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Abortion records found in unsecured building could put patient’s privacy at risk

Posted in Abortion Records, Abortionist, Abortionist Investigated, Improper Disposal of Medical Records, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers in Michigan say that an abortionist may have improperly stored thousands of records from former abortion patients in an unsecured building in Michigan.

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According to Michigan State Law [statutes 333.16213 and 333.20175] which govern the proper retention of medical records: “Records shall be maintained in such a manner to ensure their confidentiality and proper use and to ensure their accessibility and availability to each patient or his or her authorized representative.

Michigan Public Health Code 333.13811 also governs the proper disposal of medical waste including medical sharps.

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According to local pro-life activist, Lynn Mills, who went to the site after receiving an anonymous tip, the records were housed at the now closed, Feminine Health Center, owned by retired Michigan abortionist Abraham Alberto Hodari.

Mills said that she visited the old abortion facility to check out the informant’s information, concerned that patient records were left exposed.

She described the site as having a chain link fencing that had been cut with several gaping holes in the walls of the building.

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In addition, Mills said that she also discovered that the building was unlocked an unsecured, which would mean that anyone could enter the premises and violate the privacy of the clinic’s former abortion patients.

Hodari once owned five different abortion clinics in Michigan, the Woman Care clinics located in Southfield, Lansing, Livonia, Downriver and Macomb. Several boxes, completely visible through the door, were marked on the outside that indicated that the records came from these Hodari abortion clinic locations such as an abbreviation SFLD, meaning Southfield.

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According to a press release sent by the Citizens for a Pro-life Society (CFPLS), when Mills checked the door and found it unlocked she immediately saw stacks upon stacks of boxes that appeared to contain files of Hodari’s patients, many marked with the words “charts” and “records.”

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Mills, concerned that the privacy rights of women were seriously at risk, returned to the unkempt and dilapidated building later on March 15th with Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to investigate further and document evidence to take to the Flint police.

Together the two discovered that a large gaping hole was cut into the garage door in the back of the building large enough for a grown man to easily gain entry to the facility. In addition to the unlocked side door, the huge hole in the garage door, the former clinic may also be entered through a hole on the right side of the building.

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Monica Miller, director of (CFPLS) said in her release that manila folders are visible though small slots in the boxes and appear to be stored alphabetically as many boxes recorded a beginning and ending last name.

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In addition to the stacks of medical record boxes, the building contains other boxes of medical records vulnerable to accessibility as well as several loose piles of medical records, including literally hundreds of records that are haphazardly strewn all over the floor of the open building mixed with trash and debris.

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Not only does the open building contain sensitive medical documents, but Mills said that they also found two large piles of syringes with sharps are also in the building which may be a violation of Michigan State Law regarding the proper disposal of medical waste.

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This isn’t the first time medical records and patient files have been found, but it should be the last,” Mills told Saynsumthn, “Patients have the expectation of privacy when they go to any doctor, even an abortion doctor. Where is the government oversight on this and why are their laws not being enforced? The number one responsibility of the government is the protection of its citizens. These woman were victimized in their abortion and again now because of this careless record keeping.”

In 2008 members of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society discovered the remains of aborted babies in Hodari’s Lathrup Village, Michigan Woman Care clinic, as well as over 200 intact patient records and biohazard waste that prompted a formal investigation by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that cited him for violating Michigan law and charges filed against him by the Oakland County prosecutor for improper maintenance of patient records to which he pled “no-contest” and was placed on a six months probation.

Late last year, hundreds of abortion clinic medical records were discovered unsecured at a warehouse in Houston, Texas.

The sensitive medical records were found by the warhouse owner after her dog entered the property, tore up several files, and dragged them outside.

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Esmeralda Cedillo, who found the records in her warehouse, said that the records contained sensitive information such as abortion details and Social Security numbers.

She told local news outlets who cared enough to report the story that the records were left in the warehouse by a now-estranged relative who works at an abortion clinic.

