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Defending Life Spotlight


Unsafe Spotlight

AUL submitted a public records request to the Illinois Department of Public Health under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140, but received few inspection reports for the time period covered. The most common deficiencies were related to fire safety and cleanliness. At one site, an immediate jeopardy situation was identified for issues involving the sterilization process. Another abortion business was cited for performing surgical procedures beyond the scope of its license. At another, an administrator admitted that patients were encouraged to stay for an hour while licensed medical assistants examined them, and “[i]f everything is normal, the patients are discharged without seeing a nurse.”

DATE RANGE: 2011–2019