Planned Parenthood Halts Abortions at Kansas City Expansion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Kansas City, MO – It appears that Planned Parenthood’s planned expansion of abortion services to include five Missouri communities has not only failed to materialize, but one of their expansion facilities has now halted abortions after offering them for only about eight months.

“Planned Parenthood’s expansion plans have now become a reduction plan,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Operation Rescue has confirmed a report that the Midtown Heath Center Planned Parenthood in Kansas City, Missouri, which began offering abortion drugs last September, has now halted abortions due to an inability to locate an abortionist for that facility. There is no anticipated date when abortions might resume.

The Kansas City facility only offered abortions twice per week, but abortion numbers always remained lower than expected. Many women failed to return for appointments after the 72-hour reflection period.

For example, during their first week of abortion services last September, eight out of eleven women who received informed consent for abortions failed to return, thanks to pro-life activists who offered assistance and information to Planned Parenthood’s potential abortion customers.

This leaves only two communities in Missouri that still conduct abortions. While the Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis facility remains busy, the Columbia facility only conducts abortions two days per month, according to local pro-life leader Kath Forck, who heads up the 40 Days for Life campaigns there.

Planned Parenthood’s plans to expand abortions into Joplin and Springfield also have failed to materialize. In April, the Planned Parenthood in Springfield was denied an abortion facility license due to failure to meet licensing requirements, although efforts to license facilities in both cities are apparently ongoing.

Thwarting expansion plans are new Missouri abortion facility regulations that require an agreement with local physicians or medical groups to provide 24-hour emergency hospital care. In addition, Missouri as blocked those who provide abortions and their affiliates from receiving state family planning funds.

Adding to Planned Parenthood’s woes is a proposed rule change announced by the Trump Administration that will soon prevent Title X funds from flowing to facilities that conduct abortion or refer for them.

Michelle Trupiano, executive director of the Missouri Family Health told the Missourian that out of 40,000 Missourians who benefit from Title X funding, only about one third are seen by Planned Parenthood.

Dilara Yilmaz, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which operates the Kansas City and Columbia facilities, remained defiant.

“Our doors will stay open,” she told the Missourian. “We don’t see this impacting the provision of our health services.”

But Planned Parenthood is already feeling the impact of the new state regulations and proposed federal rules, as evidenced by the halting of abortions at the Kansas City facility.

“Every time we hear an abortion business say their doors will stay open, they are almost always the next to close or halt abortions,” said Newman. “The Missouri pro-life community has been extremely smart and effective in enacting pro-life regulations and laws that protect women and their babies. Their activists have been helping women turn away from abortions by offering them information and practical assistance. Missouri should be looked to as a model for other states to follow.”

911 Redactions Cover Up Serious Medical Emergency at “Abortionist to the Stars” Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

Beverly Hills, CA – When a patient at the Pro-Choice Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, suffered a medical emergency, an employee of the swank late-term abortion business placed a call for help to 911.

However, when Operation Rescue received the recording via a public records request, only about 30 seconds of the four-minute conversation could be heard. The other 3 minutes and 30 seconds were filled with a series of beeps, indicating redactions in the recording.

The incident took place on April 23, 2018, at 2:03 p.m. In the parts of the recording that actually contained information, a clinic worker indicated that the emergency involved a “patient who was sent to us. . .”

The 911 dispatcher placed the caller on hold while he dispatched paramedics and later returned to reassure her that paramedics were on the way.

A Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that was obtained along with the recording that a Rescue unit was dispatched along with another unit to provide advanced life support for an injury that did not result from a vehicular accident.

The patient was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for additional emergency treatment. The entire incident took 43 minutes.

According to public records laws, only information related to the patient’s identity should be removed. Information about the condition and why the ambulance was called does not identify any particular person and is not subject to redaction.

“There’s only one reason to over-redact a public 911 recording and that is to cover something up. Given the political climate in California, it’s not surprising that some local official with an agenda would want to hide the dangers of abortion,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We need transparency in order to protect women from harm at abortion facilities that are ill-equipped to handle the life-threatening emergencies that occur repeatedly.”

The Pro-Choice Medical Center is owned and solely operated by late-term abortionist Josefa Seletz. Since locating her high-end abortion business to Beverly Hills, she has become known as the “Abortionist to the Stars.”

Since the fall of 2015, there have been at least six women transported to the hospital by ambulance from the Pro-Choice Medical Center, which is one of just five abortion facilities in the U.S. to openly conduct abortions through the third trimester of pregnancy.

“We may never know what happened to the woman injured in April, but we know it was serious enough that the assistance of paramedics was needed along with an emergency transport to the hospital,” said Newman. “Women deserve to know the truth about the true dangers of abortion — and the fact that they could very well leave their appointment in an ambulance, as we see time and time again.”

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VICTORY! Waste Disposal Company Quits Carhart Thanks to Action by Operation Rescue’s Supporters

PRESS RELEASE

Bethesda, MD – On June 5, 2018, Operation Rescue posted an article concerning a medical waste disposal company that had contracted with Maryland abortion facilities for the disposal of human aborted fetal remains. Supporters were encouraged to contact the disposal company and ask them to end their services to abortion facilities, especially AbortionClinicsOnline.org (ACO), a late-term abortion facility owned by LeRoy Carhart in Bethesda, Maryland, which conducts abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

And contact they did!

