Ambulance Responds to Medical Emergency at Planned Parenthood Facility Known for Rudeness

By Cheryl Sullenger

Tempe, AZ – An ambulance was called to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Tempe, Arizona, on the morning of February 1, 2018, to transport a woman who was suffering a medical emergency.

Pro-life activist Jim Fitzsimmons, who is the 40 Days for Life Campaign Director in Tempe, Arizona, told Operation Rescue that the recording of this incident, which was done from the property next door, prompted Planned Parenthood to call the police.

The New Tempe Regional Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion facility uses a vocal group of “escorts” who have been known to disrupt pro-life activities, including the recording of incidents involving medical emergencies.

Ambulance & paramedics at the Tempe Planned Parenthood on February 1, 2018 from Jim on Vimeo,

While the condition of the woman remains unknown, video taken at the scene shows her awake with her legs bent on the flat gurney. She appeared to be in some discomfort. An IV bag could be seen near her side.

“The fact that America continues to fund Planned Parenthood with our Federal tax dollars is appalling, given the number of women injured and innocent babies killed by them,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Today everyone is concerned about gun violence against children, but Planned Parenthood slaughters more babies in one day than all the school shootings combined. If we truly want to keep women and children safe, Planned Parenthood abortion facilities should be immediately defunded and closed.”

Google reviews for the Tempe Planned Parenthood reveal a callous treatment of women, who have given it only 2.7 stars out of a possible 5. Complaints focused on rudeness of the staff toward the patients.

“Let me just say the female doctor here is very rude will [sic] never go back,” stated one reviewer who gave the Planned Parenthood one star.

Three female abortionists who have been known to work at this facility include Belinda K. Beck, Laura Dalton, and Maria Platia.

“Planned Parenthood acts like they care more about women than anyone, but the women who actually have gone there say the truth is something far different. Planned Parenthood will apparently do or say anything to lure in pregnant women so they can be exploited for profit,” said Newman.

This is the 68th medical emergency documented by Operation Rescue at an abortion facility since January 2017. It represents the seventh known incident so far in 2018.

Of those 68 medical emergencies over the past 13 months, 38 of them involved Planned Parenthood facilities.

Woman Transported by Ambulance (Again) from Planned Parenthood’s Flagship Abortion Facility

New York City, NY – An African-American woman was transported by ambulance from the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood abortion facility on February 15, 2018. This is the tenth medical emergency documented by Operation Rescue with the help of local pro-life activists at this facility since January 2017.

Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility, the Margaret Sanger Center is located in a high-rise brick building at 26 Bleecker Street on Margaret Sanger Square in New York City.

Planned Parenthood is known to target the neighborhoods of poor, urban women of color, and the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood is an example of that.

A witness told Operation Rescue that an ambulance, police cruiser, and a fire truck responded to the medical emergency. The ambulance arrived at Planned Parenthood first at approximately 10:44 a.m. She described how the sirens were not used within a block of the abortion facility.

“We heard the ambulance siren, but a block away, the siren was turned off so the ambulance arrived with only flashing lights. The emergency workers went in immediately,” explained the pro-life activist, who also took photos of the incident. “The ambulance drove off at 11:00, but waited until it was a block away from Planned Parenthood to turn on the sirens.”

“This practice of ambulances running silent within proximity of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility is for the sole benefit of Planned Parenthood. In fact, such a policy could delay emergency care to women when every minute counts,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is a shame Planned Parenthood cares more about covering up the fact that they seriously injured a woman, than they do about her welfare.”

Photos of the incident showed an African-American woman covered up to her neck with sheets as she was rushed from the building to the ambulance. Gurney access to the actual abortion offices is problematic. Women are generally brought down to the lobby in a wheelchair where they are transferred to a gurney.

The condition of the hospitalized woman remains unknown at this time.

Ambulance Called to Falls Church Abortion Facility with Documented Sanitation Citations

By Cheryl Sullenger

Falls Church, VA – An ambulance was called to the Falls Church Health Care Center abortion facility on February 3, 2018, to transport a woman to a nearby emergency room. Emergency responders were inside the facility for about 15 minutes before the woman was finally wheeled to the ambulance.

