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Medical waste company fined for disposal of out-of-state aborted babies

Posted in Disposal of Fetal remains, Fetal Tissue, Planned Parenthood Fetal Disposal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2016 by saynsumthn

An Indiana news station has discovered that aborted babies are being shipped from out of state to an Indianapolis medical waste facility in violation of a state permit.

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Rafael Sanchez, a reporter with Indiana ABC affiliate RTV-6 said that the Indianapolis medical waste company MedAssure will be fined by the state after receiving aborted babies from an out-of-state Planned Parenthood clinic.

The information stemmed from a report filed by the Attorney General of Missouri on the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St Louis. The report details 317 abortion performed by Planned Parenthood in June of 2015, many raging from 13 – 20 weeks gestation. The report also showed that Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of St Louis Region paid Pathology Services in Brentwood, Mo. over $4000.00 for the disposal of medical waste. The company has since been the focus of protests by pro-life activists.

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According to the document, the AG’s report also revealed that the Indianapolis MedAssure was receiving Planned Parenthood’s aborted babies.

Sanchez explains:

    Documents point to Pathology Services Incorporated of Missouri and MedAssure of Indianapolis.

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    “Under their 2012 state permit, MedAssure can handle and treat medical waste and transport the waste to a final disposal facility. It can’t handle or process fetal remains.

A spokesperson for Indiana Department of Environmental Management told LifeSiteNews that they have levied a fine of $9,000 against MedAssure for violating its contract with the state.

“The company was not permitted to receive this waste, was specifically asked to not receive this waste” in the contract, explained the spokesperson, who also said that MedAssure has been “incredibly cooperative with us and agreed to resolve” the issues “quickly,” LifeSite News reported.

MedAssure’s Executive Vice President, Joseph Delloiacovo released the following statement to RTV-6, stating that MedAssure:

    Is fully aware of its permit conditions and fetal remains cannot be processed at our facility. Our policy prohibits taking such waste.

    It should also be understood that the generator is responsible for segregating waste items before packaging the waste for pick-up by MedAssure according to federal and states law and other provisions under contract.

The controversy over where abortion clinics can ship medical waste has been an issue for years following the discovery of medical waste companies like SteriCycle discarding of fetal remains. The issue was raised at a recent National Abortion Federation Conference where undercover journalists from the Center for Medical Progress recorded a Michigan abortion clinic owner joking that she wanted to take aborted babies from her clinic into a field and burn them because she lacked places to dispose of them. In addition, Renee Chelian, owner of the Michigan abortion facility chain, Northland Family Planning, suggested to her audience that the disposal problem belongs to the women who pay her to abort their babies.

As Live Action News previously reported, Chelian, who worked with Stericycle, said she was overwhelmed with the remains of baby parts stockpiling in her facility freezers. For five months, Chelian described how aborted babies were packed in freezers, and she had to find a way to discard of them. No company seemed willing —at first— to help her staff dispose of the remains. She told the members at the 2014 National Abortion Federation conference that her clinics could perhaps buy a plot in Detroit for incinerators and if all else failed, the garbage disposal was also an option:

    Nobody wants to talk about dead bodies. Um, and nobody but me. I’m just saying. There was a point when Stericycle fired us that I had 5 months worth of fetal tissue in my freezers. We were renting freezers to put them in.

    It was all I thought about, was fetal tissue. Like, I was so consumed with fetal tissue, I was ready to drive to upper Michigan and have a bonfire. And I was just trying to figure out, you know, how I wouldn’t get stopped. Or, you know, how far into the woods would I have to go to have this fire that nobody was going to see me… I mean it was the worst, I dreamed about how to dispose of fetal tissue. And the garbage disposal was an option…”

After the Missouri investigation of Planned Parenthood revealed their association with the Brentwood Pathological company, St Louis Today reported that Mike Hoey, Missouri Catholic Conference executive director, sent a letter to Pathology Services Inc. saying its “lab workers are part of the assembly line of the abortion industry.”

    “By agreeing, in advance, to take the human remains of these children aborted while in utero, you are facilitating this taking of innocent human life,” Hoey wrote. “Knowing this, your only moral recourse is to say “NO, we will no longer cooperate, we will no longer help kill unborn babies.”

