Pro-Life Group Offers $25,000 For Information Exposing Abortion Practitioners
by Steven Ertelt
September 9, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life group that monitors the abuses of abortion practitioners who engage in actions like employing unlicensed staff or violating healthy and safety standards, is looking for new information.
Because so many abortion centers are closing for failing to meet state laws, Operation Rescue hopes to put more out of business.
Recently, the Louisiana health department closed an abortion facility in Shreveport because it failed to meet state laws and an abortion practitioner who runs abortion businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland is finding himself shut down for numerous abuses.
Operation Rescue already announced a $10,000 rewards to current or former abortion clinic staffers who would expose more abuses from their places of employment and now it has raised the bar by upping the reward to $25,000.
Anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortion practitioners who are breaking the law will receive the money form the Abortion Whistleblowers.
OR president Troy Newman told LifeNews.com today the campaign is designed to encourage those with knowledge of abortion-related crimes to come forward.
"We are grateful that an anonymous supporter has come forward to underwrite the $25,000 reward amount and believe that this will be a key in helping abortion whistleblowers come forward with their first-hand knowledge and documentation of criminal activity," Newman said.
"Those with knowledge of abortion abuses sometimes fear coming forward because of the possibility of lost income and disruption to their lives," Newman added. "The $25,000 reward could help clinic workers start a new life – one that isn’t stained by innocent blood or criminal activity or the stress that accompanies working in the abortion industry. That is a strong incentive for coming forward."
Since January, Operation Rescue has received dozens of tips regarding abortion clinic abuses. Each tip is carefully screened by its staff members and then forwarded to state and local authorities who may follow up with investigations of their own.
"We have several cases in the pipeline right now, but we know that these are only the tip of the iceberg," said Newman. "What is needed now is operating capital to effectively promote this program all across America. If we had a larger budget, there is no telling how successful it could be."
The pro-life group hopes to catch abortion practitioners and businesses guilty of overbilling, embezzlement, fraud, sexual abuse, non-reporting of sexual crimes, botched abortions, HIPPA violations, illegal dumping, and employment of unlicensed staff.
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