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CDC: Number of abortions in U.S. drop to historic low

Posted in Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion Death List, Abortion decreasing, Abortion injury, Abortion Numbers, Abortion reporting, Abortion stats, Black Abortion Stats, CDC, Hispanic Abortion Stats, Late term abortion, repeat abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2018 by saynsumthn

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Abortion data just released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that the number of reported abortions dipped slightly (2.27 percent) from the previous year. In 2015, 638,169 abortions (down from 652,639 in 2014) were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas excluding California, Maryland and New Hampshire. The abortion rate also decreased from 12.1 in 2014 to 11.8 in 2015.

The CDC estimates that, in 2015, 18% of all pregnancies in the United States ended in induced abortion, according to the most recent national estimates from 2010.

Highlights from the report, published November 23, 2018, are below.

Previous live births/abortions in 2015:

  • Women with one or more previous live births accounted for 59.3% of abortions.
  • Women with no previous live births accounted for 40.7% of abortions.
  • Women with three or more previous births accounted for 14.2% of abortions.
  • Women with one or more previous induced abortions accounted for 43.6% of abortions.
  • Women with no previous abortion accounted for 56.3% of abortions.
  • Women with three or more previous abortions accounted for 8.2% of abortions.

Race/ethnicity (30 reporting areas, Percentage based on 353,128 abortions):

In 2015’s report, the CDC noted that minorities are still having abortions at a higher rate, writing, “abortion rates and ratios remained 1.5 and 1.3 times higher for Hispanic compared with non-Hispanic white women and 3.6 and 3.5 times higher for non-Hispanic black compared with non-Hispanic white women.”

Image: 2015 Abortion stats by race (Image: CDC )

2015 Abortion stats by race (Image: CDC )

Non-Hispanic white women, 36.9% in 2015 (down from 38.0% in 2014)

  • Abortion rate of 6.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years.
  • Abortion ratio: 111 abortions per 1,000 live births.

Non-Hispanic black women, 36.0% in 2015 (same as 2014):

  • Abortion rate: 25.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years.
  • Abortion ratio: 390 abortions per 1,000 live births.

Hispanic women, 18.5% in 2015 (slight increase from 18.3% in 2014):

  • Abortion rate: 11.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years.
  • Abortion ratio: 147 abortions per 1,000 live births.

READ: Shock: More than half of abortions in Medicaid-coverage states are taxpayer funded

Gestational Age of abortions reported in 2015 (excluding 12 reporting areas):

  • 8 weeks or less: 279,999 (65.4%)
  • 9-13 weeks: 109,860 (25.7%)
  • 14-15 weeks: 15,146 (3.5%)
  • 16-17 weeks: 9,030 (2.1%)
  • 18-20 weeks: 8,410 (2.0%)
  • 21 weeks or greater: 5,597 (1.3%)

According to these numbers, 8.9% of children aborted in 2015  — 38,183 — were past the first trimester of pregnancy.

Image: 2015 Abortion by gestation selected reporting areas CDC (Image: CDC)

2015 Abortion by gestation selected reporting areas CDC (Image: CDC)

California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York State, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Wyoming did not report abortions by gestation.

CDC abortion numbers are generally much lower than numbers released by Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute. Live Action News has previously explained some of the reasons for the variation:

  • The CDC gathers information from states which require reporting; however, the CDC admits that “although reporting to CDC is voluntary, most reporting areas provide their abortion numbers.”
  • Guttmacher gathers its figures from surveys which it claims it sends directly to all known abortion facilities, categorized by type.

According to Dr. Michael New’s analysis of the CDC report published at National Review Online (emphasis added):

The new data also demonstrate the weak abortion-reporting requirements in the U.S. The CDC doesn’t have the authority to compel states to report abortion numbers and as a result, unsurprisingly, the data are incomplete.California, Maryland, and New Hampshire all failed to report abortion data for 2015. In fact, California has not reported any abortion data to the CDC since 1997. What’s more, while the CDC has already released 2017 data on a range of public-health topics, its abortion numbers are far behind; there is almost always a lag of more than two years before abortion data is released.

