For those who think all is nice and genteel in Virginia, that our polite society would never allow our commonwealth to become another commonwealth — Pennsylvania — where the Kermit Gosnell Hose of Horrors took place, think again. We now have learned that this past September a Falls Church abortion center botched two more abortions requiring 911/emergency services. It’s the same abortion center that has filed a legal challenge to Virginia’s new abortion center safety standards.
Heavily redacted 911 records obtained by local activists working with Operation Rescue show that an ambulance was summoned to the Falls Church Healthcare abortion clinic at around 6:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013. Police were dispatched to assist rescue units at the request of rescue units.
Recordings of police radio communications and a CAD transcript released by the Falls Church Police Department indicate the clinic was “worried about protestors causing a scene.”
“Abortion clinics are actually worried that pro-life activists will document life-threatening medical emergencies and turn them in. Secrecy allows them to continue inflicting sub-standard practices on vulnerable women without consequences for their bad behavior,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “In fact, this isn’t the first time we have received 911 records related to Falls Church Healthcare, and each time, we seem to receive records that have been redacted more than the last. It’s as if someone is trying to cover up for this shoddy abortion business.”
In August, Operation Rescue posted video featuring a 911 audio recording showing a woman being removed from the clinic on a stretcher during an emergency that occurred on June 27, 2013. Records indicated she was a 24-year old woman suffering from “hyperventilation following anesthesia” who required “ALS” or Advanced Life Support.
Falls Church Healthcare underwent a licensing inspection in August 2012, after Virginia enacted new safety regulations for abortion clinics. The inspection report, obtained by Operation Rescue, listed 63 pages of deficiencies discovered at that clinic (see list here).
Here’s a video, also supplied by Operation Rescue, that sheds more light on what’s going on at Virginia’s very own House of Horrors, a so-called “healthcare center” that is doing anything but providing healthcare.