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Louisiana Health Department revokes license of abortion clinic
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals ^ | May 26, 2011 | Bureau of Media & Communications

Posted on 05/26/2011 10:09:27 AM PDT by rrstar96

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein Wednesday issued a license revocation for Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women and ordered the abortion facility to immediately cease performing abortions after an investigation found repeat violations that posed significant health and safety risks to clients. The Gentilly abortion facility is currently appealing a separate license revocation action instituted by the Department in January 2010. That action was based on a determination of the facility's substantial failure to comply with the minimum standards for licensure of abortion clinics.

The immediate suspension came under a new law signed last year by Gov. Bobby Jindal that gives the DHH Secretary authority to immediately suspend an abortion facility's license under certain circumstances. The new law, Act 490 of the 2010 Legislature by then-Rep. Fred Mills, had not been enacted when the Department initiated the January 2010 license revocation proceedings against the facility.

"We take very seriously our responsibility to protect the health and safety of people receiving services in facilities licensed through our Department," Secretary Greenstein said. "This abortion facility continues to have significant repeated violations that put women at risk. We are thankful to have this law behind us to ensure we can take action when standards are not met."

The Department issued Wednesday's revocation action based upon a new survey of the facility conducted by DHH Health Standards on May 6, 2011. This most recent survey found the clinic, once again, to be in violation of standards for abortion clinic licensure. Specifically, the facility failed to provide nursing services to meet the needs of its patients and adequately monitor women in recovery following a procedure. The Secretary determined that the facility's non-compliance and violations posed an imminent threat to the health, welfare or safety of the patients.

The abortion facility was notified of the revocation action and immediate suspension Wednesday morning.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about DHH, visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov. For up-to-date health information, news and emergency updates, follow DHH's blog, Twitter account and Facebook.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2kill; 2killbabies; abortion; babykillers; license2kill; license2killbabies; louisiana; neworleans; prolife

1 posted on 05/26/2011 10:09:32 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: lsucat; Roux; Pikachu_Dad; WFTR; chemicalman; abb; Liberty911; CajunConservative; LSUfan; ...

Pelican State ping


2 posted on 05/26/2011 10:10:26 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

God bless Gov. Jindal.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 10:27:21 AM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: rrstar96

And God bless Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 10:29:04 AM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: rrstar96

Good for Jindal and the state legislature. We need more states to monitor the facilities to assure at least health and safety of the mother even if we can’t prevent the murder of the unborn.


5 posted on 05/26/2011 10:33:53 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: rrstar96

That seems like an odd process: “Half of those who enter your clinic alive are supposed to leave in the dumpster. Despite that, you don’t meet our safety standards.” I’m not sure how regulators distinguish acceptable from unacceptable performance in an abortion mill.


6 posted on 05/26/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rrstar96

The abortion lobby has for years successfully kept state governments from regulating their clinics by taking them to court, using the ‘right to choose’ argument. That dog won’t hunt anymore, and states are now beginning to assert their rights to oversee abortion clinics as the medical facilities they are.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 10:38:06 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rrstar96
Every now and again Louisiana makes this old Cajun very proud!

8 posted on 05/26/2011 11:26:16 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: SuziQ

Good thing Roe v.Wade put an end to “unsafe” and “unsanitary” abortion clinics.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 1:05:01 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Pollster1
"That seems like an odd process: “Half of those who enter your clinic alive are supposed to leave in the dumpster. Despite that, you don’t meet our safety standards.” I’m not sure how regulators distinguish acceptable from unacceptable performance in an abortion mill."

I've used superglue to close open wounds. Al Capone was jailed for tax evasion. Sometimes, any solution to an immediate problem will do. As much as I'd like to see all abortuaries shut down immediately on the grounds that they're killing fields, if they can be shut down because the color of their front door conflicts with local zoning requirements, I'm good with that too.

10 posted on 05/26/2011 1:12:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: boop

*snort* Yeah right.


11 posted on 05/26/2011 6:57:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rrstar96; Salvation

for your list


12 posted on 05/30/2011 12:45:38 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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To: Coleus

Another one bites the dust!


13 posted on 05/30/2011 2:07:56 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Louisiana Health Department revokes license of abortion clinic

14 posted on 05/30/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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