911 Call Reveals Another Woman Injured by Botched Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 5, 2011   |   4:50PM   |   Albuquerque, NM

The crisis that has developed surrounding an abortion facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico is deepening as a pro-life organization reveals yet another 911 call from the Southwestern Women’s Options late-term abortion clinic.

Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life obtained the latest 911 call audio from officials and released the tape to Operation Rescue. The call has information about a 31-year old woman who is suffering uncontrolled bleeding after an abortion and the abortion facility worker who placed the emergency call requested that the patient be transported to the hospital.

“Uh, we have a 31 year old female, gravida 5, para 4*, who underwent an abortion today. She’s continuing to bleed. We need to transport her to the hospital, please,” the call from the abortion center says.

The woman was awake and breathing normally at the time but, asked if the bleeding is serious, the staffer pauses. “She is not on blood thinners. She does not have a bleeding disorder, but the bleeding is persistent. It will not stop,” the staffer eventually says.

Nothing further is known about the identify of the woman or her current medical condition.

This is the eleventh botched abortion 911 call Operation Rescue has released concerning the Southwestern Women’s Options in New Mexico over the last two years and the fourteenth such call concerning two Albuquerque-based abortion centers over the same time period.

Both Project Defending Life and Operation Rescue filed complaints about the recent flood of botched abortions with the New Mexico Medical Board but have received mixed signals from authorities concerning whether the calls will be investigated. Since then, the Attorney General’s office has contacted NMMB’s Executive Director Lynn Hart, regarding the incidents, requesting her “assistance in handling this matter, according to information Operation Rescue provided today.

Meanwhile, members of Project Defending Life met with Gov. Susana Martinez, who is pro-life, to discuss the dangerous conditions that have spawned so many life-threatening abortion complications.

“Our concern is for the safety of women in New Mexico. We were encouraged to hear that Governor Martinez shares these same concerns,” Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Project Defending Life said after the meeting, according to OR. “In fact, we were thoroughly impressed that the Governor’s office not only knew about the 911 calls, but had already contacted the Executive Director of the Medical Board to insure the investigation was progressing. We now have confidence that the New Mexico Medical Board is conducting a proper investigation.”

OR president Troy Newman also commented on the situation.

“This latest abortion emergency further instills a new sense of urgency to the Medical Board’s ongoing investigation,” he said. “It is obvious that Albuquerque abortion clinics are ill-equipped to handle complications that occur on a regular basis and are using paramedics as a back-up plan for when things go terribly wrong. This presents an unacceptable risk to public health. If Boyd and other abortionists insist on running unsafe abortion mills with high complication rates and a dangerous lack of access to emergency resources, then they should not be allowed to operate at all.”