Operation Rescue has reported that the Planned Parenthood facility in Flossmoor, Illinois was forced to call an ambulance two days in a row after injuring their patients during abortions.
On May 7, 2020, the first incident occurred, and the clinic called a private ambulance company located 10 miles away from Flossmoor. The ambulance arrived without lights or sirens, which presents a risk to the patient. If an emergency vehicle cannot utilize these evident signals to traffic that there’s an emergency, then there’s a possibility the ambulance will be delayed.
The second case happened on May 8, 2020, only when this woman was injured, Planned Parenthood workers called 911. This time, the ambulance’s lights were flashing, and according to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue, the patient had a “possible perf.” The dispatcher expressed confusion at this, and the employee at Planned Parenthood clarified that this meant the woman in their care had a “possible uterine perforation.”
This type of injury is not abnormal during an abortion, as uterine perforation can happen if an abortionist pokes a hole in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Damage to the uterus or cervix can occur when instruments are used to remove the child through suction, and there is also a risk of perforation when a sopher clamp is used for dismemberment. Even during a first-trimester abortion, the list of potential complications includes hemorrhage, infection, and death.
“No matter what Planned Parenthood says, abortions are not safe,” Troy Newman, the President of Operation Rescue said, “We have documented hundreds of life-threatening injuries at abortion facilities and dozens of maternal deaths that prove abortion is not safe for women. Planned Parenthood needs to stop lying about the dangers of abortion to the American people.”