Woman Rushed to Hospital in Florida After Botched Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 15, 2011   |   12:14PM   |   West Palm Beach, FL

An ambulance rushed to the Presidential Women’s Center abortion center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday to transport a woman to the hospital for emergency care following a botched abortion.

This was the third time recently that a woman was transported to the hospital after a botched abortion at an abortion clinic affiliated with the National Abortion Federation. Two women were transported for emergency medical care after failed abortions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In this latest case in Florida, the ambulance pulled into the back alley where emergency workers loaded a gurney bearing an injured woman and then it sped¬† away to an unknown hospital emergency room. The woman’s condition remains unknown as well. One pro-life advocate who happened to be at the abortion center to inform women of abortion alternatives photographed the ambulance and watched the scene unfold.

The abortion practitioner on duty at the time was Michael Benjamin, who has a history of Medical Board discipline and has a current public complaint on file, according to the Florida Department of Health. Abortion practitioner Frank Rodriguez is also known to do abortions there, according to Operation Rescue, the pro-life group that provided information about the failed abortion to LifeNews.

“This is not the first time we have seen ambulances at Presidential Women’s Center,” said M. Susan Pine, the president of the local pro-life group FACE Life, Inc., who was at the abortion center at the time. “Presidential is simply another butcher shop.”

One day before the West Palm Beach incident, pro-lifers documented two ambulances at the Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, transporting separate women for emergency care following botched abortions.

“More and more, savvy pro-lifers are documenting the incidents they witness,” said Operation Rescue president Troy Newman. “In exposing these medical emergencies, activists are tearing back the veil so the public can better understand the true dangers of abortion at the hands of men and women who are all too often little better than quacks.”

“Respectable physicians do not sink to the level of being an abortionist, leaving the abortion cartel with only the unscrupulous and the dangerous,” he said. “With abortion clinics nearly unaccountable to the law, it is little wonder that we are seeing so many injuries. We call on the authorities in Florida and Wisconsin to strictly enforce abortion laws already on the books, close these dangerous abortion clinics, and bring the botched abortion perpetrators to justice.”