Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Health officials close Louisiana abortion clinic

Louisiana officials have closed the Hope Medical Group for Women abortion clinic in Shreveport.

Agents from the DHH said they found the Hope Medical Group for Women, 210 Kings Highway, failed to administer physicals prior to procedures, properly administer anesthesia or monitor anesthetized patients' vital signs, according to the DHH license revocation letter.

"These are some of the most basic medical practices they were excluding," said Anthony Keck interim secretary for the Louisiana DHH. "They were out of compliance with several major licensing standards."

Louisiana Act No. 490, signed into law earlier this year, requires the clinic to immediately suspend operations because of DHH findings and the revocation of their license. The clinic has 30 days to put forward an appeal.
The RH Reality Check story on the closure never mentions why the clinic was closed.

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