16-Year-Old Girl Suffered Botched Abortion at Planned Parenthood

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 18, 2011   |   10:39AM   |   Everett, WA

Local pro-life advocates have obtained more details concerning a woman who was recently victimized by a botched abortion at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Everett, Washington.

The facility sent a woman in to the hospital in late March and 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. John Hubert of the blog Abortion in Washington, obtained the tapes of the phone call from Planned Parenthood staff to emergency personnel requesting the ambulance.

Some of the information on the call was redacted, but Hubert was able to utilize the strong public records laws in Washington to learn the woman victimized by the failed abortion was only 16 years of age.

“While the call was already shocking and raised many questions on its own regarding the consequences of deregulation of the Washington State abortion industry, one portion of the audio had been redacted,” Hubert said over the weekend. “We posted the audio as we got it but looked into what was redacted and why. SNOPAC, the organization which handles 911 calls for Snohomish County, told us that they had redacted the patient’s age, because they had decided it was ‘personally identifying.'”

Hubert challenged the claim and, he said he “pointed out that there was nothing personally identifying about an age on its own” and he informed local officials with the agency “we were explicitly told that there were no privacy issues in the call.”

“We suspected that the patient had in fact been a minor. There’s always a fear that Planned Parenthood might have tried to influence SNOPAC, but we don’t have any evidence of that,” he said.

SNOPAC relented and, without explaining the strange decision making changes, provided the unedited audio to Hubert.

“We were right. The patient was a minor. She was a 16-year-old girl,” he said.

The Planned Parenthood caller, in the 911 phone transcript, says, “We have a patient bleeding. She’s 16. We just did an abortion on her.”

Hubert is very concerned about the impact this revelation has on concerns about young girls getting abortions without any parental involvement.

“This is extremely important because of a massive loophole in Washington state law which means that a minor of any age who is pregnant may get an abortion without any parental or adult protections or involvement. It could be your daughter,” he explained. “There is no need for anyone to be there with a girl while an intimidating adult at Planned Parenthood bullies them, lies to them, and manipulates them into getting an abortion that will kill their baby and, as we see here, put them in hospital, possibly rendering them permanently infertile.”

“We don’t know, in this particular case, whether the 16 year old girl was alone or not. Planned Parenthood refuses to answer questions about it,” Hubert continued. “We asked SNOPAC if she was accompanied to the hospital, and if so by whom, but they have said they have no records that answer that question.”

He concluded: “We have also contacted Providence Medical Center’s admitting department. They have so far been extremely uncooperative also. It’s not clear whether they are attempting to cover up moral outrages at Planned Parenthood. The fact is, given the shockingly casual tone of “Pamela’s” voice, PP may be a good supply of recurring “business” for them.”