Abortion Based on Sex-Selection OKd by Clinic Despite Arizona Law in Pro-Life Undercover Video
|An abortion clinic worker in Tucson agrees with an undercover activist to help perform a sex-based abortion in a video released today.|
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.
|"Barb," the clinician seen in the video, no longer works at Camelback Family Planning, according to a receptionist there.|
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.