Abortion Malpractice

Abortion Malpractice

Reported cases of abortion malpractice

Abortion clinics and referral centres advertise in their literature that having an abortion is a painless, safe and easy procedure, carried out by a professional team who really care about womens' needs. That is the claim. The reality on the other hand differs dramatically as evidence of malpractice and reports of unsanitary conditions grow steadily, confirming the pro-life belief that abortionists and their staff hold no value on life, be it the unborn child or its mother.

As a general matter, only a small fraction of all civil lawsuits wind up going to trial before a judge or jury. The same is true of medical malpractice lawsuits for abortion injuries.

The majority of abortion malpractice lawsuits settle out of court. A settlement occurs when an abortion doctor, clinic, and/or insurer decides that it's not worth it to go to trial. The defendant(s) will pay the plaintiff a negotiated amount of money, and in exchange, the plaintiff drops the case.

Even so, the numbers of reported cases of abortion malpractice, assault and death keep rising.

We list a small number here as an example and picked some from the past and present

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In The People Newspaper, Nov. 1st 1992, there was a traumatic story of a young woman who underwent an abortion at the British Pregnancy Advisory Services Clinic at Parkfield Road in Liverpool, only to give birth to supposedly aborted baby 48 hours later. The woman said that she held the tiny baby in her hands before collapsing in distress. "I'll never forget holding that tiny thing - I felt like I was playing God. I was hysterical," she told the interviewer. "I dropped it... and ran screaming down the stairs."

The woman claims that she had wanted to keep the baby but counsellors "pressurised" her into believing that "termination would be best" after she told them the baby's father had left them. It was a nightmare," she further explained, "the building was cold and dirty... I was in a great deal of pain... I don't want this to happen to anyone else." The People's medical expert Michael Van Straten said "I am horrified at what this lady has been through. She will require long-term counselling."

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In a UK Health Department report after an inspection of the Manchester Abortion Clinic in Hazelgrove, no fewer than 27 faults were reported to be found in the clinic. These included dirty conditions in the operating theatre, using unsterilised equipment, and congealed blood on walls and ceilings. The report also states that health investigators believe the operating theatre is within earshot of the eight-bed ward and that patients can hear what is going on inside as the two are only separated by a set of plastic doors.

Even the operating table is sub-standard as it is extremely old and cracked, making thorough cleaning difficult and the spread of disease likely. The inspector conducting the investigation concluded that assurances could not be given that reused suction pipes or any equipment were being properly sterilised as there was no equipment on site to do the job. One of the most awful practices reported was that of women being taken past the very equipment that disposed of their aborted babies immediately after they had the abortion.

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In August 1988, pro-life activists began recovering the tiny bodies of children from rubbish bins and dumpsters all over the Washington area. The first bodies were found in a dumpster in Bethesda, behind an abortion clinic in Wisconsin Avenue, Washington. They had been killed and thrown out by an abortionist named Alan Ross. At first, it was thought that he was probably the only abortionist in the area who was tossing human bodies in the trash, just as he was the one who has assaulted pro-life picketers frequently, even stabbing one with a hypodermic needle.

But then when other sites were checked, one pile of corpses were found after another; such as in The Hillcrest Abortion Clinics on Georgia Avenue in Washington, and on Pennsylvania Avenue. Pro-lifers found the bodies of children killed in the fourth, fifth and sixth month of life. The bodies of the children aborted in Washington (excepting the few recovered and buried) are now in the Lorton Landfill - food for vermin. The abortionists threw the names, addresses and phone numbers of the women who had the abortions, in the trash with the babies bodies.

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Since the legislation of abortion, The Inglewood Abortion Clinic in California has been responsible for at least 8 abortion deaths over the past twenty years. All eight names have been investigated and documented. In 1981, Inglewood was sued at least 74 times with almost all suits alleging medical malpractice. The Inglewood Abortion Clinic was also held responsible for the remains of 17,000 babies who were discovered in a huge land storage container.

They were only held responsible for non-payment of rent on the container, they were not prosecuted for storing 17,000 babies in the same container. The following details - in part - are from a 29 page report of Los Angeles Department Health Services, a "Statement of Deficiencies" listing Inglewood's many violations.

