Emergency Transport from Planned Parenthood Makes Another Case for Defunding

St. Louis, MO — Emergency responders removed a patient from a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday morning and rushed her to the emergency room at Barnes-Jewish-Christian Hospital.

A witness, pro-life sidewalk counselor Marty Bennet, took over a dozen photos of the dramatic incident as the woman was wheeled out the clinic and into an awaiting ambulance. Photos showed that the woman’s head was covered and that there was no IV bag or any other sign of ongoing emergency care. There was no evidence that any Planned Parenthood staff member accompanied her to the hospital.

Bennet left a note offering assistance on the vehicle that accompanied the ambulance to the hospital. Later, the husband of the botched abortion victim contacted him to thank him for his concerns. He indicated that his wife is in stable condition.

“From June 2009 until April 2010, nine ambulances have been at Planned Parenthood and each time a client was transported to Barnes Hospital,” said Bennet in a written statement. “Is this safe medical care?”

News of this tragic incident comes on the same day that pro-life supporters around the nation will be gathering for protests at Planned Parenthood offices in over 130 cities to ask for an end to tax-funding for the abortion giant.

“This incident in St. Louis only underscores the dangers of abortion mills in America, which all too often operate without accountability or oversight,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Our tax money should not be used to prop up shady and dangerous abortion businesses that prey on the vulnerable and act as if they are above the law.”

Planned Parenthood is facing several embarrassing scandals that have served to discredit it, including:

• Planned Parenthood groups in Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia were recently caught on tape during a Live Action Films undercover sting showing a willingness to cover up for sex trafficking.

• A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Kansas currently faces 107 criminal counts related to illegal late-term abortions.

• Seventy-one members of Congress have asked HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week to show if tax money is going to finance Planned Parenthood’s dangerous telemed abortion pill distribution scheme. Several states are working to outlaw the practice.

“There is no doubt that Planned Parenthood makes huge amounts of money providing services that endanger women,” said Newman. “It’s time for Americans to stop further lining their pockets with our hard-earned tax dollars.”

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Contact your Congressman and ask that Planned Parenthood be immediately defunded.

  • This story reminds us of Elise Kalat’s death and the ambulance that took her from Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts years ago. It wasn’t safe for her.

  • Jackie

    Elise Kalat eventually died. I hope Elise wasn’t praying to Planned Parenthood with her last breath.

  • V.A.D.

    When Planned Parenthood botches and abortion an has to call in emergency services, who pays the bill? Who pays for the emergency vehicle? Who pays for the emergency room? Who pays for the emergency doctor and staff? WHO PAYS???

  • Patricia Cornell

    The only way for the emegency vehicles to stop going to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis (22 since 2009) is for people living in the city of St. Louis to email or call or write a letter to Mayor Slay and tell him to investigate this serious series of events. He says he is Catholic. I told him I see him as a CINO….Catholic in Name Only. I a m very, very disappointed in his inactivity. I went to him in January 2013 regarding a Jan ’13 emergency vehicle and asked him to investigate. I contacted the Board of Healing Arts. They gave me no information on who the person was….what the reason was for the emergency vehicle….and what is being done to stop this horrible afront to the city of St. Louis.

    This city makes much money from the Cardinals’s games. It loses tourist money fhen people will not come here because of this ongoing mangling of abortions. Abortion…the most common surgery in the USA. Yet, the only remaining surgical site in Missouri cannot get it right. The answer is that we should not be killing our own. Virtue will win out….it is just a matter of time until Missouri granting abortions will be a distant memory.

    In the meantime, Mayor Slay needs to be a man and stand up and stop this insanity of hurting families………no one celebrates their abortion…no one smiles when they mention the day of the abortion(s). Only silence from the authorities who could top the killing and the maiming and the sorrow that come with abortion.
    The only way for the emegency vehicles to stop going to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis (22 since 2009) is for people living in the city of St. Louis to email or call or write a letter to Mayor Slay and tell him to investigate this serious series of events.

    Patricia in St. Louis City

  • Mary Sayre

    You refer to abortion as surgery. Sucking out girls’ guts is not surgery; dismembering babies is not healthcare.