Shock 911: One Patient Assaulted, Another Hospitalized at Notorious California Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA — Public records obtained by Operation Rescue and eye-witness accounts reveal two disturbing incidents that both took place on November 5, 2016, at the FPA abortion facility in Bakersfield, California.

Emergency 911 recordings and CAD transcripts show that a 911 call was placed by an FPA employee, at 9:42 a.m. complaining of a patient that has arrived on a motorcycle with a friend, who was “flipping out like crazy” and throwing a helmet around. When the caller could not answer the dispatcher’s questions, another woman, identified as “Maria,” the clinic manager, took the phone.

But Maria was surprised to learn she was speaking to a 911 dispatcher and was troubled that the conversation was being recorded. She did not want to answer further questions, but still requested police to respond to handle a patient who was having anxiety and causing issues for the staff. Maria requested that police escort the patient out of the clinic.

Maria finally indicated that the woman, who she described as a patient, was accompanied by another person. Abortion patients are required to bring another person along to their appointment to drive them home after the abortion procedure.

Five minutes later, a second 911 call was placed by the patient herself, who was sobbing audibly and sounded very upset. She reported that she was assaulted otherwise mistreated by the FPA staff.

“They are being very mean and pushing me around and telling me they are going to call the cops on me, so I am calling the cops on them,” the sobbing woman explained. She said that clinic employees had pushed her “out of the room” and “tossed” her belongings at her, then pushed her into the lobby of the clinic.

“They cut my arm. They held my head down, and I was hurt,” she sobbed.

Moments later, FPA manager Maria called the Bakersfield police non-emergency number, which she mistakenly thought would not be recorded. Maria again insisted on a police response, this time with “lights and sirens.”

Maria described how the staff had locked the door between the downstairs lobby and the rest of the clinic where the employees were. “She could hurt our staff,” Maria said, with as much drama as she could muster.

But the dispatcher wasn’t buying it.

“How can she do that if she’s in the waiting room and you guys are locked in?” asked the policewoman who fielded the call.

Police were finally dispatched at 10:30 a.m., according to the Computer Aided Dispatch printout that Operation Rescue received with the recordings. The situation was resolved by 11:00 am.

It is believed that the patient did not have an abortion that day. As she was leaving the facility, pro-life activists overheard her tell her friend, “I’m so scared,” and, “This place is evil.”

But the bedlam that erupted inside the abortion facility as the result of staff mistreating her may have caused the staff to be distracted, because later in the day, an ambulance was called for another patient who was suffering a medical emergency.

At approximately 4:15 p.m., pro-life activist Terri Palmquist observed an ambulance pulling into the FPA parking lot.

This time, instead of dialing 911, which is the quickest way to get help, clinic staff called Hall Ambulance, a private ambulance company not subject to FOIA requests. There was no record of an emergency call related to the November 5 medical emergency on file with the Bakersfield Police or Fire Department.

After the ambulance arrived, FPA staff emerged from the facility with sheets, which were held up to block Palmquist’s view as she recorded the incident.

A patient was loaded into the ambulance for transport to a local emergency room. It is believed that the abortionist on duty that chaotic day was William Ramos, from the A to Z Women’s Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ramos has a history of multiple malpractice judgments against him as well as disciplinary actions.

The Bakersfield abortion facility has had a difficult time keeping an abortionist on staff. Two other California abortionists, Karen Mann and Alexander Simopoulos, both stopped working at the facility after medical emergencies they were involved with became public.

This is the twelfth medical emergency documented at the Bakersfield FPA abortion facility since August 2012.

“FPA seemed more worried about being exposed than they were about the woman experiencing a possibly life-threatening medical emergency. That abortion facility would rather delay medical care to an suffering woman that fall under the scrutiny of Operation Rescue and the public,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “After a dozen seriously injured patients and another who was obviously distraught by staff mistreatment, it is clear that the Bakersfield FPA poses a certain danger to women and should be shut down in order to protect the public.”

View CAD reports from 911 calls.


  • Dasgeiss

    These patients do not sound like the brightest of people and more like 5 year olds. What a shame!!!!!! Sickening really.

  • Glennfriend67

    Disgusting. These butcher shops are allowed to operate autonomously, with no oversight from the AMA, OSHAWA, or anyone else, because heaven forbid someone might possibly interfere with a “woman’s right ” to murder her own child. They can hem and haw all they wish, but if it’s only “tissue” then why are they killing It? Because abortion is synonymous with killing. And they claim that because of Roe vs Wade, abortions are now easy and safe, compared to the “back alley” procedures of before. Really? If anything, women are in more dangerous than ever before. With no oversight, these so-called “cinics” are allowed to operate however they please, and they have become nothing more than filthy charnal houses. Roe vs Wade- what a crock! Something that shouldn’t even exist, because the Supreme Court was legislating from the bench, and they had no right to pass legislation, just as today’s Supreme Court had no right to pass Obamacare. They are not Congress! I don’t know if I’ll see it in my lifetime, but it is my sincerest hope that that horrible piece of legislation is wiped out, once and for all. God bless organizations like Operation Rescue for being on the front Ines of the REAL war on women, and working tirelessly to get these factories of death shut down!

  • The patients? Even the dispatcher didn’t believe the staff. I wouldn’t either.

    You have to be a very special kind of evil to spend your days killing innocent, defenseless babies, and cutting their organs and body parts up for sale. A ghoulish, gruesome, hideous, cold blooded, sociopathic kind of evil. It scares me to death.

    I can see why the patient said that the place was evil and scared her. She’s completely right about that.

  • Glennfriend67,
    Apparently Planned Parenthood has more to fear in their bungling and brutal ways of terminating a pregnancy. Too bad the medical profession cannot arrive at a specific time when a pregnancy is a live fetus. That is going to have serious consequences down the road.

  • Grand Pano

    A NATION that murders its most VULNERABLE, INNOCENT (think here AMENDMENT 14: “You may NOT KILL the INNOCENT human baby WITHOUT DUE PROCESS” CAN NOT LAST!


  • Mary Whaley

    Evil, yes. However, in the end the mother took the initiative to go to this clinic and have this “procedure” done. Unless she was forced by an outsider she is the one that started the process.

  • Not really. Planned murderhood started the process by providing the murder mill. They are the ones that make the murder of children available to anyone, ask no questions, not even of pedophiles or pimps, and that just kill em and bill em.

    And sell the baby organs and body parts, or dump the poor dead babies in the trash.

    Pure evil.

  • June Bennett

    “After the ambulance arrived, FPA staff emerged from the facility
    with sheets, which were held up to block Palmquist’s view as she
    recorded the incident.”

    Time to invest in a drone with a zoom lens camera.

  • Now THAT’S a thought ….. :-) Talk about being a “fly on the wall” ….