Clinic workers laugh as ambulance transports woman injured in botched abortion

posted at 5:30 pm on October 27, 2011 by Tina Korbe

A new video obtained by Pro-Life Wisconsin shows employees of Affiliated Medical Services — an abortion mill in Milwaukee, Wis. — standing outside the clinic, laughing and dancing, about the time a woman injured in a failed abortion is wheeled away in an ambulance. The video, taken by a 40 Days for Life prayer warrior, also captures his conversation with the calloused employees, in which they tell him to “shut up” and “lucky it isn’t you in the hospital.”

No real way to know just what these workers found so funny on a night when a woman injured in a bungled abortion had to be transported to the hospital — but it’s safe to say a certain amount of desensitization occurs inside abortion clinics. What’s so very, very heart-breaking about this is actually not that a handful of abortion clinic employees opted to stand outside after a day of work, laughing and talking to one another — even though it’s certainly sad to see they’re so unaffected by injury and death. They surely weren’t laughing at the plight of the woman. At least, I hope, hope, hope they weren’t.

No, what’s heart-breaking is that some poor woman — who had probably been promised that an abortion would solve the problems she faces — that night found herself in an ambulance, possibly facing death and without the comfort of holding her baby in her arms. (Compare that to the story of Stacy Crimm.) Abortion advocates say they just want a woman to have choices — but, except in formal disclaimers, how often do you hear them talk about the risks of abortion to the mother? Nor am I just talking about the physical risks. The emotional aftermath of abortion is rarely discussed — but would surely be a potent deterrent to young women who think an abortion will ease the pain and sorrow they feel.

Pro-Life Wisconsin put it this way:

“Those who lobby for abortion’s legality claim that if abortion were made illegal, women would have to resort to dirty, back-alley abortions. … But the reverse has actually happened: [A]s was sadly illustrated with Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortuary in Philadelphia, the dirty, back-alley abortions are legal and no one is watching.

“This is at least the third time this year an ambulance has arrived at AMS after a botched abortion; sidewalk counselors recorded two separate ambulance visits on April 8,” PLW continues. “Abortion facilities in Milwaukee are not subject to health inspections. Some days the smell of death — blood and flesh — can be smelled wafting out of AMS when the staff open the doors.

“AMS has been the site of 40 Days for Life for three years now. Sidewalk counselors and prayer warriors are present at AMS year-round as well. 40 Days vigilers were in front of AMS when this occurred,” it concluded. “Women have been taken to Columbia St. Mary’s after botched abortions, forcing a Catholic hospital and staff to clean up the abortionist’s mess.”

My guess is, the Catholic hospital staff is willing to help in that case, knowing the need for healing in multiple senses. But it doesn’t change that abortion advocates — so keen to invoke “women’s rights” — would be far more believable in their supposed attempt to help women make a wise choice if they made a little more effort to paint a full and realistic picture of the long-term potential consequences of abortion.


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at the :20 mark the girl in the white pants looks like she is posing as someone in stirrups. The heavy lady coming out at 1:30 looks more like she is mocking the patient by walking funny. I can almost guarantee the woman in the ambulance was scared and the experience was horrific.

cubbieblue25 on October 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Tragic hardness of heart.

itsnotaboutme on October 28, 2011 at 1:14 AM

This is the way you stop abortion. Let the pregnant women know the downsides of a botched abortion. Never having children of your own is one consequence. That happened to a neighbor of mine when abortions were illegal in Michigan in the 60s. It still happens. That’s a terrible downside, isn’t it? It’s like somebody nuked your whole life.

Laws won’t do it. Publicizing the downsides will. Work to remove the filthy market for abortions. Otherwise it simply becomes another organized crime source of income.

{^_^}

herself on October 28, 2011 at 2:58 AM

These butchers were probably counting their money as the ambulance drove off.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 28, 2011 at 7:21 AM

She obviously didn’t want to hold a baby in her arms, or she wouldn’t have been having an abortion.

ButterflyDragon on October 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Maybe, but I knew a woman whose daughter was forced to have one or she could have jeopardized both lives. She had to go to another hospital to have it done because the one she was giving birth at did not permit it. What do you do?

RDE2010 on October 28, 2011 at 7:54 AM

What is going on with Hot Air? I’m personally opposed to abortion, but with each of Tina’s near-daily propaganda pieces I’m more and more inclined to sympathize with the other side.

Jens on October 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM

The tone of your comment makes clear that your “personal opposition” to abortion is weak as water and your inclination to “sympathize with the other side” is your default position and has nothing to do with Tina’s so-called propaganda pieces.

SKYFOX on October 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

What’s the matter? The abortion mill doctor didn’t get his/her $300, so he let the woman bleed on the floor, until the ambulance came?

That’s what leftist trash tell me happens, anyway, if the doctor doesn’t get the cash.

MNHawk on October 28, 2011 at 8:14 AM

SKYFOX on October 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

Ding ding

blatantblue on October 28, 2011 at 8:30 AM

They surely weren’t laughing at the plight of the woman. At least, I hope, hope, hope they weren’t.

You don’t even know what the “plight” was. Stories written like this are similar to Tea Partiers as racists because they hate the black President, only.

This piece hardly deserved a move to the “keep” column.

Marcus on October 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Consenting to medical treatment incurs unintended consequences. That’s the nature of nature, so many unknown and unpredictable facets that we just don’t have control over.

This clinic obviously has problems. Any clinic sending frequent “out patients” into life threatening emergency hospitalization should be closed, and staff/procedure/facility prosecuted for malpractice and lack of sanitation.

Abortion is revolting. If a woman insists on an abortion, the consensual procedure should include sterilization. Then again, requiring a pregnancy to full term and delivery, what of the child’s life? CPS is vile, and the foster parent program attracts abuses. Adoptive services must no longer consider anything “moral” when assigning parents to a baby.

That said, every profession desensitizes its professionals. Schools desensitize administrator/teacher/student. The Military desensitizes its personnel. Medical practitioners are desensitized to death in order to deal with its frequency at work. Police are desensitized to civil rights when in fear of their own safety or careless/abusive doing background investigation. Where’s the compassion from Priests and trusted authorities desensitized to human suffering while sexually preying on the vulnerable? “Conservative” blogs are desensitized to constitutional integrity, attacking constitutional conservatives for not going with the flow of brutal neoconservative exportation of warfare for globalist profit, and convoluted governmental implementation of domestic terrorism (DHS/TSA/ATF examples), not only at the financial expense of US Taxpayers, but at the absolute expense of our Constitutional Republic, our civil rights, and even our lives. Kneejerk denials or conflated arguments only prove the point that we are all desensitized.

To regain our senses requires contemplation which requires some silence.

*crickets

maverick muse on October 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Marcus on October 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Yes, this piece hopey hopey hope is a poor show.

Of the video, when asked, the clinic workers were ugly in response.

No surprise, as the same attitude today comes from anyone on the offensive/defense.

maverick muse on October 28, 2011 at 8:54 AM

In college our pro-life group sponsored some pro life movies and debates. One of the movies was of an actual abortion. A suction abortion. The woman was completely out as the “doctor” was using the vacuum on her and in the middle of it she let out the most horrible deep scream you ever heard. It was chilling. I have always remembered that. As soon as she screamed … while still unconscious… the doctor turned to the camera and casually said “Sometimes they yell. We don’t know why.”

This movie was made in the late 70′s. The story followed a journalist who actually supported abortion (she played herself in the movie) and was told to go out and find out the facts about it.
during her research she came to understand the horror of it all.
It would be very dated today and I cannot remember the name of it. Wish I could.

JellyToast on October 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM

45 MILLION…….

…….lost to this Federally subsidized crime against humanity.

