In the call we hear Haskell say the woman was in status epilepticus and that they had been "pushing IV Valium" and the seizures would not stop. This is not the recommended method of intervention for status epilepticus, it hasn't been since the 70's. Normally these patients are first treated with lorazepam, the most effective treatment. Valium (diazepam) is only used when lorazepam is not on hand (keep in mind that this facility does not meet the requirements for proper emergency treatment required by the state) or when intravenous administration is not possible, and we know from Haskell's statement that it was possible. It could of course also be the case that Haskell is simply incompetent and didn’t know what to do. Treating the young woman in this way is quite possibly what caused her to require tracheal intubation (which observers reported was being used) as the likelihood of this being needed is greatly increased by what Haskell did.
Assuming that the woman was not actively seizing when being taken out of the abortion center the fact that she was intubated indicates that she may have been under general anesthesia, sometimes induced using propofol or a similar drug. According to an article by Dr. Wijdicks of the Mayo Clinic, while effective in cases of myoclonus status epilepticus, when propofol is used, even in smaller doses, the patient almost never survives. Regardless of the possible usage of propofol however, there is at least a 1 in 5 chance that the woman did not survive or will die within the next month. Needless to say, we must also remember that her baby was presumably killed by Haskell or one of his associates just prior to this incident. It is estimated that about 50 children are killed every week at the Women’s Med Center location in Sharonville alone.
This event is eerily similar to another medical crisis that transpired at Haskell’s Dayton abortion clinic which you can read about here. There have been many questions about the safety of Haskell’s abortion business in Sharonville from local physicians and government officials. Ohio’s health department however, is ignoring these concerns.
You can contact the Ohio Department of Health using the information below:
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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