Outrage over Forced Abortion on Impaired Women Prompts Tweetfest & Complaint


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.

New 911 Call from Haskell’s Abortion Clinic: “She’s Bleeding Quite Badly”

Dayton, Ohio – A 911 recording just released by Operation Rescue reveals that a medical emergency last week at Martin Haskell’s Women’s Med Center in the Dayton suburb of Kettering involved uncontrolled bleeding on a 37-year old patient.

“She’s bleeding quite bad,” a caller from the Women’s Med Center told the emergency dispatcher.

Emergency responders transported the woman to Miami Valley Hospital. Her current condition remains unknown.

“There can be no doubt that Haskell and his associates present a serious danger to the public. It appears that the number of medical emergencies at his clinics is on the rise,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “We call on the Medical Board and the Health Department to take immediate action to protect women by closing Haskell’s abortion clinics pending investigation of this latest botched abortion.”

This is the third medical emergency documented at one of Haskell’s two Ohio abortion clinics this year and the fourth since 2009.

On February 9, another patient at Haskell’s Kettering location suffered complications from an abortion and could only breathe with the assistance of abortion clinic staff.

On March 28, Haskell personally placed a call to 911 from his abortion clinic in Sharonville, outside Cincinnati, for a patient suffering from uncontrolled seizures. Haskell is heard laughing at the dispatcher who offered him additional emergency instructions until the emergency responders could arrive.

The abortionist thought to be on duty during last week’s incident is Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s who also works as an abortionist for Planned Parenthood. In 2007, Kade was sued by the parents of a 14-year old girl who allege that Kade illegally committed an abortion on their daughter without their consent after the young girl was impregnated by her 22-year old soccer coach. Her abuser took her for an abortion while pretending to be her step-brother. Kade never reported the incident of child sex abuse.

Operation Rescue filed a complaint against Haskell with the Ohio Medical Board earlier this year. That case is currently open and under investigation.

911 Call: Abortionist Haskell Laughs While Patient Suffers Life-Threatening Seizures

Cincinnati, Ohio – Operation Rescue has obtained a recording of a 911 call placed by the infamous late-term abortionist Martin Haskell after one of his patient suffered life-threatening seizures following an abortion.

Haskell was unsure of the patient’s age and described her as 19 or 20 years old. He told an emergency dispatcher that she had experienced “status epilepticus” since coming out of anesthesia. Status epilepticus is a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure lasting more than 5 minutes.

Haskell is heard laughing at the dispatcher when she offered him additional emergency instructions until the emergency responders could arrive.

However, Haskell has no hospital privileges as required by law. He has received a variance from the Ohio Department of Health to continue operating as long as other physicians agree to cover his abortion complications once patients have been admitted. One of those physicians, William T. Bowers II, has been disciplined in two states and is under criminal investigation in another.

“Haskell is a danger to the public, plain and simple. We are urging the Ohio Department of Health to rescind Haskell’s variance and close his dangerous abortion clinic immediately in the interest of public safety,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

Please contact the ODH and ask them to rescind Haskell’s variance and close his abortion clinic.

Dr. Theodore Wymyslo, Ohio Department of Health
E-mail: Director@odh.ohio.gov
Phone: 614-466-2253

Paramedics Seen Giving Abortion Clinic Patient Life Support Before Rushing Her to Hospital

Cincinnati, OH — Operation Rescue has received word from Cincinnati Right to Life of an apparent abortion injury this morning at Women’s Med Center in Sharonville, Ohio, that caused a patient to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance.

Pediatrician Dr. Steven Brinn, whose office is directly next door to Haskell’s abortion clinic, issued the following public statement:

“Today, 3/28/12, paramedics with ambulance and police were called to Haskell’s Abortion Clinic in Sharonville and this was witnessed by many. A young woman was seen being carried out on a stretcher by paramedics who were bagging the woman (giving life support). It is assumed that the woman suffered some kind of complication in the clinic while she was there for treatment. Police were also at the scene and closed down the clinic for a time.

The Medical community is aware of other documented emergency calls at various Haskell clinics over the years. There has been concern that perhaps medical care delivered to some of these women is unsafe.”

Haskell has no hospital privileges, but received a variance from the state to continue operations when two local physicians offered to provide emergency hospital care for his injured patients. One of those physicians, William T. Bowers II, was declared negligent by the State of Kentucky in January of 2011, and was ordered to cease the practice of obstetrics after the gross mismanagement of a wanted pregnancy resulted in a dead child. Bowers settled a claim with the parents for $250,000. Ohio reprimanded Bowers in October of last year and placed him on two years probation. He is under criminal investigation by the Attorney General’s office in Indiana.

“We are deeply concerned that women injured at Haskell’s Sharonville abortion mill are being placed in double jeopardy. The care they receive from Haskell’s associates at the hospital may not be any better than what they were subjected to at the abortion mill,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

“In light of today’s events, we are asking Gov. John Kasich to step in and put an end to Haskell’s dangerous abortion business. Ohio laws prevent the operation of abortionists without hospital privileges, and it is time that the variance is revoked and Haskell is held to the same safety standards as other physicians,” said Newman. “Pro-life groups like Cincinnati Right to Life and ours have long complained about the dangers of Haskell’s dubious emergency arrangements. We hope that a woman will not have to die before Ohio enforces their laws and puts Haskell out of business.”

