Another Hemorrhage at Northland Family Planning in Southfield, Michigan

By Anne Reed

In the early afternoon of May 12, 2022, an employee of Northland Family Planning Center West in Southfield, Michigan, called 911. 

The caller reported, “We have someone that is bleeding very heavily.” She was unsure of the patient’s age, but the public Patient Care Record revealed the patient was a 28-year-old, White, female experiencing obstetric trauma with heavy vaginal bleeding. 

The transcript noted, “unable to complete” in the pregnancy category, likely referencing an inability to complete the abortion because of an injury that occurred during the “procedure.” 

The woman’s blood pressure plummeted to a dangerously low level of 65/42, and she suffered from sinus tachycardia, an unusually rapid heart rate that can be the earliest sign of serious pathology. 

Before emergency medical services arrived, the woman was given Pitocin, a synthetic drug typically used to stimulate uterine contractions. The drug also causes surface blood vessels to constrict and can, therefore, be used to stop bleeding. 

The initial bleeding could have been the result of retained parts of the baby’s body. However, because the injury was labeled “trauma,” it was more likely caused by instruments cutting through the uterus or cervix (or both).  

When Pitocin is administered, the uterus clamps down, which can cause a retained placenta or any remaining baby body parts to be expelled. The drug is also what likely caused her blood pressure to drop to such a dangerous level.

This is Operation Rescue’s fourth report of women hemorrhaging at this late-term abortion clinic. 

Previous Hemorrhages: 

Northland’s website attempts to console potential customers with visions of a “softly lit surgical suite with background music and aromatherapy for relaxation.”

“We promise that during your time with us, you will be treated with tender care and respect. …[O]ur doctors take gentle medical and surgical steps to remove fetal life support and cause fetal death before removing the pregnancy. The abortion procedure (dilation and evacuation) will be performed once dilation is sufficient.” 

Practicing OB/GYN and former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes and illustrates, courtesy of Live Action, how a living child is violently dismembered and brutally murdered in a second trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion. The word “gentle” has no place in the conversation about the cruel nature of this “procedure.”  Keep in mind as you watch the video illustration that the outflow of blood occurring during this savage act of murder is omitted.

In addition to the unimaginable pain the baby experiences, Levatino points out that, “For the woman, this procedure carries a significant risk of major complications, including perforation or laceration to the uterus or cervix, with possible damage to the bowel, bladder, and other maternal organs.”

The records in this case indicate the woman received “advanced life support” for a “Level 2” traumatic injury. This is a serious medical emergency that, in most cases, requires hospitalization, intensive care, and a recovery process that could take months or even years.

“Though this woman was suffering from life-threatening complications, the 911 records indicate she was transferred to a nearby hospital emergency room with no lights or sirens,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. 

“Abortion clinics often request no lights and sirens to downplay or completely hide the associated dangers. Most women never imagine they will leave the abortion clinic in an ambulance with life-threatening injuries. These deceitfully callous, so-called healthcare workers are killing babies and injuring, if not killing, women every single day. That’s exactly why Operation Rescue works with pro-lifers all over the country to find the truth and expose these ruthless back-alley operations.”


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