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Pennsylvania governor fires 6 over abortion clinic horrors

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Tuesday that he has fired a half-dozen senior agency employees and ordered changes in the two agencies responsible for oversight of health facilities, following the release of a damning grand jury report that concluded state officials had ignored years of complaints against a Philadelphia abortion doctor now charged with murder.

The governor also said three other former agency employees named in the grand jury investigation had previously resigned. Actions are pending against eight others, spokesman Kevin Harley said.

“”This happened because people weren’t doing their jobs, plain and simple,”” Corbett said at a news conference in the Capitol Tuesday afternoon. “”This doesn’t even rise to the level of government running amok. It’s government not running at all.””


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