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Planned Parenthood faces possible defunding, while they claim they are “helping women.” But how safe are they?

Warning: This article contains topics that may be disturbing to some readers. 

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has been facing massive opposition in the political climate as of late. They claim abortions are only a small percentage of what they do, and that they mainly provide free or low-cost women’s health services. Pro-life activists insist that’s a lie, and what’s worse, taxpayer dollars are indirectly paying for it.

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Operation Rescue, a pro-life activist group, has compiled a list showing shocking facts about the institution. In 2017 alone, Operation Rescue reports Planned Parenthood has had to send 13 women to the emergency room for botched abortions. That is, that have been reported. That’s not counting the women who have gone on their own accord in the days and weeks following the procedure. And even then, these are just the ones that pro-life group Operation Rescue has personally documented. That’s not counting the handful of abortion-related deaths in 2016 either.

“We routinely get calls informing us that an ambulance was spotted at an abortion facility, but we only count the ones we can document. There are so many, we can’t even report on them all,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Because of the private nature of the procedure, names and details are often sketchy and not released to the media. But, here are 13 times that we know of, that Planned Parenthood has had an “oops,” moment in the last four months.

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1-3 Manhattan NY, January 18, 2017

At approximately 11:45, at the flagship Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood facility, Operation Rescue reported a woman was wheeled to an ambulance. Her husband confirmed to the team that she had been there to have an abortion. She was laying on her side in the fetal position on the gurney, and witnesses observed she appeared to be in pain.

At the same facility, on February 4, 911 was called. The EMS team entered the building and emerged from the building half an hour later, with the patient on a gurney, her face covered with a black cloth.

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Again, at the Manhattan facility, on March 3, there was another incident. Just before noon, an ambulance arrived at the facility and wheeled a woman out in a wheelchair. She was said to be doubled over in pain as she entered the ambulance. It took 20 minutes for the ambulance to drive off, the likelihood being that her injuries were so severe, she couldn’t be treated inside the center, and they also couldn’t wait until the hospital.

4. .Virginia Beach, VA March 2, 2017

Planned Parenthood called for 911 at around 5:49 am, to assist with an unconscious African American patient. According to the call, there was no doctor on site. When medics arrived, the doctor, David Peter, had just returned to the clinic. He had rushed the abortion and then left the still recovering patients in the care of staff so he could go to another facility in Norfolk and treat patients there. Peters is said to have worked at four clinics, and frequently does double shifts.

He had also been once charged and disciplined by the state board of medicine for administering prescriptions on demand, without properly diagnosing the patient. He was reprimanded and reinstated.

A patient reported his “treat-em-and-leave-em” abortion practices to the Virginia health department, but they couldn’t find anything technically wrong with his work ethic, so he still practices.

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5. Mobile, AL February 23, 2017

On February 23, Operation Rescue reported that the Mobile, Alabama Planned Parenthood location had an ambulance dispatched around 1:23 pm. The ambulance pulled up to the back entrance and loaded a 25-year-old woman onto a gurney. She said she was ten months pregnant and said she had vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain.

5. Boston Massachusetts, March 28, 2017

Not much is known about this incident, again patients keep their records private. But, the facility in Boston called for 911, and a news reporter captured a woman outside the facility, laying on a gurney and being prepared for ambulance services. Operation Rescue documents that this was the fifth time this facility has had to call 911.

6. Santa Cruz, CA March 3, 2017

This one was not as severe, but the workers apparently felt the need to call 911. The ambulance arrived and went in with a gurney. They came out with it empty. A few minutes later, a woman was seen out on the sidewalk signing papers, declining ambulance transport. But, all that could mean is she didn’t want to incur an ambulance bill. It doesn’t mean she didn’t visit the emergency room on her accord.

7-8 St. Louis, MO March 11, 2017

In the some-odd 60 times this location has called for an ambulance since 2009, the workers were reluctant to give information to the 911 dispatcher. One transcription of a 911 call has the abortion worker saying they don’t want to give out specific information over the phone because they don’t want it to appear online. But, they call an average of once every six weeks. Complaints include not properly sterilizing equipment, and not following abortion laws.

The March 11 incident reports that an ambulance arrived around noon, and ten minutes later emerged with a patient on a gurney and covered with a sheet.

In another undated 911 call this year, the worker said that the patient was having seizures after the procedure.

9. Fayetteville North Carolina April 1, 2017

On April 1, around 1 p.m. Pro-life activists witnessed an unconscious woman, with head bobbing, being removed from the facility in a wheelchair and loaded onto a gurney from a waiting ambulance. This is another that took about 20 minutes to stabilize before heading to the hospital. The activists also noted that the ambulance discretely declined to use sirens when exiting the facility. Instead, they wound around through side roads and then flipped on the sirens so as to disguise the point of origin.

Because of the hostile relationship between Planned Parenthood, pro-life activists, and the media, it is extremely difficult to get full details on any specific instance. There have also been reports of ambulance incidents in Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Francisco, and Stamford, CT, all this year.

While Planned Parenthood puts on a sterile face of “helping women,” and “women’s health,” in reality, they are maiming women and sending them away on ambulances.