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Abortion doc arrested for fraud had history of sexual abuse; illegally disposing of fetal remains

Posted in Aborted Baby Trash, Abortion and rape, Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Sexual, Disposal of Fetal remains, Pro-choice silence with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

In 1992, Gaylene Murphy, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, was interviewed after pro-life protesters protested at the Outpatient Services for Women clinic, operated by abortionist Nareshkumar Patel, “The only thing these protests are effective for is to make an already tough situation even worse and more traumatic for the women. This is America and everyone has the right to voice their own opinion but only in a legal and unobstructive manner. It’s a shame these people find it necessary to obstruct a woman’s right to medical care,” Murphy said.

In 1993, abortion rights activists, including members of the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, supported the Oklahoma abortion doctor even outnumbering pro-life activists who protested at his clinic.

The crowd outside the Outpatient Services for Women clinic owned by Dr. Nareshkumar Patel peaked at about 250, most of whom appeared to be abortion rights supporters.

Abortion rights activists appeared to outnumber the anti-abortion protesters about 2-to-1, the media reported.

Abortion rights supporters used protest signs to cover windows of vehicles trying to enter the clinic parking lot, shielding occupants from view.
The first patient entering the clinic wore a bag over her head.

She was escorted by abortion rights supporters as anti-abortion counselors seeking to convince her not to go through with the abortion stood nearby.
At one point, Shelly Feddersen and another abortion rights demonstrator engaged in heated debate with an abortion opponent, until the three were separated by onlookers.

“These people are control freaks,” Feddersen said afterward.

Patel has a history of abuse of his patients, disposing of fetal remains illegally, and now, he has been arrested for fraud. But, that hasn’t stopped abortion advocates from defending him. Like Gosnell, the notorious abortionist arrested at his House of Horrors abortion clinic in Pennsylvania, abortion supporters care about one thing: abortion.

I call this phenomenon the pro-choice wall of silence and have blogged about it extensively. here and here.

Today Patel has been arrested and I wonder which pro-choice groups will throw him under the bus now?

The details of Patel’s arrest are WRITTEN AND ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY LIFE DYNAMICS which I am re-publishing here. Any credit for this summary below should be given to Life Dynamics:

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Operation Rescue is reporting that police have raided the Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City and have arrested abortionist Nareshkumar Patel for obtaining money from patients under false pretenses based on an undercover investigation by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged the 62-year-old abortionist with three counts of obtaining money under false pretense after improperly prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients he said were pregnant, but were not, according to police.

According to KATV, undercover agents set up appointments with Patel where they say he administered ultrasounds and pregnancy tests and then told them they were pregnant.

Afterward, police say he prescribed them an abortion-inducing drug, gave them directions directions on how to take it and charged them for the unnecessary treatment.

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According to the AG’s office, an investigation into Patel’s dubious practices arose from a complaint that he had performed an abortion procedure on Pamela King, even though she was not pregnant. King was diagnosed and died from complications of cervical cancer later that year, and her autopsy determined that she had not been pregnant in the time frame that the abortion procedure occurred.

Operation Rescue said that they had filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office in March of this year after receiving incriminating information about Patel and his abortion business from an informant and conducting its own investigation.

The complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on March 18, 2013.

Allegations include:

1. Record-keeping violations and improper disposal of confidential information.
2. Mandatory reporting violations.
3. Improper disposal of medical waste.
4. Failure to protect and properly dispose of employment applications.
5. Failure to observe 24-hour voluntary and informed consent.

Operation Rescue published a special report detailing information obtained on Patel along with his sordid history. (read here)

Patel, listed as John Roe 7, was also featured in Life Dynamics’ president, Mark Cructher’s expose of the abortion industry, Lime 5 where he writes, “On June 10, 1989, 15-year-old “Elizabeth” had an abortion by [Patel] at his Oklahoma city office. During the procedure [Patel] pulled out some tissue held it in his hands, and told the nurse that it was Elizabeth’s small intestine and then stuffed it back into her vagina. Incredibly, not only did [Patel] not call for emergency care, but while Elizabeth was still under anesthesia, he left the clinic to give a friend a ride to the airport. Afterward, the clinic staff noticed a drop in her blood pressure and had her transported to a hospital. There it was determined that she had a perforated uterus, vaginal laceration, and an injury to the colon requiring a colostomy. [Patel] had also failed to remove the dead fetus.”

Crutcher also detailed Patel’s sexual attitudes towards his abortion patients, “On March 25,1993, “Angela” was having an after-hours abortion performed by [Patel]. She awoke from anesthesia to find him putting his penis into her mouth. He called her several times afterward to find out if she remembered anything about the incident, and she taped the conversation. Police seized her medical records, which were found folded in [Patel’s] desk rather than in her chart. As a result of this incident, [Patel] was charged with attempted forced oral sodomy and sexual battery. He was released on $100,000 bail and left for India in May, claiming that he had to attend the wedding of a niece.”

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“One day after [Patel] was arrested for these crimes,” Crutcher writes, “Tina” also filed a lawsuit against him. According to her suit, [Patel] asked Tina to meet with him to discuss her mental condition following her abortion. She claimed that at this meeting he tried to fondle and kiss her.

“Two female employees also sued [Patel], complaining of unwelcome sexual advances and sexual harassment.”

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In 1992, Patel was the focus of national news for burning 55 aborted children in a field near Shawnee.

Operation Rescue said they will have updates to Patel’s most recent arrest as the investigation unfolds. If convicted, Patel could face up to three years in jail and a maximum fine of $15,000.

Aborted Baby Jesus dolls hung on Coat Hangers inside Hobby Lobby

Posted in Anti-Christian Bigotry, Pro-choice mocking, Pro-choice People, Pro-choice silence, Ron English with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2014 by saynsumthn

Pro-choice propaganda artist Ron English is very controversial. His artwork, described as very disturbing, often focuses on abortion.

Recently Ron English uploaded a video depicting a baby Jesus doll hanging from a coat hanger with a sign saying: Hobby Lobby Aborted Baby Jesus.

It is unclear who orchestrated this vandalism or who produced the video. But Ron English just happened to go to the exact Hobby Lobby where these dolls were placed:

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English writes on his blog, “While at Hobby Lobby in Poughkeepsie NY, Ron came across a rack which held four crucified aborted Baby Jesus’. Wonder if they are still there?”

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The video shows the back of a person walking through a Hobby Lobby store on what appears to be around Easter.

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The person then strategically places the coat hanger “aborted Jesus” through out the store

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The video entitled “Christian Consumerism” is almost certainly intended to make some sort of political statement, most likely in reference to Hobby Lobby’s pending lawsuit against the Obama Administration in opposition to Obamacare’s birth control mandate.

It ends with this cryptic message: “Consume like a real Christian at Hobby Lobby!

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Ron English also mocked the pro-life billboard which features an African American child with the text: The MOST DANGEROUS place for an African American IS IN THE WOMB.”

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The Ron English version read: “The MOST DANGEROUS place for an African American IS ON A BILLBOARD.”
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In another piece of “art” produced by Ron English an archived and very disturbing video uploaded to the Ron English YouTube page, attempts to play into the fears that making abortion illegal will cause women to turn to coat hanger abortions and die.

The video: WARNING VERY GRAPHIC – depicts a naked woman standing in front of a Coat Hanger billboard giving herself a supposed “coat-hanger” abortion.

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As she strips down in the video she simulates inserting a coat hanger into her vagina and at that point red paint simulating blood splatters on the billboard directly behind her.

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I Haven’t seen the artwork showing the women killed by legal abortion yet- but- I am certain it is on the Ron English “to do ” list- NOT!
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Abortion doc Douglas Karpen loved by pro-choice community despite charges of killing babies born alive + injuring women

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist and Live Birth, Babies Born Alive, Dreaded Complication, Karpen, Pro-choice mocking, Pro-choice silence, Pro-choice Spin, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by saynsumthn

UPDATE: Now that a woman is suing this abortionist the pro-choicer community denounce him? I Doubt that !

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Abortionist Douglas Karpen who runs the Aaron Woman’s Clinic in Houston Texas is being sued by a former patient for a botched abortion. The patient claims she suffered a torn uterus, bleeding and extensive pain. The law suit claims medical negligence on the part of Karpen.

According to reports, the abortion was performed when the patient was 22 weeks pregnant. The suit claims “permanent injuries” were caused by abortionist Karpen and the patient “continues to suffer as a result of medical negligence.”

The legal document says her injuries were discovered by another doctor who also found internal bleeding. Read Lawsuit here

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Wasn’t the only time: (even more here)

In 1989, the parents of Denise Montoya sued Karpen after their 15-year-old daughter got an abortion from Karpen and died. She had been 251/2 weeks pregnant, the parents’ lawsuit said, but they had been assured the pregnancy could be terminated safely. Montoya began to bleed heavily after the procedure and was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, where she later died.

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Read more on this lawsuit here

NOTE: Before you read the rest of this blog- not that I said this: Just posting this in advance, so that when more evidence of this Karpen killer surfaces, these sellers and pushers of abortion in the pro-choice camp cannot lie again and claim they tried to stop him…Whatever your thoughts are – the silence from the abortion lobby is deafening when it comes to exposing these creeps and mark my words they will soon back peddle on this one.

From the Past:

RH Tweet Karpen Cleared 2013Only a few days after convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was back in the news, another abortion doctor was skating a charge that he killed babies born alive after abortions.

