Planned Parenthood Hides Abortionist’s Name after Bungled Abortion Causes Woman to Deliver Dead Baby in Home Bathroom

By Cheryl Sullenger

Worcester, MA – A lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 5, 2018, against Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts by a woman who experienced a bungled late-term abortion that resulted in the birth of her presumably dead baby in her bathroom.

While the lawsuit names Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc. and the nurse practitioner, Rebecca Kreiger, there is no mention of the abortionist who started the two-day abortion. That’s because Planned Parenthood redacted his or her name from the woman’s medical records.

The lawsuit states:

On or about March 12, 2015, a doctor, whose name is redacted from the medical records and whose identity is unknown, performed the first step in a two-step abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Worcester by softening the cervix. [Emphasis added.]

“Everyone who receives medical treatment of any kind deserves to know the name of their provider. It’s unbelievable that Planned Parenthood decided to keep this woman in the dark by withholding that information from this her own medical record – after they failed to inform her of the risks of the type of abortion she was having,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The plaintiff, Celina Casas, has claimed she was never informed that there was a risk of vaginal delivery prior to her next appointment. The drug Misoprostol, also known as Cytotec, is usually used to soften the cervix prior to a multi-day abortion. However, Misoprostol does more than soften. It also induces unpredictable uterine contractions strong enough to expel a baby in the second trimester.

The following day, March 13, 2015, the complaint states that Casas began experiencing “sever labor type pains” and called Planned Parenthood for advice and instruction. She was only told to take the prescribed pain medication. She was never advised that the contractions could cause delivery, and she was never told to seek medical attention.

That night, Casas delivered her baby in her home’s bathroom. The lawsuit claims the incident caused her severe emotional and mental trauma. The suit also alleges that she suffered undefined “severe and permanent personal injuries.”

But what about the mystery abortionist, who appears to have been let off the hook by the lawsuit?

Operation Rescue has verified that Danielle M. Roncari currently serves as medical director of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc., but there’s no way to know if she was involved in Casas’ abortion.

The Worcester Planned Parenthood abortion facility has a long history of patient care problems, including emergency medical transports and two patient deaths. A complaint was also once filed alleging misuse of Cytotec, the drug that apparently caused the plaintiff’s ill-timed delivery. (Read documents pertaining to these and other incidents at

Operation Rescue will continue to monitor this case and will report back with updates.

Read the Complaint in Casas v. Planned Parenthood, et al

Denver Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Under DOJ Investigation Calls Ambulance for Injured Woman — Again

By Cheryl Sullenger

Denver, CO — The Stapleton Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Denver, Colorado, called for an ambulance on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to transport yet another abortion patient to the hospital. This is the six time such a medical emergency at this Planned Parenthood facility has been documented by Operation Rescue.

However, when radio traffic archives were searched, there was no record of an ambulance dispatch.

“It has been the policy of many Planned Parenthood abortion facilities to sidestep 911, which is the quickest way to get emergency help, and phone ambulance companies directly in an effort to keep any records of the medical emergency out of public records,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The ambulance arrived at the Denver Planned Parenthood around noon, loaded a female patient, and raced away from the abortion facility with lights flashing and sirens screaming.

Sidewalk counselors on the scene begged the injured mother to turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness.

This is the same Colorado Planned Parenthood facility featured in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. Abortionist Savita Ginde, who serves as Vice President and Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, which operates the Denver abortion facility, was seen identifying baby organs from a dismembered aborted baby that were floating in a glass dish.

“I know I’ve seen livers, I’ve seen stomachs, I know I’ve seen plenty of neural tissue. Usually you can see the whole brain come out usually,” said Ginde, gesturing with her arms to illustrate the way the brains spill out of the head.

“I think the ‘per item’ thing works a little better just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” Ginde concluded, indicating that arrangement would bring more money.

Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for illegally profiting from trafficking in human baby remains. Savita Ginde continues to work there, but there’s no word on whether she was involved in the recent medical emergency.

“The crop of abortionists now working at abortion facilities across the nation are the worst of the worst. The abortion industry is where disgraced doctors go when they can’t get a job anywhere else,” said Newman, who also served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “With the help of pro-life activists, we are attempting to gather as much documentation on medical emergencies at abortion facilities as possible to prove that abortion is not only fatal for the baby, but is more dangerous for the mother that Planned Parenthood wants you to believe.”

