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Cleveland Abortion Patient's Death and Identity Confirmed

Pro-life leaders will conduct a press conference on Wednesday and are calling for an emergency suspension of Preterm's abortion facility license. 

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue ; info.operationrescue@gmail.com 

CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 1, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue has confirmed death and the identity of a patient of the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, who was transported to University Hospital Case Medical Center on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Lakisha Wilson, 22, a black female, died after transport from the abortion clinic to the hospital. According to a statement released by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office:

    Decedent was conveyed from 12000 Shaker Blvd., in Cleveland to University Hospitals Case Medical Center and arrived on 3-21-14 where she was treated, expired and was pronounced on 3-28-14.

An autopsy is being conducted and a cause of death is pending, however there is no doubt that her death was caused by the late-term abortion she received on March 21, 2014.

Video: 911-Ohio Abortion Patient not Breathing at All Dies

A press conference with further details will be held at the following time and location:

    When: April 2, 2014, at 11:00 am Eastern

    Where: Outside the Preterm Abortion Facility
    12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120

    Those participating include:
    Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue
    Denise Liepold, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio
    Molly Smith, Cleveland Right to Life
    Dr. Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union
    Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath, Urban Outreach Director of Life Issues Institute, Inc.
    Pastor Dale Henkley
    Mark Harrington, Created Equal
    (Partial Listing.)

Operation Rescue reported earlier that it had obtained 911 records that indicated a woman had died after an abortion at Preterm. Those records stated that she was "not breathing at all" and had suffered "Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death."

According to information gathered by Operation Rescue from those on the scene and who have been contacted by members of the woman's family, Lakisha Wilson was in the later stages of pregnancy, and because of that was turned down by abortion clinics in Columbus and Akron.

She was said to have been brain dead at the time she arrived at the hospital, but was kept on life support for several days so that her organs could be harvested.

"We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Lakisha's family for their devastating loss," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "We have filed complaints with the Ohio Medical Board and with the Ohio Department of Health. We call on the ODH to immediately suspend Preterm's clinic license pending a full investigation into Lakisha's death."

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