By Cheryl Sullenger
Austin, TX – A woman who identified herself as “one of the physicians” at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Ben White Boulevard in Austin, Texas, called 911 for help with a woman suffering a dangerous hemorrhage after an abortion.
The emergency took place on July 14, 2020, at 12:51 p.m.
“I am one of the physicians here. We have a patient who is having heavy bleeding and needs to have a D&C. She needs to be transported to the emergency room,” the Planned Parenthood abortionist explained.
Based on answers to the 911 dispatchers questions, the injured woman appeared to be relatively stable, was awake and alert, and was not yet experiencing any symptoms of shock at the time of the call.
This raised questions about the abortionist’s comment that her patient required an emergency D&C at a hospital.
Johns Hopkins Medical Center’s web site describes a D&C, or Dilation and Curettage procedure, as “a surgical procedure in which the cervix (lower, narrow part of the uterus) is dilated (expanded) so that the uterine lining (endometrium) can be scraped with a curette (spoon-shaped instrument) to remove abnormal tissues.”
A D&C procedure after an abortion is often done when an abortion produces bleeding that will not subside. This can be related to retained body parts that can prevent the uterus from clamping down and sealing off blood vessels to reduce bleeding, as it normally would after an abortion.
Incomplete abortions are a common, but potentially dangerous, abortion complication.
“Any abortion facility that is equipped to conduct surgical abortions is capable of providing a D&C procedure. Why didn’t the Planned Parenthood abortionist simply conduct the D&C procedure herself? Why dump this patient on the emergency room?” asked Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I suspect it is because the woman’s injuries were more severe than that abortionist let on – injuries that required emergency hospital care that Planned Parenthood could not give.”
At the end of the call the Planned Parenthood abortionist asked, “Are you able to tell me what hospital they’ll take her to, or no?”
This indicates that no hospital was contacted to prepare for a new patient with a possibly dangerous hemorrhage.
It is possible that this abortionist had no hospital privileges — a very real issue since the Supreme Court struck down the 2013 Texas requirement that abortionists maintain local hospital privileges in the 2016 Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision. That decision left Texas women without any guarantee they will be afforded continuity of care when serious abortion complications occur.
The hemorrhaging woman was later transported to Del Seton Medical Center in Austin for further care.
Operation Rescue has compiled information about hundreds of medical emergencies such as this one at abortion facilities that includes photos, video, 911 records and other documents, and/or eyewitness accounts. That body of work makes a compelling case that counters the Abortion Cartel’s rhetoric that says abortion is safe.
“Planned Parenthood’s cohorts in the media will do almost anything to keep information about the dangers of abortion from reaching women,” said Newman. “That includes suppressing our content in the news, on search engines and social media. Abortion is not safe, and the world needs to know that. You can help bypass the censors by forwarding information about these injuries to women.
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