WILMINGTON, DE, June 3, 2013 ( – Timothy Liveright says a series of charges levied against him and the Planned Parenthood clinic where he worked are “nit-picky,” seizing on a one-time incident where he perforated a woman's uterus. He called the reaction to the potentially deadly complication “a tempest in a teapot.”

“It's one lousy incident,” Liveright said about the perforation, “a tempest in a teapot.” He said the woman was transported to the hospital but did not suffer “serious” injuries.

“People can complain about nit-picky stuff,” he said.


The most important thing, he said, is ending the unborn baby's life. “It's the outcome that makes the difference,” he said. “It's not how you get there specifically.”

“Most people in favor of abortion, I think, would be pretty happy with what I've done,” he assessed.

Local pro-life activists have documented that ambulances have visited the Wilmington, Delaware, facility five times since January to provide emergency care for women apparently injured during botched abortions. Now the doctor and his employer face multiple statewide investigations.

The office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, filed a complaint last week calling the abortionist “a clear and immediate danger to the public.”

The complaint lists 10 different “acts of incompetence and negligence” in Liveright’s treatment of five abortion clients, including oversedation, performing unnecessary suction procedures, failing to properly administer oxygen, and failing to “act with due competence and diligence,” resulting in patients requiring emergency hospital visits.

The complaint covers events from February 12 to March 13 of this year. Liveright has practiced in Delaware since 2002.

The Delaware Division of Public Health found another 14 violations of state health regulations at the Planned Parenthood affiliate.

Liveright told the Wilmington News Journal that he is a “scapegoat,” and the charges are “bull—t.” But his former employees beg to differ.

Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, a medical professional who left the Planned Parenthood affiliate after just 27 days, told state lawmakers, “I'm surprised that more people have not lost their lives there.”

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Werbrich testified before the Delaware State Senate last week that Liveright was so eager to increase the volume of abortions that he would rush “patients back into unclean procedure rooms, where the examination table would still have bloody drainage and body fluids from the previous patients.”

He would reuse bloody gloves and unsterilized instruments, as well, she said.

She and fellow nurse Joyce Vasikonis said the 68-year-old abortionist ran his office like a “meat-market.”

“I attempted to keep the flow going,” Liveright admitted.

Liveright says he has performed 50,000 abortions over his life, up to 30 a day. He earns approximately $60 per procedure, sometimes netting him a monthly income of $5,000-$10,000, he said.

In an effort to keep the profits flowing, abortions would take place in Wilmington every eight-to-10 minutes, the nurses testified.

The doctor would exhibit odd behavior during the procedures, sometimes singing hymns to Jesus during abortions.

Liveright used to fly a private plane from his northeastern Pennsylvania farm to locations in multiple states to perform abortions and parlayed his notoriety into a Hollywood film role. He played an abortionist in the movie Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling.

He said although he will stop practicing in Delaware, his record is perfectly safe.

Perforating a woman's uterus, he said, “was the only mistake I made. In general, I slipped up. It sometimes happens among abortion providers.” 


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