Just one day after an abortion business in the United States came under fire for waiting months to report the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl who received an abortion, an abortion clinic manager in England is facing criticism.
According to a London Daily Mail news report, Moira Wilson (right) was manager of Calthorpe Clinic in Birmingham from 2010-2011 when a 40-year-old man in a creepy white van brought a raped 14-year-old girl for an abortion. The man was unrelated to the girl.
A London Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing accuses Wilson of misconduct for not alerting officials after the ‘weird’ scenario, but Wilson denied any misconduct for failing to contact social services. Justine Norman, a disciplinary investigation officer, called the failure a “quite memorable and quite shocking.”
She added: ‘It was quite shocking in the disciplinary meeting because I remember that we gave you every opportunity to suggest that you would do things differently if you were presented with the same situation.
‘It was specifically asked if you knew that this child was known to Social Services, would you do the same again, and you replied “Yes”.’
While the clinic’s policy was to have key staff trained in child protection, with one member of staff allocated for patients under 16, it was extremely unusual to see a child patient, the hearing was told.
Miss Norman added: ‘The business as a whole wasn’t set up to deal with children – this was an adult service which occasionally had children going through it.’
Moira Wilson denied ever seeing the ‘white van man’ who arrived at the abortion clinic with the 14-year-old girl.
Dr. Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign responded to the story in an email to LifeNews.
“This case is disturbing. What appears to been a vulnerable girl in less than usual circumstances should have raised a red flag for clinic staff. Instead the clinic manager did not see fit to notify the authorities, a decision that could have made a potentially abusive situation worse,” she said.
Cullen added: “Given that this happened in a clinic that has been under police investigation because doctors there were willing to sign off on gender selective abortion, the case is further proof that the abortion industry is not concerned with the welfare of women and girls.”