According to the pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue, sidewalk counselors at Cherry Hill Women’s Center (CHWC) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, have documented several medical emergencies at the facility since October 2022. The women involved required transportation to the hospital. This facility, however, has a long history of ambulance calls prior to these.
New Jersey has no gestational age limits on abortion and CHWC commits abortions through 28 weeks. Premature children born as young as 21 weeks have survived when given proper medical care.
On October 8, 2022, pro-lifers witnessed multiple emergency vehicles and police at CHWC in the mid-morning. A patient was suffering significant pain that required emergency transportation to the hospital. According to Operation Rescue, the 32-year-old woman may have been experiencing a possible ectopic pregnancy.
In addition, a 911 call was made the same day to request a police presence due to an incident involving “facial bruising” resulting from an act by an individual who was no longer at the facility.
It’s important to note that taking the abortion pill with an ectopic pregnancy is extremely dangerous for women and can cause the woman’s death.
As previously reported by Live Action News:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) abortion pill regulations, known as REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies), require that prescribers of the abortion pill are to have the “[a]bility to assess the duration of pregnancy accurately” and the “[a]bility to diagnose ectopic pregnancies.” Yet, when prescribers knowingly place women at risk by choosing not to assess either the duration of pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy via the no-test protocol, it appears that nothing is done about it; there are no penalties.
On January 6, 2023, CHWC called for emergency transport again. This time for a 35-year-old woman with a “possible ruptured ectopic pregnancy,” according to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue. The woman was five weeks pregnant.
“If this reckless facility is not performing proper evaluations to ensure women are not suffering from an ectopic pregnancy before initiating a chemical abortion,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, “the abortionists should be sued by its clients for malpractice. In the meantime, we are pursuing an investigation by the state medical board.”
On March 7, 2023, the facility called for another ambulance. Operation Rescue obtained the 911 recording as well as the dispatch transcript and learned that the injured woman was a 24-year-old who suffered a cardiac issue. It is unknown what caused the cardiac event, however, the woman reportedly has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a congenital defect of the heart’s electrical system that can cause a life-threatening irregular heartbeat.