There are some politicians in Washington who think that to avoid horrific abortionists like Gosnell we just need more Planned Parenthood facilities. I’m not so sure:
Two former nurses at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, testified before a Senate hearing yesterday, describing what they said were “nightmare” conditions characterized by a “meat-market assembly line” style of performing abortions in which patients were treated like cattle, and profit was king.
“The doctor would be in such a hurry to get the patients in and out himself that he would bring patients back into unclean procedure rooms where the examination table would still have bloody drainage and body fluids from the previous patients,” she said.
The nurses also recounted how surgical instruments were improperly sterilized, surgical suites were not properly cleaned between patients, equipment was outdated and in some cases broken, staff were unqualified and untrained and drugs used were expired. (Source)
The headquarters of Planned Parenthood was notified on numerous occasions, but it chose to not do anything.
The two women showed lawmakers copies of numerous e-mails that they sent to state authorities and Planned Parenthood senior officials reporting the horrendous conditions they witnessed.
“There was no real response to fix it,” said Joyce Vasikonis. “Planned Parenthood is a very powerful organization.”
[Nurse] Mitchell-Werbrich complained that while other medical facilities are subject to thorough oversight, Planned Parenthood is apparently tasked with policing itself.
“I said, who regulates them, who watches over them?” she said. “Planned Parenthood has no one. Planned Parenthood Federation watches themselves, which didn’t make sense.”