The Spanish daily “ABC” has revealed “terrible details” of police investigations into four clinics in Barcelona accused of practicing illegal abortions. According to the reports, investigators found “machines for crushing fetuses attached to drainpipes.”
The investigation into the clinics is ongoing, with six people arrested so far. Sources quoted by ABC said the machines were found at the Ginemedex Clinic and at another clinic in Barcelona. “These machines crush large fetuses and reduce them to a paste that is later presumably washed down the drain. Thus the ‘proof the crime’ was erased and the legal obligation to bring this ‘recognizable organic residue’ to an incinerator was avoided,” the report states.
The judge overseeing the case has said grounds exists for charges of illegal abortions, false documents and malpractice against the six detainees, which include the owner of the Barnamedic conglomerate, Carlos Morin.
The other detainees include Morin’s wife, Maria Luisa Duran Salmeron, and Cuban doctor Pedro Avila.