13-year-old girl injured during abortion at dangerous Illinois facility

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser - Posted at Live Action:

A 13-year-old girl was sent to the hospital with a perforated uterus after undergoing an abortion in Granite City, Illinois. The emergency raises numerous questions, including whether or not authorities have been notified about the rape of a child. The age of consent in Illinois is 17.

Operation Rescue reported that Hope Clinic for Women had four emergencies within two months this year; the specific details were initially not available. But now more information has been uncovered about the fourth emergency, which took place on April 28.

An abortion facility staff member called a private ambulance company, RuralMed EMS, which is located over an hour away. But because they have a contract through Effingham County, the 911 call is public record. During the call, obtained by Operation Rescue, the facility staffer asked for an ambulance to take the child to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, located approximately 20 minutes away in St. Louis, Missouri. Hope Clinic frequently sends women to Barnes-Jewish, even though there is a hospital within walking distance of the facility — right across the street. It’s possible Hope Clinic uses Barnes-Jewish because it is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and can therefore handle more serious injuries.

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