Woman Who Rejected Help from Pro-Life Activists Rushed by Ambulance from San Diego Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

San Diego, CA – A pro-life sidewalk counseling group is reporting that a woman was rushed to the hospital by ambulance from Family Planning Associates in San Diego on January 17, 2015. The husband of the injured woman told sidewalk counselors that his wife suffered complications to an abortion.

According to Helpers of Gods Precious Infants San Diego, sidewalk counselors had spoken to the couple earlier. They indicated they were married and were expecting their first child. The woman said she was three to four months pregnant. She turned away when a sidewalk counselor attempted to show her a picture of a baby at 6 weeks gestation, saying she did not want to see it. Sidewalk counselors talked to them about how many women feel regret after an abortion. Nevertheless the couple continued on into the abortion clinic.

“About an hour later, we noticed a nurse holding the medical exit door open while looking out toward the street. Approaching sirens soon signaled that an emergency vehicle was heading toward the clinic. Within minutes an ambulance and fire truck parked in front of the clinic and the paramedics went inside,” noted an e-mail account of the incident. “A few minutes later, the paramedics brought the young married woman out on a gurney and loaded her into the ambulance, and drove her to a hospital. The husband told the counselor that there were complications after the abortion. The counselor gave the husband a Rosary, and told him that we would be praying for him and his wife.”

“Here is a couple expecting their first child, and now who knows if they will ever be able to have another after suffering abortion complications. So many women think that the worst will never happen to them until it does,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In California there simply are no laws protecting women from predatory abortion practices. There are no waiting periods. There are no clinic standards or inspections. It’s such a dangerous situation.”

Because pro-life activists photographed the incident, there is now documentation of this abortion complication in a state where there are no reporting requirements.

“We encourage activists outside abortion facilities to keep cameras handy, snap as many photos as possible when there are incidents, then send the information to Operation Rescue,” said Newman. “Information like this has been used to support new safety laws in other states. It is important to have a record, especially since none of these incidents are reported in California.”

Operation Rescue documents abortion-related medical emergencies and other abortion abuses and makes the information available for everyone to see at AbortionDocs.org and at OperationRescue.org.

Further information on how to document medical emergencies at abortion facilities and use the information to close abortion clinics is available in the new book, Abortion Free, by Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger. It is available at at Amazon.com, and from WorldNetDaily.com.

Abortionist that Killed Tonya Reaves During Botched Abortion Has Closed Her Chicago Abortion Business

By Cheryl Sullenger

AllWomensHealthClosed-FeaturedChicago, IL — The abortionist that was responsible for the late-term abortion death of Tonya Reaves has shut down her All Women’s Health abortion facility in Chicago, the Pro-Life Action League has confirmed.

The closure was discovered when members of the Chicago-based group arrived at the clinic on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, for a planned public outreach only to find the facility closed and a “For Rent” sign on the door. A phone call placed by a League member confirmed that the abortion clinic had gone out of business.

All Women’s Health was operated by abortionist Mandy Gittler, who was working at a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion center on July 20, 2012, the day Reaves paid $459 and received a fatal Dilation and Extraction dismemberment abortion of her 16-week pre-born baby from Gittler.

This closure brings the current number of remaining surgical abortion clinics in the U.S. to 572.

“Many independently owned abortion businesses are shutting down due to financial issues,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We would hope that her notoriety as the white abortionist that killed Tonya Reaves, a poor urban woman of color, contributed to her failed abortion business.”

Operation Rescue heavily publicized details of Reaves’ death while the Pro-Life Action League had conducted protests at the All Women’s Health abortion facility in the past.

According to records, including Reaves’ autopsy report and Gittler’s sworn deposition, Reaves suffered internal bleeding and an incomplete abortion, but was not transported to the hospital for over five hours after the bleeding began. By then, it was too late to save her life.

Emergency 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue also showed that Planned Parenthood failed to call 911 for emergency transport, even though they had been instructed earlier in the day by an emergency dispatcher to do so since that was the quickest way to get help.

Gittler attempted to blame Reaves’ death on a malformed uterus even though later documentation revealed that Reaves suffered no such condition.

Reaves’ family sued Gittler and Planned Parenthood for the wrongful death of Tonya Reaves. The suit was eventually ended in a settlement agreement in which Planned Parenthood must pay $2 million, most of which will go to Reaves’ surviving son over the course of his lifetime.

Gittler’s Illinois medical license profile indicates that in addition to Planned Parenthood, she may now be working at the troubled National Health Care abortion facility in Peoria, Illinois, where numerous “serious” violations were discovered in 2012, after it underwent its first inspection in over a decade.

CARHART STRIKES AGAIN: African-American Woman Suffers 8th Abortion-Related Medical Emergency in 2 Years

Germantown, MD — An African-American patient of the notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, 72, was transported to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency at Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

This represents the EIGHTH known medical emergency for which Carhart has been responsible since March, 2012. The recently injured women include Jennifer Morbelli, who died on Feb. 7, 2013.

“Medical emergencies at Carhart’s two abortion locations are becoming more frequent. His age and grueling travel schedule compound the risks to women, who are paying for his mistakes with their health and sometimes their lives,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Our complaints in Maryland are falling on deaf ears while woman after woman is transported to emergency rooms where Carhart isn’t even allowed to enter. The public safety emergency created by Carhart’s shoddy practices has reached crisis proportions.”

In addition to the Germantown office, Carhart also conducts abortions at his run-down abortion facility in Bellevue, Nebraska. Operation Rescue has documented the following incidents involving life-threatening complications suffered by Carhart’s abortion patients.

• July 2, 2014, Germantown, MD: African-American abortion patient transported to hospital.
March 4, 2014, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged after 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)
July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)

Multiple complaints have been filed with the Maryland Board of Physicians. The most recent asked the MDBP to take a fresh look at Carhart in light of the previous seven medical emergencies. Nearly identical complaints were filed simultaneously with medical boards in Nebraska and Indiana, where he also has operated.

Nebraska and Indiana responded with letters confirming that they are investigating or considering investigating Carhart. Maryland responded with a letter as well, closing the complaint without investigation.

Take Action to Protect Women and Their Babies!

Since Carhart’s abortion business affects women all over the nation who go to him for extremely late abortions that are illegal in most states, Operation Rescue is asking the public to contact the Maryland Board of Physicians and demand an honest and thorough investigation into Carhart’s abortion practices that are increasingly endangering the lives of women.

Contact: Maryland Board of Physicians
Voice: (800) 492-6836 or (410) 764-4777
E-mail: mbpmail@rcn.com