By Cheryl Sullenger
San Diego, CA – A pro-life sidewalk counseling group is reporting that a woman was rushed to the hospital by ambulance from Family Planning Associates in San Diego on January 17, 2015. The husband of the injured woman told sidewalk counselors that his wife suffered complications to an abortion.
According to Helpers of Gods Precious Infants San Diego, sidewalk counselors had spoken to the couple earlier. They indicated they were married and were expecting their first child. The woman said she was three to four months pregnant. She turned away when a sidewalk counselor attempted to show her a picture of a baby at 6 weeks gestation, saying she did not want to see it. Sidewalk counselors talked to them about how many women feel regret after an abortion. Nevertheless the couple continued on into the abortion clinic.
“About an hour later, we noticed a nurse holding the medical exit door open while looking out toward the street. Approaching sirens soon signaled that an emergency vehicle was heading toward the clinic. Within minutes an ambulance and fire truck parked in front of the clinic and the paramedics went inside,” noted an e-mail account of the incident. “A few minutes later, the paramedics brought the young married woman out on a gurney and loaded her into the ambulance, and drove her to a hospital. The husband told the counselor that there were complications after the abortion. The counselor gave the husband a Rosary, and told him that we would be praying for him and his wife.”
“Here is a couple expecting their first child, and now who knows if they will ever be able to have another after suffering abortion complications. So many women think that the worst will never happen to them until it does,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In California there simply are no laws protecting women from predatory abortion practices. There are no waiting periods. There are no clinic standards or inspections. It’s such a dangerous situation.”
Because pro-life activists photographed the incident, there is now documentation of this abortion complication in a state where there are no reporting requirements.
“We encourage activists outside abortion facilities to keep cameras handy, snap as many photos as possible when there are incidents, then send the information to Operation Rescue,” said Newman. “Information like this has been used to support new safety laws in other states. It is important to have a record, especially since none of these incidents are reported in California.”
Operation Rescue documents abortion-related medical emergencies and other abortion abuses and makes the information available for everyone to see at AbortionDocs.org and at OperationRescue.org.
Further information on how to document medical emergencies at abortion facilities and use the information to close abortion clinics is available in the new book, Abortion Free, by Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger. It is available at at Amazon.com, and from WorldNetDaily.com.