The incident was photographed by pro-life activist Ruby Nicado of Lifeguard, who told Operation Rescue that just as the woman was being brought out of the facility on a gurney, one clinic escort shoved an umbrella in to her face to block her camera. That aggressive move was unnecessary because the patient was completely covered with a sheet so her identity was never in jeopardy.

Moments later, the abortionist on duty that day, Jan Paul Fruiterman, emerged from the abortion facility and rode with the ambulance to the hospital.

Operation Rescue attempted to retrieve records related to the expected 911 emergency dispatch, but none existed, making it likely the abortion facility bypassed the 911 system and called an ambulance directly. This practice results in slower response times than dialing 911, delaying care for those experiencing medical emergencies.

Nicdao was able to learn that the patient was alive when she reached the hospital and “improved a great deal quickly” once there.

The Falls Church Health Care Center has a record of failed inspection reports dating back to 2012, just prior to the enactment of minimum licensing requirements in 2013.

The most recent inspection report, dated November 17, 2016, contained 13 pages of citations. It noted “the agency was not incompliance” with licensing regulations.

Citations included the failure to ensure that all employees participated infection control training. As a result, it was found that the facility had the following violations:

• Equipment was not properly cleaned between patients.
• Cleaning solutions were not prepared in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications. This can affect the effectiveness of the cleaners.
• Failed to observe sanitary practices for administering IV drugs.
• Failed to properly use personal protective equipment, such as eye protection during surgical abortion procedures.

The Falls Church Health Center also failed to ensure all employees were trained in fire safety or emergency/disaster training, engaged in shoddy record keeping, and other violations.

But perhaps most disturbing was an incident when one woman was given the abortion drug Misoprostol and a dose of Librium for anxiety prior to a scheduled surgical abortion. However, the abortionist had failed to determine the gestational age of the baby prior to dispensing abortion inducing drugs, as required. In Virginia, businesses licensed as Abortion Facilities are allowed to do abortions up to 13.6 weeks. Abortions later than that are required to be done at a hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Facility.

Uncomfortable with conducting the abortion beyond the legal limit, the unnamed abortionist discharged the patient with a prescription of birth control pills and a referral to another facility. There is no record of any follow-up to ensure the patient actually went to the other facility.

“Essentially, Falls Church Health Care gave a patient abortion-inducing drugs, then kicked her to the curb when it was discovered she was too far along. This was a huge lapse in compliance that placed the women, who was in her second trimester of pregnancy, in a potentially dangerous situation,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “With one failed inspection report after another along with practices that place the lives and heath of women in danger, this abortion facility should be closed.”

It is doubtful that will happen under the current Democratic state administration, which “eviscerated” licensing standards last year, rendering them nearly meaningless, according to Virginia Cobb, President of the Family Foundation. The Board of Health has also ended monthly reports on abortion facilities at their meetings, which had been previously required.

Abortionist Who Attempted Suicide Botches Laminaria Insertion; Woman Rushed to Hospital

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA — An abortionist who survived a failed suicide attempt has injured another woman during part of a second trimester abortion procedure.

Patient J.P. was rushed to the hospital on January 17, 2018, after suffering complications to a botched laminaria insertion conducted the day before by abortionist Donald Clyde Willis at the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, California.

This is the seventh abortion-related medical emergencies caused by Willis. After injuring six women in 2017, his streak of carnage was temporarily halted after he appeared to have been involved in an accident of some sort in which he suffered a broken arm. He returned to work at the FPA abortion center earlier this month.

Patient J.P. was accompanied by her mother to the abortion facility after rebuffing her pleas for her daughter to keep her baby.

Once at the abortion facility for the completion of her abortion, Patient J.P. complained of severe pain and cramps and was seen by a second abortionist, Justin Diedrich, who called an ambulance to transport her to the nearby Adventist Health Hospital.

Upon arrival of the ambulance, the mother saw the gurney with a woman completely covered in sheets, and began to ask if it was her daughter that was being transported. FPA staff refused to respond to her as the injured woman was loaded into the ambulance for transport.

Once the ambulance left, Diedrich, called J.P.’s mother inside and explained that when Willis had inserted the laminaria dilators, he had “poked a hole” internally and that the laminaria “went through the wrong thing.”

Perforations of the uterus or cervix are known complications to laminaria insertion that are caused when the dilators are inserted with too much force.

