by Ricardo Pinedo

The myth of the “safe” abortion procedure has been debunked again – not once, or even twice, but three times at the notorious late-term abortion clinic Cherry Hill Women’s Center (CHWC) in New Jersey. Thanks to pro-lifers and prayer warriors who stood outside as eyewitnesses, Operation Rescue received information about three ambulances seen at this clinic between early March and April. 

When trying to secure 911 records through the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA)  to report about these emergencies, Operation Rescue received audio clips from the City of Cherry Hill. As in the past, the audio files only contained fragments of the public record emergency calls, instead of the complete records. Nevertheless, the essence of the issues can still be heard.

In these clips, the 911 dispatcher could be heard asking the EMS team for an ambulance to be sent to the abortion facility. In other instances, the caller from CHWC can be heard asking for an ambulance before being transferred to the EMS team. 

First Emergency, ‘Bleeding:’ 

On March 6, 2024, the Cherry Hill Dispatcher can be heard asking for an ambulance for a 35-year-old “pregnant woman” reported to be bleeding. The circumstances are somewhat vague, but it is clear this was a case of a second trimester abortion. This procedure is usually performed in two sessions and involves more risks than procedures performed during the first trimester, according to a study published in the National Library of Medicine

Among the risks of second trimester abortions, hemorrhage and blood clots are two of the most frequent. Operation Rescue is constantly reporting about this kind of emergency. 

What remains unknown is whether the procedure was finalized and whether the baby survived, since the dispatcher mentions that the patient is “pregnant.” 

Second Emergency, Signs of ‘Early Sepsis:’

Two weeks after the first botched abortion, on March 22, 2024, another emergency was reported at CHWC. In this instance a 23-year-old woman was reported to have apparent signs of “early sepsis” with typical symptoms like fever and a fast heartbeat. 

Sepsis is a life-threatening bodily response to an infection, caused by bacteria in most cases. This response can cause damage to vital organs. 

A septic abortions can result from the use of non-sterile surgical equipment and abortion techniques, according to Merck Manuals, the medical reference books published by Merck Co. since 1899. Sepsis is more frequent when this type of procedure is performed by untrained physicians, but it can also happen when an abortion is incomplete and the woman becomes infected after dilation due to an open cervical OS (the cervix in the lower part of the uterus that connects the uterus to the vagina).  

Because an infection usually progresses to sepsis in 12 to 24 hours, it is uncertain if the woman was at the abortion facility for the second day of her late-term abortion appointment. In any case, the emergency was real and not to be handled carelessly. Whether the woman survived afterwards or passed away is unknown.

Third Emergency, Yet Another Case of ‘Bleeding:’

Almost a month later, on April 17, 2024, CHWC struck again. A caller from the clinic asked the 911 dispatcher for an ambulance, this time for another case of ‘bleeding.’ In fact, the clinic staff can be heard saying something that sounds like “post mortal” or “post mortem” bleeding – something that does not make sense at all and makes one wonder if she knows what she is talking about. 

In this audio fragment, there are less details than in the other emergencies, so it is not possible to know what caused the bleeding, whether this was the result of a uterine perforation, another botched late-term abortion, retained fetal body pieces, or something else. 

Nonetheless, due to the close proximity in time and the similarities among the emergencies, questions arise regarding the expertise and experience of the “physician” – a.k.a abortionist. Is he or she licensed? Are they training someone new? Does he or she utilize sterile instruments or follow medical protocol? Do they even know how to perform late-term abortions? 

“The Abortion Cartel does not care about women, or women’s rights, let alone healthcare,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “They care about the money – blood money. 

“Abortionists are in the business of death and will do whatever they have to do to increase their profits.” “They don’t care if they use old equipment, non-sterile or reused tools, or if the ‘doctor’ on staff is actually someone qualified. We will continue to unmask this grisly cartel and show the reality of this dreadful business.”