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Planned Parenthood finds doc to do abortions again in Missouri

Posted in Planned Parenthood with tags , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

In June of 2012, Life News reported that Planned Parenthood abortion business in Columbia, Missouri, had suspended abortions at its facility due to a lack of abortion practitioners willing to travel there to do abortions on a regular basis.

Now this newscast indicates the abortion giant will again perform abortions, stating they found a new abortionist they refer to in the female gender!

Planned Parenthood employees: Patients are in danger !

Posted in Planned Parenthood compared to Gosnell, Planned Parenthood dangerous, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood OSHA violations, Planned Parenthood patient privacy, Planned Parenthood STD reporting with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

THEN IN DELAWARE: Planned Parenthood of Del. Under Investigation

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A Planned Parenthood facility in Wilmington is under fire following new accusations from three former employees.

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Former manager Melody Meanor and former nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich spoke at a legislative hearing on Monday, claiming the Planned Parenthood clinic located on Shipley Street in Wilmington is unprofessional, under-trained and unsafe.

“Women are exposed to potential infection of any kind you can imagine that can be passed from one patient to another,” Vasikonis said.

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During their testimony, the women claimed the privacy of patients was jeopardized, that they were asked to falsify employee records, that medical assistants were poorly trained and that certain women in need of certain medications after abortions often didn’t receive them. They also claimed that the facility failed to inform up to 200 women that they tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to Delaware Online.

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All three nurses insist that their motivation for testifying is not political. In fact, they say that they are pro-choice and believe in the national mission of Planned Parenthood. They also believe however that the Wilmington clinic is putting the lives of women at risk.

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OSHA previously issued several citations against the clinic and the State Health Department found violations during an inspection. However, the Department allowed the clinic to stay open, satisfied with its attempts to make things right. The former employees however, don’t believe the state is looking close enough.

“I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed,” Werbrich said. “Again, I’m going to state, I am pro-choice.”

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Former Planned Parenthood of Delaware employee , Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, worked as a registered nurse at Planned Parenthood in 2012. She calls them “startling similarities between Planned Parenthood and Gosnell.

Dr. Gosnell was notorious in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington area – he ran a filthy clinic and was convicted of murder after performing late term abortions where babies were born alive and killed. I was not aware of such horrifying happenings at Planned Parenthood of Delaware The similarity between the case of Kermit Gosnell and Planned Parenthood of Delaware is that they both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics, and that their respective states refused to close them despite the repeated warnings. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed.”

More on Kermit Gosnell here

Planned Parenthood fined TRIPLE what AG reported for medicaid fraud ! $4.3 million !

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood’s Houston-based affiliate clarified Tuesday that it settled for $4.3 million, three times the $1.4 million that Abbott reported a week ago.

The Houston Chronicle. has reported that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The say that, in finalizing the settlement, which includes total state and federal recovery, the agency claimed the allegations that it submitted more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009 were “baseless.”

The lawsuit was brought by a former medical assistant in agency’s Lufkin clinic. The lawsuit alleged “defendant’s billing policies routinely instructed clinic staff to enter billing codes for certain services, regardless of whether patients’ charts recorded that such service was actually provided.”

Last week, Texas Attorney General’s, in announcing a $1.4 million settlement, said its investigation showed the agency charged for “services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary and were not covered by the Medicaid program.”

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Bad week for Planned Parenthood: $4.3 million medicaid fraud settlement, conditions exposed by ex-employees, center closes

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood clinic inspections, Planned Parenthood closing, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood’s Houston-based affiliate clarified Tuesday that it settled for $4.3 million, three times the $1.4 million that Abbott reported a week ago.

The Houston Chronicle. has reported that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The say that, in finalizing the settlement, which includes total state and federal recovery, the agency claimed the allegations that it submitted more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009 were “baseless.”

The lawsuit was brought by a former medical assistant in agency’s Lufkin clinic. The lawsuit alleged “defendant’s billing policies routinely instructed clinic staff to enter billing codes for certain services, regardless of whether patients’ charts recorded that such service was actually provided.”

Last week, Texas Attorney General’s, in announcing a $1.4 million settlement, said its investigation showed the agency charged for “services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary and were not covered by the Medicaid program.”

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THEN IN DELAWARE: Planned Parenthood of Del. Under Investigation

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A Planned Parenthood facility in Wilmington is under fire following new accusations from three former employees.

