By Cheryl Sullenger
Austin, TX – Two women seeking abortions at the Austin Women’s Health Center last month were transported by ambulance to South Austin Hospital in Austin, Texas, after both suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging.
According to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue, the first incident took place on September 2, 2020, when an abortion facility employee named “Julie” called 911 after a 28-year old woman suffered excessive vaginal bleeding after an abortion.
Julie told 911, “Um, well, the doctor’s in with a patient right now for a surgical procedure [abortion] and I was instructed to call EMS because the patient is having excessive bleeding – and they’re currently trying to manage it, but then, as a precaution, we want EMS to come out in case they can’t get it under control. And it’s vaginal bleeding.”
The caller noted that the woman was awake and breathing, but seemed unsure about whether she was suffering shock symptoms, and did not know if she was in severe pain. When asked, she told the 911 operator that the clinic did not have the ability to conduct an electrocardiogram (ECG).
The caller also indicated that a female abortionist was with the patient at the abortion facility. That abortionist was likely Jessica L. Rubino, who lists the Austin Women’s Health Center address her professional address on her medical license, and is featured on the abortion facility’s website as an abortionist who conducts first and second trimester abortions.
The second medical emergency last month at the Austin Women’s Health Center occurred three weeks later on September 25, 2020, when a 25-year old woman hemorrhaged during a Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) dismemberment abortion.
The caller again identified herself as “Julie,” the came person who called 911 during the September 2, 2020 medical emergency.
“Um, we have a patient undergoing a D&E procedure and she’s having some hemorrhage,” Julie said.
Again, the caller did not know if the woman suffered shock symptoms and admitted that they do not conduct ECGs on patients.
Dilation and Evacuation procedures are generally done on women after 14 weeks of pregnancy. They are multi-day procedures that take 2-3 days to complete, depending on the gestation of the baby, and carry more risks to women than abortions done in the first trimester.
Texas law limits abortions to 20 weeks or under, but the Austin Women’s Health Center offers abortions for “Maternal and Fetal Indications,” which often allow a facility to bypass the 20-week limit for the “health of the mother.”
“The 911 recordings speak for themselves when it comes to the dangers women face at abortion facilities. To make matters worse, the abortion worker lacked critical information about the women’s conditions, which were both potentially life-threatening,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Abortion facilities are rarely equipped to handle emergencies that regularly occur during abortions, and are not equipped to handle the more serious injuries that can happen during late-term abortions. That makes them too dangerous to operate. These, and hundreds of other documented incidents of harm to women, should provide added motivation for our nation to end the barbaric practice of abortion permanently.”