Two women injured in Alabama: run-down abortion clinic has no gurney access
Birmingham, AL, January 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two women were transported from a run-down Alabama abortion clinic Saturday, after apparently being injured during botched abortions, according to the pro-life organization CEC for Life. The incidents took place at the New Women All Women abortion clinic in South Birmingham.
The botched abortions occurred on the day before the 39th memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in America. That decision promised that women would be insured “safe, legal abortions.”
According to several witnesses, an ambulance first arrived at the abortion facility at 9:31 a.m. but left shortly after without removing any patients from the clinic. At 10:21 a.m., less than an hour after the first ambulance, two more ambulances and another emergency vehicle returned to the abortion clinic. Witnesses said one of the women brought out by the EMTs appeared to be unconscious and bleeding. She was placed in an ambulance and transferred to a medical facility. A second woman emerged with an oxygen mask and was transported to the ambulance in a wheelchair.
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Pro-Life blogger Jill Stanek posted dramatic photos taken at the scene that showed that EMT with gurneys were forced to navigate through an alley filled with trash and debris to reach a door that prevented gurney access. The condition of the two women is currently unknown.
“Abortionists love to complain about clinic regulations and portray them as an anti-abortion plot to prevent women from accessing, safe, legal care. This incident proves yet again how untrue those statements really are, and how much regulation is needed to close unsafe mills like New Woman All Woman,’” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “This place is no safer for women that Kermit Gosnell’s ‘shop of horror.”
Last year, Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell was charged with the murder of Karnamaya Mongar, who died after unlicensed medical staff administered an overdose of Demerol in November 2009. Lack of gurney access contributed to her death. Since then, several states have passed clinic regulations and increased inspections at abortion clinics. This has led to the closure of two abortion clinics in Illinois, two in Delaware, three in Pennsylvania, and more.
Pro-Life Nation says it is working with Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC for Life to make sure that complaints against New Woman All Women are filed with the appropriate Alabama regulatory agencies.