Operation Rescue has documented two additional incidents of abortion complications at Haskell's abortion clinics, one as recent as last February when an ambulance was called for an unconscious woman who was not breathing on her own after an abortion. [Listen to Call]
In an incident on March 19, 2009, a desk clerk is heard making the calls on behalf of the mother of a patient who was in labor. The mother told the clerk that her daughter was in the process of a "miscarriage." After the clerk called for an ambulance, she placed a second call about 3 minutes later. The clerk told the dispatcher, "Apparently the baby has fallen into the toilet and the umbilical cord - um, uh - the baby's dead." [Listen to Call 1; Listen to Call 2 ]
"These disturbing calls show a pattern of botched abortions and complications at Haskell's abortion clinics that raise serious concerns that women's lives are being placed at unnecessary risk," said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, who filed the complaint.
"The medical board needs to take a hard look at what is going on behind the closed doors of Haskell's clinics before one of his patients end up in the morgue, if that has not already been the case."
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