No 911: Abortion Businesses’ Desire to Cover-Up is Put Above the Lives of Patients

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Two recent medical emergencies, one in Cleveland, Ohio, and the other in Detroit, Michigan, have spotlighted the increased desire of abortion facilities to cover-up the seriousness of patient injuries. In both cases, no 911 call was placed, which is the quickest way to get emergency help.

Instead, both abortion businesses chose to delay urgent medical care for their patients by phoning private ambulance companies to request emergency treatment and transport. Private ambulances take longer to respond to emergencies than those dispatched through the 911 system.

But the private ambulance companies are also not subject to FOIA requests, allowing abortion clinic personnel to keep details of botched abortions and even patient deaths from the public.

The first incident took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Preterm, a Cleveland abortion facility responsible for at least one patient death. It was a 911 call placed from that abortion business on March 21, 2014, that alerted Operation Rescue that Lakisha Wilson had suffered a fatal abortion at Preterm.

Numerous other medical emergencies at Preterm have been documented by Operation Rescue.

However, this time, Preterm called a Donald Martin & Son’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit to provide emergency care and transport an African American female. According to Fred Sokol, a pro-life activist who witnessed the woman on a gurney as she was loaded into the private ambulance, she appeared to have been visibly pregnant, indicating at least the possibility she suffered serious complications from a second-trimester abortion.

Operation Rescue checked for 911 records, but there were none.

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The second incident took place at the Summit Medical Center in Detroit, on Saturday, December 3, 2016, shortly before 9 a.m. A medical transport van from Rapid Response arrived to transport a patient to a hospital emergency room, according to Lynn Mills, a pro-life activist who posted news of the incident on her Facebook page.

This appears to be the first time that Summit abortion facility has used a private ambulance service rather than calling for a quicker response from 911. As with the Preterm incident, 911 records related to this medical emergency were available.

Summit has a long history of injuring patients during abortions. One abortionist known to work at Summit, Reginald Sharpe, was responsible for the death of at least one abortion patient in January, 2008. That woman suffered a fatal uterine perforation and other injuries.

“More and more we are seeing abortion businesses bypassing the 911 emergency system to cover up the seriousness of patient injuries. This is placing women – many of which suffer life-threatening abortion complications – at greater risk due to the delay in arrival and transport time,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This shows that the Abortion Cartel will do anything to keep up the false appearance that abortion is safe, while shielding obviously incompetent abortionists from the consequences of injuring or killing women.”

  • CharlesHiggins

    Yet they presist in claiming abortion is safe and effective. It is never safe for the baby. Now it appears it is not safe for the woman either.

  • scrdhrt2@cox.net

    Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio and pro lifer in front of preterm abortion mill:

    WHY DID PRETERM CALL A PRIVATE AMBULANCE?

    As to preterm calling a private ambulance service on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 as per “No 911: Abortion Businesses’ Desire to Cover-Up is Put Above the Lives of Patients” December 5, 2016 by Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue.

    I WAS THERE WHEN THE PRIVATE AMBULANCE ARRIVED AT PRETERM

    I was already at the entrance to preterm for several hours displaying my three pro life signs before the private ambulance arrived and parked next
    to preterm while heavy rush hour traffic passed by. My three pro life signs read individually, “5,234 ABORTIONS HERE IN 2015” http://www.preterm.org/annual-report , “ABORTION MILL HERE” and “SAVE US” showing a Caucasian and African American baby next to each other. So picture that, if you can?

    Then a man after seeing my three pro life signs and right behind a private ambulance parked next to me, and my pro life signs at preterm approached and said, “The parked ambulance is giving you good publicity.” I responded saying, “There is nothing good about abortion.”

    That led me to wonder then why a Private rather than a City rescue ambulance was used that day at preterm. Perhaps we will never know. What we do know is that abortion … what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

    CLEVELANDERS WANT PRETERM TO LEAVE

    We also know too the people in the Community near preterm want abortion to end in Cleveland, Ohio as well. I should know, they tell me that all the time.

    THIS CHRISTMAS TIME PRAY TO END ABORTION

    Finally, I ask all who read this commentary to remember what special Holy
    Day we are about to celebrate. That is Christmas the Birth of Our Savior
    and Lord as He came in the same likeness as the little unborn babies that are aborted at preterm abortion mill.

    So as we try to save the unborn babies from abortion at preterm we are
    actually saving Jesus Himself. For as Jesus said, “‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
    Matthew 25:40 http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/25

    Finally, this Christmas Time I ask all of you to “PRAY TO END ABORTION”. And God will answer our prayer and one day abortion will end at preterm and throughout the World … I ask this in Jesus Name, Amen.

    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
    Your Friend, Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio and pro lifer in front of preterm abortion mill: