How pro-abortion is Illinois? In 2017, the state’s Republican governor, Bruce Rauner signed legislation forcing taxpayers to subsidize abortions through the state’s Medicaid program and for all employees on the state health insurance program. Now, the state’s Democratic governor, J.B. Pritzker, wants to legalize abortions up until the moment of birth, by passing a Reproductive Health Act similar to New York’s.
Despite this, there is good news for the Prairie State– an abortion facility in the state is set to close, meaning preborn lives will be saved!
An article in the Journal Star reports that the Whole Woman’s Health in North Peoria will close soon.
On its Facebook page, Illinois Right to Life pointed out that the facility had been cited multiple times for safety violations; ”
1/2/17: “It was determined the Pregnancy Termination Center (PTC) failed to ensure medical equipment is inspected and maintained to ensure safety.”
3/22/18: “It was determined for 3 of 3 (MD#1, MD #2, and MD#3) physicians who provide medical and surgical terminations at the facility, the facility failed to ensure credentials were reviewed by the credentialing committee and specific practice privileges were identified and recorded…”
“It was determined the facility failed to ensure a RN was on duty at all times on the premises when patients were present. This has the potential to affect all patients serviced by the facility, currently a monthly average of approximately 44 medical termination and 44 surgical termination patients.””
In Missouri, the state may soon see the last abortion facility close in the state, with a decision possible by the end of today.
In a press conference, the governor of Missouri, Mike Parson, pointed out that the facility has had numerous health and safety deficiencies. The state’s health department has noted, ” “These concerns are not limited to, but include: 1) violations of Missouri law; 2) violations of applicable Missouri regulations; 3) standard care for patient safety as evidenced by, but not limited to, at least one incident in which patient safety was gravely compromised; 4) failed surgical abortions in which patients remained pregnant; 5) concerns about quality control and communication with a contracted pathology lab; and 6) failure to obtain informed consent.”
Students for Life of America groups across the country have spent the Spring semester calling attention to the unsafe conditions in abortion facilities, especially Planned Parenthood locations. You can learn more at PlannedParenthoodTruth.org.
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