SPARTANBURG, S.C. — While conducting drug busts across the state of South Carolina this week, officials uncovered a mobile abortion facility illegally performing in-home abortions.
“We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist,” Sheriff Chuck Wright told local television station WYFF. “He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions.”
“So basically we got an illegal baby killer,” he added.
The bust was called Operation Rolling Thunder, and included 578 traffic stops yielding 30 pounds of marijuana, nearly 600 grams of cocaine and 305 cartons of cigarettes that were believed to be meant for sale on the black market.
Officials didn’t expect to find a traveling abortionist in the process. They said that blood and remnants of bodily tissue were found on the instruments inside of the vehicle.
“Its bad enough that somebody would use abortion as a means of birth control, but its worse when you do it illegal,” Wright stated. “The moms are already making, I think, a bad decision. Of course I don’t know everyone’s situation, [but] we’ve just got to pray about it.”
The abortionist’s wife was also arrested and charged with an intent to sell marijuana.
An investigation will continue into the couple’s practices.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports that 5,708 abortions were performed in the state in 2014. There are three abortion facilities in South Carolina.