Outrageous Report: AmeriCorps Workers Escorted Pregnant Women to Abortion Clinics
Six members of AmeriCorps escorted young pregnant women to abortion clinics, according to a report from a government watchdog set to be released today.
The report, which comes from a federal inspector general’s office, states that the practice occurred in New York City.
If proven, this would make for a direct violation of federal funding rules and possibly the law, Doug McKelway reported.
According to The Hill, these AmeriCorps volunteers were known as “abortion doulas.”
“That’s an ironic twist to the meaning of the word ‘doula,’ … defined as someone who gives support for new mothers during the birth of a child,” said McKelway.
“Although the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) investigation concluded the misconduct occurred on an extremely limited scope, the grantee broke the law and violated the spirit of national service,” said Samantha Jo Warfield, AmeriCorps’ parent company, the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The National Association of Community Health Centers says the group “self-reported the issue to proper authorities” and “moved immediately to cease the activity in question.”
Read more, via The Hill.