Abortion Industry / Planned Parenthood

St. Louis Planned Parenthood Sends 60th Patient to Emergency Room, Illustrating Need for Oversight

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court nullified certain abortion safety laws, a medical emergency at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, MO, has illustrated how women have been left in jeopardy by the nation’s High Court.

It happened on Saturday, July 2, 2016, a heavy abortion day. Paramedics were photographed by pro-life activists as they removed a Planned Parenthood patient from the abortion facility and loaded her into an awaiting ambulance.

Abortion workers and an armed security guard attempted to conceal the incident by holding up large brown tarps.

This medical emergency represented the 60th time since 2009 that ambulances have been dispatched to the St. Louis Planned Parenthood to render aid to patients that Planned Parenthood was not equipped to provide.

Planned Parenthood is currently the only abortion facility in Missouri.

Provisions that were struck down by the Supreme Court last week included required hospital privileges for abortionists that must be maintained within 30 miles of their abortion facilities.

Missouri has a similar law, and if that is eventually nullified, Missouri women will be left with few, if any, protections against substandard abortionists that cannot qualify for hospital privileges.

“The situation is Missouri is bad enough without stripping away one of the only safety measures in place to protect women. If you don’t think they need protecting from quack abortionists, you have never heard of Kermit Gosnell, Steven Brigham, James Pendergraft, or any number of currently practicing abortionists that no concept of medical or ethical standards,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

In response to a lawsuit filed by Operation Rescue, the St. Louis Fire Department recently released a list of 58 medical emergencies at the Planned Parenthood facility from January 1, 2009 through April 6, 2016 – nearly twice the number expected. The list included the type of injuries sustained by patients, which ranged from allergic reactions to serious hemorrhaging.

It did not include yet another medical emergency at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility that occurred on May 13, 2016.

“In the current rush to abandon safety regulations in response to the Supreme Court decision, we should remember that abortion facilities in America remain under-regulated with little or no accountability, even to regulators, legislators, and law enforcement,” said Newman.

“When abortion businesses operate without regulatory oversight, women suffer, women die, and babies die. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court drank the Planned Parenthood Kool-Aid, and now, tragically, we can expect to see many more injuries inflicted by arrogant abortionists who hold themselves above the law.”

[4 July 2016, Operation Rescue, Cheryl Sullenger, St. Louis, MO, http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/st-louis-planned-parenthood-sends-60th-patient-to-emergency-room-illustrating-need-for-oversight/ ]