A 37-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital on January 21 after suffering from uncontrolled bleeding after undergoing an abortion at Planned Parenthood in Bremerton, Washington. Operation Rescue obtained the 911 dispatch report, which showed the patient had to be taken by ambulance from Planned Parenthood to St. Michael Medical Center.
According to the dispatch report, 911 was originally called for “vaginal bleeding,” with a note that the patient was conscious and with no signs of being in shock. However, follow-up notes indicated that the situation may have been worsening, with remarks stating “bleeding not subsiding” and “hemoglobin 7.2,” which is abnormally low for an adult female.
Hemoglobin levels under 7.0 may require blood transfusions, indicating that this woman had almost certainly suffered severe blood loss. Hemorrhage is one of the most common complications from abortion, and can indicate that the abortion injured the woman, ranging from uterine perforation to damage to the bowels and bladder.
Injuries to women during abortions are sadly not uncommon, though many dangerous abortion facilities are allowed to remain open and unregulated despite regularly injuring abortion clients. A Planned Parenthood facility in Missouri, for example, has been allowed to remain open, despite the fact that at least 75 women have been injured there. Four women were known to have life-threatening emergencies, and multiple health and safety violations have been documented — yet the state has allowed the facility to remain open. And far from being an anomaly, this same scenario plays out across the nation, with women injured over and over again, and state authorities looking the other way.
In a statement, Operation Rescue President Troy Newman called for people to be honest about the dangers of abortion. “When the most common abortion complication is one that threatens the lives of women, there is just no way to keep calling abortion ‘safe,’” he said. “… The reality of life-threatening emergencies like the Bremerton incident clearly debunks the ‘Fake News’ rhetoric of the left when it comes to the safety of abortion – or lack thereof.”
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