Abortion Facility Closed in Cleveland, Ohio
Another abortion facility is in trouble--this time in Cleveland, Ohio.
State officials forced an abortion business in Cleveland to close after inspectors found numerous health and safety violations. They found more than a dozen problems at the Center for Women's Health on the city's east side, which prompted officials to reject the center's request for a new state license.Read the rest here.
In June, the Ohio Department of Health said CWH did not have a local transfer agreement that would allow it to bring women to a local hospital in cases of botched abortions and other medical emergencies.
The state also said the abortion business failed to meet basic standards for medical care.
Roy Croy, a state health department official who works to oversee ambulatory and surgical care facilities told the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, "[There were] six to seven patients where there was no record that their temperature or blood pressure had been taken before the [abortion]. These are things that should be done before you start surgery," he said.
Although other abortion facilities in Cleveland do more abortions, the Center for Women's Health is one of the few to do abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy when women's health issues and complications from the abortion are at their peak.
No blood pressure readings? No body temperature records? Doctors’ offices routinely perform such simple tasks for visits involving nothing more serious than a common cold. What kind of moron would fail to engage in such simple practices before a surgery?
Many abortion facilities are not well-regulated and don't want to be--which is strange for an industry that touts "safe" as one of its redeeming qualities and that preaches about how much they care about women's health. Of course, it is a business and can be quite a money making operation. Like any business, greed can take over and encourage corner-cutting. Thank goodness state health department officials discovered this clinic was in violation of basic health practices before anything serious occurred--at least that's my impression.
This particular abortion mill in Cleveland, Ohio, the Center for Women's Health, also performs abortions after twenty weeks of gestation. Approximately two-thirds of babies born at twenty-three weeks do survive. To the left is a picture of a baby at five months gestation. (Source) The reader may draw his own conclusions about whether the person in the photo looks like a human or a clump of cells at this stage of development.
A related story is here.