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911 Recordings Reveal Two Serious Injuries in One Day at Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kettering, OH – Two 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that two separate abortion patients were hospitalized within three hours on December 11, 2014, after suffering serious injuries at Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility owned by the notorious Martin Haskell. Women’s Med Center is located in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio.

The Women’s Med Center was not equipped to treat either of the life-threatening complications that women experienced that day.

The first call for help came at 12:16 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014. A 23-year old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital suffering from uncontrolled vaginal bleeding.

During the call, laughing men can be heard clearly in the background. Operation Rescue was unable to determine whether the laughing occurred inside the abortion facility or at the 911 dispatch center. However, during a 911 call placed by Haskell on March 28, 2012, he can be heard laughing at a dispatcher’s offer of further emergency instructions while another patient suffered life-threatening seizures.

The second 911 call placed on December 11 came at 3:10 p.m. The 29-year old patient was suffering from abdominal pain, a symptom that often indicates serious internal injuries, such as uterine perforation or hemorrhage.

The abortionist on duty that day was Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s who has beene involved with other abortion-related injuries. She also works for Planned Parenthood.

On February 29, 2012, Kade lost her unrestricted privileges at Christ Hospital and currently holds no privileges with any other hospital facility.

“Kade was apparently having a very bad day and the ones who suffered for it were the young women who entrusted her with their lives, only to be dumped on the local hospital emergency room physicians when things went south,” said Newman. “This is a case in point for why hospital privileges and transfer agreements are so critically important. They ensure that there is continuity of care and weed out incompetent abortionists who cannot meet the hospital’s high standards.”

Kade has been involved in other abortion abuses. In 2007, while working at Planned Parenthood, Kade was sued by parents whose then thirteen-year old daughter was impregnated by her soccer coach. Kade gave the young girl an abortion without obtaining parental consent or reporting the suspected incidence of child sexual abuse.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Health won a lengthy legal battle to shut down Haskell’s Sharonville abortion facility for failing to maintain a required hospital transfer agreement or valid variance.

Currently, Haskell’s facility has no valid hospital transfer agreement as required for licensing, but continues to operate in Kettering while his application for license and variance renewal is pending.

“The Ohio Department of Health should refuse to renew the facility license of Haskell’s Kettering abortion clinic for the same reasons it shut down his Sharonville operation,” said Newman. “Women continue to suffer life-threatening abortion complications without the guarantee that they will receive adequate or timely treatment. Ohio authorities shouldn’t wait until someone dies before taking action to protect women.”

Double Trouble: Ambulances Transport Two Women in One Day from Haskell’s Dayton Late-term Abortion Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kettering, Ohio – Local pro-life activists have informed Operation Rescue that yesterday, December 11, 2014, two ambulances were called to Martin Haskell’s infamous late-term abortion facility, Women’s Med Center in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio.

The ambulances each transported one woman to a nearby hospital where neither Haskell nor his hired abortionists hold hospital privileges. Their conditions are currently unknown. Photos of the two ambulances, one showing clinic personnel attempting to shield a gurney with an umbrella, were provided to Operation Rescue by Bob Skovgard.

“This is the fifth medical emergency we have documented at Haskell-operated abortion facilities in the past two years,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “It is clear that the lives of women are being routinely placed in jeopardy by Women’s Med Center staff. The State of Ohio should move quickly to deny renewal of Haskell’s facility license and shut down this abortion clinic before further tragedy strikes.”

According to Ohio law, abortion facilities must maintain a valid transfer agreement with a local hospital to meet licensing qualifications. However, Haskell could not qualify for such an agreement. Instead, he has operated his Women’s Med Center, which does abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy, on a variance granted by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Earlier this year, Haskell’s second abortion facility located in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, was forced to close after he exhausted his legal appeals of an ODH closure order.