It was later discovered that the medical files belonged to patients at the now closed abortion clinic which operated under the names, a”Cunningham Clinic, KNS Clinic, and Women’s Clinic,” located at 2600 Southwest Freeway #1010 and 5555 West Loop South Suite 200, in Houston.

Cedillo was later rewarded for exposing the way they were haphazardly stored.

Unfortunately, Mills and Miller say they have not seen the same concern from media or authorities they contacted.

They claim that in addition to notifying local police, they have reached out to an attorney with the Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to discuss possible criminal violations. But, to date, the two have been unsuccessful in getting any public official to investigate this.

Mills told Saynsumthn that she went forward with the information for two reasons, one was to warn former abortion clinic patients that their privacy may be at risk and two was to get the public to insist that the records, many which have now been mysteriously removed, are now stored in a proper manner.

Mills and Miller say they now plan to take their evidence to the Michigan Attorney General.

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Abortionist investigated for dumping medical records

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist dumps fetuses, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Medical Board, Abortionist Medical Record Privacy, Abortionist Sexual, Abortionist Under Investigation, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

This week we detailed the complaint that Operation Rescue filed against sleezy abortion doc Nareshkumar Patel.

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Today, Oklahoma’s News9 is reporting on that story:

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office confirms it is investigating a complaint against an Oklahoma doctor that was brought to their attention by a pro-life group.

The group, called Operation Rescue out of Wichita, Kansas, claims the doctor has dumped medical waste and sensitive medical information into its dumpsters.

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And in a six page letter they sent to the Attorney General in January, they claim the doctor has a blatant disregard for his patients, their private medical information and the law.

“What we see is despicable,” said Troy Newman, the executive director of Operation Rescue. “We have countless people that have come forward.”

Newman says on Tuesday, they received confirmation from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office that they are indeed investigating the claims. He also received confirmation from the state’s Medical Licensure Board last month that they are reviewing the claims as well.

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“I have stacks and reams of private medical information, that needs to be put in the right hands,” said Newman. “Because this man is just disregarding state law and privacy concerns.”

In their letter to the attorney general, Operation Rescue claims Dr. Nareshkumar Patel and the Outpatient Services for Women clinic on N.W. 63rd Street violated the law a number of ways including:

dumping confidential medical records,
not reporting abortions they have performed,
improperly disposing medical waste,
failing to protect and properly dispose of employment applications,
and failing to observe the 24 hour voluntary and informed consent rule.
“And we have dozens and dozens of his former patients records,” said Newman. “These are the most private, the most secure, most sensitive pieces of information. And that shows a callous disregard for the patients and the integrity of his medical practice.”

Newman claims all of these records have come from confidential sources, and were brought to their attention last March.

“Mostly they come out of the trash receptacles,” said Newman. “Some of the most private information a person can have should not be disposed of into a place that is just open for public scrutiny.”

News 9 did reach out to Dr. Patel and the clinic for comment. They did not return our calls.

Back in 1994, Dr. Patel was put on trial on allegations he sexually assaulted some of his patients, but a jury found him not guilty and acquitted him of all charges. A search of News 9 archives also reveal Patel made national news in 1992, for admitting he dumped and burned fetuses in a field near Shawnee. The board later dismissed the complaint on that matter.

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Mike Haley, the regional director of Operation Rescue National, called the dumping and burning of the fetuses “an outrage on our society” and likened the activities to the Nazi death camps.

Patel said he and his office manager had tried to find a waste disposal company to take the fetuses after Seminole Municipal Hospital told him on Sept. 5, 1990, that he no longer could use its incinerator.

He testified he took two boxes of fetuses from the clinic on April 14 after a storage room became too full. He acknowledged there could have been as many as 1,000 fetuses in the room.

Patel said he and his office manager took the fetuses to an abandoned recreational vehicle park he owned near Shawnee and he set fire to them on a gravel road.

“We stayed until the fire was completely burned off,” he said.

