Just before Christmas, Operation Rescue received a report of an ambulance transport that took place on December 21, 2019, at FPA Women’s Health, an abortion business located in Mission Hills (just west of the San Fernando Mission).
FPA Women’s Health is a chain of 24 abortion facilities scattered throughout the state of California. At several of these facilities, multiple injuries and patient deaths have been documented.
The report indicated that witnesses observed a Hispanic woman on a gurney as she was removed from the abortion business and loaded into a Los Angeles Fire Department Ambulance.
“The woman appeared unconscious and the paramedics looked very disturbed,” the source told Operation Rescue.
Long-time FPA Women’s Health abortionist Karen Mann was believed to be conducting abortions at the time of the incident. Mann has been involved with at least three serious abortion-related medical emergencies while working at the chain’s facility in Bakersfield.
With no photographs of the December emergency available, Operation Rescue worked to verify the incident and learn more.
Our first attempt to obtain public 911 records from the Los Angeles Fire Department was flatly denied. Since 911 records are traditionally considered public records, we appealed. Eventually, the appeal was partially successful, and a Prehospital Care Report was released.
However, the patient care record was heavily redacted – perhaps illegally so. Even the time of the incident was expunged….
The above comes from a Feb. 20 release from Operation Rescue.
As a just recently retired Fire investigator, I’m familiar with HIPPA privacy regulations, public records requests and redactions. Although it’s not entirely clear to me how much a Pre-hospital Care Report (PCR) is a matter of public record, the information shown does appear to be excessively redacted. (Even as a peace officer, I couldn’t get PCRs from our firefighter-paramedics without a subpoena, according to more than one of our chiefs. And, “on the other side,” I’ve been a part of redacting records before their release to the public, to ensure the privacy of victims and witnesses.) I’m glad to learn that Life Legal Defense Foundation is assisting Operation Rescue in this, a matter of simply finding out what happened (not a matter of violating the privacy rights of any patient).
Thanks for this good info, Dcn.Craig.