By Anne Reed

Adds to History of Life-Threatening, Traumatic Injuries

Aurora, Illinois – On March 16, a 911 call was made from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Aurora, Illinois. According to the recorded 911 call and the computer-aided dispatch transcript, provided courtesy of Illinois-based Pro-Life Action League, a female patient required transport by ambulance to a hospital emergency room. The caller stated the woman was suffering from “heavy bleeding.”

Dangerous hemorrhages are not new to this Planned Parenthood in the Chicago metropolitan area. Operation Rescue has documented multiple hemorrhages at this facility, at least one of which was a critical uterine perforation. These are the types of life-threatening injuries that have killed many women after elective abortions.

This abortion facility commits abortions up to the late gestational age of 22 weeks. Its employees have been caught withholding information during 911 calls. Even as a patient lay unresponsive, one past caller seemed incapable of providing basic information. Another caller was unable to communicate whether a patient was breathing. In yet another case, the caller withheld vital information from both the 911 dispatcher and the parents of a suicidal minor. 

The heavily redacted computer-aided dispatch transcript from the critical injury on March 16 provides little more than what was already gleaned from the 911 call. 

Illinois is an abortion destination, leaving preborn children unprotected and also putting the mothers of those infants in extreme danger. Illinois has essentially legalized back-alley abortions. 

In 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) signed the “Reproductive Health Act” into law, which established a fundamental right to abortion. It also repealed a 1975 Illinois law that, after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, would have returned the state to its pre-Roe prohibition of abortion unless necessary for the preservation of the mother’s life. 

In 2021, Pritzker went on to sign HB370 – the so-called “Youth Health and Safety Act” that repealed the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, which required a parent or guardian to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of a minor seeking an abortion. As a result, an abortion clinic is no longer required by law to contact a parent or legal guardian when a child presents for an elective abortion. With this safety requirement removed, rapists and child sex traffickers are much less likely to be held responsible for their abuse.  

Illinois also does not require “pregnancy termination specialty centers” (PTSC) to acquire and maintain facility licensure. This means surgical abortion facilities are not held to the same common sense standards to which other ambulatory surgical treatment centers are held. 

“It is heartbreaking that women and girls, deceived by the lies of the abortion cartel and the media, travel from neighboring states to Illinois abortion facilities,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. 

“They obviously believe Planned Parenthood is an actual healthcare facility where they will receive legitimate care. Instead, they leave these centers as grieving post-abortion mothers with a lifetime of emotional wounds. And, far too often, these women leave lying on a gurney with life-threatening internal injuries.”