Illinois abortion facility injures four women in less than two months

The Illinois abortion facility with a reputation for abortion injuries sent four women to the hospital in less than two months. Additionally, a fifth woman was released despite appearing to be in distress.

Operation Rescue reported that this year, in March and April alone, at least four women were taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals from Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City.

March 10

A 32-year-old woman was taken by ambulance at around 10:00 am after experiencing post-abortion bleeding. Little other information was given, other than she was bleeding — ostensibly uncontrollably, if she needed to be taken to the hospital — and was stable.

Operation Rescue was not able to obtain the computer-aided dispatch transcript from Granite City, which could have given more information into the woman’s injury. Pro-life advocates on the scene said that the ambulance did not turn on its lights and sirens until it was over a block away from the abortion facility, and that it passed the nearest hospital — Gateway Regional — on its way out of Granite City. Gateway Regional is located within walking distance of the abortion facility.

March 16

Shortly after noon, the abortion facility called 911 for a 22-year-old woman. The abortion facility staffer said she needed to be taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, which is roughly 20 minutes away. Hope Clinic frequently sends women to Barnes-Jewish, which is a Level 1 Trauma Center.

A computer-aided dispatch was again not available.


March 23

A woman was again sent to Barnes-Jewish after a 26-year-old woman was said to be experiencing bleeding. The dispatcher repeatedly apologized for having to ask questions, which are necessary to determine the level of care the injured woman needs. Little information was given beyond the fact that she was stable and the abortion procedure was completed.

For the third time, a computer-aided dispatch was not provided.

April 12

On this date, an ambulance was not called, but witnesses said a patient “was in terrible pain” and “was still loopy from meds.” She evidently was not able to walk on her own, and had to be helped to her car. Despite this, the abortion facility released her.

April 28

In the fourth emergency, Hope Clinic called a private ambulance company, RuralMed EMS, which is located over an hour away from Granite City. The 911 call was not available, and witnesses at the scene said she appeared to be in distress.

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This abortion facility has injured numerous women, with seven documented injuries in 2022 and 15 since 2020. In past emergencies, EMTs have struggled to get injured women out of the abortion facility; during the COVID-19 pandemic, a woman had to be carried down the stairs while on a stretcher, as the elevator was broken. In a recent 911 call, the abortion facility staffer could be heard laughing, despite an ongoing emergency.

“Of all the abortion clinics currently operating, this is certainly one of the most deplorable,” Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, said in a statement. “We are working hard, doing all that is within our power, to close the doors of this death trap once and for all.”

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