911 Carnage: Woman Hemorrhages, Possibly Dies from Botched Abortion

By Cheryl Sullenger

San Bernardino, CA – A 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue confirms that an abortion-related medical emergency took place on July 15, 2015, FPA Women’s Health abortion clinic in San Bernardino, California. Records show that a woman of unknown age was hemorrhaging vaginally.

The 911 call was placed at 9:45 a.m. A Fire Department dispatcher is heard requesting an ambulance running Code 3 from American Medical Services (AMS), a private ambulance company. Code 3 indicates that lights and sirens are needed. A Computer Aided Dispatch transcript indicated that an ambulance and fire unit were dispatched under Priority E, which is reserved for the most serious live-threatening medical conditions, such as cardiac or respiratory arrest.

The AMS representative is heard reacting negatively when she realized an abortion clinic was involved, but quickly composed herself.

Fire Dept.: It’s at the Women’s Health building in San Bernardino at 855 E. Hospitality Lane.
AMS: Okay. Family Planning — eeew. Okay.


Local pro-life activist Courtney Paige was on the scene and shot video of the incident, which she provided to Operation Rescue. It showed a white or Hispanic woman on gurney as she was loaded into the awaiting ambulance. Paige confirmed that the patient was taken to Loma Linda Hospital at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Upon returning later to the FPA Women’s Health, Paige was informed by a source at the abortion facility that the patient died at the hospital at 11:10 a.m.

So far, Operation Rescue has been unable to independently confirm the patient’s death.

“It is very difficult to uncover deceased patient’s names unless we are very fortunate or someone comes forward with the information because the abortionists work very hard to hide the fact that they just killed someone,” Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “There can be no doubt that abortion-related deaths are grossly under-reported in this country by an out-of-control Abortion Cartel that has a lot to hide.”

If anyone has additional about this incident, please contact Operation Rescue at 316-683-6790, ext. 112. Your identity will be protected.

Read the CAD Transcript

[Note: Video and photos provided by Courtney Paige. 911 records were obtained by Operation Rescue.]

911 Recording – Hemorrhaging Kansas Abortion Patient Needed Ambulance Fast

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS — After initially being denied access to a public 911 audio recording related to a medical emergency at a Wichita, Kansas, abortion clinic, Operation Rescue has obtained the recording through a third party.

The recording of the 911 call placed on March 26, 2015, indicates that a 24-year old woman hemorrhaged after an abortion at the South Wind Women’s Center and required speedy transport to a local hospital.

The Computer Aided Dispatch transcript obtained earlier by Operation Rescue identified the caller as Julie Burkhart, who is the owner and CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, which opened in 2013 in the building left vacant by the closure of George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion clinic in 2009.

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During the call, the dispatcher asked several times if Burkhart wanted the ambulance to run with red lights and sirens. At first, Burkhart told the dispatcher it wasn’t necessary, but later in the call she changed her mind.

Burkhart: Okay. And how long do you think it will take them to get here?

911: It shows that they’re on the way. They’re going to be there soon. Do you want this red lights and sirens? If you want this red lights and sirens I can make this a higher priority call.

Burkhart: If that’s going to get them here faster, then that’s fine.

Despite the apparent urgency of the call, the patient was transported to Galichia Heart Hospital without the benefit of lights and sirens. Galichia Heart Hospital is located in Northeast Wichita, which is several minutes farther away than two other hospitals.

Burkhart has no medical background. She once worked for George Tiller’s now defunct political action committee as a lobbyist. Later, her own Trust Women PAC was disbanded after Operation Rescue uncovered improper disbursements to South Wind to help finance the abortion clinic’s opening and other financial improprieties that earned the PAC multiple fines from the Federal Election Commission.

The abortionist believed to have been on duty at the time was Cheryl Chastine, who had little or no surgical abortion experience before going to work for Burkhart in 2013.

Accessing abortion-related 911 records in Wichita has been problematic since Operation Rescue made public a 911 recording placed on January 13, 2005, from what was then Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services abortion clinic. The patient who was the subject of that call was 19-year old Christin Gilbert, who died from a botched third-trimester abortion procedure.

In the 2005 recording, one of Tiller’s receptionists can be heard telling the emergency dispatcher, “Please, please, please! No lights! No sirens!”

