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Abortionist sells drugs while patient dies

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Convicted abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell has been sentenced this week for running a pill mill out of his House of Horrors abortion clinic in Philadelphia.

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Authorities say that the 72 year abortionist was motivated by money when he illegally dispensed narcotics, wrote fraudulent prescriptions for hundreds of thousands of prescription pills, allowed customers to purchase prescriptions under multiple names, took cash payment for the drugs and allowed customer’s to tip to the clinic’s staff.

In one case, the calloused abortionist took time to write 18 prescriptions for drugs the very night his patient lay dying from a botched abortion.

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That women was 41 year-old Karnamaya Mongar, a refugee who had recently come to the United States from a resettlement camp in Nepal, when she arrived at Women’s Medical Society (WMS) “house of horrors” abortion clinic, owned by abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

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Mongar was 19 weeks pregnant when she came in for her abortion on November 19, 2009. Before the procedure, Gosnell employee Lynda Williams gave Mongar one pill of Cytotec, a drug used to induce labor. Williams also assisted in administering local anesthesia. When Mongar complained of pain, Williams said she called Gosnell, who told her to administer a second round of local anesthesia

According to a report for the grand jury filed by the state’s district attorney, office workers had Mrs. Mongar sign various forms which she could not read, and then began doping her up. She received repeated unmonitored, unrecorded intravenous injections of Demerol. After several hours, Mrs. Mongar stopped breathing. When employees finally noticed, Gosnell was called in and briefly attempted to give CPR. He couldn’t use the defibrillator (it was broken); nor did he administer emergency medications that might have restarted her heart. After further crucial delay, paramedics arrived, but Mrs. Mongar was probably brain dead before they were even called.

In the meantime, the clinic staff hooked up machinery and rearranged her body to make it look like they had been in the midst of a routine, abortion procedure. Even then, there might have been some slim hope of reviving Mrs. Mongar.

The paramedics were able to generate a weak pulse. But, because of the cluttered hallways and the padlocked emergency door, it took them over twenty minutes just to find a way to get her out of the building.

Doctors at the hospital managed to keep her heart beating, but they never knew what they were trying to treat, because Gosnell and his staff lied about how much anesthesia they had given, and who had given it. By that point, there was no way to restore any neurological activity. As a result of the cardiac arrest, she had stopped breathing and suffered acute anoxic encephalopathy – brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

Mrs. Mongar remained on life support until family members could make the trip from Virginia to say good-bye.

She was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. on November 20, 2009.

The medical examiner concluded that the acute anoxic encephalopathy resulted from the cardiac arrest, which itself had been caused “because somebody gave her a Demerol overdose.”

Gosnell was later arrested and charged with homicide in her death as well as the deaths of 7 babies he allegedly killed with scissors after they were born. Clinic worker, Sherry West, 52, has pleaded guilty to the charge, for her role in administering at least some of the fatal dose of Demerol.

What exactly was Gosnell doing the day Karnamaya Mongar died from her abortion? He was selling narcotics:

According to court documents, Defendants SHERRY L. WEST, TAMIRRAH M. FLUELLEN, and KAREEMA N. CROSS, along with Latosha R. Lewis, Earlene Tina Baldwin, and Lynda Gail Williams, assisted defendant KERMIT B. GOSNELL in operating GOSNELL’s pill mill operation.

Among other things, WMS office staff took customers’ orders for “refill” prescriptions for controlled substances in person, over the phone, or from an WMS office answering machine. These customer orders were for prescriptions for controlled substances with no legitimate medical purpose. Customers did not see or speak to GOSNELL in order to make their request for a “refill.” The WMS office staff recorded the orders for “refills” and gave them to GOSNELL.

NOVEMBER THE DAY OF DEATH:

On or about November 18, 2009, a customer referred to as “T.J.” called Gosnell employee, Latosha R. Lewis on Lewis’ cellular telephone to order prescriptions for controlled substances in several different customer names. T.J. and Lewis discussed several different possible customer names that T.J. could use to pick up prescriptions.

Lewis indicated that GOSNELL was not in the office that day and that the next possible day to pick up prescriptions was on November 20, 2009. Lewis then
gathered the customer charts for those customers along with a written order for controlled substances and gave those charts and the order to KERMIT B. GOSNELL.

Without seeing the customers, GOSNELL wrote the requested prescriptions for the controlled substances.

On or about November 20, 2009, T.J. called Latosha R. Lewis on her cellular telephone to ask whether the prescriptions were ready to be picked up. Lewis said that she had several of T.J.’s names ready to be picked up. Within minutes, T.J. went to WMS where Lewis sold T.J. at least 19 prescriptions written by defendant KERMIT B. GOSNELL in approximately 8 different names for controlled substances totaling approximately 300 tablets of OxyContin 80mg, 280 tablets of Percocet 10mg, 360 tablets of Xanax 1mg, and 20 ounces of Phenergan with Codeine. T.J. paid Lewis $20.00 per name totaling approximately $160.00 for the fee charged by defendant GOSNELL. At the end of Lewis’ shift, this $160.00 was given to defendant GOSNELL along with all of the other money gathered during Lewis’ shift. T.J. paid Lewis an additional tip which Lewis kept for herself.

Latosha Lewis worked at Gosnell’s abortion clinic for approximately eight years, beginning in 2000 and ending on February 18, 2010. (She left to work at another facility for a year in 2002, and took two maternity leaves.) Although she completed an eight-month program at the Thompson Institute, a for-profit vocational training institution in Philadelphia, she received no certificate or license that qualified her for her responsibilities at the abortion clinic. She was not trained or certified to perform ultrasounds, to administer medication, or to deliver babies – all jobs that Gosnell assigned to her.

Lewis was present the day the National Abortion Federation came to visit Gosnell’s clinic ( more on that here)

Lewis’s duties included conducting pre-exams and ultrasounds, drawing blood, administering Cytotec and intravenous anesthesia, putting patient charts together, assisting the doctor with procedures, and attending to patients in the recovery room. She performed almost all of these tasks – except assisting with procedures – without supervision from the doctor, and usually while he was absent from the facility. For most of the time Lewis was employed at the clinic, she worked from about 10:00 a.m. until the night’s procedures were completed – sometimes as late as 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. In the beginning, Gosnell paid her $7 an hour, plus time-and-a-half overtime for anything over 40 hours and $20 cash for every second-trimester abortion. He later revised his pay scale, raising her base rate to $12 an hour, but not paying overtime. In 2008, Lewis stopped assisting with procedures and cut back her hours to 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Lewis was working at the clinic on November 18, 2009, and conducted the pre-exam of Karnamaya Mongar. She was also present the next day when Mrs. Mongar returned, but left for the day before Mrs. Mongar began to have any troubles. Lewis remained at the clinic until law enforcement raided it on February 18, 2010.

ANOTHER DRUG DEAL ON DAY ABORTION PATIENT DIES:

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According to court documents, On or about November 20, 2009, A.M., a person known to the grand jury, placed an order with Lynda Gail Williams for prescriptions for controlled substances for a customer by the name of C.B. A WMS office staff member then gathered the customer chart for C.B. along with a written order for controlled substances and gave the chart and the order to KERMIT B. GOSNELL. Without seeing C.B., GOSNELL wrote the requested prescriptions for the controlled substances.

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Gosnell has been convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for the death of that patient as well as killing several babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors.

In addition, Gosnell has received a concurrent 30 years in prison for the distributing of the drugs.

Who reports unscrupulous abortion providers? Not the pro-choice abortion lobby!

Posted in Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Brigham, Karpen, Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice, Pro-choice silence, Pro-choice Spin, Quotes, RH Reality Blog, Tony Riddick with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2013 by saynsumthn

Abortion on DemandHere we go again- the pro-choice “ABORTION ON DEMAND WITHOUT APOLOGY” crowd attempting to say they monitor the industry of “ROGUE” Abortionists is attempting to convince the world that they spoke out against Kermit Gosnell and most recently abortionist Stephen Chase Brigham.

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New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, recently opened an abortion clinic in Philadelphia despite having been ordered by the state never to do so. The new abortion clinic, Integrity Family Health, located at 9622 Bustleton Avenue in Philadelphia, was discovered by the staff of another area abortion clinic when a patient mentioned it to them. During a quick Internet search, they discovered the connections to Brigham and reported the clinic to the authorities, who are now investigating it.

The pro-life group, Operation Rescue said that Brigham, has attempted to conceal his involvement in the Philadelphia abortion business and has learned his lesson from past lapses in that cloak of secrecy. For instance, the Integrity Family Health clinic is not listed on his American Women’s Services website as other dubious clinics have been in the past. Two Pennsylvania locations that are currently listed deceptively note that his clinics in Allentown and Pittsburgh are “temporarily closed.” In fact, both were permanently closed by the state in April 2013. The Allentown location has been taken over by CareNet and is now a pro-life office saving babies from abortion.

Operation rescue has detailed information about about abortionist Brigham on their website here .

The pro-choice blog, RH Reality Blog posted an article they titled, “New Pennsylvania Clinic May Have Ties to Rogue Abortion Provider”. Prey tell what does the ABORTION ON DEMAND WITHOUT APOLOGY crowd which fights every known protection for women law on abortion define as ROGUE?

Author Tara Murtha, writes, “once again, it’s legitimate providers tipping off the Department of Health about a possibly dangerous situation. What is now a state investigation started with one patient’s phone call. On October 21, the Philadelphia Women’s Center received a “strange call” from a woman who reported that she had received what sounded like “substandard care” at Integrity Family Health, according to Jen Boulanger, communications director for the Women’s Centers. (Boulanger “spent years amassing complaints about Brigham and his associates” while in her former role as executive director of Allentown Women’s Center.) As first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday morning, Boulanger and staff began searching online after not recognizing the clinic by name. The name popped up in an article about Steven Brigham.”

Just how is the pro-choice abortion crowd stopping Brigham? It may be true that organizations such as the National Abortion Federation have criticized Brigham, it is also true that Brigham attended NAF Conferences and used the same verbiage we hear today from the highly unregulated profitable abortion industry.

