Three of Louisiana’s seven abortion clinics have been cited by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for failure to report suspected child rape.
The LDHH complaints against Causeway Medical Clinic, Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, and Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women (now shut down) were revealed in court documents filed June 15 by LDHH, the Louisiana Attorney General, the Louisiana Department of Justice, and Alliance Defense Fund to dismiss a 3rd* lawsuit waged by 5 Louisiana abortion mills challenging Act 490, a law passed in June 2010 to enhance abortion clinic health and safety regulations with a “zero tolerance policy” for certain infractions.
Two of those clinics were among those reprimanded by LDHH for failing to report suspected child rape to authorities, as mandated by law.
Causeway Medical Clinic
LDHH investigators paid an unannounced visit to Causeway earlier this year, issuing its report on May 23. Four medical records reviewed revealed minor girls ages 14-15 were given abortions with no report filed with the state.
Incredibly, unnamed Causeway “Administrator S1″ admitted “there was no policy in the facility regarding mandatory reporting of abuse of minors as it relates to carnal knowledge, incest, or rape. S1 further indicated it had not been the practice at the facility to obtain the sexual history of minors regarding the age of the father of the unborn children to determine if reporting would be required as per Louisiana Law.”
So this abortion mill has NEVER reported ANY suspected child rapes to Louisiana authorities.
Other findings at Causeway:
- One of the “Physician[s],” a term I always use loosely when speaking of abortionists, “had restrictions on his medical license that did not allow him to perform deliveries.” So this guy has committed such gross malpractice in the past that Louisiana authorities have banned him from delivering patients.
- Patient confidentiality was lax: Aborting mothers had to sign in with first and last names that others could see.
- Ack: The vaginal ultrasound probe was not cleaned properly between uses.
Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge
LDHH investigators paid an unannounced visit to Causeway earlier this year, issuing its report on February 8. While Delta had a policy on hand to report suspected minor sexual abuse, one medical record reviewed revealed the boyfriend of a 15-yr-old patient was 18. He had committed statutory rape, but a report was never filed.
This facility also failed to ensure notarized parental consents were received for minor aborting patients, also in violation of Louisiana law.
Gentilly, a particular blight on the New Orleans community, was shut down May 26 under Louisiana’s new, aforementioned “zero tolerance” law for “significant health and safety risks to clients.”
A May 6 LDHH report gave more insight why.
Paramount was “there was no policy in the facility regarding mandatory reporting of abuse of minors…. [Administrator] S1 [i]indicated she would assume that the patient would automatically tell the physician if they had been raped. S1 indicated it had not been the practice of the facility to notify the police when age differences between the patient and the father of the unborn child revealed Misdemeanor or Felony Carnal Knowledge. S1 indicated she had not been aware of this law.”
So here was another abortion mill that had NEVER reported suspected child sexual abuse.
Other infractions found:
- Contrary to Louisiana law mandating a 24-hr waiting period before abortions, several patient records reviewed showed late-term abortions – including minors – were initiated the same day as the consent was signed by insertion of laminaria into the mother’s cervix.
- No licensed nurse on staff.
- No current fire marshal inspection.
- No recovery period: Patients were released as soon as their abortions were finished. “S1 confirmed these sedated patients had not been observed in the Recovery Room post procedure…. [T]he patients did not spend any time in Recovery Room.” Furthermore, “Observations… revealed the entrance to Gentilly… to be a spiral staircase leading to the clinic located on the second floor of the building” with “no elevator,” and there was “no documented evidence of the patient’s mode of transportation or the responsible party to whom the patient was discharged.” Most patients were given 5 milligrams of Valium by mouth and 25 milligrams of Demerol by injection before their abortions.
Why are abortion mills persistently and perpetually found to neglect their patients, subjecting them to significant health and safety risks?
* The 1st federal lawsuit filed by the 5 abortion mills was dismissed because it was filed in the wrong district; the 2nd was dismissed for lack of “ripeness” – no real case yet because there was no reasonable fear of LDHH moving against the Plaintiffs’ licenses, which these LDHH complaints corroborate.
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