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      From State Medical records, a patient identified as "B.J.," age 22, testified in a state hearing that she had an abortion done by Dr. Scott R. Barrett at Central Healthcare Clinic for Women in Springfield, Missouri on February 27, 1990. B.J. was 14.5 weeks pregnant, according to records, and had cervical cancer. She was rendered unconscious for her abortion.

      B.J. said that she awoke screaming during her abortion, and begged Barrett to stop. But Barrett proceeded and had an employee clamp a hand over B.J.'s mouth.

      B.J. again lost consciousness. She awoke on a chair in the recovery room, with the bottom of her shirt drenched in blood. The next thing she remembered was Barrett carrying her out to her car. A friend drove B.J. to the hospital -- without any clinic staff even accompanying them.

      The doctor who performed emergency surgery on B.J. said, "It would take a lot of force, an extreme amount of force to do that kind of damage." B.J. had a 10 centimeter perforation of her uterus, and had lost around 80% of her blood. The ligaments around her uterus were severed, and her right ovary had been torn loose. She had to have her uterus and ovary removed due to the damage.

      The note that Barrett sent to the hospital with B.J. described her abortion as "uneventful." The note also failed to disclose all the medications administered to B.J.

      The hearing document slams Barrett, noting that "having nearly eviscerated his patient and with her clearly in critical condition, he sent her to the hospital in a private car during rush hour. ... A more egregious example of incompetence and gross negligence is difficult to imagine."

      Although B.J.'s records don't say so, other documents show that Barrett did not use legitimate general anesthesia for his abortion patients. Instead, he'd overdose them on Lidocaine, a local anesthetic. This would render the patient unconscious. It would also stop some of them from breathing, but Barrett and his staff were able to revive them -- all but Stacy Ruckman, who died.

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      The abortionist accused of murdering Sharon Hamptlon in a 1997 botched abortion, pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in early 2001 in Riverside, California, USA. Bruce Stier, 67, is now serving a six-month reduced-sentence for the slaying of his abortion client. Hamptlon had gone to Stier for an abortion of her 6-month-old pre-born child. While Stier dissected the baby using the gruesome technique of dilation and extraction (tearing the baby out piece by piece) he pulled down a bowel through her uterus.

      Rather than repairing the damage he simply put Hamptlon in the back seat of her car and sent her away. She bled to death before she ever reached home. Medical investigators ruled his actions were gross negligence, revoked his medical license, and sent the case to the District Attorney. Because of his conviction, Stier will never practice medicine again.

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      The Albany Medical-Surgical Center and Family Planning Associates in Chicago, USA has numerous lawsuits against it which include malpractice and death. The cases listed below represent summary notes. For complete histories, consult the case files which are a matter of public records at the Office of the Cook County Clerk, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago

      Case # 95L16488

      Dawn O. charged that Family Planning Associates and Dr. Edward Steve Lichtenberg performed an abortion which caused her to suffer uterine prolapse (uterus collapsing into the vagina), a uterine infection and post partum spotting (bleeding).

      Case # 95L4368

      Cynthia L. charged that Family Planning Associates, E. Steven Lichtenberg and other employees failed to advise her of her right to discontinue the abortion and failed to stop the procedure when she no longer consented to it.

      Case # 94L000037

      Ha N. charged Albany and Family Planning Associates with negligence in failing to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy when performing an abortion, which resulted in severe physical injury.

      Case # 94L006523

      Shytaura G. sued Family Planning Associates and Dr. Steve Lichtenberg for performing an abortion which she claimed caused traumatic injuries to the fundus and cervix of her uterus. She underwent a total hysterectomy at the age of 14

      Case # 94L016509

      Jane Doe sued Planned Parenthood and Family Planning Associates, claiming negligence and failure to render proper care or follow-up treatment.

      Case # 92L012531

      Margaret K. sued Albany, Family Planning Associates and Dr. E. S. Lichtenberg for negligence in performing a tubal ligation, charging that Lichtenberg punctured her common iliac artery and also caused bowel trauma.

      Case # 92L03141

      Christine P charged Family Planning Associates and Dr. Mark Rebandel with perforating her uterus during an abortion and failure to respond to her complaint of persistent and increasing abdominal pain. She said she suffered severe shock and permanent injuries

      Case # 91L13681

      Yvonne G. sued Family Planning Associates for failure to complete her abortion. She charged that Dr. Lichtenberg did not remove all the foetal parts from her uteru, causing severe bleeding, infection, extreme psychological trauma and the need for further medical treatment.