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Former manager Melody Meanor and former nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich spoke at a legislative hearing on Monday, claiming the Planned Parenthood clinic located on Shipley Street in Wilmington is unprofessional, under-trained and unsafe.

“Women are exposed to potential infection of any kind you can imagine that can be passed from one patient to another,” Vasikonis said.

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During their testimony, the women claimed the privacy of patients was jeopardized, that they were asked to falsify employee records, that medical assistants were poorly trained and that certain women in need of certain medications after abortions often didn’t receive them. They also claimed that the facility failed to inform up to 200 women that they tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to Delaware Online.

All three nurses insist that their motivation for testifying is not political. In fact, they say that they are pro-choice and believe in the national mission of Planned Parenthood. They also believe however that the Wilmington clinic is putting the lives of women at risk.

OSHA previously issued several citations against the clinic and the State Health Department found violations during an inspection. However, the Department allowed the clinic to stay open, satisfied with its attempts to make things right. The former employees however, don’t believe the state is looking close enough.

“I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed,” Werbrich said. “Again, I’m going to state, I am pro-choice.”

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Former Planned Parenthood of Delaware employee , Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, worked as a registered nurse at Planned Parenthood in 2012. She calls them “startling similarities between Planned Parenthood and Gosnell.

Dr. Gosnell was notorious in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington area – he ran a filthy clinic and was convicted of murder after performing late term abortions where babies were born alive and killed. I was not aware of such horrifying happenings at Planned Parenthood of Delaware The similarity between the case of Kermit Gosnell and Planned Parenthood of Delaware is that they both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics, and that their respective states refused to close them despite the repeated warnings. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed.”

More on Kermit Gosnell here


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IN NEW YORK : PLANNED PARENTHOOD TO CLOSE A CLINIC

Planned Parenthood‬ Mohawk Hudson has announced that they will close Ticonderoga Health Center in August ! The abortion giant closed its Granville and Herkimer health centers on July 3.

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Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin says a new admitting privileges law would force its Grand Chute clinic to close because providers there lack admitting privileges at local hospitals. What a shame !!!

Planned Parenthood closing another center

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Planned Parenthood closing with tags , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood‬ Mohawk Hudson has announced that they will close Ticonderoga Health Center in August ! The abortion giant closed its Granville and Herkimer health centers on July 3.

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This comes on the heels of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settling a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, according to the Houston Chronicle.

This trend of abortion clinics and Planned Parenthoods closing continues:

On the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, Life News reported the closure of 1,500 abortion clinics over the past 22 years.

In 1991 there were 2,176 surgical abortion clinics nationwide; today there are 660 and falling. Over 1,500 abortion clinics, 70% of the total, have closed their doors for good.

In 2012, an average of 7 abortion clinics closed each month.

That trend continues. Just this month several abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood’s have announced they will be closing following restrictive state laws:

TEXAS:

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Abortionist Howard Novick says new ‪abortion‬ restrictions in Texas could force him to close the Houston abortion clinic he opened in 1980. He says he doesn’t have the more than $1 million required to convert his office into a surgical center with wide corridors after a law passed by the state to [protect women. Novick runs the AAA Concerned Women’s Center child killing in Houston.

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Texas abortionist Lester Minto says he is preparing to shut down his Reproductive Services abortion clinic in Harlingen. He said new state abortion restrictions prevent him from performing abortions.

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Lester Minto told the news media that he performs abortions on women who are less than 16 weeks pregnant. That falls within the 20 week threshold of the new law. Still, he said his Harlingen abortion clinic will shut down in 90 days.

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The Routh Street Women’s Abortion Clinic off the North Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas is one of six licensed abortion facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A clinic administrator, who refused to give her name, spoke to CBS 11 on the phone. “We’re devastated, just like everyone else,” she said. If and when the bill takes effect, it would require abortion clinics to meet the same standard as ambulatory surgical centers. The Routh Street clinic, which serves at least 4,000 patients a year, would close, unable to afford $3 million dollar in necessary upgrades, said the administrator.

In McAllen Texas, Amy Hagstrom Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health a chain of 5 abortion clinics in the state said she will likely close her clinic because architects have estimated it would cost $1.4 million to retrofit a 4,000-square-foot facility to meet all the requirements that come with transforming it into a surgical center as required by a new Texas law. Since the clinic across is not large enough, she would have to move. To build a new facility would cost $3 million, she said.

