Abortion Patient Death: Emergency Radio Traffic Spotlights Events on Fatal Night

Funeral arrangements have been set for Thursday

By Cheryl Sullenger

Battle Creek, Michigan – Operation Rescue has obtained an audio file containing Fire and Rescue radio traffic from the night that Michigan resident Cree Erwin died after having received an abortion at an unknown facility.

A dispatcher can be heard broadcasting a Code 1 medical emergency alert on July 4, 2016, at 12:41 a.m. for a female in cardiac arrest at the Battle Creek address of her mother, which is only about a block from Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, where Erwin had been treated for abortion complications on July 2.

A police unit was also dispatched.

Engine 2 responded to the alert. Moments later, the dispatcher relayed additional information about the victim, describing her as a 23-year old unconscious female who was not breathing. No Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was in progress.

Sirens can be heard in the background as Engine 2 confirmed the address.

Engine 2 arrived on the scene at 12:43 p.m. According to a WWMT.com interview with Battle Creek Police Detective Sergeant Troy Gilleylen, emergency responders found Erwin dead in her mother’s bed with no outward signs of foul play.

A grim Engine 2 responder soon asked the dispatcher if police were in route. The dispatcher notified him that the police were just pulling up.

It was too late for emergency medical intervention, and Engine 2 cleared the scene at 12:55 a.m. The entire incident too less than 15 minutes.

While the emergency call took place on July 4, it has been determined that Erwin actually died on July 3, just five days after her abortion on June 28, and about 36 hours after the nearby hospital gave her pain medication and sent away.

Additional research by Operation Rescue and long-time Michigan activist Lynn Mills indicates it is possible that Erwin may not have received an abortion at the Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood facility, which was the closest abortion business to her home. It is unclear where she might have gone as of this writing.

An autopsy has been conducted, but is not expected to be released for two to three weeks.

“We were heartbroken to hear that Cree Ervin had passed away before emergency help could arrive. We continue to pray for the family and for her surviving son,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “But we must remember what precipitated this tragedy. Something went wrong with her abortion and now she is dead. That fact must not be swept under the rug. In order to keep others from suffering Ms. Erwin’s fate, we will continue to our own investigations. We hope whoever was responsible for her abortion is found, fully investigated, and brought to justice in a court of law.”

Meanwhile, family members have made funeral arrangements for their lost loved one.

A service will be held for Cree Brianne Erwin-Sheppard on July 14, 2016, at Sanctuary of Praise in Battle Creek, followed by internment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

For more information about the funeral, contact Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service.

This is a developing story.

Woman Identified Who Was Found Dead after Abortion

Cree Erwin

By Cheryl Sullenger

Battle Creek, MI – Operation Rescue has released the name of the woman who was found dead just days after an abortion on July 4, 2016. The woman’s identity was discovered by long-time Michigan pro-life activist Lynn Mills.

Cree Erwin, 24, was the mother of a one-year old boy. Sadly, Ms. Erwin passed away in the early morning hours of her son’s first birthday. She was found dead in her mother’s bed in Battle Creek, Michigan, where she grew up.

Operation Rescue extends its deepest condolences to the Ms. Erwin’s family, who was said to be “devastated” at news of their loved one’s passing.

Ms. Erwin also appeared to have attended a local protestant church.

Operation Rescue was able to confirm the address where Ms. Erwin passed away, which was within blocks of Bronson Battle Creek Hospital where she had gone on July 2 for help while suffering with severe “stomach pain” four days after an abortion.

Social media comments posted to the initial WWMT.com story on Facebook.com about Ms. Erwin’s death also reflected patient care issues at the hospital where Ms. Erwin was treated and released two days prior to her death.

An autopsy has been conducted but the Medical Examiner’s office has not yet released an official cause of death, but given the complications Ms. Erwin suffered from her abortion, it is very likely that contributed to her death.

“I am saddened and sickened by the death of this beautiful young woman, who had so much life ahead of her. How many more women have to die before we all realize that we cannot tolerate the human tragedy that abortion inflicts on women, families, and communities,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “My prayers are with Cree Ervin’s family during this difficult time.”

While it remains unknown where Ms. Erwin received her abortion, the closest abortion facility to Battle Creek is the Kalamazoo Health Center Planned Parenthood, which has a history of medical emergencies, the most recent of which took place on September 10, 2015.

Michigan Right to Life has informed Operation Rescue that it was able to confirm with relative certainty that the abortionist on duty at the Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, June 28, when Ms. Erwin is said to have had her abortion, was Mandy Gittler.

Gittler was involved in another patient death while working at a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion facility in 2012. Gittler conducted a second-trimester abortion on Reaves, during which she punctured Reaves uterus. Gittler delayed calling for medical assistance for 5 ½ hours while Reaves suffered internal bleeding.

“If it turns out Gittler was involved in Ms. Erwin’s death, Planned Parenthood has a lot to answer for,” said Newman.

BREAKING! Police Investigate Death of a Michigan Woman Days after an Abortion


By Cheryl Sullenger

Battle Creek, MI – The Michigan news station WWMT.com, is reporting that a 24-year old woman was found dead in her mother’s home in Battle Creek just days after having an abortion.

This news comes just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down certain Texas safety regulations as posing an “undue burden” on women.

“I think dying from an apparently botched abortion is worse than having to drive a couple of extra miles for an abortion,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If this woman’s death is indeed due to a shoddy abortion, it should give the five justices that voted to gut abortion safety something new to think about.”

The news report stated that the woman received an abortion on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at an unknown abortion facility.

By July 2, she reported to a Bronson Battle Creek Hospital suffering from pain. She was given pain medication and released. After she was released, she decided to stay at her mother’s house near the hospital so family could help care for her.

Two days later, on July 4, she was found dead in her mother’s bed. A grandmother told a WWMT reporter that the deceased woman left a one-year old son.

Detective Sergeant Troy Gilleylen, with Battle Creek Police, told the reporter, “She was laying on her mother’s bed in the basement. There was no signs of any foul play or any external injury or anything that appeared to be out of the ordinary for us.”

Nevertheless, police are investigating to determine if there was any criminal aspect to the case.

Ruling out foul play and understanding that the woman had suffered abortion complications leaves an abortion injury as a likely cause of death, but an autopsy is expected to clarify exactly why this woman died.

A complete autopsy is expected in three to four weeks.

The closest and most likely abortion facility visited by the Battle Creek woman is the Kalamazoo Health Center Planned Parenthood, which was involved in another abortion-related medical emergency on September 10, 2015, in which a teenager was having difficulty breathing. During that incident, a Planned Parenthood worker instructed the ambulance to pick up the patient from the rear delivery entrance and also requested an “early shutdown,” presumably of lights and sirens as the ambulance arrived. Shutting down lights and sirens could cause the ambulance to be delayed by traffic.

A number of abortionists are employed at the Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood, including Mandy Gittler, who was involved in the death of second-trimester abortion patient Tonya Reaves at a Chicago Planned Parenthood facility in 2012. Planned Parenthood paid out a settlement of $1.5 million to Reaves surviving son.

Another abortionist at the Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood is Lisa Harris, who was featured on a Center for Medical Progress video admitting that she harvests eyeballs and other tissue babies she aborts and makes them available to researchers in exchange for grants.

Operation Rescue will continue to follow this breaking story.

Read the full news report from WWMT.com.

Note: This version of the story has the corrected the date of the abortion.