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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.

Medical license suspended on NJ doc who botched several abortions

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

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N. J. abortion doctor temporarily suspended
By Marie McCullough
Inquirer Staff Writer 10/14/2010

TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners on Wednesday temporarily suspended the license of abortion doctor Steven Chase Brigham, ruling that the Voorhees-based entrepreneur is “a clear and imminent danger to the public health and safety.”

Brigham, the board said, “has consistently and repetitively engaged in manipulative and deceptive behavior . . . to eviscerate the protections afforded New Jersey patients.”
The board sided with the state Attorney General’s Office, which is prosecuting that case, in concluding that Brigham initiated late-term abortions in Voorhees and completed them in his facility in Elkton, Md., because “he could not qualify to provide those abortions in New Jersey.” The board also concluded that Brigham routinely and purposely had kept patients in the dark about where their abortions would take place, and who would do the surgery.

Brigham scribbled furiously as the decision was read aloud shortly before 10 p.m., and a tiny smile briefly appeared on his lips.

His lawyer, Joseph Gorrell, immediately asked that the case be appealed on an expedited basis to the Office of Administrative Law. The board declined to ask for expedited treatment, but said it would ask that the case be heard as soon as possible.

Brigham, 54, who has been in and out of trouble for much of his two-decade career, operates at least a dozen abortion clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia under the name American Women’s Services.

Brigham is under investigation in Maryland for criminal and regulatory offenses, and faces tax problems with the IRS. He has the rare distinction of being disliked by both sides of the abortion debate. Even many supporters of the procedure view him as a rogue doctor.

Much of Wednesday’s hearing, which began at 1 p.m. and lasted past 9, reprised issues raised in the mid-1990s when Brigham also faced licensing problems.
At issue was whether Brigham would keep his New Jersey medical license.

The board, which regulates doctors, was considering whether Brigham had falsified medical records, misled patients in advertisements, and endangered them by starting late-term abortions in his Voorhees clinic, which does not meet outpatient-surgery standards, and then finishing those procedures in Elkton.

The board rejected the request of Gorrell, of Roseland, that the case be dismissed because the board had already ruled in two cases in the 1990s that the doctor’s actions were legal.
The medical board found that the differences between the current and earlier cases were “substantial.”

Brigham was alternately portrayed as a dangerous scofflaw and a conscientious caregiver in dueling presentations at the hearing’s start.

Deputy Attorney General Jeri Warhaftig said the abortion doctor was “grossly negligent” for transporting some patients to Maryland to take advantage of disparities in the two states’ abortion laws.

Brigham insisted that he didn’t need a Maryland license because he was merely consulting in the Elkton clinic. But he acknowledged that “I did the care.”

He said George Shepard, an 88-year-old OB-GYN who worked for Brigham, would simply come into the operating room, say hello to the patient, and stand there during the procedure. “He would ask me questions so we were engaging in consultation,” Brigham recalled.

Under questioning from a board member, Brigham said Shepard had had a mild stroke and was unable to use one of his arms. So he probably could not have done any surgery.

Brigham was asked if he had a cutoff for doing late-term abortions. He said the latest case he had done was 36 weeks – 38 weeks is full term – because the fetus had a lethal defect. He said patients seeking a third-trimester abortion had to fill out an application explaining their or their fetus’ health problems that necessitated the abortion.

However, his clinic’s records showed that a woman who was 25 weeks pregnant with twins conceived through in-vitro fertilization had sought an abortion because she and her husband were embarrassed that they had used donated sperm.

A board member asked why, when he could do a late abortion in a hospital or an ambulatory-care facility, did Brigham find it necessary to “schlep patients to other states for the procedure?”

“If the board said, ‘Don’t do that,’ I wouldn’t do that,” Brigham said, referring to his two-state procedure. “I only did these things because I thought I had the approval of the New Jersey medical board.”

