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23 health violations at Georgia Planned Parenthood while Ohio investigates fetal disposal

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted Baby Trash, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Planned Parenthood inspected, Stericycle with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2015 by saynsumthn

A local media outlet in Georgia combed through five years of state health inspections from local abortion clinics and found several disturbing violations. WSBTV, channel 2, said they spent a month looking at the health documents after the release of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation.

State inspections Georgia Abortion

In their investigative report, after they learned that these abortion facilities were not improperly disposing of aborted babies, Channel 2 said they wanted to see exactly what the state had found after performing a complete inspection of abortion facilities. They also wanted to know how often the inspections are done. So, they said the TV station filed an open records report with the state asking for state inspection reports of licensed abortion clinics dating back five years.

Georgia Abortion facility inspections list

What WSBTV discovered would horrify the public. According to their report, the following violations were documented during state health inspections of these so-called “safe and legal” abortion facilities:

    Expired Medications and medical instruments
    Unsterilized equipment
    Sterile and nonsterile supplies stored in the same room
    The vent in a biohazard room taped off with cardboard
    Stirrups wrapped in duck tape
    Iodine swabs used to prevent wound infections expired by 10 years
    Soiled linens in surgical rooms to name a few.

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In addition, the TV station discovered that one of the abortion clinics cited by the state was a Planned Parenthood facility located in Augusta. According to their findings, that Planned Parenthood abortion clinic had 23 health or safety violations in one year alone and was fined by the state. However, they also discovered that health inspectors did not return to the Planned Parenthood abortion center to see if the violations had been corrected until two years later.

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Virginia Gallaway with the Faith and Freedom Coalition told channel 2 that she was shocked because restaurants were inspected more frequently than abortion clinics.

Abortion CLinic Georgia

Interestingly, Staci Fox, Planned Parenthood’s Southeast CEO which heads the Planned Parenthood mentioned in the report, claimed the inspections might be deceiving because of an unsubstantiated bias against them. But, this kind of excuse is simply a PR move for Planned Parenthood.

Meanwhile, Ohio’s attorney general has announced that three of the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics (Bedford Heights, Cincinnati, and Columbus) have been illegally disposing of the bodies of aborted babies by throwing them in landfills. “Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a news release. “It is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.”

But, Stephanie Kight, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
has denied the allegation telling Reuters that, “Planned Parenthood contracts with vendors to handle fetal tissue in a respectful manner and in accordance with the law”.

DeWine began the investigation to determine whether fetal tissue was selling fetal tissue, or abortion trafficking, in violation of Ohio law. Investigators requested documents and financial records from Planned Parenthood organizations as well as companies they contracted with. Although the investigation did not find that fetal tissue was sold by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, the investigation did show that the disposal methods documented by the Planned Parenthood affiliates violate Ohio Administrative law, which requires that a “fetus shall be disposed of in a humane manner.”

A press statement released Friday by the Ohio AG named the specifics:

    All three Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have sent fetal remains to companies which disposed of the fetuses in landfills.
    Additionally, the Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford Heights stated it uses only one company for disposal. However, that company stated to investigators it does not accept fetal remains for disposal as a corporate policy.

Planned Parenthoos dispose fetuses landfill

13ABC Action gave additional details:

    “Planned Parenthood said some fetal tissue is donated for medical research, but such donations are illegal in Ohio. A Planned Parenthood state leader has said no donation program exists here.

    “During DeWine’s investigation of the tissue sale issue, he said his office found that Marietta, Ohio-based Accu Medical Waste Service, Inc., a waste disposal company used by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Cincinnati and Columbus, sent the remains to a Kentucky landfill.

    “An Accu Medical official told DeWine’s office that his company uses a standard treatment for biological waste called “autoclave” involving a high-pressure steam treatment to kill infectious material.

    The investigation determined that fetal remains taken by Lake Forest, Illinois-based Stericycle from a third Planned Parenthood affiliate, in Bedford Heights in suburban Cleveland, ended up in a different landfill. DeWine’s office didn’t identify that landfill.

    “Kight referred questions on disposal to the companies. A man who answered the phone at Accu Medical Waste Service who wouldn’t give his name said all employees had been instructed not to comment.

    Stericycle said in a statement it has a long-standing policy against accepting fetal remains. DeWine’s office said Planned Parenthood uses the company to dispose of its biological waste including aborted fetuses.”

DeWine said that he has referred his investigative findings to the Ohio Department of Health for further action.