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In an interview at such a conference, Brigham told the media, “We believe women deserve the best medical care. We want to provide the best quality of care in a non-judgmental atmosphere”

For the abortion lobby which is fighting legislation requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and clinics that perform abortions to be subject to the same standards as surgical centers, as well as favoring non-physician abortions in places like California, I find it a stretch that they would claim to be speaking out on Rogue doctors.

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Cathy Cleaver Ruse, writing for the Daily Caller, agrees, she points out that, “Last year Tonya Reaves died from a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. She bled to death. In 2002 Diana Lopez died from a botched abortion in a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic. She bled to death too. The facts of these cases are disputed by the abortion lobby, but nobody denies that these young ladies went into Planned Parenthood clinics alive, and came out dead. Holly Patterson went into a Planned Parenthood clinic in Hayward, California in 2003 and died a week later from a severe bacterial infection caused by an incomplete abortion. Hospital admitting privileges make sense. When pro-choice people are talking to each other, they admit it. One abortion advocacy site says: “It of course would be great if all abortion providers can have admitting privileges. We need some regulation because we don’t want unsafe conditions.”
But when talking to the public, the hospital provision is just more evidence of the Republican War on Women. How so? Because it will force the closure of clinics that provide contraception. This is not a serious argument.

A pro-choice author writer William Saletan exposed the abortion and the pro-choice communities’ hypocrisy, and detailed several examples of the silence the abortion industry has when it comes to the protection of women.

When an abortionist was caught molesting young women , the Boston Globe found that pro-choice supporters had known of his sexual misconduct, as well as his generally bad reputation, but had kept it secret. The question was: “Who was going to tell?” an anonymous source in the pro-choice community told the Globe. “Do we go public with it and hurt the whole movement or do we keep quiet and deny women the chance to make an informed choice about who does their abortion?

On January 19, 1993, a 28-year-old woman went to an abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California that catered to illegal immigrants. Angela Sanchez was in her first trimester of pregnancy and she brought two of her four children to the clinic with her. The clinic’s owner, Alicia Ruiz Hanna, was trying to save money so she decided to do Angela’s abortion herself, despite the fact that she had very limited medical training. She took Angela into a procedure room, gave her a valium and an injection of an unknown drug, and left the room, hoping that the drug would cause Angela to miscarry. Angela died during this waiting period. When Hanna returned to the room and found Angela dead, she panicked and decided to try and hide the body. She told Angela’s children, who were at the clinic, that their mom had already left. The kids went home but returned later with other relatives. They found Hanna trying to stuff Angela’s body into the trunk of a car.

Of course, as soon as the media reported that this happened, Kathryn Kolbert, VP for the pro-choice Center for Reproductive Law and policy blamed this abortion clinic owner’s actions on pro-lifers saying, “You’ve got such a degree of harassment and intimidation that physicians who used to perform these services as part of their general practice of obstetrics and gynecology have moved away from that. As a result, there’s a window for unscrupulous providers.”

What did the abortion lobby do to close that supposed “Window” – NOTHING! They went back to Business as Usual.

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The State of Florida: Division of Administrative Hearings, case # 0098363, and the Miami Herald: 4/24/1988 among other print and television news sources, reveal that in 1988, abortionist Theodore Lehrer was arrested after he performed an abortion on his wife in their home allegedly against her will.

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NAF abortion doctor Theodore Lehrer’s wife accused him of raping her in her home after tying her up and then forcing an abortion on her. She told police that when he arrived home he requested to have sex with her. She denied him sex stating that she was not feeling well, due to her pregnancy. Lehrer’s wife reported that he then handcuffed her and strapped her to a table in their home, and had sex with her anyway. Then his wife alleged that he performed an abortion on her without her permission. Local news papers reported that she told authorities he was going to give her an injection to numb the pain, only she felt no injection-just excruciating pain. Police along with the State’s Medical Board took action immediately but dismissed all the charges because Lehrer’s wife was too ill to testify against her husband in the case. Lehrer shows having a current and active license with the state of Florida and Lehrer continues to perform abortions at the All Women’s Center abortion clinic. His website shows that he is a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, and the National Abortion Federation and other medical organizations.

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In 1994, abortion patient Pamela Colson believed the lie that abortions were safe until she bled to death as she left a Pensacola abortion clinic. The clinic botched her abortion so bad and then sent her on the way- to die on her car as she drove home.

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After Colson’s unfortunate death National Abortion Federation President, Sylvia Stengle ( Who, in 2012, was reportedly board president of the Allentown Women’s Center) published a letter in the Pensacola News Journal stating that abortion clinic providers were “deeply grieved” over the “death of a women following an abortion.” But downplayed the event calling it “isolated” and warning that one must not “compound this tragedy by allowing abortion opponents to turn this death into a rallying cry to attack a safe and necessary health care service.”

Another NAF president Barbara Radford gave a similar response following the death of an abortion patient Raleigh North Carolina. She told the media, “There are doctors who do abortions who don’t do them as well as they should , just as there are doctors doing tonsillectomies, who don’t do them as they should.”

The family of the abortion victim in this case, Mary Ann Dancy says the abortionist doctor lacerated the woman’s cervix during a procedure, then refused to return telephone calls later in the evening. Dancy was 32. Dr. Clarence J. Washington, the doctor named in the suit, went to work at Carolina Women’s Clinic in Fayetteville with no outcry from NAF or the abortion lobby. An autopsy showed that Dancy died because of a “cervical laceration,” the suit says. At the time of her death, she was the mother of five children, who ranged in age from two to 17.

And an “unscrupulous” abortion doctor in Maryland, left abortion patient, Susanne Logan paralyzed, NAF President, BARBARA RADFORD admitted to 60 Minutes in an interview where she stated, Well, I think your first reaction from us was “This is the last thing we need.” We had hoped that it wouldn’t get national publicity because of the political nature of all of this.”

The medical board had this to say about Logan’s abortionist, “The Board had previously sanctioned Dr. Gideon Kioko after the deaths of two other female patients who died as a result of anesthesia complications during abortion procedures that he performed. After briefing and oral argument in July, 2007, the circuit court affirmed the Board’s decision.”

Logan’s abortion was performed at the Hillview Women’s Medical Surgical abortion clinic in Suitland Maryland and the news broke, the abortion clinic’s administrator Barbara Lofton told the Washington Post, in an article entitled, 2 Tragedies Raise Doubts About Suitland Clinic;Abortion Patient, Left Paralyzed, Files Suit:8-13-1990 , “If you provide a certain number [of abortions], no matter how good you are, no matter what the qualifications are, there are sometimes circumstances. There are probably no facilities without some complications.”

And in response to accusations that the clinic did not know how to handle an emergency situation-she had this to say, “Obviously, the report from the paramedics was written by a pro-life person. There were many fabrications in the report.

The 60 Minutes reporter said that, As a reporter, I found that many pro-choice leaders knew about problems at Hillview, but didn’t want them publicized. National Abortion Federation head Barbara Radford [sp?] admitted she was just hoping we would go away.”

60 minutes summarized the motivation of why the abortion lobby will not drive out unscrupulous provers this way, “Pro-choice activists worry that clinics like Hillview will be used against them in the bitter political battle over abortion. They fear bad publicity will prompt state legislators to start regulating clinics and that pro-lifers will then use those regulations as a backdoor way to stop abortions. So even though those laws could make clinics safer, they usually fight them.”

When pro-lifers called for criminal prosecution of a Severna Park abortion doctor Romeo A. Ferrer, facing disciplinary action for a 2006 abortion that led to the death of a woman, the media reported that calls to Ferrer’s office were referred to the communications office at the National Abortion Federation in Washington, D.C. Spokeswoman Melissa Fowler said abortion is one of the “safest and most commonly provided medical procedures” and that credit for its safety record can be attributed to the “specialized quality care provided by clinics like Gynecare Center,” where Ferrer had an office.

On Feb. 3, 2006, a 21-year-old woman went to Ferrer’s office at the Gynecare Center in Severna Park seeking an abortion. The unidentified Baltimore woman was 16 weeks pregnant, had a 3-year-old. The patient signed a form authorizing an abortion procedure that used anesthesia and medication as necessary, but Ferrer, according to the board complaint, advised the staff that general anesthesia is not used at the clinic. The facility uses “conscious sedation,” referred to as “twilight sleep.” The abortion was completed by 1:45 p.m., but a surgical assistant later noticed that the patient’s fingernail beds appeared blue. The staff was unable to get the patient’s blood pressure or pulse and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They called 911 shortly before 2 p.m. The woman was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Parole, where she was pronounced dead by 2:57 p.m.

ABORTIONIST BENJAMIN GRABER THWARTS ABORTION REGULATIONS

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From William Saletan’s the Sisterhood of Silence:

On Sept. 13, 1989, a month after Pennsylvania’s health department conducted its next-to-last inspection of Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, the Florida House Health Care Committee met to prepare for an upcoming special session on abortion. Gov. Bob Martinez had called the session to enact several anti-abortion bills, including tighter regulation of clinic safety. Testifying before the committee, abortion clinic owner Patricia Windle condemned legislation that would give state inspectors broad access to abortion facilities. She declared, “Regulation is a euphemism for an excuse to interfere and opportunity to burden.”

William Saletan writes, “Beneath that hard line, there were signs of trouble. The president of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecological Society testified that physicians in the abortion field were “usually residents or somebody in training,” if not from out of town. A representative from the Florida Department of Professional Regulation confirmed this problem: “There appears to be a trend among the physicians who perform terminations of pregnancy on a regular basis. They don’t have admitting privileges to hospitals themselves. Frequently, they have informal arrangements to admit their patients. The result has been in several cases that when things went bad, they didn’t have the ability to promptly admit a patient. … [T]hey go in for a short period of time to work there full-time to get enough money to go into another field, some of them.”

One member of the committee, Democratic state Rep. Ben Graber, knew of these shortcomings firsthand. Graber was an OB-GYN. He performed about 15 or 20 abortions per month. “The reason I became involved in abortion is the inadequacy of abortion services,” Graber told a reporter in August, a month before the hearings began. “These lay people are opening clinics and hiring half-trained doctors to do them.” The problem, he explained, was systemic: “[T]he clinics are a result of the issue being so controversial that doctors shied away from it.”

