Two nurses, Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis have quit their jobs at Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington Clinic, complaining of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for the patients. Both have brought their concerns to Wendy Saltzman of ABC News, WPVI.
Readers remember this clinic for the frequent ambulance calls to the facility this year. ABC is reporting 5 patients transported emergently from the facility since January 4th.
The two former employees report that the abortionist was working without gloves, that the operating tables were soiled and unclean, and that instruments were being used which were not sterile. They stated that they quit to protect their own nursing licenses. Vasikonis is quoted: “They could be at risk of getting jepatitis, even AIDS”. 625 North Shipley Street
According to Mary Peterson of the Delaware Dept. of Health and Human Services, the state has no routine system for inspecting abortion clinics. Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington facility was inspected in October 2012, following a complaint, but investigators did not notice the troubles which have been reported by the nurses.
Peterson is concerned about the ambulance traffic to Planned Parenthood, stating that they are looking into the situation.
ABC news states that during their news investigation, one doctor and two more nurses have left, with Planned Parenthood not confirming whether they resigned or were fired.
The end of the ABC article ends with a full text statement from Ruth Lytle-Barnaby, the new CEO of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, outlining her high opinion of her institution, and the plans for cleaning house.
The facility was closed to patients for a routine cleaning on April 9, pending an upcoming investigation. One patient reports plans to sue this Planned Parenthood clinic for a botched abortion.