DouglasKarpenThat was Douglas Karpen and last week a Houston grand jury refused to indict Karpen after a months-long investigation into allegations of illegal late-term abortions and the killing of babies born alive at his two abortion clinics, according to the group Operation Rescue.

Texans are not surprised as this month a Texas judge, gave a 16-year-old boy probation for a drunken crash that killed four people, the same Texas judge sentenced a teen in a similar case to 20 years.

But I digress….

Karpen was accused of aborting babies born alive after abortions after three of his former employees gave an interview about the abortionist to Life Dynamics in Denton, Texas. Here is a picture of those babies smuggled out by Karpen’s clinic workers:

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What is amazing is that after Gosnell was convicted of doing the exact same thing as Karpen, the Pro-choice crowd came out of the woodwork to take credit, calling these killers “Rogue“.

Now that a Grand Jury has not indicted Karpen – pro-choicers are rejoicing. (NOTE: This does not exonerate the abortion doctor it merely says this jury was not convinced)

Case in point is the pro-choice blog RH REALITY CHECK called the charges an “Attack” by Operation Rescue claiming Karpen was “cleared.” Note there was no title of ROGUE in their article.

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Just posting this in advance, so that when more evidence of this Karpen killer surfaces, these sellers and pushers of abortion in the pro-choice camp cannot lie again and claim they tried to stop him.

Oh- yeah – one more thing- no mention was made of the claim this abortion patient had about her treatment from Douglas Karpen- but- hey- why worry about one woman when you can promote child killing thru abortion anyway?

Previously an abortion clinic owner who herself was cited by the state for conditions at her clinic supported Karpen.

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You have to consider the source and the motivations,” said Amy Hagstrom Miller, who owns several abortion clinics around the state. “You have to know this is a political tool with an agenda. They are big-time bullies.”

Recently the Houston Chronicle cited several lawsuits brought against Karpen but alas, we know Karpen is not Rogue and will go down in history as just as evil as Gosnell and the rest of the abortion practitioners .

In 1989, the parents of Denise Montoya sued Karpen after their 15-year-old daughter got an abortion from Karpen and died. She had been 251/2 weeks pregnant, the parents’ lawsuit said, but they had been assured the pregnancy could be terminated safely. Montoya began to bleed heavily after the procedure and was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, where she later died.

In 1991, Peggy Cormier sued Karpen on behalf of her minor daughter, who went to Karpen for a late-term abortion and then changed her mind after beginning the process of termination. The lawsuit alleges that Karpen became hostile and refused to attempt to reverse the procedure or refer her to another doctor. Cormier’s daughter eventually went to St. Joseph Hospital and delivered a baby weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces, who died six months later.

Quinnetta Dugas sued Karpen in 1995, alleging that he had perforated her cervix during a late-term abortion. Dugas also alleged that she believed she was later in her pregnancy than the 24 weeks Karpen purportedly had told her. Dugas was bleeding heavily after the abortion and was taken to LBJ Hospital, where she underwent an emergency hysterectomy, according to the lawsuit.

A lawsuit brought by Cherise Mosley and her father brought Karpen to the public’s eye when he was sued for performing an abortion on a minor who used a fake ID to establish that she was 18, a legal requirement at the time. Mosley contended the ID card, obtained from a grocery store, obviously was not legitimate. A jury found Karpen only 10 percent negligent and Mosley received no money.

Whatever your thoughts are – the silence from the abortion lobby is deafening when it comes to exposing these creeps and mark my words they will soon back peddle on this one.

Now that we know the truth- let the back peddling begin !!!

SPIN ALERT: Media gets the memo: “Call abortion docs who butcher women or get into trouble: Rogue !”

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion clinic dirty, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortion death, Abortion in the news, Abortion Toilet, Abortion Video, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist loses medical license, Born Alive Infant protection Act, Planed Parenthood abortion death, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood After Birth Abortion, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood and Black Women, Planned Parenthood death of patient, Pro-choice silence, Pro-choice Spin, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by saynsumthn

The pro-abort blog RH Reality Check claimed that abortionists are ROGUE when they misbehave or as I like to say it “get caught”. The abortion lobby tries to imply that murder, malpractice and sleezy conduct is not the “norm” from abortion doctors.

These pro-choice factless have published several articles using the term ROGUE ABORTION DOCTOR and it looks as if their spin agenda has been passed along to the media.

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This week, Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing abortions and killing babies born alive as well as victimizing women in his care, has just been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for illegally distributing painkillers, including many later sold on the street by addicts and drug dealers.

Despite Gosnell’s YEARS of running an abortion business, the years of pro-choice opposition to any laws that would regulate or monitor abortionists like Gosnell, the pro-choice opposition to serious and consistent inspections of Gosnell’s clinic, the media is now referring to this monster – a regular abortionist as: ROGUE!

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Sally KohnRecently, Sally Kohn, a Fox News Contributor and rabid pro-abortion supporter tried to infer that the abortion lobby was responsible for the arrest and exposure of this so-called “ROGUE” abortionist. That was an all out LIE and I proved it in my column here.

Next RH Reality Blog published another radical pro-abortion mouth piece and tried to say they were the ones exposing sleazy abortion doctor Steven Brigham another one they called “ROGUE” – and again, I eviscerated their argument here.

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When employees in Houston exposed the Born Alive killings of babies by abortionist Douglas Karpen, we heard zero, zilch, nodda, from RH Reality Blog or Ms. Kohn.

In fact, as I write this , Karpen and his Houston abortion clinic remain open with NO outrage from the abortion lobby at all !!!

Here is what Karpen’s employees have stated:

“We seen a lot of cases where women, they felt like they had to push and they had to run to the bathroom. On some occasions we had women that were the fetus were falling into the toilet.. We had one incident where it was big news, where the fetus was left in the toilet, I don’t know if you all heard about that one she was at McDonalds. They stopped there in the morning and the fetus was left in the toilet and nobody ever found out whose fetus it was, but it was one of his patients. We knew it because we were watching it on the news that day that she was supposed to be in the clinic.”

“He was trying to pull out the fetus…and he pulled her cervix out thinking it was the arm or something…he pulled it out, he ripped it apart..he had said, she probably won’t be able to have kids any more after this. ” “And he didn’t want to tell her because it was a Spanish speaking lady…she didn’t need to know what was going on with herself.” They said it was the staff not the abortionist who told the woman to go to the hospital after the abortion.

“He would leave a patient on the table, 45 minutes with her legs open and a speculum inside her cervix as he went across to his office and had his sandwich.”

When Planned Parenthood’s lobbyist hesitated on what the abortion giant would do with a botched abortion where a baby is born alive – there was NO CONDEMNATION from the abortion lobby there as well:

When this supposed Down’s baby was reportedly BORN ALIVE after an abortion- the silence from the South Florida abortion lobby was LOUD!

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This child’s abortion began at South Florida abortion clinic in 1989. There were complications which caused the women to be transferred to a Hospital. Police received an anonymous call that the baby survived an abortion but was not treated. A nurse in the room during the abortion claims the baby was moving when it came out and the doctor just wrapped in some linens. The Medical Examiner testified the autopsy found pockets of air in the baby’s stomach and that the child breathed. “When a fetus is aborted, sometimes there is some activity in the fetus and you normally don’t do anything. You let the fetus expire. The usual thing is just to take your time, don’t immediately do anything,” the abortionist told authorities. Authorities cleared the doctor saying there was no clear evidence the abortionist smothered the baby. Pro-lifers felt authorities never took eye witness testimony into account. Baby Special was 23 1/2 weeks gestation.

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When Tonya Reaves was left inside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic bleeding to death for 5 hours without being transferred to a hospital which may have saved her life, there was no cry of fowl or accusation of an abortionist gone ROGUE from RH Reality, Ms. Kohn, or the media:

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What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume. It is now undeniable that Planned Parenthood saw Tonya as less important than the public relations hit they would take from her being hauled out of their facility on a stretcher. And so, for more than 5 hours, they were willing to let her bleed in order to protect their political and financial agendas.

Apparently to Planned Parenthood, RH Reality, Ms. Kohn, and the pro-abortion media this black woman was merely a “statistic.”

These abortion pushers want you to believe that injuries, deaths, illegal activities inside abortion clinics are rare and that is an out-right lie.

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Ambulance calls are documented to pick up injured abortion patients all the time. Like this one at an abortion clinic in Birmingham Alabama- which the abortion lobby has “protected” time and again. In fact, RH Reality Blog claims the owner of this dangerous mill as a “friend.”

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So..the memo may have gone out and the lies have begone- but the reasons for this cover-up is simple: The abortion industry is a cesspool, filthy, dangerous and it is being exposed each and every day, and that, my friend is why they are spinning it so much !!!!

Abortionist Steven Brigham Lied according to Prosecutors

Posted in Abortionist, Brigham, National Abortion Federation, Pro-choice silence, Pro-choice Spin with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2013 by saynsumthn

Steven-Chase-BrighamThree years ago, New Jersey regulators suspended abortion provider Steven Brigham’s medical license for endangering and deceiving patients. During the suspension hearing, he testified that he was covered by medical malpractice insurance.

Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes.

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According to RH Reality Blog, in 1986, Brigham failed to complete his National Abortion Federation (NAF) training, and his application for membership was denied.

