The problem wasn’t complicated, though it was urgent: A women had had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston, and she was bleeding so badly that the abortionist couldn’t control it.
However, the Planned Parenthood staffer explained it to a 9-1-1 dispatcher this way: “Transport with IV running from ASC to Ben Taub. Um, she is status post complete A-B. With an EBL of 500. And she has no drug allergies.”
The dispatcher was perplexed by the unusual terminology and repeatedly had to ask for clarification.
The caller said, “She’s having some, um, bleeding that we can’t control.”
“That’s what I needed to know,” the operator said.
The 9-1-1 call reveals the lengths to which Planned Parenthood will go to conceal the fact that its abortionists are hurting women, the pro-life group Operation Rescue said in a report.
The caller’s use of medical abbreviations and shorthand terminology is an attempt to obscure the fact that an abortion patient was suffering uncontrolled bleeding and heavy blood loss, Operation Rescue said.
The group, along with other pro-life organizations, explained that it had been accessing public 9-1-1 records to verify and document the abortion-related medical emergencies that are often witnessed by street activists outside abortion clinics.
Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger noted some clinics use private ambulance services not subject to open records laws, or even, in extreme situations, transport women to emergency rooms in private vehicles.
In the Houston incident, Dec. 14, 2013, the use of medical abbreviations and other terminology endangered the woman’s life by taking up precious time.
Planned Parenthood: We have a 33-year-old G-6, P-2 …
Dispatcher: OK, what does that mean?
Planned Parenthood: Um, she’s … um, been pregnant six times and has two living children.
Dispatcher: OK. How old …
Planned Parenthood: We need a transport with IV running from ASC to Ben Taub. Um, she is status post complete A-B.
Dispatcher: What does that mean?
Planned Parenthood: Abortion.
Planned Parenthood: With an EBL of 500.
Planned Parenthood: Estimated blood loss.
Dispatcher: Oh. OK.
Planned Parenthood: And she has no drug allergies.
Dispatcher: But she needs to go to Ben Taub – why?
Planned Parenthood: Because she’s having some, um, bleeding that we can’t control.
Dispatcher: Oh, OK, OK, OK. That’s what I needed to know.
Listen to the exchange:
Operation Rescue said it took more than two minutes for the dispatcher to understand that the woman had lost 500 milliliters of blood – about the volume of liquid in a soda bottle – in a short time.
"If Planned Parenthood thinks their 'insider lingo' will outsmart us, they completely underestimate the pro-life movement. This kind of nonsense is actually endangering the lives of women and delaying their access to emergency care when every minute might mean the difference between life and death," said Troy Newman, president of OR.
"It just goes to show that for Planned Parenthood, covering up their mistakes takes priority over the lives and health of women."
WND reported earlier this month that the number of Planned Parenthood clinics has dropped to a 40-year low, despite getting $542 million from the federal government last year.
The abortion industry behemoth's dependence on subsidies is evident in a survey that found Planned Parenthood last year opened 13 new facilities and closed 48. The closures were in 16 different states. The total number of facilities has fallen from 938 in 1995 to 695 now.
Analysts say part of the reason for the drop is that state governments are cutting tax subsidies for Planned Parenthood.
"Why have so many states been tightening the reins on Planned Parenthood?" asked Rob Gasper, a senior research analyst for American Life League, the nation's oldest Catholic pro-life group.
"Awareness," he answered in a report titled "Planned Parenthood's shocking 2013 decline."
Gasper said education efforts by pro-life groups "have finally cast enough light onto Planned Parenthood's activities to show that it is a corrupt and corrupting enterprise."
American Life League's Stop Planned Parenthood International project has been "instrumental in unearthing mounds of evidence against Planned Parenthood's corrupting influence, especially in our schools and communities," he said.
He also cited undercover stings by the pro-life group Live Action, which "flashed a bright light on underhanded and illegal tactics being employed."
"Numerous other pro-life groups have been instrumental, especially at the local level, in educating legislators and citizens alike," he said.
The newest assessment of the nation's largest influence in the abortion industry said 15 states have fewer Planned Parenthood facilities than reported last year, while only three have increased from last year's totals.
The report also found that the percentage of Planned Parenthood clinics committing surgical and/or medical abortion increased from 47 percent in 2012 to 49 percent in 2013.
In 2013, Planned Parenthood reported 342 facilities conducting surgical and/or medical abortions.
"For the first time since 1973, Planned Parenthood is operating less than 700 facilities," the new report said. "Whether measured by number of facilities or total affiliates, 2013 marked the eighth straight year of decline. … This decline cannot be attributed to the actions of one particular state or region, as Planned Parenthood closed facilities in 16 states."