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Pro-life leader: given choice between supporting political establishment and life, I choose life

Posted in Heartbeat Bill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

Janet PorterLast month, Faith 2 Action founder, Janet Porter held a rally and press conference in front of the Ohio statehouse to ask the Governor and the legislature to protect unborn babies by passing the Heartbeat bill.

The Heartbeat law would protect unborn children from abortion at the point a heartbeat can be detected.

The group’s message to Gov. John Kasich, House Speaker William Batchelder and Senate President Keith Faber read:

Every day in Ohio, 70 babies with beating hearts are brutally killed by abortion–something you pledged to END (not just regulate). These are not statistics. They are real babies who will fill these clothes if only you will call upon the legislature to pass the Heartbeat Bill for you to sign into law. Please make protecting these babies a top priority before the election. The price of inaction is far too high.”

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To drive her point home, Porter, along with several local pastors, delivered 70 empty baby outfits, which represent the actual of unborn children that would be saved each day if Ohio were to pass the Heartbeat Bill.

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Porter now says that the Governor has refused to listen to their requests to pass the Heartbeat Bill, so she has penned an open letter to the Governor, threatening to not vote for him, which has been published in the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Porter writes, “I voted for John Kasich for Governor and was thrilled when he won. That’s because I knew him to be a man who would do what was right, no matter the cost.

Back in the 1990’s, Congressman Kasich asked me to speak at events on his behalf. I readily agreed. Then, like now, he had a weak opponent. But I campaigned my heart out for him anyway – speaking at candidate forums and even debating his opponent.

Then, when I ran for Republican State Central Committee against the “establishment” Secretary of the Party, I ran with the endorsement of Congressman Kasich. When John called me on Election Night, I told him the preliminary results were 60-40. He responded with consolation.

“Don’t feel bad,” he said. “They spent more money to campaign against you then they did me!” He rattled off all the mailers and phone calls he had received against me. When I told him it was 60-40 in my favor, he couldn’t believe it. You see, he didn’t really expect me to win, but John Kasich was willing to support the underdog if he thought it was the right thing to do.

That was back when I was legislative director of Ohio Right to Life, when we dreamed of the day we could do more than just regulate abortion. That day is here.

But today’s Republican establishment is too fearful to do the right thing. The Heartbeat Bill, which will protect unborn children with detectable heartbeats, passed the Ohio House last session, but Republicans in the Ohio Senate broke their promise to pass it “after the election.”

So I called on Governor Kasich. In fact, I called everyone I knew who was close to Kasich, imploring them to enlist his help to pass the Heartbeat Bill before the 2012 session clock ran out. I reached out to legislators, cabinet members, his closest advisors – and several hand-delivered a letter from Dr. Jack Willke, founder of Right to Life, pleading for the governor’s help.

He got the letter, but he did not act.

Nearly 100,000 dead babies later, we are still asking the governor to make protecting lives a priority.

Three weeks ago, I met with the governor’s legislative director and HHS assistant policy director, and was assured that our message to the Governor would be placed on his desk. Our message was attached to 70 empty baby outfits – representing the daily cost of inaction.

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Some “leaders” are patting themselves on the back for regulating how and where we kill children. Their results? More than 23,000 dead babies every year in our state – the equivalent of a stadium full of people. If you think killing a stadium full of people each year is something to be celebrated, you’re either a terrorist or you’ve lowered the bar on what it means to be pro-life a bit too far.

We’ve heard the excuse that the lower courts won’t like it. No kidding. The lower courts didn’t like our ban on late-term partial birth abortion either. Even the Supreme Court said no, before reversing itself seven years later. To never challenge Roe v. Wade is to embrace its bloody consequences.

I’m calling on the John Kasich I used to know. The guy who would do what was right no matter what the political establishment thought. Governor, I’m asking you to fight to pass the Heartbeat Bill as if lives depend on it. Because they do.

Break away from the status quo establishment, and do what is right – before the election. Because given the choice between supporting the political establishment and life, I choose life.”

Letter and Vid against Ohio GOv Janet Porter

To increase the pressure on the Governor, Porter has asked her supporters to publish her cartoon video on social media.

The vid tells the Governor, “We need you to fight for our children because the cost of delay is just too high.”

It asks voters, “If you hired someone to do a job, and they didn’t do it, would you hire them again?

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The cartoon suggests that Ohio politicians are putting off saving as many lives from abortion as they could.