“We were very enthusiastic about this doctor when he first came,” said Suzanne Poppema, a former board chair of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and Physicians for Reproductive Health. “He was young and socially adept and seemed to say all the right things, and asked good questions that you would expect someone just starting out to ask.”

“Right away we started hearing that he was moving into both early and later second-trimester abortions. And he had a complication,” she said, referring to a problem with an abortion procedure.

“I sat down with him and three other physicians, and we said to him, ‘You have to promise that you will not do any second-trimester abortions until you have spent two weeks with one of our senior physicians,’” Poppema recalled.

Now, as Brigham, 57, tries to regain his license, New Jersey prosecutors have submitted evidence that his sworn statement was yet another lie. They allege that not only did he stop carrying required liability insurance around 2006, but last month produced a phony insurance policy when forced to back up the statement.

The Bermuda-based company that purportedly issued his policy was itself a sham. It has not issued policies since 2006, when the company operator went to jail for insurance fraud and money laundering, according to legal papers filed Nov. 27 by New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Jeri L. Warhaftig.

“Brigham also produced a fraudulent receipt for payment for a policy issued by” the sham company, Warhaftig wrote.

Brigham’s attorney, Thomas Gorrell, did not respond to requests for comment.

The allegations are the latest twist in Brigham’s 20-year, multistate history of trouble with regulators, the IRS, landlords, creditors, and law enforcement agencies, according to the Philly Inquirer.

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Operation Rescue reports that, Brigham has drawn more charges after an interview with the woman who was injured revealed in an interview that she did not sue Brigham for her botched abortion because he did not have the required malpractice insurance. This prompted New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Jeri L. Warhaftig to investigate further. She discovered that the insurance certificate Brigham submitted was for a sham company in the Bahamas that had shut down when the proprietor was convicted of insurance fraud and other crimes. She also found that the receipt he offered as proof of current payment was a fake and that Brigham has not carried the mandatory malpractice insurance since 2006.

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Fellow Brigham abortionist Nicola Riley had been issued a public reprimand and ordered to pay a penalty of $5,000 for unprofessional conduct related to a botched abortion at a secret late-term abortion clinic in Elkton, Maryland, operated by Brigham.

In Utah, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) issued its final order against Riley on November 25, 2013, after reviewing the final order from Maryland revoking her medical license in that state. Riley was further ordered to “submit an essay describing how she will modify her practice to ensure that any facility in which she practices has an appropriate [emergency] contingency plan.”

DOPL further ordered that the $5,000 penalty be stayed pending the outcome of her Maryland license revocation appeal, which is currently progressing through the system.

Previously, DOPL sanctioned Riley for lying about a previous felony conviction while serving in the military to gain admittance to medical school and licensure in Utah. She was ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and was restricted from conducting abortions pending the outcome of the Maryland case.

Operation Rescue first discovered Riley’s misrepresentations about her criminal past and obtained her military records through a FOIA request that proved it.

The most recent order makes no mention of restricting her abortion practices, leading to concerns that she may return to the abortion industry.

“I find it shocking that anyone would allow Riley to practice medicine in any form after lying to multiple medical boards, engaging in illegal late-term abortions, nearly killing a woman, then using the worst possible judgment that further delayed emergency care,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I doubt if an essay on the subject of emergency contingencies will do much to protect the public from her brand of quackery.”

In September, 2010, Riley was working for Brigham doing second and third trimester abortions in Elkton. Brigham would illegally induce labor in the women at his headquarters in Voorhees, New Jersey, then would lead a caravan of laboring women down to a secret facility in Elkton, Maryland, where he was training Riley to complete the riskier late-term procedures.

However, Brigham was legally allowed only to abortion up to 14 weeks. To make matters worse, Brigham was never licensed to practice medicine in Maryland.

During an abortion on patient D.B., as she is referred to in legal documents, Riley perforated her uterus and pulled out part of her bowel.

Records state that Riley waited 90 minutes after inflicting the injury before transporting the patient down the block to a nearby hospital via Brigham’s private vehicle. Riley had considered placing the woman, with her bowel hanging out her vagina, into a wheelchair and pushing her down the sidewalk to the hospital ER. She refused to call an ambulance, even though the women’s condition was serious.

Unbelievably, DOPL found nothing wrong with transporting a patient in her precarious condition via private vehicle, noting that “if a patients s [sic] condition is too critical to wait for ambulance service in a rural or remote area, the use of a private car might well be the best option.” (Emphasis added.)

However, Maryland Board of Physicians documents obtained by Operation Rescue show that Brigham’s secret Elkton abortion clinic was only one block away from Union Hospital’s Emergency Room.

After taking the woman to the hospital, Brigham and Riley behaved suspiciously, stating they were from the “secret late-term abortion clinic in town.” Alarmed, the hospital staff notified the police. The patient was transported via Life Flight to Baltimore for emergency surgery to save her life. The surgeon who treated her reported Riley and Brigham to the Maryland Board of Physicians.

Police later raided the Elkton facility and discovered the bodies of 35 late-term babies stored in a blood-smeared freezer. Brigham and Riley were arrested on murder charges in related to the aborted baby remains and extradited to Cecil County, Maryland, where their charges were eventually dropped after an expert witness withdrew from the case.

D.B. eventually sued Riley for malpractice and reached an undisclosed settlement.

Riley’s Maryland medical license was first suspended and later revoked based upon her lies about her criminal past and her unprofessional conduct in delaying emergency care for her botched abortion victim. In addition, Riley was forced to surrender her medical license after the medical board there discovered she had lied on her license application there as well.

Maryland issued a cease and desist order against Brigham, lacking the jurisdiction to take more serious measures due to his lack of Maryland licensure. However, in New Jersey Brigham faces several counts of negligence and unprofessional behavior that could cost him the only medical license he has left. Brigham’s licenses in at least six other states were either revoked or surrendered under threat of revocation.

Brigham has a long history of ignoring or outright breaking the law beginning shortly after he was fist licensed to practice in 1986. He did a stint in jail in 1998 for billing fraud. Just last month, years after Brigham was ordered not to have anything to do with abortion businesses in Pennsylvania, Integrity Family Health abortion clinic ordered to close after it was discovered that it had deceptively concealed ties to him.

Even if Brigham’s license is permanently revoked at a hearing expected sometimes next year, it is doubtful that it would put him out of the abortion business. He continues to operate abortion clinics in New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida with shoddy abortionists who have little better records than he.

“The fact that authorities continue to allow dangerous abortionists like Brigham and Riley to exploit the system is appalling and places the lives of women in continual danger. It is clear both are proven liars and habitual law-breakers. Even the abortion groups who traditionally defend even the most heinous acts of abortionists understand how dangerous Brigham is and have publicly thrown him under the bus. If these groups can see how bad he is, it should be obvious to authorities in every state he is doing business. Pro-life groups in states where Brigham mills operate should be forwarding news articles and documents related to his every misdeed to medical boards and state attorneys general demanding legal action to close his clinics,” said Newman. “Brigham and Riley simply do not respond to traditional forms of discipline. The only way to ensure that they are not out there victimizing people is to lock them up. Somehow, even though Utah has given Riley what amounts to a slap on the wrist, we hope that New Jersey can find a way to put Brigham out of business and behind bars where he belongs.”

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Recently, the pro-choice lobby has turned inside out attempting to claim they are the ones outing bad abortion doctor. This new agenda comes on the heals of bad publicity received after abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering babies born alive and at least one abortion patient.

But the leap to disown Brigham may be having some backlash from the pro-abortion crowd, NARAL ProChoice Virginia writes these words, “In regards to our previous alert, we wished to affirm our support for continued excellence in women’s reproductive health care, not to pre-judge Mr. Brigham’s guilt or innocence of any charges. Mr. Brigham, like any person accused of wrongdoing, is entitled to due process under state and federal laws. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia supports a continued thorough and fair review of the allegations against Mr. Brigham. The allegations against Mr. Brigham are incredibly serious and, if true, evidence a disregard for women’s health that we at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia find unacceptable. We take this matter very seriously. It is no secret that anti-choice lawmakers in our Commonwealth could use infractions to attack the courageous abortion providers who operate under the highest standards of care.”

In 2010, Jill Stanek, a pro-life nurse and blogger, said “Brigham is so bad … that even the abortion industry, with its exceedingly low standards requiring abortionists show up with a remotely functioning third world medical license in any field, has been forced to turn against him.”

She notes how Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, a trade group for abortion businesses, was compelled to tell the Associated Press about Brigham, “His record is the most egregious one I know of in the field.”

AP says NAF “has been warning authorities about Brigham’s practices since the mid-1990s” though Stanek says she wants proof because she’s never seen any such warnings.

Stanek also points out that Saporta’s answer makes it appear “Saporta has heard of other egregious abortionists, but Brigham wins the quack hack award.”

She also points out how, in message to followers on Twitter, NAF said the prosecution of Brigham was a “rare occasion of agreement” with pro-life advocates and that “supporters and opponents of abortion want [Brigham] investigated.”

John Hayward, writing for Human Events claims, this isn’t the first time the NAF has been late to the party in condemning an abortion ghoul. They helped a slightly lower-key version of Kermit Gosnell, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, regain his medical license in New Jersey after it was suspended in 2004 for malpractice that included transporting women across state lines to evade state restrictions – something Gosnell has also been accused of doing. In another similarity to Gosnell, Brigham employed unqualified medical assistants at his clinics.

