Video: Planned Parenthood Strikes Again!

By Cheryl Sullenger

Mobile, AL — Another Planned Parenthood patient has been transported by ambulance to a local emergency room, this time in Mobile, Alabama.

According to emergency radio communications obtained by Operation Rescue, an ambulance was called to the Mobile Health Center Planned Parenthood on Thursday, February 23, 2017. An ambulance was dispatched at 1:23 p.m. for a 25-year old female patient who was 10 weeks pregnant who was experiencing vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain.

The ambulance reported to the back entrance of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility and took just nine minutes to evaluate her before transporting to a nearby hospital. When emergency responders and clinic workers emerged from the abortion office with the gurney, the patient appeared to be curled up at the bottom of the gurney covered completely by a blanket or sheet.

“This is the truth about Planned Parenthood that the mainstream fake media will never tell you,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Planned Parenthood’s legacy is wounded women and dead babies.”

The Mobile Health Center Planned Parenthood has a history of failed health inspections, including a 2016 report that cited the facility for numerous violations, including:

• Failure of staff to wash their hands.
• Failure to observe other infection control practices.
• Failure to observe post-op patients for emergency complications.
• Failure to maintain equipment used in patient care.
• Expired drugs and syringes.
• Ceiling tile missing or falling down and holes in the walls.

Last week, Operation Rescue released a compilation video in support of defunding Planned Parenthood that showed 18 medical emergencies requiring ambulance transport from Planned Parenthood abortion facilities over the past year. The most recent patient injury in Mobile only punctuates the need to halt the half-billion in federal tax revenue that currently flows to Planned Parenthood.

“We cannot in good conscience continue to financially prop up a business that maims and kills vulnerable women and innocent babies,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood is perfectly capable of raising their own money, but for them, it’s really all about greed. They simply do not need American taxpayers to bear the financial burden of their barbaric and immoral practices.”

Watch related video: “Life or Death Reasons to #DefundPlannedParenthood.”

Watch: Life or Death Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – As Congress prepares to vote on legislation that would halt tax payments to Planned Parenthood, a new video showing the urgent need to defund America’s largest abortion provider has been released by Operation Rescue.

The video shows 18 ambulances that have responded to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities over the past year to transport patients suffering medical emergencies to local emergency rooms. It also contains a clip from a tragic 911 call involving a patient death, along with documentation that the woman’s fatal abortion took place at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Michigan.

The medical emergencies show serious, life-threatening abortion complications, including hemorrhage, severe pain, and seizures.

“We understand that the incidents shown in the video represent just a fraction of life-threatening abortion complications that women experience because of Planned Parenthood,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If they want to maim and kill women along with their babies — something the majority of Americans find abhorrent — it certainly shouldn’t be done with the blessing of our hard-earned tax dollars.”

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year in government funding. Operation Rescue supports a Republican plan to reallocate that amount to women’s health programs that do not supply abortions, so no one will go without necessary health care.

A vote on defunding Planned Parenthood is expected very soon, perhaps as early as next week.

Operation Rescue urges pro-life supporters to contact their Congressmen and Senators immediately and tell them to #DefundPlanned Parenthood as soon as possible.

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Pro-Life Groups Want Birmingham Planned Parenthood Closed, Cite Failed Health Inspection

By Cheryl Sullenger

Birmingham, AL – A pro-life group is calling on the Alabama Department of Public Health to shut down the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Birmingham after serious infection control issues and other violations were uncovered there.

The CEC for Life, led by Fr. Terry Gensemer, held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss 15-pages of deficiencies found at the Planned Parenthood facility during a September 23, 2016, state health inspection.

Genesmer noted that Planned Parenthood is a repeat offender, and cited a long history of health and safety issues at the Birmingham abortion facility.

“In 2010, this facility was placed on a year-long probation after failing to report cases of statutory rape. In 2012, it was sued for negligence when their abortionist performed a surgical abortion on a woman with an ectopic pregnancy, rendering her infertile. In 2014, its own employees were caught selling abortifacients out of the parking lot. How many chances is ADPH willing to give this dangerous facility, and how many women will have to pay the price? This facility has shown no regard for the lives of their patients or the regulations of the state they wish to operate in. They should be shut down immediately, not given another free pass,” said Fr. Gensemer.

Among the most serious violations found in the 2016 deficiency report were a failure of staff to wash hands between patients and a failure to properly sterilize surgical instruments. This exposure to contamination put women at risk of infection and disease.

Inspectors also discovered that the abortion facility failed to maintain documentation as to whether five employees were ever screened for highly infectious diseases, such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B.

Shoddy record keeping was also a serious issue with incomplete records found in 13 of 22 medical charts reviewed.

Two abortion patient charts contained ultrasound images that belonged to other patients. In others, abortionists failed to note whether the baby was considered viable, or how abortion drugs were administered to patients.

There was also no record many patients were ever given the name and phone number of an on-call physician in the event of an emergency.

Operation Rescue joins the CEC for Life is seeking permanent closure of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Birmingham.

“If Planned Parenthood can’t be trusted to sterilize surgical instruments or wash hands, it can’t be trusted at all – and it certainly shouldn’t be trusted with our tax dollars,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The fact that this facility over a long period of time has never been able to comply with the law shows it is too dangerous to operate and should be shut down for good.”

Newman also says that the Birmingham Planned Parenthood’s history of violations and recidivism make a powerful argument for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood as soon as possible.

“If Planned Parenthood is so incompetent that it can’t clean up or even get the right woman’s paperwork into her files, we shouldn’t be paying for that incompetence with our tax money,” said Newman.

Read the full Birmingham Planned Parenthood deficiency report.