Shocking Reports Show Abortion Clinics Putting Women at Risk With Untrained Staff, Unsterilized Equipment

National   |   Emily Derois   |   Jul 7, 2016   |   3:51PM   |   Austin, TX

Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson released two government inspection reports this week that reveal how a Texas abortion clinic endangering its patients’ health.

Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, said she is going to release a total of 12 documents over the next few weeks to show the White House that safety regulations are necessary in Texas abortion facilities.

The two documents recently released showed untrained RNs in the Houston Women’s Clinic giving moderate sedation to patients who were having abortions, according to the Alice Paul Group. The report also stated that patients were laid on exam tables that were not properly cleaned or sterilized. There was also tape on the side of the exam table, containing germs that could infect the women, according to the inspection reports.

Abby Johnson commented on these discoveries: “Once again what we see is a clear indication of how abortion clinics will always put profit before women’s safety. Making sure that abortion clinics meet the same safety standards as any other health clinic really is a matter of common sense. Why the courts would want to put women at risk of dangerous healthcare is demeaning in more ways than one.”

Johnson continued: “What activist courts are saying is that they don’t care about women’s health, despite all the damning evidence that shows women are put at risk in so many of these Texas clinics. To them, politics should be put before people – this quite literally strips women of their dignity. This is simply just wrong – an injustice if I’ve ever seen one. Women are being exploited and this campaign exists to put an end to that exploitation. That’s what we’re trying to give them – a voice.”



Last week, the campaign released the first set of documents . Two of the documents involve inspection reports of the Houston Women’s Clinic in 2015, 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.

This is only the first phase of the #NotOver campaign to reinstate safety regulations in abortion facilities. The recent Supreme Court ruling Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt struck down the Texas law requiring that abortion facilities meet the same standards that ambulatory surgical centers do. The pro-life Texas law 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.

The leaked documents from Johnson are evidence of the necessity of abortion clinic regulations to keep patients safe. Her #NotOver campaign started a petition asking the White House to support abortion clinic regulations. In order for the White House to respond, the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by July 30. Within the first few day, the campaign already had a few thousand signatures. To help petition for safety regulations in Texas abortion clinics, sign the petition.