The New York Medical Board assessed Brigham as having “inexcusably bad judgment” and having “repeatedly exaggerated his medical training, experience, and skill.” Nevertheless, Michael Burnhill, VP of medical affairs for Planned Parenthood and an NAF board member, testified in his defense. The NAF finally turned on Brigham when the Pennsylvania Department of Health shut down four of his clinics last July, and the IRS went after him for tax evasion.

It should be noted that the NAF actively opposes efforts to improve the lax regulation of abortion clinics. They refer to such efforts as “TRAP bills,” and describe them as bills which “are often introduced by abortion opponents who claim that abortion is an unsafe and unregulated procedure. By implying that abortion clinics are uniquely dangerous and in need of special regulation, such bills recklessly promote an unfounded fear of abortion.” Their website assures visitors that “abortion is, in fact, one of the safest medical procedures in the United States.” Apparently Pennsylvania seceded from the union when nobody was looking.

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In an interview at a NAF conference, Brigham told the media, “We believe women deserve the best medical care. We want to provide the best quality of care in a non-judgmental atmosphere”

Sleazy Abortion Docs are not “Rogue” Despite claims by Pro-choice groups !

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The pro-abort blog RH Reality Check claimed once again that abortionists can somehow be ROGUE. Implying that malpractice and sleezy conduct is not the “norm” from abortion doctors.

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The article is written by Sharona Coutts, RH Realty Blog’s Director of Investigations and Research and is about abortionist Steven Brigham and begins, “The controversial doctor at the center of an illegal abortion scandal did not have medical malpractice insurance, in breach of New Jersey law, according to new documents filed in an administrative law proceeding by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.”

You can read the rest of their blather for your self here….

Abortion on DemandHere we go again- the pro-choice “ABORTION ON DEMAND WITHOUT APOLOGY” crowd attempting to say they monitor the industry. By calling Brigham a “ROGUE” Abortionists they are attempting to convince the world that they speak out against them. FYI RH REALITY_ Publishing a few articles does not vindicate the pro-choice community of their SILENCE when it comes to sleezy abortionists.

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New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, recently opened an abortion clinic in Philadelphia despite having been ordered by the state never to do so. The new abortion clinic, Integrity Family Health, located at 9622 Bustleton Avenue in Philadelphia, was discovered by the staff of another area abortion clinic when a patient mentioned it to them. During a quick Internet search, they discovered the connections to Brigham and reported the clinic to the authorities, who are now investigating it.

The pro-life group, Operation Rescue said that Brigham, has attempted to conceal his involvement in the Philadelphia abortion business and has learned his lesson from past lapses in that cloak of secrecy. For instance, the Integrity Family Health clinic is not listed on his American Women’s Services website as other dubious clinics have been in the past. Two Pennsylvania locations that are currently listed deceptively note that his clinics in Allentown and Pittsburgh are “temporarily closed.” In fact, both were permanently closed by the state in April 2013. The Allentown location has been taken over by CareNet and is now a pro-life office saving babies from abortion.

Operation rescue has detailed information about about abortionist Brigham on their website here .

This is the second time the pro-choice blog, RH Reality Blog claimed Brigham was Rogue.

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A few weeks RH Reality Blog, posted an article they titled, “New Pennsylvania Clinic May Have Ties to Rogue Abortion Provider”. Prey tell what does the ABORTION ON DEMAND WITHOUT APOLOGY crowd which fights every known protection for women law on abortion define as ROGUE?

Author Tara Murtha, writes, “once again, it’s legitimate providers tipping off the Department of Health about a possibly dangerous situation. What is now a state investigation started with one patient’s phone call. On October 21, the Philadelphia Women’s Center received a “strange call” from a woman who reported that she had received what sounded like “substandard care” at Integrity Family Health, according to Jen Boulanger, communications director for the Women’s Centers. (Boulanger “spent years amassing complaints about Brigham and his associates” while in her former role as executive director of Allentown Women’s Center.) As first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday morning, Boulanger and staff began searching online after not recognizing the clinic by name. The name popped up in an article about Steven Brigham.”

Just how is the pro-choice abortion crowd stopping Brigham? It may be true that organizations such as the National Abortion Federation have criticized Brigham, it is also true that Brigham attended NAF Conferences and used the same verbiage we hear today from the highly unregulated profitable abortion industry.

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In an interview at such a conference, Brigham told the media, “We believe women deserve the best medical care. We want to provide the best quality of care in a non-judgmental atmosphere”

For the abortion lobby which is fighting legislation requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and clinics that perform abortions to be subject to the same standards as surgical centers, as well as favoring non-physician abortions in places like California, I find it a stretch that they would claim to be speaking out on Rogue doctors.

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Cathy Cleaver Ruse, writing for the Daily Caller, agrees, she points out that, “Last year Tonya Reaves died from a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. She bled to death. In 2002 Diana Lopez died from a botched abortion in a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic. She bled to death too. The facts of these cases are disputed by the abortion lobby, but nobody denies that these young ladies went into Planned Parenthood clinics alive, and came out dead. Holly Patterson went into a Planned Parenthood clinic in Hayward, California in 2003 and died a week later from a severe bacterial infection caused by an incomplete abortion. Hospital admitting privileges make sense. When pro-choice people are talking to each other, they admit it. One abortion advocacy site says: “It of course would be great if all abortion providers can have admitting privileges. We need some regulation because we don’t want unsafe conditions.”
But when talking to the public, the hospital provision is just more evidence of the Republican War on Women. How so? Because it will force the closure of clinics that provide contraception. This is not a serious argument.

A pro-choice author writer William Saletan exposed the abortion and the pro-choice communities’ hypocrisy, and detailed several examples of the silence the abortion industry has when it comes to the protection of women.

When an abortionist was caught molesting young women , the Boston Globe found that pro-choice supporters had known of his sexual misconduct, as well as his generally bad reputation, but had kept it secret. The question was: “Who was going to tell?” an anonymous source in the pro-choice community told the Globe. “Do we go public with it and hurt the whole movement or do we keep quiet and deny women the chance to make an informed choice about who does their abortion?

On January 19, 1993, a 28-year-old woman went to an abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California that catered to illegal immigrants. Angela Sanchez was in her first trimester of pregnancy and she brought two of her four children to the clinic with her. The clinic’s owner, Alicia Ruiz Hanna, was trying to save money so she decided to do Angela’s abortion herself, despite the fact that she had very limited medical training. She took Angela into a procedure room, gave her a valium and an injection of an unknown drug, and left the room, hoping that the drug would cause Angela to miscarry. Angela died during this waiting period. When Hanna returned to the room and found Angela dead, she panicked and decided to try and hide the body. She told Angela’s children, who were at the clinic, that their mom had already left. The kids went home but returned later with other relatives. They found Hanna trying to stuff Angela’s body into the trunk of a car.

Of course, as soon as the media reported that this happened, Kathryn Kolbert, VP for the pro-choice Center for Reproductive Law and policy blamed this abortion clinic owner’s actions on pro-lifers saying, “You’ve got such a degree of harassment and intimidation that physicians who used to perform these services as part of their general practice of obstetrics and gynecology have moved away from that. As a result, there’s a window for unscrupulous providers.”

What did the abortion lobby do to close that supposed “Window” – NOTHING! They went back to Business as Usual.

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The State of Florida: Division of Administrative Hearings, case # 0098363, and the Miami Herald: 4/24/1988 among other print and television news sources, reveal that in 1988, abortionist Theodore Lehrer was arrested after he performed an abortion on his wife in their home allegedly against her will.

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NAF abortion doctor Theodore Lehrer’s wife accused him of raping her in her home after tying her up and then forcing an abortion on her. She told police that when he arrived home he requested to have sex with her. She denied him sex stating that she was not feeling well, due to her pregnancy. Lehrer’s wife reported that he then handcuffed her and strapped her to a table in their home, and had sex with her anyway. Then his wife alleged that he performed an abortion on her without her permission. Local news papers reported that she told authorities he was going to give her an injection to numb the pain, only she felt no injection-just excruciating pain. Police along with the State’s Medical Board took action immediately but dismissed all the charges because Lehrer’s wife was too ill to testify against her husband in the case. Lehrer shows having a current and active license with the state of Florida and Lehrer continues to perform abortions at the All Women’s Center abortion clinic. His website shows that he is a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, and the National Abortion Federation and other medical organizations.

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In 1994, abortion patient Pamela Colson believed the lie that abortions were safe until she bled to death as she left a Pensacola abortion clinic. The clinic botched her abortion so bad and then sent her on the way- to die on her car as she drove home.

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After Colson’s unfortunate death National Abortion Federation President, Sylvia Stengle ( Who, in 2012, was reportedly board president of the Allentown Women’s Center) published a letter in the Pensacola News Journal stating that abortion clinic providers were “deeply grieved” over the “death of a women following an abortion.” But downplayed the event calling it “isolated” and warning that one must not “compound this tragedy by allowing abortion opponents to turn this death into a rallying cry to attack a safe and necessary health care service.”

Another NAF president Barbara Radford gave a similar response following the death of an abortion patient Raleigh North Carolina. She told the media, “There are doctors who do abortions who don’t do them as well as they should , just as there are doctors doing tonsillectomies, who don’t do them as they should.”

The family of the abortion victim in this case, Mary Ann Dancy says the abortionist doctor lacerated the woman’s cervix during a procedure, then refused to return telephone calls later in the evening. Dancy was 32. Dr. Clarence J. Washington, the doctor named in the suit, went to work at Carolina Women’s Clinic in Fayetteville with no outcry from NAF or the abortion lobby. An autopsy showed that Dancy died because of a “cervical laceration,” the suit says. At the time of her death, she was the mother of five children, who ranged in age from two to 17.

