Capital Care Network Fined $40,000
In the past few years, Greater Columbus Right to Life has documented dozens of situations where Founder's Abortion Clinic in Columbus and its sister clinic, Capital Care Network of Toledo have violated numerous Ohio, municipal, and federal laws relating to both abortion and basic business regulations. Today, on the eve of oral arguments in front of the Ohio Supreme Court that will determine if the clinic is permitted to stay open without a valid transfer agreement, Ohio Right to Life published information that Capital Care Network of Toledo has been fined $40,000 for how it handled the medical emergency when a patient's bowel was perforated during an abortion.
The Ohio Department of Health Inspection Record cites, "an elective abortion procedure was performed at 11:15 am by using a plastic vacuum tip and suctioning the uterine contents. An ultrasound at the end of the procedure revealed possible retention of products of conception. Gross tissue examination revealed the 'placenta with complete fetal parts'. The physician who performed the procedure noted, 'possible perforation of bowel in cavity."
The ODH inspection found that the clinic did not follow an emergency procedure in place and that a clinic 'patient advocate' drove the patient to the hospital in her personal vehicle. When asked why an ambulance was not called, the patient advocate replied, "I guess the Doctor didn't feel it was that much of an emergency."
Wikipedia notes that, "Even with maximum treatment the risk of death can be as high as 50%" for patients with a perforated bowel" - primarily due to the risk of infection as bowel contents enter the body.
It does not take a large leap to understand that the clinic's priority was not on providing a quality of care to its patient; it was on ensuring that an ems vehicle was not called to the scene of the accident.
This is just another in a long list of bad decisions at an abortion clinic run by T&S Management that is dangerous to women and deadly to babies. You can read more of our coverage at our abortion-pill and Columbus clinics resources page.
It is also noteworthy that this is another transgression that came to light because pro-life volunteers were praying outside of a local abortion clinic and able to document what happened. The initial story was reported on by Operation Rescue, when pro-life volunteers outside of the clinic reported something extremely unusual. Operation Rescue's full report can be read online.
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