WATCH: Abortion Worker Batters Elderly Pro-Lifer as Injured Patient is Loaded into Ambulance

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH – As the wail of approaching sirens grew louder, those on both sides of the abortion battle readied themselves for action.

Pro-life activists praying on the sidewalk on March 24, 2018, outside of Preterm, a high-volume abortion business in Cleveland, Ohio, readied their cameras and prepared to document yet another medical emergency at that facility – the twelfth such known incident since 2010. Meanwhile, clinic employees and escorts positioned themselves to disrupt attempts to document the incident.

As the gurney bearing the woman requiring emergency assistance emerged from the carport under the building, both sides shifted into action.

One clinic worker in blue scrubs bumped and blocked 83-year old pro-life activist Frank Kosmerl as he attempted to film the incident. Despite her attack on Kosmerl, he was able to capture creepy footage that showed a woman on the gurney in the seated position with an eerie black sheet draped over her head.

Once the woman was loaded into the ambulance, the clinic worker turned to Kosmerl and made two angry obscene gestures.

“Battering Mr. Kosmerl wasn’t done to protect the woman’s identity because she was covered in a black sheet. It was done to punish him for trying to record Preterm’s obvious abortion complication,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It’s pretty ironic that the clinic worker would make obscene gestures at the pro-life activist as if he was at fault, when it was actually Preterm that harmed a woman so seriously she had to be hospitalized.”

Despite is advancing age, Kosmerl was unfazed by his rough experience with the angry clinic worker. He hoped that others would see his dedication and realize the need to join him on the sidewalk at Preterm to pray and offer help to abortion-bound women.

“If I can do it, others can, too!” he said.

Cleveland activists also reported to Operation Rescue that a similar medical emergency had occurred at Preterm just days before, on March 17, 2018. However, no one had the ability to snap a picture as that Preterm patient was transported by ambulance.

In 2014, LaKisha Wilson died after a seriously botched abortion at Preterm. Despite a unified call for justice by state and national pro-life leaders, there were never any disciplinary consequences imposed on Preterm or its staff.

Last year, Preterm made headlines by posting 16 billboards around Cleveland with slogans like “Abortion is a Blessing.”

“I doubt if LaKisha Wilson’s young son, who was left motherless after her death, would agree that his mom’s abortion was a blessing. And I doubt if the women hospitalized over the past few days would think their abortions were blessings, either,” said Newman. “This Preterm has proved over and over it poses a danger to the community and should be permanently closed.”

Second Ambulance in Four Days At Planned Parenthood Involved in Illegal Baby Parts Trade

By Cheryl Sullenger

Orange, CA – Just four days after an ambulance transported a Planned Parenthood patient just before dawn on March 22, 2018, an ambulance was called for yet another woman who required emergency transport to a hospital.

Pro-life activists on the scene snapped photos one couple entered the Planned Parenthood building just as the paramedics pushed a gurney into the abortion facility, located on Tustin Avenue in Orange, California.

“Nothing says ‘think twice’ like an ambulance outside an abortion clinic,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Two ambulances in four days is a very bad sign that there may be ongoing serious problems inside that abortion facility that are placing women in grave danger.”

Safety risks are a particular concern in California, where abortion safety laws are being relaxed. However pro-life activists such as Paula Bandini explain that the Planned Parenthood in Orange is more dangerous that people might believe. She shared the most recent ambulance photos and told Operation Rescue that she has personally seen “many ambulances” at the Planned Parenthood in Orange, which serves as the headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Inc.

This facility was involved in supplying aborted baby body parts to DaVinci Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which in turn sold the human remains worldwide. The DaVinci companies were sued by the Orange County District Attorney’s office for illegally profiting from the sales.

The DaVinci companies admitted guilt, paid $7.8 million in a settlement, and agreed to stop doing business in California.

The DaVinci companies were owned by Ecuadorians who were convicted of financial crimes in their home nation, then paid large contributions to Democrats in the U.S. that resulted in then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expediting their immigration into the U.S.

However, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which investigated the illegal trafficking of aborted baby tissue and organs for profit, issued criminal referrals for the DaVinci companies, but had not yet obtained evidence Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was paid by the DaVinci companies. The Panel’s term ended before their investigations were complete.

“Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties were the sole supplier of aborted baby parts to DiVinci Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which were owned by convicted criminals who had help from the Obama/Clinton administration in escaping an eight-year prison sentence in Ecuador,” said Newman. “Other Planned Parenthood organizations in California and other states were referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal investigation and prosecution for multiple crimes related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains. We hope the DOJ investigation will find the missing financial link between the Orange County Planned Parenthood and the DiVinci companies. Shutting that abortion business down would be the best thing that could happen for the safety of babies and their mothers.”

