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Go directly to jail: Abortion doc’s mugs reach 23

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Abortionist Admitting Privilages, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist Investigated with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by saynsumthn

Operation Rescue reports that one Alabama abortionist has been jailed 23 times since last year !

Abortionist Raymond Lopez, from Huntsville, Alabama, checked in to the Madison County Jail for 23 consecutive weekends between November 2013, and April 2014, serving time on a “domestic relations” case.

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In Alabama, “domestic relations” violations can range from non-payment of alimony to violation of a protection order.

Since 1996, Lopez has been the subject of 14 court cases, including two criminal cases filed in 1998 and 2008.

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The abortion clinic where Lopez works, the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives (AWCRA), has been cited for serious health code violations at least seven times between 2001 and 2013, with multiple violations for each deficiency report filed.

Alabaam Womens Abortion Clinic Raymond Lopez

Most recently, a survey of AWCRA was conducted on January 8-9, 2013, where inspectors found unsanitary conditions, expired drugs, and an uncalibrated ultrasound machine. AWCRA failed to clean medical equipment – including procedure tables – between patients. One abortionist failed to provide women with an opportunity to view an ultrasound of their babies prior to an abortion, as required by law.

Other violations dating back years included:

• Staff giving injections without wearing gloves.
• More expired drugs.
• Failure to properly prepare IV medications in accordance with medical standards. (Multiple occurrences.)
• Improper labeling and storage of pre-drawn drug syringes. (Multiple occurrences.)
• Administration of controlled substances without specific doctor’s orders.
• Failure to implement a required Quality Improvement Program.
• No documentation that three abortionists had the required training and experience to conduct abortions.
• Failure to properly monitor women in recovery.
• Failure to document fetal age or possibility of viability prior to abortions.
• Women calling back with complications (such as heavy bleeding) did not have access to professional staff members.
• Lack of a required infection control committee.
• Missing drugs
• Failure to log complications, such as possible perforations, heavy bleeding, or hospitalizations that resulted from an abortion procedure.
• A botched 28-week abortion — misdiagnosed as 20 weeks — that required emergency hospitalization.

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Read full Operation Rescue Report on Lopez here