Ohio Abortion Clinic Loses License After Failing Health Inspection

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 1, 2014   |   12:07PM   |   Washington, DC

An Ohio abortion clinic has lost its license necessary to do surgical abortions after failing a state health inspection.

The Ohio Department of Health has denied the ambulatory surgical facility license required to do surgical abortions at Northeast Ohio Women’s Center a 2127 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls. According to Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, which emailed LifeNews today, abortion center owner and operator David Burkons was issued the determination letter on July 31, 2014.

ohio14The license was denied based on the failure of the facility’s general health inspection.   Among the many violations included:

  • No policies or procedures
  • No quality assurance program
  • Lack of staff training
  • No director of nursing
  • No emergency care plan
  • Multiple drug violations, including expired drugs and testing materials

“Right to Life of Northeast Ohio has been consistently working to expose the unsafe operation of Northeast Ohio Women’s Center with the media, and has filed complaints with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Medical Board about both the facility and David Burkons,” the group said.

The pro-life group added: “Ohio laws and regulations exist in order protect the health and welfare of clients at ALL ambulatory surgical facilities, not just abortion facilities.  We are grateful that ODH has denied this facility’s surgical license, but are saddened that these health and safety violations are not enough to stop this unsafe facility from providing what their website calls “high quality health care”,  including chemical abortions using RU486.”

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The news comes on the same day a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has been fined by the state of Ohio for running a filthy, unsanitary abortion clinic that puts the lives and health of women at risk.

Ohio Right to Life obtained documentation of enforcement actions against three abortion facilities by the Ohio Department of Health. Among them is a $25,000 fine issued to Planned Parenthood of Bedford Heights due to severe violations of health and safety standards. Such violations include the facility’s failure to adhere to infection control policies, including exposed urine samples.

“We’re deeply concerned, though admittedly unsurprised, that multiple abortion facilities are jeopardizing the lives and health of women,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “The real war on women is being waged everyday in these unsafe and unsanitary abortion mills. These reports shock the conscience and reaffirm our resolve to protect life from Ohio’s abortion industry.”