Emergency Transport of Abortion Patient Delayed by Evasive Caller and Distracted Dispatcher

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS — The emergency transport of an abortion patient in “urgent” condition to a local hospital was needlessly delayed by an intentionally vague abortion clinic worker and a distracted 911 dispatcher. This incident took place at South Wind Women’s Center abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15, 2016.

Operation Rescue obtained 911 records that indicate a patient was in need of emergency transport to Wesley Medical Center, a nearby hospital. She was transported Code Yellow, which means she was an urgent patient, but not necessarily in a life-threatening situation.

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Such calls usually require lights and sirens, but the caller from South Wind told the dispatcher that they were not needed.

There was essentially no sense of urgency shown for the patient in the 911 recording. The dispatcher is heard interrupting the abortion facility caller and having her wait while the dispatcher handled radio traffic with firefighters on unrelated and seemingly non-emergency calls.

The South Wind employee only noted that the patient was in stable condition, but never answered questions about what happened to her.

“Well, the patient is in stable condition, but the doctor feels that it’s indicated for her to be transported,” the South Wind caller said.

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The South Wind employee seemed concerned about how long it would take the ambulance to arrive, making the delay in dispatching units even more concerning.

“Listening to the 911 recording, it seems like getting the patient urgently-needed emergency care in a timely manner was an afterthought with both the clinic worker and the dispatcher,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The abortion caller was focused on not revealing too much about the patient’s condition, while the dispatcher was more concerned about water in the street.”

South Wind recently built a nine-foot tall fence around the property and put in a new automatic gate on the north side of the building so ambulances could avoid pro-life supporters who offer help to women at the main west gate.

“We have caught this abortion business engaging in deceptive behavior in the past. Now they are acting like they have even more to hide,” said Newman.

In 2011, the legislature passed an abortion facility licensing law that would have prevented this clinic from ever opening. Because that law has been stuck in a county court for five long years – with no end in sight — South Wind has never been inspected and remains outside of any oversight authority.

“The fact that Attorney General Derek Schmidt has dragged his feet on this law for five years is unconscionable. He is ultimately responsible for every women that is hurt by the South Wind abortion clinic,” said Newman. “It is a source of shame for an administration that claims to be pro-life.”

Please contact Attorney General Derek Schmidt and demand that he defend the 2011 abortion facility licensing law before someone dies at an unaccountable abortion business.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt
Voice: 1-888-428-8436
E-Mail Web Form: Click Here.

Abortion Cartel is Hating on Troy Newman and Operation Rescue

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS — Within the past 24 hours, the Abortion Cartel has launched a coordinated attack against Troy Newman and Operation Rescue, calling for Sen. Ted Cruz to “fire” Troy Newman as Co-Chair of his Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition.

The letter, published by the militant left-wingers at People for the American Way, was signed by PFAW President Michael Keegan, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens.

The group of radical abortion promoters falsely accuses Newman of “violent extremism” and “history of violent rhetoric and harassment toward women’s health providers,” among other spurious allegations.

However, Newman and Operation Rescue has a long and fully documented history of peaceful activism and denouncing of violence against abortionists.

What Planned Parenthood and their cohorts call “violent rhetoric” is really a discussion of Old Testament Bible verses taken out of context. What they call “harassment” is peaceful activism that is completely protected by the First Amendment.

But Planned Parenthood and their cronies have a vested interest in attacking Newman. He served as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, which released undercover videos that exposed its involvement in the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts.

In fact, Planned Parenthood sued Newman and CMP head David Daleiden in Federal Court under anti-racketeering laws and the abortion giant is now battling a motion to dismiss their ridiculous suit filed by and Daleiden’s attorneys as well as a motion to dissolve an injunction that has kept hundreds of hours of incriminating undercover videos from being released to the public.

Attacking the messenger is the only way they have to try to discredit the hefty volume of evidence against them. This most recent attack is all about manipulating the public’s perception against those who exposed Planned Parenthood in order to deflect attention from their own crimes.

It is also a feeble attempt to hurt the presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz, who they know will seek to enforce the laws against them.