…….pity the souls that condone this after their last breath.

……God help the wandering United States as it hurls itself into the abyss of history.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM

I was listening to one of Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s radio programs recently, and he was talking about how merciless this country has become. He is right on.

Ward Cleaver on October 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM

We mourn the loss of this life.
Thank you Tina for bringing the gruesome side of mankind to light.

May God soften the hearts of those who look so callously upon the sobering nature of all of this.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Obviously, it wasn’t his unalienable right.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Jelly Toast Oct. 28 9:03 a.m.

Jelly Toast, I’m not sure which video you mean, but it could have been “The Silent Scream” or “Hard Truth.”

Both of those videos (and many other pro-life DVDs and items)are available from Heritage House (www.hh76.com, phone 1-800-858-3040).

KyMouse on October 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM

The workers sound like they may have been “on something”. At least I hope they weren’t that callous stone-sober. Substance abuse is pretty common inside the mills, even while on duty.

quiz1 on October 28, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Even so come, Lord Jesus!

Kjeil on October 28, 2011 at 10:06 AM

There are all kinds of evil that take place at abortuaries.

In May 2002, 44-year-old Anthony Harvell, the chief of security at the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, KY, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping two young women at the abortion mill.

One of the victims reported that Harvell used his code to open the security gate, unlocked the back door, placed his gun on the table, and raped her.

The victim, Barbara Stinson, later said that “he controlled the premises, he unlocked fences, he unlocked the back door. He knew he could take me there. And when the case first started, I had harassing phone calls coming from the abortion clinic calling me a liar, calling me a whore. I had a lot of harassment from the abortion clinic.”

Stinson added that the voices making the harassing phone calls were female; Louisville police traced the calls to the abortion center.

The city’s leading newspaper reported about the rapes, but for some time did not include the fact that Harvell worked at EMW.

KyMouse on October 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM

To use this video as an argument to disparage abortion is to have utterly track of reality. It shows the lack of judgment which I believe devout “pro-lifers” have about this issue.

How do we know that the abortion was botched? There’s a high possibility that the abortion found some pre-existing problem with the pregnancy. Most importantly, should an abortion clinic worker be in mourning for the rest of the night if there was a botched abortion. I would say no. I live close to a hospital. People die at hospitals. Yet, I see nurses all the time smoking cigarettes outside and laughing. Does this show they are “calloused”? Or is it just how normal people act with jobs in the health field? I’m pretty sure it’s the later.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Let me put it succinctly: the video is shot immediately after an innocent person is violently put to death. That’s why we care.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

As a follow-up to my comments at 10:12 a.m., here is what the EMW abortuary in Louisville charges for killing babies, according to their 2010 brochure:

6 – 12 weeks gestation, and RU 486: $650.
12.1 – 14 weeks: $800.
14.1 – 16 weeks: $1,075.
16.1 – 18 weeks: $1,300.
18.1 – 20 weeks: $1,500.
20.1 – 22 weeks: $1,700.
22.1 – 23 weeks: $2,200.

KyMouse on October 28, 2011 at 10:31 AM

News re: Dr. Kermit Gosnell ….

pambi on October 28, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Let me put it succinctly: the video is shot immediately after an innocent person is violently put to death. That’s why we care.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I am not making a claim about why you care. I am observing that there is no rational relationship between the events in the video and the abortion which can be used to imply abortion is bad. Tina could just well used a random Youtube music video and claim it shows abortion is evil. Say this one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOS9aOIXPEk

I am saying that like every other cause, the Pro-Life cause needs to make good arguments. And if this is typical of Pro-Life arguments, then everyone should agree with me that abortion is morally ok.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Thuja, I don’t think this thread exists as an argument against abortion. I think it is just informative (as this is a news website) about what exactly is happening out there.

