60 Minutes On The National Abortion Federation and Clinic Safety

TheNational Abortion Federation claims that they

“ensure continued high standards for safe, quality abortion care. We meet this charge in three ways: offering continuing medical education to reproductive healthcare providers, chronicling abortion related complications, and establishing standards of care.”

1991 annual report: National Abortion Federation

Mark Crutcher  “Lime 5: Exploited by Choice ” (Denton, Texas: Life Dynamics Incorporated, 1996

The CBS news show 60 Minutes had a story about a Maryland abortion clinic that killed at least two women. 60 Minutes. asked Barbara Radford, Executive Director of The National Abortion Federation, if she knew of the problems in that facility:

She said NAF was aware of them, but decided to remain silent because “This is the last thing we need. We had hoped that it wouldn’t get national publicity because of the political nature of all this.”

“60  Minutes reported that they discovered other pro-choice activists who also knew about the problems at this clinic, but who remained silent out of fear that the bad publicity would prompt state legislators to start regulating clinics. The 60 Minutes reporter, Marilyn Viero, pointed out that even though these laws could make clinics safer, abortion advocates usually fight them. This was reaffirmed when she interviewed pro-choice state senator Mary Boergers who said: “there’s only so much of a willingness to try to push a group like the pro-choice movement to do what I think is the responsible thing to do because they then treat you as if you’re the enemy.”

Mark Crutcher  “Lime 5: Exploited by Choice ” (Denton, Texas: Life Dynamics Incorporated, 1996) 106-107

“Claiming Abortion Malpractice” by Diane Gianelli. The American  Medical News 2/6/95

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