In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a pro-life Texas law, former abortion clinic worker Abby Johnson released three abortion clinic inspection documents that reveal the necessity of health regulations for abortion facilities.
This evidence supports her campaign #NotOver, which is petitioning the White House to have Congress ensure abortion clinics regulations are in place to protect women and babies.
Abby Johnson is now a strong pro-life advocate and the founder of And Then There Were None, which provides support to help abortion clinic workers leave the industry. Johnson said she will release several, never-before-seen documents that reveal Texas abortion clinics failing to comply with basic safety regulations. The documents expose criminal abuses in abortion facilities, including abortions on minors, lack of training for abortion workers responsible for sterilization, and RNs unlicensed to distribute medication, Johnson said.
On July 27, the Supreme Court reversed part of a pro-life Texas law that protected women’s health, saved the lives of thousands of unborn children and closed abortion clinics that could not ensure adequate health and safety protections for women.
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At issue in the ruling were two provisions: that abortion clinics meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers and that abortionists have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital for situations of medical emergencies. The high court sided with abortion activists, claiming the regulations impose an “undue burden” on women’s access to abortion.
Regarding the campaign, Johnson said: “Both myself and the over 240 former abortion clinic workers in my ministry have witnessed first-hand the deplorable conditions that women are subjected to inside the abortion industry. The Supreme Court has made a dangerous decision for the hundreds of thousands of women who enter these unregulated, unsanitary, unsafe abortion facilities every year. To require a facility performing invasive, medical procedures on a woman to meet the standards of an ambulatory surgical center is common sense.”
The first documents that the campaign released are from August and September of 2015. Two of the documents involve inspection reports of the Houston Women’s Clinic, showing that staff did not have proper training and did not sterilize instruments being used from woman to woman. The third document from Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic indicated that there was no documentation that a minor had parental consent for their abortion, as required by law.
Johnson continued: “It is dangerous to allow abortion facilities to be less safe than similar surgical centers. That’s why we’re launching a White House petition campaign where we hope to get 100,000 petition signatures in 30 days. Women have been treated as second class citizens when it comes to the basic standards of health care for far too long. It is time for ALL women to demand better treatment and better regulations. We deserve much better than what the Supreme Court has given us. We won’t stop until that is exactly what we have received. It’s not over, friends.”
The campaign said it has at least 12 documents to release that show shoddy conditions inside Texas abortion clinics.
ATTWN ministries must get 100,000 signatures by July 30 in order for the White House to respond. To help petition for safety regulations in Texas abortion clinics, sign the petition.