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
Authorities protecting dangerous clinic
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow)
Operation Rescue spokesperson 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
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
"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
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
"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
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
The December 26 ambulance run from the clinic was the 20th
medical emergency documented by Operation Rescue that originated at
"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
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
The pro-life activist insists that more must be done to let
America know what kind of gruesome realities occur behind Planned
"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.