- Failing to have a physician sign the abortion procedure record for two additional patients.
- Director of Clinic Operations admitted she was in charge of the infection control program. Yet, her personnel file showed no evidence that she had ever been trained in infection control protocols.
- Failing to post required signage in the clinic’s three waiting rooms informing women of the following: “No one can force you to have an abortion, No one–not a parent, not a husband, not a boyfriend.– No one, if someone is trying to force you to have an abortion against your will: Do not sign the consent form, If you are at an abortion facility, tell an employee of the facility that someone is trying to force you to have an abortion”.
See CAD printout.) Photographs taken by pro-life activist Fred Sokol, who witnessed the incident, showed that after the woman covered in a sheet was loaded into the ambulance, EMS communicated with two people in a private vehicle, which then followed the ambulance to the hospital. The driver shielded her face to keep from being photographed. Sokol told Operation Rescue that he saw Preterm abortionist Mitchell Reider leave the abortion facility at the end of the day. He was not in the vehicle that followed the ambulance. This incident took place just 11 days after an ambulance transported another 24-year old woman who had hemorrhaged after an abortion to the point that she was drifting in and out of consciousness.Two abortion-related deaths On June 8, 2019, Tia Parks died one day after an abortion at Preterm, where staff neglected to detect a second pregnancy in her fallopian tube. The tube ruptured and Parks hemorrhaged internally, according to her autopsy report. Parks was the second woman known to have died from complications to abortions received at Preterm. On March 21, 2014, Lakisha Wilson stopped breathing after an abortion due to cardiac arrest as the result of blood loss, prompting staff to call for emergency assistance. An EMS crew was able to restart her heart, but she was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Recently failed inspection An inspection of Preterm was conducted by the Ohio Department of Health on May 30, 2019 — just days before Parks’ death — when the abortion facility was cited for faulty record keeping for two bleeding abortion patients who required ambulance transport to the hospital on April 5 and April 17, 2019. The 911 records for both of those emergencies was previously released by Operation Rescue. During the April 17th incident, the inspection report noted that the abortion began at 4:31 p.m. and ended at 5:08 p.m. — a full 37 minutes later. This is an indication that the abortion was likely a late-term abortion that was done with some difficulty. Preterm was also cited for the following:By Cheryl Sullenger Cleveland, OH – For the sixth time in 2019, an ambulance was called to Preterm, an abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, to transport a patient to the hospital. According to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue, a 24-year old patient suffered a seizure. EMS were instructed by the caller to go to the abortion facility’s back door. (