What do we know about born-alive incidents at North Carolina’s Abortion Clinics?

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Abortionist Takey Crist of Jacksonville, NC was one of few abortionists in the state that performed late-term abortions until state law changed. He was known for attracting pregnant mothers from other counties, and even states as far away as New York, for late-term abortion procedures. Before closing his clinic for good in 2015, the Crist Clinic for Women performed over 57,991 abortions since its opening in 1973. When testifying in support for SB359, Republican State Representative Pat McElraft recalled horrifying experiences that she witnessed at the hands of a late-term abortionist when she previously worked in the medical field. She said, “Nurses told of stories of the babies that were born alive and [had] been taken by the doctor and turned over with their faces down in the saline to drown," she recalled. "Most of the nurses refused to work with [Crist]. He only did his abortions on the weekends."

In 2013, North Carolina's health agency temporarily closed three abortion clinics for violating health and safety regulations. One of those clinics was in Charlotte where the State investigation revealed abortionists were incorrectly administering abortion drugs to their clients. As far back as 2007, state investigators found as many as 16 safety and regulatory issues. The state had to close the facility citing patient's immediate health and safety concerns.

It was at this clinic on Saturday, April 20th, an infamous racist abortion doctor named Ron Virmani was caught on camera yelling, "You rape them and bring them here! You rape them and bring them here!" It's almost unbelievable that someone can say something like that aloud, let alone get away with it. But it's not surprising from Virmani. He has a gross history:

  • 1992: The North Carolina Medical Board suspended Ashutosh "Ron" Virmani's medical license for improper, sexual relations with a patient.
  • 1996: Virmani lost his right to practice at Novant, formerly Presbyterian Hospital.
  • 2007: NJ/PA Reprimand him for leaving pre-signed prescriptions that unlicensed workers would then fill out and give to patients at their discretion.
  • 2012: 28 sec. video of Virmani on a racist rant taken July 2012 went viral when he was caught saying, "Let me see one of you adopt one of those ugly Black babies."
  • 2014: A 49-year-old woman filed rape charges against Virmani on 5/8/2014

So let's make something incredibly clear: When Governor Cooper says SB405 is "an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients," and that the ACLU says the bill "denies doctors the ability to provide the care that is necessary, compassionate, and appropriate under the circumstances," do they really believe abortionists like Virmani will act in the best interests of women and babies? Is SB405 really unnecessary with people like Virmani in the world?

Virmani is the poster child of why we need to protect babies who have miraculously survived an abortion. Given his history and his outbursts, does Cooper really want people like Vir

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