Outrage over Forced Abortion on Impaired Women Prompts Tweetfest & Complaint

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Dayton, OH — Pro-life activists plan to take to Twitter on Friday to call for disciplinary action against late-term abortionist Martin Haskell and his Women’s Med Center staff for an incident of forced abortion on an impaired women, which they are saying was akin to rape.

“Where I’m from, deliberately inserting instruments into a half-conscious, intoxicated woman’s vagina is called rape,” said Kelsey Hazzard, Director of Secular Pro-Life, who is organizing Friday’s Tweetfest using the hashtag #AbortRapeCulture to expose this abortion abuse and call for those responsible to be held accountable for breaking the law.

This comes as news is breaking of a formal complaint filed on Wednesday by Dayton Right to Life with the State Medical Board of Ohio seeking disciplinary action against abortionists at the Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility located in the Dayton suburb or Kettering, for conducting a forced abortion on a semi-conscious woman who was incapacitated by an overdose of street drugs.

“This facility clearly violated the very choice the abortion industry claims to stand for,” said Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life. “Informed consent is a crucial ethical principle in the practice of medicine, no matter the procedure. Women’s Med Center, Martin Haskell and the abortionist who performed this abortion need to be held accountable for violating such a basic and fundamental medical ethic as informed consent.”

Operation Rescue obtained and first reported on an Ohio Department of Health deficiency report dated June 12, 2015, that cited the Women’s Med Center for violations of Ohio Administrative Code 3701-83-07, which states that each patient at an Ambulatory Surgical Facility “shall be allowed to refuse or withdraw consent for treatment.”

“There’s no doubt that the Women’s Med Center violated the law by giving this woman an abortion when she was too drugged to consent. But there is doubt about whether those responsible for this violation ever suffered any repercussions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is wrong just to let them get away with endangering this woman’s life without any consequences for their illegal acts. That just encourages them to further victimize women.”

According to the deficiency report, a 31-year old woman reported to the Women’s Med Center on June 10, 2015, in preparation for a late-term abortion, which included the placement of “a dilator.” When she returned to the facility the following day, she was already unable to walk or hold up her head due to a street drug overdose of Soma and Percocet along with what was believed to be Suboxone and heroin.

The abortionist on duty, believed to have been Roslyn Kade, consulted with Martin Haskell, owner and Medical Director of the facility, and the transfer physician that would provide hospital care. The three decided to conduct the abortion despite the fact that the patient was semi-conscious, unable to communicate, and had recorded low blood-pressure, a danger sign of drug overdose.

The abortion was conducted prior to treating the overdose or calling 911 for emergency help. This further endangered the life of the patient.

There was no mention in the deficiency report of any kind of corrective or disciplinary action. Calls to the Department of Health seeking information about what action it took to remedy the situation have not been returned as of this writing.

To join Friday’s Tweetfest or learn more, click here.
Read the June 12, 2015 deficiency report.
Read Dayton Right to Life’s complaint.

Desperate 911 Call: Abortion Being Forced on Scared Teen at Wichita Abortion Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS — Operation Rescue has obtained disturbing documentation of a desperate 911 call placed by the mother of a teenage high school student who was taken out of classes without permission and taken to South Wind Women’s Center, an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. The mother was concerned that her daughter was being forced by her estranged father and grandmother to have an abortion.

The incident was uncovered while an Operation Rescue staff member was praying outside of South Wind Women’s Center when two marked police patrol cars arrived at the clinic on November 11, 2015.

According to the 911 recording and redacted police report, the girl’s mother called for help when she began receiving text messages from her daughter during normal school hours. The teen told her mom that she was being held against her will at the abortion clinic.

The teen was frightened when she was taken out of school by her father and grandmother, neither of which had legal custody of her at the time of the incident, according to the mother and the girl’s aunt, who also spoke with the 911 dispatcher. The girl told her aunt via text messages that she didn’t know where she was being taken until she arrived at the abortion clinic where her father had made an abortion appointment for her at 4:00 p.m. She continued to text her mom and her aunt that she wasn’t being given enough information by clinic staff and did not want to be there.

Wichita police officers were dispatched to South Women Women’s Center to check on the girl’s welfare. There, they were met by the clinic’s owner and director, Julie Burkhart.

“Upon arrival I contacted the director who advised she was aware of the situation but that there was not a situation. She refused to acknowledge whether the [the teen] was currently there or a patient. She also refused to speak to us while being recorded,” wrote Officer Atlee Vogt in his report.

