Abortionist Leah Torres Caught Using Rusty, Unsanitary Instruments on Women During Abortions
State | Cheryl Sullenger | Jan 27, 2022 | 2:07PM | Birmingham, Alabam
For the second time in a row, an Alabama abortion facility that was responsible for the death of one woman and horrific injuries to another, has failed a licensing inspection that included citations for conducting abortions with rusty, unsanitary surgical equipment.
The West Alabama Women’s Center, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health on December 14, 2021, during which it was cited for the following:
Failure to render patient care in accordance with all applicable laws.
Failure to discard rusty and damaged surgical instruments.
Failure to properly clean and sterilize surgical instruments.
Failure to properly test and maintain autoclaves where surgical instruments are sterilized.
Failure to follow CDC handwashing guidelines.
The six-page deficiency report was signed by the WAWC’s new Operations Director, Robin Marty, whose background is in communications and not in any area of medicine or medical facility oversight.
Also referenced in the report was abortionist Leah Torres, who serves as the abortion facility’s medical director. The ADPH suspended Torres’ temporary medical license in August 2020 for committing fraud by lying on her license application and was ordered to cease and desist the practice of medicine. Torres was finally issued a permanent Alabama medical license on March 24, 2021, after which she resumed her position as medical director, which includes conducting abortions.
Page six of the 2021 deficiency report notes that Torres was interviewed by the health inspector and confirmed the conditions for which the facility was cited and agreed they should be corrected. However, this shows that Torres had to know that she was using rusty, unsanitary instruments on women during abortions – and probably had been for months.
“It is sickening to learn that the West Alabama Women’s Center, which has been fraught with serious health and safety issues in the past several months, would intentionally continue to engage in practices we might have expected to find in a back-alley abortion mill. These people are either incapable of complying with basic health rules due to incompetence or they just don’t care if they comply. That attitude puts women at risk of harm from their shoddy practices every day they are open.”