Haskell was unsure of the patient's age and described her as 19 or 20 years old. He told an emergency dispatcher that she had experienced "status epilepticus" since coming out of anesthesia. Status epilepticus is a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure lasting more than 5 minutes.
Haskell is heard laughing at the dispatcher when she offered him additional emergency instructions until the emergency responders could arrive.
However, Haskell has no hospital privileges as required by law. He has received a variance from the Ohio Department of Health to continue operating as long as other physicians agree to cover his abortion complications once patients have been admitted. One of those physicians, William T. Bowers II, has been disciplined in two states and is under criminal investigation in another.
"Haskell is a danger to the public, plain and simple. We are urging the Ohio Department of Health to rescind Haskell's variance and close his dangerous abortion clinic immediately in the interest of public safety," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.
Please contact the ODH and ask them to rescind Haskell's variance and close his abortion clinic.
Dr. Theodore Wymyslo, Ohio Department of Health
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