Although Guttmacher has not yet released data for 2015, reported abortion numbers published by Guttmacher in 2014 showed that 926,200 were reported, and revealed that more than 100,000 abortions took place in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. This reveals a stark difference between CDC and Guttmacher data.

Medical abortions in 2015 (43 reporting areas):

Since the FDA extended the gestational age limit for medical abortion to 70 days, the CDC says, “The percentage of abortions at 9 weeks’ gestation reported as medical has increased… (from 5.0%–7.7% during 2011–2014 to 13.0% in 2015).”

      • 2015: 24.6% were early medical abortions (a nonsurgical abortion at ≤8 weeks’ gestation)
      • 2014: 22.5% of all abortions were performed by early medical abortion

According to the CDC, an abortion is defined as legal only “if it is performed by a licensed clinician within the limits of state law.” It is unclear how CDC will calculate so-called “self-managed” abortions currently being pushed by the abortion industry.

Abortion deaths in 2015:

Tragically, every abortion ends the life of an already developing preborn child, and in some instances, the life of the pregnant woman as well. According to the CDC, “Deaths of women associated with complications from abortion for 2015 are being assessed as part of CDC’s Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System. In 2014, the most recent year for which data were available, six women were identified to have died as a result of complications from legal induced abortion.”

Photo via Operation Rescue

Pro-life groups previously discovered the death of one of those women from 2014. Lakisha Wilson died from cardiopulmonary arrest during a legal abortion at Preterm in Cleveland, Ohio.

Women are frequently told that when abortions are legal, they are also safe. Unfortunately, abortion consent forms the industry requires women to sign show this is not always the case.

Over past years, due in part to the many efforts of pro-life advocates, published abortion numbers have been steadily decreasing. According to the CDC report, “From 2006 to 2015, the total number of reported abortions decreased 24% (from 842,855), the abortion rate decreased 26% (from 15.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years), and the abortion ratio decreased 19% (from 233 abortions per 1,000 live births).”

Abortion complications — including those resulting from the abortion pill — are only required to be reported by about half of U.S. states.

While the trajectory is heading in the right direction, there is still much work to be done to make abortion unthinkable and return protection to persons in the womb.

NOTE: (SAYNSUMTHN ADDS: )

These are historic lows since the year following Roe.
CDC Abortion Surveillance report from 1973 indicates that a total of 615,831 legal procedures were reported from 50 states and the District of Columbia and New York City.

Image: CDC: Reported Abortions 1969 to 1973

CDC: Reported Abortions 1969 to 1973

Image: CDC Abortion report 1974

CDC Abortion report 1974

 

In an interview with Professor Michael New on EWTN, he pointed out that he abortion RATE is lower than it was in 1973:

Image: CDC Abortion rate 1973 and 1974

CDC Abortion rate 1973 and 1974

  • 2015: 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44
  • 2014: 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44
  • 1974: 17 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44
  • 1973: 14 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44

Texas abortion clinic fined $20k for abysmal health and safety violations

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Abortionist Admitting Privilages, Abortionist and Live Birth, Abortionist Medical Board, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2018 by saynsumthn

  |  (From Live Action News)
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A Texas abortion facility which is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has been fined over $20,000 for a number of serious health violations found during a state inspection. The Houston Women’s Clinic, located at 4820 San Jacinto in Houston, opened in 1976 and commits abortions up to 16 weeks. It is operated by abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld. A second doctor, Yuri Nosaville, M.D., is listed on the clinic’s medical history forms.

Image: Houston Women's Clinic abortion clinic NAF member

Houston Women’s Clinic abortion clinic NAF member

Rosenfeld, who owns the Houston Women’s [abortion] Clinic and offers tubal reversals out of a second location, has been committing abortions since 1971. He was recently “honored” by the pro-abortion Lilith Fund and his website claims he is “on staff at Texas Women’s and St. Luke’s Hospitals in the Texas Medical Center.”

