People who argue in favor of abortion rights claimed that one of its benefits is that it provides safe clinics, unlike places that prohibit abortion where women risk their life having the procedure in clandestine places. However, According to a report by the Americans United for Life (AUL) titled “Unsafe: The Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women,” abortion clinics are not as safe as many people believe.
AUL’s report reveals hundred of abortion clinics, including some affiliated with Planned Parenthood, used expired medicines, did not monitor patient vital signs, fail to provide a sanitary environment and train staff focusing on profits instead on health standards.
It also mentions that:
“[A]t least 13 abortion providers either failed to report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or failed to implement practices to protect minors from ongoing sexual abuse, at least 30 abortion providers failed to provide or post all required informed consent information, and more than two dozen abortion clinics failed to comply with abortion reporting requirements.”
It is important for people to realize that the abortion industry does not promote women’s safety. In fact, as AUL’s vice president of legal affairs Denise Burke said, some doctors can really harm their patients.
She mentioned as an example the case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell who was convicted of murdered after seven babies born alive and a woman died in “his house of horrors”. Even though his abortion clinic received complaints of violations and was inspected before, nobody did anything. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health discovered the terrible condition of that place after the police investigated an accusation of selling illegal prescription.
Burke affirms that:
“This report is the tip of the iceberg as too many state officials are turning a blind eye to this red-light district of medicine … AUL is calling on state attorneys general and governors to order inspections of abortion clinics and on state legislators to enact the enhanced protections for women and their unborn children …”
Read more about the violations of abortions clinics at Breitbart
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