Woman Who Rejected Help from Pro-Life Activists Rushed by Ambulance from San Diego Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

San Diego, CA – A pro-life sidewalk counseling group is reporting that a woman was rushed to the hospital by ambulance from Family Planning Associates in San Diego on January 17, 2015. The husband of the injured woman told sidewalk counselors that his wife suffered complications to an abortion.

According to Helpers of Gods Precious Infants San Diego, sidewalk counselors had spoken to the couple earlier. They indicated they were married and were expecting their first child. The woman said she was three to four months pregnant. She turned away when a sidewalk counselor attempted to show her a picture of a baby at 6 weeks gestation, saying she did not want to see it. Sidewalk counselors talked to them about how many women feel regret after an abortion. Nevertheless the couple continued on into the abortion clinic.

“About an hour later, we noticed a nurse holding the medical exit door open while looking out toward the street. Approaching sirens soon signaled that an emergency vehicle was heading toward the clinic. Within minutes an ambulance and fire truck parked in front of the clinic and the paramedics went inside,” noted an e-mail account of the incident. “A few minutes later, the paramedics brought the young married woman out on a gurney and loaded her into the ambulance, and drove her to a hospital. The husband told the counselor that there were complications after the abortion. The counselor gave the husband a Rosary, and told him that we would be praying for him and his wife.”

“Here is a couple expecting their first child, and now who knows if they will ever be able to have another after suffering abortion complications. So many women think that the worst will never happen to them until it does,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In California there simply are no laws protecting women from predatory abortion practices. There are no waiting periods. There are no clinic standards or inspections. It’s such a dangerous situation.”

Because pro-life activists photographed the incident, there is now documentation of this abortion complication in a state where there are no reporting requirements.

“We encourage activists outside abortion facilities to keep cameras handy, snap as many photos as possible when there are incidents, then send the information to Operation Rescue,” said Newman. “Information like this has been used to support new safety laws in other states. It is important to have a record, especially since none of these incidents are reported in California.”

Operation Rescue documents abortion-related medical emergencies and other abortion abuses and makes the information available for everyone to see at AbortionDocs.org and at OperationRescue.org.

Further information on how to document medical emergencies at abortion facilities and use the information to close abortion clinics is available in the new book, Abortion Free, by Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger. It is available at at Amazon.com, and from WorldNetDaily.com.

Two More Abortion Clinics Close, Continuing the National Trend

“When abortion clinics close, lives are saved!” –Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue

Washington, DC – As pro-life supporters from around the nation gather in Washington, D.C. today to mark the 42nd memorial of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in the U.S., Operation Rescue announces that two more abortion facilities have permanently closed.

“Today, as pro-lifers, we should be encouraged that our efforts have not been in vain. Abortion clinics are closing in record numbers due to their tireless work of men, women, and young people all across this nation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “America is beginning to reject abortion, and that is evidenced in closed clinics and historically low abortion numbers. When abortion clinics close, lives are saved!”

The two abortion facilities that have closed are the Issaquah Health Center Planned Parenthood in Issaquah, Washington, and the Brewster Health Center Planned Parenthood in Brewster, New York. Both facilities offered abortions via the abortion pill and did not conduct surgical abortions.

Below are facts concerning the vanishing abortion clinic trend:

• In the past two years, Operation Rescue has documented the closure of 155 abortion facilities.
• Today, there are 549 surgical abortion clinics in the U.S., compared to 2,176 in 1991.
• Currently, there are 187 clinics that offer abortion by medication only, down from a high of 196 in 2012.
• While abortion numbers are dropping across the board, in states where there have been abortion clinic closures see abortion numbers drop at a greater rate.

Reasons for the closures include:

• The enactment and enforcement of new state laws.
• Increased reporting by pro-life activists of incompetent and/or criminal behavior committed by abortionists.
• Financial struggles within the abortion cartel due to decreased demand for abortions.
• The retirement of abortionists who are not replaced.

Newman and his colleague, Cheryl Sullenger, discuss the trend of closing abortion clinics in their new book Abortion Free, which is a valuable resource for those seeking to end abortion. They also share from their decades of experience practical steps that anyone can take make their own community abortion free.

“We are excited for the future because we can only see the trend of decreased abortion supply and demand continuing,” said Newman. “While today we mourn the 57 million lives lost to abortion in the last 42 years, we are more hopeful than ever that we are very close to ending abortion in this country for good.”

Resources:

  • Operation Rescue’s special report on abortion clinic closures in 2014.
  • Operation Rescue’s special report on abortion clinic closures in 2013
  • Newman and Sullenger’s book, Abortion Free, can be purchased at Amazon.com, and from WorldNetDaily.com.
  • Listing of all abortion facilities and documentation of abuses at AbortionDocs.org.
  • First Abortion Facility in 2015 Halts Abortion Services

    [Note: Corrected copy. See below.]

