"When We Have Had Emergencies . . ."Sep 12, 2011
Earlier today I went to the website of WVTF Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Roanoke, to check on a news story concerning abortion center regulations that I was interviewed for last week. Most interesting was the transcript of the story that included a statement by abortion center director Jill Abbey where she stated, “When we have had emergencies, we simply, we’ve certainly been able to have the patients transported on a stretcher without any difficulty.”
I was shocked that someone representing the abortion industry would be honest enough to admit that they had dealt with emergencies, especially emergencies that required transportation, presumably to an emergency room or facility with adequate equipment to deal with the situation.
I then downloaded the entire audio clip, which you can listen to by AbortionRegs.
So, imagine my surprise when I returned to the WVTF radio site later today and found that the entire statement by Ms. Abbey regarding emergencies had been deleted from the transcript of the story! Interestingly, it seems to be the only statement from the clip that is not included in the written story.
The simple question is, why? Why remove that one paragraph where an abortion center director admitted that they women having abortions had suffered “emergencies?”
Questions about the objectivity of National Public Radio have been around for a very long time. Of course, we have no way of knowing if this was a purposeful deletion because the statement by Abbey obviously undercuts the abortion industry’s claim that the procedure is safe, or if it was simply an “editorial” decision.
Perhaps the folks at WVTF assume that most people read the transcript but don’t actually listen to the audio?
I’ll leave the conclusions to you.
Whatever the case, it is a curious edit to say the least.
The bottom line remains that while the abortion industry, led by the $1 billion behemoth Planned Parenthood, alleges that the abortion procedure is safe, we have many reasons to believe otherwise. An admission by a center director of “emergencies” at her centers is simply one more piece of evidence that these centers need oversight.
On Thursday, the Board of Health will get its chance to provide just that.