Delaware Abortion Clinic Will Stop Doing Abortions After Breaking State Accreditation Law

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 16, 2015   |   9:25AM   |   Dover, DE

In Delaware, an abortion facility has agreed to stop doing surgical abortions after the state gave them an ultimatum— acquire national accreditation, which is required by state law, or close. The Delaware Online reports that Premier OB/GYN will still offer non-surgical abortions since that does not require them to have official accreditation.

In a letter to the state, Premier’s Kimberly Glunt said they would stop performing surgical abortions but complained that they have a “pro-life mole” releasing their private information. However, she said they were “voluntarily ceasing the performance of all surgical abortion procedures after today, Sept. 11, 2015.”

Previously, Glunt was the president of Integrity Family Health, an abortion practice in Philadelphia that closed down after failing to disclose their affiliation with Steven Brigham.

As LifeNews reported, Brigham ran an infamous abortion business across the East Coast but lost his license after being found guilty of several counts of gross negligence, deception and official misconduct.

The doctor who owns the building and rents space to Premier OB/GYN, Dr. Parham Farhi, says he wishes they would close down or move because their presence is upsetting to other businesses in the building. Initially, he was under the impression that the clinic did standard OB/GYN care and did not perform abortions.

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In fact, Dr. Farhi was so upset that he offered Glunt $5,000 upfront to break the lease and get them out of the building. Additionally, building manager Mike Porro said he doesn’t want to associate with the abortion business and wants them to go. He said, “I don’t want blood money. I don’t want to be associated with these people.” Unsurprisingly, Glunt and a spokeswoman from the abortion facility have not responded to requests for comment.

Premier’s lack of accreditation came to light after Delaware’s Family Policy Council sent an email to the media inquiring about the facility’s safety since it did not appear that they had the proper credentials needed to perform surgical abortions. The state department looked into the abortion clinic, found out that they had been providing surgical abortions since September 2014, and gave them a deadline by which they had get proper accreditation.

Unfortunately, even though abortion proponents argue that non-surgical abortions, also known as medication abortions, are much safer than surgical procedures, research and case studies prove otherwise. For example, the Food and Drug Administration has documented 2,207 adverse events in the women who have had medical abortions, including 14 deaths, 612 hospitalizations, 339 cases where blood loss was so great the woman needed a transfusion, 256 infections and 58 ectopic pregnancies.  Of the women who’ve died due to medication abortion, some suffered bacterial infections, hemorrhaging to death, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive heart attacks.

Now the Delaware Division of Public Health says the facility will be shut down and hit with penalties if they find out they are still performing surgical abortions.