Spokane 911 Records Censored, But Still Show Planned Parenthood Patient Hemorrhaged

By Cheryl Sullenger

Spokane, WA – New 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that a Planned Parenthood patient in Spokane who was transported to the hospital on April 15, 2015, was hemorrhaging.

“This is Angie from Planned Parenthood. We need an ambulance for a patient we can’t get to stop bleeding,” a Planned Parenthood caller told a 911 dispatcher.

The Planned Parenthood worker was transferred to a Fire Department dispatcher who asked her what happened. The rest of the recording was redacted.

“Planned Parenthood in Spokane had no ability to treat this patient who suffered a common abortion complication. Many women are not aware that free-standing abortion facilities cannot help them in the event of a medical emergency and that there will be delays in receiving emergency care,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Pro-life activists with Sidewalk Advocates for Life of Spokane shot video footage as an ambulance loaded a patient at the Indiana Health Center of Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Spokane, Washington, then sped away to a local hospital with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

As previously reported by Operation Rescue, the video clearly showed a woman carrying what appeared to be a red plastic biohazard bag who rode with the ambulance to the hospital. Aborted baby remains are often placed in such bags, but there was no way to determine from the video exactly what was in the red bag.

The abortionist responsible is currently unknown, but Sidewalk Advocates for Life of Spokane told Operation Rescue that it was the first time he had been seen at that Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

“Yet another medical emergency at a Planned Parenthood facility has endangered the life of a woman who likely thought she was going to receive quality medical care. Abortionists prey on women like this who have no idea that they could end up in the hospital or even in the morgue,” said Newman. “For all their rhetoric about caring for women, Planned Parenthood actually hurts women, as the many 911 recordings such as this one, which we have collected over the years, clearly demonstrate. After injuring this woman, Planned Parenthood in Spokane is too dangerous to operate and should be shut down immediately.”

Ambulance Transports Planned Parenthood Patient on Abortionist’s First Day on the Job

By Cheryl Sullenger

Spokane, WA – Pro-life activists with Sidewalk Advocates for Life of Spokane shot video footage as an ambulance loaded a patient at the Indiana Health Center of Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Spokane, Washington, then sped away to a local hospital with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

The woman appeared to be completely covered head to toe with blankets or sheets. An IV bag could be seen hanging over the gurney. One clinic worker with an umbrella unsuccessfully attempted to block view of the gurney from the street.

Adding a “creep factor” to the incident, the video clearly showed a woman carrying what appeared to be a red plastic biohazard bag who rode with the ambulance to the hospital. Aborted baby remains are often placed in such bags, but there was no way to determine from the video exactly what was in the red bag.

red bag

Sadly, as the ambulance was parked near the front door for over 17 minutes, women continued to enter the abortion clinic, ignoring the possibility that they could be next.

The abortionist responsible is currently unknown, but Sidewalk Advocates for Life of Spokane told Operation Rescue that it was the first time he had been seen at that Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

The incident, which took place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, was the second known medical emergency at this Planned Parenthood facility this year.

So far in 2015, Operation Rescue has documented 25 medical emergencies at abortion clinics across the country, including 11 at Planned Parenthood facilities in seven states.

It is important to note, however, pro-life witnesses are only able to document a very small fraction of all complications that take place at abortion facilities.

“Abortion just isn’t safe. Certainly it is fatal for the baby, but women also risk their lives at shoddy abortion clinics, as we have seen over and over,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Abortion clinics generally only call an ambulance when a woman is suffering a life-threatening emergency, so every time we see one of these incidents, we know some woman’s life is on the line. In the interest of public safety alone, every abortion clinic in the nation should be shut down!”

Alive or Dead? Abortionist that Killed Lakisha Wilson Sends Woman “Wrapped Like a Mummy” to the Emergency Room

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH — For the second time since the death of Lakisha Wilson last year, abortionist Lisa Perriera has sent yet another patient to the emergency room.

An ambulance arrived at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, shortly before 2:20 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015. At 2:30 p.m., pro-life activist Fred Sokol filmed a woman on a gurney, “wrapped like a mummy,” in his words. She was completely covered in pink and purple blankets as she was wheeled out of Preterm and loaded into an awaiting ambulance.

There appeared to be no visible IV bag or any other sign of ongoing medical treatment.

The ambulance then sat parked in front of Preterm for an additional 15 minutes before leaving for a hospital presumed to be Case Medical Center, where Perriera holds admitting privileges. Her current condition — or even if she survived — remains unknown.

Pastor Dale Henkel, who is a regular on the sidewalks outside Preterm praying and offering help to abortion-bound women, confirmed to Operation Rescue that Perriera was the abortionist on duty at the abortion facility on the day of the incident.

gurney with woman

“Unfortunately, we have no one to blame for Perriera’s spate of botched abortions but the Ohio Department of Health, which is well aware of Perriera’s apparent incompetence and other dangerous conditions at Preterm. Yet this agency that should be protecting women from abortion abuses has turned a blind eye to the plight of women in favor of keeping this abortion facility open,” said Newman. “While the Department of Health makes excuses for known hazards at Preterm, the causality count continues to rise.”

Sokol reported that several people inside the building stood in the windows on the third and fourth floors watching events on the street below unfold with apparent concern. At least one person affiliated with Preterm came out and took pictures of Sokol’s vehicle license plate in an apparent effort to intimidate him as he documented the incident with his cell phone camera.

Perriera was responsible for the botched second trimester abortion that killed Lakisha Wilson on March 21, 2014, but was never held accountable by the Ohio Department of Health or the Medical Board, despite evidence that laws were violated. Calls for a criminal investigation have also fallen on deaf ears.

One day shy of the first anniversary of Wilson’s fatal abortion, another African-American Perriera patient was transported from Preterm by ambulance on March 20, 2015. So far, a request made by Operation Rescue for the 911 records related to the March 20 incident has been uncharacteristically ignored by city authorities.

Operation Rescue has already requested 911 records from Friday’s medical emergency and continues to await a reply.

With all five surgical rooms located on the third floor of Preterm, the only way a gurney can reach injured patients is via a cramped elevator that malfunctioned the day of Wilson’s emergency, delaying care. Also delaying critical emergency care to the dying woman was the fact that the elevator was too small for the gurney to fit in a laying position. This prevented EMS workers from intubating her until she was in the ambulance.

Preterm’s elevator also was completely broken down during another incident on March 31, 2012, when additional assistance had to be called to carry a 300-pound patient down two flights of stairs. That woman suffered from hemorrhaging after an abortion.

Witnesses have told Operation Rescue that they frequently see a truck from a local elevator repair company at Preterm, indicating that a dangerous unreliability issue persists at Preterm.

“The majority of Preterm’s abortion customers are solicited from the African-American community. If Black lives really mattered, the Ohio Department of Health would shut down Preterm in the interest of public safety. It is scandalous to think that race played any part in the Health Department’s decision to disregard the dangers at Preterm, but unfortunately, that possibility exists.”

Incredibly, the Physicians for Reproductive Choice has announced that Perriera will receive the George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award for 2015, which “recognizes a physician early in their career who provides abortions while demonstrating leadership and courage, even in the face of adversity.” She is set to be honored at an awards ceremony to be held on New York City on June 1.

The PRC also announced that Perriera has been promoted to a position as the Ryan Residency Training Program Director at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a job she apparently has yet to begin.