Planned Parenthood Possibly Botches Abortion, Sends Woman to Hospital

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 13, 2012   |   1:52PM   |   St. Paul, MN

The new abortion facility in St. Paul, Minnesota was forced to send a woman to the hospital after staff possibly botched an abortion on a woman. Emergency responders rushed a Planned Parenthood patient to a local hospital after she suffered potentially life-threatening injuries at their new $16 million, three-story, 46,000-square-foot facility last Wednesday.

This was the second emergency transport from a Minnesota Planned Parenthood in ten months. The previous incident took place at the abortion business’ old facility.

“Sixteen million dollars later and Planned Parenthood is still botching abortions and endangering the lives of women,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

A local sidewalk counselor affiliated with  Pro-Life Action Ministries took video of the woman as she was taken out of the abortion facility on a gurney and placed in the ambulance. The video footage showed a frantic security guard for Planned Parenthood desperately waiving paramedics, who were pushing a gurney on foot, down a long alley-way to the back of the building where the patient was later loaded into the ambulance.

Because of patient privacy laws, no information has been made public on the woman’s medical condition.

“There should be no debate about whether our tax dollars should continue to fund Planned Parenthood. This and many other similar incidents demonstrate that Planned Parenthood operates a dangerous abortion racket that profits at the expense of women who all too often land in the hospital or the morgue. Instead of being funded, Planned Parenthood should be investigated, defunded, and closed for good,” said Newman.

Details about a botched abortion done on a woman and unborn child at a Virginia Planned Parenthood came to light in January.

A life-threatening abortion injury at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia became public thanks to the work of a local pro-life advocate who worked to document the incident. Operation Rescue today published information about the botched abortion — including a recording of the 911 call placed by an obviously shaken non-medical Planned Parenthood employee on October 14. The recording was obtained by pro-life activist Louantha Kerr through an open records request.

The 911 recording was heavily redacted by Virginia Beach city officials. Nevertheless, it shows a medical emergency involving heavy bleeding on a 28-year old abortion patient that could not be controlled by two Planned Parenthood physicians.

Photographs taken by Kerr at the time of the incident depict an ambulance at the scene and a row of Planned Parenthood workers trying to block pro-lifers from documenting the event. At least one Planned Parenthood worker blocked cameras with an umbrella.

This news follows on the heels of a report in December about another failed abortion.

A woman in California became the latest to be injured by a botched abortion as an ambulance rushed her to the hospital not long after she told pro-life sidewalk counselors she was getting an abortion.

Pro-life advocates helping women with abortion alternatives noticed a woman get out of a vehicle with a Christian symbol on the back just before Christmas on Thursday and head into the Stockton Pregnancy Control Medical Clinic abortion facility. An hour and a half later, she was wheeled out on a gurney and loaded into an awaiting ambulance for emergency transport to a nearby hospital.

The woman had told pro-life activist Don Blythe as she entered the abortion clinic that she was “quite confident” and “happy” with her decision to have an abortion. Blythe had attempted to offer her practical help and information in an attempt to help her save the life of her baby, according to Operation Rescue officials who notified LifeNews of the failed abortion.