Planned Parenthood Ignores Hurting Women

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Dannenfelser: “Planned Parenthood’s rally is all politics – but what’s happening in Germantown is the reality of this issue.”
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday a woman undergoing an abortion at a notorious late-term abortion facility in Germantown, Md., was taken to the hospital by emergency ambulance. Today, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, and the abortion lobby for turning their backs on this and other numerous instances of abortion industry abuse, neglect, and brutality occurring nationwide. This morning, while pro-life citizens seek answers outside of the Germantown facility, pro-abortion activists are holding a political rally on Capitol Hill devoted solely to the defense of late-term abortions more than five months into pregnancy.

“This morning, Cecile Richards and other abortion elites will rally for their so-called ‘right’ to an abortion even after 20 weeks, when the baby is fully formed and can feel pain. Meanwhile, a few miles away Maryland citizens will once again seek accountability and answers from a late-term abortionist, whose actions this year have already led to the death of one woman and an untold number of children late in pregnancy,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Planned Parenthood’s rally is all about politics – but what’s happening in Germantown is the reality of this issue.

“Similarly in Texas, ‘pro-choice’ activists have shouted and jeered for abortion, all the while ignoring the heartbreaking, graphic evidence of brutality and potential infanticide committed by Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen. There has been no shortage of horror stories and pain nationwide resulting from abortion industry negligence and brutality toward these children, yet the ‘pro-choice’ movement does nothing. Women and children deserve better.”

The SBA List has compiled an ever-expanding fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide. In May, former employees of abortionist Douglas Karpen of Houston, Texas, brought forward photographic evidence of horrific late-term abortions and potential infanticide. He is currently under investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

This week’s incident is the second known medical emergency involving a Germantown abortion patient this year.  On February 7, a young woman died from complications after she underwent a 33-week abortion and the doctor left town and was unavailable to provide emergency assistance to her or her family. He remains under investigation by the medical board in relation to that incident. In the latest incident he got into the ambulance and went with the patient to the hospital even though he has no hospital privileges anywhere, and hasn’t since 1987.

The Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government.  The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.


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