But when the discussion turned from his role as physician to his role as lawmaker, Graber clammed up. On Sept. 14, the director of the Florida Catholic Conference told the committee that a licensed doctor had lethally botched abortions at “the Dadeland abortion clinic” near Miami. Graber and the committee chairwoman cut off the speaker and dismissed his story. Two days later, Voice for Choice, a coalition of abortion rights advocates, mass-mailed a “Dear Colleagues” letter, signed by Graber on his private-practice stationery, asking doctors to contribute $250 to the pro-choice lobby to block “new areas of physician liability” and “unwarranted state intrusion” in their profession.

The next morning, the Sunday Miami Herald landed with a thud on doorsteps across Florida. Its weekly magazine, Tropic, featured an exposé of the clinic to which the committee’s witness had alluded. Owners of the clinic, formerly known as the Dadeland Family Planning Center, had “lured clients with misleading ads, listing the clinic under more than three dozen names in the phone book,” reporter Deborah Sontag wrote. And its record was awful:

“In the last 10 years, the clinic and its doctors have been sued 15 times. … One doctor who worked at the Dadeland clinic was a convicted sex offender. Another was reprimanded by his state licensing board for “gross malpractice.” A third was responsible for more than $500,000 in out-of-court settlements on abortions gone awry. Year after year, there were ruptured uteruses, perforated colons and emergency hysterectomies. … Finally, one woman, the unluckiest of all, died.”

Sixteen years after Roe, Sontag wrote, “the back alley persists—on a commercial street, in a medical building, with a front door, and sometimes even with a state license.”

Abortionist Ben Graber had other issues, when in 1988 he examined a 10-year-old girl whose father brought her in pregnant.

Graber performed an abortion on the child and returned her to the father who was later accused of raping her.

Despite mandatory reporting laws in the state of Florida, Graber did not inform the state of the possibility of incest at the time of the abortion, according to news reports.

Officials were never notified of the suspicion of abuse by Graber but found out only when hospital ER physicians examined the sister of the 10-year-old that Graber aborted who was taken to the emergency room for medical care.

By the time child protective services reached the children ( ages: 12,10,8 and 7 ) news reports indicated that the father had allegedly molested most of them.

This was two-years after the father brought the pregnant 10-year-old to Graber, for the abortion. It was not the abortion lobby who was outraged, it was the pro-life community who called for his resignation from office and for the case to be investigated.

Joanne Richter, executive director of the Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center stated to the press that Graber should have been aware of the possibility of sexual abuse and called authorities.

Graber never faced any charges for failing to report the sexual abuse of this child. Some believe that his connections as a Florida State House Representative at the time played a role in the decision to not prosecute.

But- hey- not to worry….these are “only children” and we know the abortion industry would never protect rape victims!
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SILENCE FROM PRO-CHOICE CROWD EVEN WHEN ABORTION PROVIDERS ASSAULT THEIR ABORTION PATIENTS:

One of the most recent examples of pro-choice silence in unscrupulous abortion providers was a Florida abortion doctor who slapped a patient in the face – there was zero coverage on the media and SILENCE from groups like NOW, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood:

whitney_booking_warrant_09-22-2010-240x300The Florida Board of Medicine has given a “slap on the wrist” to Randall Whitney, an abortionist who was arrested in 2011 and charged with aggravated battery for slapping a pregnant woman across the face prior to an attempted abortion procedure at Orlando Women’s Center.

As reported when the arrest occurred by this blog:

Long-time Volusia County, Florida abortionist Randall B. Whitney was arrested by Orlando Police inside the Orlando Women’s Center after he slapped a woman patient while preparing her for an abortion procedure.

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Below is a transcript of Orlando Police arresting officer J. Hughley ( patient’s last name is removed):

I,officer Hughley was sitting inside the office when I heard a OWC [Orlando Woman’s Center] patient run out of one of the rooms screaming advising the doctor has slapped her. I followed the patient outside and she advised in a sworn written statement: she went into the exam room to get an abortion procedure and the doctor was trying to find a vein to give some valium. She Amanda ______ advised the doctor had poked her three times trying to get the needle in the vein. She told him the needle was not in the vein and it started to burn. Amanda advised she started screaming. The doctor took the needle out and told her to shut up because she was scaring other patients. Amanda advised she got up and told the doctor she wanted to leave, so she stood up and the doctor slapped her on the left side of the face. Amanda advised that’s when she left. She also advised she did not give the doctor permission to slap her and wishes to press charges. Due to the needle or medicine Amanda’s fingers began to turn blue, so OFD (Orlando Fire Department) was notified. When I (officer Hughley) went back inside the building, the doctor (Dr Whitney) was sitting in the front office and he advised he did slap Amanda because she was being very uncooperative and he was trying to calm her down. Assistant Sonia Merced was inside the room with Dr. Whitney, but refuse to say what happened, nor did she want to write a statement. Dr Whitney refused to write a statement also. Amanda’s face was red on the left side of the face. Whitney was arrested and transported to central booking for aggravated battery.

Whitney was arrested and taken to jail and later released on bond.
Florida Case#: 2010-CF-004271-A-O

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According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc. which investigates the abortion industry, “This of course, is exactly the kind of behavior we’ve come to expect from the washouts and losers who work in abortion clinics.”

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PRO-CHOICERS ARE EMBRACING UNSCRUPULOUS ABORTION PROVIDERS:

Carhart leroycarhartOR A few weeks ago, after the Maryland Board of Physicians decided not to take action against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart for the death of Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old woman who suffered fatal complications from a very late 33-week abortion. There was silence from the abortion lobby.

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The original complaint was not filed by the National Abortion Federation or friends of RH Reality Blog, but by the pro-life group, Operation Rescue after it received detailed information about the patient death on February 7, 2013. The claimed that after Morbelli’s abortion, while still appearing “weak and pale” according to witnesses, Carhart released her to return to her hotel. He then left town. As Morbelli’s condition worsened, in the ensuing hours, Carhart could not be reached by family members or later by hospital emergency room staff.

When did the abortion and pro-choice lobby speak out? When they hailed Carhart a Hero.

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BUT THE MOST CURRENT ATTEMPT AT LYING THAT THE ABORTION LOBBY AND PRO-CHOICERS WANT TO GET RID OF UNSCRUPULOUS ABORTIONS PROVIDERS IS THIS:

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Fox News Contributor Sally Kohn posted a speech she gave to NARAL, an abortion rights group, on the Daily Beast. In the speech, Kohn completely misleads her audience and rewrites the history of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Kohn writes, “West Philadelphia is where Kermit Gosnell ran an underground, illegal abortion clinic. Thankfully, Gosnell was exposed because of abortion activists, and Gosnell was tried and convicted of three counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life without parole for each of the three murders. And, as a side note, I feel deeply conflicted about our system of aggressive prosecution and incarceration in America—but I don’t for a second feel conflicted about a Gosnell being locked up forever for his crimes.

“Reading about the atrocities in Gosnell’s clinic—it takes your breath away. What he did was monstrous. Monstrous. And thanks to repeated exposure by reproductive justice activists and feminist journalists, Gosnell was exposed and arrested and tried and convicted for his crimes. What Gosnell did wasn’t medical treatment. It was illegal, unethical and criminal. Period.”

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Kohn’s words are pure unadulterated SPIN at the very best, if not outright lies.

Let’s break this down.

First Kohn lies when she claims that Gosnell ran an underground/illegal abortion clinic.

UNDERGROUND? Hardly – from the Associated Press

Women went to Dr. Kermit Gosnell to end their pregnancies. Many came away with life-threatening infections and punctured organs; some still had fetal parts inside them when they arrived at nearby hospitals in dire need of emergency care.

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which operates two hospitals within a mile of Gosnell’s squalid abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, saw at least six of these patients — two of whom died. But they largely failed in their legal and ethical duties to report their peer’s incompetence, according to a grand jury report.

“We are very troubled that almost all of the doctors who treated these women routinely failed to report a fellow physician who was so obviously endangering his patients,” wrote the Philadelphia grand jurors, who recommended a slew of charges against Gosnell and his staff in January.

The health system — in apparent contradiction of the grand jury report — released a statement saying that it had “provided reports to the authorities regarding patients of Dr. Gosnell who sought additional care at our hospitals” starting in 1999.

But the system’s attorneys could produce only a single report for the grand jury. That involved 22-year-old Semika Shaw, who died at the university hospital of internal bleeding and sepsis after a botched abortion in 2000. Gosnell’s insurers ultimately paid out a $900,000 settlement in that case.

Health system spokeswoman Susan Phillips later clarified the statement, saying “we have staff who specifically recall making oral reports” to state officials about Gosnell.

“Unfortunately, we have not been able to find additional written reports from these past years,” she wrote in an email.

A Philadelphia doctor and suburban medical examiner who did blow the whistle said they never heard back from state officials, whose repeated lapses helped Gosnell to operate unchecked for years.

Latosha Lewis, a Gosnell employee, testified that emergency room staff at the university hospital told her they treated many Gosnell patients, the report said.

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ILLEGAL? Hardly- Gosnell was licensed and approved by the state:

Gosnell opened his Women’s Medical Society at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in 1979.

The Department of Health first granted approval for the Women’s Medical Center to provide abortions at 3801 Lancaster Avenue on December 20, 1979. The approval followed an on-site review and was good for 12 months. The DOH “site review” at the time identified a certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Joni Magee, as the medical director, with Gosnell listed as a staff physician. The report noted that a registered nurse worked two days a week, four hours a day, and that lab work was sent out to an outside laboratory.

FIRST INSPECTION – The Pennsylvania Department of Health had contact with the Women’s Medical Society dating back to 1979, when it first issued approval to open an abortion clinic. 1979- Pennsylvania Department of Health approval to do abortions at his clinic in 1979, after an on-site inspection.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health did not conduct another site review until 1989, ten years later. Numerous violations were already apparent, but Gosnell got a pass when he promised to fix them.

