Delaware First State Since Roe v. Wade With No Surgical Abortions

Planned Parenthood of Delaware has suspended surgical abortions, making Delaware the first state to offer no surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion in 1973.

According to LifeNews, the Planned Parenthood clinic in Dover has suspended surgical abortions, and the Wilmington affiliate has closed entirely for administrative functions.

As Breitbart News earlier reported, a series of five 911 calls placed from Planned Parenthood of Delaware, for women in abortion-related emergency situations, has prompted a new state investigation. Two former nurse employees have described horrific and unsafe conditions in the clinic. Additionally, pro-life organization Operation Rescue discovered that another employee, abortionist Eric Schaff, had a history of disciplinary action for falsifying medical records in New York prior to moving on to work in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Allegations against Planned Parenthood of Delaware include unsanitary conditions, use of unsterile medical equipment, over-medicated patients, and failure to wash hands between surgeries.

The Dover and Wilmington Planned Parenthood facilities are the last remaining abortion facilities in Delaware after two affiliates of the Atlantic Women’s Medical Services shut down in 2011 when it was discovered they were associated with Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who is on trial for the murder of a patient and babies who were born alive during abortion procedures.

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, said, “We now have the first state that is officially free from surgical abortions, at least for now. This will undoubtedly save babies and send a clear message to the abortion industry that regulation and oversight will shut them down for good.”


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