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Posted on 09/07/2010 2:29:11 PM PDT by topher
Tuesday September 7, 2010
Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down for Ignoring Most Basic Medical Practices
By Peter J. Smith
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, September 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has invoked its authority under a new law to suspend the operations of an abortion facility after an investigation showed that it was endangering womens lives by giving them substandard care.
According to the Shreveport Times, the DHH revoked the operating license of Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, after agents found the abortion facilitys staff failed to provide women a physical examination prior to abortions, or follow necessary protocols for the administration of anesthesia and monitoring their clients vital signs.
"These are some of the most basic medical practices they were excluding," said Anthony Keck interim secretary for the Louisiana DHH, according to the Times.
The Times reports that the abortion facility is the first that has been shut down under a new Louisiana state law that empowers the Department of Health and Hospitals to shut down the operation of an abortion facility if a DHH investigation rules that the facility is violating the law and poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of a patient or client.
Under the law, if the licensed owner of the facility in violation loses his operating license, then all abortion facilities licensed under that owner would also have to cease their operations.
The law brought outpatient abortion clinics into compliance with Louisianas regulations that already apply to hospitals.
According to the Times, DHH investigators performed an unannounced annual survey Aug. 11-13 from the DHHs Health Standards division, reviewing the procedures of 14 abortions. Keck told the Times that the Hope Medical Groups violations were so egregious and so consistent that we felt it was necessary to order them to cease and desist immediately.
In the cases reviewed, no physicals were given before anesthetizing patients, which is necessary to prevent devastating health reactions to anesthesia, and the abortion centre failed to have a trained professional monitor their clients respiratory, cardiovascular, and consciousness levels after the administration of intravenous and gaseous anesthesia.
The abortion clinic has thirty days to file an appeal of the DHHs decision. Before the law was enacted, abortion facilities could still carry on operations while the appeals process was fought out.
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I remember a clinic which left baby body parts in their alley, and some young teens riding the alley with their bikes found them.
I don't recall the clinic ever being fined or shut down because of it.
The Shreveport Times article is very similar to the article found on yahoo.com
Someone did say that abortionist Nicola I. Riley, MD, worked at this abortion clinic (she would alternate working at this clinic every other week -- going to the East Coast on other week).
She is one that has had her license to practice medicine in Maryland revoked. She also practices abortion in Delaware.
On September 5, 1998, a group of prolifers at Delta Women's Clinic in Baton Rouge prayed for a favor of Mother Teresa that day. It was the first anniversary of Mother Teresa's death.
The last abortion that day was for a woman known in a lawsuit as Denise Doe. Denise is listed on the Silent No More Awareness site as a woman who had the most severe injuries from an abortion (or abortion attempt) and still lived.
Remarkably, her baby survived the abortion.
Because of what happened to Denise Doe, a law passed in 1999 to force sanitary inspections of abortion clinics.
This law was a prelude to the law passed this past summer...
Can’t be. Legally operating abortion clinics would never botch such an operation. There is no need for parental consent.
Not only was there a major lawsuit against the abortion industry, and the law for Sanitary inspections of Abortion Clinics, but a Baton Rouge TV station did a series on what happened to Denise Doe.
I still think Mother Teresa deserves an assist on the closing of this abortion clinic...
But then the Louisiana Legislature and Gov Bobby Jindal do deserve credit as well...
Nicola Riley just showed up in a NJ/MD story about a woman who was severely injured during an abortion - late term abortions would be started medically in NJ and then the woman would have to go to MD for the surgical completion.
Her NJ partner is Stephen Brigham who IIRC for a year or so in the early 90s coverted to Christianity, denounced abortion and homosexuality, and then went back to his old ways.
To be fair, it also may partly not be. Or not at all. It’s hard to tell for sure.
This is the post that mislead me:
That law was passed in 1999, but was fought by groups like NOW.
It did not become law (because of legal battles) until 2000.
It is my belief that it was easier for the Louisiana Legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal to pass the new law based on the Law for Sanitary Inspection of Abortion Clinics
Of course, that is my personal belief...
Someone in the Louisiana Legislature might have more information, or Brian Clapper with Louisiana Right to Life...
Don’t get me wrong, I totally believe the laws that passed and the legislators and issue groups for these laws, are happily responsible for this clinic being shut down. No question.
An abortion that was done that day resulted in:
(1) A series by a local TV station on the botched abortion
(2) First an executive by Governor Buddy Roemer and then a law by the Louisiana Legislature about Sanitary Inspection of Abortion Clinics
(3) Finally, there was a major lawsuit because of the injuries to the woman (Denise Doe).
All of these fit the footing of help for the pro-life movement
And, on earth, Mother Teresa was strongly opposed to abortion.
The mother of the woman had the extra-ordinary event happen that she prayed to God to save her daughter's life.
When she suddenly prayed that she would speak out against abortion, her daughter went from being on the cold side of death to a remarkable recovery.
When it appeared that her daughter was going to recover, she decided to renege on her promise to God -- about speaking out against abortion.
The daughter immediately took a turn for the worse, and almost died a second time. The mother realized her error, repented, and promised to speak out against abortion. I personally heard the mother speak about what happened in January 1999 in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Bishop of Lafayette had to comfort the woman, as she cried as she told the story...
