FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2013
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Abortion Emergencies in Delaware and Maryland Reveal Widespread Problems
Washington, D.C. – New accounts of severe negligence and abuse in the U.S. abortion industry came to light this week. Yesterday, the Delaware State Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline filed a complaint against former Planned Parenthood of Delaware abortionist Timothy F. Liveright. The Board called Liveright a “clear and immediate danger to the public,” after he sent five women to the emergency room this year alone. This month, four abortion clinics were shut down in Maryland for repeated violations. The Maryland Board of Health concluded that “the public health, safety or welfare imperatively required emergency actions” against the clinics.
“Vile conditions and disregard for the health and wellbeing of women are problems endemic to the abortion industry,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, claims to be a principle advocate for women’s health. They need to own this problem. Rather than attack their former employees for exposing Gosnell-like unsafe and unsanitary conditions, they should spend their time going through their facilities nationwide in order to get to the root of this problem and protect women.”
This week, two former Planned Parenthood of Delaware nurses and Liveright colleagues, Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, testified before the Delaware state senate and recounted the unsafe conditions and “meat-market style assembly-line abortions” which led them to quit their jobs.
In March, Maryland state inspectors discovered that a woman had died at Associates in OB/GYN Care’s Baltimore facility. The abortionist and staff at the facility were not certified in CPR, and a defibrillator at the clinic did not work.
The SBA List has compiled an ever-expanding fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide. The attention of public regulatory and professional bodies, and the interest of Congress in this appalling roster of neglect is welcome news for women and their children everywhere.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.