Friday, January 09, 2015

Washington Post gives space to abortionist on probation for substance abuse

The Washington Post has an article by Lydia DePillis which allows Arizona abortionist Gabrielle Goodrick to whine about how hard it is to be an abortionist in Arizona after the state legislature passed some prolife laws. 

Likely unbeknownst to De Pillis is that Goodrick is currently on probation for substance abuse issues (she took Fentanyl at her office in 2010) and her clinic was the subject of one of LiveAction’s undercover stings regarding sex-selection abortion.  A staffer in video coaches the actor not to admit her desire to have an abortion because the child is the wrong sex. Performing a sex-selection abortion is illegal in Arizona. 

In the Post piece, Goodrich reveals a number of things and her practice. 

She describes how abortion took over her practice.

Gradually, it just kind of took over my practice. Not only because of patient need, but because of the amount of effort — it just takes over. I have to have RNs now, and monitoring. There’s so much involved in it, so I wouldn’t do that for a few procedures a week. To do more than 5 abortions a month, you have to be a licensed abortion clinic. So now probably 5 percent of my practice is general practice.

She thinks her practice was given “a pass” the first year state inspectors came by. 

I don’t have an administrator. I’m just a doctor in a solo practice. So for me to make that change was pretty traumatic, when the state comes through [to inspect]. The first time, in 2011, we had coffee in the break room, she looked over my policies, everything was perfect, and that was that. I think they just gave everyone a pass the first year, because they didn’t know what they were doing. And then the next year, they came through, and it was like the Gestapo. I didn’t have a policy for this or that. It was very nasty.

Arizona's 24 hour waiting period is bad for patients but really bad for her

The waiting period was probably the worst for patients. You have to do the meeting first, it has to be with a physician, you can’t have a nurse do it. That has been an incredible burden on women, and on us. I have to meet with every single patient. The law says we can’t charge for that visit.

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