    By Cheryl Sullenger

    northpark-captionedDallas, TX – As the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers the constitutionality of Texas abortion safety laws, Operation Rescue has confirmed that Northpark Medical Group, an abortion facility in Dallas, Texas, has halted all abortions after the hospital that provided its two abortionists with privileges closed.

    This represents the first abortion clinic to terminate abortion services in 2015, leaving just 549 surgical abortion clinics in America after clinic numbers hit a high-water mark on 1991 with 2,176 surgical abortion clinics. Last year, 73 abortion clinics nationwide closed or halted abortion services for at least part of the year – 60 of them permanently according to a survey conducted by Operation Rescue.

    In Texas, 16 surgical abortion clinics remain, down from 44 in 2013, before Texas passed HB2, the law requiring abortion facilities to meet minimum safety standards.

    “The Texas abortion law is doing what it is supposed to do. It is protecting women from substandard facilities and practices. The benefit of requiring abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facilities is that it weeds out those who cannot qualify or meet the medical standards that hospitals require,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If an abortion facility cannot meet minimum safety standards, it is just too dangerous to stay open.”

    The Houston-based University General Health System shut down its 111-bed Dallas hospital on Christmas Eve in preparation for selling the property. This has left Northpark Medical Group’s abortionist, Lamar Robinson, and another abortionist, Jasbir Ahluwalia, without hospital privileges, which are required under Texas law.

    Ironically, this same hospital temporarily revoked Robinson and Ahluwalia’s hospital privileges on March 31, 2014, after pro-life activists began protesting the hospital. In letters sent by University General, which notified Robinson and Ahluwalia of the loss of privileges, reasons for terminating their privileges were cited, including “disruptions” and liabilities created by the abortionists’ “voluntary disruptions of pregnancies.”

    Robinson and Ahluwalia filed suit against University General in April, 2014, and obtained a court order forcing the hospital to reinstate their privileges. In July, the abortionists and reached a settlement with hospital, which made the reinstatement permanent.

    However, now that the hospital is closed, the Northpark Medical Group abortion clinic has been forced halt abortions.

    The two abortionists are said to be making applications for privileges at other area hospitals, but so far have not received them. If Robinson is unsuccessful, Northpark Medical Services could be forced to shut down for good.

    “Northpark Medical Services does not exactly have Mayo Clinic standards,” said Newman. “They are documented abortion abusers.”

    Northpark Medical Services was cited and fined repeatedly between 2000-2012 by the Texas Department of State Health Services for violations that included:

    • Hiring unqualified workers to provide direct patient care.
    • Failing to maintain accurate patient records.
    • Improperly altering patient records.
    • Failure to maintain surgical rooms that met minimum standards.

    The abortionists who lost hospital privileges have fared even worse with regulatory boards.

    Educated primarily in Uganda, Ahluwalia has a checkered history. His Texas medical license was restricted for a year in 1996 after it was found he kept inadequate patient records. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ahluwalia’s problems.

    • Ahluwalia was sued for causing severe brain damage to infant during delivery and settled lawsuit for over $1.3 million in 1989.
    • He lost hospital privileges at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital (TX) after failing to adequately manage high-risk pregnancies.
    • He was sued twice by two patients in 1991 for perforating their uteri during an abortions.
    • He was sued by patient in 1995 for allegedly blocking a ureter with stitches. The resulting complications forced his patient to undergo surgery to remove one kidney.

    Robinson was the subject of a medical board discipline in Louisiana in 1982 for over prescribing weight control drugs. His license was suspended for six months and he was placed on probation for five years.

    “If HB2 is upheld, other abortion facilities in Texas that are currently operating under dangerous conditions will also be forced to close. That would be a victory for vulnerable pregnant women that these businesses prey upon,” said Newman. “If the Fifth Circuit somehow finds the law unconstitutional, abortion facilities that are no better than back alley butcher shops will reopen.”

    Newman says that HB2 should not be about access. It should be about safety.

    “Many people in America have to travel to access specialized health care not found in their communities. Some have travel to other states to get certain procedures that their local hospitals are not qualified to provide. That’s not uncommon. There is certainly no justification for leaving substandard abortion clinics open just because they happen to be the last one in a particular community or area. For example, no one would want Kermit Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ to stay open just because it happened to be the last abortion clinic in Philadelphia,” said Newman. “We are confident the Fifth Circuit will act to protect women by upholding HB2. Meanwhile, we rejoice that today there is one less abortion clinic is endangering women and killing babies.”

    [CORRECTION & CLARIFICATION: Abortionist Jasbir Ahluwalia was employed by Routh Street Women’s Clinic, not Northpark Medical Group. However, Ahluwalia has in fact lost hospital privileges and has halted abortion services. Routh Street Women’s Clinic continues to do abortions with another provider. We apologize for the error in reporting a breaking story.]