Late-term abortion facility caught harming women

Late-term abortion facility caught harming women

Late-term abortion facility caught harming women

An abortion industry watchdog group is calling attention to a child termination center in New Jersey where problems seem to persist.

While researching emergencies at Cherry Hill Women's Center, an abortion clinic in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Operation Rescue obtained 911 transcripts from three ambulance calls made within the last year.

The first occurred early last October, when a clinic employee requested hospital transport for a 32-year-old female suffering significant pain and a possible ectopic pregnancy.

A 911 call was also made to dispatch police for an incident involving "facial bruising" perpetrated by someone who had already left the scene that day.

Another emergency call was made in early January.

"Got a 35-year-old female with a possible … ruptured ectopic pregnancy," the employee explained. "She's got severe abdominal pain."

The evidence leads Operation Rescue to believe those calls were made after chemical abortions, which reportedly cannot end an ectopic pregnancy. In those cases, that abortion method can, however, lead to serious complications, even life-threatening ones.

Had sonograms been conducted on those two women, then the clinic workers would have known that they were not dealing with normal pregnancies.

Another call for help came from the facility in March.

"This is Cherry Hill Women's Center. We have a patient complaining of chest pains," the worker relayed. "Gave her some nitroglycerin, and she's getting some relief, but we want to transfer her. She is 24 years old."

When the dispatcher asked for a medical history, the caller revealed the patient suffered from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a congenital heart defect that can be life-threatening. Her case was coded Priority 1.

According to an article written by Operation Rescue's Anne Reed, the New Jersey city would not respond to her organization's information requests, sometimes claiming no applicable records existed. The pro-life organization employed the federal Freedom of Information Act to access the records.

Cherry Hill, which offers abortions through the seventh month of pregnancy, reportedly prefers the chemical method when possible. But if the abortionist does not perform an ultrasound or pelvic exam prior to administering the drugs, then a ruptured fallopian tube from an undiscovered ectopic pregnancy is, in Reed's words, "a likely scenario."