And Then There Were None, a group founded by former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson helping abortion industry employees leave their jobs, obtained detailed inspection reports revealing dozens of health code violations levied against Whole Woman’s Health, which is currently operating 4 abortion facilities in Texas.
Whole Woman’s Health is a chain of abortion facilities with most locations stationed in Texas, with other clinics also located in Maryland, Minnesota, and Illinois. Whole Woman’s Health went to court as the plaintiff in the 2016 Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Whole Woman’s Health won their case. Their win, consequently, resulted in reversing and remanding the laws in Texas that would have required abortion facilities to meet common health and safety standards, for abortionists to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of the facility, and for abortion clinics to have readily available facilities that are equivalent to an ambulatory surgical center.
“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 favor of Whole Woman’s Health, the abortion facility in Austin was closed 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.”
Listed below are some examples of the various health violations discovered at Whole Woman’s Health facility centers from 2011-2017, according to inspection reports:
· 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.