St. Louis abortion clinic endangers yet another woman’s life

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Michael F. Haverluck (

A third time isn't a charm -- that is, when it comes to medical emergencies at a Planned Parenthood known as one of America's most dangerous abortion clinics.

On the day after Christmas, another abortion recipient at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood -- the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri -- was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, making this mother the third such victim since Thanksgiving.

When most Americans were still cleaning up the wrapping paper from around their Christmas trees, the latest possible malpractice victim was being raced with the escort of two police cruisers to a nearby St. Louis hospital at 9:30 a.m. While being transported to the ambulance, the Planned Parenthood patient's face was obscured to hide her identity.

"Her face was covered and we don't know her condition," Mary Maschmeier, director of Defenders of the Unborn told the pro-life advocacy group Operation Rescue. "How sad it is to see this scene, but especially the day after we celebrate the birth of Our Lord."

Authorities protecting dangerous clinic

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Operation Rescue  spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger:

Sullenger, Cheryl"We know that this abortion clinic has a lot of problems, and whoever they have there who is doing abortions -- and we're not exactly sure which one is responsible for all these injuries -- but this person appears to be a danger to the public, and we're going to request that the authorities take a hard look at his clinic," says Sullenger.

But according to the pro-life activist, one of the problems is the lack of information from the 9-1-1 calls, as officials have prevented Operation Rescue from obtaining what is considered elsewhere to be public information.

"So we have less information about what's going on there, but with this recent rash of three injuries since Thanksgiving, we think that it's time for the city to stop protecting Planned Parenthood and release the 9-1-1 calls," Sullenger contends.

Even though 9-1-1 call records are typically designated as public documents, the St. Louis Planned Parenthood has repeatedly refused to give Operation Rescue access to the call records by St. Louis authorities, making it more difficult to determine the cause of these repeated dangerous incidents -- to avoid them in the future. (See sidebar)

Pledging to spur investigations into this post-Christmas emergency, Operation Rescue insists that St. Louis' notorious abortion facility must be held accountable, like any other medical provider.

"Planned Parenthood currently conducts their business under a shroud of secrecy provided by city agencies," asserts Troy Newman, who serves as the president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "That shroud is endangering the lives and health of women by denying the public critical information about abortion abuses."

He contends that this is more than a matter of an investigation to see repeated or connected abuses -- it's a matter of life or death.

"We have not yet confirmed if the same abortionist was involved in injuring all these women, but something is very wrong at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood and someone needs to get to the bottom of this before more women are injured or killed," Newman continued.

Repeat offender

An ambulance showing up in front of the St. Louis facility is no uncommon scene. Maschmeier contends that after this Planned Parenthood killed the preborn children of two other mothers on November 21 and December 1, it sent the women to receive emergency medical treatment as well. In February 2011, this abortion facility rushed another once-mother to the hospital after she went through a botched abortion.

The December 26 ambulance run from the clinic was the 20th medical emergency documented by Operation Rescue that originated at Planned Parenthood.

St. Louis Planned Parenthood"The carnage continues at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, which are being artificially kept open through millions of dollars of local, state, and federal tax money," Newman reported. "We are literally paying Planned Parenthood to hurt women."

Newman says the atrocities that have come to light are just the tip of the iceberg concerning the wide-scale carnage taking place in Planned Parenthood facilities from coast to coast.

"Abortion clinics do everything they can to conceal incidents like this," the Operation Rescue president argues. "The [now 20] abortion injuries we know about are just a snapshot through a keyhole."

The pro-life activist insists that more must be done to let America know what kind of gruesome realities occur behind Planned Parenthood's doors.

"More must be done to protect women from the incompetent services of shoddy abortionists who man these clinics nationwide," Newman continued. "Americans must come to understand that when a woman walks into a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, she is risking her health and her life."

And Missouri appears to be one state where this pro-life message is truly showing its face.

The St. Louis Planned Parenthood is now the only abortion clinic left in Missouri -- after the world's largest abortion provider closed up shop at its facility in Columbia, Missouri, when its abortionist quit. Following abortionist Allen Palmer's retirement to close his Women's Gynecology Inc. in Bridgton (a suburb in St. Louis) in February 2011, there were only three remaining. The recent extinction of abortion providers in The Show-Me State began in 2005 when a Springfield facility shut its doors for good, following state legislation that required abortionists to maintain local hospital privileges.

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