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Botched Abortion at Lone Birmingham Clinic Brings on New Lawsuit

Contact: Fr. Terry Gensemer, CEC for Life, 205-253-0159

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 18, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Not even six months after the closure of one dangerous Birmingham abortion facility -- brought on by the careless injury of two female patients -- yet another woman, Ms. Roberta Clark, has come forward and filed suit against the city's only remaining abortion clinic: Planned Parenthood.

In 2010, Planned Parenthood of Birmingham originally underwent investigation after Live Action President Lila Rose uncovered their regular practice of illegally providing abortions for minors and choosing to cover up statutory rape cases.

At that time, Planned Parenthood was placed under a one-year probation. The recent lawsuit filed against them by Ms. Clark details an incident that actually took place during this probationary period and creates the question of how it went unnoticed by the Alabama Department of the Public Health, which should have been closely monitoring the facility.

This also comes in the wake of the recent death of the 24 year old Chicago woman, Tonya Reaves.

In July 2012, Reaves was left to hemorrhage to death for over five hours on a Planned Parenthood operating table in Chicago, after the abortionist unknowingly perforated her uterus. There is not even a record of a 911 call from the facility, and, by the time Reaves finally reached an emergency room, there was nothing doctors could do to save her life.

According to the lawsuit recently filed by Ms. Roberta Clark, Planned Parenthood of Birmingham exhibits the same perilous lack of care that cost Tonya Reaves her life in Chicago, as well as still openly refusing to follow Alabama state law.

Ms. Clark is suing Planned Parenthood and Dr. Umoren for failure to properly diagnose her ectopic pregnancy, negligent care in regards to that misdiagnosis, and failure to hire trained and licensed employees.

On August 20, 2012 -- only a month after the Reaves case -- Roberta Clark went into Planned Parenthood of Birmingham and received an ultrasound from untrained personnel.  The employee informed Roberta that she was at a gestation of 8 weeks 4 days.  California abortionist Dr. Aqua Don Emmanuel Umoren, who regularly performs abortions in Birmingham and Huntsville, followed with a pelvic exam that concurred with the ultrasound.  He then performed a suction curettage abortion on Ms. Clark.

After 25 days, Ms. Clark was still experiencing nausea, bleeding, and vomiting.  She arrived at the Princeton Medical Center Emergency Room on September 14, 2012 where, after a physical examination and ultrasound, she was informed that she was at a 13-week gestation of an ectopic pregnancy in the left fallopian tube.

She was admitted for emergency surgery which, according to the lawsuit, ended in "the loss of the tube which resulted in infertility."

Documents also show that Dr. Umoren failed to notify Ms. Clark that the tissue sample from her procedure on August 20, 2010 -- tested on the same day -- showed no presence of fetal tissue.  This would imply that, while Dr. Umoren knew he had performed an unsuccessful abortion, he chose not to inform Ms. Clark, placing her life, instead, in further danger.

Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC for Life comments, "No one should be surprised by Planned Parenthood's atrocious behavior. The abortion industry in Birmingham has absolutely no regard for the law or lives of the women they claim to help. Just as the Department of Public Health shut down the shoddy practices of the New Woman clinic last May, we ask that they also shut down Planned Parenthood for such practiced carelessness with women's lives."

CEC For Life, Alabama Physicians for Life, Life Legal Defense Foundation, Live Action, and Pro-Life Nation will hold a press conference calling for the immediate shut down of this dangerous abortion facility on Wednesday, September 19th, at 10 A.M. across the street from Planned Parenthood.

CEC For Life is a ministry of the Charismatic Episcopal Church.