Image: Bernard Rosenfeld

Bernard Rosenfeld Texas abortion doctor Bernard Rosenfeld (Screen from: Lilth Fund video)

In 2015, the Texas Medical Board filed a board action against Rosenfeld which indicated that the abortionist failed to register his facility with the Texas Department of State Health Services. LifeSiteNews reported, “The Texas Alliance for Life said its offices had been ‘tipped off by a local pro-life leader’ that Rosenfeld had been performing abortions, not only at Houston Women’s Clinic — which advertises itself as ‘among the best abortion clinics in Houston’ — but in his private medical office. He even advertised his private abortion services online.”

As a result, the State Board ordered him to complete eight hours of continuing medical education and remove any advertisements for abortions services from his website.

Image: Bernard Rosenfeld complaint Texas Medical Board

Bernard Rosenfeld complaint Texas Medical Board

The next year (2016), Rosenfeld’s Houston abortion facility was inspected by the state.

The findings, which are eerily similar to what was found inside the Gosnell House of Horrors abortion facility, include the abysmal treatment of a patient with post-abortion complications as well as serious infection control issues, may be an indication why the abortionist did not want to register his facility.

Image: Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld and the Houston Women's Clinic staff (Image credit: Yelp)

Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld and the Houston Women’s Clinic staff (Image credit: Yelp)

According to the Order, obtained by Live Action News, an inspection of the abortion facility was performed in August of 2016 and by February of 2017, Houston Women’s Clinic or “Respondent” admitted to the violations and agreed to pay a substantial penalty of $20,300:

Image: Houston Women’s Clinic abortion facility fined twenty thousand dollars by state health department

Houston Women’s Clinic abortion facility fined twenty thousand dollars by state health department

According to the Notice of Violations, Houston Women’s Clinic failed to:

  • Meet at least quarterly to identify issues with respect to which quality assurance activities are necessary.
  • Make available current/accurate information for visitors and patients on how to file complaints.
  • Develop or implement a post-procedure infection monitoring policy.
  • Conduct annual evaluations and infection control training.
  • Maintain documentation of required laboratory testing and vaccinations of staff.
  • Provide a safe and sanitary environment to protect the health and safety of patients and staff.
  • Enforce infection control policies to minimize the transmission of infection.
  • Properly package and document instruments to be sterilized.
  • Use external chemical indicators.
  • Follow manufacturer’s written instructions in sterilizing instruments.
  • Provide and ensure proper and adequate storage of sterilized items.
  • Document and maintains clinical records adequately.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for patient post-procedure follow-up.
  • Ensure that schedule II-V drugs were properly secured.

The document reveals the clinic also:

  • Did not have records of making any post-procedure follow-up attempts on 11 patients.
  • Had a lack of infection control training for six staff members.
  • Had 22 instances of sterilization, sanitation and safety issues.
  • The facility failed to safeguard against the proliferation of infection in three procedure rooms.
  • The facility referred a patient who reported post-abortion complications to an emergency room and did not attempt to further inquire about her condition or confirm that she sought treatment.

The facility’s other abortionist, Yury Joseph Nosaville, has connections to the notorious abortionist dubbed “Texas Gosnell.”

In 2014, pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue reported that Nosaville was working for abortionist Douglas Karpen. According to OR, Karpen’s “former abortion workers alleged that Karpen was intentionally killing babies born alive during abortions done beyond the legal limit by cutting their throats or twisting their heads nearly off their bodies.”  [View report with photos — WARNING.]

An interview with the witnesses can be viewed below:

OR also reported that “Nosaville was known by some of Karpen’s staff as ‘Dr. Jab-and-Stab’ due to the way he apparently rushed roughly through abortion procedures.”

A patient review published at Vitals.com for Dr. Nosaville, which does not specify the location the patient visited, indicates there could be potential problems with his Nosaville’s quality of care. It reads in part:

[…]It was unpleasant to wait for over an hour past the appointment time seeing woman after woman arriving back dizzy after seemingly having had an abortion. The staff is hardly friendly…

Image: Yury J Nosaville Vitals Review of Houston Women's Clinic abortion

Yury J Nosaville Review of Houston Women’s Clinic abortion (Image credit: Vitals.com)

In March of 2018, the state performed another inspection of the Houston Women’s Clinic and again found violations. The 23-page report is yet another indication that nothing has changed.

