New details came out this week about a woman who suffered a botched abortion earlier this year at a notorious Louisiana abortion facility.
WAFB 9 reports the woman had to undergo emergency surgery and a hysterectomy after her abortion on March 15 at the Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge.
A Louisiana Department of Health report indicates the abortion facility was not prepared for patient emergencies – the latest in a long list of health and safety violations discovered by state inspectors.
“It is atrocious that the Delta abortion clinic failed to even have basic medical supplies, such as IV fluids, on site to stabilize this patient during an emergency,” said Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper.
The pro-life organization began investigating the matter after pro-lifers saw an ambulance outside the facility in March.
Open records requests recently obtained by the organization found that state health officials put the facility in “immediate jeopardy” status as a result of the incident and fined it $2,600. To begin aborting unborn babies again, the abortion facility had to correct a number of problems, according to the local news.
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Here’s more from the report:
According to the incident report compiled by LDH, a woman who was 15-weeks pregnant underwent an abortion at the clinic and then began experiencing heavy bleeding. A nurse tried to administer emergency saline on the patient, but found that the facility’s crash cart did not have any saline on it and another medication she needed was expired. The nurse ultimately called 911 and the patient was transported to a local hospital, where she was rushed into surgery, according to the LDH report. The state later inspected the facility and found it had failed to “order and maintain a supply of emergency drugs” for stabilizing and/or treating medical and surgical complications on the licensed premises,” according to the LDH report.
“Their institutional negligence and commitment to cutting costs and increasing profits at the expense of their patients has unfortunately resulted in serious harmed to a patient’s life,” Clapper said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to this patient from March 15.”
The facility has a long history of safety violations, according to Louisiana Right to Life. These include unsanitary conditions, improper/incomplete record keeping and expired medication.
In 2018, state health inspectors found inadequate nursing staff. According to the health department, the abortion facility’s director of nursing worked only four days a month. Leroy T. Brinkley, who runs the abortion facility, reportedly refused to employ more nurses because “it was too expensive.”
Brinkley has ties to the notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is in jail for murdering newborn babies. According to Operation Rescue, Gosnell used to work at two of Brinkley’s other abortion facilities in Delaware.
Here’s more from the pro-life watchdog group:
Brinkley once employed Eileen O’Neill, a medical school graduate that had not yet obtained a permanent license, at the Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge. There, O’Neill was responsible for a horrifically botched abortion that resulted in an infection that required the injured woman to undergo a hysterectomy.
Brinkley referred O’Neal to Gosnell, who hired her to work at his own clinic in Pennsylvania where she fraudulently posed as a licensed physician. She was arrested with Gosnell in 2011 and was tried along side him in 2013. She appealed for a new trial and won, but eventually entered a plea agreement that kept her out of prison.