911: Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Dumps Unresponsive, Epileptic Patient on Hospital

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cincinnati, OH – Planned Parenthood’s Cincinnati abortion clinic has dumped an epileptic patient suffering a medical emergency on a hospital that refused to grant it a hospital transfer agreement.

Emergency 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue related to a February 20, 2015, incident indicate that a 38-year old pregnant patient suffered seizures and was unresponsive.

The Planned Parenthood worker at first told the 911 dispatcher that the woman had no history of seizures, then corrected herself and indicated the patient had a medical history of seizures and suffered an episode just four months prior.

The patient was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for which Planned Parenthood holds no valid transfer agreement.

Last year, the Ohio Department of Health sent Planned Parenthood a letter noting that because it failed to produce a hospital transfer agreement, it did not meet the requirements for licensing under Ohio law. It informed the abortion facility of its intent to deny licensure, which would have forced Planned Parenthood to shut down their Cincinnati clinic.

No hospital in the Cincinnati area would grant a transfer agreement to Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

Planned Parenthood sued the state to challenge the Constitutionality of the hospital transfer requirement, but later withdrew the suit after the Ohio Department of Health relented and issued a license even though they remained in non-compliance.

Instead, Planned Parenthood operates under a variance in which it has an agreement with three other physicians to provide emergency care to it patients suffering live-threatening conditions or complications. However, the physicians named in the variance, David Schwartz and Michael Drasnik have long histories of malpractice and negligence.

“Planned Parenthood operates a facility in Cincinnati that is ill-equipped to handle medical emergencies, making it an act of negligence to even consider treating high-risk patients like epileptics, especially without a valid transfer agreement in place,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is irresponsible for Planned Parenthood to continue to risk women’s lives.”

Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director is Timothy Scott Kress, who was convicted of six drug-related felonies in 1999 and was ordered to seek treatment for substance addiction and abuse involving codine, Soma, and Demerol. Kress admitted that he staged break-ins at a pharmacy where he was employed, and “diluted the pharmacy’s remaining stock of injectable Demerol, in an attempt to cover up his thefts.” His Ohio medical license was revoked in October, 1999, due to his criminal behavior, but was unfortunately reinstated on a conditional basis in 2000.

“The fact that Kress is in charge of all so-called ‘medical care’ at Planned Parenthood is certainly more cause for alarm,” said Newman. “This is another example of the abortion cartel hiring from the bottom of the barrel. Putting Kress in an abortion clinic where he has access to many of the same drugs to which he has been addicted makes about as much sense as hiring an alcoholic to pull the night shift a the liquor store.”

A transfer agreements and physician hospital privileges ensure that women suffering live-threatening medical emergencies receive continuity of care without delays once they reach the hospital. The agreements ensure that the emergency room staff will have access to communication with the abortionist and patient medical records.

“So often, we have seen abortionists just dump suffering women onto emergency room personnel without records or communication, leaving hospital staff in the dark about a patient’s condition and previous treatment,” said Newman. “This delays care in situations where minutes can mean the difference between life and death.”

St. Louis Planned Parenthood Patient Wailing and Grimacing in Pain Transported by Ambulance

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO — For the 28th time less than six years, a patient of the Central West End Health Center of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency care that could not be provided by Planned Parenthood.

The Coalition for Life in St. Louis posted numerous photographs of the March 7, 2015, incident showing a white woman wearing a standard hospital gown who was grimacing in pain while being wheeled from the abortion facility to the awaiting ambulance.

“The woman had blonde hair, appeared to be about in her thirties, was extremely pale and could be heard audibly wailing,” reported Kenneth Capps, a Coalition for Life volunteer, who witnessed the event.

According to Capps, a fire truck and emergency response crew were the first to arrive at around 2:20 p.m. Fifteen minutes later, an ambulance was on the scene to assist. Finally, 25 minutes after the first responders arrived at Planned Parenthood, the woman was brought out of the abortion facility, loaded into the ambulance, and rushed away.

“Unfortunately, we may never know any more about this medical emergency since the St. Louis Fire Department is refusing to comply with public records laws and continues to conceal 911 records involving abortion-related emergencies at Planned Parenthood,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Operation Rescue sued the St. Louis Fire Department last year in an effort to obtain 911 records originating from Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Operation Rescue had been provided 57 records, hinting that there were many more emergencies at Planned Parenthood that have so far been documented. However, the records, consisting of supposed Computer Aided Dispatch printout, were so heavily redacted that even the dates of the incidents had been erased.

“It is obvious that there are serious safety concerns at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis and that those concerns are being compounded by the apparent willingness of city officials to cover up for them,” said Newman. “Our lawsuit is proceeding and we are confident that we will prevail in the end.”

The Central West End Health Center of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis is the last remaining abortion facility in that state.

Read about previous medical emergencies at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

Abortionist Places Bizarre 911 Call With Shocking Ending

By Cheryl Sullenger

Salem, Oregon – Operation Rescue has received an audio file through a Freedom of Information Act request containing a bizarre 911 call placed by a Planned Parenthood abortionist in Salem, Oregon, who appears to have actually further endangered an injured 21-year old abortion patient by trying to hide the seriousness of her injuries.

Abortionist Valerie J. King, 55, placed the call at 1:03 pm on November 14, 2014, from the Salem Planned Parenthood abortion facility, with which the dispatcher seemed to be well familiar.

King’s odd behavior and unusual drawl raised speculation that she may have been chemically or otherwise impaired at the time of the abortion. She spent most of three-minute call trying to persuade the dispatcher that the patient was “really fine” and just needed to go to the hospital for an exploratory laparoscopy.

That comment alone raised red flags. Usually abortion patients do not require an exploratory laparoscopy unless the abortionist is trying to determine the extent of internal injuries.

King volunteered to the dispatcher, “So she’s conscious, she’s alert, she’s breathing. She’s fine. She’s really fine. She’s ambulatory. She’s – everything!”

King declined Advanced Life Support assistance, and asked only for a Basic Life Support response. Basic Life Support is used for injuries that do not require invasive medical intervention.

It wasn’t until the last seconds of the call when King shockingly defined her understanding of the words “really fine.”

After the dispatcher asked if there was anything else she should know, King blurted out, “Uh — I don’t — She’s immediately post abortion and had a perforation of her uterus.”

In reality, a perforated uterus represents a life-threatening medical emergency.

Women have died from such injuries suffered during abortions. A case in point is Tonya Reaves, 24, who died at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chicago in July, 2012. Reaves’ abortionist, Mandy Gittler, perforated her uterus then left her bleeding internally for over 5 hours before calling an ambulance to transport her to the hospital. By then it was too late, and Reaves died from massive blood loss.

Fortunately, Operation Rescue was able to confirm that King’s injured abortion patient somehow survived her injuries.

“This woman was very lucky not to end up on a cold slab in the morgue, but we know that there are a long list of other abortion patients who were not so fortunate,” said Newman. “It appears that King was trying to conceal the truth about how serious her patient’s injuries really were, but by downplaying them, she may have delayed her patient in getting the emergency care she needed. That is completely unacceptable conduct, and we will be forwarding our concerns about King and Planned Parenthood to the Oregon Medical Board.”