Disturbing: NY Health Dept. doesn’t inspect its 25 abortion clinics very often

Posted by: ST on April 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm
Coat hanger feminists

Say no to coat hangers, because vacuum suction is so much more ‘safe and humane.’ Foolish protests like this play a large role in lax abortion clinic inspections across America.
Photo courtesy of Eric Gay/AP

I wish I could say I was shocked by this news but, sadly, I’m not (bolded emphasis added by me):

The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New York’s abortion clinics — with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal.

Health inspectors regulate 25 diagnostic and treatment clinics and surgery centers that provide abortion services — though pro-choice advocates say there are 225 abortion service providers in New York state.

Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were inspected only twice or three times — meaning once every four or six years.

A total of just 45 inspections were conducted at all 25 facilities during the 12-year period.

By comparison, city eateries are inspected every year and graded, while a new law requires tanning salons to undergo inspections at least once every other year.

Frightening. Remind y’all of anything?

Disclosure of the state’s failings came after a Freedom of Information request by the New York-based Chiaroscuro Foundation. The organization was concerned about the safety of the state’s abortion clinics following the trial and conviction of Philadelphia late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Last May, Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three infants who were born alive after botched abortions performed in his run-down West Philadelphia clinic. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old woman who died from an overdose of anesthetic drugs during an abortion procedure.

Prosecutors and former clinic workers had testified to the decaying, dangerous operating rooms of Gosnell’s clinic, stocked with “filthy, corroded” instruments and outdated machines. Yet, as the almost 300-page grand jury report noted, Gosnell’s clinic had gone uninspected by state department of health officials for over 16 years.

Unfortunately, Gosnell’s “house of horrors” is not unique in the abortion industry. Abortion clinics across the country are under investigation for dangerous, unsanitary conditions that jeopardize women’s lives and health.

I’m sure the “women’s health advocates” like NOW, NARAL, and other so-called “feminist” groups will be all over this demanding more inspections and a crackdown on the lax oversight — just as soon as they get done protesting in states like TX and North Carolina over legislation designed to make abortion clinics safer for women by way of using ambulatory surgical center standards. /sarc

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4 Responses to “Disturbing: NY Health Dept. doesn’t inspect its 25 abortion clinics very often”


  1. Bill says:

    I am always amazed at the idiots who hold up clothes hangers to remind us of the dangers of back alley abortions. What they are actually saying is: “I want to commit murder but I don’t want any risk to me!” Just like any good stupid liberal. But, hey, it’s OK for some doctor to tear apart a human fetus, just as long as the stupid liberal feels no pain nor suffers the same fate as the fetus.

  2. JoYo says:

    There is a film director who is trying to get funding over the internet to make a film exposing Gosnell’s many abortions. They need Financial assistance from Pro-Life folks from all since no one in Hollywood is willing to provide funding for such a movie due to ideology.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    The insinuation that the “choice” part of pro-choice is between abortion “clinics” in their current condition and a coat hanger is not a choice but a mere comparison of how we arrive at the horrors of Gosnell.

  4. Zippy says:

    At least I can feel safety while getting my tan on.