The Corner

Inside Abortion Clinic Walls

During that Perth Amboy Planned Parenthood visit on January 11 Live Action filmed, the (now former) clinic worker recommends Metropolitan Medical Associates as a good place for abortions for Asian girls in the country illegally engaged in sex work. LifeNews captures a snapshot of this women’s health haven: 

 

in December 2009, Metropolitan Medical Associates, based in Englewood, New Jersey, settled a $1.9 million lawsuit out of court filed by a woman who was comatose for one month following a botched abortion she received there.

Newark resident Rasheedah Dinkins had an abortion in January 2007 at the Metropolitan Medical Associates abortion business that went horribly wrong.

Dinkins, who was 22 at the time of the settlement, became severely ill following the abortion and was transferred to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where she needed blood transfusions and had her uterus removed. She also suffered a stroke due to the serious blood loss and had one of her lungs collapse.

“I was laying in my bed and I got the cold shakes,” Dinkins told AP in March 2007 about her ordeal. “My body kept going numb. After that, I don’t remember anything.”

“I think it’s horrible what I had to go through,” she said at the time.

Dinkins said her mother and hospital officials told her she died en route to the medical facility from the abortion center but medical personnel were able to revive her. She told AP she regards her decision to have an abortion as a bad one, saying “I probably wouldn’t have made this choice.”

Adam Slater, Dinkins’ attorney, filed a lawsuit against Metropolitan Medical Associates on her behalf and said he hoped it would help to “get to the bottom of why this incredibly horrible result could have happened.”

He told The Record newspaper at the time that the high number of abortions MMA does was a factor.

“We learned from the case that their volume of procedures was one factor that led to this problem,” he said. “When you do too many procedures, you start to lose sight of the fact that these are all separate patients and separate procedures.”

Yesterday New Jersey Right to Life president Marie Tasy called for an investigation of this clinic too. That video should be setting off more than one alarm bell. 

Most Popular

Culture

Ezra Klein’s Intellectual Demagoguery

Ezra Klein wants you to know that he doesn’t think Sam Harris is a racist. “I’m not here to say you’re racist, I don’t think you are,” Klein explains in a two-hour debate with Harris on the latter’s podcast, Waking Up. “We have not called you one.” No, not at all. Klein is telling the truth ... Read More
Education

The Scholarship/Activism Balance — A Rejoinder

The Martin Center recently published an article by sociology professor Fabio Rojas, in which he argued that professors should maintain the right balance between their teaching and scholarship on the one hand, and activism on the other. In today's article, the Center's Jay Schalin pushes back somewhat. Schalin ... Read More
U.S.

The Book Comey Wanted to Write

Making the click-through worthwhile: the book James Comey had wanted to write, Facebook starts to feel useless to some writers, an infamous D.C. city councilman manages to make everything worse, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign finds its wish granted. What Did James Comey’s First Draft of A Higher ... Read More
Film & TV

Pro-Life Feminist

My paisana at the Human Life Review are hosting an event in NYC on Thursday, May 3, at the Sheen Center (18 Bleeker Street) for the airing of director Jim Hanon’s half-hour documentary, Pro-Life Feminist. After the viewing, he’ll join the trio of castmates -- Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, Aimee Murphy, and ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Good News for Pompeo

Looks like he's in, as he should be. https://twitter.com/TomCottonAR/status/987050849317867521 But this fight has been a hint of what life will be like for Trump if the Democrats somehow take the Senate -- they'd refuse to confirm anyone for anything. Read More