And an “unscrupulous” abortion doctor in Maryland, left abortion patient, Susanne Logan paralyzed, NAF President, BARBARA RADFORD admitted to 60 Minutes in an interview where she stated, Well, I think your first reaction from us was “This is the last thing we need.” We had hoped that it wouldn’t get national publicity because of the political nature of all of this.”

The medical board had this to say about Logan’s abortionist, “The Board had previously sanctioned Dr. Gideon Kioko after the deaths of two other female patients who died as a result of anesthesia complications during abortion procedures that he performed. After briefing and oral argument in July, 2007, the circuit court affirmed the Board’s decision.”

Logan’s abortion was performed at the Hillview Women’s Medical Surgical abortion clinic in Suitland Maryland and the news broke, the abortion clinic’s administrator Barbara Lofton told the Washington Post, in an article entitled, 2 Tragedies Raise Doubts About Suitland Clinic;Abortion Patient, Left Paralyzed, Files Suit:8-13-1990 , “If you provide a certain number [of abortions], no matter how good you are, no matter what the qualifications are, there are sometimes circumstances. There are probably no facilities without some complications.”

And in response to accusations that the clinic did not know how to handle an emergency situation-she had this to say, “Obviously, the report from the paramedics was written by a pro-life person. There were many fabrications in the report.

The 60 Minutes reporter said that, As a reporter, I found that many pro-choice leaders knew about problems at Hillview, but didn’t want them publicized. National Abortion Federation head Barbara Radford [sp?] admitted she was just hoping we would go away.”

60 minutes summarized the motivation of why the abortion lobby will not drive out unscrupulous provers this way, “Pro-choice activists worry that clinics like Hillview will be used against them in the bitter political battle over abortion. They fear bad publicity will prompt state legislators to start regulating clinics and that pro-lifers will then use those regulations as a backdoor way to stop abortions. So even though those laws could make clinics safer, they usually fight them.”

When pro-lifers called for criminal prosecution of a Severna Park abortion doctor Romeo A. Ferrer, facing disciplinary action for a 2006 abortion that led to the death of a woman, the media reported that calls to Ferrer’s office were referred to the communications office at the National Abortion Federation in Washington, D.C. Spokeswoman Melissa Fowler said abortion is one of the “safest and most commonly provided medical procedures” and that credit for its safety record can be attributed to the “specialized quality care provided by clinics like Gynecare Center,” where Ferrer had an office.

On Feb. 3, 2006, a 21-year-old woman went to Ferrer’s office at the Gynecare Center in Severna Park seeking an abortion. The unidentified Baltimore woman was 16 weeks pregnant, had a 3-year-old. The patient signed a form authorizing an abortion procedure that used anesthesia and medication as necessary, but Ferrer, according to the board complaint, advised the staff that general anesthesia is not used at the clinic. The facility uses “conscious sedation,” referred to as “twilight sleep.” The abortion was completed by 1:45 p.m., but a surgical assistant later noticed that the patient’s fingernail beds appeared blue. The staff was unable to get the patient’s blood pressure or pulse and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They called 911 shortly before 2 p.m. The woman was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Parole, where she was pronounced dead by 2:57 p.m.

ABORTIONIST BENJAMIN GRABER THWARTS ABORTION REGULATIONS

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From William Saletan’s the Sisterhood of Silence:

On Sept. 13, 1989, a month after Pennsylvania’s health department conducted its next-to-last inspection of Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, the Florida House Health Care Committee met to prepare for an upcoming special session on abortion. Gov. Bob Martinez had called the session to enact several anti-abortion bills, including tighter regulation of clinic safety. Testifying before the committee, abortion clinic owner Patricia Windle condemned legislation that would give state inspectors broad access to abortion facilities. She declared, “Regulation is a euphemism for an excuse to interfere and opportunity to burden.”

William Saletan writes, “Beneath that hard line, there were signs of trouble. The president of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecological Society testified that physicians in the abortion field were “usually residents or somebody in training,” if not from out of town. A representative from the Florida Department of Professional Regulation confirmed this problem: “There appears to be a trend among the physicians who perform terminations of pregnancy on a regular basis. They don’t have admitting privileges to hospitals themselves. Frequently, they have informal arrangements to admit their patients. The result has been in several cases that when things went bad, they didn’t have the ability to promptly admit a patient. … [T]hey go in for a short period of time to work there full-time to get enough money to go into another field, some of them.”

One member of the committee, Democratic state Rep. Ben Graber, knew of these shortcomings firsthand. Graber was an OB-GYN. He performed about 15 or 20 abortions per month. “The reason I became involved in abortion is the inadequacy of abortion services,” Graber told a reporter in August, a month before the hearings began. “These lay people are opening clinics and hiring half-trained doctors to do them.” The problem, he explained, was systemic: “[T]he clinics are a result of the issue being so controversial that doctors shied away from it.”

But when the discussion turned from his role as physician to his role as lawmaker, Graber clammed up. On Sept. 14, the director of the Florida Catholic Conference told the committee that a licensed doctor had lethally botched abortions at “the Dadeland abortion clinic” near Miami. Graber and the committee chairwoman cut off the speaker and dismissed his story. Two days later, Voice for Choice, a coalition of abortion rights advocates, mass-mailed a “Dear Colleagues” letter, signed by Graber on his private-practice stationery, asking doctors to contribute $250 to the pro-choice lobby to block “new areas of physician liability” and “unwarranted state intrusion” in their profession.

The next morning, the Sunday Miami Herald landed with a thud on doorsteps across Florida. Its weekly magazine, Tropic, featured an exposé of the clinic to which the committee’s witness had alluded. Owners of the clinic, formerly known as the Dadeland Family Planning Center, had “lured clients with misleading ads, listing the clinic under more than three dozen names in the phone book,” reporter Deborah Sontag wrote. And its record was awful:

“In the last 10 years, the clinic and its doctors have been sued 15 times. … One doctor who worked at the Dadeland clinic was a convicted sex offender. Another was reprimanded by his state licensing board for “gross malpractice.” A third was responsible for more than $500,000 in out-of-court settlements on abortions gone awry. Year after year, there were ruptured uteruses, perforated colons and emergency hysterectomies. … Finally, one woman, the unluckiest of all, died.”

Sixteen years after Roe, Sontag wrote, “the back alley persists—on a commercial street, in a medical building, with a front door, and sometimes even with a state license.”

Abortionist Ben Graber had other issues, when in 1988 he examined a 10-year-old girl whose father brought her in pregnant.

Graber performed an abortion on the child and returned her to the father who was later accused of raping her.

Despite mandatory reporting laws in the state of Florida, Graber did not inform the state of the possibility of incest at the time of the abortion, according to news reports.

Officials were never notified of the suspicion of abuse by Graber but found out only when hospital ER physicians examined the sister of the 10-year-old that Graber aborted who was taken to the emergency room for medical care.

By the time child protective services reached the children ( ages: 12,10,8 and 7 ) news reports indicated that the father had allegedly molested most of them.

This was two-years after the father brought the pregnant 10-year-old to Graber, for the abortion. It was not the abortion lobby who was outraged, it was the pro-life community who called for his resignation from office and for the case to be investigated.

Joanne Richter, executive director of the Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center stated to the press that Graber should have been aware of the possibility of sexual abuse and called authorities.

Graber never faced any charges for failing to report the sexual abuse of this child. Some believe that his connections as a Florida State House Representative at the time played a role in the decision to not prosecute.

But- hey- not to worry….these are “only children” and we know the abortion industry would never protect rape victims!
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SILENCE FROM PRO-CHOICE CROWD EVEN WHEN ABORTION PROVIDERS ASSAULT THEIR ABORTION PATIENTS:

One of the most recent examples of pro-choice silence in unscrupulous abortion providers was a Florida abortion doctor who slapped a patient in the face – there was zero coverage on the media and SILENCE from groups like NOW, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood:

whitney_booking_warrant_09-22-2010-240x300The Florida Board of Medicine has given a “slap on the wrist” to Randall Whitney, an abortionist who was arrested in 2011 and charged with aggravated battery for slapping a pregnant woman across the face prior to an attempted abortion procedure at Orlando Women’s Center.

As reported when the arrest occurred by this blog:

Long-time Volusia County, Florida abortionist Randall B. Whitney was arrested by Orlando Police inside the Orlando Women’s Center after he slapped a woman patient while preparing her for an abortion procedure.

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Below is a transcript of Orlando Police arresting officer J. Hughley ( patient’s last name is removed):

I,officer Hughley was sitting inside the office when I heard a OWC [Orlando Woman’s Center] patient run out of one of the rooms screaming advising the doctor has slapped her. I followed the patient outside and she advised in a sworn written statement: she went into the exam room to get an abortion procedure and the doctor was trying to find a vein to give some valium. She Amanda ______ advised the doctor had poked her three times trying to get the needle in the vein. She told him the needle was not in the vein and it started to burn. Amanda advised she started screaming. The doctor took the needle out and told her to shut up because she was scaring other patients. Amanda advised she got up and told the doctor she wanted to leave, so she stood up and the doctor slapped her on the left side of the face. Amanda advised that’s when she left. She also advised she did not give the doctor permission to slap her and wishes to press charges. Due to the needle or medicine Amanda’s fingers began to turn blue, so OFD (Orlando Fire Department) was notified. When I (officer Hughley) went back inside the building, the doctor (Dr Whitney) was sitting in the front office and he advised he did slap Amanda because she was being very uncooperative and he was trying to calm her down. Assistant Sonia Merced was inside the room with Dr. Whitney, but refuse to say what happened, nor did she want to write a statement. Dr Whitney refused to write a statement also. Amanda’s face was red on the left side of the face. Whitney was arrested and transported to central booking for aggravated battery.

