Botched Abortion Victim Rushed to Hospital in Massachusetts

Haverhill, MA — A pro-life activist recorded an ambulance at Merrimack Valley Women’s Health Services in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on June 1, 2012, where abortionist Marcus T. Gordon supplies abortions through the twentieth week of pregnancy.

The cell phone video shows paramedics loading a patient on a gurney into an awaiting ambulance with emergency lights flashing. She was transported to a local hospital. Her current condition is unknown.

“This woman played the equivalent of Russian Roulette when she walked into that abortion clinic. Unfortunately, this time she pulled the bullet,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “Operation Rescue has documented an increasing number of botched abortions in recent months, and we know the ones we find out about are only a small fraction of what really goes on at abortion clinics around the nation.”

Gordon has a history of disciplinary action. In 1988, Gordon was placed on eight months probation for practicing medicine without a license in the State of Illinois. Gordon later failed to report that discipline on his application for licensure in the State of Massachusetts in 1996.

Four Women in Attleboro, one of Gordon’s abortion clinics with ties to Merrimack Valley Women’s Health, was recently found by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to be in violation of laws concerning medical waste management, including failure to maintain medical waste record-keeping log and failure to maintain written contingency plan for spills and accidents.

“In spite of what abortion apologists say, abortion clinics are dangerous places for women. We have yet to find one that comports with all laws. Women are taking their lives into their hands when they walk through the abortion clinic door,” said Sullenger. “We urge women to instead seek help at local pro-life pregnancy care centers, which offer practical assistance to women facing crisis pregnancies.”

Operation Rescue plans to file complaints against Gordon for the botched abortion incident.

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