Sens Urge Colleagues to Read New Planned Parenthood Testimony

Aug 01, 2013 -- 3:52am

Delaware Senators Greg Lavelle and Colin Bonini are encouraging fellow lawmakers to take a serious look at new testimony heard Tuesday at a second public hearing concerning alleged patient mistreatment at Planned Parenthood of Delaware.

After hearing the testimony of three former Planned Parenthood employees, including a former manager who spoke publicly for the first time, Sen. Lavelle asked: “How could you not be concerned? How could you not demand that something different be done.”

During her testimony, Melody Meanor, who worked at the Wilmington clinic for three months in 2012, called Planned Parenthood’s practices “neglectful conduct that has put women in unnecessary danger.”

Meanor said that Planned Parenthood failed to inform as many as 200 women of their positive tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

 

In May, the state agencies announced that they had completed an investigation of Planned Parenthood, but failed to discover serious medical problems. However, after the nurses filed a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Planned Parenthood Delaware was cited for several violations. Subsequently, the Delaware Attorney General's Office filed a formal complaint against Dr. Timothy Liveright. The former Planned Parenthood doctor, who has surrendered his Delaware license, was cited for repeated acts of misconduct, incompetence and negligence while practicing medicine in the Wilmington clinic.

Written transcripts of Tuesday’s testimony, are posted on greglavelle.com.

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