Arizona Clinics Facilitate Cover-Up of Sex-Selective Abortions
In a new investigative video by Live Action, two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinics in Arizona are shown agreeing to break state law and perform an illegal sex-selective abortion.
The clinics, Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix and the Tucson Women's Center in Tucson, promise to ignore the law, and coach a woman to lie on her paperwork and conceal her motive for the abortion.
At the Camelback clinic, after the woman says that she wants to abort her girl and try for a boy, the counselor advises, "Don't tell us that, because we don't want to know." The counselor, acknowledging that state law prohibits sex-selective abortion, tells the woman that the clinic's abortion doctor will also ignore her motive, explaining, "She's really good about that. You'll like that about her."
At the Tucson clinic, the surgical assistant also acknowledges the law, explaining that if they perform a sex-selective abortion, "We could lose our license." However, after hesitating, the assistant says, "I'll just forget about it." He advises, "But just be sure not to mention it" to the abortion doctor.
NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. More than half the abortions performed each year in North America involve NAF members.
Live Action has sent Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and local law enforcement the full footage of these investigations.