According to Operation Rescue, two ambulances were called to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in Flossmoor, Illinois, two days in a row to transport women who had been injured there during abortions.
The first of the two injuries occurred on May 7, 2020, but the facility called a private ambulance company about 10 miles from Flossmoor. The ambulance arrived without lights or sirens, and because the ambulance is owned by a private company, no 911 records were available for Operation Rescue to review.
However, on May 8, 2020, another woman was injured; this time the Planned Parenthood staff called 911. The ambulance arrived quickly with lights flashing, according to Operation Rescue, which reviewed 911 recordings of the incident. The Planned Parenthood staffer who called 911 told the dispatcher that they had a patient with a “possible perf.” The dispatcher did not understand this abortion slang, however, and had to ask for clarification. The Planned Parenthood employee stated that the patient had a “possible uterine perforation.”
In January, a patient at this same Planned Parenthood was taken to the hospital by ambulance due to hemorrhaging.
Uterine perforation is unfortunately a common abortion injury which can happen even during a first trimester surgical abortion. It occurs when the abortionist punctures the woman’s uterus – poking a hole through the uterine lining – while inserting instruments to either suction the child out, or dismember the child with a Sopher clamp. This can lead to hemorrhaging, damage to surrounding organs, hysterectomy, or even death.
In 2016, 24-year-old Cree Erwin-Sheppard died from uterine perforation after undergoing an abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Michigan.
“No matter what Planned Parenthood says, abortions are not safe,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We have documented hundreds of life-threatening injuries at abortion facilities and dozens of maternal deaths that prove abortion is not safe for women. Planned Parenthood needs to stop lying about the dangers of abortion to the American people.”
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