Marc Tuttle, spokesperson for Right to Life of Indianapolis noted that the investigation by RTV-6 is shedding light on fetal disposal in Indiana just as the state legislature is considering new legislation that would require humane disposal of all babies killed through abortion.

House Bill 1337 passed the Indiana House last week and was recommended to the Senate where it is currently under consideration.

St Louis satanic temple raises funds for abortion

Posted in Abortion Sacred, Satanists, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

We know satanists believe abortion is sacred as this blog has documented several times.

Now, a St Louis, Missouri Satanic Temple is raising funds to get a woman an abortion.

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According to sources, the Satanic Temple has raised enough money via the GoFundMe crowdsourcing website to pay for a southwest Missouri woman to travel to St. Louis for an abortion.

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The GoFundMe site has since been removed.

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the elusive “Mary” for which the fund was created, has, with the help of the Satanists created a “Satanic Religious exemption form” which reads in part:

    My body is inviolable and subject to my will alone….

    As you know, state law requires a waiting period after I first receive counseling before I can undergo an abortion. I regard a waiting period as a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion by instilling an unnecessary burden as part of the process to obtain this legal medical procedure. The waiting period interferes with the inviolability of my body and thereby imposes an unwanted and substantial burden on my sincerely held religious beliefs.
    This letter constitutes my acknowledgment that you have notified me of the state mandated waiting period, but demands that you do not abide by this obligation because the waiting period offends my sincerely held religious beliefs, which take precedent.

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Lucien Graves, leader of The Satanic Temple explained their reasons:

    As Satanists we believe in individual autonomy, personal choice, and the inviolability of one’s own body. Further, we believe one should be free to make one’s own decisions, uncoerced, based on the best available scientific evidence, whether or not the science comports with the religious and/or political views of others….

    The waiting period is another facile and insulting attempt at making abortion services less available. With a dearth of abortion clinics, some women are made to travel a great distance for services they then have to wait three days to receive, adding the expense of accommodations and time away from work.

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    We created an exemption form for the waiting period that we expect Mary will deliver upon her arrival. We will seek to pursue legal action if that waiver is not respected.

I think it’s horrible in a lot of ways to make someone have that amount of waiting period,” the woman, who asked that we not use her real name, tells Daily RFT.

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Lucien Greaves, the pen name/pseudonym for Doug Mesner, spokesman for The Satanic Temple, published an op-ed where he also stated, “Recently, a member of The Satanic Temple informed us that she soon intends to present our exemption letter as she seeks an abortion in the state of Missouri. However, in Missouri, women seeking abortions are faced with a problem far more dire than that of insulting and inaccurate state propaganda: they are also required a 3-day (72 hour) waiting period for the procedure. With only one clinic in the state, those traveling a substantial distance often are forced to take significant time away from work while paying for overnight lodging. In response, we are providing an exemption from the waiting period, similar to the exemption from Informed Consent materials… We shall seek to defend our exemptions in court if they are not respected. After decades of attempting to define “religious liberty” in terms of combatting rational family planning, it’s time that the conservative religious right learns that religious liberty works the other way, too.”

Candy company creates Chocolates for Choice for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

Posted in Planned Parenthood fundraisers with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

As Valentine’s Day approaches love birds in the St Louis region will be looking for fine chocolates to send their partners.

But, if they are pro-life they may want to avoid Kakao Chocolates.

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According to posts placed on the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, Kakao Chocolate created “Chocolates for Choice” to help fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

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Planned Parenthood’s December 2nd post reads, “Send a gift of Kakao chocolates to yourself or a loved one and proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Kakao packages are available in three sizes, and start with a gift of just $25. Find out more here: http://www.chocolates4choice.com”

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Kakao Chocolates has locations in Jefferson, Maplewood, and Clayton Missouri. On their website, the chocolate company claims they , “strives for nothing short of the finest chocolate experience. We use only the finest all-natural ingredients no artificial flavors or additives to create exceptional artisan chocolates and confections.”

According to Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region’s website, they offer abortion services and information.

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By creating chocolates to fund Planned Parenthood the message Kakao really sent through their candy, in my opinion is that they support abortion on demand. So, I would encourage pro-lifers to exercise their “Choice” and avoid this company!

Planned Parenthood St Louis are you confused?

Posted in 911 calls, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood six digit salary with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis seems a bit confused these days.

