The abortion industry only cares about death and profits.
That fact is on full display at the U.S. Supreme Court this morning as the high Court hears one of the biggest abortion cases in decades. But this case is about more than the millions of innocent lives abortion snuffs out each year; it’s about the untold lives that the abortion industry takes in pursuit of profits – the women who die from botched abortions.
The case before the Court this morning concerns a Texas law – passed over shouts of “Hail Satan” – that does two basic things: 1) forces abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges at nearby hospitals (to ensure that women receive timely care after botched abortions) and 2) requires abortion clinics to meet basic health and safety standards.
Repulsed by the idea that a state dare hold the abortion industry to the same standard as everyone else, the most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history ordered his pro-abortion Justice Department to intervene at the Supreme Court. The Obama Administration is minutes away from coming to big abortion’s rescue (as women continue to die) and present oral argument on the abortion industry’s behalf in attempt to defeat this commonsense law.
That’s right, your hard earned tax-dollars are now the abortion industry’s legal defense slush fund, with President Obama as its mouthpiece.
The Administration promulgates the age-old lie that abortion is safe – but not just safe, safer than having a baby. This ludicrous argument rests on the graves of women who have died from botched abortions.
We took the Administration’s fallacious argument to task in our amicus brief to the Supreme Court.
Here is the basic question we asked: If abortion is so safe, then why are ambulances seen pulling away from abortion clinics at alarming rates?
Of course the answer is they are not safe. Abortion clinics, for the most part, are left nearly unregulated. Any regulation is immediately challenged, and in many cases leftist judges ensure that no regulations, no matter how reasonable, are allowed to stand. The result is what you could expect from an industry that derives its profit from inflicting death.
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In 24 single-spaced pages of our brief, we detail instance after instance of botched abortions, leaving women injured, permanently scared, or even dead. It’s horrific, but the mainstream media refuses to report it. So we did.
Here, for example, are just some of the reported instances of women taken to the hospital from injuries and complications arising from abortions last year (documented and cited):
- Jan. 7, 2015, Spokane, WA
- Jan. 17, 2015, San Diego, CA
- Jan. 31, 2015, Houston, TX (911 recording)
- Feb. 3, 2015, Bakersfield, CA
- Feb. 6, 2015, Houston, TX (911 recording)
- Feb. 7, 2015, Little Rock, AR
- Feb. 7, 2015, Riverside, CA
- Feb. 7, 2015, Akron, OH (video, 911 recording)
- Feb. 19, 2015, Pensacola, FL (video, 911 recording)
- Feb. 25, 2015, Houston, TX (911 recording)
- Feb. 26, 2015, Houston, TX (911 recording)
- Feb. 28, 2015, Houston, TX (911 recording)
- Mar. 7, 2015, St. Louis, MO
- Mar. 11, 2015, Little Rock, AR (video, 911 recording)
- Mar. 12, 2015, Ann Arbor, MI (911 recording)
- Mar. 20, 2015, Cleveland, OH (911 recording)
- Mar. 26, 2015, Wichita, KS (video, 911 recording)
- Mar. 27, 2015, Bedford Heights, OH (incident report)
- Mar. 31, 2015, Bakersfield, CA (video, 911 recording)
- Apr. 14, 2015, Bakersfield, CA (911 recording)
- Apr. 15, 2015, Spokane, WA (video, 911 recording)
- Apr. 24, 2015, Cleveland, OH (video, 911 recording)
- Apr. 30, 2015, Aurora, IL (video)
- May 9, 2015, Ann Arbor, MI (video)
- May 11, 2015, Bedford Heights, OH (incident report)
- June 6, 2015, Orlando, FL
- June 26, 2015, Ann Arbor, MI (video)
- July 14, 2015, Bakersfield, CA
- July 15, 2015, San Bernardino, CA (video, 911 recording)
- July 16, 2015, Bloomington, IN (911 recording)
- Aug. 4, 2015, Houston, TX (911 recording)
- Aug. 21, 2015, Brookline, MA (911 recording)
- Sept. 5, 2015, San Diego, CA
- Sept. 5, 2015, San Diego, CA (separate incident)
- Sept. 16, 2015, Spokane, WA (911 recording)
- Oct. 7, 2015, York, PA
- Oct. 9, 2015, Columbus, OH (video, 911 recording)
- Dec. 15, 2015, Germantown, MD (video)
Here is one chilling example of a 911 call that occurred almost exactly one year ago at a Planned Parenthood in Houston, Texas:
Unbelievably, the Obama Administration is teaming up with the abortion industry to argue to the Supreme Court that this woman, who was hemorrhaging blood, presumably from a botched abortion, does not deserve expedited hospital admittance nor basic safety standards in the clinic.
As we go on in our brief to detail, it’s not just the ambulances pulling away from abortion clinics that are so disturbing, it’s the sad reality that women are dying. And it’s far more common than you’ve been led to believe.
Here are just a few of the tragic examples we point out in our brief:
- 2014: Lakisha Wilson, a 22-year-old who died after an abortion in Cleveland (medical examiner statement) (with link to autopsy report);
- 2013: Maria Santiago, a 38-year-old who died after an abortion in Baltimore (state report on “Patient G”);
- 2013: Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year-old woman who died after an abortion in Maryland;
- 2014: Tanya Reaves, a 24-year-old who died after an abortion in Chicago ($2 million wrongful death settlement);
- 2010: Alexandra Nuñez, a 37-year-old who died after an abortion in New York; and
- 2013: Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old who died after an abortion in Philadelphia.
America has been fed a lie. Abortion isn’t safe. It isn’t rare (according to the abortion industry’s own research arm there are 1.2 million abortions in America each year).
And now the abortion industry wants to be completely and utterly unregulated.
That’s what’s at stake before the Supreme Court today. We can’t let up the fight. You can still add your name to our Supreme Court brief here.
Thousands upon thousands of women and children are depending on our voices being heard.
LifeNews Note: Matthew Clark is an attorney for the ACLJ, residing in northern Virginia. He has been actively involved in Virginia politics for over a decade. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @_MatthewClark. This article is crossposted at RedState.com.