Skip to comments.Not just Gosnell: Former abortion workers say untrained staff is common
Posted on 12/02/2019 10:11:47 PM PST by Morgana
House of Horrors Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell hired untrained workers to administer anesthesia and do other medical procedures, which led to the deaths of two women. But testimony from former abortion workers reveals that the wasnt alone other abortion facilities have also used untrained staff. In a webinar hosted by the pro-life group And Then There Were None, several former workers spoke about this.
Former Kermit Gosnell worker Adrienne Moton explained in the webinar how Gosnell hired inexperienced people:
"Most of us that worked in the back, including myself, had no we were not licensed at all His thing was pretty much, you know, making money. Making money, thats all it was about. [H]e taught me everything. He taught me how to find a vein. He taught me how to administer the diazepam, you know, to put the patient to sleep. He taught me how to do the ultrasound everything."
Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director, admits she also did tasks she was not trained for:
"It was the same for me. I was doing a lot of things inside of my clinic that I should not have been doing. That were not legal for me to be doing. I had no business doing ultrasounds. I had no business pushing anesthesia on women."
Sue Thayer was the manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Storm Lake, Iowa. Planned Parenthood wanted to sell more abortion pills but did not always have a doctor available to dispense them. So Planned Parenthood administrators decided to do webcam (telemed) abortions in which a woman would talk to a doctor via webcam. The doctor would not see or examine her and could be in another state.
It is ill-advised for a woman to take the abortion pill without having an ultrasound. An ultrasound is needed to verify the length of pregnancy and confirm that the pregnancy is not ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy can kill a woman if it is not detected. Planned Parenthood officials tried to get Thayer to do the ultrasounds, even though she had no certificate or training:
"I said, Surely youre not going to be having nonmedical people doing these transvaginal ultrasounds? (and you know, ladies if you had one of those you know its an invasive procedure and you dont want the one that schedules your procedure to be the one thats doing that, right?) But when I voiced concerns, he said, Sue if you are breathing, you can do it. It helps if youve played a video game because its a lot like running a joystick."
Sonographers go to school for years and need to complete a difficult test before they are certified. Thayer was concerned about the safety of telemed abortions, and asked her boss if he was going to notify local doctors:
"And you know, I had said to him, Are you going to notify the doctors in the communities where these webcam abortions are going to be done? Because women are going to be showing up at the ER, you know, with hemorrhaging and all kinds of problems. And they said, No, all of our Is are dotted and our Ts are crossed. Nothings gonna stop us, and we dont want anyone to know about it until weve established a standard of care for 500 to 2000 done. Just crazy, that theyd do that, but they do."
Planned Parenthood was willing to use 500 to 2000 women as guinea pigs to test the safety of webcam abortions. They were not even going to notify local emergency rooms and doctors about possible complications because they wanted to hide what they were doing. Too many medical professionals might object if they were open about their plans.
Live Action News previously covered the story of former abortion worker Joy Davis, who hired employees with no medical experience and eventually started committing abortions and performing other surgeries on women herself, without a medical degree:
I started interviewing people that had no medical background at all, bringing them in to do the job of anesthetist, lab technicians, nurses and even physicians . So I brought in people off the street with no medical background and trained them
"I never spent the first day in medical school. I was just an ultrasound technician. I really knew nothing about medicine, other than what I had seen other doctors do, but I started doing abortions. I started actually performing surgery on women. I did Norplants, cryosurgery, pap smears, pelvic exams anything he did, I did.
Sadly, this led to the death of a patient after Dr. Tommy Tucker, the abortionist she worked with, botched an abortion and left the woman in Daviss care. Davis did not know what to do, and the woman died soon after being transferred to a hospital."
The reason for all this, of course, is profit abortion facilities can pay untrained staff much less money than they can medical professionals. The more abortion facilities remain uninspected, the more likely it is that corners will be cut, to the detriment of women.
Only bottom of the bucket people want to work doing abortions in the first place, right?
If life were legally defined as starting with conception, as God intended, then abortion would be defined as murder.
“Only bottom of the bucket people want to work doing abortions in the first place, right?”
Not always. Sometimes just women in need of a job and PP pays well.
The docs however yes they are bottom barrel.
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