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      An Alabama abortion clinic's fight to stay open has prompted the state to consider revising its rules.

      Birmingham's New Woman All Women abortion clinic was shut down by the state after three abortion patients were rushed to hospitals in one day, and an inspection revealed 76 pages of health and safety violations. Owner Dianne Derzis and abortionist Bruce Norman continued abortions under a law that does not require a license if less than 30 abortions are done per month.

      However, a judge has ordered them to stop. Meanwhile, The Alabama Department of Public Health is holding a hearing Thursday on new abortion clinic rules, including reducing to the number of abortions permitted without a license to ten a month.

      - See more at: http://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2013/10/22/clinic%E2%80%99s-malpractice-may-lead-to-revision-of-abortion-laws#.UnptZI2sjig

      An Alabama abortion clinic's fight to stay open has prompted the state to consider revising its rules. Birmingham's New Woman All Women abortion clinic was shut down by the state after three abortion patients were rushed to hospitals in one day, and an inspection revealed 76 pages of health and safety violations.

      Owner Dianne Derzis and abortionist Bruce Norman continued abortions under a law that does not require a license if less than 30 abortions are done per month. However, a judge has ordered them to stop. Meanwhile, The Alabama Department of Public Health is holding a hearing Thursday on new abortion clinic rules, including reducing to the number of abortions permitted without a license to ten a month. READ MORE HERE:

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      These photos were taken outside abortion clinic Clinica Medical Para La Mujer De Hoy in Santa Ana, California in 11 February 2006 by Tim Nissen on his cell phone. 

      A_PR_Botch1 - first shot of a botched...Gurney Going In: Emergency workers push a gurney through the front door of a Santa Ana abortion mill

      A_PR_Botch2 - 2nd pic of botched abortion...

      Woman, who was awake and screaming, is rushed to nearby hospital: Emergency workers close up the ambulance and prepare to rush the victim of a botched abortion to a nearby hospital

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      Millionaire Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is once again under investigation after Operation Rescue (FEBRUARY 2014) filed a five-count complaint against him with the State Attorney General’s office, the Oklahoma Health Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Board.


      Awake and Screaming
      A woman is loaded into an ambulance after receiving a botched abortion at Clinica Medica Para la Mujer De Hoy in Santa Ana, California. Witnesses report she was "awake and screaming."  - See more at: http://www.prolifeinfo.ie/abortion-facts/providers/abortionists-uncovered/abortion-malpractice/#sthash.C0S5icYa.dpuf

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      Leroy Carhart, a 72-year-old (2013) late-term abortionist who works every week in 3 states doing abortions.

      Complaints against Carhart filed in Nebraska and Maryland have been mostly ignored by medical boards in both states or resulted in only minor action, leaving women in continual risk from Carhart’s shoddy practices.

      In 1993, Nebraska issued a non-disciplinary compliance agreement wherein Carhart agreed to stop falsifying medical records, engaging in personal phone calls during surgical abortions, and interrupting surgical abortions due to fatigue, among other things. In 2011, the Maryland Board of Physicians issued a letter of admonishment to Carhart for lying on his medical license application in that state. That action was based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue.

      There have been the four known emergency hospitalization of a Carhart abortion patient in the past 10 months (2013) and five since March 2012. Three of the previous incidents took place in Germantown, Maryland, where he relocated his post-20-week late-term abortion business after Nebraska passed the nation’s first 20-week abortion ban based on the baby’s ability to feel pain in 2010.

      The three Maryland incidents include the February 7 death of Jennifer Morbelli from complications to a 32-week abortion, a July 9th incident where Carhart is clearly shown on video escorting an injured patient suffering heavy bleeding to the ambulance, and the November 26 incident that landed a late-term abortion patient in the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

      Carhart is also known for instructing his employees to request “no lights, no sirens.”

      Source: Operation Rescue and Lifesitenews.com

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      LAWSUIT... USA, 2007

      "Abortionist almost killed me" 

      A woman, who filed a suit against Planned Parenthood in Omaha, USA, alleges that abortionist Meryl Severson so severely botched her abortion that she lost 80% of her total blood volume and required an emergency hysterectomy to save her life.the woman reported to the Lincoln Planned Parenthood office on August 17, 2007, for an abortion in the 8th week of pregnancy. During the suction abortion, she felt a sharp, excruciating pain and asked abortionist Severson to stop. Three employees then held the woman down while he completed the suction process in spite of her pleas.