  • Read OR’s 3-part Investigative Report on Haskell (Includes information on other medical emergencies at Haskell clinics) Pt.1; Pt.2; Pt.3
  • View Bowers’ profile at AbortionDocs.org
  • Indiana Attorney General Investigating Undercover Abortionist Named in Haskell Variance

    Cincinnati, OH — Operation Rescue has obtained documents that show that Walter T. Bowers, II, the physician who is one of two doctors providing hospital admitting services for late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, has attempted to hide from the Ohio Medical Board the fact that he is an abortionist working part-time at a clinic in Indianapolis.

    In addition, documents indicate that the Bowers is currently under investigation by the Indiana Attorney General’s office. On June 23, 2011, the Indiana “Board moved to neither renew nor deny but refer to AG’s office for investigation,” according to a notation placed in Bower’s permanent Indiana file.

    Currently Bowers’ Indiana license status is listed as “Valid to Practice While Reviewed” as the investigation by the Attorney General continues.

    Death of baby costs Bowers $250,000

    Bowers recently reported a $250,000 malpractice pay-out related to the 2006 death of a wanted baby when he applied to renew his licenses in Indiana and Kentucky. That case caused the State of Kentucky to discipline Bowers and ban him from the practice of Obstetrics in that state and initiated Board actions against him in his home state of Ohio.

    Hiding Indiana Abortion Biz

    The Ohio Medical Board held a hearing for Bowers on August 11, 2011. A transcript of those proceedings shows that Bowers also stated under oath that he is licensed in Kentucky and Indiana for the sole purpose of prescribing medications to his patients that come from a tri-state area due to the geographical location of his practice in Cincinnati.

    Q. So you don’t have a practice, an office in Indiana?
    A. No
    Q. Do you have an office in Kentucky?
    A. No
    Q. So your sole office is in Cincinnati?
    A. Cincinnati.

    However, documents show that when applying for a license in Indiana in 2008, Bowers listed his business address as Clinic for Women, located on West 16th Street in Indianapolis. Clinic for Women is an abortion clinic specializing in first trimester abortions. Operation Rescue was able to independently confirm that Bowers continues to be affiliated with the abortion clinic.

    “It is clear that Bowers was hiding from the Ohio Medical Board the fact that he is a part-time abortionist at Clinic for Women in Indianapolis. The future of any hospital privileges held by Bowers was at risk in the Ohio proceedings. Those hospital privileges were critical to keeping Haskell’s lucrative late-term abortion mill open. Bowers stood to profit from the financial agreement with Haskell,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

    All about the hospital privileges

    In fact, on July 14, 2011, The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati notified Bowers that he was no longer “credentialed to do Obstetrics” and that his “In-House Staff Physician” privileges would be terminated. In a subsequent letter dated July 28, 2011, The Christ Hospital agreed to defer a decision on his continued hospital privileges pending the outcome of the OMB hearing held on August 11, 2011.

    At that hearing, Bowers made a plea for mercy. His statement read in part:

    It would be devastating if the State of Ohio place [sic] restrictions on my license. To continue teaching and enjoying full hospital privileges, my license can not [sic] be encumbered. My continued participation is predicated on a favorable response to this hearing. My faculty status, the ability to teach residents, medical students, hospital indemnification would be compromised.

    “Bowers sounded almost desperate to make sure that the OMB did not endanger his hospital privileges. He had a lot riding on that, and so did Haskell,” said Newman.

    The ink had hardly dried on Bowers’ deposition before he went back to The Christ Hospital and got his hospital privileges fully restored.

    Agreement with Haskell

    Just two weeks later, on August 29, 2011, Bowers sent a formal letter to Haskell’s wife, Valerie, indicating that he had “unrestricted admitting privileges in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.” He confirmed his agreement with the Haskell’s to “provide emergency back-up services and hospital admission for patients of the Lebanon Road Surgery Center” and bill them for his services.

    That letter was used by the Ohio Department of Health to expand Haskell’s variance on September 13, 2011, which allows Haskell to continue operating his late-term abortion clinic in Sharonville even though he has no hospital privileges as required by law.

    Bowers’ plea for leniency had worked. On October 12, 2011, the OMB issued a public reprimand for Bowers and placed him on probation for two years. The leniency of the order allowed Bowers to make a business agreement with Haskell that would financially benefit him.

    Ob/Gyn Speciality?

    When Bowers was questioned under oath by the OMB in August, he stated that he is not board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and had never held Board certification in any specialty.

    However, Bowers lists his specialty as “Obstetrics/Gynecology” repeatedly throughout numerous documents obtained by Operation Rescue. Hospitals list him as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    A document from the American Medical Association is revealing. It indicates Bowers listed Obstetrics and Gynecology as a “Self Designated Practice Specialty.” He has been passing himself off as an Ob/Gyn specialist for years even though he never bothered to become Board Certified.

    What else is Bowers hiding?

    “It appears that Bowers was not entirely truthful with the Ohio Medical Board about his abortion job in Indiana, and that he has been passing himself off as a self-appointed expert in Obstetrics and Gynecology,” said Newman. “Now we learn that he is under investigation by the Attorney General in Indiana. It’s possible that they know more about Bowers than we do, and that is why the investigation is continuing.”

    There can be no doubt that the variance allowing Bowers to extend hospital services to cover for Martin Haskell’s botched abortion emergencies was ill-advised and should be rescinded.

    “If this was any other business that could not comply with the law, it would be forced to close and no one would be sorry about that,” said Newman. “Abortionists should not be held above the law. Haskell lacks hospital privileges, which are required in Ohio. Excusing him from compliance is not acceptable, especially when his substitute has the problems that Bowers has. It’s time for Ohio to enforce the laws as written for the protection of the public and end Haskell’s variance.”