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Abortion Death: 911 Records Show Cleveland Abortion Patient 'Not Breathing at All'

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, March 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue has obtained a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died.

Video: 911-Ohio Abortion Patient Not Breathing At All Dies 

Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.

The caller also indicated that the patient was unconscious and receiving CPR at the time of the call, but efforts to restart respiration had been unsuccessful.

"It's ironic that the abortion cartel has complained so loudly about the new abortion clinic standards in Ohio. Based on Friday's incident, it appears that the regulations aren't strict enough," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

"If it had not been for alert pro-life activists, this tragedy surely would have been swept under the rug. But now, we plan to submit complaints in order to hold the Preterm abortion clinic and staff accountable so this doesn't happen to another woman."

The CAD transcript, which lists event chronology for 911 emergencies, showed that units were dispatched just moments after the 911 call began and that it took paramedics three minutes to arrive at the clinic at 11:02 a.m. when they began emergency measures.

At 11:21, paramedics transmitted information about the patient's condition to the University Hospital Case Medical Center and began to transport her to the emergency room, arriving at 11:26 a.m. 

At no time during the 28 minutes that emergency responders were in contact with the patient was there any indication that the patient ever resumed respiration.

The CAD Transcript contained the "9-E-1," the most serious of life-threatening medical emergencies, along with the notations "Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death" and "Not breathing at all."

Pastor Dale Henkel was on the scene and took video and photos of the incident, which have been released by Operation Rescue in a video that also features the 911 audio. He told Operation Rescue that the patient was African-American, as are about 80 percent of the high-volume clinic's abortion business.

The video clip showed that emergency workers were not performing any kind of treatment on the woman as she was wheeled on a gurney to the awaiting ambulance. There appeared to be a small towel over the woman's face.

Read full account with video, 911 recording, and link to CAD transcript

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