The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the last two abortion clinics outside of big Texas cities will close Thursday because they can’t meet the restrictions placed on facilities under the state’s new abortion law.
Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen will close after providing abortions in the areas for a decade. Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman’s Health, which operated five abortion clinics before the law went into effect, said the provision requiring physicians to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic was proving the most problematic.
Miller said hospitals near her McAllen clinic refused to grant her physicians’ applications for privileges. Some hospitals in the area require their privileged physicians to live nearby. Others require a current physician to co-sign applications for privileges, which many are unwilling to do for fear of being targeted or stigmatized.
In Beaumont, one 75-year-old physician secured privileges, but a second one could not, Miller said.
This is indeed good news, but it is being spun by a pro-abortion news media.
The media has been rather sympathetic to Whole Womans but look behind the scenes may shed light into the real reason Miller is closing these centers.
According to a recent state inspection report, Whole Woman’s failed to have some of the same life-saving tools on site that Convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell was cited for in Pennsylvania.
The report says the facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff. The suction machines which were used on patients had numerous rusty spots which, “had the likelihood to cause infection.”
In October, investigators with the state of Texas cited the Beaumont abortion clinic for 13 health and safety code violations.
The report says, “the facility failed to have the EKG monitoring equipment ready if an emergency situation occurred…”
The clinic was also cited for expired drugs on the premises:
The Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Beaumont had the most violations of the records inspected by the Texas Tribune. Auditors found that a sterilization machine was not working properly and that nurses were not trained to recognize the problem. Whole Woman’s Health said they took steps to remedy the problems and had its correction plans accepted by the state.
But now they are reporting they are closing- hmmmm.
In March of 2011, Operation Rescue documented widespread abortion abuses at a dozen Texas abortion clinics. Among the worst offenders was Whole Women’s Health. The McAllen office discoveries were particularly disturbing. Dumped in the trash were the bloody refuse of several abortions along with the names of patients and other private information.
Among the discoveries at several WWH clinics, Patient logs (click here to view) and other records were discovered on Whole Women’s Health forms and the bloody remains of abortions came in bags with other documents bearing Whole Women’s Health’s name. Operation Rescue has made examples of this evidence public.
In December of 2011, Operation Rescue reported that Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen was fined at total of $17,430 by the Texas Commission on Environment Quality for illegal dumping of medical waste.
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In November, Life Dynamics, a national pro-life group in Denton, Texas sent fliers to every hospital warning them the abortion lobby was going to attempt to get privileges:
Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics explained the project on the latest episode of his Life Talk show, “What we did is created a post card called Hired Killers. This postcard is designed to discourage doctors from getting involved in abortion. We sent one of these to every doctor’s office in Texas. What we are trying to do is keep the waters stirred because what the abortion industry wants is to recruit these guys and tell them, you can just slide in and you don’t have to raise a big ruckus about it. We’re making sure that these doctors understand, there will be a ruckus and this is just the first shot of the ruckus that’s coming.
“The second thing we did was send a letter to every hospital administrator in Texas. It’s designed to discourage them from granting privileges and be on the lookout for new doctors filing for hospital privileges who are not telling them they are working in an abortion clinic. Before you let them in, you better ask them if they are working in abortion because you don’t want to drag this hospital into the abortion controversy.”
Looks like they have worked to dissuade doctors from assisting Whole Woman’s Health.
Marva Sadler, a regional director at Whole Woman’s complained to the pro-cbortion blog, RH Reality saying, “We’ve been well aware that Texas has been against us and on us for many, many years. But I did not think I would see a day where they would have put up such barriers that now that we’re actually closing clinics, and they’re essentially taking away the right to fair and safe comprehensive health care that all women, not only in the state of Texas, deserve to have.”
Well…what about the safety of women? I guess that just doesn’t factor into the equation with these killers?
LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli writes for Saynsumthn blog, where this originally appeared. Reprinted with permission.