“Just looking from the headlights of my car, it looked like everything was burned off, the fire was burned off, everything was covered with ash. … Still we decided that we would go back there … the next day after work was over to make sure it was completely burned off. ” But, he said, two trespassers discovered the fetuses on his fenced property April 15, before he could return.

“If I had known that there would be so much unnecessary publicity, I would have never done it,” he said.

He said he now has a contract, signed April 16 – the day after the fetuses were found – with American Medical Disposal Inc. of Oklahoma City to dispose of the fetuses. He said his office manager again called waste disposal clinics after the publicity began.

Patel admitted burning the fetuses and said of the burnings, “We took only one small amount. This was the first time we were trying. We wanted to see if it would be all right. … to see if we could dispose of it completely or not. ”

Medical examiners determined that one fetus was 21 weeks old and “the other remains were all of 16 weeks gestation or less. ” An autopsy report noted: “The multiple fetal parts that are identifiable consist of … a definite 53 right hands, 47 left hands, 51 right feet and 55 left feet. This is used to determine a minimum number of grossly recognizable human fetuses of 55.

Doctors determined the remains had been kept in formaldehyde before their disposal.

An autopsy report listed the abortion on the 21-week-old fetus as a homicide but chief medical examiner Fred Jordan said, “We do not believe that the 21-week fetus was at a stage of development whereby it could have independently survived outside the mother. ” No criminal charges were filed.

Patel also was disciplined at the June 1990 hearing for failing to keep accurate records on prescription drugs. That ruling was upheld.

Patel moved his first Warr Acres clinic after a legal fuss with his landlord. The landlord had terminated Patel’s lease in 1989 after an air-conditioning repairman complained of finding “babies in bottles” in the attic above the clinic.

Patel has told authorities that he keeps the fetuses for up to seven months before disposal.

1990

In 1992, a witness testified in one case in Oklahoma County District Court that Patel performs as many as 20 abortions “on any given Saturday,” at his Oklahoma City clinic. Medical records obtained from the state licensure board confirmed those numbers.

The woman, a medical assistant who worked at the Oklahoma City clinic and occasionally at the Shawnee clinic, also testified that Patel kept fetal tissue from completed abortions stored in both clinics until it was destroyed.

“We put them in boxes and date them. And he takes so many,” said the witness, identified in court documents as medical assistant Nancy J. Standerfer.

He was ordered to pay $240,000 in damages after an Oklahoma County judge ruled in favor of a 15-year-old girl left permanently injured following an attempted abortion in June 1989.

The state medical board reprimanded Patel on June 9, 1990, “for a procedure done in an unprofessional manner in an unprofessional setting. ” That reprimand was later overturned after he appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Standerfer, the medical assistant who witnessed the 1989 abortion attempt on the 15-year-old girl, described how she saw Patel “pull out some tissue and take it in his hands. ” Then the woman testified she heard Patel say, “‘That’s her small intestine,’ and he put it all inside … ” The doctor then told his assistant to call an ambulance and the girl was rushed to Oklahoma Memorial Hospital. She later underwent emergency surgery for a perforated uterus, where a male fetus was found floating in blood inside her abdominal cavity.

Eventually, the girl’s fallopian tubes, ovaries, and a portion of her colon were removed, and a temporary colostomy was performed.

In a separate incident, medical authorities said Patel was accused of abandoning a patient.

No action was taken in that case “because there was not enough evidence presented to make a finding on the claim,” said Daniel Gamino, attorney for the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

A lawsuit filed by Terrell Dockery of Shawnee in April 1990 against Patel was dismissed by mutual agreement. Dockery said Patel wanted to induce labor in January 1989 about two weeks before her delivery date so he could go to India for a vacation.

She agreed, but she said he rushed through the delivery and neglected to suture a tear caused by the birth. She claimed she bled excessively and suffered an infection “because of him and his greed,” and he was not available to help her.

