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Another in Delaware~

Posted by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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‘Another Gosnell in Delaware?’ Democratic feminist Kirsten Powers asks

by Dave Andrusko

  • Fri Aug 02, 2013 19:30 EST 

   Kirsten Powers

 

The headline on Kirsten Powers’ op-ed in The Washington Post today is “Another Gosnell in Delaware?” Who is Kirsten Powers?

It was Powers who almost single-handedly dragged a reluctant and unwilling Establishment Media into giving token coverage to the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell who was convicted of three counts of murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Gosnell never received 1/100th of the coverage his bizarre behavior warranted. After all, this was a man whom the grand jury said murdered hundreds of viable unborn babies by delivering them alive and then slicing their spinal cords. The two surgical procedure rooms in his Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic were described by one agent as resembling “a bad gas station restroom.” The whole place was unbelievably filthy and dangerous to the poor women of color who made up Gosnell’s clientele.

We can hope that today’s column does for Planned Parenthood of Delaware what Powers’ earlier columns did to awake a slumbering press corps to what Gosnell was doing at his “House of Horrors.”

NRL News Today has carried several stories about PP of Delaware, specifically its Wilmington abortion clinic. (See nrlc.cc/14oGVgF and nrlc.cc/18X1get, for example.) Powers plows some of that ground but adds many new and important details.

It was the Philadelphia Grand Jury’s 261-page report that assured that Gosnell would go on trial. But all of this started almost accidentally. Gosnell’s abortion clinic was raided because authorities suspected (and later confirmed) that he was making a fortune peddling illegal drug prescriptions.

Outside of Gosnell himself, the Grand Jury’s most indignant commentary was saved for the medical bureaucracy both in Philadelphia and the state level. They had plenty of warnings about what was going on but chose to avert their eyes.

The whistle-blowers in Delaware, former employees, are self-described “pro-choicers” who are interested only, they say, in making abortion “a safe procedure at Planned Parenthood of Delaware.” So if you were paying attention, as Powers was, your head would snap back when you heard nurse Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich testify that there are some “startling similarities between the situation with Planned Parenthood of Delaware and Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic in Philadelphia.”

Her summary of those similarities? “Both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics and their respective states refused to close them despite repeated warnings

Naturally PP of Delaware attacked Mitchell-Werbrich and another nurse, Joyce Vasikonis, as puppets whose strings were being pulled by pro-lifers. Besides being patently absurd, it got the dander up of Melody Meanor, a former health-care manager at Planned Parenthood of Delaware. To quote from Powers’ column:

Meanor testified that she felt compelled to come forward because she was “offended when Planned Parenthood of Delaware attempted to discredit the [prior] testimony” of Mitchell-Werbrich and Vasikonis who described what she too had witnessed.

Meanor, who previously had worked for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, described a lack of training of health-care assistants, who she said were not required to have medical credentials or prior health-care work experience. Said Meanor, "Most of the abuses I observed...stemmed from the fact that untrained health care assistants were assigned serious medical responsibilities that they were not trained to perform," such as assisting with abortions.

We’ve detailed the trail of allegations—and the non-response of Delaware authorities—on several occasions, another parallel to Gosnell.

Mitchell-Werbrich spoke bitterly this week at an ad hoc hearing, as she had previously at another ad hoc hearing, about her attempts to get higher-ups to pay attention to what was going on. There was plenty of blame to spread around—and she did—but inevitably a lot of attention was paid to itinerant abortionist Timothy Liveright. To quote again from Powers’ column, Mitchell-Werbrich said she saw him:

“slapping a patient," and placing patients on "operating tables still wet with the blood from the previous patient." He refused to wear sterilized gloves during procedures and would sing "hymns about sin to girls during the painful dilation phase of an abortion" and play "Peek-A-Boo’"with patients. She said he "rushed abortions" and allowed "sedated patients to wander down [the street] dazed and confused."

As Powers points out, if this sounds familiar, you’ve probably read the Gosnell Grand Jury report.

Joyce Vasikonis offered an important insight in an interview with Powers.

Vasikonis offered similarly scathing testimony, saying that, "[T]he culture of Planned Parenthood of Delaware was focused on maximizing profits and the bottom line; not quality healthcare for women. [S]peed was the ultimate goal." She told me that because abortion doctors were contractors and paid per procedure, they pushed the nurses to keep the women coming in and out as fast as possible, which put the women’s safety and health at risk. According to a report by the Philadelphia ABC News affiliate WPVI, "Since January [2013], five patients allegedly have been rushed from the [Delaware] facility to the emergency room.”

Mitchell-Werbrich has aptly spoken of “Meat-market-style, assembly-line abortions.”

The column is so good I could write another 500 words, but it’s much more important that you read Powers at www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/08/02/another-gosnell-in-delaware.

