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Local abortion facility injures two women 

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Local abortion facility injures two women

An abortion facility near the Illinois-Missouri border injured two women within just days of each other, the latest in a disturbing string of seemingly botched abortions and dangerous behavior. According to Operation Rescue, the first emergency took place on Oct. 15th at the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Ill. Instead of being transported to The Gateway Regional Medical Center Hospital Emergency Room across the street, the injured woman was loaded into an ambulance, which took her to an unknown location. The second emergency took place just two days later on Oct. 17th, but this time, no ambulance was called. Instead, abortion facility staffers pushed the patient across a busy street in a wheelchair to the Gateway Emergency Room. The Hope Clinic for Women has previously been cited for numerous health violations, including failure to prevent potential cross-contamination and infection, as well as a lack of properly working equipment.


Abortionist surrenders license

A California abortionist who was responsible for hospitalizing six women with life-threatening complications within a nine-month period of time in 2017, has entered an agreement to surrender his medical license, effective today. Donald Clyde Willis was employed at the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, Calif., at the time of the abortion-related emergencies. Operation Rescue filed a formal complaint with the California Medical Board against Willis on Oct. 3, 2017 — the same day that the sixth medical emergency took place. An Operation Rescue staff member was interviewed by a medical board investigator regarding the case, which led to a formal accusation against Willis related to three of the injured women. Willis agreed to surrender his California medical license to avoid expensive disciplinary action.


New Jersey faces religious liberty suit

Attorneys from the Thomas More Society have filed an emergency application for an injunction pending appellate review from the United States Supreme Court in a federal religious liberty lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy. On Nov. 19, the not-for-profit national public interest law firm filed the application with Justice Samuel Alito on behalf of The Rev. Kevin Robinson, a Catholic parish priest, and Rabbi Yisrael Knopfler, leader of an orthodox Jewish synagogue, who are suing Murphy and his administration for discriminatory abuses of religious freedom in their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The application alleges that New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions limiting houses of worship to 25 percent of capacity or a numerical cap, whichever is less, while imposing less restrictive limits on secular activities that evidently pose the same or greater risk of viral transmission, violates Robinson and Knopfler’s rights to the free exercise of religion and free speech and assembly.

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