Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Official Eyes Wide Shut on Gosnell

The Philly Health Department

The Department of State / Medical Board


OperationCounterstrike said...

A little perspective:

Before Governer Ed Rendell, the Governor of Pennsylvania was Bob Casey (Senior). Casey was an extreme right-to-lifer whose administration abused normal oversight in order to make trouble for ordinary abortion clinics and abortion docs using trumped up citations.

When pro-choice Ed Rendell was elected, he immediately discontinued this abusive practice. He went too far, discontinuing most oversight over abortion clinics altogether, but his new policy was a response to the abuses committed by the Casey administration.

It is noteworthy that Casey didn't shut down Kermit Gosnell either.

Lauren said...

There were no "abusive practices." Under Casey abortuaries were monitored like any other ambulatory medical clinic. Despite this, pro-abortion politics stopped Gosnell from being shut down even when his abuses came to light. When Casey left, so did any shred of oversight.