California Planned Parenthood Patient Suffers Medical Emergency After State Relaxes Abortion Regulations

By Cheryl Sullenger

Orange, CA – It was still dark when pro-life activists arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Orange, California, for an early-morning prayer shift on March 22, 2018. As the first hints of light announced an impending sunrise, their prayers were disturbed by an unusually high number of cars speeding into the parking lot. A few minutes later, at around 6:30 a.m., the fire department and paramedics arrived on the scene.

Witnesses observed a woman being brought out of Planned Parenthood on a gurney. She was loaded into the awaiting ambulance and rushed away – presumably to a nearby hospital where she could get the emergency treatment she needed.

As one of the most liberal states on abortion in the country, California continues to adjust safety laws in favor of abortion businesses — all at the cost of patient safety.

On January 1, 2018, changes to California’s abortion clinic licensing law dropped the requirement that abortion facilities maintain hospital transfer agreements, while maintaining the requirement for birthing centers. The changes to §1204.2 were supported by Planned Parenthood organizations in California and opposed by Right to Life affiliates.

“It seems crazy for California to recognize the need for smooth and speedy transport for women who may have complications during childbirth, but if during an abortion, a woman’s uterus is perforated or she is hemorrhaging to death, she is not assured the same protections under the law,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Why does California treat these women as second-class citizens? It is because the state government is dominated by Democrats who are radical supporters of unrestricted abortion and aggressive protectors of Planned Parenthood. This political climate has prioritized the desires of abortion businesses to be less accountable over the health and safety of women.

For women like the one transported by ambulance from Planned Parenthood in the early morning of March 22, they are left vulnerable to patient dumping.

“We have documented cases where abortion facilities have dumped women on unprepared hospital emergency rooms, whose physicians are left in the dark about the nature of their injuries. Figuring out what happened and what kind of help the women need takes extra time when speedy treatment can mean the difference between life and death,” said Newman.

Another California law that has recently placed women at additional risk is the 2013 provision that allows nurse practitioners and other non-physicians to conduct abortions in the first trimester.

In the first twelve weeks 2018, Operation Rescue has received reports of 20 medical emergencies at abortion facilities across the nation. While this number is far from exhaustive, it indicates a serious need to keep abortion facilities as accountable as possible. But as long as California panders to abortion businesses, that accountability will continue to decrease while medical emergencies are expected to increase.

“For the state government in California, killing babies is the most important thing. The lives of women who suffer life-threatening emergencies resulting from out-of-control abortionists simply do not matter in practice to these liberal Democrats,” said Newman. “If women actually understood how relaxing laws on abortion facilities devalues them as human beings, there would be an uprising!”

(H/T to Teresa Marsano, who contributed information to this report.)

NIH Ambulance Used to Transport Carhart Abortion Patient to Walter Reed Medical Center

#InvestigateCarhart

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD – A photo and new information has surfaced, which reveals a previously unknown medical emergency at a Bethesda late-term abortion facility operated by the notorious LeRoy Carhart.

This is the first recorded incident involving the ambulance transport of a Carhart patient since he opened a new abortion facility in Bethesda in October 2017, just one month prior to this emergency. It is the eleventh Carhart patient transported by ambulance to a hospital since Carhart first began conducting abortions in Maryland in December 2010.

Carhart relocated to Bethesda after the late-term abortion facility where he used to work, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, was bought and closed by the Maryland Coalition for Life. His new facility, AbortionClinics.org, offers abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The photo, was taken by an anonymous source in the parking lot of the Wildwood Medical Building, where Carhart’s abortion facility is located, on November 20, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m. – long after any pro-life activists would have left for the day.

The witness observed a woman she knew to be a nurse at Carhart’s abortion business escorting the gurney out to the ambulance. The photo shows a dark-haired woman on the gurney in the seated position being treated with an IV solution as she was loaded into an ambulance belonging to – oddly enough – the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) provides fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and specialized rescue services primarily to the NIH research complex, which is comprised of “3,500 research laboratories; a research hospital; animal facilities; computer facilities; high hazard bio-containment laboratories; day care and infant care facilities; dormitory and apartment facilities; single family residential homes and an underground mass transit train station,” according to the NIH’s web site.

The website further notes that the NIH DFRS also “responds to fires and other emergencies at the National Naval Medical Center [Walter Reed] and in Montgomery County, Maryland, in accordance with current mutual aid agreements.”

The patient was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda for treatment, according to local activist Missy Smith, president and founder of WAKEUP.

