Abortion advocates, including those in Congress, have tried to argue that abortion is safe. But abortion, aside from ending the life of a human person, is often unsafe for the mother as well. The Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Center, located in New York City, must be held in high esteem. After all, it’s named after the organization’s founder. As Operation Rescue reported on Monday, however, the center has sent three women to the hospital in just this year alone.
On March 3, a woman needed to be escorted out of Planned Parenthood and sent to the hospital. The ambulance didn’t leave until about 20 minutes after it brought her out. As if this weren’t bad enough, Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue points out that the location may not even be equipped to handle ambulance gurneys, since a handheld one was brought in:
First is the question of gurney access. This is the second documented incident where a patient of Planned Parenthood was brought to the ambulance in a wheelchair. A lack of gurney access delays emergency care for patients.
For example, in 2009 at Kermit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society abortion facility in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, paramedics had difficulty extracting Karnamaya Mongar from the building due to the narrow halls and doorways. This delayed Mongar’s arrival at the hospital and is believed to have contributed to her death.
While other patients have been seen on gurneys at the Planned Parenthood high-rise, it is possible that they were placed on one once the patient had been moved to the street-level lobby.
In June 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law requiring abortion facilities to meet the same standards of ambulatory surgical centers. A July poll from Marist/Knights of Columbus revealed that this regulation is strongly supported by Americans, including those who self-identify as pro-choice. Along with broad and strong support, such a regulation could be a matter of life or death for some patients, as it likely was for Mongar, one of the victims of late-term abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, mentioned above.
Sullenger also notes how the severity of injuries (as suggested by the 20 minutes time it took for the ambulance to leave) is similar to the Ohio second-trimester abortion which killed Lakisha Wilson. In Wilson’s case, there was a delay in intubating her “due to a cramped elevator” before she reached the ambulance. She was then transported to the hospital where she died.
Sadly but perhaps not surprisingly, the latest incident has not made the mainstream media. The January 18 and February 4 incidents don’t seem to have been covered much either — and the lack of public awareness on this issue puts women at risk, allowing the abortion industry to go on harming women unchecked.
With nine more months of the year to go, it is frightening to think how many more women this center, and the abortion industry as a whole, may send to the hospital — or possibly even the morgue. It shouldn’t be this way.