Filthy meat-market assembly line: Planned Parenthood abortions halted in Wilmington
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2013-04-17

A meat-market style of assembly line abortions. Operating tables smeared with bloody drainage not washed down between patients. Unsterilized instruments. The abortionist didn’t wear gloves. Patients at risk of getting hepatitis or AIDS because of unsanitary conditions. No routine health department inspections.

This was the scenario as described by two former nurses employed at Planned Parenthood’s Wilmington abortion facility. The two quit their jobs inside the facility to protect their nursing licenses.

The local ABC affiliate broke the story, showing Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, one of the former PP nurses saying, “It was just unsafe. I couldn’t tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was. . . . Planned Parenthood needs to close its doors, it needs to be cleaned up, the staff needs to be trained.”

The news report revealed that the Delaware Department of Health does not do routine inspections and “Planned Parenthood is essentially in charge of inspecting itself.” The report shows Mary Peterson from the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services saying, “I am not going to lie to you, we don’t have the manpower to do routine inspections.”

“Since January 4, five patients allegedly have been rushed from the facility to the emergency room,” the news reporter said.

Planned Parenthood officials did not appear on camera but released a statement saying, “Ensuring high-quality care and maintaining the valued trust of our community is of the utmost importance.” Following its usual pattern, rather than taking the blame for any breach in ethical medical care, it threatened to fire “any employee who does not live up to [its] standards of patient care.”

The facility has, at least temporarily, halted surgical abortions.

The Wilmington, Delaware, ABC affiliate broke the Delaware Planned Parenthood horror story as ghastly testimony was emerging in the case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, charged with the grisly murder of seven newborn babies born alive during the course of abortions, and the death of one woman who was allegedly sedated to death in his abortion facility in Pennsylvania.

Gosnell and his employees have admitted to severing the spinal cords of babies born alive—a process they called “snipping.” One of the infants “screamed like a little alien” after it was born, according to a Gosnell employee. One was so big that Gosnell joked it could walk him to the bus station.

Testimony has shown Gosnell stored the remains of infants in cat food containers and milk jugs. More than 40 aborted babies were stored in a freezer. He kept a collection of severed baby feet in jars in the office as well. Though not a Planned Parenthood facility, this, too, was a filthy abortion center where instruments were not sterilized, blood was not cleaned up, and women were treated with as much respect as pieces of meat in a slaughterhouse.