March 2015 ‘911’ Recording – Hemorrhaging Kansas Abortion Patient Needed Ambulance Fast

After initially being denied access to a public 911 audio recording related to a medical emergency at a Wichita, Kansas, abortion shop, Operation Rescue has obtained the recording through a third party. The recording of the 911 call placed on March 26, 2015, indicates that a 24-year old woman hemorrhaged after an abortion at the South Wind Women’s Center and required speedy transport to a local hospital. The Computer Aided Dispatch transcript obtained earlier by Operation Rescue identified the caller as Julie Burkhart, who is the owner and CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, which opened in 2013 in the building left vacant by the closure of George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion clinic in 2009. During the call, the dispatcher asked several times if Burkhart wanted the ambulance to run with red lights and sirens. At first, Burkhart told the dispatcher it wasn’t necessary, but later in the call she changed her mind. Burkhart: Okay. And how long do you think it will take them to get here? 911: It shows that they’re on the way. They’re going to be there soon. Do you want this red lights and sirens? If you want this red lights and sirens I can make this a higher priority call. Burkhart: If that’s going to get them here faster, then that’s fine. Despite the apparent urgency of the call, the patient was transported to Galichia Heart Hospital without the benefit of lights and sirens. Galichia Heart Hospital is located in Northeast Wichita, which is several minutes farther away than two other hospitals. Burkhart has no medical background. She once worked for George Tiller’s...