Detailed inspection reports obtained by And Then There Were None, a group started by former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson that helps abortion workers leave their jobs, reveals dozens of health violations levied against Whole Woman’s Health, which currently operates 4 abortion facilities in Texas.
Whole Woman’s Health is a chain of abortion facilities located mostly in Texas, with clinics also in Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois, who was also the plaintiff in the 2016 Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstadt. They won their case, which threw out laws in Texas which would have required abortion facilities to meet common health and safety standards and for abortionists to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of the facility.
“As is common in the abortion industry, making a hefty profit is the bottom line and must be achieved over anything else, including the health and safety of patients,” said Abby Johnson. “The reports we obtained show a blatant disregard for women’s health and safety, as well as the safety of the abortion workers themselves, on the part of Whole Woman’s Health. Women deserve this information.
Before the Supreme Court decided in Whole Woman’s Health favor, the abortion facility in Austin had shut down and was put up for sale. Abby Johnson toured that facility as a prospective buyer, snapping photos of what appears to be blood on the walls and dirty equipment.
“I was appalled at the state of the Austin Whole Woman’s Health,” said Ms. Johnson. “It looked more like a prison than an actual facility where patients went for healthcare. Disgusting does not do it justice.”
According to the inspection reports, these are some examples of health violations at various Whole Woman’s Health facilities from 2011-2017:
· Failed to properly disinfect and sterilize instruments that were used from woman to woman
· Failed to provide a safe and sanitary environment – products of conception were being examined and contaminated instruments were being washed in the same room
· Emergency cart contained expired supplies and medications
· Cracks, rips and tears on the vinyl covers of exam tables
· There was a hole in the cabinet flooring that had “the likelihood to allow rodents to enter the facility”
· Suction machines had numerous rusty spots having the “likelihood to cause infection”
“No wonder Whole Woman’s Health took their case all the way to the Supreme Court. They needed to win in order to keep their doors open and make money. They had everything to lose if they didn’t win,” said Ms. Johnson.
To speak to Abby Johnson at And Then There Were None, please contact Kristina Hernandez at 908-902-8473.