      In the recovery area, a friend who accompanied her to the abortion clinic attempted to help her to the bathroom, but the woman, who was in intense pain and bleeding, passed out and suffered the first of three seizures. The woman was transported by ambulance to the local hospital where doctors treated her for "catastrophic perforation" of the uterus, which would have resulted in her death if treatment had been delayed any longer.

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      LAWSUIT... USA, 2003

      Clinic sued by woman following an abortion

      A Newark woman who said she spent a month in a coma after undergoing an abortion at a Bergen County clinic sued the facility and several doctors there yesterday. The lawsuit was filed in in March 2007 in Superior Court in Essex County against Metropolitan Medical Associates, an Englewood clinic that performs thousands of abortions a year. The clinic was ordered closed last Friday by state health officials until it corrects the "immediate and serious" risks.

      The closure is only the second time in the last five years that state health regulators have shut down one of New Jersey's more than 600 ambulatory-care facilities on allegations of deficient care.

      Rasheedah Dinkins, who is still recovering in a hospital, said she regrets having ended her pregnancy. "I think it's horrible what I had to go through," she said from her hospital bed. In retrospect, she added, "I probably wouldn't have made this choice."

      Dinkins said she was told by her mother and personnel at the hospital that she'd actually died in the ambulance on the way there, and was revived en route. She said she regained the ability to speak only on Tuesday. Dinkins, 20, said she felt ill after undergoing the abortion, and had to be rushed to a hospital by ambulance after she passed out at home, her family said. At the hospital, she received blood transfusions and her uterus was removed, Slater said. The attorney also said Dinkins suffered a stroke due to blood loss, and one of her lungs collapsed.

      "We expect to get to the bottom of why this incredibly horrible result could have happened from such a simple procedure," said her attorney, Adam Slater. The clinic's Web site says its physicians have a complication rate of less than 1 per 1,000 procedures, calling its staff "the finest in the state of New Jersey."

      Gloria Mozas of Cliffside Park is also suing the clinic, contending that doctors there wrongly diagnosed her tubal pregnancy in 2003 and told her she had miscarried when, in fact, she was carrying two live fetuses. She said she was heartened that the state had shut the clinic. "I've been waiting for those doors to be locked for 31/2 years," she said.

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      LAWSUIT... USA, 2003

      600,000 in compensation for botched abortion

      In January 2012, a Mississippi woman won a legal settlement related to a botched abortion done on her by abortion practitioner Joseph Booker, who worked at two different abortion facilities in the state.

      Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan awarded $600,435 for the failed 2003 abortion to Daschica Thomas and her husband, Christopher Thomas after no one showed up at the November 29 trial of the lawsuit they filed against Booker, who worked for the Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion business as well as the National Women’s Health Organization abortion facility.

      The abortion led to sepsis poisoning, and Thomas was in a coma for a week and half, according to the lawsuit. READ MORE HERE

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      Abortion Doctor Settles Malpractice Suit
      Failed to Inform Patient of Breast Cancer Risk from Abortion Procedure

      Represented by attorney Joseph P. Stanton, a Pennsylvania teenager who sued abortionist Charles Benjamin and the Cherry Hill Women's Center successfully settled her medical malpractice case on October 17 2003, the eve of trial, in a Philadelphia County court.  Her case is the first medical malpractice lawsuit in the United States to reap a settlement based on a claim for the failure of an abortionist and clinic to inform a woman of the increased risk of breast cancer due to abortion.  The clinic required that the settlement amount be kept confidential.

      When "Sarah" (not her real name) was 17, her high school guidance counselor facilitated her second-trimester abortion in New Jersey without her parents' knowledge.   Now 22, Sarah has suffered tremendously in the aftermath of her abortion.   While Sarah is not currently diagnosed with breast cancer, it has been shown that an abortion increases the statistical odds of developing breast cancer in two ways: 1) it delays first term pregnancies; and 2) increases the number of cancer-vulnerable breast cells due to estrogen overexposure early in pregnancy.

      Estrogen is connected with the development of most breast cancers.   It stimulates the increase of normal and cancer-vulnerable breast cells.   An abortion causes a woman to lose the benefit of a third trimester protection process, which would have neutralized estrogen overexposure by maturing her breast cells into milk-producing, cancer-resistant tissue. Thus, abortion leaves her with more cancer vulnerable cells than what she had before her pregnancy began.