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

Former NAF abortionist has his abortion closed by state for not being licensed

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Hodari with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by saynsumthn

UPDATE from the Detroit Free Press: Lathrup Village abortion clinic fighting efforts to close it
Apr. 19, 2011 |

The lawyer for a Lathrup Village women’s [abortion] clinic that provides abortions will appear in court Wednesday to fight against the state’s efforts to close it.

Womancare of Southfield, run by [abortionist] Alberto Hodari, is under fire from the Attorney General’s office for operating without a license for free-standing surgical facilities.
Last summer, based on the cost of fire code compliance tied to the license, Hodari decided against renewing. The doctor, whose medical license is separate and valid, applied to have the building grandfathered, as it is older than the codes, but was denied, according to legal filings.

The state, after monitoring Hodari’s practice for several months, found he was in violation of the license law, and the Attorney General’s office filed suit earlier this month. During that time, Hodari tried to submit plans to fix the fire code violation.

The violation is based on a section of the license law that requires Hodari to provide more gynecological services than abortions, a requirement, said his attorney, that has been difficult to uphold. But the license isn’t specific to abortion providers, just those providing surgical procedures in facilities that are not doctor or dentists offices and that are not tied to hospitals. About 70 licenses have been granted, according to state health officials, and only a few go to abortion providers.

Hodari’s attorney said the doctor has gone to great lengths to recruit gynecological patients to keep his abortion services under 51%, and that the state is unfairly imposing itself on the clinic, which has been in the spotlight before for improperly disposing of medical records. The clinic serves mostly low-income, urban women, and appears to be the only abortion provider in the area required to submit statistics to the state on its practice. Filings from the AG’s office say Hodari’s lawyer’s claims are groundless.

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ORIGINAL STORY >>>>

According to Operation Rescue, Abortionist Alberto Hodari operates group of five Detroit area abortion clinics. He garnered national attention when Students for Life in America videotaped a speech he gave to Wayne State University students where he said that he believes abortionists have a “license to lie.”

Since then Hodari’s problems have multiplied. Hodari was fined $10,000 for his part in the death of abortion patient Regina Johnson. Last November he put three of the clinics up for sale after Caitlin Bruce filed a lawsuit against him for a forcing an abortion on her after she withdrew her consent. One of those locations was the Livonia location.

Another lawsuit was filed against him last month for giving a needless abortion after he failed to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy. The Health Department has launched an investigation into his troubled abortion business. To add to his difficulties, Hodari filed for divorce from his wife of 29 years.

Now the Detroit Free Press is reporting: Lathrup Village abortion clinic could be shut over license Mar 30, 2011

The state is suing to shut down a Lathrup Village women’s health clinic for performing abortions without a surgical license.

Dr. Alberto Hodari, operator of WomanCare of Southfield, is accused by the Michigan Department of Community Health of continuing to perform surgical abortions after deciding not to renew that license in July 2010. In 2009, MDCH inspectors found a fire-code violation involving emergency exits at the facility on Southfield Road, according to court documents.

In the documents, Hodari said he was trying to sell the building and the repairs would cut into examination space. He said he would not renew his surgical license when it expired in July 2010.
Efforts to reach Hodari or a clinic manager Tuesday were unsuccessful.
State law requires a surgical license if patient load for abortions exceeds 50% of total patient load. Hodari indicated he would reduce his surgery load to comply.
Despite statistics provided to MDCH by a clinic manager, the Attorney General’s Office said it doesn’t believe Hodari did so, and will appear in Oakland County Circuit Court on April 6 to ask that the clinic be closed for the duration of the lawsuit.
“Physicians have special duty to follow state law and regulations intended to preserve the health and safety of their patients,” Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement.
It appears Hodari’s other clinics throughout southeast Michigan are not part of the investigation.
This is not the first time state inspectors have scrutinized the clinic.
In 2008, after receiving complaints from an anti-abortion group that fetus parts, medical waste and records were found in a Dumpster outside, the state charged Hodari with improperly disposing of medical records. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found violations of the Medical Waste Regulatory Act, but Hodari wasn’t fined. It’s unclear whether the state found fetus parts in the waste.
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Hodari’s practice has also been implicated in the deaths of at least four women from abortion-related complications. In June 2009, the Disciplinary Subcommittee of Michigan’s Board of Medicine fined Hodari $10,000 for negligence in connection with the botched abortion death of Regina Johnson.

Numerous complaints have been filed against the abortionist for improper disposal of human remains and abortion records found in Hodari’s dumpster. Hodari received a sentence of six months’ probation on one such count in February.

