In an article of the OC Weekly, the author talks about the political beliefs of Edward Allred, an abortionist who owns a chain of abortion clinics. He describes his “contempt for feminism”:
Although his gambling and abortion practices may not publicly fit today’s “family values” GOP, Allred calls himself a Reagan conservative. He has proclaimed nothing but contempt for feminists and lesbians, and he opposes women getting equal pay for equal work. And while he has unabashedly supported the continuation of Medi-Cal payments for abortions (government funds that go directly to him and other abortion doctors), he favors the elimination of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (which goes directly to poor patients). The government has a fundamental obligation, he has said, to pay doctors for abortions to prevent overpopulation.
This abortionist is not a fan of feminism or champion of women. He is also quoted making some extremely racist statements. He insults minorities when he says:
Population control is too important to be stopped by some right-wing pro-life types. Take the new influx of Hispanic immigrants:their total lack of respect for democracy and social order is frightening. I hope I can do something to stem that tide; I’d set up a clinic in Mexico for free if I could. . . . The survival of our society could be at stake.
Abortionist Dr. Edward Allred has performed countless numbers of abortions. His clinics have had many botched abortions and deaths. He claims to be able to do 5 minute abortions. An article on him says:
“Allred boasted that he worked from 6 a.m. to midnight performing abortions on “planeloads” of women, trying not to spend more than five minutes with each patient. “We’ve been pioneers in so many ways,” he once told a reporter. “We streamlined, we made efficiencies, we employed the suction technique better than anyone, and we eliminated needless patient-physician contact.”
One abortion patient describes her experience in an abortion clinic:
“I was scared for my life, I was at a loss for words. It was crazy. I don’t think they should be allowed to reopen. That’s dealing with someone’s life. If they can’t do it right, they don’t need to even be open.”
“Clinic’s closing renews debate, Summit patients dismayed by care received” The Birmingham News :5-21-2006
This abortion clinic was shut down due to horrible conditions
Cheryl Sabel, President, Montgomery chapter of the National Organization for Women, about a clinic that was shut down due to filthy conditions
“Every time a women’s health clinic closes, it is a huge blow for women and it’s very unfortunate. But women must be protected, and there are standards — as there are for every health care facility — and every facility needs to abide by the rules.”
“Alabama Abortion Clinic to Stay Shut” Washington Post 6-15-2006
“Dr. Ming K. Hah, reputed to be the fastest abortionist in Chicago, vacuums the unborn to smithereens at a breakneck pace: 8 abortions per hour, forty per day. His productivity rate is so impressive that he sometimes performs two abortions simultaneously.”
William Brennan The Abortion Holocaust: Today’s Final Solution (St. Louis, Missouri, 1983) 38
He cites Pamela Zekman and Pamela Warrick “Dr. Ming Kow Hah: Physician of Pain” Chicago Sun-Times November 15, 1978
“… Reported in the Los Angeles Times on April 5, 1992. Canada’s Northwest Territories Status of Women Council reported that 85 women had suffered agonizing pain during abortions that were performed without anesthetics at Stanton Yellowknife Hospital. One of the women, who were mostly of Indian and Inuit (Eskimo) ethnicity, reported that as the doctor completed the abortion, he said, “This really hurt, didn’t it? But let that be a lesson before you get yourself in this situation again.” Another victim who had become pregnant after being raped reported that the abortion had been far worse than the rape. She stated that she had been pinned down during the abortion and had experienced excruciating pain. The victim was given no counseling and no sympathy. One woman who was scheduled to undergo both an abortion and a tubal ligation reported that just before the abortion, she was advised by the doctor that, “the anesthesiologist does not believe in abortions; we will administer the anesthetic following the abortion, for the tubal ligation.”
Miriam Claire The Abortion Dilemma: Personal Views on a Public Issue (New York: Insight Books, 1995) 126
The New York Times, commenting on dangerous and poorly run abortion clinics in New York:
“No one knows how many such fly-by-night surgeries there are in New York City or how many abortions they produce. But law enforcement officials and medical experts say dozens of these clinics are believed to be tucked away behind storefronts and in more ordinary looking doctors’ offices and they are believed responsible for scores or even hundreds of illegal or incompetent abortions annually.”
“At the Dundalk office of the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), a client was told she could lie to her doctor about having had an abortion, advice that could put a woman’s life at risk, Professor Sam Coulter Smith, the master of Dublin’sRotunda Hospital, has warned.
He said he was aware of cases where women have died because they did not tell their doctors they’d had a termination….
At two Dublin branches of the IFPA in Tallaght and Cathal Brugha Street, women were also told they could conceal their abortions from doctors.
The same advice was given by a HSE employee at Ballinasloe Crisis Pregnancy Support Service in Galway.
In response, Dr Simon Mills, a barrister and medical doctor, said: “It is definitely reckless and probably negligent advice to tell a woman to conceal from doctors something that may be a vital part of her medical history.
“This is especially the case if she presented unwell in the immediate aftermath of a termination and felt that she shouldn’t tell her doctor about it when it could be the key piece of information to deliver prompt and life-saving treatment….-
At Dundalk IFPA, a woman was told: “Now when you go for medical attention they have no way of knowing that you have had an abortion. You need to say that you had a miscarriage. They will know you were pregnant but you need to say that you had a miscarriage.”
A Nebraska clinic worker who was fired claim that the reason she was let go was that she was threatening to report an abortionist for substandard care. The clinic worker alleged that her boss would fall asleep while administering anesthesia, would operate while talking on the phone, and that he left a patient unattended on the table in the middle of an abortion.
The abortionist denied the charges and said she was reacting out of “sour grapes” because he had fired her.