Ambulance Transports 27th Woman from St. Louis Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

By Cheryl Sullenger

St. Louis, MO — For the twenty-seventh time in the past five years, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Forest Parkway in St. Louis, Missouri, and transported a woman to a local hospital.

A mobile medical center nurse manager with ThriVe, who was on the scene at the time, snapped a series of photos of the incident, which took place between 2 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

“Notice no lights or sirens [were] on while the ambulance is idling and upon leaving: typical of each incident,” she reported, noting also that the ambulances’ lights and sirens are routinely turned off before they get to the Planned Parenthood parking lot.

A group of Planned Parenthood employees deployed a tan tarp to block a clear view from the street while the woman was wheeled out of the abortion facility to an awaiting ambulance.

“It is a shame that while so many are showing concern for alleged racial policies within nearby police departments, there has been no concern shown for the disproportionate racial targeting of women for abortions by Planned Parenthood, which operates in a primarily minority neighborhood in St. Louis. Neither has there been any public demonstrations of concern for the dozens of mostly African-American women whose lives are being endangered by substandard practices and facilities at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Attempts by Operation Rescue to obtain 911 records, which are usually considered public records, has been thwarted by city officials that appear to be protecting Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

With the assistance of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Operation Rescue sued the St. Louis Fire Department in May, 2014, to obtain public information that was over-zealously redacted from 911 records it had received through the Freedom of Information Act. That case is pending.

The St. Louis Planned Parenthood is the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, which may explain the resistance to providing information that could potentially lead to regulatory board action that would damage or close Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

An inspection done on the facility in January, 2013, revealed filthy conditions including rusty surgical tables, suction abortion machines, IV stands, and other equipment and “copious amounts of dust” everywhere. Other violations included poor or non-existent infection control protocols and expired, improperly handed drugs.

“We consider the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis to be among the most dangerous abortion facilities in the country,” said Newman. “We are grateful to local citizens who have documented the long list of medical emergencies there so that the public can be made aware of the truth about the dangers of Planned Parenthood’s shoddy practices that routinely endanger the lives of women.”

Below is a list of dates that witnesses have seen ambulances transporting women from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, some with links to further information about the emergencies.

November 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
October 29, 2013
October 11, 2013
September 10, 2013
August 21, 2013
January 19, 2013
December 26, 2012
December 1, 2012
November 21, 2012
June 26, 2012
October 19, 2011
May 25, 2011
April 22, 2011
February 12, 2011
August 23, 2010
April 2,2010
March 31, 2010
March 18, 2010
January 22, 2010
October 24, 2009
October 22, 2009
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009
June 30, 2009
June 17, 2009
June 13, 2009

Ambulance Transports Salem Planned Parenthood Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

Salem, OR – Activists in Salem, Oregon, have informed Operation Rescue that a woman was transported by ambulance from the Salem Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Members of the Corban University Students for Life Club witnessed and photographed the incident.

According to one witness, the ambulance arrived with no lights or sirens and was greeted by a Planned Parenthood employee. Eventually, a woman on a stretcher was wheeled out of the Planned Parenthood office and loaded into the awaiting ambulance.

“They did not want us to see her, so they put up a screen as she was taken out of the building,” one of the students witnessing it said. “But it did not work. We could see the woman’s shadow through the screen.”

“While many state that we need legal abortions to protect women from unsanitary abortion conditions, this event is a simple reminder legal abortion clinics are not safe and legal abortion still hurts women. In Oregon, we have no health standards for our abortion clinics and this must change,” said Bethany Janzen. President of Corban University Students for Life Club.

Abortionist Mark David Nichols has known affiliations with the Salem Planned Parenthood.

“Once again, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has hospitalized a woman suffering a serious condition that the facility was not equipped to handle. This adds to the growing documentation that is painting a startling picture of abortion dangers, which completely contradicts Planned Parenthood’s ‘safe and legal’ mantra,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “The condition of the woman remains unknown, and with the veil of secrecy that surrounds abortion in this country, we may never know if that woman survived.”

Read about additional documented abortion-related medical emergencies.

Michigan Board Suspends License of “Michigan Gosnell” for Six Months, One Day

By Cheryl Sullenger

Lansing, MI — Abortionist Robert Alexander appeared before the Michigan Board of Medicine today for a final hearing on charges of gross negligence and incompetence after he was caught operating a squalid abortion facility in Muskegon that rivaled conditions found at Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horror.”

Despite the fact that an administrative judge found that Alexander, who suffers from mental illness, was not fit to practice medicine and recommended his permanent license revocation, the Board voted to suspend Alexander’s license for 6 months and 1 day. The also told Alexander that he would have to re-apply to have his license reinstated, at which time he would be required to pay a fine of $75,000.

If Alexander does not reapply for licensing, his license would not be automatically renewed after his suspension and he would continue to be barred from practicing in Michigan.

It was Operation Rescue’s complaint, founded on a former employee’s testimony, which served as the basis for the disciplinary action.

The decision that allows Alexander an option to eventually petition for reinstatement of his medical license is disturbing given the fact that Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey recommend permanent revocation for Alexander, stating concerns for his mental illnesses and lack of credibility during his testimony at a hearing on September 3, 2014.

In addition, Alexander’s medical license has twice been revoked in Michigan, first in 1990 and again in 1994. Both times, the Board reissued licenses to Alexander.

“Given the facts that Alexander suffers from mental illness, has a long string of documented botched abortions, and was operating in such squalid conditions that it made Kermit Gosnell look like ‘Mr. Good Housekeeping,’ it is unfathomable that this Board could even entertain the possibility that Alexander could soon resume his practice,” said Troy Newman President of Operation Rescue. “We can only hope that Alexander never has access to $75,000 to pay his fine and get his license back. If anyone should be permanently barred from the practice of medicine, it is Robert Alexander.”

Alexander had ridiculously claimed that the wretched conditions found at his Muskegon abortion facility in December, 2012, were staged by pro-life groups. He changed his story to shift responsibility onto a former employee who worked with Operation Rescue to blow the whistle on Alexander. Later, he blamed his own mental illness for the mess that included moldy, leaky ceilings, bloody surgical instruments, rusty equipment, and the contents of at least one abortion that was left to decompose in the abortion machine over a long Christmas break.

A former Medical Board Director, Dr. George Shade, enabled Alexander to continue his incompetent practices by improperly protecting him from further discipline by ordering that there be no investigation of a 2009 complaint filed by the obstetrician of two patients that suffered botched abortions by Alexander. The scandal created by that incident was the basis for a change in Michigan law that prohibits board members from acting unilaterally.

“Corruption has kept Alexander in business for years when he should have been banned from the practice of medicine years ago. Women suffered injury and illness as a result,” said Newman. “We doubt that Alexander will be financially able to petition to restore his license, but if he does, the responsibility for any misery he is sure to inflict will be shared by the Michigan Medical Board.”