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Fact Sheet: Abortion Industry Negligence Nationwide

Fact Sheet: Abortion Industry Negligence Nationwide

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A Fact Sheet done by the U.S. pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List about the U.S. Abortion Industry Negligence
A Fact Sheet done by the U.S. pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List about the U.S. Abortion Industry Negligence

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Fact Sheet: Abortion Industry Negligence Nationwide 
Kermit Gosnell’s
 
“house of horrors” abortion clinic in Philadelphia
is not an outlier. Reports fromacross the nation reveal that such vile conditions are endemic to the abortion industry as a whole.
Delaware
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Complete Failure to Regulate Abortion Clinics and Practitioners 
 2011
 
Kermit Gosnell was also an abortion provider in Delaware, where abortion facilities are notsubject to inspections.
 
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fter news of Gosnell’s case broke, fellow abortion prov
iders Drs. Albert Dworkin andArturo Apolinario had their licenses suspended for failing to report Gosnell for performinglate-ter 
m abortions at Atlantic Women’s
Medical Services in Wilmington, DE, where heworked one day a week.
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Apolinario, like Gosnell, is charged with prescribing drugs illegally.
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Both Atlantic Women’s Medical clinic locations were permanently closed (before a hearing
could take place) after an agreement was reached between the Delaware Board of MedicalLicensure and Discipline and clinic owner Panzy Myrie, a woman who portrayed herself as amedical doctor in advertisements - though she holds no license in Delaware.
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Both clinics were members of the National Abortion Federation until the details of their abuses came to the attention of the news media.
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On April 10, WPVI-TV ABC News in Philadelphia, PA reported that two former nurses at the Planned Parenthood of Delaware abortion clinic quit their jobs, citing unsafe, unsanitary
conditions, and “a meat
-market style of assembly-
line abortions.”
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Jayne Mitchell-
Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis called the clinic conditions “ridiculouslyunsafe,” and said women were at risk for hepatitis and even AIDS.
 
Planned Parenthood Delaware has suspended surgical abortion procedures at their Wilmington and Dover clinics as a result of ongoing investigations by the state Division of Professional Regulation and the state Division of Public Health.
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Planned Parenthood of Delaware has sent five women to the hospital with complicationsfrom botched abortions since January alone.
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Disgraced former Planned Parenthood Delaware abortionist Dr. Timothy Liveright is shownto be operating in clinics in New Jersey,
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Illinois
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The Death of Tonya Reave
 2012
 
On July 20, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves died following a second-trimester abortion at aChicago Planned Parenthood.
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Autopsy results reveal that Ms. Reaves died as a result of a hemorrhage following a botchedsurgical abortion. The autopsy reported that she was a healthy woman at the time of her 
abortion but that she suffered an “extensive” perforation of her broad uterine ligament with a
 possible severing of her left uterine artery as a result of the abortion procedure.
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The autopsy also revealed that the abortion was incomplete as the medical examiner discovered that pieces of placenta had been left attached to her womb, despite the dilationand evacuation (D & E) abortion performed by Planned Parenthood. Reports indicate thatPlanned Parenthood ignored instructions by an emergency dispatcher to call 911.
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Maryland
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Death at the Hands of Notorious Late-Term Abortionist Leroy Carhart, Clinic Shut- Downs, Unlicensed Abortionist Operating Out-of-State 
 2013
 
On February 7, Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from NewRochelle, NY,
died “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism followingMedical Termination of Pregnancy.” The medical examiner’s office confirmed that a
  botched 33-week abortion killed Mrs. Morbelli.
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When she was 31 weeks pregnant, Mrs. Morbelli sought an abortion from Dr. Leroy Carhartin Germantown, MD. Carhart left town shortly after the abortion procedure and wasreportedly unavailable when Mrs. Morbelli began to experience shortness of breath and chest pains - which led to a delay in her emergency care.
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In March, the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene suspended the licenses of threesurgical abortion clinics. All three are affiliated with abortion business owner Steven ChaseBrigham.
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Inspections of the abortion clinics revealed they were continuing to violate state health andsafety laws after the initial violations that prompted the state investigations in the first place.
 
 
In April 2010, an 18-year-old New Jersey woman was critically injured during an abortion ata clinic in Elkton, MD and was airlifted t
o Baltimore hospital from Brigham’s
facility.
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The physician who performed the abortion at Associates in OB/GYN Care LLC on NorthCalvert Street in Baltimore wasn't certified in CPR and a defibrillator at the facility did notwork, according to state officials in a letter to the General Assembly. The other two clinicsthat lost surgical privileges, located in Landover and Silver Spring, are also owned by
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Associates in OB/GYN Care and also had licenses suspended for issues related to the abilityto respond to life-threatening problems during surgery.
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In November 2011, late-term abortionist James S. Pendergraft and his accomplice Harold O.Alexander were caught operating an illicit late-term abortion mill in Forestville, MD throughthe website www.LateTermAbortion.net. Pendergraft
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who is not licensed in Maryland
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 was caught on tape.
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On August 22, 2012 the Maryland State Board of Physicians suspendedHarold O. Ale
xander’s license for a minimum of 
three months.
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Michigan
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Decrepit Clinics Shut Down, Criminal Abortionist Covered by Board of Medicine 
2013
 
In January 2013, an abortion clinic in Muskegon, MI was shut down by the fire marshal over 
conditions the city described as potentially “dangerous to human life or the public welfare.”
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Dr. Robert Alexander’s abortion clinic was closed after police discovered "filthy" andunsanitary conditions throughout the clinic, including “blood on th
e floor and walls in
multiple locations.”
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Photos taken by the police reveal
 
unsanitary conditions, including stained medical equipmentnear an examination chair, trash near lab equipment and discarded in a storage room, andwater stains and holes in a leaky ceiling.
The investigator also reported “blood dripping from
a sink p-trap
 
in a room used by patients.”
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Other violations noted in the fire marshal’s inspection include
improper disposal of syringesand needles, unsterilized medical equipment, as well
as the “dumping of chemicals and other liquids down drains without proper authorization and approvals.”
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In May, local media reported that in 2009, the Michigan Board of Medicine received a
complaint about botched abortions at Alexander’s clinic, including
one that ruptured a
woman’s uterus, causing bleeding but still resulted in the birth of a live child, but the board
did not investigate it.
 
Then Michigan Board Chairman Dr. George Shade Jr., Alexander’s mentor, determined that
no investigation was necessary.
 
Dr. Alexander served prison time in the 1990’s for selling illegal prescriptions.
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Two more Michigan clinics (in Livonia and Detroit) were closed in March. Both clinicswere owned and operated by abortionist Dr. Reginald Sharpe. The Livonia clinic wasexposed several years ago for the dumping of fetal remains in a dumpster outside thefacility.
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Dr. Sharpe’s medical license was suspended in 2005 for performin
g an abortion beyond 24weeks.
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