Ambulance Responds to 61st Medical Emergency at St. Louis Planned Parenthood


By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO – The Coalition for Life St. Louis is reporting that an ambulance was seen at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

This represents the 61st documented medical emergency at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood since 2009.

“We consider the St. Louis Planned Parenthood to be the most dangerous abortion facility in the country,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is troubling to think what might be going on inside that facility that would require hospitalizing one woman after another. The fact that Planned Parenthood is not only injuring women, but lacks the facilities to manage the regular stream of life-threatening botched abortions is an indication that something is very wrong there.”

According to Brian Westbrook of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, volunteers with his group spotted an ambulance as it rushed into the Planned Parenthood parking lot at about 1:20 p.m. with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

“Over the course of the next twenty or so minutes, a woman was brought out on a stretcher while clinic workers walked beside her holding a sheet up so as to block her from view. She was taken away in the ambulance around 1:40 PM, with no sirens or lights, as those outside of Planned Parenthood’s gates lifted her up in their prayers,” Westbrook said in a written statement.

Operation Rescue sought public 911 records from the St. Louis Fire Department related to the numerous medical emergencies at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, but was forced to sue in 2013, when each request was wrongly denied. Earlier this year, as part of a settlement agreement, the Fire Department released a list of 911 calls that showed 58 medical emergencies occurred at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion facility since 2009. Since that release, there have been four additional medical emergencies there.

“Planned Parenthood’s deceptive talking points about abortion being one of the safest procedures is completely debunked by the documentation we have compiled,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “There is a good chance that women who walk into Planned Parenthood abortion facilities will leave in an ambulance – or worse. No amount of spin from Planned Parenthood’s public relations department can change that fact. When women submit to abortions, they risk their lives and their future health.”

She Walked into Planned Parenthood Yesterday, but She Didn’t Walk Out

By Cheryl Sullenger

Annapolis, MD – She walked into a Planned Parenthood abortion facility yesterday morning, but she didn’t walk out.

An ambulance was called on the morning of Tuesday, October 4, 2016, for a hemorrhaging patient at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Annapolis, Maryland.

Local pro-life activist Pamela Palumbo provided Operation Rescue with photos and video within minutes of the incident that showed female patient being removed from the abortion facility on a gurney. She was then transported to a nearby hospital.

A radio traffic recording made by Anne Arundel County Police, Fire and EMS was immediately obtained by Operation Rescue.

The recording revealed that units, including an ambulance, were dispatched to Planned Parenthood, located in the Mason Building on West Street in Annapolis at about 11:08 a.m. in response to a hemorrhage.

This is the second documented medical emergency at the Annapolis Planned Parenthood this year. Another woman was transported to the hospital on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The injuries suffered by that patient are unknown due to heavily redacted 911 records.

On February 19, 2013, the Annapolis Planned Parenthood failed its initial licensing inspection after an inspector documented improper sterilization of surgical instruments in a leaky sterilization machine. The facility was granted a license anyway.

Inspectors did not return to Planned Parenthood for nearly 2½ years. In July, 2015, the facility was found by some stroke of luck to be in compliance with Surgical Abortion Facility requirements.

“I have seen so many pictures of ambulances at abortion clinics that I lost track long ago,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “It is time for regulators to take their jobs more seriously and protect the public from being injured, maimed, and even killed at American abortion facilities, as we have seen happen all too often. Right now, women are fodder for exploitation and harm by unscrupulous, profit-centered abortion businesses. Enough is enough!”


Watch: 911 Records Prove New Jersey Abortion Facility Hospitalized Two Patients

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cherry Hill, NJ — The Cherry Hill Women’s Center (CHWC) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has been the site of at least two confirmed medical emergencies in less than a year.

Operation Rescue has obtained 911 records from an emergency that occurred on July 27, 2016. While those records were redacted, they still describe a 28-year old patient who was suffering from apparent uncontrolled bleeding while in the abortion facility’s operating room when the 911 call was placed. [View CAD Printout]

“We need an ambulance for a patient who’s still in our operating room right now,” the CHWC caller told the dispatcher.


The CHWC caller indicated that the patient was “stable” but still required emergency transport to the Cooper Medical Center.

Paramedics from Virtua EMS arrived separately from the ambulance to treat the bleeding woman. Little more is known about her condition. It appears the abortion of her baby had already been completed.

A previous emergency took place on September 12, 2015, when another ambulance was seen leaving CHWC. The CAD printout that was obtained by Operation Rescue did not indicate what condition prompted the need for the emergency transport of a patient to the hospital.

“We appreciate the sidewalk counselors who were alert enough to photograph these incidents and report them to us,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “This adds to an ever-growing database of abortion injuries that have been documented by our office, which show abortion is not as safe for women as the Abortion Cartel would have us believe.”

Operation Rescue acknowledges that the record of medical emergencies at abortion facilities is only a small fraction of the total number of abortion complications that happen each year, especially since most complications do not manifest until after the patient has left the facility.

Because there is no accurate reporting of abortion complications and deaths in every state, there is no precise way to know the actual number of abortion complications, which Operation Rescue estimates could be in the tens of thousands each year.

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