      Sarah's claims for compensation were based, in part, on her current need, rather than at age 40, as normally recommended, for medical monitoring (mammograms, etc.) for early detection of breast cancer.  Doctors estimated that cost to be $1,500 annually.   Sarah was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome following the abortion.  The settlement proceeds will help Sarah to obtain the early medical screening for breast cancer and the future psychological counseling that she needs.

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      Abortionist uses bankruptcy to avoid malpractice

      Abortionist Reginald Sharpe is a menace to society. Sharpe’s medical license was placed on probation in 1998 for illegally administrating drugs and was suspended in 2005 after he botched an illegal 27-week abortion. Sharpe was busted in 2008 for illegally dumping patient records, aborted babies, medical waste, and syringes. In 2010 Medicaid revoked Sharpe’s certification for unspecified “fraud and abuse, false billing, or kickbacks.”

      In addition, Sharpe has been sued at least five times:


      Sharpe’s finances are also a mess. Last October Sharpe filed for bankruptcy, claiming to be $200,000 in debt.  At one point Sharpe owned three abortion mills in Michigan but closed one in Bloomfield last year and two more in Livonia and Detroit earlier this month. After Sharpe filed for bankruptcy his bank, Comerica, belatedly learned he was carrying no malpractice insurance and had “no real prospect for doing so in the future.”

      Because Sharpe filed for bankruptcy, the latter three lawsuits listed above were dismissed by the court.


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      LAWSUIT... NEW JERSEY, USA, 2009

      In December of 2009, Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, among the state's largest abortion clinics, reached a $1.9 million settlement with a woman who suffered massive hemorrhaging, a coma, a stroke and a hysterectomy after she had an abortion at the facility in 2007. The incident led to an inspection by the state, which had not been in to inspect the facility in more than five years. The State shut the facility down for more than a month until improvements were made.

      The settlement includes $1 million from the facility, $575,000 from one of the doctors involved in the case and $325,000 from another doctor who had assisted in the abortion.

      Shortly following this case, the State performed an inspection at Alternatives Abortion Clinic in Atlantic City and shut down the facility because of infection control issues. It was revealed at the time that the State had not been in to inspect that clinic in five years as well.

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      Allegations of a forced abortion and abandonment

      A Colorado woman has filed suit against Planned Parenthood for subjecting her to an abortion she had refused and then abandoning her when she experienced complications.

      Ayanna Byer asserts that she told the Planned Parenthood abortionist that she had decided against having an abortion, but that the doctor went ahead with the procedure despite this. Then, “due to Ms Byer crying from pain” she alleges that the same doctor stopped before the abortion was complete. She says she was given prescriptions for pain and antibiotics and sent home. 

      When she began to experience complications, she says that Planned Parenthood told her that they did not offer abortion follow-up care. Ms Byer’s went to a hospital, where she ended up having to have more surgery. It sounds as if the surgeon who took care of her was outraged by what he found. He accused Planned Parenthood of abandoning their patient. READ MORE HERE



      Allegation suggests that the plantiff was subjected to 'extraordinary cruelty'

      A 26-year-old West Virginia resident, Itai Gravely, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor who allegedly forced her to have an abortion against her will, according to a report from the Charleston Gazette.

      According to the lawsuit, Gravely went to the clinic to have an abortion, but changed her mind before the operation occurred.

      After changing her mind, however, Gravely was allegedly restrained by Dr. Stephens and forced to have an abortion, according to a petition filed by her personal injury attorney in Kanawha Circuit Court.

      To make matters worse, the doctor allegedly botched the unwanted abortion. After the operation, Gravely went to a local hospital, where doctors found that the head of the fetus had been left in the woman’s uterus, according to the malpractice lawsuit.

      According to reports, Dr. Stephens has plenty of experience defending himself against claims of abuse, which does not necessarily suggest that he is a bad doctor. Sources say the doctor has settled seven medical malpractice lawsuits during the past two decades, and two other malpractice claims were eventually dismissed. But despite these cases, the West Virginia Board of Medicine has never disciplined Dr. Stephens, who also could not be reached for comment earlier this week. READ MORE HERE

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      Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion in July 2012. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John P. Callahan Jr. signed an Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement on January 24, 2014. Under the terms of the agreement, three plaintiffs – Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – must pay $2 million to the next of kin, her son Alvin Jones III. He was just one year old at the time of his mother's death. After lawyers' fees and probate expenses, the child will receive $1,479,571.39. Payments begin when he turns 18, in 2029 and are guaranteed until 2071.

