Sunday, September 13, 2015

Most Abortion Clinics May Close in South Carolina

Adding to public outrage of abortionists peddling aborted babies, an investigation conducted by the South Carolina public health agency has resulted in suspension of the license of two of the state's three abortion clinics, which may lead to closures, due to numerous statutory violations as well as possible criminality for “callous treatment of human life” including improper disposal of waste babies.

For background, read Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies on Video

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-- From "Licenses suspended at 2 abortion clinics in South Carolina" by The Associated Press posted at WSOC-TV9 (Charlotte, NC) 9/11/15

The Department of Health and Environmental Control [DHEC] issued suspension orders for Planned Parenthood's Columbia clinic and the Greenville Women's Clinic, citing violations found during recent inspections. . . . The Columbia clinic was cited for 21 violations and the Greenville clinic for six.

DHEC also issued "notices of alleged violation" to two companies that transport waste for the suspended clinics. Officials with Stericycle and MedSharps have 15 days to meet with agency staff to discuss the allegations and possible fines. Allegations include insufficient documentation of waste disposal practices and improper disposal through steam sterilization.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, who announced last month that his office is looking into Medicaid payments to the clinics, said he's reviewing DHEC's findings with state law enforcement to determine whether to pursue a criminal investigation.

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From "State threatens to close abortion clinics over records, disposal violations" by Cynthia Roldan, Charleston Post and Courier 9/11/15

Both facilities have until Sept. 28 to come into compliance or they will be shut down.

The review of the state’s three abortion clinics came after [Gov. Nikki] Haley instructed DHEC’s chief Catherine Heigel on Aug. 18 to review the policies and the practices of the state’s abortion clinics, while making those owned by or affiliated with Planned Parenthood a priority.

Most recently, a legislative panel voted to investigate the state agencies that have dealings with Planned Parenthood because Rep. Donna Hicks, R-Boiling Springs, argued some like DHEC had not been regulating the state’s abortion clinics properly.

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From "Haley-requested probe of abortion clinics results in possible closure of facilities in Columbia, Greenville" by Sammy Freutwell, The State (Columbia, SC) 9/11/15

. . . [Gov. Nikki] Haley applauded DHEC’s efforts to look into practices and procedures at clinics in Columbia, Greenville and Charleston and to seek help from the State Law Enforcement Division [SLED].

“This is completely unacceptable,” Haley said of the violations.

“I fully support DHEC’s actions, including its referral of the matter to SLED,” Haley’s statement said. “South Carolina is a compassionate state, and we are a state of laws. We will not tolerate law breaking of any kind, particularly as it relates to the callous treatment of human life."

DHEC’s swift action to suspend licenses is unusual for the agency. The department, overseen by a Haley-appointed board, is often criticized for moving too slowly to correct public health problems or stop pollution.

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From "State inspections of SC abortion clinics find violations" by Tim Smith, Greenville News 9/11/15

According to records of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, the violations at the Greenville Women’s Clinic included improper disposal of infectious waste, failure to list the names of fathers in eight abortions, permitting an abortion sooner than 60 minutes following an ultrasound, and discrepancies between the drugs listed in the center’s emergency kit and what inspectors actually found.

Planned Parenthood, which operates the Columbia facility, issued a statement saying it would come into compliance and fix the violations. Its statement also expressed surprise at DHEC’s “extreme action” and voiced concern that politics are involved.

[Gov.] Haley ordered the inspections by DHEC on Aug. 18, following the public release of videos secretly recorded by abortion opponents showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer of fetal tissue to medical researchers.

Also Friday, 31 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including three from South Carolina, joined an effort to defund Planned Parenthood. The South Carolina congressmen joining the effort were Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Rep. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Jeff Duncan, all Republicans.

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Also read New York Times Admits 22-week Fetus is a Baby!