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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s defense of gruesome late term abortion procedure: Partial Birth Abortion

Posted in 2016 Presidential Race, Abortionist, Clinton, Hillary clinton, Partial Birth Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

I have documented the long held pro-abortion position of Hillary Rodham Clinton who once praised the racist founder of Planned Parenthood.

Now we have another reason to despise her as she once defended the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure.

2016 Democrat presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton is so extreme on abortion that she once defended the horrific partial birth abortion procedure.

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In 2003, a law to ban Partial Birth Abortion came before the US Senate, and then Senator Hillary Clinton defended the gruesome late term procedure opposed by a majority of American people.

The March 12, 2003 exchange between Senators Rick Santorum and Hillary Clinton was captured by CSPAN.

Rock Santorum Partial Birth ABortion

In the procedure, an almost fully developed unborn baby is delivered from it’s mother, feet first, with only the head remaining inside the birth canal. The abortionist then punctures the child in the back of the neck with a pair of sharp scissors. The abortion doctor then sucks out the baby’s brain tissue to collapse the skull and deliver a dead baby.


A shocking description of partial birth abortion was captured by Life Dynamics after the pro-life group obtained tapes from a 1992 National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference describing the procedure.

In a 2003 Life Talk show, president Mark Crutcher played horrific audio of abortionist Martin Haskell describing the procedure to NAF members while showing it to the group on screen.

You can listen to a portion of that audio below and you can order the full audio called Fire and Ice from Life Dynamics.

This is how the abortionist described killing an unborn child:

    The surgeon introduces a large grasping forcep, such as Bierer or Hern, through the vaginal and cervical canals into the corpus of the uterus. He moves the tip of the instrument carefully towards the fetal lower extremities. When the instrument appears on the sonogram screen, the surgeon is able to open and close the jaws firmly to reliably grasp the lower extremity.

    The surgeon then applies firm traction causing eversion of the fetus and pulls the extremity into the vagina. By observing the movement of the lower extremity and the eversion of the fetus on the ultrasound screen, the surgeon is assured that hos instrument has not inadvertently grasped a maternal structure.

    PBA Martin Haskell

    The surgeon then uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity, then the torso, the shoulders and the upper extremities. The skull lodges in the internal os.The fetus oriented dorsum or spine up.

    Life Dynamics PBA

    At this point, the surgeon, the right-handed surgeon slides the fingers of the left hand along the back of the fetus and hooks the shoulders of the fetus with the index and ring fingers. Next he slides the tip of the middle finger along the spine towards the skull while applying traction to the shoulders and the lower extremities. The middle finger lifts and pushes the cervix out of the way. While maintaining this tension, the surgeon then takes a pair of blunt Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. he carefully advances the tip curve down along the spine and under the middle finger until he feels it contact the base of the skull, under the tip of the middle finger. Reassessing the proper placement of the closed scissors tip, and safe elevation of the cervix, the surgeon the forces the scissors into the base of the skull. He spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening. The surgeon then introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents. With the catheter still in place, he applies traction to the fetus, removing it completely from the patient.

Hillary Partial Birth abortion

During the 2003 debate Hillary Clinton suggested that outlawing the horrific procedure was a “slippery slop.”

Asked by Senator Santorum, “What is your definition of extreme Mrs. Clinton?

Clinton replied, “What I do think is extreme is making a decision in this body to outlaw a medical procedure that may or may not be required.”

Rick Santorum Partial Birth Abortion

“Is the Senator aware of Ron Fitzsimmons who runs the association of abortion clinics who has said that when the argument was made by many of the people…like yourself who came forward to say this procedure was medically necessary…That Ron Fitzsommons said he lied through his teeth when he gave that argument?” Santorum asked Hillary.

Santorum was referring to a statement made by Ron Fitzsimmons, head of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP) in 1997 where admitted that the majority of the estimated 3000 to 5000 partial birth abortions performed annually were on healthy babies.

Fitzsimmons told Nightline, “The majority of these procedures are performed in the late second trimester on healthy women and healthy fetuses. That’s — the law allows that. Women come in at that point unfortunately, for whatever reason, seeking abortion services. We estimate that approximately 3,000 to 5,000 are performed in the United States on an annual basis.”

