Monday, July 29, 2013

Delaware Legislators Hold Second Hearing on Planned Parenthood of Delaware

For immediate release
From: Rae Stabosz
Contact:, 302-731-7692 H, 302-391-0727 C

Planned Parenthood of Delaware Under the Microscope
Bipartisan Hearing of the Delaware General Assembly
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00 AM
Free and open to the public

Newark, DE. July 29, 2013

Two whistle-blowers will continue the investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood of Delaware that lead to multiple 911 emergency transfers to hospitals in the 2012-2013 time period.

The former manager of Planned Parenthood’s family planning services will testify about her experiences there. A former Planned Parenthood employee will testify about the state’s failure to protect women for over a year after she came forward to report the risks to women.
Dr. Timothy Liveright, who performed abortions at Planned Parenthood in
Wilmington and Dover, has been charged by Attorney General Beau Biden for
being a “clear and immediate danger to the public.” In addition, two nurses and a former manager of Family Planning at Planned Parenthood have testified that Planned Parenthood had a host of other problems. These included:
• using improperly sterilized and potentially contaminated needles and instruments
on patients
• requiring patients to lie down on operating tables still bloody from prior patients
• sending five women to the emergency room in the first half of this year
• failing to notify over 80 women who received colposcopies (a test for cervical
cancer) of the results of the test
• failing to notify in a timely way over 200 women who tested positive for chlamydia
and/or gonorrhea that they needed treatment—in some cases the patients were
notified months late; some were never notified at all
• failing to have a system in place for notifying women that they had an abnormal
breast exam
• failing to give poor women who have a special blood type (Rh negative) the drug Rho-
GAM, which must be given within 72 hours of an abortion to protect future pregnancies

Bipartisan General Assembly Hearing on
Unsafe Medical Practices at Planned Parenthood
Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00 AM
Chase Center on the Riverfront

The Harlan & Hollingsworth Room