PA Health Dept. Acts To Prevent Abortions At Unsafe Clinic
March 19, 2010
Philadelphia, PA - On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department ofHealth took action to ensure that no other abortionist will begin operating at Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic because the facility itself presents a danger to the public.
Gosnell's clinic was raided on February 22, 2010, when authorities discovered filthy and unsafe conditions, along with a collection of aborted babies that stretched by 30 years. Gosnell has been implicated in the abortion deaths of two women along with a lengthy history of botched abortions. Gosnell is known to have operated an abortion clinic illegally prior to Roe v. Wade.
The States of Pennsylvania and Delaware have since suspended Gosnell's medical licenses on an emergency basis.
The Health Department is seeking an order prohibiting abortions at Gosnell's clinic because of dangerous conditions found there. The office has no access for a stretcher in the case of an emergency. In previous emergencies, care was delayed because exit doors were padlocked shut or blocked with debris from the clinic.
Other infractions included the lack of emergency resuscitation equipment. A deficiency report noted that the only source of suction for patients with airway tubes was the same suction machine used for abortions. Filthy and unsanitary conditions were also cited.
Calls made by an Operation Rescue investigator to Gosnell's clinic today were not answered, message boxes were full, and a number for second trimester abortion inquiries for "Ben Gosnell" had been disconnected.
"Slaughter House Rule" Will Be Used For Sunday Health Vote
Washington, DC - A measure failed this morning to block a measure that would have prevented pro-abortion Democrats from using the "Slaughter Rule" to "deem" the health care bill passed without actually taking a vote on the legislation.
This clears the way for the "deeming" vote on Sunday. Some House members would rather vote to "deem" the bill passed rather than voting on the actual bill so that they can tell their constituents that they did not vote for the unpopular so-called" reform" bill that will open the doors to the largest expansion of abortion funding in U.S. history.
The latest polls show that 55% of the American people would rather have Congress scrap the current plan and start over, with more than 71% opposing the provisions that will allow for taxpayer funded abortions.
"It is clear that the Democrats under Obama are hell bent forcing this ill-conceived and unwanted legislation on the unwilling public no matter the consequences. They are even willing to circumvent the Constitutional provisions that govern lawmaking in order to do it. We must oppose this with all we have because this kind of manipulation of the system is the first step toward totalitarianism," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Meanwhile, a coalition of 12 Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak is holding strong in their opposition to the bill based on its funding of abortions. The current headcount for and against the bill is uncertain.
Please keep calling your Congressmen and Senators!
KS Legislators Will Attempt To Tighten Late-term Abortion Law
Topeka, KS - Pro-life lawmakers are drafting legislation that would require that abortionists report the actual reasons for abortions after 22 weeks. The bill will also allow women or the women's families to sue abortionists for doing the risky abortions for reasons not allowable by law.