Monday, January 31, 2011

NAF suspends membership of Delaware abortion clinic that employee Gosnell

The National Abortion Federation has suspended the membership of Atlantic Women's Services, the abortion provider that employed Kermit Gosnell.
The suspension, which had been recommended in a 261-page report by a Philadelphia grand jury that investigated Gosnell, came following a meeting of the executive committee of the federation's board of directors, a federation representative wrote in an e-mail.

The suspension also applies to clinics that are affiliated with Atlantic in Louisiana, according to the statement.

Before the suspension, Dr. Warren Throckmorton wrote about Kermit Gosnell's other abortion clinic.
Less publicized is the fact that Women's Medical Society in Philadelphia was not the only place where Kermit Gosnell performed abortions. Until last year, Gosnell worked one day a week at Atlantic Women's Medical Services in Wilmington, Delaware. In fact, one of the abortions resulting in infant death began in that Delaware clinic. According to the grand jury report, a 17 year old girl came to Atlantic Women's Medical Services with her great aunt and requested a late term abortion.....

According to the grand jury report, at least 6 similar situations began at the Atlantic Women's Medical Services and ended up in the Philadelphia clinic for illegal late-term abortions. The Atlantic clinic was paid for the abortions and then they were performed in Philadelphia.

Unsurprisingly, Throckmorton didn't get much of a response from the National Abortion Federation.
Due to questions about the relationship between the two clinics, the Gosnell grand jury recommended that the NAF "reassess the membership of Atlantic Women's Medical Services." At present, there is no indication that NAF plans to do this. Despite repeated calls over the past two days, the National Abortion Federation has not responded to my questions about Atlantic and the grand jury's recommendation. Atlantic Women's Medical Services referred me to attorney Nino Ntanari, who has not provided comment.

Related: National Abortion Federation attempts to defends itself regarding abortionist Kermit Gosnell

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