As the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the abortion rights lobby has focused on the mantra of “my body, my choice.” But a gruesome series of cases from Florida demonstrates what some abortionists do to women’s bodies — and why the pro-life movement seeks to protect both women and their unborn children in equal measure.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the leftist media has thus far failed to report about a Pensacola, Florida abortion facility state authorities recently shut down for numerous safety violations. But the American people need to know about the horrors one “doctor” inflicted on numerous women who trusted him to terminate their pregnancies.
In one incident this March, a woman started bleeding during her abortion, necessitating a transfer to a local hospital. When emergency technicians arrived at the facility, they found “pools of blood on the floor” — and a patient with extremely low blood pressure and no pulse detected at her wrist.
At the hospital, surgeons discovered “a big hole on the left wall of the uterus and another on the right side,” along with cuts to her cervix. The woman in question ultimately required an emergency hysterectomy and 10 pints of blood. That’s roughly as much as in an average person’s body.
Just a few short weeks ago, another patient at the same facility also received lacerations to her cervix and uterus during an attempted abortion. When this patient also required hospitalization, the abortionist’s staff told the patient’s spouse to drive her to a facility in Mobile, Alabama — an hour away, and across state lines — rather than the nearby hospital in Pensacola. Staff at the Mobile facility reported that, when the woman arrived, she had no blood pressure and a dangerously low blood oxygen reading of 80 percent.
The problems with the Pensacola abortion facility didn’t end there. In both the March and May cases, staff didn’t properly document patients’ vital signs and did not communicate with the hospitals about the patients.
In the May instance, they left a patient waiting in her car after she was administered drugs before her abortion. In these two cases, and in an August 2021 case where a patient receiving an abortion had to have parts of her colon removed, the abortion facility failed to report these hospitalizations within 10 days, as required by state guidelines.
Abortionists’ ‘War on Women’
It’s truly ironic that the left attacks the pro-life movement for a supposed “war on women,” when this Pensacola facility has been inflicting harm on females, who have the literal and figurative scars to prove it. Only time will tell if other brave women will come forward to tell about physical or psychological harm they suffered at the hands of these Florida abortionists.
The pro-abortion movement has liked to portray Kermit Gosnell — the Philadelphia abortionist ultimately convicted of murder and dozens of other felonies — as an aberration. But the phrase “house of horrors” accurately describes the treatment the Pensacola victims faced, just as it did to the babies Gosnell murdered.
The discovery of the Pensacola facility comes as pro-abortion lawmakers and activists are looking to expand the abortion industry in friendly states. These pro-abortion states seek to accommodate women from states that may restrict or prohibit the procedure if the Supreme Court overturns Roe. But the Pensacola facility shows the dangers of an approach that allows less qualified individuals to perform abortions without the proper training and supervision.
As a mother, my heart aches for all the women so grievously injured by this horrific abortion facility, as well as the lives of their unborn children — precious creatures snuffed out far too soon. I hope and pray for their physical and emotional healing — and that our nation can build a culture of life that values and respects all individuals, including the vulnerable and unborn.