Operation Rescue encourages those who minister outside abortion facilities who witness medical emergencies to send photos, video, and incident details to us at

Final Supreme Court Briefs Filed in Newman v. NAF Seeking Cert in Gag Order Case


Washington, DC – A final reply brief has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, in a crucial case challenging an oppressive Federal Court gag order that is currently preventing the release of incriminating evidence against the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood to state and Federal law enforcement.

The case, Newman v. National Abortion Federation, is seeking a Writ of Certiorari from the Supreme Court, which would open the way for arguments before the full Court challenging the constitutionality of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a gag order.

Representing Newman is Jay Sekulow and a team of attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice. In an unrelated case, Seklow also represents President Donald Trump in the probe into so-called Russian collusion.

Newman v. NAF stemmed from a 2015 case, NAF v. Center for Medical Progress, in which the National Abortion Federation sued Newman in his capacity as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, along with other CMP members, in an effort to block the release of additional undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood, NAF executives, and middleman biotech companies discussing the buying and selling of aborted baby body parts for profit, which is illegal in the U.S.

An injunction blocking the release of further videos was granted, and that injunction is now the subject of Newman’s Supreme Court appeal. Twenty state attorneys general have joined in the appeal after being blocked from accessing evidence needed for investigations in their own states.

The undercover videos released by the CMP beginning in July 2015, launched two Congressional investigations and a number of state investigations into the illegal trafficking in human aborted baby remains. As a result, both a Senate and House committee issued criminal referrals to local, state, and federal authorities recommending investigation and prosecution for a broad spectrum of criminal conduct related to the illicit baby parts trade.

Newman’s attorneys argue that the Ninth Circuit gag order is unconstitutional since the Court erred in ruling that the undercover videos held no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. This completely ignored the two Congressional investigations that found ample evidence to issue the criminal referrals. The Ninth Circuit also ignored a $7.8 million settlement agreement reached in a lawsuit filed by the Orange County (CA) District Attorney against DaVinci Biosciences and DaVinci Biologics, which admitted it had procured aborted baby remains from Planned Parenthood for resale around the world. Those companies were forced to shut down as a result.

The Ninth Circuit further erred by enjoining individuals from voluntarily cooperating with government investigators.

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood, the NAF, and others involved in the profit-taking scheme.

“This case is critical and of national importance not only to our rights to Free Speech, but also to prevent corrupt or misguided courts from protecting criminals from prosecution by slapping an injunction on those who have evidence of their crimes,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue.

A decision from the Supreme Court on Newman’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari is expected to be issued by the Court on March 29, 2018.

Read Newman’s Final Reply Brief

Curtis Boyd Under Investigation by NM Medical Board in Abortion Patient’s Death

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM – A complaint filed by pro-life activist Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico has prompted the New Mexico Board of Medicine to initiate a board complaint in order to further investigate abortionist Curtis Boyd, 80, and his conduct during a late-term abortion complication that left Keisha Atkins, 23, dead on February 7, 2017.

In a letter from the New Mexico Medical Board dated March 2, 2018, Shaver was notified that a review by the Board’s Executive Committee determined that Shaver’s allegations warranted “further formal review to determine whether the licensee [Boyd] is in violation of the Medical Practices Act.”

Because the NMMB does not accept third-party complaints, the Board notified Shaver that it would initiate a board complaint in order to proceed with their investigation.

This abortion-related death is particularly troubling in light of a criminal investigation that is currently underway by the U.S. Department of Justice into Boyd’s Albuquerque late-term abortion business, Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) and the University of New Mexico (UNM). A U.S. House investigation found that UNM had aggressively worked to increase second and third trimester abortions at SWO, which, in turn, became UNM’s largest provider of aborted baby tissue and organs. The House investigative panel issued criminal referrals of SWO and UNM to the DOJ because it found that the SWO/UNM baby parts arrangement violates state and federal law.

