Investigative

Yuck! PA abortion clinic had “an accumulation of brown debris” on abortion instruments

Via The Morning Call:

The Health Department inspected the Allentown center on May 26 and said operators “failed to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.”

It noted that in two “procedure rooms,” an employee showed inspectors dozens of metal devices used in abortions that had been sterilized, but not wrapped to maintain sterility. Nine packages of surgical instruments, the report said, “had an accumulation of brown debris in the hinge areas and brown staining on the inside of the packages.” An employee, who was unnamed, “confirmed that these surgical instruments were considered sterile and ready for patient use.”

For many years abortion centers in Pennsylvania were not inspected or regulated by the state health department. Now that they are getting inspected again, the crud literally is getting discovered.

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