By Cheryl Sullenger

Aurora, IL – When a woman suffered a life-threatening medical emergency at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Aurora, Illinois, last December, the caller did something that had the potential of adding risk to an already life-or-death emergency.

The Planned Parenthood caller asked that the ambulance respond with no sirens.  This is known to delay ambulance response times and is unconscionable in this case when the woman was in dire need of emergency hospital care.

Requests for no sirens usually indicates that the abortion facility does not want to draw attention to the fact that they just botched an abortion.

It was December 18, 2021, when the ambulance rolled up to the Aurora Planned Parenthood, responding to call for help for a woman suffering a suspected uterine perforation during a risky second trimester abortion.

An ambulance is shown at Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois, during one of a dozen abortion emergencies documented there.

Operation Rescue was provided a copy of the 911 recording and Incident Report by the ProLife Action League.

The Planned Parenthood caller passed the phone to the abortionist after being asked by the 911 dispatcher why she needed an ambulance.

The unknown female abortionist responded, “Hi. This is a patient who was undergoing a second trimester abortion with suspected perforation.”

She then answered several questions about the injured woman’s condition before passing the phone back to the original caller.

The dispatcher still seemed unsure of the nature of the medical emergency.

“Okay, and you said it was a second trimester abortion, and what was the complication?” the dispatcher asked.

“A suspected perforation,” the original caller replied.

Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood continues to insist that “abortion is very safe,” according to its web site and has even cited biased studies it paid for to convince the public to believe abortion is safe when it obviously is not for thousands of women each year.

There is no way to know the exact number of women who have suffered abortion complications due to a lack of reporting requirements in most states.  Statistics provided by the Abortion Cartel are suspect.

“Operation Rescue tracks medical emergencies at abortion facilities because it is a powerful way to show proof that abortion is not safe,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.  “Abortion businesses have no public defense for the number reports we publish of women having been hospitalized or killed by abortion. Our work tears the façade off the ‘safe and legal’ rhetoric that deceives women into thinking nothing bad can happen to them during an abortion.”

A uterine perforation is a potentially life-threatening injury in which a hole is torn through the wall of the uterus with abortion instruments.  A perforation can result in serious internal or external hemorrhaging.  It also can cause damage to other internal organs and structures, necessitating emergency surgery.    

Women have died from uterine perforations including Tonya Reeves, who died in 2012, after a perforated uterus resulted in internal bleeding at a Chicago Planned Parenthood – an affiliate of the Aurora facility.

More recently, April Lowery, 29, died in 2020 after receiving a perforated uterus during a botched abortion at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Operation Rescue has been following four active medical malpractice suits all involving perforated uteri during second trimester abortions –that led to horrific internal injuries and near-death experiences for women in Tuscaloosa, Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

“Every day, we see evidence cross our desks of botched abortions and other abuses at abortion facilities,” said Newman.  “Abortion is not safe.  Babies die. Women die. Women are maimed for life. Families grieve. And it is all avoidable.  Abortion is an ugly business that that needs to be exposed for the evil it is and abolished altogether.”