Planned Parenthood Is Concerned About the Health of Women. Honestly.
That's why they're going to court in order to avoid having to pass basic health inspections.
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Fresh on the heels of this story about the horrific and unsanitary conditions that run rampant in abortion clinics, the Missouri chapter of Planned Parenthood has decided to help the image of the abortion industry out yet more by suing to prevent enforcement of a law that would require abortion clinics to meet the health standards of a basic walk-in clinic. Every day we are given constant reminders that "safe, legal and rare" is really just a euphemism for "legal."
Georgette Forney, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a national network of women and men harmed by abortion, says Planned Parenthood should be more concerned about the health of women.
"Planned Parenthood claims that if it had to meet basic safety requirements for outpatient clinics, two of its abortion centers would go out of business," she told LifeNews.com.
"That speaks volumes not only about the conditions of those clinics, but also Planned Parenthood's concern for the well being of the women it claims to serve," Forney added.
Janet Morana, also a co-founder of the group, agreed that women's safety should come first and said Planned Parenthood's concerns about the law are "all about money."
"We're talking about fundamental requirements like having doors and hallways big enough to accommodate stretchers, scrub-up facilities for operating rooms, and walls and floors that are washable," Morana explained. "Apparently, basics like that are too much to ask from Planned Parenthood."
Indeed they are. By way of reminder, these are the conditions that the New Jersey Department of Health found at state-licensed abortion clinics on their infrequent visits:
Although Pilgrim Medical Center in Montclair was the only abortion clinic whose routine inspections were up to date, several state violations were found in 2005. These included providing unspecified medical services without a license and lacking an oxygen supply to patients in one operating room.
Patients' dried blood and blood residue were common discoveries in some of the state's licensed abortion clinics, including the Montclair clinic, where investigators revealed that the base of the clinic's operating tables were "soiled and caked with dried blood" and the floors below the tables were "soiled and stained with blood residue."
Inspectors found dried blood under the leg pads on procedure tables at Atlantic City's Alternatives in June and forceps encrusted in "brownish blood-like residues" at Metropolitan Medical Associates in February.
Presumably, Missouri Planned Parenthood wants to be sure that their clinics can continue to operate in these conditions.
Remember, folks, the reason we need abortion-on-demand is that we don't want women being forced to go to unsanitary and substandard facilities to have them.