Botched Abortion at Nebraska Planned Parenthood Sends Woman to Hospital

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 8, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Botched Abortion at Nebraska Planned Parenthood Sends Woman to Hospital

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 8
, 2008

Lincoln, NE ( — A woman was sent to a local hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska after a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility. The unnamed woman suffered unknown complications from the abortion, but the problems were serious enough to transport her to a medical center and shut down Planned Parenthood’s operations.

The incident occurred on Thursday morning and saw the woman loaded into an ambulance outside Planned Parenthood at about 10:45 a.m.

She was transported to Bryan LGH East Medical Center, according to pro-life advocate Pam McCabe of Lincoln Right to Life, who snapped photos of the incident.

McCabe indicates abortion practitioner C.J. La Benz followed the ambulance to the hospital.

McCabe says that five women who went to the abortion center just before the incident and afterwards were turned away for their abortions due to the medical emergency.

LaBenz made national news in 1979 when information surfaced revealing he ordered a nurse to abandon a late-term baby weighing 2 pound 9 ounces who was born alive during a saline abortion.

The baby was placed in a "dirty utility room" to cry unattended where he died two and a half hours later.

LaBenz again made news in 2002, when he was arrested for striking sidewalk counselor Sharon McKee with his vehicle, then stealing her cell phone and $350 as she lay on the ground injured. La Benz’s charges were later reduced to "disturbing the peace."

In 2006, LaBenz closed his Omaha abortion business after the new owner and landlord of the building asked him to vacate it.

Unable to find another facility to locate his abortion business in, LaBenz began doing abortions for the Lincoln Planned Parenthood in April 2008, according to Operation Rescue.

OR spokeswoman Cheryl Sullenger commented on the botched abortion.

"LaBenz is an obvious menace who is a danger to the public," she said.

"We are thankful for the pro-lifers on the scene who had the presence of mind to document the incident," she added. "These pictures illustrate the dangerous nature of Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills across the nation, that prey on vulnerable women with tragic results."

"We are also thankful for the women who did not have abortions due to the medical emergency, and pray they will find other ways to deal with the challenges in their lives, than taking the lives of their innocent children," Sullenger said.


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