Whitney was arrested and taken to jail and later released on bond.
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According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc. which investigates the abortion industry, “This of course, is exactly the kind of behavior we’ve come to expect from the washouts and losers who work in abortion clinics.”

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PRO-CHOICERS ARE EMBRACING UNSCRUPULOUS ABORTION PROVIDERS:

Carhart leroycarhartOR A few weeks ago, after the Maryland Board of Physicians decided not to take action against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart for the death of Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old woman who suffered fatal complications from a very late 33-week abortion. There was silence from the abortion lobby.

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The original complaint was not filed by the National Abortion Federation or friends of RH Reality Blog, but by the pro-life group, Operation Rescue after it received detailed information about the patient death on February 7, 2013. The claimed that after Morbelli’s abortion, while still appearing “weak and pale” according to witnesses, Carhart released her to return to her hotel. He then left town. As Morbelli’s condition worsened, in the ensuing hours, Carhart could not be reached by family members or later by hospital emergency room staff.

When did the abortion and pro-choice lobby speak out? When they hailed Carhart a Hero.

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BUT THE MOST CURRENT ATTEMPT AT LYING THAT THE ABORTION LOBBY AND PRO-CHOICERS WANT TO GET RID OF UNSCRUPULOUS ABORTIONS PROVIDERS IS THIS:

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Fox News Contributor Sally Kohn posted a speech she gave to NARAL, an abortion rights group, on the Daily Beast. In the speech, Kohn completely misleads her audience and rewrites the history of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Kohn writes, “West Philadelphia is where Kermit Gosnell ran an underground, illegal abortion clinic. Thankfully, Gosnell was exposed because of abortion activists, and Gosnell was tried and convicted of three counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life without parole for each of the three murders. And, as a side note, I feel deeply conflicted about our system of aggressive prosecution and incarceration in America—but I don’t for a second feel conflicted about a Gosnell being locked up forever for his crimes.

“Reading about the atrocities in Gosnell’s clinic—it takes your breath away. What he did was monstrous. Monstrous. And thanks to repeated exposure by reproductive justice activists and feminist journalists, Gosnell was exposed and arrested and tried and convicted for his crimes. What Gosnell did wasn’t medical treatment. It was illegal, unethical and criminal. Period.”

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Kohn’s words are pure unadulterated SPIN at the very best, if not outright lies.

Let’s break this down.

First Kohn lies when she claims that Gosnell ran an underground/illegal abortion clinic.

UNDERGROUND? Hardly – from the Associated Press

Women went to Dr. Kermit Gosnell to end their pregnancies. Many came away with life-threatening infections and punctured organs; some still had fetal parts inside them when they arrived at nearby hospitals in dire need of emergency care.

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which operates two hospitals within a mile of Gosnell’s squalid abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, saw at least six of these patients — two of whom died. But they largely failed in their legal and ethical duties to report their peer’s incompetence, according to a grand jury report.

“We are very troubled that almost all of the doctors who treated these women routinely failed to report a fellow physician who was so obviously endangering his patients,” wrote the Philadelphia grand jurors, who recommended a slew of charges against Gosnell and his staff in January.

The health system — in apparent contradiction of the grand jury report — released a statement saying that it had “provided reports to the authorities regarding patients of Dr. Gosnell who sought additional care at our hospitals” starting in 1999.

But the system’s attorneys could produce only a single report for the grand jury. That involved 22-year-old Semika Shaw, who died at the university hospital of internal bleeding and sepsis after a botched abortion in 2000. Gosnell’s insurers ultimately paid out a $900,000 settlement in that case.

Health system spokeswoman Susan Phillips later clarified the statement, saying “we have staff who specifically recall making oral reports” to state officials about Gosnell.

“Unfortunately, we have not been able to find additional written reports from these past years,” she wrote in an email.

A Philadelphia doctor and suburban medical examiner who did blow the whistle said they never heard back from state officials, whose repeated lapses helped Gosnell to operate unchecked for years.

Latosha Lewis, a Gosnell employee, testified that emergency room staff at the university hospital told her they treated many Gosnell patients, the report said.

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ILLEGAL? Hardly- Gosnell was licensed and approved by the state:

Gosnell opened his Women’s Medical Society at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in 1979.

The Department of Health first granted approval for the Women’s Medical Center to provide abortions at 3801 Lancaster Avenue on December 20, 1979. The approval followed an on-site review and was good for 12 months. The DOH “site review” at the time identified a certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Joni Magee, as the medical director, with Gosnell listed as a staff physician. The report noted that a registered nurse worked two days a week, four hours a day, and that lab work was sent out to an outside laboratory.

FIRST INSPECTION – The Pennsylvania Department of Health had contact with the Women’s Medical Society dating back to 1979, when it first issued approval to open an abortion clinic. 1979- Pennsylvania Department of Health approval to do abortions at his clinic in 1979, after an on-site inspection.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health did not conduct another site review until 1989, ten years later. Numerous violations were already apparent, but Gosnell got a pass when he promised to fix them.

In 1992, The Pennsylvania Department of Health Site reviews in 1992 and 1993 also noted various violations, but again failed to ensure they were corrected. Sometime after 1993, the department of health instituted a policy of inspecting abortion clinics only when there was a complaint, but the grand jury found that it didn’t even do that.

After Gov. Tom Ridge, who supported abortion, was elected, the state Department of Health stopped inspecting abortion clinics. That practice continued under Gov. Mark Schweiker and Gov. Ed Rendell. It was not until after a drug raid in February 2010 at Gosnell’s clinic that the Health Department resumed regular abortion clinic inspections, according to The Associated Press. Since then 14 of the state’s 22 freestanding abortion clinics have been ordered to remedy problems

Gosnell has hardly been an underground nor illegal abortion clinic, Gosnell was allowed to stay in business as pro-abortion regulators turned a blind eye.

In fact, almost a decade ago, a former employee of Gosnell presented the Board of Medicine with a complaint that laid out the whole scope of his operation: the unclean, unsterile
conditions; the unlicensed workers; the unsupervised sedation; the underage abortion patients; even the over-prescribing of pain pills with high resale value on the street. Department assigned an investigator, whose investigation consisted primarily of an offsite interview with Gosnell.

The investigator never inspected the facility, questioned other employees, or reviewed any records. Department attorneys chose to accept this incomplete investigation, and dismissed the complaint as unconfirmed. Shortly thereafter the department received an even more disturbing report – about a woman, years before Karnamaya Mongar, who died of sepsis after Gosnell perforated her uterus. The woman was 22 years old. A civil suit against Gosnell was settled for almost a million dollars, and the insurance company forwarded the information to the department. That report should have been all the confirmation needed for the complaint from the former employee that was already in the department’s possession. Instead, the department attorneys dismissed this complaint too. They concluded that death was just an “inherent” risk, not something that should jeopardize a doctor’s medical license.

Between 2002 and 2009, the grand jury learned, attorneys for the state’s medical licensing board reviewed five cases against Gosnell. They closed three without investigation. The last two were investigated and closed without action -including the death of a 22-year-old whose family sued Gosnell and received a $400,000 settlement.

Between 2002 and 2009, Board of Medicine attorneys reviewed five cases involving malpractice and other complaints against Gosnell. (The Grand Jury also received records of three older complaints – from 1983, 1990, and 1992 – one of which resulted in a reprimand.) None of the assigned attorneys, or their supervisors, suggested that the Board take action against the deviant doctor. In fact, despite serious allegations, three of the cases were closed without any investigation. The other two were investigated and then closed – without any action being taken.

Then, in In January 2002, an attorney representing Semika Shaw, a 22-year-old woman who had died following an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic, wrote to authorties requesting copies of inspection reports for any on-site inspections of the clinic conducted by DOH. Staloski wrote to the attorney that no inspections had been conducted since 1993 because DOH had received no complaints about the clinic in that time.…In other words, Gosnell was fully licensed yet UNREGULATED !

Years earlier, in August 2003, another branch of the city’s health department had received an anonymous complaint about Women’s Medical Society. Mandi Davis, a sanitation specialist in the environmental engineering section, wrote a memo to a colleague at the department, Ken Gruen, with a copy to then-Assistant Health Commissioner Izzat Melhem. She informed them that she had received a “rather disturbing” complaint of aborted fetuses stored in paper bags in an employee refrigerator
at Gosnell’s clinic. Davis requested that a site visit be conducted to assure that proper infectiouswaste handling and disposal practices were in place. Davis further instructed Gruen: “I am not expecting a ‘wild goose chase’ for aborted fetuses.” Current Philadelphia Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz testified that notations on the memo seem to indicate that a site visit was, in fact, made. The city health department, however, could not produce any report of that site visit. Nor is there evidence that the department took any action against Gosnell for his dangerous handling of medical waste, or for his failure to have an approved infectious waste plan, as is required by the city Health Code.

