By Anne Reed
Chicago, Illinois — On April 26, 2023, shortly after 9 a.m., an ambulance was observed at Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA Chicago) at 659 West Washington Boulevard – one of the busiest and most troubled abortion businesses in Greater Chicago. Sidewalk counselors captured photos and brief video footage of the ambulance on the scene.
According to the computer-aided dispatch transcript, the 911 call was made for an emergency transfer of a 40-year-old female.
This Chicago abortion facility is part of the chain, Family Planning Associates Medical Group, founded by Edward Alred, also known as “Fast Eddie” for inventing the “assembly-line abortion.” Clinics affiliated with this chain have been sued for botched abortions and patient deaths.
This particular abortion business has employed some of the most disreputable abortionists. Among them were Willie Parker, accused of sexual misconduct, and Deborah Nucatola, who was exposed during the 2015 Center for Medical Progress undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood’s dark practice of selling aborted babies’ body parts.
Just as the words and crimes of abortionists eventually come to light, so does information about hidden injuries sustained by unsuspecting women who enter the doors of facilities like this one.
What was provided instead were links to files to which no access was ever granted. Operation Rescue staff followed up several times to explain that the files were not accessible and to insist on receipt of the actual 911 audio files – all to no avail.
The city of Chicago appears to have no interest in providing files accessible under the Federal Freedom of Information Act. However, the city has expended time and effort to intimidate sidewalk counselors who have a regular presence at this facility, insisting they are kept at a distance from clients entering the building. After at least 10 babies were saved in July 2023, undoubtedly affecting the center’s revenue, the city installed a sign by the sidewalk threatening a fine of $500 to $1,000 for “disorderly conduct.”
An online review posted in June by a client of FPA Chicago possibly provides the missing explanation for this late April emergency. Or it could have been another recent injury. In either case, the woman reported in her online review that she required three blood transfusions and nearly bled to death.
“There is no telling how many women are seriously injured at this facility,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is shameful that the city of Chicago seems to care more about silencing those attempting to inform potential victims of this dangerous operation while also hiding important public information from the community and others who would perhaps travel to the facility from out of state.
“In the midst of such flagrant censorship, we are so grateful for those still on the front lines at these killing centers – faithfully working to save innocent babies and bring spiritual food and financial help to the moms and families who choose life.”