CINCINNATI, OHIO, March 29, 2012, ( – Operation Rescue has obtained a recording of a 911 call placed by the infamous late-term abortionist Martin Haskell after one of his patients suffered life-threatening seizures following an abortion.

The Cincinnati abortionist told an emergency dispatcher that the young woman, who was between 19 and 20 years old, was “in continuous seizures” since coming out of anesthesia. Haskell described the condition as “status epilepticus,” a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure lasting more than five minutes.

The audio recording captures Haskell’s unhurried tone and laughter when the dispatcher offered additional emergency instructions. “We’ve been pushing IV Valium, so, and it’s just not controlling it. Alright?” he said.

Operation Rescue notes that Haskell has no hospital privileges, as required by the law, but operates under a variance from the Ohio Department of Health. That permits Haskell to practice 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, the pro-life watchdog reports.

“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.


Dr. Theodore Wymyslo, Ohio Department of Health
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (614) 466-2253