By Anne Reed

Desperate for Profit, Lies to Hide Critical Injury 

Three emergency transfers took place in less than two weeks from the notoriously dangerous Access Health Center in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. All three involved women with dangerous post-abortion hemorrhaging. The 911 records were provided courtesy of Pro-Life Action League. 

The first of the three emergency transfers documented at Access Health Center was on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, shortly after 12 Noon. The employee who called 911 initially responded to the dispatcher’s questioning by stating: “I don’t have any information,” she said, “I just know we need a transfer. The patient is stable, but I don’t know any more information.” 

The responsible dispatcher obviously needed more information. She asked, “Try to get more information about what her symptoms are, just so my paramedics know what they are coming into.” 

When the employee returned to the phone, she clarified that the 29-year-old woman was experiencing heavy bleeding. She then reiterated, “I don’t know any other information,” right before claiming the woman had no shock symptoms. 

According to the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) transcript, the emergency was described by paramedics as a “hemorrhage/laceration” and coded as a “significant hemorrhage.” She was transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

The second emergency was six days later, on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at about 1:45 p.m.

Again, a patient was suffering from post-abortion hemorrhaging. The CAD reveals the woman was 23 years of age and was suffering from a “significant hemorrhage.”   

The CAD noted under “chief complaint,” a “pregnancy problem (no contractions or birth).” Though the terminology is strange in light of the fact that the emergency involved an elective abortion, it also indicates the abortion may have been incomplete. 

Just two days later, on December 29, 2023, at about 1:30 p.m., an employee called 911 from the facility. She told the dispatcher a patient was being transported to the hospital by ambulance. She requested two police officers be dispatched to the scene to remove protestors who she claimed “are trying to record the patient leaving in the ambulance.” 

She alleged they were “coming on the property.” However, the video provided to Operation Rescue showed no evidence of trespassing.  

After nearly two minutes of discussion about the location and number of protestors, the dispatcher sounded surprised when the caller asked, “And then, are you going to send the, um, are you going to send the ambulance with the police officers?” 

This clearly indicated paramedics had not yet been dispatched to treat the hemorrhaging patient. Not only was the employee’s report of protestors trying to record the patient leaving in an ambulance obviously untrue, but precious minutes had been wasted in securing the emergency care the hemorrhaging woman needed. 

Upon further questioning by the dispatcher the caller stated the patient was 31 years of age and had a “Foley.” A Foley balloon catheter is a tube with a balloon that, when inserted into the uterus, can slow dangerously rapid blood flow.

According to the CAD, the young woman was suffering from “SERIOUS,” and “POSSIBLY DANGEROUS” hemorrhage from a “POSSIBLY DANGEROUS area.” 

But rather than ensuring she promptly received critical medical intervention, the caller prioritized the attempted removal of pro-life witnesses. 

The CAD also noted the patient had undergone two previous C-sections, a significant risk factor that further highlights the need for immediate emergency intervention. 

This is the type of injury that has killed many women who trusted abortionists with their lives. See Operation Rescue’s archive of Maternal Patient Deaths from Abortion.  

“Once again, this incident reveals the priorities of the abortionists calling the shots at this abortion mill that kills babies into the second trimester,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. 

“Considering this was the third critical injury in a ten-day period, it is not a surprise that these murderers put so much into hiding their recklessness. In doing so, they reveal what we already know about so-called doctors who are willing to kill for a living: they have no conscience, and their concern is about protecting their reputation – so that blood money keeps flowing into their blood-drenched hands.”