Abortionist Who Was Accused of Rape and Forced Abortion Fails to Report Horrific Botched Abortion

“Every woman in Florida should be protesting him.” -Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue

By Cheryl Sullenger

Fort Lauderdale, FL – A recent complaint-based inspection report from All Women’s Clinic, an abortion facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, reveals a badly botched 20-week abortion that required the patient to be transported to a local hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

Inspectors found the complaint to be “unsubstantiated,” but in the process of their investigation, they discovered the horrific abortion injury, which was referred to in the report as a deficiency “associated” with the complaint.

All Women’s Clinic was cited on February 16, 2018, for failure to report the serious injury to the Agency for Health Care Administration within 10 days of the incident, as required.

Operation Rescue has confirmed that Theodor Lehrer is the lone abortionist at All Women’s Clinic. Since no other abortionist works there, Lehrer would have been the one who conducted the botched abortion procedure noted in the citation.

The one-page report was heavily redacted but still revealed alarming details of the two-day abortion procedure conducted on a 20-week pregnant woman described only as “Patient #1.”

According to the report, at 10:30 a.m. on an unknown (redacted) date, four laminaria dilators were removed from Patient #1. Five minutes later, the final stage of the dismemberment abortion process began.

In an interview with the health inspector, Lehrer admitted that at some point during the abortion he realized he had pulled out bowel tissue and suspected that another body part, which was redacted from the report, had suffered possible damage. He told the inspector that he immediately halted the procedure and contacted 911. Lehrer apparently accompanied the injured woman to the Broward General Medical Center where he holds hospital privileges. There, he assisted a hospital surgeon in repairing the torn uterus while the surgeon repaired her damaged bowel.

The report further stated, “During the interview, the Physician explains that ‘Patient #1 received a [redacted] due to the perforation.’” While there is no way to know for sure what the redacted word is, the need for a hysterectomy would be consistent with the injuries noted in the inspection report.

The inspector found that All Women’s Clinic reported serious complications biannually instead of within 10 days as prescribed by law. The complication log maintained by the abortion facility lacked important information such as the date, names of patients, and details of the injuries.

Six abortion injuries were noted on the ill-kept log, including Patient #1’s botched abortion.

However, this was not the first time Lehrer failed to report a serious injury in a timely manner or had other run-ins with the law.

A previous inspection report dated August 31, 2010, revealed an almost identical incident to the one cited on February 16, 2018. Lehrer once again perforated a patient’s uterus and transported her to the Broward General Medical Center for emergency surgery, but failed to report it within ten days.

When asked about why he failed to report, Lehrer claimed he had been sick on the day the report was due.

All Women’s Clinic also failed inspections conducted in May 2013 and September 2014 for ill-maintained equipment, poor recovery room care, non-existent emergency protocols, and for conducting second trimester abortions in a facility licensed only for abortions in the first trimester. It was also fined $200 on June 15, 2015, for failing to file required monthly pregnancy termination reports.

But there is more to Lehrer’s disturbing background that should have disqualified him from practicing medicine long ago.

In April 1988, Lehrer was arrested and released on $50,000 bond for raping and forcing an abortion on his wife. News reports explained the grisly details. After she declined to have sex with him due to her pregnancy-related sickness, he handcuffed her on the bed, dragged her into the bathroom, and forcibly raped her after which he aborted their 11-to-14-week old pre-born baby. She notified the police, then spent two days in a hospital where a physician confirmed that she had been pregnant and that an abortion had occurred, according to reports.

An April 29, 1988, Miami Herald article stated that Lehrer admitted to raping his wife, but denied giving her an abortion. [Read the shocking article.]

Judge J. Bart Budetti, who oversaw Lehrer’s criminal case was appalled by the allegations. “If in fact this occurred and this person is a physician, it’s beyond comprehension,” he told the Miami Herald.

In addition to criminal charges, a complaint was filed with the Florida Medical Board, but both cases were later dropped when Lehrer’s wife was unable to testify due her battle with Hodgkin’s disease coupled with her emotional state.

“I doubt if any woman would walk into that abortion facility if she understood Lehrer’s history of botched abortions, or how he was arrested for brutally raping his pregnant wife then forcing an abortion on her. Every woman in Florida should be protesting him,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This man has caused a lot of human misery in his life. It’s a shame the authorities haven’t taken action to shut him down. I pray that by bringing this troubling information to the public, it will cause a backlash that will close his horrific abortion business for good.”

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.”

68th Ambulance Arrives at St. Louis Planned Parenthood while City Council Considers a Buffer Zone Restricting Pro-Life Speech

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO – Saturdays are usually very busy days at abortion facilities, such as the Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri, and Saturday February 24, 2018, was no different.

But that day, as a group of young pro-life activists from a Students for Life group prayed on the sidewalk outside the abortion facility, an ambulance arrived and transported a Planned Parenthood patient to the hospital.

What was so significant about this ambulance sighting was that it represents the sixty-eighth time an ambulance has transported a patient from this abortion facility since mid-2009. This makes the RHS Planned Parenthood among the worst in the nation for abortion patient safety.

According to the activists on the scene, the ambulance arrived and left without the use of lights and sirens – an observation that may be significant. Last year the Missouri legislature passed a new law that makes it a crime for an abortion facility employee to request that an ambulance run without lights and sirens because silent running actually delays the arrival of emergency help.

Whether that was the case during the Saturday incident remains unknown since 911 audio recordings, which are public in most places, are blocked from release to the public by the St. Louis Fire Department.

