A team of pro-life activists has created a website giving the public access to reports from inspections done at abortion businesses across the country, as well as complaints they have faced – all taken from public records.
It’s not a project that will make the abortionists happy.
But it does reveal some of the details of their operations.
For example, workers at a Planned Parenthood business in Ann Arbor, Michigan, couldn’t even keep the cleaned instruments from the soiled instruments.
When an inspector arrived at the Womens’ Center of Southfield in Lathrup Village, Michigan, no one was at the desk.
And no one responded to shouts to get attention.
And when the inspector called a phone number on a business card left on the desk, he was told everyone was doing a procedure in the back.
Or the failure of the Jackson, Mississippi, Women’s Health Organization to document any sort of arrangement for the hospitalization of patients if there should be an emergency.
At the Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, staff members failed to demonstrate proficiency in some of the basic required analytical tests.
“Women absolutely deserve to know whether or not the clinic of their choice has failed to properly disinfect medical equipment or has exposed their patients to infection,” said Abby Johnson, president of And Then There Were None and a former manager at Planned Parenthood.
“During my time working at an abortion facility, I saw disgusting incidences of where our staff failed to properly take care of women, did not clean up the operating tables, and failed to disinfect instruments. It was gross.”
The site includes information from state and other inspections, details on claims of malpractice and testimonies from former workers.
Current laws regarding abortion, parental notification and telemedicine are also given.
If women want to choose to another option rather than abortion, there are links to helplines that can aid them.
“The website is both for women seeking abortion as well as workers at these clinics who are interested in learning what their employer has been cited for in the past,” said Johnson. “If they want to get out of their abortion clinic and find other work, we can help them and there is a link for them. If they want to report medical misconduct, there is a link they can do that as well.”
News of recent investigations into Planned Parenthood by the FBI and the $7.7 million settlement with two companies who illegally sold fetal tissue have given women reason enough to pause when considering their options, the organizers explained.
The abortion businesses also in recent months have endured the scorn of many for a series of undercover videos revealing officials’ decision to sell the body parts of aborted infants. One Planned Parenthood executive argued for higher pay for those parts, because “I want a Lamborghini.”
“Oversight for abortion facilities is lacking in most states. Most of these clinics operate with little to no accountability for years, as was the case with Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic deemed by investigators to be a ‘house of horrors.’ These questions remain: who determines the standard; who will uphold it; and who will enforce it?” said Johnson.
“Abortion has been a lauded as a ‘private’ decision and in some ways, it seems that legislators and voters have decided that what happens behind those doors is none of our business and between a ‘woman and her doctor.’ But if we look at the inspection reports that are available, we see over and over again the grave misconduct of these physicians.”