In 1992, The Pennsylvania Department of Health Site reviews in 1992 and 1993 also noted various violations, but again failed to ensure they were corrected. Sometime after 1993, the department of health instituted a policy of inspecting abortion clinics only when there was a complaint, but the grand jury found that it didn’t even do that.

After Gov. Tom Ridge, who supported abortion, was elected, the state Department of Health stopped inspecting abortion clinics. That practice continued under Gov. Mark Schweiker and Gov. Ed Rendell. It was not until after a drug raid in February 2010 at Gosnell’s clinic that the Health Department resumed regular abortion clinic inspections, according to The Associated Press. Since then 14 of the state’s 22 freestanding abortion clinics have been ordered to remedy problems

Gosnell has hardly been an underground nor illegal abortion clinic, Gosnell was allowed to stay in business as pro-abortion regulators turned a blind eye.

In fact, almost a decade ago, a former employee of Gosnell presented the Board of Medicine with a complaint that laid out the whole scope of his operation: the unclean, unsterile
conditions; the unlicensed workers; the unsupervised sedation; the underage abortion patients; even the over-prescribing of pain pills with high resale value on the street. Department assigned an investigator, whose investigation consisted primarily of an offsite interview with Gosnell.

The investigator never inspected the facility, questioned other employees, or reviewed any records. Department attorneys chose to accept this incomplete investigation, and dismissed the complaint as unconfirmed. Shortly thereafter the department received an even more disturbing report – about a woman, years before Karnamaya Mongar, who died of sepsis after Gosnell perforated her uterus. The woman was 22 years old. A civil suit against Gosnell was settled for almost a million dollars, and the insurance company forwarded the information to the department. That report should have been all the confirmation needed for the complaint from the former employee that was already in the department’s possession. Instead, the department attorneys dismissed this complaint too. They concluded that death was just an “inherent” risk, not something that should jeopardize a doctor’s medical license.

Between 2002 and 2009, the grand jury learned, attorneys for the state’s medical licensing board reviewed five cases against Gosnell. They closed three without investigation. The last two were investigated and closed without action -including the death of a 22-year-old whose family sued Gosnell and received a $400,000 settlement.

Between 2002 and 2009, Board of Medicine attorneys reviewed five cases involving malpractice and other complaints against Gosnell. (The Grand Jury also received records of three older complaints – from 1983, 1990, and 1992 – one of which resulted in a reprimand.) None of the assigned attorneys, or their supervisors, suggested that the Board take action against the deviant doctor. In fact, despite serious allegations, three of the cases were closed without any investigation. The other two were investigated and then closed – without any action being taken.

Then, in In January 2002, an attorney representing Semika Shaw, a 22-year-old woman who had died following an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic, wrote to authorties requesting copies of inspection reports for any on-site inspections of the clinic conducted by DOH. Staloski wrote to the attorney that no inspections had been conducted since 1993 because DOH had received no complaints about the clinic in that time.…In other words, Gosnell was fully licensed yet UNREGULATED !

Years earlier, in August 2003, another branch of the city’s health department had received an anonymous complaint about Women’s Medical Society. Mandi Davis, a sanitation specialist in the environmental engineering section, wrote a memo to a colleague at the department, Ken Gruen, with a copy to then-Assistant Health Commissioner Izzat Melhem. She informed them that she had received a “rather disturbing” complaint of aborted fetuses stored in paper bags in an employee refrigerator
at Gosnell’s clinic. Davis requested that a site visit be conducted to assure that proper infectiouswaste handling and disposal practices were in place. Davis further instructed Gruen: “I am not expecting a ‘wild goose chase’ for aborted fetuses.” Current Philadelphia Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz testified that notations on the memo seem to indicate that a site visit was, in fact, made. The city health department, however, could not produce any report of that site visit. Nor is there evidence that the department took any action against Gosnell for his dangerous handling of medical waste, or for his failure to have an approved infectious waste plan, as is required by the city Health Code.

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On May 7, 2004, a city health department inspector was sent to the clinic. His report stated that proper labels were missing from areas where waste was stored; that red bag containers for infectious waste were not lidded; that marked boxes of infectious waste were sitting on the basement floor – not raised as they should be; that red bags for pick-up were not properly stored in the basement; and that the clinic did not provide a contract with a disposal company. Gosnell subsequently produced some more paperwork, including a copy of a contract for disposal. However, he never paid his fee. The city never approved his medical waste plan. And he never cleaned up the infectious waste. Yet five years later, he was still operating.

In 2008, a City of Philadelphia employee, a registered nurse named Lori Matijkiw, did notice and report the abysmal conditions she observed at Gosnell’s clinic. Matijkiw conducted what the Health Department calls an “AFIX” visit, or vaccine inspection, in July 2008. On July 16, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., Matijkiw made a vaccine inspection visit to Gosnell’s clinic. Unlike the inspectors before her, she did not simply stick to her narrow, assigned task of inspecting vaccines and their storage units. She took seriously her broader duty to protect public health. Following her visit to Gosnell’s facility, she reported on a multitude of deficiencies she found.

She noted that the office was “not clean at all, and many areas of the office smell like urine.” She reported a “dark layer of dust” on the baseboards and described the “enormous” fish tanks, filled with murky water. In the refrigerator, she found expired vaccines – one with an expiration date of March 2006, another 2005. The temperature log, which was supposed to record the refrigerator temperature every day, had not been marked since the second day of June – a month and a half earlier. On top of the refrigerator, she found a stack of temperature logs, already filled out, showing readings twice a day, with no initials, time, or month.

On October 7, 2009, Matijkiw returned to the clinic. Again she wrote a scathing report, addressed, again, to her supervisor, Lisa Morgan. In it Matijkiw described a two hour meeting with “(Dr.) O’Neill” (the parentheses were in her original email). During the visit, Matijkiw learned that O’Neill had no understanding of the vaccine program. O’Neill reportedly believed that the free children’s vaccines could be given to adult patients and to those with private insurance. Matijkiw noticed that one of the free vaccines was given to Gosnell’s daughter. A month after Matijkiw’s second visit to the clinic, Mrs. Mongar died. A month after that, in December 2009, a notation in Philadelphia Department of Public Health records stated: “Site will not be enrolled in [the Vaccine for Children program] after Matijkiw’s visits. We will pick up any wasted vaccines in January. Jim is reporting Dr. to state licensing.”

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Meanwhile, Gosnell submitted an application to become a National Abortion Federation (NAF) member astonishingly, the day after Karnamaya Mongar died, following her abortion at the clinic. Even on a day when the place had been scrubbed and spiffed up for the visit, the NAF investigator found it disgusting and rejected Gosnell’s application for membership. But despite noting many outright illegalities, including a padlocked emergency exit in a part of the clinic where women were left alone overnight, the grand jury report notes that the NAF inspector did not report any of these violations to authorities:

According to the Grand Jury Report, report, Gosnell, in addition to operating his own clinic in Pennsylvania, worked one day a week at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Wilmington, Delaware.
Atlantic was a NAF accredited abortion clinic, so Gosnell was hardly UNDERGROUND like Kohn, suggested. The grand jury report found that he routinely referred women who were too far along in their pregnancy to get an abortion under Delaware law to his West Philadelphia clinic.

Finally, in 2010, Federal drug agents raided Gosnell’s abortion clinic. And it was that raid, which triggered another inspection by health investigators four days later.

They found Gosnell’s abortion clinic was filthy, with fetal remains filling a freezer and clogging drains. He allowed unlicensed employees to give anesthesia, often leaving patients unattended, the report said.

That last inspection triggered the events that led to Gosnell’s arrest:

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February 22, 2010, the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine suspended Gosnell’s medical license, citing “an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.”

March 12, 2010 the state Department of Health filed papers to begin the process of shutting down the clinic.

MAY 4, 2010 The Philadelphia District Attorney submitted this case, pertaining to criminal wrongdoing at Gosnell’s clinic, to the Grand Jury on May 4, 2010

No where in the Grand Jury Report, nor Court Documents does it indicate that “Reproductive Rights” activists, as Kohn wrongly asserts ever reported ANYTHING to authorities to force the closure of Gosnell’s abortion clinic.

In fact, there appears to be evidence that in addition to NAF knowing the clinic’s conditions, Planned Parenthood did as well.

Kohn is wrong again when she claims there were repeated exposure by reproductive justice activists and feminist journalists who exposed Gosnell.

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America told the media, “The American people join me and my organization in being outraged that this man was able to operate for years, preying on poor women who desperately needed safe and clean medical services but were unable to get it because of the restrictions that drove credible and reputable providers and doctors out of business in Pennsylvania and we were the first out of the gate to call attention to this case. And you know why?… It’s because unfortunately as the anti-choicers try and restrict more and more doctors out of business, they are the ones keeping the Kermit Gosnells operating.”

Erik Wemple at the Washington Post must think they are, he responded, “Having done precisely 3,454 Nexis and Internet search on the Gosnell case, we missed the part where NARAL had led a charge to highlight the alleged atrocities in West Philadelphia. So we Nexised again, checking on NARAL’s footprint around the time that Gosnell was indicted in January 2011. Not much there. When asked to provide news releases or other evidence of activism around that time, NARAL didn’t provide anything.”

In February of 2010 WHYY reported that Dayle Steinberg is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania denied knowing of any of the horrific conditions at Gosnells’ abortion clinic. They wrote:

Steinberg: We do anticipate that women who might have scheduled appointments for abortion procedures at the Women’s Medical Society will be calling Planned Parenthood.

and then reported, “Steinberg says she knows that Gosnell has provided abortions in Philadelphia for many years, but says she hadn’t heard of any problems at clinic until the allegations surfaced in recent days.”

DaylesteinbergDayle Steinberg is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Steinberg began her association with Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) in 1978 as a graduate intern, joined the full-time staff in 1981, served as director of surgical services from 1986-1992, then served for eight years as senior vice president, and was appointed president and CEO in 2001.

