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Ambulance arrives at abortion clinic as providers challenge pro-life laws to protect women in Va.

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation with tags , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to Operation Rescue an abortion clinic in Virginia, which is suing the State of Virginia to block clinic safety standards, has botched a second abortion that has required emergency patient hospitalization in just three months.

Both incidents took place after Falls Church Healthcare filed the challenge to the new regulations in June, 2013.

Heavily redacted 911 records obtained by local activists working with Operation Rescue show that an ambulance was summoned to the Falls Church Healthcare abortion clinic at around 6:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013. Police were dispatched to assist rescue units at the request of rescue units.

Recordings of police radio communications and a CAD transcript released by the Falls Church Police Department indicate the clinic was “worried about protestors causing a scene.”

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In August, Operation Rescue posted video featuring a 911 audio recording showing a woman being removed from the clinic on a stretcher during an emergency that occurred on June 27, 2013. Records indicated she was a 24-year old woman suffering from “hyperventilation following anesthesia” who required “ALS” or Advanced Life Support.

Falls Church Healthcare underwent a licensing inspection in August 2012, after Virginia enacted new safety regulations for abortion clinics. The inspection report, obtained by Operation Rescue, listed 63 pages of deficiencies discovered at that clinic, including:

• Bloody, reused vacutainer holders
• Dried blood on leg support of procedure table
• Bloody door and wall outside procedure room
• Cloth leg covers reused for multiple patients
• Dirty recovery recliners
• Improperly washed linens that could spread infection
• Contamination of pathology containers with blood from physician’s gloves
• Undated, open vials of medication
• No emergency “incident tray” in one procedure room
• Expired supplies, including an emergency IV line that expired in 2003
• Failure to maintain equipment
• No process for STD screening and reporting
• No policy for reporting patient deaths

After failing its inspection, Falls Church Healthcare filed suit challenging the new regulations.

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