by Steven Ertelt
June 1, 2007
Olympia, WA (LifeNews.com) — A woman who had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood in Olympia, Washington apparently was taken to the hospital after a botched abortion. The incident comes just a few months after Planned Parenthood shut down its Longview, Washington center and after a Seattle abortion business close down.
According to pro-life advocate Ed Sauley, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood last Friday morning to take a woman to the hospital.
Sauley said he saw the ambulance whisk the woman away but did not have any more information about her identity or condition.
Officials at the abortion business did not respond to a request from LifeNews.com for a statement about the woman or her condition.
Planned Parenthood is Olympia’s only remaining abortion center and Sauley said two other area abortion facilities have closed in the last four years.
He is affiliated with the Operation Rescue pro-life group and its president, Troy Newman, told LifeNews.com that "Alert pro-lifers are exposing more and more cases of serious abortion injury and death."
He said abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood "are hurting women at an alarming rate, yet they still try to tell people that abortion is safe."
"It wasn’t safe for that Washington woman last week, and it isn’t safe for the thousands of women across America who are seeking abortions this week," he said.
This March, Planned Parenthood shut down its Longview, Washington center next month as a respond to cuts in federal funding under Medicaid. The facility didn’t do abortions but provided reproductive health services that Planned Parenthood uses to attract women and teenagers to its clinics. It also makes abortion referrals.
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Jennifer Allen indicated the center closed on March 8.
In December, pro-life advocates in western Washington rejoiced when the Aradia Women’s Health Center abortion facility decided to close its doors. The abortion business said it was closing because it mostly does abortions on low-income women and rising costs for rent and other expenses have made it difficult to operate.
Dan Kennedy, the CEO of Human Life of Washington, the statewide pro-life group there, told LifeNews.com he was happy about the news.
"The closing of Aradia is a signals that our culture is becoming aware of the damage women suffer," Kennedy said. "The declining abortion rate shows that the hard work the entire pro-life community including LifeNews.com has done, is reaping rewards."
"We are witnessing a slow but steady sea-change," Kennedy added, saying that "women and children deserve better than abortion."
Related web sites:
Human Life of Washington – https://www.humanlife.net