If you are looking for an abortion in St Louis, you may stumble upon several different websites for Planned Parenthood with conflicting information.

Central West End Health Center – St. Louis, MO located 4251 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108, shows they only refer and do not provide abortions:

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But here they show they do abortions as Central West End Health Center – St. Louis, MO:

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The website abortion docs shows a number of ambulance emergency calls to this Planned Parenthood of late.

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But….Planned Parenthood listed as: Reproductive Health Services of PPSLR at 4251 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108 shows they do abortions:

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According to the corporate listings- REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION – is their official name. This is the ONLY licensed abortion clinic in the state of Missouri.

The registered agent is PAULA M GIANINO who has been the regional head of Planned Parenthood for almost a quarter of a century.

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Gianino and is planning to step down in 2015. Gianino’s retirement in January 2015 would mark her 25th anniversary of the organization, now called Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Gianino became president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region in January 1990

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Paula Gianino is the President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri

In 2011 (Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report) Paula took home $187,153 plus 21,237 for a total of $208,390 of tax funded salary !

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Of course, the rest of her staffers didn’t do so bad either:

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In 2010 Paula also took home almost 200,000 see here

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For more outrageous tax funded salaries, go here

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Planned Parenthood’s abortion docs have an interesting history.

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According to the website AbortionDocs.com David L Eisenberg, Md and Tessa Madden, MD ( Tessa also works here) work at this location.

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There have also been a series of emergency calls to Planned Parenthood in St Louis- whatever their name actually is:

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1). Had an Emergency Transport from Planned Parenthood (2/14/2011) see here

2). On Nov 21, 2012, Planned Parenthood Lands Patient in Hospital the Day Before Thanksgiving –here

3). St. Louis Planned Parenthood Transports Third Patient to Hospital Since Thanksgiving – here

4) .PP Clinic Attempts to Hide 4th Abortion Emergency in 3 Months – here

Ambulance visits to St Louis , Planned Parenthood here

Planned Parenthood loses abortion customer after refusing to allow toddler inside: baby and toddler safe!

Posted in Planned Parenthood no children with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by saynsumthn

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According to pro-lifers in Missouri, a baby was rescued from abortion this week after Planned Parenthood refused to allow the mother to enter the abortion clinic with her toddler. Pro-life counselors report that when the pregnant woman walked into the Planned Parenthood in St. Louis‬ ‪‎Missouri they told her that her child was not welcomed. As a result, that same mom with the toddler walked out and has chosen LIFE for her unborn child! Praise God!

On the morning of January 21st, a pregnant women seeking an abortion, we will call her “Nadine”, left Planned Parenthood after they refused to let her inside with her toddler who was with her.

Pro-life sidewalk counselor, Katie, told Connie Eller who relayed the story to me, that when she first met Nadine on the sidewalk Nadine was sobbing and crying worse than anyone Katie had ever seen coming out of Planned Parenthood.

While Katie and “Nadine” were talking, a mystery man, that no one knew, suddenly appeared to Nadine and Katie and encouraged Nadine to listen to Katie!!!! Katie said the “man” just came up to her and Nadine and whispered to “Nadine” to listen to Katie and go with Katie to Thrive Pregnancy Center. Nadine says the man just walked away after that and no one knows anything about him.

“Nadine” told Connie that when she went to the abortion clinic she knew that neither her boyfriend (father of the unborn child), her sister, nor her mother wanted her to get an abortion. “Nadine” said that her father is the one that told her she already had one child and she does not need another and that she should get an abortion.

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“Nadine” told Connie that she then went to Planned Parenthood to speak with someone about getting an abortion. BUT, SINCE SHE HAD HER TODDLER WITH HER, Planned Parenthood told her she HAD TO LEAVE, because her child was not welcomed there and Connie believes it is because if the pregnant women waiting for abortions would have seen a child, they might change their minds.

“Nadine” said that Planned Parenthood told her she could come back, but not with her child.

“Nadine” has confirmed that she is pregnant and did she choose life! All because Planned Parenthood refused to allow “children” in their abortion clinic!

