From Operation Rescue
October 12, 2012
Rude Abortionist Calls 911 for Second Trimester Abortion Emergency
Cleveland, OH – Abortionist Martin Ruddock commandeered the telephone from an employee of Abortion Access-Center for Women’s Health in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2012, and demanded an emergency transport for a 26-year old second-trimester abortion patients who suffered from a high fever and disorientation.
During the 911 recorded call, Ruddock seemed annoyed with the questions asked by a female emergency dispatcher who was inquiring if the patient was alert and breathing.
“Yes, she’s alert, breathing, and normal. Ma’am, I’m a surgeon,” Ruddock snapped.
Emergency workers responding to Ruddock’s call were photographed by 77-year old Frank Kosmerl, who documented them having a difficult time lifting the gurney bearing the patient out the clinic’s back door and down several steps. The gurney had to be placed in an upright, seated position in order to negotiate a tight corner from the door to the steps.
Ruddock emerged from the clinic wearing what appeared to be a butcher’s apron over his scrubs.
Once outside, Ruddock began to threaten and verbally abuse Mr. Kosmerl saying, “I’m going to rearrange his face.”
He also accused Mr. Kosmerl of “disrupting a medical emergency” even though Mr. Kosmerl remained on public property and behind a chain link fence.
Ruddock has a history of botched abortions. In 2003, Ruddock called 911 to report that an “obese” second trimester abortion patient was bleeding profusely. “I just can’t stop the bleeding. I can’t see what I’m doing and I want her out of here,” Ruddock said.
In December, 2004, Ruddock violated the standard of care when he hurt another patient during an abortion, according to a suit brought by the injured woman.
“Martin Ruddock is an arrogant man that poses a serious public danger. We will be filing a complaint with the Ohio Medical Board asking for the revocation of his license before he butchers any other unsuspecting women,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “We will also be asking the Ohio Department of Health to take a close look at Ruddock’s run-down abortion clinic, with a special emphasis on handicapped and gurney access. These are the kinds of things that have closed clinics around the nation, and we pray that it will close this horrific abortion operation as well