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NC Abortion clinic forced to close by state for “potential imminent threat to the health and safety of patients”

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

A North Carolina abortion clinic has voluntarily shut down for good.

The Durham-based Baker Clinic for Women voluntarily surrendered its license last week just as Asheville’s abortion facility reopened.

Dr. John Baker, who owned the clinic, surrendered the clinic’s certificate to operate six weeks after the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services temporarily revoked its license for failing to meet state abortion clinic standards.

The North Carolina state health department’s Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section notified Abortionist John Baker July 5 that his certificate to operate The Baker Clinic for Women in Durham was suspended.

Baker Clinic

According to the notice, the clinic failed to ensure quality control in blood banking. Specifically, the notice said the clinic didn’t perform quality control tests for more than 108 patients who had received Rh factor blood tests and it failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for the test, among other problems.

The test is used to determine if a patient is positive or negative for a marker present on some people’s red blood cells. Women who are Rh negative can produce antibodies harmful to future children if they’re exposed to Rh positive blood during an abortion.

The agency ordered the clinic to close, stating that the findings revealed a “potential imminent threat to the health and safety of patients.”

Baker had said in a phone interview in July that he planned to try to take corrective action in order to re-open.

But in a notice to the department section chief dated Wednesday, he said he was voluntarily surrendering his certificate to operate.

Another Abortion clinic fails state inspection

Posted in Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortionist with tags , , , on July 8, 2013 by saynsumthn

An abortion clinic in Durham was ordered to shut down by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for failure to comply with the safety rules for women’s health clinics.

The state suspended The Baker Clinic for Women‘s certificate of operation on Friday, July 5 due to findings that showed “conditions at The Baker Clinic for Women present an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the clients and that emergency action is required to protect the clients.”

Baker Clinic

Officials with the Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section of DHHS surveyed the Baker Clinic and found numerous violations.

The survey revealed that the facility failed to perform adequate quality control in blood banking. The Baker Clinic was found to have failed to perform quality control testing on 108 patients that received Rh(D) (Rhesus) testing.

In severe cases, Rhesus disease can lead to stillbirth. In other instances, Rhesus can result in learning difficulties for the child, deafness, anaemia, jaundice or blindness.

The Baker Clinic for Women has 60 days to appeal the suspension.