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This photograph shows a theatre marquee during the late 1920′s. The show is “No More Children with Dr. Lee Krauss”. Krauss and daughter Elaine explained the subject of birth control to the audience. The photograph forms part of the collection of Margaret Sanger’s papers.The film was also the subject of an article in the Margaret Sangers Papers Project newsletter. The article refers to some correspondence between Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and Dr. L. Lee Krauss, who was involved with the film. That correspondence is at the Library of Congress. Margaret Sanger had very little to do with the film except that she was invited to speak to audiences before showings.

Planned Parenthood calls ambulances numerous times are women being inured? Will State investigate?

Posted in 911 calls, abortion clinic safety, Abortion injury, Planned Parenthood Ambulance with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

OCTOBER 29,2013

Oct29 2013ambulancePPSTL10302013For the second time this month, pro-life activists helplessly looked on as yet another ambulance rushed away from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion clinic headed for a hospital emergency room. The October 29th incident is the twenty-third documented abortion emergency at this troubled clinic since July, 2009.

Emergency workers spent 14 minutes inside the Planned Parenthood office, the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, before emerging with a woman on a gurney covered head to toe with a sheet. The ambulance departed without the use of its lights or siren.

“Something is seriously wrong at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. One woman after another is pulled out of that mill on a gurney. It’s beyond belief that the authorities there have such apathy toward the plight of these women. Enough is enough!” said Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor.

Operation Rescue plans to call on Missouri Legislature and Attorney General to take emergency action to protect women from the shoddy abortion practices that have landed at least two dozen women – and likely many more — in the hospital.

According to Coalition for Life of St Louis an ambulance also arrived at this Planned Parenthood October 11, 2013 :

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Operation Rescue is reporting that Pro-life activists were on the scene at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri, this morning August 21,2013 at approximately 11:10 a.m. when an ambulance arrived and rushed a gurney into the abortion clinic.

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According to an eyewitness report from James Capps, an intern for the Coalition For Life St. Louis, a woman was brought out of the clinic about 10 minutes later while two Planned Parenthood employees tried to prevent anyone from photographing the event.

“Two [Planned Parenthood] workers . . .were holding a large gray screen in an attempt to shield viewers from seeing the girl. But I could still see her from my position; it was a young black girl on a stretcher covered neck to toe in white sheets,” reported Capps. “Talk about a scary, heart-wrenching experience. That is something I do not want to see again. . . Simply put I was terrified for her. Please pray.”

Capps snapped photos with his cell phone of the ambulance at the scene, which raced away toward a local hospital. The condition of the woman and the extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

This is the 32nd medical emergency Operation Rescue has documented at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics nationwide since January, 2012.

More Planned Parenthood Emergency Calls here and here and here

In August an ambulance arrives at Planned Parenthood:

Pro-life activists were on the scene at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri, this morning at approximately 11:10 a.m. when an ambulance arrived and rushed a gurney into the abortion clinic.

Also in Missouri:

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Mary Maschmeier, the director of Defenders of the Unborn, emailed LifeNews photos of the botched abortion patient and commented on what happened.

“A short time later on this Saturday Jan. 19, 2013, an ambulance arrived at the abortion mill to transport a Hispanic women to an area hospital at 11:00 a.m. She was followed by the baby’s father. He was unwilling to talk to us,” she explained. “Since Nov. the day after Thanksgiving three women have been taken to an area hospital. This is safe and legal procedure? How many more women will be harmed at this mill before the authorities take action? As you see in the pictures the woman was covered up.”

St. Louis, DECEMBER 2012
Operation Rescue is reporting that

StlPP-12262012For the third time since Thanksgiving, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, has transported a woman to the hospital for emergency care, making it one of the most dangerous abortion clinics in the nation.

On December 26, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an ambulance was photographed by local activists loading a Planned Parenthood patient into an ambulance. The ambulance was accompanied by two police cruisers.

St. Louis November 21, 2012

According to Operation Rescue, A St. Louis Planned Parenthood patient was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering serious abortion complications the day before Thanksgiving. Paramedics arrived at the abortion clinic at approximately 2:45 p.m. on November 21, 2012, and removed the patient from the building with her face covered with a cloth.

More here)

In Feb of 2011
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?”

