• jivinj

    I wonder why Robin doesn’t link to the MLive story which includes photos of the inside of the clinic? 

     

    Police investigating a broken rear door at a Muskegon abortion clinic Dec. 26 reported unsanitary conditions throughout the clinic including used hypodermic needles in unsecured containers, “blood on the floor and walls in multiple locations” as well as dripping from a sink trap in a patient room, and “uncovered buckets containing unknown fluids” in the operating room.

     

  • havefaithg

    Although local public health has no authority over the regulation of medical facilities, including abortion clinics, work is already underway to address the unmet need for abortion services in Muskegon County created by the loss of our only abortion provider.  Since a merger created a sole Catholic healthcare provider in the county in 2008, access to medically indicated abortions have been limited.  Recent legislation that prohibits the remote prescribing for medical abortions creates a new barrier that would have otherwise been an option to explore.

  • larino

    Here’s more info about the violations and some photos of the clinic. http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2013/01/muskegon_city_documents_detail.html

  • ljean8080

    for 1 thing,it is a law,that most if not all ORs must be cleaned between operations.That OR IS a breeding ground for infections.

  • kerney

    Even though the article mentions one of the clinics in Western Michigan is in Niles, realize that that clinic closed in December and there is no anticipation that it will ever re-open. I know… one of my partners owned that clinic and informed me he has closed it and will not be making any effort to reopen it.

  • havefaithg

    The “true story” is hard to know without also having photos before the break-in.  As the WZZM article correctly stated, however, our local Planned Parenthood clinic would not refer patients to the Muskegon clinic for abortions, so Women’s Health Services’ reputation was less than stellar.  

  • havefaithg

    Is there any way your colleague can call the National Abortion Federation and ask them to update their list?  I think that was the original source of the information.  National databases are only as good as the updates they receive. 

  • mad-mags

    I realize it’s not an independent provider, but there is a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services in Kalamazoo, near the WMU campus. Considering how difficult abortion access is in Western Michigan, this is probably useful info for some women.

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