August 17, 2021

Granite City Abortion Clinic Hospitalized at Least 3 Patients Since March

A woman about to be transferred to a St. Louis Hospital
on June 16, 2021, after suffering complications from a
second-trimester abortion at Hope Clinic for Women
Reports from pro-life bystanders have confirmed that Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois has hospitalized at least three women since March of this year.

On March 20, 2021 video recorded by a pro-life bystander showed a woman in a gurney being carted into out of Hope Clinic and into an ambulance. Notably, the ambulance did not simply go across the street to Gateway Regional Medical Center. According to Operation Rescue, which records evidence of patients being hospitalized after visiting abortion clinics, that hospital is rarely used by the clinic. Instead, most of the hospitalized patients are sent to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Another woman was hospitalized at Hope Clinic on June 16, 2021. This woman was carted into an ambulance after suffering complications from a two-day abortion procedure. This ambulance similarly did not go to the hospital across the street from the Hope Clinic.

The two-day dilation and evacuation abortion procedure involves inserting a seaweed called laminaria into a woman's cervix, where it will dilate over the course of 24 hours. The woman then returns to the abortion clinic, and an abortionist uses the dilated opening to reach into the mother's womb with metal instruments designed to tear the baby apart limb from limb. This method can put the mother at risk of hemorrhage or infection. The abortionist could damage her womb with the metal instruments while trying to tear the baby's body apart, and body parts could be left in the mother's womb after the abortion is complete.

The third hospitalization at Hope Clinic occurred only a month ago on July 22, 2021. As this woman was being loaded into an ambulance on a gurney, she waived to pro-life onlookers who offered to pray for her. Two women were recorded entering the clinic while this happened.

Abortion is dangerous. Not only does it end the lives of innocent babies, but it also poses significant risks to the women who choose it. For patients at Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, this is especially true.