Watch: Life or Death Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – As Congress prepares to vote on legislation that would halt tax payments to Planned Parenthood, a new video showing the urgent need to defund America’s largest abortion provider has been released by Operation Rescue.

The video shows 18 ambulances that have responded to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities over the past year to transport patients suffering medical emergencies to local emergency rooms. It also contains a clip from a tragic 911 call involving a patient death, along with documentation that the woman’s fatal abortion took place at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Michigan.

The medical emergencies show serious, life-threatening abortion complications, including hemorrhage, severe pain, and seizures.

“We understand that the incidents shown in the video represent just a fraction of life-threatening abortion complications that women experience because of Planned Parenthood,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If they want to maim and kill women along with their babies — something the majority of Americans find abhorrent — it certainly shouldn’t be done with the blessing of our hard-earned tax dollars.”

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year in government funding. Operation Rescue supports a Republican plan to reallocate that amount to women’s health programs that do not supply abortions, so no one will go without necessary health care.

A vote on defunding Planned Parenthood is expected very soon, perhaps as early as next week.

Operation Rescue urges pro-life supporters to contact their Congressmen and Senators immediately and tell them to #DefundPlanned Parenthood as soon as possible.

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Urgent Public Safety Advisory: FPA Abortion Facility Sends 4th Patient to Hospital in 5 Weeks

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bakersfield, CA — For the fourth time in five weeks, the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, California, has summoned an ambulance to transport an abortion patient to the hospital to receive emergency care for complications that the abortion facility could not provide.

The incident took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017, just 14 days after two FPA patients were hospitalized within an hour of each other on February 4.

Operation Rescue is issuing an Urgent Public Safety Advisory to women seeking abortions in the area of Bakersfield, California, due to the frequency of medical emergencies at this abortion facility that have required emergency intervention and hospitalization.

“We urge women considering abortions not to visit the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield. There are serious concerns about patient care standards at this facility, which is hospitalizing far too many women within a very short period of time,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Instead, we encourage pregnant women to seek assistance from pregnancy help centers, which have never harmed a woman.”

Pregnancy help centers in the Bakersfield area may be found at this link.

A pro-life activist on the scene, Nick Diercks, recorded the incident on Facebook Live. During his narrative, he noted that he hoped that his video would help people understand the reality of what actually happens at abortion facilities, and that it would inspire others to go out to their local abortion centers and pray for the women and babies.

Other incidents occurred on the following dates:

January 10, 2017: A woman was extracted from the abortion business completely wrapped in sheets without any visible signs of ongoing treatment. It is unknown if she was still alive.
February 4, 2017: (First Incident) A patient was wheeled out of the abortion business and transported with no lights or sirens to Kern Medical Center.
February 4, 2017: (Second Incident) A woman was transported by ambulance to San Joaquin Hospital’s emergency room. She was covered in a sheet, but was obviously receiving ongoing medical care.

The abortionist for all four incidents was Donald C. Willis, who has been working at the Bakersfield abortion facility only since November.

According to disciplinary documents obtained by Operation Rescue, on September 20, 1993, Willis attempted to kill himself in a public park near his Oregon home by shooting himself in the forehead with a .22 caliber revolver. He survived and received months of in-patient psychiatric care. His Oregon medical license permanently restricted Willis to practice only under the supervision of another physician.

Willis relocated to California where he continues to operate without restriction or oversight.

“What is happening in Bakersfield can only be described as a public health and safety crisis. That abortion facility needs an army of protesters outside it in order to draw the community’s attention to the dangers there. We call on the California Board of Medicine to investigate Willis and his inability to keep his patients out of the emergency rooms,” said Newman. “We urge the California Department of Public Health to shut down the FPA Women’s Health in Bakersfield pending a thorough investigation, lest anyone else suffer or die.”

Ambulance Transports 2nd Woman in 3 Weeks from the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

New York City, NY – For the second time in three weeks, an ambulance has transported a patient from the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood abortion facility in New York City.

According to a pro-life activist who snapped photos of the incident, an ambulance arrived around noon on February 4, 2017, and emergency responders entered the Planned Parenthood center. Paramedics soon returned to the ambulance for a gurney. At approximately 12:25 p.m., they emerged with a patient on the gurney with her head covered with a black cloth.

“We have studied hundreds of medical emergencies at abortion facilities, and it seems like 25 minutes is an unusually long time for paramedics to be on the scene,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We don’t really know what happened, but one reasonable possibility is that it took the paramedics time to stabilize the patient before transporting her.”

Other medical emergencies documented by Operation Rescue at this same Planned Parenthood abortion facility include the following:

January 18, 2017: A woman was removed from the abortion facility on a gurney and wheeled to the ambulance, passing under a large pink banner that ironically read “Healthcare happens.”
November 4, 2016: African-American woman who was carted out of Planned Parenthood in a wheelchair, put onto a stretcher, and loaded into an awaiting ambulance.
March 1, 2016: African-American woman was brought out of the abortion facility in a wheelchair and helped into ambulance.
May 4, 2013: Ambulance transport woman from Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood.

Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America has stated, “The healthcare and the safety of our patients is our most important priority.”

However, the frequency of recent medical emergencies at their flag-ship New York abortion facility says otherwise.

“Planned Parenthood’s rhetoric is often very different from reality,” said Newman. “Two hospitalized patients within three weeks is appalling, and an indication that there are serious patient care issues at the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood.”