Saturday, January 21, 2012

Aboriton Clinics No Better than a Back Alley

State of Illinois inspects it's abortion clinics for the first time in 15 years

In the wake of the Pennsylvania "House of Horrors" abortion clinic revelation, along with its very own Jigsaw, Dr. Kermit Gosnell (never trust a man named for a Muppet), the state of Illinois decided it was long overdue to inspect the clinics of abortion providers in their state. Fifteen years overdue to be exact.
What they found, while not nearly on the scale of Dr. Muppet's dungeon, were a host of health violations ranging from TV dinners stored in a biohazard refrigerator to failure to perform CPR on a patient who ultimately expired. In other words, these allegedly "safe" environments for receiving an abortion bear little difference from their "back alley" counterparts. While no clinics were summarily shut down, some did due to an inability to bear the associated fines and improvement expenditures.

Unsurprisingly, one owner/operator told the press that she felt "victimized" by the surprise inspection after 15 years, describing it as "unfair." No, unfair is that a clinic was allowed to operate in violation of established medical standards for a decade and a half while presenting themselves as a "safe environment" to naïve young women the whole time. But I've already tackled that one.

More facts than these are hard to come by, since this is an AP story being carried verbatim by multiple outlets. The story is written primarily from the point of view of the clinic operator. (gee whiz) One additional item worth noting, however, is that Kansas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Utah are also tightening regulations for abortion clinics.


Joel Farnham said...

Something must be in the wind or coming down the pike. Why all of a sudden is there an interest in abortion clinics and cleaning them up?

Joel Farnham said...


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tryanmax said...

I think it is as simple as the Pennsylvania thing was so horrible, other states have perked up and decided they don't want the next one coming from their jurisdiction.

I'll give the new site a look!

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