Thanks to a whistleblower, Oregon state officials have ordered
an abortion clinic nurse out of the profession.
Operation Rescue filed a complaint against
Evett Gradwohl when information about her work at the Lovejoy
Surgicenter in Portland surfaced in a whistleblower lawsuit.
"In that lawsuit, the clinic
worker alleged that this abortion nurse had sexually molested
patients ... even drawn a bird on the body of one of the
patients, and that she engaged in inappropriate sexual harassment
of other employees," OR spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger reports. "She
even ordered other employees to lie to state inspectors."
The Oregon State Nursing Board responded to the complaint by
issuing an order banning Gradwohl from "practicing as a Registered
Nurse in any capacity or functioning as a caregiver in any setting"
until further order.
Operation Rescue also plans to file criminal complaints with the
district attorney's office.
"Sexual abuse at abortion clinics is really a widespread
phenomenon that people don't really realize is going on, and it's
kind of the abortion clinics' dirty little secret," Sullenger
"So we would like to make an example of this particular abortion
nurse so that other people around the nation will become aware of
this serious problem that is happening around our country."
Operation Rescue hopes the district attorney will take a hard
look at the Gradwohl case.