Tragically, the kind of violations found inside this Houston abortion facility are not unique. In 2016, Operation Rescue reviewed public documents and found that between August 2015 and June 2016, 16 of 17 Texas abortion facilities failed health and safety inspections.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Maryland authorities slow to act against “Gosnell-like” abortion doctor

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinics, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Abortionist Medical Board, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2016 by saynsumthn

It’s a story similar to one we’ve heard before: an abortionist currently “under review” by the state continues to commit abortions while the medical board and abortion lobby appear undisturbed.

Recall the case of Kermit Gosnell, who ran what has been dubbed an abortion “house of horrors” in Philadelphia for years, while, despite several complaints, authorities turned a blind eye to his actions.

Now, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has reported that Harold O. Alexander, charged by the Maryland Board of Medicine in 2015 for conducting surgical abortions at an unlicensed facility, has been caught allegedly doing it again – and in response, the medical board intends to keep the complaint “on file.”

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“Abortion is safe?” BEWARE: read the fine print!

Posted in Abortion complication, Abortion Consent form, Abortion Instruments, Abortion Marketing, Abortion Procedure, Abortion Training, Planned Parenthood consent form, Planned Parenthood markets abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2016 by saynsumthn

In just about every contract, we are told to read the fine print. This is also true of abortion which is being marketed as a safe/simple procedure. Despite the fact that there are NO requirements to report abortion complications and definitely none that follow long-term abortion related injuries, the abortion industry claims that abortions are safe. However, a look at abortion consent forms reveal that there are, in fact, serious complications associated with abortion. In addition, they reveal that if a complication occurs, the abortion patient, not the clinic, may be held financially responsible for continued care once transferred to a hospital.

A first trimester abortion occurs within the first 12 -14 weeks of pregnancy. One of the most common terms for an early abortion is the D&C or vacuum aspiration abortion. In describing what takes place in this kind of abortion, Planned Parenthood writes on their website that the abortionist, “will empty your uterus with machine-operated suction or with a hand-held device that creates suction through a syringe. D&C (dilation and curettage) refers to use of medical instruments to open the cervix or mouth of the uterus so that the uterus can be emptied — dilation — and the use of a narrow metal loop called a curette to clean the walls of the uterus — curettage. This method is used from four to 16 weeks after a woman’s last period.”

This California handbook on abortion describes the early method this way, “ First-trimester abortions usually are completed by medical abortion (usually to 9 weeks) or aspiration curettage (often referred to as dilation and curettage, or “D&C”)…In a Dilation and Curettage (“D&C”) abortion the cervix is dilated and the walls of the uterus are scraped to remove the contents of the uterus. D&C is a general term and can refer to vacuum aspiration as well as use of the metal curette…

Other terms used to describe aspiration abortion include:

    Surgical abortion (elective or therapeutic)
    Vacuum aspiration
    Suction curettage
    Manual vacuum aspiration (“MVA”)
    Electric vacuum aspiration (“EVA”).

Manual Vaccum Aspirator

Surgical abortion is the most common term for abortion procedures that use uterine aspiration or evacuation as the handbook mentioned above describes further:

    Vacuum aspiration is typically used for first-trimester abortions, but suction may be used to complete early second trimester procedures.
    Vacuum aspiration is the primary method through 12-14 weeks.
    Suction is accomplished with a hand-held manual vacuum aspirator (“MVA,” sometimes referred to as manual uterine aspirator, or “MUA”) MVAs can be used for termination up to 12 weeks gestation, and as part of terminations at later gestations.
    The MVA or manual uterine aspirator must be emptied a few times at earlier gestations.
    Electric suction machine (electric vacuum aspirator, or “EVA”) are used after about 9 weeks

Manual Vaccum Aspirator B

Electric vacuum aspiration involves the use of an electric pump or suction machine connected via flexible tubing to a plastic or metal cannula, according to IPAS.

abortion suction machine Robert Alexander

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) has identified the manual vacuum aspiration procedure (MVA) (demonstrated in video here) as more “gentler” than electronic vacuum aspiration (EVA) because they state that in earlier abortions the, “pregnancy tissue may be easier to identify.” The term “pregnancy tissue” is used instead of the term preborn baby, in an effort to make abortion appear strictly medical and not as killing. The abortion industry generally uses the same nondescript terminology to market abortion as Saynsumthn has posted about previously.

