Dangerous Portland Late-Term Abortion Facility Sent Two Women to the Hospital in March

By Cheryl Sullenger

Portland, Oregon — An ambulance was dispatched for the second time in the month of March to the Lovejoy Surgicenter abortion facility in Portland, Oregon.

The Multnomah County EMS Paramedic Unit arrived at Lovejoy Surgicenter at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, as pro-life activists prayed nearby.

Photos from the scene were provided to Operation Rescue by Therese Ruesink of 40 Days for Life. The photos show abortion facility workers in blue scrubs attempting to block the view of pro-life supporters as a blonde-haired woman was brought out the back door and loaded into the awaiting ambulance.

Ruesink told Operation Rescue that other ambulances have visited the Lovejoy abortion facility on March 2, 2018, and on November 16, 2017.

“We know that there has been a recent change about four months ago in the abortion staff,” Ruesink explained. “Maybe their “new” abortionists are not as experienced. Why are there so many ambulances there lately?”

Ruesink intends to look into filing complaints against Lovejoy Surgicenter and seek and investigation into the recent medical emergencies.

“There could be something very wrong at the Lovejoy abortion facility, and we applaud efforts to call for a full investigation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This clinic also has a documented history of sexual abuse of patients, so a thorough investigation into all aspects of patient care is needed to make sure this facility has not reoffended.”

In 2012, a former clinic worker filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Lovejoy after she witnessed another female employee molesting sedated abortion patients. The female employee also was known to expose her own breasts to other clinic workers and asked them to fondle her. The offender was eventually fired from Lovejoy.

Lovejoy Surgicenter conducts abortions through 24 weeks of pregnancy. Those done between 20-24 weeks (5-6 months gestation) abortions are three-day procedures, according to the abortion facility’s website. These abortions carry more risks, and life-threatening complications can occur that the outpatient facility is not equipped to handle.

However, there is no information about how far along the women were who were transported to local emergency rooms.

WATCH: Abortion Worker Batters Elderly Pro-Lifer as Injured Patient is Loaded into Ambulance

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH – As the wail of approaching sirens grew louder, those on both sides of the abortion battle readied themselves for action.

Pro-life activists praying on the sidewalk on March 24, 2018, outside of Preterm, a high-volume abortion business in Cleveland, Ohio, readied their cameras and prepared to document yet another medical emergency at that facility – the twelfth such known incident since 2010. Meanwhile, clinic employees and escorts positioned themselves to disrupt attempts to document the incident.

As the gurney bearing the woman requiring emergency assistance emerged from the carport under the building, both sides shifted into action.

One clinic worker in blue scrubs bumped and blocked 83-year old pro-life activist Frank Kosmerl as he attempted to film the incident. Despite her attack on Kosmerl, he was able to capture creepy footage that showed a woman on the gurney in the seated position with an eerie black sheet draped over her head.

Once the woman was loaded into the ambulance, the clinic worker turned to Kosmerl and made two angry obscene gestures.

“Battering Mr. Kosmerl wasn’t done to protect the woman’s identity because she was covered in a black sheet. It was done to punish him for trying to record Preterm’s obvious abortion complication,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It’s pretty ironic that the clinic worker would make obscene gestures at the pro-life activist as if he was at fault, when it was actually Preterm that harmed a woman so seriously she had to be hospitalized.”

Despite is advancing age, Kosmerl was unfazed by his rough experience with the angry clinic worker. He hoped that others would see his dedication and realize the need to join him on the sidewalk at Preterm to pray and offer help to abortion-bound women.

“If I can do it, others can, too!” he said.

Cleveland activists also reported to Operation Rescue that a similar medical emergency had occurred at Preterm just days before, on March 17, 2018. However, no one had the ability to snap a picture as that Preterm patient was transported by ambulance.

In 2014, LaKisha Wilson died after a seriously botched abortion at Preterm. Despite a unified call for justice by state and national pro-life leaders, there were never any disciplinary consequences imposed on Preterm or its staff.

Last year, Preterm made headlines by posting 16 billboards around Cleveland with slogans like “Abortion is a Blessing.”

“I doubt if LaKisha Wilson’s young son, who was left motherless after her death, would agree that his mom’s abortion was a blessing. And I doubt if the women hospitalized over the past few days would think their abortions were blessings, either,” said Newman. “This Preterm has proved over and over it poses a danger to the community and should be permanently closed.”

Second Ambulance in Four Days At Planned Parenthood Involved in Illegal Baby Parts Trade

By Cheryl Sullenger

Orange, CA – Just four days after an ambulance transported a Planned Parenthood patient just before dawn on March 22, 2018, an ambulance was called for yet another woman who required emergency transport to a hospital.