A Houston abortion doctor told Fox News that when the Texas abortion laws go into effect he may be forced to close.
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The clinic the way it is – is really not set up to be upgraded. If I wanted to and I had the money I would have to build a surgical center which apparently could be $3 million dollars. So, no, that’s not going to happen” ~ Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld, Houston Women’s Clinic

Virginia:
NOVA Women’s Healthcare clinic in Fairfax City that performed more ‪abortions‬ than any other location in Virginia has closed, and it’s unclear whether it will reopen elsewhere. According to Operation Rescue, Nova Women’s Health Center in Fairfax shut down because of its own shoddy treatment of women and failure to pay back rent. According to reports, Eaton Place Associates, LLC, filed suit against Nova’s owner, abortionist Mi Yong Kim, in 2011 seeking to terminate its lease because the abortion business created a nuisance. Operation Rescue worked with local activists to document medical emergencies at Nova and filed a complaint against Kim, who continued to operate the abortion business even though she had her own medical license revoked in 2007 after killing a patient during an abortion. Since then, Kim transferred ownership a family member and settled the suit with the landlord. However, in April, Eaton Place Associates, again sued Nova, for $95,000 in back rent that the abortion business had failed to pay, prompting the killing center to finally close.

NORTH CAROLINA:

North Carolina, State officials have ordered a Durham abortion clinic to close its doors after finding safety violations. The state Department of Health and Human Services suspended the Baker abortion Clinic for their failure to perform quality control testing on 108 patients. Inspectors wrote that the clinic failed to ensure a positive and negative red blood cell control material was tested at least once daily when Rh(D) testing was performed and failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for performing Rh(D) testing. This comes following a state announcement to monitor the Preferred Women’s abortion clinic in Charlotte that reopened after briefly losing its license.

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Planned Parenthood in Texas announced the closing their in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin locations shortly after Gov Rick Perry signed new abortion restrictions into law. Melaney Linton, Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast president and CEO cited increasingly hostile environment along with budget cuts as reasons for the closures.

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood has shut down their Appleton facility following the passage of abortion restrictions that require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where the abortion will occur. In addition Planned Parenthood’s Green Bay clinics plans to stop offering abortion services for reasons unrelated to the new law.

Planned Parenthood in New Jersey has announced it will be closing the only Somerset County location within the next month.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana has also announced the closure of their Richmond office. The organization publicized the decision in a press release citing increased costs and a decline in the number of patients as reasons.

Planned Parenthood Keystone in Pennsylvania has announced the closure of its medical center in Carlisle, citing the abortion giant’s desire to consolidate rather than operate two centers in the area as reasons.

Meanwhile in Florida: A Planned Parenthood employee quits!!!!
From Pro-life Action Ministries of Central Florida, sidewalk counsel Michele Herzog, ” While one of the sidewalk counselor’s was standing at the driveway ministering today, a car was driving out, stopped, and the woman driving rolled her window down. Her words to the sidewalk counselor were, “I’ve been an employee here at Planned Parenthood, and this is my last day!” The counselor responded and asked, “So you’re done with abortions?” She said, “No more abortions!” She smiled and was really happy, and then said, “I decided to let you know, I wanted to make your day!”… To HIM be the Glory! ”

WISCONSIN:

The only clinic that provides abortions in Green Bay will end the medical procedure next week, according to federal court documents.

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Wisconsin ‪‎abortion‬ clinic to cease killing babies following business deal between Ob-Gyn Associates and Bellin Health.

The abortion clinic owned by abortionist Robert DeMott has been sold to Bellin Health System, effective Aug. 1.

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DeMott indicates he will become an employee of Bellin, and as a condition of employment with Bellin he says, “I may not provide abortion services to any patient.

DeMott did not respond to our request for comment, but he confirms the sale and more in the federal court documents related to Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit fighting Wisconsin’s new restrictive abortion law.

MISSISSIPPI:

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In Mississippi, the state’s only abortion clinic may have to close because of a law similar to what is being proposed in Wisconsin. A job ad in large bold type is featured on the Jackson (Miss.) Women’s Health Organization‘s website asking for physicians with admitting privileges to apply. In September, the clinic applied to about seven nearby hospitals but was rejected by all of them.

“The law is unfair; it was done just to close us down,” said Betty Thompson, who is a counselor at the Mississippi clinic. The clinic is still open because the law is being appealed in the courts.

