Earlier this week, 911 emergency personnel were called to an unlicensed Planned Parenthood to help a woman getting an abortion. During the procedure, she apparently started having a seizure.
According to reports, a 20-year-old unidentified woman started having “violent convulsions” while getting an abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Once the woman started seizing, staff members called 911. When Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived, they put her on a gurney and rushed her to the hospital, where she is recovering.
Following the medical emergency, it was revealed that the clinic she was at did not have a valid hospital transfer agreement, which helps doctors provide better care in the event of a life-threatening emergency. It also didn’t have a current license for operation. Because of this, it shouldn’t have even been open in the first place.
Unsurprisingly, this outraged many people. One of the people most upset is Troy Newman, the President of Operation Rescue. He’s currently calling on Planned Parenthood to permanently close the unlicensed location.
“Planned Parenthood operates a facility in Cincinnati that is ill-equipped to handle medical emergencies, making it an act of negligence to even consider treating high-risk patients like epileptics, especially without a valid transfer agreement in place,” stated Newman. “Given that this facility was operating under an expired facility license at the time of the emergency, this Planned Parenthood should be closed pending a thorough review by the Department of Health…It is irresponsible for Planned Parenthood to continue to risk women’s lives,” he added.
Without the proper licenses, doctors have a hard time helping patients who come from abortion clinics, which Newman made sure to point out. “So often, we have seen abortionists just dump suffering women onto emergency room personnel without records or communication, leaving hospital staff in the dark about a patient’s condition and previous treatment,” claimed Newman, noting, “this delays care in situations where minutes can mean the difference between life and death.”
“At this time last year, we had recorded only 14 medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. 2017 looks like it will be a record-setting year, but that certainly not the kind of record we want anyone to set,” explained Newman, noting, “however, we know we don’t hear about every incident, so we know the number of women suffering life-threatening abortion complications is actually much higher.”
It’s also unfortunately not the first time someone started having a seizure during an abortion procedure. Back in 2015, EMTs responded to a call from the same clinic in Cincinnati about an unresponsive 38-year-old woman who started convulsing while getting an abortion.
Thankfully, some of the death clinics in Ohio are starting to shut down. For example, the Akron Women’s Medical Group appears to have “permanently closed” earlier this year. Also, just recently, the Cleveland Women’s Medical Group announced that they were closing their doors indefinitely.
Upon hearing about the closures, Newman stated, “right now, it looks like these two horrific abortion businesses are both permanently closed, and we are very grateful for that.” He added, “We applaud the work of Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, and other pro-life groups in Ohio, who have done a remarkable job holding abortion businesses accountable. These closures mean lives will be saved, and we rejoice with them over that.”
Paula Westwood, the Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, a group dedicated to protecting unborn children, added, “closure of any abortion facility in Ohio means increased protection for women, men and their children targeted and deceived by the abortion industry. Abortion is not health care, and we look forward to every such center of death in the state shuttering their doors.”
Conservatives like Newman must not stop standing up for the life of the unborn. By continuing to do so, some will hopefully start to recognize the value of human life and decide against getting an abortion.