Brigham said he was not sure whether his New Jersey malpractice insurance covered him in Maryland. He said, “I think I have malpractice” coverage, but couldn’t be more definitive.
In his direct testimony, Brigham was mostly poised and deferential. Wearing a gray pin-striped suit, red tie, and white shirt, the Columbia University medical school graduate talked confidently and displayed a passing resemblance to actor Greg Kinnear.

Just before the closing arguments, Brigham begged the board members not to let their feelings about abortion color their decision. “This is a very incendiary issue,” he said. “I would just ask you to recognize the efforts I’ve made over 24 years to comply with the board’s rules.”

The case against Brigham arose after an 18-year-old New Jersey woman who was 21 weeks pregnant suffered life-threatening injuries during an abortion in August that Brigham oversaw in Elkton. She had to be airlifted to a Baltimore hospital for emergency surgery to repair her uterus and bowel. She and the surgeon subsequently filed complaints against Brigham, according to documents released by investigators.

The first two witnesses Wednesday – obstetricians Gary Mucciolo of New York City and Rengan Rajan from Philadelphia – defended the care that Brigham provided.
Mucciolo said it wasn’t risky to send patients an hour away to Brigham’s clinic in Elkton after initiating the abortion in Voorhees.

And loading an injured patient at the Elkton clinic into a car and driving her to the hospital was not dangerous, either, he said, because she was stable and not bleeding.
Mucciolo said the abortions described in the charges against Brigham had been performed “the way they are typically and safely done.”

And he praised Brigham for going to a patient’s hotel room at midnight to treat her for abdominal pain and urinary obstruction. He also acknowledged under questioning from Warhaftig that Brigham might have done so to keep the woman from going to the hospital and alerting authorities about what had happened.

Rajan also testified that Brigham had met the “standard of care” in the abortions he performed. Rajan, who served as the director of a Philadelphia abortion clinic in May, was asked to explain why he had left that affiliation off his resume.

“You won’t get promotions. You pay a price for serving women,” he said. “We have created a major crisis. There are very few doctors trained to do abortions.”

For Brigham, the hearing Wednesday covered familiar ground. He defended himself against some of the same charges he faced in the mid-1990s. Brigham has spent much of his 20-year career fighting lawsuits and disciplinary actions in multiple states.

Pennsylvania in July barred him from owning clinics here because he persistently employed unlicensed caregivers; he is appealing that ruling.

Abortion doctor sentenced to jail for woman’s death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

9/14/2010
The Cape Code Times is Reporting

The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon.

In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, 67, settled a civil suit and will pay $2 million to Smith’s parents, Tom and Eileen Smith of Sandwich.
Technically, Osathanondh was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, but through the plea bargain that time was reduced to six months, with release on parole after three months in the jail. Should Osathanondh be arrested or violate conditions of his probation after his release, he could be sent back to jail to serve out the entire two-year term. In addition, his sentence includes nine months home confinement during which he must wear an electronic monitoring device and cannot leave his house except in emergencies or for a pre-approved medical appointment; he can not practice medicine, cannot teach anything having to do with medical science and cannot contact the family.

The sentence also prohibits him from commenting on the case in any Internet social networking site, with Facebook specifically mentioned.

Defense attorney Paul Cirel said Osathanondh has “the most profound remorse and regret for Laura’s death for which he has taken and accepts responsibility.”

Osathanondh said nothing during his sentencing, but turned his eyes towards his victim’s parents as Tom Smith began to speak about the loss of his daughter. Osathanondh dropped his head as Smith told the court that he and his wife adopted Laura when she was 4 years old. “Laura was a delightful girl … she had a unique smile and a personality that lit up a room,”

Eileen Smith said, “Today man’s justice is being issued … the court is showing mercy.”

Smith, 22, never awoke after undergoing the procedure at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis on Sept. 13, 2007.

Osathanondh pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday – the third anniversary of Laura Hope Smith’s death.

Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of abortion doctor Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe during an abortion he performed in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that “the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

This month, Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday. News story below:


Vicki Saporta, spokesperson National Abortion Federation contends that abortion is safe despite the facts that women are dropping like flies in injuries and deaths. Saporata, said this regarding the suspension of two additional abortion doctors involved in a serious abortion related injury in Maryland, “It is no surprise that abortion opponents are attempting to use the recent investigation of a Maryland clinic to depict abortion as unsafe and providers as unregulated. However, this case is not representative of the state of abortion care in Maryland or throughout the rest of the country….Yet, that is exactly what abortion opponents are doing. They are using this opportunity to call for more regulations on all providers in an attempt to further their goal of limiting women’s access to abortion care…Abortion providers should not be targeted for more regulations based on the troubled career of Steven Brigham.” However, earlier this week, Saporta said this, “They need to expand their investigation and look at all of the clinics he owns and operates in Maryland and determine if they, in fact, are also providing substandard care, And if so,” she added, regulators should “close them permanently.

In 1990 according to The Providence ( A Canadian Newspaper) Abortionist Steven Brigham attended a National Abortion Federation Conference, where he was quoted in the paper as stating the NAF party line that , “We believe women deserve the best care.” Old news stories also indicate that despite Brigham’s despicable behavior of botched and dangerous abortions, pro-choice supporters routinely came out to escort women into his clinics.

More on Brigham here

Pro-Life leaders are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss these abortion clinic injuries, deaths, sentences, suspensions, and illegal activities and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week..

Today, justice was done,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who helped advise Eileen Smith after her daughter’s death and encouraged her to file complaints with the medical board and prosecutors. “Our condolences and prayers continue to be with the Smith family, who showed such an amazing strength of faith and courage throughout this ordeal.”

This conviction is an object lesson to prosecutors across the nation that abortionists can and should be held criminally accountable to the law for the sake of justice and public safety. There are abortionists out there right now who are endangering the lives of women who should be joining Osathanondh in jail. We hope today’s sentencing will encourage prosecutors to file criminal charges against abortionists who are breaking the law. Leaving these kinds of cases to the medical boards and civil courts is simply not good enough.”

2006 Two women die from abortion pill- RU486

Posted in Abortion, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, Anti-abortion, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, RU-486 with tags , , , , on February 2, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Legal abortions leave women in comas

Posted in Abby Johnson, abortion clinic safety, Abortion coma, Abortion Regulation, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by saynsumthn

NJ Abortion Clinic Pays $1.9 Million for Botched Abortion
Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted December 14, 2009

Huge pay-out raises questions about the dangers of abortion facilities that will be eligible for tax-funding should health care reform include abortion coverage.

Englewood, NJ – A troubled New Jersey abortion clinic affiliated with the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has paid out $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a Rasheedah Dinkins, who suffered a horrifically botched second trimester abortion in 2007.

The huge pay-out raises questions about the quality and safety of abortion facilities that will be eligible for tax-funding should health care reform now under consideration in the Senate include abortion coverage.

“We also have to wonder if taxpayers will be footing the bill for enormous malpractice settlements for botched abortions done on the public option plan,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This case should be a wake up to Congress.”

Dinkins sued the Metropolitan Medical Associates and abortionists Keith Gresham and Nicholas Kotopouloswas alleging that during her abortion, she suffered a massive loss of blood from a uterine rupture that resulted in a stroke, a collapsed lung, a tracheotomy, and a hysterectomy. She was placed on a respirator and suffered a coma that lasted three weeks. The NAF was also named in the Dinkins suit.

“Businesses don’t pay out an amount like $1.9 million unless it fears that a jury would award a whole lot more. It shows how negligent and shoddy this abortion mill is,” said Newman.

