Bronx, NY, July 4 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion clinic in the Bronx, New York, has been formally charged after evidence emerged that it was illegally dumping private medical information and aborted baby remains on a city sidewalk outside the abortion clinic.
The charges are based on complaints filed by Operation Rescue in January of this year.
The court case was heard on June 19, 2012, just a week after Operation Rescue released information about a botched abortion at Dr. Emily’s that landed a patient in the hospital on June 12.
A ruling is expected within the next 2-3 weeks.
Operation Rescue says that the exact charges were not specified in an e-mail sent to the group from Josh Frank of New York’s Department of Sanitation Environmental Police Unit. Efforts by the pro-life organization to obtain more information from Mr. Frank have been unsuccessful.
In addition to the illegal dumping charges, Dr. Emily’s abortion clinic has lost its accreditation with the Joint Commission for Office Based Surgery, a national organization that boasts on its website that its accredited organizations meet certain performance standards.
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“Dr. Emily’s abortion clinic is a repeat offender that has demonstrated a disregard for the law and public safety,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.
“Bloody remains from aborted babies, used needles, and other dangerous material were dumped on a public sidewalk in a predominately residential neighborhood. People that care about public safety do not engage in that kind of appalling behavior.”
Newman said his organization is “anxiously” awaiting the court decision, and that they pray “it is one that will permanently protect the public from Dr. Emily’s shoddy abortion practices.”
Dr. Emily’s was also the subject of legal action in 2006, when a local pro-life pregnancy center sued the abortion facility for deceptive advertising, after it listed its services under the “abortion alternatives” listing in phone directories.
The abortion clinic subsequently settled the lawsuit, on the condition that they cease advertising their services under the ‘abortion alternative’ heading.