Abortion supporters like to downplay dirty, unsafe abortion facilities as “rogues”… exceptions to an otherwise squeaky clean industry. But the reality is that unsatisfactory abortion facilities aren’t the exception – they’re the norm. So how do we make sure these facilities are held accountable to even the bare minimum of safety standards?
Authoritative Bodies Need to Do Their Jobs
Laws meant to govern abortion facilities are useless if no one enforces them. Anecdotally, the problem of apathetic agencies is a widespread trend. All it takes is a pro-choice government employee sitting at the wrong desk to ensure that a good law gets ignored. It’s easy for them to find some obscure reason that the rule shouldn’t be enforced.
Take a recent case the Reprotection team addressed near Sarasota, Florida. Southwest Florida Women’s Clinic employs an 87-year-old abortionist who has displayed signs of mental and physical impairment. He has been described as “out of it” and his hands shake dramatically due to age. Sources on the ground note that allegedly, a woman has run out of the facility during a procedure with him, blood still running down her leg
. After we filed a complaint with the medical board, the response was clear – that agency was content to subject abortion clients to a dangerous doctor.
Didn’t We Learn from Gosnell?
Kermit Gosnell is one of the most infamous names in the abortion debate. Here is a brief synopsis…
Gosnell owned and operated the Women’s Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a venue which was dubbed a “House of horrors” abortion clinic during the trial. He was a prolific prescriber of OxyContin. In 2011, Gosnell and various co-defendant employees were charged with eight counts of murder, 24 felony counts of performing illegal abortions beyond the state of Pennsylvania’s 24-week time limit, and 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law. The murder charges related to an adult patient, Karnamaya Mongar, who died following an abortion procedure, and seven newborns said to have been killed by having their spinal cords severed with scissors after being born alive during attempted abortions.
In 2018, a full-length feature film was released that exposed his whole, horrible story. One portion stands out especially strong as it pertains to regulating abortion facilities. A protagonist in the film is a pro-choice law enforcement officer. When she visits a judge to present Gosnell’s case after discovering just a few of his atrocious misdeeds, the judge immediately shuts her down after hearing that it has to do with an abortion facility, noting that she wants nothing to do with possibly affecting “access.” It wasn’t until a federal drug raid that Gosnell’s House of Horrors was finally shut down.
Supporters of abortion hold it so insanely sacred that they’re willing to sacrifice women’s health and safety for it. When abortion businesses are allowed to make their own rules, it’s only a matter of time before another Gosnell-style facility is discovered. Ensuring that vulnerable women aren’t subjected to dirty medical instruments, bloody floors and furniture, and competent staff isn’t much to ask… is it?