Shock 911: One Patient Assaulted, Another Hospitalized at Notorious California Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA — Public records obtained by Operation Rescue and eye-witness accounts reveal two disturbing incidents that both took place on November 5, 2016, at the FPA abortion facility in Bakersfield, California.

Emergency 911 recordings and CAD transcripts show that a 911 call was placed by an FPA employee, at 9:42 a.m. complaining of a patient that has arrived on a motorcycle with a friend, who was “flipping out like crazy” and throwing a helmet around. When the caller could not answer the dispatcher’s questions, another woman, identified as “Maria,” the clinic manager, took the phone.

But Maria was surprised to learn she was speaking to a 911 dispatcher and was troubled that the conversation was being recorded. She did not want to answer further questions, but still requested police to respond to handle a patient who was having anxiety and causing issues for the staff. Maria requested that police escort the patient out of the clinic.

Maria finally indicated that the woman, who she described as a patient, was accompanied by another person. Abortion patients are required to bring another person along to their appointment to drive them home after the abortion procedure.

Five minutes later, a second 911 call was placed by the patient herself, who was sobbing audibly and sounded very upset. She reported that she was assaulted otherwise mistreated by the FPA staff.

“They are being very mean and pushing me around and telling me they are going to call the cops on me, so I am calling the cops on them,” the sobbing woman explained. She said that clinic employees had pushed her “out of the room” and “tossed” her belongings at her, then pushed her into the lobby of the clinic.

“They cut my arm. They held my head down, and I was hurt,” she sobbed.

Moments later, FPA manager Maria called the Bakersfield police non-emergency number, which she mistakenly thought would not be recorded. Maria again insisted on a police response, this time with “lights and sirens.”

Maria described how the staff had locked the door between the downstairs lobby and the rest of the clinic where the employees were. “She could hurt our staff,” Maria said, with as much drama as she could muster.

But the dispatcher wasn’t buying it.

“How can she do that if she’s in the waiting room and you guys are locked in?” asked the policewoman who fielded the call.

Police were finally dispatched at 10:30 a.m., according to the Computer Aided Dispatch printout that Operation Rescue received with the recordings. The situation was resolved by 11:00 am.

It is believed that the patient did not have an abortion that day. As she was leaving the facility, pro-life activists overheard her tell her friend, “I’m so scared,” and, “This place is evil.”

But the bedlam that erupted inside the abortion facility as the result of staff mistreating her may have caused the staff to be distracted, because later in the day, an ambulance was called for another patient who was suffering a medical emergency.

At approximately 4:15 p.m., pro-life activist Terri Palmquist observed an ambulance pulling into the FPA parking lot.

This time, instead of dialing 911, which is the quickest way to get help, clinic staff called Hall Ambulance, a private ambulance company not subject to FOIA requests. There was no record of an emergency call related to the November 5 medical emergency on file with the Bakersfield Police or Fire Department.

After the ambulance arrived, FPA staff emerged from the facility with sheets, which were held up to block Palmquist’s view as she recorded the incident.

A patient was loaded into the ambulance for transport to a local emergency room. It is believed that the abortionist on duty that chaotic day was William Ramos, from the A to Z Women’s Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ramos has a history of multiple malpractice judgments against him as well as disciplinary actions.

The Bakersfield abortion facility has had a difficult time keeping an abortionist on staff. Two other California abortionists, Karen Mann and Alexander Simopoulos, both stopped working at the facility after medical emergencies they were involved with became public.

This is the twelfth medical emergency documented at the Bakersfield FPA abortion facility since August 2012.

“FPA seemed more worried about being exposed than they were about the woman experiencing a possibly life-threatening medical emergency. That abortion facility would rather delay medical care to an suffering woman that fall under the scrutiny of Operation Rescue and the public,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “After a dozen seriously injured patients and another who was obviously distraught by staff mistreatment, it is clear that the Bakersfield FPA poses a certain danger to women and should be shut down in order to protect the public.”

