Clinic temporarily closed and abortions halted for now
Wilmington, Delaware – The same Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where a grandmother was attacked earlier this year while documenting a botched abortion operated under similarly unclean and dangerous conditions as those that existed at Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors” according to two former nurses who have now come forward to tell what they saw.
So far, one abortionist and two employees have left Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware, as a result of the scandal over five botched abortions since January 4 and filthy practices. The clinic is now under the investigation of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis told WPVI-TV of a “meat-market style of assembly-line abortions where the abortionist refused to wear gloves, surgical instruments were reused without being cleaned, and “bloody drainage” remained on abortion tables between procedures, exposing women to blood-borne diseases.”
“It was just unsafe. I can’t tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was,” said Mitchell-Werbrich. “Planned Parenthood needs to close its doors, it needs to be cleaned up, the staff needs to be trained.”
She also worried that that women could be at risk of contracting hepatitis or AIDS.
The clinic was closed to patients yesterday as it underwent a “routine cleaning.” It has temporarily stopped providing surgical abortions.
“This is the same behavior of cover-up that Kermit Gosnell engaged in. After Karnamaya Monger was killed during an abortion, he had the clinic cleaned and painted. But it didn’t take long before it was back to its previous squalid condition,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue.
Gosnell’s clinic also subjected women to dirty surgical instruments and made them lay on bloody, abortion tables that were not cleaned between patients, just as the Planned Parenthood clinic has done. In fact, Gosnell spread venereal disease between patients through this dangerous practice, just the thing feared by the two former Planned Parenthood nurses.
“This is another example of how the conditions described at Gosnell’s House of Horrors exist as a matter of routine in abortion clinics around the country,” said Sullenger.
Mary Peterson of the Delaware Department of Health and Services indicated that they rarely inspect abortion clinics in that state. “I’m not going to lie to you, we don’t have the manpower to do routine inspections,” she said.
“As long as the authorities neglect their duty to protect the public, these kinds of horrific conditions will continue to endanger women at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics there,” said Sullenger. “Protecting the public health is the primary duty of the Department of Health. It’s unbelievable that it could claim it is incapable of doing its job. It sounds like there needs to be a housecleaning at the Department of Health as well as the abortion mill.”
Operation Rescue was the first to obtain and publish 911 calls of two botched abortion incidents on February 3 and 16 at the Wilmington Planned Parenthood. Operation Rescue also published video taken by Rae Stabosz of a woman attacking her outside the same facility as she courageously documented another medical emergency incident with her cell phone on March 13. That incident drew attention to the abortion abuses at the Wilmington Planned Parenthood clinic and resulted in the news report exposing dangerous practices there.