The one-sentence take-away? What is really going on in more Planned Parenthood clinics than we might ever imagine destroys the myth that PPFA cares about women or about delivering “compassionate care.”

://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/another-gosnell-in-delaware-democratic-feminist-kirsten-powers-asks

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blondekosmic15
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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RandRMomma
by Maya on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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Wait a minute...you were just telling me that I perpetrate and gullibly fall for propaganda in another abortion post, yet you come and make a post full of propaganda that you've gullibly fallen for? LOL!

Oh the hypocrisy, and irony.

And this article is hard to take seriously. For one, it's a blog, and secondly, the source isn't exactly unbiased.
jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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I'm disappointed that ANY medical clinic would operate under such conditions, and hope that they rectify that.  I disappointed that ANY medical provider would treat patients, especially ones undergoing sensitive procedures, with respect and dignity.  If this is true, I hope THAT ONE PARTICULAR PLANNED PARENTHOOD is shut down.

That being said, any article that starts out whining about the media treatment of Gosnell is immediately suspect.  If you can't understand the basic reasons for it, then there is no hope for you.  Deliberate and willful misunderstanding of what constitutes "news" these days is pathetic and reaching for some big "Establishment" conspiracy is pitiful and desperate. 

RandRMomma
by Maya on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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It's a blog. So, it's not even credible. lol

Quoting jessilin0113:

I'm disappointed that ANY medical clinic would operate under such conditions, and hope that they rectify that.  I disappointed that ANY medical provider would treat patients, especially ones undergoing sensitive procedures, with respect and dignity.  If this is true, I hope THAT ONE PARTICULAR PLANNED PARENTHOOD is shut down.

That being said, any article that starts out whining about the media treatment of Gosnell is immediately suspect.  If you can't understand the basic reasons for it, then there is no hope for you.  Deliberate and willful misunderstanding of what constitutes "news" these days is pathetic and reaching for some big "Establishment" conspiracy is pitiful and desperate. 

gsprofval
by Silver Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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The Planned Parenthoods that do this should be shut down. Those so-called doctors should be in prison for life for treating patients like this.

Ednarooni160
by Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM

"Most of the abuses I observed...stemmed from the fact that untrained health care assistants were assigned serious medical responsibilities that they were not trained to perform," such as assisting with abortions.


Vasikonis offered similarly scathing testimony, saying that, "[T]he culture of Planned Parenthood of Delaware was focused on maximizing profits and the bottom line; not quality healthcare for women. [S]peed was the ultimate goal." She told me that because abortion doctors were contractors and paid per procedure, they pushed the nurses to keep the women coming in and out as fast as possible, which put the women’s safety and health at risk. According to a report by the Philadelphia ABC News affiliate WPVI, "Since January [2013], five patients allegedly have been rushed from the [Delaware] facility to the emergency room.


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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The God squad needs to find a different hang out-

AlekD
by Gold Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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I don't doubt that there are many "Gosnells" in this country. 

blondekosmic15
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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Quoting jessilin0113:

I'm disappointed that ANY medical clinic would operate under such conditions, and hope that they rectify that.  I disappointed that ANY medical provider would treat patients, especially ones undergoing sensitive procedures, with respect and dignity.  If this is true, I hope THAT ONE PARTICULAR PLANNED PARENTHOOD is shut down.

That being said, any article that starts out whining about the media treatment of Gosnell is immediately suspect.  If you can't understand the basic reasons for it, then there is no hope for you.  Deliberate and willful misunderstanding of what constitutes "news" these days is pathetic and reaching for some big "Establishment" conspiracy is pitiful and desperate. 

I'm not surprised jessilin @ the incompetence & pathetic health conditions @ these abortion facilities. When Drs take an oath to save lives & than take the lives of innocent babies why should anyone expect them to be compassionate & caring toward women who come to them for abortion. Killing children affects the human heart. Playing 'peek a boo' with patients, insensitive behavior while singing hymns about sin, unsanitary bloody conditions are symptoms of a disturbing culture of abortion which leads to a sick demented environment. The torn & burned bodies of these little babies are than tossed into the garbage to be incinerated. Sometimes arms, legs, feet are forced into a garbage disposal to be shredded. Some of these abortionists have killed 100's even 1000's of defenseless little unborn babies. To believe they really care about these women is wishful thinking, a sense of false hope & professionalism. Sadly, I'm sure there are more facilities & Drs like this. Turning a blind eye to these atrocities by authorities & health inspectors is the fruit of abortion. A lack of respect for the sanctity of human life~

greenie63
by Silver Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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Might be a good idea for her to make her own group. She can condemn people daily without a fight. Here's a good avatar for the group. 


Quoting Sisteract:

The God squad needs to find a different hang out-


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