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Another Botched Abortion at Hope(less)?

Another Botched Abortion at Hope(less)?
Women continue to play Russian Roulette with a “poor choice”... the only thing this abortion mill can offer them. Safe and legal? That's a lie as babies and women continue to die. Where's the outcry?
Written by Angela Michael

Abortion clinic worker watching as they load patient

We had already left for the drive home from the abortion mill in Granite City, Illinois. It was Saturday, October 29, 11:38 a.m. We received a frantic call from the few proclaimers left standing. “Two ambulances have pulled up to the front door of Hope Clinic,” they said. “Pray and run to Walgreen's and get a camera,” we instructed them. “We're turning the ultrasound van around and we're heading back.”... Almost fifteen minutes had transpired when we pulled up to the crime scene. By then, the ambulance with the patient from the abortion clinic had already backed into the hospital emergency room entrance and wheeled the stretcher inside. After a two hour wait, the condition of the patient was still unknown. Yogendra Shah was the hired-killer this day.

Ambulance arriving at Gateway Regional hospital

Back in the 1970s legalized surgical abortion was offered as the alternative to back-alley abortion. What's the difference? 12 inches of cinder block and some fresh paint. The common thought today is that abortion is safe. Abortion proponents assured judges, legislators, and the public that legalizing abortion would be beneficial to the health and well-bring of American women. If abortion was legal it would become an accepted part of mainstream medical care. What they're not telling you is how many abortion complications and deaths have occurred since its legalization. Women are still being hurt both physically and mentally across our nation, and in Granite City, IL they are thrown on a gurney or stretcher and rushed across the street to Gateway Regional Hospital, formerly St. Elizabeth's, and taken straight up to the fourth floor, bypassing the emergency room to be admitted to a private room across from the nurses' station. How does Hope(less) get by with that? Because of the stigma associated with abortion, and most abortion complications happen over the weekends when the CEO and upper management staff are off, when they kill more late-term babies and the volume increases...

Where's the outcry from all these feminist groups, NARAL or NOW who are all about women and their rights? Why isn't there an advocacy group for post-abortive women who have been butchered by abortionists? Ear piercing and tattoo parlors are much better regulated than Hope Clinic, or any abortion mill for that matter. This mill in its 32 year history has never been inspected. Why? When we inquired in 2003, after another horrific botched abortion where the abortionist Alan Palmer left a golf ball size hole in a 32 year old mother of two as she lay in a pool of hemorrhagic blood and clinging to life in the back of Hope Clinic, the Health Department stated that, they've “never received a complaint.” How about looking into the many lawsuits of medical malpractice and gross negligence filed in Madison County Courthouse against Hope Clinic by plaintiffs who have survived? In a statement by Colorado abortionist Warren Hern: “In medical practice, there are few surgical procedures given so little attention and so under-rated in its potential hazards as abortion. It is a commonly held view that complications are inevitable.” It was thought that incompetent butchers would no longer perform abortions and legalized abortion would eliminate the 5-10,000 back alley abortions each year. At this point, a coat hanger looks pretty safe.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson conceded that these statistics were intentionally inflated. “...5,000-10,000 deaths a year. I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it…”

Clearly legalized abortion has not eliminated substandard medical care and has not kept unlicensed or incompetent butchers from mutilating women. Rather, it has crippled women physically and mentally. The abortion industry has refused to police itself, often complaining that it costs too much. But if you look closely, the only ones making money are the abortionists and the lawyers hired to protect them. The abortion industry focuses instead on profit margins rather than investing in women's health and safety. Where's the outcry? It's seems to me only the pro-life community cares enough to bring this to the forefront. Psalm 9:18 “But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.”

It is clear that thousands of women are being injured by abortion each year and some of them will die. One woman rushed across the street to the Gateway Regional Emergency Room with a punctured uterus because the abortionist was in a hurry to complete as many assembly line abortions as possible is one too many. One woman left infertile because she had to undergo an emergency hysterectomy is one too many. There is an epidemic of the walking wounded. Where's the outcry? The mantra of Hope Clinic is “Where there's choice, there's hope”. But real hope is in our Lord Jesus Christ, not behind big, purple doors where children are killed and mothers are wounded. The truth is abortion is a poor choice. Is abortion all we can offer women? Women deserve better than abortion. Safe, legal that's a lie, women and babies don't choose to die. Where's the outcry?

Psalm 33:22 “May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”