Pro-Life Group Launches New Campaign to Expose Abortion Center Abuses
by Steven Ertelt
January 14, 2010
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — Abortion centers and abortion practitioners have been their own worst enemy over the years by getting themselves closed down, thrown in jail or havening their medical licenses revoked for shoddy, unethical, and sometimes illegal practices. One pro-life group is hoping to add to the list.
Operation Rescue informed LifeNews.com today that it is staring a new Abortion Whistleblower campaign designed to encourage current or former abortion facility staff to expose problems at their clinics or abortion practitioner abuses.
The pro-life group is willing to pay $10,000 to any whistleblower whose information leads to the arrest and conviction of abortion practitioners who are breaking the law.
Operation Rescue president Tory Newman says he knows that abortion centers will close down if whistleblowers come forward who will expose problems and abuses because so many abortion clinics have already run afoul of the law.
"We have yet to find an abortion clinic that complies with all laws," he told LifeNews.com.
"We are encouraging clinic workers, former abortion patients, or anyone else who has knowledge that crimes have committed been at abortion clinics to contact us immediately. Their information could literally save lives and earn them a $10,000 reward," Newman said.
The Abortion Whistleblowers campaign will include a series of ads on the radio and on web pages like Craig’s List, Facebook, Youtube, and other social networking sites.
It will also include direct mailings to each abortion business in the nation encouraging workers to come forward.
Newman says the actions of current and former abortion workers exposing abuses and illegal activities has already paid dividends.
Last year, several former employees of late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart came forward to tell media and pro-life groups of illegal activity at Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska center. Three of them filed affidavits with the State Attorney General’s office and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, resulting in investigations of Carhart.
Other whistleblowers, including former abortion center patients have successfully come forward to tell of illegal acts.
Newman points to nine victims of illegal abortion practitioner Bertha Bugarin who came forward. As a result, Bugarin is currently serving 6 years, 8 months for committing illegal abortions in two California counties. Three of her accomplices were also convicted.
Bugarin had preyed on vulnerable women in Hispanic neighborhoods and her chain of six abortion centers is now closed.
Employees of a business next door to a San Ysidro, California abortion business operated by Suresh Gandotra tipped off a newsman about an ambulance that had come to the clinic to transport an injured women. She later died of injuries so horrific that the abortion practitioner fled the country fearing murder charges. His dangerous abortion clinic closed.
And 35 women were involved in bringing 65 charges sexual abuse against Phoenix abortion practitioner Brian Finkle. Seventy additional women came forward but were not part of the prosecution. Finkle, who was responsible for 20% of all abortions done in Arizona, is currently serving 35 years in prison for his crimes.
Related web sites:
Operation Rescue – https://www.operationrescue.org
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