Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Website Under Deconstruction: Preterm (Ohio)

This post is the fourth in "Website Under Deconstruction," our series on abortion center websites. (See the firstsecond, and third.)

Last week, NPR published a propaganda piece featuring the Preterm abortion center in Ohio. I do not hesitate to call it propaganda because it omitted any mention of Lakisha Wilson, who Preterm killed in a botched abortion. Via Jill Stanek:
Wilson was a 22-year-old pregnant mother who died less than a year ago on March 28, 2014, as a result of a botched abortion at Preterm on March 21. Wilson died of cardiac arrest following hemorrhage, according to the autopsy report.
According to the date of her last period, Wilson was 23 weeks and 1 day pregnant on the day of her abortion. But the fetal dating test “Preterm came up with” pronounced her 19 weeks and 4 days pregnant, a big difference of nearly four weeks. [...]
Also note the second yellow highlighted section in the EMT report: “EMS unable to utilize backboard or intubate pt in the building due to the elevator being so small that EMS had to sit the pt up on the cot and ventilate pt in a sitting position.” 
That’s exactly why there should be abortion clinic regulations. Precious minutes were lost as EMTs had to scramble to reposition Wilson on the gurney and then delay intubation. 
This wasn’t the first time Preterm’s elevator gave EMTs problems. The Preterm employee on this 2012 call gave the 911 operator a heads up that the elevator to their 3rd floor office was down (at 0:22), so EMTs had to carry a 300 pound bleeding post-abortive mother (at 2:35) down two flights of stairs.
No one would get any inkling of Preterm's sordid history by looking at its website:

The site repeats over and over again, on various pages, that abortion is a "very safe procedure" and safer than childbirth. That's debatable, but in any event national statistics certainly cannot be used to support the claim that abortion is safe at Preterm. Unfortunately, that distinction is unlikely to occur to someone without prior knowledge of how Preterm's abortionists operate.   

Interestingly, Preterm markets itself as being sensitive to patients' religious backgrounds, and has an "Abortion and Spirituality" page containing the following quote:
"I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another." — Mahatma Gandhi
If I believed in an afterlife, I would say that Ghandi is rolling in his grave at the thought of his name being used to prop up an abortion business. Here's a Ghandi quote that's more on point:

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