After Dinkins’ suit became public, two other women came forward to tell of botched abortions at Metropolitan Medical Associates that nearly killed them.
Metropolitan Medical then failed an inspection and was closed by the State for nearly a month while they cleaned up filthy conditions including dirty forceps, rusty crochet hooks used to remove IUDs, and a quarter-inch of dark red “dirt and debris” under an examining table. After it failed a second inspection Operation Rescue undercover investigators caught the clinic scheduling appointments, even though it did not have permission to re-open at that time.

“We’ve seen what NAF affiliation mean. We bought and closed an NAF-affiliated abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, in 2006, and discovered dangerous, filthy conditions including roach and mold infestations, out of code plumbing and electrical, and dirty, blood-stained carpets, to name a few,” said Newman.

“Considering the appalling conditions at NAF abortion mills, it is disturbing to know that they are pulling out the stops to lobby for abortion funding in the health care bill. It would be monumentally irresponsible to give one cent of our tax money to these filthy abortion chop shops.”


Despite Deaths, D.C. License Upheld
City Board Chose Less Severe Penalties After Md. Abortion Complications

By Cheryl W. Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 11, 2005; Page A09

Two years after OB-GYN Gideon M. Kioko was found by the Maryland medical board to have mishandled abortions in 1989, he surrendered his license, which allowed him to avoid punishment. In one case, the patient died three days after the abortion; in the second, the woman suffered brain damage and died three years later. He petitioned the board for reinstatement a year later but was turned down. Nearly six years passed before the board restored his license — with conditions.

In the District, however, where Kioko also was licensed, the city’s medical board did not take the same hard line. It allowed him to continue practicing after the Maryland incidents.

When the board decided to act in 1996, it ignored an administrative law judge’s recommendation to revoke his license. Instead, it placed him on probation, fined him $5,000, ordered community service and banned him from performing abortions in the city for five years. Three months later, the board lifted the abortion ban after a request from Kioko.

“I think they did the right thing,” Kioko said in a recent interview. “They should have just left me alone.”

Kioko, 65, maintained at the time that he did nothing wrong and in neither case was responsible for the anesthesia that was blamed for the problems. “The old story about me was completely twisted,” he said in a recent interview.

In addition to the two deaths in Maryland, which prompted about a dozen people to write letters to city officials urging them to revoke his license, Kioko also had settled a $1 million malpractice lawsuit in 1995 filed by a female patient.

The D.C. medical board reinstated Kioko to unrestricted status in 1999 in an order signed by then-Chairman Robert T. Greenfield Jr., a physician who previously shared a practice with Kioko for 19 years, according to Kioko and board records.

Greenfield, who no longer has a medical practice with Kioko, said he recused himself from board deliberations. But because he was chairman, he said in an interview, “I had to sign it. He came before the board, we looked at his record and . . . deemed him fit to practice.”

Kioko said his working relationship with Greenfield did not play a role in his reinstatement.

“Did he give me a break? No,” Kioko said. “Should the vice chairman have signed it? Probably.”

In August, the medical board received a new complaint about Kioko from Northeast Washington resident Thakerya Drayton, 21, who was referred to Kioko’s clinic when she sought an abortion in 2001.

“I didn’t know anything about him,” she said in an interview.

After the procedure, she said, Kioko sent her to the recovery room for about an hour. “I knew something wasn’t right because of the pain,” she recalled.

When she got home, she was “bleeding out of control,” she said. After a few days, she told her mother, who called an ambulance that took her to Howard University Hospital.

Hospital records state that Drayton suffered an “incomplete abortion.”

Kioko said an incomplete abortion is considered a surgical complication and shouldn’t warrant a complaint to the medical board.

“I know the medical board will respond if they think there’s a serious deviation in standard of care,” he said.

The medical board sent Kioko a letter in September with a copy of Drayton’s complaint and added that he was not obligated to respond. He said he remembers her handwritten complaint.

“Her letter was so poorly written, I couldn’t understand what she was complaining about,” he said.

