continues to work there, but there’s no word on whether she was involved in the recent medical emergency.

“The crop of abortionists now working at abortion facilities across the nation are the worst of the worst. The abortion industry is where disgraced doctors go when they can’t get a job anywhere else,” said Newman, who also served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “With the help of pro-life activists, we are attempting to gather as much documentation on medical emergencies at abortion facilities as possible to prove that abortion is not only fatal for the baby, but is more dangerous for the mother that Planned Parenthood wants you to believe.”

Operation Rescue encourages those who minister outside abortion facilities who witness medical emergencies to send photos, video, and incident details to us at

Abortionist Who Was Accused of Rape and Forced Abortion Fails to Report Horrific Botched Abortion

“Every woman in Florida should be protesting him.” -Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue

By Cheryl Sullenger

Fort Lauderdale, FL – A recent complaint-based inspection report from All Women’s Clinic, an abortion facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, reveals a badly botched 20-week abortion that required the patient to be transported to a local hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

Inspectors found the complaint to be “unsubstantiated,” but in the process of their investigation, they discovered the horrific abortion injury, which was referred to in the report as a deficiency “associated” with the complaint.

All Women’s Clinic was cited on February 16, 2018, for failure to report the serious injury to the Agency for Health Care Administration within 10 days of the incident, as required.

Operation Rescue has confirmed that Theodor Lehrer is the lone abortionist at All Women’s Clinic. Since no other abortionist works there, Lehrer would have been the one who conducted the botched abortion procedure noted in the citation.

The one-page report was heavily redacted but still revealed alarming details of the two-day abortion procedure conducted on a 20-week pregnant woman described only as “Patient #1.”

According to the report, at 10:30 a.m. on an unknown (redacted) date, four laminaria dilators were removed from Patient #1. Five minutes later, the final stage of the dismemberment abortion process began.

In an interview with the health inspector, Lehrer admitted that at some point during the abortion he realized he had pulled out bowel tissue and suspected that another body part, which was redacted from the report, had suffered possible damage. He told the inspector that he immediately halted the procedure and contacted 911. Lehrer apparently accompanied the injured woman to the Broward General Medical Center where he holds hospital privileges. There, he assisted a hospital surgeon in repairing the torn uterus while the surgeon repaired her damaged bowel.

The report further stated, “During the interview, the Physician explains that ‘Patient #1 received a [redacted] due to the perforation.’” While there is no way to know for sure what the redacted word is, the need for a hysterectomy would be consistent with the injuries noted in the inspection report.

The inspector found that All Women’s Clinic reported serious complications biannually instead of within 10 days as prescribed by law. The complication log maintained by the abortion facility lacked important information such as the date, names of patients, and details of the injuries.

Six abortion injuries were noted on the ill-kept log, including Patient #1’s botched abortion.

However, this was not the first time Lehrer failed to report a serious injury in a timely manner or had other run-ins with the law.

A previous inspection report dated August 31, 2010, revealed an almost identical incident to the one cited on February 16, 2018. Lehrer once again perforated a patient’s uterus and transported her to the Broward General Medical Center for emergency surgery, but failed to report it within ten days.

When asked about why he failed to report, Lehrer claimed he had been sick on the day the report was due.

All Women’s Clinic also failed inspections conducted in May 2013 and September 2014 for ill-maintained equipment, poor recovery room care, non-existent emergency protocols, and for conducting second trimester abortions in a facility licensed only for abortions in the first trimester. It was also fined $200 on June 15, 2015, for failing to file required monthly pregnancy termination reports.

But there is more to Lehrer’s disturbing background that should have disqualified him from practicing medicine long ago.

In April 1988, Lehrer was arrested and released on $50,000 bond for raping and forcing an abortion on his wife. News reports explained the grisly details. After she declined to have sex with him due to her pregnancy-related sickness, he handcuffed her on the bed, dragged her into the bathroom, and forcibly raped her after which he aborted their 11-to-14-week old pre-born baby. She notified the police, then spent two days in a hospital where a physician confirmed that she had been pregnant and that an abortion had occurred, according to reports.

An April 29, 1988, Miami Herald article stated that Lehrer admitted to raping his wife, but denied giving her an abortion. [Read the shocking article.]

Judge J. Bart Budetti, who oversaw Lehrer’s criminal case was appalled by the allegations. “If in fact this occurred and this person is a physician, it’s beyond comprehension,” he told the Miami Herald.

In addition to criminal charges, a complaint was filed with the Florida Medical Board, but both cases were later dropped when Lehrer’s wife was unable to testify due her battle with Hodgkin’s disease coupled with her emotional state.

“I doubt if any woman would walk into that abortion facility if she understood Lehrer’s history of botched abortions, or how he was arrested for brutally raping his pregnant wife then forcing an abortion on her. Every woman in Florida should be protesting him,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This man has caused a lot of human misery in his life. It’s a shame the authorities haven’t taken action to shut him down. I pray that by bringing this troubling information to the public, it will cause a backlash that will close his horrific abortion business for good.”

Final Supreme Court Briefs Filed in Newman v. NAF Seeking Cert in Gag Order Case


Washington, DC – A final reply brief has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, in a crucial case challenging an oppressive Federal Court gag order that is currently preventing the release of incriminating evidence against the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood to state and Federal law enforcement.

The case, Newman v. National Abortion Federation, is seeking a Writ of Certiorari from the Supreme Court, which would open the way for arguments before the full Court challenging the constitutionality of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a gag order.

Representing Newman is Jay Sekulow and a team of attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice. In an unrelated case, Seklow also represents President Donald Trump in the probe into so-called Russian collusion.

Newman v. NAF stemmed from a 2015 case, NAF v. Center for Medical Progress, in which the National Abortion Federation sued Newman in his capacity as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, along with other CMP members, in an effort to block the release of additional undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood, NAF executives, and middleman biotech companies discussing the buying and selling of aborted baby body parts for profit, which is illegal in the U.S.

An injunction blocking the release of further videos was granted, and that injunction is now the subject of Newman’s Supreme Court appeal. Twenty state attorneys general have joined in the appeal after being blocked from accessing evidence needed for investigations in their own states.

The undercover videos released by the CMP beginning in July 2015, launched two Congressional investigations and a number of state investigations into the illegal trafficking in human aborted baby remains. As a result, both a Senate and House committee issued criminal referrals to local, state, and federal authorities recommending investigation and prosecution for a broad spectrum of criminal conduct related to the illicit baby parts trade.

Newman’s attorneys argue that the Ninth Circuit gag order is unconstitutional since the Court erred in ruling that the undercover videos held no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. This completely ignored the two Congressional investigations that found ample evidence to issue the criminal referrals. The Ninth Circuit also ignored a $7.8 million settlement agreement reached in a lawsuit filed by the Orange County (CA) District Attorney against DaVinci Biosciences and DaVinci Biologics, which admitted it had procured aborted baby remains from Planned Parenthood for resale around the world. Those companies were forced to shut down as a result.

The Ninth Circuit further erred by enjoining individuals from voluntarily cooperating with government investigators.

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood, the NAF, and others involved in the profit-taking scheme.

“This case is critical and of national importance not only to our rights to Free Speech, but also to prevent corrupt or misguided courts from protecting criminals from prosecution by slapping an injunction on those who have evidence of their crimes,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue.

A decision from the Supreme Court on Newman’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari is expected to be issued by the Court on March 29, 2018.

Read Newman’s Final Reply Brief