Skip to comments.Squalid Abortion Clinic Escaped State Oversight
Posted on 01/23/2011 6:43:39 PM PST by oblomov
PHILADELPHIA For years, state health officials missed some unsettling patterns at the three-story brick abortion clinic on Lancaster Avenue.
It was always open late, way past the time the pizza place next door closed at midnight. The women who emerged from it often poor blacks and Hispanics appeared dazed and in pain, and sometimes left in ambulances. The doctor who ran the clinic, Kermit Gosnell, had been sued at least 15 times for malpractice. Two women died while under his care.
But the dangerous practices went unnoticed, except by the women who experienced them. They were discovered entirely by accident, during a prescription drug raid by federal agents last February.
The clinic now closed, with dead plants in its windows and old mail on its front desk stands as a grim reminder of how degrading it was for the women who went there and how long state officials ignored their complaints.
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia district attorney, Seth Williams, indicted Dr. Gosnell on eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven infants and a Bhutanese refugee who died after a late-term abortion in 2009.
A grand jury report issued on the same day offered its own theory on why so little happened for so long.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Abortion clinics are not inspected and held to the same standards as medical clinics, because they will fight it tooth and nail. They need to be.
Then again they regularly violate laws about parental notification/permission and statutory rape reporting.
I’ll bet that in the last week, abortion mills across the country have been cleaning out “souveniers.”
Disgusting baby killers, beloved by liberals.
Betcha your right. And I betcha this isn’t the only abortion mill being run like this.
What I’m reading right here is what the book Lime 5 talked about. This kind of treatment of the women having abortions and the conditions according to the book is pretty common.
I bet your right.
Where have you been? Good to see you around.
This appeared on page A 25 of the print edition. A 25??? ...for a mass murderer???
The CDC would have recorded this death from infection. It would not have been recorded as a death caused by abortion. So when you see the numbers of women who've died from abortions, it isn't accurate at all.
And the murders appear at the bottom :(
The ones in Virginia sure are - the General Assembly is about to crack down HARD.
...And of course, we simply had to legalize abortion to put an end to “back alley, wire hanger” abortions. /s
Payoffs are not uncommon in other areas of government inspection.
Ironic that this tut-tutting should appear in the NYT. New York City had a similar case a few years ago, involving a “doctor” in a poor neighborhood who killed a teenage girl in an abortion in his filthy “clinic.”
It emerged at that time that not only had that “clinic” not been inspected, but that all abortion “clinics” and their records were exempt from New York’s inspection and reporting requirements for medical facilities. And Planned Parenthood, of course, fought any attempts to make these requirements apply. So far as I know, they’re still exempt.
Exactly, there is no difference between an illegal abortion and a legal one. They both end in the death of a human being and one isn’t any safer then the other for the woman.
Our brilliant law makers will just make another law for the law they don’t enforce now.
And no one in any receiving hospital carried through on where these patients had been "hurt"!
Last year Baltimore's City Council felt compelled to pass an ordinance forcing Pregnancy Centers to post large signs stating that they do not provide abortions. I wonder how compelled the city laws are re inspecting abortion clinics? I am going to follow up and look for answers to this question.
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