      That's far more than the $250,000 minimum the boy's father, Alvin Jones Jr., initially listed when he sued more than a year ago.


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      Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen, sometimes referred to as the “Gosnell of Texas,” has been sued by a former abortion patient who alleges that he inflicted life-threatening injuries on her during a 23-week abortion then failed to inform her or send her for the emergency care and surgery she required.

      Melanie Mendoza filed suit in Harris County Court on March 10, 2014, seeking unspecified damages after her horrific late-term abortion experience with Karpen on Valentine’s Day, 2013.


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      The remains of 86 unborn babies, victims either of natural miscarriage or deliberate abortion, have been discovered stored at Walsall Manor Hospital, in the West Midlands, reports the Daily Mail. The hospital has apologized, blaming an “administrative error” and has said that only five patients have been affected and are being contacted. A hospital manager says they have been advised that contacting the remaining mothers would risk “causing more distress.”


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       Police executed a search warrant on Ulrich G. Klopfer’s Women’s Pavilion abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana, seizing documents and other property on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

      Police from the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit participated in the raid. It is unknown exactly what kind of documents or other evidence the search warrant allowed police to take. According to news reports, the police apparently made copies of the seized documents and returned the originals to Klopfer on Thursday.


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      Operation Rescue has obtained a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died.

      Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.



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      It was reported in early 2015, that the state of Indiana is focusing on shutting down a South Bend abortion clinic that was found to have stored the remains of an aborted baby in the same refrigerator as medicine.

      Indiana state health officials have formal complaint seeking to revoke the operating license of the Women’s Pavilion abortion clinic in South Bend. Papers from the state indicate the abortion clinic is charged with violating Indiana Code 16-21 and multiple health and safety rules.

      The actions come after police, last March, executed a search warrant on Ulrich G. Klopfer’s Women’s Pavilion abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana, seizing documents and other property.


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      ON Wednesday, 17 February 2015, a bill regarding the disposal of aborted fetal remains passed the Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee. Senate Bill 329, authored by Sens. Liz Brown (District 15) and Amanda Banks (District 17), requires the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to adopt clear rules for how abortion facilities shall dispose of fetal remains. The bill also provides that a pregnant woman shall determine the final deposition of the fetal remains.

      At that hearing a former Planned Parenthood nurse Marianne Anderson testified:

      “I saw other doctors come into the products of conception room with the dirty instruments in one hand and a jar in the other. In that jar were the pieces of the baby’s body. He would take the contents of that jar, pour it into a big strainer, sift through it to make sure all the parts were there, and then pour it down the drain into the sewer system without treating it in any way.”


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      Inspectors found improper storage of “products of conception,” or aborted babies’ remains, according to reports. The Far Northeast abortion facility was storing unfrozen remains in a janitor’s closet, according to the inspection report. At the Locust Street facility, inspectors also found aborted babies’ remains in bags that were undated, which made it impossible to verify if the aborted babies’ bodies were being disposed of as required by state law, as the state health department inspection report indicates.


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      An abortion clinic in east Twickenham has potentially put women at risk, according to a new report. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) centre, in Rosslyn Road, must ensure its staff follow hospital transfer protocols in future, according to Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors who visited the clinic in July 2015. When serious incident investigations were carried out, hospital staff said they were "not always involved at an early enough stage".


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      It is an abortion facility inspection report that reads like a medical horror novel. There were two unlicensed “doctors” on staff.

      One abortion patient was rushed to a hospital emergency room because the facility had no sutures with which to repair a profusely bleeding injury. Administrative oversight had completely broken down. Hand-washing was non-existent. Overall filth permeated the entire office.

      These were the conditions found at Virginia Health Group <http://
      abortiondocs.org/clinic/surgical/637/fairfax-american-womens-services-virginia-health-group/> , a then-licensed surgical abortion facility in Fairfax, Virginia, after a complaint prompted an inspection on April 4-5, 2016. Those conditions were so deplorable that the Department of Health indefinitely suspended its abortion facility license and ordered it to immediately halt surgical abortions.


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