Unsafest Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility in US Calls Ambulance for 67th Patient

August 4, 2017: The Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, MO,
transported another woman to the hospital.

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO — The Coalition for Life St. Louis has reported that ambulance transported a yet another woman from Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, the last abortion facility in Missouri. The frequent string of medical emergencies there have earned the RHS Planned Parenthood the dubious distinction as the Most Dangerous Abortion Facility in America.

According to Brian Westbrook, the Coalition for Life’s Executive Director, members of his group observed an ambulance running with lights and sirens that arrived at Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis at approximately 10:45 a.m. on August 4, 2017.

About ten minutes later, emergency responders exited the abortion facility with a woman on a gurney, who was covered in a white sheet. Other employees attempted to block the gurney from view of pro-life activists with the same tan tarp they have used during many previous patient emergencies. The ambulance later rushed away from the Planned Parenthood property with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

Operation Rescue, which tracks medical emergencies at abortion facilities nationwide, has documented 67 patient-related medical emergencies at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility since 2009. The most common complication suffered by women there is hemorrhaging— a life-threatening condition that Planned Parenthood is not equipped to treat.

Over that same time period, Operation Rescue has obtained several inspection reports that have revealed a litany of shocking violations that conjure images of an abortion “House of Horrors.”

Deficient infection control measures, dirty facility conditions, expired medications and supplies, failure to properly sterilize surgical utensils, and poorly maintained equipment are just a few of the violations cited — often repeatedly — at the RHS Planned Parenthood.

Most recently, a health and safety inspection report dated May 25, 2017, revealed that Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director and abortionist, David L. Eisenberg, “questioned if hand hygiene between glove changes was a new standard” and inquired of a state inspector whose standard it was.

The 17-page report was filled with grim details of other unsanitary practices and conditions that exposed patients to infection and disease.

In fact, the St. Louis Planned Parenthood is so dangerous that Missouri Gov. Eric R. Greitens called a Special Legislative Session this summer specifically to address safety protections for women. The result was a sweeping new law, SB5, that will ensure annual inspections of abortion facilities, and numerous other provisions designed to provide greater safeguards for women, more accountability for abortion businesses, and a better mechanism for enforcement of abortion laws.

“When I look at the number of women who have been injured and the lack of basic sanitation they subject women to every day, I have to wonder how this Planned Parenthood can justify inflicting this kind of third-world quackery on women,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “With the bold new safety law in Missouri, we look forward to strong enforcement for the sake of the public’s welfare.”

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  • Planned Parenthood with Expired License Calls Ambulance for Patient Suffering Seizures

    By Cheryl Sullenger

    Cincinnati, OH — An ambulance responded to a medical emergency at the Mt. Auburn Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

    An emergency radio dispatch recording, obtained by Operation Rescue, indicated that a 20-year old pregnant woman was suffering a seizure. A fire unit, Engine 32, and Medic 3 (ambulance) were dispatched to the Planned Parenthood facility located on Mt. Auburn Avenue.

    According to witnesses on the scene, the fire unit was first to arrive at 10:36 a.m., followed three minutes later by the Medic 3 ambulance.

    After about 10 minutes, a conscious woman was brought out on a gurney and loaded into the ambulance for transport to a nearby hospital emergency room.

    This is the twenty-sixth medical emergency at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility that has been reported to Operation Rescue so far in 2017 – already far ahead of the Planned Parenthood emergencies recorded in 2016 when there were 28 emergencies reported over the entire year.

    “At this time last year, we had recorded only 14 medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. 2017 looks like it will be a record-setting year, but that certainly not the kind of record we want anyone to set,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “However, we know we don’t hear about every incident, so we know the number of women suffering life-threatening abortion complications is actually much higher.”

    The facility came under fire for not having a valid hospital transfer agreement, a requirement for licensing as an Ambulatory Surgical Facility in Ohio. Last year, the Ohio Department of Health issued Planned Parenthood a new ASF license after it dropped earlier efforts to revoke it.

    That license expired on May 31, 2017. Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood continues operating — and placing the lives of women in danger — with the expired license.

    This screenshot of Planned Parenthood’s facility license page shows they have been operating on an expired ASF license.

    “Given that this facility was operating under an expired facility license at the time of the emergency, this Planned Parenthood should be closed pending a thorough review by the Department of Health,” said Newman.

    A 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue gave details of a very similar medical emergency at the Cincinnati Planned Parenthood in 2015.

    Other medical emergencies at that facility were discovered in Ohio Health Department documents leaked to Operation Rescue.

    In November 2016, Operation Rescue reported on a number of visits made by the city sewer department to the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which was experiencing backed up drains – a problem that has since persisted.

    Cleveland Abortion Facility that Killed Lakisha Wilson Hospitals Another Woman

    Incident takes place just days after Preterm’s Medical Director’s license was suspended.

    July 26: 2017: Another Preterm patient requires emergency hospitalization.

    By Cheryl Sullenger

    Cleveland, OH – When the ambulance pulled up to Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion facility, at around 3:00 p.m. on July 26, 2017, pro-life activist Fred Sokol knew exactly what to do. He should. He’s had far too much practice documenting such incidents at Preterm.

    Cell phone at the ready, Sokol photographed emergency workers entering Preterm with a gurney. He knew the only way up to the third-floor abortion procedure rooms was via an often-malfunctioning elevator.

    Sokol watched and waited. This time, the elevator must have been working because it only took about ten minutes for the emergency responders to emerge from Preterm pushing their gurney.