Ron Fitzsommons Lie partial birth abortion

In an article in American Medical News, Fitzsimmons recalled the night in November 1995, when he appeared on “Nightline” on ABC where he told the news outlet that I “lied through my teeth” when he said the procedure was used rarely and only on women whose lives were in danger or whose fetuses were damaged.

It made me physically ill,” Fitzsimmons said in an interview.

“I told my wife the next day, ‘I can’t do this again.’ ”

Ron Fitzsommons Lie partial birth abortion 2

Santorum pointed out to Hillary Clinton that in just one state, out of the 182 partial birth abortions reported in one year in the state of Kansas, none were done for medical reasons.

They were all classified as quote mental health,” Santorum said.

Regarding the possibility that some babies would have fetal abnormalities, Santorum asked Hillary, “It still is a child, is it not?

“Do we consider a child who may not live long or may have an abnormality to be less of a child? Is this less of a human being because it’s not perfect?” he asked.

That we need these kinds of infanticide to weed out those that are not going to survive?” he said.

Clinton did not answer the question but rather asked if the legislation being proposed would make an exception for babies with health issues.

I value every single life and every single person. But if you can explain to me how the United States government through the criminal law process will be making these decisions without infringing on fundamental rights, without imposing onerous burdens on women and their families, I would be more than happy to listen,” Hillary Clinton told Santorum.

Watch the exchange below: here

The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was eventually passed despite Hillary Clinton’s objections and it was signed into law by the President George W. Bush on Nov 5, 2003.

State Closes Ohio Abortion Clinic

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Inspections with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

haskell2According to Ohio Right to Life, the Ohio Department of Health affirmed its order to shut down abortionist <strong>Martin Haskell‘s Sharonville clinic, the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, for failure to meet Ohio medical standards. Specifically, Haskell’s clinic operated without a transfer agreement with any area hospital and was unable to identify any doctors within the region that wanted to assist his abortion business. Haskell’s abortion clinic must cease all operations and close its doors on or before February 4, 2014.

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“We want to thank the Health Department for enforcing Ohio law and refusing to allow the abortion industry to escape complying with health and safety standards,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “Women’s health is priority number one and today’s actions by the Kasich administration should serve as a wake-up call that Ohio will no longer turn a blind eye towards unhealthy medical practices.”

According to Ohio law, Lebanon Road Surgery Center exists as an Ambulatory Surgical Facility and because of this legal status, the clinic is not a full-service medical facility. To operate legally, Lebanon Road Surgery Center must have a transfer agreement with a full-service private hospital to handle all cases of abortion complications against the mother. In the case that an abortion facility is unable to acquire a transfer agreement, it can apply for a variance (exception). Lebanon Road Surgery Center failed to obtain either.

Late-term abortionist, Martin Haskell, who owns Lebanon Road Surgery Center, has performed abortions for more than 30 years. He is notorious for his advocacy of partial-birth abortion and is credited for popularizing the now banned and illegal procedure. With the closing of Haskell’s clinic, only one abortion facility remains open inside the county with the third highest rate for abortion deaths in Ohio.

To view the adjudication order click here.

Haskell’s Lebanon Road Surgery Center abortion clinic is also known as “Women’s Med Center.”

According to Operation Rescue, The ODH refused to issue the license after years of dispute over Haskell’s lack of required hospital privileges. Haskell had operated under a variance granted by the ODH that allowed him to special permission to continue to commit abortions as long as he had an agreement with other physicians to provide hospital care for his patients suffering from abortion injuries or complications.

“There is a history of problems with this particular ambulatory surgery facility and operator,” an ODH spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “The agency no longer has confidence that this ambulatory surgery facility will take necessary steps to operate in accordance with regulations.”

“Operation Rescue’s vigilance and assistance in working to close the Women’s Med Center cannot be underestimated. They are a great asset in joining forces to put an end to the abortion industry,” stated Paul Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.

Operation Rescue worked with Cincinnati Right to Life and helped expose the troubled history of the physicians who were listed on Haskell’s variance.