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But later, according to Philly.com : Steinberg said this about Gosnell at a public fundraiser:

“Steinberg said that when Gosnell was in practice, women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.

“’We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,’ Steinberg said as she sat with Steinem before Tuesday’s events.”

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Next time NAF, NARAL or Planned Parenthood send their spinners like fake “journalist” Sally Kohn to say that Gosnell ran an illegal abortion clinic and it was the abortion rights promoters who screamed for him to be shut down- tell them they are LIARS – because the FACT do not add up to their abortion spin !!!

Lest you think that Sally Kohn’s attempt is the first and only attempt at spinning horrific legal abortion clinic conditions read Pro-choice Wall of Silence or complicity in the War on Women – when abortion injures and kills the women they claim to protect.

Abortion doc who killed woman and called hero by pro-choicers will not be disciplined

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinics, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Abortionist Medicaid Fraud, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by saynsumthn

Carhart leroycarhartORThe Maryland Board of Physicians has decided not to take action against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart for the death of Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old woman who suffered fatal complications from a very late 33-week abortion.

“We are horrified at the decision of the Maryland Board of Physicians to let Carhart get away scot-free with Morbelli’s death,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “The Board has failed in their duty to protect women from Carhart’s dangerous abortion practices that have take the lives of two women, including that of Christin Gilbert in 2005. All the Board has done is ensure that Carhart will kill again.”

Jennifer McKenna Morbelli

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Carhart has been hailed a hero by the abortion lobby and pro-choice community.

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A complaint was filed by Operation Rescue after it received detailed information about the patient death on February 7, 2013. That complaint prompted the Board’s 8-month review. The Board notified Carhart of their decision to close the case without action in a letter dated October 10, 2013, according to the Washington Post.

According to an autopsy report, Morbelli died from Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy,” making it clear that the abortion was the event that led to her death. But it was Carhart’s elusive behavior after the abortion that was most troublesome.

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After Morbelli’s abortion, while still appearing “weak and pale” according to witnesses, Carhart released her to return to her hotel. He then left town. As Morbelli’s condition worsened, in the ensuing hours, Carhart could not be reached by family members or later by hospital emergency room staff. Operation Rescue alleged in their complaint that Carhart’s conduct amounted to patient abandonment, which delayed emergency care that may have saved her life.

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In a March 2013 undercover sting, Leroy Carhart told an undercover operative from Live Action that, “I’ve never had to send anybody to the hospital with my patients.”
and that having an abortion was , “Its like meat in the crockpot”

In his first direct comments since Jennifer’s death, Carhart said , “I totally believe that we did everything as correctly as possible. It’s a horrendous thing for the family, and it’s hard for me. I think about it every day.”

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Jennifer Morbelli, was a 29 year old kindergarten teacher from New Rochelle, New York and a patient of LeRoy Carhart’s at the same medical abortion clinic.

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Ms. Morbelli was 8 months pregnant when she sought a 3rd trimester late-term abortion from Leroy Carhart on February 3, 2013 at Germantown Reproductive Health Services located in Germantown, Maryland. There were serious complications from this procedure, and Ms. Morbelli succumbed to her injuries just 4 days later.

Christin Gilbert

In January 2005, Christin Gilbert was killed from an abortion performed by Leroy Carhart in Wichita, Kansas. Ms. Gilbert, who had Down syndrome, was only 19 years old and her pregnancy had been the result of a sexual assault. She was 28 weeks pregnant when her parents sought a 3rd trimester abortion on her behalf from Carhart. See (justiceforchristin.com)

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In both cases, Leroy Carhart could not be located to treat either patient when they went into distress from severe complications after their abortion procedures.

In July of 2013 – an ambulance was again called to Carhart’s abortion clinic.

The woman had been in contact with pro-life activists prior to her abortion, but continued on with the 2-day procedure. During her second day of the procedure, her husband slept in the care with their three young children while she was inside the abortion clinic.

Video of the incident taken by a local pro-life activist shows that Carhart got into the ambulance and went with the patient to the hospital even though he has no hospital privileges anywhere, and hasn’t since 1987.

The woman appeared to be conscious enough to pull a sheet over her head as she was wheeled to an awaiting ambulance. The extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

In August of 2009, Four former employees of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart have come forward to tell of unsafe and illegal practices at LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic.

Members of Operation Rescue and Rescue the Heartland were contacted directly by three of the women. A fourth woman is working directly with a pro-life attorney to tell her knowledge of illegal and unsafe conditions at Carhart’s clinic.

The women have made allegations that unlicensed staff illegally performed medical duties that they were not trained for or legally qualified to do, such as starting IVs, dispensing medication, and even assisting with surgeries. There were also allegations of general unclean conditions, including dried blood on surgical instruments. In addition, the women told of missing narcotics, illicit drug use by employees, and illegal post-viability abortions.

The women worked for Carhart at various times, yet they all made similar, if not identical allegations when interviewed.

One former employee told of incidents where Carhart falsified the gestational age of viable babies in order to circumvent the law. This account matches information uncovered by Operation Rescue during an undercover investigation at the now-closed Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where Carhart once worked. The worker caught falsifying gestational ages in Kansas now works for Carhart at his Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic. (Read full report.)

The women also chose to contact the Omaha World-Herald to blow the whistle on Carhart. An article detailing their allegations ran this morning. (Read the news story.)

The women have given sworn statements about illegal and unsafe activity at Carhart’s abortion clinic, which will be turned over to the Attorney General’s office and the Nebraska Department of Health, which is investigating Carhart. The women have agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

Pro-choice Wall of Silence or complicity in the War on Women – when abortion injures and kills the women they claim to protect

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion lawsuit, Abortion Regulation, Abortion stats, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, NARAL, National Abortion Federation, National Organization for Women, NOW, Planned Parenthood silent on abortion risks, Pro-choice silence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2013 by saynsumthn

Pro-choice groups and the media often cover-up for the abortion industry even when they do egregious things to women. One of the most recent examples was a Florida abortion doctor who slapped a patient in the face – there was zero coverage on the media and SILENCE from groups like NOW, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood:

whitney_booking_warrant_09-22-2010-240x300The Florida Board of Medicine has given a “slap on the wrist” to Randall Whitney, an abortionist who was arrested in 2011 and charged with aggravated battery for slapping a pregnant woman across the face prior to an attempted abortion procedure at Orlando Women’s Center.

As reported when the arrest occurred by this blog:

Long-time Volusia County, Florida abortionist Randall B. Whitney was arrested by Orlando Police inside the Orlando Women’s Center after he slapped a woman patient while preparing her for an abortion procedure.

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Below is a transcript of Orlando Police arresting officer J. Hughley ( patient’s last name is removed):

I,officer Hughley was sitting inside the office when I heard a OWC [Orlando Woman’s Center] patient run out of one of the rooms screaming advising the doctor has slapped her. I followed the patient outside and she advised in a sworn written statement: she went into the exam room to get an abortion procedure and the doctor was trying to find a vein to give some valium. She Amanda ______ advised the doctor had poked her three times trying to get the needle in the vein. She told him the needle was not in the vein and it started to burn. Amanda advised she started screaming. The doctor took the needle out and told her to shut up because she was scaring other patients. Amanda advised she got up and told the doctor she wanted to leave, so she stood up and the doctor slapped her on the left side of the face. Amanda advised that’s when she left. She also advised she did not give the doctor permission to slap her and wishes to press charges. Due to the needle or medicine Amanda’s fingers began to turn blue, so OFD (Orlando Fire Department) was notified. When I (officer Hughley) went back inside the building, the doctor (Dr Whitney) was sitting in the front office and he advised he did slap Amanda because she was being very uncooperative and he was trying to calm her down. Assistant Sonia Merced was inside the room with Dr. Whitney, but refuse to say what happened, nor did she want to write a statement. Dr Whitney refused to write a statement also. Amanda’s face was red on the left side of the face. Whitney was arrested and transported to central booking for aggravated battery.

Whitney was arrested and taken to jail and later released on bond.
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According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc. which investigates the abortion industry, “This of course, is exactly the kind of behavior we’ve come to expect from the washouts and losers who work in abortion clinics.”

MEDIA WOMEN’S GROUPS SILENT:

Crutcher points out that, “The abortion lobby’s media stooges will always look the other way when these episodes take place. And if you want to see how outrageous that is, just ask yourself how much coverage this story would have gotten if, instead of being assaulted by her abortionist, this woman had been slapped by a pro-life sidewalk counselor as she was walking into the clinic. Where are the so-called women’s groups? If anyone other than an abortionist had done the same thing, do you think they might have trotted out their “war-on-women” rhetoric? Count on it.”

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Author and Pro-choice Writer William Saletan detailed more exampled of the silence of the abortion and women’s groups when it comes to protecting abortionists:

HOWARD SILVERMAN – SEXUAL MOLESTER

In 1989, the Boston Globe disclosed that abortionist Howard J. Silverman, owner of Massachusetts’ biggest chain of abortion clinics, Repro Associates an abortion clinic in Brookline., had admitted to sexual misconduct with a female patient. Based on the patient’s complaint, Silverman had lost his authority to admit patients to nearby hospitals in the event of complications.

In the Boston Globe’s July 2, 1999 article (Board OKs claims against doctor) Silverman allegedly “touched the breasts of numerous patients for no legitimate medical purpose.”

In addition he, “made sexual advances on a medical assistant . . . in an examination room while a patient was still on the examining table. Between 1994 and 1995, Silverman allegedly told a patient to prepare for a pelvic exam by getting “into the position that got you here.”

The New York Times also reported the conduct in their December 10, 1995 article, Investigation Targets Tests For Abortions. The Times states, that in 1984, the Board of Registration in Medicine disciplined Silverman for sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old patient. As a result of all these action, Silverman’s privileges to admit patients to five Boston area hospitals were revoked and have not been reinstated. He must now rely on colleagues to admit patients to hospitals in emergency cases.

Saletan writes, “Despite this, he continued to perform abortions. Unlike other providers in the area, Silverman used dubious advertising tactics, refused Medicaid patients, and apparently reaped huge profits. Although his three clinics handled more than 10,000 abortions per year, he disguised them as doctors’ offices, thereby evading the state’s abortion clinic regulations.”

