There is more good news out of Ohio when it comes to stopping abortions. A pro-life group has verified that the father son killing team of Mervyn and Milroy Samuel have ceased doing abortions at their Columbus, Ohio location.
The pro-life group Created Equal informed LifeNews today that it called the abortion facility and the receptionist said, “The Samuels are no longer performing abortions. Their last abortions will be performed tomorrow. The Samuels will not provide any abortions at any of their Columbus locations.”
The pro-life organization says this victory is another credit to pro-life laws holding abortion practitioners accountable for meeting basic health and safety standards that legitimate medical clinics routinely follow.
“We are very gratified that after years of pleading with these men they have chosen to cease killing babies. Last summer we began post carding the neighborhoods of their abortion mill, and their homes as part of our Killers Among Us project,” said Mark Harrington of the group. “Recently, we pressured St. Ann’s and Mt. Carmel East Hospital to revoke their admitting privileges. Those efforts combined with the inability of many Ohio abortion mills to meet state safety laws has led to this decision. This is a victory for all the pro-life activists in Columbus who remained vigilant over these many years.”
Last year another abortion center operated by the father-son team closed down and record concerning that center showed a pattern of botched abortions injuring women.
CHCW was operated by abortion practitioner Mervyn Samuel and the medical transcripts were smuggled out of a Columbus hospital and redacted by the informant before they were given to Operation Rescue. The records show that on March 16, 2012, a 23-year old woman reported to a hospital emergency room with heavy bleeding and fever after an abortion by “Dr. Samuel” with a possible incomplete abortion. The patient suffered significant bleeding and drove herself to the ER while suffering lightheadedness and dizziness.
A pro-life sidewalk counselor at the abortion center noticed another failed abortion. In July 2010, the counselor observed a young woman leaving the abortion clinic after an abortion. The young woman swooned, dropped to her knees, and began to vomit. She was bleeding heavily through her clothing. The sidewalk counselor ran to assist the 19-year old abortion patient and drove her to the local hospital where she was treated.
The newly-obtained medical transcripts indicated that the patient was 13 weeks pregnant at the time of her abortion. She had been “nauseated and lightheaded” while at the abortion clinic, but was discharged while still suffering these symptoms after having been at the clinic for a total of only two hours. At the emergency room, she was treated for heavy bleeding, and given medication for her dizziness and nausea. She was discharged after having spent six hours at the hospital.
In another incident in the records Operation Rescue uncovered, a 19-year old abortion patient was admitted to a Columbus hospital after suffering excessive bleeding and pelvic pain after her abortion at CHCW in her tenth week of pregnancy. According to transcripts, she suffered from a hematoma, (internal bleeding inside the tissues), and excessive clotting. Efforts by hospital staff to contact the clinic were unsuccessful.
Operation Rescue also has documentation of a dozen OSHA violations at Complete Health Care for Women – four of which were classified as “serious” – that netted the abortion business fines totaling $5,061. The most serious infractions had to deal with “blood-borne pathogens”, meaning the clinic failed to protect workers and patients from contamination caused by exposure to blood.
“Here is an abortion clinic that is endangering the lives and health of women every day. Women do not know when they walk into that office if they are going to wind up in the hospital or worse,” said Sullenger.
She added, “Rest assured that the appropriate complaints are being filed against Mervyn Samuel so that he can be legally prevented from inflicting his brand of abortion quackery on others.”