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A police sergeant soon arrived and instructed Officer Vogt to turn off his body camera, after which they once again attempted to speak with Burkhart.

“We attempted to recontact the director of the clinic after a long wait who refused to allow officers in and wouldn’t acknowledge whether [the teen] was there at the clinic,” Officer Vogt reported.

The girl’s mother and aunt, who had jumped in a vehicle and were on their way to the abortion clinic, were asked by police to meet them at a police substation and verify custody. Unfortunately, the mother did not have any current custody documents with her and since it was Veterans Day, a court holiday, police were unable to verify who actually had custody rights.

According to the redacted police report, the teen had apparently been impregnated by an age-mate, but there was some concern whether the sexual conduct was a consensual.

Because of Burkhart’s obstruction, the police were never able to check on the teenager’s welfare and it remains unknown if she was released unharmed or was forced to undergo an abortion she did not want.

“Burkhart’s interference in a police matter is disturbing, to say the least and is validation that she continues to act as if she is above the law,” said Newman, President of Operation Rescue who has worked to expose wrongdoing by Burkhart and South Wind since it announced its opening in April, 2013.

“We hope the young lady is well and that no harm was done to her at the abortion clinic, but we do not know if that is the case,” said Newman. “Burkhart’s obstructionism of police officers attempting to check on the welfare of a teen that was being held against her will by clinic staff is a cause of grave concern.”

Burkhart is a militant pro-abortion activist who once worked for the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller as head of his now-defunct political action committee. During that time, Burkhart was paid by Tiller to lobby against common sense laws that provided late-term abortion limits, as well as safety standards and accountability for abortion clinics. She also opposed efforts by Attorney General Phil Kline to investigate the non-reporting of child sex abuse at Kansas abortion clinics.

The persistent political climate in Kansas for years has been one that essentially encourages abortionists to disregard the law. In the past, when law enforcement has tried to investigate abortion clinics, as was the case under Phil Kline’s administration as State Attorney General, the State Supreme Court instead covered up crimes allegedly committed by two abortion clinics and prosecuted Kline in order to halt his investigations.

A 2011 state law that would have finally placed abortion clinics under the oversight of the Department of Health and Environment continues to languish without significant action in a state court, blocked for nearly five years by a pro-abortion county judge.

Kansas’ highest court remains dominated by appointees of former Governor Kathleen Sebelius and her puppet, Mark Parkinson, both rabid supporters of abortion without limits or accountability. Sebelius went on to later serve as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, overseeing the launching of arguably America’s largest boondoggle, Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act, which includes payment for abortions.

“Corruption that still exists in the Judicial Branch in Kansas continues to enable abortion clinics to remain above the law at the expense of the lives and health of women,” said Newman. “Abortion clinics have no oversight in Kansas, and now with police fearing to stand up to Burkhart’s bullying, there exists the same kind of ‘anything goes’ attitude at South Wind that characterized Kermit Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ abortion clinic.”

The Gosnell case, in which he was convicted of three counts of murder and one count of manslaughter among hundreds of other lesser crimes, should have taught states that a lack of oversight creates very dangerous conditions at abortion businesses. A grand jury report rebuked Pennsylvania authorities for turning a blind eye to Warning signs and complaints that had been filed throughout the years.

“Burkhart arrogantly believes she can get away with anything,” said Newman. “I have known Burkhart for many years and have seen her employ bully tactics on more than one occasion. Now, it looks like even the police are afraid to stand up to her bullying. Meanwhile, who knows what horrors are being perpetrated by Burkhart and South Wind?”

Burkhart was forced to shut down her Trust Women Political Action Committee after Operation Rescue analyzed her contribution and disbursement reports and discovered grossly shoddy bookkeeping and nearly $37,000 in missing funds that disappeared without a trace. Some money improperly went to fund start-up operating costs for the South Wind Women’s Center.

Operation Rescue filed complaints with the Federal Election commission and Burkhart was ordered to pay thousands in fines the FEC.

Operation Rescue has also filed complaints with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts against two South Wind abortionists. Those complaint investigations remain open.

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Man Will Stand Trial for Murder After Lacing Girlfriend’s Pancakes with Abortion Drug

By Cheryl Sullenger

bolling-featuredWaKenney, KS — A Kansas man has been bound over for trial after a judge ruled last week to admit as evidence his confession that he laced his pregnant girlfriend’s pancakes with an abortion drug he bought over the internet.

