Recall last week the state of AL placed Birmingham PP on a 1-year probation following Lila's undercover video sting exposing PP workers' willingness to help a pregnant 14-year-old girl cover up statutory rape by her 31-year-old "boyfriend" - and avoid parental consent to boot.
Now Live Action has received a copy of the ADPH Statement of Deficiencies indicating PP was charged with additional violations. The SOD showed, according to Lila's post...
9 out of 9 underage girls, aged 13 to 15, received abortions without proper verification of parental consent. A 13-year-old girl came to the clinic for 2 different abortions within 4 months. PP made no report of suspected abuse or neglect.
All of these were actual patients seen by the Birmingham PP after Lila's sting - as recently as July 2009.
That latter 13-year-old told staff she first had sex at age 12 and in that short time frame had had a total of 4 sex partners, culminating in 2 abortions. Staff did not inquire or report suspected abuse. When ADPH asked about this, the intake employee responded the girl "never gave her any reason to think she was neglected."
Remarkably, ADPH found there was no record of after-hours calls to PP's answering service between April and August 2009. When staff checked, they found 55 calls had been placed. According to the report:
It was not until the surveyors requested the answering service records from 4/09 to be faxed over that the Center staff became aware there had in fact been after hour calls received. Some of the calls required physician notification.
That was just incredible.
In addition the ADPH found 2 expired suction machines in the storeroom not marked as unusable, making it likely they were both still being used for abortions.
The ADPH investigation took place in August 2009. Surveyors found the building temp to be 90 degrees, even in the OR, where a staffer assisting the abortionist was noted with "a plastic apron, hair cover, and mask with sweat standing out on her face and neck." PP employees said the air conditioning was broken.
Investigators also found an open vial of 2-year-old expired medication with a syringe and needle attached.
As Lila wrote:
PP's license should be revoked now, and the ADPH should begin an immediate investigation of PP's second AL clinic in Mobile. Meanwhile, the AL legislature should make sure that not a single tax dollar is being funneled into these abortion clinics. It should shock and outrage Americans that the government rewards corruption at PP with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. In fact, a whopping third of PP's billion-dollar budget is subsidized by tax dollars.
It should also outrage us that out of 5 states our team of student journalists investigated, only the ADPH followed up with an audit and disciplinary action. What kind of sexual abuse cover up and other legal violations are commonplace in all the other clinics, and the hundreds of clinics we have yet to investigate?
How can pro-aborts who carry water for Planned Parenthood as THE trusted health care provider justify their support? Abortion advocates dropped "rare" and kept "safe and legal" as their mantra. They'll have to abort "safe" and just go with "legal" just to keep their rhetoric viable.Posted by: Cranky Catholic at February 15, 2010 9:25 PM
I am so thankful for Lila's work. Thank you, Lila, for exposing Planned Parenthood for what it really is!Posted by: bethany at February 15, 2010 9:46 PM
My poor state falls behind most other states in many ways sometimes. I am proud to say, however, that, in the main, we do not approve of abortion. Alabama scores a solid F according to NARAL, and I hope that never changes. :)Posted by: Keli Hu at February 15, 2010 10:02 PM
I don't know what to say about how vile this is.
Literally in the shadow of UAB / Birmingham medical center - a fully current, leading regional health care center, with teaching hospital, et cetera. ALL just a mile and a half away.
I have decent experience in business management and health care delivery. Frankly, you really have to go out of your way to have such poor management of medicolegal liability. It is beyond imaginable. They might as well run a medical clinic without a bar of soap anywhere.
Besides the business of taking lives: they run for a week in August in Bham with no A/C? Incredible.
They have no medicolegal documentation of fielding post-procedure/post-discharge adverse event calls, from March 2009 to August 2009? [Pages 28-32.] Well, their contracted after-hours answering service sure did! Kudos to the state inspectors for going the next step and asking the answerign service for this info! 55 calls referred by the answering service, with nary a jot about how the responsible parties handled any of these calls! What were they for? Hemmorhage? tissue as big as a fifty cent piece passing? Soiling with blood two pads or more within an hour? No one will ever know. Fortunately, the UAB med center is nearby as a resource for any severe problems - if any patient knew what reasons require a call to 911.
Two suction machines well beyond inspection? but not tagged, and not physically separated from other equipment? Ugh. It would have been helpful (gross, but helpful) to do some kind of analysis for human tissue to see if either had been used recently.
How much of a smoking gun do you need for the final violation? An open vial of medroxyprogesterone, well beyond expiration date, with an uncapped syringe right next to it. Do we really need Columbo to conclude that they were using expired medications? That really makes me wonder about the expired-inspection suction machines.
How could it be worse? An aborted fetus as a door-stop? Read the report.
Isaiah ch 29 says: Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
John ch 3 says: Everybody who does wrong hates the light and keeps away from it, for fear his deeds may be exposed.Posted by: Row1 at February 15, 2010 11:40 PM
We should push to have these criminal enterprises SHUT DOWN!
If the Alabama state government opposes the killing of unborn children and if they can shut them down for any infraction, no matter how minor, they should.
Pro-life state governments should use ANY possible excuse (and I mean ANY excuse) to shut them down and save the lives of unborn children.
Do not tolerate them if there is any legal way to shut them down.Posted by: Joe at February 16, 2010 5:54 AM
these findings PROVE they should not be above the law. If this was any other type of medical office (excluding the abortion "machine") then it would be shut down immediately for these types of violations.
Posted by: LizFromNebraska
at February 16, 2010 12:50 PM
If your local veterinary clinic was run like this it would be closed. I'm all for animals getting quality care, I just think women are entitled to the same standard of care afforded the family dog or cat.
A needle and syringe next to an expired medication. Was the same syringe and needle used repeatedly? Syringes were not properly disposed of after each use?
No clinate control in the operating area? Sounds like a great breeding ground for infection. The staff doesn't wear proper surgican gowns but plastic aprons? This sounds like a Civil War field hospital.
I wonder if one of the unanswered calls was from a frightened minor who's parents do not know she had a surgical procedure without their consent and that her fever and nausea might be symptons of a potentially fatal infection. Sure hope she gets help in time.Posted by: Mary at February 16, 2010 7:23 PM