The PFAW attack letter was followed almost instantaneously by articles continuing the attack and repeating their falsehoods, which were published by the Huffington Post, Politico, Right Wing Watch, and even Glamour Magazine, among others.

Not one of these publications bothered to reach out to Newman or Operation Rescue’s staff for their response.

Newman’s position on abortion-related violence is clear. He denounces violence against abortion providers as well as the violence perpetrated by the Abortion Cartel against innocent babies in the womb and their mothers.

In the meantime, Operation Rescue staff is taking extra precautions at their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, which has been vandalized numerous times by abortion supporters. Newman and members of Operation Rescue’s staff have received hundreds of death threats from the pro-abortion crowd over the years – threats ginned up by the false accusations of abortion supporters who irresponsibly fling their lies across the Internet.

A fuller statement on Operation Rescue’s position denouncing abortion violence is easily accessible to anyone who can read here: Operation Rescue’s Non-Violent History is a Matter of Public Record.

Briefs Seek to Dissolve Injunction on Baby Parts Videos and Dismiss Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit against Pro-Life Leaders


San Francisco, CA — A flurry of motions and briefs have been filed by attorneys on behalf of the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, Troy Newman, and other defendants in two federal suits that were brought by the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood for the purpose of blocking the further release of videos obtained during an undercover journalistic study on the illegal sale of aborted baby parts.

“If the Planned Parenthood and the NAF lawsuits could be characterized as ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in response to the incriminating CMP videos, these motions and briefs would represent ‘The Return of the Jedi,’” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue. “This puts the defendants on the offensive and seeks to clear the way for the release of additional evidence against both abortion organizations obtained through the CMP’s undercover investigation.”

Newman, who is President of Operation Rescue and was a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, is being ably represented in both cases by the American Center for Law and Justice.

A motion to dismiss the Planned Parenthood suit has been filed on behalf of all defendants in that case, including Daleiden and Newman, by an impressive team of attorneys with Life Legal Defense Foundation, the Thomas More Society, and the American Center for Law and Justice, among others.

The motion argues that Planned Parenthood’s attempt to use RICO, a Federal statute that is meant to curtail racketeering and organized crime, is baseless and violates the defendants’ free speech rights.

Also filed on behalf of Daleiden and Newman is an Appellate Brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the National Abortion Federation case. That brief argues that an injunction issued by Federal District Judge William Orrick violates the free speech rights of journalists and should be lifted. It criticizes Judge Orrick’s negative commentary he videos.

The brief argues in part:

The court impugned Appellants’ undercover journalism as “fraud,” contrary to precedents holding that undercover investigation is not “fraud” and merits First Amendment protection. The court effectively unsealed its own commentary on the enjoined materials while prohibiting any other speaker from reviewing or addressing them, thus privileging its own viewpoint and shielding its reasoning from public scrutiny.

Also recently filed are six Amicus briefs supporting the pro-life defendants and one neutral brief filed by a group of law professors that discuss the serious issues related to the First Amendment in this case. Groups filing Amicus briefs supporting Daleiden and Newman include:

American Catholic Lawyers Association
Charlotte Lozier Institute
Justice and Freedom Fund
Law Firm of Peace | Crowell
Attorney Generals of 14 states
Susan B. Anthony List
Several Members of Congress

Contrary to media reports that the videos have been discredited, an independent forensic analysis has confirmed that the CMP videos are authentic, not deceptive in any way, and present the speakers’ conversations in an accurate manner.

“These cases are a desperate attempt by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation to keep over 500 hours of previously unreleased videos from seeing the light of day. They know if the rest of the evidence comes out, they will be incriminated beyond all doubt,” said Sullenger. “Planned Parenthood and their friends at the NAF have a lot to hide, and as we have seen, they aren’t afraid to lie to the American people to cover up the truth. I am confident that when all the facts are revealed, David Daleiden, Troy Newman, and the work of the Center for Medical Progress will be vindicated and those responsible for profiting from the illegal sale aborted baby remains will be punished.”