“Abortionist to the Stars” Botches TWO Late Term Abortions During 911 Emergencies in 2017, Records Show

By Cheryl Sullenger

Beverly Hills, CA – It appears as an upscale doctor’s office in the tony Southern California community of Beverly Hills. Photos of the interior of the office show lighted artwork on the walls and furnishings that would make a woman of means feel at home.

But appearances can be deceiving.

In reality, the Pro-Choice Medical Center, owned and operated by “Abortionist to the Stars” Josepha Seletz, is a very late-term abortion facility with a worrisome safety record.

Operation Rescue has obtained 911 records related to two medical emergencies that occurred there so far this year. Previously obtained records document at least three more such incidents within the past two years.

The most recent call to 911 took place on May 3, 2017. The recording indicates a 33-year old female had just completed an “outpatient pregnancy termination” and required emergency care for bleeding after the abortion.

“Patient had an outpatient pregnancy termination and we’re trying rule out a little bit of DAC at this point so observation,” the caller from the abortion facility said.

Apparently the 911 dispatcher did not understand the caller, because she asked, “Just in layman’s terms, what’s wrong with her, please?”

Finally, the caller clarified by saying, “She had a pregnancy termination, a fetal demise, a baby’s died and she’s been bleeding after the procedure.”

The fact that the caller indicated there had been a “fetal demise” indicates this was likely a late-term abortion.

The woman was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where Seletz holds hospital privileges.


Another 911 recording showed that a medical emergency took place at the Pro-Choice Medical Center on April 18, 2017, which sent another woman to Cedars-Sinai for emergency care that could not be provided at Seletz’s abortion facility.

“We are an outpatient surgery facility. We had a patient who had a second trimester pregnancy termination and that Dr. Seletz has ruled out at this time that it’s a probable DIC or she’s just bleeding with uh ya know, we’ve been observing her for a couple of hours but there’s no stop,” the caller explained to the 911 dispatcher.

“Two women within two weeks had late-term abortions that went wrong at Seletz’ abortion facility. These 911 recordings prove just how dangerous late-term abortions really are for women and how barbaric they are for the growing babies,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “They also show an urgent need to ban these horrific abortion procedures.”

Operation Rescue previously obtained Computer Aided Dispatch printout from three other medical emergencies at Seletz’s late-term abortion facility. Those 911 incidents took place on November 4, 2015; December 2, 2015; and June 29, 2016.

While those documents contain scant information, they do note that all three patients were transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is an indication they required further medical attention.

Seletz offers only one service at her Pro-Choice Medical Center, and that is abortion. She is one of the few abortionists in the U.S. who openly admit to conducting abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. She was trained in late-term abortions by the late Jim McMahon at the now-shuttered Eve Surgical Center, which once covertly offered late-term abortions in the Los Angeles area.

McMahon was the true inventor of the now banned partial birth abortion procedure, which he developed in secret by experimenting with new abortion techniques on his patients.

Seletz’s website boasts of her relationship to McMahon and her vast experience killing babies in the third trimester:

Since 2001, Dr. Seletz was the only physician at Eve Surgical Center (Los Angeles, California abortion clinic). She has more experience than any other physician currently practicing in California that performs abortions for maternal and fetal indications through the third trimester. Following in the tradition of Dr. Jim McMahon, she is the provider of last resort.

Even though California law restricts abortions after 24 weeks, exceptions allow Seletz to offer the high-end third trimester abortions for cases of “fetal anomaly.” Such abortions, which can be exorbitantly expensive, but Seletz admits to callers that her fees are higher than competitors.

Prior to 24 weeks, Seletz will conduct abortions on healthy babies for any reason without restriction. According to information documented by Abortion Free New Mexico, Seletz charges $6,700 for a 23-week abortion and $7,250 for abortions at 24 weeks.

In the third trimester, Seletz uses the Induction Abortion method perfected by abortionist George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas. This three to four-day procedure involves an injection of Digoxin into the pre-born baby for the purpose of causing the baby’s death. The woman is then prepared for the final step of the abortion, which is removal of the baby’s remains through dismemberment or the expulsion of the dead baby’s intact body through the process of labor and delivery.

However, such procedures are fraught with often-dramatic, life-threatening risks, which increase with each week of pregnancy.

“Ambulances are being regularly called to Seletz’s abortion business because late-term abortions are not safe for the mothers, especially when done in under-equipped outpatient surgical facilities,” said Newman. “Seletz knows that well, but continues to endanger the lives of her patients for the sake of profit. We can only expect to see more ambulances outside her Beverly Hills abortion business in the future.”

Read CAD printout for May 3, 2017 emergency.
Read CAD printout for April 18, 2017 emergency.

Read new report and watch a video from Abortion Free New Mexico: “BEVERLY HILLS, CA: PERFECTLY OK TO KILL AT 22 WEEKS, ABORTIONIST SAYS”

Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Transports Another Young Black Woman to Hospital in NYC

By Cheryl Sullenger

New York City, NY – For the eighth time this year, an ambulance has transported a woman from the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Margaret Sanger Square in New York to a local hospital.

During the incident, which took place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, an ambulance arrived at the abortion facility with lights flashing, but no siren. Emergency responders rushed immediately into Planned Parenthood, according to a witness who photographed the incident.

The witness told Operation Rescue that after about five minutes, a young Black woman walked out of Planned Parenthood on her own and climbed into the back of the ambulance. A man who accompanied her to the abortion facility joined her there a few minutes later.

The ambulance then rushed away, but only turned on sirens when it was about a block away from the Planned Parenthood facility.

Operation Rescue has documented several incidents where abortion facilities have asked for ambulances to respond with no lights and sirens. This practice actually delays emergency care for those in need. The situation was so serious at a Planned Parenthood facility in Missouri, for instance, that the State Legislature passed a law this year making it illegal to request no lights and no sirens when calling for an ambulance.

“This incident only adds to the bloody legacy of Margaret Sanger, the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, which is measured in dead babies, and maimed or dead women from predominately poor minority neighborhoods,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We have no idea how many of these eight women even survived their abortion injuries – and Planned Parenthood doesn’t want anyone to know, either. The shroud of secrecy they enjoy, with the help of state authorities, just serves to enable further abuses.”

So far this year, 57 medical emergencies requiring ambulance transport have been recorded by Operation Rescue at abortion facilities nationwide. Of those, 35 have occurred at Planned Parenthood centers.

Operation Rescue relies on pro-life activists who minister on the street at abortion facilities to report these incidents. However, many more actually take place outside the watchful eyes of pro-life supporters.

“What we see is just a small fraction of incidents involving ambulance transports at abortion facilities,” said Newman. “We encourage states to pass stronger reporting laws for abortion complications. I believe if every abortion clinic was legally required to report all abortion complications and deaths, the nation would be shocked at the numbers.”

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.”