Lincoln, NE – A disciplinary hearing set to begin today in Nebraska for abortion nurse Lindsey Creekmore, who works for late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, has been delayed a week after Operation Rescue filed a new round of complaints against her boss in Nebraska, Indiana, and Maryland.
Whether the complaints prompted the delay in the Creekmore disciplinary case is unknown.
The complaints were filed after a sixth woman in 23 months suffered a severe medical emergency on March 4, 2014, which resulted in the patient requiring emergency surgery to save her life.
“Enough is enough! We have watched as one Carhart patient after another has been hospitalized — and some have died — while medical boards stand idly by. Not only are we trying to save the lives of babies from abortion, many of which are viable and healthy, but we are also urgently attempting to save women from serious injury or death by reporting Carhart’s casualties to the authorities,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
This is the second delay in Creekmore’s case, which has been rescheduled for July 30 through August 1, 2014, in Room 36 of the Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Creekmore is a registered nurse who originally worked for the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller is Wichita, Kansas, then followed Carhart to his Bellevue, Nebraska, clinic after Tiller’s abortion business closed in 2009.
In May, 2013, Attorney General Jon Bruning filed a disciplinary petition listing nine causes of action against Creekmore wherein he accused her of incompetence and negligence for administering incorrect intravenous dosages of sedatives and a labor-inducing drug to 11 patients between January 2011 and March 2012.
The complaint also alleges that Carhart’s Bellevue abortion clinic did not provide proper staffing for women in recovery. Nebraska law states that registered nurses cannot delegate complex nursing tasks to unlicensed workers, a law that Creekmore routinely violated, according to Bruning’s petition.
Her behavior violates the scope of practice in that she acted outside the boundaries of her profession, a charge that constitutes unprofessional conduct.
“Clinic records show a significant pattern of substandard care practices that, in any surgical center, would endanger the health and safety of the public,” Bruning said in a press release issued last year announcing the case against Creekmore. “We are seeking license revocation.”
Despite the danger Bruning says Creekmore poses, she continues to work at Carhart’s run-down Nebraska Abortion and Contraception Clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, while she awaits license revocation proceedings.
“We have been puzzled as to why Attorney General Bruning charged Creekmore for substandard care practices that endanger the public safety when it is Carhart that owns and operates the clinic and is the primary person responsible for the practices there,” said Newman.
In 2009, Operation Rescue met with Bruning and asked for an investigation into Carhart’s shoddy practices after several former Carhart employees came forward and provided sworn affidavits that detailed shoddy practices at Carhart’s Nebraska abortion clinic. That investigation was quietly closed without action, something that has troubled Operation Rescue ever since.
“Certainly if Creekmore faces license revocation, Carhart deserves it more,” said Newman. “Every time Carhart evades discipline, as he did in the deaths of two patients, Christin Gilbert and Jennifer Morbelli, it only ensures that more women will suffer injury or death at his hands. This time, we hope that both Creekmore and Carhart will be held accountable for their actions and that they will both be forced out of the abortion business for good.”