911 Recordings Reveal Two Serious Injuries in One Day at Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kettering, OH – Two 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that two separate abortion patients were hospitalized within three hours on December 11, 2014, after suffering serious injuries at Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility owned by the notorious Martin Haskell. Women’s Med Center is located in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio.

The Women’s Med Center was not equipped to treat either of the life-threatening complications that women experienced that day.

The first call for help came at 12:16 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014. A 23-year old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital suffering from uncontrolled vaginal bleeding.

During the call, laughing men can be heard clearly in the background. Operation Rescue was unable to determine whether the laughing occurred inside the abortion facility or at the 911 dispatch center. However, during a 911 call placed by Haskell on March 28, 2012, he can be heard laughing at a dispatcher’s offer of further emergency instructions while another patient suffered life-threatening seizures.

The second 911 call placed on December 11 came at 3:10 p.m. The 29-year old patient was suffering from abdominal pain, a symptom that often indicates serious internal injuries, such as uterine perforation or hemorrhage.

The abortionist on duty that day was Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s who has beene involved with other abortion-related injuries. She also works for Planned Parenthood.

On February 29, 2012, Kade lost her unrestricted privileges at Christ Hospital and currently holds no privileges with any other hospital facility.

“Kade was apparently having a very bad day and the ones who suffered for it were the young women who entrusted her with their lives, only to be dumped on the local hospital emergency room physicians when things went south,” said Newman. “This is a case in point for why hospital privileges and transfer agreements are so critically important. They ensure that there is continuity of care and weed out incompetent abortionists who cannot meet the hospital’s high standards.”

Kade has been involved in other abortion abuses. In 2007, while working at Planned Parenthood, Kade was sued by parents whose then thirteen-year old daughter was impregnated by her soccer coach. Kade gave the young girl an abortion without obtaining parental consent or reporting the suspected incidence of child sexual abuse.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Health won a lengthy legal battle to shut down Haskell’s Sharonville abortion facility for failing to maintain a required hospital transfer agreement or valid variance.

Currently, Haskell’s facility has no valid hospital transfer agreement as required for licensing, but continues to operate in Kettering while his application for license and variance renewal is pending.

“The Ohio Department of Health should refuse to renew the facility license of Haskell’s Kettering abortion clinic for the same reasons it shut down his Sharonville operation,” said Newman. “Women continue to suffer life-threatening abortion complications without the guarantee that they will receive adequate or timely treatment. Ohio authorities shouldn’t wait until someone dies before taking action to protect women.”

Ambulance Transports 27th Woman from St. Louis Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO — For the twenty-seventh time in the past five years, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Forest Parkway in St. Louis, Missouri, and transported a woman to a local hospital.

A mobile medical center nurse manager with ThriVe, who was on the scene at the time, snapped a series of photos of the incident, which took place between 2 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

“Notice no lights or sirens [were] on while the ambulance is idling and upon leaving: typical of each incident,” she reported, noting also that the ambulances’ lights and sirens are routinely turned off before they get to the Planned Parenthood parking lot.

A group of Planned Parenthood employees deployed a tan tarp to block a clear view from the street while the woman was wheeled out of the abortion facility to an awaiting ambulance.

“It is a shame that while so many are showing concern for alleged racial policies within nearby police departments, there has been no concern shown for the disproportionate racial targeting of women for abortions by Planned Parenthood, which operates in a primarily minority neighborhood in St. Louis. Neither has there been any public demonstrations of concern for the dozens of mostly African-American women whose lives are being endangered by substandard practices and facilities at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Attempts by Operation Rescue to obtain 911 records, which are usually considered public records, has been thwarted by city officials that appear to be protecting Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

With the assistance of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Operation Rescue sued the St. Louis Fire Department in May, 2014, to obtain public information that was over-zealously redacted from 911 records it had received through the Freedom of Information Act. That case is pending.

The St. Louis Planned Parenthood is the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, which may explain the resistance to providing information that could potentially lead to regulatory board action that would damage or close Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

An inspection done on the facility in January, 2013, revealed filthy conditions including rusty surgical tables, suction abortion machines, IV stands, and other equipment and “copious amounts of dust” everywhere. Other violations included poor or non-existent infection control protocols and expired, improperly handed drugs.

“We consider the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis to be among the most dangerous abortion facilities in the country,” said Newman. “We are grateful to local citizens who have documented the long list of medical emergencies there so that the public can be made aware of the truth about the dangers of Planned Parenthood’s shoddy practices that routinely endanger the lives of women.”

Below is a list of dates that witnesses have seen ambulances transporting women from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, some with links to further information about the emergencies.