Shaver learned of Atkins’ death in August 2017. She later obtained Adkin’s autopsy report along with a CAD printout of a 911 call placed by SWO on February 7, 2017 – the date of Adkin’s death. In consultation with Operation Rescue, it was found that both documents raised serious questions about the mishandling of Adkin’s medical emergency, and suspicions of an attempted cover-up.

“UNM and Boyd’s abortion business carry a lot of political power in New Mexico. It’s possible that cover up of Atkins’ true cause of death was politically initiated to keep the heat off Boyd who was already the target of a Federal investigation,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Atkins was estimated to be in her sixth month of pregnancy or later when she reported to Southwestern Women’s Options on January 31, 2017, to begin a four day late-term abortion procedure that was to be done by the elderly Boyd. Four days later, on February 3, 2017, Atkins returned to SWO for the completion of the abortion where she displayed labored breathing and signs of sepsis, a systemic, life-threatening infection.

An ambulance was called to transport Atkins from the abortion facility to UNM Medical Center for emergency treatment, but it was later cancelled. Atkins eventually was transported to UNM Medical Center by unknown means where she died hours later.

The autopsy suspiciously claimed Atkins’ pregnancy was the cause of her death, and that her pregnancy resulted in a fatal “pulmonary thromboembolism due to pregnancy.”

However, closer inspection of results within the autopsy report revealed that the patient’s cause of death was more likely attributable to a septic infection caused by repeated insertion and removal of laminaria dilators, along with the fact that she carried her dead baby for four days after Boyd initiated his or her death in the womb on the first day of the abortion procedure. It is also possible that unsanitary conditions or practices contributed to the development of sepsis.

That infection triggered the fatal onset of a clotting disorder called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), which resulted in internal organ hemorrhaging and pulmonary thromboembolism.

“We commend Tara Shaver and Abortion Free New Mexico for their diligent work in documenting this abortion patient death and the suspicious circumstances that surrounds it. The fact that the very liberal NMMB is pursuing an investigation into Boyd’s possible violations of the Medical Practice Act validates Shaver’s concerns and ours about his negligent conduct,” said Newman. “Keisha Atkins deserves justice and her family deserves closure. We are cautiously hopeful that this new investigation will accomplish both.”

Read the 3/2/2018 NNMB letter to Shaver.
Read Abortion Free New Mexico’s 3/8/2018 press release.
Read more information about Atkins’ death and her autopsy findings.

Planned Parenthood Accused of Breaking Ohio Parental Consent Law in Teen Abortion

By Cheryl Sullenger

Akron, Ohio – A complaint has been filed with the Ohio Attorney General’s office accusing an Akron Planned Parenthood office of violating laws requiring parental consent before a minor can receive an abortion, according to a document obtained by Operation Rescue.

The complaint form, which was received by Operation Rescue in an unredacted form, was filed on July 27, 2017, apparently filed by a parent who stated of Planned Parenthood, “They performed an abortion o[n] a 16-year-old without parental consent.”

Notations on the form indicated that the case was assigned to two different complaint specialists, who referred the case to Constituent Services on August 1, 2017. There was no further action noted.

OH Complaint PP Akron Redacted 2 by Cheryl Sullenger on Scribd

The Planned Parenthood center in Akron does not do abortions, but provides abortion referrals to their Bedford Heights office. The Akron center will also schedule abortion appointments over the phone for their Bedford Heights location.

“It is possible that the Akron Planned Parenthood was involved in the illegal abortion by referring or scheduling the young lady for an abortion at another Planned Parenthood facility that did not obtain parental consent,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Failing to obtain parental consent is not only against the law in Ohio, but it places minor girls at risk, particularly if they are the victims of child sexual abuse.

This complaint supports a growing body of evidence that Planned Parenthood has engaged in a nationwide pattern of ignoring parental consent and notification laws nationwide. These violations go hand-in-hand with the concealment of child sexual abuse, which is also a known Planned Parenthood practice.

“If the Ohio Attorney General’s office finds that Planned Parenthood did indeed break the parental consent laws for minors, it should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood must not be allowed to flout the law and behave as if they know better than parents, lawmakers, and prosecutors. This scofflaw attitude not only places minors in jeopardy, but is also an attack on the rights of parents and the rule of law. I hope the Ohio Attorney General’s office will bring a speedy prosecution.”