The following comes from a Feb. 5 story by Operation Rescue.
Bakersfield, CA — The morning of January 30 started like any other for Tim and Terri Palmquist, who offer help to women outside the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, California.
Tim watched as the abortionist Gorli Harish climbed out of his red Cadillac and was greeted by the awaiting security guard, who escorted him to the front door of the abortion clinic just a few feet away.
Tim pleaded with Harish not to conduct abortions that day, but of course, he did not listen. Later that morning, it became obvious that something had gone terribly wrong.
An ambulance arrived at FPA Women’s Health and removed one woman on a gurney through the door closest to the recovery room. Unlike other times when ambulances were called– and there have been many– the woman was not covered with a sheet.
Tim and Terry rushed over to see the woman off-loaded from the ambulance and rushed into the emergency room.
The woman’s mother had accompanied her daughter for the abortion and to the hospital in the ambulance. She was obviously not happy to see the Palmquists at the hospital’s emergency entrance, having walked past them with her daughter while ignoring their offers of information and help.
But the sad reality is that if she had heeded to the Palmquist’s efforts to save her grandchild, her daughter would not have been lying on a gurney in the emergency room.
She might also have heard about Gorli Harish and the dangers he posed.
Harish is a known alcoholic. He worked for years as an abortionist in West Virginia at Kanawha Surgi-Center, which shut down in 2017.
Harish’s West Virginia medical license profile shows three disciplinary actions taken against Harish from 1993 to 2016, in addition to at least 13 medical malpractice suits, 12 of which he settled for unstated monetary amounts.
In 1993, Harish was ordered by the West Virginia Board of Medicine to submit to peer reviews after three women filed malpractice suits against him. In 1996, Harish surrendered his medical license and checked into an alcohol rehabilitation facility. Five months later, he was placed him on probation for two years, and had to attend Alcoholics Anonymous.
In all, at least 20 FPA abortion patients have been hospitalized with serious abortion complications in the past six years.