By Cheryl Sullenger
West Palm Beach, FL – Sirens could be heard from far away by pro-life witnesses as an ambulance rushed to the Presidential Women’s Center abortion clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, last Saturday, April 9, 2011, to transport a woman to the hospital for emergency care.
The abortion clinic offers abortions through 23 weeks gestation and is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an affiliation of abortionists with notoriously poor health and safety records.
This was the third reported emergency transport witnessed by pro-life activists from an NAF abortion clinic over the weekend of April 8-9, 2011.
The abortionist on duty at Presidential Women’s Center during the medical emergency was Michael Benjamin, who has a history of Medical Board discipline and has a current public complaint on file, according to the Florida Department of Health. Abortionist Frank Rodriguez is also known to do abortions there.
The ambulance pulled into the back alley where emergency workers loaded gurney bearing an injured woman then sped away to an unknown hospital emergency room. The woman’s condition remains unknown.
One quick-thinking activist photographed the arrival of the ambulance then drove to the back of the building to further document the incident.
“This is not the first time we have seen ambulances at Presidential Women’s Center,” said M. Susan Pine, President of FACE Life, Inc., the local pro-life group on the scene last Saturday. “Presidential is simply another butcher shop.”
One day before the West Palm Beach incident, pro-lifers documented two ambulances at the Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, transporting separate women for emergency care.
“More and more, savvy pro-lifers are documenting the incidents they witness. In exposing these medical emergencies, activists are tearing back the veil so the public an better understand the true dangers of abortion at the hands of men and women who are all too often little better than quacks,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
“Respectable physicians do not sink to the level of being an abortionist, leaving the abortion cartel with only the unscrupulous and the dangerous. With abortion clinics nearly unaccountable to the law, it is little wonder that we are seeing so many injuries. We call on the authorities in Florida and Wisconsin to strictly enforce abortion laws already on the books, close these dangerous abortion clinics, and bring the botched abortion perpetrators to justice.”
Photos courtesy of FACE Life, Inc.