As Live Action News reported earlier this week, a federal judge has refused to block a Missouri state law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges with nearby hospitals. This caused the Columbia Planned Parenthood to stop committing abortions this week. And now, as the Columbia Daily Tribune reports, “That leaves the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis as the only location where women in Missouri may obtain a legal abortion.”
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region has a reputation for sending an average of one woman to the hospital from its facility every six weeks, causing pro-lifers to dub it the “most dangerous” abortion facility in the nation. Since 2009, it has reportedly sent nearly 70 women to area hospitals that we know of — but as this information was last updated several months ago, that number is likely to be even higher. Dr. David Eisenberg, a Washington University physician who is the medical director for the Planned Parenthood facility, violated health procedures due to his lack of knowledge regarding basic hand washing procedures.
According to a previous article by Live Action News, five Statement of Deficiency Reports, said pro-life group Operation Rescue, “show Missouri state inspectors have cited the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri, for 39 classes of violations involving 210 incidents – 53% (111) of which were related to failure to provide a safe and sanitary environment.” In addition:
A Missouri Senate review of Planned Parenthood of St. Louis found “troubling discrepancies… concerning the sale of fetal tissue” along with a “shocking indifference to women’s health, possibly constituting medical malpractice,” including “a deliberate effort to discourage women from seeking treatment at a hospital emergency room,” along with other problems.
Even though the sole remaining abortion facility in the state of Missouri is a Planned Parenthood facility — which is supposed to be the “industry standard” as abortion facilities go — women obtaining abortions there are still at risk. Keeping substandard abortion facilities open and acting as if health and safety regulations are ridiculous — the abortion industry’s current status quo — isn’t keeping women safe.