First in 2018: Ambulance Transports Woman from Famous Ohio Late-Term Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Dayton, OH – For the first time in 2018, pro-life activists in Dayton, Ohio, have reported that an ambulance arrived at the Women’s Med Center abortion facility in Dayton, Ohio, to transport a patient to the hospital.

The incident took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, shortly before noon, and was photographed by multiple pro-life activists who shared their pictures with Operation Rescue.

“It is tragic that just four days into the New Year, we see yet another woman injured by abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We are dedicated to praying and working toward the day when babies and their mothers are protected from the barbarity of abortion.”

The Women’s Med Center is a late-term abortion facility owned by the nationally-known abortionist Martin Haskell, who claims credit for having invented the now-outlawed “Partial Birth Abortion” procedure.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has been working since 2015 to close the Women’s Med Center for failing to provide an acceptable hospital transfer agreement. Neither Haskell nor any of his staff abortionists qualify for hospital privileges and sought a variance using a transfer agreement. That case continues to slowly wind its way through the courts.

In August 2016, the Women’s Med Center stirred controversy when it aborted a late-term pregnancy on a 31-year old woman who was so impaired by an overdose of street drugs that she could not give her consent. Despite the outcry against the forced abortion, no action was ever taken against the facility.

A recent undercover phone call made during an investigation into late-term abortion facilities by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life, revealed that the Women’s Med Center was willing to abort healthy babies through 21 weeks, 6 days of pregnancy. No medical reason was required.

However, the abortion facility’s website indicates they do conduct abortions for “fetal indication” upon referral. Abortions done when it is suspected that the baby is not perfect are known to be done throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

As for Thursday’s emergency, the condition of the woman is unknown at this time. Watch for follow up reports.

Outrage over Forced Abortion on Impaired Women Prompts Tweetfest & Complaint


By Cheryl Sullenger

Dayton, OH — Pro-life activists plan to take to Twitter on Friday to call for disciplinary action against late-term abortionist Martin Haskell and his Women’s Med Center staff for an incident of forced abortion on an impaired women, which they are saying was akin to rape.

“Where I’m from, deliberately inserting instruments into a half-conscious, intoxicated woman’s vagina is called rape,” said Kelsey Hazzard, Director of Secular Pro-Life, who is organizing Friday’s Tweetfest using the hashtag #AbortRapeCulture to expose this abortion abuse and call for those responsible to be held accountable for breaking the law.

This comes as news is breaking of a formal complaint filed on Wednesday by Dayton Right to Life with the State Medical Board of Ohio seeking disciplinary action against abortionists at the Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility located in the Dayton suburb or Kettering, for conducting a forced abortion on a semi-conscious woman who was incapacitated by an overdose of street drugs.

“This facility clearly violated the very choice the abortion industry claims to stand for,” said Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life. “Informed consent is a crucial ethical principle in the practice of medicine, no matter the procedure. Women’s Med Center, Martin Haskell and the abortionist who performed this abortion need to be held accountable for violating such a basic and fundamental medical ethic as informed consent.”

Operation Rescue obtained and first reported on an Ohio Department of Health deficiency report dated June 12, 2015, that cited the Women’s Med Center for violations of Ohio Administrative Code 3701-83-07, which states that each patient at an Ambulatory Surgical Facility “shall be allowed to refuse or withdraw consent for treatment.”

“There’s no doubt that the Women’s Med Center violated the law by giving this woman an abortion when she was too drugged to consent. But there is doubt about whether those responsible for this violation ever suffered any repercussions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is wrong just to let them get away with endangering this woman’s life without any consequences for their illegal acts. That just encourages them to further victimize women.”

According to the deficiency report, a 31-year old woman reported to the Women’s Med Center on June 10, 2015, in preparation for a late-term abortion, which included the placement of “a dilator.” When she returned to the facility the following day, she was already unable to walk or hold up her head due to a street drug overdose of Soma and Percocet along with what was believed to be Suboxone and heroin.

The abortionist on duty, believed to have been Roslyn Kade, consulted with Martin Haskell, owner and Medical Director of the facility, and the transfer physician that would provide hospital care. The three decided to conduct the abortion despite the fact that the patient was semi-conscious, unable to communicate, and had recorded low blood-pressure, a danger sign of drug overdose.

The abortion was conducted prior to treating the overdose or calling 911 for emergency help. This further endangered the life of the patient.

There was no mention in the deficiency report of any kind of corrective or disciplinary action. Calls to the Department of Health seeking information about what action it took to remedy the situation have not been returned as of this writing.

To join Friday’s Tweetfest or learn more, click here.
Read the June 12, 2015 deficiency report.
Read Dayton Right to Life’s complaint.

New 911 Call from Haskell’s Abortion Clinic: “She’s Bleeding Quite Badly”

Dayton, Ohio – A 911 recording just released by Operation Rescue reveals that a medical emergency last week at Martin Haskell’s Women’s Med Center in the Dayton suburb of Kettering involved uncontrolled bleeding on a 37-year old patient.

