A lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 5, 2018, against Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts by a woman who experienced a bungled late-term abortion that resulted in the birth of her presumably dead baby in her bathroom.
While the lawsuit names Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc. and the nurse practitioner, Rebecca Kreiger, there is no mention of the abortionist who started the two-day abortion. That’s because Planned Parenthood redacted his or her name from the woman’s medical records.
The lawsuit states:
On or about March 12, 2015, a doctor, whose name is redacted from the medical records and whose identity is unknown, performed the first step in a two-step abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Worcester by softening the cervix. [Emphasis added.]
“Everyone who receives medical treatment of any kind deserves to know the name of their provider. It’s unbelievable that Planned Parenthood decided to keep this woman in the dark by withholding that information from this her own medical record – after they failed to inform her of the risks of the type of abortion she was having,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
The plaintiff, Celina Casas, has claimed she was never informed that there was a risk of vaginal delivery prior to her next appointment. The drug Misoprostol, also known as Cytotec, is usually used to soften the cervix prior to a multi-day abortion. However, Misoprostol does more than soften. It also induces unpredictable uterine contractions strong enough to expel a baby in the second trimester.
The following day, March 13, 2015, the complaint states that Casas began experiencing “sever labor type pains” and called Planned Parenthood for advice and instruction. She was only told to take the prescribed pain medication. She was never advised that the contractions could cause delivery, and she was never told to seek medical attention.
That night, Casas delivered her baby in her home’s bathroom. The lawsuit claims the incident caused her severe emotional and mental trauma. The suit also alleges that she suffered undefined “severe and permanent personal injuries.”
But what about the mystery abortionist, who appears to have been let off the hook by the lawsuit?
Operation Rescue has verified that Danielle M. Roncari currently serves as medical director of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc., but there’s no way to know if she was involved in Casas’ abortion.
The Worcester Planned Parenthood abortion facility has a long history of patient care problems, including emergency medical transports and two patient deaths. A complaint was also once filed alleging misuse of Cytotec, the drug that apparently caused the plaintiff’s ill-timed delivery. (Read documents pertaining to these and other incidents at AbortionDocs.org.)
Operation Rescue will continue to monitor this case and will report back with updates.
Read the Complaint in Casas v. Planned Parenthood, et al
LifeNews.com Note: Cheryl Sullenger is a leader of Operation Rescue.