911 Recordings Reveal Two Serious Injuries in One Day at Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kettering, OH – Two 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that two separate abortion patients were hospitalized within three hours on December 11, 2014, after suffering serious injuries at Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility owned by the notorious Martin Haskell. Women’s Med Center is located in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio.

The Women’s Med Center was not equipped to treat either of the life-threatening complications that women experienced that day.

The first call for help came at 12:16 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014. A 23-year old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital suffering from uncontrolled vaginal bleeding.

During the call, laughing men can be heard clearly in the background. Operation Rescue was unable to determine whether the laughing occurred inside the abortion facility or at the 911 dispatch center. However, during a 911 call placed by Haskell on March 28, 2012, he can be heard laughing at a dispatcher’s offer of further emergency instructions while another patient suffered life-threatening seizures.

The second 911 call placed on December 11 came at 3:10 p.m. The 29-year old patient was suffering from abdominal pain, a symptom that often indicates serious internal injuries, such as uterine perforation or hemorrhage.

The abortionist on duty that day was Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s who has beene involved with other abortion-related injuries. She also works for Planned Parenthood.

On February 29, 2012, Kade lost her unrestricted privileges at Christ Hospital and currently holds no privileges with any other hospital facility.

“Kade was apparently having a very bad day and the ones who suffered for it were the young women who entrusted her with their lives, only to be dumped on the local hospital emergency room physicians when things went south,” said Newman. “This is a case in point for why hospital privileges and transfer agreements are so critically important. They ensure that there is continuity of care and weed out incompetent abortionists who cannot meet the hospital’s high standards.”

Kade has been involved in other abortion abuses. In 2007, while working at Planned Parenthood, Kade was sued by parents whose then thirteen-year old daughter was impregnated by her soccer coach. Kade gave the young girl an abortion without obtaining parental consent or reporting the suspected incidence of child sexual abuse.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Health won a lengthy legal battle to shut down Haskell’s Sharonville abortion facility for failing to maintain a required hospital transfer agreement or valid variance.

Currently, Haskell’s facility has no valid hospital transfer agreement as required for licensing, but continues to operate in Kettering while his application for license and variance renewal is pending.

“The Ohio Department of Health should refuse to renew the facility license of Haskell’s Kettering abortion clinic for the same reasons it shut down his Sharonville operation,” said Newman. “Women continue to suffer life-threatening abortion complications without the guarantee that they will receive adequate or timely treatment. Ohio authorities shouldn’t wait until someone dies before taking action to protect women.”

Double Trouble: Ambulances Transport Two Women in One Day from Haskell’s Dayton Late-term Abortion Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kettering, Ohio – Local pro-life activists have informed Operation Rescue that yesterday, December 11, 2014, two ambulances were called to Martin Haskell’s infamous late-term abortion facility, Women’s Med Center in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio.

The ambulances each transported one woman to a nearby hospital where neither Haskell nor his hired abortionists hold hospital privileges. Their conditions are currently unknown. Photos of the two ambulances, one showing clinic personnel attempting to shield a gurney with an umbrella, were provided to Operation Rescue by Bob Skovgard.

“This is the fifth medical emergency we have documented at Haskell-operated abortion facilities in the past two years,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “It is clear that the lives of women are being routinely placed in jeopardy by Women’s Med Center staff. The State of Ohio should move quickly to deny renewal of Haskell’s facility license and shut down this abortion clinic before further tragedy strikes.”

According to Ohio law, abortion facilities must maintain a valid transfer agreement with a local hospital to meet licensing qualifications. However, Haskell could not qualify for such an agreement. Instead, he has operated his Women’s Med Center, which does abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy, on a variance granted by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Earlier this year, Haskell’s second abortion facility located in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, was forced to close after he exhausted his legal appeals of an ODH closure order.

“There is a history of problems with this particular ambulatory surgery facility and operator,” an ODH spokeswoman told the Cincinnati Enquirer in January. “The agency no longer has confidence that this ambulatory surgery facility will take necessary steps to operate in accordance with regulations.”

Those problems persist at Haskell’s Kettering facility. Currently approval of Haskell’s variance renewal application is under review.

Haskell has a long history of medical emergencies at the Kettering facility, including one incident on August 16, 2012, where a 37-year old patient suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging after an abortion.

Operation Rescue, along with local activists, are continuing to seek additional information about yesterday’s two medical emergencies.

Missing 911 Call: Ambulance Rushes Sobbing Abortion Patient from Shoddy Florida Clinic

Jacksonville, FL – Video shot by pro-life activists on the scene at the Florida Women’s Center abortion facility in Jacksonville, shows dramatic footage of a sobbing abortion patient being loaded into an awaiting ambulance while the injured patient’s friend stood nearby crying and distraught.

The incident occurred on September 4, 2014, at an abortion clinic owned and operated by abortionist Patrick J. Kelly. Just five weeks before, state inspectors cited him — ironically — for failing to provide his staff with adequate training in medical emergencies.

“Given the demeanor of everyone in that video, that patient’s injuries appeared to be quite serious. We don’t know just how serious or if she even survived,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Every medical emergency we are able to document represents dozens more that happen outside the presence of pro-life activists. Whatever happened to the woman in the video, has probably happened to others.”

Kelly owns, operates, and acts as the administrator for the Florida Women’s Center according to three deficiency reports obtained by Operation Rescue. The reports were based on facility inspections that took place between April 10, 2009, and July 29, 2014.

In fact, Kelly was cited in all three deficiency reports for failing to provide adequate training for his staff in the areas of safety, infection control, and incident reporting.

During a 2011 inspection, Kelly made absurd excuses for not properly training his staff in incident reporting procedures, raising questions about whether incidents were ever reported.

“Physician revealed that the facility has not had any incidents to report therefore there was no need for staff training,” an inspector noted.

During a 2014 inspection, Kelly insisted that his staff was trained, but could produce no evidence to substantiate his claim.

Allison Aranda, an attorney with Life Legal Defense Foundation, which works closely with Operation Rescue reports she attempted to obtain the public records of the 911 call in order to learn more about September’s medical emergency. However, her request was not met by authorities, who told her that all the records for that day had somehow been erased.

Aranda told Operation Rescue that Life Legal Defense Foundation will be filing a complaint against Kelly with the Florida Board of Medicine.

“Kelly is a shoddy provider that has been fined and repeatedly has refused to adequately train his staff. Perhaps that contributed to emergency hospitalization of patient in September. In any case, traditional discipline appears to have little effect on him. We can only expect more incident like this until Kelly is banished from the practice of medicine for good,” said Newman.