A nurse at a Planned Parenthood facility in Virginia was fired on Friday after she publicly criticized the abortion clinic for its “inhumane” treatment of aborted fetuses, the Washington Post reported.
In a post on Facebook, Heather Hildebrandt, a registered nurse at the Center for Reproductive Health in Alexandria, Virginia, wrote that the clinic “will not be able to provide abortion care if it is not allowed to perform fetal tissue collection” in order to obtain state funding for abortion, the Post reported Friday.
The post has since been deleted, but an archived version of the post can be viewed here.
“I am disgusted and deeply saddened by the actions of this woman and her refusal to adhere to the very values that our organization stands for,” Center for Medical Progress executive director David Daleiden said in a statement Friday, according to the Post.
“If she is not fired, I am confident that we can all take comfort that the Center is not an organization that will condone this kind of conduct.
I also hope that Heather can see that we stand behind her, for her words are what we will stand for.”
The Post reported that Hildebrandt’s post has drawn outrage from anti-abortion groups, which have called it “racist” and “intolerant” and accused the Center of being “a pro-abortion hate group.”
Daleiden did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Breitbart News.
Planned Parenthood is a health care provider that provides abortions, childbirth, gynecology and obstetrics services in the United States, and is also the nation’s largest provider of birth control.
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the group that monitors abortion funding, “Planned Parenthood has spent nearly $400 million since 2007 on abortion services, with roughly $500 million of that spent by Planned Parenthood affiliates in the 2010 election cycle.”
According to its website, “The Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) is a national pro-choice advocacy group, whose mission is to elect pro-life legislators who will defend Roe v.
Wade, defund Planned Parenthood, and support public education about contraception and family planning.”