Last year , Hodari put his abortion clinics on the market along with his collection of expensive classic cars and hastily filed for divorce from his wife of 29 years. Local activists told Operation Rescue that it appeared that he was attempting to liquidate his assets

According to another Detroit Free Press article, A woman who answered the clinic’s phone Tuesday (3/29/2011) said the owner, Dr. Alberto Hodari, is out of the country and cannot be reached for comment.

“At one time, Dr. Hodari was an extremely fine physician with a very good reputation. He trained a number of physicians,” said Renee Chelian, executive director of Northland Family Planning Centers, an abortion provider with three Metro Detroit sites.

“Any good clinic knows what the laws are in the state of Michigan and follows them. If he’s performing abortions on more than 50 percent of his patients, then he’s in violation of the law, but only he knows that and, apparently, the state thinks they know.”

A researcher reports that Dr. Abraham Alberto Hodari worked at Northland Family Planning Clinic, a National Abortion Federation member in Michigan. He also worked at Woman Care Clinic and Detroit Memorial Hospital. He is believed to have performed the fatal abortions on Tamia Russell and Chivon Williams.

NAF Abortionist Hodari’s Troubled Past , patient claims he forced abortion

State revokes abortion clinic license

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Regulation, pro-choice, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

State Suspends Abortion Clinic’s License

The state of Louisiana has suspended the license of an abortion clinic in Shreveport, saying it did not follow certain guidelines when it came to administration of anesthesia and pre-abortion physical exams.

Hope Medical Group for Women said it has notified its attorney and plans to go to court to challenge the suspension.

The Department of Health and Hospitals said it issued a notice of license revocation to Hope Medical Group on Friday and ordered the Kings Highway clinic to immediately cease performing abortions.

An investigation “found violations that posed significant health and safety risks to clients,” DHH said in a statement. Most of the violations cited by DHH regarded the administration of anesthesia.

Hope Medical Group, which opened in 1980, has been involved in repeated litigation against the state in the past.

In addition to abortion procedures, the clinic provides pregnancy testing, the “morning after pill,” counseling and adoption referrals.

A law passed by the state Legislature this year gives the state authority to immediately suspend an abortion facility’s license under certain circumstances.

An review of just more than a dozen procedures at the facility found several violations, DHH said:
Failure to ensure that a physician performed a physical exam on each patient before a procedure;
not properly monitoring vital signs of patients under anesthesia;
failure to follow proper procedures in administering anesthesia; and
failure to have properly trained professionals performing certain medical procedures related to the administering anesthesia.

It was the first time DHH has suspended an abortion clinic’s license under the new law, the agency said.

“When we see this level of egregious conduct at a facility, it is incumbent on us to take steps necessary to protect our residents,” DHH Interim Secretary Anthony Keck said.

Letters notifying the abortion facility of the revocation action and immediate suspension were faxed to the facility late Friday afternoon.

Also read this story here

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Here is the official press release:

DHH suspends license of Shreveport abortion clinic

Hope Medical Group for Women ordered to immediately cease operations

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today issued a notice of license revocation to Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport and ordered the clinic to immediately cease performing abortions after an investigation found violations that posed significant health and safety risks to clients. The immediate suspension of the facility’s license came under legislation signed this year by Gov. Bobby Jindal that gives the Department authority to immediately suspend an abortion facility’s license under certain circumstances.

Several violations were noted during a recent investigation of the facility, including the facility’s failure to ensure that a physician performed and documented a physical exam on each patient prior to a procedure, failure to properly monitor vital signs of patients under anesthesia, failure to have proper procedures in place for administering anesthesia and failure to have properly trained professionals performing certain medical procedures related to the administering of anesthesia.

This is the first time DHH has issued an immediate suspension of an abortion facility’s license under the new law.

“When we see this level of egregious conduct at a facility, it is incumbent on us to take steps necessary to protect our residents,” said DHH Interim Secretary Anthony Keck. “The Legislature gave us this authority because they recognized we must have the ability to stop unsafe practices that place these already vulnerable women in danger.”

Act 490 of the 2010 Louisiana Legislature, sponsored by State Rep. Fred Mills of St. Martinville, allows for the immediate suspension of an abortion facility’s license if the DHH “secretary determines that the violation or violations pose an immediate threat to the health, welfare, or safety of a client or patient.” Prior to Act 490, an abortion facility under licensure revocation would be allowed to continue performing abortions pending appeal of such revocation, which can take months.

“This law allows us to put the health and safety of our residents as the No. 1 priority,” Keck said. “It would be unconscionable to allow practices known to put women in jeopardy to continue while appeals drag on.”

Letters notifying the abortion facility of the revocation action and immediate suspension were faxed to the facility this afternoon.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about DHH, visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov.