Abortion Clinic Files for Bankruptcy After Firing Employees When They Became Pregnant
APR 22, 2016 | 12:33PM
The Pilgrim Medical Center, a Montclair abortion clinic that advertises same-day, late-term abortions, recently lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by three former employees who said they were fired after becoming pregnant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Now, the abortion facility is filing for bankruptcy.
Nicholas Campanella, the abortionist who owns the facility, has a reputation among his staff for “not lik[ing] pregnant employees,” according to the lawsuit. One former employee said she was fired in February 2013 after she became pregnant; Campanella told her there was not work for her anymore, though the abortion clinic had just posted a job opening for her duties, the report states. The other two workers said they were fired after taking maternity leave.
A judge awarded them more than $1 million, but Campanella is appealing the decision, according to the report. Because the abortion facility also is filing for bankruptcy, the former employees cannot collect the monetary damages, the report states.
The legal proceedings have not stopped the abortion facility’s deadly operations either. …
In the bankruptcy documents, Campanella touted his abortion clinic’s strong reputation for safety and care; but past inspection reports from the state show otherwise. A 2011 Montclair Times article reported state inspectors found two “immediate jeopardy” issues at Pilgrim that were “serious enough that they posed or could pose a risk for harm” to patients.
The state found the abortion facility was reusing the same needle to withdraw medication for multiple patients, not cleaning up blood properly, and failing to keep emergency medical supplies in stock. State investigators also found that a patient’s chest was not hooked up to an EKG monitor, but an EKG status was written on the person’s medical record, according to the report. During the inspection, one employee did not even know where the EKG monitor was, the report states.
Seriously, how could more be said? The abortionist who claims to serve women’s interests broke anti-discrimination laws. The abortionist who claims to serve women’s interests endangered his patients through hazardous practices, not stocking emergency supplies, not using vital equipment, falsifying medical records, and not properly training staff.