Pro-life activists on the sidewalk befriended the mother, and later, the injured woman. One pro-life volunteer, Mary Darrah, has remained in contact with them, according to Tim Palmquist, a long-time pro-life activist who recorded the ambulance incident.

According to Palmquist, J.P. was rushed into surgery where doctors worked on repairing the damage for about two hours. She required at least two pints of blood, indicating there may have been serious internal injuries and hemorrhaging. Her dead baby was delivered at the hospital.

J.P. told Darrah the abortionist Justin Diedrich attempted to contact her while she was in the hospital, but she refused to speak with him. She said that she never wanted to return to the FPA Women’s Health again.

“Less than a week after returning to work at the FPA abortion business, Willis botches yet another procedure and sends another woman to the hospital. This illustrates Willis’ incompetence and the danger he poses to women,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The woman apparently regrets her abortion decision and now needs our prayers.”

Operation Rescue filed a complaint against Willis last year after the spate of abortion-related injuries suffered by women raised questions of incompetence. That complaint has been accepted by the California Medical Board and it remains under investigation.

In 1993, a depressed Willis attempted suicide over a difficult divorce. As he sat in a park behind his Oregon home, he put a gun to his forehead and pulled the trigger. Surprisingly, he survived. After he was well enough, Willis spent three months confined to a mental hospital.

Other medical emergencies involving Willis are listed below.

October 3, 2017: A 23-year old Hispanic woman suffered a perforated uterus during an abortion. Once at the hospital, she suffered cardiac arrest. Her heart reportedly stopped for five minutes before doctors could revive her. Her injuries were so serious that she received an emergency hysterectomy.
January 10, 2017: A woman was extracted from the abortion business completely wrapped in sheets without any visible signs of ongoing treatment. It is unknown if she was still alive.
February 4, 2017: (First Incident) A patient was wheeled out of the abortion business and transported with no lights or sirens to Kern Medical Center.
February 4, 2017: (Second Incident) A woman was transported by ambulance to San Joaquin Hospital’s emergency room. She was covered in a sheet, but was obviously receiving ongoing medical care.
February 18, 2017: A female patient was transported from FPA Women’s Health to a nearby hospital. The disturbing pattern of botched abortions caused Operation Rescue to issue an Urgent Public Safety Advisory to women seeking abortions in the area of Bakersfield, California.
August 19, 2017: A woman who appeared to be awake and moving was transported to Kern Medical where she was rushed into the emergency room.

Visit the Bakersfield FPA Women’s Health’s profile page on
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Visit Diedrich’s profile page on

First in 2018: Ambulance Transports Woman from Famous Ohio Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Dayton, OH – For the first time in 2018, pro-life activists in Dayton, Ohio, have reported that an ambulance arrived at the Women’s Med Center abortion facility in Dayton, Ohio, to transport a patient to the hospital.

The incident took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, shortly before noon, and was photographed by multiple pro-life activists who shared their pictures with Operation Rescue.

“It is tragic that just four days into the New Year, we see yet another woman injured by abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We are dedicated to praying and working toward the day when babies and their mothers are protected from the barbarity of abortion.”

The Women’s Med Center is a late-term abortion facility owned by the nationally-known abortionist Martin Haskell, who claims credit for having invented the now-outlawed “Partial Birth Abortion” procedure.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has been working since 2015 to close the Women’s Med Center for failing to provide an acceptable hospital transfer agreement. Neither Haskell nor any of his staff abortionists qualify for hospital privileges and sought a variance using a transfer agreement. That case continues to slowly wind its way through the courts.

In August 2016, the Women’s Med Center stirred controversy when it aborted a late-term pregnancy on a 31-year old woman who was so impaired by an overdose of street drugs that she could not give her consent. Despite the outcry against the forced abortion, no action was ever taken against the facility.

A recent undercover phone call made during an investigation into late-term abortion facilities by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life, revealed that the Women’s Med Center was willing to abort healthy babies through 21 weeks, 6 days of pregnancy. No medical reason was required.

However, the abortion facility’s website indicates they do conduct abortions for “fetal indication” upon referral. Abortions done when it is suspected that the baby is not perfect are known to be done throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

As for Thursday’s emergency, the condition of the woman is unknown at this time. Watch for follow up reports.