The daughter was suffering, after the botched abortion, from septic poisoning that swelled her body to twice its size.
The daughter had to have an emergency hysterectomy.
Remarkably, after this horrible abortion attempt, the baby was still alive, as the abortionist told the woman to go to a local hospital when the abortion failed.
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Eugene abortion clinic closes; surprising many (Hooray !!!)
Prayer credited for closing of abortion clinic [Eugene, OR]
Planned Parenthood will shut down 3 clinics [Indiana]
Persevering Students Help Close Abortion Clinic [Santa Paula, CA--Thomas Aquinas College]
Abortion Clinic Managers Quit After Being Outed by Operation Rescue [Wichita, Kansas]
One Man's God Squad: Troy Newman's plan to stop abortions in Wichita, Kansas
Baby Saved From Abortion is Baptized [New Orleans]
Thank You Bishop Rhoades: A Personal Account of An Abortion Protest With A Catholic Bishop -- still praying -- Harrisburg, PA
Judges rule civil suits against Planned Parenthood can proceed [Los Angeles, CA]
STOPP Planned Parenthood
CA: Abortion opponents hope to limit access for California girls (Prop 73)
Jill Stanek's Accurate Summary of Cincinnati Abortion Center Closing: 'Debi Does Ohio"
Clinic is caught in the fog of abortion war (Abortion Clinic Closes) [Springfield, Missouri]
PBS program looks at Mississippi's last abortion clinic
Former abortion clinic resurrected as Catholic chapel [Buffalo, NY]
Health Department suspends license of Montgomery abortion clinic [Alabama]
Abortion center ordered to close: East Side clinic cited with violations [Cleveland, Ohio]
Yet another abortionist can't stand heat, quits [Daytona Beach, Forida]
Controversial Chicago Abortion clinic closing
Planned Parenthood closes clinic after clinic
Planned Parenthood to close Longview clinic (WA)
State shuts abortion clinic over health risks [Englewood, New Jersey]
Atlantic City abortion clinic shut for violations [New Jersey]
Atlantic City Abortion Center Closes Down for Good After Health Violations
Late-Term Abortion Facility in Dallas, [TX] To Close - Eighth Closure Since Bishop Began Prayer at Clinics
New York Abortion Clinic Closes Today; Was site of 40 Days for Life Vigil [200 East Eckerson Road in New City, N.Y}
Planned Parenthood Abortion Center [Temporarily] Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls, SD]
[South Dakota] Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls]
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Planned Parenthood Lays Off SD Director
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Abortion facility to close following 40 Days for Life campaign [Orange Co. CA]
"We have a problem with financing Planned Parenthood (Orange County supervisor)
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Monroe, Washington Planned Parenthood Center Closes Over Tough Economy
Family of Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Will Close Business [Whichita, KA]
Tiller Clinic To Close Permanently [Wichita, KA]
Tiller's Abortion Facility to Close Forever [Wichita, KA]
Slain Kansas abortion provider's clinic to close [Wichita, KA]
Clinic of Murdered Kansas Abortion Doctor Will Be 'Permanently Closed' [Wichita, KA]
Planned Parenthood Shuts Doors on 7 Clinics [All in El Paso, TX]
El Paso loses 7 abortion centers
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Indiana Planned Parenthood Closes Five Centers After Hiding Abortion-Sex Abuse
Planned Parenthood closing in Kirksville, MO
[Pensacola] Florida Abortion Facility Closes During 40 Days for Life
[Youngstown,] Ohio Abortion Clinic Follows National Trend and Closes
[Hazleton, PA] City office of Planned Parenthood shuts down
[Raleigh] North Carolina Abortuary Hammered by Pro-Life Prayers Ceases Abortions
La. officials suspend abortion clinic's license[Shreveport]
Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down for Ignoring Most Basic Medical Practices [Shreveport]
In addition, there is another group of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in trouble in California. Ironically, it is the New York Times that reported this via their Bay Area blog.
The IRS is doing a criminal investigation of these Planned Parenthood Clinics.
Is there something to this story? Planned Parenthood kicked this chain out their affliates at the same time the IRS started investigaing...
FreeRepublic thread with link to New York Times article:
So you might have Planned Parenthood Clinics (or former ones) tied to a criminal probe by the IRS that might be forced to shut down...
WooHoo! Another one for my list. Most recent at the bottom!
Note the timing of this: between the Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa (September 5) and Feast of the birth of Momma Mary (September 8)
I think the Father and the Son, our Lord Jesus, are giving these two some wonderful gifts for their feast days: abortion clinics closed and abortion doctors having their licenses revoked.
Note that the Late Term Abortion Clinics in Maryland cannot operate, and I believe they have lost all of their abortionists (at least for the moment)!
The article is: More trouble for abortion doctor, this time in Pennsylvania
According to the article, 4 clinics in Pennsylvania were shut down... That was back in July...
This abortionist also has IRS troubles...
I am not sure if we can post the Philadelphia Inquirer on FreeRepublic.
I am going to have to have a bookmark to our FAQ page so I can easily look this up...
Correction — it was Brigham’s old partner Eric Harrah who converted and unconverted.