40-Year-Old Man Brings 14-Year-Old Girl for Abortion, Clinic Never Reports Rape
|20 September, 2013||Posted by Stacey under News|
An abortion clinic manager in England is facing criticism for failing to report the rape of a 14-year-old pregnant girl.
According to a London Daily Mail news report, Moira Wilson (right) was manager of Calthorpe Clinic in Birmingham from 2010-2011 when a 40-year-old man in a ‘creepy white van’ brought a raped 14-year-old girl for an abortion.
First alarm: Creepy white van – what constitutes a creepy white van?
Second alarm: The child is fourteen
Third alarm: The man was unrelated to the girl.
A London Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing accuses Wilson of misconduct for not alerting officials after the ‘weird’ scenario, but Wilson denied any misconduct for failing to contact social services. Justine Norman, a disciplinary investigation officer, called the failure a “quite memorable and quite shocking.”
via Daily Mail:
A nursing manager did not contact social services after a pregnant teenager turned up with a ‘white van man’ asking for an abortion, a hearing was told.
Moira Wilson failed to act after a series of incidents at the clinic in Birmingham where she worked between April 2010 and March 2011, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.
Wilson is accused of not contacting social services after the ‘really weird’ scenario unfolded at the Calthorpe family planning clinic in Edgbaston that she managed at the time.
Justine Norman, a disciplinary investigation officer, told the hearing a pregnant 14-year-old had turned up asking for a termination.
She said the girl was accompanied by an adult man who did not appear to be a family relation.
Miss Norman said: ‘This was a really weird scenario – a child turning up with a bloke in his 40s in a white van.
‘This incident was quite memorable and quite shocking.’
She added: ‘It was quite shocking in the disciplinary meeting because I remember that we gave you every opportunity to suggest that you would do things differently if you were presented with the same situation.
Moira Wilson denied ever seeing the ‘white van man’ who arrived at the abortion clinic with the 14-year-old girl.
She said: ‘I did not meet the girl before she arrived in the theatre suite and at no time did I see the man in the van.
‘When I did meet the girl she was in a very upset state and she told me not to ask her questions.
‘In respect of my not contacting social services, in retrospect, following the training that I had, I would have been in a better position to have made a different decision’
It is claimed Wilson’s colleague Gayle Clark told her to call social services after the pregnant girl turned up with an older man.
Tania Dosoruth, for the NMC, said: ”Mrs Clarke has said that Ms Wilson had knowledge of the patient at a much earlier stage.
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