Third Woman Rushed From California Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 6, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Third Woman Rushed From California Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 6
, 2009

Riverside, CA ( — A third woman in as many weeks was recently rushed to a local hospital from a southern California Planned Parenthood abortion center after an apparent botched abortion required urgent medical care. The latest incident occurred on Saturday morning and was photographed by local pro-life advocates.

Two women were hospitalized in recent weeks from a Planned Parenthood center in Orange, California after alleged botched abortions.

In this new incident, local pro-life advocates say a fire truck arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Riverside, California, followed by an ambulance with lights on and sirens blaring.

Witnesses observed a female patient taken from the building on a gurney. She was loaded into the awaiting ambulance, which sped away without the use of lights or sirens.

Operation Rescue president Troy Newman, who has been in contact with the pro-life advocates in southern California, says the woman’s condition is unknown.

He said the fact that three apparent botched abortions have occurred at Planned Parenthood centers in recent weeks indicates "some grave internal problems."

"Whatever their problems are, they are placing the lives of women at risk," he told

Newman said the failed abortion follows an increase in suspicious activity at the Riverside abortion clinic.

"One sidewalk counselor reported that two security guards stood near her with their hands on their guns in an effort to intimidate the women who were peacefully offering practical help and alternatives to abortion-bound women," he explained. "Similar accounts of security personnel using intimidation tactics were reported by pro-life activists outside the Planned Parenthood in Orange County."

Meanwhile, sidewalk counselors in Orange have made fliers with photos of the ambulances at the Planned Parenthood and are handing them out to women seeking abortions. The flyers warn women that they could be next.

The handbills are already persuading some women not to subject themselves to unsafe abortions.

Newman told that more pro-life advocates are needed at abortion centers and they need cameras with them to document cases of botched abortions hurting women.

"We want to encourage pro-lifers as they stand outside their local abortion clinics to be prepared to document incidents by always having a camera," said Newman. "The pictures taken by alert sidewalk counselors just a few days ago are now saving lives and warning women of the dangers of abortion."

"We have never seen a safe abortion clinic – only ones that haven’t been caught yet," said Newman. "We pray that by exposing these abortion injuries and working through the legal system to hold those responsible accountable, that the clinics will ultimately close."

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