Exposé: America’s abortion clinics are ‘Red Light District’ of Medicine

Building on the legacy of Americans United for Life’s groundbreaking, four-part exposé of Planned Parenthood, AUL now offers “Unsafe: How The Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women.”

This latest investigative report focuses on the increasingly suspect safety record of America’s abortion industry, including non Planned Parenthood clinics, which are currently performing two-thirds of all abortions.

Download PDF of complete report.

Download results of inspections of abortion mills.

Evidence collected from 32 states on hundreds of abortion clinics (including Planned Parenthood abortion clinics) and individual abortionists establishes that the practice of abortion in America has devolved into the “red light district” of medicine and is populated by dangerous, substandard providers.

“Unsafe” is both a “snapshot” in time, focusing only on abortion practices since 2008, and the “tip” of the proverbial iceberg, convincingly demonstrating a nationwide pattern of abuse that characterizes an industry that fights to keep profits high and standards low.

Importantly, even limiting the scope of our investigation to the last eight years, efforts to discern the true state of abortion practices was stymied by a dearth of protective laws in a number of states, a lack of reporting in others, and limited public availability of information on abortion providers in still more states.

We can easily deduce, therefore, that the epidemic of substandard abortion practice is worse than even these pages show.

Moreover, with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, prioritizing “mere access” to abortion facilities and abortion industry profitability over women’s health and safety, we can expect the problems may get worse.

It will certainly get worse unless pro-life Americans and their representatives take immediate action to confront and remedy the abortion industry’s dangerous practices and the rejection of medically appropriate health and safety standards of patient care.

AUL’s innovative and highly successful Women’s Protection Project, discussed in this volume, provides the best “blueprint” for effective legislative action to address these appalling public health threats.
IN “UNSAFE,” AUL LOOKS AT:
• Women You Should Know: The agonizing stories of 11 women from all walks of life who were victimized by the abortion industry. Many of these women lost their lives after receiving dangerously incompetent care from America’s abortion providers.

• America’s Epidemic of Substandard Abortion Facilities and Practices: An analysis and discussion of hundreds of incidents in which abortion providers have been investigated or cited by state officials for violating health and safety standards and other abortion-related laws. This section includes analysis of the Top 10 health and safety violations committed by abortion providers and an in-depth case study of abortion practice in the State of Florida.

• The Perilous Prevalence of “Circuit Rider” Abortionists: An examination of the abortion industry’s reliance on a small cadre of abortion providers who travel from state to state plying their grisly trade and who have no discernible or ongoing relationship with women they claim to serve.

• AUL’s Women’s Protection Project: An outline of the protective, medically appropriate, and legally sound legislation in this groundbreaking Project which has been updated to directly respond to the Supreme Court’s decision in Hellerstedt.

Sadly, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court ignored evidence of substandard abortion practices in America.

In response to this tragic result, abortion advocates gleefully claimed it was now “game over” for health and safety standards – like those featured in the Women’s Protection Project – designed to protect women from abortion industry abuses.

How wrong they are.

Thoughtful, caring Americans will never abandon women to the whims of predatory abortion profiteers. The public health crisis revealed in Unsafe and the solutions provided by the Women’s Protection Project provide the tools necessary to address the dangerous practices and conditions that dominate America’s abortion industry.

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