UNSAFE: Ambulance Transports 12th Patient from Unaccountable Milwaukee Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Milwaukee, WI – Affiliated Medical Services, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an independent urban abortion facility that is no stranger to medical emergencies.

According to local activist Dan Miller, since February 2010, he has counted twelve ambulances that have transported abortion patients to local hospitals – including the most recent incident that took place on November 18, 2017.

A search for 911 records for the November 18th incident turned up empty, an indication that Affiliated Medical Services bypasses the 911 system to avoid any public records of the incident. Instead, the abortion business contacts Bell Critical Care Paramedic Ambulance Services directly – a practice that is known to be slower at summoning help that using the 911 exchange.

Without the diligent pro-life activists who have maintained a presence at Affiliated Women’s Services for years, there would be no record that this abortion facility had ever experienced an abortion complication, much less those that are so serious they require emergency assistance and hospitalization is required.

Activists recorded the arrival of the ambulance at the abortion facility at 10:15 a.m. Within minutes, paramedics removed a patient from an alley door and loaded her into the ambulance as clinic volunteers deployed sheets to block the injured woman from view.

According to the Affiliated Medical Services web site, the abortion business conducts abortions through 21 weeks of pregnancy at a cost from $525 and go up to $2,500, not including a $100 fee for a state-mandated informed consent appointment that is followed by a 24-hour reflection period.

A search of the online Wisconsin Department of Health Provider Search showed no record of a facility license for Affiliated Medical Services, even though high-risk surgical abortions through five months of pregnancy are done there.

“This abortion business is flying under the regulatory radar, and that is posing a serious danger to women,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “There are obviously patient care issues at Affiliated Medical Services that should be investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Health before anyone else is seriously injured or killed.”

Previous medical emergencies at Affiliated Medical Services include one on November 30, 2006, two transports that took place on April 8, 2011, and another on July 21, 2012.

911: Woman Bleeding Excessively in Middle of Abortion at Connecticut Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Hartford, CT – An abortion patient suffered “excessive bleeding” in the middle of an abortion procedure at Hartford GYN Center in Hartford, Connecticut, according to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue.

A 911 call was placed by “Madeline,” a Hartford GYN nurse, at 10:01 a.m. on October 21, 2017. She indicated that the patient was in the middle of a “procedure” and was bleeding heavily. The woman was sedated, and it appeared that the clinic staff were going to under sedation while they continued the abortion procedure.

The ambulance was dispatched under “Priority 1,” which is used in the most urgent of cases. A witness on the scene told Operation Rescue that the woman was brought out of the abortion facility with “a sheet over her head.”

EMS unit 221 transported the bleeding woman to Hartford Hospital. The entire incident took 22 minutes.

Further information about the injured woman’s condition remains unknown.

Hartford GYN Center opened in 1981, and conducts abortions through 21 weeks of pregnancy. It is a member of the National Abortion Federation, a network of abortion facilities that has an over-all dubious safety record. The abortion business is part of a chain of five facilities operating under the Women’s Centers banner. Other chain locations are in Atlanta, Georgia; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Delaware County, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From January 1 through November 18, 2017, Operation Rescue documented 56 medical emergencies nationwide that required ambulance transport directly from abortion facilities. This number is based on eye-witness reports and does not reflect every incident that occurs. It also does not count women who must seek emergency medical care after they have left the abortion facility.

“We have seen an uptick in the numbers of ambulances at abortion facilities this year, and have already exceeded the number of medical emergencies we recorded in 2016,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Things are not getting any better at our nation’s abortion businesses. If anything, they are more dangerous than ever.”

Operation Rescue tracks abortion-related medical emergencies at abortion facilities nationwide.

“Just based on the incidents we have documented, knowing that it is a small fraction of such incidents, it is obvious that the Abortion Cartel’s abortion complication stats that portray abortion as the safest medical procedure, are as fake as they can be.”

Read the 911 CAD printout.

New York Abortionist Set for Hearing November 28 in Manslaughter Case

By Cheryl Sullenger

Queens, NY –Jamie Morales was an apparently happy and healthy 30-year old woman when she walked into the Liberty Women’s Healthcare office in Flushing, New York, on July 9, 2016, for an elective second trimester abortion.

By evening, she was dead.

In a rare case of criminal prosecution of an abortionist for causing the death of a patient, Robert Rho, was arrested on October 11, 2016, after a Grand Jury issued an indictment against him for Second Degree Manslaughter (Reckless Homicide), a Class C Felony that carries a penalty of 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison.