Pro-life activists on the scene snapped photos one couple entered the Planned Parenthood building just as the paramedics pushed a gurney into the abortion facility, located on Tustin Avenue in Orange, California.

“Nothing says ‘think twice’ like an ambulance outside an abortion clinic,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Two ambulances in four days is a very bad sign that there may be ongoing serious problems inside that abortion facility that are placing women in grave danger.”

Safety risks are a particular concern in California, where abortion safety laws are being relaxed. However pro-life activists such as Paula Bandini explain that the Planned Parenthood in Orange is more dangerous that people might believe. She shared the most recent ambulance photos and told Operation Rescue that she has personally seen “many ambulances” at the Planned Parenthood in Orange, which serves as the headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Inc.

This facility was involved in supplying aborted baby body parts to DaVinci Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which in turn sold the human remains worldwide. The DaVinci companies were sued by the Orange County District Attorney’s office for illegally profiting from the sales.

The DaVinci companies admitted guilt, paid $7.8 million in a settlement, and agreed to stop doing business in California.

The DaVinci companies were owned by Ecuadorians who were convicted of financial crimes in their home nation, then paid large contributions to Democrats in the U.S. that resulted in then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expediting their immigration into the U.S.

However, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which investigated the illegal trafficking of aborted baby tissue and organs for profit, issued criminal referrals for the DaVinci companies, but had not yet obtained evidence Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was paid by the DaVinci companies. The Panel’s term ended before their investigations were complete.

“Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties were the sole supplier of aborted baby parts to DiVinci Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which were owned by convicted criminals who had help from the Obama/Clinton administration in escaping an eight-year prison sentence in Ecuador,” said Newman. “Other Planned Parenthood organizations in California and other states were referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal investigation and prosecution for multiple crimes related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains. We hope the DOJ investigation will find the missing financial link between the Orange County Planned Parenthood and the DiVinci companies. Shutting that abortion business down would be the best thing that could happen for the safety of babies and their mothers.”

California Planned Parenthood Patient Suffers Medical Emergency After State Relaxes Abortion Regulations

By Cheryl Sullenger

Orange, CA – It was still dark when pro-life activists arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Orange, California, for an early-morning prayer shift on March 22, 2018. As the first hints of light announced an impending sunrise, their prayers were disturbed by an unusually high number of cars speeding into the parking lot. A few minutes later, at around 6:30 a.m., the fire department and paramedics arrived on the scene.

Witnesses observed a woman being brought out of Planned Parenthood on a gurney. She was loaded into the awaiting ambulance and rushed away – presumably to a nearby hospital where she could get the emergency treatment she needed.

As one of the most liberal states on abortion in the country, California continues to adjust safety laws in favor of abortion businesses — all at the cost of patient safety.

On January 1, 2018, changes to California’s abortion clinic licensing law dropped the requirement that abortion facilities maintain hospital transfer agreements, while maintaining the requirement for birthing centers. The changes to §1204.2 were supported by Planned Parenthood organizations in California and opposed by Right to Life affiliates.

“It seems crazy for California to recognize the need for smooth and speedy transport for women who may have complications during childbirth, but if during an abortion, a woman’s uterus is perforated or she is hemorrhaging to death, she is not assured the same protections under the law,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Why does California treat these women as second-class citizens? It is because the state government is dominated by Democrats who are radical supporters of unrestricted abortion and aggressive protectors of Planned Parenthood. This political climate has prioritized the desires of abortion businesses to be less accountable over the health and safety of women.

For women like the one transported by ambulance from Planned Parenthood in the early morning of March 22, they are left vulnerable to patient dumping.

“We have documented cases where abortion facilities have dumped women on unprepared hospital emergency rooms, whose physicians are left in the dark about the nature of their injuries. Figuring out what happened and what kind of help the women need takes extra time when speedy treatment can mean the difference between life and death,” said Newman.

Another California law that has recently placed women at additional risk is the 2013 provision that allows nurse practitioners and other non-physicians to conduct abortions in the first trimester.

In the first twelve weeks 2018, Operation Rescue has received reports of 20 medical emergencies at abortion facilities across the nation. While this number is far from exhaustive, it indicates a serious need to keep abortion facilities as accountable as possible. But as long as California panders to abortion businesses, that accountability will continue to decrease while medical emergencies are expected to increase.

“For the state government in California, killing babies is the most important thing. The lives of women who suffer life-threatening emergencies resulting from out-of-control abortionists simply do not matter in practice to these liberal Democrats,” said Newman. “If women actually understood how relaxing laws on abortion facilities devalues them as human beings, there would be an uprising!”

(H/T to Teresa Marsano, who contributed information to this report.)

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 AbortionDocs.org.)

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

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