July 22, 2022

12th Medical Emergency in Two Years at Granite City Abortion Clinic

A woman being loaded into an ambulance outside
Hope Clinic For Women in Granite City on June 14
photo credit: Operation Rescue
Pro-life advocates outside Hope Clinic For Women in Granite City, IL witnessed a medical emergency on June 14. At around 4:00 PM, an ambulance arrived at the clinic to load an abortion patient for emergency transport. This incident marks the 12th time that Operation Rescue has documented a medical emergency at the clinic in two years.

Operation Rescue, a pro-life organization that documents medical emergencies at abortion clinics throughout the country, was unable to obtain records of the incident through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Operation Rescue did find, however, that a 911 dispatcher reached out to Emergency Medical Services approximately eight minutes before the ambulance arrived on the scene. “EMS, can you contact us back for a possible transport?” a dispatcher says on the publicly available recording. Further details are not available. When emergency personnel returned the call, they did not do so on a publicly recorded line. Operation Rescue believes that this was done intentionally to prevent any information about the emergency from being accessed by the public.

“Operation Rescue has seen a surge in 911 abortion emergencies, coupled with more attempts to hide these abortion disasters,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “When mothers are rushed to the emergency room for abortion complications, it is an obvious threat to the abortion cartels’ narrative of ‘safe, legal abortion.’ Operation Rescue is pursuing legal remedies, and lawsuits if necessary, to force the public disclosure of the cartel’s botched abortions. 

“We know women are being tormented at the hands of the abortion industry, and we will not relent until their malfeasance is uncovered and exposed,” Newman continued. “The more the public knows about the incredible dangers of terminating an emerging life, the more mothers will shun the lies of the cartel.” 

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