Safety Crisis: “Lifeless” Patient Rushed From Bakersfield Abortion Clinic to Hospital

This is the third documented medical emergency caused by the same abortionist at the Bakersfield, California FPA Women’s Health abortion clinic in two months. This poses a serious public safety crisis.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA – For the third time in just two months, abortionist Karen Mann has sent a patient to the hospital to receive emergency care. Witnesses to the April 14, 2015, incident told Operation Rescue that this time the woman appeared “lifeless.”

“Her arms were just hanging lifeless off the sides of the gurney,” reported Terri Palmquist of Life Savers Ministries. Palmquist is a long-time sidewalk counselor outside FPA Women’s Health, formerly known as Family Planning Associates, in Bakersfield, California. “She was at least unconscious.”

Palmquist explained that nearly every clinic worker emerged from the abortion facility with sheets that were deployed in an effort to block pro-life activists from photographing the incident. However, Palmquist’s husband, Tim, got a very good view of the obviously unconscious woman.

The woman was rushed by ambulance running lights and sirens to Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. Her condition today is unknown.

Mann has worked at FPA Women’s Health in Bakersfield for only about three months but has so far sent three women to the emergency room for care she was incapable of providing.

Other incidents took place on March 31 and February 3, when a woman suspected of having suffered a heart attack during an abortion procedure was rushed away by ambulance. Overall, this is the eighth documented medical emergency at this facility since 2012.

Tim Palmquist of Life Savers Ministries told Operation Rescue that people who have been inside the abortion facility have complained about conditions inside. One man, who recently escorted a woman for an abortion complained to Palmquist that the clinic was “very dirty inside, specifically mentioning q-tips on the floor and that they obviously hadn’t even vacuumed.”

Mann has a history of providing substandard patient care. She was sued in 2011 for a gruesomely botched circumcision that left a child permanently disfigured and has required several surgeries. The suit alleges that Mann “was negligent and her conduct fell below the care and skill required of medical doctors and medical practitioners.”

“It is our opinion that Mann poses an immediate danger to the public and has created a safety crisis in Bakersfield. Today, we are asking the California Medical Board for an emergency suspension of her medical license in order to protect the public while a full investigation into her abortion practices and conditions is done,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We will continue to investigate this on our end due to serious concerns that the patient may not have survived.”

View Karen Mann’s profile page at AbortionDocs.org.

Safety Hazard: Houston Planned Parenthood Sends Four Patients to the ER in Less Than 30 Days

By Cheryl Sullenger

Houston, TX — The Houston Coalition for Life is reporting that in less than 30 days, there have been four women rushed to a local hospital by ambulance from the Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, located at 4600 Gulf Freeway in Houston, Texas.

Operation Rescue earlier reported that one documented medical emergency took place at this Planned Parenthood facility on February 6, 2015.

Sidewalk counselors have now reported that a previous incident took place on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Since then, ambulances were photographed at Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Houston on February 25th and 26th.

“That makes 4 in less than 30 days!” noted a Houston Coalition for Life in a February 26th Facebook posting. “If you saw a ‘clinic’ with an ambulance leaving on average once a week, would you trust their medical practices?”

Not much is known about the condition of the four women. Operation Rescue is seeking the 911 records related to these four incidents, which may shed additional light on what happened and the dangers that exist at this Planned Parenthood facility.

“Even though this Planned Parenthood abortion clinic is licensed as an Ambulatory Surgical Center, it is evident that safety problems still exist there. It is imperative that the Texas Department of Health take seriously complaints about this facility and act to shut it down,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Operation Rescue has documented at least five other medical emergencies at this Houston Planned Parenthood facility, making nine in all over the past three years. However, many more could have occurred outside the presence of pro-life activists who document these incidents.

Operation Rescue has also reported that court records indicate that as many as 1,000 women are hospitalized in Texas each year due to abortion complications.

A new abortion clinic licensing law known as HB2 has helped close 20 of the worst offending abortion facilities in Texas over the past two years.

“It is obvious that Texas has a long way to go to fully protect women from shoddy abortion practices,” said Newman.

View Planned Parenthood Center for Choice’s profile page on AbortionDocs.org

Abortion Stigma: Two Abortionists Quit After Listing on AbortionDocs.org

By Cheryl Sullenger

Montgomery, AL – Proving that participation in abortion is a bad career move, two Alabama abortionists have quit their jobs at abortion facilities in Alabama and turned to more reputable work.

Elizabeth Kemp, who was formerly employed with Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery, left her job as an abortionist soon after she was listed on AbortionDocs.org, a website managed by Operation Rescue that lists every abortion facility in the U.S. and all known abortion providers along with documents related to them and their practices.

Kemp’s Alabama medical license status is listed as “inactive.”

“So often, we find that abortion providers do not want the world to know what they do for a living, especially if abortion is a side job to their non-abortion-related career, because there is a stigma attached to being an abortionist, and rightfully so,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, co-author of the new book, Abortion Free. “We applaud those who are brave enough to stop participating in the human tragedy that abortion inflicts upon women and families, and instead use their training and skills to help and heal people.”

Another former abortionist who has quit the abortion cartel is Raymond Lopez, who formerly worked for Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville, Alabama.

AbortionDocs.org has deactivated their profiles as current abortionists.

In addition, abortionist Louis Thomason Payne of the West Alabama Women’s Center (WAWC) in Tuscaloosa has retired, leaving that abortion facility without abortion services. Operation Rescue confirmed that WAWC is currently not taking abortion appointments with no set date for when it might be able to resume.

Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery was able to replace Kemp and now operates with three abortionists, including Aqua-don Umoren, and out-of-state abortionist Willie Parker.

Umoren, while in the employment of Planned Parenthood Southwest in Birmingham, was sued for malpractice in Federal Court by a patient who alleges that Umoren failed to properly diagnose the correct age of her pregnancy or the fact that her pregnancy was in her fallopian tube. Umoren gave her an abortion, but later, she was rushed to an emergency room suffering a ruptured 13-week pregnancy. That case has since been remanded to state court for further litigation.

Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville is now staffed by Umoren and abortionist Yashica Robinson White.

In April, 2014, White was indicted by a federal grand jury for health care fraud totaling over $60,000.00 and for introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce.

“AbortionDocs.org is dedicated to providing documentation on abortion facilities and providers so the public can see for themselves the abuses that take place inside American abortion facilities by reading original documents. Those documents, including criminal indictments, reports of failed health inspections, medical board disciplinary orders, and other documents are available on this searchable web site,” said Newman. “We urge pro-life activists who have documentation of abortion abuses to share that documentation with us so that the public can be warned of the very real and serious dangers that abortion poses to women and their babies.”

Currently, there are nearly 6,000 documents pertaining to abortion facilities and providers nationwide available at AbortionDocs.org, with more documents being added daily.