MICHIGAN:

Pro-lifers in Michigan are celebrating the final closure of an abortion clinic after 20 years of operation. The Dearborn, American Family Planning abortion clinic, closed in April after the abortionist Noon-Nahm Ann announced that he was retiring. The killing center was one of ten Michigan clinics closed or kept from re-opening in the past year and a half.

OHIO

Two of Ohio’s 13 licensed abortion clinics have closed in recent months, and a third is expected to shut down in the coming weeks. More closings are possible.

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The Center for Choice in Toledo, in operation since 1983, recently shut its doors after the clinic failed to obtain a transfer agreement with the publicly funded University of Toledo Medical Center. A state Health Department inspection this spring found the clinic actually had not had a transfer agreement since July 2010.

Health inspectors turned up several other violations, including failure to combat possible infections and to keep operating-room equipment — some of which had rust and mold — clean and safe, blank prescription forms already signed by a doctor, IV bags full of expired medicine, and 44 syringes containing an unidentified clear liquid.

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Toledo’s remaining clinic, Capital Care Women’s Center, expects to close when its transfer agreement with the same Toledo hospital expires on Wednesday.

A third clinic, Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, closed in April after failing a state health and safety inspection. That facility’s state license to dispense drugs had expired the year before and its federal license a year before that. The date on its bottle of disinfectant was more than a year old, some patients’ vital signs were not checked before a procedure, informed consent was not obtained from some of the patients, drugs were improperly stored and administered, and the transfer agreement was incomplete.

OTHERS Not All Closed:

Planned Parenthood ex-employee compares the abortion giant to Kermit Gosnell

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood poor care with tags , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

Former Planned Parenthood of Delaware employee , Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, worked as a registered nurse at Planned Parenthood in 2012. She calls them “startling similarities between Planned Parenthood and Gosnell.

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Dr. Gosnell was notorious in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington area – he ran a filthy clinic and was convicted of murder after performing late term abortions where babies were born alive and killed. I was not aware of such horrifying happenings at Planned Parenthood of Delaware The similarity between the case of Kermit Gosnell and Planned Parenthood of Delaware is that they both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics, and that their respective states refused to close them despite the repeated warnings. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed.”

More on Kermit Gosnell here

Three pro-choice former employees of Planned Parenthood of Delaware become whistle-blowers against the organization. This event is a legislative hearing in Wilmington organized by State Senator Gregory Lavelle (R), and State Representative Gerald Brady (D).

Melody Meanor was a manager of family planning in Wilmington. Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich worked as a part time nurse. Joyce worked as a nurse but temporarily acted as a manager of surgical abortions.

Here is what the YouTube description says:

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Dr. Carole Meyers, currently an auditor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, audited the local affiliate, Planned Parenthood of Delaware, in 2008. During her audit, she told Joyce that discovered that Dr. Eric Schaff, the then-Medical Director, was performing illegal after hours abortion at night after the support staff had already left.

Dr. Meyers told the Planned Parenthood of Delaware Board of Directors to fire Dr. Schaff because of the danger a patient might be killed during these late night abortions. However, she never notified the Board of Medicine or the police about the illegal behavior of Dr. Schaff. This is a violation of the statutory reporting obligations of Dr. Meyers.

Dr. Meyers ultimately was hired in 2011 as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, taking the job of Dr. Schaff, who she had helped get fired in 2008. During this time, Dr. Meyers simultaneously served as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Delaware and as an auditor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. While Dr. Meyers was the Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Liveright served as the physicians in charge of performing abortions. Dr. Meyers was in charge of supervising Dr. Liveright.

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Dr. Liveright had his license suspended in 2013 by Attorney General Beau Biden (D) for being “a clear and immediate danger to the Delaware public” because of numerous abuses of patients (hitting patients, doing abortions in less than eight minutes, lying patients on operating tables still wet from the blood of previous patients, playing peek-a-boo with patients, etc). While he was abusing patients, Dr. Meyers was supposed to supervise him and protect patients. However, most of her time was spent auditing other Planned Parenthood affiliates in an alleged attempt to ensure patient safety at those other Planned Parenthoods. Meanwhile, Dr. Liveright was “a clear and immediate danger to the public” in the clinic Dr. Meyers was supposed to manage.

All of the problems described in the video occurred under the watch of Dr. Carole Meyers. However, the state has thus far refused to suspend her license. She remains an auditor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

More on this Planned Parenthood here

Planned Parenthood manager: staff poorly trained putting patients in “unnecessary danger”, mgrs had serious deficiencies

Posted in Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood inspected, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood poor care with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

MONDAY 7/30/2013: Former Planned Parenthood manager Melody Meanor and two nurses said they will testify today at a legislative hearing in Wilmington that Planned Parenthood failed to inform as many as 200 women that they tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and failed to notify 87 women of results of their colposcopies.

Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich are the former clinic nurses who earlier testified about unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Planned Parenthood’s Shipley Street clinic.

The three former employees also will discuss how Planned Parenthood placed patients in “grave danger” by relying on employees who had little or no medical credentials and “rushed through abortions at a speed that made patient safety unsustainable,” according to a news release announcing the hearing.


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Concerns toward Planned Parenthood voiced at hearing: The Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington clinic came under scrutiny early this year when several abortion protesters noticed an unusual number of ambulances called to the Shipley Street site. Former workers spoke at a hearing Tuesday. 7/30/13

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A former manager at Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington clinic spoke publicly for the first time today about problems she experienced at the troubled clinic, joining two former clinic nurses who complained to state officials last year.

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Melody Meanor, who managed the clinic’s health center for three months in 2012, called for justice for women who were treated there by personnel whom she says were poorly trained, working in disorganized conditions and routinely skipping important elements of patient care.

She urged women treated there to seek outside medical attention to see if they had conditions that went unreported by clinicians at Planned Parenthood of Delaware, putting patients in “unnecessary danger.”

Meanor said entry-level health center assistants were poorly trained. She said two managers had serious management deficiencies. Untrained assistants were assigned duties they were not prepared to perform, Meanor said.

Meanor said she had done such training in Wyoming, where the clinic she worked in excelled in organization and operations.

She said during her brief tenure, she found scattered patient files and expired protocols. She saw no evidence of data collection, she said, and said the clinic was violating grant guidelines – borrowing against grants to cover payroll expenses.

No documents were offered to substantiate Meanor’s claims.

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Meanor repeated the nurses’ concerns that hundreds of women were never told that they tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases and others did not receive medication necessary to protect future pregnancies. She said she was directed to falsify records and alleged that a manager destroyed some records.

She rejected published statements by Planned Parenthood of Delaware CEO Ruth Lytle-Barnaby that the clinic’s operations had become a political issue and that two former nurses – Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis – were doing the bidding of anti-abortion groups.

All three women say they are pro-choice and raising concerns only for the sake of patients and patient care.

“But I had to do some soul-searching,” Vasikonis said. “Some of these things brought me to my knees…. As a nurse, I had to do something about it.”

She said she is now a client of the Colorado-based Alliance Defending Freedom, that describes itself as a conservative Christian organization, advocating “religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.” Her attorney there, Michael Norton, has filed a complaint with the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Regulation, she said.

The clinic came under scrutiny early this year when several abortion protesters noticed an unusual number of ambulances called to the Shipley Street site. Five women required emergency care after procedures.

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Mitchell-Werbrich and Vasikonis reported their concerns to the state in 2012, but state officials then said they could not substantiate the claims. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the clinic for several violations, though, and this year the clinic’s primary physician, Dr. Timothy Liveright, surrendered his license to practice medicine in Delaware after regulators pursued claims against him, calling him a “clear and immediate danger to the public” because of unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct. Liveright has denied the claims.

Mitchell-Werbrich and Vasikonis say “unsafe and unsanitary” clinic practices put women in “grave danger.”

Meanor said the clinic was cited and given “conditional” certification by the Planned Parenthood Federation, which knew of concerns related to unsafe, unsanitary conditions.

As a trained social worker, Meanor said she spent time with patients, explaining the seriousness of abortion and trying to ensure they understood the procedure, wanted to have it done, and were not being pressured by someone else.

“Many of these women are poor or minority women who had turned to Planned Parenthood of Delaware in their moment of need,” Meanor said.

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In an interview with Delaware Online, Planned Parenthood former employee, Joyce Vasikonis says that Planned Parenthood is arrogant and “they seem to believe that whatever they do no body can do anything about it.” She went on to say that there was no area in the Wilmington or the Dover Planned Parenthood office that ran like it was supposed to.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office also filed a complaint against Dr. Timothy Liveright, a doctor who performed abortions at the Wilmington clinic. The state accused Liveright of unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct and argued that he presents “a clear and immediate danger to the public.”
Liveright, who has surrendered his license to practice medicine in Delaware, has denied the state’s claims and said he was a “scapegoat” for the clinic.

MORE on PP of Delaware here