At that time, the dispatcher indicated that he could not control that, a policy that has now apparently changed.

Since then, Operation Rescue has been repeatedly denied access to 911 recordings concerning abortion-related to medical emergencies in Wichita, citing a misused out-of-context provision in the Kansas Open Records Act. Last week, after the recording was released to a third party, Operation Rescue made a second request for the March recording, which was finally granted over three months after the initial request.

“If records are considered public, they should be promptly given out to anyone upon request,” said Newman. “Instead, Operation Rescue is repeatedly denied 911 recordings, while others are able to easily and promptly get them. That shows a discriminatory policy in the city government that is effectively protecting abortionists by keeping their misdeeds secret. This inconsistent policy is a clear violation of the Kansas Open Records Act.”

Read the initial breaking news report by Operation Rescue

African-American Woman Leaves Worst Abortion Clinic in Nation In an Ambulance

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Orlando, FL – Pro-life activists are reporting that a medical emergency took place on June 6, 2015, at the Orlando Women’s Center, a high-volume abortion facility owned by the notorious abortionist James Pendergraft.

Michele Herzog of the Pro-life Action Ministries Central Florida posted heartbreaking photos on Facebook showing a young, African-American woman as she was wheeled out the back door of the abortion facility and loaded into an awaiting ambulance. She was transported to a Winnie Palmer Hospital.

Also responding to the incident were six other police and fire vehicles, including a Fire Department ladder truck, a Fire Department supervisor’s vehicle, and four police cruisers.

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Operation Rescue is seeking 911 records to confirm whether this incident was abortion-related, however, Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue says the odds are in favor of it.

“Saturday is a busy abortion day at clinics around the country. It is usual for clinics to curtail other services on heavy abortion days,” Operation Rescue President Troy Newman explained.

In addition, Operation Rescue has found that over 98% of ambulance incidents at abortion clinics are related to abortion complications.

“We consider Pendergraft and his shoddy abortion operation the worst in the nation,” said Newman. “Just about everything about him is as disreputable as it gets.”

Newman referenced the fact that Pendergraft is currently serving his fifth license suspension for substandard abortion practices and failing to pay the Florida Medical Board over $122,000 in fines and fees.

Pendergraft also was hit in 2011 with a malpractice judgement of $11,800,000, which creditors continue to try to collect.

In 2012, Operation Rescue caught Pendergraft operating an illegal late-term abortion business in Maryland with fellow disgraced abortionist Harold O. Alexander. That operation was shut down by the Maryland Board of Medicine after Operation Rescue filed complaints.

Then, in March 2015, Herzog caught Pendergraft on video sneaking into his Orlando facility on an abortion day while his medical license was delinquent and he was prohibited from practicing. No other abortionist was at the clinic, but numerous women with abortion appointments crowded the waiting room. Thinking Pendergraft was about to commit illegal abortions, Herzog called police, but Pendergraft fled the scene before officers arrived.

The abortionist on duty during the June 6th emergency was Randall B. Whitney, a long-time associate of Pendergraft’s with a history of brutish behavior.

On March 27, 2010, Whitney was arrested after he slapped a pregnant woman inside the Orlando Women’s Center who he was preparing for an abortion. He was charged with felony aggravated battery. Whitney failed to appear for his trial in September, 2010, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. On a tip from pro-life activists, police surrounded the Orlando Women’s Center on September 22, 2010, and took Whitney into custody.

Whitney eventually pled nolo contendre to a reduced charge of misdemeanor battery. He was sentenced to time served and fined.

The Florida Medical Board’s efforts to discipline Whitney for attacking his pregnant patient remain pending.

Whitney has faced license suspension and probation in the past and has been accused of illegal late-term abortions beyond the limits set by law by manipulating ultrasound results to produce a false fetal age. Whitney defiantly closed his Daytona Beach abortion clinic rather than comply with laws governing clinic safety.

“Given their horrific past conduct, it is hard to understand why Pendergraft and Whitney are allowed to continue operating. Certainly these men are bottom of the barrel abortionists who continue to endanger women while thumbing their noses at authorities,” said Newman. “We pray that the Department of Health and Medical Board in Florida will stop coddling these two and shut them down immediately!”