By Cheryl Sullenger
Cleveland, Ohio — Operation Rescue has obtained a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died.
Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.
The caller also indicated that the patient was unconscious and receiving CPR at the time of the call, but efforts to restart respiration had been unsuccessful.
“The lack of a sense of urgency really struck me as I was listening to the 911 recording,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “A woman was dying or dead, and there just seemed to be no real hurry to respond to the dispatcher.”
The CAD transcript, which lists event chronology for 911 emergencies, showed that units were dispatched just moments after the 911 call began and that it took paramedics three minutes to arrive at the clinic at 11:02 a.m. when they began emergency measures.
At 11:21, paramedics transmitted information about the patient’s condition to the University Hospital Case Medical Center and began to transport her to the emergency room, arriving at 11:26 a.m. The ambulance listed its status as “cleared” at 11:27 a.m.
At no time during the 28 minutes that emergency responders were in contact with the patient was there any indication that the patient ever resumed respiration.
The CAD Transcript contained the “9-E-1,” the most serious of life-threatening medical emergencies, along with the notations “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death” and “Not breathing at all.”
Pastor Dale Henkel was on the scene and took video and photos of the incident, which have been released by Operation Rescue in a video that also features the 911 audio. He told Operation Rescue that the patient was African-American, as are about 80 percent of the high-volume clinic’s abortion business.
The video clip showed that emergency workers were not performing any kind of treatment on the woman as she was wheeled on a gurney to the awaiting ambulance. There appeared to be a small towel over the woman’s face.
As a matter of practice, paramedics or EMTs do not pronounce death at the scene, but instead transport the victim to the hospital where a physician can pronounce a time of death.
Pastor Henkel told Operation Rescue that after the ambulance left the Preterm abortion clinic, it was followed by a woman thought to be a nurse wearing blue surgical scrubs, the office manager, and a man believed to be abortionist Mohammad Rezaee.
Last year, an Ohio woman sued Rezaee for malpractice after an abortion done by him failed and she later birthed a healthy “miracle baby.”
This is not the first abortion complication recorded at Preterm. On April 13, 2013, activists photographed clinic escorts loading an injured abortion patient into a private vehicle for transport to an unknown location.
“It’s ironic that the abortion cartel has complained so loudly about the new abortion clinic standards in Ohio. Based on Friday’s incident, it appears that the regulations aren’t strict enough,” said Newman.
“If it had not been for alert pro-life activists, this tragedy surly would have been swept under the rug. But now, we plan to submit complaints in order to hold the Preterm abortion clinic and staff accountable so this doesn’t happen to another woman.”
On an abortion table, having your baby killed, is a terrible place to die. And only 22 years old. Makes me cry.
di from Oregon
I agree with you Pastor Donald. The heartache of these poor women who do not think they are worthy of loving, life time commitment by a man in order to engage in the most intimate of expressions between a man and woman, left vulnerable, desperate, abandoned usually, and alone is bad enough, but then for her and her child to die at this tender age, deprived of the potential that God gave them, is too sad, indeed. What a dark evil that is being perpetrated by these butchers.
I’m holding out hope. An office manager would have been plenty to do damage control for a dead patient. A doctor, nurse, and office manager indicate keeping control of a living patient. The caller might have been confusing assisted respiration with full-blown CPR.
Fred Sokol from Rocky River
THERE IS TOO MUCH WICKEDNESS AT CLEVELAND PRETERM ABORTION MILL – FOR JESUS AND MARY TO ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE. That said I call you, yes you, to STAND and PRAY TO GOD TO STOP ABORTION AT CLEVELAND PRETERM ABORTION MILL. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU SATAN, WHO IS BEHIND THE ABORTION INDUSTRY AND AT CLEVELAND PRETERM ABORTION MILL. Through Jesus and Mary and our peaceful prayers we will drive Cleveland Preterm abortion mill – out of our Community.
• WITH: Me, Fred Sokol and fellow pro-lifers.
• WHEN: WEEKLY – IN PEACEFUL and PRAYERFUL WAY.
• CONTACT: Fred Sokol at 440-476-6201 – For Confirmation OF ‘SPECIFIC’ DAY, TIME + OR QUESTIONS about when we will meet and pray to end abortion.
• WHERE: In front of Cleveland Preterm abortion mill – 12000 Shaker Boulevard – Cleveland, Ohio 44120
• THEY OFFER: # ”[for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011] … abortions … Total 4,790.” http://www.preterm.org/about-preterm/documents/PretermAnnual2011.pdf
• THEY OFFER: *“Surgical abortion from 4 through 22 weeks.” *“Quote” is Taken From, Preterm [Cleveland] [Website] 02/16/2014 http://www.preterm.org/services/abortion-services.php
• ABORTION FUNDING: # “… [for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011] … Total financial assistance $559,627 Clients receiving assistance 92.6% Preterm has provided $7.17 million in subsidies and grants to more than 87,000 women since we opened in 1974.” http://www.preterm.org/about-preterm/documents/PretermAnnual2011.pdf Pray with us – to end this.
