Ambulance Transports Patient from NAF Abortion Facility in Jacksonville, Florida

By Cheryl Sullenger

Jacksonville, FL – Rescue units were dispatched to the Jacksonville Women’s Choice abortion facility in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 15, 2017, for a patient who was suffering a medical emergency. She required hospitalization for treatment the abortion business was not equipped to provide.

Pro-life activists on the scene provided Operation Rescue with video of the incident. Radio communications confirmed that the patient was having seizures.

“This is a sight that is becoming far too common at our nation’s abortion facilities. That is because abortionists are bottom of the barrel as far as observing patient care standards. For some reason, abortionists act like those standards and other laws simply don’t apply to them,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “All that corners-cutting ends up endangering women.”

Jacksonville Women’s Choice is a member of the National Abortion Federation, which has been implicated with Planned Parenthood in engaging in the illegal sale of aborted baby remains.

Jacksonville Women’s Choice has been the site of previous medical emergencies. It has also been fined repeatedly for violations of abortion reporting laws and cited for multiple health and safety deficiencies.

“Reporting on medical emergencies at abortion facilities, which do not have the capacity to treat women when things go wrong, helps to expose the dangers of abortion that the National Abortion Federation wants to keep hidden from the public,” said Newman. “We hope reports and videos will reach women with the truth about abortion dangers and convince them to seek other alternatives than abortion – for their own sakes as well as for their children.”

For more documentation about abortion abuses at this clinic, view its facility profile at AbortionDocs.org.

Two Paramedic Units Respond to Medical Emergency at CA Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Santa Cruz, CA – Two units of paramedics responded to the Westside Health Center Planned Parenthood on Friday, March 3, 2017. This represents the 22nd time ambulances have rushed to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility since January, 2016.

Fire Department paramedics entered the Planned Parenthood office with a rolling stretcher, but soon returned it empty to their ambulance unit. Later, the patient was taken out to the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood where she was seen signing papers for the paramedic team after she refused ambulance transport.

While this woman’s condition was apparently not life-threatening, other women have not been so fortunate.

Some women who have died from Planned Parenthood abortions in recent years include:

Erica Goode was just 21 when she died from a massive infection contracted during an abortion at a Riverside, California, Planned Parenthood abortion facility in 2007.
Tonya Reaves, 23, suffered a uterine perforation during an abortion at a Chicago, Illinois, Planned Parenthood in 2012. She was left to bleed internally for over five hours before being transported to a hospital where she died.
Cree Erwin, 24, died from abortion complications in 2016, just three days after a surgical abortion resulted in a uterine perforation at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Other women have been hospitalized suffering from hemorrhaging, seizures, and other serious medical issues. (Watch a video revealing 18 medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood since January 2016.)

“Whether women are injured a little or a lot, Planned Parenthood poses a very real danger to women,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I’m tired of reading autopsy reports and listening to 911 calls about women who are bleeding out, in cardiac arrest, or suffering some other horrible injury. Abortion is immoral because it takes the innocent lives of precious babies and because it causes harm – sometimes deadly harm — to the mothers. The barbaric practice of abortion must be abolished once and for all.”

Operation Rescue supports Congressional efforts to defund of Planned Parenthood, the prosecution of criminal referrals made by both the U.S. House and Senate against Planned Parenthood.

View Westside Health Center Planned Parenthood’ profile on AbortionDocs.org.

Ambulance Transports 64th Patient in Throes of Medical Emergency from St. Louis Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO – The most dangerous abortion facility in America has transported its 64th known patient by ambulance to a local hospital on March 11, 2017.

The high-volume Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, the only abortion facility in Missouri, has a dismal abortion safety record. Fire Department Records and eye-witness accounts show that it uses emergency ambulance transports for patients on average of once every six weeks dating back as far as 2009.

One witness to the most recent March 11 incident told Operation Rescue that lights and sirens announced the ambulance’s arrival at Planned Parenthood around noon. Ten minutes later-paramedics emerged from the abortion facility with a woman on a gurney that was completely “cloaked” while clinic workers deployed tan tarps to prevent pro-life activists from documenting the incident. It left without running lights and sirens.

But as troubling as the flood of patient injuries have been, a lack of basic sanitation also poses a serious health issue at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility. In January, Operation Rescue reported on five Statement of Deficiency Reports that showed Missouri state inspectors have cited the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis for 39 classes of violations involving 210 incidents – 53% (111) of which were related to failure to provide a safe and sanitary environment. [Read the full report.]

Those Deficiency Reports indicated that from 2013 through 2016, the violations at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion facility have become more numerous and serious, including failure to properly clean the facility or properly sterilize surgical instruments used on patients.

“We are seeing increasingly deteriorating facility conditions, infection control practices, and patient safety issues. I can imagine no other business that would be allowed to endanger the lives and health of its customers to the extent that this Planned Parenthood abortion mill has,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Despite its inability to keep its abortion patients out of the emergency room, Planned Parenthood has sued Missouri with the intent of disposing of important abortion safety laws so it can expand its shoddy services into other Missouri communities.

“Planned Parenthood’s arrogance and attitude that they are above the law in Missouri is contributing to the gross patient dangers in St. Louis,” said Newman. “They act as though abortion laws and patient care standards are for others to follow while the Department of Health looks the other way. This allows Planned Parenthood to continually cut corners on safety and sanitation without fear of any meaningful consequences. People that really care about women don’t callously disrespect, exploit, and endanger them like this.”

Nationwide, safety at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities is no better. Yet, Planned Parenthood continues to receive over $500 million in taxpayer funds each year. America must stop subsidizing Planned Parenthood’s shoddy businesses.

Please contact your Congressman and Senators and demand that they immediately defund Planned Parenthood.

Sample note to your elected representatives:

“Planned Parenthood facilities across America engage in shoddy medical practices as evidenced by a long list of documented medical emergencies there. [Watch video at https://youtu.be/r19sW5VBA-U ]. Since Planned Parenthood can’t keep their patients out of the emergency room, they don’t deserve to be rewarded with our tax money. Please defund Planned Parenthood now.”

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