State suspends abortion clinic pending investigation
A woman who will be testifying at a press conference outside a Michigan abortion clinic got her courage to come forward after reading this blog.
Pro-lifers will call for a permanent end to a Lathrup Village abortion clinic when they gather in front of the Women’s Center of Southfield on Tuesday. The clinic is owned by abortionist Jacob Kalo and abortions are performed by abortionist Reginald Sharpe.
In 2013, this blogger posted this story: Ambulance removes woman from Michigan abortion clinic, detailing an ambulance being summoned to the Summit Medical Services abortion clinic in Detroit, where Reginald Sharpe worked at the time.
At the time of that Blog post, Sharpe had been sued at least five times.
The patient, who was injured from the abortion Sharpe performed on her, stumbled onto the Saynsumthn’s blog post.
While there she saw a series of comments from a a woman who claimed she took a patient to the clinic and another who claimed she caught VD because of unsanitary equipment:
Although the woman did not leave a comment herself, she responded to the e-mail address of a local pro-lifer who put her in touch with local pro-life investigator Lynn Mills.
Mills told Saynsumthn, that because she stumbled onto this blog- she is now willing to testify before the state about the treatment she received while under Sharpe’s care for an abortion at Women’s Center of Southfield.
According to Mills, the abortionist perforated the woman’s uterus after she went to him for a 23 week and five day abortion. Mills said after the botched procedure, the woman was removed from the abortion clinic out the back door by ambulance. Mills has a recording of the 911 call placed at the time the ambulance was called, which she hopes state investigators will listen to in deciding whether to allow the clinic to continue operating.
Mills sent Saynsumthn a transcript of the February 28, 2014 911 call were abortionists Reginald Sharpe tells the dispatcher they need to come right away because, “she has a hole and she’s bleeding.”
Unidentified female caller: He’s like, hold for one moment. I’m like what are you talking about?
Receiver: Southfield 911.
Unidentified female caller: I’m calling from WomanCare of Southfield. We have a patient here who needs emergency assistance to the hospital. We were doing a termination of pregnancy and there’s possible complication.
Receiver: Ok, female, how old?
Unidentified female caller: Hello?
Receiver: Ya, how old? How old?
Unidentified female caller: She is 29 years old; she’s a female.
Receiver: 29 (typing termination)
Unidentified female caller: She needs to go to the hospital like as soon as possible. Immediately.
Receiver: Termination. Ok. Of.
Abortionist Reginald Sharpe: This is Dr. Sharpe, how are you doing?
Receiver: Good. We’re going to get the paramedics coming that way. I’m just asking the questions and we’ll get them coming to 28505 Southfield, ok?
Abortionist Reginald Sharpe: We need them right now, she has a hole and she’s bleeding.
Receiver: Ok, gotcha. We’ll get them coming.
Abortionist Reginald Sharpe: Ok, about how long do you think?
Receiver: As soon as I hang up on with you will get them coming that way, Doctor. Bye-bye.
Abortionist Reginald Sharpe: Alright.
According to Mills, the woman had to be hospitalized for several days as a result of her abortion.
Mills said the state Attorney General has since ordered the closure of Sharpe’s Woman’s Center of Southfield pending the outcome of an investigation.
The closure order took place November 21, 2014, and this has been confirmed by a suspension notice on the state’s website:
However, despite this, calls made to the clinic have confirmed they are open and scheduling abortions.
Mills told Saynsumthn Blog that the Women’s Center of Southfield has failed no less than five inspections within the past ten months and she sent Saynsumth a list of some of the violations:
“I kept writing the state asking how many times do they get to fail?” Mills said.
Mills said a hearing is expected in March.