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Pa. gov. fires workers in abortion scandal wake


Pa. gov. fires workers in abortion scandal wake

MARK SCOLFORO,Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some state employees have been fired and two Pennsylvania agencies have overhauled their regulations in the wake of allegations that a Philadelphia doctor performed illegal abortions that killed a patient and viable infants, Gov. Tom Corbett announced Tuesday.

"It happened because people weren't doing their jobs, plain and simple," Corbett said.

Corbett said four attorneys and two supervisors at the departments of Health and State were either fired or resigned on Friday and that eight...

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