Kioko said he responded to Drayton’s complaint in December but heard nothing from the board until he contacted it March 17 after being questioned by The Washington Post about the complaint.

James R. Granger Jr., the board’s executive director, told him that the case was closed, Kioko said.

Drayton said that six days later, she received a letter from Granger stating that the case was closed with no action to be taken against Kioko. The board found no evidence of a violation of city law “that would warrant disciplinary action,” Granger said in an interview. It was the first time Drayton had heard from the board since filing the complaint six months ago.

“I thought we would have a meeting with the board and Dr. Kioko,” she said. But the board, she added, was “no hel

Blood, Ambulances, and Planned Parenthood how safe is abortion?

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Regulation, Ambulances, birth control, Black Genocide, Eugenics, Health Care, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood's botched surgery, Population Control, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Racism, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by saynsumthn

Still think abortion is safe ? Don’t let the abortion industry “Take you for a ride”

Everett , Washington: Teen girl taken from Planned Parenthood by ambulance after botched abortion

Minnesota :Safe and Legal? Not for this abortion patient: Ambulance Arrives at Planned Parenthood

Presidential Women’s Clinic: Florida National Abortion Federation abortion clinic member Calls Ambulance for Abortion Patient

Milwaukee: Affiliated Medical Services abortion clinic Another abortion patient taken by ambulance courtesy of NAF related clinic



St. Louis, MOAnother ambulance removes patient from eugenics founded and tax funded Planned Parenthood

Emergency Transport from Planned Parenthood Makes Another Case for Defunding
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted February 14, 2011 at 11:29 am
St. Louis, MO — Emergency responders removed a patient from a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday morning and rushed her to the emergency room at Barnes-Jewish-Christian Hospital.

A witness, pro-life sidewalk counselor Marty Bennet, took over a dozen photos of the dramatic incident as the woman was wheeled out the clinic and into an awaiting ambulance. Photos showed that the woman’s head was covered and that there was no IV bag or any other sign of ongoing emergency care. There was no evidence that any Planned Parenthood staff member accompanied her to the hospital.

Bennet left a note offering assistance on the vehicle that accompanied the ambulance to the hospital. Later, the husband of the botched abortion victim contacted him to thank him for his concerns. He indicated that his wife is in stable condition.

“From June 2009 until April 2010, nine ambulances have been at Planned Parenthood and each time a client was transported to Barnes Hospital,” said Bennet in a written statement. “Is this safe medical care?”

News of this tragic incident comes on the same day that pro-life supporters around the nation will be gathering for protests at Planned Parenthood offices in over 130 cities to ask for an end to tax-funding for the abortion giant.

“This incident in St. Louis only underscores the dangers of abortion mills in America, which all too often operate without accountability or oversight,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Our tax money should not be used to prop up shady and dangerous abortion businesses that prey on the vulnerable and act as if they are above the law.”
Planned Parenthood is facing several embarrassing scandals that have served to discredit it, including:

• Planned Parenthood groups in Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia were recently caught on tape during a Live Action Films undercover sting showing a willingness to cover up for sex trafficking. View Videos here

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Contact your Congressman and ask that Planned Parenthood be immediately defunded.

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And recently this case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell shut down after years of complaints by pro-lifers:

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1/25/2011

The Orange County Register is reporting that Anaheim abortionist Dr. Andrew Rutland, accused by the California Medical Board of homicide in the death of an abortion patient, has agreed to surrender his medical license for a second time.

Rutland, 67, will give up his license effective Feb. 11, rather than face disciplinary proceedings for allegations of gross negligence in the death of Ying Chen, who suffered a toxic reaction to anesthesia in 2009. Board documents allege that the storefront San Gabriel clinic was not equipped to handle emergencies, and that Rutland failed to recognize her reaction, adequately attempt resuscitation or promptly call 911.

Chen’s death in August 2009 was initially classified as accidental. But in June 2010, the Los Angeles County chief medical examiner reclassified the death of the 30-year-old Chinese immigrant as a homicide.