“We have a private abortion patient of LeRoy Carhart’s who was transported in a federally-funded NIH ambulance and taken to a federally-funded military hospital,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I have to wonder in federal tax dollars were improperly used.”

The use of an ambulance from the National Institutes of Health for transport to Walter Reed may have been a routine response due to the mutual aid agreement.

Lessening the probability of pure coincidence are links between Carhart’s late-term abortion business, the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, and the NIH.

Carhart was formerly under investigation by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which was looking into the illegal trafficking in aborted baby remains for profit. Carhart was under suspicion of having sold aborted baby remains, and having babies born alive during late-term abortions. He was issued a Congressional subpoena for documents, but never fully complied before the Select Panel’s term ended.

Last May, Operation Rescue published a video along with a report about a bizarre incident where a man with a small biohazard cooler picked up aborted baby remains from Carhart’s Nebraska abortion facility then drove off with them in the back seat of his private subcompact car. This transfer was unlike the usual pick-ups of aborted babies for routine disposal, and was suspected of being a transfer of aborted baby parts to a nearby research facility.

So how does the NIH fit in? Operation Rescue has documented that the NIH has paid for experimentation on aborted baby remains. In one example, a 2015 article published by Operation Rescue revealed documentation that a Massachusetts abortionist, Laurent C. Delli-Bovi, had conducted NIH-funded “research” on the brains of 22 aborted babies – half with Down syndrome. The brains were taken from aborted babies aged 14-22 weeks and were used for experimentation within 2-4 hours after their deaths.

But even if the NIH involvement in the November medical emergency at Carhart’s Bethesda abortion facility was truly coincidental, the dangers of his late-term abortion business cannot be overstated.

With the help of local activists, Operation Rescue was able to document numerous medical emergencies, patient injuries, and even one patient death while he worked in Germantown, and at his abortion business in Bellevue, Nebraska. In Maryland, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion after Carhart had boarded a plane back to his home state of Nebraska and was unavailable to Morbelli or her family as her condition worsened after the abortion. Despite numerous complaints related to dangerous practices and negligent patient care against Carhart, the Maryland Board of Physicians has declined to discipline.

“It looks like Carhart is picking up where he left off in Germantown and continues to pose a threat to women in Bethesda,” said Newman. “But there is some evidence that leads us to believe that he is also still involved in the sale of aborted baby remains. Because the House Select Panel could never really get enough proof to refer him for criminal prosecution, we are asking U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice investigate him. If he is breaking the law, he should be held accountable and his shady abortion businesses in Maryland and Nebraska should be shut down.”

Denver Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Under DOJ Investigation Calls Ambulance for Injured Woman — Again

By Cheryl Sullenger

Denver, CO — The Stapleton Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Denver, Colorado, called for an ambulance on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to transport yet another abortion patient to the hospital. This is the six time such a medical emergency at this Planned Parenthood facility has been documented by Operation Rescue.

However, when radio traffic archives were searched, there was no record of an ambulance dispatch.

“It has been the policy of many Planned Parenthood abortion facilities to sidestep 911, which is the quickest way to get emergency help, and phone ambulance companies directly in an effort to keep any records of the medical emergency out of public records,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The ambulance arrived at the Denver Planned Parenthood around noon, loaded a female patient, and raced away from the abortion facility with lights flashing and sirens screaming.

Sidewalk counselors on the scene begged the injured mother to turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness.

This is the same Colorado Planned Parenthood facility featured in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. Abortionist Savita Ginde, who serves as Vice President and Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, which operates the Denver abortion facility, was seen identifying baby organs from a dismembered aborted baby that were floating in a glass dish.

“I know I’ve seen livers, I’ve seen stomachs, I know I’ve seen plenty of neural tissue. Usually you can see the whole brain come out usually,” said Ginde, gesturing with her arms to illustrate the way the brains spill out of the head.

“I think the ‘per item’ thing works a little better just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” Ginde concluded, indicating that arrangement would bring more money.

Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for illegally profiting from trafficking in human baby remains. Savita Ginde continues to work there, but there’s no word on whether she was involved in the recent medical emergency.

“The crop of abortionists now working at abortion facilities across the nation are the worst of the worst. The abortion industry is where disgraced doctors go when they can’t get a job anywhere else,” said Newman, who also served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “With the help of pro-life activists, we are attempting to gather as much documentation on medical emergencies at abortion facilities as possible to prove that abortion is not only fatal for the baby, but is more dangerous for the mother that Planned Parenthood wants you to believe.”

Operation Rescue encourages those who minister outside abortion facilities who witness medical emergencies to send photos, video, and incident details to us at info.operationrescue@gmail.com.