Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Attorney general hears allegations against abortion biz

From that bulging abortion is a shady business file:

OR President Troy Newman said, "For the first time, we have sworn statements from women who have admitted that they were instructed to commit illegal activity at Carhart's abortion clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska. That makes their allegations compelling and convincing.

"These women came forward on their own to blow the whistle on Carhart out of concern for the safety and well-being of women. These are not pro-life activists by any stretch of the imagination," he said.


Among other allegations: Illegal post-viability abortions were performed, drugs went missing, there were unclean conditions and poor hygiene and Carhart himself was chemically impaired on duty.


The newspaper also reported it interviewed some of the former workers in confidence, getting the same allegations as Operation Rescue.

"Two of the women said they routinely started IVs at Carhart's clinic though they weren't registered nurses or certified licensed practical nurses, as required in Nebraska," the report said.

Another worker "said she frequently administered medication intravenously although she wasn't a certified LPN," the newspaper confirmed.

The newspaper also reported several of the witnesses it interviewed have drug convictions, including two who had criminal records before they were hired.