Some pro-lifers reach out to those involved in the abortion industry because many of them don’t think about the moral aspects of the business and are simply doing a job to make ends meet.
New efforts are underway to reach out abortion clinic workers to the legal responsibility they have to report illegal activities in the clinic. Mark Crutcher and his team at Life Dynamics have created a new website, www.clinicworker.com
to provide a resource for clinic workers who made need help or want to report illegal activities.
The list of illegal clinic activity includes income tax evasion, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud, money laundering, sexual harassment of employees, sexual/physical assault of patients, health and safety issues within the clinic and consumer fraud.
Most people assume that clinic workers, the receptionists, the assistants, the ‘counselors,’ the nurses are all committed to the pro-abortion philosophy. In reality though, many of them don’t think about the moral aspects of the business and are simply doing a job to make ends meet.
By reaching out to clinic workers and letting them know there is a website and a place for confidential help, clinicworker.com hopes the information on their site about what constitutes illegal activity, what signs to look for and what help is available for them to report activities that could even get them in trouble.
Pro-life people can alert clinic workers to this new website by accessing posters (that can be posted near clinics) or business cards available at the website or by calling (940) 380-8800. The website suggests being present at a clinic on a day when abortions are not performed and staff persons on duty may be less defensive and willing to talk about their own needs and concerns. Being aware of how much illegal activity occurs in abortion clinics, and what red flags may indicate possible illegal activity that may be happening, can enable an employee to protect themselves and can enable pro-life people to help the clinic worker leave the clinic and possibly even shut the clinic down.
Priests for Life Press Release, 10/7/01