As a result, within minutes of releasing the article, Operation Rescue was contacted by Trey Krell, General Manager for Biomedical Waste Services, Inc., which had contracted to provide services for ACO.

By early afternoon, Krell had sent OR a copy of a letter dated June 5, 2018, addressed to Carhart’s wife, Mary, notifying ACO that Biomedical Waste Services, Inc. was terminating services effective immediately.

Krell also informed OR that contracts had already been “closed” with other surgical abortion businesses.

“We really appreciate and thank Mr. Krell for doing the right thing by severing business ties with Carhart, ACO, and other abortion businesses,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We especially appreciate all our supporters who took the time to call and e-mail. This is really your victory! Thank you!”

Out of courtesy to Mr. Krell and his company, the original report will be removed from our website at www.OperationRescue.org, but it will still be available here for reference purposes.

“We remain watchful and are praying that no other disposal business will contract with Carhart, ACO, or any other abortion facility in Maryland,” said Newman. “But if they do, we know our amazing supporters can once again be counted on to jump into action! We appreciate you all more than you know.”

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Abortion Patient Carried by Clinic Workers to Private Vehicle; Ambulance Turned Away

By Cheryl Sullenger

Montgomery, AL – It was an all-too-familiar sight at abortion facilities around the country. Pro-life activists snapped photos as an ambulance pulled into the parking lot of an abortion clinic. This time, it happened at Reproductive Health Services in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 25, 2018.

But this incident was anything but routine.

Before the ambulance could arrive, witnesses told Operation Rescue that they saw two clinic workers carrying a woman under her arms out of the abortion facility and into a private vehicle. She and her companion had left the area by the time the ambulance arrived – presumably in route to a hospital emergency room.

Photos of this disturbing scene show only two abortion clinic workers holding up a blanket to block pro-life photographers, who tried to document the event.

When the ambulance arrived a short time later, another clinic worker told the ambulance driver that they were no longer needed, so the ambulance left the scene without a passenger.

This unusual situation raised concerns about the woman who had to be carried to her car. Why couldn’t the woman walk on her own? Did she suffer injuries during an abortion? Why didn’t the clinic wait for the ambulance? Did she get proper medical treatment for her mysterious condition?

“We have lots of question and not very many answers,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We are still looking into this and hope the woman involved is ok and did not receive an abortion.”

Reproductive Health Services made news last month when a recent inspection report noted a citation for failure to report suspected child sex abuse on a 13-year old girl who received an abortion, then returned to the abortion business within 15 months for a second abortion.

“There are all kind of signs that this abortion facility may be covering up for pedophile sex traffickers,” said Newman. “Given their refusal to protect young girls from abuse, it is not a stretch to think they may be hiding a botched abortion as well.”

Operation Rescue will post updates as more information becomes available.

911 from 2005: Abortion Worker Withholds Critical Information About Dying Abortion Patient

Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue has released a video today featuring a 911 audio recording placed January 13, 2005, on the day Christin Gilbert, 19, died from a botched third-trimester abortion at a now-shuttered late-term abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas.

“Even though this 911 recording is over 13 years old, it is significant today because the abortionist responsible for Christin Gilbert’s fatal abortion was LeRoy Carhart,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Given his most recent botched abortion, in which an abortion patient hemorrhaged so severely that she lost half her blood supply and could have easily died, it is important to revisit the Gilbert case and realize just how little consideration this abortionist has for the lives of his patients.”

Christin Gilbert was a 19-year old with Down syndrome who became pregnant in 2004 due to sexual assault. Her parents did not realize that Christin was with child until her pregnancy was well advanced. They took her to George Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services (WHCS) in Wichita, Kansas, which was at that time the largest free-standing late-term abortion facility outside Communist China.

Carhart was employed by WHCS and was on duty when Christin was brought in for her 29-week abortion.

Due to her disability, Christin was an innocent victim in every sense. Shemade no decision to become pregnant or to have an abortion. Both were forced upon her, and perhaps that makes her story so much more tragic.

After Christin’s abortion, she grew ill and drifted in and out of consciousness. Her parents returned her to the abortion clinic where she passed out once again. Carhart’s efforts to resuscitate her proved futile.

Finally, 911 was called by former clinic worker Marguerite Reed. From the start, Reed was defensive and evasive. While Christin’s live ebbed away, she placed the 911 dispatcher on hold for a painfully long 45 seconds, only to return more defiant than ever, with no information about Christin’s critical condition that could have assisted emergency responders.

An ambulance transported Christin to Wesley Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. The paramedics that bought Christin to the hospital appeared grim and worried as they rushed her gurney into the emergency room.

Despite every effort possible, including a medical board complaint, a grand jury investigation, and an appeal to former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, both Carhart and clinic owner George Tiller were never held accountable for Christin Gilbert’s tragic and avoidable death.

After WHCS closed in 2009, Carhart relocated his late-term abortion business to Germantown, Maryland, where he conducted another fatal third-trimester abortion on Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old grade school teacher.

Now, Carhart is also operating in Bethesda, Maryland doing abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

“Carhart has killed before and he will kill again. It’s just a matter of time,” said Newman. “As Carhart has aged, he has gotten sloppier with these dangerous late-term abortions. His most recent patient emergency came far too close to being another fatality. Medical boards in Nebraska and Maryland need to stop playing politics and protect women from Carhart’s negligence before someone else dies.”

Read the complete story of Christin Gilbert’s abortion and the political corruption that thwarted justice.