Jennifer Jackson, than President of the Massachusetts National Organization for Women, made this outrageous comment, “N.O.W. is appalled to learn of any doctor engaged in the sexual exploitation of women, but this is only one doctor and one incident, others working to provide safe abortions should not be tainted by it.”

The Globe found that pro-choice supporters had known of his sexual misconduct, as well as his generally bad reputation, but had kept it secret. “The question was: “Who was going to tell?” an anonymous source in the pro-choice community told the Globe. “Do we go public with it and hurt the whole movement or do we keep quiet and deny women the chance to make an informed choice about who does their abortion?”

In 1995, the Boston Globe did a piece on Silverman entitled: “Please Spare Us Dr. Silverman” where author Eileen McNamara seems to sarcastically hint that the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is silent when it comes to scum abortion doctors. She writes, “Understandably reputable abortion providers wish Dr. Silverman would just go away. Abortion is problematic enough without politically without calling attention to a practitioner who does not pass the smell test…Which is why the National Abortion Federation is misguided to acknowledge that Dr. Silverman is not a member of the organization, which sets voluntary standards for the field. Refusing to say whether he has never applied or been rejected because of substandard care is hardly in the interest of the women it professes to serve.”

WOMAN DIES IN MARYLAND- PRO-CHOICERS SILENT:

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Another horror story surfaced in Maryland where a woman lapsed into respiratory trouble while under anesthesia for an abortion at the Hillview Women’s Medical Surgical Center. Despite having no anesthesiologist on hand, the clinic’s medical director continued the operation. The patient went into cardiac arrest and died. A year later, a similar crisis developed. Again, there was no anesthesiologist. This time, clinic workers tried to revive the woman with the wrong drug and couldn’t get the clinic’s emergency oxygen equipment to work. The woman was left paralyzed, unable to walk or talk. Three years later, she died.

The clinic’s owner, Barbara Lofton, blamed reports of her recklessness on the pro-life views of the local paramedic chief. He denied that he held such views. Months later, on 60 Minutes, Lofton’s former employees and patients alleged that she had practiced medicine without a license and had nearly killed a patient by botching her abortion. CBS correspondent Meredith Vieira reported that “many pro-choice leaders knew about problems at Hillview but didn’t want them publicized. National Abortion Federation head Barbara Radford admitted she was just hoping we would go away.”

In the 60 minutes piece, the reporter says, “I wanted to talk to Barbara Lofton about those reports, but Lofton didn’t think there was much to talk about. Initially, neither did any of the abortion rights activists we contacted. As a reporter, I found that many pro-choice leaders knew about problems at Hillview, but didn’t want them publicized. National Abortion Federation head Barbara Radford [sp?] admitted she was just hoping we would go away.

To which BARBARA RADFORD, Head, National Abortion Federation replies, “Well, I think your first reaction from us was “This is the last thing we need.” We had hoped that it wouldn’t get national publicity because of the political nature of all of this.”

60 Minutes, “Pro-choice activists worry that clinics like Hillview will be used against them in the bitter political battle over abortion. They fear bad publicity will prompt state legislators to start regulating clinics and that pro-lifers will then use those regulations as a backdoor way to stop abortions. So even though those laws could make clinics sater, they usually fight them.”

Maryland had no laws for abortion clinics or outpatient surgery centers. Anesthesia and emergency medicine in these facilities were unregulated. That was why Lofton had moved her clinic to Maryland when the District of Columbia ordered her to stop performing abortions without a clinic license. A pro-choice legislator in Maryland had sought to regulate clinics but had met resistance from her colleagues. “There’s only so much of a willingness to try to push … the pro-choice movement to do what I think is the responsible thing to do,” the lawmaker lamented, “because they then treat you as if you’re the enemy.”

MORE ON NAF:

On Feb. 3, 2006, a 21-year-old woman went to Dr. Romeo A. Ferrer’s office at the Gynecare Center in Severna Park seeking an abortion. The African American Baltimore woman was 16 weeks pregnant, had a 3-year-old son and previously had two abortions without suffering any complications, according to the Board of Physicians’ complaint.

She sought an abortion because she couldn’t afford another child and came with a female friend because her family did not know about her pregnancy.

The patient signed a form authorizing an abortion procedure that used anesthesia and medication as necessary, but Ferrer, according to the board complaint, advised the staff that general anesthesia is not used at the clinic. The facility uses “conscious sedation,” referred to as “twilight sleep.”

The abortion was completed by 1:45 p.m., but a surgical assistant later noticed that the patient’s fingernail beds appeared blue. The staff was unable to get the patient’s blood pressure or pulse and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

They called 911 shortly before 2 p.m. The woman was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Parole, where she was pronounced dead by 2:57 p.m.

Ferrer refers reporters to the National Abortion Federation, of which he is a member, and NAF Spokeswoman Melissa Fowler said abortion is one of the “safest and most commonly provided medical procedures” and that credit for its safety record can be attributed to the “specialized quality care provided by clinics like Gynecare Center,” where Ferrer had an office.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD KNEW ABOUT GOSNELL: WOMAN AND BABIES NOW DEAD

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Dayle Steinberg is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Steinberg began her association with Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) in 1978 as a graduate intern, joined the full-time staff in 1981, served as director of surgical services from 1986-1992, then served for eight years as senior vice president, and was appointed president and CEO in 2001.

In February of 2010 WHYY reported that Steinberg denied knowing of any of the horrific conditions at Gosnells’ abortion clinic. They wrote: Steinberg: We do anticipate that women who might have scheduled appointments for abortion procedures at the Women’s Medical Society will be calling Planned Parenthood. and then reported, “Steinberg says she knows that Gosnell has provided abortions in Philadelphia for many years, but says she hadn’t heard of any problems at clinic until the allegations surfaced in recent days.”

PP Lied GosnellBut later, according to Philly.com : Steinberg said this about Gosnell at a public fundraiser: “Steinberg said that when Gosnell was in practice, women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.

“’We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,’ Steinberg said as she sat with Steinem before Tuesday’s events.”

NATIONAL ABORTION FEDERATION (NAF) AND GOSNELL:

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Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, the Delaware abortion provider that employed Kermit Gosnell had its membership suspended by the National Abortion Federation.

From the Grand Jury Report: We recommend that NAF reassess the membership of Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, the Delaware abortion clinic where Gosnell worked part-time before losing his license in that state. We learned that at least six patients were referred from Atlantic to Gosnell’s clinic in Philadelphia for illegal late-term abortions. These patients paid Atlantic for late-term procedures performed by Gosnell in his Lancaster Avenue clinic. We heard evidence that Gosnell would insert laminaria in patients in Delaware and then have them come to his Philadelphia office for the abortion procedure itself. The director of Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, Leroy Brinkley, was unconcerned. He did not properly supervise the doctors he hired as “independent contractors” to assure that they were complying with the law. Remarkably, despite Gosnell’s long time association with Atlantic, Brinkley only produced three files for patients seen by Gosnell at Brinkley’s clinic.”

NAF/ GOSNELL TIMELINE:

Gosnell submitted an application to become a NAF member in November 2009

The NAF evaluator conducted a site review on December 14 and 15, 2009

Abortion Patient Died November 2009

FROM THE GOSNELL GRAND JURY REPORT:

In preparation for NAF’s visit, Gosnell and his wife frantically cleaned the facility. The doctor bought new lounge chairs to replace the bloody ones that were there, although by February 18, 2010, they were filthy again. He also re-hired former employee Della Mann, a registered nurse who was a friend of Randy Hutchins and a patient of Eileen O’Neill

*A national association of abortion providers declined to admit the Women’s Medical Society as a member, finding it to be the worst facility its inspector had ever seen.
Immediately following Karnamaya Mongar’s death in November 2009, Gosnell sought membership in the National Abortion Federation (NAF), a professional association of 400 abortion providers nationwide that offers referrals and services to member providers. Membership is contingent on meeting NAF’s quality assurance standards and is based on an on-site inspection. It is inexplicable that Gosnell believed he could somehow pass such an inspection or meet NAF standards.

A NAF quality assurance evaluator testified before the Grand Jury. She stated that NAF’s mission is to ensure safe, legal, and acceptable abortion care, and to promote
health and justice for women. To that end, NAF publishes clinical standards, called Clinical Policy Guidelines that members must follow. These guidelines are drawn from a review of evidenced-based medical literature and patient outcomes.

To be certified by NAF, a provider must submit to an on-site inspection and complete a detailed questionnaire designed to determine whether the provider complies
with NAF’s standards. After the initial approval and certification, members must complete questionnaires annually. NAF re-inspects members every five to seven years, or
more often if there is a complication or a serious event with a patient. Gosnell submitted an application to become a NAF member in November 2009 – apparently, and astonishingly, the day after Karnamaya Mongar died. The NAF evaluator conducted a site review on December 14 and 15, 2009. Despite the odd fact that Gosnell’s decision to seek NAF certification coincided with a patient’s death at his clinic, he made no mention of this significant event to the evaluator before she visited. In fact, it was not until their final interview, after she had spent two days with Gosnell at the facility, that he informed her of Mrs. Mongar’s death. In preparation for NAF’s visit, Latosha Lewis said that Gosnell and his wife frantically cleaned the facility. The doctor bought new lounge chairs to replace the bloody ones that were there, although by February 18, 2010, they were filthy again. He also re-hired former employee Della Mann, a registered nurse who was a friend of Randy Hutchins and a patient of Eileen O’Neill… Gosnell hired Mann, at $31 an hour, to work 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays only. He told her that he wanted her to look at charts, evaluate lab work, and initial patient charts as if she – a licensed nurse – had been the person who had taken vital signs and recorded information in the charts.

This short-term job lasted four days and coincided with the NAF site review. Mann said she quit because she was uncomfortable with Gosnell’s fraud, which included paying her with a check, then taking the check back and giving her cash. Gosnell accomplished what he intended: He ostensibly had a licensed registered nurse on his staff – and her license number in his files – during the NAF review. Despite these efforts, the NAF review did not go well.

