Through a combination of circumstances, Delaware has just become, at least temporarily, the first state since Roe v. Wade to be abortion-free.
Planned Parenthood of Delaware has suspended all surgical abortions, according to LifeNews, due to new state investigations after five 911 calls were placed on behalf of women experiencing abortion-related emergencies at the Dover clinic.
Two former employees have described unsafe conditions at the clinic, and Operation Rescue learned that one employee had a history of falsifying medical records in New York before coming to work in Delaware.
The only other clinic in the state, in Wilmington, has also been closed for cleaning and re-staffing.
Two other clinics that had operated in the state under Atlantic Women’s Medical Services shut their doors in 2011 when it was revealed they were connected to Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist currently on trial for the murders of a patient and of babies born alive during abortion procedures.
An investigation by Operation Rescue shined the light on practices at the Dover clinic, which is being accused of unsanitary conditions, overmedicating patients, not sterilizing medical equipment and employees failing to wash hands between surgeries.
The Gosnell trial has revealed literal horrors at his clinic, but as more is learned about the practices at other clinics around the country, the more it appears that Planned Parenthood has accepted low medical standards as the norm.
For too long, the abortion industry has operated with the protection and patronage of government. It’s about time that government did its job and shined a light on a dark business.