It’s helpful for people to see the way the “good people down at the clinic” really feel about you when you get an abortion. (hint: don’t care)

2200 bucks a shot (thanks for the fee sheet, KyMouse) –laughing all the way to the bank.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

STOOPID speaks.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM

It’s helpful for people to see the way the “good people down at the clinic” really feel about you when you get an abortion. (hint: don’t care)

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

But this video doesn’t show that. If a worker in the health field were required to be in mourning for the rest of the night because something bad happens to a patient, we wouldn’t have doctors and nurses. The people I have known who have worked at abortion clinics are normal people. Some are very caring and some not so much–just like workers at the hospital or an office building construction crew. To demonize abortion clinic workers is dishonest.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM

To demonize abortion clinic workers is dishonest.
thuja on October 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM

To demonize people who work in a place which makes its money from killing babies is dishonest?
I think, Thuja, we’re going to have to agree to disagree. I believe abortion is murder. And you don’t. That’s the way it is.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM

To demonize people who work in a place which makes its money from killing babies is dishonest?
I think, Thuja, we’re going to have to agree to disagree. I believe abortion is murder. And you don’t. That’s the way it is.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM

The abortion workers don’t see abortion as evil. I know I don’t. People have different opinions on abortion. You need to learn to respect people with whom you disagree. It’s a pretty basic skill for living a happy life.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM

But! Legal abortion is SAFE! Democrats said so!

Book on October 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Respect people who kill babies? Never, Thuja.

Also in the news now: Two former workers at the Philadelphia abortion mill run by Kermit Gosnell, M.D., have pleaded guilty to murder. Gosnell, you will remember, was charged last January with killing a mother and seven babies who had been born alive.

His specialty was cutting their spinal cords. One of the workers had a different approach: she admitted killing a baby after the mother gave birth over a toilet — the worker pulled the baby out of the toilet and cut the baby’s throat.

How much respect should we have for such people, Thuja?

KyMouse on October 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Wow, thuja, condescending projection much?

Book on October 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Thuja — it’s easy to be for abortion when you aren’t the one being killed.

KyMouse on October 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM

SKYFOX on October 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

wow, you’re going to have to turn in your thought police card. I’m pretty adamantly “pro-life.”

Any “tone” you may have sensed, by which you erroneously divined my “default position,” comes from the simple fact that I find folk who assume the worst about others and swallow propaganda to be annoying.

If we really believe in in small government, then the best way to end abortion is by kind persuasion. this video and comments like yours do nothing to accomplish that goal, at best. Mostly they just make people who may already feel bad for their involvement think you’re insensitive and cruel. Think about it, SKYFOX (and Tina), when you sin, do you take correction better from people you think love you (because they’re kind and sympathetic) or from people who assume the worst about you and then post it on the internet?

Jens on October 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Thuja,

That’s all good and well. And I think I showed respect for you when I said we would have to agree to disagree.

I thought we were done discussing it (agreeing to disagree), but you have compelled me to say that there is something wrong in someone’s conscience and soul if they deny that a life is being taken. That is flat out wrong and people who go along with it (i.e. the workers) are wrong as well.

balkanmom on October 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Abortion facilities in Milwaukee are not subject to health inspections.

And women die in these places. I can’t think of anything that underscores the horror of abortion more than this. (Well there are those pictures of ripped-apart babies, but those are just “masses of tissue”.)

Squiggy on October 28, 2011 at 11:56 AM

I am saying that like every other cause, the Pro-Life cause needs to make good arguments. And if this is typical of Pro-Life arguments, then everyone should agree with me that abortion is morally ok.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Alright, then: abortion kills a baby human, and permanently scars two adult humans. How’s that for a coherent argument? So, no. Abortion is not morally “ok”.

The abortion workers don’t see abortion as evil. I know I don’t. People have different opinions on abortion. You need to learn to respect people with whom you disagree. It’s a pretty basic skill for living a happy life.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM

I should respect the pedophile down the street? He has a “different opinion” than me, too. The biggest difference between a rapist and an abortionist, is that, with a rapist, the victim usually lives. But he’s no less ‘morally objectionable’ than a (probably corporate) baby killer.