Scott Robert Bollig, 30, will be tried on one count of first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery for causing Naomi Abbott to lose her baby on January 31, 2014. Bollig was arrested after doctors treating Abbott found misoprostol, also known as Cytotec, in her blood.

Abbott has wanted her baby and had refused his demands that abort their child. That fact qualified this case for the first degree murder charge.

Bollig had admitted to police that he gave Abbot the drugs hoping she would have an abortion, but challenged the legal validity of the confession in court. A judge ruled that the prosecution will be allowed to use it as evidence.

“This case sadly illustrates the little discussed problem of women being coerced or forced into abortions by boyfriends or relatives. Most of the time, these forced abortions take place at abortion clinics where women are not protected from those who are demanding they abort,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Ironically, if Bollig had dragged her off to the abortion facility against her will, most likely nothing would have been done to him.”

Newman continued, “This also shows how it is far to easy to obtain dangerous abortion drugs over the internet. More must be done to tighten regulations so that these drugs are not so readily available to any Tom, Dick, or Harry that has an internet connection and a credit card.”

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OR Stands With Christian Bale, Reggie Littlejohn in Calling for the Release of Blind Chinese Prolife Activist

Washington, DC — Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers is working to bring awareness to the home detention of blind Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng, who has been working to stop China’s brutal “one-child only” policies that have resulted in thousands of forced abortions. Chen has been incarcerated, beaten and denied medical care. He now languishes under house arrest. Those who attempt to visit him are roughed up or beaten and run off.

Above is a video of actor Christian Bale’s attempt to visit Chen. We want to publicly thank Mr. Bale for attempting to visit Chen and for helping to draw attention to barbaric forced abortion policies and other human rights abuses in China.

Operation Rescue stands with Mr. Bale and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers in calling for the immediate release of Chen and the cessation of China’s “one-child only” forced abortion policies.

Please join Troy and Cheryl by participating in the Chen Sunglasses Freedom Campaign.

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Hearings Reset In Tiller Associate’s Illegal Abortion Referal Case

Four-day hearing scheduled for May 3, 2011

Topeka, KS – The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has announced that hearings in the disciplinary case against Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who provided illegal late-term abortion referrals for the notorious George Tiller, have been delayed.

Hearings scheduled for December 20 and January 11 have been reset. Instead, a preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held on April 12, 2011, at 9:00 AM. It is likely that the preliminary hearing will take place telephonically.

The full disciplinary hearing, which will be conducted in a trial-like format with testimony expected from witnesses, has been rescheduled for May 3, 2010, at 9:00 AM. That hearing is scheduled to last four days.

Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger filed the original complaint against Neuhaus and Tiller in 2006 for what appeared to be an illegal financial affiliation.

Tiller was criminally charged and tried for having an illegal financial relationship with Neuhaus, who was the only physician providing the legally mandated second opinion verifying that a pregnancy met the strict exceptions to the Kansas ban on post-viability abortions. Tiller was acquitted of criminal charges in March, 2009, but the KSBHA was pursuing an 11-count disciplinary petition against Tiller based on Sullenger’s complaint at the time of his death.

Neuhaus’ petition, also based on Sullenger’s complaint, does not allege an illegal financial affiliation with Tiller, but it does allege that in eleven cases of post-viability pregnancies she breached the standard of care in several ways, including:

• Failure to perform adequate patient interview
• Failure to obtain adequate patient history
• Failure to adequately evaluate the “behavioral or functional impact” of the patient’s condition and symptoms
• Failure to meet the standard of care to the degree of constituting ordinary negligence
• Failure to keep adequate medical records

Neuhaus is an abortionist who was previously disciplined by the KSBHA in 1999 and 2000 after committing numerous abortion abuses, including an incident where Neuhaus sedated a woman and forced an abortion upon her after she had withdrawn her consent. At that time the Board deemed Neuhaus a danger to the public. It was after this discipline that Neuhaus went to work for Tiller providing the second physician referral for post-viability abortions.

“We know that the Board does not file disciplinary petitions if it is not completely convinced that violations have occurred,” said Sullenger. “We look forward to the resolution of this case and pray it results in the revocation of Neuhaus’ medical license.”

Read Neuhaus’ current disciplinary petition.