Abortion Based on Sex-Selection OKd by Clinic Despite Arizona Law in Pro-Life Undercover Video

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An abortion clinic worker in Tucson agrees with an undercover activist to help perform a sex-based abortion in a video released today.
An undercover video by pro-life activists released today shows clinic workers in Phoenix and Tucson agreeing to violate a year-old state law that prohibits gender-based abortions.

 

In the video (below), an activist explains to "Barb" at the Camelback Family Planning clinic in Phoenix that she wants to terminate her pregnancy because of the fetus' gender.

"Um, don't tell us that," says Barb. "We don't want to know."

Last year, Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill that makes it a felony to perform an abortion when it's known that the woman wants the procedure because she'd prefer the baby to be a different gender.

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"Barb," the clinician seen in the video, no longer works at Camelback Family Planning, according to a receptionist there.
The law also calls for a $10,000 fine for medical professionals and assistants who knowingly violate the law and allows a baby's father to sue over suspected violations.

 

Opponents suggested that few, if any, women actually get abortions based on the gender of the fetus.

But in the video, which was sponsored by Live Action, Barb suggests otherwise, agreeing that she's heard of such cases at the clinic. She also tells the undercover activist that if she tells the clinic's doctor, Gabrielle Goodrick, her reason for the abortion, Dr. Goodrick will give her the same advice in regards to the new law.

"Just don't let it be known," Barb advises.

A man at the Tucson's Women Center tells the activist she can't have an abortion after she informs him that she already has a girl and needs the procedure because she believes she's having another girl and wants a boy. Then, at the urging of the activist, the clinic worker agrees he'll just "forget" the conversation happened.

The video's release comes a week after Congress voted against a proposed law that seeks to ban such gender-based abortions.

We called the Camelback Family Planning clinic this morning and were told that Barb no longer works there. The woman who answered the phone did not elaborate, but said she'd pass along our message to Dr. Goodrick.



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Hi
Hi

Agreed.

Laughing
Laughing

8 weeks after conception, not after birth. LOL

Anti-Authoritarian
Anti-Authoritarian

Fuckin' authoritarians. Her body, her right! Do we really want to go down this road (oops, I guess we're already on it)? Because at the end of it, all of us become unwilling organ donors (well, perhaps all women do, because they ain't human, right). Fuckin' pigs. Fascists! http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You are right, I am wrong. Solicitation is not the correct preparatory offense.  It does not change the fact that a crime was comitted.

Bobby
Bobby

It was the abortion activist who did the soliciting of the gender-based abortion, you clueless douchebag. Please, tell us again how you work in the legal profession.

YourProductSucks
YourProductSucks

"The video "adds to a growing pile of evidence" that sex-based abortions do occur in the United States, Rose says."Right. Sending in an anti-abortion activist falsely claiming to want their fetus aborted because of gender proves that people want to get abortions based on gender. Absolutely imbecilic, but I expect that level of idiocy from a fundie.

guest
guest

why do you expect better from the new times staff? I expect very little of value from them.

Marcy
Marcy

Saying "unborn human fetus" is too many words.  Just say human fetus. If it is born it isn't a fetus. And it really isn't that simple. What you are trying to lump into a single thing ranges from a single cell to an essentially complete and fully functional human being.  Trying to pretend otherwise is as foolish as pretending that something magical happens when the fetus emerges from the womb. No, I don't think there is anything special about a fertilized egg.  

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