On July 15, pro-life activists took notice of a woman bringing her teenage daughter into the abortion facility. They offered to help them, but the assistance was refused. The pair entered the facility where the young woman was prepared for a two-day long abortion procedure, likely by having laminaria (thin seaweed sticks that expand with moisture) placed in the cervix for dilation. The late-term procedure, known as a D&E or dismemberment abortion, is described in the video below by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino:
The following day, the mother and daughter returned to the facility to complete the abortion. During this part of the procedure, the preborn child is killed through dismemberment. Abortionists Warren Hern and LeRoy Carhart have both verified that the baby is alive when the dismemberment begins. His legs and arms are removed from his torso and abortion workers have witnessed preborn children attempting to move away from the abortionist’s tools of death. Brenda Pratt-Shafer, a nurse who worked in an abortion facility, witnessed a D&E abortion and said:
Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabbed one of the fetal legs with his forceps. He clamped down hard and with a twisting and tearing motion, ripped the leg from the little body. He brought it out and threw it in the pan beside me. I stood in horror, as I looked at that little leg in the pan with perfectly formed toes! I had never seen such a small human body part.
The next time he went in, he tore off an arm with hands and little fingers! I could see the fetus on the ultrasound screen trying to get away from the forceps! Then I no longer saw the heartbeat on the ultrasound screen….
One of the risks to the mother during a D&E abortion is uterine perforation, and that appears to be what happened to this young girl. A uterine perforation is a hole punctured or torn in the uterus during the blind procedure, caused by the abortionist attempting to tear the preborn child apart. It can lead to hemorrhaging, a hysterectomy, and can even be (and has been) life-threatening.
40 Days for Life Tacoma obtained the 911 call regarding the 15-year-old’s injuries and shared it with Operation Rescue. Details are below:
911: Okay, and what’s your emergency?
CRC: We just need a patient transferred to Tacoma General for a possible uterine perforation.
911: How old?
CRC: Fifteen, and her mother is here with her.
911: Okay, and she can’t go POV [personally-owned vehicle]? Is she unable to go POV – private vehicle?
CRC: [Hesitantly]: Yes, um, the doctor said she prefers if she goes…
911: By ambulance?
An ambulance arrived and took the girl and her mother to the hospital. Her current condition is unknown.
Cedar River Clinics runs three locations and was formerly known as the Feminist Women’s Health Center. Their website states that they will abort babies, likely into the third trimester, based on a disability diagnosis — which is eugenics.
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