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Shock Report Finds 227 Abortion Clinics in 32 States Were Cited for Over 1,400 Health Violations

From Americans United for Life:

Following an examination of confirmed reports of dangerous abortion clinic conditions over the last 8 years, Americans United for Life releases a ground-breaking investigative report out today: Unsafe: How The Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women.

The analysis details horrific abortion clinic conditions, documenting that 227 abortion providers in 32 states were cited for more than 1,400 health and safety deficiencies between 2008 and 2016 and details hundreds of significant violations of state laws regulating abortion clinics.

“The Supreme Court wrongly threw out Texas’ health and safety standards, concluding that there was insufficient evidence to support the need for the law. That perceived deficit must be addressed wherever and whenever possible, yet this void exists, in part, because of the scandalously lax manner in which many abortion clinics are monitored,” observed Americans United for Life Vice President of Legal Affairs Denise Burke, the report’s author.

She continued:

AUL took on the task of learning what information is available on abortion clinic conditions and what is not, as too few states protect women by appropriately regulating and inspecting abortion clinics. The fact that data from some states are not included in the report indicates the need for better and more regular inspections and reporting on the results of those inspections Importantly, AUL is releasing this report in advance of the 2017 state legislative sessions so that lawmakers will have an important tool for explaining the critical need for enhanced health and safety standards and to call for further investigation.

The more than 200-page report examines the following:

    • Women You Should Know which tells the stories of women who have been victimized by the abortion industry.  Many of these women lost their lives after receiving dangerously incompetent care in the nation’s abortion clinics.
    • America’s Epidemic of Substandard Abortion Facilities and Practices which features a detailed analysis of hundreds of violations and deficiency reports from state health inspectors showing that abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood facilities, are routinely cited for putting women’s health and safety at risk.

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