In a Jan. 27 posting to the employment website Indeed.com, Planned Parenthood Keystone in Lancaster listed aiding in “the completion of surgical abortion procedures” as part of the job description for a Medical Care Assistant.
According to Planned Parenthood’s website, “In-clinic abortions are sometimes called surgical abortions, though they’re generally an in-office procedure, not surgery.” The website describes the process as “using suction to take a pregnancy out of your uterus.”
The “Abortion Care Responsibilities” listed on the job posting include “examining the products of conception in accordance with Planned Parenthood protocol.” This process refers to a medical care assistant examining the various parts of the baby that have been suctioned out of the mother’s womb.
The Planned Parenthood location in Lancaster opened last September with the goal of providing medical abortions via abortion pills. Planned Parenthood Keystone President and CEO Melissa Reed told media outlets last year that the facility will offer “medical abortions” that “involves a two-pill regimen,” terminating the pregnancy.
Pennsylvania law requires abortion clinics to acquire a transfer agreement with a hospital within 30 minutes of the clinic.
Reed stated last year that the clinic would be “securing that” agreement.
However, no agreement has been announced and Lancaster County Commissioners Josh Parsons and Ray D’Agostino have expressed opposition to such an agreement.
Commissioner John Trescot supports abortion clinics and told CBS 21 News that he is “a strong supporter of a woman’s right to choose.”