Previously, in a letter, Rutland described Chen’s death as an “unpreventable complication.”

The latest settlement agreement says Rutland acknowledges the board could establish “factual basis” for one or more charges, with the exception of homicide.

Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said possible criminal charges remain under review.

The reclassified cause of death is one of several challenges Rutland has faced since Chen died.

A year ago, the medical board obtained a court order barring Rutland from performing surgeries or delivering babies. To test his compliance, the board sent an undercover investigator to his Chula Vista clinic. She pretended to be pregnant and asked for a surgical abortion, which Rutland refused to perform. He instead offered a “pharmaceutical abortion” via a tablet.

Around the same time, Rutland was forced to find a new colleague to oversee his practice, a condition of his probation after his license was reinstated. Rutland’s practice monitor, Dr. Christopher Dotson, had himself been disciplined in the death of a mother who bled to death after giving birth. The board said staff had erred in allowing Dotson to serve in that role and he was removed.

Independently from the Medical Board, Operation Rescue conducted an undercover sting of its own on February 3, 2010, wherein a woman posing as a potential abortion customer received an appointment for a surgical abortion with Rutland for later that day.

Operation Rescue immediately contacted the Medical Board and submitted a copy of the recorded conversation.

Listen to the call

Rutland’s attorney told the LA Times that Rutland’s daughter was actually doing the surgical abortions, but in the call made by Operation Rescue, the receptionist “Rhea” indicated that the caller’s appointment would be with Dr. Rutland, referring frequently to “him.” There was no mention of another physician.

In August, Chen’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Rutland.

Originally, Rutland’s clinic opened up following the eight year battle to close another a “shop of horrors” run by , Bertha Bugarin, who was sentenced to seven years in state prison for posing as a doctor and performing illegal abortions. Read More Here – Story below:

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OPERATION RESCUE REPORTS: Ambulance Rushes Third Planned Parenthood Abortion Patient To The Hospital Emergency transports raise alarms about clinic competency and safety

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 6 /Christian Newswire/ — A Planned Parenthood abortion patient was rushed to the hospital by ambulance on Saturday morning, October 3, 2009, according to eyewitnesses who photographed the incident.

This is the third reported emergency transport from a Southern California Planned Parenthood abortion clinic within the past three weeks. Two similar incidents occurred at the Planned Parenthood in Orange, California, on September 16 and 26.

According to pro-life sidewalk counselors, first a fire truck arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Riverside, California, followed by an ambulance with lights on and sirens blaring. Witnesses observed that a female patient was removed from the building on a gurney. She was loaded into the awaiting ambulance, which sped away without the use of lights or sirens.

The woman’s condition is unknown.

Three medical emergencies in three weeks tells us that these Planned Parenthood abortion mills are experiencing some grave internal problems,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Whatever their problems are, they are placing the lives of women at risk.

Pro-lifers have seen an increase in suspicious activity at the Riverside abortion clinic. One sidewalk counselor reported that two security guards stood near her with their hands on their guns in an effort to intimidate the women who were peacefully offering practical help and alternatives to abortion-bound women.

Similar accounts of security personnel using intimidation tactics were reported by pro-life activists outside the Planned Parenthood in Orange County.

Meanwhile, sidewalk counselors in Orange have made flyers with photos of the ambulances at the Planned Parenthood and are handing them out to women seeking abortions. The flyers warn women that they could be next.

Since doing this, one activist reported that he was able to turn around one, possibly two women from having abortions for the first time in several weeks.

We want to encourage pro-lifers as they stand outside their local abortion clinics to be prepared to document incidents by always having a camera,” said Newman. “The pictures taken by alert sidewalk counselors just a few days ago are now saving lives and warning women of the dangers of abortion.”