This incident comes as the City of St. Louis is attempting to pass an ordinance that would create a buffer zone around the facility. This would make meaningful communication with abortion-bound women nearly impossible for pro-life activists.

Last year, the City of St. Louis declared itself a “sanctuary city for abortion,” an action meant to destroy pro-life pregnancy centers by forcing them to hire pro-abortion activists and refer women for abortions under threat of prosecution or other legal action.

While the Constitutionality of that “sanctuary” ordinance is being challenged in court, the City Council is taking their pro-abortion bias a step further with the proposed buffer zone law in an attempt to silence those who offer help to women outside of Planned Parenthood.

The most recent medical emergency only highlights the need for pro-life activists outside the Planned Parenthood to offer practical assistance to abortion-bound women. It is the last opportunity to reach out to these women and help them avoid the needless deaths of their pre-born babies, and perhaps escape serious injury for themselves.

Historically, most abortion facility buffer zone laws do not hold up in court because they violate the First Amendment rights speakers and their audiences, but challenges can take years and be very costly. It is better for these unjust laws never to be enacted.

“The City of St Louis has made it clear that pro-life speech is not welcome in that city. Now they want to make sure effective, life-saving pro-life speech isn’t allowed there by making it a criminal act,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Silencing speech is not the American way. It is the way of totalitarians who want to lock down any ideas that they don’t like. In this case, silencing pro-life speech means the death of more babies. It must be opposed and exposed.”

A vote is expected on the St. Louis buffer zone ordinance on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Learn more about the St. Louis Planned Parenthood:

Health Inspections Reports: St. Louis Planned Parenthood ISN’T Safe – or Clean
Planned Parenthood Abortionist on Hand Washing: Is That a New Standard?
View Planned Parenthood’s profile on AbortionDocs.org.

Woman Transported by Ambulance (Again) from Planned Parenthood’s Flagship Abortion Facility

New York City, NY – An African-American woman was transported by ambulance from the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood abortion facility on February 15, 2018. This is the tenth medical emergency documented by Operation Rescue with the help of local pro-life activists at this facility since January 2017.

Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility, the Margaret Sanger Center is located in a high-rise brick building at 26 Bleecker Street on Margaret Sanger Square in New York City.

Planned Parenthood is known to target the neighborhoods of poor, urban women of color, and the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood is an example of that.

A witness told Operation Rescue that an ambulance, police cruiser, and a fire truck responded to the medical emergency. The ambulance arrived at Planned Parenthood first at approximately 10:44 a.m. She described how the sirens were not used within a block of the abortion facility.

“We heard the ambulance siren, but a block away, the siren was turned off so the ambulance arrived with only flashing lights. The emergency workers went in immediately,” explained the pro-life activist, who also took photos of the incident. “The ambulance drove off at 11:00, but waited until it was a block away from Planned Parenthood to turn on the sirens.”

“This practice of ambulances running silent within proximity of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility is for the sole benefit of Planned Parenthood. In fact, such a policy could delay emergency care to women when every minute counts,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is a shame Planned Parenthood cares more about covering up the fact that they seriously injured a woman, than they do about her welfare.”

Photos of the incident showed an African-American woman covered up to her neck with sheets as she was rushed from the building to the ambulance. Gurney access to the actual abortion offices is problematic. Women are generally brought down to the lobby in a wheelchair where they are transferred to a gurney.

The condition of the hospitalized woman remains unknown at this time.

Urgent Action Needed: Fate of Toledo Abortion Business Now in the Hands of Ohio Department of Health

Capital Care Network abortion facility in Toledo, Ohio. #ShutThemDown

By Cheryl Sullenger

Toledo, OH – There have been new developments in the effort to close a dangerous and deceptive abortion facility in Toledo, Ohio, that require urgent action by pro-life supporters.

After the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights to revoke the Capital Care Network of Toledo’s Abortion Facility License for failing to maintain a local hospital transfer agreement, the abortion business began scrambling to keep its doors open.

Capital Care Network (CCN) convinced ProMedica, a Toledo area hospital, to sign a transfer agreement earlier this week to prevent the closure of the abortion business.

Today, that signed agreement is in the hands of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), according to local news reports. The ODH is well aware of the dangerous conditions and practices that have taken place at CCN over the years. It has been trying to close the facility since 2013.

Now it is up to the Department of Health to decide whether or not to accept the new agreement.

The transfer agreement is necessary to qualify the abortion business for a variance that would allow it to keep its license even though it cannot meet the licensing requirement that abortionists must maintain local hospital privileges in the event of a medical emergency.

In another important development, the CCN’s attorneys have filed a notice of appeal of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision. If the appeal is allowed to move forward, CCN would be allowed to stay open pending the resolution of that appeal – which could be months away.

“CCN’s appeal is simply another delay tactic to keeps its doors open. That tactic has worked well for them, delaying a closure that was ordered over four years ago. It’s time for the courts to stop playing games with these people and shut them down for good,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “But right now, we need to help the ODH do the right thing. They must reject this new agreement and order the CCN to close immediately.”

Please do two things today to help shut down this abortion business:

1. Pray that the Supreme Court appeal will be rejected as baseless. This would clear the way for the closure order to be enforced. After over four years of litigation, enough is enough!

2. Contact the Ohio Department of Health Executive Director Lance Himes and ask that he reject CCN’s transfer agreement and order the abortion business closed.

Voice: (614) 466-2253
Email: Lance.Himes@odh.ohio.gov and Director@odh.ohio.gov

Read background on the CCN and learn the shocking truth about the dangers this shoddy abortion business poses to the public.