Dayton, OH, August 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Emergency responders swarmed a late-term abortion facility run by troubled abortionist Martin Haskell in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, in response to a medical emergency on August 16, 2012.
Local pro-life activists photographed paramedics loading a female patient into an awaiting ambulance. Those activists confirmed that the abortionist on duty that day was Roslyn Kade, a long-time associate of Haskell’s.
This is the fourth medical emergency documented recently at Haskell abortion clinics. In February of this year, a woman was transported from Haskell’s Kettering clinic to a local hospital. In March, Haskell personally placed a 911 call from his clinic located in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville and was heard laughing at the dispatcher who offered emergency information. A fourth woman was once again hospitalized in March, 2009, after abortion injuries received at Haskell’s Kettering clinic, the site of the most recent incident.
“How many women must be subjected to life-threatening complications before the Ohio Department of Health takes action? Women deserve to know that when they walk into one of Haskell’s clinics, they face the very real danger that they will be wheeled out on a gurney,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “We call on the Ohio Medical Board to immediately act to protect women from Haskell’s dangerous late-term abortion operation.”
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Earlier this year, Operation Rescue filed a formal complaint against Haskell with the Ohio Medical Board, which currently has Haskell under investigation.
Haskell holds no active hospital privileges as required by law and has been allowed to keep his clinics open on two variances, or legal waivers, issued by the Ohio Department of Health, permitting to operate despite failing to meet the legal requirements. One physician, Walter T. Bowers, II, who is listed on Haskell’s Sharonville waiver was found to have committed negligence during a botched delivery of a wanted baby in Kentucky and has been banned from the practice of Obstetrics in that state. Bowers has since been dropped from Haskell’s waiver after his history was made public by pro-life organizations.
Last year, Haskell made the news after Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt, who also serves as the President of the Sharonville Board of Health, criticized the granting of the variances to the abortionist, revealing that Haskell’s Sharonville abortion clinic had already caused at least two serious abortion complications.
“Haskell’s two-day process for late term abortions has already produced one stillborn baby in a hotel toilet and another in a car on the way to an ER. These complications are difficult to track, and there are probably more than we know,” stated Lovitt.
Lovitt had expressed concerns about Haskell’s abortion business when it relocated to Sharonville from Cincinnati in 2010. “It is the belief of the Sharonville Board of Health that this waiver/variance was improperly granted and compromises the health, safety and welfare of the general public,” Lovitt wrote to the Ohio Department of Health at that time.