As for risks to these simple methods, the ARHP issues this warning regarding dilation of the cervix, “Excessive force in dilation of the cervix can cause cervical or uterine injury. In addition, over dilation should be avoided with MVA because it can compromise the vacuum pressure.” And they also state that risks associated with MVA, (which the same abortion rights medical group claims is safer than D&C) include:

    Incomplete evacuation
    Uterine perforation
    Cervical laceration
    Pelvic infection
    Hemorrhage: Heavy bleeding
    Hematometra: This is a condition in which the uterus is distended with clots and blood, which fosters continued bleeding.
    Unrecognized ectopic pregnancy

IPAS Manual Aspirator

The ARHP identifies the IPAS manual aspiration syringe as the most commonly used product for these abortions. Yet, according to the IPAS instruction manual there are serious risks associated with uterine aspiration/uterine evacuation abortion procedures, noting that one or more of the following complications may occur during or after procedures:

    Uterine or cervical injury
    Perforation
    Pelvic infection
    Vagal reaction
    Incomplete evacuation
    Acute hematometra

And adding that, “some of these conditions can lead to secondary infertility, other serious injury or death.”

But, abortion is safe right? And, early abortion is safer, correct?

Well…that is how the profitable abortion industry pitches it. And, they make this claim without any nationwide requirement that abortion injuries, complications, long-term physical effects, or deaths are reported.

ANSIRH which has published it’s abortion training manual online describes abortion as posing “no long-term risk” while the pro-abortion ACOG also claims that abortion is a “low-risk procedure” unless you wait then, they claim that, “the longer a woman waits to have an abortion, the more risk it carries for her.”

In addition, Planned Parenthood and the general abortion lobby also claim that abortions and specifically early abortions are safe. In fact, a simple glimpse at the Planned Parenthood website, where a girl would go when seeking an abortion and you read this about the risks:

There are many myths about the risks of abortion. Here are the facts. Abortion does not cause breast cancer. Safe, uncomplicated abortion does not cause problems for future pregnancies such as birth defects, premature birth or low birth weight babies, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or infant death.

Planned Parenthood abortion risk

While Planned Parenthood calls abortion risks a “myth” when they are marketing the abortions to women online, once the appointment is booked and the actual abortion needs to be performed, Planned Parenthood sings a much different tune. According to a Planned Parenthood abortion consent form published online, the abortion business requires women to acknowledge that the following risks could occur in connection with any surgical, medical, and/or diagnostic procedure:
(A) Potential for infection.
(B) Blood clots in veins and lungs.
(C) Hemorrhage.
(D) Allergic reactions.
(E) Even death.
And these risks and hazards that may occur with a surgical abortion:
(A) Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding).
(B) A hole in the uterus (uterine perforation) or other damage to the uterus.
(C) Sterility.
(D) Injury to the bowel and/or bladder.
(E) A possible hysterectomy as a result of complication or injury during the procedure.
(F) Failure to remove all products of conception that may result in an additional procedure.
Risks and hazards that may occur with a medical/non-surgical abortion:
(A) Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding).
(B) Failure to remove all products of conception that may result in an additional procedure.
(C) Sterility.
(D) Possible continuation of pregnancy.
They have to acknowledge that the doctor or medical assistant told them that the following risks and hazards that may also occur:
(A) Cramping of the uterus or pelvic pain.
(B) Infection of the female organs: uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
(C) Cervical laceration, incompetent cervix.
(D) Emergency treatment for any of the above named complications.
(E) Other as written…

And, this long list of risks is not limited to Planned Parenthood abortions. (Whole Woman’s Health, Philadelphia Women’s Center, Potomac Family Planning Center, Desert Star Family Planning among others tell women that abortion could end in death.

The Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health in Tennessee notifies women of the following potential risks including death once they agree to the procedure:

    Heavy Bleeding
    Incomplete Abortion
    Missed Abortion
    Laceration of the Cervix
    Perforation of the Uterus
    Infection
    Death

If the abortion patient is unfortunate enough to suffer from a complication which requires emergency care outside the abortion facility, the Knoxville abortion patient must sign that she is, “responsible for any expenses incurred for an emergency room visit or for care at another facility.”

KNoxville Repor Abortion consent

The Atlanta Women’s Center abortion clinic in Georgia has a much longer list of serious complications which include: hemorrhage, shock, cardiac arrest, uterine rupture, sterility, amniotic fluid embolism, DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation, Asherman’s Syndrome), perforation, infection, incomplete abortion, hematometra, cervical lacerations, incompetency, loss of fertility and death to name a few. They go on to tell patients that:

“If during the course of the abortion procedure, any unforeseen conditions or complications arise, and the doctor in his/her professional medical judgment decides that different or additional procedures including, but not limited to, anesthesia or blood transfusion or the association of another doctor, or hospitalization at a hospital may be necessary, I give my consent to such. I assume all financial responsibility for payment for additional services.”

PLanned Parenthood consent form

But, lest you assume the attitude of “sticking the cost of emergency care on the patient” is limited to your rank-in-file abortion facility only, think again. While the multi-million dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood soft pedals abortion risks before the procedure, release forms published online indicate that they make no promises about the outcome of an abortion. In fact, this Planned Parenthood abortion consent form which claims the abortion could result in death, tells women that if they have to be transferred for emergency medical care during their abortion, Planned Parenthood will not pay for it, writing :

“No promise can be made about the outcome of your abortion. In the unlikely event that you need emergency medical care that cannot be provided at Planned Parenthood, you will be responsible for paying for it. This is the case even if Planned Parenthood sends you to a hospital because of a problem.”

Which, of course, Planned Parenthood has done.

Planned Parenthood Spokane ambulance

The pro-life group, Operation Rescue along with the help of many pro-life activists outside the abortion centers, has documented 53 abortion-related medical emergencies outside abortion clinics in 2015. Out of those, Operation Rescue states almost half took place at Planned Parenthood facilities, where the most common of the life-threatening complications included hemorrhage and perforated uteri. And they say that in Texas, documents from a recent court case that is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that about 1,000 women are hospitalized with serious abortion complications each year in that state alone, giving a better glimpse into serious maternal injuries that actually occur during violent abortion procedures.

South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic calls ambulance for patient

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic, Abortion injury, Abortion Worker, Ambulances with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Kansas abortion clinic recently contacted 911 for an ambulance for a patient who was hemorrhaging. Below is the audio of the call obtained by Operation rescue:

The call was made from the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas on March 26, 2015.

South Wind WOmens abortion ambulance March 2015

The Computer Aided Dispatch transcript obtained earlier by Operation Rescue identified the caller as Julie Burkhart, who is the owner and CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, which opened in 2013 in the building left vacant by the closure of George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion clinic in 2009.

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South Wind WOmens abortion ambulance March 2015 red lights sirens

Read more here.

Abortion patient sees her baby during procedure “I saw this red bucket on the floor…”

Posted in Abortion Advertisement, Abortion clinic, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Pain, Abortion Procedure, Abortion Regret, Abortionist, post-abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

UPDATE: Since publishing this blog, Jessica’s mom has contacted Saynsumthn, she has stated that she has not changed her opinions on abortion as stated originally. Saynsumthn reported what Jessica said in her public interview but in fairness is adding this disclaimer along with the mother’s comments (below) to the post.

A woman whose abortion at 23 weeks landed her in the hospital spoke out recently about her regret and the harm her decision has cost her.

Jessica D. was interviewed by Al Kresta along with pro-life advocate Lynn Mills. Jessica met Mills after she saw a comment Mills posted on this blog.

The hour long interview was emotional and full of details which may disturb some readers, be warned.

BACKGROUND

Jessica was married and had a disabled child when, in February of 2014 she and her husband made the decision to have an abortion. She said that when she found out she was pregnant- she was panicked.

“When you’re in panic mode you don’t think – you don’t have emotions to fix things,” she told Al Kresta.

Jessica recounted how her mom had worked for Planned Parenthood years before she decided to have her abortion.

