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Defending Life Spotlight


Unsafe Spotlight

New Jersey has virtually no regulatory framework overseeing abortion businesses. AUL submitted a public records request under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., to the New Jersey Department of Health. In response, the Division of Certificate of Need and Licensing sent some documentation, but only six actual reports. A number of the New Jersey citations were for cleanliness issues including proper glove use and hand hygiene, as well as facilities containing surfaces that were not cleanable. At Cherry Hill Women’s center, a staff member was observed putting aborted fetal remains into a Styrofoam cup. Metropolitan Surgical Associates was cited for failing to provide ver- bal and written notice of patients’ rights prior to procedures.

DATE RANGE: 2010–2018