Tuesday, February 01, 2011

NAF suspends Gosnell's employer. Better late than never?

Wilmington clinic’s ties to accused Philly doctor leads to suspension

In response to the district attorney’s recommendation, the National Abortion Federation has suspended the membership of Atlantic Women’s Medical Services and its affiliated clinics in Baton Rouge, La., pending the outcome of current criminal investigations. The Executive Committee of NAF’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to immediately suspend the clinics at its Friday, Jan. 28 meeting, NAF President Vicki Saporta said.

“As a result of this suspension, we will no longer be referring patients to these facilities,” Saporta said.

It would have been nice if they had done this sooner -- like when Gosnell was first arrested, or when their inspector saw what a filthy cesspool he ran, or as soon as they hired this quack.

How well DO they oversee their members?

Staff members at the Atlantic Women’s Medical Services Wilmington office declined to comment on the implications of the suspension as well as Gosnell’s exact role with the clinic. The woman who answered the phone Monday also declined to say whether the clinic was even open and operating as usual. She referred questions to Philadelphia attorney Nino Tinari.

Tinari was unavailable for comment Monday. His secretary indicated he would be available at the end of the week, once he had a chance to meet with his client.


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