Rho thought that the abortion on Morales went without complication until staff noticed she was bleeding heavily in the recovery room. Rho determined that she required a second abortion procedure, but even that did nothing to control the bleeding.

Morales continued to bleed and feel woozy, and even collapsed once at the clinic. Even though Rho had to she was too unstable to release, he discharged Morales to her sister, who put Morales in her car and began the trip to the sister’s home in the Bronx. Along the way Morales fell off the back seat and became non-responsive as the result of continued hemorrhaging.

Morales was transported by ambulance to a Bronx-area hospital where she was pronounced dead later that evening.

An autopsy revealed horrific internal injuries inflicted by Rho during one or both abortion procedures he conducted on her that day. Rho had lacerated her cervix, punctured her uterus and sliced her uterine artery. Any one of those injuries would cause heavy bleeding, but together, they proved catastrophic.

Had Rho not released Morales in her unstable condition, and instead called an ambulance, she might be alive today, and Rho would only be facing the possibility of a malpractice suit instead of jail time.

Soon after Morales’ death, Rho surrendered his medical license and closed his abortion facility.

However, at his arraignment on the day of his arrest, Rho pleaded not guilty and was released on $400,000 bail.

Since then his case has been postponed eleven times with no clear reason for the delay. Rho’s next court appearance appears on the Queens Supreme Court “Trials AM” calendar online for November 28, 2017, but there is some doubt that the case will be resolved even then.

“If anyone thinks we will forget about this case, they are mistaken,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Jamie Morales, her baby, and her family deserve justice, and we will never forget that. When that justice finally comes, we plan to make sure everyone hears about it as a reminder of the Abortion Cartel’s callous disregard for life.”

67 “Women in White” Expose Abortion Dangers at America’s Worst Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO – Marking the day that Missouri’s new abortion safety and accountability law, SB5, went into effect, 67 women dressed all in white provided a dramatic backdrop to a press conference outside the high-volume Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis last Tuesday that emphasized the need for the new law.

The demonstrators wore white to represent the 67 women who have required emergency medical transport to local hospitals since 2009, after receiving abortions at the notorious Planned Parenthood facility. Those injured women – covered with white sheets — were removed from the abortion business on gurneys and loaded into awaiting ambulances.

Each of the “Women in White” held placards with a date indicating when specific medical emergencies took place. Records obtained from the St. Louis Fire Department by Operation Rescue and eye-witness reports provided documentation for the number of emergencies, 40% of which involved hemorrhaging that could not be controlled by Planned Parenthood’s staff of abortionists.

The demonstration was largely ignored by the mainstream media, which chose instead to cover opposition to SB5.

Missouri’s Kathy Forck of Team PLAY organized the St. Louis press conference and demonstration along with simultaneous press conferences in four other cities where Planned Parenthood recently expanded abortion services or plans to do so.

“SB5 will provide much needed, enhanced safety to women by requiring stiffer penalties and stricter safety regulations of Planned Parenthood,” said Forck, who also thanked Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for his support for greater accountability for abortion facilities and for signing the new legislation into law.

Other speakers included state pro-life leaders, state legislators, and Susan Thayer, a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the neighboring state of Iowa.

Thayer shared from her experiences with Planned Parenthood about the existence of abortion quotas, which were rewarded with celebratory pizza parties when met, and reduced hours when the quotas were not achieved.

She also described over 200 violations found in failed inspection reports from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion site, which have been previously reported by Operation Rescue. Those safety violations included gross sanitation issues such the failure of one abortionist to wash his hands, and failure to properly sterilize surgical instruments.

Despite these documented facts about patient injuries and failed health inspections, Bonyen Lee-Gilmore of Planned Parenthood Great Plains had the audacity to tell the local ABC affiliate, “This is not about the health and safety of our patients. If anybody prioritizes health and safety of patients it’s Planned Parenthood.”

Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood announced plans to expand abortion services in Missouri, which, at the time, had just one abortion facility in the state. Planned Parenthood’s Kansas City and Columbia locations were the first to receive new abortion facility licenses just weeks ago after a Federal Court blocked enforcement of a long-standing law that required abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of the facilities where they conducted abortions. Licenses are pending at the Springfield and Joplin locations.

Abortionists working at the four expansion facilities could not qualify for local hospital privileges under that law prior to its blockage, leaving a dangerous gap the continuity of patient care in the event of an emergency.

However, the new law, SB5, which went into effect Tuesday, provides alternative safety measures that courts have declined to nullify. This law now prevents abortion facility employees from requesting that ambulances respond with no lights or sirens, and requires abortionists to personally provide informed consent to women 72 hours prior to their abortions.