Everyday of delay, we lose a school bus full of children the Heartbeat bill would protect,” the vid warns.

Ohio Gov Cartoon Janet Porter

The cartoon vid asks Janet’s supporters to contact the Governor and tell him to, “call for a Vote on the pro-life Heartbeat bill before he asks us to hire him again.”

Texas abortion clinic cited for several health violations placing women at risk, will state close it?

Posted in Abortion Clinic Inspections, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic has been in the news many times, quoted by the news media as opposing regulations by the state under Texas’ new abortion laws. The media has allowed this clinic owner to talk Amy Hagstrom Miller, about how she will be forced to close and have sympathized with her regarding regulating abortion clinics.

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Yes- they remain silent about the conditions found at her clinics:

Beaumont’s only abortion clinic has been flagged on 13 violations by the Texas Department of Health.

The October 3 inspection at Whole Woman’s Health of Beaumont turned up potential health issues.

The report says the facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff. The suction machines which were used on patients had numerous rusty spots which, “had the likelihood to cause infection.”

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The report also says, “the facility failed to have the EKG monitoring equipment ready if an emergency situation occurred…”

The clinic was also cited for expired drugs on the premises:

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As well as having documents not signed by a physician:

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This resembles conditions found at a Philadelphia abortion clinic run by convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell. The state found the following there:

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT : NO RESCECITATION EQUIPMENT: CRASH CART/EKG
• *although Pennsylvania’s abortion regulations, 28 Pa. Code §29.31 et seq., require abortion providers to have functional resuscitation equipment and drugs “ready for use,” Gosnell had no such provisions. The clinic’s one defibrillator, the device used to help revive cardiac arrest patients, had not worked for years. There was only one suction source – the one Gosnell used for the abortion procedures – and no equipment to assist with breathing. And on February 18, 2010, three months after Karnamaya Mongar had died of an overdose of anesthesia, there was no “crash cart” with the drugs necessary to reverse the effects of just such overdoses. Had a ny of these items been present in the clinic, as the law requires, Mrs. Mongar might be alive.

• *Gosnell’s facility also lacked equipment legally mandated for monitoring sedated patients. According to Kareema Cross, the clinic owned one old electrocardiogram (EKG) machine to monitor heart rate and a pulse oximeter, an instrument that is attached to the patient’s finger and measures oxygen saturation in the blood, but these had not worked for at least six years. These instruments are the minimum equipment required to monitor patients who are sedated, according to the certified gynecologist and obstetrician who shared his expertise with the Grand Jury.

UNSTERILE CONDITIONS:

*The walls appeared to be urine-splattered. The procedure tables were old and one had a ripped plastic cover. Suction tubing, which was used for abortion procedures – and
doubled as the only available suction source for resuscitation – was corroded. A large, dirty fish tank stood in the waiting room, filled with turtles and fish. The dirt-floored
basement was stuffed with patient files, plants, junk, and boxes of un-disposed-of medical waste. The entire facility smelled foul. These were the conditions after the facility had been shut down and cleaned.

Ambulance arrives at abortion clinic as providers challenge pro-life laws to protect women in Va.

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation with tags , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to Operation Rescue an abortion clinic in Virginia, which is suing the State of Virginia to block clinic safety standards, has botched a second abortion that has required emergency patient hospitalization in just three months.

Both incidents took place after Falls Church Healthcare filed the challenge to the new regulations in June, 2013.

Heavily redacted 911 records obtained by local activists working with Operation Rescue show that an ambulance was summoned to the Falls Church Healthcare abortion clinic at around 6:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013. Police were dispatched to assist rescue units at the request of rescue units.

Recordings of police radio communications and a CAD transcript released by the Falls Church Police Department indicate the clinic was “worried about protestors causing a scene.”

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In August, Operation Rescue posted video featuring a 911 audio recording showing a woman being removed from the clinic on a stretcher during an emergency that occurred on June 27, 2013. Records indicated she was a 24-year old woman suffering from “hyperventilation following anesthesia” who required “ALS” or Advanced Life Support.

