Bleeding Woman at Indiana Planned Parenthood Spotlights Frequently Minimized Abortion Dangers

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bloomington, IN — Just two days after the bombshell release of the first undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress exposing illegal activity at Planned Parenthood, an ambulance transported an abortion patient from a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Bloomington, Indiana.

Immediately upon learning of the incident, Operation Rescue began seeking public records related to the 911 call for help. That was July 16.

Now — four months, 4-5 public records requests, and one big run-around later — Operation Rescue has received the 911 audio file of the 43-second call placed by a Planned Parenthood employee for a patient suffering an abortion related medical emergency.

“We have a patient that needs to be transported to the hospital,” says a worker who identified herself as Patty Long, who is a 15-year employee of Planned Parenthood in Bloomington and serves as the clinic manager.

“Okay, what’s the problem?” asks the dispatcher.

“Uh, she’s bleeding,” replies Long.

“Okay, uh – is it do to . . .?” The dispatcher’s voice trails off as if she does not want to mention the “a” word of abortion.

“She was having a procedure,” Long responds.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she apparently received emergency treatment to halt the uncontrolled bleeding and potentially save her life.


This scenario has played out over and over at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities across America – 26 times so far this year alone.

The medical emergencies documented by Operation Rescue at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics represent a small fraction of the actual number of botched abortions since not every woman is transported to the hospital directly from the abortion clinics where pro-life activists are able to document the incidents.

“The truth is, no one really knows how many abortion complications take place in our country because there is no uniform mandatory reporting. Even if there was, follow-up by abortion clinics is sketchy at best,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

A 2013 University of California San Francisco study, whose purpose was to track abortion complications for more than 11,000 women over four years, noted that a full 30% of women (3,446) did not participate in follow-up, so there was no way to know if any of those women experienced delayed complications within a month of their abortions.

Last week, Operation Rescue reported on one such incident of delayed abortion complications that came within an hour of killing a North Carolina woman. When she left the Fayetteville clinic, which was not affiliated with Planned Parenthood, the doctor told her everything was fine.

“Delayed abortion complications are very, very common,” said Newman. “We frequently hear from women who experienced horrific abortion complications that only manifested after they had returned home. These women all make their own way to emergency rooms. There is just no way to know how often that happens, but from what we hear at our office, it happens more than people realize.”

Operation Rescue questions Planned Parenthood’s portrayal of their abortion facilities as providing “high quality care.”

Out of the 53 medical emergencies Operation Rescue has documented during the first 10 months of 2015, a full half of them have occurred at Planned Parenthood facilities.

“Planned Parenthood is conducts 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S., but yet they are responsible for half of the complications we see,” explained Newman. “Granted, our numbers are not comprehensive by any means, but it is an indicator that Planned Parenthood clinics are at least as dangerous, if not more so, as non-Planned Parenthood facilities. They are all indistinguishable apples in a very rotten barrel.”

Safety Claims Questioned: Spokane Planned Parenthood Tears Hole in Abortion Patient’s Womb

By Cheryl Sullenger

Spokane, WA – For the third time this year, an ambulance was called to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Spokane, Washington. The incident took place on September 16, 2015.

According to the 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue show that the Planned Parenthood caller hesitated when asked by the 911 dispatcher what happened.

“Um, uh, uterine perforation,” the Planned Parenthood caller said.

A uterine perforation is a hole torn in the woman’s womb when the sharp suction cannula that is used to dismember the baby is thrust too deep into the uterus. This can be a life threatening injury depending on the severity of the tear, whether other internal organs were damaged, and the amount of internal bleeding that occurs. Uterine perforations can usually be repaired, but may result in hysterectomies in severe cases.

Other medical emergencies this year at the Spokane Planned Parenthood took place on January 7 when a woman was transported due to “abdominal pain” and on April 15 when a hemorrhaging woman was sent by ambulance to a hospital emergency room.

Earlier this week, Operation Rescue reported a botched abortion at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston, Texas, on August 4. That represented the 10th abortion-related medical emergency at that facility, which was featured in a video released by the Center for Medical Progress earlier that same day. The Planned Parenthood official who contacted 911 in that case was featured in the CMP video describing how easy it is to harvest fetal eyeballs.