She thought her mom, who remained relatively silent when she contemplated the decision to have an abortion, was supportive.

But after she had the second trimester procedure Jessica said that her mom shocked her by asking why she did not place the child for adoption instead.

“I grew up in a very pro-choice home. We were not very religious and pro-lifers were crazy – that lie and nothing is the truth and they stretch the truth and you can’t trust it
,” Jessica said.

Although Jessica mentioned her pregnancy to her mom who was not employed by Planned Parenthood at the time, she was not involved in her ultimate decision to have the abortion.

“After I had the procedure and she knew all along, she said to me on the phone: Why didn’t you just give it up for adoption? And, to hear my mom say that was the most heartbreaking thing she said because my mom was always for abortion and women’s rights.”

THE ABORTION

In February of 2014, Jessica went to the offices of abortionist Jacob Kalo who set up an appointment for her to see another abortionist, in Lathrup Village, his name was Reginald Sharpe.

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Jessica was 23 weeks and 5 days along just under the 24 week limit in Michigan.

Jessica told Kresta that she was not given any counseling by the abortion clinic.

It was just a price given,” she stated.

“He said right then it would be $4000.00 the week before the 27th. And we didn’t have the full amount and he said it goes up- the longer you wait the higher it is.”

Jessica said the abortionist then gave her advice on how to get a second mortgage on her house or car.

“He said if I get past 24 weeks he would refer me to go to New York.”

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Jessica said she was not shown any fetal development pictures as well.

Michigan state law requires an informed consent before an abortion can be performed. In most cases abortion minded women would be able to review informed consent documents online prior to the procedure. But in Jessica’s case, even though Planned Parenthood did not perform the abortion, she was able to go to them to review the informed consent package.

“When I went for my 24 hour consent form at Planned Parenthood, they said ‘now you don’t have to open this packet. This is for the pro-lifers and this isn’t accurate.’ And so, even looking at that I didn’t know what to trust.”

According to Michigan law, the following documents are required to be given to a woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours prior to the abortion procedure:

    A written summary of the abortion procedure she will undergo.
    Depictions, illustrations or photographs of fetal development corresponding to the gestational age nearest the probable gestational age of the woman’s fetus.
    Prenatal care information
    Parenting information

24 week baby LARA

THE PROCEDURE

Jessica said the abortion procedure was unlike anything the clinics advertise online. She called the treatment “poor at best.”

“Its like you’re not even human,” she stated.

“It’s so bad I was put into the room and into stirrups and no clothes and nothing covering and I waited for about an hour and a half. There is no dignity in it and it’s painful. It’s like you’re not even there.”

The abortion was a two day procedure.

DAY ONE:

The first day, Jessica said that she received an injection of digoxin and her overall visit to the clinic lasted about twenty minutes.

Digoxin is a drug injected into an unborn baby to cause his or her heart to stop in preparation for what amounts to a stillborn birth.

It was very painful, Jessica reiterated.

“The first day I was told there would be mild cramping. And, you actually go into labor. When they send you home…I had my son natural and this was much worse.”

Because the pain was so acute, Jessica’s husband called the abortion clinic’s emergency number and they told her under no circumstances to go to the emergency room.

DAY TWO

Jessica said that on day two she was not given any pain medication for the procedure.

I was told I would have medications and fluids…I was expecting sedation and medication,” she said.

She recalls that after forty-five minutes the abortionist had to stop to call 911 due to a perforated uterus and massive blood loss.

When he did perforate my uterus, I had sat up,” she said.

What happened next will remain ingrained in Jessica’s mind forever.

She continues, “And I saw this red bucket on the floor and – uh – what I saw was just…” at that point in the interview Jessica could not say it, but Mills explained that what Jessica saw was her dismembered baby.

It was so painful,” she said.

“It was pulling- he was pulling.”

Jessica told Kresta that while she lay there bleeding she felt that it would be better if she would just die.

According to Jessica, parts of her almost 24 week unborn child had gone outside the perforation and the abortionist was having difficulty removing them. She told Mills earlier that the abortionist had been training another doctor to do the later term procedure that day.

