Rowdy Abortion Backers Attempt to Block Camera as Ambulance Arrives at Tempe Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Tempe, AZ – There were tense moments on the street between pro-life and pro-abortion supporters as a fire unit followed soon by an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Tempe, Arizona, on April 1, 2017.

A group of Christians with Apologia Radio were on site praying and offering assistance to abortion-bound women – and filming live on Facebook – when the incident occurred at about 9:00 a.m.

Gospel preachers could be heard competing with a raucous group of pink-shirted abortion supporters blaring music and waving umbrellas as one pro-life man reported the events live on video.

“Okay, guys. We are outside of Planned Parenthood right now in Tempe,” the pro-life activist reported. “I don’t know if you guys have been keeping track, but it’s a ruckus out here right now. Planned Parenthood supporters are out in full effect and playing loud, loud music.”

As the ambulance pulled up, those filming were blocked by pink-shirted Planned Parenthood “escorts” who waved placards and umbrellas in front of the camera.

“This is unfortunately, sadly, the consequence of Planned Parenthood,” the activist continued, referring to the medical emergency that was in progress.

“It’s been kind of a crazy morning. Very loud. Very aggressive. But out back right now, we just had the EMTs – Fire Department pull up. Obviously, something happened inside, but we don’t know what,” the pro-life man reported.
“If you guys could be here right now and hear just the atmosphere, it’s crazy,” he continued. “There’s a temperature here in terms of their commitment to fight against us. It’s just rambunctious, rowdy, intense.”

As he was speaking, the Planned Parenthood supporters swarmed in front of the camera to prevent the Christians from broadcasting the unfolding drama.

After about ten minutes, the gurney emerged from the back door of Planned Parenthood.

“She had a sheet over her head,” the pro-life reporter said. Another man remarked that the scene evoked the striking image of a dead body being removed, although he emphasized that they were not saying it was a dead body.

As the patient was loaded into the ambulance, the camera was mobbed by Planned Parenthood supporters, who employed their signs and umbrellas to continue to block the camera. The pro-lifers continued to ask viewers to pray for the person suffering the emergency.

Soon, the patient was transported away from the scene.

This was the fourteenth documented medical emergency at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the first 90 days of 2017.

“We thank the bold activists who documented this incident under very trying conditions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “They did a great job of showing what they called the true face of Planned Parenthood.”

“While abortion supporters shrug off and downplay such medical emergencies, for those fifteen women, their pain is very real and life-altering,” Newman continued. “While the Planned Parenthood folks in the video appeared apathetic to the patient’s suffering, it is compassion and love for women and their babies that drives the pro-life movement to press on in the face of adversity toward the goal of ending the barbaric practice of abortion in this nation.”

No Joke: Planned Parenthood Hospitalizes Unconscious Patient on April Fool’s Day

By Cheryl Sullenger

Fayetteville, NC – April Fool’s Day was no joke for one Planned Parenthood abortion facility patient who suffered a medical emergency so serious that she required emergency medical treatment and transport.

Pro-life activists with 40 Days for Life had cameras running as a woman – her head bobbling as if she were unconscious — was taken out of the Fayetteville Center Planned Parenthood on a gurney and loaded into an awaiting ambulance on April 1, 2017, at around 1:00 p.m.

The ambulance remained in the back parking lot for about 20 minutes before it finally rolled away, raising the possibility that she required immediate emergency care that could not be done while the ambulance was rolling.

Witnesses told Operation Rescue that the ambulance left initially without sirens. It took a longer route to the main road through a series of parking lots, and then only turned on sirens when they were well away from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

This represents the thirteenth documented time in 2017 that Planned Parenthood has transported a patient from one of its abortion facilities to the emergency room.

“We routinely get calls informing us that an ambulance was spotted at an abortion facility, but we only count the ones we can document. There are so many, we can’t even report on them all,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

As Operation Rescue continues to receive reports of medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood, the casualty count continues to grow. Since January 1, 2016, Operation Rescue has documented 40 such incidents at Planned Parenthood abortion centers alone, including the death of one patient, Cree Erwin-Sheppard. She died from complications from a perforated uterus she received during a first trimester surgical abortion at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on June 30, 2016.

Despite the growing number of women injured or killed by abortion, Planned Parenthood still receives state and federal tax money to the tune of over $500 million each year.

“I have to wonder how many women must be maimed or killed and how many innocent babies have to die before Congress acts to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” said Newman. “If the U.S. is willing bomb Syria for gassing babies to death, the least we should do is stop enabling the dismemberment deaths of babies in America with our tax money.”

Planned Parenthood Abortion Facilities Hospitalize Two More Patients

By Cheryl Sullenger

Virginia Beach, VA – Operation Rescue has learned that two Planned Parenthood abortion facilities have recently transported two African American patients to emergency rooms in two states.

Planned Parenthood in Boston, Massachusetts, called 911 for an emergency transport of an African American female patient on March 28, 2017. Photos taken on the scene by The Boston Rescuer show the patient slightly inclined on a gurney as she is being readied for ambulance transport.

This is the fifth medical emergency transport from the Boston Planned Parenthood documented by Operation Rescue. No further information about her condition is available.

However, much is known about another incident that took place on March 2, 2017, at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

An ambulance and fire unit responded to a call placed at 5:49 p.m. for an unconscious African-American patient. The Planned Parenthood worker called for emergency assistance because there was no doctor on the scene.

Louantha Kerr, a prolife activist who photographed the incident, saw abortionist David Peters return to the Planned Parenthood facility just minutes after the ambulance arrived. He had left the abortion facility before all patients had been discharged so he could get to A Tidewater Women’s Health Clinic (ATWHC), an abortion facility in Norfolk, where more abortion patients waited.

ATWHC abortion facility is approximately 10 minutes driving time from the Planned Parenthood in Virginia Beach. When he returned to the Planned Parenthood facility, he left a “parking lot full” of patients.

Peters, a former employee of the notorious New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, is known to work at abortion facilities in four communities, often pulling double shifts.

Shoddy practices appear to be habitual with Peters. In 2001, while in Brigham’s employment, Peters was charged by the Virginia Board of Medicine for prescribing drugs “outside of a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship, as required by law.” He further “authorized the prescriptions without obtaining a medical or drug history, performing a comprehensive physical examination, providing information about the benefits and risks…and without initiating additional interventions and follow-up care.”

It took the Virginia Medical Board six years to issue discipline. Peters was reprimanded for those violations and ordered to take supplemental education courses.

After the March 2, 2017, incident, Kerr lodged a formal complaint with the Virginia Department of Health concerning Peters and his hectic schedule that often leaves surgical abortion patients still in recovery without a physician present.

Kerr was notified by the Virginia Department of Health in a letter dated March 21, 2017, that an investigation was conducted and that her allegations were, in fact, substantiated. However, there would be no action taken against Peters because the Department found no “deficiency” in deserting surgical abortion patients before they were stabilized.

“Unfortunately, we are seeing that African-American women are the ones injured and killed at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities, mainly because Planned Parenthood primarily targets Black communities for abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “That says a lot about Planned Parenthood — and none of it is good.”

Operation Rescue released a chart last week detailing 37 known medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities since January 2016. The total is now to 39, including the death of Cree Erwin-Sheppard, who succumbed to a fatal uterine perforation received at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on June 30, 2016.

Please contact your Congressman and Senators and urge them to completely defund Planned Parenthood.