Falls Church Healthcare underwent a licensing inspection in August 2012, after Virginia enacted new safety regulations for abortion clinics. The inspection report, obtained by Operation Rescue, listed 63 pages of deficiencies discovered at that clinic, including:

• Bloody, reused vacutainer holders
• Dried blood on leg support of procedure table
• Bloody door and wall outside procedure room
• Cloth leg covers reused for multiple patients
• Dirty recovery recliners
• Improperly washed linens that could spread infection
• Contamination of pathology containers with blood from physician’s gloves
• Undated, open vials of medication
• No emergency “incident tray” in one procedure room
• Expired supplies, including an emergency IV line that expired in 2003
• Failure to maintain equipment
• No process for STD screening and reporting
• No policy for reporting patient deaths

After failing its inspection, Falls Church Healthcare filed suit challenging the new regulations.

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Government regulates rain water collection? Ridiculous !

Posted in Big Brother with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by saynsumthn

(NaturalNews Reports) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from “diverting” water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.

In Colorado, two new laws were recently passed that exempt certain small-scale rainwater collection systems, like the kind people might install on their homes, from collection restrictions.

Full Story Here : http://www.naturalnews.com/029286_rainwater_collection_water.html#ixzz16m4wJwFH

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Remember this story- where the government “regulated water”?

New Report Reveals Suspended Abortionist’s Replacement is Worse

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by saynsumthn

Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org

SEVERNA PARK, Maryland, Sept. 20 /Christian Newswire/ — Operation Rescue has uncovered information that the notorious Ghevont W. Wartanian is doing abortions at Gynecare Center in Severna Park, Maryland, in the place of suspended abortionist Romeo Ferrer, whose medical license was suspended last week for his part in the abortion-related death of Denise Crowe.

“We thought that Ferrer’s abortion mill would close with his suspension, but as far as we know, it never missed a day of business,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In fact, as bad as Ferrer was, it looks like he replaced himself with someone even worse, if that is even possible.”

The Gynecare abortion mill is an affiliate of the National Abortion Federation, a cartel of notoriously troubled abortion clinics that attempt to persuade the public they are safe by publishing so-called “guidelines” for abortion clinics. Apparently those standards to not include competent licensed physicians that have not killed people with their substandard and negligent practices.

Wartanian has a long and sordid history of malpractice suits and wrongful deaths reaching back decades, and was involved in a 2001 Maryland scandal that led to reforms in the way the Board of Physicians disciplines doctors. But through it all, Wartanian has escaped discipline.

Operation Rescue’s new report detains Wartanian’s legal woes and his history of incompetence that has led to the deaths of at least two wanted babies.

“If it is too dangerous for Ferrer to be practicing medicine, why is this guy still in business?” asked Newman. “Today, with the release of our special report, we are sending a letter to the Maryland Board of Physicians asking them to conduct a new review of Wartanian’s competency and take appropriate action to protect the public from him. Enough people have died at the hands of Ferrer and Wartanian. The public needs the peace of mind that these quacks will not be allowed by the state to hurt anyone else.”

Read OR’s special report: “My life has been ruined because of him

Maryland lawmakers overlooked abortion regulations to target pro-life pregnancy centers

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by saynsumthn

This editorial by the Archbishop of Baltimore posted in The Baltimore Sun– about sums up my feelings:

O’Brien: In Md., abortion not safe or rare


September 08, 2010

Your Sept. 3 front page story, “Abortion doctors suspended after woman suffers injury,” is a shocking reminder of a reality too often ignored: Legal abortion may be fiercely protected in Maryland, but it is a far cry from being safe or rare. The story, and a sincere concern for the safety of women, should prompt strict scrutiny of Maryland’s permissive abortion laws and an honest effort to learn why these unscrupulous practitioners were attracted to our state in order to commit such atrocities.

Too often, Maryland’s lawmakers have steadfastly refused to consider even the mildest restrictions on abortion, including stricter regulations on abortion clinics that might have prevented this horrendous abuse of clients. Laws have been repeatedly rejected, for instance, to require abortion clinics to follow the same regulations as other ambulatory surgical centers, so that clinics continue to be allowed to operate simply as doctors’ offices.

Ironically, elected officials, fueled by the extreme agenda of the abortion industry, have instead focused on “regulating” pro-life pregnancy centers for the supposed harm they do providing free, life-affirming services to women facing crisis pregnancies. As a result, Baltimore City now holds the dubious distinction of passing the nation’s first law targeting pregnancy centers that do not perform abortions or provide birth control. Montgomery County quickly followed in passing a similar regulation. With pro bono legal assistance, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has challenged the constitutionality of that law, and we hope that more reasoned — and less political — deliberations will lead to its undoing.

