U.S. Late Term Abortion Numbers

On 15 March 2016, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing entitled ‘Late-Term Abortion: Protecting Babies Born Alive and Capable of Pain’, during consideration of late-term abortion ban legislation. In conjunction, Operation Rescue released a report on the number of late-term abortion facilities in the nation. Currently in the USA, there are 511 active surgical abortion sites. Of those, 162 surgical abortion places abort babies at 20 weeks gestation or later, and 122 of those say they do not abort babies after 24 weeks. Five abortion sites openly abort babies throughout all nine months of pregnancy, including Martin Haskell’s Women’s Med Center in Dayton, OH. [April-May 2016, Cincinnati Right to Life Ed. Fdn. Inc. News...

Ohio Health Department Acts to Shutter Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Site Amid Legislative Pressure (2015)

The Ohio Department of Health has notified the Women’s Med Center that its two-year old application for a variance has been denied. Women’s Med Center had sought to renew its variance that exempted it from a law that requires abortion facilities to maintain written hospital transfer agreements. The Women’s Med Center is an abortion facility operated in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Ohio, by the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell. Abortions take place there throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Operation Rescue has documented numerous medical emergencies at the Women’s Med Center and exposed its reliance on variances since none of its abortionists hold hospital privileges and no hospital will enter into a written transfer agreement with the abortion business. The Department of Health letter dated June 25, 2015, which was released Friday by Ohio Right to Life, gives Haskell 30 days to provide an acceptable written transfer agreement or face revocation of his facility license, which would force his infamous late-term abortion business to shut down. The Department of Health objected to his submitted agreement that listed Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care as the group that would provide emergency hospital care for Haskell’s botched abortion patients, since Haskell and his two hired abortionists cannot qualify for hospital privileges. The letter also noted that the hospital that Haskell said would be providing emergency care submitted a letter to the Department of Health indicating that they objected to being named in Haskell’s variance and had made no agreements with the Women’s Med Center. One of the physicians who was listed on one of Haskell’s earlier variances, Lawrence Amesse, has...

Quotes from Abortion Providers about Abortion (update Mar 2012)

Henry Morgentaler runs 8 abortion businesses in seven Canadian cities… Waiting a month or more for an abortion can significantly increase the risk of complications, he said. "It is accepted medical knowledge that every week of delay in obtaining an abortion increases the risk of complications by 20 percent,'' he said.  [Canadian Press 23June00] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [WEBA, Women Exploited by Abortion author] No matter what Planned Parenthood says about "freedom of choice," their counselors routinely refuse to tell women the "truth" about abortion and the trail of devastation that it leaves behind. If women, who are contemplating an abortion, are going to carry their abortion experience with them for the rest of their lives, they should at least, be given the opportunity to make an informed decision. The main  reason  abortions  are  continuing  today  at a  soaring  rate  is  because  of  the  propagated lie that abortions  are painless and that  women do not suffer emotional trauma.  It is the group  Women Exploited By Abortion's genuine concern to expose this lie and cover-up. As far  back  as  October 19, 1959,  Mary  Carlderone,  who  was  then  the  medical   director  for  Planned Parenthood said, "Aside from the fact that abortion is the 'taking of a life,' I am mindful of what was brought out by our psychiatrists  that in  almost every case of abortion,  whether legal or illegal,  is a traumatic experience that may have severe kickbacks later on." Dr. Julius Fogel,  a certified  psychiatrist,  as well  as an  abortionist  who's  admitted  to  personally killing in excess of 20,000 babies said during an interview published in the April 13, 1989, issue of the...