The safety of the women was not their first priority. Money and image were more important.
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In a webcast entitled “Exposed: Clinic Worker Stories” on Monday, December 21, 2016, former abortion worker Margot described how her facility put women’s safety at risk. The theme of the webcast, hosted by Abby Johnson and the organization And Then There Were None, was the various ways that abortion facilities cut corners with patients and risk women’s lives.
Margot explains how the facility where she worked had her do medical procedures on a level above her training. She says:
I am not an RN, I am a nurse. I am an LPN, and I was doing RN level work. I was administering push medications, conscious sedations for the women who were having the two-step late-term abortion procedures. And I think that’s something that has come out very clearly recently is that people who are not really adequately trained to do the tasks that they’re doing. And that endangers women to such a degree, because when something goes wrong you don’t know what to do.
There were close calls. Yet even when women were injured, her facility did not call an ambulance to get them help.
And we almost lost patients due to complications. And even though the doctor appeared to be very compassionate we did everything we could not to call an ambulance, because we just didn’t want that, the optics of an ambulance outside of the abortion clinic. And we never told the women how close they came to almost dying.
One reason for not calling an ambulance was to avoid frightening the other patients. After all, seeing an ambulance pull up to the facility might send patients fleeing out the door, fearing they may be injured next. The abortion facility didn’t want to lose patients, because each patient who leaves is money running out the door.
Another possible reason was public relations. If anyone (such as an abortion protestor or sidewalk counselor) were to take a picture of the ambulance, the facility would be cast in a bad light. 911 tapes are often released to the public.