Squiggy on October 28, 2011 at 12:05 PM

What is going on with Hot Air? I’m personally opposed to abortion, but with each of Tina’s near-daily propaganda pieces I’m more and more inclined to sympathize with the other side.

Jens on October 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM

If someone tells you the truth and you view it as “propaganda”, do you think that reveals a problem with the person telling you the truth, or rather, a problem with you being able to accept the truth?

The process of abortion involves the murder of a child in the womb. A process that is also dangerous to the mother. If you can’t accept the truth, perhaps you would be more comfortable at Huffpo.

oldleprechaun on October 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over the demise of human trash like those idiots. They will eventually face justice. Human detritus.

ultracon on October 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM

I hope that the woman sues the abortion clinic. That video would be awesome for a jury to see!

Conservative Samizdat on October 28, 2011 at 12:36 PM

GALLOWS HUMOR

cat-scratch on October 28, 2011 at 12:39 PM

This isn’t a serious argument against abortion. This is just more lazy schlock from Tina.

lexhamfox on October 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Did Operation Rescue join with Townhall when they purchased Hotair.

Pablo Honey on October 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM

oldleprechaun on October 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM

seriously? Read my response to SKYFOX and then ask yourself if it’s possible my comments might be something other than subtly revealing I have a dark desire to kill children. Your vitriol makes you appear as a parody.

Jens on October 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM

The process of abortion involves the murder of a child in the womb. A process that is also dangerous to the mother. If you can’t accept the truth, perhaps you would be more comfortable at Huffpo.
oldleprechaun on October 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM

People who think this is amateur journalism at best are not arguing abortion. They are arguing the ethics of
a writer concluding she can judge others motives and thoughts by assigning them herself to those people. Like I said before, the right seems to be as good as the left at this:

Tea Party rally people carry anti-Obama signs ->
Obama is black->
Tea Party people hate and despise blacks.

Facility provides abortions->
Ambulance arrives, takes SOMEONE away->
Must be botched abortion->
Clinic workers gather to leave work together->
Are “laughing and dancing” because “patient” had “botched abortion”.

Marcus on October 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

I think its liberal theolgy gone array. The end results of good people not standing for the innocent and unspoken.

cw on October 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Pablo Honey, I’ll ask again.

Do you not consider them people? Do you not understand or believe they feel pain when we do this to them. Do you not have a single shred of compassion for them?

My God, we do this to full term babies. Scissors in the backs of their necks after they’re actually born. We let them lie on gurneys to die after they’re born.

Can you not agree that at least some of this is barbaric and unnecessary?

hawkdriver on October 27, 2011 at 8:24 PM

hawkdriver on October 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The abortion workers don’t see abortion as evil. I know I don’t. People have different opinions on abortion. You need to learn to respect people with whom you disagree. It’s a pretty basic skill for living a happy life.

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Sorry, but no I don’t have to respect the opinion that killing a baby is not murder as long as the mother agrees to it.

An inability to see abortion is evil argues strongly that a person is desensitized to basic morality and compassion. Laughter while a patient is removed in an ambulance certainly doesn’t prove that desensitization in itself, but since the desensitization is likely from the sheer horrificness of the business of abortion, it does at least imply a connection.

IOW, there’s abundant reason to suspect desensitization of abortion workers, so there’s of course less inclination to give them the benefit of the doubt.

There Goes The Neighborhood on October 29, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Look! The upside to abortion is that a murderer eugenically does not propagate. It is a win win.

esnap on October 29, 2011 at 2:29 AM

a certain amount of desensitization occurs inside abortion clinics.

To put it more bluntly, people who are involved in the depraved ongoing process of killing unborn babies become depraved themselves – their souls and consciences rot from within. Evil has consequences.

infidel4life on October 31, 2011 at 3:58 PM

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