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Planned Parenthood has had 21 medical emergencies so far in 2017

Planned Parenthood abortion facilities have had to call for emergency help 21 times since the start of 2017, according to Operation Rescue. Since January 2016, the pro-life organization has documented 48 emergencies at Planned Parenthood locations.

The most recent emergency call took place at Stamford Health Center Planned Parenthood in Stamford, Connecticut. A 29-year-old woman lost consciousness and had to be transported to the local hospital. According to Operation Rescue, the ambulance arrived on the scene shortly after all but one pro-life activist had left for the day. That activist stayed to pray for the woman in the ambulance.

Operation Rescue was able to obtain a radio dispatch of the incident, which revealed that the woman’s condition was not life threatening.

 

“Whether it is a minor condition or a life-threatening abortion complication, the public need to be aware that ambulances are being summoned to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities at an alarming rate,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Planned Parenthood’s inability to guarantee the safety of their patients and the fact that their facilities are ill-equipped to handle even a minor incident, provided an urgent reason to stop propping up Planned Parenthood with our tax money.”

This is the second time in 2017 that an ambulance has been required at the Stamford Planned Parenthood facility. On February 15, 2017, an ambulance was called for a patient who was having a seizure.

For 2016, Planned Parenthood averaged about two emergency calls for an ambulance per month based on Operation Rescue’s report. So far for 2017, Planned Parenthood has managed to double that, averaging about four emergency calls per month.

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