While Jessica waited for the emergency responders, she said the doctor changed his clothes and “Swiffered and cleaned up. Then, they placed an IV for the EMS people and kind of scrambled around.” She remained unclothed during this time, she stated.

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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.”

You can read that here.

According to Mills, after the EMS techs arrived, the abortionist would not allow them to take her out the front door. She was removed out the back door which made the transfer more excruciating for Jessica who was already in pain.

Jessica said that prior to making the decision to have the abortion, she had no expectation that anything would go wrong because everything she read online said it was a simple and safe procedure.

As a result of the botched abortion, Jessica had to remain hospitalized for several days.

REGRET

Jessica said that days after she was released from the hospital she began to realize just what she had done in having the abortion.

She said she began to look up information online to try and discover why her experience was so unlike what she had read about regarding abortions generally.

“I had a big conflict in my heart about my procedure and why everything I read online was not what happened to me.”

Over ten months my life was just devastated,” Jessica emotionally stated, “I lost over eighty pounds.”

Jessica said the abortion put incredible strain on the marriage.

“I don’t think he realized how, like I didn’t realize how fully formed and what we had done.It was terrible.”

“I had actually had a suicide plan at that time things were so low,” she said.

According to Jessica, meeting Lynn Mills was her last effort to make sense of what had happened.

Lynn Mills 162752_000_GI89G63UR.1-0Mills said that Jessica found her online after reading a post at Saynsumthn’s blog (here) and got Mills’ e-mail address from the comment she had left for another abortion patient.

She then contacted Mills.

Mills is helping Jessica work through the pain and regret of the abortion.

Jessica said that she is planning to get counseling for the abortion as well as her marriage. She is working on forgiving herself.

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According to Mills, the state of Michigan has since suspended the license of the abortion clinic.

CONCLUSION

Jessica and Mills have become friends and Jessica said Mills is someone she can tell everything about this experience to without judgement.

I want pro-lifers out there to really be kind and loving to my friend Jessica…All I want to do is love her- just love her and get her healthy. Jessica doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else,” Mills said in closing.

Jessica said that her mother has actually changed her position on abortion as a result of what she experienced.

UPDATED AFTER THIS BLOG WAS PUBLISHED: However, Jessica’s mother says she has not changed her mind by writing this in the comments, “I am Jessica’s mother. I was never interviewed by anyone, nor did I change my “position” about abortion. This blog is not factual in many areas. Please keep this in mind when reading.”

Mills encourages pro-lifers to go out to abortion clinics as often as possible to try and reach the Jessicas who might be considering ending their child’s life.

Jessica knows that telling her story will anger some people. She said she came forward because she wanted others to know they do not have to go through what she did and to seek help not abortion if you are a women in a crisis pregnancy.

Listen to the complete interview here:

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Woman leaves abortion clinic in ambulance “wrapped like a mummy”

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

The following is a report from Operation Rescue:

    Cleveland, OH — For the second time since the death of Lakisha Wilson last year, abortionist Lisa Perriera has sent yet another patient to the emergency room.

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    An ambulance arrived at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, shortly before 2:20 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015. At 2:30 p.m., pro-life activist Fred Sokol filmed a woman on a gurney, “wrapped like a mummy,” in his words. She was completely covered in pink and purple blankets as she was wheeled out of Preterm and loaded into an awaiting ambulance.

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    There appeared to be no visible IV bag or any other sign of ongoing medical treatment.

    The ambulance then sat parked in front of Preterm for an additional 15 minutes before leaving for a hospital presumed to be Case Medical Center, where Perriera holds admitting privileges. Her current condition — or even if she survived — remains unknown.

    Pastor Dale Henkel, who is a regular on the sidewalks outside Preterm praying and offering help to abortion-bound women, confirmed to Operation Rescue that Perriera was the abortionist on duty at the abortion facility on the day of the incident.

According to Operation Rescue, Perriera was responsible for the botched second trimester abortion that killed Lakisha Wilson on March 21, 2014, but was never held accountable by the Ohio Department of Health or the Medical Board, despite evidence that laws were violated. Calls for a criminal investigation have also fallen on deaf ears.

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Read rest here.