MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, April 13, 2011 ( – Pro-lifers keeping watch outside a Milwaukee abortion facility witnessed two ambulances taking away apparently seriously injured victims of botched abortions within only two hours of each other on Friday.

Operation Rescue published on Tuesday footage provided by Dan Miller, the Milwaukee coordinator for 40 Days for Life, as captured by pro-lifers praying outside the Affiliated Medical Services abortion clinic as part of the 40-day campaign.  The abortionist reportedly on duty was Bernard Smith, a current member and former board member of the National Abortion Federation.

The videos show a red ambulance arriving at Smith’s clinic with sirens blaring and lights flashing, which witnesses say occurred at about 10:50 a.m. Emergency workers later emerged from the clinic with a woman on a gurney as clinic escorts held up a dark sheet to hide the victim from the witnesses. Operation Rescue says the victim was rushed to Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital.

At approximately 12:55 p.m., video captured a white ambulance at the clinic, this time without lights or sirens. Clinic escorts again held up a dark sheet to conceal Smith’s patient on a gurney that was loaded into the awaiting ambulance and taken to an unknown location.

“The abortionist cannot hide his dirty work behind ‘sheets of shame.’ While we only see a small fraction of the abortion injuries inflicted upon women, the truth about unsafe clinics and shoddy abortionists continues to come out,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “These are two more urgent reasons why our tax dollars must not fund abortion providers.”

Noting that Smith boasts on his abortion clinic web site of having “expertise in Quality Assurance and safe clinical practice,” Newman said his group would be filing a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing over the incidents. “Smith sent two women to the hospital. Now it’s time for the authorities to hold him accountable for the injuries he caused,” said Newman.


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