November 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
October 29, 2013
October 11, 2013
September 10, 2013
August 21, 2013
January 19, 2013
December 26, 2012
December 1, 2012
November 21, 2012
June 26, 2012
October 19, 2011
May 25, 2011
April 22, 2011
February 12, 2011
August 23, 2010
April 2,2010
March 31, 2010
March 18, 2010
January 22, 2010
October 24, 2009
October 22, 2009
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009
June 30, 2009
June 17, 2009
June 13, 2009

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Deceptively Omitted Patient Death on Indiana License Application

Operation Rescue has filed a complaint calling for Mandy Gittler’s Indiana license revocation for failing to report a malpractice settlement related to the 2012 death of Tonya Reaves.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Indianapolis, IN – Mandy Gittler has something to hide.

On July 20, 2012, she reported to work as usual at a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. But what happened next was anything but routine.

That day, Gittler fatally botched a second trimester abortion on a young African-American woman named Tonya Reaves. While Reaves’ life ebbed away, Gittler delayed her transport to the hospital for 5½ hours. By then it was too late. Reaves died from internal injuries that had been inflicted upon her by Gittler during two consecutive incomplete abortion procedures that ruptured her uterus and caused internal hemorrhaging.

Reaves’ family sued and on January 24, 2014, they settled their malpractice case with Gittler’s employer, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, for the significant amount of $2 million, most of which will be paid to Reaves’ surviving young son, Alvin Jones, III, throughout his life.

That incident is certainly not the kind of thing that an abortionist wants on his or her resume.

Later, Gittler shut down her private Chicago abortion facility and took her abortion act on the road, hiring on at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and an independent abortion facility in Peoria, Illinois.

It appeared that her professional career had survived the Reaves abortion/death scandal and was moving on as a “circuit-riding” abortionist.

Then on September 3, 2014, Gittler submitted an application to obtain a medical license in Indiana, which was granted on November 7.

When Operation Rescue received a copy of Gittler’s Indiana application, one answer jumped out.

Next to a question that asked whether she had ever had a malpractice judgment against her or settled any malpractice action, Gittler had marked the box indicating “no.”

There was no mention of Tonya Reaves, her tragic and avoidable death, or the malpractice suit that clearly named Gittler as a defendant – and not a word about the $2 million settlement for her fatal acts that “deviated from the standard of care.”

Last week, Operation Rescue filed a complaint against Gittler with the Indiana Attorney General for violations of the Indiana Administrative Code, which states regarding license applications, “All information on the application shall be submitted under oath or affirmation, subject to the penalties for perjury.”

It is clear from the documentation Operation Rescue included with its complaint that Gittler was the primary person responsible for Reaves’ death and that Planned Parenthood agreed to pay because there was simply no defense for Gittler’s negligence.

Operation Rescue’s complaint narrative connects the dots from one court document to another and discusses a letter from the plaintiff’s expert witness that places the blame for Reaves’ death squarely on Gittler’s shoulders.

Filed with the Jones v. Planned Parenthood complaint documents, a redacted medical opinion dated September 28, 2012, can be found. . . That letter is purportedly written by a physician who is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology who is familiar with abortion procedures.

The letter notes that Mandy Gittler performed a dilation and evacuation abortion on Tonya Reaves on July 20, 2012, at a Planned Parenthood of Illinois office without the use of ultrasound guidance. After the procedure, Reaves experienced excessive bleeding and another dilation and evacuation procedure was performed by Gittler. The reviewing physician stated that Gittler “did not timely recognize that the patient needed to be transferred to a hospital for care and treatment, which resulted in a delay in her receiving care and treatment that she needed.” Reaves died as a result.

The letter further notes that each procedure done by Gittler and her delay in sending her patient to the hospital each represented deviations in the standard of care and concludes that if the deviations had not occurred, Reaves would have survived.

Gittler submitted to a sworn deposition in Jones v. Planned Parenthood on August 22, 2013, wherein she admits having conducted two dilation and evacuation abortion procedures on Reaves on July 20, 2012, at a Planned Parenthood of Illinois office. . . She further admits to a timeline that showed Reaves was not transported to a hospital for 5 ½ hours after Reaves’ first procedure and the onset of excessive bleeding.

It was soon after Gittler’s deposition, in which she shamelessly attempted to blame Reaves’ death on a non-existent uterine deformity, that her employer, Planned Parenthood of Illinios, settled the malpractice suit. Gittler left them with nothing to defend. Her negligence was obvious.

“It is our position that Gittler intentionally concealed information about Reaves’ death and the ensuing malpractice suit and settlement from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We are asking for her medical license to be rescinded or revoked because deception was used to obtain it.”

If the Indiana Attorney General’s office finds that Gittler committed perjury, she could be criminally charged.

“We cannot stand idly by while Gittler acts like Tonya Reaves’ death never happened. It was extremely disappointing when the Illinois medical board decided to place the lives of other women at risk by excusing Gittler of responsibility for taking Tonya’s life,” said Newman. “If Indiana decides to act, it won’t be perfect justice, but it will be something. Tonya deserves at least that.”

Read the Complaint Narrative, with links to documentation.