By Anne Reed

Abortionist Catherine Romanos made a 911 call on May 26, 2022, from Women’s Med Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In a cheerful tone, she stated, “We have a non-emergent ambulance transfer to Miami Valley Hospital.”

“Ok, and what’s it for?” asked the dispatcher.

“Um…Ehhhhhh… patient is…well, she’s stable, but she needs to go to the emergency room, for abdominal pain,” Romanos responded.

“Abdominal pain?” asked the dispatcher

“Yes” (barely audible), Romanos responded. “How long you think?”

“What do you mean,” the dispatcher asked, sounding a little confused. “Before we get there? A few minutes maybe.”

The dispatcher’s confused tone is understandable. Why would the caller be concerned about the timeliness of the ambulance’s arrival for a “non-emergent” transfer?

Abdominal pain, if severe and accompanied by bleeding and fever, could be indication of uterine perforation and other serious complications that would certainly call for a sense of urgency and questions about arrival time. 

By all indication, staff of this abortion business is trained to downplay emergencies by using the term “non-emergent.” Last January, a caller from WMD sounded shaken when she told a 911 dispatcher, “I’m in need of an urgent, but not emergent, transport to the hospital for heavy bleeding after a pregnancy termination.”

Perhaps Romanos is little more hardened and comfortable with situations requiring a 911 call. Operation Rescue has documented a long list of complications that occured after Romanos, trained in family medicine, administered medication abortions. A total of 101 were documented from 2014 to present.

Women’s Med Dayton (WMD) performs abortions up to 22 weeks gestation. It was previously known as Women’s Med Center of Dayton but adjusted its name in late 2019 in order to secure a facility license.  

This came after it had failed to meet Ohio’s requirement that abortion facilities have valid Hospital Transfer Agreements (or an approved variance providing a comparable care arrangement). And after nearly six years of appealing the Ohio Department of Health’s denial of its proposed variance utilizing back-up physicians, the abortion business lost its final appeal at the Ohio Supreme Court.

Under its slightly adjusted new name, WMD gained an ambulatory surgical facility license for a short time. But Operation Rescue has been unable to verify that license has been extended beyond 12/7/21.

“We have been documenting botched abortions at this notorious facility for years, along with its unscrupulous tactics to remain in business,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The habit of downplaying complications women experience intensifies the seriousness of their emergencies. When so-called doctors knowingly kill innocent human beings, it is no wonder they put so little care into saving the lives of those they call their patients.”