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On May 7, 2004, a city health department inspector was sent to the clinic. His report stated that proper labels were missing from areas where waste was stored; that red bag containers for infectious waste were not lidded; that marked boxes of infectious waste were sitting on the basement floor – not raised as they should be; that red bags for pick-up were not properly stored in the basement; and that the clinic did not provide a contract with a disposal company. Gosnell subsequently produced some more paperwork, including a copy of a contract for disposal. However, he never paid his fee. The city never approved his medical waste plan. And he never cleaned up the infectious waste. Yet five years later, he was still operating.

In 2008, a City of Philadelphia employee, a registered nurse named Lori Matijkiw, did notice and report the abysmal conditions she observed at Gosnell’s clinic. Matijkiw conducted what the Health Department calls an “AFIX” visit, or vaccine inspection, in July 2008. On July 16, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., Matijkiw made a vaccine inspection visit to Gosnell’s clinic. Unlike the inspectors before her, she did not simply stick to her narrow, assigned task of inspecting vaccines and their storage units. She took seriously her broader duty to protect public health. Following her visit to Gosnell’s facility, she reported on a multitude of deficiencies she found.

She noted that the office was “not clean at all, and many areas of the office smell like urine.” She reported a “dark layer of dust” on the baseboards and described the “enormous” fish tanks, filled with murky water. In the refrigerator, she found expired vaccines – one with an expiration date of March 2006, another 2005. The temperature log, which was supposed to record the refrigerator temperature every day, had not been marked since the second day of June – a month and a half earlier. On top of the refrigerator, she found a stack of temperature logs, already filled out, showing readings twice a day, with no initials, time, or month.

On October 7, 2009, Matijkiw returned to the clinic. Again she wrote a scathing report, addressed, again, to her supervisor, Lisa Morgan. In it Matijkiw described a two hour meeting with “(Dr.) O’Neill” (the parentheses were in her original email). During the visit, Matijkiw learned that O’Neill had no understanding of the vaccine program. O’Neill reportedly believed that the free children’s vaccines could be given to adult patients and to those with private insurance. Matijkiw noticed that one of the free vaccines was given to Gosnell’s daughter. A month after Matijkiw’s second visit to the clinic, Mrs. Mongar died. A month after that, in December 2009, a notation in Philadelphia Department of Public Health records stated: “Site will not be enrolled in [the Vaccine for Children program] after Matijkiw’s visits. We will pick up any wasted vaccines in January. Jim is reporting Dr. to state licensing.”

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Meanwhile, Gosnell submitted an application to become a National Abortion Federation (NAF) member astonishingly, the day after Karnamaya Mongar died, following her abortion at the clinic. Even on a day when the place had been scrubbed and spiffed up for the visit, the NAF investigator found it disgusting and rejected Gosnell’s application for membership. But despite noting many outright illegalities, including a padlocked emergency exit in a part of the clinic where women were left alone overnight, the grand jury report notes that the NAF inspector did not report any of these violations to authorities:

According to the Grand Jury Report, report, Gosnell, in addition to operating his own clinic in Pennsylvania, worked one day a week at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Wilmington, Delaware.
Atlantic was a NAF accredited abortion clinic, so Gosnell was hardly UNDERGROUND like Kohn, suggested. The grand jury report found that he routinely referred women who were too far along in their pregnancy to get an abortion under Delaware law to his West Philadelphia clinic.

Finally, in 2010, Federal drug agents raided Gosnell’s abortion clinic. And it was that raid, which triggered another inspection by health investigators four days later.

They found Gosnell’s abortion clinic was filthy, with fetal remains filling a freezer and clogging drains. He allowed unlicensed employees to give anesthesia, often leaving patients unattended, the report said.

That last inspection triggered the events that led to Gosnell’s arrest:

February 18 raid – RAID

February 22, 2010, the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine suspended Gosnell’s medical license, citing “an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.”

March 12, 2010 the state Department of Health filed papers to begin the process of shutting down the clinic.

MAY 4, 2010 The Philadelphia District Attorney submitted this case, pertaining to criminal wrongdoing at Gosnell’s clinic, to the Grand Jury on May 4, 2010

No where in the Grand Jury Report, nor Court Documents does it indicate that “Reproductive Rights” activists, as Kohn wrongly asserts ever reported ANYTHING to authorities to force the closure of Gosnell’s abortion clinic.

In fact, there appears to be evidence that in addition to NAF knowing the clinic’s conditions, Planned Parenthood did as well.

Kohn is wrong again when she claims there were repeated exposure by reproductive justice activists and feminist journalists who exposed Gosnell.

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America told the media, “The American people join me and my organization in being outraged that this man was able to operate for years, preying on poor women who desperately needed safe and clean medical services but were unable to get it because of the restrictions that drove credible and reputable providers and doctors out of business in Pennsylvania and we were the first out of the gate to call attention to this case. And you know why?… It’s because unfortunately as the anti-choicers try and restrict more and more doctors out of business, they are the ones keeping the Kermit Gosnells operating.”

Erik Wemple at the Washington Post must think they are, he responded, “Having done precisely 3,454 Nexis and Internet search on the Gosnell case, we missed the part where NARAL had led a charge to highlight the alleged atrocities in West Philadelphia. So we Nexised again, checking on NARAL’s footprint around the time that Gosnell was indicted in January 2011. Not much there. When asked to provide news releases or other evidence of activism around that time, NARAL didn’t provide anything.”

In February of 2010 WHYY reported that Dayle Steinberg is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania denied knowing of any of the horrific conditions at Gosnells’ abortion clinic. They wrote:

Steinberg: We do anticipate that women who might have scheduled appointments for abortion procedures at the Women’s Medical Society will be calling Planned Parenthood.

and then reported, “Steinberg says she knows that Gosnell has provided abortions in Philadelphia for many years, but says she hadn’t heard of any problems at clinic until the allegations surfaced in recent days.”

DaylesteinbergDayle Steinberg is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Steinberg began her association with Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) in 1978 as a graduate intern, joined the full-time staff in 1981, served as director of surgical services from 1986-1992, then served for eight years as senior vice president, and was appointed president and CEO in 2001.

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But later, according to Philly.com : Steinberg said this about Gosnell at a public fundraiser:

“Steinberg said that when Gosnell was in practice, women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.

“’We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,’ Steinberg said as she sat with Steinem before Tuesday’s events.”

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Next time NAF, NARAL or Planned Parenthood send their spinners like fake “journalist” Sally Kohn to say that Gosnell ran an illegal abortion clinic and it was the abortion rights promoters who screamed for him to be shut down- tell them they are LIARS – because the FACT do not add up to their abortion spin !!!

Lest you think that Sally Kohn’s attempt is the first and only attempt at spinning horrific legal abortion clinic conditions read Pro-choice Wall of Silence or complicity in the War on Women – when abortion injures and kills the women they claim to protect.

NARAL joins pro-choicers in online telethon to support shoddy Texas abortion clinic chain

Posted in NARAL, Pro-choice silence, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics on November 20, 2013 by saynsumthn

naral logo 2008 election Monday November 18, 7-10PM NARAL Pro-choice America will join other pro-choice orgs in an online telethon benefiting Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic chain who has been flagged by the state has having several serious health code violations.

The event is called: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose Texas Women Forever !

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According to organizers, Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead are teaming up with the New York Abortion Access Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America to host Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose, which they refer to as a star studded streamed online telethon, with proceeds, “going to fight back against the attacks on abortion access in Texas.” Featuring: Amy Schumer, Emily Mortimer, Natasha Lyonne, Jemima Kirke, Kathy Najimy, Kathleen Hanna, King Ad-Rock, Tennessee Thomas, Ambrosia Parsley, Holly Miranda John Fugelsang, Alysia Reiner, Zoe Kazan, Comedian/Writer/Musician/Man-About-Town Dave Hilll, Dean Obeidallah of The Muslims Are Coming, Lynne Procope, Joan Walsh, Sally Kohn, Anthea Butler, Phoebe Robinson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Syreeta McFadden of Feministing.com, Alexa Chung and Sarah Slamen & Jessica Luther — Texas represented on our stage! Yael Stone, Dascha Polanco Zoe Kazan and MORE TO COME!!

The event will STREAM LIVE at http://www.ladypartsjustice.com.

In addition, a pro-choice blog which claims they want Safe and Legal abortion is also supporting Whole Women’s Health:

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RH Reality Blog writes, “One Texas abortion provider said she canceled 45 scheduled abortion procedures Friday morning as a new state law, mandating that abortion-providing doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, goes into effect following a federal court of appeals ruling handed down Thursday. Amy Hagstrom Miller is the CEO at Whole Woman’s Health, a group of Texas health-care facilities that, until Friday, had been providing abortions at five locations in the state. Now, there are only two Whole Woman’s clinics that staff doctors who have hospital admitting privileges, leaving their clients in Fort Worth, San Antonio, and McAllen to seek safe, legal abortion care elsewhere.”

The pro-choice or should I say radically pro-abort blog fails to mention that this abortion clinic chain was recently inspected and several health code violations were found. In fact, of the three abortion clinics they closed, this one was kept open- WHY?

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In October, investigators with the state of Texas cited a Beaumont abortion clinic for 13 health and safety code violations.

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According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, “Immediately after the ruling, the abortion lobby went into melt-down mode with a lot of hand-wringing and arm-flapping about how the state’s abortion clinics could not meet these standards and would have to close. This, of course, was accompanied by dire warnings that every city in Texas was about to be littered with the dead bodies of women killed because these places were being put out of business. I guess we are supposed to conclude that abortion clinics are the only things keeping women alive.”