We continue to pray for all those harmed by abortion, most especially the unborn and their mothers. We pray too that our elected officials will finally have the courage and wisdom to shake off the undue influence of pro-abortion special interests in Maryland. It is time to enact laws in our state that genuinely protect vulnerable pregnant women, even those who wish to choose life.

Edwin F. O’Brien, Baltimore.
The writer is Archbishop of Baltimore.

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Here are details from Operation Rescue:

Four Abortionists Suspended in Two States Yesterday
Despite action to protect the public, over a dozen dangerous abortion mills run by suspended abortionists remain open

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 9 /Christian Newswire/ — Medical boards in New Jersey and Maryland took action yesterday to insure that four abortionists halted operations after declaring that they pose a danger to the public.

The New Jersey Medical Board acted Wednesday to suspend the medical license of the notorious abortionist Stephen Chase Brigham after an investigation into a botched abortion discovered that he was starting late-term abortions in New Jersey then leading the women across state lines to Maryland where he and his associates would complete the abortions, some as late as 35 weeks gestation.

New Jersey is the last state in which Brigham maintained an active medical license. He has been banned from the practice of medicine in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and California. He was never licensed to practice in Maryland, a state that ordered him to cease and desist from the unlicensed practice of medicine in that state on August 25, 2010.

A botched abortion on August 13, 2010, exposed Brigham’s illegal late-term abortion racket, which included two other abortionists, Nicola Riley of Utah and George Shepard of Delaware.
Maryland authorities issued suspension orders for Riley and Shepard on August 31, 2010. A hearing was held yesterday in which evidence against the two was to be heard. Neither abortionist attended the hearing. Shepard’s suspension was upheld since his attorneys did not show up for the hearing. However, Riley’s attorneys were granted a continuance and have pledged to fight to restore Riley’s license. Meanwhile, her suspension remains in effect.

In another case, Maryland abortionist Romeo Ferrer’s medical license was suspended based on a four-year old abortion death complaint.

On February 3, 2006, a 21-year old African American woman went to Gynecare Center for a second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion by Romeo Ferrer. The patient was overdosed on pain-killing narcotics. She was not properly monitored and appropriate emergency protocols were not followed. This negligence resulted in the patient’s death.

At a disciplinary hearing in June, the Maryland State Board of Physicians failed to act to suspend his license, but yesterday, the Board issued a suspension order that stated, “Based on the foregoing facts, the Board concludes that the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

Pro-life groups including Operation Rescue, Defend Life, and Pro-Life Unity, have publicly demanded Board action against Ferrer and have worked to bring him to justice, and consider yesterday’s suspension a partial victory.

Calls placed today to Brigham’s 15 abortion clinics and Ferrer’s Severna Park, Maryland, mill show that all locations remain operating and taking abortion patients with other abortionists at the helm.

“While we applaud the suspensions of the four abortionists, is it shocking to learn that their dangerous abortion businesses continue to operate,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In the interest of public safety, we implore the medical boards to close these clinics before more women are maimed or killed.”

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And this is how The Baltimore Sun reported things today:

Board upholds license suspension of obstetrician in abortion injury
In unrelated case, panel takes action against Severna Park doctor in overdose death

By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun
6:52 p.m. EDT, September 8, 2010

A state medical panel upheld a suspension order Wednesday against an obstetrician who ran a clinic in which an 18-year-old woman was badly injured during an abortion.

Neither the doctor — George Shepard Jr., 88, who oversaw the five Maryland clinics of American Women’s Services — nor his attorney appeared at the hearing in Baltimore of the Maryland Board of Physicians that was to hear evidence against him in the case of the woman, who suffered a perforated uterus and other injuries during an Aug. 13 procedure in Elkton.

The medical licenses of Shepard and another doctor, Nicola I. Riley, 45, were suspended last week. A third doctor in the case, Steven C. Brigham, 54, who state officials say owns the chain of clinics, was not licensed to practice medicine in Maryland and was ordered to stop doing so.
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Riley, a family doctor who obtained her Maryland license July 20 and who medical officials say performed the Aug. 13 abortion under Brigham’s instructions, was at home Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Two lawyers appeared at the hearing on her behalf and asked for a continuance on the grounds that they had not had sufficient time to prepare a defense. The 12 board members granted the continuance but did not set a date for a new hearing. In the meantime, Riley’s license remains suspended.

“She’s going to fight to keep her license,” said Christopher C. Brown, one of Riley’s lawyers. Her other attorney, Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, added that Riley “should be reinstated.”