“There is a history of problems with this particular ambulatory surgery facility and operator,” an ODH spokeswoman told the Cincinnati Enquirer in January. “The agency no longer has confidence that this ambulatory surgery facility will take necessary steps to operate in accordance with regulations.”

Those problems persist at Haskell’s Kettering facility. Currently approval of Haskell’s variance renewal application is under review.

Haskell has a long history of medical emergencies at the Kettering facility, including one incident on August 16, 2012, where a 37-year old patient suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging after an abortion.

Operation Rescue, along with local activists, are continuing to seek additional information about yesterday’s two medical emergencies.

Symbol of Victory: Haskell’s Sharonville Abortion Building For Sale

By Cheryl Sullenger

Sharonville, OH – For those who have been actively opposing abortion for a number of years, reading a recently-posted Internet ad offering a non-descript commercial building for sale in the Cincinnati suburbs is almost an emotional experience.

Last week, the infamous Ohio late-term abortionist Martin Haskell put his Sharonville abortion building up for sale.

“This is a sign of victory for those of us who fought for years to close Haskell’s abortion notorious late-term abortion mills,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The ‘for sale’ ad for his Sharonville abortion facility is proof that united efforts to expose wrongdoing in the abortion cartel, enact laws and demand enforcement can work to make a community abortion free, no matter how strong or powerful an abortion business appears.”

For 32 years, Haskell has operated his nationally-known abortion facility in the Cincinnati area. While he also operates another abortion clinic in the Dayton area that specializes in the grisly late-term abortion procedures that he helped develop, Cincinnati is the city Haskell calls home and the clinic he operated there for over three decades was his daily place of business, making that location especially significant.

Once located near a large university campus, in 2010 Haskell moved his Women’s Med Center abortion clinic to a more modern office in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville. That move angered local residents and neighboring medical professionals, who were offended that Haskell had moved his abortion business to their community. Even the mayor of Sharonville declared Haskell’s facility a Danger to the public” and worked diligently to close Haskell’s operation in his town.

“We saw the Sharonville community unite with state and national pro-life groups to expose wrong-doing at Haskell’s abortion facility and work through the system to bring his business to a close,” said Newman. “Just a few years ago, no one would have thought closing Haskell’s abortion headquarters was even possible. Today, it is reality. Within four years of his relocation to Sharonville, Haskell is out of business there. It’s an amazing testimony to the success of unified, goal-oriented pro-life work.”

Haskell’s downfall was a law that requires abortionists to maintain transfer agreements with local hospitals in the event of medical emergencies. Haskell was not able to obtain such an agreement, yet was allowed to operate for years on a variance that excused him from the safety requirement as long as he maintained an approved agreement with at least two other physicians who could provide hospital care to women seriously injured during Haskell abortions.

Not only did Operation Rescue document a number of ambulances at Haskell facilities and publish incriminating 911 recordings obtains through public records requests, but their research uncovered the fact that the physicians with which he had emergency care agreements were a troubled lot that had suffered discipline in neighboring states and/or had been sued for medical malpractice numerous times.

After altering his emergency agreements without the required approval of the Ohio Department of Health, earlier this year Haskell’s variance renewal was denied and his facility license revoked. Haskell sued to overturn the revocation, but his last defeat in court in August finally forced him to halt abortions in Sharonville.

“The system provides pro-life supporters ample tools to end abortion. Demanding the enforcement of existing laws that we all know abortionists will never obey can end abortion no matter who sits in the White House or what the composition of the Supreme Court might be,” said Newman, who recently published a book, Abortion Free, which outlines how to use peaceful, legal means to shut down abortion businesses.

Currently, Haskell continues to operate his Dayton clinic on a variance similar to the one that was denied in Sharonville. Approval of his most recent variance renewal is pending.

“We will keep praying and working to close Haskell’s remaining abortion facility. Even though shutting down Haskell’s late-term abortion business once seemed an unattainable dream, we know that it can be done, and the ‘for sale’ ad posted for his Sharonville office is an encouraging sign that proves it.”