Video: Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic closed after whistleblowers go public about conditions

posted at 1:21 pm on April 10, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Since it’s clear that the national media won’t bother to report on abortion mills that endanger women while killing babies, let’s give some kudos and traffic to local news stations that do.  ABC’s Philadelphia affiliate reports on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Delaware where the conditions sound a lot like the sanitary conditions Philly discovered in Kermit Gosnell’s butcherhouse. After five emergency calls after botched abortions in less than five weeks, the clinic has been shut down temporarily:

A Planned Parenthood abortion business in Delaware has been closed pending an investigation over multiple botched abortions at the clinic.

As LifeNews has reported, the Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic has experienced five botched abortion emergencies in less than five weeks. Since then, one abortionist and two employees have left Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware, as a result of the scandal.

The clinic is now under the investigation of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. According to the Planned Parenthood website, surgical abortions will be referred to “another provider” but the abortion drug will still be sold to women.

The closure came in response to this public report from WPVI, as two nurses at the clinic publicly demanded an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s operation:

Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said, “It was just unsafe. I couldn’t tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was.”
Werbrich alleges conditions inside the facility were unsanitary.

“He didn’t wear gloves,” said Werbrich.

Another former employee, Joyce Vasikonis told Action News, “They were using instruments on patients that were not sterile.”

The former nurses claim that a rush to get patients in and out left operating tables soiled and unclean.

Werbrich said “It’s not washed down, it’s not even cleaned off. It has bloody drainage on it.”

“They could be at risk of getting hepatitis, even AIDS,” added Vasikonis.

Both of these nurses said, they quit to protect their own medical licenses, stunned by what they called a meat-market style of assembly-line abortions.

Vasikonis said, “I felt I could be held liable if a patient was harmed.”

“Planned Parenthood needs to close its doors, it’s needs to be cleaned up, the staff needs to be trained, said Werbrich.”

Wait a moment — Planned Parenthood is the leading purveyor of abortions in the US. They routinely claim that clinics like Gosnell’s are an aberration, and that abortion is safe and their own staff well-trained.  One assumes that these nurses at least tried to get PP’s attention about the conditions in this clinic, but PP didn’t take any action until after the string of emergency calls — and only after the whistleblowers finally went public.

That prompts this question: How many other Planned Parenthood clinics need whistleblowers to come forward?  Whatever that number is, at least PP can rest assured that the national news outlets won’t bother to tell us.

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