We have never seen a safe abortion clinic – only ones that haven’t been caught yet,” said Newman. “We pray that by exposing these abortion injuries and working through the legal system to hold those responsible accountable, that the clinics will ultimately close.”

Previous Report: Ambulances arrive at Planned Parenthood Twice !

EYEWITNESS REPORT:

This is Connie’s eye-witness testimony…this is exactly what happened on Sept. 16 at around 11:00 AM.

A group of people (3 adults and 3 kids) and myself were praying outside Planned Parenthood located on 700 N. Tustin in the city of Orange, we saw emergency vehicles coming (fire truck and ambulance) with sirens ON.

They got inside the building and stayed in there for about 10 to 15min and than they came out with a girl they put her in the ambulance and took her to the hospital together with one of the medical personnel (nurse).

As I saw what was happening I took my cell phone and started taking pictures, as I was taking the pictures a lady came out of the office and took some pictures of me.

A few minutes latter a worker that was coming in his car as soon as he saw me taking pictures, he too, using his cell phone took some pictures of me.

– Connie

Second Incident (reported by Tim):

I was a witness to this incident as were several others.

On Saturday 9/26 at approximately 11:10 a.m. an ambulance and fire truck arrived at the Planned Parenthood at 700 Tustin Ave. They entered, removed the woman on a gurney and then vacated the parking lot after being there about 10 minutes.

Another man named Ryan who accompanies me used his cell phone to take pictures. The privately contracted security guard (one has been there every Saturday with the exception of the week after the 4th of July since the shooting of Tiller) was sent out by clinic personnel to take pictures of us taking our pictures of the scene. He will often take pictures of us and take notes on our activities.

The Planned Parenthood has sought to involve Federal and other government agencies as well as lawyers in an effort to shut down our particular method. The undertaking of legal proceedings has been threatened several times if we do not desist in our tactics. These threats have never been issued from Planned Parenthood itself but I have been warned about it from the police and the security guard. All of this seems to have cooled down, however, of late because the influence of the security guard has neutralized much of what we were accomplishing before.

The doctor (who I believe was David M. Speiser) was observed to arrive some time earlier in a blue Lexus with the license plates on the front and back covered with pieces of paper (something he does every week).

With a high degree of probability in my judgment Merle Robboy and Jonathon Dunn have been seen at the clinic, though I am near certain that they were not present on 9/26 (as far as I can tell the clinic operates with one doctor and several nurses and medical assistants).

More Audion on 911 calls to abortion clinics and abortion clinic YUK! Here

# A 911 call from Aware Women’s Clinic
# Christin Gilbert 911 call – Tiller’s Clinic
# Girl hurt at Aware Women’s Clinic

Rajanna
# Rajanna Clinic 1
# Rajanna Clinic 2

Read This: EXCLUSIVE: Blood Evidence At Abortion Clinic Reveals “Shop of Horrors”

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VIDEO CLIPS

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Introduction
Recovery Room
Abortion Room 2
Baby Disposal Room
Abortion Room 1
Abortion Room 1 & Misc. Locations

For more information on the character of the abortion lobby read: Brutal murder of pro-life activist exposes epidemic of pro-choice terrorism and violence

And: Silence: Pro-Lifer gunned down- History of violence against women exposed !

Planned Parenthood was featured in the documentary : Maafa21 exposing that they promote Black Genocide !

Trailer Here:www.maafa21.com

CBS News reported March 3, 2009, of the arrest of Belkis Gonzalez, owner of the now defunct A Gyn Diagnostic abortion mill in Hialeah, FL. In July 2006 Gonzalez allegedly cut the cord of a living abortion survivor and zipped the baby in a biohazad bag.

Gonzalez then allegedly hid the baby on the clinic roof when an anonymous tipster notified police.

Police eventually retrieved the baby, matching her DNA to her mother’s, who police located.

Belkis is being charged with practicing medicine without a license and tampering with evidence. She is tragically NOT being rightfully charged with murder.