Clinic Escort Service at Odds with Dr. Tiller

Former clinic employee Luhra Tivis mentioned that the person in charge of the escort service organized by the local NOW at Dr. Tiller’s clinic “stopped the escort service because she went with him while he did some abortions, accompanied him, and didn’t like the way he treated the women. Real rough, and arrogant, and not respecting their privacy.”

MacNair says:

That NOW chapter still refused to run an article against him in their local newsletter, however. There was no warning to women of what they were facing to come from them

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Abortion Clinic Administrators Don’t Support Pregnant Employees

In Abortion at Work, author Wendy Simonds interviewed clinic workers. They discussed how the clinic administrators dealt with pregnant employees:

One clinic worker is quoted saying:

“Audrey hasn’t been getting the support she needed after she got pregnant, and she felt like people didn’t want her to be pregnant by this guy because she was a lesbian before, and that she was totally confused, and just all that kind of stuff….and then Glenda, before she got her job as supervisor, apparently they asked her if she was planning to get pregnant or not, because she was going to have to take leave, and it was going to totally mess up the supervisors…It’s just like, please, if somebody wants to have a baby, then we need to be supportive and work around that, you know, but not let it interfere with their career tracks.”

On the same page the author states:

“Though the center directors took pride in their acceptance of ‘choice’ as a central tenant of feminist health care practice, the Center had no policies that demonstrated support for employees who decided to procreate…when it became [an impediment to work] administrators disapproved. Women typically took two or three months of unpaid leave after their babies were born…some women complained that the managers were not willing to accommodate…their responsibilities to their children.”

Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic by Wendy Simonds, (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ., 1996) 152-153

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Women Treated Poorly in Abortion Clinic, Says Former Employee

From Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic by Wendy Simonds, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ., 1996 p 42-43:

“Before coming to work at the Center, Risa lost a job at Pavillion [another abortion clinic] She said, “I know it was because I was very vocal about how I felt about the way they treated the women…They were real quick to make people feel stupid, and real quick to talk down to them, and just really disrespectful. Just like, “I got something you need, therefore you have to kiss my butt to get it.”


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Abortionist Badmouths Patients

Pro-choice author Magda Denes quoted an abortion doctor saying the following in her book In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital:

“The patients are subservient to us, and when they rebel it’s very simple: Go to somebody else….What better relationship can a man have with a woman? Besides, if you finger fuck thirty women a day with your fingers, and in a way you do, this is a form of sexual violation.”

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

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Abortion Nurse Photographs Women During Their Procedures

Florida abortionist Vladimar Rosenthal had a nurse named Barry Alan Hill. An investigation into his behavior discovered that the clinic was reusing syringes. Also, Hill was discovered to be to photographing the abortion patients after they were under anesthesia.

A coworker named Neat Rodrigues told investigators that she was disturbed by Hill’s objection to her showing any sympathy toward the patients. She claims that she was fired from the clinic because she complained to The National Abortion Federation about the conditions in the clinic.

Employee Wendy Castro maintained that Hill was very friendly” with the patients always asking for dates, often slapped co-workers on the buttocks, tickled and made “dirty jokes”.

She recalled on two occasions Hill bringing in pictures of other patient’s breasts.

Some of the women said they were refused anesthesia when they asked for it. Others said the doctors carrying out the abortions — all of whom were male — made abusive remarks.One woman quoted her doctor as winding up her abortion with the words:

“This really hurt, didn’t it? But let that be a lesson before you get yourself in this situation again.

This was from an investigative report by the Florida Department of Professional Regulations (DPR case # RN-89-10853) quoted by Life Dynamics

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Abortion Doctors Vicious, Sadistic with Patients

From Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who presided over 60,000 abortions until this pro-life conversion. When he began working at an abortion clinic that he would eventually manage, nurses and counselors told him that two abortionists on staff were:

“vicious, even sadistic with the patients… They would use unnecessarily large instruments on women with first pregnancies, or refuse to use the local anesthetic, or show the fetal tissue to the patient when she had not asked to see it. They were sometimes so impatient that they would shout at the patients if they squirmed on the table.”

Bernard N Nathanson, M.D. with Richard N Ostling. Aborting America (Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1979) p 110

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