Planned Parenthood center praised by CEO violates multiple state laws
WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania, October 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A Planned Parenthood business touted by CEO Cecile Richards and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf failed its safety health inspection for the second time.
The head of the nation’s largest abortion conglomerate and the pro-abortion governor, a former abortion clinic escort, staged a rally against President Trump’s threatened defunding of the abortion behemoth.
Richards and Wolf told Pennsylvanians that they would experience “devastating effects” if the federal government reduces tax funds for abortion businesses.
Even though legitimate health clinics outnumber Planned Parenthoods 20 to 1, Richards claimed that “for many, Planned Parenthood is their only healthcare provider and they would have nowhere else to go.”
The week before the April rally, the local Planned Parenthood Keystone-Warminster — praised by Wolf — failed its annual Department of Health safety check. The facility did not comply with life-saving health regulations requiring emergency equipment for resuscitation in cases of botched abortions.
In late August, the abortion business failed again. The Department of Health made an unscheduled inspection and discovered the center “failed to conform to all applicable state laws.”
For one thing, the facility did not report a botched abortion after a mother’s uterus was damaged. Planned Parenthood let her leave, but she wound up bleeding in a hospital ER. The law requires serious complications to be reported.
The state Health Department concluded that Planned Parenthood Keystone-Warminster “failed to ensure a patient with a confirmed uterine perforation following a surgical abortion was reported the Department of Health as a serious event.”
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation said the facility’s non-compliance “leads one to wonder how many times Planned Parenthood fails to report complications from abortion.”
“It also leads one to question the accuracy of the complication totals reported each year by the state health department,” the pro-life organization added.
Abortion businesses throughout the country are notorious for unsanitary conditions. One recent investigative report looking into health department records found over 1,400 stunning health and safety deficiencies in the past eight years at 227 abortion providers in 32 states.
Earlier this year, the Alabama health department found Planned Parenthood in Birmingham failed to properly sterilize medical equipment. The conditions were so bad that the report had to tell facility employees, “When hands are visibly dirty or soiled with blood or other body fluids, wash hands with water and soap.”
Last year, a complaint prompted an inspection of a Fairfax, Virginia, abortion business. Its conditions were so deplorable that the Department of Health indefinitely suspended its license and ordered it to immediately halt surgical abortions.
In 2013, 12 of 16 Maryland abortion clinics failed to meet the state’s safety regulations, including “failure to maintain a sanitary environment.”
An inspection of a Texas abortion clinic found unsafe practices, incompetent employees, and no one in charge.
In 2014, Arizona inspectors found the state’s largest Planned Parenthood failed to meet basic medical standards of care.
Kentucky inspectors found “cleaning instruments revealed similarly filthy conditions” at EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington.
President Trump has said he would sign legislation defunding Planned Parenthood and directing those funds to federally qualified women’s health clinics that do not commit abortions.
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation asked, “Why does Pennsylvania’s governor continue to defend an organization that routinely fails to follow basic health and safety requirements?”