Cleveland Abortion Patient’s Death and Identity Confirmed

Pro-life leaders will conduct a press conference on Wednesday and are calling for an emergency suspension of Preterm’s abortion facility license.

Cleveland, OH – Operation Rescue has confirmed death and the identity of a patient of the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, who was transported to University Hospital Case Medical Center on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Lakisha Wilson, 22, a Black female, died after transport from the abortion clinic to the hospital. According to a statement released by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office:

Decedent was conveyed from 12000 Shaker Blvd., in Cleveland to University Hospitals Case Medical Center and arrived on 3-21-14 where she was treated, expired and was pronounced on 3-28-14.

An autopsy is being conducted and a cause of death is pending, however there is no doubt that her death was caused by the late-term abortion she received on March 21, 2014.

A press conference with further details will be held at the following time and location:

When: April 2, 2014, at 11:00 am Eastern
Where: Outside the Preterm Abortion Facility
12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120

Those participating include:

Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue
Denise Liepold, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio
Molly Smith, Cleveland Right to Life
Dr. Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union
Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath, Urban Outreach Director of Life Issues Institute, Inc.
Pastor Dale Henkle
Mark Harrington, Created Equal
(Partial Listing.)

Operation Rescue reported earlier that it had obtained 911 records that indicated a woman had died after an abortion at Preterm. Those records stated that she was “not breathing at all” and had suffered “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death.”

According to information gathered by Operation Rescue from those on the scene and who have been contacted by members of the woman’s family, Lakisha Wilson was in the later stages of pregnancy, and because of that was turned down by abortion clinics in Columbus and Akron.

She was said to have been brain dead at the time she arrived at the hospital, but was kept on life support for several days so that her organs could be harvested.

“We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Lakisha’s family for their devastating loss,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We have filed complaints with the Ohio Medical Board and with the Ohio Department of Health. We call on the ODH to immediately suspend Preterm’s clinic license pending a full investigation into Lakisha’s death.”

A screen shot of Lakisha Wilson’s death notice from Ohio.com is below.

Breaking! Kansas Board of Healing Arts Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling in Abortion Case

neuhaus-featuredTopeka, KS – Moments ago the Kansas Board of Healing Arts voted to appeal the ruling by Judge Franklin Theis to vacate the license revocation of abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus, a former associate of late-term abortionist George Tiller.

The Board held a special public meeting via conference call with a quorum of Board members. After a brief executive session to discuss recommendations from the board’s legal staff, the Board reconvened in public and voted to pursue the appeal. There were no votes registered against the motion to appeal.

“I am relieved that this rogue judge’s ruling will be appealed. If Neuhaus were to ever get her medical license back, her shoddy practices and arrogant belief that she is above the law would only serve to endanger the public once again,” said Cheryl Sullenger Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue who filed the original complaint against Neuhaus and Tiller in 2006.

Sullenger was present during today’s KSBHA hearing.

Tiller also faced active board charges at the time of his death in 2009 nearly identical to those that resulted in Neuhaus’ license revocation in 2012.

Neuhaus provided the second referrals that were necessary at the time in Kansas before post viability abortions could be done. The referrer had to determine whether the patient seeking a late-term abortions would suffer “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function if the pregnancy were to continue.

In the patients that were subject of the case, who all had abortions in 2003, Neuhaus said that all had mental health conditions that warranted late-term abortions. However, it was determined at her disciplinary hearing that she arrived at her diagnoses using a computer training program, “PsychManager Lite,” which accepted “yes or no” answers to sometimes complex questions, then calculated diagnoses based on those answers. Use of the program violated patient care standards.

In fact, there was no evidence whatsoever that Neuhaus ever personally interviewed at least one of the patients before arriving at a diagnosis.

“It’s clear from the record that late-term abortions were done in Kansas for years under false pretenses. There were no real ‘substantial and irreversible impairment’ risks to women. Diagnoses were simply fabricated to ensure that these very lucrative late-term abortions continued. That was a gross betrayal of the trust these young women placed in Neuhaus and Tiller. Kristin Neuhaus isn’t fit to practice medicine, and I think a fair-minded court of appeals — ruling on the law and without personal bias — will agree,” said Sullenger.

Neuhaus’ medical license has lapsed and was on “exempt” status prior to the revocation. He would have to reapply with the KSBHA in order to reactivate her license, which is unlikely now that the Board has voted to appeal Theis’ ruling.

Six Emergency Vehicles Swarm Boston Planned Parenthood During Medical Emergency

Boston, MA – Pro-life activists photographed two ambulances responding to a medical emergency at Planned Parenthood in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A patient was loaded into one of the ambulances and whisked away to a local hospital for emergency care.

During the incident, which was reported by Operation Rescue Boston, additional responders descending upon Planned Parenthood included a third EMT vehicle, a fire truck, and at least two Boston Police cruisers.

Bill Cotter of OR Boston reported that a “well-placed source” informed him that the woman “suffered an allergic reaction to an anesthetic.”

It is unknown whether the reaction was experienced before or after the abortion took place.

“It is outrageous that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics continue to injure women and kill children while masquerading as a legitimate health care provider,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Because Planned Parenthood receives over a half-billion dollars of tax-payer funds each year, this kind of quackery is indefensible. We renew our call to defund Planned Parenthood of all tax money, which is all that is keeping most of them open. If we want to stop abortion from hurting women and killing babies, pulling their public funding would probably do the trick.”

In separate incidents, pro-life activists documented ambulances transporting women from this same Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on September 5, 2012, July 7, 2012, and January 7, 2011. It is highly likely that more medical emergencies than this occurred at this location outside the presence of pro-life supporters.

Planned Parenthood of Boston has been the subject of lawsuits and other actions. Operation Rescue has acquired dozens of documents reflecting their problems that can be viewed at AbortionDocs.org.

Click to read about other abortion-related medical emergencies reported by Operation Rescue.