“This is a day to celebrate. For years Martin Haskell has sent women suffering complications from his abortions to hospitals for care by men and women of questionable qualification. The Department of Health order ensures that women in the Cincinnati area will be protected from Haskell’s abortion abuses,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “He simply can’t be trusted to comply with the law.”

Haskell obtained a variance in 2011 on the condition that three abortionists, Roslyn Kade, Walter T. Bowers, II, and David B. Schwartz, maintained unrestricted admitting privileges.

Bowers’ incompetence was publicly exposed by Operation Rescue, which discovered that he had been banned from the practice of obstetrics in Kentucky and was placed on five years of probation.

On February 29, 2012, Kade, who is also employed by Haskell to do abortions, lost her unrestricted privileges at Christ Hospital. Her privileges were a critical requirement for the variance.

Shortly thereafter, Haskell temporarily amended his variance to replace Kade and Bowers with Chandra Gravely and Cindy Hansel. However, Haskell failed to notify the ODH in a timely manner about the personnel change on his transfer agreement. Operation Rescue discovered that Gravely and Hansel have also been accused of negligence and incompetence, having been sued at least seven times since 2000 for medical malpractice, including one suit wrongful death suit that included Hansel as a co-defendant.

“The previous variance was conditioned on the service of particular named back-up physicians, and the LRSC did not inform the department of the two new back-up physicians until May, 2012,” stated ODH Director Theodore Wymyslo in his written order. “Further, the LRSC’s failure to timely notify the department of credentialing and disciplinary issues related to its back-up physicians caused me serious concern. These issues could have directly affected the ability to have back-up physicians available, without interruption, to admit patients in order to provide for the timely and effective continuity of care in the event of an emergency.”

Operation Rescue had recently documented four medical emergencies at Haskell’s two Ohio abortion clinics, raising serious concerns for patient safety. Haskell’s Dayton clinic continues to operate under a variance, which now must be called into question as well.

“Patients were endangered by Haskell’s slick attempts to avoid compliance with the law and we are pleased that his Sharonville abortion clinic must soon close in order to protect women from further harm,” said Newman. “We thank all the pro-life groups, especially Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, for their diligent work that made this closure decision possible.”

Ohio abortion clinic closed by state

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by saynsumthn

Officials in Ohio have closed a late-term abortion business that broke state law and put women’s health at risk by not following state laws requiring abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges at a local hospital to help women who are injured by botched abortions.

That failure to obtain a transfer agreement, which has been an issue for years for the abortion facility in question, played a key role in shutting down the abortion clinic run by the abortion practitioner credited with making the partial-birth abortion procedure a household name.

Today, Ohio Right to Life obtained the Ohio Department of Health’s Report and Recommendation regarding the revocation of the license of Lebanon Road Surgery Center, an abortion clinic near Cincinnati. A state health examiner affirmed the order to revoke the license after this abortion clinic, operated by the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, failed to obtain either a transfer agreement or a variance


The Lebanon Road Surgery Center is the most recent of five Ohio abortion clinics closed or slated to close. This news comes less than 48 hours after Ohio Right to Life revealed that another late-term abortionist closed his clinic in Cleveland.

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Haskell CLinic Lebanon Rd

Haskell is also Medical Director for his affiliate abortion clinic: Women’s Medical Center of Dayton.


911 call place by late-term abortionist Martin Haskell after a patient suffered complications after an abortion. Haskell laughs when offered emergency care instructions, even though his patient is suffering a life-threatening prolonged seizure while he is speaking.

Ambulances at Martin Haskells abortion clinic

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortionist with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by saynsumthn

Yet another medical emergency at a Women’s Med Center abortion clinic. The chain of abortion facilities run by Martin Haskell has locations in Cincinnati, Dayton and Indianapolis, with this particular event occurring in Dayton, OH.

This abortion clinic did not meet the requirements put in place by the state to ensure the safety of its patients. The abortionist was given a variance though, so that he didn’t have to obey the law. There have been multiple calls from this clinic alone to 911 when they screw up an abortion.

