Tapes Show Planned Parenthood Injured Woman in Botched Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 7, 2011   |   1:18PM   |   Everett, WA

The audio tapes of a 911 call in Washington state confirms a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington state was forced to rush a woman to the hospital following a botched abortion.

The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Everett, Washington sent a woman to the hospital in late March. Local pro-life advocate Mary Emanuel was at the abortion facility at the time and snapped pictures of the ambulance that whisked the woman away from the Everett Planned Parenthood.

“We are still investigating as to the severity of the botched abortion and only pray that it was not fatal or caused serious injuries,” she said at the time.

Now, Emanuel has obtained the recording of the 911 call Planned Parenthood officials placed to emergency personnel. In the call, the Planned Parenthood caller identifies herself as “Pamela” and casually tells the dispatcher that abortion center staff “have a patient that is bleeding that we need to transfer to the hospital immediately”.

“We just did an abortion on her,” the staffer tells the 911 dispatcher and she confirmed the patient was “not yet” in shock but asked that the ambulance and emergency responders use the side door of the facility to not draw as much attention.

According to John Hubert of the blog Abortion in Washington, which obtained the tapes and first reported the botched abortion, “The woman was taken to Providence Medical Center’s Pacific Campus, but unlike in other high profile accident cases, Providence refused to comment on the status of the victim, or to indicate if she had recovered from her injuries. Nothing on the call indicated whether the apparent hemorrhaging was from a perforated uterus or colon as in the case of the ongoing lawsuit against Cedar River Clinics which we broke. In that case also the woman was evacuated by ambulance. She ended up having a hysterectomy, rendering her permanently infertile.”

Hubert says the abortion business is so unregulated that women are injured by failed abortions in addition to unborn children losing their lives.

“It is incidents like this that are causing other states around the country to increase the regulation and oversight of the abortion industry to protect women and babies, and to end taxpayer support of Planned Parenthood,” he said. “One might expect this incident to cause Washington State legislators and regulators to revisit their policy of absolute deregulation of abortion, but instead they are looking for ways to give them more money by expanding the Take Charge program, and turning their regulator fire on pro-life pregnancy centers.”

“This is despite the fact that this very same clinic has recently employed a doctor who was disciplined and apparently could not find work providing real healthcare (and is listed as working there to this day), and despite the fact that another Planned Parenthood seems to be employing unlicensed “nurses,” he said.

Hubert says Planned Parenthood officials have refused to identify the abortion practitioner responsible for the botched abortion or the other medical staff it currently employs so that their records and credentials can be checked.

He also criticized Planned Parenthood CEO Christine Charbonneau, who he says is putting the health of women at risk:

Charbonneau, as CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, owes women all the information they need to make an informed choice about their abortion and their abortionist: name and past history. Even Seattle Medical and Wellness Clinic gives pictures of their “providers”, but no names. Why not? The public is constantly told that “abortion is a private decision between a woman and her doctor.” How can that be true if a woman never knows the name of her doctor, never meets her/him and never consults with her/him?

Planned Parenthood can talk all they want about how they’re supposedly here to “protect women”, but as long as their patients keep leaving out the back door on gurneys and being evacuated via ambulance, it’s going to be increasingly ridiculous.