In addition, a new regulation implemented by the Missouri Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires abortion facilities to maintain written agreements with local physicians who would agree to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide emergency hospital care to women suffering abortion complications.

The real test of Planned Parenthood’s willingness to follow new safety requirements comes today, when women report to abortion facilities in Kansas City and Columbia for abortions even though it is believed that neither facility is in full compliance.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, believes that the Department of Health and Senior Services must carefully monitor Planned Parenthood to ensure compliance, and shut them down if they violate.

“Planned Parenthood organizations in Missouri have been known to engage in dangerous and deceptive practices in order to circumvent state laws and safety regulations,” he said. “Given their poor past performance and the willingness of Missouri officials to enforce the law, I believe Planned Parenthood’s anticipated abortion expansion will not last long.”

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  • Nine Ambulances Rush to Abortion Facilities in Six States

    By Cheryl Sullenger

    New York City, NY — There have been a disturbing number of medical emergencies at abortion facilities reported by pro-life activists since late September, including nine ambulance incidents in six states.

    “These incidents illustrate that the Abortion Cartel’s claims of abortion safety fail the reality test. For the women who have suffered serious injuries and death from botched abortions, all that rhetoric means nothing,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The emergencies that we hear about are only a fraction of what is happening, and do not count abortion emergencies where women have been hospitalized after the left the abortion facility for the day. These serious incidents are ignored by the news media, which does women a disservice by concealing the truth about abortion dangers from them.”

    CALIFORNIA

    Bakersfield: For the sixth time this year, an ambulance was called to the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility on October 3, 2017, as earlier reported by Operation Rescue. A 23-year old woman suffered a perforated uterus and underwent an emergency hysterectomy to save her live once at the hospital.

    Walnut Creek: An ambulance was called to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Walnut Creek, CA, on October 6, 2017, a known surgical abortion day. Witnesses described the woman as looking “upset” as she was bought out of the Planned Parenthood abortion building and loaded into an ambulance.

    NEBRASKA

    Omaha: Nebraskans United for Life report that an ambulance rushed to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on October 2, 2017. A gurney was taken in to the facility, but the patient refused transport to the hospital. However, it must have appeared her condition was dire at one point, or an ambulance would never have been called.

    Bellevue: With lights from the ambulance flashing in the background, one pro-life activist recorded a brief clip of an incident at LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue abortion business at approximately 7:00 p.m. on October 6, 2017. 911 records indicated a fire alarm had been tripped, but an eye witness says he saw a gurney removed from the facility with someone on it. This remains a bit of a mystery. This is the 16th ambulance spotted at a Carhart abortion business since 2012.

    NEW YORK

    New York City: On September 29, 2017, at about 4:40 p.m., one pro-life activist stopped by the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood to pray when an ambulance was spotted. The woman was brought out of the facility in a wheelchair because gurneys cannot access the abortion procedure floors in the New York high-rise. She was transported to a nearby hospital. This was the seventh such emergency at this particular abortion facility so far this year.

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Raleigh: The first day they were able to do abortions in a week due to “doctor unavailability,” A Woman’s Choice called an ambulance to transport a patient on October 13, 2017. Apparently this is something that happens there regularly enough that the staff was prepared with a large purple “sheet of shame” to block pro-life activists from photographing the incident. (It didn’t really work.)

    This facility had a series of failed inspections from 2013 to 2017. The most recent deficiency report indicated a likely incomplete surgical abortion that required a second surgery to complete.

    OHIO

    Cleveland: An ambulance arrived at the Preterm abortion facility on September 29, 2017 at around 2:00 p.m., as previously reported by Operation Rescue. The woman was wheeled out of Preterm on a gurney. Emergency responders took an additional 10 minutes to stabilize her in the ambulance before transporting her to a hospital emergency room. In 2014, Lakisha Wilson died from a severely botched abortion she received at Preterm. The September incident was the ninth emergency documented at Preterm by Operation Rescue since 2015.

    TEXAS

    Houston: According to the Houston Coalition for Life, an ambulance and fire engine were photographed at the large Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Gulf Freeway on October 3, 2017. Once woman was transported.

    Houston: The next day, on October 4, 2017, another ambulance visited the same Planned Parenthood abortion facility and transported one woman with lights and sirens flashing, the Houston Coalition for Life reports.

    NATIONALLY

    So far in 2017, Operation Rescue has documented 51 incidents where ambulances were called to abortion facilities around the nation. Of those 51 incidents, two-thirds (34) involved Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.