She asked for $20,000 damages, and Patel filed a counterclaim for $355 he said she still owed him, records show. Patel produced hospital records showing he sutured the woman for a 1 1/2-centimeter (.6 inch) tear after delivery and again during the night when the suture line began bleeding.

1993

In 1993, NEWSOK reported that a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court by Ashley Trent alleges Patel was negligent in treating her following an April abortion. Trent is asking for $10,000 in actual damages and $500,000 in punitive damages.

Patel was released on $100,000 bond after he was charged with one count each of forcible oral sodomy and sexual battery. The alleged victim in the criminal charge also is a former patient, but the two cases are unrelated.

Patel is accused of calling Trent on April 29 and asking her to meet with him under the guise of discussing her mental condition following the mid-April abortion.

Trent agreed to meet Patel at a predetermined location, got into his car, and rode with him to Lake Stanley Draper. There, the lawsuit says, the doctor attempted to grab and kiss Trent.

The lawsuit also alleges that Patel failed to make a thorough examination of Trent and took advantage of her “known mental and emotional status” when he forced himself upon her.

The criminal charges stem from a March 25 incident in which a patient alleged Patel tried to kiss and fondle her while she lay nude and sedated on an examination table.

A judge initially set bond at $500,000, after prosecutors argued that Patel was a flight risk because he had airline tickets to India. The amount later was lowered to $100,000 when Thomas convinced a second judge the higher amount was unreasonable.

In 1994, Patel was found not guilty in the sexual assault of the 25 year old female patient.

In that case another woman testified Tuesday that she had been a patient of Patel’s in 1989 and had been raped by him while under sedation at the Warr Acres clinic. The woman, then 19, admits she never told anyone of the alleged attack until five years later.

Patel testified he never had sex with any of the patients. He testified the woman whose allegations led to the charges had wanted to date him and would call him four times a week.

The woman taped telephone conversations between her and Patel and on one recording he apologized to her.

Patel said he “was so tired of her calling, I would say anything to get her to stop. ” Patel’s attorney, D.C. Thomas, claims the woman tried to set up Patel for the purpose of filing a $5 million civil lawsuit against him.

In 1994, A Pottawatomie County jury found in favor of Dr. Nareshkumar Gandalal Patel, who had been sued by Rochelle Brown, a former worker in his Shawnee office.

Brown sought $200,000 in damages, claiming in part that Patel repeatedly touched her breasts and buttocks in a Chicago hotel room in November 1990. The woman testified she was surprised upon their arrival to learn that Patel had reserved only one room, said her attorney, James Branum.

Brown testified that she quit her job after returning to Shawnee, but that Patel convinced her to return to work two months later, Branum said.

She claimed that Patel assaulted her again in January 1991.

Patel went to medical school in India, entering when he was 17 and finishing when he was 21. “Over there,” he said in a 1990 deposition, “doctors are considered as God. ” He moved to the United States in 1978 and had further medical training at a New Jersey hospital before moving to Oklahoma in mid-1984.

Planned Parenthood lies about age of abortion client , alters medical records, so says abortion patient in vid

Posted in Planned Parenthood lies with tags , , , , on January 20, 2013 by saynsumthn

The woman in this vid claims she got her abortion records from Planned Parenthood and discovered that the abortion giant recorded her age as 2 years older than she was at the time of the procedure. In other words, Planned Parenthood lied to make this person appear older….one can only assume what the reason would be for this, but many ideas come to mind:

In addition the woman claims that Planned Parenthood recorded on her charts that “client was offered to view the image” from the ultrasound that she had to determine how far along in the pregnancy she was and they “checked viewed” and the woman states that she was told “nothing was visible and you could not see anything” and she was never even offered to view the ultrasound. In another area, she says Planned Parenthood checked she was offered to see image, when she was never offered that option and now that she has the images, from the records six years later, it is breaking her up.

