Eyewitnesses reported that the ambulance had been seen at Planned Parenthood in recent weeks. Abortions are thought to be safe, but how safe are they? Eyewitnesses saw the ambulance at the site on Le Count Place. Here is the result of my Freedom of Information request:
"In response to your FOIL request regarding ambulance calls, please note that there were ambulance calls to 247 North Avenue on the dates indicated below.
Due to the Health Information Privacy Act, it can merely be acknowledged that the calls did occur, as follows:
8/11/09 – 3:13 P. M.
8/20/09 8:56 A. M.
8/27/09 8:43 A. M."
Why were there three calls in such a short time period?Read more
Sat 8/15 -- Around New Rochelle today volunteers from Westchester Health Care Reform Task Force (WHTRCF) http://westchesterhealthcarereform.org/ and Organizing for America (OFA) http://www.barackobama.com/index.php were on a drive to gather signatures for their petition in support of President Obama’s Health Care initiative.
To find out more about the project we asked a volunteer named Ellen a few questions about her role.
Ellen attempts to gather a signature from a self-identified Mexican
The volunteers were organized by OFA through an email request. Asked if there was a preparatory meeting before the volunteers spread out across New Rochelle to gather signatures, Ellen, with a straw hat and walking shorts, looking, to me, like a retired schoolteacher, responded with, "we have a lot of meetings". Ellen indicated there were 10 or 12 others canvassing for signatures throughout the city. We saw another volunteer fitting a similar description at the north east corner of Main and North Ave., the crossroads of downtown New Rochelle.Read more