Unsafe Medical Conditions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 12, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH): The Columbus Dispatch has released results of an investigation into Ohio’s abortion facilities health and safety compliance. See article, Violations found during inspections at Ohio abortion clinics.
In brief, Ohio abortion facilities have received 149 health violations in the past six years for unsafe and unsanitary medical equipment as well as for not following protocols and policies.
The report notes for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s surgical abortion headquarters on Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati:
13 violations during eight inspections in the past 10 years.
An inspection on June 6, 2013, revealed that after a patient began bleeding during an abortion in March 2013, she was transported to an emergency department, and the clinic did not have documentation that the medical records accompanied her.
“Abortion is not healthcare but an invasive, violent procedure, thus this news is not surprising,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.
“The unanswered question is, given these violations–known to the Ohio Department of Health but not to the public–why are these facilities still operating under the disguise of legitimate healthcare providers?”