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Michigan AG wants to close two dangerous abortion clinics in state

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion clinic HPPA Violations, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortion clinic medical waste, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by saynsumthn

Michigan Attorney General seeks closure of 2 abortion clinics

12:41 AM, Nov. 8, 2011

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked an Eaton County court Monday to shutter abortion clinics in Lansing and Saginaw that he said have been operating in violation of state law.

The two clinics, owned by Womens Choice Clinic of Lansing, have been under scrutiny for more than a year since someone associated with an anti-abortion organization recovered fetal remains from a trash bin behind the Lansing clinic. In the complaint filed Monday, Schuette said the clinics were in violation of state law because they were not incorporated by a medical professional.

In the complaint filed Monday, Schuette said the clinics were in violation of state law because they were not incorporated by a medical professional. He asked the court to order the operations to shut down and to prohibit Richard Remund, the president of Womens Choice, from organizing another company to operate an abortion clinic.

“To ensure accountability and patient safety, Michigan law requires medical facilities to be incorporated with a licensed medical professional at the helm,” Schuette said in a statement. “Strict enforcement of the law ensures medical clinics cannot put profit ahead of responsible patient care.”

Schuette also said he asked state licensing officials to investigate what he said was evidence the clinics were improperly licensed because more than 50% of their business activity was abortion and they were not licensed as freestanding surgical outpatient facilities. The clinics also appeared to have improperly disposed of medical records, Schuette said.

The clinics also appeared to have improperly disposed of medical records, Schuette said.


A woman answering the phone at the Lansing clinic, which also is listed as the corporate headquarters of Womens Choice, declined to comment. An attorney listed in corporate records as a representative for Womens Choice also declined to comment.

The Lansing clinic was targeted by the group Citizens for a Pro-life Society in February 2010 after an activist discovered what he said were the remains of 17 aborted fetuses in a trash bin behind the clinic. A subsequent investigation by state and local officials determined that the disposal of aborted remains as ordinary waste was not illegal, but also triggered follow-up investigations that led to the complaint filed by Schuette.


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The Lansing clinic was targeted by the group Citizens for a Pro-life Society in February 2010 after an activist discovered what he said were the remains of 17 aborted fetuses in a trash bin behind the clinic. A subsequent investigation by state and local officials determined that the disposal of aborted remains as ordinary waste was not illegal, but also triggered follow-up investigations that led to the complaint filed by Schuette.

History of This Case

On October 22, 2010 The Michigan Attorney General, and the Eaton and Saginaw County Sheriff Departments completed a 7 month-long investigation of the Womans Choice abortion clinics located at 6500 Centurion Drive, Ste. 290, Lansing and 3141 S. Cabaret Trail, Ste 400, Saginaw, Michigan—owned by Florida resident Richard Remund.

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Pro-choice employee steals private abortion related medical records from Family Planning organizations like Planned Parenthood

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic HPPA Violations, Abortion Clinic Worders, Planned Parenthood and compromised patient records, Privacy, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Info on 70,000 stolen from Family Planning Council
4/12/2011

The Family Planning Council in Philadelphia has made public the theft of personal information of some 70,000 patients, which was stored on a flash drive.

The suspect is a 40-year-old man by the name of Kelly Stanton, a former employee who has been arrested and arraigned. However, the flash drive itself is still missing.
Stanton, who has a history of fraud convictions, was charged with the theft in February.

The theft happened between December 23rd and 27th, 2010 at the council’s offices, which were closed for the Christmas holiday. The discovery of the theft was made on the 28th when police were notified. Police say Stanton was fired on the same day of the discovery.

The data on the stolen flash drive included personal information only from patients who received reproductive health services at these and other providers between October 2, 2008 and November 30, 2010.

Specifically, patient name, address, phone number, social security number, date of birth, and other information including insurance information and medical information were on the flash drive. So far, the Council said, there is no indication of inappropriate use of the information stored on the stolen flash drive.

The Council went on to say that both the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office requested that notification of patients and the public be delayed while the investigation was ongoing.

A spokesperson explained in a statement that, under government health care programs, the Council gathers and processes patient data from several area health care providers for reporting and billing purposes.

Providers who are affected by this loss of data include: Spectrum Health Services Inc. (Haddington Health Center and the Broad Street Health Center); Public Health Management Corporation (which operates or operated PHMC Care Clinic, PHMC Health Connection, Rising Sun Health Center, Mary Howard Health Center, Community Court, Project Salud and several emergency housing locations in Philadelphia); Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania; Planned Parenthood Association of Bucks County; and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Council said it reported the circumstances of the incident to those providers on January 13, 2011, and each of the providers is notifying its patients affected by this incident.
The Council is offering individuals affected by this breach credit-monitoring services and other credit-protection services free-of-charge.

Patients who need further assistance, or who would like additional information on ways to protect their financial information, can visit the Family Planning Council’s website at http://www.familyplanning.org or call 1-888-414-8020 and enter reference number 3720040811.

Melissa Weiler Gerber, Executive Director of The Family Planning Council, declined an interview request and refused to answer questions about the hiring of Stanton, whose rap sheet includes multiple convictions for theft, fraud and other crimes.

Weiler Gerber issued a written statement saying, “While no abuse of the stolen data has come to light, we regret deeply even the appearance of a breach. I offer my personal and professional apology to all patients whose confidentiality may have been violated. We are moving swiftly and purposefully to ensure that nothing of this type ever occurs again with respect to Council facilities or information, and to ensure that our procedures comply with all privacy and security laws and satisfy industry best practices.”

Safe abortions? Another abortion clinic closed for health code violations

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Regulation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

27-Year-Old Abortion Facility Closed Down Over Health Code Violations

By James Tillman

MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Montgomery, Alabama location for the Summit Medical Centers chain of abortion mills has closed after the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) produced a 68-page long document detailing numerous violations of state law and of medical standards.

The center had been operating on a probationary license since October 2006 due to the legal and health deficiencies found on a 2006 survey.

Among medical deficiencies, the ADPH document notes failure to inspect medical equipment annually, failure to wash hands and medical equipment in accord with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, failure to provide for infection control in the recovery room, failure to provide a sufficient number of staff to care for patients in the recovery room, failure to keep adequate medical records, and failure to ensure the availability of emergency drugs and oxygen for use by authorized employees.

Furthermore, expired medications were not removed from the clinic, calls from patients with potential medical conditions were not returned in a timely fashion, and medical waste was not disposed of correctly but instead given to normal trash collectors.

Such gross negligence resembles the unsanitary conditions that have been found in other abortion mills, such as the New Jersey abortion center where forceps crusted with “blood-like residue” were found and rusted crochet hooks were used to remove IUDs. Similarly unsanitary disposal of medical waste has been exposed in a Philadelphia abortuary.

Aside from such serious medical failures, the clinic also failed to follow various laws designed to bring about informed consent and protect minors from abuse.

The ADPH document notes that the clinic failed to develop policies in accord with state law regarding parental consent, suspected abuse, or neglect of a minor, that it failed to inform a woman of her right to view an educational videotape as part of the counseling process, and that it failed to observe the 24-hour waiting period required before abortions.

Such problems are typical of abortion clinics across the country; the Mona Lisa project run by Live Action has found multiple cases in which clinics failed to report apparent cases of statutory rape.

Other abortion clinics run by Summit Medical Centers have had similar problems of gross incompetence. In 2006 one such center had its license suspended after a nurse gave a woman an ultrasound and concluded that the woman was only six weeks pregnant when she was actually in the third trimester. The nurse gave the woman the abortion drug RU 486, which resulted in the woman’s visit to the hospital six days later with the baby’s head protruding before delivering the dead six and one-quarter pound child.

This newly-closed clinic is the last of the Summit clinics to operate in Alabama. The website of the clinic now directs patients on a “short 2.5 hour drive” to Summit Medical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.

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