Doc Who Mentioned Killing “Ugly Black Babies” Botches Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 4, 2012   |   3:10PM   |   Charlotte, NC

A woman was rushed to a local hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina after a failed abortion left her in dire medical straits.

On Monday, pro-life advocates outside the A Preferred Woman’s Health Center abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive in Charlotte witness an ambulance leave with an abortion patient inside. Pro-life volunteers praying at the clinic as part of the nationwide 40 Days for Life campaign reported that the ambulance arrived at the clinic at approximately 3:05 p.m., and left at approximately 3:15 p.m..

The ambulance did not turn on its sirens as it left.

“We are alarmed that the ambulance sirens were silent despite such a serious medical emergency,” said Gretchen Filz from the Charlotte Coalition for Life. “This was apparently a botched abortion; abortion may be legal, but this incident shows it is not safe. When is the state medical board going to review this clinic?”

Filz said the abortion practitioner slated to do abortions on Monday at the clinic is Ron Virmani, who was caught on video making racial slurs against adopting “ugly black babies” in July.

On Tuesday morning, when pro-life volunteers praying at the clinic expressed concern for the patient, a clinic worker commented on the patient’s medical history. The employee commented that the patient was high risk for abortion complications due to many C-section births and said that the woman was not bleeding when she arrived at the clinic for the abortion.



“We were surprised to see the clinic staff so cavalierly divulging this kind of confidential information, and alarmed that they proceeded with the abortion given the woman’s apparent condition,’ said Filz.

Local pro-life advocates are also concerned the abortion clinic placed the woman at risk even after the failed abortion injured her.

“Their last appointment is at noon,” said pro-life volunteer Lisa Metzger. “Why did it take three hours to get an ambulance there? Virmani usually leaves around 1:00 on Mondays…2:00 at the latest. The parking lot is usually clear by 1:30! So, they waited an awfully long time to call an ambulance.”

“It is fortunate that these kinds of situations are being exposed more and more by the presence of pro-life advocates at abortion clinics, especially during 40 Days for Life,” said Filz.