Abortion clinics continue to show carelessness

Abortion clinics continue to show carelessness

Abortion clinics continue to show carelessness

Thanks to the efforts of a pro-life group that works in part to ensure the protection of women, a Florida abortion clinic has caught the attention of state health officials.

Pro-life sidewalk counselors at American Family Planning in Pensacola have kept track of the number of emergency calls made for ambulances to haul injured women from the clinic to nearby hospitals. Since the state would not respond, an abortion watchdog organization called Reprotection, headed by Missy Stone, took a closer look.

"We got involved and showed the Agency for Health Care Administration that they'd actually lied on their abortion facility application with the state, saying they had a transfer agreement with a hospital that did not exist," Stone reports.

That could explain why victims of three botched abortions where sent to other medical facilities, including a hospital an hour drive away.

"They do not have emergency protocols, and that is so, so dangerous [and] ultimately led to these three women just being absolutely butchered by this abortionist," Stone laments.

When those women finally arrived at an emergency room, saving their lives was not an easy task.

"Two of them were barely alive," Stone reports. "One of them had no pulse; the other one, her blood pressure was so low they had to resuscitate her. Both of them were described as losing enormous amounts of blood."

Stone, Missy (Reprotection) Stone

So much damage had been done to the third woman that doctors had to perform a hysterectomy.

Because of the work of Reprotection, the state has finally suspended the clinic's license -- though Stone's hope is for its license to be completely revoked.

Meanwhile in Illinois, a four-year-old late-term abortion clinic with a troublesome record recently sent another patient to a hospital emergency room.

Operation Rescue has obtained the 911 record from late April, when the Flossmoor Planned Parenthood in Cook County needed emergency transportation for an abortion patient who required care the clinic could not provide.

At the beginning of the call, a clinic worker calmly explains that the 20-year-old patient is "stable" but in need of "further evaluation" as she suffered a suspected allergic reaction to Misoprostol -- a drug used to prepare the cervix for dilation in abortions after 14 weeks. It is also used in chemical abortions to induce contractions.

But the tone changes later in the conversation when a woman, presumably a nurse, gets on the phone and tells 911 that the patient is having difficulty breathing and "not getting better" after intravenously receiving Benadryl and Decadron.

"She's kind of getting worse, so that's why we need you to take her to the hospital," the nurse says.

No further information about the patient has been made available, but Operation Rescue remains concerned about her and the case.

The abortion watchdog group asserts this particular facility, which terminates children up to 22 weeks gestation, has made numerous calls for ambulances, including for seriously botched abortions.

"This late-term abortion business has demonstrated reckless failure to take proper emergency action for women experiencing dangerous complications," says Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "It appears that minimizing or hiding the seriousness of its emergencies to protect its reputation has become commonplace."