    As Sokol clicked away on his cell phone camera, he captured images of a woman covered in a pink blanket who was quickly loaded into an awaiting ambulance.

    Under the blanket could be seen the chocolate brown arm of the patient — obviously African-American – who was from a community specifically targeted for abortion by Preterm.

    Once the back doors were closed on the ambulance, it quickly sped away, transporting the woman to a nearby hospital. Operation Rescue is seeking records concerning the incident, which may help shed light on what happened.


    The timing of the medical emergency was significant since Preterm’s Medical Director, abortionist David Burkons, was disciplined by the Ohio Medical Board just last week when it voted to suspend Burkon’s medical license for six months for illegally providing his staff with blank, signed prescription pads for the distribution of controlled substances. Such prescriptions were not noted in his medical records.

    While the Medical Board has yet to produce the final suspension order, Burkon’s allegations, filed in 2015, can be read here. Meanwhile, Burkons continues to conduct abortions at the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Founder’s Women’s Health Center in Columbus, Capital Care Network of Toledo, and Preterm.

    Preterm is a high-volume abortion facility that has sent too many of their injured abortion patients to emergency rooms.

    Lakisha Wilson, who died from a botched Preterm abortion.

    Preterm was the site of Lakisha Wilson’s fatal abortion on March 21, 2014. Wilson had reported to Preterm for a second-trimester abortion, but something went horribly wrong. Wilson suffered from massive blood loss that sent her into cardiopulmonary arrest. By the time Preterm dialed 911, Wilson wasn’t breathing at all. A malfunctioning elevator delayed emergency medical care. She was transported to Case University Medical Center, where she was placed on life support then pronounced dead on March 28.

    At least a dozen medical emergencies involving emergency ambulance transport have taken place at Preterm, including one on February 13, 2016, when a woman suffered a possible hemorrhage and uterine perforation during a 21.3 week abortion.

    Another shocking case, a 300-pound woman suffered from hemorrhaging and needed immediate transfer to the hospital, but again, the elevator was not in working order. Extra emergency assistance was summoned to help carry the bleeding patient down two flights of stairs. It is inconceivable why Preterm abortionists would conduct such a high-risk surgical abortion knowing the elevator was down.

    “Preterm is a proven danger to the public. We have been calling for its closure since Lakisha Wilson’s tragic death,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “From its dangerous facility conditions and patient care practices to its disgraced Medical Director, everything about this abortion business is troubling. It should be closed immediately!”

    Planned Parenthood’s NY Flagship Abortion Facility Sends Two More Women to Hospital

    ALERT: Senate is supposed to vote TODAY to #DefundPlannedParenthood! Contact your Senators now! (See link below.)

    By Cheryl Sullenger

    New York City, NY – There have been more ambulances summoned to the Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility, the Margaret Sanger Center in Manhattan for women who required emergency transport and treatment at New York hospitals. The alarming frequency that these incidents are occurring is making The Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood one of the most dangerous abortion facilities in the nation.

    The most recent occurred on July 19, 2017.

    Video taken by a pro-life activist on the scene showed an African-American woman on a gurney as she was loaded into the ambulance as police watched and New Yorkers passed by on the sidewalk.

    Operation Rescue has also learned of a previously unreported incident that took place sometime between July 1-6, 2017.

    Expectant Mother Care-EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers posted photos of an ambulance at the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood on their Facebook page on July 7, 2017, then reported the following:

    The ambulance that pulled up in front of Planned Parenthood today [July 7] was the second one we have seen there this week alone!! A firetruck and an ambulance pulled up and they went in with a stretcher. We have to inform people about what we have seen, and what the abortion providers do not want the public to know. Women deserve better than abortion, and they at the very least deserve to be informed about the risks that come with the procedure.

    Previous medical emergencies took place on the following dates in 2017:

    January 18, 2017
    February 4, 2017
    March 3, 2017
    May 13, 2017
    May 24, 2017
    July 7, 2017

    This represents the most ambulances reported at any abortion facility so far in 2017.

    “The Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood needs to be fully investigated for their shoddy patient care issues that are injuring women and hurting families,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

    “Somehow, Congress must put aside their bickering and partisan games and find some way to defund Planned Parenthood. It is beyond frustrating to see one woman after another butchered by these people while our tax dollars continue to flow into their coffers.”

    Please contact your Senators today and insist that they #DefundPlannedParenthood!

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    Seventh Emergency Transport at Margaret Sanger Center Supports Calls for Planned Parenthood Defunding

    By Cheryl Sullenger

    New York City, NY – A patient was taken out of the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood in Manhattan on a gurney on July 7, 2017, after an ambulance was called during an undisclosed medical emergency.

    This represents the seventh medical incident involving emergency ambulance transport documented at the high-volume flagship Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood in 2017 alone.

    Operation Rescue maintains a non-exhaustive record of abortion-related medical emergencies, and believes that such emergencies are on the rise.

    Overall, Operation Rescue has documented the following:

    7 medical emergency transports from the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood since January 1, 2017.
    10 medical emergency transports from the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood over the past 16 months.
    23 medical emergency transports from Planned Parenthood abortion facilities nationwide since January 1, 2017.
    51 medical emergency transports from Planned Parenthood abortion facilities nationwide since January 1, 2016.

    “We must make our Senators aware that the defunding of Planned Parenthood is a non-negotiable item in the new health care bill. It is unconscionable that our hard-earned tax money continues to prop up an organization that heavily profits from the maiming of women and the taking of innocent lives through abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

    Please contact your Senator now!