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Abortion staffer pretends to be injured woman’s mother during 911 call

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A botched abortion that is now part of a medical malpractice lawsuit is under further scrutiny following the release of the 911 call from facility staff.

Markeisha Hemsley is suing Capital Women’s Services in Washington, D.C., Moore ObGyn in Maryland, and nurse Khalilah Jefferson for $30 million, claiming that a late-term abortion left her potentially infertile. Hemsley suffered a lacerated cervix, a three-inch tear in her uterus, and massive internal hemorrhaging, as well as an incomplete procedure. Jefferson, who committed the abortion, did not remove the baby’s head. Instead, it was pushed through the hole in Hemsley’s uterus, and ended up lodged further into her abdominal cavity.

Initially, after botching the abortion, Jefferson reportedly loaded Hemsley into the backseat of her BMW to drive her across state lines into Maryland. Along the way, Hemsley was allegedly crying, begging to go to the hospital, and screaming in pain. Jefferson reportedly responded by turning up the radio volume and yelling at her to shut up.

Hemsley’s mother had followed them to the Maryland facility, and could allegedly hear her daughter screaming from outside the procedure room. Jefferson had tried to finish the abortion procedure on Hemsley without anesthesia, and when Hemsley’s mother entered, she saw Jefferson standing in front of her screaming daughter, holding bloody forceps. When Hemsley’s mother said she was going to call 911, Jefferson told her not to give the dispatcher the address, before taking the phone away from the distraught mother.

Jefferson then called 911 herself — and pretended to be Hemsley’s mother:

 

After telling the 911 dispatcher she needed an ambulance, and was then asked what happened, Jefferson began spinning lies.

“Um, my daughter had a procedure done earlier today and she’s having a lot of pain and discomfort right now, and bleeding,” she began. Jefferson then gave Hemsley’s age as 27, only for Hemsley’s mother to correct her in the background with her correct age, which was 22.

Throughout the call, Jefferson seemed irritated at having to answer questions, particularly when the dispatcher asked where the ambulance could find the patient. At first, Jefferson didn’t respond, only for her to then snap at the dispatcher when she was asked again. Hemsley was made, while bleeding and in pain, to walk outside the facility and wait on the curb for the ambulance, where she drifted in and out of consciousness. Jefferson did not go with her.

Capital Women’s Services is believed to have ties to dangerous abortionist Stephen Chase Brigham. Brigham often uses other abortionists as a front for his abortion businesses to make it appear as if he is not involved, as his license has been suspended, revoked, or relinquished in multiple states, and he is not licensed to practice medicine anywhere. He also has been arrested and charged with first and second-degree murder for committing five illegal late-term abortions on viable babies, though he is still occasionally seen entering abortion facilities.

“The 911 recording is a significant development that supports Hemsley’s allegations, at least in part,” Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, said in a statement. “Brigham is no doubt behind the horrific practices at Capital Women’s Services and it is our prayer that he is ultimately held accountable in a court of law along with Jefferson and whoever else was involved in Hemsley’s atrocious abuse.”

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