Introducing Americans United for Life’s groundbreaking investigative report Unsafe: America’s Abortion Industry Endangers Women.
In 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court threw out Texas’s health and safety standards for abortion facilities, the Court indicated that such protections could be constitutional … if only there was sufficient evidence of the need for such protections. Americans United for Life responded, “Game on.”
Our AUL legal team has conducted a thorough investigation of abortion facility conditions. It was a Herculean task, made all the more difficult by the lack of protective laws in some states, the lack of regular state inspections in others, and the lack of public access to inspection reports in still other states. But we knew that it had to be done in order to shine a spotlight on the shady world of the largely unaccountable abortion industry. Unsafe details horrific abortion facility conditions, documenting that 227 facilities in 32 states were cited for more than 1,400 health and safety deficiencies between 2008 and 2016, including hundreds of significant violations of state laws regulating abortion facilities. And due to a lack of responsible reporting, facilities in other states – like California – could not even be fully evaluated.
This report equips legislators with evidence of the need for health and safety standards, and supports legislators and all Americans as they call for comprehensive clinic inspections in all 50 states.
This report is made possible in part by the generous support of Our Sunday Visitor.