Since the ruling, Whole Woman’s Health (WWH) has announced that they could not comply with these new safety standards and are shutting down three of their five facilities.

Crutcher points out that one of the abortion clinics which WWH will keep open is the Beaumont abortion clinic, saying, “The interesting thing is, they are going to keep the Beaumont facility open – the same one that was just found to be out of compliance with the old standards. Now on the surface, this seems odd. After all, if these people are operating a facility that can’t meet the old lower standards, how are they going to comply with the new higher ones. And my take on it is that the people over at Whole Woman’s Health might know something that we don’t know. Maybe what they know is that the facilities they are closing are even filthier than the one in Beaumont.”

We all know that abortion clinics are the upmost in good care – right? WRONG- I mean, the state has NEVER had to take an action against Whole Women’s before?
2007 TX Actions WWHLike this on in 2007

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Whole Women’s Health abortion clinic has been investigated by the state read here

A private company claims they found hundreds of patients’ documents and waste thrown in a dumpster at the McAllen abortion clinic . The identities of patients at a health clinic in McAllen may be at risk. An anti-abortion group says they found the trash and documents in a dumpster near Whole Women’s Health of McAllen. It’s now in the hands of the attorney general and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Read more here

Earlier this year Texas Right to Life reported that Fourteen abortion centers were cited as having infractions that violated inspections, yet due to the weakness of the current law, only one was fined by the state. Although many of the violations were recorded, much of the reports was blacked out. Below is a summary of the little that is actually legible:

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“Whole Woman’s Health and Planned Parenthood want the public to believe that abortion facilities are safe for women. A rusty suction machine, faulty sterilizing fluid, a faulty sterilization machine, holes in the floor exposing the facility to rodents, expired and unlabeled medication, and absent or poorly trained nursing staff contradict the abortion industry’s rhetoric,” said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “No woman should be exposed to such horrendous conditions. Women deserve better.”

Here is a list of some of the violations of current law cited by DSHS’ inspectors in their reports. (DSHS has redacted information from the reports that identifies staff or patients.) Some violations appears repeatedly over three years of inspections. The most recent inspection was on October 3, 2013, weeks after Hagstrom Miller’s statement.

Whole Woman’s Health of Beaumont, 440 18th Street, Ste A, Beaumont, TX 77703
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November 17, 2011
“Based on demonstration and interview the facility failed to ensure the staff was trained in sterilization process of surgical instruments.”
“Staff #2 did not know what a sterilization indicator was or what it is used for in the sterilization process.”
“An interview with the Administrator . . . confirmed there were not sterilization indicators in the facility.”
“[T]he facility failed to staff the clinic with a registered nurse(s) or a licensed vocational nurse(s).”
“[T]he facility administration failed to ensure staff received training, education, and orientation to their specific job description.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide a safe and sanitary environment.”
“[T]here was a drain in the middle of the room, but the cover was loose and caused a hole to be in the floor right in front of the patient’s bed.”
“[I]n procedure room #2 there was numerous rusty spots on the on the suction machine used on the patient” for an abortion.
“[T]he evacuation plan of the building was not posted for the safety of patients and employees.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide safe equipment in the patient’s procedure room.”
“[T]he facility’s staff failed to monitor the expiration dates on sterile supplies.”
“Based on observation and interview the facility failed to maintain the sterility of the surgical instruments.”
“[T]he facility failed to ensure staff was trained in CPR . . .”
“[T]he facility failed to have current emergency medication in the emergency crash cart and follow the facility’s policy.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide emergency airway equipment. This facility provides moderate sedation/analgesia which requires advanced airway management equipment.”
“During the tour of the facility on 11/15/2011 at 3:00 PM observed the three facility’s fire extinguishers were last inspection on March of 2010.”
December 19, 2012
“Based on demonstration and interview the facility failed to ensure the staff was trained in sterilization process of surgical instruments.”
“[T]he facility failed to staff the clinic with a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) that meets the experience requirements according to the facility job description for a licensed vocational nurse (LVN).”
“[F]acility staff members (#2, #4, #6, and #7) failed to perform the correct procedure for the sterilization of the surgical instruments.”
“[F]acility failed to maintain the sterility of the surgical instruments before coming into contact with the sterile field.”
“Interview with the Sterilizer Representative on 12/19/2012 at 10:00 AM at the facility revealed the sterilizer had a gasket leak and the door on the autoclave was not opening properly. Questioned when the safety checks were completed why were these problems not identified? He stated ‘that during the safety check only electrical safety is checked and not the functional checks of the equipment. The functional check is more expensive and the facilities do not want to pay for the functional check.’ ”
“The patient had increased bleeding problem after the abortion procedure had been completed. The patient was transferred by private car to the local hospital. Also a review of the record titled “Complication Log” for the past year of 2012 revealed no documentation of a patient having a bleeding complication after an abortion procedure.”
“The facility failed to follow their own Emergency Medical Protocol for a patient transfer to the hospital.”
October 03, 2013
“[T]he facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff.”
“[T]he facility failed to provide safe and sanitary equipment in the patients’ procedure rooms.”
The “suction machines which were being used on patients” had “numerous rusty spots” which had “the likelihood to cause infection.”
“[O]bservation in the pathology room under the sink revealed a large hole in the cabinet flooring. The hole was approximately 6 inches in diameter and the wood was splintered around the edges. The facility was storing sterilization solutions for cleaning instruments around the hole in the floor. The hole in the flooring had the likelihood to allow rodents to enter the facility and the splintered wood edges could puncture the sterilization solutions.”
“Pre-filled medication cups with approximately 2-4 pills in each cup. The medication cups were not labeled with the patient’s name, name of the medication, nor the strength of the medication. Also, observed were medication cups that had turned over and pills had fallen out of the medication cups. Surveyor questioned staff #9 how they would know which cup the medication belongs in. Staff #9 stated, ‘by the size of the pill.’ This medication practice had the likelihood to cause an error in the patients receiving a wrong dose of medication being giving to the patient and an infection to the patient.”
“The patient’s gestation did not fall within the parameter of the providing physician at this facility.”
“[T]he facility failed to file the post abortion complication call back forms in the patients record.”
“The facility failed to have a policy or procedure for patients being assessed at the facility who had the likelihood of developing health problems that had been discovered during their visit.”
“[P]atient #10 and #13 had no documentation that the heath issues found during the patient’s visit to the facility had been followed up with by a staff member or the physician.”
“[T]he facility failed to have the electrocardiograph monitoring equipment ready if an emergency situation occurred in the facility.”
“The cables to the defibrillator were not connected. The Administrator was observed trying to replace the recording paper in the defibrillator, but was unable to feed the paper correctly into the machine. In an emergency situation this has the likelihood to cause harm to the patient.”
“[T]he facility’s Quality Assurance Committee failed . . . to ensure outdated medication were not available for patient use.”
“Based on record review and interview, the licensed vocation nurse at the facility failed to legibly write her name and credentials on 12 of 29 records reviewed.”

Whole Woman’s Health of Fort Worth, LLC, 1717 S Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76110

March 15, 2011
“The facility had not ensured a safe environment, equipped to protect the health and safety of their clients, in that, they had expired equipment in an operating room. and expired medications in the Medication Area, where these items had been available for client use” The Clinical Director verified that the equipment was expired and “had been available for client use.”
“They had not labeled unidentified liquid used in 2 of 2 operating rooms.”
“2 of 3 areas where sterile supplies were stored contained packages of tenaculums that had been sterilized in the ‘closed’ position.”
“The facility had not ensured all staff providing direct patient care were currently certified in basic life support.”
“The Clinical Director did not have a current CPR” certification.”
Several medications were “not properly stored” and found: “sitting out on the counter top,” “unlocked cabinets,” “unlocked refrigerator,” and “unlocked safe.”
“Personnel at facility were not following proper sterilization procedures” by not correctly labeling sterilized tools.

Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen LP, 802 S Main St, McAllen, TX 78501

September 25, 2012
“No evidence of compliance was provided where noncompliance was identified.”
September 04, 2013
“No evidence of compliance was provided where noncompliance was identified.”
“[T]wo out of seven staff members had expired cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.”
“[P]ersonnel at facility were not following proper sterilization procedures.”

Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio, 4025 E Southcross Blvd Bldg 5 Ste 30, San Antonio, TX 78222

August 29, 2013
“No evidence of compliance was provided where noncompliance was identified.”
“Based on observations, review of staff training records, and staff interviews Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio failed to implement and enforce acceptable environmental controls in cleaning and preparing instruments for sterilization.”
“During an inspection of sterile processing area with the clinic administrator at 11:45 a.m. on 8/23/13 staff member # 4 demonstrated the process for receiving, decontaminating, and processing surgical instruments. The demonstration revealed several functions performed in the small room were not distinctly separated and prevented the sequence of moving items from soiled to clean without cross contamination.”
” . . . no evidence of staff training for environmental requirements.”
“[T]he administrator and the director of operations following their own review of the findings revealed they could not provide evidence of compliance with the (sterilization) requirement.”
“. . . Whole Woman’s Health failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for the effective use of disinfectants to decontaminate or reduce the bio-burden in cleaning instruments prior to sterilization.”
“Upon testing the strength of the cidex the test strip revealed it failed and ineffective for use.”