Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Jersey Violating Laws

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 12, 2011   |   12:47PM   |   Trenton, NJ

A recent inspection of a Planned Parenthood abortion center in New Jersey finds the facility is violating several different health and safety laws designed to protect women. The news comes after another facility, earlier this year, was caught offering to arrange abortions on victims of sex trafficking.

In early February, an employee at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Perth Amboy, New Jersey was caught on videotape working with an alleged sex trafficking ring operator to get abortions done on the underage girls he claimed he was exploiting.

Now, a new inspection last month of Planned Parenthood of Mercer County finds the clinic in the state capital was cited for numerous health code violations which have placed the lives and health of women and young girls in imminent danger.

The New Jersey Department of Health conducted the surveys on March 10 and 11 and found Planned Parenthood of Mercer County improperly used syringes and compounds, it was guilty of improper training and qualifications of staff on pain management and health care counseling (including abortions), the facility failed to have infection control program in
place and failed to require physical exams for staff.

Health officials also determined the Planned Parenthood center did not test staff for rubella and TB, the medical director failed to designate a replacement for times of absence, the Planned Parenthood did not ensure adequate protections were in place for drug adverse reactions and medication errors, did not have procedures in place regarding dangerous substances, did not have a written agreement with a pharmacy licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, did not have adequate infection controls in place, was not using and sterilizing medical instruments and devices — including a vaginal ultrasound — properly, and did not provide any proof that the facility is a formal member of the Maternal and Child Health Consortium as required by law.

The inspection, written up in an April 7 letter, also noted Planned Parenthood failed to maintain hot running water in patient care areas, and it had several sanitary and safety violations involving patient care and many other administrative deficiencies.

“State and federal lawmakers championing funding for Planned Parenthood have done a grave disservice to women and young girls in our state,” said Marie Tasy, the director of New Jersey Right to Life.

Tasy also criticized Senator Weinberg, who is calling on Governor Chris Christie to reinstate state taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

She told LifeNews: “Despite the fact that these Planned Parenthood family planning facilities have engaged in practices that place the lives and health of  women and young girls in imminent danger, Senator Weinberg, who has enjoyed the support of Planned Parenthood in all her election campaigns and Assemblywoman Linda Stender, whose chief of staff is married to Planned Parenthood’s Executive Director, have declared war on the budget and are vowing to shut down the government if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is not provided.”

“Likewise, Congressman Rush Holt, who identifies himself as a Board Member of Planned Parenthood of Mercer County, has defended funding of Planned Parenthood and has even written a letter extolling Planned Parenthood’s virtues,” Tasy added.

“True champions of women would demand that these clinics be shut down immediately instead of pushing for taxpayer funding to keep them in business,” Tasy continued. “Governor Christie is doing the women of NJ a favor by refusing to fund  Planned Parenthood family planning clinics. These lawmakers should be held accountable for their advocacy of an organization that fails to protect the health and safety of women and young girls.”