During a September 29, 2015, hearing before the House Oversight Committee, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards testified, “I’m proud to be here today speaking for Planned Parenthood, a leading provider of high-quality reproductive health care in the United States.”

“The thirteen women that were transported this year from just two of Richard’s abortion clinics might dispute her claim of ‘high-quality’ care,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also sits on the board of the Center for Medical Progress. “Planned Parenthood has butchered one woman after another, many of whom are lucky to be alive. Others, such as Tonya Reaves, were not so lucky and ended up on a cold slab in the morgue.”

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Out of the dozens of medical emergencies documented by Operation Rescue so far this year, 64% of them took place at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.

While Planned Parenthood conducts 40% of all abortions in the U.S., Operation Rescue’s data shows that it is responsible for 64% of the abortion injuries that require emergency hospitalization that have been documented by Operation Rescue so far in 2015 alone.

“Planned Parenthood’s claim to be a ‘high quality’ abortion business has been debuked. The facts speak for themselves,” said Newman.

Operation Rescue calls for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and for the criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood employees who have broken the law.

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Planned Parenthood Worker Featured in Shock Video Calls 911 for Bleeding Abortion Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

Houston, TX – Even as Planned Parenthood’s CEO Cecile Richards, was testifying before the House Oversight Committee on her organization’s funding and participation in the sale of aborted baby tissue, Operation Rescue received 911 records related to a medical emergency the Houston Planned Parenthood facility that was featured in the videos released by the Center for Medical Policy.

According to the Houston Coalition for Life, which posted a photograph of the incident on its Facebook page, this was the tenth ambulance to be seen at the high volume Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston since the beginning of the year.

The abortion-related medical emergency took place on August 4, 2015. In an audio recording of the 911 call obtained by Operation Rescue through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Planned Parenthood caller identified herself as “Tram.”

This is Tram Nguyen, who is the Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Center, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, in Houston, Texas. Nguyen is featured in the Center for Medical Progress video released on August 4, 2015 – ironically the same day as the botched abortion – titled “Intact Fetuses ‘Just a Matter of Line Items’ for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center.”


During the emergency call placed by Nguyen, she explained to the 911 dispatcher the condition of the patient.

“We have a patient who just had a medical procedure and she’s experiencing bleeding and needs to be transported to Ben Taub per our physician orders,” she said. “She has I.V. access so we need an ACLS-equipped ambulance, please.”

In the CMP video, Nguyen is shown in the abortion clinic’s P.O.C. room (Products of Conception) discussing intact fetal “specimens.”

“It varies based on gestation, sometimes they come out really intact,” she told CMP actors posing as representatives of an organ procurement company. She continued to help the actors identify parts of a large aborted baby that was one of a set of twins that were 20 weeks (five months) gestation.

Nguyen also commented on the ease of harvesting the eyeballs from aborted babies.

“So all of it, yeah. Orbits [eyeballs] are so easy, like, 95% of the time,” she said.


“We have heard over and over from Planned Parenthood about the supposed ‘high quality health care they provide, yet the fact that one woman after another has been transported to the hospital suffering from hemorrhaging or some other life threatening complication is evidence that soundly refutes Planned Parenthood’s claim,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Board Member for the Center for Medical Progress. “Abortion is certainly not health care, and the frequency with which this facility sends women to the ER makes it a ‘bottom of the barrel’ abortion mill.”

Operation Rescue supports the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the Congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in aborted baby body parts.

“It just isn’t about the babies who are dying, although that should be a compelling enough argument for defunding, but it is also about the women who suffer from shoddy procedures and end up in an ER or in the morgue. Some can never bear children again,” Newman explained. “Women will be better off if Congress took the half-billion dollars annually that currently goes to Planned Parenthood ad relocated it to community clinics that offer legitimate health care services and do not profit from abortion or the sale of their dead babies’ remains after the fact.”

Operation Rescue encourages pro-life supporters to join a nationwide protest of Planned Parenthood on October 10. To find a protest in your area or for more information visit

Below is the CMP video featuring Ngyuen released on the same day this medical emergency took place.