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State to inspect abortion clinic recommended by Planned Parenthood staffer to journalist posing as sex trafficker

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State officials to investigate abortion clinic
Thursday, February 10, 2011

BY MIKE CURLEY
Northern Valley Suburbanite

englewood — The state Department of Health and Senior Services is planning to investigate Metropolitan Medical Associates, an abortion clinic in the city, after a Planned Parenthood staffer recommended it to an undercover filmmaker as a good place to have underage prostitutes treated.

In the video, made by Live Action Films, a youth-led antiabortion organization, a man and a woman in the guise of a pimp and a prostitute go to the Perth Amboy Planned Parenthood Central New Jersey facility and ask for advice from Amy Woodruff, who told them of the Englewood facility, “their protocols aren’t as strict as ours and they don’t get audited the same way that we do,” according to the video. Woodruff was fired after the video appeared on the Internet.

A Department of Health and Senior Services spokeswoman, Donna Leusner, confirmed that the department is planning to conduct a review of Metropolitan Medical Associates. The review will include an examination of patient medical records, interviews with the staff and observation of facilities and procedures to make sure they’re in compliance with state regulations.
Leusner said the review would culminate in a written report and that the department would not discuss its findings until then. The investigation could take several weeks, she said, depending on the findings and the extensiveness of the records being reviewed.

This will not be the first time the facility has come under state scrutiny. In 2007, it was ordered closed by the state after an investigation of a complaint filed by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. A woman who had an abortion performed at the facility was put into a coma following the procedure and had to have her uterus removed.

The 2007 investigation found dirty and rusted equipment and dirt and debris underneath an examination table, according to The Record. The woman, a Newark resident, settled with the facility for $1.9 million in 2009. The facility was allowed to reopen in March 2007.