The first thing the evaluator noted when she arrived at 3801 Lancaster Avenue was the lack of an effective security system. Although the door was locked, when she rang the bell, no one answered. Even though she could not gain entry by ringing, she was able to walk right in when a man exited the clinic.

Once inside, she found that the facility was packed with so much “stuff, kind of crowded and piled all over the place,” that she couldn’t find a space to put her small overnight bag. She found the facility’s layout confusing, and was concerned that patients could not find their way around it or out of it. She was also concerned that there were plants everywhere, including in the procedure room and rooms designated as “labs.” Most alarming was the bed where Gosnell told her out-of-state patients were allowed to spend the night. These patients were unattended and it was difficult to locate the bathroom facilities and the exits. Such a practice does not meet NAF protocols. The NAF evaluator watched a few first-trimester procedures. She noticed that no one was monitoring or taking vital signs of patients who were sedated during procedures. She asked Gosnell about the pulse oximeter that should have been used for monitoring, but he told her it was broken. Apparently, Karnamaya Mongar’s death a month earlier had not caused Gosnell to obtain equipment that worked.

The evaluator did not observe Gosnell’s practice of allowing unlicensed workers to sedate patients when he was not at the facility, as she was there only when Gosnell was
there. Such a practice would not comply with NAF standards. The evaluator did note, however, that while she was talking to Gosnell in his office, a patient appeared to have been sedated by one of the staff. Such an action does not comport with NAF standards either. The evaluator cautioned Gosnell that he should make sure he was complying with state requirements because many states – including Pennsylvania – do not allow unlicensed workers to administer IV medications. The level of medication administered was also troubling to the evaluator. She testified that Gosnell’s own description of the effects of his routine second-trimester dose – that the patient would feel no pain at all – was a description of deep sedation. She added: “that … would really not be a safe situation … for him to be handling himself.” She explained that when deep sedation or general anesthesia is administered, NAF standards not only require that the doctor performing the procedure be present when the anesthesia is administered, they also require that another doctor or an anesthesiologist administer the sedation and monitor the patient. Instead, Gosnell had Lynda Williams,

Sherry West, and his other unlicensed workers routinely administer anesthesia without proper supervision or appropriate monitoring of patients. The evaluator explained to the Grand Jury, as did several medical experts, that because everyone reacts differently to anesthesia, a doctor has to be prepared for a patient to slip into a level of sedation beyond that intended. In cases in which Gosnell’s objective was deep sedation, therefore, he should have been prepared for the patient to react as if under general anesthesia. Significantly, it is not uncommon for patients under general anesthesia to lose the ability to breathe on their own. Gosnell’s clinic – without the drugs, staff, or equipment necessary to monitor, resuscitate, or assist his patients in breathing – was not even close to meeting NAF standards or any other standard of care.

The evaluator noted that Pennsylvania requires that anesthesia be administered only by licensed personnel, a regulation that Gosnell failed to follow even during the NAF review. Aside from these life-threatening practices, the evaluator noted numerous deficiencies in the clinic’s record keeping, including no notation of RH blood-typing and no record of sedation medications administered or the level of sedation. The clinic’s consent procedures also failed to meet NAF standards. Even with the evaluator watching, patients were not being informed of the risks of the medications, the sedation, or the procedure itself.

The evaluator testified that during the “counseling” she witnessed, a patient was told that Pennsylvania requires a 24-hour waiting period between when a patient is
counseled and when the abortion can be performed. After stating the requirement, however, the counselor, according to the evaluator, said: “Okay, well. When do you want
to come back for the abortion? Do you want to come back at 8 p.m.?” When the patient’s mother said, “but I thought we had to wait 24 hours,” the staff person responded, “if you
want to come back at 8 p.m., you can come back at 8 p.m.” Patient confidentiality is another important standard for NAF, and another that Gosnell flagrantly violated. The evaluator was troubled to find: Throughout the office, there were patient charts everywhere. On desks, on this – the area in that upstairs sleeping area by the sleeping room. There were piles and piles and piles of medical records. That was – if that were in an area that was closed off and nobody had access to it, charts being stored there weren’t a big deal, but if there were patients in the sleeping room, who had to leave there to go to the restroom, they had full access to all of these people’s medical information if they wanted to look through it, it was very, very concerning to me.

When asked if she had ever seen anything like the conditions and practices she observed at Gosnell’s clinic in any of the roughly one hundred clinics she has visited in
the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the evaluator answered: “No.”

Based on her observations, the evaluator determined that there were far too many deficiencies at the clinic and in how it operated to even consider admitting Gosnell to
NAF membership. On January 4, 2010, she wrote to Gosnell informing him of NAF’s decision and outlining the areas in which his clinic was not in compliance. The evaluator
told the Grand Jury that this was the first time in her experience that NAF had outright rejected a provider for membership. Usually, if a clinic is able to fix deficiencies and
come into compliance with the standards, NAF will admit them. Gosnell’s clinic, however, was deemed beyond redemption.

*We understand that NAF’s goal is to assist clinics to comply with its standards, not to sanction them for deficiencies. Nevertheless, we have to question why an evaluator from NAF, whose stated mission is to ensure safe, legal, and acceptable abortion care, and to promote health and justice for women, did not report Gosnell to authorities. To the jurors, the most appalling thing revealed by the NAF review is not that Gosnell tried to bluff his way through the application process with a borrowed nurse andsome new lounge chairs. It is that he made no effort to address the grave deficiencies in his practice that had caused Karnamaya Mongar’s death.

*Gosnell introduced [unlicensed employee Eileen] O’Neill to an evaluator from the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an association of abortion providers, as the doctor who performed the first-trimester medical abortions (performed with pills, not surgery) – and O’Neill confirmed to the NAF evaluator that she did treat these patients. *Gosnell also introduced O’Neill to another one-time clinic worker, Randy Hutchins, as a physician. Hutchins believed O’Neill was a licensed doctor because he saw her treat patients at the clinic. Hutchins personally knew one of the patients – Della Mann, a registered nurse who had worked at the clinic years earlier (and, again, for four days in December 2009, when the NAF evaluator was present).

*So too with the National Abortion Federation. NAF is an association of abortion providers that upholds the strictest health and legal standards for its members. Gosnell,
bizarrely, applied for admission shortly after Karnamaya Mongar’s death. Despite his various efforts to fool her, the evaluator from NAF readily noted that records were not
properly kept, that risks were not explained, that patients were not monitored, that equipment was not available, that anesthesia was misused. It was the worst abortion
clinic she had ever inspected. Of course, she rejected Gosnell’s application. She just never told anyone in authority about all the horrible, dangerous things she had see
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ABORTIONIST BENJAMIN GRABER THWARTS ABORTION REGULATIONS

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From William Saletan’s the Sisterhood of Silence:

On Sept. 13, 1989, a month after Pennsylvania’s health department conducted its next-to-last inspection of Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, the Florida House Health Care Committee met to prepare for an upcoming special session on abortion. Gov. Bob Martinez had called the session to enact several anti-abortion bills, including tighter regulation of clinic safety. Testifying before the committee, abortion clinic owner Patricia Windle condemned legislation that would give state inspectors broad access to abortion facilities. She declared, “Regulation is a euphemism for an excuse to interfere and opportunity to burden.”

William Saletan writes, “Beneath that hard line, there were signs of trouble. The president of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecological Society testified that physicians in the abortion field were “usually residents or somebody in training,” if not from out of town. A representative from the Florida Department of Professional Regulation confirmed this problem: “There appears to be a trend among the physicians who perform terminations of pregnancy on a regular basis. They don’t have admitting privileges to hospitals themselves. Frequently, they have informal arrangements to admit their patients. The result has been in several cases that when things went bad, they didn’t have the ability to promptly admit a patient. … [T]hey go in for a short period of time to work there full-time to get enough money to go into another field, some of them.”

One member of the committee, Democratic state Rep. Ben Graber, knew of these shortcomings firsthand. Graber was an OB-GYN. He performed about 15 or 20 abortions per month. “The reason I became involved in abortion is the inadequacy of abortion services,” Graber told a reporter in August, a month before the hearings began. “These lay people are opening clinics and hiring half-trained doctors to do them.” The problem, he explained, was systemic: “[T]he clinics are a result of the issue being so controversial that doctors shied away from it.”

But when the discussion turned from his role as physician to his role as lawmaker, Graber clammed up. On Sept. 14, the director of the Florida Catholic Conference told the committee that a licensed doctor had lethally botched abortions at “the Dadeland abortion clinic” near Miami. Graber and the committee chairwoman cut off the speaker and dismissed his story. Two days later, Voice for Choice, a coalition of abortion rights advocates, mass-mailed a “Dear Colleagues” letter, signed by Graber on his private-practice stationery, asking doctors to contribute $250 to the pro-choice lobby to block “new areas of physician liability” and “unwarranted state intrusion” in their profession.

The next morning, the Sunday Miami Herald landed with a thud on doorsteps across Florida. Its weekly magazine, Tropic, featured an exposé of the clinic to which the committee’s witness had alluded. Owners of the clinic, formerly known as the Dadeland Family Planning Center, had “lured clients with misleading ads, listing the clinic under more than three dozen names in the phone book,” reporter Deborah Sontag wrote. And its record was awful:

“In the last 10 years, the clinic and its doctors have been sued 15 times. … One doctor who worked at the Dadeland clinic was a convicted sex offender. Another was reprimanded by his state licensing board for “gross malpractice.” A third was responsible for more than $500,000 in out-of-court settlements on abortions gone awry. Year after year, there were ruptured uteruses, perforated colons and emergency hysterectomies. … Finally, one woman, the unluckiest of all, died.”

Sixteen years after Roe, Sontag wrote, “the back alley persists—on a commercial street, in a medical building, with a front door, and sometimes even with a state license.”