View CAD reports from 911 calls.


The Menace Continues: St. Louis Planned Parenthood Hospitalizes 62nd Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO — Exactly two weeks after a medical emergency at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion facility sent a woman to a hospital emergency room, another ambulance was called to the same facility to treat yet another patient.

This makes brings the total of documented medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis abortion business to 62 in under seven years.

“Planned Parenthood is hospitalizing an average of around nine women per year. That outrageously high number is a symptom of obvious incompetence within that abortion facility,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The Health Department is well aware of what is going on at Planned Parenthood, but has chosen to protect the abortionists rather than the vulnerable women who are suffering live-threatening injuries there.”

According to Mary Maschmeier, President of Defenders of the Unborn, the ambulance arrived at Planned Parenthood at approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2016. Emergency responders were inside the facility with the patient for about 20 minutes before walking her out to the ambulance and transporting her away from the clinic.

Abortionist Colleen McNicholas settled a medical malpractice case* last July a “minor amount.” That case was brought by a family of a baby that appears to have been injured during a delivery. McNicholas, who is based in St. Louis, travels about the Midwest conducting abortions at a number of facilities.

“Watching this constant parade of injured women who must be take away in an ambulance more than disturbing,” said Newman. “But what is worse is the political climate in St. Louis and the nation as a whole that protects Planned Parenthood from the consequences of their actions, which are injuring and killing women at an alarming rate. We must work through every available legal avenue to bring Planned Parenthood’s network of political corruption to an end. We have our work cut out for us.”

Read about the Oct. 19, 2016, medical emergency at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.
*View court documents at


Teen Rushed to Hospital After Portland Late-Term Abortion Center Loses Power


By Cheryl Sullenger

Portland, Oregon – As smoke billowed from an accidental gas explosion a few blocks away, an ambulance arrived at a late-term abortion facility in Portland, Oregon, to transport a patient to a hospital emergency room. The incident took place on October 19, 2016.

The misnamed Lovejoy Surgicenter conducts abortions “through 23 weeks or occasionally longer on a case-by-case basis,” according to its website. This makes the Lovejoy Surgicenter one of 40 abortion facilities in America that openly do abortions at 24 weeks or later. Late-term abortions pose significantly higher risks to women than the first trimester variety.

The gas explosion took out power to the Lovejoy Surgicenter abortion facility and surrounding area. During the outage, pro-life activists snapped photos as emergency responders loaded a young patient, who appeared to be 15 or 16 years old, into the ambulance. Whether or not she was a late-term abortion patient is unknown at this time.

“It’s possible the woman may have been in the middle of an abortion when the power went out and caused complications, but we don’t know for sure,” said Nancy Witt of 40 Days for Life in Portland.

“It appears that Lovejoy had no emergency back-up power source. This is a dangerous safety deficit that has the potential to place women in life-threatening conditions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is obvious that Lovejoy – like the vast majority of abortion facilities in America – lacks the ability to properly treat a vulnerable patient in the event of medical emergencies that routinely plague the abortion industry. They would rather take a chance with a patient’s life than have proper safety equipment and protocols in place.”

But aside from the dangers of unprepared abortion clinics conducting surgeries without power back-ups, witnesses at the scene were troubled by another disturbing development.


Witnesses told Operation Rescue that the teenager had been brought to the abortion center by a suspicious-looking older African-American man, raising concerns that the girl may have been the victim of sex trafficking.

Abortion facilities are required to report suspected child sex abuse to the authorities, but often, abortion businesses across the nation have shown the propensity to ignore such reporting laws in favor of protecting the abuser.

In 2012, a former employee at Lovejoy filed suit alleging that Lovejoy’s female nurse molested patients while they were under anesthesia and sexually harassed other female employees. The nurse was fired only after the abuse became public.

  • Learn more about late-term abortions and how they are done.
  • Learn more about sex abuse within the Abortion Cartel.