April 1997
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Nichole Williams, age 22 and the mother of three, went to Reproductive Health Services in St. Louis for a first-trimester abortion on April 25, 1997. Reproductive Health is run by Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, and the abortion was performed by Dr. Robert Crist, who is their medical director. Before the abortion was completed, Dr. Crist noticed that Nichole was having breathing difficulties. He finished the procedure and instructed staff to call for an ambulance. She was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital where she would die later that day. Nichole was the third woman to die after having an abortion by Dr. Crist. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Abortion-Related Death Spurs Activists Pleas,” April 27, 1997; Miscellaneous, April 26, 1997; “Woman’s Death After Abortion Under Scrutiny,” April 29, 1997; “Abortion Doctor Much Despised, Much Praised,” April 29, 1997; “Drug Was Fatal In ’88 Abortion,” April 30, 1997)

Ambulance arrives at Planned Parenthood in St Louis

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion complication, Planned Parenthood Ambulance with tags , , , , on October 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to Coalition for Life of St Louis – the third ambulance this month has arrived at Planned Parenthood:

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Pictures taken by Kayla Inman a LIFEChoice intern at Coalition For Life St Louis — at Planned Parenthood.

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Past Instances include:
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Operation Rescue is reporting that Pro-life activists were on the scene at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri, this morning August 21,2013 at approximately 11:10 a.m. when an ambulance arrived and rushed a gurney into the abortion clinic.

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According to an eyewitness report from James Capps, an intern for the Coalition For Life St. Louis, a woman was brought out of the clinic about 10 minutes later while two Planned Parenthood employees tried to prevent anyone from photographing the event.

“Two [Planned Parenthood] workers . . .were holding a large gray screen in an attempt to shield viewers from seeing the girl. But I could still see her from my position; it was a young black girl on a stretcher covered neck to toe in white sheets,” reported Capps. “Talk about a scary, heart-wrenching experience. That is something I do not want to see again. . . Simply put I was terrified for her. Please pray.”

Capps snapped photos with his cell phone of the ambulance at the scene, which raced away toward a local hospital. The condition of the woman and the extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

This is the 32nd medical emergency Operation Rescue has documented at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics nationwide since January, 2012.

More Planned Parenthood Emergency Calls here and here and here

Also in Missouri:

St Louis, Jan 2013

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Mary Maschmeier, the director of Defenders of the Unborn, emailed LifeNews photos of the botched abortion patient and commented on what happened.

“A short time later on this Saturday Jan. 19, 2013, an ambulance arrived at the abortion mill to transport a Hispanic women to an area hospital at 11:00 a.m. She was followed by the baby’s father. He was unwilling to talk to us,” she explained. “Since Nov. the day after Thanksgiving three women have been taken to an area hospital. This is safe and legal procedure? How many more women will be harmed at this mill before the authorities take action? As you see in the pictures the woman was covered up.”

St. Louis, DECEMBER 2012
Operation Rescue is reporting that

StlPP-12262012For the third time since Thanksgiving, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, has transported a woman to the hospital for emergency care, making it one of the most dangerous abortion clinics in the nation.

On December 26, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an ambulance was photographed by local activists loading a Planned Parenthood patient into an ambulance. The ambulance was accompanied by two police cruisers.

St. Louis November 21, 2012

According to Operation Rescue, A St. Louis Planned Parenthood patient was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering serious abortion complications the day before Thanksgiving. Paramedics arrived at the abortion clinic at approximately 2:45 p.m. on November 21, 2012, and removed the patient from the building with her face covered with a cloth.

More here)

In Feb of 2011
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?”

April 1997
St Louis MO

Nichole Williams, age 22 and the mother of three, went to Reproductive Health Services in St. Louis for a first-trimester abortion on April 25, 1997. Reproductive Health is run by Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, and the abortion was performed by Dr. Robert Crist, who is their medical director. Before the abortion was completed, Dr. Crist noticed that Nichole was having breathing difficulties. He finished the procedure and instructed staff to call for an ambulance. She was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital where she would die later that day. Nichole was the third woman to die after having an abortion by Dr. Crist. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Abortion-Related Death Spurs Activists Pleas,” April 27, 1997; Miscellaneous, April 26, 1997; “Woman’s Death After Abortion Under Scrutiny,” April 29, 1997; “Abortion Doctor Much Despised, Much Praised,” April 29, 1997; “Drug Was Fatal In ’88 Abortion,” April 30, 1997)