William Saletan writes, “Behind that scandal stood another. The regulatory system had failed. Physicians outside the clinic had been confronted by its butchery but hadn’t reported it to the state. Negligence charges had been dropped or dismissed by the state Board of Medical Examiners. Years later, the Department of Professional Regulation was telling inquirers that the doctors responsible were still in good standing. And a year after Dr. Nabil Ghali, the clinic’s convicted sex offender, lost his license to practice medicine in Florida, the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services had granted him a license to open another abortion facility.

In 1983 abortion doc Nabil Ghali’s medical license in Kentucky was revoked following his conviction on four counts of unlawful sexual transaction with a minor. (A fourteen year old female neighbor) The victims younger sister also testified she has seen Ghali improperly touching a five year old child. In 1989 while Ghali was operating an abortion clinic in Florida and performing abortions in several other South Florida clinics, the state’s medical board began revocation procedures of his license due to falsification of his license application. Ghali was caught in Florida performing abortions in South Dade County. When Ghali later lost his license in Florida he moved to Ohio and continued to perform abortions. The State of Ohio after learning of Ghali’s history began revocation procedures. In February 1993 the Ohio Medical Board won an appeal upholding Ghali’s license revocation. In addition to Ghali’s sexual conduct he was involved in the death of at least one woman from an abortion procedure in Florida. ( SOURCE: Kentucky Medical Licensing Board case #190, State Medical Board of Ohio vs. Ghali’s, Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services inspection reports, 1989, The Miami Herald Tropic Magazine September 17, 1989, Utah Medial Board)

The private quality-control system had failed, too. Unsatisfied by the clinic’s methods or conduct, the National Abortion Federation and the Florida Abortion Council, which enforced their own safety standards, had rejected its applications for membership. But those verdicts carried no force. Women seeking abortions wanted them done quickly and anonymously. They relied on ads in the Yellow Pages. Under these circumstances, the clinic’s poor record hadn’t hurt business.”

The third scandal was worse still. More scrupulous abortion providers who considered the clinic unsavory had never filed a complaint or spoken out against it.

A few months before the Herald article appeared, pro-choice activists who privately disdained the clinic had rallied to its premises to resist a pro-life blockade and to present a united pro-choice front to the media.

MEDIA COVER-UP

Saletan again: The cover-up effort extended even to the Herald story. In a letter representing three other clinic operators, Patricia Windle had asked the Herald’s publisher to sit on the story until after the special session. Windle called the Dadeland clinic “wretched” but warned Sontag that “we don’t want to give the hysterics weapons.” She argued, as Sontag put it in her article, that “pro-choice advocates must maintain a hard line: that a woman is safer when abortion is legal. To acknowledge that in some instances women are still not so safe is to dilute the argument, to hand something over to the other side.”

For that reason, Sontag reported, pro-choice leaders refused legislative remedies, insisting that current regulations sufficed. But Sontag pointed out that the sole regulatory hurdle, a license, required only a $35 fee and an inspection. She then discredited the inspection system with a single illustration:

“When Ellen Williams died after an abortion at the Dadeland Family Planning Clinic, Dade Medical Examiner Joe Davis requested a special investigation. Investigators checked everything they could by law: The clinic indeed had copies of its doctors’ licenses; patient records were kept; fetal remains were adequately disposed of.

“In other words, the clinic passed.”

Slatenan points out, “The days of gore, fear, and silence hadn’t ended with Roe. Janis Compton, the director of the Florida Abortion Rights Action League, admitted to Sontag that there were bad entrepreneurs, drawn to the abortion business by its low capital requirements, steady demand, and cash transactions. “In my gut, I am completely aghast at what goes on at that place,” she told Sontag. “But I staunchly oppose anything that would correct this situation in law.”

Pro-choice lobbyists moved quickly to quash talk of changing the law. In a memo to lawmakers, Voice for Choice argued, “The Tropic article clearly illustrates that no matter how restrictive and well-intentioned laws are, greedy and fraudulent professionals will always persist in their pursuit to exploit the most vulnerable of our citizens.” The ACLU of Florida agreed: “No matter how many laws are passed, there will always be a very small number of individuals who will disregard the law and disregard their responsibilities to the people they serve. … More laws will not change unscrupulous people’s hearts.”

Family accuses abortionist of racism in the abortion death of their daughter

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinics in minority communities, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Racism, Abortionist, Racism, Racist Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Abortion doctor Edward C. Allred had troubling attitudes toward African Americans. Allred once publicly stated, “When a sullen black woman of 17 or 18 can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us, it’s time to stop…”

In 1995, the abortion clinic Allred ran would be accused of racism in the abortion-related death of a 24 year-old African American woman. It was in January of 1995, that 24 year-old African American TaTanisha Wesson went to the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in Los Angeles, for an abortion and never came home. Her friend saw an ambulance arrive at the clinic that morning while sitting in the waiting room during the procedure.

TaTanisha ab death story

She called TaTanisha’s parents who rushed to the ER and found their beloved daughter in a coma. TaTanisha died in the hospital on February 1, 1995, leaving behind her 5 year old born son. An attorney for the family told the press that the abortion clinic gave TaTanisha too much anesthesia, that clinic staff was not present when she began to vomit, and that the abortion clinic delayed calling 911 for approx. 25 critical minutes. Her parents accused the abortionist of racism in their daughter’s death.

TaTanisha is one of many women who believed the lie that legal abortion made a “safe” abortion.

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Visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com to see a list of other women and watch Maafa21 to see the racist agenda behind abortion in America.

Abortionist Joseph Booker defaults on near death abortion lawsuit

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortion clinic medical waste, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by saynsumthn

Default judgment in Mississippi abortion suit
Associated Press 12/2/2011

JACKSON — A state judge has entered a default judgment in a lawsuit that claimed a woman nearly died from a failed abortion in Mississippi that left her in a coma for a week.

Daschica Thomas and her husband filed the lawsuit in 2005 in Hinds County Circuit Court against Dr. Joseph Booker, the National Women’s Health Organization of Jackson and others. The suit claimed Thomas went into the coma because of a blood infection brought on by a botched abortion in 2003.

Circuit Judge William Gowan entered the default judgment Tuesday in Thomas’ favor after the defendants didn’t show up for trial. The ruling didn’t mention damages, and it wasn’t immediately clear when that issue would be decided.

The ruling came less than a month after Mississippi voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have effectively banned abortions in the state.

Thomas’ attorney had no comment when contacted Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Mark Wann, who once represented Booker in the case, said he’s no longer involved in the litigation and wouldn’t comment. Wann said he doesn’t know where to find Booker. A phone number for Booker wasn’t immediately available.

The state Department of Health said Mississippi had two licensed abortion clinics in 2003, and the state has only one now. The current clinic is on the same Jackson site as the former clinic, but under different ownership.

Shannon Brewer is director of All Women’s Healthcare of Jackson, which is currently the only abortion clinic in Mississippi. She said the National Women’s Health Organization no longer owns the Mississippi clinic and Booker doesn’t work at the clinic now. Brewer said she doesn’t know where he is.

The lawsuit claims that Booker wasn’t the doctor originally scheduled to perform the abortion, but the other doctor was out that day. When Booker was performing the abortion, he allegedly stopped abruptly, said he couldn’t finish it and told Thomas to come back so it could be completed by the other doctor.

The lawsuit claims a “reasonably prudent” physician would have treated Thomas with antibiotics because of her diabetes, but Booker didn’t. Thomas allegedly came down with a blood infection, went into a coma and needed blood transfusions. The lawsuit also claims, among other things, that Thomas couldn’t have children after the abortion and that her husband lost his job for missing work while caring for her.

Booker performed abortions in Mississippi for years and found himself in controversial situations before.

In December 1999, three dozen bags of aborted fetuses and other remains were found buried in a shallow grave behind a business in the Gulf Coast city of Ocean Springs. An investigation revealed that the fetuses came from a storage room Booker had rented in nearby Gulfport, a city where he had performed abortions at a gynecology clinic.

Booker had pleaded guilty in July 1999 to tax evasion and was sentenced to five months in federal prison.

Someone purchased the contents of the storage unit, sight unseen, at auction and moved the items to a storage unit in Ocean Springs. Some of the items smelled and the new owner directed an employee to get rid of them, apparently not knowing they were fetuses.

In 1996, lawmakers passed a bill that required licensing for doctors’ offices at which 10 or more abortions were performed a month. That law was aimed at Booker, who had claimed his medical office did more than perform abortions and he did not have to meet requirements as an abortion clinic.

State to inspect abortion clinic recommended by Planned Parenthood staffer to journalist posing as sex trafficker

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic dirty, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, child abuse, child predator, Lila Rose, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by saynsumthn

State officials to investigate abortion clinic
Thursday, February 10, 2011

BY MIKE CURLEY
Northern Valley Suburbanite

englewood — The state Department of Health and Senior Services is planning to investigate Metropolitan Medical Associates, an abortion clinic in the city, after a Planned Parenthood staffer recommended it to an undercover filmmaker as a good place to have underage prostitutes treated.

In the video, made by Live Action Films, a youth-led antiabortion organization, a man and a woman in the guise of a pimp and a prostitute go to the Perth Amboy Planned Parenthood Central New Jersey facility and ask for advice from Amy Woodruff, who told them of the Englewood facility, “their protocols aren’t as strict as ours and they don’t get audited the same way that we do,” according to the video. Woodruff was fired after the video appeared on the Internet.

A Department of Health and Senior Services spokeswoman, Donna Leusner, confirmed that the department is planning to conduct a review of Metropolitan Medical Associates. The review will include an examination of patient medical records, interviews with the staff and observation of facilities and procedures to make sure they’re in compliance with state regulations.
Leusner said the review would culminate in a written report and that the department would not discuss its findings until then. The investigation could take several weeks, she said, depending on the findings and the extensiveness of the records being reviewed.

This will not be the first time the facility has come under state scrutiny. In 2007, it was ordered closed by the state after an investigation of a complaint filed by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. A woman who had an abortion performed at the facility was put into a coma following the procedure and had to have her uterus removed.

The 2007 investigation found dirty and rusted equipment and dirt and debris underneath an examination table, according to The Record. The woman, a Newark resident, settled with the facility for $1.9 million in 2009. The facility was allowed to reopen in March 2007.