“She’s bleeding quite bad,” a caller from the Women’s Med Center told the emergency dispatcher.

Emergency responders transported the woman to Miami Valley Hospital. Her current condition remains unknown.

“There can be no doubt that Haskell and his associates present a serious danger to the public. It appears that the number of medical emergencies at his clinics is on the rise,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “We call on the Medical Board and the Health Department to take immediate action to protect women by closing Haskell’s abortion clinics pending investigation of this latest botched abortion.”

This is the third medical emergency documented at one of Haskell’s two Ohio abortion clinics this year and the fourth since 2009.

On February 9, another patient at Haskell’s Kettering location suffered complications from an abortion and could only breathe with the assistance of abortion clinic staff.

On March 28, Haskell personally placed a call to 911 from his abortion clinic in Sharonville, outside Cincinnati, for a patient suffering from uncontrolled seizures. Haskell is heard laughing at the dispatcher who offered him additional emergency instructions until the emergency responders could arrive.

The abortionist thought to be on duty during last week’s incident is Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s who also works as an abortionist for Planned Parenthood. In 2007, Kade was sued by the parents of a 14-year old girl who allege that Kade illegally committed an abortion on their daughter without their consent after the young girl was impregnated by her 22-year old soccer coach. Her abuser took her for an abortion while pretending to be her step-brother. Kade never reported the incident of child sex abuse.

Operation Rescue filed a complaint against Haskell with the Ohio Medical Board earlier this year. That case is currently open and under investigation.

911 Call: Abortionist Haskell Laughs While Patient Suffers Life-Threatening Seizures

Cincinnati, Ohio – Operation Rescue has obtained a recording of a 911 call placed by the infamous late-term abortionist Martin Haskell after one of his patient suffered life-threatening seizures following an abortion.

Haskell was unsure of the patient’s age and described her as 19 or 20 years old. He told an emergency dispatcher that she had experienced “status epilepticus” since coming out of anesthesia. Status epilepticus is a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure lasting more than 5 minutes.

Haskell is heard laughing at the dispatcher when she offered him additional emergency instructions until the emergency responders could arrive.

However, Haskell has no hospital privileges as required by law. He has received a variance from the Ohio Department of Health to continue operating as long as other physicians agree to cover his abortion complications once patients have been admitted. One of those physicians, William T. Bowers II, has been disciplined in two states and is under criminal investigation in another.

“Haskell is a danger to the public, plain and simple. We are urging the Ohio Department of Health to rescind Haskell’s variance and close his dangerous abortion clinic immediately in the interest of public safety,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

Please contact the ODH and ask them to rescind Haskell’s variance and close his abortion clinic.

Dr. Theodore Wymyslo, Ohio Department of Health
Phone: 614-466-2253

Paramedics Seen Giving Abortion Clinic Patient Life Support Before Rushing Her to Hospital

Cincinnati, OH — Operation Rescue has received word from Cincinnati Right to Life of an apparent abortion injury this morning at Women’s Med Center in Sharonville, Ohio, that caused a patient to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance.

Pediatrician Dr. Steven Brinn, whose office is directly next door to Haskell’s abortion clinic, issued the following public statement:

“Today, 3/28/12, paramedics with ambulance and police were called to Haskell’s Abortion Clinic in Sharonville and this was witnessed by many. A young woman was seen being carried out on a stretcher by paramedics who were bagging the woman (giving life support). It is assumed that the woman suffered some kind of complication in the clinic while she was there for treatment. Police were also at the scene and closed down the clinic for a time.

The Medical community is aware of other documented emergency calls at various Haskell clinics over the years. There has been concern that perhaps medical care delivered to some of these women is unsafe.”

Haskell has no hospital privileges, but received a variance from the state to continue operations when two local physicians offered to provide emergency hospital care for his injured patients. One of those physicians, William T. Bowers II, was declared negligent by the State of Kentucky in January of 2011, and was ordered to cease the practice of obstetrics after the gross mismanagement of a wanted pregnancy resulted in a dead child. Bowers settled a claim with the parents for $250,000. Ohio reprimanded Bowers in October of last year and placed him on two years probation. He is under criminal investigation by the Attorney General’s office in Indiana.

“We are deeply concerned that women injured at Haskell’s Sharonville abortion mill are being placed in double jeopardy. The care they receive from Haskell’s associates at the hospital may not be any better than what they were subjected to at the abortion mill,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

“In light of today’s events, we are asking Gov. John Kasich to step in and put an end to Haskell’s dangerous abortion business. Ohio laws prevent the operation of abortionists without hospital privileges, and it is time that the variance is revoked and Haskell is held to the same safety standards as other physicians,” said Newman. “Pro-life groups like Cincinnati Right to Life and ours have long complained about the dangers of Haskell’s dubious emergency arrangements. We hope that a woman will not have to die before Ohio enforces their laws and puts Haskell out of business.”

  • Read OR’s 3-part Investigative Report on Haskell (Includes information on other medical emergencies at Haskell clinics) Pt.1; Pt.2; Pt.3
  • View Bowers’ profile at