Woman unconscious and suffering seizures after an abortion at Haskell’s late-term abortion mill in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio. March 12, 2009. Two years later, another woman suffered a nearly identical complication at Haskell’s Sharonville, Ohio, abortion mill outside Cincinnati:

Ambulance called to assist another woman after abortion at Martin Haskell’s clinic

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortionist with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by saynsumthn

From Operation rescue:
Martin Haskell, abortionist

Dayton, OH – Emergency responders swarmed late-term abortionist Martin Haskell’s Women’s Med Center abortion clinic, located in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, in response to a medical emergency on August 16, 2012.

Local pro-life activists photographed paramedics loading a female patient into an awaiting ambulance. Those activists confirmed that the abortionist on duty that day was Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s.

“How many women must be subjected to life-threatening complications before the Ohio Department of Health takes action? Women deserve to know that when they walk into one of Haskell’s clinics, they face the very real danger that they will be wheeled out on a gurney,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “We call on the Ohio Medical Board to immediately act to protect women from Haskell’s dangerous late-term abortion operation.”

This is the fourth medical emergency recently documented at Haskell abortion clinics. In February of this year, a woman was transported from Haskell’s Kettering clinic to a local hospital. In March, Haskell personally placed a 911 call from his clinic located in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville and was heard laughing at the dispatcher who offered emergency information. A fourth woman was once again hospitalized in March, 2009, after abortion injuries received at Haskell’s Kettering clinic, the site of the most recent incident.

Earlier this year, Operation Rescue filed a formal complaint against Haskell with the Ohio Medical Board, which currently has Haskell under investigation.
Haskell holds no active hospital privileges as required by law and has been allowed to keep his clinics open on two variances, or legal waivers, issued by the Ohio Department of Health. One physician, Walter T. Bowers, II, who listed on Haskell’s Sharonville waiver was found to have committed negligence during a botched delivery of a wanted baby in Kentucky and has been banned from the practice of Obstetrics in that state. Bowers has since been dropped from Haskell’s waiver after his history was made public by pro-life organizations.

Safe and Legal? 911 call from abortion clinic in Ohio: March 2012

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortionist with tags , , , , on March 29, 2012 by saynsumthn

Cincinnati, Ohio – Operation Rescue has obtained a recording of a 911 call placed by the infamous late-term abortionist Martin Haskell after one of his patient suffered life-threatening seizures following an abortion.

Haskell was unsure of the patient’s age and described her as 19 or 20 years old. He told an emergency dispatcher that she had experienced “status epilepticus” since coming out of anesthesia. Status epilepticus is a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure lasting more than 5 minutes.

Haskell is heard laughing at the dispatcher when she offered him additional emergency instructions until the emergency responders could arrive.

However, Haskell has no hospital privileges as required by law. He has received a variance from the Ohio Department of Health to continue operating as long as other physicians agree to cover his abortion complications once patients have been admitted. One of those physicians, William T. Bowers II, has been disciplined in two states and is under criminal investigation in another.

“Haskell is a danger to the public, plain and simple. We are urging the Ohio Department of Health to rescind Haskell’s variance and close his dangerous abortion clinic immediately in the interest of public safety,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

Part 1: Why Is Abortionist Haskell Deemed Above The Law?

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Second Trimester Abortion, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by saynsumthn

From Operation Rescue

“It’s ridiculous – and dangerous.”

[This is the first of a three part exposѐ on late term abortionist Martin Haskell’s special “variance” excusing him from complying with Ohio law.]

Dayton, OH — Operation Rescue has obtained two recordings of 9-1-1 calls made within seven days of each other for patients of an Ohio abortion clinic that has been specially exempted from complying with a safety law involving emergency transports.

The recordings, made on March 12 and 19, 2009, raise questions about the safety of the clinic and abortions done at Women’s Med Center, a Dayton area abortion mill owned and operated by late-term abortionist Martin Haskell.


But how is it that, of all the physicians and clinics in Ohio, that Haskell’s abortion clinic is the only one that does not have to comport with the law?

To answer that question, one must go back to 1996, when the Ohio Legislature passed a law requiring that all ambulatory surgical centers must be licensed by the state. That licensing required that the ambulatory surgical centers meet certain basic health and safety standards, including the requirement that each clinic must have a transfer agreement with a local hospital.

In 1999, it came to the attention of the Ohio Health Department (OHD) that abortion clinics were not in compliance with the law, having never applied for licensing. The OHD began the process of insuring that all abortion clinics came into compliance.

