Appalling (via ABC 6 WVPI):
A local abortion clinic is under fire, facing allegations of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. A series of emergency calls made from the Planned Parenthood of Delaware this year are raising concerns about what's happening behind the closed doors. Two former nurses who both quit are speaking exclusively with Action News about what they saw inside. ayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said, "It was just unsafe. I couldn't tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was." Werbrich alleges conditions inside the facility were unsanitary. "He didn't wear gloves," said Werbrich. Another former employee, Joyce Vasikonis told Action News, "They were using instruments on patients that were not sterile." The former nurses claim that a rush to get patients in and out left operating tables soiled and unclean. Werbrich said "It's not washed down, it's not even cleaned off. It has bloody drainage on it." "They could be at risk of getting hepatitis, even AIDS," added Vasikonis. Both of these nurses said, they quit to protect their own medical licenses, stunned by what they called a meat-market style of assembly-line abortions.
Another relevant fact:
In Delaware, abortion clinics are not subject to routine inspections. The state only steps in when they have a patient complaint. Planned Parenthood is essentially in charge of inspecting itself.
Such is the case in many states, where elements of the pro-choice movement fight tooth and nail to block efforts to regulate these clinics more strictly, in accordance with medical standards of most hospitals. Meanwhile, the Gosnell trial continues in Philadelphia, where more horrifying details about the accused serial killer's "abortion clinic" emerge with each passing day. (Warning: Those last two links are heartbreaking and brutal). Gosnell's string of murders finally came to light when he killed an adult patient, too, and the prosecution is relying on whiste-blowers employed by the "doctor" to secure his conviction. Now we have two whistle-blowing nurses willing to describe the third-world "meat-market" conditions in their Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic. How many more Planned Parenthood abortion mills operate this way? This is an organization that receives nine figures in taxpayer funding each year, and whose officials defend infanticide in public, under oath:
The media blackout on both that skin-crawling performance and the Gosnell massacre has been extraordinary. We're often told that there's no such thing as liberal media bias; the press is just biased toward conflict and sensationalism. I'm not sure how much more sensationalistic the Gosnell trial could get. Blood, gore, severed heads, severed feet in jars, "aliens," and a remorseless serial killer. Not interested, say the vast majority of America's journalists. Hmm. It's almost as if they'd prefer to ignore stories that are inconvenient to the causes they hold dear. Meanwhile, women and babies are suffering in macabre, unsanitary dens of death. "Safe, legal and rare," has been the Democrats' mantra for years. They've recently dropped "rare." It seems "safe" is an afterthought, too, when push comes to shove. The paramount element is "legal."
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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