The three doctors’ actions came to light after a surgeon at a Baltimore hospital was forced to perform an emergency operation on the young woman to repair damage from the procedure she underwent at the Elkton clinic.

C. Irving Pinder Jr., the executive director of the physicians board, said that even though Brigham was unlicensed in Maryland, he could still be fined $50,000 for each incident of malpractice, and law enforcement agencies were looking into the possibility of charging him with felonies. The other two doctors could also be charged, and the physicians’ board retains the option of reprimanding them, revoking their licenses, placing them on probation or dismissing their cases.

In an unrelated case, board members signed a suspension order for a Severna Park abortion doctor whose patient, a 21-year-old woman, died of an overdose of anesthesia during surgery. The doctor, Romeo A. Ferrer, who obtained his Maryland physician’s license in 1971, “failed to meet appropriate standards for the delivery of quality medical care” during the operation on Feb. 3, 2006, the suspension order says.

The woman in that case, the mother of a 3-year-old boy, was 16 weeks pregnant and healthy at the time of the abortion, according to the document. An autopsy indicated that she died of “Meperidine intoxication,” a reference to a narcotic analgesic.

Board investigators concluded that a second dose, given to the patient just five minutes after the first, “was too large and administered too quickly” and that Ferrer and his team failed to properly monitor her pulse and blood pressure. When the woman’s fingernails turned blue, a sign that she was deprived of oxygen, Ferrer “failed to provide adequate resuscitative efforts,” the document says.

Paramedics were unable to revive the patient, who was later pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The case came to the attention of the physicians board after the woman’s family sued Ferrer. He was being served with the suspension order Wednesday but could not be reached for comment.

In the Elkton case, board investigators said the procedure on the woman, who was 21 weeks pregnant, began at an AWS clinic in Voorhees, N.J., where the dilation of her cervix was initiated. The next morning, she and two other patients were told to travel in their own cars to the AWS clinic in Elkton, a 60-mile trip, for the actual abortions, a tactic that evidently took into account that Maryland law — unlike New Jersey’s — does not address the issue of late-term abortions.

In Elkton, the documents say, Riley bungled the abortion, and she and Brigham decided to drive the woman to a nearby emergency room. Once there, the two doctors were “circumspect” about who they were and where the bleeding, semiconscious patient had come from, the documents say, but demanded that ER doctors come out to meet them rather than taking the woman inside themselves.

Their actions created “a lot of confusion,” said Pinder, the physicians’ board director, and “posed a danger to the public” by delaying the woman’s treatment.

Shepard was not thought to have been directly involved in the woman’s surgery, Pinder said, but he was “aiding and abetting the practice of medicine by an unlicensed professional,” the latter a reference to Brigham. Pinder said the board, which has jurisdiction over doctors but not clinics, was investigating “all the practitioners” in the five AWS clinics in Maryland.

“Once you start peeling the onion,” he said, “you tend to find a lot more problems.”

Woman Dies from Legal Abortion

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation with tags , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2010 by saynsumthn

As far as the media and pro-choicers are concerned – This was just a “Woman” and not an abortion doctor- therefore her death will get little publicity. No step by step video reports of the trial- wait – probably no trial. You see, a woman dying from a legal abortion is simply not news (according to pro-choicers)

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Woman Dies While Undergoing Apparent Abortion

QUEENS (WPIX) – A woman reportedly died while undergoing a possible abortion at a health clinic located in the Jackson Heights section of Queens.

Emergency officials responded to A1 Medicine at 95-45 Roosevelt around 3:15 p.m. Monday.

A woman, believed to be in her 30’s, was reportedly bleeding heavily and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was later pronounced dead.

The 30-year-old woman bled profusely after an artery was severed during the procedure Monday afternoon at A1 Medicine at 95-45 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, sources tell 1010 WINS.

The woman was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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UPDATED 1-27-2010

Detectives are investigating a Queens clinic where a 37-year-old woman was fatally injured while undergoing an abortion, officials said Tuesday.

Alexandra Nuñez began bleeding heavily during the procedure at A1 Medicine in Jackson Heights on Monday, officials said.

One of Nuñez’s arteries was inadvertently severed and she went into cardiac arrest, according to police sources.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she died a short time later.

Detectives have interviewed the staff at the Roosevelt Ave. clinic, but no charges have been filed, police said.

“There is an investigation going forward,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, “but as of yet, there’s no indication of any criminality.”