Haskell refuses to comply

Late-term abortionist Martin Haskell refused the ODH request that he apply for licensure for his Dayton abortion clinic, stating that it was a doctor’s office, not an ambulatory surgical center. The ODH disagreed and ordered Haskell to get a license.

Haskell appealed to the State Administrative Review Board in 2000, which also disagreed with Haskell and ordered him to get a license. The following year, he took his case to the Franklin County Common Pleas courts. The resulting order was the same. Haskell was ordered to license his clinic.

In 2002, six years after the law required Haskell to license his clinic and meet the same basic standards that every other similarly situated physician in the state had to meet, Haskell still had not licensed his clinic. Instead, he appealed to the Ohio Court of Appeals for the 10th Appellate District. Again, Haskell’s arguments fell flat, and he was ordered by the court to license his clinic.

Finally, in the fall of 2002, Haskell applied for licensure for Women’s Med Center, his flagship abortion mill in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton.

License denied

On January 9, 2003, the ODH denied Haskell a license because he had no transfer agreement with a local hospital and could not assure “a continuum of care” for patients should a medical emergency arise. That same day, Haskell’s attorneys walked into Federal Court and obtained a restraining order from Judge Susan J. Dlott preventing the ODH from enforcing the law until the case could be adjudicated. Haskell’s abortion clinic remained open.

Six months later, the case was heard by Federal District Court Judge Algenon Marbley during a three day hearing. Judge Marbley ruled in Haskell’s favor and ordered the ODH to issue Haskell’s clinic a license.

But that certainly was not the end.

ODH wins again

The ODH appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which took two and a half years to issue a ruling overturning Marbley’s decision. In February, 2006, the Court told the ODH that it could deny Haskell’s clinic a license, but that a hearing on the license denial must be held if Haskell requests one.

In April, 2006, the ODH informed Haskell of its intent to enforce the law. Haskell immediately filed a request for a hearing, as suggested by the Sixth Circuit.

More delays while Haskell mocks

That request bought Haskell nearly another year of noncompliance. Twice he delayed hearing dates, and finally persuaded the ODH to allow him to argue in writing that he should be exempt from the law.

During this time, Haskell continued to operate under a invalid license that had been issued on the order of Judge Marbley, which had been overturned by the Court of Appeals, making a mockery of the law.

On March 12, 2007, after reviewing Haskell’s case, an officer with the ODH recommended that Haskell’s license be revoked because he failed to comply with the legal requirement that he obtain a transfer agreement with a local hospital.

Inexplicably, it took ODH Director Dr. Alvin Jackson another year to finally issue the order revoking Haskell’s license. Ridiculously, the order gave Haskell 15 days to appeal.

Cease and desist

On February 27, 2008, an inspection showed that Haskell’s clinic still was not in compliance with the law. The ODH issued a cease and desist order, which should have closed Haskell’s clinic. However, that same day Haskell returned to the only judge to rule favorably on his case, Judge Algenon Marbley. He obtained yet another temporary injunction from Marbley barring the ODH from enforcing their cease and desist order.

ODH cries, “Uncle!”

After 12 years of Haskell’s illegal operations and nine years of playing legal games with women’s lives, the ODH finally gave up. It stopped all efforts to enforce the law, giving the excuse that Haskell has assured the ODH that he has three physicians on staff at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton which have agreed to treat Haskell’s botched abortion patients.

Haskell was granted a “variance” from the ODH, and thus became the only doctor in Ohio to be exempt from a law passed in 1996 meant to ensure that clinics meet basic safety standards.

There’s a reason why no hospital will make a transfer agreement with Martin Haskell’s late term abortion mill,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If every hospital in the Dayton area agrees that Haskell should not be practicing in their facilities, then he shouldn’t be practicing at all.”

The only thing keeping Haskell operating right now is a temporary restraining order and a spineless health department,” said Newman. “Can you imagine anyone else trying to get a variance so they did not have to comply with the law? It’s ridiculous – and dangerous.”

READ: Part Two: 9-1-1 Calls Show Haskell’s Mill Remains A Danger
[Special thanks to our special investigative team in Ohio and to Dayton Right to Life for their contributions.]