#Above Quotes taken from Preterm 2011 ANNUAL REPORT [for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011] http://www.preterm.org/about-preterm/documents/PretermAnnual2011.pdf
Our World, It’s Leaders, It’s People are being misled and are moving further and further away from God and away from God’s Ten Commandments. With No Moral Compass to guide us – we now hurtle full speed ahead into a thousand years of darkness – into a World where increasingly death is celebrated as good and mainstream – while Prayer, God and Life is attacked, mocked, demonized and ridiculed. Yes, ladies and gentlemen we are to blame for this because we were too afraid to take up a public stand in front of Cleveland Preterm abortion mill against abortion – when our so called ‘failed’ leaders were too afraid to in the first place.
– MY MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO DO NOT CARE ANYMORE ABOUT ABORTION –
I also speak to those who do not care anymore about abortion in our world where 1.2 billion unborn babies been aborted/killed world-wide since 1980, where 57 million unborn babies been aborted/killed in the United States of America since 1973, http://www.numberofabortions.com/ where Thousands of unborn babies ‘per year’ been aborted/killed at Cleveland Preterm abortion mill. We need you to publicly stand and pray in front of Cleveland Preterm abortion mill with us to stop this.
For many billions more of unborn babies will be aborted/murdered in our world in the future – many thousands more of unborn babies will be aborted/murdered in the Cleveland Area – who is there to stop it? For without Life there is no family – and there is no future. Do you, or do your children’s children want to live in a World or in the City of Cleveland with no life, no families and no future? This is not science fiction, this is not a novel – this is where our World and Cleveland is hurtling, and with no one at the brake to stop it.
For when we had the chance to defend God and Life we were too busy making excuses – not to get involved publicly in front of Cleveland Preterm abortion mill.
– STOP THE EXCUSES – AND PUBLICLY STAND FOR GOD AND LIFE –
Do you think it is time to care about and to speak up for God and Life – to now stop the excuses – and now stand and pray to end abortion in front of Cleveland Preterm abortion mill – and to take a prayerful and peaceful stand against those who hate God, Prayer and Life – I think it is. I know I will be praying in front of Cleveland Preterm abortion mill for God, Prayer and Life and for my fellow sisters and brothers inside Cleveland Preterm abortion mill as well – until I lay my head down forever – how about you? MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Jesus died and defeated the power of sin. He is not to be blamed for any bad choices of the worldly. God gave humans free-will to make bad or good decisions depending on what and who they know. Without Jesus there is no way to wholeness.
Yes Jesus defeated evil. Yet only mankind is to blame for the evil of abortion – yet limited in his ability to defeat evil especially abortion. That said God has waited too long for mankind to end abortion. God like He did throughout Human History will directly intervene in our World to end the evil of abortion and I believe He is very close in doing that. Yet Dee, until that time comes God empowers us to continue to walk in faith in Him to end abortion – and not in sight thinking only Mankind will end abortion. “Pray To End Abortion” is my main message at Preterm. Why not join me?
Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio
The woman who placed the 911 sounds clueless. Furthermore, she seems so dispassionate about a woman dying in their midst as though it is routine.
Have to disagree with you on the meaning of so many staff members following the ambulance to the hospital. In the death of Christin Gilbert in Wichita, Tiller, his head “nurse” and another followed the ambulance to the ER. In Cleveland, they all may have been needed to manage different aspects of damage control.
Is there any way that you know of to determine the name of the victim? Several African American pastors with whom I work as well as national pastors want to arrange a memorial.
Where’s the petition sorry I must be blind.
They weren’t in a hurry because they didn’t want a witness to their atrocities. How much do you want to bet that this young woman had changed her mind and they were having none of it?
Wish I would have really looked into things before I went there.. I had a procedure done there and almost died two days later from infection the doctor pretty much did a hack job on me the medication thet gave me knocked me completely out l, it was only supposed to make me feel comfortable.. I woke up and was pushed out if a room and pushed out the door. Definitely get counseling WITH YOUR PARTNER before you decide to make a decision like this. Worst mistake i ever made and we both feel that way.. Was a blessing that i gave up. Who knows after this if I’ll ever be able to have more children. I didn’t want to do it in the first place. Wish someone would have told me to STOP!
I guess I understand the religious nature of protests to legal abortion. When religion is taken at literal value then the human rights of people who live in poverty, etcetera, don’t even seem to be considered.
The horrific suffering is going to happen if abortion is illegalized in this country. Abortion is a necessary evil and assists many women in rising out of poverty before having a child.
Since poor women have such messed up environs and messed up mental states, using protection isn’t always on the top of the agenda. Please don’t punish women for wanting a better life for themselves and their children.
“The medical examiner designated her death as being from a “Therapeutic Complication.” It “reflects the association of this death with a medical procedure and is not intended to address issues regarding quality of care or standards of practice.”